We'd like you to know a little more about the people who run this club and make these events possible:

Elizabeth Shank: President

Major:  Senior in zoology, with a minor in animal science

Hometown: Corvallis, Or

Favorite Dance Styles: West Coast Swing, Salsa, Hustle, Quickstep and Samba

Bio:   Elizabeth began dancing the end of her freshman year of college and now social dances, competes, and performs.  When not dancing or at school she works in a chocolate store and enjoys biking, volleyball and ultimate frisbee.


Nikolai Schacht: Vice President

Major: Freshman in nuclear engineering

Hometown: Kirkland, Wa

Favorite Dance Style: West Coast Swing

Bio: Nikolai began dancing his freshman year of college, enjoying both social dancing and performing.  When not dancing or at school Nikolai is a security guard and enjoys working out and rock climbing.


Delanie Lewis: Instructor Coordinator

Major: Freshman in physical therapy

Hometown: Corvallis, Or

Favorite Dance Style: West Coast Swing

Bio: Delanie began west coast swing dancing in high school and is now an advanced level competitor, and teaches as well.


Sarah Hewett: DJ Coordinator

Major: Freshman in athletic training

Hometown: San Jose, Ca

Favorite Dance Style: West Coast Swing

Bio:  Sarah was first introduced to dance through Single Time Swing and Country Line in her friend's garage. During fall term her friend invited her to BDC where she fell in love with all types of dancing, and then she was introduced to West Coast Swing and became truly addicted. She loves anything to do with music, sports, or being outside and is always ready for random adventures or spontaneous jam sessions!


Emily Raterman: Event Coordinator

Major: Junior in electrical and computer engineering

Hometown: Puyallup, Wa

Favorite Dance Styles: West Coast Swing, Blues fusion and Cha Cha

Bio:  Emily’s hobbies are dancing, robots, reading and piano.  She once rocked a blue and orange mohawk.  She is currently working for a chain saw company that uses diamonds!


Matt Hogan: Public Relations

Major: Freshman in undeclared

Hometown: Medford, Or

Favorite Dance Styles: West Coast Swing

Bio: Matthew was People Magazine's 2006 person of the year (not even kidding, look it up) Things he does outside of dance is play violin and he really hates olives.


Anthony Whipple: Treasurer

Major: Freshman in physics and mathematics

Hometown: Rouge River, Or

Favorite Dance Styles:  West coast Swing and Argentine Tango

Bio:  Anthony began dancing argentine tango in high school and once in college began west coast swing and performance dancing.


Caleb Doner: Risk Assessment

Major: Senior in mechanical engineering

Hometown: Sweet Home, Or

Favorite Dance Styles: West Coast Swing

Bio:  Caleb is a country boy who grew up out in the woods and loves wilderness adventure.  While he started out doing ballroom dancing, he soon discovered west coast swing and quickly became thoroughly addicted. A perpetually happy person, Caleb always tries to see the bright side of life.


Jessica Wise: Risk Assessment

Major: Sophomore in general science with a pre-pharmacy option and a minor in French.

Hometown: Eugene, Or

Favorite Dance Styles: West Coast Swing

Bio: Jessica began Ballroom dancing at the U of O when she was a freshman in high school and she never stopped! Outside of dance, she enjoys the French language, singing in choir, playing her ukulele, and laughing!