I was an exchange student to Japan in 1985 through Youth For Understanding (YFU). I then lived in Japan for eight years after college. My Japanese wife and I first moved to St. Louis in 1999. We have four young children who attend Parkway schools. We have a YFU son from Japan who attended Parkway North and a YFU son from Thailand who attended Parkway Central. I volunteered with YFU for years, and in January 2012 they offered me a full-time position as Field Director for Missouri, so now I do my dream job!