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Gardiner Comfort married Colleen Werthmann on October 19 in NYC. Both are stage actors. Gardiner earned an MFA from the American Repertory Institute at Harvard. His bride has performed off-Broadway and is co-founder of the Elevator Repair Service, a Brooklyn-based theater company.
Matthew Ahearn married Samantha Demartini on September 20 in Westerly, RI. Matthew is a project manager at Ahearn Holtzman construction company in Port Chester, NY. His mother, Dale Conron Ahearn ’75, is a nurse at the Wooster School and the Alternative Center for Education in Danbury, CT. A former Skidmore trustee, she serves on the alumni board.
Sarah Meshberg-Cohen and Matthew Cohen ’01 announce the arrival of twins Lucas and Tess on March 27. They report, “The twins are perfect and keeping us very busy!” Sarah is completing a PhD in clinical psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and getting ready to defend her dissertation. Matt teaches high-school math and coaches in Virginia.
Megan Coleman started her own Web-design business in Chicago. You can view her work and contact her at http://megancoleman.com.
After eight years and 48 trips to 34 cities in 13 states and two provinces, Rick Pecka’s journey with the Sons of Pericles has come to an end. His involvement culminated with his election to the position of supreme president of the philanthropic organization for Greek men in 2007. In the 12 months of his presidency, he traveled throughout the United States and Europe, raising support for both Cooley’s anemia and the 2007 Greece wildfires, and making some new friends on the way. He plans on enjoying his “retirement” by writing, serving as his Sons chapter advisor, and training in mixed martial arts. Rick has maintained his day job as assistant product manager with BIC Consumer Products since 2006.
Rebecca Davison-March and Justin March ’01 live in Brooklyn and recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Becca is a prosecutor for the NYC Law Department; Justin is pursuing a master’s in English at City College of New York.
Erica Collins was married May 24 in Cambridge, MA, and has relocated with husband Tom to Eugene, OR. She teaches third grade in Creswell.
Floryn Glass lives in Queens, NY, with her boyfriend and a cat. She recently completed a four-month run, at Westchester Broadway Theatre, of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in which she played the role of A Silly Girl. A week later, she served as bridesmaid to Loren Kannry ’01, who married Adam Paltrowitz ’01; other bridesmaids included Jan Bennett Taubman ’03 and Deanna Peace ’00. Floryn is teaching dance and rehearsing with the Long Island Philharmonic for a program called “Dance Around the World”; check it out at www.florynglass.com.
In August Mike Ormsbee was appointed visiting assistant professor in Skidmore’s exercise science department. He holds CSCS and CISSN certifications and a doctorate in bioenergetics, an interdisciplinary program in exercise metabolism, biochemistry, and physiology, from East Carolina University, where he studied the regulation of lipid metabolism with resistance exercise. His work has been published in scientific journals, and he regularly contributes to publications and TV media as a health, nutrition, and fitness expert. Visit www.mikeormsbee.com for more information about his consulting and educational seminars.
Aaron Dembe and Libby Cox celebrated their marriage on July 19 at the Cox family residence in Wellsboro, PA. In attendance were Mike DeMinico, bridesmaid Laure Dennery, Evan Flath ’04, groomsman Rich Formidoni ’00, Jazer Giles, Becky Jarczynski, Dave Fallon, Tom Michaelsen, Socha Merrill ’01, Tim Moran, John McKeon ’00, Tim Peck ’04, photographer Colleen Rudolf ’03, Scott Thiele, bridesman Zak Trojano, Alli Ross ’01, Melissa Warren, and Sinem Varoglu ’01. The Dembes now live in Northampton, MA, with their two cats. Libby teaches art classes at the Hartsbrook Waldorf High School and recently became the studio manager of a local yoga center. Aaron is a music recording engineer and producer through several area recording studios and continues to build his home studio; he recently received engineering credits on fellow alum G-Love’s new album.
Last year Sarah Lusardi established a new division of her five-year-old event-planning company NY Engagements LLC, which focuses on floral design and décor (www.nyengagements.com/flowers_gallery.htm). Sarah graduated from the New York Botanical Garden’s school of floral design and has been slowly incorporating floral work into her services. Sarah serves areas in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and NYC.
Bryn Chernoff (www.paperfinger.com) lives in Brooklyn. She is launching a creative services company, Paperfinger, offering modern calligraphy and design for weddings, events, invitations, and custom projects.
In San Jose, CA, Eve Fabiaschi teaches second grade at a charter school that serves primarily Spanish-speaking ESL students. The school has a college-preparation focus where teachers set up a corner featuring their alma mater.
My husband and I have moved back to my hometown of Braintree, MA, where I am an assistant district attorney in Norfolk County. I’m enjoying the work as well as being back in the Boston area.