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Laura Kellogg Siesar and family moved to Monkton, Vt., last summer. They bought their house from Paul Toth and his wife. The Toths passed along the news that Dale Caldwell ’89, his wife, and daughter live around the corner. They stay busy with their kids, Clara and Julian. Tim Curran and Jodi welcomed Cody Nathan into the world last August. Riley “Jennifer” McAlpine “would love to connect with some college peeps.” Her website is www.teamrileyracing.com. She lives in Santa Monica, Calif. Paige Chamberlain deSantis lives near Boston. Her son, Cooper Fitzgerald was born in June 2003, and daughter Sydney is five. Paige sees Leslie Poitras Ten Hope often, and she wrote that life is good. Leslie Poitras Ten Hope wrote that she and her husband, Paul, welcomed their third child, William Tyler, on February 29, 2004. He joins big sister Kiely and big brother Jack. Leslie is staying home while the children are young. She lives in Beverly, Mass., where she sees Paige Chamberlain deSantis and her family. Meg Laferriere Horrocks and her husband, Tom, welcomed their daughter, Lucienne “Luci” Marie, into the world on February 15, 2003. The family lives in Park City, Utah, and they invite UVM friends to call if in the area. Last July, Paul Bowe returned to work full time as MFS Investment Management in Boston after the absence of more than a year. After months of waiting, he received a life-saving liver transplant in December 2003 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He wrote, “During my illness, I survived with the support and prayers of many, including Jeff Vorderer ’90, who visited me in Pittsburgh, and Tom Young ’91, and UVM basketball coach Tom Brennan.” Paul wrote that he was the second-leading fundraiser in the American Liver Foundation's annual Walk for Research. There is an article about him at www.neweng landhemophilia.orgnnewssp04.pdf.
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Debbie Howarth wrote that she is an assistant professor in the Hospitality College at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. She lives in Plainville, Mass., near Patriot Stadium. Debbie sent congratulations to the following couples on their wedding anniversaries: George ’92 and Antonia Small (’92) Colgrove, who celebrated their 15th anniversary in May; Robyn Horr (’92) Moore and her husband Dale, who celebrated their second anniversary in June, and David ’92 and Julie Whalen (’90) Caterino, who celebrated their 11th anniversary in September. Curtis Picard wrote that he and his wife, Larissa, were delighted to welcome their first child, Nicholas John, on August 23, 2004. They live in Woodbury, Vt., where Curtis is vice president of business development and international trade for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. He was also excited that, over the last year, he reconnected with Dora Yfantopulos Thagouras, Amanda Lylis (’92) Ahmadi, Emmar Jarvis ’93, and Jon and Jackie Desany Clancy.
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Tracy Epstein Pesikoff, husband Joshua, and son Jonah welcomed a baby girl, Lily Louise, into the family on February 18, 2004. The Pesikoffs live in Houston, Tex. Chris Siliski recently returned from managing nationwide operations for a large non-profit organization to pursue a master’s degree in education at UVM. Countries of work over the past 10 years have included Latvia, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and, most recently, Afghanistan. Efforts involved managing civic participation and conflict reduction programs resulting in hundreds of mid-size infrastructure projects, including clean water, rehabilitation of schools, etc., desperately needed by refugee and other “at-risk” communities. Jay Czelusniak wrote that Crawford Hubbard married Lexa in May. The wedding was in Baltimore, and a bunch of UVMers attended. In addition to Jay, John Newton, Matt Pezzulich and wife Janet, Nate Beck and wife Lynnette Stracke, Ned Crosby and wife Kelly ’95, Ted and Nina Ouellet (’93) Rich, Matt Reider and wife Allison, Jeremy Solomon and wife Michelle, Daren Henry ’94 and wife Sarah, Brandt Rider and wife Karen, Josh Adams ’90, Heidi Hildreth ’93, and Ty Buck ’94, were all there. The 62 South Union crew still likes to get together several times a year. Unfortunately, Jai Chanda and Craig McClaren couldn’t make it to the wedding, but the whole group got together in Canada last July and again in October in the Keys. In