David was raised in West Milford, New Jersey. Carolyn was raised in North Miami, Florida. Both of us went to the University of Florida. David has a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering as well. Carolyn has a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, consentrating in Animal Science.

We met at church during Carolyn's freshman year. After a three year engagemen, we married in June 1975. We moved to the Tullahoma, Tennessee area in November of 1975 where Dave started his work at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), where he still works. After seven years of marriage we started our family with the birth of Sean. Twenty-one months later our daughter, Michelle, was born. Our family grew in knowledge and skill the next 22 years. The last few years we;ve become a couple again. We're enjoying the spontenanety in life again.