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Victoria (Vicki) Tisch
Thanks to outgoing class secretary Chanel Greene for keeping us in touch for the last ten years.
It was wonderful to catch up with so many of you at Reunion.
Frits Abell, busy with his new business, Longbank (www.longbank.com), enjoys life in NYC. “I would have liked to have seen more people at Reunion,” he writes, adding, “I had a great time grooving” with several classmates who were there.
Townsend Belisle was married to Shoshana Silverman last October 11 in Woodstock, VT. In attendance were Molly Belisle Gould ’96, Mark and Nikki Stillerman Bates, Frazier Rugg Walker, Jocelyn Schwartz Reiman, Justin O’Leary, Leah Young Rezza ’93, and Kim Armstrong Force ’95. In addition to the folks mentioned above, Todd (known as T these days) keeps in touch with Eric Karp. T splits his time between freelancing as an agent for creative artists and working at a corporate-event production firm in NYC.
John Rodriguez runs into Skiddies all the time in NYC and keeps in touch with many more via e-mail. An actor, entrepreneur, and author, Bones calls himself an “Entreperformer.” He performs all over the city with Freestyle Repertory Theatre, Kundalini Komedy, and solo. He has also appeared in commercials, plays, and TV shows. Through his Web site www.YourHealthcareNetwork.com, Bones has been helping other actors take advantage of a noninsurance healthcare solution. As an entrepreneur he also builds www.ReferralRevolution.com and www.Entreperformers.com. (You can receive a free copy of Get No More Waiters, the “Entreperformer Bible,” by sending a blank e-mail to NoMoreWaiters@Entreperformers.com.)
Jennifer Lanfranco Hungerford had a great time at our 10th reunion. “The campus looks great. I can’t believe how much Saratoga has grown.” Afterward she vacationed on Cape Cod with Amy Pollack Hall and Jennifer Case Callahan and their families, including Amy’s daughter Avery and Jen’s son John Daniel.
Alex Goldberg lives in NYC, where he works, “largely unrecognized for now,” as an actor, writer, and director. His roommate, Ryan Bronz ’96, calls him “the hardest-working man in no business.” Alex spent his summer going to the beach, hanging out with his girlfriend, acting in a play (directed by Jessica Davis-Irons ’97), and working to get his musical Election Day up and running before the November elections. He’s thrilled to regularly perform in Kundalini Komedy with Matt Kalman and Bones Rodriguez, and he still keeps in touch with Holter Graham, Ian Kahn, Rick Kiley ’96, Marc Lesser ’96, Kelly Van Zile ’96, first-year roommate Brian Gordon, and many others.
NYC television actress Wendy Prior Fentress welcomed daughter Charlotte last summer. Mark and Megan O’Hare Josephson and son Henry attended Charlotte’s first birthday party in NYC this summer. Wendy also went to a party in Boston for Brooke Gaffney and saw Erin Epker, Charlotte Riggs, and Kelly Longobardi.
On May 29 Karen Tobey Straessle and husband Danny became proud parents of John Christopher.
Stephanie Copelin married Mark Shareef Abboushi on June 26 in NYC. Director of work-force development for the United Way of NYC, Stephanie earned a master’s in nonprofit management from the New School University. Her husband is director of consumer card market research at American Express in Manhattan.
Ian Belton directed Guinea Pig Solo at NYC’s Labyrinth Theatre Company. Billed as “a modern retelling of Anton Bruckner’s Woyzeck,” the play focuses on a soldier recently returned from the US-led war in Iraq.
Jennifer Anne Delmhorst married Peter Stoltzfus Berton on June 5. She is a doctoral candidate in social work at UC-Berkeley, where she received a master’s in the same field. She is also a member of the board of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors in Sacramento. Her husband is organist and choir director at All Saints Episcopal Church in Worcester, MA, and a composer of organ and choral music. He has a master’s in music from Yale.
Shannon Small Dunn and husband James welcomed daughter Emma in December. Shannon is taking time off from teaching to stay home with Emma and says she’s “enjoying every minute!”
After nearly five years in San Diego, I moved back to NYC in June 2003. One of the highlights of the last year has been reconnecting with Skidmore friends. I’ve spent time with my neighbor and fellow Kimball Hall staff member Jennifer DeRosa ’95. I have gone to a few concerts with Adam Wald. I’ve said good-bye and hello again to Josh Weiner (who spent five months attending a journalism program in Sydney, Australia). I also caught up with Becky Saravay Crespi and husband Paul when they came to Manhattan to welcome Josh back. I went to a riveting performance of the Neil LaBute play BASH, starring Holter Graham and Kelly Van Zile ’96. While attending an awards ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History,
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