Who's Behind the Website?

Hi and thank-you for your interest. Ever wonder who is behind the website from which you make your purchases?

We're Lydia and Jeff owners of FurMinded.com and we're glad you're here!

Native New Englanders, we were born and reared in Western Massachusetts, attended local public and private schools, met in high school and have been together for 40 years. We left the coldness of the Northeast and moved to warm sunny Florida in 1995 with our two cats, Dusty and Katie. 

Lydia earned her Bachelors degree of Psychology from Columbia College in Missouri, a Master of Clinical Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University in Alabama and her Master of Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University here in Florida. She worked as a successful special education classroom teacher for over 12 years in our local public schools.

I earned my Associate of Architectural Interior Design at Southern College in Florida, a Bachelors of Psychology graduating cumma sum laude from Columbia College in Missouri and earned my Master of Elementary Education graduating magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. I also worked as a public elementary school educator for over 12 years.

We currently reside in Florida with our 3 rescue doggies (Molly, Emma & Buffy), our 5 adopted feline friends (Puffy, Gordy, Marmalade, Curly & Mia) and 5 feral kitties- the 'outies.'