Daniela Kelley Sicuranza
In January, my husband, Chris Sicuranza ’98, and I welcomed second daughter Lucia Isabel, born on the same day of the year as daughter Gabriela. We plan an overseas adventure next year.
Joy Barnes, husband Roger Thomas, and children Emily, 7, Samuel, 3, and Maya, 1, moved to Oahu, Hawaii. Last fall Joy attended the New Jersey wedding of Erin Domangue and Michael Piemontesi, along with Rachael Dorsey-McGowen, Beth Geiger Wolly, Jessica Bonanno, Michelle Kelly Schuchardt, Maylian Pak, and Greg and Jennifer Murray Greven.
In her quest to run a marathon in all 50 states, Mel Sirois planned to run her 18th. She visited Spain last year and the Amazon in Brazil in September. Christen Masaniello Bensten started the Blue Egg Brown Nest antique refinishing and interior design business, and she has three children. She is in touch with Erandi Salgado of California, who has two sons, and Lisbeth White Busch of New York, who has a baby girl. Olivia Synnott Landry and husband Austin, owners of the Stephenson, Va., barbecue catering business, Jordan Springs Market, expected their second child this fall.
Mariah Butler Vogelgesang, mother of children Grant and Harris, welcomed daughter Louisa in June. Jaime Dowdy Brooks is a VCU Medical Center physical therapist. She and her husband, Craig, are the parents of Owen, 6, and Gavin, 4. Rachel Silbaugh Norman and husband Sean of New Jersey have two children, Lily, 4, and Evan, 2.
Kate Weller of upstate New York, Slate Valley Museum executive director, planned to speak at Bangor University in Wales and is creating a community-focused cultural campus in the park surrounding the museum. She is the mother of Alex, 5, and Ella, 3.
Kate McGinn Pipke and husband Nathan Pipke ’99 welcomed son Garrett last year. Kim Kelley Winslow, a KPMG senior manager, and Chris Winslow, a Richmond attorney, anticipated the September arrival of their daughter. Caroline Jarvis of London is a business development head for Investec Wealth and Investment and was preparing for the Three Peaks Challenge for charity.
Jordy Keith of Austin is in government relations for the Texas National Guard, plays roller derby, and planned a summer trip to Paris. Teresa Joerger Mannix and her husband, Mark, are enjoying their first child, Bryce. With a goal of running half marathons in all 50 states, Madelyn Marino has completed her eighth and runs internationally. Ashley Groesbeck married Eric in May in Washington, D.C.
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Jennifer Occhiuzzi completed a second master’s degree in education, this one in instruction and curriculum. She and Elliott Reese bought a home in Ramsey, N.J., and plan an April wedding. Mariah Beachboard, co-owner of Spoken Word Events, earned an MBA in marketing from American Intercontinental University. She teaches theatre to teens, directed Scapin for Fredericksburg’s Christian Youth Theatre, is on the Spotsylvania Education Foundation board of directors, and raises her family of three with husband Dave.
Andrew Kohr is a registered landscape architect and associate at Robert and Company in Atlanta. Andrew is chair of the acquisitions committee for the Cherokee Garden Library, HALS liaison for the state of Georgia, an Atlanta Urban Design Commission member, on the Historic Oakland Foundation’s board of trustees, and a Georgia State University adjunct professor. He and wife Jenny live in Reynoldstown, Ga.
Allison Jennings Jordan teaches high school history and is pursuing a doctorate in leadership studies. She, husband Jeff, and 2-year-old Nicholas live in Rustburg, Va.
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David Rickey bought a four-family house in Cincinnati with an apartment for himself and three to lease. Kristin Simmers teaches at London’s Southbank International School. Melissa Nilsson earned an MFA in graphic design from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with her husband.
Meghan Mascelli began a doctoral program in educational administration and policy at George Washington University. Erin Hill of the United Kingdom married in May and was finishing an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts at Stratford University. Caroline Ellis Pinegar and husband Jason welcomed Henry Blair Pinegar last December. Matt Lowe earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and planned to work as an associate with Barclays in NYC.
