Christi Short

Christi was born and raised in Beckley and has deep roots throughout this community.  After moving to Vermont for a time, she chose to return to Beckley.  Shortly after, she became the mother to two daughters, Kathleen and Anna.  Looking for a career that would be conducive to single motherhood, she chose real estate.  Fifteen years later, here she is.  Christi believes in giving back to the community that has helped her and her daughters prosper.  Even though she doesn’t have an ounce of rhythm, she is going to give Dancing with the Stars her best shot.

Gerald Hayden

Gerald grew up in Mullens (Wyoming County), WV. His parents are Harold and Sandy Hayden who now reside in Beckley. Gerald graduated from Mullens High School in 1994. He attended Concord College earning a degree in 1998. He then graduated from law school at Cleveland State University in 2001. Gerald is an attorney and currently owns Hayden & Associates in downtown Beckley specializing in Family law, Criminal defense, and Personal Injury. Gerald was named to the WV State Journal’s Generation Next 40 under 40 IN 2013. He has practiced law in Beckley for 18 years. Gerald has three children; Tyler, Gretta, and Elijah.
The draw to work and live in Southern West Virginia has kept Gerald here throughout his professional career and despite being born “with two left feet”, Gerald is determined to help the United Way of Southern WV and learn to boogie.