Naomi was born 1922 in Grove City, Ohio, in a log cabin. She met the love of her life, Louie, and they married in 1947. They moved to Akron and then to Suffield in 1948. They rented the Wingfoot Lake Hatchery for a while, then bought the business. Sadly, Louie passed away in 1991, but Naomi continued to run the business until in 1996. At age 75, she sold the Hatchery. She said it took long hours and was very hard work to run the business.