addition, Jay wrote that he, Ted Rich and Crawford Hubbard, with the support of their friends, have started a Scholarship Endowment, the 62 South Union Fund, at UVM. If anyone would like to help out, contact UVM Development and Alumni Relations. Jay can be reached by email at czelooz@comcast.net. Anne Phyfe Snedeker Palmer was recently looking at photos of her junior year abroad at the University of Kent, and she wondered how her traveling pal Kelly McVearrie is. Anne is celebrating eight years of business in her yoga studios, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, in Seattle. They recently launched their website redesign at www.8limbs yoga.com. That’s Anne doing sun salutations at the top. Susan Brady VanDerVliet and husband Dann ’93 of Huntington, Vt., proudly announced the birth of their second child, Robert Daniel, born January 8, 2004. Older sister Katherine Elizabeth is adjusting to her new role very well. Heather Stancliffe Beres wrote that when she opened a recent copy of Vermont Quarterly, she realized that she hadn’t spoken to anyone from UVM other than Rebecca Persinger in ages. She would love to hear from some old friends and roommates. She also reported that she married Bill Beres in April 2002 at the Mad River base lodge in Waitsfield, Vt. That same year, they bought a house in Norwalk, Conn, and on January 24, 2004, they welcomed their son, Gabriel Reese. Although Gabe occupies most of her time, she also has become an avid gardener as well as a painter and handyman in her spare time to keep up with the family’s house that was built in 1890. Heather and family travel to Vermont often to visit her family in Stowe. She would love to hear from UVM friends at hsharr ison@hotmail.com. Sarah Nichols Rosensweet wrote that she and her husband, Jesse, and their son, Lee, welcomed their new son Asa Blue into the world on May 31, 2004. Finally, I am very happy to announce that my husband, Jonathan, and I welcomed Abigail Molly into the world on April 9, 2004. I am still a legislative and regulatory attorney at the U.S. Department of Education, and my husband is an antitrust attorney for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, a private firm.
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John Gates

Not a lot of news from the class of 1994, but the little bit of news we have is good. Craig Rothenberg and his wife, Maryellen, welcomed their first child, a son, born on August 6, 2004. Congratulations, Craig and Maryellen. Melissa McCarthy wrote in for the first time. She let us know that, after graduation, she lived in Boston, where she taught young deaf children. After receiving a master’s degree in deaf education from Smith College in 2002, she became an administrator for a small program for deaf children in Wilmington, Mass. She recently gave up administration and returned to teaching, and she accepted a new position at a school for the deaf in Sydney, Australia. She currently works with infants and toddlers at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. She wrote, “It’s thrilling to be living and working in another country. The weather is beautiful. I’d love to hear from my UVM friends and any UVMers in the Sydney area.” We’d all love to hear how the class of 1994 is doing. Please send in news and updates. Looking forward to hearing from you all.
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Abby Atkinson O’Brien

Greetings, class of 1995! Can you believe we are coming up on our 10th reunion? Is that possible? I hope many of you will be making the trip back to Burlington in June. Sorry that the last issue didn’t have any entries for us. I bought and moved into a new place, but we’re back on track this issue. Michelle Demers Huse and husband Greg moved to Madison, Conn., in Feburary 2004. Greg took a job as a consulting arborist with Bartlett Tree Experts, and Michelle is starting a business-coaching practice, helping entrepreneurs in service industries grow and market their business. They are happy to have moved near Anne Lombard ’94, who makes her home in neighboring Guilford, Conn. Kelly McCloy married Andrew Becker on June 26, 2006, in Yosemite National Park. They live in Berkeley, Calif., where Kelly is a product manager for an online media company, and Andrew is working on a master’s degree in journalism at UC Berkeley. There were several UVMers in attendance at their wedding, including Marita Fowler Johnson, Elsbeth Sklar Wick, Jenna Malone, Shannon Kelly, Beth Macomber, Denise