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Marriages and Unions

Joanne Jones Chaplin '75 and John Lane were married May 31, 2008, in Charlottesville, Virginia, and honeymooned on an Alaskan cruise. Joanne has worked in the Biology Department of the University of Virginia since 1984 as the lab coordinator for introductory biology courses. John is a respiratory therapist at Culpeper Regional Hospital in Culpeper, Virginia. The couple lives in Charlottesville.

Kim Nickol '97 and Eric Anderson were married May 2, 2009, at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre De Grace, Maryland. Tracy Morgan '97 was a bridesmaid. The couple went on a Mediterranean cruise for their honeymoon. Kim is an occupational therapist at Bear Creek Elementary School in Baltimore where she works with children with autism. Eric is an intelligence analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. The couple lives in Bel Air.

Benjamin Cameron Davis '98 and Jill Elaine Hamilton were married April 4, 2009, at the Princess of Monaco Courtyard in New Orleans' French Quarter. Members of the wedding party included Marc Vieira '96, Jaime Manfuso '96, Brian Doss '97, and Alan Baker (1993-95). Cheryl Wadhwa '97, Erin Sines '97, Amy Cox '97, Kerith Spicknall Moothart '97, and Stephen Spence '96 attended. The couple honeymooned in Italy. Ben received his medical degree from Ross University, completed his family practice residency, and is now a hospitalist at Carilion Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Jill, a native of Picayune, Mississippi, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, is a lead child life specialist for the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. The couple lives in Roanoke.

Reed Wirick '98 and Laura Adcock had a beach wedding and reception on May 30, 2009, at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis and honeymooned in Australia. Eric Jenkins '98 was a member of the wedding party. Reed received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is an equity analyst for Rice Hall James & Associates. Laura, a 2003 graduate of American University, is an investment analyst at Meketa Investment Group. The couple lives in San Diego.

Felecia Glaude '99 and SPC John Vega were married March 20, 2010, at The Old Post Chapel on the Fort Myer Army Post in Virginia. Friends in attendance included Francis Medley '98. The reception was held at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown. Felecia completed her M.S. in computer science at Bowie State University in 2004 and is a software engineer for the Department of Defense. Felecia met her husband while deployed to Afghanistan. The couple resides on Fort Bragg, in Fayetteville,North Carolina.

Debbie Kemp '99 and Rich Fleischer were married August 29, 2009, at Hillsborough Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia. In attendance were Jen Yates '00, Joe Pfeifer '98, Kathleen Creamer '99, Tom Klemm '99, Aaron Feinman '99, Michelle Lohmeyer '99, and Sean Mussenden '99. The couple, who met while pursuing master's degrees in public policy at the University of Maryland, honeymooned in Greece. Debbie is a senior analyst for Abt Associates in Bethesda. Rich, a volunteer firefighter, founded Hook & Ladder Brewing Company in 1999 and directs the Hook & Ladder Firefighter Burn Foundation. They live in Silver Spring.

Jessica Romano '99 and Ron Zacharias were married October 24, 2009, at Silverbrook United Methodist Church in Lorton, Virginia. Beth McCormick Wheeler '99 was maid of honor. Friends in attendance included Tom Klemm '99, Kathleen Creamer '99, Steve Ohlhoff '98, Jill England Ohlhoff '98, and former St. Mary's head soccer coach, Mike Sweeney. The reception was held at Madigan's Waterfrontin Occoquan, Virginia. The couple honeymoonedin historic Williamsburg. Jessica earned a master's degree from Old Dominion University and teaches in the Fairfax County, Virginia public school system. Ron is an electrician for the Fairfax County school system. The couple lives in Springfield, Virginia.

Carl Ziegler '00 and Katarina Janik were married June 27, 2009, in the Garden of Remembrance at St. Mary's. Matt Kopec '01, Jonathan Ziegler (1998-99), Alex Nutini '00, and Michelle Donlon Nutini '00 were in the wedding party. Nate Lankford (1996-98) custom-designed an ultimate Frisbee as the wedding favor. In attendance were Chris Bowers '01, Jen Herrmann Bowers '01, Nat Busbee (1999-2000), Sarah Canham '01, Ben Cohen '01, Jennie Dickson '00, John Foster (1996-98), Adam Grant '01, Melissa North Grant '01, Ann Green '01, Brian Horan '01, Loretta Collins '01, John Kopec '95, Chris Nutini '97, Mike Scally '00, Sarah Fondelier (1997-2000) and Cary Shelley '01. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. Carl is an attorney; Katarina works in fundraising. The couple lives in Baltimore

Keating Eakins ’01 and Lee Garth were married November 13, 2009, at a beach ceremony in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Friends in attendance included Ashley Irving Chaney ’01, Laurie Menser ’01, Anne Sanner ’02, Scott Leary ’01, Courtney Kimmel ’01, Katie Fitzpatrick ’00, Amanda Kellaher Walker ’01, Jackie Blaser ’00, and Kevin Klekner ’00. The couple honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise. Keating recently received her M.B.A. in corporate social responsibility from Nottingham University and is a program officer for Teach First. Lee is an aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy. The couple lives in Nottingham, England.

Ashley Irving '01 and Christopher Chaney were married August 15, 2009, at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The wedding party consisted of Keating Eakins Garth '01, Cara Roviello Fama '01, and Lauren Menser '01. Alums in attendance included (starting at the top of the photo) Benjamin James '00, Kevin Klekner '00, Keating Eakins Garth '01, Scott Leary '01, Andrew Mosley '00, Amanda Kellaher Walker '01, Jessica Cleck Derenick '01, Lauren Menser '01, Katie Fitzpatrick '00, Courtney Kimmel '01, Irfan Ahmad '99, Anne Sanner '02, Jackie Blaser '00, and Meg Shea '01. The reception was at the Inn at Mendenhall in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The newlyweds honeymooned in Greece, Italy, and Croatia. Ashley is an elementary school teacher; Christopher is a flight mechanic for the U.S. Coast Guard. The couple lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Aubrey Banig '02 and Michael Ciatto were married July 11, 2009, at Hollow Creek Golf Club in Middletown, Maryland. Members of the wedding party included Kelly O'Brien '02 and Amy Bishop '03. Attending the wedding were Ryan Olsen '02, Anya Parker Olsen '02, Daniel Oldham '02, Stephanie Bowers Oldham '02, Trisha Taylor Stiles '01, and Brian Kennedy '04. The couple honeymooned in Maui. Aubrey, who received her master's in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2009, is a clinical research associate for clinical trials in AIDS-related cancer. Mike is an investment banking associate for Barclays Capital. The couple lives in Los Angeles.

Rebecca Golombeck '02 and Joseph LoBello were married November 7, 2009, at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland. The wedding party included Angelena Lindsley '02. Erin Howard '02, Courtney Russell '02, and Rachael Sanford '02 were in attendance. Rebecca earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Penn State University in 2008 and works as a research scientist for Pfizer. Joseph is a project manager for UBS. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Elizabeth McAllister '02 and Vincent Novara were married February 20, 2010, at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel in College Park. Christine Parker '02, Erin Graham '02, Sarah Mueller '01, Katie Ruiz '01, Kate Kinsel Sam '03 and Joanne Archer '96 attended. Elizabeth and Vincent are special collections curators for the University of Maryland College Park Libraries. The couple and Vincent's son, Jakob, live in Kensington, Maryland.

Amy Lee Forbes '03 and Steven Wolbach were married October 3, 2009, at the Grace & Peace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in California, Maryland. The reception was held at the J.T. Daugherty Center in Lexington Park. The couple honeymooned at the Sandals Resort in St. Lucia. Amy works for Imagine One Technology & Management, Ltd.; Steve works for the Department of the Navy.
The couple lives in California, Maryland.

Tom Matisick '04 and Katie Greenberg '06 were married September 26, 2009, at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth Thompson '06, Alexander Hutt '05, and Timothy Favinger '05 were part of the wedding party. Alums in attendance included the groom's mother, Sarah Guy Matisick '75, Raymond Guy '72, Thomas Guy '74, Samanda Hawkins Drewry '03, Kristin Francis '04, Jackie Whisman '05, Amanda Polidoro '05, Kat Bozarth '05, Chris D'Antuono '06, Katie Smith '06, Mitchell Vassallo '06, Jessie Wilcoxson '07, Amanda Ballute '07, Lisa Daciek '08, Megan Uglik '08, and Allie Scott '09. The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana in the Dominican  Republic. Tom is a senior systems administrator for General Dynamics Information Technology; Katie is a contract specialist with the Department of the Navy. They live in Clements, Maryland.

William Reinckens '04 and Samantha Dundon '05 were married June 16, 2007, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons Island, Maryland. Jeff Peyton '04 was in the wedding party. The following alums attended the wedding: Stephanie Simmons '05, Kathryn Bozarth '05, Annie Metzbower Smith '05, Elaine Chun '03, Brian Lapato '04, Kristin Reumont '05, Ashley Wasson Diehl '05, Paul Clark '05, Samba Wurie '05, Lauren Davis '05, Sean White '01, Hope Lobkowicz '05, Rina Brule '05, Andy Cooch '05, and CraigBacci '05. Brome-Howard Inn was the reception site. The couple went to Jamaica for their honeymoon. William is a police officer in Washington, D.C.; Samantha teaches kindergarten in Bethesda. They live in Kensington, Maryland, with their labradoodle, Lucy.

Lori Comegys '05 and Andrew Schmidt were married September 6, 2009, at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland. Caitlin Gilson '04
and Sharon Murray from the St. Mary's dean of students office were in attendance. The couple's dog, Cyrus, provided comic relief. Eric Heisler '00 of Chasing Light Photography took the wedding photographs. The couple honeymooned in the south of France. Lori works at the University of Maryland in the office of the associate provost and dean for undergraduate studies. She also is enrolled in the master of fine arts program at the Academy of Art University. Andrew works as a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland. They live in Middletown, Maryland.

Andy Cooch '05 and Katherine Barnes '07 were married July 26, 2008, in Katie's hometown of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Melissa Puzak '07 and Abby Johnson '07 were in the wedding party. Wedding guests included Amy Skrickus '08, Ali Femi '08, Emily Richards '08, Halley Pack '08, Kyle Gahan '04, Miguel Snyder '05, and Craig Bacci '05. Also in attendance were former St. Mary's coaches Jayme and Megan Block. Andy and Katie honeymooned at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. They live and work in Owings Mills, Maryland. Andy is a project manager for Rock Tops Fabrication, and Katie teaches and coaches middle school sports at Garrison Forest School.

Kristen Farley '05 and Amanda Rambo were married April 4, 2009, at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, New Jersey. Kristen's sister, Megan Farley '07 was maid of honor and Doria Fleisher '05 was a bridesmaid. The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and lives in Sicklerville, New Jersey. Kristen is a zookeeper at the Philadelphia Zoo, working with gorillas; Amanda is a service manager for FedEx Ground in Barrington, New Jersey.

Erinn Maguire '05 and Matthew Nuzzi were married November 28, 2009, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Baltimore. Nicole Deegan '05 and Elizabeth Friedel '05 (to the right of the bride) were bridesmaids. Allie Courtney '06 (to the left of the bride), Ellen Farrell '05, Abby Shearin '05, and Nicole Eid Gloff '04 (all to the right of Elizabeth) were wedding guests. The couple lives and works in Baltimore. Erinn, a 2009 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, is a law clerk for the Honorable Arrie W. Davis, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Matt works for the Social Security Administration.

Nicole Mulford '05 and Brian Fiorito were married October 24, 2009, at Swan Harbor Farm in Harve de Grace, Maryland. Megan Targarona '05, Lauren Harrington Holthaus '05, and Jackie Whisman '05 were members of the wedding party. The couple honeymooned in Aruba. Nicole teaches second grade at Scotts Branch Elementary School in Baltimore. Brian is an operations manager for a recycling company. The couple lives in Baltimore.

Melissa Sloboda '06 and John Supik were married November 17, 2009, in Bermuda. Attending the wedding were Vanessa Whitehead '06 and Sally Bradley '06. The couple honeymooned in Nice, France. Melissa works for the U.S. Attorney's Office; John is a woodworker and furniture maker. The couple lives in Baltimore. .

Nellie DeLeon '07 and Ryland Bledsoe were married September 6, 2007, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The
ceremony was held at the Wedding Pavilion adjacent to the Grand Floridian Resort. The couple honeymooned at Walt Disney World.
Nellie and Ryland both work for SAIC and live in California, Maryland.

Stefanie Esworthy '08 and Jeffrey Taylor '08 were married June 20, 2009, in St. Mary's Hall at the College. Members of the wedding party included bridesmaids Erin Taylor '03, Anzhela Akbarova '08, and Anne Hayward '08, and groomsmen Zachary Borman '08, Yang-Yi Chen '09, and Ryan Churchill (2004-2006). Margaret Schuster '08 and Julia Burton '08 were wedding guests. The reception was held at The Pier restaurant on Solomons Island. The couple honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. Stefanie graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a master of arts in teaching and is a middle school English teacher. Jeffrey is a graduate student at the University of Maryland College Park working on his doctorate in political science. The couple lives in Jessup, Maryland.