Meet the

2019-2020

 Riley Board

Name: Bryn Roberts       

Board Position: President

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $2,500

Why do you dance? I dance for all the children that can’t because we don’t know how blessed we are to be able to run, play, and dance. Riley Dance Marathon has been a part of my life for 4 years now and I have met so many wonderful children throughout the way. I dance for all the kids I have met and for Izzy Mattocks who started my love for Riley DM. We dance so all the kids at Riley can look up to us and know people love and support them. #FTK!!!

Name: Caitlyn Kim 

Board Position: VP of Publicity

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? One of my favorite moments of the whole year is when we are goofing off and dancing at the dance marathon. Seeing all the Riley kids jumping around with joy and smiling so wide made my heart so happy. I dance so those kids can have joy and feel love not just on dance marathon day but for the rest of their lives.

Name: Michael Brunt       

Board Position: VP of Hospitality

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance? I dance to give hope and see all of the lives that we are changing by dancing and giving back to the community.

Name: Kyle Gabbard       

Board Position: VP of Corporate

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance? I dance to give back to my community and to be able to see all the lives Riley Dance Marathon changes

Name: Shea Koley       

Board Position: VP of External Events

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? 

Why do you dance? I dance because I am passionate about children and want to help them live a normal life.  I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they come to the dance marathon and get to leave their troubles behind and be a kid. I also dance because I want to work at Riley later in life, and it is important to be me to do my part now so I can continue to help children in my future. 

Name: Mia Contino       

Board Position: VP of Internal Events

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $2,000

Why do you dance? I dance to be a part of something bigger of myself. I love seeing how happy all of the Riley kids are and how Riley Dance Marathon changes the lives of the patients and their families!  

Name: Jessie Guler       

Board Position: VP of Mini-Marathons

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? 1,000

Why do you dance? I dance for hope and for all the kids who have suffered. I dance for every single kid who is at Riley and for every kid that has ever gone through Riley. I dance for the smiles of the Riley Kids we get to help because it makes it beyond worth it. The main reason I dance is for my best friend, Abbie, who is a Riley Kid that suffers on a daily basis.

Name: Rachel Houser       

Board Position: VP of Riley Families

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance because I'm a Riley kid and I know what it’s like to be in the hospital. I want to help other Riley kids and make them feel welcome through Fishers Dance Marathon!

Name: Alex Craig       

Board Position: VP of Morale

Grade:11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance for the amazing kids at Riley, who cannot dance like we can. As healthy people, we take for granted what we can do from day to day. I want to make a difference in these kids life because of the passion and love I have for each and every one of them. I hope to make a difference in their day to day lives with my excitement and passion for this organization. I cannot wait for this upcoming year!

Name: Lauren Schneider       

Board Position: Executive of Publicity

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance for hope and smiles for the kids and families at Riley Hospital. Nothing is better than seeing the kids smile after everything they are going through. The kids are constantly surrounded around doctors and medicine and I want them to see that people are out here fighting for them and their lives so one day a cure will be found for them. Dancing at the marathon shows the kids and families that it is not just them fighting alone, but we are standing with them to fight for a cure.

Name: Rebecca Lewis       

Board Position: Executive of Hospitality

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance?  I dance to make a difference. All of these kids go through so much and being there to support them, or even just to talk with them, is such a gift. I dance for the pure joy that is shown in a simple smile. It is at that moment that I know, in my heart, that what I am doing is making a difference.

Name: Izzy Slick

Board Position: Executive of Corporate

Grade:10th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $600

Why do you dance? I dance for the spark of light that gleams in everyone’s eyes. I dance for the moment we all realize how much we gave back to the kids in the Riley community.  

Name: Madilin Goodwin

Board Position: Executive of Special Events

Grade:12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? I dance for all of the kids at Riley. I dance because it is the least that I can do to try and help find a cure for all of these kids. I dance for all of the kids who wish they could dance. I dance to see the smiles on the kids’ faces and to see the hope go back into their eyes.

Name: Abigail Garrison

Board Position: Executive of Special Events

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance? I dance so I can raise money for the great work they are doing at Riley and to bring joy to the kids at the different events and the dance marathon.

Name: Alexis Howard

Board Position: Executive of Special Events

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance? I dance to create an environment of love and acceptance for the kids at Riley and for all the miracles to come. 

Name: Emma Burns

Board Position: Executive of Mini-Marathons

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance for the joy and smiles that it brings to the children. I dance for those who can't, in hopes, that one day, all of the Riley children will be able to. And lastly, I dance to promote change and give back to something that is so beneficial and is really bigger than all of us! #FTK

Name: Makenzie Pope

Board Position: Executive of Mini-Marathons

Grade: 10th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance for the smiles! I dance to see the kids’ faces light up with joy. I dance to make miracles happen and for the Riley kids to feel loved. I love raising awareness for miracles at Riley. Mini marathons help spread the word and creates a culture of awareness for Riley.

Name: Emma Ruggles

Board Position: Executive of Mini-Marathons

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance? I dance to provide hope for Riley kids and their families. I dance for a cause way greater than myself and for those who don’t have the opportunity to get onto the dance floor. Putting smiles on faces is the greatest reward and I’m so excited to change more lives! FTK :)

Name: Alexis Castellani

Board Position: Executive of Mini-Marathons

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  I dance for the kids at Riley to give them hope that one day they will be able to dance for others. The constant view of the hospital room and all the medicine draws the hope and happiness from the kids and their families. The kids need the ability to be hopeful for themselves and dancing is one small way that I can personally help in the right direction. Dance marathon is a huge step into helping so many more kids and I want to be as much of a part of it as I can.

Name: Amanda Lawlor

Board Position: Executive of Riley Families

Grade: 12th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $1,000

Why do you dance?  Because I was a Riley Kid. I dance to give back.

Name: Katie Pfeifer

Board Position: Executive of Riley Families

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance?  Dance Marathon has become an influential part of my life in a short amount of time. My journey with Riley began when one of my best friends was diagnosed with childhood cancer at the age of 9. Throughout his treatments and visits to Riley, I saw just how much Riley Children’s Hospital made him feel at home; this is exactly why I dance. I dance for all the kiddos at Riley who are going through quite possibly the hardest time of their lives. I dance to give back to this amazing organization that has helped so many already. I dance to bring hope for all the kids in a time where it seems absent to them. I dance #FTK every. single. day.

Name: Faith Farrell

Board Position: Executive of Morale

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $500

Why do you dance?  I dance so that I am able to be a part pf something bigger than myself. I know that I am not only benefitting myself by being a part of such a great program but helping other Riley families and kids as well.

Name: Kaylin Hoover

Board Position: Executive of Morale

Grade: 11th

This Year’s Personal Fundraising Goal? $700

Why do you dance?  I dance because it makes me feel like a better person to help kids who are struggling far worse than I am. I know that I am making a difference with every cent I fundraise, and it all goes to such a great cause. The kids at Riley deserve the best, and with the money that we raise, it gives them a chance at a life which they are fighting so hard for. Would dance every DM day for those kids if I could :) #FTK