Kelly is the owner and president of Financial Partners, a life and health insurance agency. As a self-proclaimed introvert, enjoys spending his time at home in his garden with his dog and chickens. He is married to wife Jana and together they have three daughters and three grandchildren. One daughter, Paige, teaches dance professionally and will surely offer her own expertise along the way. Kelly says he does not have a bucket list, he just chooses to live hard and do things. One of those things is participating in this year’s DFTS, which he claims is one of the craziest things he’s ever done.
Kelly serves on the board of directors at Wichita Christian School and at United Regional Hospital.
Why say yes to DFTS?"Because Vanda asked and I know that the money raised goes to a great cause. And, I’ve literally spent over $100k on dance classes and tuition for my daughters… and I’ve never danced. This is my opportunity "
Paula is a Dance Studio Director and Instructor at Defining Moments Dance Studio in Iowa Park. Her goal is to better her hometown through the arts and to teach children self-confidence and poise. She enjoys teaching jazz, hip hop, and acrobats and is thrilled to now be certified to work with special needs students. Paula is married to Joe Cortez IV. She has four children (her A Team): Alexis (12) and Atticus (7), Apollo (3) and Aurora. This is her fifth year to participate in DFTS.
Why say yes to DFTS?"I love the organizations that it benefits, and the last two years were an absolute blast! I couldn’t say no. "