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Kaitlyn Burkamper

Assistant Director of Media 

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Kaitlyn is a junior Communication Disorders Pre-Audiology major, and is from Bettendorf, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "The big reveal at my fist big event and looking around to see all the amazing people around me, making a difference for our kiddos."

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Brooke Vry

Assistant Director of Marketing

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Brooke is a junior Strategic Public Relations Major with Business Communications and Marketing minors, and is from Conrad, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Dancing to the Morale Dance at the Big Event while watching all of our dancers dancing as well on a special day."

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Jaylee Knowles

Assistant Director of Design

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Jaylee is a ​junior Psychology major with Criminology and Mental Health minors, and is from Unionville, MO. This is her third year in UNI DM. 

Favorite DM Memory: "My first ever Big Event reveal. There is just something about your first Big Event that is indescribable. It's so magical and it's something everyone should experience!"

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Leah Little

Assistant Director of Merchandise 

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Leah is a sophomore Marketing and Organizational Leadership major with a Non-Profit certificate. She is from Anamosa, IA and this is her second year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "One of our miracle kiddos, Rose, was at the Hoover mini marathon and her classmates all surrounded her and danced with her to Fight Song!"

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Ellen Johnson

Assistant Director of Stewardship

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Ellen is a junior Elementary Education major with a Literacy minor, and is from Walnut, IL. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Playing in the blow-up obstacle course with my miracle kiddo, Tate Manahl, at the Big Event!"

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Emily Friedman

Assistant Director of Outreach

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Emily is a junior Elementary and Middle level Education double major, and is from Mt Vernon, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "When the total was revealed my first year. Everyone went crazy with cheers and tears of pure joy. It was in this moment that I truly felt the love for the kids that everyone in this organization has. It is absolutely contagious!"

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Caitlyn Tibodeau

Assistant Director of Mini Marathons

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Caitlyn is a sophomore Elementary Education major with Literacy and TESOL minors. She is from Nevada, IA and this is her second year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "My favorite DM memory is the mini marathon reveal at the big event. It was amazing to see how much the schools raised overall and see the kids from the minis participating in the reveal."

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Brynn Vander Beek

Assistant Director of Morale

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Brynn is a junior Social Work major from Pella, IA. This is her second year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Getting to do the morale dance! It was so fun to have everyone together to get pumped up every hour!"

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Abigail Tentinger

Assistant Director of Finance

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Abigail is a junior Accounting and MIS double major, and is from Remsen, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "After power hour when we get to hear the final family story of the day, surrounded by everyone who chose to be there fighting FOR THE KIDS, right before we reveal how much money we have raised. It is a moment that I will never forget."

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Anne Gradoville

Assistant Director of Campus Relations

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Anne is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major with minors in Gerontology, Family Studies, and Spanish. She is from Des Moines, IA and this is her fourth year in UNI DM.

 

Favorite DM Memory: "Being able to hold a number in the Big Reveal my freshman year and look out and see hundreds of college students doing something bigger than themselves."

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Payton Hall

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

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Payton is a sophomore Biology major from Omaha, NE. This is her second year in UNI DM.

 

Favorite DM Memory: "I loved the Orange Party Reveal! After a long day of posting on social media and trying to get donations, seeing that number go up was so amazing!"

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Erin Hassenstab

Assistant Director of Event Planning

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Erin is a junior Elementary and Early Childhood Education double major from Cedar Rapids, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Getting to plan the Big Event last year and see all our hard work come together to create a magical 12 hours for our kiddos, families, and dancers!"

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Megan Umbdenstock

Assistant Director of Corporate Partnership

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Megan is a junior Elementary Education major with a Math minor, and is from Cedar Rapids, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Doing the morale dance on stage with miss Ava Woock!"

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Cecelia Novotney

Assistant Director of Internal Logistics (Operations)

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Cecelia is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major from Rockwell, IA. This is her second year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Helping decorate for the Big Event the night before and finally seeing everything put together."

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Mackenzie O'Neil

Assistant Director of Internal Logistics (Entertainment)

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Mackenzie is a junior Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Studies major from Williamsburg, IA. This is her second year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "Hair cutting hour at the Big Event!"

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Hannah Dash

Assistant Director of Family Relations

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Hannah is a junior Accounting major from Clinton, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Fuavorite DM Memory: "Bonding activities at Family Relations meetings, and experiencing the Big Event with so many amazing people!"

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Madi Vanness

Assistant Director of Family Relations

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Madi is a junior Family Services major from Latimer, IA. This is her third year in UNI DM.

Favorite DM Memory: "The big reveal my Freshmen year and being able to form relationships with our miracle kiddos and their families at events throughout the year!"

The UNI Dance Marathon 2021 Assistant Directors are proud to serve the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement, so
please feel free to contact the Assistant Directors with any questions!