Hearing back from Wellspring alumni is the best part of
what I do! They sure make us proud. We hope to be
hearing from more of you to include in next newsletter.
Click on the name for a full alumni profile and read brief updates from our alumni below.
Lukas Scheurer, an industrial design major at Rhode Island School of Design, submitted the winning logo design for Wellspring's new logo.
John Marshall (Judy Tharinger's class of 2008) recently
won the Vermont State Poetry Out Loud contest and is on
his way to an all-expense-paid National competition in
Washington D.C. on April 26th. John is a sophomore at
the Sharon Academy.
Tess Mix is living/working in Brooklyn as Anichini
showroom director, while pursuing acting & production.
She hopes to study with the Stella Adler School for
actors. Tess reports that she is well and just back from a
spring break to Jamaica with fellow Wellspringers: Sam
Breslaw, Agave Heslop, Clyde Hagerty, Gaelen McKee
and sister Ivy.
Sam Breslaw graduated from Hampshire College last
May. Gaelen McKee just got word he has been accepted
in the Columbia graduate school Environmental Policy
master's program – this is an incredibly competitive
program – Go Gaelen! Dan Mascoveta is a junior at
UVM majoring in Anthropology and English.
Agave Heslop is back in Chelsea after a mid-winter trip
to Kenya with Helen, his mom. He is planning his
organic garden for the upcoming season.
Patrick Loeffler lives in Chelsea and is currently
working hard during the maple sugar season. He has
tapped trees at his home and is busy selling sap to local
Kristina Stykos has just visited Freya Yost in Italy
where Freya will graduate from the American U. of
Rome with a major in Art History. Freya is now fluent
in Italian. Wilder Yost is traveling in India. Anna
Snipes reports that she loves the Putney School and has
just finished her Barn Duty rotation – up at 5 am to milk!
Anna is also on the Putney X-C ski team.
Eli Sherman is a sophomore at Ithaca College, majoring
in journalism and also studying Chinese, Thai and
Arabic (sounds like he will be ready for the State
Department!) Zach Sherman graduated from Rhodes
College last May and is now on staff at the Montpelier
High School-To-Thailand project. He recently returned
from a three week trip leading a group to Thailand.
Sam Sherman is a chef at the Applewood Restaurant in
the trendy Park Slope section of Brooklyn.
Coltere Savidge is a busy carpenter with John Parker
Custom Construction and lives in Chelsea where he
continues to enjoy winter sports, town league soccer and
Sharon Spiegel has returned to Wellspring as Senora
Spiegel and teaches Spanish two days a week to students
in Grades 1 to 8. Sharon recently took a family trip to
Costa Rica. Her daughter (and Wellspring alum) Karina
graduated with a BA in psychology from UVM last May,
and has a great job as the Mentor Training Program
Director for the Boys and Girls Club in Burlington.
Cody Spiegel is a freshman at UVM where he is
majoring in environmental engineering. Cody recently
organized and led a trip to the Dominican Republic with
several UVM friends.
Galen Milchman is traveling the United States with the
power of his trusty thumb. He will return to Vermont in
the summer to contemplate life from the North Common
before starting Evergreen College in Olympia, WA this
fall. Lukas Scheurer is a freshman at the Rhode Island
School of Design and loves it!
Melora Kennedy is the first grade class teacher at the
Orchard Valley Waldorf School in Montpelier. Mary
Fettig is working as the 5th grade class teacher at the
Cabot Savidge is in his second (final!) year as graduate
research assistant at UVM in a civil/environmental
engineering program that will lead to a Masters Degree
Sam Breslaw graduated Hampshire College in Spring
'09, designing a major that used radio journalism to
study the cultural sustainability of farming (he claims it
was just an excuse to flee the classroom and run around
with a recorder talking people). At the moment he's
baking sourdough bread, starting strange annuals that
won't grow in this climate, and generally having a hard
time leaving Vermont.
It would be great to hear from more of YOU!
Please send your info to Tracy Gillespie, Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org