Debbie Birnberg Goldberg is in her second year as creative
director, vocal coach, and production manager of the student players
at the Kaplan Jewish Community Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Husband
and physician Glen volunteers his carpentry skills after hours as
set builder; daughter Ashley, 12, sings in the chorus and son Dustin,
9, helps with scenery. Debbie says, You really need a supportive
family to do this job.
42 Epping Rd.
Exeter, NH 03833-1521
Heidi Minken and Jesse Alfriend are the parents of
Isabelle Kitt, born on Feb. 23, 2000. Isabelle joins brothers Tyler,
10, and Cabel, 8, in a very active household. Heidi is development
manager at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
Kathy McCrohon Kasper owns and directs the Kathy McCrohon
Dance Center in Wellesley, MA. She also lives non-stop with her
husband and two beautiful boys, Gregory, 6, and Garrett, 3.
371 Harvard Street, #3B
Cambridge, MA 02138
Concetta Morales Rothwell, who resides in Des Moines, IA,
has been selected for a state-wide leadership program that encourages
partnerships between business, education, and community organizations.
Leadership Iowa cited Morales extensive leadership activities,
which include membership in Iowans For the Arts, Latinos Unidos,
Iowa Hispanic Chamber, Des Moines Art Center, and the Iowa Arts
Grace Houghton Myers, physician husband John, and kids Molly
and Johnny have left the big city (Bangor, ME) for rural Dedham
several miles southeast. Grace has been working as proofreader for
The Maine Times since March. She reports that since shes been on
board the editor was fired amid scandal and the papers temporary
office building caught fire. Other than that, its a great job,
part time, with great colleagues, etc. She is especially pleased
to be able to spend plenty of time with the kids and keep stress
levels to a minimum.
2713 Trinidad Circle
Melbourne, FL 32934
Andrew Warner has been appointed chairman of the department
of gastroenterology at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. He is also
an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Tufts Medical School
and a clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Andrew is married to physician Ann Warner and has two children,
David, 5, and Jake, 2. They live in Carlisle. Andrew has also recently
become a private pilot.
Dag Anderson and wife Eve proudly announces the birth of
their son, Benjamin Lowell, on June 27, 2000. Dag says, Thats
three strikes (Samantha is 9 and Ethan is 7) and we are out! Check
baby Lowell out at www.welcomenewborn.com.
806 Again St.
Columbia, MO 65203
Donielle Offerman Leigh and husband Joseph attended the
wedding of Marc Fragale 83 to Alison Evans on the yacht Horizon
on September 9, 2000. Many other Skidmore alumni were in attendance
to witness the beautiful ceremony, back-lit by the Manhattan skyline.
The groom confirms that a fabulous time was had by all.
Melissa Thodos Johnston resides in Chicago, IL, with husband
Rick and fraternal twin daughters Olivia and Sophia. She is the
artistic director of the Melissa Thodos & Dancers national and
international touring company.
Joe and Annette VanOsdol Kobylak announce the birth of daughter
Annabelle Elizabeth. She was born on July 3, 2000. Annette writes,
Her three-year old brother Charlie is wonderfully oblivious to
his new sister; hes enjoying preschool and legos!
Elizabeth Cowey LaCause has started back to work full time
now that her two children, Sara and Michael, have reached pre-school
age. She is the performing arts associate at Snug Harbor Cultural
Center in Staten Island, NY, and says that she loves it!
Beth Amarantes Bouthot and husband Charlie announce the
birth of daughter Whitney Elizabeth on October 12, 2000. Whitney
joins brother Cameron, 2. Beth is a nephrologist at the Lahey Clinic
in Burlington, MA, where she manages kidney transplant and dialysis
Anne Gunnarson Hampton
6994 Meadowpoint Terr.
New Market, MD 21774-0636
PJ Rosenthal has once again changed departments, but not
careers. I am currently with the district police department in
Palm Beach, FL. My work with the alternative education program at
Delray Full Service Center is hard, but the vacations are great!
Hopefully, the time spent here will allow me to make a difference
in the lives of some kids who are in need of assistance.
Marty and Melissa Finnon Fiorillo 88 announce the birth
of their second daughter, Olivia Caroline, on October 2, 2000.
Lisa AdamsEdwards lives in Arlington, TX, with husband Craig,
daughter Brooke, 5, and Kyle, 2. She is working as an account manager
for WestPoint Stevens Home Fashions. Lisa sends a warm Texas hello
to Linda Perry 87, Jill Johnson Lynch, and Coline Paimblanc
Novella Mastroianni Tebano loves being a full time mom to
three children: Alexandra, 9, Taylor, 8, and Attilio, 5. Now that
the youngest child is in kindergarten, Novella has begun getting
involved in community volunteer work.
206 Ridgewood Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21210-2539
Our class president Cheryl Ellefson is at the helm of our
reunion-planning team, and there seems to be a growing group of
organizers assembling. If you have not yet marked your calendars,
the dates are May 31-June 3, 2001 (always a beautiful time of year
in beloved Saratoga!). Make those airline reservations, book the
hotel, etc. Hope to see lots of you there. Please be in touch about
how you can help!
Chip Williams and his wife Lisa were in Baltimore in October
with their adorable year-old daughter, Katherine, visiting Lisas
family. Lisas mother and stepfather (coincidentally, hes the father
of classmate Tony McClellan!) hosted a great cocktail party
for old Baltimore friends of Lisas. I enjoyed catching up with
Chip and hearing about the newly married (yes, married!) lives of
Larry Meltzer and Ron Levene. Conspicuously absent
and missed was Roland Mackenzie, who was out celebrating
at his Gilman High School reunion (here in Baltimore, where you
went to high school is as important as where you went to college
in fact, thats what people are getting at when they ask the where
did you go to school question!).
