John grew up in a small town in West Tennessee and has always loved the outdoors – camping,
biking, hiking, and swimming. As an adult he loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Through his work as an employee health and safety professional, John has had the opportunity
to travel around the world, eat new foods and meet amazing people. Now he works from his
home office which allows flexibility in his work schedule. Flint juggles a lot of hobbies. From painting to gardening, Flint loves learning. He is now relearning piano. Flint tries to swim every day in the spring, summer, and most of the fall. Flint has been with his current job for 8 years, engaging over 2,000 volunteers across Tennessee for disaster relief, blood collections, and more. His colleagues were very supportive when they fostered, sending diapers, clothing, and lots of advice.
When we first met on a dance floor in a city in Tennessee, we never thought we would be
getting married and starting a family. Actually Flint did. He looked at his best friend, pointed at
John and said, “That guy is going to be my boyfriend.” Ten years from that day, we were
standing in a church saying, “I do!” We have been happily married since 2013. We live in a
home and city we love surrounded by a network of friends and family – everything we need for
our next chapter, and we are excited to welcome a child into our family.