2019 Gala Dancer Bios

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Lt. Milo Hooper, Harrisburg Police Department and his Wife, Brandi Hooper

Milo and Brandi Hooper call York County their home, along with their daughter (Breanna), son (Noah), and dogs (Oreo and Remi). They currently attend Bible Baptist Church.

Milo, a long-time Harrisburg City resident and avid Eagles fan, majored in Economics at Penn State. He then worked as an Accounting Assistant, before joining the Harrisburg Bureau of Police in 1996, where he rose to his current rank of Lieutenant.Brandi, a die-hard Steelers fan, was raised in Lancaster County, before getting her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Penn College, and joining the Dauphin County Probation Department, as an Adult Probation Officer.

Milo and Brandi agree that self-confidence is an important trait to a child’s future success, and believe HPAL plays a major role in developing that. It is this reason they are honored, with the guidance of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Lemoyne, to participate in this HPAL sponsored event.

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Brandon Pokrop, Swatara Township Police Department and his Wife, Mandy Pokrop

Corporal Brandon Pokrop has been with the Swatara Township Police Department for 12 years and is a proud member of the HPAL Board. In his spare time he enjoys weight training and playing sports. He is joined by Mandy, his wife of 12 years. Mandy is a home healthcare pediatric nurse who enjoys reading in her spare time. Brandon and Mandy have two children, Aspen and Chloe who also keep them very busy!

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Adam Kosheba, Public Safety Director Lower Paxton Township and his Wife, Missy Kosheba

Adam and Missy Kosheba have been married since December of 2012. They currently reside in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County with their two daughters and three dogs. Adam has been the Director of Public Safety for Lower Paxton Township since March of 2018. Prior to becoming the Director, Adam was employed by the Pennsylvania State Police for 25 years, retiring as a Captain/Troop Commander.Missy is a Registered Nurse in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg since July of 2016.  Prior to her Pinnacle career, Missy was employed by the Masonic Village Long Term Care facility in Elizabethtown for 16 years. The two of them have spent the last several months practicing their routine at the Camelot Dance Studio in Steelton, PA.

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Alex Meyerhoff, Daughter of Rossmoyne Animal Trauma Center’s Owner, Sabrena and Instructor, Jordan Perry

Alex Meyerhoff is a freshman at the Harrisburg Academy. She enjoys playing soccer, singing, dancing,and manyother things. She loves animals and has 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 birds, a fish, a miniature horse, and a donkey. Alex lives with her mother in Etters, York County. She would like to say to the people watching her dance “Have fun and I hope you enjoy the show!”Jordan Perry is a Professional Instructor at Arthur Murray.

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Bryan Beistline, CO Manager at Walmart and Reyna Mazariegos, Export Specialist for Dayton Parts

Bryan Beistline is a CO Manager at Walmart in Lancaster PA. He has worked for Walmart for the past two and a half years and enjoys sports, Blackjack, and planes. Bryan is excited to have a baby boy due on Oct 21st! He decided to dance and represent Wal Mart, since the company has been so good to him.

Reyna Mazariegos works at Dayton Parts and is an Export Specialist in Customer Service.

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Peter Megoulas, Account Executive, Members 1st Federal Credit Union and Emilie Thomas, Temple University

Peter Megoulas is an Account Executive at Members 1st Federal Credit Union. He joined the team in April after calling Philadelphia home for 7 years. While away in Philadelphia, he attended La Salle University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in political science. Peter held positions in the Finance industry after graduating, most-recently working at State Street Corporation in Berwyn supporting the Emerging Market Debt and Foreign Exchange Teams.

Now that he is back in his true home of Central PA, Peter is excited to bring his skills to Members 1st. You will see him around the area making relationships everywhere with people and businesses. In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with friends, family, keeping up with music, and travelling. He considers himself an advocate for small businesses, education, and enjoys keeping up with all-things politics!Emilie Thomas is a Hershey native who grew up dancing since the age of 4. She studied all styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop at Hershey School of Dance. In 2011, as Emilie was attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia, she was hired as a hip-hop instructor at the place she grew up and called home. Despite being hours away, Emilie was dedicated to making the weekly commute home to be with her students. It has now been eight years and Emilie is currently employed at the Temple University Harrisburg campus while continuing her time at Hershey School of Dance, where she can teach and share her passion with the HSD family.

Emilie is forever grateful for the many opportunities that HSD has provided her including dance trips to New York City, master classes from inspiring hip-hop artists and being able to dance with some former contestants/winners from So You Think You Can Dance! Most importantly, it has provided her a safe and creative space to work as well as a reason to never leave the studio. Emilie is learning every day and loves to take on new challenges, which is why she is so excited to be a part of the Police Athletic League’s Dancing with the Stars!

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