Brian was born and raised in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. A lover of sports, Brian played Basketball, Baseball and Football while attending Penn High School. He went on to play Baseball at Valparaiso University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Sports Management. He moved forward with his baseball career playing for several teams in the Minor Leagues.
Brian met his wife, Danielle, in 2010 and started working for Praxis Group, a division of Patrick Industries, shortly thereafter in 2011. Brian and Danielle, were married on St. Pete Beach with their toes in the sand in 2013. They welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Harper now age 4, in July of 2015. Their world then spun when they learned Danielle was pregnant, with TWINS. They welcomed their sons, Knox and Braxton age 18 months, in spring of 2018. As crazy as the days are, Brian and Danielle stay rooted with their faith and share a deep love for their family and friends.
Apparently, you can’t wear cleats dancing, so Brian’s athletic ability may not help him out a whole lot. A big “thank you” to Kayla (Brian’s dance partner) for her unwavering patience since the only thing Brian can swing is a bat or an occasional golf club. Also, a big shout out and thank you to everyone at That’s Dancing Studio and the Samaritan Center for all you do!
Still Dancing in Elkhart is in its 11th season raising funds to support The Samaritan Center in Elkhart. The Center was founded by the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart in 1972. It is the founding Center for the Solihten Institute (FKA The Samaritan Institute) and a network of 44 other Centers around the country. Still Dancing in Elkhart started during the Great Recession in 2009. It has brought financial healing to the Center and subsequent growth in serving the community.
The Center’s mission is to be the expression of the love of God by helping people under stress. The Center provides high level, spiritually integrated, mental health counseling to people of all ages, whatever their faith background might be.
This event will provide fee assistance to help ensure access for those who could otherwise not afford services. The success of this event is directly responsible for the Center growth in size and ministry over the last 10 years. In 2019 we expect to work with over 500 individuals, couples, and families and almost a third of them will have some level of fee assistance to support counseling hours.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
|Joel & Karen Finch||11/01/2019||$50.00||Shake Your Booty, Good Luck!||Ann Shellen||11/01/2019||$25.00||Brian you have always been the BOMB||Jason Teich||11/01/2019||$200.00||Fred Grimske||11/01/2019||$25.00||Jay Gingerich||11/01/2019||$100.00||Rick and Gena Reeder||11/01/2019||$25.00||Thanks for your kindness||Mason Ogle||11/01/2019||$250.00||Andree Shrider||11/01/2019||$20.00||Good luck||Ryan Craig||11/01/2019||$200.00||Doug & Lisa Gaeddert||11/01/2019||$500.00||Korey J Carpenter||11/01/2019||$10.00||Shawn Kaylor||11/01/2019||$100.00||Tim Koch||11/01/2019||$500.00||Nathan Nickell||11/01/2019||$100.00||John Seabaugh||11/01/2019||$501.00||Stephanie Szymanowski||11/01/2019||$100.00||Michael R Wagner||11/01/2019||$500.00||Tom and Margaret Ellinger||10/31/2019||$1,000.00||Looking forward to seeing your skills.||Kevin and Heidi McArt||10/31/2019||$100.00||Good luck Brian!||Mark & Diane Kritzman||10/31/2019||$200.00||Proud of you for stepping up and stepping out.||Arlene Vogt||10/30/2019||$50.00||Cut a rug!||John Seabaugh||10/30/2019||$200.00||Turkey legs||Mark Krol||10/30/2019||$250.00||Good Luck, Brian!||Rich Kullback||10/30/2019||$100.00||Happy to support your great effort Richard and Rich RVision||Chris Schweizer||10/30/2019||$200.00||Good luck man! Don't blackout||Todd & Missy Cleveland||10/30/2019||$1,000.00||Aesthetic Studio||10/30/2019||$100.00||Break a turkey leg||Karl and Kelsie Miller||10/30/2019||$500.00||Justin & Grace Reeder||10/30/2019||$50.00||Please record for us.||Doyle and Ann Stump||10/30/2019||$200.00||Mitch and Janell Miller||10/30/2019||$100.00||Get Jiggy wit it!||Robert Priebe||10/29/2019||$100.00||Best of luck Brian.||Drew Fizer||10/29/2019||$300.00||Break a leg Twinkle Toes!||Amanda Gadacz||10/29/2019||$25.00||Good luck!||Anonymous Friend||10/28/2019||$500.00||Alan Rzepka||10/21/2019||$500.00||Make it happen Mr. Footloose.||Jessica Kesterke||10/16/2019||$20.00||Good luck!||Tami Howell||10/16/2019||$50.00||Best of luck! Shannon and I will be rooting for you!||Michelle Gavarrete||10/16/2019||$20.00||You got this!||Kathy Pollock||10/15/2019||$50.00|