Alexandra Herbert van Helden ’02

After the birth of our second child last year (Maya, 11 mos. Peter 2.75 yrs.), I left my job in health care to become an executive coach. I currently work with managers and executives, from startups to large corporations, to improve individual and team performance. My husband and I still live in San Francisco and […]

Alison Flynn ’03

As of January 2019, I’ve embarked on a new career as a software engineer. While I’ve loved the entrepreneur life for six years as a comic and game shop owner, there’s something to be said for stability and enterprise-level resources. I’m still happily ensconced in the craft beer capital of the world, and will gladly […]

Will Shenton ’09

I’ve been loving my new job at The Richmond Neighborhood Center, a San Francisco nonprofit providing free and low-cost after-school programs, food pantries, home-delivered groceries for seniors, and neighborhood events. Since I last wrote in 2016, I became a founding member of the SF chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and I’ve been proud […]

Tony Thatcher ’85

Greetings from Bozeman, MT! It’s been a busy year for me as I start to ramp up a new business building and repairing guitars, mandolins and ukes. A shameless plug for Mountain Whimsy Guitars (www.mwcustomguitars.com). I’m still making maps and doing GIS analysis, mostly associated with rivers and streams. During a fabulous early fall camping […]

Julie Huntington de Polo ’86

I was recently hired by a fellow Toad, Mary Everett Bourke CdeP 1981, to work with her in development at the Oxbow School, a semester-based arts boarding school in Napa. Thanks to Mimi Van Son, a former Thacher staff member, for recommending me! I joined Mary in pouring our respective wines (Hale Mary and Darioush) […]