There’s an old saying that goes like this: “behind a good man is a great woman.”
That’s certainly true of Marc Benzakein. For those of you who’ve met Marc, you know he’s one of the forces behind ServerPress. He also organizes his local WordCamp (Milwaukee), sponsors a ton of additional WordCamps, and is generally quite active in the WordPress community. Those aren’t his most notable achievements, however. Outside of work, Marc is a dedicated husband, father and foster dad who’s managed to strike a remarkable balance between his work and his family. He’s a good man.
That brings me to Jessica Benzakein, Marc’s wife of 12 years. You already know where I’m going with this, right? Yeah, she’s the great woman (although Marc might describe her as leading the charge, rather than “behind”). Her background isn’t one you’d wish on anyone, but she’s found a way to rise above it to leave a deliberate legacy of love and joy for both her family and foster kids brought into the Benzakein fold.
Join me for a very special episode of Office Hours. Instead of talking about the business of WordPress, we’ll pull back the curtain for a personal glimpse inside the lives of a very special family.