One of the first words that comes to mind when you meet Angela Barleen is "energy." This tornado of activity is excited and honored to channel her energy into fundraising and dancing for Do Good Co. that supports not just one, but two deserving causes; KidsTLC and KC Pet Project. Both organizations are committed to transforming lives and helping Kansas City's most vulnerable, abused and neglected children and pets.
Angela's introduction to Kids TLC came through volunteering with The Birthday Party Project, an organization that brings joy to displaced children through the magic of birthday parties. Angela is inspired by the incredible care facilitators and therapists at KidsTLC who are transforming the lives of these children and providing hope where there was none.
The Barleens have also been directly impacted by KC Pet Project. They adopted the newest member of their family, Charlie, a shepherd-mix, in March of 2017.
Always a dog-lover, Angela is passionate about animal rescue and adoption. She is thrilled to promote KC Pet Project and help them reach record-breaking adoption numbers!
Angela grew up in Columbia, Missouri, but you won't find any black and gold in her closet. She is KU grad and bleeds crimson and blue! This Jayhawk works as an Account Executive for Steel City Media (aka Mix 93.3, Q104, KC102.1 & KFKF) where she develops and negotiates integrated marketing campaigns for a wide variety of advertisers. Her commitment to her clients extends beyond the planning and placement; you can also occasionally hear and see her in their actual commercials.
Angela's most important and favorite roles are mother to 7-year old daughter Addison and 5-year old son Brooks and wife to husband of 10 years, Rod Barleen. With children who have inherited their mother's fortitude, they certainly keep Mom and Dad on their toes! Angela has the pleasure of co-leading Addison's Brownie Girl Scout Troop and helps drive corporate fundraising efforts for Leawood Elementary PTO.
Angela is grateful to Jerry Anselmo and the BMA Foundation for this opportunity and hopes to dance her way into your hearts on June 9th! #BarleentheDancingQueen
Angela will be dancing with James Netherton.
James' accomplishments include
Open 10 Dance Finalist.
Rising Star Professional American Smooth Finalist.
Open Professional American Smooth Finalist.
American Country Dance Association Division II Champion.
American Country Dance Association Division I Finalist.