Lorena & Jake

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Residents at The Foundry Lofts

Q: What should you ALWAYS and NEVER do at a party?

Jake:  I should ALWAYS obey my wife.  I should NEVER disobey my wife… At a party. (Lorena says, “good answer.”) 

Lorena: All kidding aside, I love hosting and attending parties. As an attendee, I always ask the host if he/she needs help. I think that was something my parents taught me at an early age. Hmmm – what would I would never do at a party? Oh, I will never arrive before the actual start time. The host may need just a few more minutes for those final touches.

Q: Ok, we’re jealous. You both have amazing chemistry. What’s key in keeping the spark alive?

Jake: Lorena and I both have busy work schedules so it’s important to make it a point to focus on our relationship.  We are fortunate to live in such a great location with a number of great restaurants on the river.  One of my favorite things to do is come home from work, declare 25 meter date night and head to Osteria Morini or Kruba for drinks and dinner.

Lorena: Couldn’t agree more. We definitely have a connection with Yards Park – we loved it so much we got married right on the river. Best date night yet!

Q: New Year resolutions?

Jake:  When it comes to New Years resolutions I’ve been 100% consistent.  I’ve never once followed through!  On that note, I stopped making New Years resolutions years ago and now just try to be the best I can be every day of the year.

Lorena: It is that time of the year, isn’t it? Instead of making a New Year Resolution, I just try to take a moment to step back and give thanks for the wonderful blessings around me. I think all of us can be guilty of moving so quickly,  we tend to lose sight of how fortunate we are compared to others.

Q: If you could recruit any two MLB players to join the Nationals, who would they be?

Jake:  I’m actually a huge fan of the Nationals and I think we already have a strong line up.  Instead of picking two MLB players I would like to bring in a manager.  I would have loved to recruit Joe Madden to lead the team.

Lorena: Oh dear – Not going to lie, I am always going to be a SF Giants fan. Jake could not believe I was rooting for the Giants right from our balcony. Buster Posey and Sergio Romo?

Q: Let’s talk spirit animal. What would you be?

Jake: My spirit animal is definitely bigfoot.  Who doesn’t want to be a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid that reputedly inhabits the forests of North America… :)

Lorena: I think I would definitely say I am a dolphin. I try to approach things both professionally and personally with humor and joy. Just like dolphins, I am very protective and strive for a harmonious environment. BTW – Jake does watch Bigfoot on Animal Planet.

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