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408A Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231-3606
Adler married photographer John Bentham in NYC last year.
Gregory Hazelden was on hand for the nuptials. Tracy is curator
of Hunter College Art Galleries in NYC.
Meg Anastos Howes lives in Concord, MA, with husband
Greg and children Sam, 9, Chloe, 7, and George, 2. She keeps in
touch with Gloria Carrabba Sarkisian, the mother
of 1-year-old twins Alexander and Talia.
Jill Bacharach-Bordman earned an MSW from Yeshiva
University in 1993 and an MA in writing from the University of San
Francisco in 1994. Selected to participate in the Padua Hills Playwright’s
Festival in Burbank, CA, in 1994, Jill later attended the American
Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Four of Jill’s plays
have been performed at 12 Miles West Theatre in New Jersey, where
she is literary manager for Tunnel Vision Writer’s Project.
Jill is proud to have won a precedent-setting case argued in the
NJ Appeals Court that allowed same-sex partners to adopt one another’s
In NYC Jennifer Landers is senior publicist at
LIME public relations and promotion, working with the Timex, Kahlua,
Sci Fi Channel, and USA Network accounts. She’s also working
with Hershel Berry ’89 on No Mayo, his nonprofit
music education project (see “People & Projects”
on page 51).
Sean and Sheri Panzer-Koplow relocated
to Wellington, FL, with their son Connor Dylan, 3. Sheri has started
a psychology practice in the area, while Sean is building a law
practice in West Palm Beach.
After living in Israel for 13 years, Jon Rabinowitz
has moved to Tenafly, NJ. He and wife Michal have two daughters:
Mia 5, and Romi, 2. Jon is global marketing communications manager
for a publicly traded hi-tech company with offices worldwide. He
holds an MA in international relations from Hebrew University of
April Roscow married Brady Mozhdehi on May 25 in
Jackson, NH. April, who earned an MBA from Babson College in 1996,
has worked for Siemens in California and Munich, Germany. She is
now a human resources manager at Pratt & Whitney outside Hartford,
CT, where Brady is a process engineer. They live in Glastonbury,
Michael and Lane Gruber Rose moved
to central New Jersey, where both practice medicine. They have two
boys: Harrison, 3, and Gordon, 1. They enjoyed getting together
this past fall with Jeff and Becky McFarland
Cerutti ’88, Cliff Kahan and wife
Leslie, Peter and Cathy Salvo Harris,
and Mike Schwab. Notably absent was Jon
Fox, who chose to play golf that day.
Michael Stein moved to Coconut Grove, FL, which
he describes as having a “tropical-Saratoga-meets-the-Village
feeling.” Happily single, he shares his life with daughter
Rachel, 6, and son Joshua, 8. Michael skied with Laura Match
’89 in Jackson Hole, WY, where he has a summer home,
and spends time with Eric Wechsler ’88, who
lives in Boca Raton and has two children. Michael can be reached
Emily Argall Price is a full-time mom to three
boys: Connor, 7, Trevor, 6, and Wesley, 4. She and husband Charles
relocated to Fairfield, CT, last year after spending three years
in Herndon, VA. Emily does a few short-term consulting projects
for GE but does not miss the corporate world. Last summer she traveled
to North Carolina and Rhode Island (to visit Kat Roberts
Angel ’91 and sister Alix Argall Meystre
’91), and spent three weeks in Belgium, Germany,
and France, visiting family and friends.
Kristin Rothrock is teaching studio art foundations
at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She enjoys Charlotte,
but misses New England.
22 Cowie Road
Chester, NJ 07930
wife Roberta, and sons William, 6, and Thomas, 2, moved to New Orleans,
LA, where Matt works for PeopleSoft as a security consultant for
the US Department of Defense. He spends his free time “making
homebrew WiFi antennas in a vain attempt to create a multi-point
wireless network along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.” He
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Rice and wife Maddie welcomed daughter Elizabeth
(“Lila”) in June.
Dylan Clark was named co-director of peace and
conflict studies at the University of Colorado. He lives in Boulder
with wife Rachel and daughter Miranda.
Hope Coppinger’s story, Placid Head of
the Nymph, was published in the fall 2002 issue of Short Story.
Bettina Toner left private practice to become senior
staff attorney at the Disability Law Center, a public-interest law
firm in Boston, where she represents the civil-rights interests
of clients with mental illness in state psychiatric hospitals and
in the community. She and her husband, Anthony Ross, live in Boston.
1305 Lilac Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
November Helene Schneider was elected to the city
council of Santa Barbara, CA. The only woman in a field of 10 candidates,
she polled the highest total of votes among the three persons elected.
