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Tammy Blake

Karin Bohacek Kirk and husband Dave are in Bozeman, MT, where Karin is pursuing a master’s in geology at Montana State University. They both work at Bridger Bowl ski area: Karin teaches alpine and telemark skiing, while Dave directs the snowboarding program. Karin adds, “My former roomie, Laura Wilson Kimball, came out for some skiing last March.”

Beth Osborn and Chris Payer welcomed daughter Ella Abbott on January 6. Big brother Hudson is 3. Beth and Chris “love living in Saratoga!”

Tessa Virr Atkinson and husband Sam welcomed Thomas Greg on October 30, 2000.

In addition to running a restaurant, Carolyn Pandozy Reid opened a stable, the Sun ‘E’ Hill Farm in Champlain, NY, where she keeps “an interesting mix of hunter-jumpers that we show and standardbreds that we race in Montreal.”


Corina Chin Lu

Lisa Collins is an administrator for the NYC Board of Education.

Jeff Manzolli lives in the Seattle area with his partner of nearly five years, a research scientist with Microsoft. After two years as a carpenter with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Jeff is freelancing as a stagehand. He volunteers at Lambert House, a social center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth.

Robert Anning II, and his wife, Dulaney, welcomed their first child, Welby Hopkins, on January 4.

Andrea Tuominen Mawby gave birth to daughter Anja Britt on February 9, 2000.

Wendy Rice moved to Tampa, where she works as a school psychologist in Pasco County. Still an avid rider, Wendy moved her horse to Florida too.

Stephen Doff and wife MaryLynn announce the arrival of Abigail Michaela on March 27. MaryLynn works at Centennial High School, teaching French levels 3, 4, and 5 AP.

Catherine Weltz wed Gautier Jacques Beurnier in Paris, on May 19. Catherine is a vice president and senior account planner at Lowe Lintas & Partners advertising agency, and her husband is a vice president for investment banking for Marsh & McLennan Securities, both in NYC.


Reunion ’02!

Amity Lenahan Fowler

Amy O’Leary, “On a Wednesday night in July, Nate Watkins played guitar at the Black Rhino in downtown Boston. Dave Jodka, who was visiting from Orlando, hung out with Nate and Doug Fraim. Could West Lot be getting back together? Skiddies in attendance were Leigh DuPuy, Jenny Rose, Lincoln Kaiser, Jenifer Brimberg Heseltine, Nikki Smith, JoAnna Flynn ’93, and yours truly. Rich Murphy was the surprise guest of the evening. A good time was had by all!”

Gregg Smith announces the birth of Lauren Brooke on July 13. “Baby and mom are doing fine.”

Laura Oppenheimer left for western Russia in August for two years of service with the Peace Corps as a business advisor. She is currently in Zelenograd, a suburb of Moscow, receiving training prior to being assigned to a permanent location. Laura will teach college-level marketing and entrepreneurship and assist local business owners.

Janet Reardon has relocated from NYC to Boston, where she works at Sullivan & Worcester specializing in commercial real estate. Janet resides at the Charles River Park, which locals refer to as the “if you lived here, you'd be home now” place.

Jennifer Wells Barry and husband Hawk announce the birth of daughter Keira Sheridan on March 18.

Gaby Gold is a concierge at a new five-star hotel, the Bryant Park in Manhattan.

Rob Glickman lives in Palo Alto, CA, working for eBay as senior manager of the international division. Rob, who managed the launches of eBay in Italy and France, heads overseas this fall to direct one of the firm’s European sites.

Elizabeth Rocchio, who has an M.D. from Hahnemann University, has joined the family medicine department at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She will also be affiliated with a community health center in Pawtucket.

Rachel Malinow Bergman earned a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale in May.

Virginia Russell and Tim bought a new home in Boston’s South End, a few blocks away from Sasha Leland.

Karen Traugh married Ala’ Hajdarwish on June 24, 2000. Ala’, a native of Jordan, is a doctoral student at Kent State University. The couple met while completing master’s programs in geology at the University of Akron.


Joanna Flynn

Animator Matt Aspbury (Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Spirit) is working on his fourth film at Dreamworks Skg: a feature film entitled Sinbad. His animated short subject Major Damage will be shown at an industry convention in Los Angeles. Matt’s does traditionally drawn pieces and digital art, the latter gaining ground as studios lean more toward 3D animation.

Alissa Ptacek is art director for Talbots.com, the e-commerce division of Talbots women’s clothing in Hingham, MA.

Scott Dayton and Ann Dady were married on September 16, 2000, in St. Paul, MN. Skidmore alumni in attendance were Joan Layng Dayton ’63, Toby Dayton ’90, Mae Doykos Dayton ’90, Davis Martin, Garrett Wilson, Susan Dalrymple Wilson ’63, Brewster Crosby ’92, Hamish Baird, John O’Neill, Scott Kefer, Matt Bronson, Barry Segel, Amy Schoenberg, Liz Willette, Hillary Schupf, Chad Dayton ’98, and Kate Jackson ’92. Scott and Ann have opened an Minneapolis office for the LakeWest Group, a retail consulting firm headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Timothy Underwood is opening his own restaurant called the Rochet in Albany, GA. Serving casual cuisine, the Rochet is “an upscale retro diner with a unique wine bar.”

