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Dancing Stars of Wayne County!

This year’s Dancing Stars fundraiser has been rescheduled from October 26, 2018 to January 17, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased at the:
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
308 N William Street
Goldsboro, NC  27530

Tickets are $75 each and include:
Hors d’oeuvres, Five Votes & a Seat at the Show

Photos provided by

The Cain Gallery
117 North James Street
Goldsboro, NC
Telephone:  (919) 735-6510

Click on the Star’s Picture to Vote

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Melanie Bishop
Property & Casualty Agent, Dean Whitley Insurance
Dancing with Studio 33 Dance Company

Melanie Bishop was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC and has lived on the same road her entire life. She is a graduate of Charles B. Aycock High School where she was voted most athletic in her senior year. She is also a graduate of Wayne Community College with an associates degree in Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising.

She had 22 wonderful years working at Ann Bishop Insurance where she was office manager and a property and casualty agent. She is currently working for Dean Whitley Insurance. She loves her job where she builds personal client relations and makes sure they are taken care of with their insurance needs. Outside of work, she enjoys the beach, watching a good moving and spending time shopping with her beautiful 17 year old daughter Courtney, who also dances with Studio 33. If she could have just one hour to spend with anyone in the world it would be her mother who passed away in February with Alzheimer disease. She commented, “to have that one hour for her to know who I was and to walk down memory lane one last time would be priceless.” Lastly, she loves to laugh and make people laugh. Melanie stated, “Laughter is a cure for many illnesses and have learned if you can find humor in a difficult situation you are winning in life. Never give up on a dream…Anything and I mean Anything is ALWAYS possible if you set your mind to it. Believe in YOURself!!”

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Eric Bourgeois
Physical Therapist
Dancing with Artistic Dance Academy 

 

My name is Eric Bourgeois.  I moved to Wayne County when I was very young, as my father was stationed here at SJAFB while in the military.  I graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and then pursued a degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Mount Olive.  Shortly after graduating from UMO, I pursued East Carolina University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in which I obtained my Physical Therapy Degree in May of 2013.  I have been practicing here in Goldsboro ever since.  I currently work as a Physical Therapist and Clinic Director at Motion Works Manual Physical Therapy.

I have been married 6 years to my high school sweet heart, Meagan Bourgeois.  Meagan is a Financial Advisor for Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.  We have two beautiful little girls, Anna Talbot (3) and Berkley (11 months).  We are active members of St. Paul United Methodist Church.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising, and playing/watching sports.

I am proud and honored to have been asked to be a part of the Dancing Stars of Wayne County fundraiser, as I feel this is an excellent opportunity to further build upon our education system here in Wayne County.

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Patricia Fritzinger
Realtor, RE/MAX Complete
Dancing with Goldsboro School of Ballet

Patricia is an experienced real estate professional who has been doing real estate for 14 years. She was a military wife for 20 years until her husband, Mark Fritzinger (Bite), retired from the Air Force in May 2014 after being assigned to SJAFB as an F-15E pilot in 2010. Mark and Patricia decided to make Goldsboro their home after retirement due to Patricia’s success as a real estate agent.

Patricia has been the number one agent at RE/MAX Complete since 2012 and she is also in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. Her husband, Mark, currently flies for Delta Airlines.

Patricia was born in Mexico City where she lived until she was 16 years old when her family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her last two years of High School there and then one year at the University of Utah. After that she moved to Austin, TX to attend The University of Texas.

Patricia has a Bachelor degree in Marketing from University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from ECU. She is also fluent in Spanish and French.

Before settling in Goldsboro in 2010, Patricia lived in Utah, Texas, France, England and Las Vegas. Mark and Patricia have a 14 year old son, Alec William, who loves tennis and is a 9th grader at Wayne Country Day.