She is director of Planned Parenthood in Santa Barbara.
Matt Antell’s short film Smooth is being
released on the festival circuit. He supports himself writing and
editing television news.
Josh ’93 and Erika Daneman Slater
are the parents of 16-month-old Sam. Erika practices family law
two days a week. In Baltimore, MD, the Slaters live near Tori
and husband Matt, who welcomed daughter Molly last year.
Erika also stays in touch with Erika Sweetland Morris,
who lives in London with husband David and daughter Emma, 1.
Leigh DuPuy married Jon Carlisle on July 5 in Duxbury,
MA. Her sister, Nichole DuPuy Thompson ’95,
was matron of honor, and longtime friends Amy O’Leary
and Jill Richardson gave readings during the ceremony.
Skidmore celebrants included Dave Jodka, Stephanie
Friedman, Tom O’Brien ’89,
Janet Reardon, Andy Thompson ’94,
Chris Thompson ’90, and Nate Watkins.
After a honeymoon in St John, USVI, Leigh and Jon settled in to
their new condo in Brookline, MA. Assistant director for public
information at UMass-Boston, Leigh is working toward a master’s
degree in English literature.
Rob Glickman has moved to the San Francisco Bay area to
work in the international marketing division of PayPal, the online
payments subsidiary of eBay. Rob and wife Tina welcomed daughter
Alessandra in July in Madrid, Spain.
Anne Gudwin is also a San Francisco Bay Area resident.
She and husband Bob have a daughter, Mika, who was born last March.
Anne works part-time as a strategic planning director in an advertising
Susannah Harris married Bryan Dicker at Skidmore’s
Wilson Chapel on September 7, 2002. Chaplain emeritus Tom Davis
performed the ceremony, and professor emerita Isabel Williams provided
the music. Karen Lacy, Fran Kirmser Sharma’93,
and G. Williams Seem ’90 were bridesmaids.
David Seaver ’99 photographed the nuptials.
Susannah and Bryan live in NYC, where Susannah is owner and director
of Wee Dance Inc., a Soho children’s dance school.
Kelly Heitz and husband Steve Crawford
welcomed second child Emma in May. Older brother Samuel “seems
to have accepted the new arrival with ease.”
Brooks Hundley and wife Courtney welcomed daughter
Caroline into the world on August 31—“an appropriate
way to spend Labor Day weekend.”
Hilary Kalman and husband Jørgen live in
Oslo, where she is art director for the Norwegian magazine, Familien.
She enjoys the work but observes that speaking Norwegian all day
can be “very tiring.” Hillary and Jørgen traveled
to Copenhagen, London, and southern Spain last year.
Blake Krapf and wife Stacey welcomed son Logan
in August. He joins sister Sierra, 18 months.
Evan Olson is rowing with a new club in Somerville,
MA. The Gentle Giant Rowing Club is a not-for-profit institution
that offers youth, beginner, and adult competitive programs as well
as river cleanup events (gentlegiantrowing.org). Evan is head animator
and vfx supervisor at Olive Jar Studios. Wife Elizabeth
Dodge Olson ’93 is assistant director of the Global
Habitat Project. The couple lives in Cambridge.
Jessica Reider-Goldman and husband Brian have son
Nash, 4, and 9-month-old girls Devin and Isabella. The family lives
in Scarsdale, NY, where Jessica loves being a stay-at-home mom.
Jill Richardson enjoyed a bachelorette party in
NYC, planned by Amy O’Leary. In attendance
were Leigh Dupuy Carlisle, Jen Brimberg
Heseltine, and Stephanie Friedman. The
ladies were treated to “a crazy night in the city,”
featuring an all-night ride in a stretch white limousine.
Amy Sukinik married Reid Conway on September 14
in Sea Bright, NJ. Classmates in attendance included Jen
Brown-Cranstoun, Alex Cranstoun, Alisa Paul-Roth, Gretchen Godwin,
Nate Chickering, Marina Danis-Pappas, Jamie Nimmons, and
Samantha Booth Breitman and husband Alan welcomed
daughter Sarah last year; she is carefully watched over by brothers
Stephen, 6, and Matthew, 3.
Tony Galano is a senior litigation associate at
the NYC firm of Ellenoff, Grossman, & Schole LLP, where he practices
commercial, securities, construction, unfair competition, and entertainment
litigation. He is still proudly driving his truck—purchased
freshmen year at Skidmore—which he has driven over 150,000
Craig Lapham and wife Catherine welcomed the arrival
of son Griffin in September.
Kathy Aho Mumma lives near Burlington, VT, with
husband Hayes and sons Benjamin, 2, and Noah, who was born in July.
