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Broadway” last summer in NYC: Randi Sidman-Moore and daughter Skyler, Mary Ellen Maloney, Alexandra Hart, and Kim Davis Koeller. Laura says, “It was great to spend a few relaxing and fun days in the city and at my home in Rock - land County, NY.” She is a ballet teacher at Josie’s International School of Dance in Ossining, NY, teaching a beginner class for teens and adults. “It is a lot of fun watching everyone learn and progress.” Longtime Seattle local Kimberly Davis Koeller invites alumni visitors to get in touch when in the area: kimdavis007@ gmail.com.


NYC photographer Todd France recent-


ly relocated his studio to West 22nd Street at 6th Avenue. You can see his work at toddfrancephoto.com. He lives in Brook - lyn with wife Shanna and sons Henry and Abe.


Rob Land, senior VP for government affairs and associate general counsel for JetBlue Airways, was “thinking of all class- mates in New York and New Jersey post- Sandy” while he was “working slowly and safely” to restart operations at JetBlue in the region, along with Rich Bamberger ’92, communications director in New York State Governor’s office. Last year Amy Bergman Bonomi ob - tained her residential real estate license in NYC and joined Stribling & Associates. She handles sales and rentals in Manhat - tan and Brooklyn. Amy is happy to hear from former classmates at abonomi@ stribling.com. Claire Pferdner Butler (claire@claire butler.org) has been in Australia for the last 17 years and recently moved from Adelaide to manage Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, a six-star environ- mentally friendly community center on the outskirts of Melbourne. She has also developed a Moodle training Web site and delivered training for Redbubble, which has headquarters in Melbourne and Mountain View, CA. She earned a diplo- ma in project management from Swin - burne University. Her 14-year-old son is “a budding composer and guitarist, as well as a regular old high school student.” Stacey Wessel-Jiménez and husband Richard Jiménez send prayers and well- wishes to alumni friends affected by Hur - ricane Sandy. Richard is a vice principal in a middle high school in Germany; he and Stacey are busy raising three teen - agers. They hope to make it to Skidmore for our next reunion! Metals artist, designer, and goldsmith Alexandra Hart shared a photo of Balti - more’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake


wearing her “Golden Sunburst necklace with the perfect dress” at the Walters Museum Jewelry Fair opening night in No vember. Per the museum Web site, 17 nationally recognized American jewelers were selected “for their talents to bring precious stones and metals to life in jew- elry.” You can see the photo at alexandra hart.com/blog-post/baltimores-mayor- wears-alexandra-hart/. After five years at Tealwood Asset Man - agement in Minneapolis, MN, Dan Aron - son and his partner resigned in September to form their own investment boutique, EPIQ Partners. Dan says they spent the last months of the year “building out our infrastructure and transitioning our founding clients before formally launch- ing in 2013. We are especially excited to move into our own space and have a place we can call home.” ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 N. BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


daughter Laney, 3, and son Alden, 2. DANA METES 142 BEST ROAD WINDSOR, VT 05089-9564 DANAMETES@YAHOO.COM


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Sarah Sims Chalsma in Maine. Megan traveled to Lafayette, LA, for jewelry industry training and is expanding the retail store she manages. Daughter Ella is in kindergarten and loves her teacher. Megan walked in the Susan G. Komen three-day Seattle event in honor of her mother and says, “It was an uplifting and highly enjoyable experience walking 60 miles over three days.” In Tampa, FL, Wendy Rice recently opened a second location of her practice, Rice Psychology Group. She continues to horse-show with her warmblood Euphoric (aka Sherman) in Tampa, Ocala, and this year even in Traverse City, MI. Wendy is in touch with Hanna Cashman Calcagni and Amy Ritz Horigan and would love to connect with more Skidmore friends on Facebook. Andrew Stiles is happy in Venice Beach,


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CA, with wife Fiona (RISD ’93) and new daughter Clarke. Andrew is a photogra- pher, shooting beauty and celebrity por- traits. He says, “We enjoy the lifestyle here by the beach. Venice is a real walk- ing neighborhood, and Clarke loves cruis-


Megan Slater Cooper spent an August weekend catching up with


Michele Forte lives in San Fran - cisco with husband David and


ing to the playground on my bicycle. We definitely miss New York, and seeing sea- sons change.” He adds that they were stunned to see the damage done by Superstorm Sandy. “Our thoughts are with our family, friends, and classmates who are cleaning up and rebuilding.” Lauren Girard Adams enjoyed connect-


ing with Lee Rosenberg, Michelle Gagne Correll, and Deb Lazar Galant in NYC in May. In July Lauren and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa, for two years with Grassroot Soccer, a global NGO that uses soccer to educate, inspire, and mobi- lize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Todd Pantezzi married Tracy Talbot (Bates ’91) on May 5 and moved into a rather busy house with their combined five children in Potomac, MD. Greg and Amie Shapiro White, Kevin Mattson, Mike O’Connor ’89, Keith Michel ’90, and Shane Diekman ’93 attended the wedding. In his free time Todd is leading fundraising for the 15th annual Chil - dren’s Inn at NIH gala, raising $1 million for the residential “place like home” for sick children and their families at the National Institutes of Health. HEATHER SANTMIRE DENKMIRE 71 READ STREET, APT. 4 PORTLAND, ME 04103-3481 HEATHER@GRANTWINNERS.NET


ing it.” JANET MACAULAY REARDON 2829 EAGLE STREET SAN DIEGO, CA 92103-5421 JANETREARDON@HOTMAIL.COM


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Governor Deval Patrick for four years, Dave Murphy is practicing law in and around Boston. His practice includes civil litigation, busi- ness matters, wills and estates, family law, and real estate. He also advises clients on business, government relations, and polit- ical issues. Dave lives in Natick, MA, with his two children. Peter Herrick lives in South Portland, ME, and works at the University of New England. He thought his free time would increase after triathlon season ended, but hockey season is upon us, and between coaching his 8-year-old and playing him- self… He was hoping to be able to sleep in over the holidays. Drop a line if you’re in


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