The Lowcountry has been an amazing place to plant roots and establish our family.
We crossed paths while living in Chicago, IL. Emanuel was coaching college baseball. Kendra was working full time while completing her Masters degree in Education. Shortly after meeting, Emanuel left for the summer to coach a summer college program and then that fall, he moved to Savannah, GA to pursue a different coaching job. This meant that the majority of the time that we knew one another, we lived in different cities or states! That didn’t matter though! We knew that they were going to end up sharing our lives together. We spent the next year having many phone conversations with a few visits sprinkled in. This distance and time laid a solid foundation for the open communication and dedication to our relationship. In July of the following year, we were married. We began life together in Georgia and about four years later, moved closer to Kendra’s job in a nearby school district.
Emanuel is a physical education teacher at one of the local high schools. He has been working in the educational system for the past ten years. Before teaching, he spent many years as a Division 1 baseball coach. Emanuel also serves as the assistant athletic director and baseball coach at his school. He takes his job very seriously and loves being able to help students navigate through high school and into the next chapter of their lives.
Kendra has been an art teacher for 14 years. She spent the first twelve years working in middle school and moved to teaching high school last year. Using her talents as an artist to connect with students is one of her greatest joys! When there is some spare time, Kendra loves to create paintings too.
As educators, we love working with young people. We both love having a positive impact on our students and take that role very seriously. We both really value the time that we are able to spend with our students. Working as teachers provides the whole family the opportunity to be on the same schedule. Summers and Christmas breaks are spent being together and are cherished memories for the whole family! We have three amazing and active young boys. We adore our kids and love watching them grown into exceptional young men.