330 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Rutenberg Adler lives in Chicago with husband David and
their sons Daniel, 3, and Benjamin, 1. She practices regulatory
health-care law. David is also an attorney.
Avi and AnnaMarie Francello Rothkopf
welcomed son Max in September; he joins sister Emma, 2.
Seth and Rachel Mann Rosan ’94
welcomed daughter Lily in September. Seth is a pilot with Synthes
USA. Rachel is a psychologist at the Saratoga Association for Retarded
Stuart “Chip” Weier and wife Jennifer
welcomed daughter Tabitha in July.
Caroline Orr D’Abate holds a PhD in organization
studies from the School of Business at the University at Albany,
SUNY. She’s back at Skidmore—teaching, this time around
(see story on p. 11). She and husband Matthew ’95
bought a 100-year-old house five years ago and enjoy all that Saratoga
Springs has to offer year-round. Daughter Sofia, 2, attends Greenberg
Child Care on campus.
Nancy Fox married Irvin Fernandez on August 9 in
Arcata, CA. She is pursuing a graduate degree in wildlife at Humboldt
State University. Irvin is a wildlife biologist in Redding, CA.
226 North 16th Street, Apt. 1
Allentown, PA 18102
Stoner performed the role of Tatiana in the opera Eugene
Onegin, which was produced in St. Louis, MO. Her husband, Wayne
Hawkins, is a musician who plays with the Platters, the Coasters,
and the Drifters. Sylvia is godmother to Kathleen Beckert
Keener’s daughter, Audrey.
Christopher Granger is an aerospace engineer for
Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT, and is pursuing an MBA at Carnegie
In August Poppy Thrush Murphy welcomed daughter
Grace, who joins brothers Luke, 2, and Liam, 4. Poppy stays in touch
with Potomac, MD, resident Liz Harrington ’95
and Jennie Dubitsky, a youth counselor in Belchertown,
Actor John “Bones” Rodriguez, who has
appeared on Lifetime Television, AMC, and ESPN
over the past year, was also featured in Backstage magazine.
He is active in a program that assists individuals without health
insurance, Health Savings Program (www.YourHealthcareNetwork.com).
Matt Kalman was featured in the same article in
Backstage magazine. Matt, who performs with Bones in the
Kundalini Komedy Troupe, owns a video production company that tapes
short films, live performances, actors’ reels, and weddings.
Musician Robin Franzblau is working on an album
as well as writing songs for other artists. In San Francisco this
past summer, she saw Sarah Hoffman, who is working
at Chateau St. Jean Winery.
Lindsey Hammond is pursuing an MBA at the University
of Denver’s Daniels School, where Brian Dietz ’98
is one of her classmates.
Wendy Prior Fentress produced the MTV series 22
Greatest and hosted a show on the Travel Channel called Get
Packing. Wendy welcomed daughter Charlotte this past summer. She
keeps in touch with Nicole Brown McDermott, who
gave birth to son Samuel Patrick on St. Patrick’s Day. Nicole
and her family live in Denver, CO.
Rachel Mann Rosan and husband Seth ’93
welcomed daughter Lily in September. Rachel is a psychologist
at the Saratoga Association for Retarded Citizens.
Actress Kendra Munger was named Best Actress in
a Feature Film (the independent feature Much Ado) at a Huntington
Beach, CA, film festival. The Los Angeles resident is studying with
Lindsey Wagner and performing in a musical adaptation of The Importance
of Being Earnest.
Danielle Charney Dourmashkin and Jordan
Dourmashkin announce the birth of daughter Chloe in May.
Travis Lea and fiancée Eva moved to Venice,
CA, where they work as nightclub promoters. Travis is also a DJ.
Beth NeJaime Casavant and husband Scott welcomed
their first child, Julia, in May.
Karen Tobey married Daniel Straessle on June 21.
She is art director for Fox 16 KLRT/UPN 38 KAS-TV station in Little
Rock, AR. Husband Danny is marketing director for Carter Burgess
Jennifer Newman married Adrian James Shotton on
August 2 in Chappaqua, NY. Jennifer holds an MFA in visual studies
from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is a mixed-media
artist who teaches art at Herbert Lehman High School in the Bronx.
Chief operating officer of the Morey Organization, Jed Morey
is running for mayor of Glen Cove, Long Island (the 2004 election).
The Morey Organization owns a string of radio stations and several
Long Island newspapers and entertainment venues.
John Beckman is developing an exhibit on the filmmaking
industry for Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry, where
he is the manager of temporary exhibits. His theater company, Visions
and Voices, won Best New Play at Chicago’s non-equity theater
awards, where it also received three Joseph Jefferson Citations.
