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John was born in Wisconsin, USA, and lived most of his life in Illinois, where he studied and worked at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  He has a Ph.D in Philosophy of Education and has  specialized in Educational Technologies for more than 10 years. Left: John in Los Cocos, Cordoba.

He married Paula Marcuzzi from Córdoba, Argentina, while she was staying in  Champaign for her graduate program.

Paula worked for years in Argentina teaching English as a Foreign Language. She earned her two Master's degrees at the University of IL College of Education in the area of Instructional Technologies. She is currently working as a Public Translator, and they both run the B&B in Cosquín, her hometown. John and Paula settled here in October 2005. They have two beautiful girls, Sophia (4) and Emily (1.5).

Left: Sophia, playing with petals in the magnolia garden.

Right: Emily, sitting in her wagon in our patio, while looking at Daddy.

Paula explains a recently new activity: As part of the cultural activities organized in our B&B, we are currently hosting full-immersion programs in English and in Spanish as a second language. Having fun and recreation, in a warm bilingual family environment, is the best way to learn!

We look forward to having you!