514 E. Ryan Pl.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Erica Anderson recently ran into Steph Friedman on
a plane from Los Angeles to Chicago. Both of them work in market
research, Steph for Lieberman and Erica for Stashlight, so they
had lots to catch up on.
Armon Bar-Tur recently married Rebecca Runkle. Skiddies
in attendance were Stephanie Fabian ’91, Alex Griffin
’91,and Corina Lu ’91. Rebecca and Armon honeymooned
in Kenya and Tanzania for safaris and scuba diving. Armon was recently
promoted to manage Morgan Stanley’s Information Fund, a technology
fund with assets of over $4.5 billion!
Will Campbell dropped a note that Pierre Freeman ’93
is joining the Skidmore crowd in San Francisco,as are Adrian
and Page Marchese Norman. Adrian is working for Tellme.com.
Alisa Chester married Chris Key on June 17, with
Elizabeth Fandetti Craig and Jay and Ann Maynard Dixon
Ten years after meeting on the Skidmore polo team, Erika Daneman
and Josh Slater ’93 were married on June 10. After honeymooning
in Bali, they settled in Baltimore. In the wedding as bridesmaid
was Suzie Frauenhofer, who, Erika writes, works in the human
resources department of Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Danielle DeVita Cerza, a zoning and land use attorney in
New Jersey, was married in July 1999 to John Cerza, also a New Jersey
Heather Eldridge married Cliff Munroe on a papaya
plantation in Cliff’s native Jamaica on July 28. Heather and Cliff
reside in Ottawa, Ontario.
A Saratoga wedding! Sarah Finkelberg and Jordan White
were married on March 25 at the Hall of Springs. Naomi Vladeck
was a co-maid of honor. Other Skidmore friends in attendance were
Amy Benatovich Janay, Amy-Lynn Fischer, David Jodka,
Jennifer Riley and husband Kasey Galligan, Brad
Small, Nate Watkins, Debra Zatkowsky, Drew
and Elise Davgin Serby ’93, and Michael and Jennifer Goldstock
Gaby Gold has returned to New York City and is the concierge
at the Midtown Marriott. Stop in and say hello! Gaby was in Iowa
the past few years performing for a children’s theater.
Abbie Guard Buck turned 30 over the Fourth of July weekend
sipping wine in Napa Valley with fellow Skiddies Carey Buckley
Sullivan (and baby Tripp), Jen Howson Lee, Heather
Krent, Jenny Rose, and Danika Sandoz.
Kathryn Holloway Claus and husband James announce the birth
of Lillian Mary on June 13.
I had the pleasure of attending Andrew Hughes and Gina
Degnan’s wedding on July 28 in Oyster Bay, NY, along with Bucky
Polk ’89 (who demonstrated his outstanding swing dancing abilities
on the dance floor), Jason Brown, Ali Zammarano and
Sal Carraba, Paulani and Chris Dunn, Dan
Goldstein, Blake Krapf, Craig Lapham, Amy O’Leary,
Jenny Rose, Stephen Hickey ’91, Curbie Oesstrich
’91, Richie Nestro ’91, Eric Stoerr ’91, Darren
Cohen ’94, and Steve Swann ’93. Andy and Gina honeymooned
Dave Jodka attended the wedding of Todd Master and
Kara Gardner ’93 in Sedona, AZ, on June 16. Dylan Powers
and Whitney Savage ’93 were also there. A second reception
was held in New York on July 1 where Dave, Dylan and Whitney were
joined by Pete Durant, Robyn Deutscher, and Joe
Fraim and his wife, Penny. Check out Dave Jodka and Doug
Fraim’s Boston-based band, Fat Boy, at www.fatboymusic.com.
Hilary Kalman recently saw Niki Smith in Vancouver.
Benjamin ’93 and Melissa Kotlen Nagin announce the
birth of Zachary’s baby sister, Sarah Rose, on March 1.
Jessica Reider-Goldman and husband Brian announce the birth
of Nash David on March 6.
Jill Richardson is pursuing her M.B.A. at Fordham University
while working in Fordham’s development office raising money from
young alumni. Jill attended the June wedding of Sheri Dexler
Tanner ’93 in Avon, CT, along with Stephanie Friedman,
Amy O’Leary, Nick Consula ’95, and Michael Bailey
’94. Sheri and her husband, Chris, honeymooned in Mexico.
