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'80 Bob Bourque, his wife Phara Fisco Bourque, and their son, Bron, moved to Dolores, Colo., in 2001. Bron was born on June 13, 2001. Bob currently works in real estate development. He is a volunteer coach with Telluride’s ski racing program in the winter.
Class Secretary - ky3e@cstone.net

'81 William Karstens of Williston, Vt., was named to a tenure-track position in the St. Michael’s College Physics Department. He has taught in the Physics Department since 1993, advancing to assistant professor from 2000-2002. Seth Walker of Valley Glen, Calif., is a working actor on the television show, “Presidio Med,” on CBS. Cathy Engstrom of Fayetteville, N.Y., received a joint grant from the Lumina Foundation for Education to study the impact of innovative academic assistance programs. Her research at Syracuse University focuses on student development, the impact of gender and race on the college experience, organizational culture and climate, and leadership. Russell Flannery is a correspondent with Forbes, stationed in Shanghai. Having covered the rise and struggles of modern China for more than a decade, he is fluent in Mandarin and has experience in reporting on Greater China. He opened Forbes Global’s Shanghai bureau in the new year. Rachel Blinken Herz sent news of her life in Tel Aviv, Israel: “Although I live on the other side of the Atlantic (and the Mediterranean, for that matter), I look forward to getting the Vermont Quarterly with news about old friends and what’s up at UVM. So, it was a shock to see myself and other Kappa Alpha Thetas in the winter 2003 issue’s ‘Looking Back’ picture, which was taken in front of the Theta house in the spring of 1981, I think. I am in the bottom row, center, with black sweatshirt and short brown hair. To my far left is Lynn Morse; next to me is Vicky Newsham. Up in the far right-hand corner is Brooke Laffan ’80 in the red sweater. I am sorry to admit that the other faces are very familiar, but the names have slipped by. I have lived in Tel Aviv, Israel, since 1991 and have three children, a daughter and two sons. Life here presents challenges that I never imagined as an undergrad in Vermont 25 years ago. Although there is tragedy and terror on a daily basis, we live a surprisingly ‘normal’ life of work, school, afternoon activities, and lots of time at the beach. I came back to UVM for my 20th reunion and am looking forward to the 25th. I would love to hear from classmates. Anyone who happens to be in the neighborhood is welcome to stop by.”
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'82 Congratulations to Paul Carabasi! In October 2002, Paul joined IPR International as vice president of corporate development to help spearhead the national expansion of the company’s facilities and services. Paul currently lives in Haverford, Pa. Sandie Sabeka Hansen aka “Bluebearee,” (her trail name) wrote, “I completed a life dream of ‘thru-hiking’ the Appalachan Trail in the summer of 2002. I was able to stop in the Hanover, N.H., area in September and stay with Vicky Frazer ’83 and her family, who treated me to food, bed, shower, and laundry at their house outside of Norwich, Vt. Cindy Sandreuter Bolduc also came over that evening for some catching up and hearing about my ‘trail tales’ of bears, hitchhiking, sweat and tears as I worked my way North over 2,168 miles. Another UVM friend, Brooke Lane Finnel (’81), whisked me off the trail near Rutland to a fabulous dinner at the local Sirloin Saloon. Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement, I was able to finish my hike on October 13 on Mount Katahdin. My journal is online at www.trailjournals.com/bluebearee for all to read. It includes pictures.”
Class Secretary - peabodyea@aol.com

'83 Andrea Wylan lives in San Diego, where she has been an executive coach for the past four years. She now hosts a radio show on coaching (www.wsradio.com), called The Coaching Show. She occasionally sees Alison Thompson ’79 in Boston and loves California.
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'84 Class Secretary - angleresearch@worldnet.att.net

