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    And the Rest is History: Dartmouth Love Stories 2019

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The granite of New Hampshire isn’t just in our brains—it’s in our hearts. And that imprint might even be stronger for those who met their life partners at or through the College. This year, we’ve gathered the stories of nearly 50 sweet couples from the ‘70s to today—just click the arrow next to each couple’s names for the adorable details.

Can’t get enough? See more photos of some of these great couples on Twitter and Instagram, or check out last year’s love stories. Want to be included next year? Send us your story!

Kenneth (Ken) Marable '74 and Joan (Tyler) Marable '76

Married November 8, 1975, in Boston.

How did you meet?
We met in the Dartmouth Bookstore, downstairs where text books were available. It was the first day of classes. Joan had a stack of books and was preparing to join the long line of first year students heading to the cash register upstairs. Ken suggested that Joan follow him for a shortcut to avoid the line. She did (much to her friend's surprise)! That was the beginning of a memorable day!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Continuing on the day that we met...After Joan paid for her books, we talked for a while. Ken suggested that we get something to eat after his  varsity football practice. We drove to the only McDonald's in the area, where Ken ate more food faster than Joan had ever witnessed (we still remember the list)! Afterwards, we got ice cream cones. Ken, with gentlemanly valor, opened the car door, handed Joan her cone, got in and closed the door in what seemed to be a single motion —the only problem was that Ken forgot to take his hand off of the edge of the car door! Needless to say, closing his hand in the car door did not feel too good. Ken was a trooper, trying not to show his pain. After that, we figured that it was OK to be our true selves with each other. 

What are you up to now?
Ken is continuing his career in finance as a financial advisor with Prudential. He also does a lot of community outreach and non-profit volunteering in the greater New York City area. Joan is the co-founder and executive director of a non-profit student leadership organization for teens— Diversity Awareness Initiative for Students (DAIS). The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We are the proud parents of Kimberly Marable ’05 and Jonathan Marable ’08.

Rick Woolworth '74 and Jill (Shaw) Woolworth '77

Married in Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1976.

How did you meet?
During pre-season tennis practice for both women’s and men’s teams—Rick’s senior year and Jill’s freshman year (before classes started).

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Rick’s 40th Reunion 5 years ago, which was at the same time as daughter Jocelyn Mason ’05 and son-in-law Brian Mason ’03’s Reunion. They met and Moosilauke Ravine Lodge on Jocelyn’s freshman Trip and now live in Menlo Park, CA.

What are you up to now?
Jill is a marriage and family therapist and first-time author of The Waterwheel. Rick manages a non-profit he started, Telemachus, the mission of which is to mentor emerging millennial leaders.

Chris Osgood '75 and Mary Heller '76

Married June 21, 1977, in Putney, Vermont.

How did you meet?
Geology 2 class in fall 1974 and Dartmouth Ski Team winter 1975.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Dinner cooking club with friends during summer 1975, skiing at Killington on May 1,1975 and visiting Mary at Moosilauke when she was on cooking crew during summer 1976.

What are you up to now?
Chris is semi-retired after a career in education, and Mary is retired and coaching skiing at The Putney School.

Bob Freidl '76 and Nancy Steward Friedl '76

Married June 26, 1976 in Easton, Pennsylvania – just two weeks after graduation!

How did you meet?
We actually met in kindergarten.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We will never forget our graduation day...perfectly blue sky outlining Baker Tower surrounded by friends and family with four years of amazing memories!....and of course, dinners at Lou's on Main Street.

What are you up to now?
Married for 42 years, we have three daughters and five grandchildren and are loving life as retirees. We had a fabulous time at our 40th Reunion in Hanover!”

Elizabeth (Beth) Howard Wilkens '76 and Bruce Wilkens '76

Married July 9, 1977 in Wachtung, New Jersey, with Monsignor William Nolan from Aquinas House celebrating the mass.

How did you meet?
I sat in front of Bruce at freshman convocation—he told his roommate, Ken Cohen '76, then and there, "I'm going to marry that girl." Kenny went on to be our best man. We didn't date until our senior spring.            

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Bruce's favorite memory is visiting the College Grant together with DOC friends over Christmas break our senior year. Mine is all the winter sports outings to run ski races.

What are you up to now?
Bruce is currently trying to retire from the family business. I am enjoying our five grandchildren. We both enjoy traveling, skiing, and golf.

And we do bleed green. My older sister Chrissy Howard (1972 exchange from Mount Holyoke) married Bill Carpenter '74 (son of Bill Carpenter '50 and grandson of Russell Carpenter '23). Their daughter Kelly '99 married Dave Mor '99.

All three of our kids went to Dartmouth. Matt '01 Th'02 married Julia Ferguson, daughter of Duncan Ferguson '74. Our daughter Julie '03 married Ned Parker, grandson of Edwin (Ned) Grant '30 (Colorado Ski Hall of Fame) and nephew of Newell Grant '64. John '06 Th'07 married a great gal, Mary, who loves to visit the College.

      Gary Rogers '77 and Jill Eilertsen Rogers '78

Married August 22, 1981, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hanover, with a reception at Pierce’s Inn in Etna.

