NEST’s 5th annual Dancing with the Stars event will be held on Friday, October 27th at 6:00PM at the Oasis Golf and Conference Center. The best part? All proceeds from the event will go directly to helping NEST Community Learning Center.
Please join in on the fun as guests will enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks, and most importantly, dancing! Come out to watch as local “stars” in our community compete to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. Our panel of judges will select the winner after all contestants perform.
What’s better than that? YOU getting to be a part of this exciting event! On the night of the event, you will have the power to choose who wins the People’s Choice Award. One dollar equals one vote. So, bring your cash, check or credit card and donate to vote for your favorite dance of the night!
This year we are adding an award for the star that has the most supporters in attendance so please attend to support your favorite star! You don’t want to miss it!
Attire for the event is Cocktail Casual.
Proceeds from this event will help NEST Community Learning Center fulfill its mission to address academic and non-academic barriers that perpetuate the cycle of generational poverty in suburban communities
6:00 – Doors open
6:45 – Dinner will be served
8:00 – Competition begins
Silent Auction will end 15 minutes after the awards.
Dance the night away immediately after the competition.
Meet the 2023 NEST Dancing with the Stars Dancers
Owner, Phantom Sound
Tommy Brand is the Owner and Operator of Phantom Sound, a Custom AV Integrator located in downtown Mason, OH. Tommy resides in Loveland and is married to his lovely wife Lora and has 4 adult daughters. In his free time Tommy enjoys his church community (Branches Church), golf, Cincinnati area sports, reading and long romantic sunset walks on the beach.
Chief Member Officer, General Electric Credit Union
Ashley Cunningham is the Chief Member Officer at General Electric Credit Union (GECU). As a tenured member of the Credit Union with over 20 years in the financial services industry, Ashley joined GECU in 2002. In her current role, Ashley champions the member experience by sharing her passion for serving our members every day. She is proud to be part of an organization where our members are at the center of everything we do. In addition, Ashley leads our Business Development group, Indirect Lending program, and the Member Support and MX teams. Remaining true to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” Ashley leads GECU Cares, our organization-wide program of giving back and investing our time into the Greater Cincinnati community. She is involved in a variety of organizations across the tri-state and can frequently be found working alongside her colleagues with the GECU Giveback Crew. In addition, Ashley serves on the Board of Directors for the General Electric Credit Union Foundation.
As a native of Mason, Ohio, Ashley attended William Mason High School and was involved in virtually every club and activity. Ashley then joined Buckeye Nation and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University with a major in Journalism and Communications; she is also a proud alum of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Giving back to others has been an important part of Ashley’s life. With a passion for building relationships and helping those in need, Ashley has successfully done both, personally and professionally.
Ashley has lived in Loveland for nearly ten years with her husband Chad, daughter Lucy, and mini goldendoodle Desi. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, mentoring, and cheering on the Buckeyes, Bearcats, Reds, and Bengals as an avid sports fan. As a resident of Loveland, Ashley is thrilled to support NEST and excited to compete in the 2023 Dancing with the Stars to raise money for such an incredible organization that is close to her heart.
Meet Erin Huff, a woman driven by a genuine entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering commitment to making a difference in people’s lives. As a mother of nine in a bustling blended family, Erin’s journey is colored by the joyful chaos of three dogs and two captivating saltwater aquariums. Her entrepreneurial spark ignited in her early years and has since guided her path.
Erin and her husband, Dr. Huff, co-own Glow Medspa, nestled in Loveland, Ohio, where they humbly embark on a journey within health and body services. With a focus on medical weight loss, telehealth solutions, Botox treatments, and insomnia remedies, they strive to enhance holistic well-being.
Her academic pursuits led her to a master’s degree in Business and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Public Administration, both earned from Northern Kentucky University. Beyond the realms of academics, Erin has recently launched a minority woman owned new business: GEMTI (Global Emergency Medical Training Institute), a visionary endeavor that collaborates with private corporations and military operations for comprehensive emergency medical services training and national certification.
Throughout her career, including roles at local and national companies such as Christ Hospital and Kroger, Erin has cultivated expertise in Enterprise Sourcing and Supply Chain management. Her endeavors encompass multimillion-dollar negotiations and strategic procurement analysis, all the while nurturing meaningful partnerships.
Away from the hustle and bustle, Erin finds solace in family moments, often spent with her devoted husband and treasured children – both human and canine. Her life is woven with experiences that include exploring new destinations, savoring diverse cuisines, and embracing personal growth. Alongside her husband, she shares a love for scuba diving and curating captivating artworks that bring color to their lives.
In a quiet yet impactful way, Erin dedicated three years to serving on the board of the HealthSource Foundation, where her contributions helped shape positive change.
With an earnest spirit and a wealth of experience, Erin Huff is eagerly embracing the opportunity to contribute to Nest’s Dancing with the Stars Event to raise money and help with a lasting impact on the children of this community.
Financial Planner, Jarvis Global Investments
Katelyn Jarvis is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and the Chief Compliance Officer of Jarvis Global Investments. She is also an extreme traveler, philanthropist, and adrenaline junkie.
Born and raised in the Cincinnati area, Katelyn attended Loveland Schools from first grade until she graduated in 2010. She continued her education at the University of Cincinnati on a lacrosse scholarship. In 2015, Katelyn graduated with two bachelors in finance and economics. She returned in 2021 to earn her Master of Science in Finance. In 2022, Katelyn earned her Certified Financial PlannerTM designation.
