2014 Cast


Bo Stegall

The son of a well-respected Upstate stylist, Bo Stegall, upon graduation from Pickens High School, embarked on a journey of education with famed French Hairdresser Jose Eber, and London based Hairdresser Tom Brophy, enabling him to achieve his now thriving dream: to return to his home-place bringing with him the knowledge and skill that makes Bo, Greenville’s first true Master Stylist. Bo Stegall developed his lifestyle experience working with such well-known and highly regarded celebrities as Katherine Heigl, Jessica Simpson, Vivica Fox, Jessica Biel, Alicia Silverstone, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Jessica Alba and more. While working with such distinguished clientele, Bo Stegall established a resume detailed with numerous television credits as a celebrity stylist on major networks to include ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, MTV, E!, Style Network, VH1, Showtime, TLC, CMT, LOGO, and the TV Guide Network. Bo's on-camera work included the first reality show to ever be filmed in his hometown, Greenville, SC, Split Ends. Bo Stegall | The Salon was named the #1 salon for Colour Services by the National Chamber of Commerce in its first year of opening. The salon is a go to location for Commercial, Print, Editorial, Photography, Film, Television, and Political Clients. National and Local celebrities fancy the relaxing experience designed to bring the inside outward bringing your best to forefront and creating your ideal aesthetic. Bo will be dancing with Lindley Mayer of SHOCK Dance Center.


Charles Brewer

Since 1981, Charles Brewer has worked at the Poinsett Club, and is currently enjoying his 32nd year of service as Operations Manager and Wine Director. His responsibilities include management of all dining, beverage, and bar services, all service staff, wine dinners and tastings, and ensuring membership satisfaction. His first and only job has been at the Club where he began working at the age of 16 as the pot washer after school. Over the next 19 years, he was promoted from the pot washer to the chef gormange to the cold line cook to the hot line cook. Subsequently, he became the Su-Chef where he won two medals in hot food competitions. In 1999, he was promoted to front of the house Dining Room Manager, a position he held for five years. In 2005, he became the Operations Manager and Wine Director at the Club. In addition, Charles is a certified wine expert and has traveled extensively to the Carneros Wine Region including Sonoma, Napa, and Carmel, California, as well as France, Italy and Germany to become more knowledgeable about wine. In 2008, he spent sixteen days on an educational trip to Europe. Future trips include Argentina, Australia, Chile, and Spain.


Christopher Michael Hoskins, DMD

Doctor Christopher Hoskins has been practicing dentistry since 2002, opening the doors to Hoskins Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Hoskins provides comprehensive treatment to all ages. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, restorative care, cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, implant services as well as orthodontic devices for bite adjustment, TMJ symptoms and pain relief. He feels he has been given an opportunity to contribute to others with the practice of dentistry. Dr Hoskins is committed to his family, church and community and willingly contributes his time to related activities. He and his wife, Carrie, have been happily married since 1999 and are the proud parents of two wonderful boys, Christopher, age 9 and Hollis, age 6. Dr. Hoskins also enjoys coaching their soccer team and leading the Den for their Boy Scout Troop.


Laura Linen

Although Georgia born and bred, Laura Linen spent much of her life in Upstate SC with her grandparents. Being able to call Greenville home for the past two years has been one of her most happy moments. Laura is happy to have moved back South, at last, after a long journey working in New York, Paris and Chicago. It's a good thing Dancing with the Carolina Stars came along because Laura can't sit still. When not raising three children, running around with two dogs or working with The Community Journals, you can find Laura practicing salsa with Cesar! She is excited to put her constant movement to good use. Through her work with The Community Journals, Laura has witnessed firsthand the great example set by many Greenville residents with the biggest hearts and desire to give back wherever possible. Laura finds this example inspiring and sees her participation in Dancing with the Carolina Stars as a great way to put her energy level to work for the greater good of Senior Action. To her fellow competitors she warns, “I am going to dance it to win it!”


