Alumni News: What are they doing now?

Crossroads School and Crossroads College Prep graduates can be found across the globe. We hope you’ll remain connected to the school and your fellow alumni.

Stephen Lindsley ’85
passed away on February 13, 2016. (2016/02)
Ellie Turner ’14

serves on the Washington Univeristy Relay for Life Executive Board as Event Logistics Chair which is one of the top 5 collegiate Relay events nationwide. Ellie is majoring in political science with a minor in international business, is a tour guide at Wash U, and is also a part of a professional fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Ellie personally participates in Relay for Life to honor the memories of Meredith Littlejohn (Class of 2013), Jan Good – mother of Andrew Witherspoon (Class of 2014),  and to celebrate DJ Corbett (Class of 2015) who is a cancer survivor. There are many other members of Crossroads community who have been affected by cancer. Ellie’s fundraising link is http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ellieturner  (2016/02)

Will Miner ’09
passed away February 2, 2016. (2016/02)
Andrew Moore (’00) and Katie Berry (’02)

have been busy since the arrival of their son Teddy in 2014.   They live in the Benton Park and are happy to be able to call several fellow Currents their neighbors. Katie is active in the Benton Park Neighborhood Association and was just elected to their Executive Committee. Katie, a real estate agent with Re/Max Results and serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®. Andrew assisted with the opening of Reeds American Table where he serves as the finance manager and works alongside several other Crossroads graduates including Chef/Owner Matt Daughaday ’99. They have all been proud of the success Reeds has seen and the support they have received from the Crossroads family. (2016/02)

Tiffany Anderson ’90

“In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, who oversees the Jennings School District in Jennings, a small city just outside St. Louis, has led a dramatic turnaround in one of the worst-performing systems in Missouri.” http://www.npr.org/2016/01/03/461205086/the-superintendent-who-turned-around-a-school-district (2016/01)

is currently the superintendent of Jennings School District. She is in the process of opening Hope House, a foster home for homeless Jennings students. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/jennings-schools-readies-to-open-its-own-foster-home-for/article_f2f756b6-abc5-5681-9ef3-c79c7ca9e444.html (2015/10)

Kate Welsh ’09

has been living in Brooklyn, NY since graduating from Barnard in 2013 and working for a startup called Oyster and recently had an opportunity to interview Judy Blume https://review.oysterbooks.com/p/LYSm8KxqXpv3o9Uv89NTuj/judy-blume-forever. (2015/06)

Mia Watkins ’12

wrote and directed a short, experimental, narrative film in response to the events that took place in Ferguson called (be)breathe. The film is about a young, African American female who voices her hopes and fears in today’s society. (re)breathe premiered at the 2015 Trinity College Student Film Festival and will be in the San Francisco Black Film Festival in June 2015. (2015/05)

Johanna Lowell ’11

graduated from The George Washington University and will be attending Washington University in St. Louis this fall to pursue a Doctorate in Audiology. (2015/05)

Charlie Hamilton ’12

will be working at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. this summer reviewing grant requests and police department-public relationships around the country. (2015/05)

Zoe Call ’13
was recently accepted into the highly competitive Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University and will now be double majoring in Theater and Creative Writing (Fiction). This summer, Zoe will be interning as a facilitator for the Chicago Children’s Theater. (2015/05)
Maddy Vatterott ’11

senior final BFA art show is Friday, May 1st at the Adler Frame Building, 2035 Washington Ave., 63103. Maddy was recently chosen to paint a mural at the St. Louis Police Academy this past year.  She worked with the librarian and the archives to pay homage to the history and tradition of the academy, and to honor the institution and its future here in the city.
http://dadahwebsteru.com/post/105279792610/student-showcase-maddy-vatterott-senior-bfa. (2015/04)

David Jay ’00
currently co-leads a team which develops next-generation smartwatch software at Samsung’s Global Innovation Center and chairs the board of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network.
 
