We built our PEI home in Oyster Bed Bridge on the north central waterfront in Queens County and joined PEI’s extraordinary Island community.
To help you build a PEI home we created Build My PEI Home.
Build My PEI Home is registered as Airbnb and guest house hosts.
Deborah was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where she earned a Bachelors in Fine Art. After graduating, she moved to the United States and developed a number of community businesses, including a retail crafts store. She collaborated with others to create and market consumer products in northern California, Georgia, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. While in DC, Deborah earned her Masters and PhD in Anthropology at American University, and conducted research among service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, US.
Deborah knew she had found her PEI home during a visit with family and friends across the Maritime Provinces. When she and husband Wayne spent a week in Prince Edward Island she “felt back home.”
Wayne found his PEI home easily. Born and raised in a city borough of New York, he “started out in Queens County on one island and ended up in Queens County on another island.”
During his youth, Wayne’s family took vacations to Atlantic Canada, and especially loved PEI. Wayne continued to visit as a young adult, including camping with friends while in college.
After completing his degree in Communications at Queens College in New York, Wayne moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he and Deborah later met and married. While in New York Wayne established himself in electronics sales, and after moving to Georgia and then Washington DC, in home improvement and renewable energy sales.
During one of their earliest visits to Prince Edward Island, Deborah and Wayne agreed to work towards making their PEI home.
They looked at various options, briefly considering buying an existing house. Then Deborah and Wayne returned to a plan forged early in their marriage – to buy land and build a PEI home.
Over a period of 2 years, Wayne applied for and obtained Canadian permanent residency, “landing” on September 2, 2016.
Wayne is an avid sports fan – and as a creative “locatarian” chef, he uses fresh PEI produce, eggs, dairy, meats, and shellfish to create new recipes for his unique cook book.