United Tribute Dancers 2022

Each of these fabulous volunteer dancing duos are working hard for your votes and support, all to benefit our community. Click each of the couple names below to meet the dancers and lend your support!

 

Mary & Perry Jacoby

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      We dedicate our dancing to:

            Advocating for Overall Mental Health

 

MEET MARY

I live in... Flower Mound
I work at... DATCU Credit Union
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Because Mental Health Awareness is a vital need in our community
My favorite song to dance to is ... Songs with a good beat
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Raising money for a great cause that supports so much in our community
I LIVE UNITED because ... United Way of Denton County helps provide programs and services that help our communities

MEET PERRY

I live in... Flower Mound
I work at... Texas Instruments & Midwestern State University
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Mental Health Awareness is a very important need in our community
My favorite song to dance to is ... Anything that sounds good
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... raising money for our community
I LIVE UNITED because ... United Way of Denton County supports our communities lifting people up and making Denton County a better place

MEET JACQUI

I live in... Denton
I work at... Denton County Appraisal District
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... It raises awareness about how mental health effects people's everyday lives, behavioral issues, and addiction. When people understand other people's behaviors, they tend to be more understanding
My favorite song to dance to is ... The Bare Necessities
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Supporting a good cause!
I LIVE UNITED because ... We can accomplish more united than divided

MEET BUDDY

I live in... Denton
I work at... Denton ISD
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... We are all just one event away from needing help and I want to support when I can
My favorite song to dance to is ... Any song that has an awesome beat
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Rehearsing with some great people
I LIVE UNITED because ... Change doesn't happen alone, and we all carry a responsibility to better the lives of those around us and lift each other up

MEET TINA

I live in... Corinth
I work at... Lakes Cities Chamber and City of Corinth
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... I raised my son as a single mom working two and sometimes three jobs. The struggle is real and I would love to help make a difference in single moms and children's lives
My favorite song to dance to is ... Brown Eyed Girl and Unforgettable
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Dancing for a Cause!
I LIVE UNITED because ... Together we can make a greater impact. Teamwork helps the common person to have uncommon results. Together we can ensure  that every person in our community has their basic needs met. 

MEET JOHN

I live in... Corinth
I work at... ESAB Welding & Cutting
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... You should ALWAYS give back when and where you can
My favorite song to dance to is ... Unforgettable
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Fun with Friends
I LIVE UNITED because ... By working together as a whole community, we can impact the lives of others who will in turn do the same. We live together, we grow together

MEET BRIAN

I live in... Denton
I work at... Peterbilt Motors Company
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... I am a Veteran
My favorite song to dance to is ... The Road goes on forever and the party never ends
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Spending fun time with Suzanne
I LIVE UNITED because ... I believe that giving back helps build strong communities

MEET SUZANNE

I live in... Denton
I work at... Denton Community Council of PTAs
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... It directly supports the vision and mission of the PTA
My favorite song to dance to is ... Rose Colored Glasses
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Raising awareness to DCCPTA and United Way of Denton County
I LIVE UNITED because ... Helping every child's potential become a reality is my mission and passion and the work of the United Way is integral to our success

MEET EMILY

I live in... Denton
I work at... Ponder ISD
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... As an elementary principal I know that educating a child is much more than academics. It is about wrapping around each child an partnering with the people in their lives and matching them to resources in the community. That alone can make the difference between success or not
My favorite song to dance to is ... Anything Garth Brooks for two-stepping; the Cupid Shuffle or any of those wedding line dances - they crack me up
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Being part of a fun event that will help our community
I LIVE UNITED because ... It takes everyone coming together to make a difference. The synergy of passionate, creative and forward thinking minds paves the way for great things to happen

MEET TROY

I live in... Denton
I work at... Community Volunteer
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... The problem that lead to homeless are fixable when a community puts a focus on it
My favorite song to dance to is ... David Allen Coe singing Tennessee Whiskey
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Raising money for the community and winning
I LIVE UNITED because ... I have seen the United Way of Denton County take a leadership role in bringing nonprofits together to solve difficult problems

MEET CHRISTOPHER

I live in... Denton
I work at... First Convenience Bank
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Each and everyday I get the opportunity to make a difference in many families lives financially and help build a future for their children. With a wide range of products and services our financial institution provides, we are able to bank the unbanked, help a customer or family build a financial platform and watch them grow. The most rewarding part of my job is when a customer purchases their first home or purchases their first vehicle and i was apart of their life changing decision. I have been involved in Junior Achievement Dallas which gave the opportunity for my team to teach children the importance of saving and banking at a young age as well as pre-COVID actively involved in the North Texas Food Bank.
My favorite song to dance to is ... Give me some Cupid Shuffle/Cha Cha Slide I like me some pop country and will get a little bounce going on
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Doing something i never thought I would ever do, ballroom dance with my wife
I LIVE UNITED because ... because when we are UNITED we can all make a change to better ourselves. our community and each other

