Brian was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Steve Truono and Leslie Dickson Truono. The oldest of four siblings, he is a man of patience, choice words, and quiet smiles. His formative years in Wilmington were spent mostly behind a computer or camera – working many years as a front-end web developer and establishing his entrepreneurial skills as a photography studio owner. He then waved goodbye to (what seems like) an entire city of friends and family and headed west to Cincinnati, Ohio. He is now working hard as a fine art photographer in the Queen City while traveling the world with his beautiful bride-to-be.
Kori was born in Colorado and raised in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Pat Talbott and Kathy Wilson Talbott. She earned her doctoral degree as a pediatric pharmacist and now works in the oncology and bone marrow transplant units at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Kori has a penchant for travel and has been to many interesting places in her life; from cave spelunking in Mexico’s Yukatan peninsula, to traveling across Europe, to buying scarves at a bazaar in Mumbai, India. She proclaims that if she ever changed careers, she would want to be a travel writer. She hopes to one day ride the Trans-Siberian railroad across Asia and to bring her picture snapping husband along for the journey.
How We Met
We met at a bar. Kori had just moved to Delaware two weeks prior and Brian, too, was starting a new chapter in his life. So, over hand-crafted beers in the basement of Chelsea Tavern, we bonded over travel, music, and stupid cat pictures. Not even two months into the relationship, the exclamation was made that it seemed as if we had known each other our whole lives. And not much has changed. We are absolutely inseperable, constantly on the go, singing loudly most of the time, and usually scrolling through endless pictures of our stupid cats.