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Rhonda Greenup
Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
Dancing with Artistic Dance Academy

Rhonda Wells Greenup is a native of Goldsboro and graduated from Rosewood High School in 2000. Some of her fondest memories of high school include playing sports, developing friendships, and sitting in the classrooms of teachers who were such an inspiration on her future. Upon graduation, she went on to earn the title of Miss Goldsboro 2002 and competed in the 2003 Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant. Rhonda was also a recipient of the Wayne County Teaching Scholarship. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a 2010 graduate of East Carolina University with a Master of Library Science. Rhonda started her English teaching career at Rosewood High School where she took on several roles including director of the Miss Rosewood Scholarship Pageant, coaching cheerleading, and member of various committees. In December of 2017, Rhonda earned National Board certification. Rhonda has been married to Cliff Greenup for the past 15 years. Together, they have Joshua (12), Jaxson (10), and Joyanna Claire (3). They are members of Princeton Church of God. Rhonda is excited about raising funds for the teachers of Wayne County to help provide them with the resources needed to remain 21st century educators.

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Dr. Tim Harrell
Director of Project Operations, Wayne County Public Schools
Dancing with Goldsboro School of Ballet

Tim was born as raised in Wayne County. He is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School. He attended North Carolina State University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education, Master of School Administration, and Doctor of Education from there. He began his teaching career at Southern Wayne High School and while in the classroom taught Agriculture, Science, and Physical Education courses. He also coached basketball, softball, and football. After leaving the classroom he served as Assistant Principal at Carver Elementary School and Southern Wayne High School. He served as Principal of Grantham School and Southern Wayne High School, becoming the first student/graduate of those schools to be named principal.

He came to Johnston County in 2007 and served as Assistant Principal at Princeton High School. In 2010 he was named Principal of North Johnston High School and served for 5 years from 2010 until 2015. He is currently working with Wayne County Public Schools as Director of Project Operations. He is married to Jessica Harrell who is an Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Princeton Middle/High. They have one son, Landon, who is a student at Princeton Elementary School.

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Janie Jaberg
President, Wayne UNC Health Care
Dancing with A Step of Class

Janie Jaberg, RN, FACHE, was named President and CEO of Wayne UNC Health Care in November 2016. Prior to joining the Wayne UNC team, Jaberg was Vice President of Regional Operations at Carolinas HealthCare System, now known as Atrium. Before that, she served in executive leadership positions at hospitals across North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Ohio.

Since joining Wayne UNC, Jaberg has worked in close collaboration with the system Board of Directors, internal stakeholders and community leaders to develop a new Mission and strategic plan. The new mission, centers on Patients First, Quality Health Care, Close to Home and underscores Wayne UNC’s strategic focus on service, quality and growth. Jaberg continues to lead the hospital through a cultural journey to enhance the patient experience, improve quality and meet the changing health care needs of our community.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2001, Jaberg holds a Master of Arts degree in Business and Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in health care administration, from St. Joseph’s College in Maine. She received her nursing diploma from Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing, Akron City Hospital. Jaberg is a national presenter on topics involving leadership development and organizational dynamics.

She is a past recipient of the Regents Award for Early Career Healthcare Executive from the American College of Health Care Executives and was the 2007 American Heart Association Gala Honoree for Affinity Medical Center. Her career path has led her to work with hospital leadership teams going through significant transition. Janie is married to her husband Clair, and enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Julie and Lauren and her three granddaughters.

 

 

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Lisa Jones
Town Manager, Town of Pikeville
Dancing with Studio 33 Dance Company

Lisa Jones is currently serving as Town Administrator for the Town of Pikeville. She has been employed with the Town of Pikeville since January 2017. Prior to her employment with the town, she served 16 years in technology and as bookkeeper at Norwayne Middle School for Wayne County Public Schools.

Lisa is a mother of two, Ryne age 25 and Caroline age 19. Her daughter, Caroline, is a rising sophomore at the University of Mount Olive. They reside in Patetown.

Lisa attended Wayne Community College to receive her Associate of Arts and East Carolina University to receive her Bachelor of Arts. While attending East Carolina University, Lisa was inducted to Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Lisa is a graduate of the Leadership of Wayne 2017-18 class and currently serves on several committees for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. She is excited about having the opportunity to raise money for teacher stipends and mini-grants for educators.