Kenny, Marie Schowalter, Colleen Hunt, Rebecca Slovin Urban, and Ryan Weiderkehr ’97. Wade Johnson G’97 received the Henry J. Rinaldi Award from the New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association for contributions to a multi-state firearms and drug investigation that was coordinated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. He is a probation supervisor with the Vermont Department of Corrections. Kate Handy Ruwet wrote that she and her husband, Jason, welcomed their second son, Jackson “Jack” Fraser, on May 11, 2004. Their older son, Alexander “Alex” James, was born on August 31, 2002. They live in Williston, Vt., where Jason is an attorney and Kate is currently staying home with the kids full time. Jennifer Hughes lives in the West Village in New York City, continuing her film career at Miramax Films. She just competed in the New York Olympic triathlon to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma. Kelli Shonter and Chris Ford recently purchased a home in Burlington, Vt., and Kelli is the new director of medical alumni relations for the UVM School of Medicine. Susannah Ural Bruce and her husband, Robert “Bo” Bruce, are enjoying life with their new son, Robert Michael, born August 12, 2004. Jason Kneeland and his wife, Liz, were married in Alexandria, Va., in December 2002 with many UVMers present. In December 2003, their son, Andrew, was born in Washington, DC. The family is currently livng in North Africa, where Jason is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. They are planning a move to the Far East in 2005. Robert Myers and his wife, Jamie, welcomed their daughter, Isabella, on August 2, 2004, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. Isabella is their first child.
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Valeri Pappas

Sarah DeLucia Bierman and her husband, Brad ’95, live in Bridgeport, Conn., and are enjoying an active life with their two-year-old son Tyler. Antonia Ziegler Fiksdalstrand, husband Tom, son Dillon, and daughter Grace recently visited Sybil Sumner Mitchell. Antonia and her family are still living in Norway, but they were in the States for a few weeks’ vacation. Stephanie Pettis Sumner recently opened her own in-home daycare in Mt. Tabor, Vt. Jody Citrano Patriarca and her husband, Dave, welcomed their son, Jonas, on August 29, 2004.
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Lee Carstensen Genung

I attended the wedding of Kate Townsend ’97 and Billy Simpson ’99 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. Many UVM friends flew down to help them celebrate, including Caitlin McCandle ’97, Shannon Burke (’97) Fitzgerald, Jenny Roberts ’97, Diana Petroff ’97, Carey Baldwin ’97, Andrew ’96 and Shelby Smith (’97) Thompson, Posie Haeger, Jim Boshart, Zach Williams ’99, Tara Hanley ’99, Jessica McMullan ’99, and James Richards ’99. Mike Trader wrote to tell us that Mark Verville married Carrie Beck last September. Although Mark and Carrie were in school together for four years, they didn’t meet until senior week. Mike, Ben Stockman, Mike Murphy, and Bill O’Donovan attended the wedding in Stowe. Mike is founder of BayBuilder, a software company, originally based in Florida that he sold to a company in Las Vegas. He lived there for several years and worked for the company. Mike later moved to Atlanta, where he was founder and now president of a biometrics research and development company, called M2SYS Technology. He would love to hear from UVM friends via email at mtrad er@m2sys.com. He also sent congratulations to Chuck Saltzman on his recent engagement. Steve Czuchman sent “a big shout out” to classmates and especially to Jen Moss and “Canadian Chris.” Steve graduated from Hofstra Law School in 2004, and he now works for a financial services/banking firm. Jamie Rinaldi married David Rose on May 30, 2004. Their reception was held on the Atlanta, a yacht that cruised around New York City. The couple lives in Upper Saddle River, N.J., with their dog, Roxy. Melissa Mulholland became a McAuslin in August 2002 when she married Gary McAuslin. For the past five years, they have made their home in Portland, Maine. The McAuslins attended the wedding of Jessica Forsyth and Steven Bagwell in August 2003 and Scott Mahland and Maureen Myers on October 9, 2004. Jessica and Steven live in Massachusetts, and Scott and Maureen live in Rhode Island. Allison Austin moved to Tampa, Fla. Please continue to write in and keep us updated.
