Our Story

Important Dates:

Started Dating: May 14, 2002
Engagement: January 1, 2008
Wedding: June 20, 2009

Laurie

I was born and raised in the Rochester area. I graduated from Fairport in 1999 and continued my education at FLCC. Then I went on to RIT for a Bachelor of Fine Art in graphic design. My first year there, 2001-2002, I called the RIT Inn and Conference Center 'Home' on the 3rd floor. Mark lived on the 2nd floor. We met in January 2002 when I ran into Mark's roommate and friends on the 2nd floor - all who were also Graphic Designers and in all my classes. We started hanging out here and there and by the end of the school year we were dating.

Today, Mark and I live together in our own house in Webster and enjoy our time together. We also have our two cats, Chaos and Atreyu, that were adopted back in 2002.

I am employed at Barbour Design as a graphic designer. I enjoy all sorts of crafts in my spare time including making jewelry, knitting, throwing pots, and anything to keep my hands busy. I really enjoy reading and am a big fan of libraries. I also like music and going to concerts.


Mark

I was born and raised in Jamestown, NY and graduated from Jamestown High School in 2000. After taking a year of courses at Jamestown Community College for one year I transferred to RIT. While working on my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology New Media, I met Laurie and fell in love.

In my last year at RIT, I helped start a company with Rob (the best man) doing web and graphic design work around the Rochester area. We worked at it for a few years but eventually settled into separate jobs. Now I am employed at Crosman Corporation as a web developer, surrounded by a great crew of co-workers.

When Laurie and I aren't doing fun activities together, you can probably count on me doing freelance work or playing some Nintendo Wii/computer games.