John is co-head of the Skidmore club in Chicago and a reunion volunteer.
This past fall, he moved out of the city to Oak Park (amongst his
beloved Frank Lloyd Wright houses) to live with his girlfriend,
Denise, who opened a cooking school in neighboring Forest Park.
Mark Bates is an associate at the private equity
firm of Main Street Resources in Westport, CT. A former associate
with the investment banking practice of Legg Mason, he holds an
MBA from the Wharton School. He is married to Nicole Stillerman
As for me, I picked up all my things and moved to Emmaus, PA, where
I am associate financial aid director at DeSales University. I completed
a certificate in information technology and started an MBA in e-commerce
and technology this past fall.
1035 Beacon Street #2
Brookline, MA 02446
Forlano (email@example.com) was in Tokyo this past
summer, studying the social impact of cell phones among Japanese
teens on a grant from the National Science Foundation. While there,
she reunited with the family she’d lived with during her junior
year abroad, nearly 10 years ago. While pursuing her PhD in communications
at Columbia University, Laura is working at the Social Science Research
Meredith Kates Forster (firstname.lastname@example.org) lives
in Philadelphia, where husband Matt is finishing a program in orthodontics
at UPenn. She is taking time off from her job as a reading specialist
to be home with daughter Julia, 1. Matt, Julia, Meredith, and Jake
(their Bernese mountain dog) are moving back to Rhode Island in
Lynn Frosch Mickelsen (email@example.com) is a financial
analyst for Microsoft in Seattle. On August 31 she married Aaron
Mickelsen, with whom she is happily house-hunting.
Schoeni Wolfe ’94 and Britton Upham
(firstname.lastname@example.org) were married in July. They live in Austin,
TX, where Britton is in advertising and Schoeni is a newly graduated
dentist. They are busy raising a new Bernese mountain dog and renovating
a 1938 house—two projects, notes Britton, “that are
often odds with each other.”
Jen Dawson Rice (jennifer.rice@hewitt.-com) suspects that
her friends have been drinking fortified water because they all
seem to be, or recently have been, pregnant! Annie Bonebakker
Bonney, Megan O’Hare Josephson, Jen Jacobs Lagow,
and Laura Freher Becton gave birth (to baby boys)
this past year.
Tamika Byer-Young (email@example.com) lives in Mountain
View, CA, with husband Rodney and their son Bryan, 6. An account
executive for telecommunications company SBC, Tamika performs annually
for a Palo Alto dance school.
A Pilates teacher on Manhattan’s Upper West Side since 1999,
Molly Niles has enjoyed teaching opportunities
on the West Coast as well. She attended an October soiree with Miranda
Bailey, Phil Ristaino ’93, Steve Donnelly
’97, Ian Belton ’94, Elizabeth McGann, Betsy Schiffman,
Frankie Halter ’96, Jon Jacobs, Marc Lesser ’96, Jed
Resnik ’96, Allan Towbin ’94, Liz Thompson ’96,
and Serena Bobowski. Molly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serena, who founded the London theater company Shunt, stayed with
Molly while finishing her Pilates certification training in NYC.
Prior to returning to London, Serena joined Molly, Elizabeth, Betsy,
and Miranda at Saroya Friedman’s wedding
in Manhattan in October. Saroya and husband David Gonzalez live
in Mexico City. Molly also reconnected with Emilie Schreiner
Wilkonson, another Pilates instructor.
Aimee Salvatore (email@example.com) has
lived in Hermosa Beach, CA, since graduation. She is human resources
manager at Activision Publishing (which puts out video games such
as Spiderman, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer) and lives
a few blocks from the beach. She stays in touch with Nancy
Levenson, who also lives in Hermosa Beach; Johanna
Kaplan Bryan, who is married to David Bryan ’96;
Bethany, CT, resident Jen DeRosa; Wendy
Bryant, who works for Fleet Bank in Boston; Ann
Keaney Gavin, a learning specialist in Beverly, MA; and
Joell Cavotta, who also lives in Los Angeles.
Jessica Tredeau and Adam Clay were married August
2 in Spencer, MA. Jeremy and Cory Gillette
Rinzler, Peter Baron, David Workman, Meredith Kates
Forster, Kevin Hill, and Debbie Siegel
attended the wedding. Adam and Jessica recently relocated from NYC
to London, where Adam is international director for Keynote Systems
and Jessica is a school psychologist. They would love to hear from
Skidmore friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Alanna Caffrey married Jasper Rosenberg on September
13 in Boston, MA, surrounded by an alumni contingent including Blue
Curry, Kathy Byun, Rachel Heath Wallace, and Sharon
Buthman Harbauer. While in Boston, Blue connected with
Carolyn Stone, who completed an MBA at Boston University. They had
fun recalling great memories from the year they studied together
in the Skidmore in Madrid program, almost a decade ago. Blue is
still living in London, where he creates photo-based artwork near
Portobello. He has been producing work for small exhibitions and
can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Forster completed an
internship at the University of Washington’s Student Counseling
Center in Seattle this past fall before returning to Portland, OR,
to finish her dissertation.
