I am married to Bernice Nadler. Bernice works for FEDCO Seeds in Clinton and fashions felt/silk hats and scarves under the name “Color Play”. She sells her creations at shows around the state. Previous to doing this Bernice worked as a Maine sea kayak guide and licensed land surveyor. I really couldn’t run for office without her support and patience.
My daughter Deirdre graduated from an IT program in southern Maine. Previously she had graduated from the University of Maine system and also studied Mandarin in Taiwan. Between this program and the university, she had lived in Ireland and taught in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. I admire her ability to just pick up and go somewhere and start anew. I also had a nice time when my ship was in Kaohsiung and we met and went to the night markets and she knew what we were eating. This summer I had the honor of officiating at her wedding. She is happily living near the Androscoggin River and working in the Portland area.