We met in New York City in 2010 and hit it off on our first date. We connected over our shared love of reading, running, and our passion for education. We knew we had found something special right away. In 2014, we got married in front of our amazing family and friends. We are now Californians, living in the Bay Area.
We are fortunate that our jobs as educators are flexible, so we can devote a lot of time to our child. Matt currently works part-time and David has flexibility with his work hours. We both have summers off. We love to travel, and we visit both our families back East several time a year. We enjoy visiting the beach to relax and swim—we look forward to sharing all these adventures with our child.
We are so excited to have a child. David is a wonderful cook, and is looking forward to cooking for a little one. Matt is especially eager to explore books with our child. Matt grew up Episcopalian, David grew up Catholic, and we plan to raise our child in a warm faith community. Our parents and siblings are so excited to be grandparents, aunts, and uncles to our child, and they will be a big part of our child’s life.
We love living in Palo Alto. We live in a warm and welcoming three bedroom home, and our neighborhood is full of young children and good friends. We are excited to take our child to the playground, pool, and park that are in our neighborhood. There is also a great children’s library nearby that we plan to visit every week. Most importantly, Palo Alto has amazing schools. We look forward to being able to walk with our child to the elementary school in our neighborhood.
David is originally from Boston. When we met, he was in graduate school at Princeton University in New Jersey. David loves his job as a college professor, and he also enjoys his time off to explore his hobbies like cooking, traveling, hiking, and running.
David is calm, patient, kind, and loyal. He makes friends easily, and shows care in so many ways. He is great at bringing people together over food. If any of our friends, family, or one of his students is struggling, he’s always there to help. He is wonderful with our nephews and our goddaughter. He will be a natural as a father.
Education is deeply important to Matt. He was the first person in his family to finish college at a small Quaker school in North Carolina. Now a dedicated educator, Matt is incredible with his students—from kindergarteners through middle schoolers—helping them at every turn with whatever issues they encounter.
Matt is funny, compassionate, thoughtful, and loving. He is powerfully loyal and will always
offer support to those around him, whether that be his family and friends or his students. He takes the ups and downs of life in stride and will make you laugh when you least expect it. He is an avid reader and runner—he’s killer on steep hills! He has also been a car enthusiast since he was a kid. He is an uncle extraordinaire and will be an amazing father.