Tickets now on sale for Dancing with the Pagosa Stars


This year’s six stars are preparing for the seventh annual dance competition to support Seeds of Learning. 

These stars have been matched with a dance coach who will lead them through the process to win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. 

Let’s get to know the women of the 2024 Dancing with the Pagosa Stars.

MorgAnne Foster

Here in town, she and her husband, Ryan Foster, own and operate a martial arts school primarily focused on forging children’s character into greatness. Working to better our youth and community is their life’s mission.

She works alongside several nonprofits and small businesses to make a difference in every way possible. She believes greatness is best achieved with a team of people up to the same mission and vision in life, which she is lucky to have found and continues finding in Pagosa.

She is honored to be a part of this event to uplift the smallest, yet most powerful little world changers, our youngest generation.

Janna Lilly

Janna Lilly is a lifelong educator who spent her career working to improve the lives of students with disabilities and their families. She concluded her career as director of special education for Austin Independent School District and then as a registered lobbyist for the Texas Council of Administrators for Special Education.

During her career, Lilly lobbied states and the federal government for increased public education funding, often citing research showing the dramatic benefits of early childhood education. In addition, Lilly has seen firsthand with her own nine grandchildren how early learning can change the trajectory of a child’s life.

Retired here in Pagosa, Lilly volunteer tutors struggling readers and enjoys the Colorado lifestyle with her husband, John Thomas.

A vote for Lilly, supporting Seeds, is the best return on an investment you can make for a child, her/his family, your community and the greater economy by supporting quality.

Veronica Medina

Commissioner Veronica Medina was born in Craig, Colo. Medina and her husband, Mauricio, moved to Archuleta County in 2014 to care for her parents. She is a mother of five boys and Nana to 14 grandchildren.

Medina is the first Hispanic/Jicarilla Apache woman to be an elected Archuleta County commissioner. Her work life experience includes human resources manager, Realtor, notary public, mediator, translator and risk manager.

Medina is passionate about her community, volunteering for many local organizations.

Dancing with the Stars means so much to her because it is a small way in which she can proudly assist the children of Archuleta County.

Tickets and voting information

Want to see the stars perform in person on Aug. 17? Purchase a ticket online at website All tickets include votes for your favorite star, a buffet dinner served by our fine dining restaurant, a sensational show which is sure to entertain, and open dancing during voting. 

But why wait until the event to vote when you can do it today? 

Visit to vote for your favorite stars. Each $1 vote moves a star closer to winning the fabulous trophy and bragging rights for the next year. 

You can vote for as many stars as you would like as many times as you want. But, more importantly, all the proceeds go to sustaining Seeds of Learning’s tuition mission to provide high-quality and affordable early childhood education in Pagosa Springs.

Seeds of Learning is a nonprofit, standalone preschool serving approximately 58 preschoolers year-round, ages 2.5 to 5 years old. The critical proceeds from this event are what make it possible for most of the children at Seeds to attend.