Welcome alums!

WHERE ARE YOU & WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

In a line or two, please share with fellow alums where you are living and working, and what important life events you have experienced (children, grandchildren, jobs, achievements, etc). Please include your year of graduation. Submit your news 

  • Joe L. Smith, '83: " I am a husband and father of three beautiful and gifted kids. We reside in Brockton, Mass., where I am the Pastor to the Greater Generations Tabernacle Church. I love to travel and see new and exciting things. This June I will celebrate my marriage to my queen and friend. I am still into my music and I love my church. I would love to connect with some of my class and schoolmates. I am proud to be part of the family LS and would love to relive some of the experiences and memories. Thank you for your time and look to hear from someone soon.
  •  Julie Wu, '84: "I am  the author of a novel, The Third Son, which was published in 2013 and was mentioned in O Magazine as a top pick for May. I am working on my second novel now. I live in Belmont, Mass., with my husband and two kids who are 10 and 5 and require being driven all over the state on a daily basis!"
  •  Deb (McCarthy) Curtis, '71: "I went to L-S from 1968-1971. Had Mr. Bronson for English...best teacher in the world. Also had Don Gould for Ancient History...2nd best teacher. I now live in Plymough, have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren." 
  • Jessica (Cherniak) Herold, '84: "I would have graduated in 1984 if I wasn't so determined to self-destruct. I turned 21 in Air Force Basic Training and retired 23 years later. Susan Henebry gave me a VIP tour of the zoo a few years ago. Amazing! I finished my art degree and live in Texas with my husband. I have a 23-year old son who is an electrician."
  • Susan Henebry Kleven, '84: "I have lived in the same house in Aubrey, Texas, for 23 years. My husband and I own a wildlife education company teaching audiences about animals and nature. In 2004, I accepted the position of Zoo Director for the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, Texas. Our daughter is a senior this year and very active in her school band's color guard."
  • Holly Dickey, '84: "I reside in northern Mass. with my boyfriend. Since college, I have perused and thoroughly enjoyed a career in Business Analytics (yes, using my math degree from Tufts) for various companies around Massachusetts and California. Currently I work from home for a Michigan-based pet supply company. Most importantly, all my dreams were answered when I gave birth to my lovely daughter in May, 2013."
  • Laurel Dickey, '79: "I've been living in the Amherst, Mass., area for the past 30 years, employed in education, mostly providing training to literacy teachers. I met my husband while leading bicycle trips in the late 80s, and now enjoy traveling with him and our two teenage sons.
  • Amanda Robinson, '00, just began a new job at Indiegogo, the open crowdfunding platform based in San Francisco. Out side of work, she just finished her second year with the Bay Area Derby Girls (BAD), where she skates for the Oakland Outlaws under the name "Cass Warfare."
  • Kristen Watkins, '07: "I'm currently living in San Francisco and working at Recology, a resource recovery program (recycling, composting, garbage). I work in sustainability, focusing on how to get San Francisco to zero waste by 2020!"
  • Will Beckham, '11: "I am currently living in Amman, Jordan and studying Arabic until the end of the year. I live with a Jordanian family in the northwestern part of the city, just doing my best to immerse myself in the language as much as possible. I encourage all L-S alums to visit the Middle East if they can!"
  • Sherry Sybertz, '06: "I am serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small mountain village in Morocco. I have lived here for three years. I work in a local community center designing leadership activities for the youth here. Some of my most succcessful projects include a girls' empowerment camp and a youth cross-cultural leadership camp.
  • Scott M. Devine, '97: "I'm living in Orlando, Fla., where I have been working for Universal Studios for the past 13 years. I am a Technical Supervisor in our Entertainment Dept. I've been married for seven years and have a beautiful two-year old daughter, Scarlette."