Liz Seman

Liz Seman has lived and worked in Greenville since 1999. Receiving a B.S. in Marketing from Miami of Ohio, she applied the skills she learned to a career in nonprofit. This career has included leadership roles with the American Red Cross, Hands on Greenville and Meals on Wheels. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Corporate Engagement for Furman University. Her desire to give back to the Greenville community is not limited to her professional career. She volunteers on the board of directors of the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SC-TAC) and the Meals on Wheels Association of America. Liz has also served on the board of directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Forward, the Junior League of Greenville, the Leadership Greenville Alumni Association, the Palmetto Bank Community Board, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority Board, Community Works Carolina and the Advisory Board of the American Red Cross. A graduate of Leadership Greenville Class XXVII and Diversity Leadership Academy Class IV, she was one of the YWCA Dream Achievers in 2006 and was named one of Greenville's Top 25 under 35 in 2003. She is also an Elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Liz currently represents District 24 on the Greenville County Council. Liz is married to Steve and has one son, Walker, who is in the 11th grade.

2014 All Star Cast


Bo Knapp

Bo Knapp moved to Greenville in 1992 to develop the territory he acquires for the then brand new concept of Papa John’s Pizza. He is originally a CPA from Arkansas, but had worked in Japan for many years prior to this for Pepsi. His company built and owns the Papa John’s restaurants in the Upstate SC, Asheville, NC and the province of Alberta, Canada. Papa John’s is very active in the community with a focus on promoting education. His company won the Greenville Better Business Bureaus’ Integrity Award in 2009 and was Papa John’s Pizza’s “National Franchisee of the Year” in 2011. This year, Bo along with partners Cherif Mrad and Bo's son John Knapp developed and opened Babaziki Mediterranean Grill.


Claudia Wise

Claudia was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Greenville in 2006 via a google search for best places to raise a family. Claudia graduated with a BS in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and lived and worked in Key West, the Bahamas, Oregon and St. Michaels, Maryland before making her home in Greenville, South Carolina. Claudia currently serves Lutheran Homes of SC as Community Outreach Director of Lutheran Hospice and BeWell Home Services. Previously, Claudia was the manager of small business for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the liaison to the Community’s Non-Profit Alliance. It is through the Non-Profit Alliance that Claudia has come to be passionate about the Greenville community. Claudia has served the community in a variety of roles to benefit: Meals on Wheels, Junior Achievement, TEDx Greenville, Euphoria, Senior Action, Stone Academy PTA, American Cancer Society, Junior League of Greenville, Chicora Voices and the YMCA of Greenville. She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 39 and recipient of the YWCA Dream Achiever Award in 2012. Claudia is a cancer survivor, marathon runner, advocate for the aging population and mother of two amazing girls, Alden Elizabeth, age 11, and Lilly Jo, age 9. She enjoys traveling, food and wine, health and wellness, Facebook and well,… dancing!


Julie Brashier-Smith

Julie Brashier-Smith has never drifted far from Greenville… After graduating from Parker High School, Julie went on to attend and graduate from Furman University. After graduating from Furman, Julie began work as a probation and parole officer, where after six-months on the job she was told that she was “the worst probation officer that Greenville County had ever seen” and that she should think of something else to do. Her next job, at a jewelry store, provided her with a path to success in the jewelry business, where she ultimately launched her own jewelry store Julie’s Jewels and Gifts. Because of the many blessing’s Julie says she has received, she feels it to be a privilege to support Greenville’s local charities. Whether it’s the assistance she provides for so many area charities or her work as co-founder of a new networking group called the Village People, Julie is committed to finding out what is important to people so she can help them achieve it. Recently presented with the Palmetto Patriot Award for charitable works and leadership in the local business community, Julie couldn’t be happier at the thought of living in Greenville for the rest of her life so she can continue helping people make special occasions memorable ones.



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