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Dr. Ann Austria Bockrath grew up in Xenia, Ohio. She attended Carroll High School, St Marys College, Notre Dame and continued her education at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. She practices dentistry in Waynesville Ohio.
She is married to her high school sweetheart David and they have five beautiful children. They reside in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
She has always said she wanted to be a singer and dancer when she grew up even though she has never done either but and now this is her chance!
Emily Broughton is the Public and Community Relations Manager at Cox Media Group. She is a graduate of Wright State University and an active member of the community, serving on boards for Clothes That Work, CultureWorks, and Dayton Children's Hospital.
She works with various forms of media to give back to area non-profits and she is a volunteer in Centerville City Schools. Her three daughters Evelyn, Lilly, and Aurora keep her very busy and she enjoys a good show tune, reading, being active, and spending time with her husband, Cory Earl.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Steve is proud to be a native Ohioan. He attended Carroll High School and the University of Dayton. He then obtained his dental degree at The Ohio State University and specialized in orthodontics at the University of Louisville. Steve has been practicing orthodontics full-time since 1994.
Steve enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Traci, whom he met as a classmate in dental school. They blended to have 5 children: Taylor, Ian, Ryan, Haley and Hunter. Steve likes cycling, boating, dressing up as Batman for no reason, rooting for Buckeye football and Flyer basketball, and making goofy videos for his office with his amazing staff. He also enjoys supporting worthy causes like this one!
In his words: "To be clear, I cannot dance. My go-to move resembles that gopher from the end credits in Caddyshack. What I lack in precision and skill, I will compensate with love and with passion for the cause."
Well known local builder, Seth Doliboa, is excited to be a part of this evening of fun for the Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation and the Valentine's Dance, Dayton's Dancing With The Stars.
No stranger to competition, Seth has been a standout on the basketball court from his days at Springboro High School and Wright State University. He went on to have a professional basketball career in the NBA minor leagues followed by 7 years of professional basketball in Europe.
Since returning to Dayton 3 years ago, Seth, his wife Ashley and son Cooper have made Springboro their home. Seth now co-owns Catalyst Custom Homes with his brother Cain.
Seth is in this to win it!
Erica Lugo famously known as EricaFitLove has become a social media celebrity who lost over 150 lbs and tracked her journey on social media gaining her 500k followers! Erica appeared on the cover of National Women's Health Magazine for "America's Next Fitness Star" and has appeared on Rachel Ray, the Today Show & more. A donut advocate and working single mother she now has her own fitness studio in Centerville and runs multiple online businesses empowering women to become the best versions of themselves through health and fitness!
Cory D. D. Miller is a lifelong Daytonian who prides himself in bolstering the city he lives in by either supporting its local businesses, usually in the form of a local craft beer, stopping by one of Dayton's fantastic eateries, or simply writing about it through his blog on Dayton.com. He is passionate about Dayton's young professional development as well as how the community implements it strategies to involve all aspects of life. He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Dayton. From there, he began working at C.H. Dean for the next 11 years and has recently made a career change and is currently a Client Service Manager at Synchrony.
Matt Overton is a Regional Sales Manager at ChemStation, a company founded and Headquartered in Dayton that specializes in environmentally friendly industrial cleaning products. He lives in Centerville, OH with his wife, Katie, and two children, Hannah and Ellie. Matt and his family are very involved with their local parish, St. Albert The Great, where Matt serves on the Athletic Board, and as a youth sports coach. A native of Kentucky, Matt attended the University of Louisville, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Gabrielle Payne is thrilled to be a part of this year's Dancing with the Dayton Stars benefitting A Special Wish Foundation. Gabrielle was a 2017 graduate of Kent State University where she studied broadcast journalism and fashion marketing. She moved to the Dayton area in May of this year, and currently works as a morning news reporter for ABC 22/ FOX 45. This past summer, Gabrielle was a top Finalist in the Miss Ohio Pageant, a preliminary for Miss America. Gabrielle's secret talent is her Disney princess impressions! In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys performing in community theater, cooking new recipes in the kitchen, and hiking the beautiful parks and trails in Dayton.