Tommy met Marcia at New Mexico Tech in 2000, and the Houstonian and the Hawaiian have been together ever since. Marcia never waivered from her plan to research cancer, finally earning her PhD at UT Medical here in Houston. That box checked, the two made it all legal.
At a grade school summer computer camp, Tommy decided programming was his forte. He never wavered from his plan, either. Today he is a Senior Developer and Team Lead for Pros Revenue Management.
He is focused, yes, but keeps it all in perspective. One winter Tommy and I went to Sandia, to learn snowboarding and skiing. At the noon lunch break we discussed the morning’s vicissitudes and agreed we were not snow sports people and ducked out of the rest of the pre-paid lessons. Tommy and I think along the same lines in lots of ways!
Marcia with Tommy, his $70 shirt and a real tie
Three generations of Ogasawaras
Tommy and Marcia
Besides work, her nephew Hiro and 200+ friends, Marcia is a voracious reader, into Muay Thai, comedy club, cooking and support for several worthy causes.
The two kids live close by in a cute house in the Houston Heights. Tommy comes over to the folks' house for lunch during the week and then they both come over on weekends to visit and take Bridget to a movie.
Walking home from an Astros game still holding hands after 15 years.