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Heather Lynch

By the time you are reading this, it will be winter. Hard to believe. Here are some wonderful updates. On June 26, 2004, Andrew Holmes married Maren Christenson ’00 on the Cape in Massachusetts. The amazing event was packed with many ’99 UVMers: Cris Amanti, Tom Burke, Luke Suchecki, Ben Taylor, Chris Frier, Chirag Vyas, Bob Stewart, Alyson Spies Stewart, Kevin Chipman, Christian Craig, Chris Periera, Jaime Bergin, Mark Allen, Pete Newell, Noah Berliner, Alan Bagshaw ’00, Jenny Denison ’00, Laura Richards ’00, Stacey Beck ’00, and Kate Nobile Brunell ’00. They had a wonderful day. Graham Bless and Tara Kolenski were married on August 22, 2004, in North Andover, Mass. Alyssa Sher, Lindsay Truesdell, and I were bridesmaids. Other UVMers in attendance included Rebecca Alexander ’98, Beth Murray ’98, Margaret Shaw ’00, Olivia Beecher, Chris Frier, Andrew Feibelman, Mary Vadnais Berger, and Michael and Megan Putnam. Edward McCauley married Carina Izzi ’01 in Bolton Valley last June. In attendance were Ben Johnson, Mike Morrotto, Emily Davis ’01, Tim Parrot ’01, Landree Crowley ’01, and Amanda Breed ’02. After moving to Montana for two years, Ed and Carina are back in Burlington, where they have bought a house. Both work at Fletcher Allen. Sarah Corby and Jerrod DeShaw ’97 married on June 26th at Hildene in Manchester, Vt. Dory Alport Regis was matron of honor. Other UVM grads in attendance were Meredith Worley, Tony Lee ’96, Jess Livada ’98, Jim Villa ’98, Patrick FitzGerald ’93, Jay FitzGerald ’95, Kip Levin ’95, Kirstin Jacobson DeShaw ’93, Nancy Surdek (’97) Westbrook, Dave Westbrook ’97, and Sarah O’Brian ’97. Sarah and Jerrod spent their honeymoon in St. Barts and Nantucket. They make their home in Boston. Luke Suchecki married Colleen Norris on September 5th in Newburyport, Mass., and their reception was held in Hampton Falls, N.H. Jen Jensen is a fourth grade teacher in Connecticut. She married Graham Hall on July 24, and Sarah Sonneborn Noyes, Chris Noyes, Julie Leeman, Heather Schniepp, and Sarah Stroeble ’00 were there for the festivities. Bethany Desautel Brown and husband Matt welcomed a new daughter, Macey Louise, into the world on May 23, 2004. Casey Hall is engaged to Mac Armstrong. They live in San Francisco, and the big day is set for June 18, 2005. Leigh Summers and Stephen Fry are engaged to be married. They make their home in New York City. Krista Polley tied the knot with William Brinchek of Raleigh, N.C., on September 5, 2004. The ceremony was held in Gloucester, Mass. Sheri Butterfield Young served as maid of honor, and Amy Mulkhern ’02 and Erin Taylor ’00 were bridesmaids. The couple will live happily ever after in Raleigh with their dog, turtle, fish, and two cats. Krista and Mike are both employed with environmental consulting companies. Sheri and Bryan Young live in Madison, Wisc. Both are finishing requirements for master’s degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bryan in finance and Sheri in water resources management and soil science. Thanks so much for all of the updates. Please keep them coming.
