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Carla (mom) is a fine artist specializing in calligraphy. She's excited about the website that she's recently launched. She does mostly commissioned pieces, and loves teaching the art to others.

Jessica (daughter) is manager of market research at the Silicon Valley headquarters of an international technology company. (She won't be traveling with us this time.)

Austin (son) is a delightful 14-year-old ninth grader (yes, the photo is old). He's now attending Bishop Diego High School.

Troy (dad) is director of risk management at Westmont College, where mom and dad both got their undergrad degrees.