How It All Began:
Like many couples today, we first met through a dating app in November 2013. Dan likes to say that “he’s the one to blame” for our relationship since he asked for the first date. After a year of commuting to see each other, we decided to move in together in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. Soon after, we rescued a dog, Charlie. To give Charlie and our future child a safe and comfortable home with room to play, we bought a single-family home in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood, where we still live today.
Our first major vacation as a couple was an exciting trip to Hawaii. While visiting Hanauma Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Dan walked Tim to the far end of the beach and proposed. It was a beautiful memory we both cherish.
Like most people, we have our quirks. We are both afraid of heights, but that won’t stop Dan from riding rollercoasters with our son or daughter. Tim isn’t a big fan of horror movies and Dan can’t stand spiders — so Tim saves the day whenever one wanders into the house!
We live in the Como Park neighborhood in Saint Paul, MN. Our home is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom home with wonderful neighbors.
About Tim (by Dan)
Tim is a kind, compassionate and empathetic individual gifted with a magnetic personality. He is a selfless person who always considers the needs and wants of others before his own. Tim is motivated and consistently seeks to better himself. He eats healthy, reads often, exercises regularly and is dedicated to his graduate school studies. Tim will make a wonderful role model and an intuitive parent. Also, as a nurse practitioner with advanced training in child and adolescent mental health, he will be an excellent resource and guide for an adopted child. As I am fond of saying, “I am not sure how I won the boyfriend lottery.”
Before meeting me, Tim went to school to become a nurse, earning his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He worked as an ICU nurse at Mayo Clinic before entering his current role as an emergency room nurse at Mercy Hospital’s Unity Campus in Fridley, Minnesota. He just graduated as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and took a position managing mental health medications for teenagers and adults in an outpatient pediatric clinic.
About Dan (by Tim)
Dan is a thoughtful, hilarious and articulate person with a clever wit that never disappoints. He learns quickly and can always be counted on to provide help, advice and support to those around him. Dan is strong-willed but kind and giving. He prides himself on being stoic in tough times and will provide an adoptive child with endless support, love and security. Dan will be a wonderful father that laughs often, is insightful, and helps your child understand how to be resilient with a strong, positive character.
Before meeting me, Dan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He continued on to complete his master’s in Public Administration and started his career at Dakota County, Minnesota.