Mike, Crystal, and Miles


We’ve been inseparable since our first date in New York City in 2010. Our journey has taken us from NY to Seattle, and finally North Carolina, where we plan to raise our family. We have since adopted our son Miles in 2018, and he is the joy of our life!


Our Life Together

About us…

As a family we love to camp and go to the beach! Our plan is to visit every state park in NC in our camper. We enjoy the beach all year round – playing in the sand, looking for shells, and swimming in the ocean.

Margot is a sweetheart kitty even though she looks grumpy. Cassady is our beautiful little rescue pup, and is a loyal and loving companion.

Mike loves: cycling, flying, board games, and computer games

About Mike

(by Crystal)

Mike is fun loving, creative and kindhearted. He loves learning and finds science, IT, mechanics and aviation fascinating. My favorite part about living life with Mike is knowing that there will always be something new to learn and explore. He started college to study astronomy but landed a great IT job in the first year, and has been working in technology ever since.

Mike has always wanted to be a father and pass on all the wonderful things he has learned, from books that were read to him as a kid, to camping and adventuring in nature.

Crystal loves: hosting dinner parties/cookouts, visiting art galleries and museums, attending the symphony

About Crystal

(by Mike)

Crystal is both energetic and ambitious. With her job, friends and family, or community, she works hard to get the most out of every day and moment, and to live life to the fullest. She is a patient and caring mom, with tons of love to give to her family.

With a bachelor’s degree in business and a culinary degree, Crystal can combine elements of business and artistic expression, both of which she is passionate about. She has worked for and run kitchens in New York, Seattle, and Raleigh.

Every New Years Eve, Crystal and Mike, her Mom, sister and her husband, and Aunt cook a gigantic pot of brunswick stew to feed the whole town, including all the first responders who work over the holiday.


Every summer, the whole family gets together at the beach for a family vacation. We go fishing, play at the beach, cook big family dinners, and go to a show together. It’s a great tradition we’ve been doing for many years now.

Baby Yoda is ready for Halloween!

Meet Miles

Miles is our amazing son, who we adopted in 2018. He is full of energy and love. He enjoys playing with his friends in the neighborhood, and especially loves overnight stays with Grandma (Mee Maw). We want Miles to grow up with a little brother or sister who is also adopted, so he can have someone to bond with in his shared experience.

Stargazing with dad!

Miles is obsessed with trucks, horses and cars of all kinds!

Our promise…

We promise to provide your child with every possible opportunity to discover the world through travel and education, and to love and support them as they grow into the person they want to be.

Thank you,

Mike and Crystal