Chris is originally from a small town in western Pennsylvania but transplanted to Florida at a young age. After graduating college he served in the United States Coast Guard and then began a successful twenty-five year career in the fire service in Pinellas County Florida serving as a Firefighter, Nationally Registered Paramedic, Fire Marshal, Public Information Officer, Municipal Emergency Manager, and Assistant Fire Chief before semi-retiring and moving to New Hampshire with Michelle.
Michelle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Art Education. Michelle lived in Andover most of her young life, growing up in adjacent East Andover. She attended Andover Elementary/Middle School, and worked in a quaint country store on Main Street as a teenager. After college she moved to Florida where she met Chris and they soon married in a romantic ceremony in the Cayman Islands. They later relocated back to Andover where most of Michelle's large family still lives.