We met in New York City at the very beginning of 2014 — Brian was in medical school and Dirk was working at a healthcare technology startup. We were introduced by a mutual friend and instantly hit it off. The following days, weeks and months were moments that we will remember forever — fun adventures around the city and countless dinners, complete with many conversations about life. Early on, we discussed our desire to be parents and to raise a family in the suburbs (just as we had grown up). Given this goal, we always knew our long term plan would likely mean a move outside of the city.

The subsequent years brought many experiences that helped us to grow as a couple: exploring new places (our favorite vacation was the Maldives), attending the weddings of friends and family, and continued learning about one another.

We got married in March of 2018 and moved to Saratoga in July, right after Brian completed his surgical residency.

Today, we live in downtown Saratoga. Brian is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice, and Dirk works in marketing for a financial services company. While our pace seems to have slowed down, life is as exciting as ever and we’re really excited about what the future holds for us and our family.

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