Steve Stefani Dance Marathon Leadership Team 2020
Feel free to contact any member of the leadership team for questions regarding SSDM.
Overall: Lizzy Lynch
Hello! My name is Lizzy Lynch, I’m a senior and proud to be SSDM’s Overall Chairperson. As a sophomore I was a Special Events committee member, and my junior year I was the Special Events Leader. I’m really passionate about what I do here because of the people I dance for. I am passionate about other things in my life, too. I run cross country and track, and I am also the Community Service Coordinator on Student Council. I love giving back to the community and SSDM is just another way I can do that. I am so excited to make “One Giant Leap For the Kids”, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings. I’m so thankful for this team! I dance for my Poppop, Nana, and for more birthdays. FTK!
Communications: Sam Ciano
Hi everyone! My name is Sam Ciano and I am proud to be serving as the 2020 SSDM Communications leader. I have been participating in SSDM ever since I was a freshman as a dancer. I then was an Operations committee member my sophomore year, and a captain on the Decorations committee my junior year. Through participating in SSDM, I have been able to witness the community come together to raise money and awareness for such a great cause. This year I look forward to strengthen the unity of the community through spreading the message of SSDM to the public and informing them as to why we dance. I can not wait to stand for 15 hours and see how much we as a community are able to accomplish. I dance for all of those who can’t. FTK!
Dancer Relations Julia Barbier
Hi! My name is Julia Barbier and I am beyond excited to be this year’s Dancer Relations Leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon! I am a senior at SHS and have been involved with SSDM ever since my freshman year as a dancer. I then was on the Family Relations committee sophomore year and was a captain for junior year. My older brother James served on the Leadership Team last year as Finance Leader and I have always looked up to him. Along with being apart of this years leadership team, I am a part of NHS, the Community Service Club, and I spend a lot of dedicated time at Carmela’s Dance Studio! Being apart of the SSDM Leadership Team has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited for this journey ahead of us! I dance for all of the kids and in hope to one day find a cure. I can not wait for this wonderful year that I gladly can say I am apart of! FTK
Decorations Aidan Gallagher
Hi, I’m Aidan Gallagher and I am super excited to be this years Decorations leader! I’ve wanted to be on the leadership team ever since I was a part of Brunner Bash leadership back in middle school. I started SSDM as a dancer then became an entertainment committee member, decorations committee captain, and now decorations leader. I’ve always loved making art and being creative and I can’t wait to put my passion to such a great cause this year and hang streamers and balloons like a pro! I dance for a cure and, of course, FTK!
Donor and Alumni Relations Kevin Rechner
Hi! My name is Kevin Rechner and I am ecstatic and incredibly lucky to be the Donor and Alumni Relations(DAR) Leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. When I first met a SSDM leader in 8th grade it was a goal of mind to become a leader of my own committee, and to have a huge helping hand in spreading the message of SSDM. I started as a dancer freshman year and became a committee member on the Rules and Regulations Committee sophomore year. I enjoyed Rules and Regs but I decided to further my involvement with SSDM by joining the Donor and Alumni Relations committee my junior year, continuing on to become a leader my senior year. Being apart of the SSDM Leadership team has always been a dream of mine and I can’t wait for all the memories this year! Along with being apart of the SSDM Leadership team this year, I am also involved in Varsity Football, Basketball, along with NHS and an officer for FBLA. I have witnessed how pediatric cancer affects those members of our community and I dance 15 hours every year in hopes that one day find a cure for this terrible disease. FTK! #DARGANG
Entertainment Alissa Kinney
Hi my name is Alissa Kinney and I am so excited to be the Leader of the Entertainment Committee for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon! I have been involved with SSDM since I joined as a dancer my freshman year. Sophomore year, I joined the Entertainment Committee and have been apart of it ever since. I was chosen to be a captain my junior year and now as a leader for my senior year. I dance for those who can’t and in hopes of one day finding a cure. I can’t wait to stand for 15 hours and make this the best year yet! #FTK #ENTGANG
Family Relations Renee Stevenson
Hi, my name is Renee Stevenson and I am a senior this year at Springfield High School. I am so pumped for this year’s Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. I began my SSDM journey sophomore year apart of this committee just as a member and I completely fell in love. My junior year, I served as a captain and knew I wanted to take the next step for my senior year. This year, and I am beyond proud to serve as the Family Relations Leader ! My goal is to spread our organization to as many people as I can & to raise money in hopes to find a cure. I dance for the kids !
Finance Emma Brune
Hi I’m Emma Brune, leader of Finance for ssdm this year. I’m a senior and I’ve been a part of finance since sophomore year. I was actually pushed into Finance when I didn’t know if I even wanted to join a committee, but it has been the absolute best choices I could have made. Aside from all the icons and amazing people that have been a part of the committee, being on Finance and actually seeing every dollar that we raise for the kids really puts THON into perspective. As a leader, this perspective is what motivates me to keep dancing. #FTK #’nance
Fundraising Payton Spaccarelli
Hi, my name is Payton Spaccarelli and I am currently a junior at SHS. I am thrilled to be the fundraising committee leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. I have been involved in SSDM for many years as my older brother was a leader for the technology committee when he was in high school. I have wanted to be a leader since then! My freshman year I was a dancer and as a sophomore I was a special events committee member. I dance for my grandmother and my aunts. I am so excited to see what this year brings and I hope to make this a great year, FTK!
Hospitality Kaitlin Siddons
Hi I’m Kaitlin Siddons and I am the Hospitality Leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon! As a sophomore I joined Hospitality, and was a committee member. My junior year I became a captain on Hospitality, and as a senior I am continuing my journey as a member of the leadership team. My favorite part of SSDM is working together with my committee to organize and serve the food that is donated. I am so excited for another great mini- thon at SHS!
