I’m originally from Racine. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 30 years and am currently Manager of Guest Services for the Green Bay Packers. I’m also a Zumba instructor at Western Racquet and Fitness. I enjoy time with family and friends, love traveling and meeting new people, love to laugh, love Disney, and pandas crack me up!
Quotes I live by:
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin
“Life is all about choices and decisions”
“Life is what you make of it….if it doesn’t fit then you make alterations”
“Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise”
My favorite moments from my DWOS 2015 experience are meeting some incredible people and doing something out of the norm to raise money for the American Red Cross. Of course, hearing my name announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Rhythm showcase was incredibly spectacular. I couldn’t stop smiling!
I decided to take part in DWOS All-Stars because it’s a wonderful cause and it’s the 10th and final year. I wanted to be part of the magic again and wanted to do something positive and impactful for others before I turned 50.
Join Dancing with Our Stars dancer, Keith Cronin of the Green Bay Packers and guest bartenders Bianca White, Erin Longley & former Packers player, Johnathan Franklin at Hagemeister Park on Monday, November 24 to help raise funds for the American Red Cross and his DWOS15 campaign to win the coveted, fundraising Mirrorball Trophy.
· Player appearance autographs will be from 6:30pm – 8:00pm – $25 minimum donation
· Silent auction and raffle items.
The youngest of four, I am originally from Racine where my influence to work in the hospitality industry came from television shows such as “The Love Boat” and “Hotel”. The 1985 Hollywood version of “A Chorus Line” was a movie I also watched many times. I am a music lover, appreciate the arts and rarely do I not have some type of music playing. In addition to my full-time career, I am also a Zumba instructor at Western Racquet and Fitness.#TakeLifeFurther
I have always enjoyed music and been told a few times “I’m a good dancer and I have rhythm” – but the biggest milestone around dancing is when I was the lead choreographer for an all-male talent contest in high school – called Mr. Park at Washington Park High School in Racine.
My dream dance partner is someone with a level of talent that makes me look good! As for my favorite dancer of all-time on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, it’s not easy to answer as there are many talented dancers on the show. But being a male, If I may narrow it down to two pro’s and two guest stars: Derrick Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy / Corbin Bleu and James Maslow.
Outside of work and household chores, I enjoy spending quality time at the gym as fitness and a healthy lifestyle is an important part of my life. I enjoy spending time outdoors, social time with friends/family and movies.
I am supporting the American Red Cross because I am always willing to volunteer my time to a worthwhile cause or organization and their efforts. Serving as a contestant for the 2015 DWOS offers an exciting way to raise money while accepting the challenge of something completely new to me and having fun every “dance step” of the way!
Here is a sneak peek of Keith and Mina:
Haven’t voted for your favorite star for the Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Fundraiser? This is the week to do it! VOTE January 28 – February 3 — All votes $25.00 or more will automatically be entered into a drawing for a very special package:
Packers Backer Incentive Package!
This is the package you need to be all set for your Super Bowl activities for next week.
- Mini NFL Packer Helmet signed by Edgar Bennett
- Signed Team Packer Football
- 2010 NFC Championship Green Bay Packers T-shirt
- Packer Blanket
- Packer T-shirt
- Packer Tote Bag
Winner will be drawn and notified on February 4. Go on-line starting Friday and VOTE!!!
Thank you to the following businesses and people for your contributions to make this package possible:
The Green Bay Packers
Edgar and Mindy Bennett
Barb Vanden Langenberg