Jeff:  (2004) Age 44, Grew up in Spokane and Seattle, Washington. He was born to parents that were in the radio business. He met Donna at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. while earning his degree in Accounting.  He and Donna moved to Southern California after college and married there and had  Alex 16, Jill 14 and Chris 11.  Jeff’s owns a Real Estate Appraisal business and Host and Produces PBS affiliate KVCR cooking show, Man In the Kitchen. As of 2013, Jeff continues to appraise real estate and producie his cooking show.  He was an instructor at Mount San Antonio College from 2008 to 2012 teaching basic appraisal. He is currently planning a local radio show. He and Donna have lived in Chino Hills (near Los Angeles) since 1987.

Donna:  (2004) Age 43,  Grew up in the Los Angeles area.  Met Jeff at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA and married five years later.  Degree in Communication Arts.  Was an exchange student with Youth for Understanding in 1977 and backpacked through Europe for two summers.  Primarily an At-home Mom with side jobs with Jeff’s Real Estate Appraisal business and Producing/Directing PBS affiliate KVCR cooking show, Man In the Kitchen.  2013: Both Jeff and Donna are very busy with their Appraising business and TV Cooking Show.  Donna also had a Facebook and Twitter page for parents called Moms On The Verge. She also enjoys traveling and Genealology

Alex: (2004) Age 16, enjoys the high school life including Marching Band and Scouts. He earned his Eagle Scout in 2006 then attended Cal Poly Pomona. In 2013 he’s 25 and lives in Carpinteria, CA.  He just received his certifcation as a Paramedic and works for an ambulence company. In January 2014 he will enter the Fire Academy. In 2009 Alex was an Aupair for Johanna  and Jan in Germany.

Jill: (2004) Age 14 was a Freshmen at High School and spent time on Club Soceer Teams. In 2013 she’s 24 and earned a BA Degree in Liberal Arts from University at Cal Poly Pomona.  She has traveled to China, Australia, and Southeast Asia. Jill married in 2013 and lives on her husbands family ranch in Carpinteria, CA. She works in Marketing for an Organic Certifiers Company and helps her husband with their Vineyard and Winery.

Chris: Age 11,  was in 5th grade at the time of the trip and enjoyed all sports. In 2013 he’s 21, Chris played football throughout high school and currently attends Los Angeles Film school in 8695Hollywood, CA.





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