Jolene Kunde and Josh Thatcher



Josh and Jolene are a high energy, competitive, entertaining couple that is ready to rock your world! First meeting in high school drama club, this dynamic duo is coming full circle as a married couple taking the stage together for the first time in over 20 years!


Josh Thatcher was born in Massachusetts, with his father being a full bird colonel in the United States Army and Green Beret, Josh became a world traveler at a young age visiting over 30 countries. In 1995 his parents decided it was time to find their forever home, moving to Skandia. Josh Graduated High school from Gwinn and went on to Graduate from the University of Notre Dame.


Joshua is a full time professional poker player, and Vlogger on Youtube.  His Vlog tag, ‘ PLO Professor,’ has over 6000 Subscribers.  The biggest cash-in that Josh has listed as a professional poker player was $53,383 in October of 2021.  That isn’t the biggest Pot that he has ever won; his biggest Pot won was that of his wife’s heart, Jolene Kunde.


Jolene was born and raised in Skandia, graduated from Gwinn High School, and went on to graduate from Northern Michigan University, earning her cosmetology license.  She has always loved fitness and dance, becoming both a Zumba & POUND fitness instructor. Jolene is the owner and operator of UPlifted Boudoir Photography. Since opening, she has empowered over 400 clients expressing their true inner beauty!  The most common response Jolene gets from her clients is that ” It is more than just a photoshoot, it’s a healing experience, and they can’t wait to do it again!”


Jolene has donated over 20 photography sessions for women struggling with different life changing experiences.  Jolene is also the owner of UPLifted Consciousness as a Shamanic practitioner, medium, & ordained minister. She has been following the path of an energy worker for over 15 years and has had the honor of working alongside and learning from Shamans in Peru.


Both Josh and Jolene have had personal experiences with Hospice; Joshua with his former father-in-law, and Jolene both in her family and while working 8 years in Home Health Care.  This enthusiastic duo looks forward to seeing how much they can raise for this great cause!


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