  • Lorrie A. McGee, '74: "I am living and working in Cambridge, Mass., a good location to be to get some health issues addressed. Making plans to go back for my doctorate and become a child psychologist and a writer-and maybe start my own little farm. Life has been good to me." 
  • Cheryl Sottie Flynn, '73: "I'm a real estate broker in Massachusetts. I reconnected with a former classmate recently and life is good. At 53, I graduated from the Regis College grad program, receiving an MS in Business Communication. I was on the adjunct faculty for a while at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass. I have three children and one is now married."
  • Judith (Connoly Householder, '67: "I'm living in Springfield, WV. Will soon be moving to Augusta, WV. I have been married to Dale Householder, and on Oct. 28, 2013, it will be 46 years for us. We have four grown children. My oldest son Eric is a Delagate for the State of WV. We are very proud of him. I am retired now. I enjoy quilting, reading, bowling, and am a member of the Red Hats in my town. I have 14 grandchildren."  
  • Susan Wheeler, '73: "I've written a novel and six books of poetry, the most recent of which was shortlisted for the National Book Award in 2012, and I've been teaching at Princeton University since 1999. I miss Tom Hooper, whom I stayed in touch with all these years."
  • Moha Desai Patel, '92: "I am on sabbatical from my career in healthcare to focus more on my family and community. Our second son Vikram was born in August 2013 and our first son Devraj is enjoying his baby brother and kindergarten. During my time off, I have been working on a project to share my heritage with all." 
  • Warren Senders, '75: "I live in Medford MA, where I make my living as a teacher and performer of Indian classical singing. There are only a few non-Indians in this field and I am one of them. My wife Vijaya and I met when I was studying music in India. Our daughter is now 8. In addition to Indian music. I also keep a foot or two in the world of Jazz, composing for the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (Most recent CD: 'Stories'). Finally I am very concerned about climate change and try to raise awareness of the issue."
  • Stefanie Jacob, '75: "I've lived in Milwaukee for 25 years, married to a cellist in the Symphony. We are 2/3 of a trio (yes, I still play the piano), in residence at the school where I have taught since moving here. Two kids now (mostly) out of the house, lots of music. Best wishes to all!"
  • Lynda Rasco, '78: "Hi all, thanks to my time at L-S I have created a beautiful art gallery and jewelry business (Harvest Gold), specializing in custom pieces, reworking old gold into new treasures, and promoting American artists and crafts people. Please stop by when you are in lovely Lovell Maine, overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains. I am amazed at how many folks I meet here from L-S. 
  • Cheryl Somers Aubin, '77: She has been writing and publishing for over 20 years, after earning a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her book 'The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story' is available on Amazon and at the 9/11 Visitor's Memorial Center. She lives with her husband, Steve, and son, Charlesm in Vienna Va.
  • Melissa 'Misssy' MacKimm, '73: "I just recently retired with my husband Randy Bozarth to the Northern Neck of Virgina & a lovely house on the water. Had a great career with American Express in Chicago, NYC, & DC. Spent the last few years selling real estate. Living the good life!"
  •  Stephen Langford, '77: "It's my first time being in contact. I have been producing TV series in Los Angeles. Family Matters was the most notable. I wrote the movie Lovedwrecked that's playing on HBO and I write and direct films for a company called Dreamfactory. I have two kids, one who is in college and one just graduated high school."
  • Nabeel Ali, '08, a first year medical student, has been honored for creating new heart imaging software. This is considered a significant tool in coronary disease diagnosis. Congrats!
  • Helen Kohane Kobek, '79: "Hello to all! I live with my spouse of 26 years, Jules, in Cambridge. I teach Accent Modification, gardening, and energy conservation, and we mini-homestead here in the city. Happy to be in touch with folks.