'85 Brooks Barton Addicott sent some news about her family and some of her UVM friends. Brooks and her husband, Stephen, announced the birth of their daughter, Danielle, on August 2, 2002. Danielle joins her big brother, Sammy, in the family’s Park City, Utah, home. The Addicotts see Carol Allen and Jeff Mikell ’89 out in Utah, as well as U.S. Ski Team coach Jesse Hunt ’90, who was recently named alpine director for the U.S. Ski Team. Brooks also let us know that Jesse and his brother, Harry Hunt, were both married last summer. Brooks also wrote that Bruce Lingelbach ’86, another former U.S. Ski Team coach, lives in Etna, N.H., and runs a bed and breakfast, Pierce’s Inn, with his wife, Cindy. They have three children, and life is busy. Also in the Hanover area, Amy Stockman left the Big Apple earlier this year for a job in Dartmouth’s development office. She sees her former roommate, Paige Crandall Flaherty, who works in radiology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and is mother to her son, Evan. Brooks also wrote that Durell Corrigan Green and husband Scott recently bought a farmhouse in Easton, Conn., and they planned to move in with their three children last winter, and Sue McGrath Brengle (’85) lives in Ipswich, Mass., with her husband and three children, Robbie Emily, and Miles.
Class Secretary - roth_barb@yahoo.com

'86 Thierry Blanchet was honored by ASME International (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) for recognition of his dedicated service to the ASME Tribiology Division and other research achievements. He received the ASME’s Burt L. Newkirk Award. Thierry is an associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., where he teaches courses related to manufacturing, design, mechanical systems testing, and tribology. Joanna Ellis-Monaghan has been named assistant professor of mathematics on a tenure track at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. She has taught at St. Michael’s for the last decade and was a researcher and lecturer at UVM during 2000-2001 and from 1992 to 1997. She concentrates her research on algebraic combinatorics and algebra. Tom Hilboldt moved to Bangkok, Thailand, in 1996 to work as an equity analyst covering Thai companies. In 1999, he switched countries and firms and arrived at Salomon Smith Barney in Hong Kong to cover regional oil and gas companies. He was married twice, once in Michigan and once in Thailand, to the same woman, Warunee “Pum” Thammarat. Participants in the U.S. wedding included fellow ’86ers Danny Fariniarz, Rick Koretz, Trey Smith, and John Krigbaum. He ran into Dan Kohler in Beijing when he was living in China. Anyone from UVM who comes to Asia can contact Thomas via email at thomas.hilboldt @citigroup.com.
Class Secretary - class86uvm@aol.com

'87 Hi, everyone, and Happy New Year! Hope that 2003 has been a great year so far. I just keep finding it so hard to believe how fast each year goes by. Matthew Granai, a trust officer with Merchants Trust Company of South Burlington, Vt., has been awarded a master of science degree with honors from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colo. The college is the oldest provider of financial planning education in the U.S. and the master of science degree is the highest degree awarded. Congratulations! Thanks to Eric Lipton for the first-time update. After 15 years during which he worked at four different newspapers, Eric is taking a six-month leave of absence from The New York Times to write a book with a colleague about the history of the World Trade Center. He has spent the past 13 months writing almost exclusively about the WTC and the events leading up to and following 9/11. He was part of a staff of reporters and photographers at The Times who shared a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their coverage of the attacks. Eric won his first Pulitzer in 1992, while a reporter at The Hartford Courant. Keep us posted on your next adventure, Eric. Karen Vacheron Alexander wrote that she is now at home with her three daughters, who are five, three, and two, after selling an executive search and technical staffing business that she had co-founded 10 years earlier. She and her husband live in Newtown, Conn., where he is a golf professional. Karen enjoys keeping in touch with classmates. She attended the wedding of Betsy Malloy, who is currently a bond trader in New York City, and she is in touch with Katy Murdoch ’88, who was last analyzing commercial loans in New York and teaching Karen’s children about vampires. She is hoping to get in touch with Meg Klawson Connors. Meg, if you are reading this, contact me so that I can forward your information to Karen. Congratulations also goes to Jennifer Kohnen McNair and her husband on the birth of their second daughter, Charlotte, last fall. The McNairs left Beantown proper last year and have moved into a house in Dedham, Mass.
Class Secretary - ssrey@optonline.net

