I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I went to the University of Richmond in Virginia and worked at various jobs till deciding to get a Masters of Library Science. I met Dusty while working for the Denver Public Library, and the Lord lead us to go into the ministry of Bible translation with Wycliffe. We moved to Tanzania in 2004, Uganda in 2012, and back to Colorado in 2016. I enjoy the outdoors - hiking, and snow shoeing specifically when I'm able, and reading, writing, and music all the time.
Dusty grew up in Parker, Colorado, just south of Denver. After graduating from the University of Colorado he practiced as a Civil Engineer with Merrick & Company before going into Bible translation. On our first furlough he finished his Masters Degree in Sociolinguistics - the study of how language affects people and society, and the reverse. Dusty enjoys sports - especially baseball, and college football and basketball. He easily trained the kids to say "Go Rockies!" and "Go Buffs!" He also enjoys the great outdoors - archery, hiking, biking, and golf.
Tessa Annalise is a 7th generation native Texan. She was born in Dallas on March 18, 2005. Tessa is in fifth grade. She loves art and dogs (here she is with our dog, Niko). She enjoys reading, playing with friends, helping in the kitchen, and singing. Now that we're back in Colorado, she's enjoying hiking and biking too. She has a sweet and sensitive spirit and wants to be a helper for the Humane Society when she grows up.
Jackson Holt is our first "African-American!" He was born in Nairobi, Kenya on December 23rd, 2006. Jack's favorite subject in school is math. Jack is a fan of big vocabulary words. He likes reading, biking, going to the playground, and climbing trees, but his all time favorite activity is building with Legos. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up, specifically a designer of Lego starships.
Cooper Clement is our second "African-American" and was also born in Nairobi. His birthday is March 27th, 2011. Cooper is a kid who loves tickles and books, cookies and playing outside. He is a big hugger and really likes riding his bicycle. Cooper would like to be a part of Legoland when he grows up and wants to drive a Mini Cooper.