Executive Team Contact Information

Sydney Borys & Marissa BreiderExecutive Directorsisudm.codirectors@gmail.com
Kaitlyn PearceAlumni Relations Directoralumnidirector@gmail.com
Sam Wolfe & Sarah LongmireDevelopment/Campus Outreach Directorssmwolfe@iastate.edu
Riley Wilgenbusch & Caroline AldrichEvents Directorsdm.eventsdirectors@gmail.com
Ryan Szalat & Megan FronczakFamily Relations Directorsdmfamilies@gmail.com
Matt DodgeFinance Directorisudm.finance@gmail.com
Jenna McCarthy & Hannah LarsenGraphics Directorsemmajdau@iastate.edu
Hope YatesHigh School Outreach Program Directorhyates@iastate.edu
Meg Trumper Public & Media Relations Directormtrumper@iastate.edu
Andrew Nurse & Riley GrahamRecruitment & Dancer Relations Directorsisudm.rdrdirectors@gmail.com
Jessica Bigelow & Will FrankeSponsorship Directorsdm.sponsorshipdirectors@gmail.com
Alex PringnitzFundraising Directoralexp@iastate.edu


Sydney Borys & Marissa Breider

Executive Co-Directors

  • Liaison between Children’s Miracle Network, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Iowa State University
  • Run weekly executive committee meetings and monthly all-committee meetings
  • Ensure that Iowa State University Dance Marathon is as successful as possible


Kaitlyn Pearce

Alumni Relations Director

  • Lead Alumni Relations Committee
  • Act as a liaison between ISUDM Alumni and ISUDM
  • Plan and execute Alumni events throughout the year to keep Alumni involved
  • Send out monthly newsletters to Alumni


Sam Wolfe & Sarah Longmire

Development Directors

  • Lead Development Committee
  • Facilitate understanding of all aspects of the organization and support the development of future Dance Marathon leaders
  • Coordinate big events such as 100 Days Out Celebration and Extra Life
  • Coordinate the Iowa State Dance Marathon Miracle Cup

Riley Wilgenbusch & Caroline Aldrich

Events Directors

  • Lead Events Committee
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute all entertainment for major ISUDM events such as the 4K For The Kids and Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Communicate with university administration and outside vendors to coordinate venue for Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Design layout of the venue and logistics for Dance Marathon Weekend


Ryan Szalat & Megan Fronczak

Family Relations Directors

  • Lead Family Relations Committee
  • Collaborate with committee to serve as liaisons between families, other committee members and dancers, and increase meaningful connections between them
  • Integrate current and new Miracle Families to Iowa State Dance Marathon
  • Plan and execute events for and with Miracle Families



Matt Dodge

Finance Director 

  • Track and collect all money raised by individuals and organizations that participate in ISUDM
  • Manage budget for each committee and operational expenses for the year
  • Seek outside funding and build relationships to improve the quality of events throughout the year, especially Dance Marathon Weekend


Jenna McCarthy & Hannah Larsen

Graphics Director 

  • Create digital content in conjunction with Public Relations Director
  • Handle all merchandise design and order
  • Supplement relationships between Dance Marathon and a network of vendors


Hope Yates

High School Outreach Director 

  • Lead High School Outreach Committee
  • Coordinate and provide help for existing High School Dance Marathons throughout Iowa
  • Contact high school administration and faculty to begin new High School Dance Marathons
  • Provide all necessary information and support during the planning process of a High School DM


Meg Trumper

Public & Media Relations Director 

  • Lead Public Relations Committee
  • Collaborate with committee to create, plan and execute a marketing plan for all Dance Marathon events as well as campaigns
  • Distribute digital content in conjunction with the Graphics Director
  • Coordinate photography and filmography of all ISUDM events
  • Manage all ISUDM social media accounts
  • Update and maintain the ISUDM website

Andrew Nurse & Riley Graham

Recruitment & Dancer Relations Directors 

  • Lead Recruitment & Dancer Relations Committee
  • Oversee, train and supervise Morale Captains as they encourage DM awareness and recruit dancers
  • Collaborate with committee to create and choreograph the Morale Dance
  • Plan and execute on campus engagement events such as Miracle Week, FTKarnival, tabling, etc.


Alex Pringnitz

Fundraising Director

  • Lead Sponsorship Committee
  • Plan fundraising events held throughout the year such as concessions, canning, giveback nights and working security at events
  • Collaborate with all dancers to ensure each individual has opportunities to fundraise
  • Work closely with Sponsorship Directors to build partnerships with businesses and organizations around the Ames community

Jessica Bigelow & Will Franke

Sponsorship Directors 

  • Lead Sponsorship Committee
  • Plan fundraising events held throughout the year such as concessions, canning, giveback nights and working security at events
  • Collaborate with committee to actively seek new businesses and maintain previous sponsors relationships to bring in the most money for Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Coordinate all the food served at Dance Marathon Weekend