Meet the BraudsWe would like to introduce you to our family. Our children grew up in our home on five acres, which now includes the St. Francis Cottage property. We spent many years as a family enjoying our children, pets and the pasture that is now the B&B. (Our miniature donkeys Meli and Margeaux now live with a nice family on 17 acres in North Georgia.)
This house becomes a Vacation Rental, sleeping 6, as soon as we open St Francis Cottage.
Wallace was born at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia and grew up in Central Texas, and Nancy grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio on Lake Erie. We met in Houston, Texas in the 1970’s at Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal), were married there in 1979, and we are both graduates of The University of Houston.
|Wallace and Nancy on Location in Peru, |
filming for Habitat in 1983.
In 1981, we moved to Atlanta, Georgia where Wallace worked as a producer for the Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation. While producing a segment for the Foundation, Wallace met Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity International, who invited us to visit Habitat’s international headquarters in Americus, Georgia. In 1982, we moved to Americus, and Wallace became Habitat’s first Media Director while Nancy worked as a paralegal in Millard’s law firm.
|Our daughter, Hannah, being held by Rosalyn Carter at|
Lower East Side, NYC, Habitat Celebration, 1985.
Both our children were born in Americus, and in 1987, we moved to Chattanooga, TN where we made our home, worked and raised Hannah and Michael.
|Early years in Chattanooga.|
Since moving to Chattanooga Wallace has worked continually in media production both for a number of independent production companies and since 1999, predominantly as a freelance producer, director of photography and editor.
Once our children were in elementary school, Nancy returned to work and has worked as a commercial real estate paralegal for the past 23 years at various law firms and national retail developers, both in Chattanooga and Atlanta, where we owned a house until 2014. Nancy continues to enjoy her work as a Senior Real Estate Paralegal at The Hutton Company in Chattanooga.
|Working on documentary in Nicaragua for Young Life, 2005.|
Our son Michael is a 2016 graduate in History and Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and he currently lives and works in San Francisco while studying for the LSAT and preparing to apply to law schools. While at Berkeley, Michael participated in a number of public service projects and events revolving around community development, voting rights and social action.
|Michael at A-Town Stomp, 2016,|
in Atlanta. Photo by Corey Oringderff
Michael has had an adventurous life as a professional stunt rollerblader (“Gumby” is his nickname), and we’ve enjoyed meeting and hosting his many blader friends from all over the country over the past 15 years. His loyal network of friends are extremely daring, interesting and intelligent, to say the least!
Before moving to California to pursue his education at Berkeley, Michael lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida where he competed in many skating competitions while working in construction and as a bartender in the food service industry.
|Goofing around at Berkeley, 2015.|
|Exploring the Redwoods, 2015.|
Our daughter Hannah married a wonderful young man, Philip Cavey, and they live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Phil grew up.
|Atop Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga|
Phil is a graduate of Capernwray Harbour Bible School and the University of Manitoba (’04 – Accounting) and is now a CPA ('07) and partner with MNP. He is also an avid runner and thoroughly involved in his church and community.
Hannah graduated from the University of Richmond (’06 – Music Performance) and the University of Manitoba (’09-Education).
She is a stay-at-home mom to our precious granddaughters Grace Georgia ('09) and Amelia Bridgett ('11). Phil and Hannah are also foster parents. Hannah is the Manitoba spokesperson for International Justice Mission, founded and directs PDGC, an inner-city Gospel choir for girls, and leads worship at their church. Grace and Milly attend the public French immersion school near their home, and are following in their parents' footsteps in singing, sports, dance and the arts. Busy young ladies!
We met our “unofficial” daughter, Susan Loraine Anderson, ten years ago, and we are honored that she’s a part of our family.
|Susan Loraine Anderson|
with her Best Actress award!
You can see the short film, #30, here.
|The Big Catch in Florida with Nancy & Hannah.|
|Auntie Suzie with Amelia & Grace in Atlanta|
Some of our "other" children, past and present.
|Meli & Margeaux|
|Some of our chickens|
|Priscilla (May she rest in Peace)|
|Lucy, Gifty, Snowflake|