'88 Wendy Webster Huff became the area operations manager for Mail Boxes Etc., covering stores in Vermont, New Hampshire, and part of New York State. Wendy, her husband, Adam, and their two daughters make their home in Williston, Vt.
Class Secretary - alumni@uvm.edu

'89 Jennifer Sparks married Ari Goldstein at a surprise ceremony on December 28, 2002, in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Jennifer wrote, “More than 100 guests were invited to a holiday party. In the middle, I changed into a wedding dress, a huppah went up, and a wedding ceremony started. UVMers in attandance included Linda Sparks ’63, Jack Stout, Tim ’86 and Lauren Sparks (’87) Wright, Lewis and Kim Yankowski Parker, Sam Denny Stout ’93, Josh Adams ’90, and Annie Denatale (’96) Putnam.
Class Secretary - kbswindell@yahoo.com

'90 Happy spring! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the warmer weather. It is always nice to hear what you have been up to. Keep in touch. Michael Schaffer is living in Clifton Park, N.Y., with his wife, Stacey and daughters Emily and Michaela. He has been teaching elementary physical education for the past six years and recently completed his master’s degree. He keeps in touch with Dan Bokan, Al Currier, and Mike Silverstein, and they all get together with their families once a year. Brooke Taft Robins returned to her home state of Vermont in June 2000 after seven years in Boulder, Colo. She and Eric Robbins wed on July 12, 2002. Robyn Casagrande Hughes wrote that she and her husband, John, welcomed their first child, a son, Kellen, on July 24, 2002. The family lives near Pittsburgh, where Robyn works for Del Monte Foods as an associate category development manager in the pet food division. Gail Lewkowicz and Jim Graves are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Willow, on September 28, 2002. Willow is adjusting well to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Brad Lichtenstein and his wife, Anne Basting, have a son, Ben, who was a year old on January 8. Brad has been living in New York for the past 12 years, but he will soon move to Milwaukee for four years. Anne will be a theater professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the first director of the Center on Age and community. Brad will be making a PBS documentary on the subject of aging and teaching in the university’s film department. For the past nine years, he has made documentaries on a range of subjects, including the Holocaust, domestic violence, and Arab-Americans in the wake of 9/11. A very recent film, Ghosts of Attica, about the 1971 uprising in Attica prison, received a Columbia-duPont award. Congratulations, Brad! Chris Robertson Blair wrote that she and her husband, Philip, were chosen for an episode of Trading Spaces that they filmed over three hot days last August. They decorated their neighbor’s family room with the designer, Vern Yip, and their neighbors redecorated their kitchen with Doug Wilson. The show aired in October and January. The TLC website is featuring them in their “homeowner update” section. If anyone would like to see the “before and after” photos of the rooms, please check www.TLC.com and click on “Trading Spaces,” then “First Street, Nazareth.” Chris added, “We had an incredible time filming the show. We’ve made friends with other TS homeowners and feel like we’re part of an exclusive club now.” CBS also visited the Blairs last January and filmed a segment that aired in the metro-Philly area. She and Philip still keep in touch with Bernie Wendel, who is now a homeowner in Waterford, Mich.
Class Secretary - tessa929@aol.com

'91 Chuck Tompkins wrote in from Seattle: “From 1994-98, I lived in Greenwich, Conn., where I taught French and Spanish at Greenwich Country Day School. After two summers on the Middlebury campus and a year in Madrid, I finished my MA in Spanish and came out to Seattle to play some soccer and climb some mountains. A quick career change brought me to Edward Jones Investments, where I’ve been building a business since 1999. Ran into George Burg on the Seattle to Portland bike ride, and we’ve been on the ride a few times since trying to relive the glory days of UVM JV hockey. I’ve been biking a lot lately and did my first triathlon on Catalina Island. More to come next season. Looking forward to hearing back from some lost souls to catch up on a decade of stories.” Lynn Connors Smith and husband Stephen, live in Cape Elizabeth Maine. Their daughter, Meghan Loring Smith, was born on August 20, 2000, and daughter Sarah Saunders Smith was born on May 22, 2002. Laurie Way was appointed director of stewardship and donor relations at the New School University in New York City. She previously worked at Barnard College. Laurie sends a hello to her UVM friends. Eric Krawitt and his wife, Sandra Anderson, welcomed a new son, Austin Carl, into the family on December 28, 2002. Eric wrote that Austin is set to graduate with UVM’s class of 2024. Eric and family make their home in San Francisco.
Class Secretary - suzannecabot@yahoo.com OR lmdalz@sympatico.ca

