About Me


I’m Rob (the one in the hat). My husband, Jamie, is to the right. We’ve shared a life together now for 26+ years. Like all couples, we’ve shared the good, the bad, the ugly, the awesome, the boring, etc……

I work as a Human Resources Director for a local hospital, and Jamie runs the business we own together – a dog boarding and daycare facility (Churchland K9). We work a lot, so when we do take time off to vacation, we enjoy our cruises (such as depicted above – taken from our 2015 cruise to the Bahamas). We also enjoy short road trips, and most especially our little place on the Rappahannock River where we get to really relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a slower paced life. We travel well together.

When not traveling, we gain tremendous enjoyment working in our yard. Every year seems to find us getting more intense with the gardening, but it truly brings us both a great deal of joy, and something we can do together (or separately, if work schedules interfere).

For 15 years, Jamie and I enjoyed boating, and the restoration of classic Chris Crafts. We owned 3 vintage cruisers during that time – restoring a 27′ cruiser, a 31′ cruiser and a 42′ motor yacht. In 2015, we found ourselves with more obligations than time, so we stepped out of boating – selling our beloved 42′ Commander “Command Performance”, a boat we bought, restored and had the pleasure of owning for 10 years. While we miss boating, our lives have changed so dramatically, we know we made the right decision and look forward to new adventures in 2016, and beyond.

Command Performance (2013)
Command Performance – a 1968 Chris Craft Motoryacht

I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize “the children”. Here are our two kids….. “Solomon”, a black lab, and “Mancini”, our Pomeranian, and latest member of the household.

We’ve now added a 3rd baby to our brood. Meet Chloe. She’s a “Puggle”.


And now for our 4th and final addition…..

Polo (our Cocker Spaniel)


Polo is approximately 3-1/2 years old, and totally blind. But, loss of sight doesn’t stop him from being a lively, little boy. As with all our “babies”, he was a rescue, and in great need of vet care, grooming and feeding (severely underweight). With all of these immediate needs addressed, he has settled in quite nicely with our brood. He is a “smile maker” each and every day. We couldn’t love this little boy any more than we do.


And now…. our 5th (and final) baby….