We were introduced by mutual friends in 2005, and it was clear from our first conversation that our values, approach to life, senses of humor, and loyalty to family and friends made us a perfect match. We quickly began to forge a life together, first by adopting our beagle Dave and then by making plans to build a family. We were married in 2008, and in the fall of 2010 Louisa was born, bringing immeasurable happiness into our lives.
We are both committed to our careers. Gerard is a consultant to education and charity organizations. He is one of several owners of his firm, which allows him to work from home and spend lots of time with Louisa. Peter works in publishing, returning from the office each evening to make dinner, read Louisa Goodnight Moon, and tuck her into her crib.
The times we enjoy the most are those we spend together as a family – playing with Louisa; cooking dinner; exploring New York City with all its diversity, energy, and culture; walking Dave in Central Park; or entertaining friends and family. We also love to travel and experience new cultures. We enjoy trying the traditional foods of the countries we visit, exploring cultural and historical sites, and, even in one case, climbing a temperamental volcano in Guatemala!