'92 Class Secretary -lisa.kanterp@ed.gov

93 Diane Mottola Daly married her husband Sean Daly of Chicago, in May 2002. They spent their honeymoon in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. They recently bought a house in Stoneham, Mass. Diane also wrote that Heather Avery ’94 traveled East from California for the wedding. Heather is a manager of a fine dining restaurant. Diane also reconnected with Bettina Judd Oeschger, who is living in Derby, Vt., with her husband, Jeff. Bettina is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Jennifer Schwartz ’92 volunteers with Diane at Boston Cares and is doing well. Mike Hecklinger wrote that two sets of new parents from Denver, Colo., have their babies swaddled in UVM blankets. Mike and his wife Amy Wagner Hecklinger proudly announced the birth of their son, Spencer William, on November 12, 2002, and Erik and Deb Carlson Sabato also of Denver announced the birth of their daughter, Taylor Vance, on December 12. Mike noted, “Both children anticipate graduating from UVM in 2025.”
Class Secretary - jgates@snowshore.com

'94 Carrie Minahan and her husband, Normand Brisebois, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Erin Minahan Brisebois, on September 11, 2002. Over the last four years, Carrie has gotten her advanced master’s in physical therapy with a clinical specialty in adult neurology. She also became a board-certified specialist in neurology through the American Physical Therapy Association. Currently, Carrie is a full-time mother, but she will eventually return to work with a special interest in vestibular disorders. She frequently sees classmates Lea Hunsicker Macchi, Judy Aber, Kristin Aloi Wilcox, Reg Wilcox, and Marny Reynolds. Suzanne Gillert recently married Bradley John Cross in Ucluelet, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Danyel Barnard ‘93 was the maid of honor and their friends Jeffrey McNulty and Pierre Ringuette performed the ceremony. “Reverend McNulty” also had the honor of walking the ring bearer, the couple’s dog Joey, down the aisle. Other UVMers attending the wedding included Mark Robhom and Rob Bannister. An East Coast celebration was held in October for their friends who could not make the wedding in Vancouver. Ali Hale, Katya Podsiadlo, Julie Howard Roberts, Sarah Harsch Christmas, Stu Jester, Alison Hubbard ’95, Adam Hubbard ’92, and Shannon Arell ’93 were in attendance at the festivities. Sonja Johnson married Glen Doherty in San Diego on September 19, 2002. Glen, who has a private pilot license, flew the two of them off to Las Vegas to celebrate. They have been living in Coronado for the past four years, but they just became homeowners in the Morley Field neighborhood of San Diego last fall. Sonja is a full-time athletic trainer at Coronado High School and also works as a personal trainer, massage therapist, and triathlon coach in her free time. Glen, a U.S. Navy SEAL, is currently on a six-month deployment, so for now, Sonja wrote, “I get to make all the decorating decisions in our new home.” Robert Hazan moved to Sydney, Australia, in August 2002 and married Belinda Lacey on November 23, 2002. Friend and classmate Justin Hughes flew out for their big day. Christopher Leff of Colchester, Vt., joined the Burlington law firm of Paul, Frank & Collins as an associate. He was admitted to the Vermont Bar in November 2002, and he will concentrate his practice on corporate and tax law. Marie Schley married Nicholas Morton on September 28, 2002. They took a wedding trip to Costa Rica and now make their home in Los Angeles. Julia Oliver a licensed clinical mental health counselor, received her master’s degree from UVM. She has joined Otter Creek Associates in Burlington, a psychiatric and psychological practice serving children, adults, and families.
Class Secretary - denyce.wicht@alum.dartmouth.org

