Bart Gaetjens is an Area External Affairs Manager for Florida Power & Light serving Brevard & Indian River Counties. He is responsible for forging strong partnerships with the communities we serve and creating a positive business environment for potential and current customers!
Bart was born in Chicago, Illinois and at age 6 he and his family relocated to Perrine, Florida. Bart graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business Management.
He started working at Florida Power & Light shortly after graduating from FSU on a Bachelor of Business Administrative rotation program. He has also worked in FPL’s Customer Service, Corporate Security & Current Diversion Supervisor, Meter Reading Supervisor, Commercial & Industrial Account Manager and currently serves as an Area External Affairs Manager.
Bart is actively involved in numerous boards committees. He currently is the Chair of the Brevard Nature Alliance, past Chair of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, past Vice President of the Association of Energy Engineers, an executive board member of Economic Development Commission of the Space Coast, the Brevard Business Voice, the Civilian Military (CivMil) council, board member of the Manufacturing Association of Florida, the Space Coast Economic Development Commission, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Brevard County, the Titusville YMCA and LEAD Brevard.
Bart has lived in Titusville for 27 years and is married to his wife Terry. They have three daughters, Lisa (Jerry), Nicole and Shannon along with grandsons Gavin and Grayson.
INSTRUCTOR – LaDonna
LaDonna Campbell has been teaching in Brevard County since 2002 and she is proud to be the owner of Downtown Dance Studio in Titusville. She began her love affair with dance in 2000 in the Ballroom world. She began competing Pro/Am with her students on the Ballroom circuit and got her professional certifications in American Smooth and Rhythm through the DVIDA organization. In 2005, she discovered the world of West Coast Swing and fell in love all over again. She was especially drawn to the creativity, spontaneity, and artistic freedom that Swing offered. She currently competes and travels the Swing circuit and was a finalist at Swing Diego-the Super Bowl of Swing. She has won numerous championships with her professional partner Louis Schreiber. She also competes with her students and has won multiple Top Teacher awards. “I try to divide my time between Ballroom, Salsa, Country, and Swing. It keeps things fresh and keeps me current with what’s trending.” She feels her diversity helps her as a teacher. “Each style has its own unique way of teaching and explaining fundamental concepts of movement and I’m happy to be able to pull from all those resources to help my students really get it.”
LaDonna currently enjoys living and working in Titusville. Although her business and family keep her very busy, she is happy to help her community by participating in Dancing for the Space Coast.