Both before and since
our beachfront wedding on Lake Michigan (June 1995), weve been a couple who love the
outdoors Chicagos waterfront jogging paths,
the harbors of the Great Lakes and the Adriatic Sea, and the back roads of Michigan and
We are both avid runners. Ray grew up
as a runner, starting with running on the cross-country and track teams. Tracy started
running in middle school, when she and Pat and Jay trained for (and finished!) the Tunnel
Park 10K. Peg even got some running shoes that year, and made an attempt to participate in
the family "running thing".
Both of us have run several marathons
Tracy: 6). This year, Tracy finally met her personal goal of qualifying for
the Boston Marathon, which she is already signed up to run in 2000. Despite that
achievement, Ray is still the faster runner!
Our "child" is our dog, Codi, a
7+-year-old Black Labrador Retriever. She rules the roost, yet is the sweetest and most
mellow dog you'll ever meet. She has a penchant for cramming herself into the smallest
space she can find, especially during thunderstorms.
We all love to travel, and have seen much of the
U.S., as well as places abroad. Ray has sailed throughout different island chains in
Greece three times
Tracy was lucky enough to join him once! Sailing through the Greek
Islands is definitely the best way to experience them. Even Codi is a veteran of several
cross-country trips between Chicago and our new New England getaway.
Tracy works for HCIA-Sachs, a health care
information provider. In her role there, she is responsible for the content of the firm's
Web site, which means she gets to play multiple roles, from editor-in-chief/publisher to
"type-setter". It's a great job that combines health care with the Internet.
Tracy is a graduate of both Williams College and the
Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (Master of Management).
Ray works for Midway Games, as a design engineer.
He's the "hardware brains" behind many of the cool arcade games that are out on
the market. If you enter a special code, you can use him as a character in your game!
Rays education includes degrees from the
Universities of both Michigan and Southern California (Master of Science in Engineering).
Below are links to some of our
favorite web sites
Motley Fool - Information about investing and finance.
Fog Dog - A great sporting gear/clothing site.
Chicago Marathon - Information about the
The Weather Channel - Lots of weather news and
Amazon.Com - Because you can never have too many