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About Me: 
I talk *way* too much and I love to make people laugh. I like to sing & dance, but I've never taken lessons. Hoping that will change soon. I could be happy just about anywhere doing any number of things. Love music and art, laughter and friends. Love being a mom making memories. I will be a chaser for life. I saw the YouTube video along with everyone else, and loved their music! But it is the incredible friendliness of this great group of men that have made me such a devoted fan. I've been having a great time sharing their music with everyone I know!
Creating things, observing beautiful things, studying the past, listening to stories, writing, game nights, laughing with friends and family. And let's not forget chasing.
United States
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Birth Name: 
March 8, 1977
5' 5"
dark brown
Currently Living In: 
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Plainwell Michigan
Relationship Status: 
Someone needs to tell me what my trademark is, because I don't know.
Musical Influences: 
Some music that I have in my collection include Air Supply, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys, Bare Naked Ladies, Boyz 2 Men, Casting Crowns, Chicago, The Cranberries, Domestic Problems, Elvis, Garth Brooks, Handel, Madonna, Maroon 5, Mozart, Newsboys, Nora Jones, Ray Lynch, Sarah Groves, Toby Mac, Vanessa Carlton, and Vivaldi to name a few. My music interests are broadening and growing all the time!
Favorite Place You've Traveled: 
Gettysburg and Washington DC were fun for the history, and Jamaica fun's Jamaica.
Favorite Things in General: 
Laughing, adventures, my kids, learning and seeing new things, making memories.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
People & People Style Watch are my go-to magazines whenever I have time to kill.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods: 
I like everything from steak to sushi! Always like trying new things. But seriously, I would have to say: 1) Fried Chicken 2) Babyback Ribs 3) Chocolate Mint 4) Sushi 5) Anything with almonds
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
Hard to say: they would probably be from the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I also love Lisa Scottoline for drama & Sophie Kinsella for humor.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies: 
Movies I have watched over and over include: Love Actually, The Whole Nine Yards, You've Got Mail, Horrible Bosses, A Christmas Story, Titanic
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Bands/Artists: 
My top 5 change all the time. Right now I have been listening to a lot of Postmodern Jukebox, Lindsey Stirling, The Piano Guys, Pentatonix, & The Main Squeeze.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Songs: 
I have a few more then five, and they change periodically. :-) Come Away With Me--Nora Jones, Crush--Dave Matthews Band, Don't Stop The Music--Jamie Cullum, A Thousand Miles--Vanessa Carlton, He's Always Been Faithful--Sara Groves, In Christ Alone--Newsboys, Every Man--Casting Crowns


Michelle Z.'s picture

Hey! Surprise...I'm commenting on your I haven't been on this site for a while and just realized how long it's been since I wrote here. Too long. Happy 2nd Day of 2014, Dottie! :)

Hilary Quick's picture

DottieK, do you have a Facebook page? luv your SNCmusic page. Hope all is well :-)

Rich Bentel's picture

Hi Dottie!

Thanks for the Tell All Tuesdays! Especially thank you for transcribing them for us non-Tweeters.

I had a couple of questions for Walt or whomever connects with you next time.

1) Did everyone in the group pick IU to win the NCAA tournament? And if someone didn't are they currently being kicked out?

2) What is there favorite song to open the show? Joy To the World, Get Ready, Some Nights are all powerful in their own way, I would interested if they had a favorite.

There was another question that I posted in the TAT link, but I forgot what it was.

Thanks again! Hope all is well.


DottieK's picture

Hi, Rich! I feel so badly.... I see *two* messages from you posted on my profile that I didn't even know I had! And here you must have thought I was ignoring you. I'm so sorry! I asked your two questions to Walt last night; look for them in the Tell-All-Tuesday discussion! I looked for the other question that you said you posted, but I could not locate it. Thanks for dropping me a note! And to answer your question from December (shame) I did not make it back to Chicago to see the guys, sadly. I hope you are doing well and have gotten great seats to some shows this fall during the pre-sale!

Rich Bentel's picture


Did you make it back to Chicago for today's shows?

GML's picture

Hi Dottie! How was your Birthday?

Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo - any word yet? I have another idea, that you may or may not like! (of course I really like it!!) ...and another thought or two on the subject!!

btw, you KNOW what I meant about your passion turning into a job, right?!!! :-) I have heard that many places!

Do you know of any chats going on here on this site?

Lynnette Holle's picture

Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope you had a fabulous day. You are an awesome friend!! Sorry I'm late with my wishes. I wasn't on the computer much yesterday. Take care.