And in August Jill was planning to head home home to meet Parker
Sawyer and Lori’s new daughter, Sabrina Carroll, born July 5.
Jenny Rose has been in touch with Sue Rush and they’ve been
exchanging engagement stories.
“My husband, Kevin, and I just had our second child,” writes Leslie
Rutherfurd Coleman. Charles Stuyvesant “Stuyvie” is nearly 2,
and their new son, Avery Kernan, was born April 5.
Kristin Tang continues to teach kindergarten at the Vail
Mountain School in Colorado.
Anne Thompson has a new job as the middle school art teacher
for North Yarmouth Academy in Maine. Anne has been in a marketing
job the past few years and is very excited to get back into teaching,
painting, and hopefully selling her work.
Julia Varbalow just received her Ph.D. in math from the
University of Kentucky while teaching at Rutgers University. Julia
recently moved to Newport News, VA.
Naomi Vladeck is now director of development at the Dance
Theater Workshop in New York City.
As administrative coordinator for the graduate school of Bank Street
College of Education, Kristen Zebrowski works to accredit
and re-register the college and is in charge of the administration
of the graduate school and programs. She also is an adjunct professor
of psychology at Rockland Community College.
32 Yarmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Amy Bohm is now in Tokyo, where she is working for the Body
Shop. She spent her first weeks there in product training, which
she found “quite fun” and then expected to be assigned to an Internet
project. She is glad to have figured out the train system, especially
since she has an hour-long commute to work each day.
Jonathan Brown recently married Rebecca Beleskas
in Hartford. Jonathan, who received an M.B.A. from Boston College,
is a senior project manager at Massachusetts Financial Services.
His wife is a product manager at Fidelity Investments Service.
Terry Dubow writes to announce that his wife, Kirsten
Fawcett-Dubow ’94, gave birth to Madeline Paige on March 8.
This fall, they move to New Hampshire, where he teaches high school
English at Kimball Union Academy and Kristen will work part time
helping victims of domestic violence. Terry recently won a grant
for short fiction from the Ohio Arts Council and had a story nominated
for a Pushcart Prize.
Clint Koenig has completed his residency in family medicine
at the University of Missouri–Columbia. Clint won the Resident Teacher
Award for his work with students in family medicine education. He
will remain at the university for two more years in a fellowship,
putsuing a master’s in journalism and a master’s in public health.
His research project will focus on electronic consumer information
issues related to the Family Practice Inquiries Network.
Benjamin and Melissa Kotlen Nagin ’92 announce that Zachary
has a baby sister, Sarah Rose, born March 1.
Dave and Beth Steingard Murphy proudly announce the birth
of Alexandra Paige on April 18.
Kristin VanWickle Hehir and husband, Bill welcomed Elinor
Katherine on November 30, 1999.
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Yonkers, NY 10705
After moving into a new house in Amherst, MA, last year, Fred
and Shelley Barnett Treyz welcomed Peter Frederick on March
Claude Brodesser is “still alive and covering Hollywood
film for Variety.” He asks that his old friends drop him a line
at 532 N. Edinburgh Ave. (Guest House), Los Angeles, CA, 90048-2319.
Dana Caruso graduated with a master’s in adolescent psychology
and counseling in January from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.
She is now a substance abuse and violence prevention counselor at
a New Hampshire high school. She also works in the teen program
of a private human services agency that teaches interpersonal, community,
and global relations.
“I am happy to be finishing my first year of a two-year graduate
program in nonprofit management at the New School University in
New York,” writes Stephanie Copelin.
As part of her graduate studies, Celine Cousteau spent last
spring interning in the “culture of peace and democracy in Central
America” program of the University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Daniel Caputi is very happy living in Queens, NY, and writes
that he attended 66 New York Mets games in 1999, including the 15-inning
playoff marathon against the Braves and the season finale in Atlanta.
He also managed to get promoted to regional supervisor of the classical
department for three Virgin megastores in New York.
Mathew Dairman graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl
College of Podiatric Medicine on May 12.