Kelli White of Beaverdam, Va., an immigration paralegal with Richmond’s Challa Law Offices, has sons Hudson and Warren with husband Mark Curtis. Bridget Murphy and her husband bought a home in January. Heidi Schenkel Hajart and husband Bradley of Garden City, N.Y., welcomed daughter Hazel Beth in May. Mark Malone and Emily Talbot Malone ’08 of Kent Island, Md., welcomed their first child, Lauten Thomas, last October. In spring 2011, Kate Barbuto Charette and husband Joseph won a St. Lucia vacation on Let’s Make a Deal.
Carolyn Huckabay is a public relations associate with the boutique PR firm Canary Promotion and plans to marry Brian Howard in April at Philadelphia’s Crane Arts Building. Jason Lancaster, a training officer aboard the USS Tortuga based in Sasebo, Japan, was promoted to lieutenant. Annie Mazes earned a master’s degree in library science and works for Harper-Collins Publishing in NYC.
Anna Mills Matthews, husband Barrie, and their son, Jackson, of Miles City, Mont., expected a baby girl in October. Anna, a school librarian, earned a master’s degree in education and an endorsement in school library media. She helps Barrie manage his dental practice. Lauren Goor Geres, a Fairfax, Va., preschool autism teacher, married Marine Corps officer Peter Geres. Cristy Tilghman Morrow and husband Jamie expected their first child in December. Sameer Vaswani completed an MBA at the University of Maryland’s Robert Smith School of Business.
Kristen “Kiki” Skove King, a senior writer at Advocates for Human Potential, and her husband, Jesse, welcomed twin sons Miles Alan and Emmett James last December. Will Trahan graduated from Tufts’ School of Dental Medicine. He was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon and received the American Academy of Periodontology Dental Student Achievement Award; Jack Frommer Award for excellence in the morphological sciences; and Robert E. O’Neil, D51, Prize in Oral Surgery. He planned to be in a periodontology residency and VCU master’s degree program for the next three years.
Cassandra Martin Gwizdala of Richmond has children Noah, 2, and Grace, 5 months. Kendall Jennings, a business development executive at IBM in Northern Virginia, received a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance/investment banking from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in May. She then traveled the world, visited 16 countries, and attended the Olympics.
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Carolyn Schranck Theim earned an MBA from the University of Delaware and is in marketing for the YMCA of Delaware in Wilmington. Steve Parker lived for seven years in China, where he was the in-country field director for the nonprofit, WorldTeach, and project and business development manager for the strategy consulting firm, SmithStreet. Steve married BeiBei Dai in May and moved back to the U.S.
Sally Poole Canoles and husband Ed welcomed their first children, twins Elizabeth Eleanor and William Andrew, in March. Jon Martin and wife Marisa Day of Richmond purchased their first home. Connor Hannigan studies public interest law and policy in the UCLA School of Law’s Epstein Program. Cara Stout, assistant director of admissions for St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, received a master’s of education in Spanish from the College of Charleston.
This summer Emily Brandon Scillieri, Katie Smith of Arlington, Va., and Jessica Mitchell of New York City celebrated Jennifer Pudelko’s engagement to Michael Kee. Jen is a creative manager at Baltimore’s Agora Publishing. Emily, head teacher of the Annapolis, Md., Chesapeake Montessori School primary class, bought a home with husband John. Katie teaches AP U.S. history at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va. Jessica is a L’Oreal Paris sales planning manager. The four continued their traditional Labor Day weekend visit with Janet Cooper, a first-grade teacher in Raleigh, N.C.
Kimberly Stegmaier married Andrew Donehoo in May in Leesburg, Va. Emily Frabell, Pamela Peach, Jennifer Kern, and Andrew Lawson attended.
