When we married in 1997, we were both therapists in private practice. We brought our practices under one roof, forming a home- based center along the river, with a garden and outdoor gazebo office. Since then we've watched our practice thrive, and are grateful every day to share work we love.

In addition to working as therapists, we're active volunteers. We've served on three organizational leadership boards, helping guide those communities through important transitions. We've mentored a family of three girls through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program since 2003, navigating developmental stages and cross cultural dynamics with years of love and learning. We were daily caregivers to Ann's mother through her increasing Alzheimer's and eventual death, working closely as a family and with her professional team. Each of these experiences has enriched us personally, brought us closer as a couple, and enhanced our understanding of the challenges and opportunities our clients face. Since 2004 we've been restoring a native prairie in SW Wisconsin, and have built a small retreat home there. We go there to rest, and to feel the natural world surround us.

Ann Scott Dumas
Douglas Scott Dumas