After working and living in Connecticut for the past two years,
Christine Dempsey has become assistant dean of students at
the Madeira School in McLean, VA.
Child psychologist Laura Finkelson was married on June 3.
The family and classmates of the late Kenny Gordon have
created the Kenny Gordon Foundation, and this fall a first Skidmore
installment went to Salome Ruperty ’04, a freshman in the
Higher Education Opportunity Program. She was chosen by the foundation’s
board, including Kenny’s brother Jon as well as Jason Twomey,
Johnny Rosenthal, and Scott Colee. The Gordon Foundation
aid allows Salome to skip a work/study job, have her own computer,
and graduate without debt.
Heather Howell has a new job at Yale University, where she
researches predictors, the course of illness, and effective treatments
for postpartum depression.
Corrie Kennedy, completing her master’s in education at
Fairleigh Dickinson University, is teaching English this fall.
After receiving her master’s in education in August, Helen Overeynder
has begun teaching earth science to ninth graders in St. Albans,
Justine Pinckard was awarded the Antonio Cirino Memorial
Fellowship in Arts Education in 1999. She has worked at a residential
drug and alcohol treatment facility for adjudicated boys. She has
also exhibited artwork in two group shows at the University of Oregon.
Amy Munichiello and Tony Reidy were married on July
2 at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Chrissy Dempsey,
Mark Freeman, Becky Saravay Crespi, and Josh Weiner
were in the bridal party and Jed Morey was a reader. Other
Skiddies in attendance were Samita Ahluwalia Sidhu, Meredith
Eastman, Sherie Gillman Barge, Tim Manning, Nicole
Morrione, Justin O’Leary, Kittsy Peirce, Linda
Schneiderman, Shannon Small Dunn, Vicki Tisch,
Cathy Wright Smith, and Kevin Labick ’92. Amy and
Tony honeymooned for two weeks on Corsica and planned to move to
the Boston area this fall.
Heidi Ritz Cohen and husband Rob moved to a new house in
Maplewood, NJ, in July.
Amy Lynn Sagan married Joshua Morris Srebnick in
June. She is a manager for sales and marketing at Xerox Corporation
in New York City, and he is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology
at the City University of New York.
Warren Schwartz is completing requirements for the doctoral
program in clinical psychology at the O’Hare campus of the Illinois
School of Professional Psychology. He is pursuing his internship
at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.
Ben Spiro recently left Morgan Stanley in New York City
to start a trading firm in Miami.
In 1999 Victoria Tisch relocated from New York City to San
Diego, CA, where she works for Harcourt Publishers in children’s
book marketing. She has already had a visit from Josh Weiner.
Michael and Marcie Wartel Handler recently bought a house
in East Walpole, MA. Marcie has received her Ph.D. in school psychology
from Lehigh University.
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New York, NY 10003
Erin Foley Swanson is now a stay-at-home mom to Nickolas,
born April 8. Her husband, John, owns an electrical vehicle store
in East Hampton, NY.
Maura Fortescue recently moved from Dallas, TX, to Austin,
where she is a senior Web producer for Works.com,
a business-to-business purchasing service.
Kerry Jackson works for OneMade.com,
a startup online auction site for artists and crafters that was
launched in June.
Joanne Ladolcetta recently showed Lynette Johnson Piper
some island-style fun when Lynette visited her in the Bahamas. In
August Joanne left the islands to pursue work as a fine art photographer
Nicole Testa is happily married and finishing her master’s
degree in elementary education at Teachers College at Columbia University.
She still teaches first grade.
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New York, NY 10038
Matthew Benson portrayed the Devil in the Oblivion Theater
Company presentation of The History of the Devil by Clive
Barker last June. The performance was held in New York City’s Quinn
Studio Theater and was presented in arrangement with Fordham University/Lincoln
Center. Matthew also appeared in an episode of HBO’s Sex in the
City in May.
Scott Bronstein is CEO of PCM Productions, a sports marketing
and event promotions company in Chicago.
Stephanie Brubaker is living in New York City and working
on her M.A. in genetic counseling at Mt. Sinai Medical School.
Kristen Herzog is still living with boyfriend Jeff in Vermont.
