Meet The Board


The executive board is the behind the scenes team who keep MSUBDT up and running. Without them, there would be no coaches, no lessons, no practice space, no t-shirts, and none of the other innumerable little things that make a dance team function. This page is dedicated to their recognition, and to their efforts to make the team run like a well-oiled machine.

President
Eric Fuller
International man of mystery (his father is Canadian and Nancy Drew was his favorite book series growing up), Eric is a junior in his third year on the team. He is a Human Biology major, but has been considering switching to “Undecided” as he feels it would better help him fulfill his life-goals. His greatest achievement to date was landing a role in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” as Ryan Gosling’s body double. Eric is a walking, talking, fire-breathing champion of fake confidence, but deep down he knows his swagger is just insecurity masquerading as confidence. Though he loves cracking jokes and having fun, he knows how to buckle down and get things done when it’s time to be serious.
Vice President
Linnea Hodson
Linnea Hodson is a junior this year, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Marketing. She started her dance training in ballet in Grand Rapids more than fifteen years ago. Linnea is able to shoot purple lasers out of the tips of her fingernails. She's extremely excited for her third year on the team, and to have a place as the team's vice president. When school is not in session, Linnea fills her time by teaching dance in northern Michigan. She teaches a beginner ballroom dance class once a week and runs the dance and performing arts section of Shady Trails Camp. Her and the former secretary, Elena Winberry have never been seen in the same room together, and may actually be the same person.
Treasurer
Meg Kargul
If you see Meg, offer her sugar.
Secretary
Jessica Urch
Jess is a junior this year and is majoring in psychology. She has always enjoyed dance as a part of her life but never knew the world of ballroom dancing until she came to MSU. Being on the team for two years has proved to be successful in many ways. She loves to travel and compete with the team as well as just enjoying her time with these wonderful people she has gotten to know so well. She has big plans for the future, and ballroom dancing will be included in it.
Curriculum Chair
Devin Jay-Garfein
Devin has experience dancing in Professional/Amateur competitions. She likes to dance Latin and Standard.
Competition Chair
Mitch Alpiner
Mitch Alpiner is a transfer senior from Oakland Community College, holding an Associate's Degree in Vocal Music performance. When not studying Digital Media and Information, he can be found ballroom dancing. Mitch has no prior ballroom experience, but has quickly taken a love to Jive since he joined MSU Ballroom in Fall 2013. In his free time he builds computers, makes terrible puns, holds the title of "Resident DOTA 2 addict", volunteers at gaming conventions, and photoshops Erc Fuller into interesting situations.
Community Outreach Chair
Rob Auger
Rob is a silver dancer. He likes to dance.
Fundraising Chair
Jason Graham
Jason Graham, came to MSU ballroom in the fall of 2014. He came as a Biosystems Engineering major ('17). He hopes to help the team grow and develop as a positive atmosphere and a fun learning experience as he has found and always willing to do what he can to help others find a similar ballroom experience. Favorite dance - Quickstep
Social Chair
Wayne Kuan
Wayne is a dancer.
Faculty Advisor
Dan Totzkay
He is very excited to work with the team this year and is looking forward to some great dancing!