After spending the last three years in southeast Alaska, Andrea
Petzel relocated to Seattle to work for an environmental
Katy Kimer Simon and Lawry Simon ’96
welcomed their first child, Sarah, this past year, and Katy finished
a PhD in psychology from the University of Oregon last summer.
Beth Wilson is working in advertising in NYC. She
and fiancé Scott Norden bought their first house last year.
Elizabeth Lewison (email@example.com) was married
over the summer and enjoyed a fantastic honeymoon in St. John. Lauren
Baylek ’94 was the maid of honor. A psychiatric social
worker, Elizabeth has been working with adult and geriatric in-patients.
She reports that she reconnected with Lynette Johnson-Piper,
with whom she has been “yapping as if we never lost touch!”
Rachel Heath Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and husband Ken welcomed twins Margaret and Nicholas last February.
Last January Cindi McBain Taylor and husband Robert
welcomed daughter Olivia, who joins brother Benjamin, 2. Cindi is
juggling raising the kids and running the household with doing some
independent consulting and writing. She is in touch with Jennifer
Mancuso Trinkle, a globetrotting buyer for TJX; Jennifer
Delmhorst, who is busy working on her PhD in CA; and Alison
Flesch, a successful landscape designer and newlywed in
Los Angeles. She also recently connected with Morgan Seamark,
who is having a great time living in London and weekending in places
such as the Alps! Cindi can be contacted at Robert.W.Taylor@valley.net.
Amy Allen Taylor (Aallen50k@aol.com) lives in Clarendon
Springs, VT, where she teaches English at the Killington Mountain
School—a ski academy for competitive ski racers, freestyle
skiers, and snowboarders. “My two Labrador retrievers love
it here, and so do I,” she says.
Esther Morton Gillie (email@example.com) is a music
librarian at the University of Illinois and a minister of music
at University Place Christian Church.
After nine years in a one-bedroom in the East Village, Heather
Funston (firstname.lastname@example.org) opted for space and nature by
moving to West Hollywood, CA, in August. She is wondering if there
are any Skidmore alums or friends of alums who are “cool,
down to earth, don’t have a cell phone attached to their head,
and might want to show a single girl around.” After working
at Lifetime, Maury, Nickelodeon, and Montel, she earned a master’s
degree in media studies and documentary film/TV at the New School.
Torey Adler (email@example.com) is back in Saratoga
Springs. He quit his job as a network security engineer in San Francisco
to pursue music full-time and is working on a third album. Check
out his Web site at http://torey.com.
Joni Guerette Sweener (Jcsweener@aol.com) has two
sons—Cameron 5, and Trevor, 3—both of whom attend preschool
part-time, which gives her a few moments to herself. Joni loves
being a stay-at-home mom and says “the kids are happy about
it too!” She plans to resume teaching in a few years.
Bert Turner married Megan Sweeny on September 20.
He is an operations manager with EF Education in Cambridge, MA,
which operates language schools and student exchange programs. Megan
is a residential interior design assistant at William Hodgins in
Hillary Monahan lives in Providence, RI, where
she bought a townhouse and opened her own business downtown, a trendy
women’s clothing shop called La Femme Boutique. Although entrepreneurship
can be risky, she says, “I love being my own boss.”
She welcomes any Skidmore grads in the area to stop by.
Susan Halvorsen Ware married Paul Porter Jr. in
Hanover, NH, on October 11. She is an administrative assistant in
the fundraising office at Dartmouth; her husband is a resident in
general surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical.
After graduating in May 2002 from Columbia University, with a dual
master’s degree in public administration and social welfare
policy, Saroya Friedman moved to Mexico City to
work for the United Nations Population Fund.
Kim Armstrong Force and husband Christian live
in Riverdale, NY. Kim can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maude Herr and husband Douglas welcomed twins Noah
and Kate last February.
May Shannon-Saubier and husband Michael welcomed
their first child, Jenna, in October 2002. May enjoys being a stay-at-home
mom. Michael is a consultant for Bearing Point, Inc.