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Chauncey Mathis
Marketing Director, Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Dancing with Academy of Performing Arts

Chauncey Mathis is a Wayne County native and works as the Admissions & Marketing Director for Willow Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Anyiah (18) and Nikiyah (14) and the wife of Tyrone Mathis.

She is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community as she has done over the years for Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity. She has a special niche for planning parties and decorating.

In her own words, “I chose to have hands on deck for this event because I have witnessed firsthand the warmth and excitement it brings to our community. It supports the well-being and learning of all students. Also, I like to challenge myself.”

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Sylina McKinney
Certified Dental Assistant, Dr. Belton and Schrimper’s General Dentistry
Dancing with Academy of Performing Arts

Sylina McKinney was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. Her parents are Susan and Steve McKinney. She also has two younger brothers, Anthony and Samuel. Sylina graduated from Rosewood High School in 2014 and attended Wayne Community College upon graduation. Sylina graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Wayne Community this past July and became certified shortly after. Sylina currently works as a Certified Dental Assistant in Rocky Mount at Dr. Belton and Schrimper’s General Dentistry. You can also find Sylina fitting dance shoes to young dancers downtown Goldsboro at the Dancing Butterfly on the weekend. She has been with the family owned business since their doors have opened 4 years ago.

Sylina has participated in several pageants, such as Goldsboro Outstanding Teen and won Wayne County Queen of the Fair in 2014.

Sylina enjoys her spare time going to the gym, cooking at home and watching Netflix.

Sylina is excited for the opportunity to be a part of Dancing Stars of Wayne County this year and can’t wait to help raise money for our education system and teachers.

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Emily Mitchell
Biological Analyst, Pfizer
Dancing with Studio 33 Dance Company

Born and raised in Goldsboro and a graduate of Wayne early middle college high school. I attended the university of North Carolina Wilmington and majored in biology with a minor in psychology. I was an administrative assistant at LaFevers dental team and am currently a biological analyst at Pfizer. I grew up taking dance classes here in Goldsboro under Crystal Boudy and now participate in pageants. I am currently Miss rose hill 2019 which I will go on to compete for the job of Miss North Carolina this June.

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Casey Mozingo
Chief Photographer, Goldsboro News-Argus
Dancing with Goldsboro School of Ballet

Casey Mozingo is chief photographer at the Goldsboro News-Argus. She has been employed there for more than five years and has received six awards from the NC Press Association, being recognized in such categories as sports photography, spot news and general news.

Originally from Henderson, NC, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Barton College. She currently resides in Kinston with her husband Rider Mozingo and their four pets.

In her leisure time, she enjoys going to the gym, the beach and spending time with her friends.  Casey was inspired to participate in this event from her own experience as a teacher and the numerous opportunities she had had to take pictures of students, teachers and sporting events in Wayne County.

Dancing Stars of Wayne County has always one of her favorite events to take photos of, but she is excited to be on the other side of the camera this year. Being a part of Dancing Stars Wayne County seemed to be the perfect way to give back to the community that has welcomed her for the last few years.

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Mary Richardson
Realtor, RE/MAX Complete
Dancing with Academy of Performing Arts

Mary Richardson came to NC when she was 6 years old. Her father was stationed at SJAFB. She graduated from Eastern Wayne High. Mary worked for PNC Bank for 10 years. Of the ten, she was a personal banker for 6 years. She decided it was time for a change of scenery and was offered a role as an assistant manager, for an apartment complex here in Goldsboro, in 2012. Working there for 2 years she helped in all aspects of property management and helped lead her team with successful quarterly audits. She started working for Eagles Properties a few years later and obtained her real estate license in 2016. She also works for Re/Max Complete.   Mary’s varied background in banking and property management provided the perfect foundation for understanding people’s needs and their values.

When Mary is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, working out, and going to the beach.

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Stacey Robinson
Teacher, Northeast Elementary School
Dancing with Academy of Performing Arts

Stacey Robinson is a teacher with Wayne County Public Schools, where she has worked for 14 years. Her passion for working with children inspired her to become an educator. She was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. She graduated from Eastern Wayne High School and received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. She went on to pursue her Masters in Reading Education from East Carolina University as well and is currently working on her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Gardner Webb University. She is also a national board certified teacher.

