- California -
Hi! We moved to Santa Cruz, California, about a year ago and still can't believe that we live in such a beautiful place! Several times a week, we walk from our house to the beach to watch seals and sea otters play (and the occasional whale!) or wander through redwood groves in one of the nearby parks. This spring, we watched two baby owls grow up in a tree near our house! We are so excited to share our lives with a little one. We hope this profile gives a good sense of who we are.
Dave says about Regan: “Regan is a perfect blend of southern Virginian charm (her family home) and nature loving Californian. She is a documentary filmmaker, dedicated to making the world a better place. Through her films, organizing and activism, Regan has been involved in LGBT, racial and disability justice, and antiwar causes. We bought a house in Santa Cruz, CA in 2021 and she dived right into making our new place a loving, cozy home for our future family. Regan is in her element in this beautiful coastal town, whether that’s hiking through the redwoods, kayaking next to otters, taking a dip in the ocean or watching the sunset from the beach. Regan is fun! One of the first things that enamored me to her was seeing how sweet, caring, and joyful she is with her nephew. I love watching them build gigantic cushion-sheet forts, dress up as pirates, enact elaborate plays with complex set designs. It’s given me a sense of the love, steady support, and good times she’ll provide as a parent. I can’t wait to see her with a child, making pancakes in the morning, blasting classic soul, with spoon-microphones raised to their mouths, belting out Aretha Franklin. It will be a beautiful sight to see!”
What Regan says about Dave... “Dave is the perfect balance of fun, loving, kind, smart, and responsible. He has a PhD in Statistics and works for a UC San Francisco homelessness and housing policy think tank that is working to end homelessness in California and across the country. Our nephews and niece adore him, as do the rest of our family and friends — and our friends’ children. He’s famous for setting up scavenger hunts for the children in our life with elaborate clues to find hidden treasures. He is curious, considerate, and deeply caring about people of all ages in his life. He has an astonishing memory and remembers all of our friends’ relatives’ names and always remembers to ask about them. He also has boundless energy, is quite silly, and can be found belting out Whitney Houston’s ‘The Greatest Love of All’ lyrics at the top of his lungs on a moment’s notice. And yet he’s also the one to jump up to do the dishes first or to set up the guest room really nice when we have family coming to town. I knew he was someone I could co-parent with early in our dating life, before we lived together when I walked into his bedroom and found him in bed reading a book on “How To Finance Your Child’s College Education,” and my heart went pitter pat."