She’s working as a retail trainer for Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington.
“I teach Scoop University for new shop owners and managers, and
I travel all over the U.S. to help open new shops,” she explains.
“I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Victoria Jeffery Glaser has graduated from George Washington
University with a master’s in counseling and has been working as
an elementary school counselor. She most happily announces the birth
of her son, Collin Jeffery, on April 12.
Daniel Klotz married Priscilla Costigan of Templemore, County
Tipperary, Ireland, on October 15, 1999, in Athens, GA. Daniel is
a caseworker with the Clarke County Department of Social Services
Colin Moore is working for GPC/ O’Neill, a government relations
firm in Boston. He works with corporations in the high-technology
industry. Among his projects is negotiating the building of Sycamore
Networks’ company headquarters in Bedford, MA.
Alyson Roberts married Stephen Tedeschi on July 9.
Andrew Tranes graduated from Cardozo Law School in 1999
and currently works in banking law at a Manhattan law firm. He frequently
sees Christopher Bougopoulos, who lives in Boston and is
entering his third year at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine,
and Adam Rodman ’97, who attends graduate school in Buffalo,
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Lee, NH 03824
Hilary Barnes writes that she is “still happy as a clam
John Dickerson writes, “Went down to DC on Memorial Day
weekend with Henrik Westin to visit Brian Ostrowski ’96.”
Brian, he says, is currently training for Navy reconnaissance, and
Henrik has a commission to work on a ship for the Museum of Natural
History in New York City.
Lucas Fain is pursuing a master’s degree in social science
from the University of Chicago.
Sisters Michele and Nicole Gemelos are busy attaining higher
education. Michele is in a master’s program in literature at Oxford
University in England. Meanwhile, Nicole received her master’s in
art history in 1999 and is pursuing another master’s in museum studies
Featured in a 20th-anniversary celebration of the Tim McGuire Dance
Center in Glens Falls, NY, was Shannon Hurlburt. He is currently
principal dancer with San Francisco’s Smuin Ballets. Shannon began
tap and jazz training at Tim McGuire at age 8 and added ballet to
his repertoire while majoring in dance at Skidmore. His performance
of an Irish step piece called “Bells of Dublin” was very well received.
Last spring, Debbie Layendecker received her M.M. in vocal
performance from New England Conservatory in Boston. She spent the
summer at the Seagle Music Colony, and this fall she and David
Joyal are moving to Atlanta, where Dave is attending Emory University
Law School and Debbie will continue her opera career.
Noah Lewis lives in Manhattan with Chris Morse and
Jamie Magid ’98. Having worked for IBM on the American Express
Client Team since graduation, Noah recently left to join a British
business-to-business new media company as the executive manager
of interactive alliance development for the company’s U.S. launch.
Chris is the marketing manager of a U.S. new media b-to-b communications
In a joint exhibition with Korean artist Hye Shin, Gregg Moore
presented his pottery as a culmination of a year’s residency at
the Worcester Center for Crafts. The massive vessels Gregg creates
were inspired in part by the antique Korean pottery he studied at
Skidmore, and many also reflecttraditional designs and look as if
they were recently excavated in an archaeological dig. At the conclusion
of the exhibition, Gregg headed to graduate school at Alfred University
in Alfred, NY.
Dara Meinerth is teaching and coaching at the Loomis Chaffee
School. in Connecticut. She keeps in touch with Tara McMillen,
Mark Roney, and “crew,” all of whom are doing well.
Marcy Palmer attends the School of Visual Arts in New York
After working for Credit Suisse First Boston and then living in
Argentina, Jon Rumble is now a consultant with Navigant Consulting
Jane Shannon completed her second year at Albany Law School
as a student attorney, providing free legal representation to low-income
children with disabilities at the Civil Rights and Disabilities
Law Clinic. She is now a law clerk at the Albany firm of Maynard
O’Connor Smith and Catalinotto LLP and looks forward to graduating
in May 2001.
Also attending Albany Law School is Amanda Stern.
See the story about Peter Stiepleman on the “People” page
in this issue.
My news is that I married Crist Costa on August 19 in Chapel Hill,
NC. We live in New Hampshire, where I’m pursuing a master’s in outdoor
education at UNH.
