Ed and Natalie Parent-Judges
Ed and Natalie are enthusiastic supporters of the Salmon Arm Community and Shuswap Hospice. They danced in the 2021 event and generated significant donations for Hospice. This year they are back to share their newly acquired dance knowledge as Guest Judges for the 2022 Dancing with the Shuswap Stars.
Ed is the owner of Ed’s World of Critters and Supplies, the only locally owned and operated pet store in Salmon Arm. Natalie works in Special Education for School District 83. They have two boys Nick and Brandon and a beloved Aussie Doodle called Murphy.
Both Ed and Natalie enjoy mountain biking, skiing and the outdoor life of the Shuswap.
Carolyn agreed to be a judge for Dancing with the Shuswap Stars “because she was asked”. Carolyn is very happy to help out even though she epitomizes the quote: “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”
The Shuswap has been home to Carolyn and her family for twelve years. She is well known in our community as the artistic director of Shuswap Dance Centre. The exploration of dance has been her passion and profession for most of her adult life. She has lived and worked in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, California and Mexico and has always been busy with either performing or teaching dance. Her favourite style of dance is ballet. She has enjoyed chaperoning trips to California and New York for her senior pupils to give them the opportunity to explore dance career opportunities.
Carolyn and her husband Kevin, as well as their two daughters, enjoy all that the beautiful Shuswap area has to offer. They own and operate Shuswap Total Fitness and Junglemania.
David is an active member of the Larch Hills Nordic Society and has been an announcer for a number of provincial ski club events. His dancing experience goes back to grade seven standing against the gym wall for most of Stairway to Heaven, before working up the nerve to ask a girl to dance. Now he is a “dance dad” supporting the efforts of his ballerina daughter. David has choreographed dozens of musicals as a music teacher and music theatre director. He has performed in choirs, concert bands, operas, rock bands and as an Elvis impersonator. We thank David for taking on the role of judge again this year.
Jared returns to us this year as Master of Ceremonies. He spiced up the dance floor a few years ago, we look forward to him doing the same thing behind the microphone this year. Jared has lived in Salmon Arm for ten plus years and he and his wife have four wonderful children as well as a dog. As a principle in the south canoe school, Jared has had many opportunities to be behind a microphone. We are honored to have Jared as our MC again this year.