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Jeremy Morrison has been teaching high-school English for six years, the past three at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts. He advises Drimprov, the improvisation comedy club. He lives in Attleboro with wife Priscilla and daughter Emma, 1. He and Priscilla celebrated their third year of marriage in July. He welcomes e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandra Flood married Samuel Alcoff in NYC on July 14. Alexandra, who earned a master’s in education from NYU, teaches second grade at the Hewitt School. The groom is director of the investment risk group at Drake Management in Manhattan.
Rebecca Feld and Eric Norton added a baby girl to their clan on April. Mischa joins brother Asher, 2, in keeping their parents very busy. The Norton family is living happily in south Florida, basking in the sunshine and watching their kids grow.
Jeff Badger and Lydia Paiste Badger launched a new line of silkscreened organic cotton shirts called Small Victory Studios (www.smallvictorystudios.com).
Rena Strober performed at the La Jolla Playhouse in the Broadway production of Zhivago, directed by Des McNuff (Jersey Boys, Tommy). She later appeared at the Long Wharf Theatre in Man of La Mancha and sang at the Spiegel Tent at the South Street Seaport with Jonathan Jacobs ’95 and his amazing band, Vintage DJ. Even more exciting, her one-woman show, Spaghetti & Matzo Balls, opened off-Broadway this fall at the Triad Theatre. Rena spends her free time with Skidmore friends Lisa Perry, Joachim Horsely ’00, and Lea Bender. Visit www.renastrober.com for updates on her shows.
Tracey DeLong is a fitness instructor at Gold’s Gym in Atlanta, GA.
Kristin DeCou and her family are happily settled in Columbia, MD. She is enjoying her three boys and is in awe of how quickly time flies. Kristin and Keith always enjoy news as well as visits from their classmates; Kerry Labendz and Abe Francis Fallon have visited in the last few months.
Molly Barkan Goldberg and husband Brett welcomed baby Caroline in December 2006. Molly completed an MBA from Baruch College in February. The family lives in NYC.
Alex Flood teaches second grade at the Hewitt School, a private all-girls school in NYC.
Christina Roberts, who earned a JD from Albany Law School in 2001, is assistant attorney general in the litigation bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She was formerly deputy director of the Albany Community Development Agency and, prior to that, assistant corporation counsel for the City of Albany. She married Joel Ryba on May 19 in Albany; they live in Ballston Lake.
Paul Kozub married Melissa Young on May 5. The reception was held at the Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, MA, and attended by Scott Hayes, Dan Fariello, Dennis Wilcox, Justin Adsit, and Blair Bartlett. Since leaving the commercial banking world, Paul has embarked on a successful venture as the creator of V1 Vodka (www.V1vodka.com).
Lina Senzer Rose (email@example.com) lives in Seattle, WA, with husband Scott and two dogs, Nisa and Dozer. She is a project manager for EarthCorps, a Seattle nonprofit focused on building global community through local environmental restoration. She also occasionally guides contract rock-climbing trips in the Northwest for youth and adults and teaches climbing at a local rock gym. She and Scott love their 1940s-era home in a West Seattle neighborhood.
Don Waters relocated this summer from Berkeley, CA, to Santa Fe, NM, with partner Robin Romm and their blue heeler mutt, Mercy. His book of short stories, Desert Gothic, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, was published this fall. Robin’s book, The Mother Garden, was published in July. Don will miss the food in the Bay Area and hanging out with Joe Hayes, but is glad for the opportunity to have more elbow room in wide-open New Mexico. He hopes their books sell well: “All this moving is getting expensive.”
Carina Beckman Perrotta and her husband welcomed daughter Ava in December 2006. Son Benjamin, 3, loves his little sister. Carina is taking time off from her job as a physician assistant in orthopedics to spend time with the kids. The Perrottas look forward to having Ava meet Caroline, daughter of Molly Barkan Goldberg; the two babies were born within days of each other.
Mara Feld is finishing a PhD in toxicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives with her dog, Indigo. She is considering moving to the Boston area and would love Boston alumni to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Las Vegas, NV, resident Keely Brooks is working with Sandia National Laboratory in efforts to win congressional approval of the Yucca Mountain Project to house the nation’s high-level nuclear waste in a deep geologic repository near Las Vegas. A geologist, she is helping model the future interaction of the nuclear-waste packages with the geosphere, biosphere, climate, and repository a million years into the future. Keely is an avid cyclist and races on a bicycling team around the Southwest, mostly in southern California. She also likes to climb, run, hike, swim, and read.