J Sanford Kruizenga is a 5th generation descendant of James Pennington. His direct lineage:
J Sanford Kruizenga > Roselie Joy Pennington > Ronald Wallace Pennington > Warner James Pennington > James Pennington
Jay has worked for many years in the graphic design industry. He has lived the better part of his life in his home State of Michigan, but has also lived in Tennessee, Washington, California and Texas during his time in the United States Marine Corps.
Seeing much of the world before he was 20 Jay had the distinct privilege of visiting such countries as: the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong (pre-China takeover), Australia, and then Bahrain and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.
Twice married, Jay has two daughters. He now lives in Allendale, Michigan with wife Terry (of 57% Native American blood) and daughter Aimee.
Jay holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He is presently pursuing his CG Certification (Certified Genealogist) from his peers with the Board of Certified Genealogy in Washington D.C.