Meet Our Accomplished Panel of Experts
The Byron Saunders Foundation is proud to announce the Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Bob Rothwell along with the talented DJ Steel Bill. You will enjoy the judging and commentary by Chaz Freutel, Chris Hawker, and Jeffrey Goltiao.
Master of Ceremonies
Robert is a professional, actor, comedian, coach and owner of RoRo Artistry LLC. As a natural born entertainer, creativity is the blood that runs through his veins. He is on a journey to not only bring joy, laughter and fun to the world; he is also committed to supporting people to empowerment and becoming the best version of themselves. You can find him on any social media platforms and email links below for further information.
Bill Wilson (DJ Steel Bill)
A Columbus Ohio native, father of two children, Alyssa (27) and Trey (23), grandfather of Ellis (6) and Emerson (4). Music and art have always been a big part of my life. I was always into drawing and painting at a young age, and had a desire to want to illustrate comics. While in school, my second home was the Art Room. I had a dream of working for Marvel Comics because of my love for the Spider-Man franchise. My high school Art teacher was instrumental in helping me earn a partial scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design, where I was an Illustration major. As a fulltime college student, I was working a fulltime job as well. During that time period I also spent time experimenting with music. My parents had an extensive record collection, so I was always going through the album covers fascinated by some of the artwork, but even more by the different styles of music. It was in middle school where the rap music scene was beginning to take off, and of course I was hooked. I started making my own songs using instrumentals of records, and recording them to cassette tapes as a hobby. I did performances at school, talent shows, and was even a member of a rap group in the 80’s. I bought some studio equipment and started making my own tracks, and that evolved into DJing. I got the nickname Steel Bill from a former supervisor who used to call me that every time he saw me, and it stuck. In the beginning I always provided the music for family get-togethers and parties, and I was receiving requests to play at other events, and I eventually upgraded to professional gear. I gained more experience as I did school dances and some wedding receptions, and I officially launched my DJ and Photo Booth business in 2016. I’m continuing to build, developing and growing. I love to spread happiness and joy, and music is a passion of mine and providing the soundtrack and fun to people’s lives is a perfect way to do it!
Chaz Freutel grew up in Upper Arlington in a competitive family…raising and showing German Shepherds (Junior Showman at Westminster), racing Corvettes (raced at Powell Speedway, Mid-Ohio, and Indy), as well as a number of sports on his own. Chaz suffered a back injury when he was 12 that prevented him from contact sports and through Boy Scouts was the first in Ohio to achieve Roller Skating Merit Badge. His Coach, Larae “Tulloch” Helsel, encouraged him to join the United Skates of America competitive team and Chaz became an Artistic Roller Figure and Dance Skater. He earned state, regional, and national titles before retiring and heading to Wittenberg University.
Chaz Freutel is blessed to have served and currently serve many wonderful organizations. Chaz started his business, Get-U-Connected, in 2009 to connect small business owners with the people, products, and services they need to succeed. Some of his more recognized clients include The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, commonly known as “The DEC,” Marysville Entrepreneurial Center “MEC,” and Ohio Christian University Business Innovation Center “OCUBIC.”
Chaz has a passion working with kids, coaching soccer for over 20 years with Ohio Premier Soccer Club, helping middle and high school students launch their own businesses with Young Entrepreneurs Academy “YEA!,” and teaching Sunday School “Impact” with Encounter Church.
Chaz lives in Dublin with his college sweetheart, Laurie. They have two daughters, Meghan (Dallas, TX) and Amanda (Westerville, OH), both graduates of The Ohio State University.
Chris Hawker is an inventor, entrepreneur and life coach. He has over 20 years of experience leading creative teams in developing innovative consumer products, through his company, Trident Design, LLC.
Having brought dozens of products to market, he is an expert in innovation and creativity. He coaches entrepreneurs, executives, authors and creatives in living their vision. He is cofounder of Next Level Trainings, and the VIP trainer in Residence.
Jeffrey Goltiao is an award-winning Top Teacher and professional competitor, teaching and competing with his Pro/Am students in all four styles of dance: American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin and International Ballroom.
He has pursued his passion for dance for over a decade and has a unique ability to tailor his teaching style to any level dancer.
Some of Jeffrey’s Pro/Am and Pro/Pro accomplishments include:
- Top Teacher—The Ohio Star Ball, 2014-2019
- Featured on the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance, Season 11”
- Head Coach of The Ohio State DanceSport team in the American style 2014-2020
- US and World A and B Bronze Rhythm Champion (2012 & 2013); US Bronze 9-Dance Champion (2012)
As a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst, Jeffrey uses his special techniques to build powerful, engaging relationships with his students that are based on positive intentions, open and honest communication, goal setting and support. Through connected teaching, Jeffrey creates empowered, confident dancers. From youth outreach programs, to individuals and couples who want to enjoy a hobby, to US and World Pro/Am Champions, Jeffrey Goltiao has successfully developed all types of dancers and programs, sharing his passion for the sport throughout central Ohio.
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