Jennifer and John are Denver natives. Both attended Abraham Lincoln high school in Southwest Denver. They were introduced by Rhonda Ewalt at a Job's Daughter/DeMolay dance when they were in the 10th grade. They were rarely apart from the time that they met and were married in 1978.
They have two adult children, Justin and Alicia. They celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary in 2008. Jennifer is the city clerk for the city of Lone Tree, Colorado. John is a Lieutenant for the Denver Police Department. John & Jen enjoy traveling, golf, and riding their Harley.
John's parents, Mary Lou and Wayne, live in Denver. They were very involved in Mason's and Eastern Star. Mary Lou worked for her Daughter's business until she retired. Wayne was an electrician and retired from Rio Grande Railroad. Wayne died in 2003 after a long illness. Mary Lou is dealing with several health issues, but keeps busy with e-mail and Eastern Star. She recently moved into assisted living health center in Northglenn.
Jennifer's parents, Elsie and Bob, also lived in the Denver area. Elsie worked for Denver General Hospital until she retired. Bob worked for Hendrie & Bolthoff until he began his own business with his family. "Toolco" provided industrial supplies to the Denver metro area. He died after a long illness in 1999. Elsie moved closer to John and Jen in the Heritage Eagle Bend area and keeps busy with family and friends