Kelli Bergmann Thomasson and Will welcomed their new baby girl, Eleanor Staton into the world on 6/17/11. Kelli is still working for Virtual Virginia as an online instructor teaching AP Psychology and AP European History.
Ginny Wood Susi and Phil are expecting their first child in March.
Misty Vandergriff Forsberg and Adam are expecting their third son in February.
Bre Leibering is still living and teaching high school English in Richmond, Va. She spent the summer roadtripping across most of the U.S. as well as training for her first half marathon in Sept. She’s running the Virginia Beach Rock N Roll Half Marathon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphona Society. She’s running in honor of family members as well as Mary Davis Blood’s father. She’s looking forward to homecoming and all the ’04 babies coming in 2012.
Jozanne Summerville is living through natural disasters in the nation’s capital city. After her sister’s wedding this past summer, she’s ready to finish the final semester of her master’s program at UMD. In between family projects, classes, and Navy cost estimating, she gets to chat with some of her SBC ladies: Ginny Wood Susi, Sascha Rogers, Nicole Basbanes, Diana Marshall, Brandy Harman and Erica Midkiff ’03.
Diana Marshall has left the Charlottesville area and moved back to Bass River, Mass., on Cape Cod with her parents after canceling her engagement and wedding this spring. She spent a nice vacation with Peter and Schyler Ellis Burke in W.V. in April. She had a successful gallbladder surgery in April, and in July started Remicade infusions for her Crohns disease, which are going well. She’s been spending her summer with family and friends resting and working on her health at the beach.
Brienna McLaughlin Pruce is loving painting and teaching yoga while traveling Europe with her husband. She can be found at http://brienna.net and at local Cambridge, U.K. art shows.
Virginia Fowler Voigt welcomed Virginia-Anne Rose Voigt into the world on 1/12/12. Rosie looks forward to her first SBC trip this summer on a trip back to Va. to visit family and friends. Erin Keck Walsh ’03 came to Nashville, Tenn., to attend the baby shower in Oct. and visited before the arrival of Rosie.
Seana McGuffey is living in Virginia Beach. She works at Dominion Enterprises for the Employment Guide division. Daughter Caroline is 2.
Erin Coleman lives in Los Angeles, Calif., with her 2 dogs and her girlfriend, Lizzie. She joined SAG. Erin travelled to Berlin and Munich to attend Oktoberfest ’11. She’s excited for Ginny Wood Susi, about to welcome a beautiful baby girl into the world whom she plans to take to Disney World in a few years.
Sarah Russ Warner runs a horse farm outside of Charlotte, N.C. She and her husband, Wray spend their summers in Colo. at the 4UR Ranch, a fly fishing guest ranch, where he works as the executive chef.
Katherine Boyle Chamrin trained and completed Ironman Louisville in 8/2011. While in Louisville she caught up with Lisa Moore.
Nicole Basbanes left working at a private school after one year of establishing a primary level book collection to instead work at a public library, but not without a souvenir: a man who is now her fiance, Walter William “Billy” Claire III. They met while teaching at the same school and made for quite a memorable year. He proposed to her on 9/9/11, and they plan to marry in June 2012.
Megan Owens Thompson and her husband Mike will be expecting their first son, Aidan Michael on 5/19/12. Megan and Mike are still living in Charlotte where she is enjoying her 4th year as a middle school counselor at Cannon School, an independent school in Concord. They plan on moving back to Wilmington, N.C., after Aidan is born to be closer to family and the beach!
Sarah Barrett is enjoying life with her husband in N.Y.C., and opened an online jewelry shop at copperheadcreations.etsy.com, where she’ll be featuring a few pink and green designs. She also happily takes custom orders.
Schyler Ellis Burke, husband Peter and their children, John and Victoria, welcomed a new baby girl, Marin Elizabeth Burke, born 12/6/11. Godmother to Marin is Diana Marshall. Schyler spends her time at home raising the children. Her oldest son John started Montessori in Jan.
Chasity Clarke Miller and husband Avery are enjoying life in their new home with precious baby daughter, Finley Avery Miller, born 12/26/11. Chasity enjoyed the opportunity to see Autum MatysekSnyder Fish and Casey Poore Flippin ’05 at her baby shower hosted by the fabulous Sarah Parson Breeden ’05 on 11/5/11, in Richmond. Chasity is enjoying the added excuse to purchase all things pink and green! Chasity enjoys working at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a major gifts officer in the Development Office.
Jessica Porter Sadeq married Fady on 10/7/11 at Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Va. Her matron of honor was Kerry Keins Mutschelknaus and her bridesmaids were Heather Shumaker, Caitlin Webber Mazzucca, and Andrea Stassi. Stephanie Gleason Peppler, Kirkland Wohlrab, and Anne Mohana attended the wedding.
Leila Smith, Katie Barnette-Whisenant, Christina Chubb, Caroline Ogilvie, Kate Lawson, and Lara Zvirbulis all got together in Charleston, S.C. last June for a mini reunion that they try to do once a year. Leila had her first baby, a daughter, Caroline Lilly, born 12/6/11.
Sascha Rogers lives and works in the D.C. Metro area in Va. She’s been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for 4 years and absolutely loves it. She transitioned from one private practice to another, and is now expanding her realm of practice to include treating infants and toddlers in the home health setting or Early Intervention. She still keeps in close contact with C.M. Burroughs, Lauren Byrne, Jozanne Summerville, and Karen Story McKenzie. They’re planning a weekend getaway or a “Sweet Retreat” at the Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey this summer for the chocolate and wine festival and to celebrate turning 30. .
Sara Gredler lives and works in Austin, Texas, and is the editor of The Chisholm Trail, the Williamson County Genealogical Society quarterly journal. Presenting a new presentation on the War of 1812 and another presentation on organization of genealogy “stuff.” Visited Jessica Carter in Oklahoma City and had a great time catching up with SBC memories!
Maria Kitchin married Preston Moore in Virginia Beach on 6/25/11.
Andrea Stassi is currently living in Newport Beach, Calif. She works as an Environmental Regulatory Analyst/Scientist and is a member of the team responsible for conducting biological impact studies for the proposed Calif. High Speed Train. On the weekends, she volunteers at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, a rescue/rehabilitation center for seals and sea lions.