How did you meet?
We first met during Green Key when Jill was a Freshman. My buddy Pat Sullivan and I needed a driver to take us to Tally House for chili late at night. Sully had the car and Jill was one of the few sober people we could find to drive us. A year and a half passed before we met again. We were in the basement of Theta Delt late on a Friday night and I asked her to go to the football game with me the next day. She accepted. We became great friends!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
I really cannot remember most of my favorite Dartmouth memories, due to my advanced age and beer. But I will have to say that our favorite Dartmouth memory together was our wedding weekend on campus with many, many Dartmouth friends. Jill hosted the women at the DOC House on Friday afternoon while I took the guys out canoeing on the river. We held our rehearsal dinner BBQ at Tom Dent Cabin. Our wedding ceremony was held at the church next to my fraternity. And we celebrated that afternoon with an outdoor reception at Pierce’s Inn in the woods of Etna.”

What are you up to now?
Fifteen months ago we, along with our elder son Jake, opened a craft brewery. True North Ale Company is located north of Boston in Ipswich, Massachusetts. After 10 years of biking, hiking, skiing, and traveling the world during retirement, we are working our butts off and having a blast!

Christine McDade '80 and Scott Boyce GRAD'80

Married June 27, 1981, at St. Anne’s Church in Whitesboro, New York.

How did you meet?

Chris got a part-time position working for the James Hornig, the environmental sciences professor who was Scott's advisor to help Scott with lab work related to a funding contract.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Going to Winter Carnival events the year there was no snow and highs were -20 and night temperatures were -40—winter 1980 I think.

What are you up to now?
Scott retired from Dow Chemical two years ago and does consulting on government contract proposals by university professors as well as scientific support for a local watershed. Chris is working for Merck in West Point, Pennsylvania, developing technical support teams for their small molecule manufacturing unit.

Ginny Lower '83 and Bill Moylan Tu'81

Married October 11, 2014, in Woodstock, Connecticut.

How did you meet?
We met at a table in the Tuck library in winter 1980 (Ginny was a freshman, I was a first-year Tuck student). We just started talking and became friends, although we didn't date at Dartmouth. I went to work out west while Ginny went to work in New York for Morgan Stanley. We drifted apart, but reconnected (on Facebook!) in 2011. 

What are you up to now?
Ginny is a fifth-grade teacher at Thompson Middle School in Connecticut, and I'm a professor at East Connecticut State University.

Derek Chow '84 and Jan Gordon '84

Married September 6, 1992 at Camp Wahnee (the children’s summer camp Jan’s family owns) near Torrington, Connecticut.

How did you meet?
We met during our Language Study Abroad trip in Arles, France, winter term 1982. We were introduced by mutual friends on the trip who thought we’d like each other. Little did they know!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Our time in France was spent on bus rides to class, after-class time at the Grande Café de la Bourse in Arles, and traveling throughout Europe on a shoestring budget.

What are you up to now?
We have been married for just over 26 years, have three college-aged kids and live in Boulder, Colorado, where we enjoy outdoor activities. I work in the investments/financial services industry and Jan is a filmmaker and consultant. We also still travel together each summer and have visited Europe, Turkey, Peru, and Japan.

Barry Bass '85 and Pam Lower Bass '85

Married on August 28, 1988, in Dover, Massachusetts.

How did you meet?
We initially “met” while constructing the bonfire (in the days when students still built the bonfire), but Pam says she doesn’t remember that. We really got to know each other while on an LSA trip to Mainz, Germany. We knew it was meant to be when we serendipitously met up with each other as the two lines came together during our Dartmouth graduation processional. 

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We have so many great memories of hanging out with friends, going to football games, etc. An amazing memory was traveling behind the Iron Curtain (to East Berlin and then Prague) during our LSA trip. 

What are you up to now?
We’re now living in Potomac, Maryland. Three grown kids, including one who went to Dartmouth (Jeff Bass ’16). Pam runs the school store at Bullis School in Potomac and after 30-plus years in commercial real estate, Barry is now the CFO of a multi-state medical cannabis company. 

We still keep in touch with many of our Dartmouth friends. In fact, this past October we did a cycling trip through Tuscany with a crew of Dartmouth people, including four other Dartmouth couples (Russ and Kathy Mitchell, John MacManus and Cindy Bergman, Jack Sylvia and Eileen Lynch, and Chris Mulligan and Sarah Sherwood). 

Alice Rudd '86 and Brooks Elder '86

Married September 21, 1991, in New York City.

How did you meet?
We met fall of freshman year on the front steps of Mid-Mass (my freshman dorm) and were introduced by Russ Aney, Beau Gianini, and Ben Clements (all ‘86s).

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We loved all our time to together at Dartmouth especially our trips to the DOC cabins, spending time at the Dartmouth ski Jump (Brooks was a jumper), and running trails along the Connecticut River. We also really liked the omelets at Collis!

What are you up to now?
Our love of Dartmouth inspired us to move from NYC to the north country in 1993 and we have lived in Vermont ever since. I am a VP for Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management and Brooks has been a fulltime dad since 2001. We have two sons and are thrilled that our oldest son was just admitted to the Dartmouth class of 2023.

Mary Halpin Carter '87 and Christopher Hart Martin Carter '87

Married August 17, 1991, in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

How did you meet?
We met senior spring at classmate Bill Kelsey's 22nd birthday party in Thayer Dining Hall (now rebranded)—Chris came with Ross Jones'87 and Mary was invited for real.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Dartmouth memories include Bentley's senior spring, doubles tennis, so many memories with our wonderful friends . . . then memories as parents: Lulu's graduation in '17 and Polly '20's lacrosse games.

What are you up to now?
Chris is a partner at Hinckley Allen, a Boston/Providence/Connecticut law firm. I'm the Head of School at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, an independent day school for students in grades 6–12 where Dartmouth folks Lindley Shutz ’87, Jenny Boesch ’87, Laurie Byron ’91 and Annie Branch ’97 are colleagues and Bill Kelsey '87 is a trustee. Chris and I have three children, Lulu, a ’17, Polly, a ’20, and Martin, who is going to St. Lawrence next fall. 

Jessica Slosberg Benjamin '87 and Jim Benjamin '87

Married November 10, 1991, in Boston.

How did you meet?
We were introduced by our classmate Melissa Wallshein during freshman week but did not start dating until Winter Carnival our senior year.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
As much as we both loved our time at Dartmouth, so many of our favorite memories are from the milestones we have shared with our Dartmouth friends since college: weddings, babies, Homecomings, graduations, ski trips, reunions, football games, birthdays. Our connection to the College is still so vibrant because of the deep friendships we made there.

What are you up to now?
Jim is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP. Jessica is a former journalist and aspiring novelist. We have four children: Grace, Charlie, Joe and Faye. Grace graduated from Dartmouth in ’16.

Chrissie Stearns Drescher '87 and Mike Drescher '87

Married August 25, 1990, in the “White Church” in Hanover. Chrissie's parents were married in the same church in 1958, and Chrissie and Mike were married by a classmate of Mike’s dad (Reverend Jim Crawford ’58).

How did you meet?
We met the first week of freshman year (fall 1983), during dorm orientation at the Lodge. You had five minutes to meet a new person, then introduce him or her to the rest of the room. Mike was from exciting California, so I (from upstate New York) asked a lot of questions. As a result, Mike knew nothing about me when it was time for introductions. We became pals, had a few classes together, and started “going out” freshman spring. We parted ways our junior year, got back together senior spring just before graduation, then headed to Chicago and got married three years later.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Some of my favorite memories are going on runs together—Rip Road or Pine Park—or hanging out with Lodge pals—it was a great group. Mike would say hanging out at SAE, with fraternity brothers who have remained some of our best friends over the years. Getting married in Hanover with a huge number of Dartmouth friends and family in attendance was of course special.

What are you up to now?
We have been in the Burlington, Vermont area since 1995—we live in the country with a few acres, a lot of snow, and multiple dogs. Mike has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2002, and I continue to work part-time for a search firm in higher ed. We have two daughters—Sunny is a junior at Dartmouth, and Carrie is a freshman at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mike runs marathons, and I cheer him on.

John Stanton '93 and Cindy Bellefeuille Stanton '97

Married October 17, 2009, at the United Church of Christ in Hanover.

How did you meet?
Match.com. We just missed each other in Hanover, with John graduating the spring of 1993 and Cindy matriculating a few months later. Cindy's profile said that she attended college in New Hampshire, and I guessed correctly that she meant Dartmouth. It turned out that we knew a lot of the same people at Dartmouth from classes in between us and we hit it off!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Cindy was captain of the rugby team, and participated in the students v. alumnae game in spring of 2009. After the game, I called her over to the sideline of the Ford Rugby House and proposed to her. I confided my plans to a mutual friend in attendance, who agreed to take pictures surreptitiously of us. After Cindy accepted my proposal, much of the crowd came over to congratulate us!

What are you up to now?
We are living happily in Washington DC with our three children. John works at the DOJ, and Cindy does product management for cybersecurity firms. We follow Dartmouth sports passionately, and try to make it to Hanover once a year to watch Big Green teams!

Laura Frem '94 and Jennifer Carter '93 Th'94 Th'99

Together since May 1991; legally married in Massachusetts on August 15, 2004.

How did you meet?
We met fall of ’90 (my freshman year) when we were both living in Hinman, in the River Cluster.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Meeting up in Paris during break from our respective LSAs.

What are you up to now?
We now live in Northborough, Massachusetts, where we are raising our three teenaged children. I am a middle school math teacher and Jen is a director of product development at Bose.

Josh Hanna '94 and Halicue Hanna '94

Married November 25, 1995, in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

How did you meet?
We met at a fraternity party as freshmen (Kappa Kappa Kappa) and started dating our sophomore year.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Our favorite memory is our first date. I met Cue at her work study job at Dana Library and we walked to dinner in town. I was so nervous but I tried my best to make her laugh the whole night. She was so beautiful then but is even more beautiful now!

