A little about us…
Annie and Georgie are twins who enjoy gardening, playing soccer and baseball, riding bikes, and doing crafts. Their favorite cookies are whatever is on hand! They love to learn and are always asking questions. Our Fortune Cookie lessons and activities are inspired by their curiosity.
Marion grew up in Tempe, Arizona with her parents and two younger brothers. After receiving a BA in English from Wellesley College and a Masters of Science in Deaf Education from Washington University in St. Louis, Marion taught fourth grade at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in San Antonio, Texas. When Marion and Greg moved to Kentucky, she worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the state and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. When the couple moved back to Texas, Marion stayed home with the twins until they were 7 months old. Her return to the workforce in city government allowed her to continue advocating for children and families. She’s always finding new ways to engage the twins in learning through experiences within the community. Fortune Cookie is an intersection of many of her passions- family strengthening, learning, and engaging in the community.
The value of service was passed on to Greg at an early age. His father proudly served in the U.S. Navy and upon graduating High School Greg enlisted in the Marine Corps Infantry. An injury sustained during training shortened Greg’s service but lit the embers of his desire to help others in a different way. Greg attended the college of Nursing at Murray State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Greg’s first nursing job was at Duke University Medical Center working int the Trauma/Transplant Intensive Care Unit. After six years of ICU nursing Greg returned to Murray State University and graduated in December 2013 as a Nurse Anesthesiologist. In 2018 Greg formed his own anesthesia company, Revolution Anesthesia. The research Greg undertook to form his anesthesia company provided the spark for Marion and Greg to start Fortune Cookie in August 2019.