Pennsylvania native Walt
Huber earned undergraduate
and graduate degrees from Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
After serving in the US Army for five years (with stints in Germany and Viet
Nam), he accepted a position with the Procter and Gamble Company. He
simultaneously served with the US Army Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant
Colonel after twenty-six years of service.
P&G career has included numerous assignments in Manufacturing Management
and Information Technology. He retired in 2005 and has since done some
and his late wife Jane had three sons. Sadly, Jane lost her battle to breast
cancer at age thirty. When Walt married Rose, a widow with one son, they formed
their own Brady Bunch in 1980. The family has since grown to include six
award-winning (national, regional and local) amateur vintner and winemaking
instructor, Walt holds hundreds of awards spanning thirty-plus-years with his
spirited hobby. His keen interest in and knowledge of winemaking sneak their
way into parts of this book. He is an occasional contributor to WineMaker magazine. Other hobbies
include jogging and other fitness activities.
grown up in a traditional Presbyterian environment, and being the inquisitive
person he is (and has been since childhood), Walt never totally bought into
religion’s party line. How Did God Do It? is a question
that’s haunted him for decades. He thinks he may have finally come up with some
Ohio native Rose Huber is a graduate of the College of Mt.
St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a degree in English and minors in
secondary education, journalism, theology (ecumenical curriculum) and
philosophy. The rather liberal, open-minded nature of The Mount fueled her
naturally inquisitive mind, particularly in matters of religion, theology and
taught secondary-level English and journalism for more than twenty years while
serving as advisor to the school newspaper, yearbook and her city newspaper’s (The Middletown Journal) weekly teen
page. She simultaneously marketed articles and stories to various newspapers
and magazines, publishing her first as a sophomore in high school. Over the
decades she has penned hundreds of feature stories, editorials and guest
columns for various publications and has worked as a reporter/editor/page
designer at a number of Cincinnati-area newspapers and publications. Her
by-line appears on numerous non-fiction books; and she has edited and/or
ghostwritten others. Her Cincinnati-based Rose Huber Word & Page Design
handles projects for various clients, primarily small businesses.
Rose and Walt Huber have been married for thirty-three
years. Sadly, Rose lost her first husband to kidney disease in 1977. In 1980,
she and her four-year-old son “merged” with Walt and his three sons. The family
has grown to include six grandchildren.
her techno-geek spouse, Rose has always had an inquiring mind. Growing up old
school Catholic in the 1950/60s, she likewise questioned the rationality of
some of the religious ideas she was taught. The fact that her immigrant parents
encouraged reading, questioning and exploring led to much skepticism on her
part, even as a young Baby Boomer in grade school.
and Walt have been active members of Catholic, Presbyterian and Methodist
churches. While neither considers himself/herself ultra-religious, they believe
they are both spiritual. They have a history of singing in various church
choirs. Their current church choir, in fact, captured a silver award in the
international World Choir Games 2012. In addition to their enjoyment of wine
and fitness activities, Walt and Rose take pleasure in reading, gardening,
cooking, hosting dinner parties (featuring vintages from Huber Cellars) and, of