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Ginny Wood Susi and her husband, Phil, welcomed Evelyn Sheffield on 2/28/12. Evie was 7lbs 6ozs. On 8/4/12, Ginny hosted Sarah Ruff, Diana Marshall, Denva Jackson ’05, Michelle Badger ’06, Alex Grobman ’12, Lindsay Profenno ’15, Kait Goodwin ’15 and incoming first-year Madi Cromwell at her summer house for the Maine Back-to-School Barbecue.
Sarah Ruff is busy getting ready to break ground on her house. She purchased 19 acres of land and is currently having it cleared in Waterville, Maine. She got to see Michelle Badger ’06 when Michelle stopped in on her way back from Canada with her parents. Denva Jackson ’05 also came to spend a couple days with Sarah before heading to the SBC Maine Back-to-School event that was hosted by Ginny Wood Susi and saw Michelle Badger ’06 and the whole gang referenced above.
Stephanie O’Sullivan Fitzpatrick loves living in Falls Church, Va., and working in Washington, D.C., at FBI Headquarters. Along with her husband, Brendan, and son, Bailey, she welcomed Chloe Amelia on 7/2/11 and loved being home with both kids for six months of maternity leave. She plans to attend Shannon Smith’s wedding in Nov. 2012 and Lisa Moore’s wedding in Sept. 2012.
Cat Scheer Rymer gave birth to Samuel Thompson, a healthy 7 lb baby boy, on 3/13/12.
Briana Beckham Pitt and husband John have just moved to Knoxville, Tenn., to begin his medical residency, specializing in family medicine. Briana takes care of Beckham (16 mos.) and works part time as an online contract editor for American Education Corporation in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Brienna McLaughlin Pruce and her husband are ecstatic about their first baby due this winter as they transition from England to Calif. Brie continues teaching yoga and selling her art at brienna.net.
Andrea Staton Koplowitz and husband Dale are buying their first house near Charlottesville, Va., and will move in Sept. with their two cats, Mona and Emma. Andrea continues to work full time for UVa Medical Center Laboratories while making art and exhibiting in galleries when time allows. She exhibited three drawings in a group show, titled “Sin,” at Firefish Gallery in Charlottesville, Va., during the month of Feb. 2012. She also sells prints of her drawings on Etsy.com.
Erin Coleman is continuing her Hollywood pursuit and most recently signed with a commercial agent. She also has a film premiering at the Seattle Bumbershoot Music and Film Festival. This past March, she crossed off one item on her bucket list when she ran the Los Angeles marathon. This fall she’ll be participating in the Los Angeles AIDS walk. She also would like to congratulate Ginny and Phil Susi on their recent trek into parenthood and let everyone know what a beautiful baby girl they have. She looks forward to taking her to Disney World to play princess.
Tiffany McCabe Carr is starting her ninth year of teaching elementary music for Southampton County Public Schools in Va. She still lives in Franklin with her husband, Joseph, son, David (3), and two wild dogs—Lola and Ruger. Last June, Tiffany participated in the local Relay For Life event in honor of fencing coach Jennifer Crispen.
Jozanne Summerville and Sascha Rogers visited campus during the spring semester to host the Black Pearls’ Sparkling Cider Brunch. Jozanne is enjoying dirty 30 with a new position in the Navy and lots of traveling. Looking forward to Rio’s World Cup in 2014!
Kerry Keins Mutschelknaus left her marketing career in 2011 to stay home and raise her son Connor (2). Kerry and her husband, Joe, welcomed their second son, Quinn Walsh, on 8/9/12. He weighed 8 lbs and was 21 inches long. Kerry and family still live in Arlington, Va. with their two labs.
Schyler Ellis Burke’s husband Peter received a promotion with Halliburton. He’s now the account manager for EQT. Schyler, Peter and their three children, John, Victoria and Marin, will be moving to Pittsburgh.
Lisa Moore married Marshall Walton on 9/2 at Beale Manor in Parkesburg, Pa. Lisa and Marshall are currently living in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Virginia Fowler Voigt is still happily living in Nashville, Tenn., with her husband, John, and daughter, Rosie. Virginia teaches third grade at The Ensworth School and is loving motherhood. Virginia and Rosie traveled to Va. this summer where they enjoyed a wonderful visit with old roommate Erin Keck Walsh ’03 and her three daughters. The Walsh and Voigt girls enjoyed a day full and petting horses and picking raspberries on Fowler’s Farm in Va.
Anne Oakes says she is terrible at keeping in touch, but likes keeping up with the SBC ladies on Facebook. She lives with her partner, Randi, in Durham, N.C. She manages a group home for adult men with autism and enjoys fishing and volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue on weekends.
Jennifer Warde Darrell is in her 5th year at Yale, hoping to finish her dissertation and graduate with a Ph.D. in Spanish next spring. She and her husband enjoy biking and running together, and Jennifer was thrilled to catch up with fellow Class of ’04 Vixen Sarah Ruff while biking the Trek Across Maine this past June. She has also loved singing with her church choir, with whom she had the opportunity to travel to England and sing in Westminster Abbey, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, and Gloucester Cathedral in Aug. 2011.
Megan Owens Thompson and her husband, Mike, welcomed their first son, Aidan Michael, on Mother’s Day. Two weeks before Aidan’s arrival, they moved from Charlotte to Concord, N.C., where Megan works. Megan and Mike have spent all summer enjoying their new life in suburbia with Aidan and their two dogs. Megan just returned to work at Cannon School, where she is the middle school counselor and community outreach coordinator.
Nicole Basbanes had two things to celebrate this year: In April she started her first full-time library job serving children and young adults at a local public library, and also married Billy Claire on 6/16/12 at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, Mass. They honeymooned in London, Paris and Rome for 17 days and are now setting up house together.
Camille Simmons is starting her eighth year of teaching middle school Spanish in Bermuda. She was able to hang out with Caville Stanbury ’06 and Khadine Fisher in the Big Apple in Dec. for birthday celebrations. Her favorite hobby is still to travel and experience different places with family and friends, and she misses her SBC girls!