We were just two “kids” from Long Island who shared the same passion… Jeeps! Not what you were expecting us to say, huh? Well, in 2015 we both joined the same off-road Jeep club. We would attend meets, beach trips and off-roading charity events in our built-up Jeep Wranglers. It wasn’t long until we became Facebook friends and the first direct-message was sent. As they say, the rest was history. While we no longer own the Jeeps, they sure played a significant role in the start of our story. Our connection was instant. We began dating in 2016, bought our first house together in 2018, we were engaged in 2019 and married in 2021!
Harley (5) and Nova (4), our girls, are our two super spoiled fur-babies. They are both rescue pups from Puerto Rico who our world revolves around. They have somehow managed to not only steal our hearts but also our king-size bed. They love playing outside, visits from Grandma and Grandpa and mini cucumbers! They are two of the most loyal, silly and snuggly dogs you will ever meet and we know they will be the best big “sisters” ever.
After our wedding, we decided to sell our first home. Our next adventure included purchasing and rebuilding a 120-year-old farm-house just 3 miles away from where Michele grew up. Our children will be raised in the same district where Michele went to school (which is one of the best districts in the state!) so we are very familiar with the community. We are within walking distance of the elementary school and just a short drive away from the middle and high school. We are less than 10 minutes away from Michele’s family and about 25 minutes away from Mitchells. One of our favorite perks of living on Long Island is the close proximity to multiple beaches. We knew this house was going to be the place where we raised our family so we put a lot of time, love and tears into making it ours - we feel so lucky to get to live here!
Michele grew up in a tight knit, loving family which consisted of her mom, dad and a younger sister. She has a big extended family and many of her favorite childhood memories are of spending the holidays with all of her cousins. She loves coffee dates, shopping, cooking, interior design and spending time with her friends and family. She is a huge country music fan and loves all things Christmas! Michele has her degree in healthcare administration and for the last 10 years she has worked as a clinical administrative assistant for a large, local university hospital.
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite TV show: Anything on Bravo (reality TV lover)
Mitchell grew up surrounded by a large family as well. He has one older sister and a younger brother and sister. On this side of the family, we have 1 nephew, 1 niece and another niece on the way – the cousin crew keeps on growing! Fun fact: Mitch is bilingual! His parents are originally from the Dominican Republic and he still has many family members that live there today. He loves riding his bike (both mountain and long distance road biking) and is a HUGE baseball fan (Lets go, Yankees!). Mitchell has his degree in automotive repair and is the lead mechanic at his family’s auto-repair shop.
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite TV show: F1 racing