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DANCING WITH THE STARS




Save the date of May 1, 2021 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 tickets to be sold. Requests for ticket purchase has already started coming in. The tickets will be $95 per person which will include a sit down dinner, an open bar and the best entertainment you could ever imagine. IF you order your tickets for a table of 10 or a table of 6 the price will be $90/ticket. 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. Dr. Julie MacPherson

Dr. Julie MacPherson, D.O. is a pediatrician who practices at Shelby Pediatric Associates and Child Lung Center in Shelby Township, MI. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University in 2007 and of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. After completing her residency program at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit in 2015, she joined her current practice. 

Dr. MacPherson spent most of her years younger as a competitive synchronized skater. She had the honor of being a member of the U.S. International Figure Skating Team and has competed in 16 National Championships to date. In 2020, Dr. MacPherson was named as an Ambassador for U.S. Figure Skating's "Get Up" program, which is designed to inspire those who are facing life challenges to rise up and overcome their struggles. In late 2019, she received a diagnosis of a rare type of stomach cancer, and underwent an open surgery to remove the tumor. 15 weeks later, and after many hours of physical therapy, she was on the ice competing at the 2020 National Championships with her teammates.

 Dr. MacPherson took an interest in ballroom dancing in 2012 and has been intermittently taking lessons since then. She is excited to marry her fiancé, John in October 2021, and loves traveling, kayaking and spending time with her two puppies, Champ and Luna.


2. Dr. Zeena Al-Rufaie

Dr. Zeena Al-Rufaie was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She moved to “the D” during her last year of residency after marrying her husband Majid and completed her training at The Children’s Hospital of MI. After residency she started working at Shelby Pediatrics Associates and Child Lung Center where she has continued to work for over 10 years. 

 

She is a mom of 3 elementary school aged children and in her free time loves to craft and bake. She has never taken any formal dance lessons before, but absolutely loves to dance and have a good time!

 

 

 

 


3. Sarah Gooch- Deputy Sheriff

Sarah Gooch is a 16 year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office with many interests. Among those interests is fundraising for a good cause so she is delighted to be part of Dancing with the Stars. 

Sarah also enjoys cooking, biking and participating in sports. Her great sense of adventure is demonstrated by her enjoyment of world travel. Planning for her next trip is never far from Sarah’s mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Nick Soley-Police Officer-Bloomfield Twp.

Officer Nick Soley has been in law enforcement since 2012. He has served with the Bloomfield Township Police Department for six years and is currently assigned as the Community Relations and Crime Prevention Officer.

 Nick was born and raised in Michigan. He attended Detroit Catholic Central High School before earning a Bachelor’s Degree at Grand Valley State University. 

Nick and his beautiful wife, Carly, are residents of Rochester Hills. Nick loves to play hockey, but admittedly is as bad on the ice as he is on the dance floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. Jason Smith

Jason Smith has been an educator for the past 6 years. He graduated from Wayne State, where he was very active in multiple sports. He was the coach of the girls’ basketball team, last year.

His commitment to teaching is demonstrated in his resilience over the past year, as himself, and other educators have had to overcome new challenges in continuing to teach today's youth.




















6. Evan Miller/Megan Douglas

Evan Miller is thrilled to be dancing with his sweetheart and best-est friend Megan Douglas! Evan is an accomplished guitar player and instructor at the Limelight Music store in Rochester Hills and currently studies Business at Oakland University. Evan’s band “Siren” stays busy in the local music scene and has recently debuted their first album titled, “Promises”. You can also enjoy a new video from the band on YouTube that was dedicated to our Veterans titled “Team Honor”. Megan is currently studying Forensic Phycology online at Arizona State University and later hopes to land a career with the FBI as a behavioral analyst. Both Evan and Megan thank their supportive families and can’t wait to dance for such a great cause.














7. Christi Brown

I worked at my husband’s family business, Waterfall Jewelers for years until I started my own online business just this past year. I was a former athlete and bodybuilder who broke free from binge eating, eating disorders, and needing to keep my lean body at all costs. Now I help other fitness lovers stop binge eating, trust themselves around food, and teach them how to eat and train intuitively. I’m a Certified Nutrition Coach who specializes in an ALL-FOODS-FIT approach without dieting to help others find their effortless relationship with food and fitness. 

I have two boys with my husband Andy and even though I had a hip replacement in 2014, I won’t let that stop my love for playing golf, tennis, weight lifting, AND DANCING! I am a ball of  energy and excitement with a goal to empower people to become more self-aware and realize how valuable they are without the shape of their body dictating their worth. 










8. Christopher K. Maltese

My name is Christopher Maltese, better known as Kiff. I was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, and currently reside in Livonia, Michigan. When I was eight years old, I broke my femur bone playing hockey. Thanks to EMS, Mott’s Children’s Hospital, and a very supportive family, my bone healed without any problems. Today I still play hockey regularly. One of the highlights of my life is based on my hockey experience. In 2000 I traveled to Australia for the Olympic pre-games staying ten days for Team USA; we won a gold medal. Though it wasn’t for the actual Olympic Games it was still an unforgettable experience. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to travel to many other destinations. I now enjoy snow and water skiing, boating, fishing, basically anything on the water or outdoors, but never dancing. This is definitely a new experience for me but I am so happy to support Mission Possible and their help with the low income elderly.

My family is in the construction industry, so I have been exposed to construction all of my life. As a teenager, I decided to join the family-owned construction business. I was given a job as a laborer. After high school I went through the Fire Fighter program at Schoolcraft Community College, graduating as a Fire Firefighter in 2002. I realized my heart was still with the family business so I decided to go back to work for D.J. Maltese Construction Company full time, where I am currently holding the position as Vice President. This year we are celebrating D.J. Maltese Construction Corporation’s 75th year in business.








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PHONE- 248-820-3767
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