About Us

The Basics

  • We live in a small community on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington State called Port Ludlow.
  • Our home is situated on a cul-de-sac that overlooks the Port Ludlow Golf Course and has a wonderful view of the northeastern reaches of the Olympic Mountains
  • We are both native Washingtonians.  Elaine growing up in the mill town of Longview, while Mike was raised in Port Townsend.
  • Elaine’s career was as a medical lab technician and blood bank manager.  Her final ten years was as a supervisor of a blood donation operation.  Elaine has degrees as a medical lab technologist and in business administration.
  • Mike spent his career as a teacher in the Chimacum School District.  He worked continuously there for 40 years.  Mike’s degrees are in elementary education and public school administration.
  • We are blessed to have 5 wonderful children and 6 growing grandchildren.  They are located as close as Port Townsend, and as far away as Sterling, Virginia and Fort Worth, Texas.
  • We both retired at the very same time in June of 2017.
  • We enjoy mountaineering, backpacking, day hiking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and playing golf.
  • We love to travel, taste wines, and spend time with our kids and grandchildren.
  • Elaine is a very talented cook.  She makes food preparation look easy and it always turns out delicious, whatever she makes.
  • She is also an outstanding knitter.  She has completed many beautiful and useful projects.
  • Elaine also spends a significant amount of time researching our families using several genealogical sites.
  • Mike likes to take care of the yard, the gardens, and the technology.
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