Kristin Vinagro married Andrew Coulter ’07 at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center in September. Adele Chapin, Kate Paris,Tori Scott, Katy Nicholson, Dave Riley ’07, and Brian Rowe were in the wedding. Rebecca Kruse married Daniel Wueste ’07 in May, also at Jepson. Alissa Bourbonnais ’07 was bridesmaid, Zach Zuro ’07 was best man, and Adam Turner ’07 and Brian Dempsey ’07 were groomsmen. Nora Davis ’07, Evan Henry ’08, Megan Jones, Katherine Lowry ’07, Chelsea Mahoney ’07, and Anna Markham Sanders ’02 attended.
Pari Farmani, network coordinator for the Institute for Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace, received a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University. Lesley Goodman Holody works in human resources. She and her husband, Kyle, assistant professor of communication, moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and work at Coastal Carolina University. Nick Martino of Fredericksburg received The Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher and the Stafford County Teacher of the Year awards. Nick was to teach world history and anthropology in Buenos Aires, London, and Africa.
Morgan Applegate ’05 and Kelly Wolff married in October in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and honeymooned in Key West. Rachelle Slotnick operates a catering business and was preparing to open the Little City Gourmet café and store in Arlington. Linda Fairall and real estate developer Neil Stedman of Alexandria, Va., opened a luxury bridal consignment shop and were to marry in September in Corolla, N.C., with groomsmen Brandon Whelply and Thomas del Ninno. Andrew Goodwin ’07 married Tessie Duncan ’08 in July. Christine Kukis is a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland and director of autism services and programs for a Baltimore City nonprofit. She married Dan Branch in September in Summit, N.J.
Daniel Punaro is pursuing an MBA at San Diego State University. Matt Straub received a master’s degree in school counseling from Southern Connecticut State University, and he coached and completed an internship at a Guilford, Conn., middle school. He also ran his first ultramarathon. Stephanie McGinness is a veterinarian at Animal Emergency and Critical Care of Lynchburg. Trevor Daubenspeck is an MBA candidate at the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. He was elected graduate council president, had a summer internship with WAABA in Washington, D.C., and had a fall externship with Deloitte Consulting. Trish Lauck is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry with a focus on astrochemistry at U.Va. Eline Mul is in Yale University’s physician’s assistant program. Jamie Jefferson was married in August. Elizabeth “Betsy” Flaig Bubelnik married Matthew in September and was job searching.
Kathleen Pacious is pursuing a master’s degree in comparative literature at Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. Daniel Kneip teaches middle school science in Fredericksburg. Margaret Murray Bloom of Earlysville, Va., married Noah Bloom of Garland, Texas, in April. Margaret works for her family’s farm outside Charlottesville and owns a special events company focused on weddings.
Ryan Lacey graduated from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy and was awarded certification by Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services. He interned with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Department of State and works in justice administration in the Washington, D.C., area. Lauren Tusso teaches social studies in Bogota, Colombia. Kalyn Perkins McCreary and husband Patrick welcomed son Gunnar last September. Andrea Meyer earned master’s degrees from Long Island University and New York University. She was nominated to the Sag Harbor Historical Society board of trustees.
Sarah Herzog married Andrew Elliott in June in Mission Hills, Kan. Alissa Genovese ’07, Andrea Meyer, and Ashley Hamilton attended. Amy Riggs Davis and husband Joe of Camp Lejeune, N.C., were expecting their first child. Lindsay “Irby” Leonardo of Arlington, Va., married Miguel last October and earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. Alyssa Lee, senior program manager for Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital, a nonprofit, joined the DC Strokes Rowing Club and raced in her first regatta. Colleen McMichael, field representative for Brooks running shoes, married Navy Hospital Corpsman Spencer Corey Southerland in June 2011 in St. Augustine, Fla.
Lindsay Easley earned a master’s degree in elementary education at UMW and planned to start teaching this fall. Abigail Steele is a pastry department supervisor at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Leslie McGlothlin married Vanderbilt University grad student Greg Barker and moved to Nashville, Tenn.