Tom Metcalf '43 writes from Oahu that he's "been retired from Punahou School for 25 years...and I find it hard to believe that I have resided in Hawaii for over 65 years. When I see on TV the images of the snow storms buffeting the East I cannot believe how fortunate my wife and I have been all these years. It truly has been paradise for us." Tom entered St. Paul's as an 11-year old sixth-grader in 1935 and was a boarder.
Bryan McIntire '48 is retired after many years in law and politics, having served as State's Attorney for Carroll County and on the Baltimore County Council. He continues his interest in county land preservation and has fond memories of classmates such as Ed Cumor '48, Elliott Verner '48, Frank Collins '47 and Prevost Boyce '47. Bryan and Ed are members of the St. Paul's ROMEO luncheon club (Retired Old Men Eating Out).
Henry Stansbury '56 just finished a stint as curator of a duck decoy exhibit at the Talbot County Historical Society in Easton. He continues his work at the Maryland Historical Society, where he's president emeritus and serves on both the museum and maritime committees. Henry reminds Columns that his senior speech addressed JEB Stuart's encirclement of McClellan's lines during the Civil War.
Don Snyder '61 is leaving Ulster County, NY, headed for new adventures. "First stop will be Stratham, NH, with sailing pals and gals out of the Boston Yacht Club," he says, before heading to the west coast "to spend some time with the first wife, daughter and granddaughter in Atascadero, CA." We trust this relocation won't keep Don from returning for his 55th class reunion in May.
Howard Smedley '67 is the facility manager of the American Red Cross' regional headquarters for Cushman & Wakefield. "We maintain this 110,000 sq. ft. medical facility, where donated blood is processed for shipment to area hospitals," he says. "We maintain eight fixed-site blood donor centers in leased spaces throughout Maryland, D.C., and northern Virginia." Howard, whose father Howard is class of '45 and son Kyle class of '05, continues as an official in lacrosse, a sport in which he, his father Howard '45 and son Kyle '95 all excelled. He was on Tullai Field on March 5 when the Crusaders faced Paul VI.
Winston Wood '68 reports a recent visit with classmate John Morton '68 in Utah, where they climbed Mt. Timpagogos, near Provo, almost 12,000 feet. "Since moving out there, John's become a real mountain man. I do a bit of hiking myself, but with him it was hard to keep up!" These two have been busy: Winston's first novel, "Never A Good War," was published last year ("the stories of men slogging through the last year of the Vietnam War, when those serving there focused on survival, not victory"); and John has been elected to the Dean College Athletic Hall of Fame for lacrosse. 2 photos
Speaking of Winston...he and classmates Gordie Gilbert '68 and Dicky Darrell '68 participated in the National Toboggan Championships in Maine, showing their Crusader spirit by wearing SP football helmets photo
Mark Walsh '72 has been appointed Associate Administrator for the Office of Investment and Innovation at the Small Business Administration, overseeing an office that provides equity capital, long-term loans and management assistance to small businesses. In this role Mark also directs efforts to help entrepreneurs commercialize their products and services through eleven federal agencies, including Homeland Security and NASA.
Tony Rowan '73 and wife Tatiana are contemplating a move to Kentucky. "It's attractive because there's a large Russian community in KY, and Tatiana misses her culture and language, but moving doesn't make sense unless we both can find jobs there," says Tony, who's a senior simulation therapist in cancer treatment at GBMC. He and his daughter climbed Old Rag Mountain in VA. Tony's kids are intrigued by Annie, the ghost of Mary Caton's young daughter said to haunt Brooklandwood—the alumni office reports no sightings, but occasional strange sounds at night.
Bruce Funk '74, is a CPA by day and, by night, a singer, author of three local histories and a theatrical producer and director. "In early 2014 I started a theatre company, Imperial Theatre Live, in Brunswick, Maryland," says Bruce, whose first play was produced in 2015. He also presents two awards at the annual Upper School awards ceremony: The Washington College History Award and the J. Ben Funk '73 Major Science Prize.
At a conference last fall hosted by LSU, Lex LaMotte '74 presented a paper entitled Minimizing Infectious Disease Risk and Increasing Energy Conservation: Cooling Tower Treatment Using Ozone to Remove Biofilm "A nice short title," says Lex. "I don't think Tom Longstreth would have been amused." Lex, who is president of LaMotte Water Management, has been involved in water treatment since 1980; his company specializes in engineered solutions to water and water treatment problems.