As for me, I live in Brookline, MA, with my husband of three years,
Justin. We welcomed our first child, Matthew, last January and are
enjoying parenthood. I also started a photography business last
year, specializing in weddings and portraiture. Justin and I attended
Kristin Lehr’s wedding to EJ Anderson at
SPAC last June and enjoyed spending time with Phoebe Smith,
husband John, and son Ely in Maryland.
Ann Marie Przywara
45 Castlewood Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-5823
Anderson is author of The Catholic Girl’s Guide
to Sex, which hit bookstores in September (see the Books page
in this Scope for more details). Susan Abramson,
Xanthe Alban-Davies, Vanessa Biery, Allison Luyten, Chris Wollen,
Will Holden ’95, and James Burrows ’00
were in NYC to help celebrate. Melinda thanks the dozens of Skiddies
whose stories and mishaps anonymously made it into the book. “Saratoga
was a rich playground for humorous tales,” she observes.
Social worker Laura Quiros is pursuing a PhD in
social welfare. Last year she married her high-school sweetheart,
Ben Osborne. Elena Perez was maid of honor. Debbie
Kleinberg, Lee Ginsberg, Rebecca Caban, Darren Lilien, Zoe Chicco,
Liz Thompson, Christine Collins, and Jesse Blockton
were special guests. The newlyweds live in Brooklyn.
Rebecca Caban and Darren Lilien
were married in the Berkshires this past summer. The wedding party
included Jesse Blockton, Christine Collins, Laura Quiros,
and Kelly Van Zile. Other alumni in attendance
were Lee Ginsberg, Elena Perez, newlyweds Jason
Bodner and Laure Neiman-Bodner, Jason Brown ’97,
Bo Boddie, Chris Young, Debbie Kleinberg-Pestrak, Liz Thompson,
Allen Towbin ’94, Matt Neely ’95, Ahna Tessler, Lauren
Engle ’95, and Will Klebenov ’92.
Rebecca, who teaches third grade, is finishing up a master’s
at Bank Street College. Darren is an e-commerce entrepreneur whose
two ventures, EyeSave.com and SuperFabulous.com, employ Zoe
Johns ’01, Alesh Bradac ’01,
and Megan Ellis ’02.
Software engineer Alissa Margulies is married and
living in New Jersey. She keeps in touch with Andrea Gruber,
a kindergarten teacher, and Brandon Feldman, an
exercise physiologist at the University of Miami.
Christina Peckham Lambdin and husband John are
happy parents of son Robert, born last February. Tina is a full-time
mom and squeezes in time to paint in her studio during Robert’s
Jenny Smack bought a house in British Columbia,
where she’s setting up a pottery studio. She welcomes old
friends to contact her at email@example.com.
In Massachusetts Dan Klotz teaches courses in sociology
at Northeastern University and Lasell College. He and wife Priscilla
live in North Quincy.
Kim McGann received her master’s degree in
sociology from Rutgers University in 1999 and moved near Rochester,
NY. After several years in “cube-land,” she returned
to academia and teaches sociology at a local college. She enjoys
meeting up with Kelley Buchanan ’99 for triathlons
around the country, and had the pleasure of watching Patience
Bryan get married last October. She also regularly roots
for the Bills with Pete Giallanza ’97 and
keeps tabs on whatever mischief Che Edoga ’97
gets into. Kim continues to ride and run an equine-photography business.
Anne Foss Innis completed a master’s in biology
and is pursuing a PhD from the University of Maryland; she is also
a Smithsonian Fellow. She lives with husband William in Baltimore
and keeps in close contact with Renato Poliafito,
whose family she hosted for Thanksgiving.
After spending five years in Manhattan as a product manager for
Anjar, an international toy-licensing company, Jonathan
Reed entered New England School of Law in Boston, where
he is a third-year student.
Actor Matthew Benson has appeared on NBC’s
Law & Order, and Ed and has a role in the soon-to-be-released
Nicole Kidman film, Birth. He is always happy to hear from Skidmore
friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juleyka Lantigua’s story “My Ciguapa,”
set in the Dominican Republic, is included in Once Upon a Cuento
(Curbstone Books), a collection of 17 stories for young readers
that explore Latino culture.
Rachael Mason married Jeremiah Johnson on April
21, 2003. Classmates Sharon Parmet, Rachel Zell, Margaret
Minzner, Lissa Skitol, Alvin Santos, and Chris
Young were on hand to celebrate. Sharon is working for
the Journal of the American Medical Association, Rachel
is a chef, Margaret married an architect, Lissa lives in Georgia,
and Alvin and Chris are “nearly famous millionaires.”