GML's picture

Hi again, Dottie! I figure I'd better post while this computer is cooperating!! For the longest time (btw, isn't that a song??!! Did SNC do it? If not, they should!!) any rate (I really *must* quit interrupting myself!)...I've been wanting to comment on the first part of your first sentence in your profile, because every time I read it I have to laugh, because I can relate!! It took me 45 years to realize that if anyone had a problem with me talking too much, they needed to talk with my mother...after all, she was the one who named me a "Big wind"!!

That is all.

GML's picture

Hi Dottie! How was your birthday? Computer was really misbehaving yesterday, so only got to wish you a happy one, on one social media!!! See what you started!! I hope you had a great Birthday and a great year!!

sbee's picture

Your birthday today! Hope you enjoyed every minute!

Vixter's picture

Happy birthday, Dottie! Hope you've had a blast!!

KristinC's picture

Happy birthday, darling. Love you to pieces.

EileenR's picture

No worries!!! Thanks for the congrats- you just extended my COTM fun by an extra day! :)

Kaffy©'s picture

I'm that girl with the crazy hair, you know the one. LOL

Yes. I plan on heading to the Big Motor City for the show, we'll see for sure tho. I am just in the planning stages. Don't have tix yet.

Legs are good. Still sore sometimes, if I lean on it wrong or something. Still have welts. Long lasting memorabilia from vacation! \o/

G-chat fer sure, like wow!

EileenR's picture

Hey, lady! I just saw your post about going through some rough patches (on the #chaserlove thread). Not sure what's been going on for you, but I hope things are smoothing out! ?

Kaffy©'s picture

Hi .. who are you? I seem to be lost.

mama2josh23's picture

Dottie... I will definitely talk to some of the other Chasers going to the Reading show about a group pic. That would be so much fun!

MaryDSinTX's picture

HellOooooo, my Dottie! I am missing you. I do fly-by's on Twitter and FB and here, but don't stay long, as I have been busy. I hope all is well up there in the frozen tundra of Kalamazoo! Are you sick of the political attack ads, yet? lol Keep posting those pretty, snowy pics. I love them.

Nicole A.'s picture

That's why it became #cheesecake and not just cheesecake. =p

Nicole A.'s picture

What amazes me about our ____ hour conversation is that after my phone died, I felt like I could have called back and kept talking! I'd say that's a sign we're truly kindred spirits. :-)

mama2josh23's picture

Dottie... I didn't know anything about the "group Chaser" picture at AC. Since AC was our first concert we were still trying to take it all in... LOL. Let me know if there is going to be a group picture at Reading. We will stick around for that one.

KristinC's picture

I love you AND your inner old lady.

Maria Fulton's picture

Awww! That's so sweet!! That totally made my night! :)

Ruth_4's picture

Hi Dottie! Thanks for your message on my profile - I'm slowly getting to know how the website works!
Very glad you like the pictures from London - it was a superb evening :)
Looking forward to reading more of you in disussions!

cruiserkelli's picture

Thank you Dottie, for your words of encouragement!! I don't have all that much self's the hard part. I've done this before and was successful until some hard things happened that really derailed me. I watched one of my closest friends suffer and die from pancreatic cancer then my grandparents passed away 8 months apart and my self discipline and resolve disappeared. I gained back almost all of the 59.8 pounds I had worked so hard to lose.

I'm so grateful to have figured out an amazing way to motivate myself...and it seems, others as well. I'm blown away by the support of my Chaser familly and even more blown away by Randy's wonderful, generous act of telling their trainer about my quest. I've been in contact with him and he's already responded! I feel like I'm dreaming. I can't thank you enough for your support and means more than I can ever express. I look forward to getting and giving you a big hug too!! Can't wait til the next time we are at the same show! Hugs to you!! Kelli

Tic Tac Lady's picture

Hi Dottie! Hey, did you see S Brandon's discussion "Get Out the Vote"? If you could, would you put out the *twitter* word on this? EVERYONE follows you ^ ~ ^ and with all the twitter-ers (and the rest of us who could call/FB), it could happen!
Thanks Dottie!! ^ ~ ^

Claire Troote UK's picture

Hi Dottie

Glad you like the pic on my profile. I'll get lots more photos as Fareham and post them on here to share with you guys.

Claire x

Maria Fulton's picture

Hi Dottie!!
Just wanted to stop in and say HI!! I've been thinking about you today!! :) Hope your week's been good so far!!

Valerie's picture

Hi Dottie !

That was a very special evening in NYC ! And how very observant of you ! Need I say more ?
I'm sure it's going to be a great UK tour, and a big hug or several for the guys are definately on the agenda !
Hopefully I'll be able to get some good pics - watch this space !

