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Louise Cantrell
Founder, President & Chairwoman

Born and raised in New York, Louise earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the College of New Rochelle.  With over 10 years business experience, she became an Assistant Vice President at Guy Carpenter & Company.  In 2004 she settled in North Carolina and married Edward Cantrell who joined 3rd Special Forces Group.  During her husband’s Special Forces career, Louise gave up her career and became a stay at home mother caring for their two daughters Isabella and Natalia. 

On March 6, 2012 tragedy struck when their home in Hope Mills burned down.  Louise survived but her husband Edward and their two daughters perished.  Louise wanted to honor and perpetuate the memory of Isabella and Natalia so she created the Dancing Angels Foundation. Louise wants to ensure the memory of Isabella & Natalia continues through dance scholarships awarded to passionate, dedicated dancers. As a Gold Star wife, Louise also works to mentor families of fallen soldiers as well as being involved in other military organizations.