Performing with the Second City National Touring Company, Rachael
is a veteran of USO Tours in Europe and Alaska. She also performed
at the Egg in Albany last year.
Katie Bradford married Sam Dillehay in West Park-on-Hudson,
NY, on July 19; they met in 1995 while they were both studying abroad
in London. On hand to celebrate were Kelly Van Zile, Neela
Vaswani, Holter Graham ’94, Liz Thompson, Alan Towbin ’94,
Katie Ward, Jason Brown, Sabrina Shakley, Andy Brooks, Jonathan
Jacobs ’95, and Matt Neely ’95.
Katie reports that the girls of Alger Street staged a fantastic
performance from their Skidmore days for the crowd, “complete
with frantic, ritualistic circling.” Katie and Sam later moved
from Brooklyn to Blacksburg, VA, where Katie is a counselor for
at-risk kids and Sam is pursuing a graduate degree in architecture.
Jens Ohlin married Nancy Butcher in Saratoga Springs, NY,
on October 11. A law student at Columbia University, Jens holds
two master’s degrees and a doctorate, all in philosophy, from
Columbia. Nancy is a writer who authored How to Make Your Man
Look Good (Without Making Him Feel Bad).
Neela Vaswani’s collection of short stories, Where
the Long Grass Bends, is due out this month by Sarabande Books
Ben Fox lives in Hollywood, CA, where he is a project manager for
Yahoo. He spends time with sister Dana, whose first movie, Something
Borrowed, starring Debra Messing, is soon to be released. Ben
plans to attend the premiere wearing Skidmore sweatpants.
Mark Saks married Emily Kirschner in June; they
live in Philadelphia where Mark is a resident in emergency medicine
at Temple University Hospital and Emily is a resident in ob-gyn
at Pennsylvania Hospital. Numerous Skidmore grads attending the
wedding, including Norma Susswein Saks ’68
and Brad Salis ’00. Mark is co-author, with
his mother, of the recently published book How to Excel in Medical
School (for details, see the Books page in this issue of Scope).
Amy Lenard spent several months last year in Ghana,
West Africa, where she taught English at a secondary school in a
small village and worked to further overseas English-language programs.
She’s now living in Boston.
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After five years
among the cornfields of Champaign, IL, Jamie Lake
left for Chicago, where she is director of student services at Chicago-Kent
College of Law. She ran into Susan Razzano, who
is a first-year law student there.
Sara McKenna Conopask is an associate attorney
for an insurance defense law firm in Cheshire, CT. A newly minted
attorney who attended law school at night, she puts in long hours
at work but says, “I now have the luxury of eating dinner
with my husband in the evening.”
Grant Copeland married Meghan Kennedy on June 7,
2002 in Waterford, CT. Adam Brand and Brian
Compagnone served as groomsmen. The couple lives in Wallingford,
CT, with a yellow Lab puppy named Bono. Grant is a partner and creative
director at i2i Creative, a marketing communications firm in Prospect,
CT, which he co-founded in 1999. One of Grant’s clients is
Velocity Sports & Entertainment, where Kelley Wilhelmy
is event coordinator.
Boston resident Meredith Cutler is doing sales,
marketing, design, and photography for First Act, a musical instrument
company that builds high-end custom guitars for “MTV types”
and enthusiasts. Meredith caught up with Marcus Ahlers
on his way back from a Fulbright residency in Berlin, and hung out
with Michael Gardiner, who’s back from a stay in Japan. She
caught her first Red Sox game at Fenway Park with Nate Hill.
Allison Mahoney married Todd O’Brien on August
16 in Princeton, NJ. The wedding party included Sara Adelman,
Jennifer Putnam Zadravec, and Stephanie Henneberry
Hanbury. Also in attendance were Megan McGilloway
Almond, Jocelyn Barbier, Conor McDavitt ’03, Karen Troxell
’03, and Libby Liu. Allison is a
marketing manager at KANA Software, and Todd is a senior software
engineer at EMC. They live in Newton, MA.
Schuyler Stoddard married Alex Bogel in South Deerfield,
MA, in August. Skidmore alums in attendance were Carolyn
Anderson Robertson, Quin Robertson, Emily Manderson, Wende Valentine,
Shaun Webb, Liz Brooks, Nathan Burgess ’98, and Chrissy
Sarazen Chisholm. Schuyler works in the development office
at Eaglebrook School.
Steve Donnelly is studying massage therapy at the
Swedish Institute in NYC.
Alex and Jessica Parker Sherman
welcomed their first child, Jacob, in August. Jacob gave the signal
for his debut a day earlier than expected, during a barbecue. Fortunately,
Marcy Palmer Bartholow, who was also enjoying the
event, was able to keep Jacob’s parents calm before leaving
for the hospital. Alex and Jess live in Stamford, CT, where Alex
practices law. Jess earned an MBA from Fordham University last year.
