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Class of 1991

Class Secretary: Megan Falk Pickette, 8 Mile Dr., Chester NJ 07930, mfpickette@msn.com

Class President: Sharon Hartnett Hall, 1 Whitman Dr., Chatham NJ 07928, sharon.karig@netzero.net

Beth Bahr moved to Wyoming last summer to open a ski resort, in Jackson Hole at the foot of the Teton Mountains. “Hopefully my time spent in the Outing Club will serve me well as I am very much looking forward to the skiing and hiking!” she writes…. David Baker has taken a position as a quality and innovation coach at Johns Hopkins’s Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. He is also pursuing a doctorate in public health in health policy and management at Hopkins…. Kyra Belcher Ginalski and her family have moved back to her home state of Vermont after years in Massachusetts. They are adjusting to small-town life in Bristol, Vt., a town so quaint the garbage is picked up by horse-drawn carriage. She is now a librarian in a public elementary school a short walk from their house…. Heloise Cabot-Leymarie lives outside of Paris with her French husband, Olivier, and their two children…. Peter Carey rushes home after teaching religion and history at the Episcopal Academy just outside Philadelphia to help care for his first child…. In their spare time, Sean and Susan Arnold Carnegie are renovating their 200-year-old house. Their not-so-spare time is occupied with caring for their two children and their jobs. Sean teaches at Epping (N.H.) Middle-High School, and Susan is a nurse practitioner in a geriatric psychiatry private practice…. John Caron and his wife, Agata, live in the Old Town section of Warsaw, Poland, where he is head of the English department at the American International School…. Tom Caron is an attorney for Verizon and lives in Winchester, Mass…. Stephen Cassell is amazed at the things to see and do in Mexico, where he works for American Express. Last year, he drove five miles up a mountain on a very basic road, then walked another mile (straight up!) to arrive at the incredible site of hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies. So many that the green pine trees were brown!… Anuj Chandra was recently promoted to vice president at CitiGroup…. Enjoying life in a log cabin in Hampden, Maine, with wife Megan and dog Jake, Scott Clough works with four other pediatricians…. Kimberly Conlin Quirk teaches English to ninth and 10th graders at Tolland (Conn.) High School. Husband Joe continues to be proud of his decision to flee a career in network engineering in favor of a skidder in the woods. He is a certified logger and head of a company called Interstate Forestry Services, a firm that specializes in selective tree cutting for private landowners…. Tanya Corrin traveled to Mysose, India, to study Ashtonga yoga with Pattabi Jois for three months…. Home ownership agrees with Kate Faragher: Her house sits on five quiet and wooded acres in China, Maine, 15 miles east of Augusta. She works with employers to develop workplace policies and responses to domestic violence, and also with the attorney general’s office staffing the state’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel. In her spare time she is also beginning work on a new screenplay…. Rebecca Farr Farwick lives in Newport, R.I., with her husband, Christopher…. Josh Friedlander is assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has also spent time in the Middle East…. Betsy Gardner Hutchins writes, “My husband Jeff and I are living on 25 acres in Leeds, Maine, about 12 miles from Bates. Jeff owns his own specialty products business, with several patents pending! After 10 years with a local insurance agency as an employee benefits specialist, I am back in the brokerage business at Advest Inc. and really enjoy the change…. Brendan Gillis says he is now officially an adult, because he has two things every adult should have: a wife and a mortgage. He and Jill own a condo in Fairfield, Conn…. Cynthia Gutmann Morgan and her husband, Keith, live in Auburn, Maine, in the home of her great-grandparents, built in 1930. They use the original 1930 stove and refrigerator…. Corey Harris traveled to Africa recently to record with guitarists Ali Farka Toure and Ali Magassa and percussionist Souleyman Kane. The recordings became part of his new album, Mississippi to Mali…. David Harvey is a beekeeper and sells honey under the name Kissing Bee. In addition to teaching at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., he does educational programs for the Audubon Society and works as an old-time square dance caller with the band Turkey River Ruckus. Last summer, he attended the International Beekeepers Conference in Ljublizana, Slovenia…. Catherine Haynes practices law in Ellsworth, Maine, lives in Trenton, and is building a house in Surry…. Nancy Heim reports that her family is fortunate enough to have purchased the home of their dreams — situated right on a golf course in Eden Prairie, Minn…. Allison Hodgkins reports, “I’m overworked, overwhelmed, tired, and cranky! I am still working on a Ph.D. at the Fletcher School.”… Lakin Hughes Shostak works per diem as a physician’s assistant in ob/gyn while caring for newborn Will and his brother, Jackson…. Trina Janes is a homeowner in Skokie, Ill., and is a consultant with a public affairs firm in Chicago. She has been involved with several successful local political campaigns…. Jesse Lewis is the director of corporate planning for Toyota Tsusho America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the international trading and investment member of the Toyota Group. He lives in Valhalla, Westchester County, N.Y., with his wife, Helene, and daughter…. Adam Lynn and his family have moved to Bergenfield, N.J., where he works full time in private practice as a psychologist…. Joseph Medio is a Franciscan Friar of Primitive Observance and a Catholic priest. He was ordained in August 1999. “I made perpetual religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in May 2002. I mingle a contemplative life of prayer with an active apostolate of spiritual direction, preaching, and hearing confessions.”… Stacia Oakes Johnson works one day a week in private practice as a licensed therapist. The rest of the time, she is busy at home with her two little girls…. After a long search for a home, Jen Parmelee Huddleston and husband Matthew ’90 bought the farmhouse where her father was born and raised in Middlefield, Conn. They hope to get some chickens and sheep…. Barbara Piel is an assistant at the Opera House in Camden, which has been undergoing major renovations and is experiencing substantial growth…. Amy Respet Jennings lives in Middletown, Del., with husband Tom and son Cole. She works part time doing market research for the business she and Tom own…. Steve Ryder is in Sydney, Australia, where he is a fellow in sports medicine and shoulder surgery for one year…. Roger and Lisa Comer Sion have moved to Potomac, Md., where Lisa is a PR manager for PeopleSoft, heading up PR efforts for the company’s government and higher education units in Bethesda, Md., and Roger is a director in Thomson Financial’s global sales and account management group…. Leslee Smith Mahon is a middle school guidance counselor at Skyway Middle School in Presque Isle. Her husband, Tim, is a supervisor at UPS. She runs a summer theater camp at Presque Isle High School, and a civil rights team at the middle school…. Philip Stevens heads the English department at Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia.Ê He and wife Dana have a daughter Ella (2) and are expecting a second child…. Meredith Tewhey Bernard is a special education teacher at the elementary level in
Wayland, Mass…. Ellen Thorington finished her Ph.D. in romance languages and literatures at Princeton and moved to Indiana where she is an assistant professor of French at Ball State Univ…. From Virginia, Katie Tibbetts Morello confesses she does not miss Maine winters…. Sue Vitters works at Weber Shandwick in Cambridge, Mass., as an account director…. Howie Young is a pulmonary and critical care physician in Richmond, Va. He is also happy to report that he finally got a Redskins season ticket…. Suzi Ziegenhagen King loves being a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Mike, recently built a home. Her personal achievement was completing a sprint triathlon.

Next Reunion in 2006. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!


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