In 1965 I came to Vermont, birthplace of both my parents, to work for a couple of years at Derby Academy before entering grad school. I've been here ever since. My wife and I have raised two boys who are also now in Vermont and we have two grandchildren who delight with us in all Vermont has to offer. The hiking, biking, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, and just pure enjoyment of all nature has to offer have captured us all. In 1972 I joined my wife's family real estate/insurance business, Conley Country, as an implement to my teaching. I have been in the business ever since, and the business is still a family business. I'd love to share with others what we have found here.