Sara McKenna Conopask passed the bar exam and is
an associate attorney for the law firm of Nuzzo & Roberts in
Cheshire, CT. The firm specializes in insurance defense matters.
David Joyal is profiled in the New Jersey Law
Journal’s Fourth Annual New Associates Yearbook. He earned
a JD from Emory University on a full tuition scholarship last May
and joined the firm of Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch in October.
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“Maggie” Mudama Huber and husband Bruce announce
the birth of daughter Anna last April; she joins a very enthusiastic
2-year-old sister, Emilie.
Julianne Castellani wed Mehmet Burak Vardin of
Istanbul, Turkey, on September 6 in Buffalo, NY. The couple will
travel in the Far East and live in Istanbul, where Julianne practices
law and Mehmet is a partner in Cukurova Construction Co.
Erik Grimaldi manages the power pop/rock band M.Headphone,
featuring Skidmore alumni Dylan Connor ’97, Greg Thorne
’97, and Dod Andrew ’97. The
band is touring throughout the Northeast in support of its most
recent CD, No Misfires. Check it out at www.mheadphone.com.
Molly Barkan married Brett Goldberg on December
15, 2002, on Long Island, NY. Her maid of honor was Nicole
Seidel ’97. Others in attendance were Jamie
Levine Stoler, Carina Beckman Perrotta, Susan Rose, Geoff Chang,
Leslie Worsley, Sean Kemery, and Chris Korbey.
Molly and Brett live in NYC, where she is pursuing an MBA at Baruch
College’s Zicklin School of Business.
In NYC Reena Singh is completing her master’s
in public policy at the School of International Public Affairs.
Kerry Dobbins is enrolled in a PhD program, studying
early modern English history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
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who completed a master’s while working in graduate admissions
at University of Texas at Arlington, is teaching community college
and applying to doctoral programs. He attended the wedding of Noah
Thomas and Allison Smith ’98 in
Long Beach, CA, last June.
Amanda Larson married Peter Gebhardt on September 14, 2002.
Heather McDonald and Abigail Geddes Maselli
’98 were bridesmaids. Other alumni in attendance
were Alvin Negron ’98 and Derek Luchesse
’98. Amanda and Peter live in Oneida, NY, where Peter
is executive director of procurement for Oneida Ltd. Amanda is president
of the Gorman Foundation, a nonprofit family foundation supporting
the arts, education, and breast cancer research.
After spending two and half years in Delaware, Ben Ormsbee
relocated to Arlington, VA, last June to start a new position with
Pfizer Pratt Pharmaceuticals. Ben has also started running competitively
in the DC area.
Jon Preston is an advertising representative for
the Phoenix Media Group in Boston. He attended Derek Weaver’s
wedding in November and spent time with Cat Malmgren Edgerton
and Rachel Durchslag ’00 in Chicago. Jon
still lives in Cambridge, MA, with Keith Wallach ’00.
Last summer Lani Radack left her high-school teaching
job to enter graduate school at Wheelock College for Early Childhood
Education. She is a full-time intern at the Cambridge Friends School,
teaching second grade and kindergarten, while taking classes in
the evening. Lani has also been writing and performing. The winner
of numerous poetry slams, she performed at the 2003 Boston Dyke
in March, held on the weekend of the Boston Pride Celebration. Check
out Lani’s writing online at www.sapphicvoices.com/authoresses/RadackL.html.
Kate Thomas is in her seconnd year at the Virginia
Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys school,
where she is learning to flip sheep, snare pigs, and administer
bovine rectal exams!
Melanie Zalman married her high-school sweetheart
B. Christopher McDonald on October 12 in Ridge, NH. Ali
Gottfried was a bridesmaid, and Tim Ball ’04
was there to celebrate.
Luis Alicea would like to “give a shout out”
to the HEOP classes of 1999 and 2000 and welcomes e-mail at email@example.com.
After earning a master’s in education at George Washington
University last May, Nina Hammond Ritch is teaching
sixth-grade English and social studies at the Potomac School in
Sarah Rasmussen, who earned a master’s in
biotechnology at Florida Institute of Technology two years ago,
has landed a job in Washington, DC, at the National Academy of Science.
Kristin Hayne obtained a master’s degree
from NYU and is a practicing art therapist in NYC. She is still
creating art in her spare time.
Jefferson Freedenburg works for the biomedical
publishing house Cell Press in Cambridge, MA, while pursuing an
MBA at Boston University.