Jane is a West Virginia native, born in Welch, WV, grew up in Keystone/Northfork (McDowell County) WV, and moved to Beckley in 1974, when her father was transferred with Eastern Coal Company. Her parents were John and Joyce Kirby; she is the youngest of four children. Jane is proud to be a “Coal Miner’s Daughter!” Jane will be 60 this year! Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978. She has a Banking and Finance degree from Beckley College. She is Vice President and Mortgage Specialist with City National Bank where she has been employed for 15 years; and she Has been in banking for 41 years.
Jane is married to the love of her life Hal “Bert” Price, employed with King’s Tire, son of the former Price Brothers and Son. Together they have three children: Jill, Rachel, and Derek. Blessed with six amazing grandchildren from Jill – Morgan, Kenan, Preston, Owen, Falynn and Soren. With number seven due this Summer, Derek expecting their first child Joleen. They have two beagles, Lucy and Roxy. They are members of Faith Community Church.
Jane is honored to be a part of the 2019 United Way DWTS, where she gets the opportunity to work with an organization to raise money to help the children in our community. She is also thrilled that she will be partnered with her friend Bob and finds it a privileged her daughter Jill will be choreographing their dance.
Bob Canter is a life long resident of our beautiful Mountain State. Bob grew up in a rural town on a modest farm with his parents and two siblings. Bob was instilled with a strong work ethic at a young age and it shows today with his accomplishments. Bob learned early of the importance and value in building friendships which in turn would help later in life build relationships with not only people but other business owners.
Bob has always had a mind for business and it shows with his ability to take failing situations and make them once again successful.
As a Small business owner, in uptown Beckley, with strong ties to the community and a clear focus on building value in relationships over profits, he takes every opportunity to support other local businesses in and around his community.
Bob also uses his entrepreneurial skills as a Real estate investor focusing on fair and equal housing for all.
Bob has participated in fundraising events for several years, with not only United Way of Southern WV but also the Raleigh County Humane Society,l but also as a volunteer at Bowers Hospice House spreading his joy and happiness with everyone burdened with the loss of loved ones.
Bob enjoys the beautiful scenery of our great state along with friendly banter with the people he encounters on a daily basis, as BOB has never met a stranger.
Bob looks forward to participating in DWTS Season 8 and is honored to have been chosen to represent Raleigh County in this years event.