My name is Jackie, Marisa’s mom.  I was the Office Manager at the Public Defender Office in Pennsylvania before retiring.  Until I met my future husband, my family hadn’t traveled very far from my home in Connecticut.  My husband, who was born in Malaysia, loved traveling. After I met him we traveled to throughout Europe.  I, as well as Marisa have also been to China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia.  We were skiers and loved skiing powder so we worked our way through the Rocky and Canadian Mountains.  I’ve traveled with Marisa and her family since my retirement. I always tell her she is just like her father, someone who is always looking for the next adventure.

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