Marketing Liam Vaughan
Hey all! My name is Liam Vaughan, I am currently a senior and the Marketing committee leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. I have participated in this event all my years at Springfield High School as well as participating in Brunner Bash at ETR. After being a dancer freshmen year, I joined the Technology committee as a sophomore and became a committee captain for Technology junior year. Now I lead the Marketing committee in its second year by making the video promotions for our events. I am excited for the leaps we’ll be making this year as a team and look forward to a brighter future in the fight against Pediatric Cancer! FTK!
Merchandising Isabella Nauss
Hello, my name is Isabella Nauss and I am honored to be the Merchandise Leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. This year I am a senior here at Springfield High School and I have participated in this wonderful event since my freshman year. In the past I have served as a dancer and as a committee member and captain for the merchandising committee. The experiences I have had while doing SSDM so far, as cliche as it sounds, have truly been life changing. I have a completely different understanding and appreciation as to what a child with cancer goes through then I did as a freshman and I am beyond grateful to have learned so much about this. Also it has made me want to be a person that spends my life helping others. I’m so excited to be able to create and sell SSDM merchandise this year. I am also excited to be apart of the amazing leadership team. And as I say everyday, FTK !
Operations Carli Johnston
Hi! My name is Carli Johnston and I am beyond excited to have been blessed with the opportunity to be the Operations Leader for the 2020 SSDM. Ever since freshman year, I have been inspired by the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon and the impact it can have on the lives of many children with pediatric cancer. I started as a dancer freshman year and became a committee member on the Operations Committee sophomore year. I loved Operations and continued to be a captain my junior year and now a leader my senior year. Being apart of the SSDM Leadership team has always been a dream of mine and I can’t wait to experience the breathtaking journey this year! Along with being apart of the SSDM Leadership team this year, I am also involved in Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse, and Basketball, along with NHS and Student Council. Seeing how much families in our community have been affected by pediatric cancer has inspired me to keep dancing these past three years. I dance 15 hours every year in the hope that one day we will find a cure. FTK!!
Rules and Regulations Frankie Riehl
Hello, my name is Frankie Riehl and I am very excited to be the 2020 SSDM Rules and Regulations Committee leader! I have been involved in the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon ever since my freshman year and it has always been a personal goal of mine to one day lead a committee and be more involved. I always admired the cause that the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon was for as well as the community involvement with the event and seeing the SSDM leadership team having fun with each other and interacting with us about what they do is what really motivated me to become more involved in the Four Diamonds and SSDM. During my sophomore year I was on the Entertainment committee as a member and during my Junior year I became a captain for that same committee. This year I have the privilege to be a leader for the Rules and Regulations committee and I am looking forward to every aspect of it! I am so excited to work with my team and raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. FTK!
Social Media Relations Lauren Fadgen
Hi, my name is Lauren Fadgen, I am a junior, and I am the Social Media Relations (SMR) Leader for SSDM 2020! I have been involved with this event since I was a freshman and participated in Brunner Bash in middle school, so I have grown to be incredibly passionate about this cause. Last year, I was a member of the SMR committee, so I got to understand the importance of using social media to distribute information and promote our events. I also got to see my brother lead the hospitality committee for SSDM 2019. Witnessing all of the hard work he and the rest of the leadership team put into the event really pushed me to follow in his footsteps and become a leader myself. I am very grateful that I was given the opportunity to be the SMR leader this year and have an even bigger part in the fight against pediatric cancer! I am so excited to see what is to come for the 2020 leadership team, and I can’t wait to dance for 15 hours FTK!
Special Events Sara Siegel
Hi everyone! My name is Sara Siegel, I’m a junior and I am very excited to be this years Special Events leader. I have been involved in SSDM since my freshman year when I was a dancer. I fell in love with SSDM and made it my goal to one day be a leader. Last year as a sophomore I joined the Special Events Committee because I wanted to be more involved with SSDM, and being a part of planning all the events leading up to it sounded like the perfect way for me to do that. Outside of SSDM, I am in PJAS, I play tennis, and I swim for the school and in the summer. I also play the viola, and I love music. I love SSDM because seeing hundreds of high school students come together, giving up their time and comfort for kids and their families who are suffering through the unimaginable pain of childhood cancer is unlike anything else. I dance for my brother, for the kids, and so that one day, we can dance in celebration. FTK!
Student Engagement Emily Gowman
Hi I’m Emily Gowman, the Student Engagement Leader for the 2020 Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. As Student Engagement Leader I will work to help everyone register for SSDM and make everyone aware of deadlines. I work to keep students involved throughout the day of THON and remind everyone why they are doing this. I am always available to answer questions regarding SSDM or about getting more involved in the organization. I have been involved in SSDM for the past 3 years, serving as a dancer my freshman year, Family Relations Committee member sophomore year, and a Student Engagement Captain Junior year. The SSDM leadership team continues to inspire me; I am beyond excited to serve on the leadership team this year. Apart from SSDM, I play volleyball for highschool, I coach, and I work at Rita’s Water Ice. I am looking forward to another fantastic event! Can’t wait to see everyone at SSDM!! FTK!
Technology Sam Kelly
Hey I’m Sam Kelly and I’m so excited to be the Technology leader again for the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon. As a senior, this will be my fourth year with SSDM. My freshman year I was a dancer and sophomore year I was a Technology committee member. Last year I was lucky enough to be selected as the Technology leader and it was the greatest experience of my life. I’m excited to bring my love for making videos together with fighting for a cure. I remember the first time I went to SSDM a few years ago, I was so inspired by the by the leadership team and all of the students standing for 15 hours and raising money to help kids in need. I dance for all of the kids and families affected by cancer, and to one day find a cure. #FTK #TEEEEECH