Star: Teri Smith
Teri and her husband, Mark, have lived in Central Point for over 25 years and enjoy spending time traveling, fishing the Rogue River, hanging out with their seven grandchildren (soon to be eight) or watching baseball games. Southern Oregon is an amazing place to live and she feels fortunate to have raised four children here.
Prior to working at Rogue Community College, Teri worked at Crater High School where she was the Sparrow Club advisor. She believes in the difference Sparrow Clubs makes for both individuals and for our community through supporting families in medical need. She has volunteered in various Sparrow Clubs events for over 15 years and is honored to participate in Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars to help spread the Sparrow Clubs mission of serving others, creating compassion and encouraging youth opportunities for positive change.
Partner: Derrik Coghill
It was West Coast Swing that helped Derrik meet his wife, Maria. After learning to dance together, they started teaching West Coast Swing at the Evergreen Ballroom and after a few years started teaching at a second studio, the Firehouse Dance Hall in Medford. Today, he and Maria travel to train under some of the best in the world including the world famous Benji Schwimmer.
Although he likes writing and cooking, dance is his career AND his hobby. When he’s not dancing, he’ s thinking about dancing and how to improve the technique and communication within the partnership. Derrik returns to share his talents for the third time with Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars.