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Professional Updates


Melissa (Lack ’00) Wright has relocated to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania after several years living and practicing law at a large firm in California’s Silicon Valley. She now is the faculty specialist in business law at the University of Scranton, in Scranton, Pa., where she teaches undergraduate classes on business law topics in the University’s Kania School of Management. She continues to practice law on the side.

Brothers Matt ’00 and Mark ’96 Chesner started a Bible quiz team for grades 7-12 at Beacon Hill Evangelical Free Church in Monroe, Conn., for the 2012-2013 school year. They finished second at the Evangelical Free Church Eastern District Tournament in April 2013. For more info on their team, visit www.monroebiblequiz.com.

Scott Stockton ’00, president of You. Only Better., a Christian coaching ministry, is excited to announce that his company has launched its new international virtual coaching project to help Christian parents, teens and young adults all over the world. He makes his home with wife Michelle (Patterson ’00) Stockton and their two children, Sophie (4) and Silas (6), in Buffalo, N.Y. To learn more about the Stocktons and their ministry go to www.you-only-better.org.

As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Timothy Chapman ’01 was pleased to intern with the Rochester Office of Legal Assistance of Western New York where he worked directly with clients, many of whom were veterans like himself. Timothy enrolled in a dual JD/MBA program at Notre Dame after serving 10 years in active duty. He is on track to graduate in May of 2014.

Kyelynn “Kye” Goering (5), daughter of Bethany (Crozier ’01) and Brad Goering, has been accepted by 4 Paws for Ability to receive a seizure and multipurpose service dog by October 2014. With her fundraising complete, Kye will receive a dog trained just for her. To read Kye’s story and watch for updates about her new best friend, visit www.teamkye.com.

Brian Emerson ’01 was recently named vice president for enrollment management and student services at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y. He and his wife Christina (McClelland ’04) live in Buffalo with their 2 year old son, Luke.

Phil Andrews ’02 works for Tableau Software, a company that went public on May 17, 2013. He is a sales manager and has been with the company for two years. Phil lives in Seattle, Wash. with his wife, Jessica. They have a daughter, Kathleen (2), and another child on the way.

In December of 2012, Brian Winey ’02 was promoted to assistant professor in the physics division of the department of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research, teaching and clinical work primarily focus on patient imaging and proton therapy. Brian makes his home with wife, Karen (Clark ’02) Winey, and two children, Isabella (5) and Daniel (3), in Cambridge, Mass. Karen is a preschool teacher at a local Cambridge school, and the family is involved in various ministries at Park Street Church, where Brian is also a member of the Board of Elders.

Lisa (Kolb ’04) Baclawski recently moved to Ithaca, N.Y. with her husband, Cory, to join a private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Tamarah Czebotar ’04 is the Equine Specialist (EAGALA certified) at Freedom Reins Farm in Lexington, S.C. She is also a licensed professional counselor intern (LPC-I) at Turning Point Growth & Learning Center in Columbia, S.C., where she works with clients of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, behavior addiction, Asperger’s Syndrome, a history of sexual abuse, or life changes involving trauma or loss.

Amanda (Shine ’05) Zambrano is the director of advancement at Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, Ind. She is responsible for managing internal and external public relations, as well as all fundraising activities including annual fund, major gifts, planned giving and grants.

Christopher Cole ’08 is happy to announce his acceptance of the role of lead pastor at Dansville Free Methodist Church in Dansville, N.Y.

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Kayla Quinn ’08 performed the role of Marian the Librarian in the Between the Lakes Community Service Players’ production of The Music Man in July of 2013, in Ovid, N.Y. Kayla also started her third year as the vocal music teacher at South Seneca Central School District. She is teaching 1st, 3rd and 4th grade general music and is the 4th through 12th grade choral director, which encompasses six ensembles.

Jennifer (Economopoulos ’09) Runyon is a physician’s assistant at Frederick Dermatology Associates in Frederick, Md., where the practice specializes in both clinical and cosmetic dermatology. She received her M.S. in medicine/physician assistant studies from Arcadia University in 2012.

Kevin Dibble ’10 accepted the role of assistant director of choral activities and coordinator of music admissions and recruitment at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College. He will be conducting four choirs and teaching private conducting lessons to undergraduate students, as well as leading the touring office in the school of music, working with prospective music students, and serving on audition committees.

Nicholas Fredette ’12 is a CFM process technician at GLOBALFOUNDRIES where he works in nanoscale semiconductor manufacturing, located in Malta, N.Y.

Katherine Baker ’13 is employed by Vail Resorts as a vacation coordinator/ reservations agent in Keystone, Colo.

Bethany Strobbe ’13 is a campaign coordinator with Wycliffe Bible Translators, located in Orlando, Fla. As a member of Wycliffe’s USA digital marketing team, Bethany works in the area of email marketing.

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