Our Team

Taylor Piatt
Executive Director

I am a third year business student with a minor in event planning and management. I have always had a passion for helping others and giving back! Joining dance marathon as the Executive Director is the perfect mixture of my love for event planning and helping the people around me!

I am a third year animal science major on the pre-vet track. Not only do I have a passion for helping animals, but I absolutely love volunteering and giving back to those in my community. I am so excited to be apart of Cal Poly Dance Marathon so I can make a difference and positive impact on the lives of the kids within the CMN. As External Director, I am looking forward to spreading awareness of CPDM so that every kid has the opportunity to dance until they are Cal Poly proud!!

I'm a fifth year animal science major and have enjoyed working with kids for about ten years now. Cal Poly Dance Marathon is an excellent way to get involved on campus while helping a great cause and I am proud to be a member of the Executive Board supporting our local communities and children!

Peyton Lynch
External Director

Jerzy Piotrowski
Internal Director

Nick Norcio
Finance Director

I’m a third year Business Administration student and am looking forward to serving on the board. As someone who has benefited from children’s hospitals, I know firsthand the good that events like Cal Poly Dance Marathon do. I can’t wait to see Cal Poly students come together in order to help a great organization like Cottage Children’s Medical Center and the families that benefit from the organization.

I’m a first year Business Administration student and I’m super excited to be on board. I joined CPDM because I want to make a positive difference on campus and in the San Luis Obispo area. I applied for the Sponsorship Chair position because I want to help CPDM and our dancers raise as much money for the kids as we possibly can this year!

I’m a second year Psychology major with minors in both Spanish and Child Development. Although this is only my second year working with CPDM, this will be my fifth year working with Dance Marathon! Dance Marathon is one of my greatest passions, and I am so honored to be a part of the executive board this year. The past three summers, I have volunteered at my local Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and I am so excited to now work with Cottage Children’s Hospital in Santa Barbara! Working with Dance Marathon is one of the most valuable and amazing experiences I have been a part of; I would recommend this organization to anyone who loves and is inspired by kiddos.

Kamran Badh
Sponsorship Chair

Caroline Swanson
Fundraising Chair

Olivia Boles
Public Relations Chair

I am a third year Child Development student with a minor in Psychology and an intent to also minor in biology. My passion for working with children has been deeply evident in the past few years of my life through a variety of jobs, volunteering, and general life experiences. My love for working with children in the healthcare system, specifically, was discovered during my time working as a play-based ABA therapist, which ultimately led me to participating in CPDM! As Creative Operations Lead, I look forward to helping create an event as spectacular as the kiddos who this event is all about!

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I am a second year Biological Sciences major. I’m from Santa Barbara, which is one of the reasons why Cal Poly Dance Marathon is so important to me. This is my first year being involved with Dance Marathon, and I’m so excited to see what the year brings! I feel lucky to be able to have the opportunity to be involved, and I hope to be able to spread the word about CPDM on all our social media as the Social Media Lead.

I’m a third year Art and Design Major concentrating in Graphic Design.
This is my first year participating in dance marathon and I am super excited and honored to join an amazing team! I cannot wait for the spring and to make this year’s Dance Marathon the best yet.

Emma Tracewell
Social Media Lead

Masa Nagano
Graphic Designer

Mona Dabbas
Event Operations Chair

I’m a third year Biology major. This is my third year being part of Dance Marathon at Cal Poly, and I am so excited for this years event. I love bringing our community together to support such an amazing cause. One of my favorite parts of DM is putting a smile on every child’s face! Can’t wait to see you all out there.

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Creative Operations Lead

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Event Logistics Lead

Joie Selin
Special Events Chair

I am a fourth year Recreation, Parks and Tourism major with a concentration in Hospitality. This is my first year working with Dance Marathon, but I am so excited to be a part of the team! I attended Dance Marathon’s big event my freshman year and it was such a fun experience being with our community, meeting the kids, and helping such a great cause!

I am a second year sociology major with minor in psychology. This is my first year working with CPDM and I am thrilled to be apart of such an amazing team! I preformed a dance last year for dance marathon over zoom, however, I can not wait for this year to be in person and see all the kids excited faces. I hope I can gain more participants through fun activities throughout the greek system!

Kaila Ennen
Greek Relations Chair

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Recruitment Chair

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Dancer Communications Chair

My name is Alex and I’m a third year majoring in Environmental Management and Protection. My love and curiosity for the environment has made me appreciate what this world has to offer to each and every one of us. Being moral chair this year, I plan on raising the bar for excitement as we continue to adjust to an in person dance marathon. Can’t wait to see the moves y’all got on the dance floor!

Having the opportunity to work with such a passionate group of individuals for such a great cause is what drew me to Dance Marathon. Collaborating with this fantastic group has been such a great experience and I am thrilled that we, as students, get to come together to help those who need it most.

Alex Sanchez
Morale Chair

Cassie Aarrestad
Hospital Relations Chair

I am a fourth year Recreation, Parks and Tourism major with a concentration in Hospitality. This is my first year working with Dance Marathon, but I am so excited to be a part of the team! I attended Dance Marathon’s big event my freshman year and it was such a fun experience being with our community, meeting the kids, and helping such a great cause!