Don Lohmeier & Kelly Loggins

Don-Lohmeier“DON LOHMEIER” After growing up on a farm in rural Nebraska, Don joined the US Marines right after high school. He was commissioned from the ranks and retired as a major with 24 years of active duty. His wife, Teddie, says that he was gone most of their early married life – Southeast Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. When he took a job as a Naval JROTC instructor at a high school, they actually had to learn to live together! Don went on to earn his doctorate from the University of Georgia and taught at the college level.
Don is a certified general aviation pilot and an enthusiastic aerial photographer. He is active in several local civic organizations including the Jefferson Lions Club. Don chose the Lions as his non-profit partner because he is aware of the tremendous work they do to help the vision impaired. The money raised by Dancing with the Stars will go to pay for eye exams and glasses for needy citizens of Jackson County.

Kelly-Loggins“KELLY LOGGINS” is Don’s dance partner. She was born and has lived in Georgia her entire life. Kelly is happily married to Chris, and they have two beautiful children, Carley and Casey. She graduated in 2000 from the University of Georgia with a degree in Health Education and Promotion.
Currently, Kelly teaches dance at the Broadway Arts Center in Jefferson.