A note from Caroline Farrington: “Angus McDougal ’99 and I were married in New York City on July 3. We eloped at city hall with Francesca Gardner as our witness. Later we celebrated with friends and family, including Francesca, Brian Gilmore ’99, Matthew Neiderhauser ’00, and Mike Getz ’99. We look forward to celebrating further with family and friends throughout the year, notably at Angus’s upcoming 20th reunion in 2019. We are living in Ann Arbor, Mich., where I am a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, doing cancer research. I expect to graduate with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University within the next year.”
News from Alexa Biron: “My husband, Jeremy Biron, and I welcomed Reed Coolidge Biron on October 14, 2018. He joins his sister Clare (4).”
An update from Amelia Sanchez-Moran: “I got married to Nicholas Alexsovich on Nantucket in October 2018. We had a bunch of SPS folks in attendance on what turned out to be a beautiful day on the Island: Jackie Peradotto, Elizabeth Bryson, Kathryn Fleishman, Annemarie von der Goltz, Jonathan Landry, Charlotte MacAusland, and Kendall Moore.”
Now located in Seattle, Beth Brunner transitioned to running her own interior design firm – Quartz & Bone – full time in September, specializing in full service interior design as well as remodel and new construction design.
Anthony Farrar and wife Jessica recently welcomed their second child, Phoebe Frances. Big sister Millie June is thrilled and all are doing well.
Lauren McKenna Surzyn shares this news: “SPS roommate and dear friend Meeghan Ford visited me in N.Y.C. in November as a part of her birthday celebration. It was so fun to catch up in person and introduce her to my baby, William Surzyn, born in May 2018.”
Laura Dean and Carmine Grimaldi were married on September 15, 2018, in Biddeford Pool, Maine. Many Paulies were in attendance: Eugene Conn, Caitlin Dick, Jocelyn Friedlander, Valerie Ho, William Johnston, Mae Karwowski, Charlie Nelson, Rufus Nicoll, Arkadiusz Piegdon, Lauren Shields, Sarah Wu, J.P. Aubry ’00, Ellie Bronson ’93 (aunt of the bride), Lucie ’75 and Paul Dean ’75, (parents of the bride), Mary Baily Wieler ’75, Joseph Dean ’77 (uncle of the bride), and Burton Closson ’48 (grandfather of the bride).
Christopher Hornor Hickey married Beth Vogelsang Treseder with a number of Paulies in attendance: Bowman Dickson, Nathaniel Green (former ASP faculty), Sam Malmberg, Charlie Perkins, Sam Moorhead, Oliver Embry, Ken Wong, Charlotte Hickey ’07, and Story Jenks.
Sarah (Booker) Hugar and Lee Hugar are happy to announce the arrival of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lee Hugar, born June 7, 2018. Lizzie is growing fast under the constant care of Jack (the family dog), who has made it his personal mission to lick her entire face at least five times a day. Parents are hanging in there, too.
From Jenna Lloyd-Randolfi: “This fall, I received my professional engineering (PE) license in chemical engineering in Arizona.”
On September 15, 2018, Clayton Sachs was married to Lily Nguyen in Amagansett, New York, at Clayton’s family home. Patrick Johnson, Clayton’s SPS roommate, and his wife Shelsey, introduced the couple more than six years ago in Boston. Eleven Paulies were in attendance.
Daphne Grayson and Keith Funston were married on September 29, 2018, in Prouts Neck, Maine, in the company of more than 25 Paulies. The couple was introduced by Keith’s cousin, Tina Thatcher Helzer ’00. Lucy Grayson Deland ’01, Annie McFadden ’07, Charlotte Ross Canet, Giovanna Campagna, and Tessa Rapaczynski were all bridesmaids. The groom’s cousin, John-Keith Wasson ’92, officiated the ceremony. Daphne and Keith moved to Boston after the wedding and would love to connect with any alumni in the area.
Eli Mitchell got to ski a few runs with John Coit and David Bates ’04 at Deer Valley over the holidays. She was also contacted by Mike Mester as he realized that he and Eli were co-workers – thanks to his sister for reading formnotes and pointing that out.
Imahn Moin shared the following: “As I begin 2019, I’m happy to announce that I will now be the owner at Wallingford Dental Arts. Owning my own dental office is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, and I’m excited to finally be able to embark on this journey. It will take some hard work to make it my own, and bring to life the vision I have for a family-friendly, modern, and ethical dental practice. If you’re ever in the area or looking for a dental home, please reach out or stop in and say hi.”
Steph Sorowka reports: “I fell in love with Kauai and Hawaii during my 60 days on the islands and working at La Buena Vida (Kona coffee farm). Big thanks to my cousin for the prompt – having a wedding there. I couldn’t stay for just a week. Current sights set on New Zealand early 2019 – finally putting that B.Ed. to use. Anyone there, shout out. For now, chilly Ottawa winter and family time.”
Katharine Verville sends this news: “I got married in September to Edward Gottfried in Nashville, Tenn. Charlotte Hickey was a bridesmaid and I was lucky enough to celebrate with some beloved SPS friends and family. Edward and I live in Brooklyn Heights.”
