I grew up moving all around the South, eventually settling in Georgia, my birth state, for high school. After a brief stint in the Army, I went to Kennesaw State University where I majored in Communication (Media Studies). I spent nine years, both at KSU and professionally, as a print journalist, with photography as a hobby. In 2006, I changed careers, becoming an English teacher and taking a job at a local high school.
I grew up in Tallahassee and went to Florida State University, where I majored in Math Education. I then moved to Georgia and have been teaching high school math since 1999. I taught for the first eight years in Savannah and have been at the same school with Grant ever since.
We met while teaching together at the same high school. At first, we didn’t like each other all that much, but after a spilled beer into Bonnie’s purse and a coerced date, we are pretty much inseparable.
Our first trip together was a road trip to the Outer Banks over Spring Break back in 2009. We spent 12 days road tripping to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks that summer and were married the next summer. Those first two trips sparked our love for the National Park Service and its sites. Our goal is to visit as many as we can… at least as many as are feasible! We have presently visited about 25 percent of the sites and still have a long way to go.
Since getting married, we spend most every possible vacation traveling, both in the US and abroad. We recently turned 40 and bought a travel trailer. We are now looking forward to spending even more time on the road. We are even taking our cat, Alee, along for the ride!