My beautiful wife Jessica, ca August 2015, modeling one of my first Society6 tshirt designsMy wife was born in Vietnam where her father was an operative in the South Vietnamese army during the war. He was held in a reeducation camp afterwards for six years.

They all managed to escape the country when he was released and they were sponsored to the US by a church group in Cedar Rapids. Her story is really quite amazing and deserves a lot more space than I have given. Suffice it to say that a million different circumstances in two continents had to align perfectly so that I could meet her in an Iowa City preschool in 1996. Thank goodness she said yes when I asked her out!

When she isn't working hard to keep the family unit running efficiently (which is 90% of the time); she enjoys working out, fundraising for non-profits, and reading books on her iPhone Kindle. Her favorite author is Jane Austen and she is a sucker for stories from the Regency Period and also shares my love of a good Fantasy yarn (especially ones by Elizabeth Haydon).


Ian in early 2016 Ian was born in 2003. He loves math, art, Minecraft, ping-pong and tennis (the apple did not fall far from the tree). He also likes waking up at the crack of dawn (the apple must have rolled downhill a litle bit). When he grows up he wants to be an artist/photographer/athlete.


Jason with his most prized possession... Jason was born in 2006. He loves Minecraft, reading, pestering his big brother and iPhone games. He inherited a double-dose of stubbornness from both parents but will sometimes relent if tickled sufficiently.