Meet your hosts!
We met during Peace Corps training, where Susan was an elementary physical education specialist and Scott was slated to be coordinator of the Barbados Boy Scouts headquarters. We have lived in this home in Lexington for 31 years, raising three children and numerous animals. Our children and grandchildren are now in North Carolina and Texas. We support the local Young Life and InterVarsity ministries, and we regularly adopt W&L international and other students who need a home base. And we cheer enthusiastically for all of the Washington and Lee teams, the Nats, the Pack, and the Skins.
Susan grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and earned a physical education degree from George Mason University, where she was captain and MVP of the first volleyball team. She also earned a seminary degree. Susan has taught and coached public-school volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, and local soccer. She started the Washington and Lee volleyball program beginning in 1986, and also worked for W&L in suicide prevention (the counseling center) and the library (interlibrary loan). Susan also envisioned and led the effort for Lexington’s wonderful community-built Kids Playce playground.
Scott was raised in Northern New York and created his own computer science major at Colgate University. He has worked in higher education since 1976, and as Washington and Lee’s university registrar since 1985. He also established W&L’s office of institutional research. Scott is a long-time blood donor and volunteer at the annual Rockbridge Christmas Baskets, and he and our dog, Rudy, do a lot of walking around town.