Edward was born in Petersburg, Va and spent his growing up years in the Richmond area. He went to Georgia Tech and graduated in Civil Engineering. He went on to be an Officer in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. Edward retired as the CEO of an Engineering Services Company. He has a great love of art and antiques and antique cars that he continues to collect today.
Christine was born in Groton, NY and spent the first seventeen years of her life growing up in the Benn Conger House with her two brothers, Pete and Joe, her sister Lori, her mother and father and Italian grandparents. She received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and retired as an HR Executive in 2018. Christine worked in London and Dublin for a number of years and traveled and worked throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East where she and her husband collected art and antiques.
Christine and Edward split their time between Aurora, NY and their historic horse farm in Northern Virginia. Their farm known as Rokeby is a Georgian home built in 1757 and sits on 65 acres. During the War of 1812, as Washington DC burned in the hands of the British, The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution among other important documents, were stored in the vault at Rokeby for safekeeping. Christine and Edward share a great love of historic homes, collecting art and antiques, travel and their horses and dogs. Some of their art collection is displayed in the Inn.