17 April 2014
Where do you live?
My wife Catherine and I live in a rural area between Fork Union and Columbia.
How long have you lived in Fluvanna? What brought you here?
We moved to Fluvanna in 2001 when I was offered a teaching position at Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA). We bought a beautiful piece of property in a rural area of the county, built our home and moved in over Thanksgiving of 2002. Catherine and I were both in the Army when we met and were living in Atlanta when I received the offer to work at FUMA. She was still on active duty but was looking for a reason to start the next chapter of her life, so like the Beverly Hillbillies, we packed up our things and moved to Fluco Land. Funny thing is, while we moved here for me to take a job teaching, she is the one who has been at FUMA now for 13 years! She started out as a substitute and then after 9/11 one of the permanent teachers, who was a U.S. Army Reservist, got deployed to Afghanistan and the Academy asked her to fill in. The next year they gave her a fulltime contract. Funny how things work out sometimes.
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