'95 Timothy West is an associate at Fowler, Measle & Bell, LLPS. He received his JD from the University of Cincinnati. His area of practice will primarily be in insurance defense. Julie Burtscher Brown and Greg Brown are celebrating their seventh anniversary with their two sons, Riley Peter and Luke Ronald. The Browns live in Perkinsville, Vt., where Julie is a former history teacher turned full-time mom, and Greg owns Brown Masonry. William Wright has returned to the States from working abroad in London. He looks forward to attending games at Gillette Stadium, the new home of the 2001 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Josh Baron is living in New York City and making a documentary on youth baseball in the Dominican Republic, which focuses on his hero, Pedro Martinez. Alyson Monaldo wrote to tell us that on June 29, 2002, Kristen Monaldo wed Craig MacEachern. Kristen is a corporate accountant, and Craig is in real estate. The reception was held at the Grand Summit in North Conway, N.H. It was a three-day-long weekend event, and, of the 350 guests, the UVM graduates included Alyson Monaldo, Tami Berke Decelles, Lisa Zubkoff, and Stephanie Kajenski, who were bridesmaids, as well as Manny Stathoulopolous, Lance Szely, Moe Decelles, and Steven Mundell, who were guests. For their honeymoon, Kristen and Craig took an eight-day southern Caribbean cruise. They are now living in their home in Wakefield, Mass., with their dog, Kayla. Michelle Kuhn of Bernardsville, N.J., married John Burke on June 16, 2001. They make their home in New York City.
Class Secretary - vspappas@mindspring.com

'96 Hi, everyone! Hope all is well. Remember to use your class secretaries to spread news of your life: marriages, jobs, moves, babies, anything. We love to hear from you. Shauna Antoniuc was married to Brandy Anderson ’99, D’02 on February 1, 2003, in Montreal. Congratulations! Shauna and Brandy plan to move to the Sacramento, Calif., area to settle down in July. Shauna is finishing up a student teaching program at Essex High School in Vermont and will continue to teach English literature in California. She is still singing with Belizbeha in their occasional shows as well as with a Western swing band, Rick and the Ramblers, who released an album in 2001. Her jazz trio, the Shauna Antoniuc Trio, released a CD called “The Dream’s on Me.” Shauna’s web site is www.shaunaantoniuc.com for anyone who wants to say hi. Alexander Nuttale continues to work as a network administrator at TNSI in Reston, Va. He is engaged to be married in April 2003 and recently bought a house in Sterling, Va. Donna Levasseur MacPherson, her husband, Corey, and their daughter Sidney Brie, welcomed a new daughter, Isla Reece, on September 1, 2002. Donna wrote, “She had a full head of hair!” John Broughton has been living in and around the Washington, D.C., area since graduation. He is currently working for an environmental consulting firm in Washington as a contractor for the EPA and DOE to help market and implement the Energy Star program. Together with his wife, Stacey, John recently moved to Fredericksburg Va., where they welcomed the arrival of their twins, Caroline and Jack, on October 4, 2002. Sarah DeLucia and Brad Bierman ’95 welcomed their new son, Tyler James, on July 18, 2002. They’re hoping to take him to Burlington for a campus tour soon. Barbara Mikes Kim and her husband, Peter, are the proud parents of their first baby, Mackensie Haelin, born October 21, 2002. Leah Nickerson Brown wrote, “Sean Brown ’92, my husband of six years, and I moved from Portsmouth, N.H., to Anchorage, Alaska, on October 1, 2002. Sean came here voluntarily when a transfer was offered to him to be a business and office manager for a home health agency here. The agency paid us to move here, and we are building a new home. We should be moving in within a few weeks. Since we arrived, I have been working for the AIDS Assistance Association of Alaska, case managing those who are HIV-positive…We are busy sea kayaking by glaciers, hiking in the mountains, and skiing…Our UVM educations have certainly taken us places.” Micheil ’95 and Jody Burns wrote to say hello and “we miss you” to fellow alumni. Navy Ensign Geoffrey Bellanger recently completed deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the USS Laboon. Your class secretary, Michelle, has news: I was married on August 31, 2002, to Jonathan Peters of Sherborn, Mass. We met while we were both living in Seattle, and we were married in Shelburne, Vt., with a tent reception at my family’s home in Charlotte. Many UVMers were in attendance, including my matron of honor, Katie Thyng Varricchione; her husband, Glenn Varricchione ’95, and their newest child, daughter Olivia Rose, born June 14, 2002. Also in attendance were James Richards ’99; Becky Peters ’99; Gil Porter Berna and her husband, Wayne Berna ’95; Sarah Hammond Anderson and her husband, Fred Anderson ’92; Kristin Cabral Jackson; Vern Godin; Lisa Hill Isham; Sarah Shedd; and Tiffany Polo. Jon and I currently live in Allston, Mass., where I am managing editor and owner of Eagle Eyes Editing, and Jon is a computer game developer.
Class Secretary - mrichards@virtuoso.com OR jcgent@adelphia.net