MEET CHRISTIN

I live in... Denton
I work at... First Convenience Bank
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Being in banking for the last 20 years it has been a passion of mine to spread the word of financial literacy and make sure the under banked are banked. I started my career with FCB young and have grown to have a real passion for helping families gain financial freedom, purchase their first homes, first cars, loans to help their children go to college (the list goes on). I also love to support charities that help stop hunger in children. Once of my favorite in Denton is LovePacs
My favorite song to dance to is ... Anything country
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Supporting my community and do something different and fun with my husband
I LIVE UNITED because ... Together we can do anything!

 

 

 

Christoper & Christin Ross

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      We dedicate our dancing to:

HELPING CHILDREN & FAMILIES SUCCEED

 

 

Annie & Caleb

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      We dedicate our dancing to:

Helping Children & Families Succeed

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MEET ANNIE

I live in... Krum
I work at... KAZ Surveying 
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... I enjoy Denton County and being apart of such a great community
My favorite song to dance to is ... ????
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Meeting new people
I LIVE UNITED because ... Together we can make a difference

MEET CALEB

I live in... Corinth
I work at... Shine of Frisco - Plano
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... I love to make people smile
My favorite song to dance to is ... Any upbeat song
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... helping United Way of Denton County, and be a joyful laugh
I LIVE UNITED because ... when you LIVE UNITED you make a choice to improve your community by giving of yourself to make an impact. Together, we can make a difference every day

MEET BRAD

COMING SOON!

MEET MORGAN

I live in... Euless
I work at... IMA Financial Group
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... United Way of Denton County touches so many people and organizations across the country
My favorite song to dance to is ... Cupid Shuffle
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Trying something new
I LIVE UNITED because ... I believe it is important to serve, get4 to know and understand the community we work and live in

 

Morgan & Brad

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      We dedicate our dancing to:

     HELPING CHILDREN & FAMILIES SUCCEED

 

MEET EDORA

I live in... Lewisville
I work at... Cups, Jars & Vessels
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Many families are doing what they can to meet basic needs and are often still challenged with supporting themselves
My favorite song to dance to is ... Got to give it up - Marvin Gaye
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Supporting our community
I LIVE UNITED because ... I understand the importance of service; its Love in Action

MEET ANDY

I live in... Denton
I work at... First United Bank
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Family success is vital to future outcomes throughout a young person's life
My favorite song to dance to is ... Anything that involves 2-stepping or a waltz
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Meeting new people
I LIVE UNITED because ... By working together as a whole community, we can impact the lives of others who will in turn do the same. We live together, we grow together

MEET KENYA

I live in... Aubrey
I work at... Denton ISD
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... with our ever growing population and inflation in the economy it is making it even harder for people to obtain and maintain basic needs. I've heard far too often that anyone can be only one emergency away from being in a dire situation...so I hope that my small part this year can help to bring relief to those who have fallen on bad times and give them hope that there are people who love, care, and want them to succeed.
My favorite song to dance to is ... Any Salsa or Bachata song
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Learning new dances and performing ...making new friends
I LIVE UNITED because ... we are better, stronger, more impactful together

MEET JOE

I live in... Lewisville
I work at... City of The Colony
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... It affords me the opportunity to help those in need in Denton County
My favorite song to dance to is ... Anything that gets people on the dance floor
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Raising money for a great cause
I LIVE UNITED because ... when you make a choice to improve your community by giving of yourself to make an impact. Together, UNITED, we can make a difference everyday

 

Kenya & Joe

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      We dedicate our dancing to:

Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and Nonrecurring and 

Helping Children & Families Succeed

 

 

 

MEET JILL

I live in... Highland Village
I work at... Lewisville ISD
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... It truly takes all of us to support all the needs in our community
My favorite song to dance to is ... It Takes Two...Rob Base!!
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... The costumes!!
I LIVE UNITED because ... It takes all of us to make a difference. We are all doing the best we can with what we have and we have to do it with each other and for each other

MEET STERLING "Mr. T" HUNTER

I live in... Fort Worth
I work at... PityFool Impersonator
Why is the initiative you chose important to you? ... Leaving the world better than you found it should be a goal for everyone
My favorite song to dance to is ... Whoop There It Is
When I think about dancing at UNITED Tribute, I'm most excited about... Getting to expand my knowledge and learn a new dance
I LIVE UNITED because ... It's the only way to live!