Jennifer – I grew up in Jackson, MI and attended Albion College. I also attended the University of Illinois and George Mason University. I have a BA in English/Religious Studies and a BS and MS in Nursing. I worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse for over thirty years, the last 27 years at Fairfax Hospital. Outside of work I enjoy walking, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, reading, travel and currently have a passion for Scotland and the Outlander book series.
Andy and I met as VISTA volunteers in Waterloo, Iowa. After VISTA we lived and worked in Urbana/Champaign and Chicago areas. From Chicago we traveled to Micronesia for 2 years to live and work as Peace Corps staff. When we returned from overseas we moved to Northern Virginia where we raised our two children (Alex and Abigail). I like the diversity, as well as the historic and cultural opportunities of the DC/Northern Virginia area.
Andy – I grew up in North Haven, CT and graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of Missouri, followed by 3 years of Peace Corps volunteer service in India and Fiji. I am currently Chief Financial Officer for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Prior to joining DPLA I was the Financial Manager for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and worked for over 30 years planning, managing budgets, and administering programs for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Peace Corps. I have a passion for outdoor adventure including: running marathons, triathlons, hiking, backpacking, caving, canoeing, and traveling to explore other countries and cultures.
I am looking forward to downsizing our life style, developing closer relationships with village neighbors, as well as living in a caring community of supportive people who share common values and interests. I am eager to live within walking distance of the center of Shepherdstown, close to many shops, restaurants and the educational opportunities at Shepherd University. We are both excited to continue to experience the many outdoor adventure opportunities offered in the area, and are eager to participate in being stewards of the village lands and doing communal gardening.