A Sporting Match

Piper Lee Cook ’99 is one of the lucky ones to have experienced a real-life “meet cute.” And it changed her life—she married the man who shared that moment with her.

It can be nearly impossible to pinpoint a moment that will change your life while it is happening. It was like that for Piper Lee Cook ’99 and Keith Cochrane. When they met in 2010 as other people’s dates to a wedding in Hawaii, they would have never guessed they themselves would marry nearly a decade later on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

But two years later, when Piper and Keith began collaborating on business, Keith asked Piper out. “I don’t date clients,” Piper says, “but this one time I told myself, forget about my rules. We went on one date and that was it. We have been together every day since.”

The pair bonded over their love of athletics. Piper played on the Santa Clara Women’s Soccer Team from 1995 to 1998. Keith is a skateboarder who owns half of Dogtown Skateboards and later founded Think Skateboards. Piper says, “While they are very different sides of the spectrum of sports, it was still something we share.”

As the couple celebrated Keith’s 50th birthday in Cabo, they fantasized about returning for their wedding. It was perfect because it allowed for a smaller, intimate group, inlcuding Kelsey Zwiebel ’99 and Kim (Corrao) Khoury ’98.

post-image Image courtesy Piper Lee Cook ’99
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