Chris and Nadine are HUGE J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson fans. They both met and fell in love while wearing Lord of the Rings costumes. Chris is a literature/language arts teacher of middle school aged students. He has always liked fantasy literature in general. He shares Tolkien now with future generations and is doing his Master’s thesis on Tolkien. As a teenager in 2001, Nadine picked up Fellowship of the Ring and was changed forever. When Peter Jackson’s films came out she was immediately taken in by the costumes. She now make costumes, jewellery, props, armour, and more from all sorts of movies through her design business, Celtic Ruins Designs. This trip to New Zealand means so much to them. It is Middle-earth!