#1 – Judy Wheeler & Ron Putman

Judy Wheeler was born in Michigan and moved to Georgia after marrying her husband, Butch Wheeler, an Alpharetta native. They have three married children, and 6 grandchildren. Entrepreneurially spirited, Judy wore many hats before retiring to Dahlonega. She now spends her days managing their rental properties, managing a Lumpkin tennis group, being involved in community activities and being a welcoming member of the Dahlonega Lumpkin Newcomers Club. After participating, and winning Dancing With North Georgia Stars – Dahlonega, 2016, with her partner, Jeff Anderson, she has become involved with the North Georgia Ballroom Dance Club. Her goal is to help spread the word to the community that there is an opportunity to pursue social dancing in the Dahlonega area and to have others come join in the fun. Last, but not least, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to Florida. She is excited to once again be involved in such a worthwhile cause as CASA.

Ron Putman discovered his true passion for dance in 1993 and has been dancing ever since, studying with top instructors across the country. As a competitor, Ron has won a total of 20 championship titles at UCWDC events. In the mid-1990’s, he won the individual CDA National Championship Award. He also danced & coached the CDA National Championship Team in 1999.

Ron has taught line dance since 1995 & began ballroom instruction in 2006. His goals are to help each student discover the joy of dance, no matter their level of ability, and to promote the dance community.   Ron currently competes nationally in UCWDC Pro-Am events. He’s been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, and has owned/managed numerous businesses from restaurants to furniture factories across the South.