Anne & Craig Leonard:
Who we are and where do we come from? Craig : I am 54 years old and was born and raised in Seattle Washington. I actually grew up in Bothell, a little town Northeast of Seattle. I am the third child of seven with three brothers and three sisters. I am very fortunate to still have both of my parents. I have four children ranging in age from 34 to 21 and I have three Grandchildren. Meeting Anne, I now have two more amazing kids. I have owned and sold a number of companies and sold my last company to Factual Data in Loveland Colorado in 1999. This is what brought me to Colorado in 2000 and eventually to a job selling property valuation data to the mortgage backed securities trading desks at all of the investment banks on Wall Street. This part of my life came to a crashing halt in late 2007 with the beginning of the mortgage and housing melt down. My marriage fell apart at the same time. My goal for the next three years was pretty much just to survive and stay in Colorado until my youngest son got through high school which is happening this spring. I married my amazing wife in July 2010. We moved to Chattanooga Tennessee in the Fall of 2013 and it has been awesome. The freight is here but most importantly, the grand kids are here. My interests include Music (live music fanatic), Scuba Diving, Sailing, Snow Skiing, Travel, Cooking, Wine and Football. I am quite a foodie so if you are interested, you can follow my food adventures via Yelp.com. http://craigcleonard.yelp.com/ Anne: I am 48 years old and live in Chattanooga, Tn . I was born in Bangkok, Thailand and spent most of my growing up years living overseas due to my Dad’s job. I have two older brothers who live in CA and TX with their beautiful families. My father and Jacqueline live in France part of the year and Vienna, VA the other part. My mother lives in Yucca Valley, CA with her Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I went to college in New Orleans but we won’t talk about those years LOL. Had a blast, made a lot of friends and married Tyler and Shelby’s dad. I lived in LA for 20 years until I moved to Colorado, talk about different. I did love it though and I met my husband there. My son Tyler lives in Northridge, CA and my daughter is in Chattanooga with us. She is currently working and planning on taking classes locally. We also had our dogs, Max and Lil Bit. For those of you who don’t know they are my dogs and Craig will concur that I am insane about my dogs. The only way I agreed to the truck driving was if they could come with us. Unfortunately Max died a year ago and we now have Ed. That is about it. I hope you enjoy our grand adventure and reading our blog. It has been an absolute blast the past few years. I honestly never thought I would enjoy driving as much as I do.