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April 3, 2024 54 mins

Dwayne was born/raised in the northern Utah area (Ogden, north of SLC) and also spent time in southern California (Oxnard)

He was educated in Utah through high school, and went to Weber State University, majoring in Architecture, but discontinued his education. 

Raised in the area's predominant religion (Latter Day Saints, Mormon) Served a church mission to So. Korea. Has since left organized religion.

They have been in a relationship since 1987, They were legally married in Oakland CA, when it was legal in California and then again In Salt Lake after the federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

His employment is in Fire Protection and he worked in the Salt Lake area for 8yr and currently in the Oakland/San Francisco CA area (27 years) but remains living in SLC Utah. 

He has lived in downtown Salt Lake since 2002. They recently sold our condo there and live in South Ogden. He enjoyed the SLC community/vibe since he's a city guy, but his husband is not so much!

He was part of the neighborhood community, and also supported the gay community but was not active/involved in the community.

He has already planned for retirement locations and has a tiny home in Littlefield AZ (a sliver of Arizona between Utah and Nevada) and a place in Baltimore MD. 

They chose to remain in Northern Utah for our primary retirement location.

Hobbies are camping (maybe considered glamping! LOL), hiking in summer, snowshoeing in winter, riding side by side in the mountains and desert, attending local car shows, local community festivals, small venue music concerts, and evenings with friends enjoying dinner and wine.

I'm still working, but I enjoy traveling when we can (when I can) to different places around the country and sometimes the world. 

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and most populous city of Utah, United States. It is the seat of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah. 

Salt Lake City, state capital and seat (1849) of Salt Lake County, north-central Utah, U.S., situated on the Jordan River at the southeastern end of Great Salt Lake.

Summary of cost of living in Salt Lake City, UT, United States: A family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,766.4$ without rent. A single person's estimated monthly costs are 1,047.8$ without rent. Salt Lake City is 30.6% less expensive than New York (without rent). 

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