Rob McNair-Huff has been a long-time history buff interested in Washington state's past. He grew up in Longview and then in Rochester, Washington, where he watched Mt. St. Helens erupt from a distance. He lives in Tacoma.
Natalie McNair-Huff has long been interested in the history of Washington State and grew up in southeast Washington where she was one of the many local residents living under the threat of flooding and more following eruption of Mount St. Helens.