Allen has been called to active duty and will not be available to participate in DWTS 2018.
Join us in thanking him for his service to our country.
Due to this development, Team 3 will not be performing this year.
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A product of Cobb County, Katelyn DeRuyter proudly serves as an Assistant Solicitor General with the Cobb County Solicitor General’s Office. After graduating from The Lovett School in 2007, she went north to Minnesota and earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College. Upon her arrival to St. Olaf, she was disappointed to learn that St. Olaf was named after a Nordic King and not a Snowman. Despite her disappointment, she let it go and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014. She has worked with the Shepherd Center and enjoys hiking, painting, and making her own wine. She is thrilled to be able to give back to the arts community through her involvement with this event.
Allen Aschwege joined the Cobb County Fire Department in 2010 and currently serves as a Firefighter in charge of operating the county’s Mobile Command Vehicle. Service to his community and country is a major part of Allen’s life. In addition to his role as a county Firefighter, Allen is also a Master Sergeant in the Army National Guard, where he instructs Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat. He has spent 22 years in the Army National Guard as a Special Forces “Green Beret” serving as a Battle NCO, HALO “High Altitude” Jumpmaster, and a Communications Sergeant – his friends and family fondly refer to him as their beloved MacGyver. Allen previously served as a Cobb County Police Officer until June of 1996, when he took over A&A Waterproofing after his father’s passing. Allen still owns and operates A&A Waterproofing in addition to his Firefighting and Military duties. Allen’s hobbies include, boating with his family, camping, restoring old trucks and doing occasional extra work as a background performer in local film and TV productions. Ask Allen what his greatest achievements are, and he will quickly tell you, that he considers his wonderful wife and four awesome children his greatest achievement.