CASA of the 7th Judicial District

DWTS 2018- Teams

Meet our 2018 Teams!

Team 1

Matt and Erin Chrest have been married for only a few months as they just said their “I do’s” back in September. However, as high school sweethearts, they have been together for almost 10 years now. Erin works at Hilltop in the Colorado Community Response program. She has been at Hilltop for about two and a half years. Before that, Erin and Matt were attending college in Kansas, where they were born and raised. They moved to Delta almost three years ago and have loved it ever since. They enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring new areas of Colorado. They have 8 children (5 chickens, 2 cats, and a dog). When Erin approached Matt about Dancing with the Stars, she was nervous that he wouldn’t have any interest as they both have zero dance experience. Luckily, Matt thought he was being asked to skydive so when dancing was actually brought up, he was all for it!

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Dancing for

Hilltop

Sometimes we all need a little help facing life’s challenges. For over 65 years, Western Colorado has turned to Hilltop for compassionate and comprehensive human services. We put people first and give them the tools and support they need. Our wide-ranging programs offer real world solutions designed to give people of all ages a chance at long lasting success.

For more information, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation, call (970) 242-4400 or visit www.htop.org

Team 2

Dancing for

Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club

The Montrose Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club is an important part of our community. The Club provides enriching programs that focus on social/emotional development as well as educational enhancement and a focus on leading a healthy life. They are dedicated to working towards enriching the lives of all girls and boys within our community. www.bcbgc.org

Team 3

My name is Luis Corona and I attend Colorado Mesa University and I am majoring in K-6 Elementary Education. I have worked at Maslow for 3 years as a P.E. teacher, Co-Teacher, and as a substitute. What I hope to take away from this experience is to work hard, have fun and try something new.

Hello my name is Cloriesse Myers.  I was born and raised in the lovely town of Montrose Colorado. I am a wife to a wonderful man, Warren and a mom to a beautiful daughter Adrianna. I have been teaching at Maslow for 8 years, life is perfect.  I wanted to participate in this event to give back to my school and to help the honorable organization, CASA.

Jennifer Moreland has a love of pretty much all things.  She was born in Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping off the plains but was soon transplanted to the Rocky Mountains.  She is currently enjoying the roller coaster of life with her husband and two handsome boys.  She is honored to represent Maslow Academy and help support CASA.

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Dancing for

 

Maslow Academy of Applied Learning

The Maslow Academy of Applied Learning is an educational partnership of master teachers involved families and reflective learners who challenge one another to grow trough experiential and applied learning to reach their peak potential

Team 4

 

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Dancing for

Drug Free Delta County

Team 5

According to his children, Dan Mohr thinks he is a better dancer than he actually is. You will have to be the ultimate judge. While he has no professional dance experience he enjoys many different genres of dance and music and, yes, he tries not to miss any chance to embarrass his kids. Dan is the Youth Services Program Manager for CASA of the 7th Judicial District.

Heather believes that if she can cheerlead, she can surely dance too …right? Well, we will soon find out! When she isn’t hanging with her kids or trying to save the world, you can find Heather out and about, checking the clearance sections of Target, drinking coffee and, of course, socializing! Heather helps lead the Montrose Suicide Prevention Coalition in Montrose.

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Dancing for

Montrose Suicide Prevention Coalition

With Suicide being the 9th leading cause of death in Colorado amongst all ages, chances are, you or someone you know have been impacted by a suicide. The Montrose Suicide Prevention Coalition values every life and strives to create a healthy community untouched by suicide.  The Coalition hopes that by increasing knowledge of and access to existing options, treatment, and care, we can provide hope and actively engage all members of our community in an open discussion of suicide and suicide prevention.  We take pride in what we do!

 

Team 6

Fifteen years ago, Adam and Yesenia met. Funny enough they met dancing at bar . . .” Pour some sugar on me . . . .!” Today, these two are dancing to a new tune . . . . “I’ve had the time of my life” and they are dancing for the local non-profit organization, PEER kindness.  Adam and Yesenia are raising awareness for bully prevention because they believe its everyone’s responsibility to help create the best climate and culture for our community.  They are small, local business owners, parents, and youth volunteers.  Yesenia also serves on the PEER Kindness board and works as a youth probation officer.  Who knew that 15 years later, a bucket item list would be checked off for Yesenia by her husband?

Adam and Yesenia

Dancing for

Peer Kindness

 

Team 7

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Dancing for

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans

 

Team 8

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Dancing for

Valley Food Partnership

Team 9

 

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Dancing for

Hispanic Affairs Project

The Hispanic Affairs Project (HAP) is a community-based organization supporting the social and economic integration of the first generation immigrant population in western Colorado, including Montrose County. Key programs focus on immigration legal assistance, leadership development, work to achieve just and humane state and federal immigration policies, and promoting a more welcoming community for all. Proceeds received from this year’s Dancing with the Stars event will go towards strengthening HAP’s immigration legal assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families with processes to adjust immigration status. hapgj.org

Team 10

Logan Righter is a freshman at Montrose High School.  He loves driving his family crazy by practicing his percussion skills at the dinner table. His dancing skills have been honed dancing in the kitchen with his family.

Audrey Righter is a 5th grader at Cottonwood Elementary.  She is known as the family compass because she always knows where everything is.  She has been a gymnast for as long as she’s been walking..

Rubyjane Righter is the youngest and bossiest member of the Righter dancing trio.  She recently earned a place as a Team competitor for Black canyon gymnastics.  She is every bit as fierce as she is tiny. 

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Dancing for

CASA of the 7th Judicial District

 

Our 2018 Choreographers!

Team 5

Hi, my name is Ron Black, my wife Rose and I have been dancing for over 20 years and I truly love to teach many dance styles. 

    A veteran and native of Colorado, I moved out to Grand Junction from Denver 22 years ago, when I met my future wife and our dance journey began with our first lesson in a friend’s horse coral and a boom box; it was the two step. From there, dancing became our passion. 

    I started the San Juan Dance Co. almost three years ago, along with my very talented dance assistant Pat Douglas, and it’s been a great success in getting people started on their dancing  journey.

Team 6

Veronica Hale was born and raised in Olathe, Colorado, and has been dancing for 7 years and teaching dance for 3. Her primary focuses are Broadway style Jazz and Tap dancing. When she’s not dancing she can be found on her family farm, raising animals and baking pies. 

Team 10

Twyla Righter is the communications coordinator for CASA 7JD – and the mother of the dancers.  She was avid member of a ‘west coast swing’ dancing club while in college and has taken her moves to the evening dance parties in the kitchen with her children.  What she lacks in choreographing talent she makes up for in enthusiasm – or at least, that’s the plan.