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Star: Jody Lennon

Jody hails from New York and has been in the Rogue Valley for the past seven years. She and her husband, David, and their three sons, Spencer, Jeremy and Ethan, moved here to enjoy a total change of lifestyle, and that they did. They own FENCES Winery, a winery right here in Medford, which has been making nothing but award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons.

When not attending to the winery or her family, Jody spends much time serving our community. She is a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children) who serves to protect and assist children in our community. She and her family also provide meals for the at-risk kids that live at Hearts With A Mission. In addition, she is a member of the Hillcrest Committee, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for cancer research and assists those battling cancer. Given her passion to help those in need, especially children, it was not hard to convince Jody to come on board and dance her way into raising money for our kids here in Southern Oregon.

Partner: Kyle Asher

Kyle Asher is a born and raised ‘local’ in Ashland, Oregon. From a young age his interests in sports, music, and technology have kept him busy learning and challenging himself. Through friends and the nudge of his brother’s wedding, dance — particularly Tango — has since become one of his passions in which he partakes multiple days each week.

The passion for Tango has taken him across not only the U.S. attending festivals, but around the globe, down to the birthplace of Tango in Argentina and Uruguay. A six-month solo trip to get a better feel for the culture, the dance, and history has propelled his love for Tango even more. Returning from his trip, he is currently working for the family business which allows him to continue pursuing his dreams of dancing in addition to his other hobbies and interests. He has offered his time and resources, with the help of the local Tango community, to keep a weekly Tango Practica going by hosting and teaching.

Kyle is looking forward to participating and sharing his love for the Argentine Tango with everyone involved in the Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars event.