Valerie & Zach Crabtree
Zach and Valerie Crabtree are from Colbert, Oklahoma but have lived in Durant for the past 19 years. They are both Southeastern Oklahoma State University graduates and will celebrate their twenty-year anniversary at the end of May in Jamaica. They have three children, 14 year old twin daughters, Ava and Gracie, and 8 year old son, Brewer.
Zach is the head baseball coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and previously coached at Murray State College and Durant High School. While at Murray, Zach’s team won the NAIA Division 2 World Series in 2013.
Valerie has been an educator in Durant for 19 years where she was named the Durant Teacher of the year in 2004 and the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s “Rising Star Teacher” in 2005. Valerie has served as principal of Northwest Heights Elementary for the past seven years.
Lindsay & Jason Davault
Jason is a Durant native. He graduated from Durant high school and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Lindsay grew up in central Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. They both attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Lindsay and Jason met many years ago during their general surgery residency but then lost touch for seven years until Jason found her on facebook. They married last June and Lindsay relocated to Durant in December. Lindsay has a general surgery practice with Alliance Health Durant and Jason maintains his private general surgery practice in town. They have two boys, three cats, three horses, four dogs, and they need a bigger house!
Charlotte & Shawn Hamil
Shawn and Charlotte Hamil are local business owners who have been married 20 years. They have two sons Zackary and Drew. Charlotte is a lifetime resident of Durant, while Shawn attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, while also serving in the Army National Guard for eight years. Upon Graduating SE he then received his Master’s of Social Work from Texas A&M Commerce. Shawn and Charlotte are owners of Unity Home Health. Shawn currently works at Choctaw Nation Human Resources, while Charlotte gives part of her time to Durant High School as the Choir Assistant, and they also contract custom homes. Shawn and Charlotte both are big in community service. Both have served on the Board of Directors for the United Way and in Kiwanis. Shawn currently is on the Board for the Bryan Country Pregnancy Center and Charlotte the Girls on the Run Committee for Bryan County. Charlotte is also the DHS Choir Booster Club President.
For eight years Shawn was the head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where during that time he won 6 regular season conference championships, 5 GAC tournament championships, Coach of the Year 4 times. Charlotte is no stranger to the stage. Some of her stage credits include; the musical Oliver, Oklahoma, and Guys and Dolls with the Oklahoma Shakespearian Festival, a regular performer at the Main Street Showcase in Denison, TX, the Centennial Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City, and locally the Durant Community Theater Murder Mystery. Most recently, she appeared on national televisions Live with Kelly and Ryan as the travel trivia dancer of the day.
Shawn and Charlotte’s passion involves their faith, love spending time with their boys, extended family and friends. They love to have fun and laugh. The Hamils were excited to be a part of Dancing with the Stars with continued support for our hometown community!
Brittney & Curtis Smith
Curtis, a Durant native started his career in the heat and air industry right after graduating from Silo High School in 2010. In 2017, he opened his own business, Rapid Heat and Air and has continued to serve the Durant community since. Brittney moved to Durant in 2014 to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University. During her time there she was on the Southeastern Rodeo Team, a member of Tri Sigma Sorority, and worked at Bliss Boutique. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Brittney accepted a position at REI Oklahoma as the Customer Engagement Specialist.
Curtis and Brittney met in 2016 and it’s been nothing but bad jokes, bad dance moves, and a little love since then. Today, they enjoy traveling across the United States visiting all the Major League Baseball Stadiums, loving on their fur children St. Bernard Ramsey and miniature dachshund Rex, and spoiling their niece Carlee and nephews Ryland and Kai.
Tammy & Daylin Hash
Tammy and Daylin Hash are the proud parents of five children, five grandchildren, and their sixth grandchild is due in August. They enjoy spending time spoiling their grandchildren, listening to live music, and traveling. They enjoy anything from the Nutcracker at Bass Hall, to a NASCAR race. They enjoy doing a wide variety of activities, provided they are doing them together.
Tammy is the Manager of Licensing for the Choctaw Nation Gaming Commission where she has worked for over 13 years. Tammy is graduate of Caddo High School, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. Daylin is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with First United Bank. Daylin is a graduate of Canadian, Texas High School, and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He serves as the President of the Bryan County Jr Livestock Show, President of the Bryan County Farm Bureau, past President and member of the Durant Noon Lions Club, serves on the Board of American Bankers Association’s Ag Lending School, and is a member of the ABA’s Ag and Rural Bankers Committee. Daylin and Tammy would like to thank everyone that has encouraged and supported them in Dancing with the Stars, but more importantly they appreciate everyone supporting Durant Main Street.
Stephanie & Buddy Swicker
Stephanie is the owner of U-We Gifts, located on 2nd street in Durant. U-We is a creative studio that has handmade, customizable products and serves as a platform for all who want to formulate their own ideas and bring them to life. She is working to make it a place where fun can be had, and memories made. Some of her favorite things to do are listen to music at an uncomfortably loud volume (especially Weezer songs), drinking coffee till an acceptable time of day to drink wine and cooking things she has never tried before. Also laughing loud and really hard…. Like till tears start rolling.
Buddy helped start and supports U-We Gifts and proudly works for the best company ever, Cherokee Communications as the outside account manager, developing relations with local businesses. He has adopted and lives by Cherokee's trademark motto “Long Live Local”. He is a student at Southeastern College, working on his master’s in business administration and minor in aviation or maybe graphic design… knowing him, he will work to get both. Buddy is self-driven and is dedicated to make those around him feel comfortable, be themselves, and loves making them laugh. When meeting Buddy, you will discover fast that his whole world is his girls.
He and Stephanie have two talented and creative girls who could take over the world if they so choose to. They moved to Durant a few years ago. Coming to a town not knowing anyone and starting a business from scratch was intimidating and a lot scary, but Durant has welcomed them with open arms and loads of support, which they will be forever grateful for. They have fallen in love with the town and the wonderful people in it. They are so happy to call it home.