Richard Hoogerwerf

I am a retired Marine and also retired from my second career in teaching.  My wife (Jeanne) is an RN/MBA who also recently retired from the Leighton School of Nursing at Marian University.  We've been club members since shortly after buying our 2017 RF.  We also have a CX-5...love Mazdas!

This is our first Miata and I really feel sad that I didn’t discover Miatas sooner. I have had other sports cars in the past (MG Midget, Fiat Spider, Honda del Sol, Corvette-C5 and an HHR-SS.) NONE compare with the overall experience of the Miata (but you already knew that.)  I have also driven motorcycles all my life and transitioned to a Can-Am Spyder a few years ago. That’s my other “toy.”  Been having a lot of fun with the club activities and am looking forward to more to come.

I am currently the newsletter editor for the club.

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