My husband Mark and I are enthusiastic travelers. I’ve been to all 50 states in the United States and have visited 19 foreign countries. I resided in two foreign countries—Italy and Japan—for several years while associated with the Navy. My husband Mark was an Air Force brat and grew up in Germany and England. He lived in Munich during his early years so he speaks German with a Bavarian accent. He joined the Air Force himself as an adult and retired from the Air Force more than ten years ago.

Mark’s passion is vintage European motorcycles...he owns several and does restoration and repair of vintage bikes as a hobby. My passions are gardening, particularly ornamental landscape gardening, and genealogy.

We have a dog, Rufus, we sometimes take on car trips with us. He’s an avid traveler as well!