What are you up to now?
Halicue is a domestic violence counselor, active in our school district's diversity and equity efforts, and studying Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance. Josh is happily retired from a career at Ancestry.com, still trying to run competitively and writing a book about the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. We have two beautiful girls aged 10 and 15 who look good in green.

Samantha Schweitzer Schlumberger '94 and Gabriel Schlumberger '96

Married June 2007 in East Hampton, New York.

How did you meet?
We met at the boathouse. We were both on the rowing team; I was a rower and Gabriel was a coxswain. The first time we met was when he coxed my boat for an intramural race. We had dinner in New York 12 years later and it was love at first sight. We were married less than a year later.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Our favorite Dartmouth memory is more recent; it occurred at ski-school drop off several years ago. Most sensible parents had cancelled due to zero-degree weather and 40-mile-per-hour winds. But we gamely bundled up the kids (then three and five), filled their pockets with hand warmers and their bellies with hot cocoa, and trotted them up the mountain. At drop off, there were only a few other forlorn children braving the inclement weather. Turns out that all of the other parents dropping off kids were Dartmouth alums as well, refusing to let their kids take the soft route and ensuring the hill winds in their veins. 

What are you up to now?
Two kids and one trans-continental move later, we live in LA where Samantha runs her own landscape architecture and graphic design firm and Gabriel is running a custom-fitted 3D-printed eyeglasses company. They love spending time in the mountains and watching their kids, ages eight and ten, race on the Mammoth ski team.

Bill Drehkoff '97 and Kate Protextor '97

Married on September 5, 1998, in Fargo, North Dakota. Despite the strike of the primary airline that flew there at the time, we were overwhelmed by more than 30 classmates taking planes/trains/(rented) automobiles to join us and celebrate! A freestyle rap by Leo Park '97 was also a crowd-pleaser. The longest commute in was by Alison Hodges 97, who returned from the Peace Corps to be there.

How did you meet?
Kate, Jennifer Guy '97, plus two friends may have failed at opening the flue on a September night in their Wheeler fireplace freshman year. An angry Bill and Brian Schmidt '97 joined the entire dorm and Hanover Fire Department on the Wheeler lawn after the alarm ousted them from bed. Not quite love at first sight, but a memorable first interaction.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Too many happy ones to choose a favorite—hikes along the river, tea at Sanborn, studying together wherever/everywhere, Collis coffee, Hop curly fries, everything sophomore summer (esp. Nathan's Garden), wonderful friends at every turn . . . and, seeing our youngest—Addison Wheeler—go off the rope swing this past summer at Reunion.

What are you up to now?
Careers and three great kids keep us busy and happy.

Jenn Tudder Walus '97 and Matt Walus '97

Married October 2, 2004, in Chicago.

How did you meet?
There is photographic evidence we met at a party freshman year in Hitchcock but we really became friends our junior year when Matt started a rock band, Kodiak Jack, with a ’96 and a few ’99s. I was a singer for the Rockapellas and I had recognized Matt and a few of his football buddies at our shows. He brought a harmonica to the basement of AD, sang “Piano Man,” and then asked me to sing with him in his band. I was like, “Sure, that sounds fun!” We were friends for a while but sparks flew after a Theta formal in the fall of our senior year, and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We used to grab videos from Video Stop, order EBAs and have a movie marathon! All the hijinks at the Theta spring formal are also high up on the memory scale, as well as our band playing AXA’s beach party, complete with sand!

What are you up to now?
We live in the western suburbs of Chicago with our three kids: Siena (who turns 13 in March), Christian (9), and Kieran (6)—they sure keep us on our toes! I’m an independent marketing consultant and also run a skincare business with Rodan + Fields, and Matt is the VP of sales for G&A Partners, a firm that specializes in human resource outsourcing and strategy. We both still have music in our lives—Matt is the lead singer for rock/blues band Valius and I sing in a semi-professional co-ed a cappella group Invox Chicago. We also are travel and scuba diver junkies—I got scuba certified for PE credit my freshman year at Dartmouth, and now our daughter Siena has her junior certification and dives with us!

Anna Tsouhlarakis '99 and Daron Carreiro '02

Married near Standing Rock, New Mexico, in a traditional Navajo ceremony.

How did you meet?
At the Native American House—and we've been together for 20 years this year.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Late night winter hikes around the golf course with other NADs.  

What are you up to now?
Daron is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and Anna is an artist. We are doing our best to raise three little kids aged eight, six, and four, as well as wrangle our crazy dog, Arlo. 

Walker Holmes '00 and Justin Neuman '99

Married May 2004 in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

How did you meet?
Ours is a Dartmouth Outing Club love story. It was winter 1998. Justin was leading the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. Walker was leading Women in the Wilderness and helping to revive Woodsmoke, the DOC's publication. Justin was a poet and a nature writer. Walker asked him to submit poetry for Woodsmoke . . . That was the beginning. We've been adventuring together ever since. 

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Every day we spent together at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge (three terms) and every experience on Mt. Moosilauke (hundreds). And many return trips in the years since.

What are you up to now?
Walker is Connecticut State Director at The Trust for Public Land—she builds parks and protects land so that everyone can have great outdoor experiences. Justin is a literature professor at The New School and likes to spend his time playing in the public lands that Walker and her colleagues protect. We live in New Haven, Connecticut, with our two kids, ages 9 and 11—they too are avid climbers, hikers, skiers, and readers. 

Dustin Rubenstein '99 and Kate (Weiss) Rubenstein '00

Married September 2, 2001, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

How did you meet?
In one week, we went from never having met to meeting a bunch of times. Encounters ranged from meeting over free pizza at Hillel to him being my undergrad lab TA in my Animal Behavior class. It turned out to be my worst grade at Dartmouth, but I got a husband out of it!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Renting a canoe and having a picnic on Gilman island.

What are you up to now?
We live in New York City with our two kids, Renna (9) and Ian (7). Dustin is a professor at Columbia in the Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) Department, for which he hosts field study courses in Kenya, thanks to his wonderful experiences during his Dartmouth FSPs to Costa Rica and Zimbabwe. He recently took over authorship of the textbook we used in our Animal Behavior class at Dartmouth. I work for Blackstone leading the Blackstone Advantage program, which focuses on cultivating networks among and expanding access to resources for portfolio companies across Blackstone's fund strategies globally. 

Chris Coffman '01 and Erin (Ingudomnukul) Coffman '01

Married June 27, 2004, in Atherton, California.

How did you meet?
We met as members of Amarna Undergraduate Society. We were friends for two years before we started dating. Our friends definitely knew we were falling for each other before we did!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We both happened to spend our junior summer on campus and ended the term hiking Mt. Moosilauke together—it was the first time for Erin as she hadn’t done a freshman trip!

What are you up to now?
We live in Seattle, Washington, and recently welcomed our daughter Kira into this world. Chris works in technology product management, and Erin designs video games. We still do lots of hiking together!

Michael Pirozzi '00 MED'06 and Cheryl Shannon Pirozzi '00 MED'06

Married on September 22, 2001, in Portland, Oregon.

How did you meet?
On the first day of orientation we were walking towards each other in front of Mass Row. I was captivated. I introduced myself and we became great friends. We finally started dating several years later.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Hiking Mt. Moosilauke and living in the filth and chaos of Cafe Yo Mama (condemned and demolished in approx. 2001).

What are you each up to now?
We are living in Salt Lake City, Utah, enjoying the mountains and wilderness and raising three strong-willed daughters. We both work as physicians. Cheryl is a pulmonary doctor, researcher, and teacher, and I am an academic hospitalist. We are always trying to do something outside: skiing, biking, hiking, camping, river trips, canyoneering, costumes, traveling. We meet up with Dartmouth friends every year!

Adam Nemser '01 and Kimberly (Taylor) Nemser '02

Married September 17, 2005 at Rollins Chapel, with a reception at the Woodstock Inn. When we left Rollins, we were serenaded by the Dartmouth Marching Band on their way to a football game—it was a pretty amazing moment! We had over 70 Dartmouth friends at the wedding and since we were married just a few years after we graduated, it felt like a mini reunion.

How did you meet?
We met on the steps of Dartmouth Hall during fall term in 2000. We both had a language 2A—French for Kim and Spanish for Adam. During the breaks, our mutual friend, Liz Wilder '02, introduced us. We didn't start dating until spring 2001 given off-term schedules, but that 2A started it all!  

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We have so many amazing memories together but some of our favorites include: Friday night date nights at Sweet Tomatoes, tailgating at rugby games, swims across the river, weekend breakfasts at Four Aces, Adam's extended stay at The Blue Zoo, our fair share of pong, and perhaps the best was walking down the aisle at Rollins with all of our Dartmouth friends cheering us on!

What are you each up to now?
We moved to New York City in June 2002 and have never left. We currently live in Greenwich Village with our two children, Millie (9) and Hayes (6). Adam is a partner at the hedge fund Southpoint Capital where he has worked for the last 15 years, and Kim runs the product strategy group for eyewear company Warby Parker.

Laura Christman '02 and Julie Webb '04

Married September 5, 2010, at Ignite Glass Studio in Chicago.

How did you meet?
We met at sorority rush.  Seriously.  Even we can’t decide if it is cliché or not. 

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
At our wedding, the band played “Blame it on the Boogie” as the very second song—unprompted and of their own accord.  They just liked the song and were legitimately shocked when our healthy contingent of Dartmouth guests started showing off their best DOC Trip moves. After that, nobody left the dance floor all night—because after one random choreographed dance breaks out, who knows what other awesomeness will happen?! And that's the story of how we accidentally taught 150 people how to “Blame It on The Boogie.”

What are you up to now?
We live in an awesome neighborhood on the north side of Chicago.  Julie is a Partner at Locke Lord LLP and Laura works in Innovation and Product Management at Grainger.  But, mostly we try to keep up with our 19-month old son (Brooks) and our 11-year old Labradoodle (Riley) and are preparing for the arrival of our daughter in late April.

Married May 7, 2011, in St. Michaels, Maryland.

How did you meet?
I was studying abroad in Toulouse for a French LSA and Seth was in Barcelona for a Spanish LSA. A group from the Toulouse trip decided to take the train (that I almost missed but didn't thanks to a few trip-mates) to Barcelona for the weekend and we met up with folks from the Barcelona trip. Seth and I finally started talking (and dancing) towards the end of the night and ended up chatting away until 4 a.m. at a bus stop while we waited for the subway to open up. We stayed in touch via email from that point on and met up again once we were both back on campus. We started dating from that point on and have been together since. I came to find out after we had started dating that I had actually been in his dorm room before and probably crossed paths with him before Europe, but it wasn't until we were abroad that we actually connected.

What are you each up to now? 
We currently live in San Diego and have two kids, six-year-old Liam and four-year-old Emma. I work as a research director for a market research company based out of Los Angeles called Lieberman Research Worldwide and have been there for 12 years now. Seth works in transactional law at Latham & Watkins.

Brenda Williams Sears '03 and Lee (Trey) Sears III '03 Th'03

Married August 27, 2005 in Chicago (at what they will always call the Sears Tower).

How did you meet?
Sophomore year, Brenda lived in the same dorm as their mutual friend, Ronné Adkins ’03. When Lee was visiting Ronné one day, he and Brenda stuck up a conversation in the hall that has never ended. Ronné’s dad ended up officiating their wedding.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Studying together late at night in one of their dorm rooms while Inside the NBA played on TV in the background.

What are you each up to now? 
Brenda is the director of grantmaking and fellowship programs for a social justice organization and enjoys reading, writing, and challenging the status quo. Lee is a subject matter expert in corrosion at a global engineering firm and is also a car, wine, and whiskey enthusiast (not all at the same time). But both Brenda and Lee most enjoy spending time with their son, Lee Sears IV. The trials and tribulations of a four-year-old and his friends are quite entertaining. 

Jethro Rothe-Kushel '03 and Brittany (Henry) Rothe-Kushel '07

Married May 2, 2015.

How did you meet?
Mutual friends co-conspired on the introduction at a fundraising art auction in Beverly Hills for the Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles scholarship fund. We both served as President of the Dartmouth Club of LA and ran the LA Marathon together.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Returning for Winter Carnival as a married couple and enjoying fun in the snow.

What are you up to now?
Jethro was elected as the youngest board member of the Producers Guild of America and continues to work in media in LA. Brittany is a practicing attorney. They are living in Los Angeles and raising two-year-old Leylah ’36. 

David Anderson '04 and Dylan Gee '07

Married on August 18, 2012, in Waitsfield, Vermont.

How did you meet?
We first met during Dylan's DOC trips when Dave was on H-Croo, but we really started dating through our mentoring work with DREAM.  

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We have so many, but the most poignant recent memory is bringing our son Parker back for Dyl's most recent reunion! 

What are you up to now?
We both work in children's mental health. Dylan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale, and Dave is Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute.  

Jordan Edmonson '06 and Alana Finley '06

Married May 2009 at Alana’s family’s local church in California, with a backyard reception.

How did you meet?
We both lived on the third floor of Andres our freshman year (though we didn’t start dating until Senior Week).

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Epsilon Kappa Theta Spring formal in 2006. We were best friends, and for most of that spring, we tried to spend a lot of time together assuming we’d part ways after graduation. That was the most notable of many nights hanging out together that term.

What are you up to now?
We live in a Dallas suburb. Jordan is a middle school music teacher and recently completed his PhD in music education, and Alana is a government analyst. We just had a baby last fall, and we have two large dogs who also keep things interesting.

Christopher Bowen '02  and Amanda Morris '06

Married March 5, 2011, in Centereach, New York

How did you meet?
I was a law student in Philadelphia and Chris was working for the DOJ and living in Arlington, VA. We didn’t attend Dartmouth at the same time but we had many mutual friends from the years in-between. One of them (Nat Ward '05) was having a birthday party in DC and I decided to take the train down for the party to spend a weekend with the DC crowd. Chris was at the party and we had an instant connection. We spent the whole evening talking about our many shared interests and had a great time. I had so much fun that I actually invited him to brunch the next day in Bethesda with my best friend Katie Ellis '06 and her now-husband Michael Ellis '06. He came all the way out, and if you have any familiarity with the DC metro you know that Arlington, VA to Bethesda, MD on a weekend morning is a real commitment. That's how we knew it was love. Just kidding! We stayed in touch basically every day after that and were engaged a year later on the anniversary of the day we met.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Because we did not attend Dartmouth together, going back for Homecoming in 2010 was really meaningful. We showed each other all of our favorite places from undergrad days and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and scenery. No one moment sticks out; it was like we were able to finally place each other in the context of a school that meant so much to both of us.

What are you up to now?
Chris is an attorney for IBM in Bethesda, Maryland doing federal government contracts. I am a stay-at-home mother to our two daughters. They are biological sisters that we adopted from foster care a few years ago. I also do some political work for the Republican Party in Virginia's largest county, whose Chairman is a Dartmouth grad! (Tim Hannigan '71).

Laura Folger-Sweeting '07 and Frederick (Frits) Sweeting '07

Married July 13, 2013, in Buffalo, New York.

