Dancing with the Stars
Welcome to the Durant Main Street Dancing with the Stars Event! Our contestants are ready to dance, and we are excited to give you an opportunity to vote on who your favorite pick is for this star-studded event! Let's meet our contestants.
Dr. Eric Lee & Shelly Lee
Dr. Eric Lee - Bio
Eric is originally from Norman, OK, but moved to Durant with his wife, Shelly in May of 2008 to begin his residency training at the Durant Family Medicine Clinic. Eric recently joined the Choctaw Nation Health Clinic in Durant as a family practice physician. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two kiddos, Hudson (4) and Vivian (1.5). His dance experience dates back to the early 2000's, but made a smashing debut last year, partnering with Carolyn Martens in the 2014 Dancing with the Stars. Along with his wife, Eric enjoys a good impromptu wedding reception dance-off.
Shelly Lee - Bio
Shelly grew up in Norman, OK, but has lived in Durant with her husband, Eric since 2008. The two have 2 children, Hudson (4), and Vivian (1.5). Shelly works as a Style Partner for Dallas-based J. Hilburn Men's Clothier, specializing in custom men's clothing. Her dance background includes a couple of local flash-mobs, cheerleading competitions in the 90's, and impromptu "dance-offs" at wedding receptions.
Dr. Kinion Whittington & Brittney Preston
Dr. Kinion Whittington - Bio
Dr. Kinion Whittington is a proud father of 2 boys and grew up in Southeast Oklahoma. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, receiving his medical degree from Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1998. He has provided care to patients in the Durant area for twelve years.
In addition to bringing babies in to the world, he enjoys traveling, going to his kids' sporting events, playing in the dirt with Mid-Continental Excavation and listening to 99.7 KBBC and 106.3 KLBC!
Brittney Preston - Bio
Brittney Preston is a devoted educator, mother and community volunteer. As SE alumni she attained her undergraduate degree in elementary education, and is now pursuing her Masters Degree in School Administration, where she was also recently admitted as a member of that program's Honors Society. When Britney isn't advancing her own education, she is committed to teaching a classroom of first grade tigers at NWH. Brittney is an active volunteer with the children's ministry at Fusion Bible and serves as a board member for a local non-profit which is also the regional preliminary to Miss Oklahoma. Brittney and her husband reside in Durant with their two children, Berkleigh and Beckham.
Josh Mullins & Caroline Cunningham
Josh Mullins Bio
Josh Mullins is the Owner of Nautilus Fitness of Durant. He was born and raised in Sherman, TX before making his home in Durant Ok. He is happily married to the love of his life Megan Mullins, they have 1 dog Jax and 2 cats Louie and Sally.
In addition to having a passion for helping people achieving there fitness goals, he also enjoys working out, spending time outdoors, traveling, and taking his wife to the movies.
Caroline Cunningham Bio
Caroline Cunningham is a News anchor for ABC Texoma in Denison. She grew up in Frisco, Texas where she ran cross country and was a cheerleader. After high school she went on to the University of Central Oklahoma where she studied Broadcast Journalism and earned her degree there. After college Caroline began her career in Lawton, Oklahoma and got married to her high school sweetheart Cole Cunningham. Caroline just moved back to Texoma in August to work at KTEN. She's excited to be here and ready to compete in Durant's Dancing with the Stars!
Matt Davison & Karla Davison
Matt Davison - Bio
Matthew graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006 where he received a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Finance. He first came to work for First United Bank & Trust in 2011. Currently he is a commercial lender that specializes in SBA government lending. Matthew is also very active in the community and he serves as Treasurer for both the Youth Services of Bryan County and The Durant Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also one of the 7 founding members of Durant Young Professionals and is currently serving as its President.
Matthew, his wife Karla, and their 9 month old daughter Ellie currently reside in Durant. Outside of family and work duties, Matthew is an avid bow hunter and drummer for Fusion Bible Church in Durant.
Karla Davison - Bio
Karla attended Oklahoma State University where she met her husband Matthew, and in 2006 she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology. She then went on to graduate from The University of Oklahoma in 2010 where she received a Masters in Social Work. Karla and her husband moved to the Durant area in 2011. Shortly thereafter she began working as a Therapist for Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma.
Karla is an avid dancer. She and began her dance career at the tender age of 4. Through the years she has had an amazing dance career as both a performer and a teacher. Whether it be performing in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade or dancing and choreographing multiple musicals while attending Oklahoma State University. Karla’s passion for dance is incredible. But Karla’s number one activity is being a Mom. Last year Karla and Matthew were blessed with their first child, a beautiful little girl named Ellie.
Nathan Hart & Ashley Park
Nathan Hart - Bio
Born and raised in Bryan County, Nathan Hart graduated from Silo Public Schools before going to work with his father. After several years in the family business of construction, Hart began working for the Durant Fire Department in September of 2008. On his days off, Hart goes back to his roots, working in construction, while also taking care of his cattle. He enjoys summertime and being at the lake. Most importantly, he is the father of two beautiful girls, ages nine and 12, who attend Durant Public Schools.
Ashley Park - Bio
Ashley Park is a reporter with KXII in Sherman. Ashley grew up in San Antonio, TX and has some dance experience, being a cheerleader and dancer in high school. She went to college at The University of Texas and was hired at KXII shortly after she graduated. Ashley is happy to call Texoma home and excited to be chosen to participate in Durant's Dancing with the Stars!
Taylor Downs & Heather Downs Marcum
Taylor is a life-long native of Durant. Graduating from Durant High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University he knows the importance of education and enjoys his career as a 3rd grade teacher in the Durant Public School system at Northwest Heights Elementary. Taylor will graduate this year with his Master’s degree in public school administration from Southeastern. Along with education, Taylor enjoys a second career in Real Estate working as a sales associate with Coldwell Banker – VanMeter Select in Durant. Growing up in a tight knit community, Taylor knows the importance of giving back and volunteering when possible, particularly as a recent addition to the board of the Pregnancy Center of Bryan County. Taylor is the son of Randy and Melody Downs and the brother of his dance partner, Heather Marcum. When not working, Taylor enjoys watching OU football and traveling with family and friends!
Heather Marcum is a 2004 graduate of Durant High School, and a 2008 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma in 2010, and her Doctorate in 2014. She is currently a nurse practitioner at Jaiswal Clinic. She is married to Taylor Marcum, who practices dentistry at Westide Family Dentistry. The two are both Durant natives, and consider it a privilege to serve the individuals of this wonderful community. Heather enjoys being an avid sports fan, animal lover, workaholic, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, Max and Macy. Heather is the daughter of Randy and Melody Downs, and the sister of her dance partner, Taylor Downs. Heather proudly represents Jaiswal Clinic and Westside Family Dentistry.