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Jennifer Hersman Lando

Brittany Hoff Feinson and husband Mike welcomed their first baby, Oliver, on June 27. Brittany says, “He is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen, and I am not biased at all!”

Stephanie Collins moved to Yarmouth, ME, with her two daughters. She welcomes classmates in the area to say hello.

Amy Church Marinovic and husband Robert welcomed son William in August 2006. He joins brother, Henry, 4. Amy is a stay-at-home mom in Madison, NJ, although she keeps her sanity intact by periodically practicing law from home, mostly residential real-estate closings and estate planning. Amy and kids enjoy getting together for play dates with Jennifer Kniffin Jones and daughter Penelope.

Marie Boccuzzi Cairo and husband Mike welcomed Rose Victoria into the family on March 31. She joins brother Michael, 2. Marie is enjoying staying home with the kids.

Michael Counts and wife Sharon welcomed their first child, Wilder, on May 23. Though he was born five weeks early, he and his mom are doing great.

After two years, Terry Mullane completed renovating a Victorian row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He is already looking for his next project.

Spencer Goldin participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training for the Nautica New York City Triathlon held in July. After running three New York Marathons he was ready for something different and figured what could be better than a swim in the Hudson, a bike ride on the West Side Highway, and a run in Central Park.

Sean Kegelman and wife Mary Beth enjoy living near the beach in Rhode Island with children Finn, Bridget, and Becan. Sean is VP and director of the advertising agency Digitas in Boston.

Leah Young Rezza and husband Michael welcomed son Tristan in 2006. The family lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Jane Heap is looking forward to next year’s reunion, although she may have a tough time convincing her husband, Greg, to stay in the dorms. The two “bambinos”—Miles, 4, and Eleanor, 2—don’t help her case, although she knows they would love it. The Heaps spent a week visiting family in London and another week in Maine. Both Jane and Greg work in finance in NYC, where Jane has worked for Deutsche Bank’s emerging-market equity team for 11 years. The family enjoys life in Rye, NY.

Darcy Rice Baker and husband Steven built a home in Nelson County, VA, in a beautiful spot that they “don’t ever want to leave.” Darcy works in mental health, and Steven is a carpenter. They welcome visitors.

Elizabeth Reynolds Mahoney and husband Bert live in Ojai, CA. Elizabeth works at the Thacher School, teaching art and photography and coaching the equestrian team. She is the zone-10 chair of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Elizabeth adds, “I love introducing high-school students to the same kind of competition I participated in at Skidmore.” The Mahoneys have three boys: Aidan, 7, Declan, 4, and Darragh, 1.

Rachel Rowe Ausband is happily married and home-schooling three daughters ages 9, 7, and 4. She has been battling chronic pain and illness for the past two years but is hoping for a recovery soon. Rachel keeps her free time filled with blogging, beading, and reading. One of her book reviews was published in the July 16 issue of Newsweek. She welcomes visitors to; you can also e-mail her at

Meg Brown Parobeck and husband Mark live in Saratoga, where they renovate old houses in town and rent to Skidmore students. Mark continues to write and create art and film. Meg works for the Saratoga Mentoring Program, which links at-risk youth with an adult mentor. They have two children: James, 18 months, and Henry, 2 months. Two black Labs round out their “motley crew.”
UK residents Alex Forsyth and wife Chloe announce the arrival of their first baby, Sebastian, on February 22. He has already been to Portugal and Austria with his parents. Alex recently started up a business consulting homeowners on how to make their houses more carbon-neutral, taking advantage of the changes in European Union law requiring every house sold to pass energy performance certification. The household includes Herman the tortoise, who causes havoc, and four chickens that constantly try to escape. Chloe keeps hinting that she wants some pygmy goats.

Jonathan La Conti and wife Lauren have three children: Jillian, 5, Mason, 2, and Gavin, 9 months. The family split their time this summer between their Westfield, NJ, home and the Jersey shore. Jon, Marc Nayor, Andrew Serby, and Dave Sweedler planned their 14th annual trip to Saratoga to meet up with Mike Harmon for an August weekend of horseracing and golf.
Jeff Hillenbrand and Hillary Feerick-Hillenbrand celebrated son Quinn’s second birthday at Disney and Universal Studios. Daughter Shannon, 4, also had a great time. Jeff continues to sell real estate with Prudential Realty in south Florida ( Hillary is on sabbatical from teaching high-school English at St. Andrews School in Boca Raton since Shannon and Quinn came along. She and Jeff have also become involved with a new business venture—

This summer I took my husband, Alex, and daughter Nora, 2, to Taiwan, where I taught science and English-writing skills to local students. Alex and Nora spent their time gallivanting about the city of Taipei, tasting new foods and learning some of the language. I am about to enter my third year teaching and don’t regret a single moment of it. I am also a consultant for a scrapbooking company. And to keep my life even busier, I worked with writer Alex Goldberg ’94 on the NYC Fringe Festival Show Stock Home, his first dramatic piece. Nora has been seen hobnobbing with Penelope (daughter of Jennifer Kniffin Jones) and Max (son of Josh Raymond and Alisa Feinstein). We look forward to many more NYC play dates!