'97 On September 2, 2001, Sarah Oliveri married Igal Bluvol. He is a software quality assurance engineer for Steelpoint Technology in Boston. There were several UVMers present at the wedding, including Meredith Hawkins, a bridesmaid, Lauren Courcelle, Jennie Fossum ’98, Scott Robinson ’94, and newlyweds Shaina Hammond Vaneck and Scott Vaneck. Sarah and Igal are living in Belmont, Mass., and recently celebrated their first anniversary with a trip to Nevada and Arizona. Since graduation, Sarah has earned her master’s degree in finance from the McCallum Graduate School of Business. She is currently working as a portfolio analyst for Putnam Investments in Boston. Erika Meisel Schwartz and her husband, Rob, welcomed their new son, Jacob Benjamin, into the world on November 26, 2002. Adam Devine has been enjoying acting and has done two commercials, three films, one television pilot, and eight plays in the past ten months. He was planning a trip to Los Angeles in February to meet with some people out there. Last summer, Sarah Strife moved from Greenwich, Conn., to New Jersey. She was married to Michael Barnwell on November 16, 2002, in New York City. UVMers in the wedding included Lora Marzilli Webster, Carrie St. Amand Giordano, Alison Wise, and Liz Meehan Barrow. She spent some time with them last summer, too, at Liz’s wedding in Michigan. Elizabeth Carroll received a doctor of philosophy degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2002. Hollie Meyer of Amelia Island, Fla., married Robert Foley on August 3, 2002. Following their wedding trip to Bermuda, they now make their home in Boston.
Class Secretary - lee@dunhamroad.com

