Guess I'll start with me. I was born and raised in south-central Iowa. I grew up camping, fishing, hunting, water-skiing...darn near anything outdoors. We also raised Brittney Spaniels. Dad was a hunter and trained his Brittney's for that purpose. I spent 10 years active duty in the Army then pursued technology, ending up as a Network Engineer for the City of Lakewood in Colorado. Several years ago, I bought my present home, took a leap of faith, quit my job and moved back to Iowa. I have three children making their way in the world and 7 grandchildren. While in Colorado I adopted my first hound, Charlie. Charlie was a coonhound mix that was ASHA certified. The rest is history. We live a simple life on our homestead without all of the headaches of city life and we love it!
My husband was born and raised in Missouri on a farm. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, and my best friend. He is retired Navy, proudly serving over 20 years including 2 tours in the Persian Gulf, finished his Wildlife Ecology and Conservation degree at Northwest Missouri State University in 2009 and is working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. .
We are a Christian family and members of the Community of Faith Church in Maryville, Missouri.
With our love for the outdoors, outdoor sports, and animals, it was a natural choice to bring Bloodhounds into our family and into our life. Our bloodhounds are members of our family and dearly loved. We will always have bloodhounds in our lives!