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Akron, OH 44313
Lauren J. Babicka completed her first year of a graduate
program in special education and reading at New York University.
Matthew Budd remains in Costa Rica, where he has been teaching
English as a foreign language for a year and half. He plans to return
to the U.S. in December or January and begin searching for a teaching
Jack Diemar and his wife, Jody, are having great success
with Jack’s Coffee House, a small café-type restaurant, based upon
a business plan Jack developed as a project at Skidmore. The café
first opened in New London, NH, in 1999. Now they have opened a
second site in Newport. The café features a wide variety of gourmet
coffees and teas. Tying their earlier stints as professional bicyclists
to this new interest, the Diemars and Jack’s Coffee were hoping
to sponsor a triathlon competitor at the Olympics in Australia this
Jessica Edwards has moved to Kansas City, KS, to work for
Black and Veatch as an environmental engineer.
Alyson Falwell recently relocated to Philadelphia to begin
a clinical research position with the University of Pennsylvania.
Alexandra Flood, who has been working as a kindergarten
teacher at King’s Elementary School in Warwick, NY, will attend
NYU’s graduate school this fall to receive a master’s in elementary
Erik Grimaldi is Skidmore’s assistant director of alumni
relations. Until last spring he was a public relations assistant
at Moss-Tucker Associates in Boston. A former Bandersnatcher, he’s
been a producer and performer for Vineyard Sound, an a cappella
group based on Martha’s Vineyard. In his Skidmore job, he helps
organize Reunion and other programs for alumni.
Angel Perez is the new program director for Upward Bound
at Pace University in New York City. He currently resides in Jersey
City and can be reached at email@example.com.
Lisa Perry recently directed Sam Shepard’s Action,
starring Ryan Bronz ’96, and Shel Silverstien’s Duck
at the Atlantic Theater in New York City. Her co-producer on Action
was Jamie Magid. This summer, Lisa traveled to Chicago to
study with the Steppenwolf Theater Company.
Margaret Busser is doing Internet political consulting for
Internet Campaign Solutions, the president of which is Chris
McGrath ’99. She encourages you to check out www.e-campaignsolutions.com.
Ben Rubenstein left his job at Playboy Enterprises to work
as a contract designer for McKinsey Consulting in New York City.
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Christy Coleman recently moved from Greenville, NC, to Park
Slope, Brooklyn, where she will live with her freshman roommate,
Gabrielle Mitchell-Marell. She works at about.com as an ad
sales coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys refinishing furniture
found on the streets of NYC and maintaining an alphabetical list
of the Skidmore kids she runs into daily on the streets.
Nina Levenduski spent the summer studying Hungarian in preparation
for leaving in August for a year-long stay in Hungary, where she
will teach English.
Christopher McGrath has started a small political Internet
consulting firm in Arlington, VA. For more information, he encourages
classmates to visit e-campaignsolutions.com.
Ruben Medina has completed his first year of law school
at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, and is working for the
Oregon Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal services for
poor and low-income persons.
This fall John Miller, who is a corporate paralegal for
Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP in New York, is attending
Jono Pandolfi teaches ceramics and drawing to some 230 children
at the Millbrook School. “I also coach squash and baseball and am
a ‘dorm parent.’ Life is good.” (See “Campus News” in this issue
for more on Jono.)
In July Allison Prouty directed The Maids with Gwyneth
Dobson, Nicola Fordwood ’00, and Prudence Heyert
in Chicago. Allison works in production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
on Navy Pier.
Becky Ripps has completed her first year at Massachusetts
General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She
expects to obtain her master’s in 2002 and become a family nurse
practitioner. She spent the summer working at the hospital as a
critical-care technician in the cardiac ICU.
“Living amidst many Skiddies and other weird and fun folk” in Queens,
NY, Alexx Shilling is dancing with J Mandle Productions and
independent choreographer David Storey. She is an apprentice at
Jennifer Kries/The Method Pilates Studio in SoHo, pending certification,
and works at the Danspace Project, the New York City Ballet, and
an investment firm which shall remain nameless.
Sam Stern is teaching English and math at Ardsley Middle
School this fall.