Nicole Brandt
105 Prestwick Ct.
Yorktown, VA 23693
[email protected]

Abby Adams just started grad school for her master’s in Advanced Practice Pediatric Nursing, which will allow her to work as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She’s still working full time as a nurse caring for newborn babies. She lives with her boyfriend and their “zoo”: two dogs, two cats, two bearded dragons and a snake. She keeps in touch with Jenn Wiley Schmidt, Meg Shortlidge, Joanna Meade and Lindsay Cline. On March 31, Abby served as maid of honor at Jodie Weber Kavanah’s wedding to William Kavanah. Kelly Rogers Bell, Emily Burke and Lindsey Cline attended the wedding. Jodie is working for CarMax in Charlottesville as a senior sales consultant at the president’s club level and recently received a promotion to sales manager in training. She has been with the company for almost three years now and loves it!

Jennifer Jones Collins and her husband, Thomas, still live in Germany. Jennifer was blessed with her first child, William Thomas, on 4/5/12. He is almost 5 months old and growing into a big boy already! They recently moved for the third time in two years and now live in Birkenfeld, Germany. She was sad to leave her teaching job at Heidelberg Middle School, but is enjoying her new role as a stay-at-home mom. Jessica Mercier Andryshak came to visit in May, and they had a great time visiting multiple castles!

Ivey Tabor Godfrey lives near Raleigh, N.C. She has established her own graphic design company called Godfrey Design Company while her husband, Ryan Godfrey (HSC ’05), works for towards a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion. Their kids, Caroline (4), Gabriel (2) and Levi (1), are happy and healthy. Ivey hopes to start riding again soon, and deeply misses those long trails and open field rides at Sweet Briar.

Nancy Kleinhans Carr is so happy to have Megan Sinner Kleinhans ’04 as her sister-in-law! Megan was married to Nancy’s older brother Hugo in May 2011: “Megan and I became good friends during her senior year at Sweet Briar, and now she is happily married to my brother!” In the fall, Nancy will be attending the U. of South Fla. to receive a master’s in English education. “Wishing the Class of 2006 all the best!”

In June, Cara Cherry moved to St. Paul, Minn., to start her residency in Veterinary Public Health and Preventative Medicine at the U. of Minn. She is working on her master’s in public health along with her residency duties and will be in the Twin Cities for the next two years. Visitor’s welcome!

Julie Drake is livin’ it up in San Jose enjoying a great start to her fourth year teaching second grade at Challenger School.

Melissa Massy graduated from Colo. State U. with her Master of Social Work in May. She took advantage of time off and visited family and friends in the Fla. Keys, Santa Barbara, Atlanta and Charlotte, as well as a few relaxing weeks in Trinidad. Melissa just began a new job as a school-based therapist at an elementary school. As always, she loves Colo. and always welcomes visitors!

Victoria Chappell Harvey is looking at her last year in Japan as an ESL teacher and loves it. She hopes to travel with her husband around Japan, and possibly venture to South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. Who knows where next year will lead them?

Michelle Badger spent time on a mini cruise to Boston on the T.S. Kennedy and is recently beginning a new job with the Mass. Maritime Academy.

Kerri Faust de Monsalve is living in Columbia, teaching school, and enjoying her first year of marriage with Felipe. They’ve been on quite the adventure, working with indigenous shelters in downtown Bogota, teaching English and working with the children’s ministry.

And I, Nicki Brandt, will be returning to St. Augustine, Fla., for another winter near the beach, working with Florida Fish and Wildlife doing aerial surveys to study North Atlantic right whales. I spent the summer in San Juan Island, Wash., working for the Soundwatch Program, a boater education program conducting research and monitoring of boat/whale interactions, specifically with endangered Southern Resident killer whales; and working towards my USCG Captain’s License. My favorite part of living in Wash. has been creating a container garden on my deck—tomatoes never tasted so good! During road trips between the two locales I was able to visit with Melissa Massy in Denver and hope to see a few more SBC ladies during travels this fall.