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DANCING WITH THE STARS


Save the date of January 20, 2018 for our Dancing with the Stars fundraiser to benefit Faith in Action of Oakland County. It will be held at the San Marino Club in Troy and we will have a limit of only 650 tickets to be sold. Requests for ticket purchase has already started coming in. The tickets will be $75 per person which will include appetizer stations, an open bar and the best entertainment you could ever imagine. Order your tickets early or consider being one of our sponsors which includes free tickets.

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the Dancer that receives the most online votes. Each vote is $10. 100% goes directly to Faith in Action of Oakland County. You can vote for your choice below by clicking the "Vote Now" button above the person’s name.

OUR CELEBRITY DANCERS:



1. Josh Landon - FOX Anchor/ Reporter

Hello METRO DETROIT!!! I am so happy to be back home in the D. Born in the City of Detroit, raised on the City's east side, I graduated from Denby High School, and earned my degree in broadcast journalism from Eastern Michigan University. Go TARS!!! Go EAGLES!!!

I started working in Lansing, Michigan as a reporter. From there, I worked in Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin, and now back home. I had been gone for eight years before the wonderful opportunity to work FOX 2 came my way.

It took me to reach the age of 19 before I realized broadcast journalism would be my path. It was my sophomore of college at EMU, I was currently a secondary education major, and I conversed with a college friend about her internships at FOX 2 NEWS and the radio station 97.9. She told me about her experiences, and something told me to give it shot.

I'm so happy I did. From the moment I saw anchors and reporters doing their jobs, I was officially hooked, and knew this was the job for me. It took me eight years in the business, working in different cities before coming back home, and I am so happy to be back in the City I love dearly.


2. Kim DeGulio - WDIV Traffic

Kim DeGulio is a local girl, born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. She attended college at Arizona State University where she studied broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite school of journalism. After college she worked as a host for the Detroit Pistons and as a spokesperson at auto shows around the country.

Kim landed her first local news reporting job in Toledo, Ohio. In October 2015 Kim accepted her job as the morning show traffic anchor at WDIV.

Kim loves living in Downtown Detroit and being a part of the cities comeback. She enjoys running, boat rides, college football and trying out new restaurants but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.






3. Denise Isaac - WXYZ Meteorologist

Denise Isaac is originally from Colón, Panamá and has always been obsessed with weather, especially thunderstorms and hurricanes. That's why she decided to head to Florida State University where she graduated with a degree in meteorology that then took her to Washington, DC where she worked with the local Telemundo station.

Two years after, she ended up in the wilds of Minnesota where she was baptized in all things snow as a producer and reporter for WeatherNation. In 2010, Denise decided to join the #1 station in Miami, Telemundo WSCV where she worked for 6 years being the weekday morning Meteorologist. She was also the lead morning Meteorologist for the National TV show Un Nuevo Dia.

In 2016, Denise decided to try it out in the English market and that's when she got the opportunity at WXYZ channel 7 where she currently works. Denise enjoys playing sports, being adventurous, serving the community and watching Seminole football with her hubby.








4. Caron Koteles Riha - Real Estate One

Caron Koteles Riha is an Award Winning Real Estate Broker with Michigan's #1 Brokerage, Real Estate One.  Caron loves guiding families in the ever changing, and constantly growing real estate world. 

Caron receives the Presidential Award year after year for her record sales and service throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area, and is rated in the top 1/2 of 1 % of Realtors nationwide by the National Association of Realtors.   Caron is deeply involved in Community events and various charities including New Day Foundation, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Association and many more! 

Not only is Caron passionate about her work, but she prides herself on her strong family values. Caron and her husband Keith are proud Chips, both graduates of Central Michigan University.  They have five children and two dogs.



5. Lisa Caoili - Retired Beaumont Nurse

Lisa was a child Star in the Philippine movies at an early age,but quit making pictures for a more balanced school life.  She graduated in the School of Nursing, then came to the USA as an exchange student.  Opportunities for training was extended initially in Cleveland.  She then moved to Detroit, Michigan and was trained in Neurosurgical and Plastic surgical nursing in the Grace Hospitals (now DMC). She worked as a surgical  Nurse In the DMC and Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy.  She also exposed her Nursing background and skills to the many demands and challenges of the Emergency Room, General Duty  and Operating room.

 Lisa is now retired &joinsthe Medical and Surgical missions to the Philippines sponsored by the Philippine Medical Association of Michigan.She also volunteers  in the local health fair , her way of giving back . Loves to travel. she hopes to visit Antarctica, the only continent not visited.  She plays the piano which she find relief, relaxation and energy. Likes to strum & sing w/ the Ukelele   &occasionally plays the"Gusli " the oldest string instrument from Russia.

For healthy lifestyle  she swims , belongs to a bowling league, & sometimes play pickle ball . She resides in Bloomfield Hills w/ her husband who is an oncologist , hematologist. They have two daughters , both are Doctors of Medicine.


6. Carl and Olga Gill - APC Capitol LTD

"Carl and Olga reside together in their beautiful home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They have both made outstanding livings for themselves as small business owners. Carl has succeeded as a financial planner, and Olga has made a name for herself as the owner of a home cleaning service.

In their spare time, they enjoy sailing together on their sailboat, which is kept at the Grosse Point Yacht Club. They also enjoy spending time giving back to the community through volunteering and charitable giving."






Deputy Kristen Zdankiewicz has worked for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for 5 years.

Prior to working for the Sheriff’s Office, Kristen skated professionally for Disney on Ice as a chorus line performer, touring the US, Canada and Japan. Kristen decided to passionately pursue a career in law enforcement, following in her father’s footsteps.

Kristen has worked in Corrections and Road patrol. She is also an instructor in the Women’s Self Defense classes held by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office every October.

Kristen is currently assigned to the School Liaison Unit in Rochester Hills, where she serves as the resource deputy in the Elementary schools.






My heart belongs to my 2 beautiful children. Camren 10 and Addison 7. I was raised by my grandparents and now I am blessed to have my grandmother living with me. We have 3 fun dogs and 2 cuddly cats.

I have been a Firefighter and EMT at Oxford Fire Department for 3 years. While I was in the EMT academy, I felt compelled to research firefighting. I only weigh 120 lbs so I thought that was kind of far-fetched. I did some research and I just knew that this was for me. I love being able to help others.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the Faith In Action fundraiser.









Ed was a 1991 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and former infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Ed’s military career took him to many places including Berlin, Germany, the Yugoslav province of Macedonia, to Southern Europe and Russia.

His career in the financial services industry began as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities in Birmingham, Michigan. After training in Prudential's Branch Manager Leadership Program in New York City in 2000, Ed chose to return to Michigan to lead the Auburn Hills branch for Raymond James & Associates, where he was pleased to discover a corporate culture that puts clients first while simultaneously encouraging advisors to independently grow their businesses.

The Granite Group of Raymond James is led by manager Edward Sudzina, who is committed to providing the right opportunities to help advisors succeed and grow. He works diligently to cultivate a client-first culture that values professionalism, integrity, freedom – and fun.









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Faith in Action
PO Box 706
Union Lake, MI 48387
PHONE- 248-820-3767
EMAIL : faithinactionoakland@gmail.com