Degree: Business Administration
Birthdate: January 17th
Dallas Cowboys: Larry Allen
Season of the Year: Fall
High School Teacher: Bryan Davis – My high school math teacher. He used to pick on me, so my golf team hid golf balls all throughout his classroom.
Food: Cheeseburgers (plain), just cheese, meat, and bun…yum!
TV Show: Any Comedy: Modern Family, Friends, How I Met Your Mother
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Workout: Pilates and HIIT training
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? My Husband inspires me because of his driven mindset. From the moment we met, he has always encouraged me to go after my dreams and to not be afraid of failure.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? Laughter and coffee!
DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? No regrets, but I did spend a lot of my life trying to make a good impression on others and living to meet the expectations of what I thought others wanted from me. I am grateful to have discovered what living a life true to myself is.
BIGGEST MOTIVATION? My Biggest motivation is impressing myself.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS ? 2 Golden-doods, Cooper and Ralph
BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Beach Vacay for sure, but I do miss the CA mountains.
DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY IN YOUR LIFE: It would start with a slow morning spent enjoying coffee with my husband and a view. We would then walk through a cute town, dining, and shopping as we wish followed by ending the night relaxing with the pups and our closest friends.
HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? kind-hearted, bubbly, optimistic, genuine, and driven
DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS? I love to play golf and played it all through high school!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? Mandy
NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Steve Harvey, Jennifer Anniston, Betty White, my husband, and we gotta save a seat for Jesus.
WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? Big Energy Remix by Latto, Mariah Carey, and DJ Khaled
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE? I started dancing at the age of 2 in a small town where competitive dancing was not a thing. In high school, I started taking dance classes at my local Junior College because my high school did not have a dance team. It wasn’t until my junior year in college that I found out what a dance team was. Being on the Sonoma State Dance Team, my eyes were opened to a whole new outlook on dance. I LOVED the team community but had to work extremely hard because I had never done all the technical elements and tricks, they wanted us to do. I did one season on the team and wasn’t ready to give up dance yet, so I auditioned for the Golden State Warriors Dance Team, knowing nothing about the pro-environment. I made it to training camp and then was cut, although, after auditioning for a second year, I was fortunate enough to be welcomed on the team. When Covid hit, I moved to Texas and thought why not audition for DCC! I was invited to training camp and was cut early on, but that did not stop me. I made the team in 2022 after working extremely hard and committing myself towards continual growth and my craft. Nothing is impossible.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC? So many reasons, but most importantly to be a part of this group of amazing women. When you meet a DCC, you’ll notice that something is different about them. Each of these women live their lives as good stewards, embodying kindness and generosity and I want nothing more than to be a part of that.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC? I love the continuous strive we all give to be better. With both the rookies and the veterans, everyone is constantly growing and wanting to be better not only for themselves, but for their team.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My proudest accomplishment is marrying my husband and together, learning how to live the best lives we can.
IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL … have 2 kids and my parents will have hopefully moved to Texas by then. I used to have a timeline for everything in life, but I honestly just want to live every day to the fullest and be happy in every choice I make. I would love to be involved in the dance community and hopefully inspire other dancers to go after their dreams.