"I'm the newest dealer for Dizzy Pig BBQ Company!! Great BBQ rubs, etc.," says Craig Toland '80, who's also the long-time principal at Southern Saw. Craig's son Austin Toland '12 is a co-captain of the St. Mary's College Seahawks lacrosse team and a three-time member of the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Austin plays for new coach Jason "Duke" Childs '97, who may be the first Crusader to coach another Crusader in college.
Fred Laffan '84 writes, "I've been in New York since 1996 and am a portfolio manager at American Century Investments, looking after global smaller companies." Fred, who was in London for seven years prior to that, lives in Greenwich , CT, with his wife Nanette (a Monkton native and Notre Dame Prep alumna) and two daughters, ages 13 and 10.
After spending most of his financial career in trading and investment banking, Todd Garliss '87 recently celebrated his five-year anniversary at Corbyn Investment Management, located in Baltimore. Todd and his wife Shawna (SPSG '91) are pleased to have their three children, Hadley (SPSG '19), Charlie (SP '22) and Matthew (SP '24) at St. Paul's. Charlie particularly enjoys interacting with teachers who taught/coached his Dad or his uncle, Scott Garliss '89, including Messrs. Whiteley, Brocato, Collins, Woods and Schindler.
Lance Miceli '88 was quoted in a syndicated Tribune Newspapers story about changes mid-tier, budget hotels are making to appeal to millennials. "We very specifically went after delivering European budget-inspired rooms: very functional clean lines and an aesthetic that very appealing," said Lance, who's the chief marketing officer for G6 Hospitality, which owns the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands. The Baltimore Sun ran the story in December.
"I work for the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, where I do data collection in the Survey Research Operations Department," reports Zeke Marshall '90. "Our interviewers gather information nationwide for different socio-economic and health studies." Zeke is also the principal in Zeke Marshall Realty. In 2005 he started a non-profit entity, Outstanding Athletes Youth Services Center, through which he hosts summer basketball camps throughout Baltimore City and the surrounding counties. "The organization mentors young people and helps them finish each level of education by stimulating them in athletic activities," Zeke explains. His wife, Dr. Jessie Marshall, is a physician at the Univ. of Michigan Medical Center; they have two daughters— "the best thing that's happened since being introduced to SP in 1984. Life has changed a lot the last five years, but I have wonderful memories of St. Paul's."
Kyle Durkee '91 is now a commercial sales representative for Aeroseal Windows & Storefront, headquartered in Jessup.
David Ally '96 lives in Baltimore city and works for Transamerica. He and his wife moved from Canton to the Lauraville/Hamilton area in 2014 and were featured on House Hunters.
Lots happening with Matt Targarona '99: He's the senior manager at the Verizon National Operations Analytics Center of Excellence. "I lead the Governance team responsible for data warehouse strategy across Consumer and Mass Business," he says. "We maintain the business intelligence and analytics roadmap and serve as the interface between IT and the business units to align projects and transformational business initiatives with the strategic roadmap." Matt also crewed in the 460-mile offshore Annapolis-to-Newport race last summer. He and his wife, Meredith, expect their second child in February.
Holden Plack '01 is in Austin, Texas, putting his graduate degree in industrial design to use at Paul Bernhard Exhibits, where he's working with an international team of contractors to create museum exhibits to fill exhibit galleries that have been built among the ruins of the first Saudi capital. "This site is about 70 acres and is a UNESCO World Heritage site," says Holden, who's overseeing coordination among the contractors. "I've been to the site, near Riyadh, twice and will make several more trips over the course of the project, which should last about a year...and I've been learning the regional dances in the Austin Honky-Tonks."
Big happenings with the Darrell boys: Peter Darrell '02 married Megan Moran in the St. Paul's chapel, in the presence of many Crusaders, including brother Ned Darrell '01—who himself became a father in October with the arrival of Eloise "Ellie" Rae Darrell, who of course makes Dicky Darrell '68, father of Peter and Ned, a grandfather.
Greg Smith '02 is a project manager for Holder Construction. "I travel with the projects so I am not based out of one of our offices," he says. "I work out of construction trailers at the job sites." Greg is now in Raleigh, NC, working on the 18-story Bank of America Tower.
Court Levering '03 works at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Kentucky, one of the largest thoroughbred breeding farms in the country, with approximately 1,600 acres and between 250 and 400 horses. "We stand 13 stallions that range in stud fee from $3,500 to $100,000," says Court, who also manages one of the farm's broodmare divisions. "I oversee the care of 150-250 mares in a breeding operation in which I'm responsible for ensuring a safe birthing of the foals. I work with an equine vet to make sure mares are bred when needed and that we maximize the rate of conception." Foals are either sold at public auction or sent to one of the many training facilities around the country—in November the farm sold approximately 150 horses and grossed over $28 million.
