5925 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004
Mindy Wolfrom has been living in Houston, Texas, for the past year and now happily works for a great private school where she teaches Latin and ancient Greek. She and Virginia Myers (Amherst County native and daughter of SBC alumna Margaret Gillmer Myers ’66) hosted a large Cinco de Mayo rooftop party, and Carolyn Burton came out from Colo. to plan, coordinate and attend. Otherwise, she spent the summer salsa dancing, learning some Spanish and meeting new friends.
Brentz Basten East is now a portfolio manager at API Funds and Portfolios. Her children, Rosa (4) and William (19 mos.), have had a full summer of swimming and beach trips (one trip was made a week longer thanks to the June derecho). Brentz still plays a lot of tennis and has had only one loss in the 4.0 Lynchburg Women’s Summer League. Brentz had a blast catching up with Laura Densen when she swung through town on her way to a camping trip. In Nov., Brentz will head down to Disney with Lauren Byrne ’04, Cat Brumley and Tamara Himelright Helton to brave the Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K Run. She writes, “It should be tons of fun even if I am a slow runner!”
Lynsie Watkins Steele is still living in Charlottesville with her husband Colin. They are in the process of building an addition to our house to make room for their newest little “addition,” Declan Shea, who was born 3/26/12. She still has the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom to her four kids. Lynsie tries to see Megan Knight and Samira Hossain as much as her life allows. She just celebrated her 30th birthday and is really looking forward to what the next decade has in store. Lynsie is still training for and running races: her next race is a half-marathon in Nov.!
Sarah Kidd Burchett lives in Richmond and has been working at Renew Dermatology as an aesthetician for two years. She recently passed her NCEA exam to earn a national certification in aesthetics. Sarah enjoyed attending a back-to-school gathering held at Hilary Cooper Cook’s house in Richmond and had fun meeting a variety of alumnae who either graduated in the 70s or are high school graduates going into Sweet Briar this fall. She writes, “They seem so young now that our class is pushing 30!” Sarah says she hopes that she and other Sweet Briar alumnae in Richmond can set up a happy hour for alumnae in the area.
Leah Reedy Revelle and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Mary Clay Marlowe “May” Revelle, on 11/12/11. May weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz and was 21 inches long.
Erin Mays started graduate school at Purdue U. (it’s an online program, so she’ll be staying in northern Va.). She hopes to complete an M.S. in education in spring 2014. She is also searching for a job more relevant to instructional design. Erin was elected president of the Braddock Dogs Association in June, which is working to build new dog parks in Fairfax County. She said that they’re now collecting pledges of support for the first dog park, which will be located in Burke, Va.! Otherwise, she went to Kings Dominion with Liz Churchill Beazley and her husband in June, and she sees Diane Lotz Warren when she joins her role-playing group on the internet.
Heather Wright is still working with the Dept. of State. She just started her next assignment in Lisbon, Portugal. She is working on energy, environment, science, tech and health issues and is currently filling in as acting economics unit chief.
Liz Eager Marvell finished her first year of graduate school at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where she is working on an M.A. in history. She and husband Brett are expecting a baby girl at the beginning of Oct.! She plans to continue school part time this fall and return full time next spring. In Aug., Liz spent a week at the beach with Lauren Wade, Karen Dennehy Godsey, Kerry Martin Sprurill, Erin Gibbs and Maggie Murray Watts ’06. She also met up with Lyndsay Welsh Chamblin in Boston this summer.