Deb Tindle

Deb Tindle

President

Deb Tindle has been dancing swing since 2006, with a few breaks here and there. She loves the social aspect of the dance scene and enjoys helping make the party happen! In addition to swing, Deb dances Argentine Tango, Salsa and ballroom. But Swing is her main love. When not dancing, Deb is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in therapeutic bodywork and the treatment of chronic pain.

Jin Young Cha

Jin Young Cha

Vice President / Live Music Coordinator

Jin Young Cha, Vice President, serves to gather cultural perspective from a diverse group and to foster the development of an overarching vision for the organization and its future. She especially enjoys dancing collegiate shag to uptempo jazz due to its characteristic jubilance and limitless challenge. Her wish is to bring people together in common interest and friendship.

Lizi George

Lizi George

Treasurer

Lizi has been volunteering with the Austin Swing Syndicate since she moved to Austin in 2014 as a front desk cashier, ALX committee member, Syndicate Secretary, and now Treasurer.

Outside of dancing, she is an electrical engineer and enjoys performing classical music.

Daniel Young

Daniel Young

Secretary

Daniel Young has been dancing since early 2017 and volunteering as a Syndicate Shift Lead for nearly a year. Currently a second-year undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, Daniel is well-involved in the Swing dancing community by taking part as a teaching assistant for the Texas Swing Dance Society on campus, captain of the club’s performance team, and aiding host ALX. He enjoys Lindy-Hop most for its eccentricity and expressive nature, working constantly to improve his own dancing.

Other than dance, Daniel is an avid pianist, physicist, chemist, and mathematician. Enthusiastic to learn about the universe and everything within it, he triple-steps slowly, yet boldly, to the future.

Emelise Baldwin

Emelise Baldwin

At Large / Membership Coordinator

Emelise Baldwin developed a fondness for jazz and swing music prior to her exposure to swing dancing in the mid-2010’s. She was captivated by her first evening spent at the Austin Swing Syndicate, and began volunteering soon afterwards; she has since become increasingly involved in the community through her work at weekly dances and annual events. The Austin swing dance scene has provided Emelise with great experience, opportunity, and fellowship. Her heart’s desire is to help the Austin Swing Syndicate continue to transform lives, as it has been transforming hers, for many years to come.

Caitlin McTaggart

Caitlin McTaggart

At Large / Marketing Coordinator / Hospitality Coordinator

In early 2017, Caitlin began her swing dancing journey after a friend told her about a place where “people dance like you dress.” She basically hasn’t left the Fed since she arrived. Her involvement and service within the swing scene includes being the hospitality coordinator for the two major local weekend dance events—Austin Lindy Exchange and Hot Rhythm Holiday. She also worked along side Deb assisting and leading many Syndicate sponsored events.

When she’s not dancing or baking large amounts of food, Caitlin lives a nocturnal life as an ICU nurse. She advocates for community, long-term planning, coffee, and polka dots.

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Nick Williams

Nick Williams

At Large / Equipment Coordinator

Nick Williams has been an active member of the Austin swing dance scene for several years. He’s thrilled
with the fantastic collection of local jazz music and top-notch community his home town has to offer and wants to keep this core running strong for all to discover and be a part of. Nick has a background in music, sound, live events, and communication and is glad to have found a place in the community to do what he loves. He’s ready for another great year at the Austin Swing Syndicate — and as always, ready for some great swing dancing.