'98 Hi, everyone. Can you believe that our 5th Reunion is right around the corner? I hope that you all are planning on attending. The entire weekend is packed with fun activities and ways to catch up with old friends. If you have not done so already, be sure to make your travel arrangements now to ensure availability. See you on May 29. During the past few months, there has been a lot of exciting news to report. Many of our classmates have been writing in. Keep it coming. Everyone wants to hear what you have been up to. In Boston, Rosalind Coax ’00 married Michael Hutton on October 7, 2001. Many UVM graduates helped celebrate. The wedding party included Jill Wright Houck, Dana Scaglione, and Kim Scott. Dr. and Mrs Declan Connelly (Shannon Burke) and Eric Rose ’99 were also there. Brad Walker wrote, “My wife and I recently celebrated the arrival of our daughter, Emma Barons Walker. She joined our family on February 8, 2002.” Alicia Hutchins is presently living in South Boston. She is employed by SBC in Tewksbury, Mass., where she enjoys her business management position. Alicia loves getting together with her fellow UVM graduates at all of the alumni events in Boston. Ewen Kitteredge Syme wrote, “After my design was selected for the Vermont quarter, I was accepted into the New Media graduate program at Emerson College in Boston, where I now live. I am also producing my own art, which I sell on my website, ewensyme. com.” Alexander Fallon, who works in institutional investments management, pension, 401K and variable annuity consulting, wrote that he has been skiing, however, not nearly enough. He is also studying for his MBS at Boston University. Carrie Lirvin is still living in Boston after a year of working in Pittsburgh at Duquesne University as an assistant basketball coach. She loves seeing familiar faces from UVM in the area. Rebecca Deverell recently moved to Cambridge, Mass., where she is working as a speech-language pathologist with children up to age three in Boston. Jeff Bradley wrote, “After two years of working with Carter Jameson ’95 at a small business in Lake George, N.Y., I moved to Cape Cod to work for Verizon Wireless as a corporate account executive. There are many UVMers in the New York area, many of whom I see frequently around the city. Katherine Farnsworth married Brett Emilio last summer. Attendants included Katie Finnegan, Gina Pezzetti, Jillian Farnsworth ’01, Erin Malzac ’01, and Megan Earley LaRose. She continues to live in Watkins Glen, N.Y., working as a pediatric physical therapist. Frank Coulson, Kevin Donner, Adam Levy, Charles Saltzman, Jake Goldberg, Mitch Decler, Ben Stockman, and Trevor Smith get together for dinner at Arturo’s every other Friday and play credit card roulette. Jenny Tasker wrote from San Francisco, “My old roommate and classmate Carey Baldwin and I trained for the San Diego marathon in June and hope to do another one again soon.” Kristen Holway, who is an account manager for Oracle’s state and local government team, has been working with Southwestern Solutions and Services and living in San Francisco for more than three years. She wrote, “I am still sailboat racing almost every weekend. I hope to move back East to Boston within the next year to start graduate school.” John Nelson wrote, “I have been working for Foster Wheeler for two years on fiber optic projects in Northern and Southern California. Matt Clarke is an archaeological technician for a small firm in Hilo, Hawaii.” Jean Armour and Jason Lewis were married last fall. They wrote, “We are enjoying married life. At the end of the summer, we left Aspen and moved to Colorado Springs…not an exciting move, but we plan on being here for at least two years due to my participation in a fellowship at the El Pomar Foundation. We are missing the mountains, but we continue to visit often. I look forward to seeing everyone at our reunion.” Tiffany Potter has been living and working in Yellowstone National Park. She wrote, “For the past year, I have been running a program to document the presence and distribution of the Canada Lynx. Recently, I visited Southeast Asia with Ann Groonik ’97 and attended the wedding of Lazovik (’97) and Ted Dunham ’97, where a plethora of UVMers were present.” Rebecca Gillmor recently became engaged to Terrance Bowman. She wrote, “We plan to wed in my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii in Spring 2003, with Jillian MacLean ’97 and Kathleen Buckley Cable (’96) as my bridesmaids.” Chuck Olney and roommate Dan Morrison hosted a ski weekend in Vail, Colo. UVMers who attended were John MacIntyre, Reygan Smith, Garrett Ball, and Matt Bernier. Dave Fogel is working as a project assistant for the Cultural Development Corporation. Chuck wrote, “Recently, Todd “Middle-Aged Man” Baylson, John “Sponsored” Kaiser, Andy “Shralpie Doo” Paradis, and I spent a quintessential four days in British Columbia enjoying friendship and all of BC’s treasures.” Back in Vermont, while currently a middle-school teacher’s assistant, Druid Walters is continuing his education at Southern Connecticut State University, where he is working on an MS in education. Melissa Messier Keelty wrote, “I recently moved back to my hometown of East Fairfield, Vt., had a son, and am building a house in the spring with my husband of three years.” Stephanie Perillat-Amede has been living in Europe, taking graduate classes in international relations, and completing an internship with the State Department’s U.S. mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. Eric Dykes has been living and working in the Philadelphia area for three years. He is working as a SAP while pursuing his MBA at Villanova University. He wrote, “Chris Roland ’96 has asked me to be his best man when he marries Maureen Fitzgerald ’98. Chiara Busa DiClemente returned from Chicago where she and Amy Tanger Fine attended a bridal shower for Maureen, after which they took Maureen out for a ‘bachelorette night.’ They are also looking forward to Maureen and David Collier’s upcoming nuptials in March.” Congratulations to Maureen and Dave! Melissa Corwin is in her third year at Villanova University School of Law. Lindsey Hascal wrote that she and her husband welcomed their new daughter, Taylor Paige, into the world on October 29, 2001. Rachel Toll, who is in her second year of law school, wrote from Philadelphia, “Susana Kragelvich is a public high school teacher in New York City after receiving her master’s degree in education. Lisa Losavio is an accountant with Stratton Mountain in Vermont.” Aliza Prendergast is in Texas. She wrote, “I remarried in October 2000. My new baby, Sophie, was born in October 2001. I continue to work in labor and delivery. Our hospital will will soon appear on TLC’s ‘Maternity Ward.’ I would love to meet other alums in the Houston/New Orleans area.” As a second-year law student at UNC Chapel Hill, Jodi Luster wrote, “I am editor of Law Review and participate in UNC’s pro bono program. I am looking forward to catching up with classmates at our reunion. Last summer, I was a bridesmaid, along with Sarah Ehrlich ’96, in the wedding of Jessica Hameline ’97 in Vermont. It was great to see Abby Corwin ’97, Liv Vogel ’97, Matt LaPlant ’97, Todd Harrington, and Jerry Lynde ’97.” Gearing up for reunion, Aimee Young Tucker wrote, “A bunch of ’98 grads have stayed in touch and gotten together each year for a holiday party. Trista Mann Hutchins and her husband, Roy, were the gracious hosts. In attendance this year were Heather Crowe, Alison Schwartz, Ruby Clarke, Kerrie Joseph Finn, and her husband, Josh, and me and my husband, Jim, and our son, Andrew.” Rebecca Beaumont and Jim Talcott ’00 plan to marry in the summer of 2003. Steve Mitchell will be a groomsman, and Rebecca Block ’00 will be a bridesmaid.
Class Secretary - hlynch@hs-pr.com

