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Tracy Richards Dingmon
In New Jersey Victoria King and husband Robert Haas welcomed daughter Jordan in May; she joins brothers Hudson, 3, and Grant, 1. Victoria keeps in touch with Christie Burton Mackowiak ’87, Margie Ostrove, Carrie Levin Freeman, and Anne Margiloff Wargo ’89 and visits Kristen Butler ’89, who owns and operates a Bikram yoga studio in Stuart, FL.
Jerry and Rachel Singer Sullivan ’89 are proud parents of twins Lily and Clair, 3. They spent their summer weekends in Sag Harbor. Jerry is an architect and project manager, working on the new $1.8 billion Time Warner Center project in NYC at Columbus Circle. He keeps in touch with Mark Watts and wife Deborah Miller, who are proud parents of daughter Philippa. Mark is with a political survey and consulting firm in the Northampton, MA, area. He also keeps in touch with Rich Mines, executive VP for marketing at the PML Furniture Group in NYC.
Mary Stine Rothman and husband Curt welcomed daughter Jessie in April; she joins big sister Taylor. Mary is a stay-at-home mom in the Cleveland area.
Karen Holmes-Malone is also a stay-at-home mom, to Matthew, 4, and Sarah, 1, whom she adopted as infants from Guatemala and India. Karen spent the summer getting Matthew off to camp and running a play group for six other children. Following the changes with same-sex marriage laws in Massachusetts, Karen and partner Barbara were legally married in May, after being together for 13 years. Karen encourages anyone interested in international adoption to contact her at Karenhm865@aol.com. “The process is very long and emotional, but certainly well worth the effort.” Karen is keeping up her psychotherapy licensure.
Janine Krause Salmon is VP at Commercial Capital Lending in the “wonderful” city of Houston, TX, where she has lived for the past three years. Daughter Maria is a 2nd-grader at a private elementary school. Janine is interested in connecting with local or visiting Skiddies in the area and welcomes e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stefanie Tier Friedman left an “incredible” career in the kids’ licensing and merchandising business to spend more time with daughters Miller, 4, and Bradley, 2. Husband Joel just finished a TV pilot and sold another one to NBC. Stefanie speaks frequently with Penny Lubell Lacerte, associate design director at Avon Home in NYC, and she invites anyone in the area to contact her at email@example.com.
Kate Heegard started a small business called Mad August Design, through which she sells her paintings and jewelry and loans paintings for local commercial and print shoots. She has been in touch with Carrie Levin Freeman, Andrew Morse, and David Bradford and saw Jennifer Robbins ’87 as they were dropping their kids off at the same camp.
Elysa Dauerman lives across the street from Central Park in NYC, where she is an assistant VP of corporate sourcing and procurement at AXA Financial. She previously worked for the firm in Bordeaux, France. She and her husband have a 3-year-old shiba inu named Nikki, whom she describes as “the best little fox you could obtain.”
er Six art session at Skidmore in July, and he has a solo show of his paintings upcoming at the CUE Foundation Gallery in Chelsea (NYC). The show, curated by author Paul Auster, opens October 21, with a reading the next day by Auster and music by rock-and-roll genius Langhorne Slim.
David Boon dropped a note from Chicago. He moved his practice to UBS Private Wealth Management over a year ago and is making the most of the summer. He and Anne Faber ’87 enjoyed doing a Skidmore college recruitment event at Barrington High School recently. David has been in contact with Liz Ernst ’00 and John Beckman ’94, who lead the Skidmore club in Chicago; they’re looking to increase club activity this year.
In February Andrew HaLevi and wife Jill returned from Guillin, China, with daughter Mira, 1. She joins sister Noa, 6. After a year on special assignment for the South Carolina State Department of Education, Andrew is returning to his high-school classroom. Charleston Futures, the nonprofit organization he developed to help low-income students plan and prepare for college, has received several grants that will allow it to expand. Says Andrew, “Five of my current and former students attended Skidmore this summer, as a result of a relationship with the wonderful people at Skidmore’s Office of Special Programs.”
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