Matt Montoya & Shannon Abero Guerrero

Meet Matt

Matt Montoya

Matt Montoya

Realtor, Stellar Realty Northwest

Matt first arrived in Bend with his wife Jenn and their oldest son ten years ago as an educator. He loved building relationships with his fellow educators, community members, and each of the families that he served.

The Sparrow Clubs was introduced to Matt soon after his arrival to Bend, with a family that to this day still holds a very special place in Matt’s heart. Matt saw firsthand how amazingly impactful Sparrow Clubs was for this beautiful family.

Matt transitioned into real estate about three years ago and has appreciated and cherished each moment. He recognized that there is a way to not only foster relationships, but also help people with one of life’s greatest achievements and investments in home ownership.

Matt enjoys being creative in his marketing of homes, making people laugh with his Standard Feature Saturday or Sizzle Sale Saturday episodes while providing some education along the way. You may have seen him under a kitchen sink or in the shower in his Facebook or Instagram videos!

Matt and his wife now have two boys and are always listening to music and having impromptu ‘dance parties’. Music and dance create such a strong bond, they break barriers and unite us all – it’s that universal language that gets our toes tapping. Matt is very excited to turn up the heat and get your head bopping at this year’s Swinging with the Stars event!

When taking time away from helping his clients achieve their home selling or buying goals, you will find Matt fly fishing, hiking, biking, camping with his family and enjoying the wintery weather as well. Matt loves to cook and enjoys being creative in the kitchen with his family.

Matt is partnered with Shannon Abero and they are very excited to showcase their hard work and attention to detail on October 19th at the Tower Theater. Matt and Shannon would be honored to have your support as they dance for Sparrow Clubs!

Meet Shannon

Shannon Abero Guerrero

Shannon Abero Guerrero

Dance Instructor

Shannon Abero Guerrero grew up in Northern CA and has been dancing for over 30 years. She was inspired by music videos on MTV in the 80’s and loved emulating moves from Janet Jackson to Paula Abdul and more!

Shannon didn’t receive formal training until high school, where she was on the Cheer, Drill and Dance Teams. Her older brother, Brian, soon discovered Hip-hop and introduced Shannon to a class… the rest is history!

After receiving her BA in Psychology at Cal State University of Long Beach, Shannon worked for an AIDS intervention organization for a year while still dancing on the side. Her love and passion for dance soon became her livelihood after booking a dance agent in Los Angeles. Some of her credentials include: House of Blues, Nike, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Ellen Show. She has toured with Asian singers and has taught internationally as well.

Shannon now resides in Bend with her husband and two beautiful daughters, Kyla & Ciera. She continues to share her love of dance with her students throughout Central Oregon.

Shannon is beyond excited to participate in this year’s Swinging with the Stars event! Sparrow Clubs holds a special place in her heart because her nephew, Tyrus, was a Sparrow. When Ty was born, he was diagnosed with OI (osteogenesis imperfecta) and born with fractured bones. With the help of generous donors from Highland Elementary and Sparrow Clubs, he is doing amazingly well and has not had a fracture for 3 years!

Thank you Sparrow Clubs for all of the wonderful work you do for our community!

Watch the show from the SWTS Homepage on October 17th!

The show will remain on the website and voting for your favorite Pro will remain open thru Monday, October 19th.  Winners will be announced Saturday, October 24th.