Doty & Daniel Blance
was born and raised in Saugerties, NY,
the oldest child of Chris and Bilieta Doty.
Along with her younger brother, Chris,
they lived in the same house where their
mother had grown up. Tera's grandparents,
Bill and Antoinette, were right next door.
More often than not, Tera cut through the
front door of their house and out the back
door to get into the back door of her own.
Tera was a bit of a tomboy, and spent
a lot of her childhood chasing and collecting
frogs, spiders, birds and snakes. Mom made
sure they remained 'outdoor pets', by relegating
them to the backyard storage shed, from
where they would often escape. Fortunately
for Mom, this ended when Tera left for
Binghamton University where she eventaully
earned a degree in Biology.
These days, Tera still enjoys going fishing
with Dan and her two daughters, Rachel
and Diana. Though the girls seem to have
an unnatural fear of spiders...
Tera is the Technical Support Specialist
with Center for Learning and Teaching where
she is responsible for webdesign and multimedia
development on several university sponsored
centers, grants and departments.
was born in Silver Springs, Maryland. His
parents moved into the house they live
in now when he was a year old. He did too.
He has an older brother Mike and a younger
sister Lisa. They got along extremely well,
almost never drawing blood when they fought.
Dan went to Chenango Valley High School.
He was active in choir and did plays and
even ran track a couple of years. He met
buddies Kevin and Scott in 7th grade and
still enjoys hanging out with them.
During his two years at Broome Community
College, he met Steve and Mary Kaysa, and
Joe Davies. Steve and Joe and Dan spent
a lot of time studying and playing basketball.
The next two years at Clarkson University
went by pretty quick – more studying
and less socializing.
Dan worked at IBM while at BCC, and at
NYSEG in power plants while at Clarkson.
So of course when he graduated college,
he got a job from his brother, mowing lawns.
Then winter came and Dan got serious about
the job hunt and got back in at NYSEG but
doing natural gas work, where he’s
been for 17 years.
During the time he developed a lot of
close friends at work and the Ale House,
and became a decent volleyball player and
a terrible bowler, both games he still
He’s active at his church, loves
volleyball, reading, baking and the family
life. As far as Tera knows, he loves doing
dishes too ;)