GML's picture

Hey Dottie! Got my computer back - not much different though! I saw your comment, and I had suggested a charm bracelet- and they could pick their own charms, like maybe a Stine!! (but didn't think an ear of corn would be picked by you know who!!) Did you see the Bobblehead suggestion? I LOVE that one!!!

Later, lady!


mama2josh23's picture

I thought we had met all the "Chasers" at Harrah's. It was our first concert and thanks to the sign and Charlie's shout out we had soooo many people coming up to us! I am really hoping that they at least come back to AC for a short run so that we can go up there again to see them. I am already having SNC withdrawl! :)

laura_9's picture

um....yes??? Are you going on the cruise?

Sarah S.'s picture

I'm so happy you you are able to go in April and a tiny bit jealous. I was hoping to go to one in March to see a non Christmas concert, but between the timing of the concert and the fact that I just realized that there was one scheduled around here and I don't think there are four consecutive seats still available.
Lets cross our fingers about the tell all Tuesday. The thought about telling them about the whole Pandora thing never even occurred to me until we were on the way home (I say shaking my head at myself.) Is this irony or what? Oh well such is the life. On that note:
Merry Christmas!

MaryDSinTX's picture

Merry Christmas, Dottie! Thanks for the sweet compliment on my pic! Thank you again for facilitating getting those NC tickets to someone who could use them and enjoy the show. You are one in a million for all of your efforts for SNC and Chasers, and those of us who call ourselves your friend! I am honored to say that

naynaylu's picture

Hey Dottie!! Thanks! :) That's so cool that he got to see it! I tweeted it to them yesterday as well but I don't know if they saw it.

Yeah I'm on Twitter!! @naynaylu :) I'll add you!

Lauren_8's picture

Was that you that they singled out at the first Chicago show? I thought I saw you in line before they let everyone into the theater, but I was too embarrassed and shy to ask.

Sarah S.'s picture

Are you going to another concert soon? I can't wait for them to do another concert here, I loved it. Anyway I'm really annoyed with myself because I could have told them myself had I only remembered. Sigh.

Sarah S.'s picture

Hey Dottie, it's fine, no need to apologies. Thanks for passing the message along for me. It's like I told Eileen I'm not on any of the social networks (Facebook, Twitter, or whatever else there might be) and I don't know how often the guys check their profiles, so the only thing I could think to do is to have somebody relay it for me. Thanks again. ;)

Nesa's picture

Thanks for the welcome! :) I sure am! I am out of my mind excited. It's gonna be my first SNC concert!

Sarah S.'s picture

Hey Dottie, I have a favor to ask of you. I submitted an artist suggestion to Pandora to get Mike and Ryan on there. They replied and said that they would look in to it and if I happen to know them to have them get in contact with them to help get their music on Pandora. That being said, you are in direct contact with them and I thought you might be able to past the message along.

KristinC's picture

Speechless. How often does THAT happen?

Marcaich's picture

Thanks Dottie! had to use the pic somehow, you don't notice the blurry when its so small hahah

KristinC's picture

Just saw that you and Angie told the webcrew I should be December's COTM. Whether I get to be or not, thank you. That was very sweet. *getting teary*


CailinAingeal's picture

Good morning! You had mentioned about getting the Wednesday night chats going again, and I want to start up the Saturday night chats again. When where you planning on starting? Maybe we can work something out if one of us can't be there the other one can. Also, I am tying to come up with a list of topics to get the chats going.

KristinC's picture

Had a great time this week, miss you already, but so glad I get to see you AGAIN in 19 days!!! ???

KristinC's picture

I sure can't wait to see you next week. Even if you aren't coming from another country. xoxoxoxo

sbee's picture

Tickets arrived today for the GR show....2nd show for me this year - you're waay ahead! Enjoy South Bend; see you next week.

SingForMe's picture

The Ode is the one I wrote for them in Sept. 2010. I didn't get a copy to the guys until the Denver show. If you go to the Search type in Ode to Straight no Chaser and it comes up.

AngieTheCanuck's picture

Thanks doll! But...I'm hot no matter where I :D

(see you soon!)

yipyiphooray's picture

I did!!! I've been trying to see them for 2 years. They always go to my hometown, performing at the place that I grew up going to watch productions at, literally 10 minutes from my house in SJ/Cupertino, CA. But I'm always at school taking my finals..they literally go to Cupertino 5 days before I go home!!! And the dates in TX are always on busy weekends for me. So glad I made it!!!! Which show are you planning to go to??