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Cynthia Urick Stickles
Kendall DeMatteo Berkey is divorced and newly relocated to San Diego, CA, where she is an attorney with the city attorney’s office. She would love to hear from any Skidmore friends who live nearby. The weather in San Diego is always perfect, but she definitely misses all the fall colors of the Northeast.
Jamie McCulloch and his wife, Jennifer Bazin, welcomed the arrival of son Phineas (Finny) in July; big sister Lucy loves him, at least for now. Jamie has a new short story published in Best New Writing 2007.
Suzanne Patterson Griscom and husband Matt are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child in August. After a month of hospitalized bed rest, Suzanne delivered Katy five weeks early. Now thriving, Katy is adored by her brother Ben, 2. Matt works at Microsoft and from home as a contract copyeditor and writer. Suzanne is working on an unreleased children’s public-television program and several book projects. The couple met online in 2003, discovering that they lived seven blocks from one another in Seattle, WA.
Jesse Stovin lives in rural Hamburg, NJ, with his wife, Melanie, and twins Aidan and Helaina, 3. A graduate of Rutgers Law School, Jesse runs the Schillinger Group, an education-consulting business that works with 25 schools in eight states. Jesse is always happy to hear from Skidmore friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackie Levenberg Vobis lives in Rockaway Park, Queens, with husband Mark, whom she married in 2004. Jackie works at Stuart Moore, a luxury jewelry gallery in Soho. She also designs and crafts her own jewelry. Jackie is in touch with Manhattan residents Tracy Chan and Wai Chan ’88.
Tyler Ingham Weld and Chris Weld ’87 live in Great Barrington, MA, with children Lily, 9, Charles, 5, and Caroline, 1. They operate a bioregional microdistillery on their apple farm. Their company, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, produces Ice Glen Vodka and Greylock Gin. They hope to develop and distribute rum by next summer.
Marine Corps captain Dave Bardorf earned an MS in military studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA, where he was stationed for four years. In July he learned he would be deployed to Iraq for a third tour, this time as an advisor to an Iraqi Army battalion. His wife Rene, son Hayden, 11, and daughter Anna, 3, are doing well.
Dave Harmon sends this update on the “Boys of Hickory B”: Rob Land is chief legal counsel with Jet Blue in Washington, DC; he and wife Erika have three lovely kids. Biology teacher Tim Lynch lives in Philadelphia with wife Jill and their two kids. Kurt Breitenstein is a bank executive in Bergen County, NJ, where he lives with wife Susanne. Financial broker Dan Aronson and his family have returned to the US after three years in Switzerland. Jamie Rogers is a senior executive at Texas Industries in Dallas, where he lives with wife Anne and their kids. Consultant Jonathan Wolfman recently moved to Vermont with his wife, Emily Wiadro Wolfman ’90, and their three kids. Dave works for Time Warner in Washington, DC, where he lives with wife Nikki and their three boys. The Hickory B boys speak regularly and get together every other year or so. They all look forward to the next reunion!
We extend condolences to Liz Ross, whose mother, Barbara Senderowitz Ross ’57, died in September after a valiant battle with cancer. In 1999 they founded webweavers, a Web-development and interactive advertising shop that was recently named a Yahoo! Small Business Partner.