Oksana was a “military brat”. Her father was a career border security officer for the Soviet Union, then the country of Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet. Her father is from Ukraine and her mother was Russian. Oksana was born in Kazakhstan and lived in many countries all around the perimeter of the Soviet Union, as her father was transferred. She came to the US in 2002 and had her son Edward in 2004. She has a degree in teaching from the University of Kharkiv. She became a US Citizen in 2013.
Mike has been a member of our club since 2001 and is a Real Estate Investor owning apartments that he self manages. He is also a semi-retired Commercial Real Estate Investment Broker and his company is named The Schulte Company. He has 2 children besides Edward and 5 grandchildren.
Mike contacted Oksana through Match.com 7 years ago and they married a year later. Mike’s first contact did not materialize in a date, so Mike tried again a couple of months later and then traveled to Chandler to see her every weekend. They have lived happily ever after. 
They are both avid hikers trying to get on the trails once a week while here in Tucson. They travel every summer for a couple of months and walk the cities of Europe 4 to 14 kilometers per day.
Bruce asked them to speak about their trip to Poland in March of this year to retrieve Oksana's Father from the bombing in Kkarkiv and bringing him to their home.