Born and raised in Northeast TN, Jeff grew up around airplanes and always wanted to be a pilot like his father. He realized that dream and has been able to fly in a wide variety of environments and aircraft. He also enjoys working as an aircraft mechanic and loves working with his hands fixing all kinds of mechanical things. Jeff enjoys sports, the chief two being Rugby and Soccer (football) in that order. Woodworking, camping, 4X4-ing and other outdoor activities are also favorites, but with small kids, time for those is very limited! Jeff has worked as an aircraft mechanic for over 23 years, and is currently working at Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater, VA performing maintenance on a variety of vintage aircraft. He is very much looking forward to returning overseas though, and once again getting behind the yoke of an aircraft to do some flying as well as continue to perform maintenance.
Michele grew up in Indiana and Ohio before moving to Tennessee to go to College. She and Jeff were married 2 years before she graduated. She enjoys being a Mom, toughest job you'll ever love. Her hobbies (before children) were pottery, volleyball, creating photo books and pilates. Michele thoroughly enjoys getting to know new people and making new friends. The idea of living overseas again is very exciting and a bit daunting, but she is really looking forward to living and serving in Zambia. What that looks like as a Mom and Home Schooler is yet to be seen, but she is confident that the Lord knows and that it will be great.
Megan is our beautiful 7 yr old! She is very much a "first born" with lots of attitude and opinions! She is an excellent artist and loves to play with her friends. Megan also likes to swim and watch shows about nature (as well as watching cartoons like most other American kids!) She loves the ocean and is currently in the process of losing her two front teeth, so she will soon have a new look to her for a while! Her favorite foods are pizza, macaroni and cheese, and potato-cheese soup. She is also currently taking piano lessons...we will see how that goes!
Rebekah is a two year old. What more can one say?! She is definitely learning that she has opinions about things, and she is not afraid to make them known! She is a real cutie pie, but if she decides she doesn't like something, better watch out! She is very outgoing just like her mom, and will walk up to a stranger and climb in their lap with no hesitation or give them a big hug! As a result, she is a big hit with everyone and doesn't know a stranger. She is learning lots of words and is speaking in sentences which is awesome! She also loves to eat which explains why she is such a chubby bunny! There is never a dull moment with her around!