  • Larry Downing, '70: "Living the dream as a wire service photojournalist living in Washington D.C. Been assigned to daily news coverage of the White House since 1978. Traveled around the world on Air Force One as a guest of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Planning to retire with my wife Angelica, in Florida real soon!"
  • Anne Hugill, '74, was a Vet Tech for 24 years. Moved on to become a Surgical Tech at a level one trauma center at Maine Medical Center. Love it. Orthopedics my specialty, trauma my favorite. Spare time: my creatures and mountain biking.
  • Randy Edgar recently tok a job as lead recycler at Minogues's Beverages in Saratoga Springs, NY. "My family and I love being back in the Northeast."
  • "Dover" Zondiros Cole, '75: "Living on the Jersey Shore indulging my dreams! Running our B&B Riverside Watch, sailing on Barnegat Bay on our sailboat "Journey," performing weddings, helping adults with disabilities navigate the social security system, and studying for my captain's license!"
  • Paul Healy, '92, "I am currently an Assistant District Attourney in Worcester, Mass. I am married and have a young son.
  • Laurie (Knapp) Lavasseur, '75: "We have been living in NH. We have six kids, all super lively and very fun...:) They are active in track & field and baseball and soccer. I still coach gymnastics."
  • Dick Driscoll, '67: "Just living the dream in Vermont."
  • Rick Paradise, '67, going part-time as a trauma nurse in Frederick, MD, continuing my hobby as a musician–echo harp. guitar and banjo. Best of luck to the wrestling team. I started it in 1966. Undefeated the last two years.
  • Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, '04, is playing and teaching drums in New York and Philadelphia as part of an up and coming folk rock band called The People. Hope to come to play in Boston soon!
  • Rebecca Speert, '02, is currently living in San Clemente, California. She has recently launched a holistic health coaching business called HealthRoots and coaches both in person and on the phone. www.myhealthrooots.com
  • Tom Fowler, '88, is an Energy Reporter for the Wall St. Journal, living in Texas. He is married with two daughters, and hopes they get to have high school teachers as great as the ones he had at L-S.
  • Christina Agapakis, '02, has received a Forbes Magazine "30 Under 30" recognition for her pioneering work in synthetic biology.
  • A brief and gusty hello to all of the '68-'71 era from the northern lattitudes. Best wishes, Rick Gerson.
  • Kent Spottswood, '71, retired recently as news editor at a Rhode Island daily after diverse jobs and adventures. Has two wonderful children, a fantastic stepson and an ever expanding muckle of grandchildren. Plays folk and Celtic music every weekend and spends the rest of his time chasing folklore. 
  • Lisa (Louise) McLeod Balazs, '80: I am living in Birmingham, AL, with my husband and 2 teenage children. I am currently teaching 8th and 9th grade math and science, and am head of the science department at a boarding school.
  • Maggie (Wood) Kassan, '76, former majority leader and president pro tempore of the New Hampshire state senate, has announced as a Democratic condidate for governor. Go Maggie! (She won! Only 49 more states to go for LS!)
  • Marie Bankuti, '77, is now living in Newton. After a long career in IT, she is working at a Life Coach and helping people realize their dreams: "My amazing daughter lives in Boston and is a Clinical Trial Specialist. Am active, enjoying life, and love to travel!"
  • Adrienne (Chandonait) McCarthy, '75-'76: I have a four-month old grandson, Jackson, who is the light of my life. I work in Lincoln as a paralegal, am married to a wonderful man, and am fully enjoying life.
  • Jennifer (Sussman) Brick, '93, is the head of human resources for Bloomingdale's (White Plains NY), but her true love is spending time with her husband, Brian, son, Noah, and daughter, Haley. 
  • Robin Espinola, '87, has completed her latest PBS American Experience film with Ric Burns, "Death & the Civil War." Last spring, she worked on "Into the Deep: American Whaling and the World."
  • Fletcher Boland, '01, and his wife just had a little boy named Dylan. Congrats!
  • Dan Peppercorn, '92, a Westwood junior high history teacher, has just published a new book: "Creative Adventures in Social Studies."
  • Susan (Winter) Frommer, '68, is still teaching an English class at the high school as an emeritus teacher. She also helps to run the school's service program.

 

 

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