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Sarah Pitlak

Congratulations to Rachel Lee! She won the 2004 Small Business Administration Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She owns Armistead Caregiver Services, which she started as a senior at UVM. Congratulations also to Gino Giumarro! Gino was promoted to director of the ecological services division at Woodlot Alternatives, Inc., in Topsham, Maine. He will manage and direct Woodlot’s wide range of services in environmental planning, wildlife studies, fisheries, forestry, botany, ecological risk assessment, corridor studies, and environmental impact assessments. He joined the firm in 2003. Last summer was a big summer for weddings. Ellen Binns wrote to tell us about the June 19, 2004, wedding of Troy Goddu and Heather Towne in Jackson Village, N.H. After their honeymoon in Hawaii, they returned to their newly-purchased condominium in Portland, Maine. Members of the wedding party included Ali Myer ’99, Jackie Gancarz, and Brenda Lewis. Several people ventured up from the Boston area, including Matt Arnold, Ellen Binns, Mike Coglan, Jill Csillag, Mike Gladchun, Cindy Goodwin, Liz Groff, Matt Jenkins, Brendan Mulvey ’99, Kyle Morton, Sindy Stone, Leah Tighe, and Noah Vihinen. Both Tim Reich and Jeremy Foster ’01 made their way from Maine, while Will Bucossi traveled from Burlington, VT, and Scott Lewis, from New York City. Khette Szabo flew in on a “red-eye” flight from San Francisco, where she has been living since graduation. Liz Czaplicki made her way up from New Hampshire to the wedding. She returned to the Northeast in May after graduating from OSU veterinary program with a DVM. Congratulations, Liz! Immediately after graduation, both Liz and Kyle Morton spent a week climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Currently, Liz is doing an internship at the Rochester Equine Clinic in Rochester, N.H. Rebecca Slater and Joseph Manson were united in marriage on July 10, 2004, in Central, S.C. Rebecca was attended by her sister, Jennifer ’06, as maid of honor. Rebecca is an extension horticulturist at Clemson University. Her great-aunt is Lillian Marsh ’28. Late last summer, Leigh Ault married Matt Capozzi in a beautiful ceremony in Stowe, Vt., where the two had met. Many UVMers were present to help Matt and Leigh celebrate the big day: Sarah Scruggs, Gregg Olson, Ali Bicknell, Gabe Chapin, Megan Mattes, Jeff Landers, Ian Armstrong, Emily Kennedy, Leslie Wood, Charlie Lynch, Ryan Field, Ellie Levins, and Sara and Oliver Fritsch. Mara Kevan and Chris Mitchell became engaged in December 2003 at Lake Tahoe. They are planning a July 2005 wedding. They live in Manhattan, where Mara attends medical school. Mara has asked Megan Sierak, Jessica Deming, Meghan Leonard, Wendy May Real, and Kelly Hale to be in her wedding party. Ellen Binns wrote that Mike Colgan proposed to Liz Groff and Noah Vihinen proposed to Cindy Goodwin. Both said yes. Congratulations to all! Alison Gray is engaged to Stephen Sampson. Both live in Braintree, Mass. In late June, the annual Bloomberg picnic was held in New York City. Scott Lewis and Kristen Bruno, who work for Bloomberg, talked it up so much that Ellen Binns came down from Massachusetts and Cristy Rizzano came down from Connecticut to see what all the talk was about. They were not let down. In mid-July, several UVMers made their way from Massachusetts to the Saco River in New Hampshire for a weekend get together. Ellen Binns, Michelle Chicoine, Jill Csillag, Jackie Gancarz, Mike Gladchun, Cindy Goodwin, Jamie Gruber, Matt Jenkins, Brendan Mulvey, Sindy Stone, Sarah Stroeble, Leah Tighe, Noah Vihnen, and Kristen Weller ’99 enjoyed the sun and paddling canoes. Colleen Kenney was missed on the canoe trip. She is living in New Zealand, where she and Leah Tighe moved a year ago. Leah recently moved back to Boston and has taken a teaching position in Brookline. Colleen let us know that Jeremy Marquez is engaged and planning to marry in July 2005. Lib Long graduated from Northeastern University Law School and is busy studying for the Bar. Bonnie Paisley is enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Chicago. She will graduate this fall, and she plans to use these skills in conjunction with her UVM business degree in the catering business she recently started. Becky Ibey and Jamie Caird will be moving into their own places in Boston. They have been roommates since graduation. Both are CPAs working for “big four” firms in Boston. Thank you all for so many great updates.
