Dan grew up in Michigan and live in Los Angeles for a few years before moving to Virginia for work in 2002.
Shannon was born in Delaware and moved around a lot as a child before her parents landed in Pennsylvania where she spent most of her childhood and attended college. She moved to Virginia for work in 2004.
We met in Virginia in 2007 and we were married in Pennsylvania in 2009. We have been married for 9 years this week, and it has been such a fun and exciting ride!
We are a fun and adventurous couple, and we love spending time with our many fur babies. Shannon had 2 cats when we met and we have been expanding our fur family ever since. We even fostered dogs and cats for a while! Now we have 3 dogs and 4 cats, each more spoiled everyday.
Together, we enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, spending time outside, camping, hiking, cooking, exploring new places, and doing diy projects around the house. We also like to spend the weekends exploring farmers markets and going to yoga. We spend as much time as we can with our nephews, godsons, and our friends' children.
Shannon is an expert baker and is well-known among family, friends, and co-workers for her cupcakes. Shannon enjoys reading, writing, singing, listening to music, exploring antique and craft shops, refinishing furniture, traveling to visit family and friends, and spending time with all the fur babies. Shannon is happiest spending time with Dan, whether it's at home watching TV on the couch, picking apples, visiting local wineries, or exploring the country on a road trip.
Dan enjoys cooking and barbecuing, and he makes some of the best brisket around. Dan loves to watch football and usually juggles several fantasy football teams each fall. Having grown up in Michigan, Dan is a dedicated Lions fan. Dan is an Eagle Scout and enjoys camping and hiking. Dan enjoys TV and movies, especially sci-fi and action/adventure films, which he's always dragging Shannon to see. Dan has a soft spot for Pixar movies and always cries when he watches Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Dan is always looking for things to fix around the house, and he's become quite the handyman thanks to youtube. Dan is happiest when he spending time with friends and family or sitting at home with Shannon and his fur babies.