Names: Karen and Roy
Profession: Karen worked as a graphic designer. She is now a homemaker who would like to be upgraded to “stay-at-home mom”. Roy is an elementary school art teacher and an adjunct professor for a local university.
Family: We have no children.
Pets: We have a dog named Calvin and three parrots — Cricket, ‘TooBird, and Jazper.
Hobbies/Interests: We have many shared interests. We watch birds and other wildlife, work to create a nature-friendly environment around our home, listen to music, visit new places (zoos, museums, aquariums, cultural centers, parks, and theaters), go for walks and leisurely hikes, watch movies, play games, care for and play with our pets, decorate for the holidays, and visit family and friends.
Roy enjoys creating artwork through glass fusing, drawing, painting, glazing ceramics and Pysanky (a style of Easter eggs traditionally made in Poland and Ukraine). He also likes to carve pumpkins, work in the yard and on our home, ride his bicycle, and help others.
Karen enjoys making clay pottery and sculpture. She also likes to participate in Citizen Science projects, read, learn about new topics, work with potted and outdoor plants, and aid others in learning. She has an interest in aquaculture and kept pufferfish and raised seahorses for several years.