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Michael Tepedino, wife Kerry, and boys William, 5, Matthew, 3, and Alex, 2, live in Rye, NY. Mike is a partner at HFF LP, a mortgage banking company based in NYC.
Kirsten Hube Sweeney is busy with her two-year-old business, Cooking Solutions LLC (www.justmadefoods.com). She manufactures fresh sauces that are sold at stores in the tri-state area under her own label; she also has a number of private-label accounts. Kirsten and husband Mark live in Old Greenwich, CT, with daughters Anna, 13, and Maggie, 11.
Martha Seidner is VP of Smith Design, a firm that specializes in package design for consumer brands. She has a daughter in high school. Martha keeps in touch with museum educator Hellie Swartwood-Carley and Jed Garfield, a real-estate broker in NYC. She also visited Megan Sanford, who lives in the Philadelphia area, several times this year. Martha says, “It was great seeing so many people from our class at last year’s reunion and lots of fun to spend time with everyone in Saratoga.”
Linda Beck, former acting director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University, has taken a position in the political science department at the University of Maine in Farmington. She and husband Mark and daughters Nicole, 8, and Sophia, 4, are delighted to be moving into a house. Linda is organizing a conference related to her research, called “Africans in New York”; it’s co-sponsored by the Museum of African Art and the Museum of the City of New York.
Dave Dalva is busy selling antiques and making ceramic sculpture, which he’s showing in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn at THEXPO Gallery. (DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.) Dave is a “third-generation art dealer” specializing in French 18th-century goodies, with an emphasis on furniture. He encourages Skidmore friends to drop by his shop at 44 East 57th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues.
Peter Gilman, general manager for Eastern Liquids LLC, was featured in an April issue of Butane Propane News, a national energy publication. He lives in Kinnelon, NJ, with wife Susan (whom he dated while at Skidmore) and children Jake, 11, and Grace, 7. “Add three dogs and a horse, and you get the picture,” he says. Peter coaches lacrosse for a boys fifth-grade team and assists with the girls’ first-grade soccer team.
Tammy Eldredge Mahoney lives in southern New Hampshire with husband Dan, son Brendan, 10, and daughter Ruth, 6. She hauls the kids to hockey, soccer, gymnastics, and music lessons. Tammy is a full-time software developer for Expertek Systems in Marlboro, MA, and Dan has a telecommunications business. In her leisure time Tammy serves as president of a local youth soccer league and is room mother in her children’s classes.
Maria DeMarco Beardsley and husband welcomed daughter Alana in May 2005 (the reason Maria was not at Reunion). Alana’s sister Sofia is 3. Maria is coordinator of exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art.
Dan Englander launched www.highrockphoto.com, which sells custom archival photo prints of the American landscape. Photos can be ordered and shipped from the Web site.
Geoff Zeger lives with his wife and stepson in Durham, NC. He is a partner at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare PLLC, and is the acting coach for Long Leaf Opera.
Eric Cole recently joined the Chicago-based private client group at Calamos Investments, a boutique money-management firm, where he is responsible for the Northeast region, including Boston and NYC. He and wife Grace are also opening a retail store in Marblehead, MA, called Scribe Paper and Gift (www.scribepaper.com), which specializes in fine paper, customer invitations, boxed stationery, pens, and gifts.
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