This article originally appeared in the spring 2015 Harker Quarterly.
Cindy Cottrell-DeAngelo reports that Michael Menzel got married this past summer. He recently joined Facebook and looks forward to reconnecting with his former classmates.
Class agent Kristin (Scarpace) Giammona, Harker’s elementary division head, recently met up with Ashley Skipwith ’98. “She was in my grade 5 homeroom in 1993-94. She is currently a housing coordinator at Harvard University and lives in Boston. While I was in the Boston area for the NAIS conference, we reconnected. We had not seen each other in 20 years, so it was great fun. We keep in touch via Facebook,” recalled Giammona.
Dana Lurie has enjoyed keeping in touch with some fellow Eagles this past year through various informal get-togethers. She and her partner recently sold their business, Green Turtle Travel, but will continue to travel back and forth to Ecuador/Galapagos a few times a year to visit family. Dana and classmate Michelle Magboo hope to co-host a class get- together in April.
Tina (Johnson) Murray lives in Los Gatos with her husband, 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. Tina continues fundraising for her daughter’s local public school, and most recently joined the board of directors of the Skylar Hadden Foundation to ensure program funding for her son’s school program for children with Asperger’s and ADHD.
Matt McCowan (MS ’84) shared that he attended Bellarmine College Prep for high school before going onto Cal State Chico and the University of Hawaii, Manoa, for college. He was then off to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and has been in private practice since 1998, running his own business called Chico Back and Neck Pain Center. “I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two girls, Dylan, 14 and Josie, 10,” he added.