Taught at an early age to participate and give back to his community by his parents, John and Barb, Paul Phair is grateful to have the opportunity to support an excellent organization like the Center for the Homeless. The Center has provided him with a place to get involved and meet many friends who have become a very special part of his life. South Bend born and raised, Paul is a graduate of Adams High School and also had the good fortune of attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison, both of which have played a significant role in shaping the person he has become. He is one of four Phair children, and counts himself blessed that he gets to see and share wonderful memories with his siblings, in-laws, and nieces and nephews. For the past five years he has been employed in the real estate development department of Holladay Properties. He is also an avid soccer fan and is looking forward to a trip to South Africa to see the United States National Team compete in the World Cup. Last, but not least, he is most handsome Phair Boy and also the favorite uncle to his beautiful nieces and nephews!
Paul's professional coach Ruth Wickey currently lives in Elkhart, Indiana. She has been dancing for 5 years and teaching for 4 1/2 years. Her dance and teaching experience includes all of the Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing. Ruth competes professionally with her partner Edgar. She has experience in contemporary, ballet, and liturgical dancing. Ruth also had the opportunity to perform drama and dance at elementary schools in Thailand.