Joya and Michael met on April 10, 2016, they were engaged on April 10, 2017, and they were married on August 26, 2017 with 60 friends and family on a field in the middle of the mountains in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Joya has one son, Michael, who is 15 and who lives to play hockey – if he could do it every day he would. Michael has three children. His 17 year old son Liam loves music, playing drums, skiing, and participating in Special Olympics as an athlete. Aidan is 13 and has a passion for acting and singing. You may see him at The Palace Theatre in Manchester or at the Capitol Center of the Arts in Concord. Molly is 10 and she loves to dance, sing, be social and play with her friends.
They all live in Bow, New Hampshire. Joya is a real estate agent at Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group in Concord. Michael has a public affairs company, Dennehy & Bouley, in Concord. Joya and Michael are Christ followers and attend Grace Capital Church in Pembroke.
A NEW MISSION: Joya and Michael have a heart for marriage, especially those who are remarried and are blending a family together. They want to be a resource to help couples as they seek advice or if they are in desperation mode. Not as experts, but as a couple who lives with remarriage struggles every day.
FUN FACT: Joya and Michael met on Christian Mingle after Joya mistakenly sent Michael a message. Michael naturally thought it was real – reached out to Joya – they struck up a ten day email exchange and then decided to meet — at Starbucks. But it should be well known that Michael does NOT like Starbucks coffee and will go out of his way for a Dunkin Donuts coffee! However, Michael will forever have a new affinity for Starbucks.