The National Clogging Organization, Inc.

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Board of Directors


Board of Directors:

Conrad Cooper - President, Chairperson of the Board
Columbus, Ohio
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I started clogging lessons January of 82.and I started teaching the Midwest Cloggers in 85,and we are still going strong. I have been active with clog since the convention in Louisville, KY. in 85  and was ask to be on the board of directors in 2004 and was ask to be chairman in 2007.

 

Married to Janet for 50 years next  June 2013 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.

 

i believe in clog because it is an activity the whole family can participate in, sometimes it's hard to believe 30 years has gone by, but the old saying holds true, time flies when your having fun, GOD bless to all, Conrad Cooper Chairman of the Board

 


Marie Lovelace- Vice-President
Memphis, Tennessee
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Marie and her husband Jimmy started clogging in 1980 and has been teaching since 1983. She started the Riverboat Cloggers of Memphis in the fall of 1983 and still teaches there today. She has attended all of the CLOG Conventions and has served on the CLOG Executive Staff since 1990. Marie is a CCI instructor and teaches workshops in the mid-south area. Her daughter, Ann-Marie, helps with her teaching and her twin sons, Kelly and Kevin, are accomplished dancers also. Other hobbies include serving on the Ellendale Little League Board of Directors and supporting her older son, David, in his rock band. She works in the Pre-School Program at her church. 



 

Janice Hanzel - Secretary
California

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Janice began clogging the fall 1979 and teaching the summer of 1980. Janice was the Instructor/Artistic Director and founder of the Barbary Coast Cloggers & Hillbilly Cloggers. She has served as President & Vice President of the Northern California Cloggers Association (NCCA,Inc) helping to promote clogging throughout Northern California . Janice is author of the Northern California Clogging Step Dictionary and Update, compiling steps from all over the US and abroad. She is a Certified Clogging Instructor and Competition Judge and is currently Co-Chair of the Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI) program for CLOG. In the 1980's Janice was instrumental in featuring popular East Coast instructors in Northern California to help further the growth of clogging, as well as Dr Jerry Duke who was literally in her backyard at San Francisco State University. She has traveled the US and Australia and Canada sharing her talents. Janice continues teaching three days a week, including daughter Kellee’s Clogging Team, AFTERSHOCK –Beginners Class. Janice is the stay-at-home grandma who shuttles the kids to school and back and daughter to work and back and works part time at a dental office. During quiet times (really there’s quiet time?) Janice enjoys reading, knitting, and playing with the grandkids.

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Reed Davis – Chief Financial Officer

  • Clogging 30+ years
    • Currently dancing with the Carolina Heartland Cloggers
  • National Clogging Convention staff for 23 years:
    • 15 years as Program Manager
    • 3 years as Chief of Staff
    • 5 years as general staff
  • USA Clogging Championship competition staff for 8 years
  • CLOG Board of Directors for 10 years:
    • 5 years as Chief Financial Officer
  • Certified Clogging Instructor
  • Clogging instructor/Director for teams in:
    • Arizona
    • Oklahoma
  • National Clogging and Hoedown Council Hall of Fame inductee 2002
  • Publisher, Arizona Follow the Sun magazine for Square Dance, Round Dance & Clogging
  • CallerLab certified square dance caller for 5 years
 

  Barb Guenette - Board Member
Canada
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Barb started clogging in 1981 when a fellow square dancer introduced her to “a new form of dancing”.  Together, they decided that the teen square dancers might enjoy learning this dance form so they started classes that same year.  With the encouragement of the caller for the teens & a book written by Sheila Popwell, they held clogging classes before the teen square dance.  Barb’s friend moved away to start married life & left Barb holding the bag.  Turned out the teens weren’t all that interested in clogging but there were some adults who were.  Barb was one step ahead of her dancers until 1988 when she was invited to become a member of the Northwest Clogging Association.  That first workshop was a huge eye-opener to her.  Since that first workshop, Barb has attended all but one NWCA workshop & taught at several of them.  She has served on the Board of NWCA as secretary, Vice President, Publicity & Program.  In 2004, Barb was awarded the Val Mackey award from the NWCA for the person that year it was felt had promoted clogging the most.  Barb has also taught at 3 Canadian National Square Dance Conventions, 7 Provincial Conventions (4 of which she coordinated), 8 C.L.O.G. National Conventions & several regional workshops.  She attained her CCI in 1998 & in 2002 organized the first Canadian CCI training session.  She now mentors other instructors in their CCI training & instructs at CCI sessions at National Conventions.  Barb teaches 3 clogging classes/wk & has taken some of her dancers to the Austrian Alps Performing Festival.  Her love for travel also took her & her dancers on a clogging cruise to the western Caribbean.  Together with her husband Larry, she sponsors the annual Sealion Stomp clogging workshop in Nanaimo, B.C.  They have done this for 23 years.  She & Larry have been married 43 years & have 2 daughters & 4 grandchildren.  Barb retired in Dec 2006 after 40 years of working as an x-ray tech & is now enjoying being at home pursuing all the activities she loves – family, hiking, sewing, gardening & clogging.

 

 

Dustin Stephan- Board Member

Dustin has been a member of the clogging community for over 20 years. He has won numerous national titles as a solo, duo/duet and team competitor and is the director for the national champion clogging group MOMENTUM.

 

Living in Bloomington, Indiana, Dustin is currently employed with Indiana University as an adjunct lecturer. He instructs courses in Hip Hop, Ballroom and Social Dance, Modern Dance and Irish Dance to undergraduate students. An avid dance enthusiast, Dustin has worked as a full time performer with Walt Disney Entertainment performing in Shows, Parades and Special Events. In addition to performing in many contracted shows and engagements around the country, Dustin has represented the United States at numerous international folk festivals; performing, teaching and sharing his love of dance to thousands. You can also find Dustin teaching his craft at regional and national workshops across the country. Dustin is humbled and honored to serve on the Board of Directors for The National Clogging Organization and welcomes to the opportunity to support and foster dancers of all ages and skill levels.


 

 

Shane Gruber- Board Member

  Started clogging in 1989

. Taught first workshop 1992 for MCIC (Michigan Clogging Instructors Council)

. Started a credited clogging course at CMU 1996-1998

. Earned his CCI in 1996 (Certified Clogging Instructor)

. Taught at the National Clogging Convention for 16 years (soon to be 17 years)

. Taught at workshops around the US, Canada, Germany and 3 Caribbean cruises

. Former President of the Orchesis Dance Theater at Central Michigan University

. Choreographed 13 show clogging pieces for the Orchesis Dance Theater

. Taught at the American College Dance Festival at Penn State PA

. Co-choreographed a 4th place modern dance piece for ACDFA in 1994

. Performed at the Austria Performing Arts Festival with the Main Street Cloggers 1997

. Performed in the show Rhythm Dance at Silver Dollar City Branson, MO 1999

. Taught actor Mike O’Malley clogging for the 2011 movie Cedar Rapids

. Can be seen in the DVD extras for Cedar Rapids under Mike O’Malley Urban Clogger

. Inducted into the Western New York Clogging Association Hall of Fame 2011

. Became a member on the Board of Directors for CLOG August 2012

. Current instructor of the Shanegang Cloggers and Shanenanigans Clogging Groups

. Mentor in the CCI program and evaluator for testing



 

 

 

Janice Jestin - Board Member