Broker, Vertical Focus Realty
Selling houses keeps Wendy Kreis active and busy but she still makes plenty of time to volunteer for all types of projects in the community, including Chamber of Commerce Envoys, Junior Achievement, Teammates, Kearney High Band, Crane River Theater, and hosting UNK international students. She was part of Leadership Kearney Class 21 and she’s active in the Buffalo County Board of Realtors as past-president and liaison for the Buffalo, Hastings and Dawson board merger. She is looking forward to participating in Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars, primarily to raise awareness about depression and help remove the stigma of mental illness. This is a cause that’s near and dear to her heart, Wendy says. She’s mom to adult kids Brandon and Ashlyne, and 14-year-old Samuel, with husband Chuck.
Dancing experience: “My husband and I took a dance class 13 years ago but that was the end of it.”
Favorite dance style or step: Waltz: “It is elegant and graceful.”
Least favorite dance style: “Swing. I just don’t have the be-bop in me.”
How might someone describe your dancing: “Stiff and without rhythm, yet still graceful.”
Favorite dance partner: Husband Chuck.
Song that will get her on to the dance floor: ‘80s music or the Chicken Dance.
Personal goal for KDWTS: To win! And to raise money and awareness for depression and suicide prevention.
Why fans should vote for me: “I will have put all my heart and soul into making the night special and will work hard on fundraising.”