Class Notes – 2000-2009
Christopher Borgatti ’00 accepted the position of New England and New York coordinator for Backcountry Hunters and Angler, an environmental conservation organization based in Montana, in the fall of 2021. He previously spent 18 years teaching biology and environmental science at St. John’s Prep School in Danvers, MA. Chris lives in Newbury, MA, with his wife, Lisa Galluzzo Borgatti ’01. (12/22)
Mike Mathieu ’00 published a family-friendly party game, Synco, with his father and friend. His dad invented the game a decade ago, and the COVID pandemic finally gave them the opportunity to properly design and print it. “Synco is special because it’s about finding common ground and being in sync with the other players,” Mike says. You can learn more about the game and the story behind it at syncogame.com. (12/22)
Phillip Murphy ’01 joined Rockland Trust’s Corporate Banking Team in Burlington, MA, as vice president, relationship manager. Phillip has nearly two decades of experience in the commercial banking industry. (5/23)
Khara Strum ’01 was named director of Philander Chase Conservancy, the land trust at Kenyon College. Throughout her career, Strum has worked with rural, agricultural communities to develop shared conservation goals that benefit landowners, wildlife, and the environment. At Audubon California and Point Blue Conservation Science, she partnered regularly with landowners, conservation groups, industry leaders, and government agencies to enhance wildlife habitats on working lands. As an Ohio native, Khara is thrilled to return to her home state to continue her career while being closer to family. (5/23)
Patrick Gallagher ’02 was named chief business officer of Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc., an immunooncology company. He has nearly 20 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and biotech, previously working at companies such as Nuvation Bio, Walking Fish Therapeutics, Radius Health, and AbbVie. (12/22)
Travis Schwab ’04 was hired as the head boys basketball coach by Newark Catholic High School in Ohio. Since 2015, Travis had been the head coach at Muskingum University. (12/22)
Melanie Hill Hooper ’05 was selected as CEO for Camp Fire Alaska, one of the largest and oldest youth development organizations operating in the state, with a focus on equity and inclusion. She has nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience and has spent over a decade working in partnership with indigenous communities. (5/23)
Reeti Khare ’07, director of the Infectious Disease Laboratory at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO, is the senior author of a study that will help medical providers better understand the susceptibility of various nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) to different drugs. This new antibiogram will help providers make informed treatment decisions for patients with NTM. The research paper was published in the journal Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. (5/23)
Summer Quesenberry ’08 was named the head coach of the University of Illinois Springfield’s women’s basketball team. She has been a college head coach for nine seasons, spending the last two years at Alderson Broaddus University (WV). (12/22)
Kyle Adams’ ’09 business, Adams Reichert Wealth Management Group, was recognized by the Wooster (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce with its Board of Directors Award. The agency was honored for its engagement in the Wooster community, giving back to many local events and community causes, as well as driving support to small businesses during the pandemic. (12/22)
Joe Duffy ’09 was appointed planning and development director for the City of Maple Heights, OH. (12/22)
Rebecca Deatsman Heisman ’09 wrote her first book, Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration. It will be published by HarperCollins in spring 2023. It tells the story of how nearly every major scientific breakthrough of the last century, from the invention of the transistor to the completion of the Human Genome Project, has been put to work by bird-obsessed scientists intent on following migration in ever-greater detail. (12/22)
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