Iven Rathbone (IR) is a retired public school administrator who graduated from Towson University and Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).
Since retiring from the Baltimore County Public School System 22 years ago, IR has dedicated his time and energy to breeding and training Labrador retrievers.
When he is not working the farm he enjoys duck and goose hunting on the Eastern shore of Maryland and Rockport, Texas.
Iven can often be spotted working the ranch with one of his labs in training.
Sue Rathbone (Suzie) is a former Maryland public school administrator and a retired school superintendent from South Central Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Maryland and received her doctorate degree in 1988.
Suzie presently teaches graduate courses during the summer months to Chinese teachers and administrators in Shanghai, China.
Three of the Rathbones' prized Labradors have been named Shanghai, Pudong and Lijun.