March 26, 2013
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David Neff ’89, ’90 (GAP) became owner of David Neff Photography in Brooklyn. He was employed at Makerbot Industries LLC as general manager. “After a two-year stint with a Brooklyn, N.Y., startup, I happily return to shooting freelance and rejoining the creative world.”
Jeffrey Zagon ’90 (FAA) is a woodworking instructor at Holy Childhood in Rochester, teaching woodworking to school-age students and adults since 2010. He received a master’s degree in childhood and special education from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2009.
Stephen Ingkavet ’90 (FAA) has launched an emoji app for the iPhone called Emoji My Face. Now emoji fans can put their own faces into emoji shapes. Learn more at http://bit.ly/EmojiMyFace. He also has created uSit iSit, a mobile app that reinvents the babysitting co-op idea of swapping babysitting duties with local parents to save money. With uSit iSit, parents swap only with friends they invite into their circle. Learn more at www.usitisit.com.
William Stegner ’91 (SCB) accepted a position at Emcien Inc. in Atlanta as professional services consultant. He was employed at Vertafore Inc. as technical support analyst II.
Elisa Skop ’91 (COS) transferred to a position at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, N.Y., as senior project manager. She was employed at Regeneron as senior manager, Preclinical Development-Sample Analysis Group.
Scott Wilson ’91 (CIAS) was a recipient of a National Design Award, granted by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Wilson is the founder and principal of Chicago-based design firm MNML, which is the creative force behind products including the Xbox 360 + Kinect sensor. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the awards at a White House luncheon in 2012.
David Naess ’79 (CAST), ’77, ’92 (CCE) accepted a position at St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery in South Canaan, Pa., as aspirant. “The first thing that the abbot wants me to do is become an ASL interpreter. I am therefore going to start classes at NTID in the interpreter program.”
Denika (Simmons) Reid ’92 (COS) is co-owner to a private ultrasound facility with her husband in Bermuda. They have been in business since June 2008.
Terry Myers ’90, ’92 (GAP) was promoted to quality/continuous improvement manager from production control supervisor at RR Donnelley in Jefferson City, Mo. Myers has served a variety of roles including time in prepress, bindery, customer service and production control before taking the quality manager role and has been with RRD for 10 years.
David Finkelstein ’93 (GAP) is co-founder and chief technology officer of Prosado.com, a bidding website helping people find a tax preparer.
Harold LaRock ’94 (COS) is the division chief of the programs and analysis division of the NATO Training Mission—Afghanistan, finishing a year-long tour. His biggest accomplishment involved developing the fiscal year 2014 budget estimate for the Afghan National Army and Police.
Paul Rogusz ’94 (KGCOE) was promoted to manager, electrical engineering, from lead electrical engineer at Meggitt Training Systems in Suwanee, Ga.
Jennifer Goyette ’95 (CLA) started her own business, The Cusp Association, in Los Angeles providing marketing and management services to artists. She was employed at Sony Pictures Entertainment as director of media and promotions for almost 10 years. “I’ve been helping my artistic friends for years and enjoyed it so much I decided it was what I wanted to do full time.”
James Laidley ’96 (CIAS) accepted a position at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as director of clinical IS&T business partners.
Gregory Kehn ’96 (CAST) accepted a position at C.T. Male Associates in Latham, N.Y., as site civil engineer. He was employed at Foit-Albert Associates as project engineer.
Nicole (Harding) Chapell ’96 (CIAS) and Donald Chapell are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Nathaniel William Chapell. He was born on Sept. 25, 2012, in Lansdowne, Va. He joins big brother Braydon Renner, 2½.
Angelo Santabarbara ’97 (COS), ’98 (SCB) accepted a position at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., as director of networks and systems. He was employed at New York State Public Employees Federation as IS director.
Brian Martens ’97 (KGCOE) is an engineering manager at Harris RF in Rochester. He lives outside of Spencerport with his wife Candace (Dixon) Martens ’98 (CAST). He also is a blacksmithing instructor at the new Rochester Arc and Flame Center and a chief instructor at the Kokikai Aikido dojo in downtown Rochester.
Rachel Doucette ’96 (CIAS), ’98 (CAST) is one of the 2013 Boston Go Red Women for the American Heart Association. To see her story, go to www.heart.org and search “Local Women are Making it Their Mission to Fight Heart Disease.” Her first practicum in the BS in nutrition management program was with the American Heart Association. She went on to complete her internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center/New England Medical Center and get a master’s degree in nutrition at Tufts University.
Allison Ferencz ’98 (CLA) was married Jan. 11, 2013, in Yonkers, N.Y. She met her husband, Jonathan, on eHarmony in 2006. They are expecting a baby in May.
Jim Crocker ’98 (CAST) is a network engineer at Google in Denver.
Melissa (Answeeney) Reese ’98, ’07 (SCB) and Andy Reese are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Kellan Gehrig. He was born on Aug. 20, 2012, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Mark Biscone ’99 (COS) passed the Board of Governors Exam and is now board certified in healthcare administration. He is also currently working on a Black Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.
Luke Murphy ’99 (SCB) published his debut novel, Dead Man’s Hand, after a six-year career as a professional minor league hockey player. While recovering from a hockey injury, Murphy, of Shawville, Quebec, discovered his passion for writing.
Samantha Powell ’99 (CIAS) and her partner, Jen Thompson, celebrated their 20th anniversary. They met at RIT. They are actively involved as Realtors in the Women’s Council of Realtors, Chicago chapter, and volunteer as managers for the Chicago Force, a women’s professional tackle football team, which went to the championships in 2008 and 2012.