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Elizondo, Clute team up for annual YSB fundraiser

Ashley Clute and Mark Elizondo
Ashley Clute and Mark Elizondo
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Mark Elizondo

Mark Elizondo is a certified athletic trainer at Hendricks Regional Health. He is placed full-time at Southmont High School. He has lived in Montgomery County for 18 years.

In his spare time, Elizondo likes to go on long bike rides. He also loves fishing and traveling with his family. He and his wife, Amanda, have a son, Gabriel, 14, and a daughter, Sydney, 15. His wife teaches and coaches in Crawfordsville.

The songs that make him get up and dance or sing along to are from 1980s hair bands. 

When asked to be a Star in this year’s event, he replied, “I thought the YSB must be running out of dancers.”

Elizondo decided to participate because, “I have many friends who had stepped up to the plate and now it’s my time to step up. I love the fact that I can help the youth in the county.”

He believes the public should come to this event because, “We all need to come together to support the youth of our community. It is probably one of the most fun nights in Crawfordsville all year.”


Ashley Clute

Ashley Clute is a cosmetologist and works at The Studio Suite in Greencastle. She has lived in Montgomery County for eight years with her fiancé, Jake Martin. He is the head baseball coach at Wabash College. Clute has a daughter, Chelsea, who is a sophomore at DePauw University. Her future step-daughter, Maddie, is 13 and a phenomenal competitive dancer.

In her spare time, Clute likes to read, try new restaurants, work out and dance. She started dancing at the age of five. She grew up dancing competitively. She has been a pro for Dancing with the Montgomery County Stars for four years. Before that, she danced for the Putman County DWTS for many years.

She has no favorite genre of music, but likes anything that moves her. She says she participates in the YSP fundraiser to support the youth of Montgomery County and to fulfill her desire to dance.

Clute believes the public should support Elizondo and her because, “It’s such a great event to attend and it feels so rewarding to support great organizations like this one.”