Hey, Class of 2013! First, my apologies. The Winter 2018 update never made it to print because life caught up with me and I forgot to send in the update! So, included in this update is some old news that is just as joyful and exciting.
Breton Stailey Siler married Cole Siler in Coffman Chapel on Apr. 14, 2017. Blair Starnes Dykeman married Matthew Dykeman on June 10, 2017 in Annapolis! They live in the Boston area and she is working at Boston Children’s Hospital Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research. Kate Adams Anthony is living in Hawaii with her husband, Ben, and is enjoying teaching second grade. Nicole Tabbachino, LGSW graduated from Rutgers in Jan. 2018 with her masters in social work and is now a licensed graduate social worker! Joseph Knotts married Krissy Peck on June 9, 2018. MJ Swicegood and Geoff Huntoon ‘17 moved to Rockville, Md. in May 2018. Ashley Darling Genova and her husband, Brent, welcomed their first daughter, Penny Grace Genova, on Apr. 27, 2018! Kris Fair is the the first chairperson of The Maryland LGBT Political Action Committee which will identify, train, and provide resource to LGBT candidates running for public office across the state. In May 2018, Alexi Smith received his MA in interdisciplinary studies of human behavior from Hood and is a dedicated aide at the Foundation Schools of Montgomery County.
Andrea Zona Baker and James Baker ‘14 welcomed their second child, daughter Avery, on Jan. 4. 2019! Kellie Duncan Clairmont and her husband Matt welcomed her second daughter, Sadie, on Jan. 4, 2019! Bridgitte McColligan Hessler and her husband Mark welcomed their second child, daughter Isabelle, on Nov. 27, 2018. Darcy Heflin Gottschalk was promoted to a GS-13 in Mar. 2018 and married Robert Gottschalk, Jr. on Oct. 25, 2018. She and Rob are now living in Spotsylvania, Va. in a new home that they built together. Nicola Sussman started a working at a new school, Hallie Wells Middle School in Montgomery County, teaching reading interventions. Ashley Birdsell is currently the marketing manager of sports and entertainment at Events DC and is enjoying volunteering with the Smithsonian National Zoo. Nilsa Gonzalez is the current president of the United World College National Selection Committee of Panama and currently working at America Expo Group, an exhibition company in Panama. William Lewis directed his first show, Cabaret, with The Fredericktowne Players. In May, Katie Triplett will be graduating from Hood with her MBA. Spencer Knoll has been promoted to Legislative Aide in the office of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen. He advises the Senator on defense, homeland security, and veterans affairs. Justin Stone will be graduating from Goucher College in May 2019 with his masters in athletic administration and leadership. He and his fiancé, Danielle Medovich, are planning a 2019 wedding. Until next time!