2020 ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
The UNI Dance Marathon 2020 Assistant Directors are proud to serve the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement,
please feel free to contact the Assistant Directors with any questions!
Alisha Kammerude, Assistant Director of Media | Head Photographer
Alisha is a junior Psychology and Art double major from Dubuque, Iowa. This is her third year in UNI DM. She says, "My favorite memories from DM are at the end of the big event when we reveal the total from the year. It it such a magical feeling to see how many miracles you helped make and all the smiles on the kiddos faces".
Fun Fact: I went skydiving in Fiji!
Sami Schupanitz, Assistant Director of Marketing
Sami is a senior Marketing Advertising and Digital Media, Entrepreneurship major. She is from Mason City, IA. This is her second year being involved in UNI Dance Marathon. One of her favorite memories is "feeling the room erupt after they annouce the final total at the Big Event and watching everyone just explode with happiness".
Fun Fact: My Favorite animal is a Manatee <3
Jordan McCullough, Assistant Director of Dancer Involvement
Jo is a senior, majoring in Movement and Exercise Science and Health promotion with an emphasis in fitness and wellness. She is from Papillion, NE. This is Jo's fourth year being involved in UNI DM. One of her favorite memories of the Big Event is "doing the morale dance in front of everyone and watching them be excited about being there".
Fun Fact: I am a two time ice eating contest winner and can eat a pint of ice cream in 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Tyler Black, Assistant Director of Design
Tyler is a sophomore Graphic Design and Interactive Digital Studies major. She is from Ames, Iowa. This is Tyler's second year being involved in UNI Dance Marathon. One of her favorite memories is "the moment when they revealed how much money we have raised and getting to see how much we surpassed our goal".
Fun Fact: My ultimate dream job is to open and run a community art gallery!
Maddison Shupe, Assistant Director of Outreach
Maddison is a senior Movement and Exercise Science major. She is from Rockwell, IA. This is her second year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. She says, "It is super rewarding to witness the kiddos forget about their battles when they are with Dancers and other kids their age who have also put up a fight".
Fun Fact: Once upon a time I ate seven full plates of food in one sitting!
Kristin Michel, Assistant Director of Morale
Kristin is a senior General Studies major. She is from Dubuque, IA. This is her third year in Dance Marathon. Her favorite memory with Dance Marathon is "being surrounded by my fellow Morale Captains when the total was announced at the end of the Big Event last year!"
Fun Fact: I can make platypus noises.
Kyler Yodts, Assistant Director of Finance
Kyler is a senior Supply Chain Management major. He is from Rock Island, IL. This is his third year in UNI Dance Marathon, but seventh year dancing for the kiddos. His favorite memory of UNIDM is "witnessing the support of my friends and family in donations at the Big Event last year".
Fun Fact: I have been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean!
Hannah Black, Assistant Director of Campus Relations
Hannah is a senior Psychology and Family Services major with a Mental Health minor from Washington, Iowa. This is her fourth year being involved with UNI DM, but she has a total of eight years experience. She says, "My favorite part of DM is having the opportunity to see all the miracle kiddos who giveback to the organization for other kiddos just like them!"
Fun Fact: This year I am most looking forward to being able to close-out my DM experience as a student with such dedicated peers.
Emily Schotzko, Assistant Director of Event Planning
Emily is a junior Family Services major, with minors in Mental Health & Social Welfare. She is from New Ulm, MN. This will be her third year in DM. Her favorite part of UNI DM "is being a group of college students fighting to give kids the opportunity to just be a kid, even if just for a day".
Fun Fact: I spent three months this summer living and working in Japan, but I hate sushi!
Emma Mooers, Assistant Director of Corporate Partnership
Emma is a sophomore Marketing Advertising and Digital Media major. She is from Norwalk, IA. This is her second year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. Her favorite DM memory is "getting to witness the big reveal at the end of my first event".
Fun Fact: I am double jointed in both my arms!
Erin Hassenstab, Assistant Director of Internal Logistics- Operations
Erin is a sophomore Elementary and Early Childhood Education major. She is from Cedar Rapids, IA and this is her second year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. Her favorite DM memory is "Seeing all the hard work that each person puts in throughout the year pay off at the Big Event, and the impact it makes on the miracle kiddos and families!"
Fun Fact: I'm a triplet and all three of us are involved in DM!
Kadee Anderson, Assistant Director of Internal Logistics- Entertainment
Kadee is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Criminology and Mental Health. She is from Oskaloosa, IA and this is her second year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. She says, "My favorite part of DM is being at the Big Event and seeing everyone who chose to be there and who chose to give 110% of their hearts and time to the kids!"
Fun Fact: In the summer, I get to spend almost every day at Lost Island!!
Andie Exline, Assistant Director of Family Relations
Andie is a sophomore Leisure Youth & Human Services, Non-Profit major. She is from Dubuque, IA and this is her second year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. Her favorite DM memory is "Watching Annie and Cassidy shave their heads, it was the coolest thing to see!"
Fun Fact: I have an obsession with Dunkin Donuts coffee!
Mickella Lamb, Assistant Director of Family Relations
Mickella is a senior Pre Dental Hygiene major. She is from Aplington, IA and this is her fourth year being involved with UNI Dance Marathon. She says, "My favorite part every year is getting to listen to one final family story, surrounded by every single person, right before our final total is revealed. It is one of the most special moments".
Fun Fact: Normal people can cross their fingers, but I can cross all my toes.