I have known Valerie for more years than I care to count! My favorite memory with her was when we were in an amateur production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” together. This musical was special because all the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society, and this was in honor of our friend who had cancer. I just love listening to Valerie sing. She played the part of the Butler, and also did all the choreography. That was a really cool experience, and really helped cement our friendship. Valerie always seemed to be happy, out-going and friendly. And her dedication and hard-work helped make the play an amazing success!


I had the incredible opportunity to first meet Dennis two years ago as he joined our high school English teaching team. We were apprehensive about having a new teacher join our already united team, but Dennis instantly became a beloved member and I can say that I am blessed for knowing him. Of course, I then met Valerie and could see immediately how in love they are with each other and how perfectly matched they are. What I love most about Dennis and Valerie is how well rounded they are. They have such an appreciation for art, music, literature, education, etc. They have fun supporting each other in their interests. I know that they will support their child in whatever interests they choose to pursue. Dennis and Valerie are kind, generous, loving, and talented. I know they are destined to share that love with a child whom they can bring into their faithful home and cherish.

Mary M.