Chaat Butsunturn lives with his fiancée in Oakland, CA, and works in a San Francisco public relations firm for the biotechnology industry. Notes Chaat, “I would rather play more ultimate Frisbee, ride my motorcycle, or dance.”

Allyson Segal Crystal and husband Gary announce the birth of Sarah Gabriella on March 26. Sarah joins brothers Benjamin, 4, and Nathan, 2.

Kim Schuman is marketing and events manager at the children’s museum in Portsmouth, NH. She is “thoroughly enjoying” her new duties, a nice mix of writing, graphic design, and fundraising.

Alicia Lightfoot and Christopher Campbell were married on July 7 in Lexington, MA. Skiddies in attendance included Karen Holtz, Alisa Feinstein Davidoff, Jessica Reynolds, Janine Przybylinski Buckner, Karen Lacy ’92, Julie Finigan-Dal Forno ’94, and Christine Berardinelli ’94. Alicia is an international adoption social worker at the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, MA, and plans to bring her new husband to Saratoga Springs for a visit this fall.

Marla Melito received an M.F.A. in creative writing from George Mason University.


Chanel Greene

Jeremy Kahlil Fearn married Mandy Santiago ’95 on December 21, 2000. Jeremy is a telecommunications manager at First USA in Delaware. Mandy, who graduated from Bryn Mawr with an M.S.W., is a training coordinator for a nonprofit. They live in Philadelphia, PA.

Wendy Prior wed Andrew Fentress in Westhampton Beach, NY, on May 19. Wendy is a coordinating producer for MTV; her husband is a vice president and stock trader at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in NYC.

Danielle Weiss married Oren Stier on March 18 in Cedarhurst, NY. Close friends Diana Pesotsky, Kim Saft, and Lynn Altman attended. The newlyweds live in Miami Beach, FL, and can be contacted at weissdan@nova.edu.

Ian Belton lives in Ithaca, NY, where he is the associate artistic director at the Hangar Theater. Housemate Jaye Austin-Williams ’78 is directing the play Having Our Say.

Mary Beth Nicholas Basso and husband Rob announce the birth of Nicholas Robert on October 27, 2000. Mary Beth earned reading specialist graduate certification from St. John’s University in January.

Donald Gensler is in his second year of an M.F.A. program at the University of Pennsylvania. Donald notes, “Life is good, painting is a journey, and my cat, Lemon, is always complaining that my new apartment doesn’t have enough windows.”

Edward Abell lives in NYC, where is director of business development for GFN. com. He and roommate Robin Franzblau “continue to have too much fun—that is, when we are not overworking.”

Cindy Belch VanDermark and husband Tom welcomed daughter Brianna Jolie on April 6, 2000.

Dana Sock is a senior project coordinator at Health and Addictions Research Inc. in Boston, MA. She lives in Somerville with roommate Meredith Eastman.

Stonemason Chris Gregory (www.cgstone.com) is rebuilding the 120-year-old walls on the grounds of Skidmore’s Surrey Williamson Inn. He had to pull out all the stone, excavate, and put the same stone back in the original configuration. This winter he’ll work in a rented garage cutting architectural stone for clients.

Heidi Ritz Cohen and husband Rob have a year-old daughter named Shayna, not Shaman as was mistakenly reported in the summer Scope.


Keirnan Conroy Klosek

Emily Weinberg married Stephen Zivin on June 3. Skidmore friends in attendance were Cory Gillette-Rinzler, Jeremy Rinzler, Mary Serphos, and Sara Spagnola Young.

Sarah Ritch, who is completing a master’s at Boston Architectural Center, is a project designer at SGA Architects in Boston. She attended Maura Fortescue Devine’s wedding this past spring with fellow Skiddies Cat Singer, Katy Klassman, and Amy Drapeau ’96.


Allison Lacorazza

Greg Wacks was promoted to staff producer at VH1 Video Programming, where he develops new weekly series and programming.

Stephanie Brubaker graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine with an M.S. in genetic counseling. She is a pediatric genetic counselor at Michigan State University.

Katherine Kiechel has been working in the fashion industry since graduation, designing men’s wear and accessories for Armani Exchange, after freelancing at other companies. She is currently working on both personal design projects and fashion stylings.

Jill Buffy Rhodes married Robert Valinsky on May 20. Rob is the older brother of Mike Valinsky ’00. The couple was introduced by Will Yankus ’96. Jill, who is director of human resources at a technology firm in NYC, received a master’s from NYU last year.

In May 2000, Ann Marie Przywara earned a master’s in counseling from the College of Saint Rose. She is now assistant director of residential life at Skidmore and “thrilled to be back on campus.”


Reunion ’02!

