About Neva

Neva was born in Toms River, NJ, to Jack Ponti and Rosa DeStefano. She is a four-time graduate of Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Science in English, a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication, and a Master of Arts in English. She is currently employed as the Assistant Director of Writing Services and Supplemental Instruction at Monmouth University. She is engaged to the most interesting man in the world. In her spare time, she enjoys baking banana bread, picking out her outfits a week in advance, and making to-do lists just to cross them out.


About Brian

Brian was born in Amsterdam, NY, to Luis Lozada and Carmen Velez.  He is a former Marine and graduate of ITT Technical Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security.  He is currently the Director of Information Security for Conde Nast.  He is the most interesting man in the world. He is the life of parties he never attends.  When in Rome, they do as he does.  Both sides of his pillow are cool.  He lives vicariously through himself, and he takes his salad dressing right on the salad, so there is no going back….

How we met

Neva's father met Brian in the steam room at the gym. After a 2 year courtship of steaming....their lifelong friendship led him to the introduction of his daughter. The rest is history.....

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