A son, Jaxson Cole Karnish, was born at 6:56 a.m., on Aug. 21, 2009, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Campus, to Jason and Amy (Bernhard) Karnish of Jim Thorpe. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are John and Susan Bernhard of Jim Thorpe.

Paternal grandparents are Francis and Maryann Karnish of Lansford.