"Dance Lompoc" Event

Dance Lompoc 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Niki Sandoval!

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau would like to thank those that supported their “Dancing with the Stars” style fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The 'Dance Lompoc' event benefitted the Chamber and five other local non-profit organizations chosen by the participating dancers. The participants were working with professional dance instructors and they competed for the mirror ball trophy and the title of "People's Choice," all while raising money for their selected non-profit. Each dollar donated in their name counted as a vote, and for every ticket sold, $5 went toward the selected dancer and their non-profit. The dance studios that provided professional instruction were Garcia Dance Studio, Lompoc School of Dance and The Alley Project.

Congratulations to Dr. Niki Sandoval, who won the mirror ball trophy and "People's Choice" by raising $2,396 for her chosen nonprofit Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA). In total, the event raised over $3,000 for the non-profit organizations chosen by the dancers: Coast Valley Treatment Center, Valley Haven Adult Day Program, and Lompoc Civic Theatre. Masson Blow was chosen as the judges' pick. Both Dr. Sandoval and Masson worked with Marco from The Alley Project.

“We are thrilled that we had the support of the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Sunset Auto Center with their sponsorship of the event, along with the numerous donors who helped make this event a success.” said Chelsea Cochran, Communications & Program Director for the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. “We have already had prospective dancers reach out to us to express their desire to get involved and with a few changes based on the feedback we received, I think you can count on a bigger, better Dance Lompoc event next year!”

If you would like further information about the event, please call the Chamber at 805.736.4567 or email chelsea@lompoc.com

Meet Our 2017 Dancers

Masson Blow

Masson Blow has lived in Lompoc most of his life, an active participant in various sports, Lompoc Valley 4-H and the community at large throughout his school years. Masson holds two Associates Degrees; one in Liberal Arts from Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA) and the other in General Sciences from American River College (Sacramento, CA). In 2016, Masson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Whittier College (Whittier, CA). During his time at Whittier College, Masson worked with the Department of Homeland Security as an undergraduate research assistant, eventually being recognized for outstanding contributions in research from the Biology department. He is an aspiring veterinarian and will attend Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine this fall. Masson currently works at Platinum Performance in Buellton. He also volunteers weekly at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Masson resides in Lompoc with his wife Jacquelyn and four year old son Myles.

Masson is dancing in support of Valley Haven Adult Day Program in Lompoc. Valley Haven is a non-profit social day program for dependent adults, whose mission is to provide services in a home-like environment for the enrichment of older adults, and to provide respite and support for their families/caregivers. Masson believes that taking care of our elderly population is a very important responsibility that we all share but is commonly overlooked. He enjoys the opportunity to volunteer at Valley Haven whenever he can and hopes to bring more awareness to Valley Haven through this opportunity.

Jenelle Osborne

Jenelle Osborne and her husband, Jason, fell in love with the Lompoc Valley while house hunting 16 years ago. As a professional organizer and owner of OriJenel Organizer, Jenelle provides her clients with original solutions to the organizational issues in both their personal and professional lives. With a degree in History focusing on Public Administration, Jenelle’s career encompasses over thirty years of both private and public sector positions culminating with her recent election to the Lompoc City Council. Jenelle is a graduate of Leadership Lompoc Valley and recipient of the 2014 DeWees Leadership Award. She is secretary of the American Association of University Women as well as EconAlliance.

Jenelle’s passion for improving Lompoc includes supporting the arts and she is dancing for the Lompoc Theatre Project (LTP). While serving on the City of Lompoc’s Economic Development Committee, she spoke in support of LTP taking ownership of the historical 1927 theater. In 2015 the Lompoc Theater Project invited Jenelle to join the LTP Board. Upon acceptance and election to the board, she was named Development Chair. Jenelle feels that “revitalizing the grand old dame of Lompoc arts and culture will renew Old Town Lompoc and bring a vibrancy to downtown that reflects the diversity, creativity and heart of the community!”

Scott Reardon

Scott Reardon is the owner and operator of Scott Reardon’s Locksmith Service, based in Old Town Lompoc. Scott has lived in Lompoc since 1974 and graduated from Cabrillo High School in 1978. Most of his professional career has been in the automotive field, working for NAPA Auto Parts and Mainline Autobody. Scott had been in the Locksmithing trade since 2010 and has been self-employed since January of 2014. He is currently a member of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and the Associated Locksmiths of America, and his business has also recently become a service provider for AAA.

Scott’s interests include Scouting (currently in Pack 2103 with his grandson), Radio Control hobbies, machining and woodworking. He is also a Rock n’ Roll singer performing with various bands over the last 4 decades. He has been married to his wife Sharon for 12 years, and their blended family includes 7 children and 6 grandchildren. Scott has served on several local non-profit boards and committees including the Lompoc Parks, Recreation, and Pool Foundation, and is currently Board Chairman of The Lompoc Alano Club.

The non-profit organization Scott has chosen to compete for is Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center. The effects of Addiction touch nearly everyone in our community, whether directly or indirectly. Coast Valley is dedicated to providing treatment opportunities for those who seek recovery, and that is an ideal that he strongly supports.

Niki Sandoval, Ph.D.

Dr. Niki Sandoval is Education Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and a lecturer in the Education Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Sandoval serves on the boards of the Santa Barbara Foundation and UCSB Alumni Association. She is a member of the California State Board of Education, which sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, curriculum, instructional materials, assessment, and accountability. Her career began at the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art and continued at the Smithsonian Institution, where she held the position of Assistant Director of Community Services for the National Museum of the American Indian. Sandoval holds a Ph.D. in Education from UCSB, M.A. in Museum Studies from the George Washington University, and B.A. in Public Relations from Pepperdine University. She resides in Lompoc with her husband, John Gustafsson, and their beloved canine companions, Stella and Midnight.

Dr. Sandoval is dancing in support of Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA), an all-volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the best care for animals at the Santa Barbara County Animal Services La PAWS shelter. “John and I have adopted all of our canine companions through the years. The caring people of CAPA and La PAWS shelter have saved thousands of lives and supported pet guardians for decades,” says Sandoval. “Our dogs have brought us profound joy and unconditional love. It is my honor to help ensure that more animals have a chance to bring their gifts to others,” she adds.

Charles Sommer

Charles Sommer is a lifelong resident of Lompoc. Born in Lompoc in 1983, his family has owned and operated P.J.'s Deli since 1982. Charles has spent the last decade working to make Lompoc a better place. I'm 2012, he helped organize the Lompoc Disc Golf Committee to expand and maintain the Beattie Park Disc Golf Course. He currently sits on the board of The Lompoc Foundation as Vice Chairman. Charles was appointed as a Commissioner of the City of Lompoc Parks and Recreation Commission in 2014 and has been appointed recently to another four year term. Charles is married to his wife Rebecca Fries and proudly lives in Lompoc.

Charles is dancing for Lompoc Civic Theatre where is he has been serving on the board since 2013 as Business Manager. Lompoc Civic Theatre has been "Keeping Theatre 'Live' Since 1973" in the Lompoc Valley. Lompoc Civic Theatre is the premier theatre group in Lompoc providing multiple shows a year for the local community and beyond. Lompoc Civic Theatre is an all volunteer group. Lompoc Civic Theatre's is currently working on "Glorious: The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World!" The show will be performed at the Civic Auditorium on the weekends from March 24 through April 9.

Dance Lompoc Sponsors

Proudly sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Sunset Auto Center - George & Cheryl Bedford, and the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau