Alumni News from the 2017 Winter Antler

Teddy Adams (’06-’14) reports that he will be headed to Colorado College next year, continuing a recent trend of Gray captains at CC.  Brice Tucker (’07-’11) and Teddy Link (’01-’13) are there now.  Donny Brown (’02-’13) left his job with the Oklahoma City Red Hawks , a Triple-A team for the Houston Astros, to move to Indianapolis to be closer to family.  Forrest Carroll (’01-’11) will graduate from Middlebury College this year and has accepted a job in the renewable energy field with SunEdison in San Francisco.  His brother, Galen Carroll (’98-’09), is leaving Brown Advisory in Baltimore and is headed for New York City.  Nat Cram (’91-’09) and his wife, Abigail, both practice architecture in Portland, Maine and are proud parents of Thaxter (pictured below) who will be two years old this month.  Dave D’Angelo (’92-’00) is also a new father; his son, Tennessee, is about two months old now.  Cosby Hall (’86-’14) was married to Price Massey in October in Duck, NC with many Deerwood alumni joining in on the celebration (see photo at left).  Price’s grandfather, James “Red” Massey, was one of the first senior counselors at Deerwood, and our Massey cottage, where Cosby has coincidentally lived the last 10 summers, is named for him.   Olivier Dasse-Hartaut (’04) reports that he has founded two companies in Paris and recently took a trip by motorbike along the Trans-Himalayan Road.  He added, “I thought about you because in summer 2004, I remember a Deerwood alumni relating one night to all the camp his experience climbing Everest summit. An amazing story!”  Across the channel in England, James Fenwick (’12) is working towards becoming a high school physics teacher and hopes to do well on his upcoming PGC examinations.  William Duvall (’04-’10) is now at University of South Carolina and plans to be back at Deerwood this summer, Brenton Duvall (‘02-’07) continues to pursue his music career, and Chas Duvall (’98-’07) is a happy newlywed, living and working in Atlanta.  John Gallagher (’97-’08) has plans to be married soon, and Henry Kegan (’96-’05) is also planning his wedding for this April in Boca Grande, Florida.  Dave McCleary (’96-’12) reported news of his wedding in Annecy, France which was attended by Harrison Lusty (’97-’13) and Grif Peterson (’01-’05) in addition to Charlie McCleary (’91-’96) and Bill McCleary (’93-’94).  Celebratory toasts with imported Squam Lake water were part of the festivities in Annecy.  Dave also raced in a Tough Mudder event (photo below) in Vermont last spring with Will Burke (’02-’14), Ben Wilson (’91-’96), Scott Doty (’91-’95), Harrison Lusty, and Dan Ragsdale (’84-’14).  The training meal before the race was Spamghetti, of course!  Chris Mombello (’05-’11) just finished up his first swim season as a freshman at Middlebury College, and is excited to return to the Deerwood “pool” this summer.  His brother, Mac Mombello (’01-’11) is working in commercial real estate in New York for Cushman & Wakefield.  Opera legend James “Thunder” Morris (’60-’64) was in the news again.  He played the starring role of Hans Sachs in Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, a six-hour-long opera, this winter at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.  In Oslo, Norway, Philip Rynning Nielsen (’13-’14) was visited by Poe Doub (’14) after the two boys were campers together in Chateau last summer.  Henry Riehl (’06-’10) scored his first goals recently as a freshman midfielder for Middlebury College, and also plans to be back at Deerwood this summer.  After he finishes with his studies and lacrosse at Middlebury this spring, Henry’s teammate, David Murray (’03,’12) hopes to teach English next year in Central America, perhaps in Nicaragua.  Maybe he will get to meet up with Thomas Walkham (’04-’08) down there, as Greg Fischer (’01-’10) did last winter.  Ross Perrot (’05-’14) and Brittany St. John will be married on April 11th in Phoenix, Arizona.  Rumor has it that John Williams (’98-’14) will be officiating the wedding ceremony.  John moved out west to teach middle school social studies at the Journeys School in Jackson, WY which is associated with the Teton Science Schools.  In February, Melissa Jones (’05-’13), Thomas Robson (’00-’09) and Brian Thomsen (’97-’11) all traveled to Jackson Hole and visited with John (and Julie Thomsen who lives there now as well).  John is very much “enjoying the Tetons and Jackson Hole by hiking, climbing, mountain biking and skiing as much as possible!”  Mac Williams (’96-’05), John’s older brother, also has plans to be married soon. Sara and Dan Thomsen (’78-’14) had another daughter, named Lila, in November.  She is pictured below with her grandparents.

 

        

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