Jim is a college graduate from Maryland University having studied Computer Science. He now works as a Software Quality Assurance Technician at OPNet Technologies out of Bethesda, MD.

Joanie is also a college graduate, hailing from Shippensburg University where she studied Fine Art and Graphic Design. She now owns her own business, Ice Moon Studios.

Jim and Joanie met online. Their first date was at a sushi restaurant in Hagerstown, MD. Jim drove up from Mt. Airy to take her out after they had talked online for a month.

In the early months of 2008, Jim and Joanie set out on the daunting task of buying a house. Finally, 30+ houses later, they settled on a 2 story home in Boonsboro, MD. If anyone is interested in seeing the house while you are here for the wedding, let one of them know. They are only about a 30 minute drive from Gambrill.

On October 21st Jim came home from work and attempted to hide an engagement ring before Joanie found out. Well, he’s a terrible liar and when she called him on a simple fib, he gave up and gave her the ring. Haha.  

So, their next big journey is down the aisle and they hope to  celebrate that union with all there friends and family!