Jason, Christy, Nicholas (15), Nathan (12), Noah (7) and Champ
Occupation(s): Jason is a managing partner/insurance consultant at Willis Towers Watson and Christy is a teaching assistant at Abiding Savior Preschool.
Favorite local restaurants: Harry’s, Mi Apa, Wahoo and Copper Monkey.
Favorite local “Must go” places: “The Swamp” and Devil’s Millhopper.
What are your children’s favorite meals that you cook? Spaghetti, chicken and yellow rice.
Describe your family in 3 words: Fun, loving and Gators!
Favorite family activity: Playing sports, fishing and watching Gator games!
What is your family’s favorite holiday? Christmas, although Noah’s vote was Halloween because it’s two days after his birthday!
Do you have any pets? Champ, who turned 1 in May, is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. He is a sweet dog and has been great for the boys!
Favorite games to play as a family: Gatoropoly and Life, as well as baseball and football games in the backyard.
What would your family’s dream vacation be? Anywhere in the Caribbean.
Why do you love raising your family in Gainesville? Jason and I met our first summer of college here at UF, and we started dating a few years later. We finished our degrees and then got married in Tampa.
The boys love sports! Nathan plays tackle football for the Gainesville Gators with Pop Warner while Noah plays baseball with Gatorball. Nicholas participates in the Special Olympics and won first place in the tennis ball throw at the North Florida Area Games this past April!
In addition to his career, Jason also coaches all the boys on their various sports teams and is a certified coach for track and field with the Special Olympics.
When we had the opportunity to move back to Gainesville in 2012, we were excited! It felt like we were coming home! It has been fun to show the boys where we met and all the fun things we did in college! Being able to be local for all the Gator games is our favorite reason. We love football season! Although we enjoy watching and supporting all Gator sports!
Since moving to Gainesville our family has become involved in the Special Olympics as well as starting the Nicholas Wozniak Foundation (Nicholaswozniakfoundation.org). Nicholas has always loved sports, and he grew up attending all his brothers’ baseball, football and basketball games. He played Challenger baseball when he was younger, with Nathan being his buddy. The NW Foundation has given us the opportunity as a family to help other families with special needs children to enjoy and become involved in sports.