Todd Bierowski, President/Owner of Décor Lighting Sales and Assistant Coach, St. Norbert College Football Team

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My name is Todd Bierowski. I am the President/Owner of Decor Lighting Sales.  Decor has offered sales/marketing representation to the lighting industry for 30+ years.  We currently offer representation in nine Midwestern states.

I also serve as an Assistant Football Coach at St. Norbert College, working with Wide Receivers.  Believe it or not there was a Wide Receiver in this 41-year-old body at one time!  I am a St. Norbert alum and have coached at St. Norbert for 12 years.  I am very proud to be a member of the St. Norbert community.  I have had a great experience at SNC; in particular mentoring the student-athletes both on & off the field.

My association with SNC has shaped me in many positive ways but none more important than pointing me in the direction of my beautiful & loving wife of 13 years; Blake!  We are blessed with two beautiful and loving girls; Avery (8) and Egan (6).  We reside in De Pere.

When not working or coaching you can typically find me on a bike.  I have a passion for cycling & exercise.  In addition to cycling, I enjoy running, water-skiing, boating, traveling, reading and spending time at cottage.

I currently serve on the American Red Cross Board of Director for Northeast Wisconsin.  Under the most adverse conditions, the Red Cross is ALWAYS there.  The diversity of services and the ability to receive those services when it is needed most is what has attracted me to the Red Cross.  Supporting this mission is what has inspired me to participate in Dancing with Our Stars.

My first dance recollection is 7th grade Phys. Ed class & the unforgettable feeling of butterflies we all had in having to dance with a “girl” for the first time.

My favorite dancer is easy: #80!!  Does anyone have any greater passion for life, charisma or a better smile than Donald Driver?  What an inspiration!!

My dream dance partner is both of my daughters.  I accepted this challenge with them in the back of my mind; I hope that this experience gives me the foundation to not embarrass them on their wedding day!

Dance Questions:

1.     Describe your first dancing recollection. About how old were you and what was the occasion?

Square dancing in middle school physical education class.

2.     Who is your favorite dancer of all time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and why? 

Donald Driver because of his passion and charisma.

3.     Why support the American Red Cross with your participation?

I believe it’s a great organization that is diverse in the groups it serves. The American Red Cross is always there in times of need.

Hobbies or passions:

Coaching, cycling, running, boating, traveling and attending family  events.

Check out the start of Todd’s Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz: 

American Red Cross Announces Dancing with our Stars 2013 Participants

Top row l-r: Betina Driver, Mary Gronnert, Emily Matesic, Amy Sehring, Erica VanBoxel Bottom Row l-r: Rick Bondowski Todd Bierowski, Sean Sanders, Pat Warpinski

The newest group of “star dancers” for the American Red Cross Dancing with our Stars fundraiser was unveiled Thursday night at a kickoff party at the Lambeau Field Atrium. The nine community members competing to raise the most funds to support local Red Cross efforts are:

Todd Bierowski – President/Owner, Décor Lighting Sales, Asst. Football Coach, St. Norbert College

Rick Bondowski – Senior Vice President, Regional Retail Director, Associated Bank

Betina Driver – Co-host, “The Better Half”

Mary Gronnert – Foundation Coordinator, Schneider National Foundation, Inc.

Emily Matesic – Reporter, WBAY-TV 2

Sean Sanders – Grocery/Frozen/Dairy Director, Festival Foods

Amy Sehring – Community Supporter

Erica VanBoxel – Green Bay Press-Gazette Magazine Editor

Pat Warpinski – Owner/Veterinarian of The Animal House

They will now spend the next four months learning two ballroom dances which they will perform at Dancing with our Stars 2013. That event will take place Saturday, February 23rd at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. Dancing with our Stars is now in its fifth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. Donations can be made starting Monday, October 29 at this website:

http://american.redcross.org/dwos

The person who raises the most money between now and the end of the event will be awarded the mirror ball trophy. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs.

Among the “pro dancers” participating in the event will be Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver. He’s the reigning champion of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, taking home the mirror ball trophy during the show’s 14th season. Donald will dance with his wife, Betina.

DanceSport of Green Bay, Simply Ballroom, LLC and TC Dance Club of Appleton are the participating dance partner studios for the event.

Information about tickets will be available in January. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Dancing with our Stars website: http://american.redcross.org/dwos

Dancing with our Stars blog: http://redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/NEWRedCross

Twitter: @NEWRedCross (#DWOS to join the conversation!)

Northeast WI American Red Cross Website: http://redcross.org/newisconsin

Associated Bank, Festival Foods, the Green Bay Packers, Jack’s Maintenance, the Oneida Nation, Schneider National, WBAY-TV, WIXX and the Green Bay Press-Gazette are proud sponsors of Dancing with our Stars 2013.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.