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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.


Judges:

Ronnie Dahl

Ronnie Dahl is a longtime journalist in the Detroit area.  While best known for her tenacious reporting style, Ronnie has shifted focus to help keep the public informed during the Covid-19 crisis.  As host of The MegaCast, Ronnie is able to assist viewers navigate the pandemic thru long form interviews with elected leaders, business owners and decision makers. Follow Ronnie on social media:  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.











Steve Curtis

Steve is a Deputy for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He works as a road Deputy for the Rochester Hills substation. Steve and his wife Renee are the proud parents of two boys, Miles and Landen. Steve has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New York City.

His passions include singing, playing guitar and training in the martial arts. Steve’s history includes performing in multiple musicals and plays in New York City.











Alisa Zee

Veteran broadcaster Alisa Zee started her career in 1977. She was literally born to the industry, as the daughter of broadcast icon Specs Howard at whose knee she learned to love the business of radio and television. In her work at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts Alisa spends her time guiding others toward careers in the industry she so passionately loves.

Additionally Alisa is a regular contributor to America in the Morning with John Trout, heard on more than 300 stations across the country.

Alisa donates her time and talents whenever possible to charitable organizations such as the Parkinson Foundation of Michigan, Faith in Action of Oakland County, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and The Muscular Dystrophy Association. She is the president of Horses Heal Hearts of Michigan, a 501 © 3 organization founded to honor a fallen West Bloomfield police sergeant. She is the proud mother of four daughters and love to watch them grow and contribute to the world around them. Alisa’s most recent accomplishment was to be inducted into the 2020 Specs Howard Hall of Fame. Faith in Action of Oakland County is very proud of her.



Erika Erickson

“She's baaaack!” That's what my friends and family yelled in between hugs as soon as I tossed my bags down onto the ground. I was back home! I have to say, it's wonderful to be back, not only to the Detroit area, but to a station with people I know and respect. The FOX 2 family has welcomed me with open arms, and I thank all of you for doing the same in your homes. Let’s rewind a bit here… I grew up in Canton and attended Plymouth-Canton High School, though it was only Canton and Salem back then! I lived in Canton most of my life, attended Schoolcraft College while I figured out what I wanted to do, then moved to Detroit for a couple of years while I attended Wayne State University. I majored in Broadcast Journalism, and upon graduation, was honored as the 2009 Journalism Graduate of the Year. While at WSU, I also interned at FOX 2. Little did I know that a few years later I would return as a full-time reporter. (It was a dream that I had been brewing in my sleep, something that I'd only written down on paper.)After attending Wayne State University, it was on to my first reporting job in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. How lucky was I? I felt like I was on vacation. The honking horns of the city turned into quacking ducks outside on my patio! Plus, I was only a few hours away from my family. While up north, I reported for a few months before launching an all-local, daily news-magazine show called Upnorthlive Tonight, in which I produced, anchored, and reported.

I love to make people forget about their crummy day at work, come home and have a few laughs – even at my expense sometimes. From that show, I also continued to report, fill-in anchor, write, shoot and produce for our other local newscasts. Another opportunity I was given up north was radio! I completely fell in love with radio. I had the pleasure of working with the best crew up north on WTCM-FM and NEWSTALK 580. When I wasn't reporting, producing or hosting an event, I was on the radio. DJ'ing has become a passion of mine, and I hope to continue that throughout my career in broadcast. Plus, let's be honest, it's pretty nice wearing sweat pants and ZERO make-up to work! Working in television up north provided me a unique opportunity to get involved with the community.

One of my proudest moments was winning the 2012 Swing Shift & the Stars Dance-Off for Charity. It is a 4-month-long, localized version of Dancing With the Stars. Together, six couples, including my partner and I, raised more than $226,000 for six local and state charities, including my charity, Michigan Blood's “Be the Match” Bone Marrow program. A thrilling moment, but what happened months after was what brought tears to my eyes. A man came up to me and told me he had just gotten back from Grand Rapids. He said shortly after signing up to become a bone marrow donor, he was matched with someone in GR, desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant to survive. He stepped up and saved someone's life without hesitation. The most important thing that I've learned during my time as a journalist is that it's our job to find the truth. To accomplish our mission we need help from the people we serve; you the viewer. Please drop me a line and help me tell your story or a story that you think needs to be told. The impact it may have on someone else could be life-changing.



Jamie

Jamie Palmer-Smith’s passion for dancing is only rivaled by her love for teaching dance. Her experience and accolades on the dance floor is a testament to her dedication. Jamie has competed in ballroom competitions in Las Vegas, Portland, Chicago, Connecticut and of course, Detroit. She has participated in dozens of charity events in the community, including one of her favorite charities, Faith in Action!

She is currently working towards her certification in cosmetology, while maintaining a home of 2 dogs, 2 cats, a big garden and a wonderfully supportive husband in Jason Smith. She also likes bikes.









Emcee

Jason Colthorp

Anchor/ Reporter - WDIV

Jason Colthorp is a reporter/anchor at Local 4.

Teachers have had a big impact on Jason's career as a journalist. The first was Anne Russell, who guided Jason to the Manatee County Speech Contest title in fifth-grade. It was here crafting of the speech and tips on delivery that made "My Date With Betty Crocker" a winner and gave Jason the early knack for public speaking.

A few years later, that knack for public speaking came in handy in Judy Krocker's journalism class at Manatee High School. After a year of newscasts for the inaugural "Cane News," Jason knew what he wanted to do -- be an anchor on "SportsCenter." As a sports reporter at WILX in Lansing, that dream turned into becoming an anchor on the "TODAY Show" when he switched to the news game. 

After 14 years at WILX as a reporter and anchor, Jason joined Local 4 in January 2015 as a general assignment reporter. Jason is a Lansing native and spent summers in Michigan and the school years in Florida. He graduated from Michigan State with a degree in journalism and is excited to finally live in "the D." Feel free to email him with story ideas or ask him to host your charity event because he's anxious to get out and see more of the city.

Claim to Fame: A guest-host gig filling in for Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis & Kelly in 2009.

Little Known Fact: Jason worked many-a-Saturday night as a wedding DJ. Look at his picture again -- he may have DJ'd your wedding.

Hidden Talent: Jason isn't Frank Caliendo, but he's known for doing many different impersonations of local and national celebs.


Contact Us

Faith in Action of Oakland County
3252 University Dr. Ste.140
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
PHONE- 248-820-3767
EMAIL : faithinactionoakland@gmail.com