Our Interests

Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
Both of us have been knighted. This organization is founded with Christian ideals and genuine sense of friendship and camaraderie. Marston is the editor of the Beauseant, the national magazine for this organization. Kathy provides layout and production to produce a quality journal. She also is the webmaster for the organization developing priory websites as well. You can find out more about this organization on their website.


Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
Marston joined the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States this year at the invitation of a close friend, Tom Curtis (who painted the Watson portraits). Marston was the editor for their journal for several years before relinquishing the position in 2009. Look at the MOLLUS website for more information.


Daughters of the American Revolution
Kathy is a member of the Anne Loucks chapter, having identified four Revolutionary ancestors. Grandma Jessie Diette (Adams) Todd was the first of the Todd women to become a member of the DAR. Dionne became a member in 2008; since joining, Dionne has identified three more revolutionary ancestors from her fathers side. Kathy is now web master for the chapter and maintains about 25 more websites for other California chapters.

United States Flag proudly flying

Kathy is an avid bowler who has participated in state and national tournaments. She is web master for a number of bowling organizations: Les Dames de 700 Club,  and the California Bowling Writers.

Women's Bowling builds character

California Genealogical Society
Kathy is chief technology chair for the society located in downtown Oakland. She has been responsible for the team that maintains the website and for the maintenance of the computer assets (includes nearly 20 terabytes of scanned images).

TMG - the best genealogy software

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's is a parish of over 1200 members from throughout Lamorinda and the surrounding area. It is a church community in the Anglican (Episcopal) tradition, honoring scripture, tradition, and reason as we seek to know and to do the will of God in our lives. St. Stephen's on the web or better yet, in person!

St. Stephen's in Orinda

Public Speaking
Both Marston and Kathy are public speakers. Each developed their finely honed skills by participating in Toastmasters International to a great extent. The program offers each individual the opportunity to improve their communication and leadership skills. Visit Toastmasters International site to learn more!

Toastmasters International - Making effective communication a worldwide reality

Sons of the American Revolution
Marston has been involved in the SAR for many years, serving as California State President at the age of 35. He recently received the prestigious minuteman award. Kathy has been president of the national ladies auxiliary and does maintain both the California and national websites for the ladies auxiliary.

United States Flag proudly flying

Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America, a non profit 501-c3 organization, formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester (Worcester Wreath) in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. Marston is the national chairman for Sons of the American Revolution participation in over 400 cemeteries. Kathy coordinated the event for the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon for 2008-2009.

United States Flag proudly flying


Kathy's Card Creations are one of a kind greeting cards made for all special occasions.


Interested? Email Kathy to order
All-occasion cards: $6.00
Gift Card holder: $3.00


Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. People also volunteer to gain skills without requiring an employer's financial investment.

Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Others volunteer on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.