On a personal note…

Both of our mothers emigrated with their only child from post-World War II Germany. Dieter and his mother went to Vancouver, British Columbia, before moving to Los Angeles. 

We now live in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, with our family (Our two grown sons, cats and African Grey Parrot not shown).  

Ursula farmed the family’s vineyard and created a number of award-winning wines before we sold it in 2013. 

She is a Gourmet chef, donating her culinary skills to numerous charitable causes. She enjoys golf, travel, classic cars and painting abstract landscapes. 

Dieter is a member and Past President of the Healdsburg Rotary Club. He enjoys golf, photography and travel.  

Both are avid Petanque players who enjoy the competitive camaraderie of the Big Boules of Dry Creek social circuit.