We interviewed Chef Bill Bird to learn why he decided to make Heroes Landing his charity of choice in July’s Dancing Divas competition. Dancing Divas pairs local celebrities with dance instructors to compete on behalf of, and raise awareness for, local charities!  

Chef Bill is paired with veteran instructor Trudy Cultice, and they’ll be dancing to a Michael Bublé song.  Until the competition, these two are practicing weekly so they can nail the moves at the competition.  

Tell us about yourself. 

I have worked in the health care industry in Zanesville for 40 years, serving the community great food as an executive chef. I also served on the Mental Health Board for 12 years and the Muskingum County Board of Health for 15 years. 

How many years have you participated in Dancing Divas? 

This is my first year to be involved with Dancing Divas. I’m really looking forward to it. It will be a blast, and lots of fun. 

Why did you choose to dance for Heroes Landing? 

I saw a social media post, and I was very interested in the cause. I worked for residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers for 6 years and was amazed at the lives of the people. Heroes Landing shares a similar story. 

It just grabbed me as a place to help however I could. 

In what other ways do you show up for your community? 

I teach art classes and work with youth groups at my church, and I am involved with fund raising for several community groups. 


Chef Bill will boogie for Heroes Landing July 22 at Eaglesticks. The event is SOLD OUT!  If you’re interested in joining to cheer on Bill and Trudy, please contact info@heroeslandingcjc.org.