Yvonne has been dancing, teaching and judging since the 1990s. She has served as a Chief Judge and Judge at many events on the NASDE circuit and continues to stay active in the Chicago dance community. Yvonne also has experience as an organizer and an Event Director. She was a key member in a group which started the first WCS dance club the “Chicago Rebels” in Chicago. As a member of the “Chicago Rebels” she was then instrumental in organizing and creating the “Chicago Classic”, the first WCS dance convention to in the city and which was one of the original national events to join NASDE. Besides Jack and Jill, Yvonne and her late husband Jim competed on a dance on a team that placed at the U.S. Open. Yvonne’s is currently a full time real estate agent. Yvonne started her career in real estate simultaneously with her dancing career, 20 years ago. Over the years, Yvonne has been a Top Producer in the Chicago area and during the peak of real estate she was in the Top 1% of agents in Chicago. Prior to Yvonne’s career in real estate she was instrumental in the start-up of a highly successful strategic planning firm (McMillan/Doolittle) where she worked with top executives in the retail industry (such as, Mobile Oil, Sears, Ikea, Dayton Hudson, just to mention a few). She provided her clients with a high level of communication, knowledge of the market, customer service, and integrity. She brings those skills to the WSDC.