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Kirk Forrest & Diane Tarr

Diane, a practicing Ob-Gyn, living in Boston, was told by a colleague ‘You need to meet Kirk!’ He had just moved to NYC as General Counsel for a public company. We were married 2 years later in 2007.

Both originally from New York, we each have lived in other major cities, including Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. After medical school and residency, Diane settled in the Boston area to practice medicine. During this time, she discovered Cape Cod and sailing. Kirk also attended schools in the northeast (Cornell undergrad & Harvard Law). As an undergrad he had sailed around the world with Semester at Sea. He discovered Marco Island in the 1970”s, immediately fell ln love with the island, spending vacations on Marco with his growing family, eventually building a home in the Tigertail area.

We both share a love of travel. Between us, we have travelled to every continent except Australia. Diane voyaged to Antarctica in the early 2000”s and was awestruck by its beauty and remoteness, at the bottom of the world. Kirk has been a longtime patron of Cunard and loves taking the Queen Mary 2 ocean-liner on the transatlantic crossing from NYC to Southampton UK. He has made this crossing many times. This year we will go transatlantic from Miami to Barcelona, then spend 4 weeks in Spain and France, coming back on the Queen Mary 2.

We have a blended family, with two grown children. Our daughter is married, giving us a grandson, and two grand-dogs. We retired several years ago, splitting our time between Marco Island and Cape Cod. In 2022 we accepted an opportunity to join Freedom Boat Club, and have become enthusiastic boaters, busy learning the waterways around SW Florida.

Kirk Forrest & Diane Tarr