Jean is a 2001 graduate from Alldredge Academy in Davis, W.Va. Jean also graduated, with cum laude honors, from Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources with a BS in Natural Resources Management. She has worked for a variety of environmental non-profits across the western United States and is now working for the Humane Society of western Montana in Missoula, Mont.
Todd is a 1991 graduate of the Albert City-Truesdale High School. Todd also graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998 with a B.S. in Manufacturing Technology which he used in many engineering jobs including John Deere's large tractor product engineering Center in Waterloo. After working many jobs including retail management at Lowes in Colorado Springs, Colo., Todd moved to Vail, Colo. to attend culinary school at Colorado Mountain College. Todd and Jean own Kozmic Eatz, LLC and Todd operates their food trailer at events both local and national.
Jean and Todd met in Vail, Colorado in December 2004. Todd was studying for his culinary degree and Jean was a winter naturalist for the Gore Range Natural Science School. A June 21, 2013 wedding is planned at Vail Pass, Colo. where Jean and Todd fell in love during one of many snowshoe hikes.