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Ryan Mahady ’02, Chris Dunn ’02, and others. He is active in community volun- teer projects with the United Way and also coaches ice hockey in Clifton Park, NY, for the CP Dynamo AAA Hockey organization. Christine J. Feehan is a staff writer at Alpine Press, a news site devoted to com- prehensive coverage of alpine ski racing. Although based in Burlington, VT, this winter C.J. will travel the world—from California to Italy and Austria to Colo - rado—to write features on professional and amateur competitions. Her first book, Life Gives Me Lemons: Adventures in Bad Luck & Bold Misfortune, which chronicles her assorted misadventures in outdoor sports—like causing an avalanche at Whistler and propelling a kayak through her car’s windshield—is slated for release by Dog Eared Publishing in April. She welcomes notes from former classmates and colleagues at cfeehan@gmail.com. In November David Loeb won reelec-


tion to his second term on City Council At-Large in Corpus Christi, TX. Diane Wallman is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of South Carolina. She studies the archaeology of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the Americas and Africa. This winter she is traveling to Guinea to excavate sites asso- ciated with the 19th-century illegal slave trade.


Jaime Weinberg married Brian Kelly


on September 15 in Philadelphia, PA. Atten dees included bridesmaid Elizabeth Holtz, Jamie Wylie ’04, and Carrie Anne Li ’04. Jaime has made a return to acade- mia and is working at the University of Pennsylvania as project manager for the School of Arts and Sciences. Bridget Cummings Dorman graduated


from Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English in 2011. Soon after, she welcomed daughter Everleigh on October 3; Alyce, 4, is her sister. Bridget also became an aunt to twin girls born October 23 to sister Jennifer Cummings Hillery ’00. Wisconsin psychologist Susan Levin spent three weeks of October in Kenya visiting family, with an intimate glimpse of life in Kisumu and Nairobi. In Novem - ber she went to Hawaii for the first time, spending a week in the Big Island’s Kona district. In February she was planning a return to Africa for a three-week trip through Tanzania and Kenya. In the mean time, she is planning her June wed- ding to David Patnode. Rebecca Booker married Gregory Shenk -


man in September of 2011, in Staatsburg, NY. She says “It was a beautiful day on


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the Hudson River!” The couple was intro- duced by mutual friend and bridesmaid Kirsten Lewis Riemer and her husband, Tim. Other alumni who helped celebrate were bridesmaids Abigail Janco Martin and Dawn Penniston Murray, grooms- man Michael Zarrilli, and guests Heather Wood ’01 and husband Nat Smitobol ’98, Amy Wachenheim McCaffery ’01, Sarah Sharpe ’02, Whitney Dolan ’05, Gabby Rosenthal ’06, Professor Jeffrey Segrave, Rozlynn Rozkuszka Desilets, Adriana Picariello and husband Andy O’Dell ’02, Callie Works-Leary, and Linda Ricciardi Brenner ’72. George Brenner ’10 was a guest who also custom- designed cufflinks for the groom and groomsmen. The newlyweds live in Soho and enjoy life in NYC. Lauren Zwicky Vickery and husband Brian welcomed baby girl Lily in June. They live in the Boston area, and would love to reconnect with any Skidmore alums nearby. She says, “We are sending thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and would love to help in any way we can.” Cameron Lane Robbins recently be - came associate director of development at Kids in Danger, a Chicago-based organ- ization promoting children’s-product safety. She is a mother of two girls—Nora, 7, and Helena, 3—and has been enjoying Chicago with them and husband Jody, who is CEO of Nimble Social Media. Vera Ventura married Joe Sousa on July


2 at the Whaling Museum in New Bed - ford, MA. She completed her master’s in educational technology from Harvard University and also her certification as a yoga and kids’ yoga instructor. While teaching media production at Wellesley High School, she is developing her inde- pendent videography business, Veracious Productions, and her in-house yoga and meditation practice, MiCasa Yoga. Rozlynn Rozkuszka married Robert Desilets on July 28 in Rhode Island. Dawn Penniston Murray was matron of honor, and Abigail Janco Martin was a bridesmaid; Rebecca Booker Shenkman, Lucas Murray, Karl Schweitzer, Adriana Picariello, and Andy O’Dell ’02 also at - tended. The couple lives in Dedham, MA. Rozlynn works in corporate development for software company PTC, and Robert is head coach of women’s soccer at Went - worth Institute of Technology. Abigail Janco married John Martin on


May 27 in Kennebunkport, ME. Skiddies in attendance included Kristen Carbone Boyle, Hilary Chernin, Ava Conoval, Rozlynn Rozkuszka Desilets, Jason Dud -


ley, Dawn Penniston Murray, Rebecca Booker Shenkman, Risa Whipple ’05, and Callie Works-Leary. Abigail says, “Andrew Russell, Phil LaBella, and Kir - sten Lewis Reimer—you were missed!” She and John live and work in NYC’s Bronx.


Catherine Whelan-Wuest Merritt and


Ian Merritt ’00 welcomed son Archie on September 14; he is younger brother to Teddy and so far proves to be a very happy and mellow guy. Catherine is an account director in Olson’s social and emerging media department, innovating ways for brands to leverage the online space.


After practicing for three years at Chi - cago’s preeminent family-law firm, Jona - than Schatz opened his own practice in downtown Chicago last May. He was named a “Rising Star” in the 2012 and 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, a peer-nominated distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40. Jonathan, a 2008 graduate of Cooley Law School in Lan - sing, MI, also earned an LLM in family law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2012. He looks forward to our 10th reunion. Ava Conoval married Michael Popovich


on October 21 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. They had a picture-perfect autumn day, with guests enjoying the fall foliage and beautiful views, and then danced the day away with close family and friends. Attendees included matron of honor Hilary Chernin, Abigail Janco Martin, Jason Dudley, and Risa Whipple ’05. Ava and Mike honeymooned in Bermuda, missing Hurricane Sandy. They have a house in the Pines Lake community of Wayne, NJ. Ava hopes all Skidmore stu- dents, faculty, alums, and their families are safe after the storm! She is director of event coordination at Shine Events Inc. in NYC and can be reached at ava@ shineevents.com. Eric Hanson’s mom, Joan Halpert ’73, reports that he lives in Brooklyn and is a product manager for Genome, a Yahoo subsidiary for online advertising. His wife, Nikki, presented a paper titled “Terrorism and the Media Profit Motive: How Cover - age of Political Violence May Be More Economics than Politics” at the European Society of Criminology conference in Bilbao, Spain. Michael Zarrilli married Kirsten Porter


on November 29 in Sydney, Australia. Kirsten is from Sydney but has lived in the States for the past five years. She and Michael live in Chicago, IL.


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