Couple #1: Barbara Wheatley and Bruce Lazarus
Barbara and her husband Donald currently live part time between Blairsville and Washington, Ga. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Barbara and Donald enjoy dancing and have arranged vacations around dance events. They claim they are not professional dancers but have enjoyed teaching dance in their local area. Barbara teaches Cosmetology for North GA Technical College and she owns and operates a hair salon in Washington, GA. Her favorite past times are shopping and dancing.
Bruce was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Long Island. After graduating from Hofstra University he moved to NYC and began his career in the apparel manufacturing business and a few years later started his own business based out of Miami. Bruce retired in the early 90’s and began a successful second career in the mortgage industry. He has two successful sons, one an IT auditor for Price Waterhouse, Cooper and the other a hospital administrator at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.
Bruce purchased a vacation home in Murphy, NC 14 years ago and this past October decided to make it his permanent residence. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, museums, fine dining, country fairs and flea markets and traveling.