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family’s home in Key West, Fla., where they were married. The festivities were attended by close friends including Michael Haje and Michael Shaps. Aaron, at ESPN since 1999, was promoted to sen- ior vice president for marketing last year and runs a department of 140 people. In 2012 he accepted a Sports Emmy on be - half of the team responsible for ESPN’s It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports campaign. Michael Haje and his agency, 77 Ventures, do quite a lot of work for ESPN, including promotion of Grand Slam tennis cover- age. Aaron and Michael attended Wimble - don together in 2012. Aaron’s sister, Betsey Taylor Zackeo, lives in Simsbury, Conn., with husband Nick and their 11- year-old daughter Madeline. Betsey teach- es high school math at Simsbury High School.


On behalf of the class, I offer my condo- lences to Brad Zola, whose wife of 22 years, Christina Angelides ’87, passed away suddenly in August due to complica- tions from Behçet’s disease. Christina leaves behind three wonderful children, ages 17, 16, and 11. Brad says, “Her fiery spirit will stay alive with us all.” Christina loved Skidmore, Saratoga, the arts, and her work as a design director, but most of all, she loved her children and being a mom. I am practicing law in White Plains, N.Y.,


with Michael H. Joseph, PLLC. Last fall, I joined 2,800 pro-Israeli activists in Washing - ton, D.C., for the fourth J Street National Conference, titled Our Time to Lead. We lobbied Congress in support of U.S. leader- ship in fostering a two-state solution be - tween the Israeli and Palestinian govern- ments. My children attend Staples High School in Westport, Conn.; daughter Leah, 16, is a junior (and we are looking at col- leges), and son Jason, 15, is a sophomore. CLIFF NELSON 250 MAMARONECK AVE., UNIT 350 WHITE PLAINS, NY 10605-1302 CLIFFORD.S.NELSON@LIVE.COM


next phase of her professional life. Between consulting gigs, Ceci has been traveling around the globe, including Vancouver, Switzerland, Bali, and Hong Kong. She also spent two weeks with Pachamama Alliance, a nonprofit that works with the indigenous people of Ecua dor to help preserve the Amazon rain forest. Last year, Ceci celebrated her new- found independence with a weekend trip to NYC and spent time with Hervey Kimball, Peter Madden, Amy Baptiste Nelson, Barb Short, and me.


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Ceci Zak is currently “fun- employed” and is exploring the


This past summer, Amy Baptiste Nelson visited Anne Bennett Byers, Anne’s hus- band Russell ’88, and me at the Byerses’ home in East Hampton, N.Y. Recently returned from an African safari, Anne is back on the competitive horse circuit. Amy is an active supporter of ballet in Atlanta, Ga., and runs Amy B. Nelson Style Design (find her on Facebook). We had a fantastic time. Robyn Loring Specthrie spent most of


last year in Colorado putting her interior design and project management skills to the test. She revamped a four-bedroom, four-bath house down to stud walls and completely renovated the property in 10 days. Maybe we should nominate her for a spot on Extreme Makeover. Robyn, who still maintains her home in New Jersey, sailed around Nantucket and Long Island Sound over the summer on her Alden 44 boat. She also completed a 60K cycle event and is training for a hiking trip to Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan to help Ameri - can doctors at a medical facility. After bat- tling cancer multiple times, Robyn is happy to live one day at a time. She encourages anyone visiting the Colorado mountains to look her up; she loves to share secret powder stashes and her love of Vail and Beaver Creek. Robyn and Laura Shippee Hart enjoyed a great day on the beach in Manasquan, N.J., on the anniversary of 9/11. Scott Kennedy has been busy bringing


his latest documentary, Fame High, to the world. Last year the film premiered in NYC and Los Angeles, Calif., garnering rave reviews. Scott had the pleasure of collaborating with Scott Buckley and Laura Hart on the launch. Fame High had its television premiere on Showtime and is available on Pay-Per-View, iTunes, and Netflix. Scott encourages Skidmore friends to visit www.famehighmovie.com and type in “Skidmore” for a 20% discount on anything in the film’s online store. Scott also served as executive producer on Off Season, an msn.com series about profes- sional athletes adjusting to new jobs off the playing field. One of Scott’s favorite episodes features Brad Jones working on a Komodo food truck. Scott’s family is very healthy and happy. They celebrated their home’s 100th birthday with a turn-of-the- century costume party. Maria Gomez-McEvoy lives in NYC with husband John and their 9-year-old son. The couple met while both working on Wall Street, but Maria left that world to start a family, open a home baking business, and write a food blog (www.fly- cakes.com). The family summers in Co -


lorado and travels as much as possible. Maria loves her active, happy, and some- times hectic life and enjoys being a mom. This past fall, Tennille Bistrian


Treadwell and husband Tim Treadwell ’88 participated in the 10K Bermuda Around the Sound open-water swim for a third consecutive year. The two embrace the challenge of swimming the perimeter of the island’s Harrington Sound “for the intrinsic value of achievement and the celebration of friendship—in a place we affectionately refer to as paradise!” Jim Benjamin and daughter Lily climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro a week after Lily’s high school graduation. They spent seven days on the mountain with an 11-member team enduring long hours of hiking and ex - tremely cold nights. Jim and Lily hugged each other for a long time after arriving at the 19,700-foot summit. He observes, “I am as proud as a father could be of her accomplishment and we will be forever bonded by this amazing experience.” Lance Gardner lives near Richmond,


Va., with his 10-year-old son. Lance re- cently completed a PhD from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William & Mary. He adds that his son is becoming “quite the naturalist.” Amy Andrews Brennan lives in Bur - lington, Co., with husband Ted and their two children. Daughter Emma is a sopho- more at Springfield College and son Ed - ward III, known as “Teddy,” is a freshman at Avon Old Farms School. Amy spends time with Cindy Leach Evans, whose son attended middle school with Teddy. Amy works from home as a sales rep for Wash - ington, D.C.-based IDEA e-Solutions. The family summers at their lake house. Amy enjoys watching the kids’ sporting events and the family’s two dogs. CHRISTINE CALLAHAN 686 CHARNWOOD DRIVE WYCKOFF, NJ 07481-1078 201-981-9515 CHRISTINECALLAHAN@ME.COM


summer I visited Saratoga once again on my way up to Lake George for my fami- ly’s annual camping trek. Just passing through the city can make me happy and revive great memories. Elizabeth Hersh Kleinlehrer is thrilled


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with her new position as senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel in St. Louis, Mo. This past summer she and her family stopped in Saratoga and walked around Skidmore’s campus, her first time back since gradua- tion. She’s speculating that Skidmore


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I enjoyed seeing classmates at Reunion last spring. This past


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