A Raven Performing Arts Theater fundraiser

SAT NOV 4 2017

Preview Performance Thu Nov 2 2017

Ted Williams, Master of Ceremonies
Directed by Vera Harvey
Produced by Vera Harvey & Susan Degive




STAR: Lake Kowell
PRO: Tony Gutsch
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Judges' Choice 1st Place: Lake Kowell & Tony Gutsch
Judges' Choice 2nd Place: James Brandt & Jenifer Goss
Judges' Choice 3rd Place: Kerith Kirkwood & Cory Manos
Most Creative: Lake Kowell & Tony Gutsch
Popular Vote 1st Place: Gina Downes & Dennis Goss
Popular Vote 2nd Place: Kerith Kirkwood & Cory Manos
Popular Vote 3rd Place: Carol York & Mark Novak

Watch the Video!

A video of the 2017 event will soon be available. Watch each of the dancers compete, listen to the judge comments, and see the trophies awarded!


Thanks to the Stars & Pros of Dancing with the Stars at the Raven
and all their supporters and contributors! Together we raised
$19,131.20 for Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund for Sonoma County.

Photo courtesy Redwood Credit Union.
Pictured: Meg Cadiz (Redwood Credit Union - AVP Community Programs) Wrynn Valentine (RCU - Financial Wellness Advocate), Richard Norgrove (Raven Chairman of the Board), Vera Harvey (DWTS Director & Creative Producer), Susan Degive (DWTS Producer), Tom Gibson (Raven Player & IT Specialist at RCU)

Donations are tax-deductable and still accepted. Click to donate now.


The 2017 Dance Teams:

STAR: James Brandt
PRO: Jenifer Goss

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STAR: Vesta Copestakes
PRO: Rod Rehe

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STAR: Marsha Croft
PRO: Rafael Candelas

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STAR: Gina Downes
PRO: Dennis Goss

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STAR: Rachel Droesch
PRO: Larry Richardson

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STAR: Kerith Kirkwood
PRO: Cory Manos

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STAR: Lake Kowell
PRO: Tony Gutsch

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STAR: Bob Pennypacker
PRO: Zoe Richardson

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STAR: Carol York
PRO: Mark Novak

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Judging, Voting, and Trophys:

Each dollar you donate is a vote for your favorite team. $1 = 1 Vote,$10 = 10 Votes, $100 = 100 Votes. No limit to the number of your votes. All $$ donated benefit the Raven, a non-profit (donations are tax-deductible).

On Saturday night, we tally judges scores and total the dollar votes. We’ll award the "Judges’ Choice" award, the "Popular Vote" award (highest $ vote-getter), the "Most Creative" award (decided by our judges), and the "Grand Prize Winner -Mirror Ball," the most coveted prize in all of Sonoma County! The grand winners are determined by adding the judges’ scores to your $ votes. The names of our winners which will be inscribed on our perpetual Mirror Ball Trophy on display in our lobby all year long.


Producer and Director: Vera Harvey

In her seventh year as producer and director for Dancing with the Stars at the Raven, Vera is very excited about this year's show. "It promises to be amazing!" Our dance teams have practiced hard to put on a great show and she hopes you enjoy it. Dancing since she was 7, she continues to learn… Samba and Argentine tango are next! This year found her tapping and singing in Raven's Anything Goes. Previous shows include Raven's Hello Dolly, San Diego CCT's Oklahoma (clogger) and Sonoma's fundraiser Dancing with Our Stars as a pro.

During breaks from producing and directing, she choreographs, teaches, and performs on several different dance teams. Now happily retired from "work" for the second time, she considers herself more alive than ever through her love of dance and the wonderful people she meets on the dance floor. If you are not a dancer, she encourages you to try a dance class. Remember, life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Master of Ceremonies: Ted Williams

Ted Williams has a familiar face and voice, having played roles in movies, TV, and on stage for more than 30 years. He also has hosted many radio shows in California and beyond. Ted started his career as a touring stage actor. A part as a DJ led him to radio, then TV news anchor and commercials. In 1988, Ted helped develop a new radio format called K-LOVE that went on the air in Santa Rosa. He continued radio, TV and film parts, appearing in Hart to Hart, Nowhere to Run, A Walk in the Clouds and many more.

After the events of 9/11, Ted trained in emergency preparedness. He changed careers and became a paramedic on an ambulance and in emergency rooms.

Now Ted has come full circle; he's back at KZST 100.1 FM in Sonoma County as the News and Public Affairs Director. He also owns a CPR/first aid training company, Rescue Ready.


Co-Producer: Susan Degive

Dancing with the Stars — History
2016 Winners and Teams
2015 Winners and Teams
2014 Winners and Teams
2013 Winners and Teams
2012 Winners and Teams
2011 Winners and Teams