Kat Greenbaum writes: “In October, I was lucky enough to reconnect with Sarah Tory while she was in SoCal doing some very cool research for a piece she was writing on smuggling tunnels in San Diego. We spent the weekend cooking, hanging out, hiking, and riding bikes along the beach in Venice, Calif. One of the many highlights of the weekend was hiking Mount Baldy, which is the highest peak in the Los Angeles area, where we gained almost 4,000 feet in elevation over 11.5 miles – there was even some snow left on the peak from last winter. We returned to L.A. that night with tired legs and consumed our weight’s worth in Thai food and coconut water. It was so fun catching up with Sarah, and my partner Morgan and I are looking forward to heading to Colorado to hang out again sometime soon.”
A message from Peter Child: “My wife, Sara, and I just added a new baby girl to the squad as of December 26, 2018. Now we have Ellie and Ben, who just turned two in November. Lots of moving parts up here in Vermont these days. Outside of a few sleepless nights, we don’t have much to complain about with two healthy and happy kids.”
Ellen Greer checks in with this update: “Had a number of encounters with fellow Paulies recently. I hung out with Ricky Granados ’12 and we are both SPS, SYA, and Georgetown University triple co-alums. We first met through an SPS alumni event in D.C., and have become great friends. Ricky is traveling the world, recruiting students for SYA, and we got dinner in D.C. in late November. I saw Grant Gendron and John Gasparini on New Year’s Eve. Grant and I were surprised to walk into a party hosted by one of his Boston friends to find Gaspo there too. Blast from the past. Grant and John both practice law, and I work in web product management. I also saw Grace Flores for some ice skating in Silver Spring, Md. Grace lives in Capitol Heights, Md., with her husband, Chris, and their spaniel, Winston, and works as a manager for the startup company, 2U.
Will Gruner married Michelle Eston on September 15, 2018, in Harwich, Mass. The Paulies in attendance were: Annie McFadden, Samantha Kerr ’08 , Will Ahmed, Betsy Cramer ’76, Betsey Osbourne ’76 , Eliza Crater, Jay Gurney ’08, India Laughlin, Oliver Embry ’05, Sam Cooley, Sam Gruner ’76, Angus Gruner ’19, Walter Manny ’76, John Sides, Chris Eastland ’98, and Kendrick Wilson.
Ulysses Hernandez writes: “I got engaged in 2017 and wanted to do something different for my bachelor party. With the soccer World Cup happening this summer, I was able to convince my younger brother Oscar to go to Russia with me. We were fortunate enough to acquire tickets to three games (Brazil v. Costa Rica, Japan v. Colombia, and Mexico v. South Korea). We were in Russia for about 10 days and on 17 flights, who knew Russia was so big. Although exhausted at the end of the trip, it was an awesome experience and was able to check something off my bucket list. In the fall, I finally made it official with my longtime partner (of 10 years) Ariana McLean and tied the knot on October 20, 2018, down in New Orleans. Oliver Morfin and John H. Montalvo were groomsmen and we had the SPS prayer incorporated into our service. Lastly, I completed my first marathon, the N.Y.C. marathon, two weeks after getting married and about five weeks since my last run. The last eight miles were brutal and no flattering pictures to send in. Looking to keep the momentum going in 2019 and hoping to have even more exciting news this year.”
An update from Nick Cortes: “I got named to Forbes 30 under 30 in November 2018 for my work as co-founder at Atrium. Atrium is a company I founded in early 2017 (along with Justin Kan and Augie Rakow), which is reshaping how legal services are provided. We raised $10.5 million in 2017, led by General Catalyst, and, in late 2018, we raised another $65 million, led by Andreessen Horowitz. I lead operations, building the operational infrastructure for both our technology and legal teams. With the rapid growth of our company in the last 18 months, this role has proven both challenging and rewarding. We are currently at nearly 140 employees and coming off our strongest month in history.”
Benjamin Karp was the founder and coordinator of an international refugee conference in November at Tulane University Law School’s Eason Weinmann Center. The title of the conference was “Refugees Endure: WWII Displaced Persons versus Today and the Lessons Learned.”
This summer, Stephanie Crocker moved to Somerville, Mass., with her husband, Eric, and two cats, Maya and Bean. Steph is in the last year of her Ph.D. program in electrical engineering. Her research is on coordinating smart appliances to improve the operation of the electrical power grid. On the rare work-free weekend, Steph and Eric escape to the woods and mountains of New Hampshire, sometimes with cats in tow.
Megan MacColl reports: “I’m living in San Francisco and working in politics. It’s been great to run into so many Paulies in the Bay Area, including a literal run-in with Vicky Hetz ’09 on the sidewalk. Looking forward to some cross-country skiing in Tahoe with our form’s newest SF resident, Libby Spalding.”
From Heather McCarrick: “I finished my Ph.D. in physics at Columbia this past fall. I then moved to Princeton, where I’m excited to be working on a new cosmology experiment.”
After several years of serving in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, Gray Kelsey is working for Planned Parenthood in San Francisco and loving life in the Bay Area.