Amber McGlothlin Finnegan is making the big transition from an Air Force wife to civilian life. She, Brendan and son Craig sold their home and moved from OK back to TX to start off a new life without the military! They welcomed Carlyn Louise on 2/13/13. They purchased the perfect home in Pearland, TX, and will move shortly to the Houston area for Brendan to start his new career downtown as a property manager for Hines. Amber embraces motherhood, but is ready to get more sleep and back on a stable routine again!
Erin Gibbs still loves Denver, CO, and she spends as much time as possible in the mountains: in the winter, she skis every weekend and even some powder days during the week; in the warmer months, she hikes, fishes, and competes in triathlons. She has started riding again at a farm with some nice young horses. Erin sees Dana Ripperton in Denver on a regular basis and makes it back to the east coast several times a year to visit family and the ladies from SBC. She spent a week in the Outer Banks last summer with Karen Dennehy Godsey, Kerry Martin Spruill, Maggie Murray Watts ’06, Liz Eager Marvel and Lauren Wade. It was a great time and will most likely become a regular trip. Those gals continue to be the rocks that Erin can count on through thick and thin, despite the distance between them.
After 7.5 years as a paralegal at Williams & Connolly LLP, Christina Marchetti is leaving to spend the next 4 mos. in Sydney, Australia, before starting law school in Aug. (She was accepted into American U., but as of Feb. she was still deciding). While in Australia she plans to devote more time to her Southern-themed blog Bourbon & Belles, while also exercising polo ponies, riding and exploring other countries in that part of the globe. She is keeping an open mind about her career change, and she’d like to give marketing and advertising a try. She’s hoping that this pre-law school adventure will clarify that going to law school is what she wants to do.
In 2/2013, Brianna “Brie” Meighan de Hanna hosted a Prospective Students’ Tea at her home in Panama City, Panamá, where she talked about SBC’s Riding Program to several high school seniors. She’s publishing an EBook titled “How to Fly with a Baby: Your Mile-High Guide to Air Travel with an Infant,” which will be available on Amazon, Kindle and iTunes in 5/2013. She and her baby will have completed 40 flights before his first birthday (19 of which have been international)! When Brie is not filming for TV, she’s at the barn riding her horse, Federicus, and competing in the 1.20m jumpers. She also serves on the board of directors for the largest equestrian facility in Central America, the Club Ecuestre Parque Metropolitano, which has nearly 300 horses boarded in the heart of Panama City (an amazing place)! She says that, as always, if anyone is planning a trip to Panamá, to please let her know. She’s on Facebook and loves to give tours of the beautiful capital of Panamá!
Ginger Tripp McAdams is still in Charlotte, NC, teaching at Charlotte Latin School. Her little boy Tripp just turned one and they’re busy preparing for baby number 2 this summer.
Miranda Ponton-Dean works both sides of the Constitution as an Interpreter for James Madison’s Montpelier and for James Monroe’s Highland. As an educator, she teaches children about these men and their accomplishments. She and her husband Paul (Lynchburg Coll. ’06) are expecting their first child this fall.
Lynsie Watkins Steel finished building the addition on their house just in time for the arrival of another baby in Aug. (that’s 3 babies in 4 years!) She and her family are busy, but very happy.
Sara “Mollie” Zobel manages her own equestrian enterprise, MZ Eventing & Sport Horses on the family farm, Rocky Swam Farm, in Springfield, SC. She’s busy training horses, teaching lessons and competing. As of 5/2013, she and husband David Moss will celebrate 3 years of marriage. They love their daily life in the country surrounded by family, dogs (Sparkplug and Little Bit) and their pet house deer, Rocky.