Meet Jason Faigle and Kate Lynass

Through United TRIBUTE in January, we will be introducing you to our brave Dancing With Our Stars contestants!

Kate Lynass
Denton County

I have lived in Denton County for...

Almost 10 years, this go around. I moved back to Denton in 2008 but I lived here during graduate school at UNT in the 1990s, visited my future in-laws here in the 1980s, and grew up in Fort Worth during the 1970s, coming up to Denton for musical events.

What I like best about our community is...

No matter where I go, I run into someone I know or someone who knows someone I know. Even as big as the city and the county are growing, we are still small enough to be friendly and get work done through a handshake and a promise.

My favorite place to hangout is...

The downtown Square. I don't have a favorite bar or restaurant or store but love to come down and see what's happening on the lawn and all around.

When I'm not at work, I like to…

Watch baseball, read, work in my yard, hang out with my dad, and travel. I spend a great deal of time volunteering around town and hanging out with friends, too!

When I think about dancing at United TRIBUTE, my biggest fear is…

That I'll fall flat on my rear! Seriously, I'm not very graceful and I'll probably slip and slide and crash.

I would like to say to the person who nominated me to dance…

What were you thinking, Micah? I mean it will be fun and all but I'm not nearly talented enough for Dancing with Our Stars!

To me, LIVE UNITED means…

Doing the best that I can for the most that I can. We can all contribute, volunteer, and advocate for others; it's what makes the world a better place.
 

Jason Faigle
Allison Engineering Group

I have lived in Denton County for...

Just over a year but have worked in Denton on and off since 2009.

My favorite place to hang out is...

Anywhere on the Square but especially Paschall's.

When I'm not at work, I like to…

Spend time with my daughters (ages 6 and 13) swimming in our pool, going for walks, and cooking together. My girlfriend (whom I met at a ballroom dance class here in Denton last year) and I enjoy exploring various places around town. She has been very encouraging of my participation in this competition!

What I like best about our community is...

The close-knit feel and uniqueness of the businesses and individuals that live and work here.

When I think about dancing at United TRIBUTE, my biggest fear is…

Dropping my partner or falling over when attempting a lift (we just learned how to incorporate lifts into our routines!).

I would like to say to the person who nominated me to dance…

Thank youI'm having a lot of fun!

To me, LIVE UNITED means…

Regular involvement and participation in the Denton community to improve the quality of life here for all residents and visitors.
 

Will Jason and Kate take home the Dancing With Our Stars trophy?

Find out at United TRIBUTE on January 20, 2018!

Stay tuned for more profiles on our 2018 dancers:

Antonius Sidharta & Chelsie Clark
Ben Smith & Jennifer Peace
Erik Clark & Courtney Cross
Greg Price & Wendy Chance
Jason Brothers & Sara Schroeder
Jason Faigle & Kate Lynass

Jason Stewart & Maria Herrera
Keith Pierce & Jordan McDowell
Michael Redwine & Joy Kirven