Kelly Gutierrez and Kyle Rickard

Kelly Gutierrez and Kyle Rickard have lived in the area for 14 years, currently in Toledo. Despite having worked at Local Ocean Seafoods for many years, Kelly feels she is probably best-known in the community as “Sequoia’s mom.” Kyle is a lab technician for the City of Newport and takes every opportunity he can get to hit the waves of our local waters as a surfer. Together, the couple are active volunteers with the Lincoln County Special Olympics team.

While the pair has never taken professional dance classes, Kelly says she “will always bust a move if there is music.” Kyle, it seems, has less enthusiasm in that regard. They felt drawn to participate in this year’s event in part because “Kelly is convincing, and Kyle is loving,” but mostly because “they share a passion for families in our community having a home.”

To donate on behalf of Kelly and Kyle, click on the link below. Be sure and add “Kelly and Kyle Team” to the Notes section of Paypal.