About Us

About Brett (written by Mandy):

Born and raised just south of Sydney, Australia, this handsome hunk of a man moved to Seattle in 2007 to follow his dream of living and working abroad (but, let’s be honest, he really moved here to find me!). His job eventually took us to the UK, where we lived for a few years before touring Europe in a teeny-tiny minivan, then moving back home to Seattle in the summer of 2013.

A financial genius, both in his work and his personal life, Brett has a knack for keeping things in order and telling it like it is. At work, at least.

Brett especially loves to let loose with friends, whether it’s at a Hawks, Sounders, or Mariner’s game, snowboarding (or skiing… yes, he does both!) one of the 10+ mountain passes in the area, tasting new foods, beers, and wines, traveling to far off places, or exploring close neighborhood haunts, and getting in as much Americana as he can!

Brett is kind, he is funny, he is smart; basically, he is all this girl could ever ask for. So, I encourage you to get to know him. You will not regret it! 

About Mandy (written by Brett): 

Mandy Hoover* – HOOVER! The name that got this adventure started! High school cheer leader,
sorority champion, beautiful and blond, Mandy is the quintessential American girl next door. With a heart of gold, Mandy is always the life of the party. Funny, intelligent, crazy and gorgeous, she’ll sing your ear off and have you in fits of laughter all at the same time.

Mandy is creative and organized (compliments me perfectly as I’m the complete opposite!). Just check out this site! It’s all her handy work!

Her weekends and free time are spent traveling; kicking it with her mates, heading to the mountains with me, keeping fit in the gym or setting up the greatest camp site going (among a million other things). There’s never a dull moment. She genuinely touches the heart and soul of all that are lucky enough to meet her. Oh, did I mention she’s a world class chef?!? Yeah, she goes alright!


*Hoover is now Robertson!! But that doesn't work with the story as well. :)