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My Favorite Thing To Do With Kids: Noland Cheung on Pittsburgh family fun

My Favorite Thing
Sally Quinn
February15/ 2017

My Favorite Thing To Do With Kids is a series of chats with Pittsburgh moms and dads about how they enjoy spending time with their kids.

Name: Noland Cheung

Kids: Christina, 20; Juliana, 16; Alexandra, 13

Noland Cheung is a director at the law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., where he chairs the intellectual property group and works with inventors to bring their technology to market. He also serves as the new chair of the board at the Carnegie Science Center.

He and his pediatrician wife, Lisa, live in Franklin Park with their three daughters. The oldest is in college.

They are a family of gamers, so to speak.

“We like doing escape rooms,” Cheung says. “We love doing that as a family, and sometimes we fill in with friends or complete strangers. It’s fascinating to try to work with other people to get out of a room in one hour. We’ve done many of the rooms here in Pittsburgh.”

Among the challenging Pittsburgh escape rooms the family has enjoyed are Escape Room Pittsburgh in Greenfield, Escape the Room PA  on the South Side, and IQ Escape in the North Hills.

Is it true the family that plays together stays together?

Cheung agrees.

“We are very family oriented,” he says. “We feel like we’re in our comfort zone when we’re together. I don’t know if it’s the Chinese culture or just the way we grew up with our parents, that we like being together as a family. For us, it’s important for our kids to have a stable family life and know we’ll always be there. The support system is always there.”

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Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.