Jim and Amanda have what some might consider a nontraditional love story. They met in their hometown in Delaware in 2007 when they were both just fourteen years old! Soon after, they entered into a whirlwind teenage romance. The two then lost touch for almost ten years, but reconnected when Amanda was in Philly for medical school at Jefferson and Jim was in Philly for his work at the Philadelphia Public Defender. Jim's office happened to be just across the park from Amanda's apartment, and they (not so) coincidentally ran into each other several times. Eventually the pair made plans to meet up for drinks at a (not-so) classy Philadelphia establishment - The Trestle Inn. And the rest is history! They've now been together more than seven years and have fallen more and more in love every day. In October 2022, surrounded by family and friends at a beautiful vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jim asked Amanda to spend their lives together. She of course said yes!