John was born and raised in Greenwich Connecticut. His love for trees and landscapes brought him to naturally become an arborist. He’s very meticulous and able to visualize a beautiful end product. John has always been highly recommended by his clients. He has never advertised and had a thriving tree company.
John loves fishing, hunting, and playing the drums. He is a certified small engine mechanic. He is also a certified welder and once owned a rental company in Greenwich known as “Longo Rent-a-Tool”
Valoree was born in the small town of Banning, in southern California. She became a mom at age 15, and the experience made her who she is today; she learned how to survive and to push thru tough times! Being a mom will always be the toughest job! Valoree worked in real estate in 1986, and by the year 2000, she got her broker license and opened her own firm. When the market crashed, she turned her hobby of breeding Labrador Retrievers into a business. She later went from breeding to boarding dogs of all kinds. It is still today a thriving business, and again, only by word of mouth.
John and Valoree have been together since 1989 and have always dreamed of having a place like Tamarack Lodge. They would often talk about a place of peace for people of all ages — where kids can be kids and learn about the outdoors. A place where couples could come to get married or have their marriage restored — or young adults could come to experience something refreshing.
Today, with three daughters and eight grandchildren, John and Valoree welcome you to Tamarack Lodge as their guests and part of their family.