Stacey has been married to Daniel Robinson for 15 years, who is also an educator with Wayne County Public Schools. They are the proud parents of a daughter named Harper who is 2 years old. They attend First Baptist Church. Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being silly with her daughter. She also loves to travel abroad and has been to Ireland, Italy and France. She also hopes to get back into running next year to complete a marathon and check it off her bucket list. She decided to compete in Dancing Stars of Wayne to help raise money for scholarships, teacher grants and support the Chamber of Commerce while having lots of fun doing it.

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David Rodgers
Buddy’s Home Furnishings
Dancing with Studio 33 Dance Company

David Rodgers, born Thanksgiving Day 1977 to Elaine and Kenneth Rodgers, in the Bronx NY. He’s without a thought a true Carolina Man, moving to Goldsboro NC as a baby, and his passion for the Tar Heels & Panthers. David has been married to his wife Melanie Rodgers, for almost 15 years and they have 2 daughters age 17 & 14 years old. David has over 20 years of management experience and customer service experience.

David’s main motivation for participating in Dancing Stars of Wayne County, our kids and teachers. Recently launching his non- profit organization, The Father In Me.Org. ” Operation 500 ” was the first big project for the organization and raised 500 Bookbags and school supplies for 13 elementary schools in Wayne County. For more information please visit thefatherinme.org.

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Genesis Storms
C & I Federal Programs Budget Analyst, Wayne County Public Schools
Dancing with Goldsboro School of Ballet

Genesis Storms is the Federal Programs Budget Analyst with Wayne County Public Schools. She is a new edition to the WCPS team and assists in the management of a variety of budgets in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, in excess of 8 million dollars.

She recently moved to Goldsboro, NC from Oklahoma City, OK with her husband Victor Storms and their husky puppy Ori. Genesis and Victor are newlyweds and together they enjoy traveling to new places, hiking, exploring different cultures, and discovering new dishes.

Genesis has always been very passionate about education and helping others. She is currently working on finishing her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma. Her favorite subjects are organic chemistry and international law. She hopes to be able to use both of her degrees to help others reach their potential. Her passion for education and drive to positively impact people and their communities, has led Genesis to work with non-profits and other organizations that are community orientated. A couple of these organization are The Jewish Federation, Hillel, Big Event, Toys for Tots, and the Regional Foodbank. For this reason she is excited about the opportunity to participate in Dancing Stars of Wayne County. She looks forward to helping raise funds to support the Wayne Education Network and the community of Wayne County and its fellow students.

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BreAnna VanHook
Communities Supporting Schools
Dancing with A Step of Class

BreAnna VanHook is the Teen Court and Community Service Director of Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County. BreAnna pursued a career as a lawyer because of her desire to help those disenfranchised and earned her JD in 2016 from North Carolina Central School of Law. She came home after law school to become the Teen Court director, a program she volunteered for in high school. In 2017, she became a licensed attorney in the state of North Carolina and practices some law in addition to her job as Teen Court and Community Service director.

BreAnna is the daughter of Scottie VanHook and Tracy Lewis, and the granddaughter of Sam Lewis and the late Clarice Graham Lewis. Her younger siblings, Chancellor Williams and Ashley VanHook, are the loves of her life. She recently became engaged to Julius Battle. BreAnna is a member of Kadosh Life Ministries, where she sings on the praise and worship team. She is also president of the Young Democrats of Wayne County and an active member of the Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She is participating in the Dancing Stars of Wayne County Fundraiser because she participated in Junior Leadership in high school and recommends that every high school junior apply to the program.

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Torette Williams
Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Dancing with A Step of Class

An Air Force Wife, Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, July/August 2018 Wayne Woman Cover

Torette Williams aka “Ms T”, a Goldsboro native, 33 year Air Force wife of Lt Col Earl Williams III 4th Maintenance Deputy Group Commander at Seymour Johnson AFB, is a mother of 3: Jarod (31), Amy Eurenzo (30), Derius (27) and is a new proud “GiGi” of a healthy baby grandson born in August 2018!!!!!

