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After 15 years in the Hudson Valley, Marjorie Phillips Elliott relocated to Princeton, NJ, with husband TJ and their three children. She enjoys living in a college town again and is also delighted with her renewed relationship with Skidmore, thanks to daughter Claire 07. Marjorie is looking forward to our 25th reunion in June.
Dorothy Forte-Rotolo lives in Ridgefield, CT, and will soon relocate to Rochester, NY, to join husband Robert, who accepted a position with Constellation Brands, an international wine and spirits firm. Son Alexander, 19, is a sophomore at Connecticut College majoring in biochemistry; Christa, 15, is a sophomore boarding at Canterbury School in New Milford and playing varsity basketball. Dorothy is hoping to spend some time with her family along Italys Amalfi Coast, where they are renovating an old house in Praisano. She plans to attend Reunion.
Physician Howard Mortman is chief of ob-gyn at Sharon Hospital in Connecticut. He and Iris, his wife of 20 years, have three children: Maya, 13, Nadav, 11, and Sophie, 8. Howard is expanding a second profession in fine art photography focused on dance, landscape, and travel (Mortmanphoto.com). He has fond memories of time spent at Rodney Birneys lake house at Lake George, NY. Rodney is a psychiatrist in Talent, OR, where he lives with wife Suzanne and son Taran.
Karen Schubert is a K3 supervisor for language arts and social studies for the West Windsor-Plainsboro Schools. She sold her North Jersey co-op and is purchasing a townhouse in Pennington.
Since 1989 Katie OLooney has been living in a 400-year-old stone house in the Dordogne countryside of France. She exhibits her oil landscapes and tropical undersea scenes in Europe and Japan, does private commission work (boats, houses, portraits), and plays drums and electronic instruments in bands (including Elliott Sharps Carbon, Details at Eleven, Bite Like a Kitty, and Better than Death) that tour the US, Europe, and Japan. She has also worked with improvised-music artists, and as a drum soloist in soundtracks for experimental films by Rose Lowder (e.g., Qui por Quo). Katies solo CD, Roundtrip, is available through cdbaby.com or from her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She lives with her partner of 16 years, English garden designer Caroline Caler.
Jamieson Thomson Thomas is excited about returning to campus for Reunion. She celebrated husband Roberts 50th birthday in France with 25 friends and family on bicycles, touring the Loire. In Florida Jamie heads up the retail division and the Artist of the Month Gallery at the Orlando Museum of Art and enjoys the sense of community that working in the museum world offers.
Peter MacDonald is a sales rep for Morse Payson & Noyes Insurance Group in Portland, ME, developing and selling new personal liens accounts (homeowners, automobile, and umbrella insurance). Formerly an executive at MiningWorks in Portland, he lives in Cape Elizabeth with wife Jennifer Hills MacDonald 81 and their two children. Peter is also a volunteer coach with Casco Bay Youth Soccer and the Portland Hockey Trust.