We grew up very differently—Jeremy in Ohio and Robert in New York—but the values that our parents instilled in us have powerful similarities. Our families taught us the importance of genuine kindness, hard work, determination, learning from failure, and using those lessons to pursue our dreams.
Though we are very connected by our professions in theatre-- the way in which we work looks quite different- Robert as an Actor and Jeremy as a Theatre Teacher & Director.
Robert shines on the stage. He has worked as a professional actor for 25 years-- appearing on and off Broadway and throughout the entire country. He knows what a privilege it is to make another person smile, and feels blessed to get to do that on a daily basis. He has been fortunate to work with so many kind and talented people who have become very important chosen family members in our lives.
While Jeremy previously worked as a professional theatre director, he has turned his attention to using those skills to
inspire a younger generation through theatre education. As a high school theatre teacher, he uses theatre to foster students’ self-confidence. His classroom is a space in which students can feel safe to explore and experiment and be themselves. He takes great pride in what he does and hopes to empower inquisitive, passionate, generous and kind young adults.
For as long as we can remember-- we knew that we wanted to be parents. We have parents who helped shape our values, challenged us, and encouraged us to develop into independent, generous, and loving people.
We are excited to pass on that love and kindness and shape a young who can confidently create their own place in the world.
We own a condominium in a beautiful, residential building in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Our neighborhood is absolutely wonderful. We live one block from a playground, 2 blocks from Riverside Park, and a short walk to many museums, shops and Central Park. It is a very family friendly, family oriented area. Adjacent to our building are two different preschool/ kindergarten schools. Inside our building are a children's playroom and an indoor pool that many families can take advantage of throughout the year.
We feel lucky that Robert’s
family is so close in proximity to us and that we can take a quick weekend trip to visit Long Island. But we feel doubly lucky that we have an army of friends that live in the New York area. We’re fortunate that we live in a wonderful neighborhood near two parks and close to the theatre district. Because of the close proximity we get a lot of friends stopping over and we are often hosting a game night or an awards show viewing party.
No one makes me laugh like Robert does. He is the most decent and genuine human being I know. He sees the world with such optimism and has the most enormous and generous heart that I have ever met. He is deeply passionate about being part of a world that treats people with equality and love. His compassion knows no limits. The respect and love that he gives me makes me think how truly lucky I am to trust someone who knows me so deeply. He is my rock.
It is truly impossible not to love Jeremy instantly. I said in my vows to him, “I take an oath to be your soulmate. And not because I can’t live without you. But because I don’t want to live without you”. I have never met a kinder soul than Jeremy. He is more himself than anyone I’ve ever met, which makes everyone around him feel at ease. His fashion sense is unparalleled. Wherever we go, someone is always commenting on how fabulous he looks. None of this, though, even comes close to the person he is inside. To see his relationship with my mother, it’s a happiness I could never put into words. As a teacher, he is invaluable. The children he has in class know how lucky they are to have Jeremy as their educator. Simply put, he is the best person I know.