Torette is the cover story of the July/August issue of Wayne Woman Magazine, A Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Member and an Ambassador. She serves on Seymour Johnson AFB Senior Spouse Leadership Team as the 4th MXG Key Spouse Mentor. She is an award Honoree of the prestigious 2017 Women Wall of Honor Okaloosa County Commission of Status of Women for her selfless dedication of volunteerism in the community. A 2013 Installation (Dover AFB) Military Spouse of the Year winner, 2013 Joan Orr Military Spouse Award Winner, 7th Air Force and 51st Fighter Wing Military Spouse of the year 2013 winner at Osan AFB, Korea.

A Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, she loves teaching about skincare, makeup and becoming an entrepreneur. With over 100+ women under her leadership she thrives on making “Impact and changing women’s lives.”

Torette loves to server others… She like to eat too! She enjoys dancing, movies, shopping, and just hanging out with family and friends. After 12 military moves her motto is ” Live life to the fullest… dance like no one is watching…. just dance!!!!”

Tim Woodard
Director Admissions, University of Mount Olive
Dancing with A Step of Class

Tim Woodard is the Director of Admissions at the University of Mount Olive. Tim graduated from Princeton High School in 1983 and received a golf scholarship to Mount Olive College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he was offered a job as an Admissions Counselor and Golf Coach, and 31 years later, he is still at Mount Olive as the Director. Tim bleeds green and white and believes every day is a great day to be a UMO Trojan.

Tim’s hobbies include golf, Fantasy Football, and anything dealing with UMO. Tim is married to Joy Woodard and they have three children, Maggie (25), Ryne (24), and late daughter Brittany who passed away at the age of 26. Tim and Joy are members of Rains Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church and stay active in working with the youth and Nifty over Fifties. Working in higher education, Tim knows firsthand how important education is, and this cause has inspired him for his debut with Dancing Stars of Wayne County.

D’Adrin Worrell
Engineer, Duke Energy
Dancing with Artistic Dance Academy

D’Adrin Worrell is an Engineer with Duke Energy.  He has worked with Duke Energy for four years.  His favorite thing about high school was playing basketball.  In his senior year in high school, he was voted the student government president of his senior class. In high school, he was also voted most likely to succeed.  He graduated from Eastern Wayne School in June 2006.  After high school, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (AGGIE PRIDE) in May 2011.  Later he received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering in August 2015 through Regis University.

He is married to his wife, Makeshia, of four years with three wonderful children, Kaeden (4), Ramiyah (14), and Ajane (9).  D’Adrin and his family currently reside in Goldsboro, NC, where he is very active with coaching Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball at Wayne Christian School. He is also active at his church, The City Church of Goldsboro, by doing Audio/Media and the teen ministry called CityLife Student Ministry.

His mother, Selena Worrell, VolunTOLD him to be her partner in this year’s Dancing with Stars of Wayne County.  He loves to dance so this shouldn’t be hard for him.  He is very excited and happy to raise money for teacher stipends and mini-grants for educators in this year’s Dancing Stars of Wayne County.

Selena Worrell
Vice President, Worrell Contracting Co., Inc.
Dancing with Artistic Dance Academy

Selena Worrell was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC.   She is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems.  She also is a graduate of East Carolina University with Master of Science in Counselor Education.

Selena has worked behind the scenes for Worrell Contracting Co, Inc since her husband, Adrian Worrell, started the business in 1997.  From 2002 – 2008, Selena’s job was teaching math at Eastern Wayne High School.  In 2008, Selena decided to join forces with her husband full time at Worrell Contracting as the Vice President of Operations.   From 2009 – 2015, Selena was owner and operator of Focused Intervention, Inc.  Focused Intervention provided educational services for students throughout Wayne and Lenoir Counties.  Selena has worked to make an impact in education for Wayne County Public Schools.

Selena currently serves on the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation Board of Directors and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She is also a member of the Wayne County Public Schools’ Career & Technical Education Advisory Council.  In her “free time”, Selena enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, shopping, and dancing.

Selena and Adrian have two children, D’Adrin and Roderica.