Our Team

Kailey Ridenour

Executive Director

I have always had a passion and interest in being #ForTheKids but never knew exactly how to get involved. As a 3rd year student, I am so happy to have found Cal Poly Dance Marathon. Becoming a part of this movement has been life changing and has made me feel closer to my community. Through this organization, I hope to give children the chance to become Cal Poly Proud.

I love being a role model for kids and helping my community. Cal Poly Dance Marathon gives me the opportunity to continue doing what I love throughout my college experience. Dancing at the big event brings me so much joy. I get to see my peers come together to help the kids and families in my community. It really does make me Cal Poly Proud.

I’m a second year studying psychology and child development! I joined dance marathon because I strongly care about the cause and have done similar work back home at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I love directly working with the miracle families and the Cottage Children’s Medical Center! I can’t wait to continue to advocate for the kids and see the amazing things CPDM will achieve this year!

Morgan Ezeir

External Director

Allie Aarrestad

Internal Director

Cassie Arrestad

Finance Director

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.

I’m a first year business student looking to get local organizations and businesses involved with Dance Marathon! I am incredibly excited and grateful to contribute to such an amazing cause.

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 fundraising chair position because I want to help CPDM and our dancers raise as much money for the kids as we possibly can this year

Brogan Pietrocini

Sponsorship Chair

Kamran Badh

Fundraising Chair

Peyton Lynch

Public Relations Chair

I am a second 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 PR chair, 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 second year studying biomedical engineering at Cal Poly! I am super excited to be involved with Dance Marathon at Cal Poly and help kids in our community. Giving children the opportunity of a lifetime is a one of a kind experience. In my role as social media director I want others to see what kind of difference they can make in this amazing organization.

I have always had a passion for dance and supporting children’s causes, so when I discovered Cal Poly Dance Marathon I was excited to become involved in the creation of such am impactful event.  As an almost fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Communication and serving as this year’s Graphic Designer, I am so looking forward to designing content that will help spread awareness and uplift our cause!

Isabella Amann

Social Media Lead

Lindsay Hynes

Graphic Designer

Ashley Milne

Event Operations Co-Chair

As a second year experience industry management student, I have been wanting to get more involved on campus and be #ForTheKids so I decided to join the DM team! I am super excited to help create an amazing event and raise money for miracle families and the Cottage Children's Medical Center. Let's make this the best CPDM yet!

I am a first 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 co- event operations chair is the perfect mixture of my love for event planning and helping the people around me!

As someone whose family has benefited first hand from the amazing care Children’s Medical Network Hospitals gives, it seemed like a no-brainer to join Cal Poly Dance Marathon. This organization has given me the opportunity to do good in my community and inspire those around me to also give every kid the chance to be Cal Poly Proud. #FTK 

Taylor Piatt

Event Operations Co-Chair

Maddie Grossmann

Special Events Chair

Jerzy Piotrowski

Dancer Communications Chair

I'm a third 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!

Dance marathon was a huge highlight of my first year at Cal Poly. It was something that made me truly happy and fulfilled, not knowing it would have made such a big impact on me. I am so excited for this year and actually seeing what goes into this amazing event and see what it means to be apart of something that is so amazing and #FortheKids!

I am currently a third year at Cal Poly studying finance. I love going to the beach with my friends, playing basketball, and watching Netflix and Hulu. I am super excited to get involved with Dance Marathon and impact young lives for the better! As Greek Relations Chair, I look forward to a great deal of sorority and fraternity involvement in all aspects of CPDM 2021!

Kevin Couch

Greek Relations Chair

Sophie Birmingham

Recruitment Chair

I am a first year agricultural communications major! I joined Dance Marathon because I believe this is such an important cause and I have a sincere interest in making a difference in someone’s life! I was interested in becoming the morale chair because I enjoy bringing energy and hype in everything I do. Most importantly, I LOVE to dance for the kids!

Liz Gorski

Morale Chair

Nick Norcia

Hospital Relations Chair

I’m a first-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

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