Where did you relocate from? We relocated from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for five years. We lived in South Bend, Indiana, prior to that.
How long have you been in Columbia? Kevin relocated in December of last year, and I joined him in February.
What brought you to Columbia? Kevin’s new employer recruited him to Columbia, and it’s turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for both of us.
What did you hear or know about Columbia before moving here? We knew it was a university town but not much else.
What is your favorite thing about Columbia so far? We love all of the parks and trails. The landscape here is beautiful! Our dog, Sam, especially likes Twin Lakes Dog Park, where he plays and swims regularly.
What’s something you miss from your old home that Columbia is lacking? Aside from missing our friends and family, we miss CVS Pharmacy and Costco. Kevin also misses golfing at Sycamore Hills, our Jack Nicklaus golf course.
What do you like most about living in Columbia? We have had such a great welcome from everyone we meet. Columbia offers the same comfortable Midwest feel we are used to.
What does the word “CoMo” mean to you? Today, CoMo means home to us. We are enjoying the city, activities and people, and we hope it’s a long-term relationship.
Are there any activities you would like to get involved with in the community or activities you have already become involved with? Kevin has recently been reintroduced to the Kiwanis Columbia Club, and now that we are settled into our home, we hope it will allow more time to volunteer and get involved in the community.
What is your favorite restaurant so far? It’s hard to pick just one. We really enjoy Murry’s and can’t get enough of Las Margaritas. Is there anything better than a cold beverage, great food and a seat on their outdoor deck?
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