Scott and Hollie
Scott's Background: I was born in Grangeville, Idaho. Moooooooo! I learned to drive on a tractor. My first exercise program was “Bucking Bales” of hay onto the back of a pickup. Not bad for “Allergy Boy.” Graduated from Lewiston High School, and a tech’ school in Phoenix with an emphasis on Communications. How the radio thing started, “would you like paper or plastic?” I was a teenage high school guy working at the local grocery store, and every department would have me do their in-store announcements. Their sales increased and here I am today because of Jelly Donut sales!
Scott's Family: The greatest loves of my life are my beautiful wife, I am still smitten by her! Four children … I had a hand in baptizing them all! What an honor! Gabriel is my man-cub, the youngest in the family with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He just became a voracious reader…yaaaa! McKayla Jordan is not named after Michael Jordan, she’s a Volleyball OH/MB and stellar! Hope she receives a scholarship! She’s the Daddy’s Girl. Tyler is in the Air Force Reserve, has served on tour in the Middle East (scary for parents) and is about to go to flight school to receive his pilots license. I hope it’s nothing like the first drive we took after he received his car license. Proud of him, and another voracious reader.Whitney’s married to a man, Ben, who her Daddy approves of! With our first grand-baby, Theo. Whitney is a Mama’s Girl, but she and I have the deep CS Lewis, Chesterton, Tozier conversations. Jett is our Miniature Long-Haired Wiener-Dog…he thinks he’s a rock star and should sample all the food. And Luna is our Parakeet that the neighbors gave us when I said “No Way!” I lost. And I serve the bird by regularly feeding him… her…. it. And I make sure Luna gets exercise by holding Jett up to the cage.
Scott's Hobbies: What makes me a bit different…..I believe I can play guitar well until my bubble bursts when I see others use more than two strings. I taught my whole family to greet me at the door when I get home so I can love on each of them! Jett is always first to greet me and the last to receive! I have an obsession with Black Bamboo, fresh home-made bagels and Arabica bean certified organic, Free Trade coffee.
Hollie's Background: I’m originally from the ‘burbs just north of Seattle, WA. Raised on mountains, fishing, and lots of rain. Ironically, I never picked up coffee until I left the Northwest (but, now I love me some Starbucks!).
Hollie's Family: My husband, John, and I recently celebrated our third wedding anniversary! We met a few years back at work. He’s a superman at building stuff (like Ikea furniture and houses, in general) and loves to fish. John speaks three languages, which I find so cute. We love to kayak and cook.
My parents have been married 30+ years (Dad loves fishing and beef stew, mom loves nail salons and crème brulee; both love coffee). My aunt Susan lives with them; she has cerebal palsy and has kept my parents occupied since they’ve become empty-nesters in recent years. I have three brothers: Bobby, Steve, and Nick. Bobby, and his wife, Ashley, are expecting a baby very soon (Sophie---the first grandchild!). Bobby plays guitar for the small group that meets in their living room; both are in the medical field. My second brother, Steve, and his wife, Christine, have two Siberian huskies. Steve is a business-owner and Christine is an occupational therapist who assists wounded veterans. Nick, my youngest brother, just got in to dental school. Plus, since marrying John, I now have a robust family of in-laws. They live nearby and are an encouragement and support to John and myself.
Hollie's Hobbies: I’m learning Portuguese. I graduated from Columbia University. And, although I broke my toe once doing this, I love wakeboarding.