When Katelyn is not working, she loves to travel and volunteer through her non-profit, Peace Stamps. Katelyn has the goal of visiting every country in the world while doing as much good around the world as she can. Currently, she has visited 155 out of 193 UN countries. The volunteer work she is most proud of is in Afghanistan and Ukraine. To document her travels, she writes a travel blog called “Journey with Jarv.” She loves to do various adventure sports during her travels, such as bungie jumping, sky diving, scuba diving, and climbing some of the seven summits.
While home, Katelyn, her two dogs, and her boyfriend enjoy hiking and going on walks around their neighborhood. Going to the gym is also one of her passions and she loves her people at Loveland’s CrossFit Illuminate.
Katelyn is excited to step outside her comfort zone and prove to herself that she does not have two left feet. She cannot wait to learn from her dance professional and raise money for NEST, an awesome organization.
Tap Room Manager, Narrow Path Brewing
Russ Siebenthaler, a graduate from Moeller High School, is the Tap Room Manager at Narrow Path Brewing in Downtown Loveland. Growing up in a nurturing environment surrounded by the love of his father, mother, and his siblings, he cherishes the memories of his upbringing. As the father of five adult children and a grandfather of one, Russ takes great pride in his family.
Russ’s deep appreciation for Narrow Path’s exceptional community give-back philosophy led to him graciously accepting a Brewers Philanthropy Award on behalf of the company. Being part of an organization that prioritizes giving back to the community fills him with joy and instills a profound sense of pride in both the business and its patrons. Engaging in friendly conversations with customers brings immense fulfillment to Russ, as he thoroughly enjoys connecting with people. He exemplifies remarkable dedication to his work.
He now finds joy in camping alongside his wife Kim, embracing it as his newfound hobby. Russ is a diligent individual, putting his best effort into everything he takes on. Russ possesses an impressive talent for fixing virtually anything and had undertaken the task of remodeling his own home. His passions include drag racing and dabbling with the bass guitar. Russ’s heart lies in the world of music, fueling his unwavering passion for the art form.
When presented with the opportunity to participate in Dancing with the Stars for a wonderful charity, NEST, Russ didn’t hesitate for a moment and gladly accepted the offer. Even though he has little experience with dancing, Russ is more than willing to step out of his comfort zone for this spectacular event.
Realtor, The Tye Group
Derek is primarily known as a real estate agent with his team The Tye Group with eXp Realty and has sold over 1,600 homes in just under 20 years. He has served as the President of the Southern Ohio Association of Realtors and the President of the Montgomery Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He has written two books and contributed to two others.
Derek grew up here in Clermont County and volunteered in children’s ministry for over 25 years. He was raised by amazing parents Jeannie and Gene Tye and went to Glen Este High school where he started dating his high school sweetheart Jessica in 1993. They were married in 1996 and have since had five children: Montana 22, Maxwell 20, Parker 17, Gabrielle 11, and Liliana 11. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northern Kentucky University.
Six years ago, Derek and Jessica started Branch Hill Estate and Ranch, a local piece of paradise, where they live and have two vacation homes. They have about eighty farm animals there including horses, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, chickens, goats, ducks, sheep, a mini-highland cow, emus, bunnies, dogs, cats, and a partridge in a pear tree. They enjoy introducing tourists to the Loveland area and are thrilled to be a part of the hospitality industry here in town. You may be surprised on how many people travel to Loveland just to stay on the ranch and experience farm animals up close.
In his spare time Derek can be found driving the tractor around on the ranch, riding horses or out to dinner with Jessica, and running the kids around to various events. He also loves playing sand volleyball down at Grand Sands and has been on a team continuously for over 20 years. Derek and Jessica attend Northstar church here in Loveland and are always looking to make new friends. Derek is honored to be asked to compete in this years’ Dancing with The Stars competition and hopes he can raise money and create more awareness for this amazing charity.
Special Education Teacher, Loveland Elementary
Elizabeth Westerman is a Special Education Teacher for 3rd and 4th grade at Loveland Elementary School. She graduated from Transylvania University with an undergraduate in Psychology, obtained her Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Kentucky, and obtained her teaching license from Xavier University.
Elizabeth has been happily married to her husband, Jon Westerman, for 17 years. She has a daughter, Julianna, age 15, and a son, Jack, age 12.
Elizabeth enjoys walking, spending time with friends and being involved in a variety of charity organizations within the community. She was honored to be asked to compete in this year’s Dancing with the Stars to raise money and awareness for this wonderful cause.
SVP Enterprise Risk Director, Huntington National Bank
Mark Wiehe has spent his professional career in the Financial Services Industry. He is currently an SVP Enterprise Risk Director at Huntington National Bank with teams across the Huntington footprint. Mark is also an owner of 2 local Loveland establishments, Bishop’s Quarter, and the Wicked Pickle. It is not unusual to find Mark at these establishments and normally with a bourbon in hand.
Mark grew up in Reading, attended St. Peter & Paul grade school and graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School (class of ’88). After High School, Mark attended the University of Dayton, obtaining a BS degree in Accounting. Mark obtained his State of Ohio, Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license in 1994. Mark’s career took him and his family from Dayton to Columbus to Chicago to Columbus and finally to Cincinnati. He and his family moved into Loveland in 2004. Although Mark and his wife Karen are Dayton and Bowling Green alumni, their children chose Miami University and The Ohio State University to continue their educations. Becca is in the 7th grade at Loveland Middle School.
Mark and his wife Karen will celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary this October. They have 4 children, Nick (24), Rachel (22), Nate (20), and Becca (13). Mark and Karen are parishioners of St. Columban and support several local charitable organizations, including the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and GiGi’s Playhouse, where Mark serves on their advisory board.
Mark is very excited (and a bit nervous) to participate in this year’s Dancing with the Stars for NEST. He is looking forward to working with Bonita and meeting and reconnecting with people in the community who are supporting NEST’s wonderful mission.