We are Cory and Beth Goff. We are a newly married couple separated by 1225 miles (according to map quest) due to our education requirements. We love Jesus and pray that we reflect that in our personal lives and in our marriage. We both love science and nature and plan to hike as much of the good ol’ USA as possible. We have a 2 year old yellow lab/great pyrenees mix named Rory who will forever be a puppy and a 2 year old ball python named Sasha. Our favorite date is a movie with popcorn and tea. That’s probably all you need to know about us as a couple. Here is some about us as individuals:
Cory: I just started my PhD in Aquatic Resources at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. My research will be focused on the stress response of declining amphibians in Florida. I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy doing just about any type of outdoor recreation, from hiking, biking, and kayaking, to hunting, fishing, and snowboarding. I love warm weather, so I have found Texas to be quite pleasant. In my spare time, if I’m not doing something outdoors, I like to watch movies or try my hand at DIY projects if I have the time. I also just enjoy driving around and seeing new places. I love that my work and play all constantly remind me of my Creator and God, and I hope to show that to others through my life.
Beth: I am a 4th year medical student at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I’m currently applying for residencies in Family Medicine. I believe in practicing what I preach, so I try to be healthy. I run, but I’m not fast. Anything chocolate is my diet downfall, or baked, or fried, or…well I just like food. If I was stranded on a desert island, the book I would want would be my Sherlock Holmes collection. I’ve attempted every type of craft known to man, and actually quite like all of them. I just don’t have enough time in the day for everything I want to do. Most importantly, I try to live my life for God’s glory alone (I Corinthians 10:31). This is a hard lesson for my prideful heart to learn.