Our Story

We met in graduate school at Indiana University (go Hoosiers!) and married in 2012. Our careers took us to Texas and then to our dream location - western North Carolina!

We love our simple, quiet lifestyle and have many similar interests. Together we...

  • Run and hike
  • Go tubing and kayaking on the river right by our house
  • Play disc golf and other games
  • Take road trips
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Shop antique stores
  • Try new restaurants
  • Work on DIY home projects
  • Hang with our pets

We look forward to including our children in all these, and many more, adventures!

Our Approach

As career educators, we highly value learning, questioning, and exploring - we look forward to teaching our children about the world and helping them grow into happy, healthy, independent thinkers!

Our values

*Honesty, integrity, working hard, giving back, prioritizing education, being physically active, and putting family first*

We live by these ideals and will pass them on to our children.

Enjoying time together at a friend's wedding in Indiana

Tired after running up a mountain!

First time skiing in NC. Jonathon was a natural! Abby...not so much...

Who knew a May wedding would be so cold (40 degrees)?!

Both got each other headphones for Christmas...

Post-race at Hood-to-Coast, a 200-mile relay race in Oregon

Decked out in our professorial graduation gear

We get to travel all over the country for conferences... often extending the trips for family vacation. Here we are on the streets of Boston...

We love the summer concert series in our tiny mountain town!

Marching to support women's rights (in one of our fave cities - Asheville)

Visiting the Biltmore Estate during the holiday season. Christmas is our favorite holiday!