Dancing with: Jose Perez, Dance It Studio
Racquel joined the Eyewitness News Team in December 2011 after spending the last 6 years at two Upstate New York television stations. She also completed her Masters in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Racquel currently works for Eyewitness News Daybreak and TV27 bringing you your traffic reports every morning. It is important for her to get you to work on time or out of town if you're hitting the road for a big trip.
Aside from Daybreak Traffic duties, Racquel also reports on all the major transportation or road construction news, including SunRail, the expansion of I-4 and changes at Orlando International Airport. Most importantly, she reports on any problems you face on your neighborhoods roads.
Before coming to WFTV, Racquel was a reporter and anchor at WSYR in Syracuse, NY and at WICZ in Binghamton, NY. Upstate New York gave Racquel her fair share of live reports atop snow mounds while the blistering wind created whiteout conditions. The summers were just as eventful with two historic floods and Hurricane Irene in 2011. Let's just say she already has her rain gear for when the rough weather comes through Central Florida.
While in Syracuse, Racquel was also honored by the NYS Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club recognized for reporting on the use and legality of synthetic drugs bought over the Internet and sold on the street. She discovered how Central New York High School students were using the drugs and why law enforcement could not arrest dealers.
When she’s not working a story, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two playful Yorkies at the dog park.
Dancing with: Jayson Sandoval
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Dancing with: Fayvin Doucette
Tony Jenkins is the Market President for the Central Florida region. In his appointed role as Market President, Tony is instrumental in leading this region in developing a business plan to increase and retain membership, enhance brand visibility and coordinate employee engagement.
Prior to Florida Blue, Jenkins served as Director of Diversity for CSX Corporation, the largest rail network in the eastern United States. Before joining CSX, Jenkins spent 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company in various management roles.
Tony is very active in the Orlando Community. He is the past Chair for both United Arts of Central Florida and Leadership Orlando Class 89. He also serves on the Orlando Economic Partnership, Central Florida Foundation and he is a Board Trustee at Stetson University.
In January 2014, Tony was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). The Commission possesses policy-making responsibilities to identify and eliminate unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations in the State.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA.
Dancing with: Marta Lyszkowicz
RandyLowe, the founder of Lowe and Behold, has over 30 years’ experience in the profession of Event Design. More importantly, he has an innate artistic ability and unique creative vision. Randy has built his reputation by ensuring one simple result: that his clients are happy. He and his team at Lowe and Behold work tirelessly to produce superior events.
When asked to dance in this year’s Dance Dream & Inspire, in his typically humble way Randy quickly replied: “I am not a local celebrity.” We reminded him this his most prized accomplishment – adoptive dad to Robert (8) and Jacob (6) – makes his the ideal celebrity for this event. Randy and his husband, Joshua, first opened their home as foster parent in 2012, ultimately become a FOREVER home to the boys in 2016, after fostering for 1357 days! And they aren’t stopping there. Randy and Joshua recently completed the paperwork to open their home to another child.
Randy’s faith also plays a key role in his life. He is an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where he sings in the Sanctuary Choir and Men’s Ensemble.
While ballroom dancing has pushed Randy far out of his comfort zone, he says that his goal to raise awareness and support the hundreds of children that would LOVE to be loved makes the work and stress of dancing worth every sore muscle. “We all can’t be Foster or Adoptive parents but we all have the ability to do something NICE right now,” Randy expressed. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this awesome event and hope that you will take the time to click the link and support me.”
Dancing with: Eddie Rivera, Dance It Studio
Estee, with her unique style and unmistakable voice has quickly become one of Central Florida’s most popular and dynamic radio personalities. Born to Cuban immigrants, this New Jersey native has been a welcome presence on the Central Florida airwaves for over 13 years now.
A UCF graduate, Estee’s roots in the local community run deep. When not co-hosting POWER 95.3’s Wake Up Show, she devotes her time to a number of organizations and causes, including Give Kids the World and the Apple A Day program. Estee also volunteers her time at local area schools.
With a passion for entertainment, she has not limited herself to just radio. Estee has appeared on numerous television spots and is the entertainment reporter for icFlorida, exploring the latest events and hidden gems in the city.
And when she's got some free time, Estee likes to spend it with her two kids and husband. You'll also find her doing hot yoga, trying out to new baking recipes, binge-watching her favorite TV shows and brunching with friends. She's living her best life!
Dancing with: Anna Tabolina, Just Dance
Paul Roldan is the Co-Founder and current Partner of Allgen
Financial Services, Inc. This New York City native is also a board member of
YMCA and Early Learning Coalition. He has over 18 years of conducting financial
education seminars behind him, creating awareness of personal financial
planning issues as well as current economic trends. In addition to that, he
serves on the Task Advisory Committee for Hispanic Business Initiatives Fund
Paul has a BA in Music from Princeton University and a Master’s
in Public Administration from Harvard University. Prior to his current role, Paul was an
investment adviser representative for over 17 years, a Financial Analyst with
the Federal Reserve Back of Wall Street, an Investment Adviser Representative
with Raymond James Financial Services and Equity Services, Inc., and Co-founding
partner at Heritage Financial Services, LLC, a fee-based financial planning and
asset management firm. It’s safe to say he’s dabbled in just about everything!
When he isn’t busy at work, he enjoys coaching his two sons’
basketball, baseball, and flag football teams. He is also a musician and loves
to fish. One other fun fact about Paul is that he is fluent in both English and
In 2019, the Community Based Care of Central Florida Family of Companies will become Embrace Families – one collaborative focus around the same child welfare mission.
Community Based Care of Central Florida Foundation (soon to be Embrace Families Foundation) raises funds to support our affiliated organizations’ critically important work to protect and strengthen vulnerable children and families.
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