David is the founder of Asexuality.org, the world’s largest organization of people identifying as asexual and demisexual, where he works to promote open, honest dialogue about asexuality and give people on the asexual spectrum a safe space for self-exploration. He has been featured on CNN, the New York Times, 20/20, and in the feature-length documentary (A)sexual. (2015/04)
Paola Schnabel ’11

has accepted a position with AmeriCorps VISTA to work at the Health & Wellness Services at Winona State University working on outreach programs to develop and coordinate the services offered at local farmers markets, food shelters, and help raise awareness and empower community members to address issues of Gender Based Violence. (2015/04)

Matthew Daughaday ’99

and his soon to be opened Maplewood restaurant, Reeds American Table, were mentioned in a recent interview in the Riverfront Times. http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2015/04/chef_chat_chris_dimercurio.php. (2015/04)

Heather Sultz ’79 (Middle School)
is an actor and director of Keyhole Residencies and has been selected as Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni for 2015.  (2015/04)
James Archer Abbott ’82
is director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library in Baltimore. Formerly, he served as curator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, as well as an adjunct professor for the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  (2015/04)
Susan Martin, PhD ’83
is a lecturer at Kings College London since 2003. Susan received her BA in Political Science from Yale University and MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Christopher H. Browne Center for the Study of International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Pennsylvania and Florida Atlantic University.She is currently writing a book that examines the ability of realist and normative theories to explain the role of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in international politics. Susan is also Deputy Director for Education and Research Seminars in the Centre for Science and Security Studies. (2015/04)
Rachael (Whitt) Barnes ’93
is teaching mathematics and economics at John Burroughs School in St. Louis. (2015/04)
John Ray ’09

is studying for a Master of Science in Political Communication from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).John is currently work as a contributing writer for FIFA.com, an editor for The Sports Quotient, an editorial intern at Polis, LSE’s journalism thinktank, and in Business Development for a Tech Startup called ‘Crozdesk’. 

His dissertation topic is about St. Louis; it looks at how the national news media represented space and applied political pressure in St. Louis and Ferguson after the protests.  (2015/04)
Anna Karpinski ’11
was selected for the Society of Illustrators (SILA) 53rd Annual Illustration Exhibition in Los Angeles http://si-la.org/illustration-west-53-accepted-artists/ (2015/02)
Rachelle L’Ecuyer ’83

Community Development Director, organized Maplewood’s 9th Annual Women Making History Event to kick off kick off Women’s History Month.  This year they featured our food & beverage industry businesses: http://www.stlmag.com/dining/In%20Good%20Taste%3A%20Women%20Making%20%28Food%29%20History%20in%20Maplewood/ (2015/02)

Matthew Daughaday ’99

to open ‘American brasserie’ in former Home Wine Kitchen space.
http://40southnews.com/known-chef-opening-american-brasserie-in-former-home-wine-kitchen-space/. (2015/02)

Shawn M. Domzalski ’84

is a corporate attorney and associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and serves as Chairman of the Board for The Soldier Project, an organization which provides free confidential therapy to post-9/11 veterans and their loved ones. (2015/01)

Flannery Allison ’12

will be taking a semester off of Rochester Institute of Technology and interning for Sports Illustrated in New York City. (2015/01)

Jonathan Pulphus, ’14

“I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award for my activism. I would like to share this because it resonates with the Joplin effort Mark Norwood organized as expressed in Martin Luther King Jr. statement: “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”  In 2012, I was able to assisted in tornado recovery efforts during spring break with several of my peers. Today, I am focusing my energies locally in light of the recent shooting of Michael Brown. www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/article_35f4fe54-84b3-11e4-b4dc-af56a4e46865.html” (2014/12)

Hannah Kiem, ’08

is a finalist for the New York Theater Festival’s “Next Broadway Sensation” contest. Break a leg, Hannah! (2014/12)

Chloe Sayer, ’12

has been spending her trimester break from Savannah College of Art and Design volunteering at Crossroads with the Fine Arts Department. Chloe is providing decorations for a Winter Wonderland Holiday Party for our Wintergarden Senior Community neighbors. Thanks, Chloe! (2014/12)

Henry Chappell, ’12

a sophomore at Emory University’s Oxford College, was named the school’s Student Leader of the Month for November, in recognition of his service and leadership. Henry serves as judicial board chair of the student government association, a resident advisor, and a campus tour guide, and was selected to participate in the Pierce Leadership Certificate Program.

Angela Snow

Director/Producer World Circus Culture Documentary

Shayna Cohen, ’06

has a Short Film at the St. Louis Film Festival

Samantha Krukowski, PhD, ’84

Her edited volume Play Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man was published by Black Dog Publishing, London, 2014. Learn more.

Roberto “Rob” Ramirez ’07

Just completed his CPA certification and was promoted to Staff Auditor II at Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C. Learn more.