Vern is a local CPA and lives here in Wichita Falls with his wife, Janeth. Together, they raised four children: John, Cherise, Laurel and Wendell, and have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Vern is passionate about living for Christ and helping others who are in need. He should be well prepared for this event as Dancing with the Stars is his favorite show. In his spare time, Vern enjoys skiing, spin class, church, travel, and spending time with his friends. He has done some traveling in his life as he traveled to Vancouver Island and bungee jumped over the Nanaimo River. The number one item on his bucket list is "to finish strong."
Vern currently volunteers with the Faith Mission / Women's Refuge, the Gideons, MSU Kowa Kooks, and Backdoor Theatre. He has served on many non-profit boards over the years.
Why say yes to DFTS?"Because Vanda asked me and I am famous for saying yes to beautiful women!"
Raeanne has been a Dance Instructor at Dance Etc. for four seasons. She was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota, only about two hours from the Canadian border. She has been involved in the art of dancing for most of her life and hoped to be a professional ballerina growing up. Raeanne’s husband Dylan was working at Sheppard AFB, but in March of last year, left to work in South Korea. Together, they will be moving to Germany next month, which will help her cross off the top item on her bucket list - to live in a foreign country. Raeanne has been in two shows and choreographed one at Wichita Theatre, choreographed and organized a flash mob/proposal, and has volunteered numerous times at the homeless shelter to make meals with her husband and his flight.