Brian and Nina met in 1996 in Salem Oregon. Brian grew up in the Flathead Valley in Montana. Brian moved to Salem to finish out his B.A. in Physical Education at Western Oregon University. Nina grew up in Southern California and moved to Salem in 1990 where she attended Sprague High School. She started her education at Chemeketa Community College and then moved on to Western Oregon before finishing her B.S degree in Health & Human Performance at Oregon State University. Brian & Nina were married in 1997 and have 2 beautiful children. Early in their life together they were blessed to go on church mission trips to Uganda, California and Mississippi & study trips to Costa Rica and Spain.