|Marriage A huge improvement in my life recently was my marriage to the
former Sandy Van Brocklin on March 11, 2006. We were married at the church where I
have been a member for many years, St. James United Methodist, which is near our home
in central Athens. It was a very joyous occasion for us, and a testimony to modern
society, since we met via an online service, eHarmony, in March 2005. Many of my
Plant Biology friends and colleagues attended, as did many family members. Sandy
had been living in Duluth (a north-Atlanta suburb) in recent years, and working in
Human Resources for Turner Broadcasting. Happily, she was able to take a position
with UGA in January 2006, where she now works in the Human Resources office of the
UGA Physical Plant. We spent our honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Sandy was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has citizenship in both Canada and the United States. She was raised in San Francisco, CA, and Salem, OR, where her father was an airline and helicopter pilot. Sandy attended Syracuse University, where she studied management, and graduated with highest honors.