Rodd Kelsey ’85

Greetings fellow Toads. In these uncertain times, I hope everyone is doing as well as possible and staying healthy. We are doing fine and while my wife works in healthcare, we’ve avoided any direct impacts so far. I’m still living in Sacramento after 17 years. I continue to work for The Nature Conservancy, now leading […]

Robert Thomas ’40 “Shovel”

Age 95. Think I am last member of 1940. live with my lovely wife of 74 ys in our retirement complex in Bellevue wash. and our children are nearby. our sports and travel are over but we work on keeping alert. At retirement I took up the hobby of cross stitching which is a little […]

Tony Oliver-Smith ’60

Now, 7 years after retirement from the University of Florida, I continue working as an independent consultant on issues of natural hazards, climate change, disasters and community displacement and resettlement. My latest project concerns the problems of sea level rise and displacement from their island homes faced by the Kuna Indians of the San Blas […]

Julia Romano ’00

Just returned from a second extended retreat in India where I completed my 500 hour training in yoga teaching. I’m a full time yoga and meditation teacher in Washington, DC. I lead retreats for mind/body and soul around the world and would love it if some Thacher folks joined me some time! (note, the attached […]

Terry Kelly ’64

We are so fortunate to have two young grandchildren now: Liam (3 1/2) and Isla (8 months–the first girl in the Kelly family since about 1910!). All three of our sons now live in Madison with their wives. It is terrific to have the family together. We sold the last of our businesses (Weather Central […]

David Laylin ’55

Most of my time is dedicated to natural resource conservation and management, in Iran, together with scientific information exchanges with the US. I spend 1 to 2 months a year there, much in the boondocks. Don’t believe the anti-Iran media. It is a remarkably interesting and hospitable country – especially for Americans! This past Spring, […]

John E. Rodie ’74

I just wrapped up a four month tour of New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut acting as an investigator for a forensic structural engineering firm. I have been building structures for over thirty-five years and it is fascinating to study how and why buildings fail. It is also heartbreaking to see the extent […]