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Sara Kinnamon Fritsch

It has been a busy summer and fall. Tim Daly ’98 and I were married last August in Hanover, N.H. His brother, Michael, and my sisters, Jessica Dixon-Streeter ’98 and Darcy Kreis ’99, were attendants in the wedding. I also started the MBA program at Dartmouth’s Tuck Business School. Please see my new email address below. Seth Keslow moved back to New York City from Dallas last year. He just bought an apartment in midtown Manhattan, and he is working in the television and motion picture production industry. He wrote that he caught up with alums at his surprise birthday party in New York City last summer. Jessica Merrill is living in Washington, D.C., but was planning to move to Baltimore to start studying nursing at Johns Hopkins. Tricia Bozek is living in Baltimore, working in law, and pursuing her master’s. Lisa Calandrelli is continuing her career in dance and education. She has opened her own baby gym in Stamford, Conn., called “My Gym.” Julie Skowroneck and her new husband Brian Brissett are living in Atlantic City, N.J. Shira Tabib and her fiancée Adam Theriault ’00 live in New York City, and they are busy planning their wedding for summer 2005. Maggie Sposato, Mark Clyman, and Mark’s fiancé Liz Strauss also attended the party. They live in Washington, D.C., where Mark attends George Washington University Law School. They plan to move home to New York City next summer. Seth also sends his congratulations to Dani Dvorin ’00 and Sari of New York City on their October marriage. Carina Izzi wrote that she and Edward McCauley ’99 were married in Bolton Valley, Vt., last June. In attendance were Landree Crowley, Tim Parrott, Emily Davis, Amanda Breed ’02, Ben Johnson ’99, and Mike Morrotto ’99. After spending two years in Montana, Carina and Ed are back in Burlington, where they bought a house. They both work at Fletcher Allen Healthcare. Ryan McLaughlin wrote, “I started selling real estate for Prudential in Park City, Utah, so if anyone has plans to buy property, let me know. I also have a new chocolate lab puppy.” Ryan also wrote that Ben Salsbury and Russ Romano plan to open a pizza restaurant in New York City. He also sent his congratulations to Dennis and Kate.
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Jennifer Khouri

Hello, class of 2003. Our classmates have been up to some very exciting things lately. Brian Carnahan moved to Medford, Mass, and he teaches earth science at Medford High school. He wrote, “Wish me luck; it’s my rookie year.” Erin Socha was nice enough to write on behalf of all her Rhode Island friends. Erin, Nicolle Clemente, Michaela Conway, and Michael D’Alessandro all returned home to Rhode Island after graduation, then went their separate ways soon therafter. Nicolle moved to Tennessee and is currently in her second year of a MS/MPH dual degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She will finish classes in December, then begin her dietetic internship in January. She plans to graduate in August 2005. On a somber note, Nicolle recently suffered a devastating house fire, but thankfully, everyone survived. Nicolle lost everything, including her UVM memorabilia. If anyone has pictures or other UVM memories, please send them to Nicolle at nclement@utk.edu. Michaela recently moved to Boston and is working for Citizens Bank in their internal communications/mergers and acquisitions department. She has kept in contact with Nils Weldy ’02, who is living in Boston. Nils works at the Fleet Center and is a senior account executive for the Boston Bruins. Mike D. lives in Narragansett and is also pursuing a master’s degree in public administration. He works in Providence at Cendent Mortgage with Stephen Taft ’81, Amlan Bhattacharyya ’98, Kate Brunell ’00, and Rachel Schneider ’01. Erin moved to New Smyrna Beach, Fla, shortly after graduation to work as a nanny. She returned to Rhode Island in May to begin studying for her MBA at Bryant University while substitute teaching in the public school system. She threw a housewarming/birthday party last July for UVM friends in her new house in Cranston. Jill Russo is a legal assistant in Fairfield, Conn., and is in her second year of law school at Quinnipiac. She is still dating Kyle Lavigne, who was planning to move near Jill last fall. Jill enjoyed seeing UVM friends at Homecoming Weekend. Cara Linehan works in the development office at Harvard Law School. She enjoyed an amazing summer in Ireland, living and traveling with Jessie Rosenfeld ’04. She saw a lot of Europe and enjoyed Paris the most. Cara can’t wait to start her master’s program in February. Korinne Moore recently relocated to Boston and is living with Janine White, Kelly