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Marriages and Unions

Maureen Auld '81 Mike Wolfe

Maureen Auld '81 and Mike Wolfe were married September 8, 2007, at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. Maureen is working on her masters of science degree in management, contract & procurement management at the University of Maryland University College; Mike is a mechanical instructor at Constellation Energy Group in Lusby, Maryland. Together, Maureen and Mike manage five rental houses. Maureen also is a member of a three-women-owned investment group. The couple lives on the Patuxent River in California.


Tom Parrish '92 and Pat Gartrell were married July 14, 2007, at Hunt United Methodist Church in Riderwood, Maryland. Their reception was held at Friendly Farms in Upperco, Maryland. Tom's best man was long-time friend, Ross Machurek '90. Other alumni attending were Chris Connolly '91, Bryan Clapp '94, Michele Bugenhagen '91, Janice Raub '91, Susan Christ '91, and Amy Siedel '91. The happy couple and their children honeymooned in the Florida Keys where they swam with dolphins. The family now lives in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Kevin Patrick '92 and Keri Crosby

Kevin Patrick '92 and Keri Crosby were married May 24, 2008, at Beulah Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Keri is a sixth-grade teacher and Kevin is an assistant professor of visual arts at Alabama State University. Kevin's college roommate (four years on third right Dorchester, no less), William (Bill) G. Stea '92, attended the wedding. The couple lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Bush '94Moffatt '02

Kelsey Bush '94 and Catherine Moffatt '02 were married January 16, 2009, at The Riverview Restaurant at Wicomico Shores Golf Course in Mechanicsville, Maryland. A fellow alum, Charles Nameth '83 was part of the wedding party. The couple honeymooned in Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. Kelsey is the youth coordinator/Vista Project supervisor for St. Mary's County and Cathey is a public services librarian in Calvert County. The couple lives in St. Mary's County.

Reed '97 Price

Flora Reed '97 and Philip Price were married June 14, 2008, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Flora works as a music publicist for Signature Sounds Recording, an independent record label. She and Philip are members of the band, Winterpills, formed in 2004. The band, whose sound is described on its web site as "signature chamber-indie ambience," has released three albums. A reviewer wrote, "Price and Reed are responsible for some of the most breathtaking harmonies to emerge from New England this decade." The couple lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Kennedy '98Dvorak

Lisa Kennedy '98 and David Dvorak were married February 21, 2009, at St. Leo's Church in Little Italy, Baltimore. The reception was held at the Louisiana Ballroom in Fell's Point, Maryland. Members of the wedding party included Chih Garbus '94, Terri Boyd Mohr '97, and Jen Barrett '98. In attendance were Dave Mohr '97, Steve Eagley '95, Danielle Diblasi '97, Marie Johnson '98, Rob Peters '97, Jennifer Boisseau Capece '97 and Steve Capece '97, Sara Rossio '97, Jason Duddedar '98, Renee Bylkas Zerfas '97, and Lisa Harter Swoboda '97. Lisa teaches sixth- and eighth-grade English and serves as the English department chair at St. Paul's School for Girls in Baltimore. David is a quantitative developer for an investment fund. The couple lives in the Baltimore neighborhood of Patterson Park, within walking distance of several alums who attended the wedding.

Wales '98Watson

Samantha Wales '98 and Brian Watson were married April 4, 2009, at the place where they met, The Brewer's Art in Baltimore. Fellow alums, Barbara McLean Mantler '98, Leana Pitkevits Houser '98, and Eliza Canty- Jones '98 were members of the wedding party. Kim Van Bavel '99 assisted her husband, Frank Hamilton with wedding photography. Other alums attending included Daemian Schreiber '98, Elise MacCubbin Schreiber '95, Jane Brown '98, and Emily Sachs '00. Brian's two children, Chloe Julia, 7, and Isaac Scott, 4, pictured here with the couple, also were part of the special day. The couple had a glorious honeymoon in Jamaica. Samantha works for the Food and Drug Administration in Laurel, Maryland, in the Division of Molecular Biology, Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Research. Brian is a network security analyst at T. Rowe Price. The couple lives in Baltimore.

Gardiner '00 Gilpin

Rebecca Gardiner '00 and Roger Gilpin were married September 27, 2008, at Rocky Gap Resort in Cumberland, Maryland. Rebecca is a senior quality assurance auditor for Shire Pharmaceuticals. The couple lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Herrmann '00Bowers

Jenny Herrmann '00 and Chris Bowers '01 were married March 31, 2007. As Jenny says, "It's been a whirlwind couple of years. I changed careers, married, and finished a master's degree in special education." Starting in September 2008, Jenny and Chris took some time off to re-evaluate their priorities. They have traveled around the United States, India, and France, and at last word were hiking the Appalachian Trail. If you're curious as to "where in the world" Chris and Jenny have been, check out their photos at you.

Nestlerode '00 O'Donnell

Michelle Nestlerode '00 and Michael O'Donnell, her high school sweetheart, were married May 28, 2007, at Herrington Harbour in Friendship, Maryland. Michelle Koller '01 was a member of the wedding party. Michelle is a biology teacher in Calvert County and Mike is a music teacher in Anne Arundel County. The couple lives in Huntington,

Taylor '01 Glenn

Sheldon Taylor '01 and Angel Glenn (1997-1999) were married May 24, 2008, at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina. Several St. Mary's alums were in the wedding party. From left to right beginning next to Sheldon, they are bridesmaid Megan Haji Manly '01 (Angel's roomie), best man Jelani Wilkins '01 (Sheldon's roommate) and groomsman Harvey Davis '01 (Sheldon's basketball teammate). Sheldon is a regional accountant with Compass Group-US A; Angel is a labor and employment legal assistant with SPX Corporation. The couple lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bell '02 Tripp

Susan Bell '02 and Patrick Tripp were married October 24, 2008, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Alumni at the ceremony included Christy Faggio Neal '02, matron of honor, and her husband, Andy Neal '03. Susan is a clinical dietitian at Boston Medical Center and Patrick works as a product manager for Forrester Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The couple lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Hilgeman '02 Fowler

Amy Hilgeman '02 and Robert Fowler were married in September 2008 at Historic St. Mary's City. Amy and Robert are both chemists working at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Amy works for the Naval Air SystemsCommand; Robert works for SAIC, Inc., a defense contractor. The couple lives in Great Mills.

Hance '03 Faul '05

Brandon Hance '03 and Meghan Faul '05 were married October 18, 2008, in Ridgefield, Connecticut. While Brandon and Meghan met after they had graduated from St. Mary's, it turns out they took the same Marketing 101 class when Brandon was a senior and Meghan a sophomore! Although the wedding was held in Connecticut, all the tables at their reception were named for various places at the College. Between the wedding party and invited guests, there were enough alums to qualify as a "mini-reunion!" Members of the wedding party included the best man, Rhyan Hance '02 , groomsman Kent Wilson '03, and bridesmaids Katie Dunne Denton '04, Sasha Beyer '05, Megan Beechener '05, and Lynn Horgan '05. Wedding guests included Joe Casalino '94, Mike Bresnan '01, Evan Siple '01, Andrew Heyerdahl '01, Ashley Lowry '04, Brianne Coons Carter '05, Adam Denton '05, Jacqueline Genau '05, Ali Rellinger '05, and Bennett Shields '05. Meghan and Brandon honeymooned in Aruba and now live in Annapolis. Brandon works for the federal government and Meghan works in human resources for a Washington, D.C., law firm.

Mariast '03 Nichols

Danielle Mariast '03 and Ron Nichols were married June 7, 2008, at Herrington on the Bay, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Rose Haven, Maryland. Shireen Sajadian (1999-2001) and Mary Herberger '03 were maids of honor and Kathryn Kullberg '03, Emily Hoof '03, Natalie Trancucci Linares '03, and Jessica Hovatter '05 were bridesmaids. Danielle and Ron honeymooned in Puerto Rico and Vieques Island. Danielle works as a clinical therapist, Ron works in property management. The couple lives in Baltimore.

Trancucci '03 Linares '05

Natalie Trancucci '03 and Hugo Linares '05 were married December 6, 2008, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and had a beachfront reception. Members of the wedding party included groomsman Riqui Saez '04 and bridesmaid Brook Main Dell'Anna '05. Natalie works as a claims adjuster. Hugo is the senior exceptional student education specialist and head of the department at Life Skills Center charter school, an alternative education school focused on high school dropouts. While Natalie, Hugo, and their dogs, Pancho and Maggie, love living in Fort Lauderdale near the water, they still miss St. Mary's.

Chumley '04 Pfeiffer

Jennifer Chumley '04 and Kyle Pfeiffer were married July 18, 2008, at Top of the Bay in Aberdeen, Maryland, and honeymooned in Tampa Bay,Florida. Members of the wedding party included Mia Oliver '04, Mary Kate Lenz '04, and Jackie Landon '04. Alums in attendance included Carol Schmoeller Hatton '04, Ellen Wilkie '05, Kate Story '04, Courtney Young Marmen '02, her husband Jarod Marmen '00, Kyleen Davis '02, Colin Woods '05, Erin Fitzpatrick '04, Stacy Mann '04, and Julia Drumm '05. Jennifer teaches fifth grade at Battle Grove Elementary in Baltimore. Kyle is a solutions consultant for Astra Zeneca in Wilmington, Delaware. The couple lives in Bel Air, Maryland.

Goldstein '04 Motta

Jessica Goldstein '04 and Fabrizio Motta were married August 16, 2008, in Brookeville, Maryland. Jess and Fabri first met at St. Mary's in 2002 when he was visiting the friends he had met during a musical tour program in Saluzzo, Italy. The couple now lives in Saluzzo. Jess works as an English teacher and a natural history museum curator and Fabri is an oncologist. You can catch up with the couple through Jess' blog about her experiences in Italy at

Quigley '04 Smith

Jonathan Quigley '04 and Jessica Smith were married June 28, 2008, at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland. Will Sheils '02 was the best man. Rob Beach '01, Dave Perkowski '03, Seth Mininger '03, Jay Rhame '04, Ashton Bauersfeld '04 and Matt Offutt '06 were in attendance. Jonathan and Jessica both work in Severna Park, Maryland; Jonathan as a compliance analyst for Dynasplint Systems, Inc., and Jessica teaches third grade. The couple lives in Arnold, Maryland.

Robey '04 Jewett

Joanna Robey '04 and Matthew Jewett were married November 8, 2008, at Trinity Church in St. Mary's City. The reception was held at The Brome-Howard Inn. Molly Robey '01 was matron of honor and Kari Hammond '04 was a bridesmaid. Thirteen other alums were in attendance. Joanna and Matthew honeymooned at a mountain cabin outside Asheville, North Carolina. Matthew works as a defense contractor at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The couple lives in Lexington Park.

Schmoeller '04 Hatton

Carol Schmoeller '04 and Matthew Hatton were married in an outdoor ceremony November 1, 2008, at The Links at Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The day was picture perfect-sunny and 70 degrees. Kate Story '04 was maid of honor. Stephanie Forman Dunlap '04 and Sarah Tipsword, St. Mary's assistant athletic trainer, were bridesmaids. Carol and Matt honeymooned for a week in Antigua. Carol works as a physical education teacher and coaches basketball and lacrosse at Gerstell Academy in Finksburg, Maryland. Matt is in his third season as the men's head lacrosse coach at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. The couple lives in Manchester, Maryland.

Babson '05 Grundy '05

Jill Babson '05 and Adam Grundy '05 were married August 2, 2008, at the Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney, Maryland. Their reception was held at the Manor Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. Members of the wedding party included Margo Dybalski '05 and George Jakuta '05. Adam is a fourth-grade teacher and Jill works for the U.S. Census Bureau. The couple lives in Germantown, Maryland.

Wolf '06 Gaches '05

Lauren Wolf '06 and Mike Gaches '05 were married August 31, 2008, in an outdoor ceremony, at the Antrim Inn 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland. Members of the wedding party included Michael Hirsch '05, Jon McNally '05, Diane Zrimsek '05, Doria Fleisher '05, and Nicole Connelly '06. Lauren and Mike met in 2002 competing on the St. Mary's Intercollegiate Equestrian Team. Many of their former teammates and alums attended the wedding. Mike is an attorney practicing federal employment litigation; Lauren is a spokesperson under the Department of Homeland Security. The couple lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Freethey '06 Collins

Miranda Freethey '06 and Christopher Collins were married August 22, 2008, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Miranda is a contract specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, and Christopher is a journeyman steamfitter in Local 602. The couple lives in Churchton, Maryland.

Posey '06 Sharpless '09

Sarah Posey '06 and John Wheeler Sharpless '09 were married July 12, 2008, at River Rest in Scotland, Maryland. Karen Abrams, who married Sarah and John, and her husband, James Kenney, a political science instructor at St. Mary's, attended. Wes Lanich '05's band, Eat it Raw, provided the reception music. Sarah wrote there were "tons of alumni and students in attendance," including David Sushinsky '02, Rob Hewitt '03, Stephanie Novak '04, Chelsea Ebmeier '06, her spouse Freddie Rohner '06, Kacie Pressley '06, Russell Cox '06, Samantha Brown '05, Jarra Ababiya '07, Dustin Sullivan '05, Kimberly DeBoy '99, Andrew Bove '08, Eugenia Ripari '06, Larry Loukota '09, Kalada Nemieboka '09, Geneva Rogers '09, and Layne Curry '09. The alums who won the "I traveled a long way for the wedding" award were Tony Meiklejohn '06 (from Utah) and Rebecca Wickizer '06 (from Japan). The couple honeymooned with a road trip through New England and Ithaca, New York, where they visited Abby Rotholz '05. Until recently, Sarah was the director of food and beverage at the Hilton Garden Inn in Solomons. She now is involved with wine sales for the newly releasing vineyard at Jubilee Farm in Leonardtown. Johnny, when not attending classes, is a bartender at the Green Door Tavern. The couple lives in Park Hall.

Tennent '06 Simmons '06

Sarah Tennent '06 and Ray Simmons '06 were married October 18, 2008, at St. Pius Church in Bowie, Maryland. The reception was held at the Crofton Country Club in Crofton, Maryland. More than 40 alumni joined in the festivities. The couple honeymooned in the Caribbean Islands. Sarah, a registered nurse, works for the Calvert Hospice in Calvert County, Maryland; Ray is a budget analyst for the Navy at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park. The couple lives in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

Hickman '07 Kauffman

David Hickman '07 and Laura Kauffman were married September 20, 2008, on the State House lawns at Historic St. Mary's City. Megan Hickman '07 was a member of the bridal party. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii on Oahu's North Shore and now lives in California, Maryland.

LaRose '07 Rohacek

Kelly Anne LaRose '07 and Jason Lee Rohacek were married May 31, 2008, at the Solomons Island Yacht Club in Solomons. Close friends and family gathered to watch the couple wed on a perfect sunny day. The reception was held at the JT Daugherty Conference Center in Lexington Park. Ann Kim '08 was a bridesmaid and Vanessa Vizcarrondo '07 was the photographer. Kelly received her master of arts in teaching in 2008 from St. Mary's. Kelly and Jason live in Jacksonville, Florida.

Roberts '08 Lanham

Katie Roberts '08 and Nick Lanham were married November 1, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Maryland. Their reception was held at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue, Maryland. The couple honeymooned on a cruise of the Western Caribbean. Katie works in marketing and public relations at St. Mary's College and Nick works as a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton. The couple lives in California, Maryland.