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Our back yard

University Place, WA

Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment State Park, OR

Sunset over Knik Arm

Near Anchorage, Alaska

River near Marymere Falls

Olympic National Park, WA

North Cascades View

North Cascades National Park, WA

View of Mt. Rainier from our back yard

University Place, WA

Cliff View

Cape Disappointment State Park, OR

Tree in Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle, WA

View from Beluga Point

Near Anchorage, Alaska

Since 1996, the Camners have lived in University Place, in the state of Washington. University Place is a suburb of Tacoma, which in turn is a city of its own about 30 miles south of Seattle.

They moved to the Pacific Northwest so that Robert could become Headmaster of Charles Wright Academy, a position he still holds. Lisa and Laura both attended Charles Wright, graduating in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Lisa graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 and worked outside of Washington, DC, as an assistant editor for Potomac Books for about two years. After earning her MA in Politics at Princeton University, in 2009 Lisa moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she worked as a legal assistant at an immigration law firm. Since October, 2012 Lisa has worked for the publishing giant W.W. Norton as editor for Political Science in the college textbook division.

Alisdair McKay, Lisa's husband since August, 2011, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University. Alisdair and Lisa met while both were studying at Princeton. Alisdair is a graduate of Columbia University and grew up in the Washington, DC area.

Lisa and Alisdair vacationed in Turkey in the summer of 2012 for a belated honeymoon. In down time, they cook, hike, and listen to NPR podcasts.

Laura graduated in 2007 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (near Hartford). After working on an organic farm and in restaurants in Northampton, MA during the summer and fall of 2007, in early 2008 Laura headed off to Ecuador and Colombia for a South American adventure, during which she discovered Biodanza. In July, 2009 Laura moved to Salvador, Brazil, where continued her Biodanza studies and also studied music at a local university. After returning to the U.S. in 2010 Laura lived for a while in Seattle. She moved to Oakland, CA in 2011 to finish her Biodanza studies at the San Francisco School of Biodanza. Currently Laura offers Biodanza classes in the Bay area.

Sharon teaches mathematics at Pierce College, a two-year community college in the public college state system of Washington.

Prior to moving to University Place, the Camners lived in Canton, Ohio (from 1989-1996) and in Silver Spring, Maryland (a close-in suburb of Washington, DC) from 1976-1989.