Dan was born in Coldwater, Michigan. At Michigan State University, he played trumpet in the Spartan marching band and high jumped on the varsity track team, at one point owning the indoor high jump record at 7 ft. 1/4 inches. (He’s tall.)
Kelly was born in Detroit, attended MSU for three years and majored in microbiology–which made sense at the time but in reality couldn’t have been more ridiculous. She and Dan met at the University of Detroit Dental School, graduated in 1983 and 1984 respectively, and were married soon after. They practiced one year in Kalamazoo before heading west to Idaho, where they lived, skied, and ate potatoes for three years before moving to Ludington.
Now that his 2 girls are grown, Dr. King has been known to while away the hours whacking golf balls, wading in the river throwing flies, or winding down a mountain bike trail. And, while she fished with him prior to marriage, Dr. Aloe prefers to spend her free time running, swimming, biking, or writing stuff about teeth that makes her laugh (check out her Mouthing Off! blog).
Drs. King and Aloe are both American Dental Association and Michigan Dental Association members. Dr. King is the current peer review chairperson of the Manistee-Mason District Dental Society, and Dr. Aloe has been president three consecutive times, voted in unanimously by her peers. Needless to say, they are a highly intelligent bunch.