Allison Gray Costa

Aeolan Kelly moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. She came back to the U.S. in December, after living in London for three years, where she often spent time with Johanna Schwartz ’96 and Echo Ward. Aeolan misses her friends on the East Coast but would love to hear from Skiddies out West at aeolan@hotmail.com.

After completing a second year of medical school, Elizabeth Buttrill began rotations in Cooperstown, NY, in August. She welcomes e-mails at elb148@aol.com.

Matthew Rosenfield visited Mark and Mirna Roney in Long Island. Matt is godfather to the Roney’s daughter Emma Rose, born in December 2000. Mark, who is finishing law school, will move the family to New Jersey, where he will be studying for the bar and clerking.

Jocelyn Barbier lives in Weehawken, NJ, where she has a new job with nonviolent offenders and is in graduate school studying forensic psychology.

Lou Almond and Megan McGilloway live in Hoboken, NJ. Lou works for Lehman Brothers, and Megan for Chase.

Chris Vivier is busy raising his adopted son and teaching at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH.

Sean Foley and Suzanne Azara bought a house in Sudbury, MA. Sean is still working at Acadian-Asset Management in Boston. Suzanne teaches school right around the corner from their home.

Megan Leah married John McCann on February 24. Elizabeth Czerepak, Sally Moores ’98, Tenea Krom Fish, and Alex Flood ’98 attended the wedding.

After an exciting year with a software startup, Noah Lewis recently joined Computer Associates’ Strategic Solutions Group on Wall Street in NYC.

After earning a master’s degree and running a nonprofit art gallery, Emily Greenwood decided to spend all her time rock climbing and dreaming about her first big wall ascent. She lives in the Boston area, where she is a freelance artist.

Lindsay Kneisel married Richard Gagnon Jr. on July 1. A fourth-grade teacher at East Elementary School in Sharon, MA, Lindsay received a master’s in elementary education from Boston College. Richard is a project manager for Property Management Partners in Cambridge.

Jennifer Efferen has moved from Massachusetts to NYC, where she is a school counselor and a part-time case manager in the Upward Bound Program at Pace University, where Angel Perez ’98 directs the program.

After receiving my M.S. in outdoor education earlier this year, I moved to Charlotte, NC, where I am program director for Challenge Discovery, an organization that provides adventure team-building programs. My address and phone have changed, but e-mail remains the same.


Michele Rothstein

Greg Johnson and Jon Spiegel live together in NYC, where Greg is an associate editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s, a leading college humanities publisher, and Jon is a student at Cardozo School of Law. They enjoy living within walking distance of work and school.

Matthew Esworthy received a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in May.

Theresa Daley was set to run in the Dublin Marathon in October as a member of the Joints of Motion team sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. Along with running 26.2 miles, Theresa committed to raising $4,500 for the Arthritis Foundation. She can be contacted at trizay@earthlink.net.

Marty Zentz is hard at work on his acting career in NYC.


Nancy Carew Magnus

I am pursuing an M.F.A. in painting at Maryland Institute, College of Art. I had an exciting summer, which included traveling to the Dominican Republic and living on the Jersey shore.

Thalia Anderen finished her M.S.W. at Columbia University and is working with adolescents at a private psychiatric hospital in Connecticut. Thalia is also a certified personal trainer. She resides in Greenwich, CT.

Tish Duffy works at Barra Strategic Consulting Group in Darien, CT. Tish is a senior analyst and client service manager in investment monitoring. Tish and Andy Rosenblatt ’00 recently bumped into Aaron Prills and Melinda Ulmer. Melinda began her third year teaching third grade in Ridgefield, CT, and Aaron is in his third year at Barra Strategic Consulting Group, where he is now chief technology officer. Melinda and Aaron live in Ridgefield, CT.

Hannah Duggan has moved to Boston, living with old Skidmore roommates Liz Nyman and Dana Kelley. Hannah works in fashion as a freelance designer.

Nina Hammond-Ritch is living and teaching in Washington, D.C. Starting this fall, she will pursue an M.Ed. in elementary education.

Sarah Kemmerer is a freshman at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.

Adam Kolek has been pursing a career in music, and his band, Lost Americana, has recorded its first album.

Lindsay Miller McCormack was accepted into the archival history graduate program at the University of Liverpool, England. She lives with husband Steven in Witney, Oxfordshire. Lindsay works for British Petroleum as an archivist in Coventry.

Since August 2000, Jessica Sheinbaum has been doing outreach and education at the Concord (NH) Feminist Health Center. The clinic provides gynecological and abortion services.

James Moore has been living in Boston, MA, for the past two years. He currently resides in the South End, where he has started a promising flower shop called Mum’s the Word. Jimmy bumped into Jerry Swon and Seth Dubrow on a recent business trip to the Big Apple.

Lori LoTurco lives in NYC, where she works for Estee Lauder in marketing and global communications. When not in the office, she serves as co-artistic director of Verhoff/LoTurco DanceWorks—a newly created company with Nikki Verhoff as well as Megumi Onishi ’96, Becca Rozell ’98, Sara Juli ’00, and Meghan Przygoda ’00. For information about performances, e-mail vldanceworks@aol.com.


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