'99 Stephane Piche is working for the Labatt Brewery (Interbrew) in Quebec as a territory sales manager. It is his second year there. He is also the father of a new baby boy, Benjamin. You can reach Stephane at stephane.piche@labatt. com. Stephane, good luck with everything and congratulations! Genevieve Pence was appointed to the School of Natural Resources board of advisors by Dean Don DeHayes. After completing graduate studies in South Africa, Genevieve is living in Maine and working for the Maine chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Very exciting. Glad to have you back in the U.S.! Tyson Lewis is now living in New York City, where he founded the popular band, “The Law of Fives.” He is also a published writer—nothing big, just some feature stories and supplements for a Connecticut newspaper. Tyson’s story is a bit humorous — UVM grad sets out to become a big-time lawyer, ends up a rock star…that type of thing. If you would like to read more about or listen to “The Law of Fives,” go to www.thelawoffives.com. Will Roya would like to invite all fellow alumni who happen to visit Las Vegas this year to come see his newest production, “Hypnolarious”. Hypnolarious opened January 19th at the Bourbon Street Hotel & Casino. Will, the show’s producer, is pleased to present America’s favorite hypnotist, Terry Tokes, in this internationally critically acclaimed production. Will, it is so great to hear that you are still at it. I hope some classmates can get out there to see you. Steve Reidy and Jeanna Berman ’00 are engaged to be married. I will update you next issue with more details. Chris Baker also got engaged over the holidays. Lindsey Kriete qualified for World Championships Ironman Hawaii on October 19, 2002. Andres Lopez is living in San Antonio, Tex, working in the engineering department for a new fiber optic communications company, called Grande Communications. In any spare time, Andres writes screenplays, plays tennis, and attends basketball games. On a very sad note, Paul Knopf and his private pilot were killed in a plane crash on Friday, December 20. Paul was a member of our senior class council, and he worked hard on helping all of us have a wonderful senior year. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to Paul’s family. I wish you all a safe and happy new year.
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