Matt is a native of Wisconsin, the best dad you'll ever meet, and the original Hannemaniac. Currently working in media sales, Matt is a very talented artist who spent grad school at Vancouver Film School studying animation and is still hoping to find a way to move back there some day. Matt and I met while working in media in Chicago, but quickly learned we both attended University of Iowa and were at a few of the same parties as a freshman and senior. In fact, one night his date ended the evening with the guy I had ditched earlier in the night. Interesting coincidence, huh?
Howie was our first baby. He's the lovable, emotional, and handsome dog we adopted from a rescue shelter in 2006. He was found after a storm in Tennessee and saved from death row by some very kind people who kept him at their shelter and then sent him up to Chicago to find his forever home. Though most people think he is a designer dog or a puppy, he is neither: Our mutt was guessed to be four or five when we adopted him. He can drive us crazy, but he's extraordinarily loved.