Prudence Heisler graduated from the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia and moved to New York City with her husband in 1981. She now lives in Little Italy with her family.
Paula McCreedy graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, with dual degrees in occupational therapy and psychology. She completed her masters’ degree in education at the University of New Orleans. With her husband, she moved to New York City from New Orleans, Louisiana in 1985 to take a teaching position at New York University.