We met on New Year’s Eve in New York City eight years ago. Sheridan had just performed in a stand-up comedy show in Times Square and went to a party afterwards where mutual friends arranged the “set-up”. Our friends knew that we were both shy so they told us each separately that the other one really liked them. What a great idea! It worked to make us each more relaxed and confident and we immediately connected. Getting to know each other was easy and as the relationship developed, we kept finding out more and more things that we had in common, like we both have parents that were hippies in the 70’s. We lived in New York City until 2012 before moving back to the San Francisco Bay Area to be closer to Joel’s family. We now live in Richmond in a great neighborhood called the North and East, one block away from a park - Solano Playlot – that is popular with the kids.
We both love architecture, art and cities. We enjoy exploring neighborhoods on foot or on bikes looking for new shops, farmers markets or taking pictures of things we find interesting. Just last week in an antique store we saw a really great vintage light fixture that looks like a helicopter that we would love to get for our child’s nursery/bedroom. We also like watching stand-up comedy and funny movies, often curling up on the sofa and laughing until it’s time for bed. It will be so much fun to explore a new genre, picking out silly ‘kid’s’ movies and watching them together as a family. We also love dinner parties and cooking. Sheridan is on a Gluten Free diet so we are always inviting friends and family over to ‘test out’ new recipes with us. We try to eat healthy organic food, though, considering Sheridan grew up in Texas, it is nearly impossible for us to be vegetarians - Ha!
Joel is an architect and an artist. He is involved in making communities beautiful and livable. He also volunteers at our local park the Solano Playlot, doing everything from designing a new entry kiosk to helping landscape the park. We also volunteer for the spring and fall festivals held at the park, and we are hoping that next year Joel can dress up in a bunny costume to escort our child to the great, big Easter egg hunt.
Sheridan works in the interior design field, spending most of her workday meeting with designers and architects (like Joel!) and talking to them about the design materials that her company makes. She also performs stand-up comedy. She loves to write funny jokes and she loves to speak in front of people. We laugh a lot!