Bart Wagner '05 is the new corporate recruiter for R2i, an integrated digital marketing agency, with offices in New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley and downtown Baltimore, where he will be. The alumni office is happy that Bart's still in town, as he's been instrumental in getting our young Crusader pub rallies off the ground.
Stephan Bernstorf '05 married Kathryn Eliza "Lizey" Korengold, a Holden Arms graduate, on October 3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Stephan's brother Bryan Bernstorf '05 was best man; also present, of course, were Stephan and Bryan's parents, Paul (SP athletic director) and Linda (SP admissions office). The couple, who met at Trinity College, lives in Bethesda. Photo
Jeff Kukucka '05 reports that he's close to publishing his dissertation research (which looks at the effectiveness of 'forensic evidence lineups). "My most recent study is looking at how jurors appraise the testimony of forensic science examiners," he says. Jeff, who is teaching at Towson University, was recently appointed an affiliate member of the Human Factors Committee of the National Institute of Science and Technology's Forensic Science OSAC.
Alex Griswold '06 and his wife, Talla Rittenhouse, are proud parents of Davis Rittenhouse Griswold, who arrived in June 2015 and is getting to know his older brother, Tad. We hope to see all three of them in May for Blue-Gold Reunion Weekend, as Alex is helping plan his class reunion. (see photo)
Mike Moss '07 recently finished a stint at Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services, doing pro-bono work for this organization that provides free legal services for indigent people. Mike, one of three Fulbright Scholars from his class, is in his third year of law school at American University.
"I'm back at T. Rowe Price and have started the MBA program at Loyola University," reports Steve Beauchamp '07. "I just read about the Crusader Network on the school's website, which sounds interesting. I don't think I'm in need of a mentor at the moment, but I'll definitely keep it in mind for the future, as a mentor or mentee."
Collin Majev '07, after several years with Bridges program on campus, is now working in business development with the Morganti Group, a global commercial construction management firm celebrating its 100th anniversary. He'll be in Baltimore after an initial training period.
Tim Gaines '09 and Alec Mitchell '10 recently returned from Thailand, where they met up with Alec's cousin who's posted to the U.S. embassy in Bangkok, traveled south to Phuket and the island of Ko Phi Phi before heading north to feed and bathe elephants at an animal reserve in Chiang Mai. The cliff jumping, we're told, occurred on Ko Phi Phi. photo
Chris Colnitis '11 has recently signed on with Mintel, a leading market research firm, in their Chicago office as an account executive in sales. "Mintel covers 33,000 product launches a month," he says, "and every day, we ask thousands of people for their opinions. We also track consumer spending across 34 countries."
After graduating from Hopkins in 2015, Louis Foxwell '11 cofounded a startup, Edessa, that has designed a soap dispenser that attaches to a faucet and allows soap to flow directly from the faucet's water stream. "All the user has to do is place their hands under the faucet and they receive a second of fresh water, then five-to-six seconds of soap-infused water, and then fresh water again for rinsing for the duration of the faucet's runtime," explains Louis, who's busy raising capital for this venture.
Junius Randolph '11 is a digital producer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he makes online videos about various topics, writes short articles about socially trending topics, monitors the website and directs content to the right places, placing videos on stories and monitoring wires, among other tasks. "I get lots of creative opportunities, which I wouldn't get working at bigger name companies," says Junius. "I also teach myself more skills and get paid for that, too."
Will Becker '12 recently published ""The Politics Behind the Khat Ban" on the blog of the World Policy Journal.
A.J. Koikoi '12 spoke at upper-school assembly on King Vision Day on January 15. He will graduate in May from Franklin & Marshall with a customized major in Japanese/Psychology/International Studies and is applying to/for the following: a Fulbright Scholarship, Princeton in Asia and a program to teach English in Japan. A.J., an outstanding football player, played in the Division 3 All-Star game in Myrtle Beach, SC, and tentatively plans to try out for several CFL teams.
Greg Louzan '13 has left St. Mary's College of Maryland and moved to Montana, where last summer he fished with Wick Sollers' 73 and Joe Sollers '15, when the Sollers boys visited the fly shop in which Greg was working in Paradise Valley on the Yellowstone river—"very cool coincidence!" says Greg.