Larry was an Assistant Superintendent, in a Correctional Facility for Juveniles, in Illinois for 30 years. His style was nothing like those nasty movies. The young adults, up to age 21, were taught at the knowledge level they were at when they came in. He set up building programs so they could go home with knowledge and hope. He retired at age 53. When they married and moved to Gilbert, AZ. He taught a collage class and also worked at a mental health center. He has a Masters in counseling.
Kathy met him in St. Charles, Il when they were both 49. Kathy started in technology in the 70s. Yes, before cell phones. She was the first woman to sell large computers and also software in the Chicago area. When “The Mac” replaced her software, she switched to Real Estate. When the market died ten years later she moved with Larry to Gilbert, Az after getting her Aesthetics license. She opened an anti-aging skincare shop near Phoenix for ten years. However, The goal was always to get to Sedona permanently. After searching for 11 years for the lot Kathy had seen in a meditation, they found and purchased it in 2,000. With tears streaming down her face, she threw up her arms and said, this is it!!!!
“We designed and built it to be a B&B with privacy for everyone in 2005 and 2006. It has been the best career for both of us. We get to meet bright and delightful people from all over the world and cook fantastic breakfasts for them.” Kathy has 3 adult children and Larry has 2. We have 9 beautiful grandchildren. Only two are in Arizona.”