Kisiday ’04, and Jessie Rosenfeld ’04. She continues working for the American Cancer Society in a new capacity as advocacy associate in the government relations department. Sarah Langlois married Thomas Gates in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Rhode Island on July 9. Congratulations, Sarah and Thomas! Matt Salhuana recently began a new job in food management in New Jersey. He loves his new job and hopes to begin graduate classes soon. Dan Fredman was able to fill me in on lots of ’03 grads. Dan is still working in admissions at UVM and is now in charge of travel to Connecticut, western New York State and Westchester County. He reads applications and assists in coordinating the Parent and Alumni Program for Admissions. He wrote, “If anyone would like to volunteer some time to help UVM admissions, please contact me at dfredman@uvm.edu.” Dan lives with Kristin Guerrette and Ben Reist (formerly Ben Martin) in Shelburne, Vt. Ben is finishing his second year as a grad student in UVM’s math department, and Kristin is taking classes while working in Montpelier. Kristin also has been coaching high school field hockey in Montpelier with Alexis Ressler, who also is a grad student in education. Kristin’s boyfriend Kevin Cook is living in Burlington and working at Burlington High School. Aron Stephens has been living in Portland, Oreg., for the past two years. She works for Disaster Relief Educators for AmeriCorps and recently visited Mount St. Helens while it was erupting. Aron let us know that Maren Spitz, who was also working for AmeriCorps in Portland, returned to Hartford, Conn., where she is working in an elementary school. Meredith Shield has moved to Portland, Oreg., where she works for ACT (America Coming Together), helping to get the vote out for the election. Annie Willis finished her time at UVM Admissions last May and has since moved to Los Angeles. Jill Senyi was living in Los Angeles, too, but she recently moved back to Toronto. Adam Wertheimer graduated from the French Culinary Institute in Soho and is currently working at Aureole, one of the top restaurants in New York. He and Eve Schott live on the Upper West Side. Eve has earned her real estate license, and she handles rental apartments in the city. Nathan Ahlemeyer is living back home in Indiana while he finished some pre-vet classes. He hopes to attend vet school next year. Maigret Fay and Kristin Baker both live in Boston. Jeremy Matloff is in his second year at Tufts Medical School. He was elated that the Red Sox were in the playoffs. Steph Bennett was working at Burton Snowboards in Burlington, but she recently accepted a position at Karhu, a Nordic ski company also in Burlington. She hangs out with Jenn Hughes, who is finishing her second year in the UVM graduate program in social work. Recently, I was able to catch up with Tiffany Hayes, who is a nanny in Ridgefield, Conn. I, too, hope to begin taking classes for my master’s in publishing. It was great to catch up with many classmates at Homecoming Weekend, and I hope to see more of you at upcoming UVM events. Please send me your updates for future issues of Vermont Quarterly. Happy New Year!
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Jillian Giardina

Congratulations to Julia Dreher and Travis Goodkind as well as Brittany Atkins and Mike Csaszar on their engagements! Becky Daley lives in Malden, Mass., and she is in graduate school at Northeastern University. Kathryn Bengston is a corporate junior paralegal at Rackermann Sawyer & Brewster. Valerie Winot is living in Vermont and working as a research and marketing assistant at Marketing Partners, Inc., in Burlington. Abigail Rossetti is in Las Vegas, working for Teach for America. Erla Magnusson lives in China, and she would love to know if there are any UVMers over there. Kerry Sullivan is a long-term substitute teacher in Massachusetts. Megan Makowsky lives in Hampton, N.H., where she teaches at a Catholic school. Kelly Brown is a financial analyst at JPMorganChase in New York City. Lee Reynolds is a new operations manager at Menlo Park St. Paul, a biotech incubator in Minnesota. Carol Rodriguez is living in Massachusetts and working at Massachusetts General Hospital. Greg Hoffman has returned from Europe, and he hopes to live in Burlington, Vt. Alyssa Sariano lives in New Jersey and works at a drug treatment center. Mike Biederman is out in the Windy City, Chicago, working for Boys Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit mentoring program. As for me, all is well here in Somerville. I had a great time catching up with UVM friends at Homecoming, and I hope to see more of you at alumni events in Massachusetts.
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Kelly Kisiday