Bette Hafner Spiegel lives in Richmond, VA, with husband
John and two sons. She is in touch with Debbie Hurst Rising and
Debbies new husband Ben, who live in Southbury, CT.
Brian Singer has relocated to New Market, MD, and continues
to work for Ecolab Inc. as an assistant vice president of corporate
accounts. He and wife Cindi were married in St. Paul, MN.
Pam Duca and Clai Marshall are back in Massachusetts with
their three children, the most recent being Devereux Grace (Devon),
who was born last August. Clai works from home for a California-based
software company. Pam enjoys her role at home as mother to Devon
and her big brothers, Conner, 5, and Colton, 2. She is in touch
with Peggy Burchard Benson (now living in El Paso, TX, with
husband Peter and three kids) and Lauren Botticelli, who
is living in Syracuse, NY. Pam and Clai also attended Phil Theoharides
August 2000 wedding.
Diane Bigotte Kendall did me a huge favor last September
when she hosted my family at her beautiful home in Weston, CT. We
were up from Baltimore to attend my brothers wedding and loved
the option (actually it was a Diane mandate) of staying with friends
versus a hotel room (not fun with two children, as many of you can
imagine!). Diane and I enjoyed our time catching up, when I wasnt
running back and forth fulfilling sister of the groom and bridesmaid
duties, not to mention mother of two rambunctious flower girls.
Heidi Schmidt Held writes, It was great to see Sherri Eagle
White 85, Madalyn Grano, and Geralyn Gudione Staab
at the wedding of Cathy Burchell to Chris Quaranta on September
23, 2000, in Windham, NY!
Aimee Ventura left her job at Credit Suisse First Boston
last summer and is now at Fidelity Capital Management in NYC, where
she started a new trading deck with a former customer.
45 W. Long Dr.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2709
Stephen Meima completed an M.B.A. from Marymount University
in Arlington, VA, last May. The program included a trip to Fontainebleu,
France, to study marketing at the INSEAD School of Business Management.
Steve and his wife, Rachel, have a daughter, Rose, 2. They recently
purchased a house in Bethesda, MD.
Gregory Rutchik married Erin Stern, (sister of Eric Stern
90) at Ventana in Big Sur, CA. The wedding was attended by Howie
Skora and Amy Bergman Bonomi 89.
Anne Emerling Ducan and Tom Duncan 88 welcomed a new edition
to their family, William Edward. Born April 8, 2000, he joins his
sister Mackenzie, 6, and brother Riley, 4.
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Miriam Davis Doern and James Doern 87 announce the arrival
of Benjamin Jacob, who was born on April 26, 2000. He joins sister
Laurie Lamb Flannery and husband John announce the birth
of Kyle on April 18, 2000. He joins brothers Christian, 7 and Curtis,
Karen Linde Davenport is practicing veterinary medicine
part time in Charlestown, WV, where she and husband Henry show horses.
Byron Lucas and wife Mary announce the birth of their second
son, Stephen Matthew, on January 28, 2000. Stephen joins brother
Gregory Alexander. Byron is a senior systems analyst for Hartford
Jacquelyn Fields started working for a K-12 Internet educational
company, Bigchalk.com. She also has her own small hand-painted design
company specializing in linens, furniture, dinnerware, and decorative
Cara Goldberg Christensen is staying busy working towards
an Ed.D. and expecting the birth of a third child to join siblings
Jacob, 4, and Allie, 2 .
Drew Glantz, Ron Chabot, Phil Graner and Bob
Woolf met in Las Vegas last winter where both Drew and Bob announced
their pending fatherhood, and Ron and Phil relayed parenting stories.
Phil vowed to the group that the trip would become an annual ritual,
after which he promptly lost his shirt at the tables.
Josh Dorman is teaching painting in NYC, and had a show
in the Ansonia Windows in December.
282 Brookline Street
Hawthorne, NY 10532-1843
Kathy Mattick has begun her first year at the University
of Wisconsins School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison.
Michele Alcorn Roberts teaches high school French and Spanish
and acts as editor and Web developer for a foreign language teaching
association. She lives in Wheatfield, NY, with husband Greg and
Faith Exconde Michel has been named director of outreach
at Maryland Public Television. She will be responsible for developing
and implementing community outreach programs that support on-air
programming. Faith, an undergraduate music major, received a master
of arts in vocal pedagogy and a master of education in music education
from Columbia University. A Towson, MD, resident, she was previously
employed as administrator of educational partnerships and manager
of the Arts Excel program for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Dan Aronson is the proud father of a son, Sam, who was born
on May 3, 2000.
Judy Fisher-Sadoff is putting her broadcasting career on
hold for now, while she raises her kids Max 3, and Hana, 1. Judy
writes, Skidmore should have had a motherhood 101 course. You dont
know how tough and wonderful it can be until your are up to your
eyeballs in dirty diapers and toddler tantrums. Kim Davis is visiting
us in Durham, NC, this winter.
Loren Pomerantz was recently named communications director
for Environments, a public relations firm for Internet start-up
companies. Previously, she served as media consultant to numerous
national firms, including Priceline.com, AOL, Compuserve, Oxygen
Media, and MSNBC.com.