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Matt Appleton is a recording engineer in Los Angeles. This year he recorded and played on several records, a few of which received commercial and critical acclaim in the States, UK, and Australia. Lies for the Liars by The Used debuted at #5 on the Billboard charts, and Young Modern by Silverchair stayed at #1 in Australia for four weeks. One of his songs was featured in the movie Transformers. He has been seeing a lot of fellow music-industry worker Chris Dauray ’06 and had a great time at a mini-reunion in NYC last April, with some friends from the Dynamics. Matt has picked up surfing as a hobby.
In May Shonda Lackey graduated with honors from Pace University, with a master’s in psychology. Her thesis, “In the Eyes of the Beholders: How Ethnicity and College Settings Affect Students’ Quality of Campus Life,” was presented at the APS conference in Washington, DC. She is now pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at St. John’s University. Her research interests are women’s and mental-health issues within the black community. She lives in the Bronx and is a registered technician in a sleep lab.
David Gober married Juliette Provenzano July 14 in Tarrytown, NY. He is a research associate for Morgan Stanley in Manhattan, specializing in entertainment-industry stocks.
Sarah Boyne is a registered nurse in Portland, ME. She is finishing a master’s in preparation to become a family nurse practitioner. She spends lots of time with Samantha Frank, who recently graduated from UMaine Law, and Kate Pannill-Siersma—both of whom live in Portland.
Jennifer Baccei married Niles Gold ’01 on August 4. Katie Page was a bridesmaid, and Devin Bell was a groomsman. Abby Montague, Caitlin Straus-Bowers, Lex Chapman, and Chris Mahar ’01 were also in attendance. Jennifer teaches biology at Maple Hill High School in Castleton, NY; Niles is an associate buyer for TransWorld Entertainment in Albany, NY.
Abigail Janco (email@example.com) completed an MSW from Columbia University in 2006. She works in child welfare—as borough coordinator for court-appointed special advocates in the Bronx Family Court and as a forensic social worker for Family Matters Resource Group. She enjoys spending time with fellow Skiddies in NYC, and misses those in Boston.
Ava Conoval lives in Englewood, NJ, where she runs her own Web business: www.memoryqueens.com, which she started with her mom. She also sells consumer electronics on eBay (user id: memoryqueens) and additional merchandise on Amazon.com.
Dover, NH, resident Nicole Leclerc teaches first grade in nearby Rochester. She is enjoying life on the seacoast with her fiancé, Mike.
Jen Nathan left WAMC Northeast Public Radio to attend the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in Portland, ME, this fall. She’d love to hear from any Skiddies living in Maine or elsewhere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellison Moorehead lives in an attic apartment in Lavapies, Madrid, works at a small Spanish software company, and is chipping away at her doctorate in Spanish literature at la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
In her 10th move since graduation, Jennifer Sheffield (email@example.com) relocated to Suffern, NY, in May. She and her boyfriend are active members of the Bergen County Harley Davidson motorcycle club. In June she traveled 400 miles in a single weekend and participated in parades and charity rides. She worked for the Town of Ramapo Summer Mini-Camps as a crafts specialist.
Rozlynn Rozkuszka graduated with honors from Boston University’s MBA program. She works in marketing and business development for a software company in Needham, MA.
Saratogian Fred Orsaia spent time at the racetrack this summer and took in the occasional men’s league ice-hockey game. He stays in touch with Pat Hutchins, who lives in Colorado, Kevin Bryant in Chicago, and Joe Hooker in Philly.
C. J. Feehan (firstname.lastname@example.org) departed Lake Tahoe, NV, last fall for an opportunity at Burke Mountain Academy in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where she works from August through May as a ski coach, history instructor, and dormitory supervisor. She travels around the world with high-school students aspiring to become Olympic ski racers. She spent last summer in California teaching at the Institute for the Gifted at Berkeley, playing soccer in Oakland, and “thanking humanity for the population concentrations known as cities.”
After four years as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, Michael Zarrilli took the summer off to travel around the world, visiting China, Thailand, New Zealand, Turkey, and other countries. He attends the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Maggie Sullivan is finishing a master’s program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She spent the summer working in Bogotá, Colombia, for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She studies economic development, with a regional focus on Latin America.
Denise Marie Lapenas recently moved to the Boston area with her longtime boyfriend. She enjoys seeing many Skidmore folk there.
Mike Cavanagh is an ensign in the US Coast Guard, stationed in Mobile, AL. He is finance section chief for the incident management assist team, which handled debris removal and recovery efforts along the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Still hard at work, they have removed over 100,000 cubic yards of debris so far.
Ric Rosenfield and Megan Williams ’04 were married May 27 in Lawrence, KS. Skidmore friends traveled a great distance to attend the wedding. Both Megan and Ric are students at the University of Kansas, where she is working on a PhD in American studies and he is an MBA student, studying sustainable development.