Hope everyone is having a terrific start to the year. As always, the holidays are a wonderful time and a few of us had the chance to visit Millville for Lessons and Carols this past December. In addition, the end of 2017 was quite an exciting time for our form, given the number of baby announcements. Please welcome the following into our Form of 2003 family.
Jess and I welcomed our first child, Augusta “Gusty” Margaret Seely, on September 26, 2017. All are healthy and happy and enjoying the new adventure!. Greg Larsen took a minute to send in the following update: “I’m currently studying seals and whales at Palmer Station, Antarctica, as part of my Ph.D. research, and on my transit south aboard the R.V. Laurence M. Gould, I ran into Hannah Gray ’97, who helps run the ship-based research operations as a marine technician. We were too busy to get a picture on the way south, but I’ll try to get a picture together when the ship revisits the station next month on its way back north.”
Steph Sorowka had some unplanned adventures this summer, furthering her journey of studying French in Winnipeg by continuing west to play in the Canadian Rockies for a couple weeks, and deciding it would not be a complete road trip without heading all the way to the Pacific and Vancouver Island for Canada Day. Later, she found herself in Moldova and the surrounding areas for five weeks. Rock climbing in Bulgaria, hiking beautiful mountains in Romania, and enjoying the seaport in Ukraine. Currently she is splitting time between Ottawa and Montreal and looking forward to what this year will bring.
Cory Sanderson had an exciting year as he wrote in with lots of news: “This has been a big year, going into my fourth year in Nashville. I bought my first house and was appointed the executive director of Nashville Rowing Club, while continuing as the men’s head coach for our juniors program. I spent the summer in Oregon, finishing up my seventh year coaching the U.S. Rowing Men’s Junior National High Performance Team,
Happy 2018, everyone. It is wild to believe that we are past our 10-year reunion. I have been making the most of my New York City home by seeing many of you, including Steph Quaye, Erica Deane, Kyaira Holmes, and Forrest Van Dyke. I also headed over to Philadelphia to see our recently engaged Lizzy Bates. I have been lucky enough to see Nicky Buxton ’09 and Maddy Jennings ’09 (and luckier, still, to go see Hamilton with Nicky, and shoot, it’s even better than everyone says). Let me know if you are ever in the city.
A note from Kathryn Greenbaum: “I am living in Venice, Calif., working for a tech startup called GNARBOX, which combines my love for photography and the great outdoors/skiing. I recently attended a surprise birthday party for Phoebe Stockman, hosted by the lovely Lily Stockman ’01, Hopie Stockman ’03, and Grier Stockman ’09. It was a gorgeous evening, with a great showing of Paulies that included Molly Mitchell ’06, Chloe Squires, Max Martensen, and Nolan Jennings. Hoping everyone is well, and give me a shout if you are ever in L.A!”
Catherine Parkhurst writes: “I recently got married (September 3, 2017) in Prouts Neck, Maine, to Brian Gardiner. We were lucky to celebrate with a lot of Paulies.”
Diego H. Nunez
Benjamin Karp reports that, on a trip to New York City, he was able to join some Paulies for dinner. Jamie Wilson, Christopher Beisswenger, Jason Bourgea, Tom Hearne, Charles Vennat ’07, and Mike Ott were all in attendance.
An announcement from Natalie Klapholz (Kleeman): “I married my longtime college sweetheart, Jacob Klapholz, on September 9 in Lake Bluff, Ill. I had four Paulies in the bridal party: Andie Kleeman ’11, Isabel Mitchell, Stephanie Schaeberle, and Taylor Willis. Jacob and I live in Boston and would love to welcome any SPS visitors.”