The Connection Member Highlight: Chris and Katherine Pegman

Chris and Katherine Pegman have been members of The Connection since 2008. Chris is a consultant/IT auditor for Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, PC. Katherine is the director of West Michigan Learning Center for Children with Dyslexia.

Why did you two join The Connection?

We want to meet new people, make new friends, and expand our network in the community.

What do you enjoy most about being a member?

We enjoy meeting new people and enjoying the ever changing beauty the gardens has to offer in all seasons.

What has been your favorite event since you joined?

The Be Merry & Mingle Event this December was a great opportunity to be at the gardens at night, all decorated for the holidays, and have the place open just for The Connection.  We really enjoyed visiting the Railway Garden with its new additions and seeing the Tropical Conservatory at night, lit only by white Christmas lights.  It was also nice to meet other young professionals and get advice about new responsibilities I face in my new position as director of  the West Michigan Learning Center for Children with Dyslexia.  The appetizers, drinks, and cookie decorating were great too!

If you could own one of the sculptures in FMG’s collection, what would it be and why?

It’s really difficult to choose since there are so many wonderful and unique pieces in their own right.  One in particular would be Deborah Butterfield’s Bronze Horse.  The look of driftwood with the weight of bronze is pretty amazing.

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