How did you meet?
Sophomore summer—we can thank Lisa Caldeira ’07 for the introduction!

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Frits is from Venezuela so it has to be teaching him how to snowboard at the Dartmouth Skiway. I got to see the tropical bird fly.

What are you up to now?
We have bounced around quite a bit, living in New York City, Santiago (Chile), Madrid, and Boston. We currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina with our two little girls, Helena and Cecilia. Lauren works as an administrator for a private school and Frits works in strategy for Lending Tree.

Mike Schowalter '07 and Katie Boyne '07

Married May 17, 2013, at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square in Chicago.

How did you meet?
We met on a foreign study program in Auckland, New Zealand (studying anthropology).

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Meeting and becoming friends on the Anthropology FSP. We also got engaged at our five-year Reunion, definitely a good memory. I proposed at the top of Baker tower.

What are you up to now?
I work in the Chicago suburbs as a dermatologist and dermatopathologist with Pinnacle Dermatology. Katie is finishing her training in pediatric pulmonology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. We commute weekly to spend time as a family with our son Henry (three months old).

Kelly Mothner '07 and Mark Limpert '07

Married on October 12, 2013, at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California.

How did you meet?
I lived directly above Mark our freshman year in what used to be McClane Dorm, which was part of the River Cluster. I think the first time Mark really became aware of my existence was during the fall when we had our first thunderstorm. Being a Southern California native, big storms were a novelty, so every time there was a thunderclap I would scream. Since Mark lived right below me, the first association he had of me was being the naive girl from California who was afraid of storms. We would often run into each other in the stairwell of McClane and eventually shy “hi”s turned into hanging out and watching The O.C. or late-night talks in my room since I was always back before Mark on the weekends.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
We have such fond memories of Sophomore Summer. From swimming at the ledges to the last ever Tubestock weekend, we loved exploring all the adventures of the Upper Valley.

What are you each up to now?
We live in Hermosa Beach and have a two-year-old son named Logan. I work as a clinical psychologist in private practice and Mark started his own investment real estate company called Orion Real Estate Partners.

Deborah Wassel '07 and Daniel Racic '07

Married July 16, 2016, in Quechee, Vermont (with a rehearsal dinner at the DOC House on Occom Pond).

How did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend (Nikolas Nartowicz ’07) at a party. Nik served as the officiant at our wedding.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Of course, this one is cheating a little, but we did our engagement photo shoot on campus a few years ago. Other than that, one of our favorite memories from when we were students was staying up all night just so we could be the first ones at Lou's when they opened.

What are you each up to now?
I became a lawyer, worked as an Assistant District Attorney for eight years, and now I'm an appellate litigator at the NYC Law Department with an emphasis on juvenile delinquency and child protective cases. I also am the director of the Appeals Clinic at Cardozo Law. Dan did Teach for America after Dartmouth and ended up staying at the NYC Department of Education. He taught for a number of years, opened a brand-new school as a principal—the youngest in NYC at the time—and now works supporting about 160 NYC schools doing professional development and policy work. We now live in Harlem with our two dogs.

Will DeKrey '08 and Sean Garren '07

Married August 15, 2015 (officiated by Reverend John Bolin Shellito ’07).

How did you meet?
Will landed Sean as his big brother when he pledged Sig Ep. Sean (purportedly) chose a brother with whom he felt no attraction. And Will (purportedly) regarded Sean as a "doofus" after getting to know him. But when Will began confronting his sexuality during his junior and senior years, Will found in Sean a thoughtful, caring mentor who helped him navigate the coming out process. Through many deep conversations on mountain hikes, canoeing excursions, runs up Balch Hill and perhaps a game or two of pong, we fell first into friendship and then into love.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
The magic of the outdoors sticks most heavily in both our minds. Our relationship really shifted when Will decided to come out to Sean as "beta test," and it was the River Trail off Maple Street that provided the inspiring and peaceful setting for that life-changing conversation. The woods and water provided a buffer from campus and civilization, allowing Will the necessary distance from his fears and Sean the necessary calm to sit and just listen.

What are you up to now?
After spending several years in Washington DC, we settled down in Dorchester, MA. Sean works as a regional policy director for Vote Solar, fighting for state-level policy that can make solar power more affordable and accessible for everyone. Will is a product manager for HubSpot, building software to help small businesses grow online. We still love to have deep conversations while hiking and running. 

Michelle (Dunn) Martin de Bustamante '09 and Monica Martin de Bustamante '08 Th'09

Married August 18, 2013, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

How did you meet?
Like any true Dartmouth couple, we met through friends at a party and have yet to come up with a better story to tell in our adult lives.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Playing rugby together and helping the team make it to nationals during our last year on the pitch.

What are you each up to now?
We currently live in Gainesville, Florida, where Michelle is completing a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Florida. Monica runs a consulting company, CBPartners, in the life sciences space and is thrilled to be living in sunny Florida for the next 3.5 years.

Pete Sabori '09 and Paige Anderson '09

How did you meet?
We first became acquaintances through the Native Americans at Dartmouth student group. Our friendship solidified when Al Sharpton visited campus. We were part of a friend group that attended the politician's 2006 speech at Alumni Hall. 

