Charlie Plybon and Cristen Don

Charlie and Cristen have had the good fortune of calling Newport home for nearly 20 years – the place where they found their first career jobs and each other. This twosome share a passion for the ocean and beach and enjoy surfing, drinking good beer with friends, spending time with their coastal brown hound, Playa, and the many wonderful people and aspects of this community. Charlie is a community organizer and environmental activist. He works for the Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting oceans, waves, and beaches for all. Cristen works in ocean science and management at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Her work focuses on sustainable ocean resources and coastal communities here in Oregon. As for dance experience, they love busting silly moves on the dance floor with little dance experience and lots of laughter. “We are grateful to this community that we live in and excited to give back through this event. We believe in the work of Samaritan House helping to provide for and build strong, resilient families here in Lincoln County. So let’s dance!”

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