Chris and Laurel have over 25 years of experience teaching between them at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. Professor Chris Johnston's expertise lies in the teaching of English, specifically in writing across multiple genres. Laurel Johnston has taught multiple subjects within the field of Psychology including: General Psychology, Child Development, Human Development, and Social Psychology. The couple have traveled across Europe, the UK, and Ireland as well as throughout the West Indies and Mexico. Additionally, Chris and Laurel have extensively traveled the Santa Barbara Channel Islands with their children on their sailboat.