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Attending a low-turnout Third Eye Blind concert at the Leverone Field House. It was our official first date!

What are you each up to now?
Paige conducts market research as an independent contractor. Pete graduated law school from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in May of 2018. He passed the July 2018 bar exam and will be sworn into the Arizona bar later this year. He currently works as a judicial clerk. Pete and Paige live in Tucson with their senior pitbull, Tootsie. 

Jeremy Teicher '10 and Alexi Pappas '12

Married June 3, 2018, in Morristown, New Jersey.

How did you meet?
Neither one of us remembers exactly—it was either in the BG basement or at a Panarchy rave. Two of the most perfect places on campus to meet a future spouse, for sure.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
There are so many! Maybe our first BG formal together at the DOC House, or the time we did WIRED (the 24-hour playwriting event) together, or the time that Jeremy pulled Alexi outside Baker on the steps overlooking Tuck Mall and told her that he'd like to spend more time with her alone.

What are you each up to now?
We live in Mammoth Lakes, California where Alexi is training for her second Olympics—she previously raced the 10,000m in Rio and is now training for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the marathon. Jeremy writes and directs movies and commutes to LA regularly where he is in post-production on his third feature film, premiering at SXSW 2019.

Nathan Bruschi '10 and Roanna Wang '13

Married September 17, 2016, in Barrington, Rhode Island.

How did you meet?
We met on the second floor of Fahey-McLane. I was over visiting some friends one night and Nathan happened to live in the suite at the end of the hall. He asked me if I wanted to go with him to get a drink from the vending machine, and the rest is history.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Going on walks through Pine Park, breakfast at Lou's, and canoeing on the river.

What are you each up to now?
We both graduated from business school at Harvard last summer (Nathan with a joint MPP from the Kennedy School as well) before returning to Nathan’s hometown of Albany, New York to help run the family business, an information technology staffing firm. We're busy exploring the area and getting involved with the community.

Matt Weiss '06 MED'12 and Clau Becerra '13

Married September 2, 2018, in Maine.

How did you meet?
I turned 21 earlier than other '13s, so one night after a sorority formal I went to grab a drink at Salt Hill Pub with my best friend. Lazily, I decided not to change my outfit and entered the bar in a ridiculous sparkly sequin dress I had borrowed for the event. Matt was there with other med students, having just finished trivia night. Matt swears he had never ever picked up a girl in a bar, but he approached me with some line about how he wanted to see if my dress would hurt his eyes less from up close, I laughed, and that was the beginning of it all! (I will say it helped he’d spent a lot of time volunteering in Peru, which is where I’m from.)

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
The ark! I had shyly invited Matt to semi, which as a med student I assumed he had no interest in. I had never really gotten into dressing up in theme but shared that it was “Noah’s ark” themed. He agreed to come and a couple hours later, he texted me “I might have overdone this.” He showed up in my dorm with two homemade arks he wanted us to would wear! Picture above. I was mortified but went ahead and we wore them. We received SO many compliments and still laugh at the memory.

What are you up to now?
We both moved to NYC after Hanover. Matt went to residency at NYU and is about to finish his cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai, and Clau, after a couple of master’s degrees in biomedical research, works at the Lymphoma Research Foundation. We got married last fall in Maine, where Matt's from, and there was a big Dartmouth crowd. It totally felt like we went to summer camp for the weekend with all of our college friends. We feel very lucky we get to share Dartmouth for the rest of our lives together!

Daniel Van Deusen '11 and Ethan Weinberg '12

Married September 5, 2015, in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

How did you meet?
We initially met during a cappella auditions, but got to know each other in Glee Club in Fall 2008.

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Our favorite memory is when Ethan proposed to Dan on a scavenger hunt that traced our favorite spots on campus and culminated in Ethan's proposal at Occom Pond. Friends were waiting at each spot with clues and flowers, and then joined alongside Dan on his trek across campus.

What are you each up to now?
Dan graduated from the London School of Economics with a masters in economics, and currently works as a data scientist at HelloFresh. Ethan received his JD from Columbia Law School, and currently is an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, having clerked for the Honorable Valerie Caproni of the Southern District of New York last year. We recently relocated from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Maplewood, New Jersey with Wilbur, our Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Shannon Draucker '13 and Matt Boyas '13

Married August 11, 2018, in downtown Boston with a ceremony at the Old South Meeting House and a reception at the Omni Parker House.

How did you meet?
We both joined the Class of 2013 Facebook group the summer before matriculation (2009). Matt posted saying that he was a clarinetist interested in playing in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. Shannon (also a clarinetist) added Matt as a friend—mostly to size up the competition—and then reached out in a direct message. We continued chatting back and forth over the summer. Luckily, we both got into DSO and began dating shortly thereafter. 

What’s your favorite Dartmouth memory together?
Playing a double clarinet concerto with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra in fall 2012. 

What are you each up to now?
Matt is a senior data scientist at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts. Shannon is finishing her PhD in English Literature at Boston University. They live in a tiny fifth-floor walk-up in Beacon Hill.