I have been married to Wayne for 33 years. We met while he was
in a doctoral program in mechanical engineering at CMU. He has
an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and a masters
degree from Pitt. For the past 35 years he has worked for Westinghouse
Electric Corporation at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in
West Mifflin. Most of his work involves nuclear energy to power
navel submarines and aircraft carriers. His interests are in classical
and theater music besides visiting America's national parks. He
is originally from Sioux City, Iowa.
I am a mother with four children, ages 29, 27, 25, and 16. My
oldest three children were adopted from The Children's Home of
Pittsburgh. Sally Anne, the oldest is a paralegal for CNA
in Pittsburgh, PA. She is getting married in September and also
starting law school at Duquesne University. Her future husband,
Brian Kane, is a lawyer doing trial work in product liability
for a major law firm in Pittsburgh. Susan is next and lives in
Sterling, Virginia where she is a travel reservationist for American Express
doing corporate travel. My only son, Peter is currently doing
research at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic,
part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
His research at the Cognitive Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory involves
looking at the functional brain development of children. The two
focuses of the lab include inhibitory mechanisms of attention
and long term outcomes of perinatal complications. While he tells
me that he enjoys his job, he is very happy that this past week
was his last full time work week. He is starting a graduate program
in Clinical Psychology with a research emphasis in sleep and sleep
disorders at the University of Arizona.
This will take approximately seven years. My youngest child is
Anna. She is sixteen years old and learning to drive! Her biggest
claim to fame at the present time seems to be her height--approximately
6 ft 3+ inches. Look below to see her most recent school picture.