Peter Nielsen ’71

How we spent our time in lockdown. We accepted a request from the Ojai Retreat, next to the Krotona Institute, to caretake the vacated cottages. We picked a room as compensation and we weeded, mowed, blew and cleaned for weeks. We enjoyed one of the most beautiful views of the Valley including looking up to […]

Sarah Lavender Smith ’86

After some 25 years of living in the East Bay Area, Morgan (’85) and I are moving year-round to the outskirts of Telluride. We bought property there and have spent the past three years planning and building a home and barn. It’s been a long, exciting process, and we encourage alumni to get in touch […]

Bill Rubenstein ’74

During 2018, thanks in part to Thacher-inspired outdoor skills, I enjoyed three rewarding volunteer adventures. First, in January, accompanied by a local guide and one porter, I trekked into a remote region of Nepal where villagers were still living in makeshift huts after the recent, devastating earthquake and hand delivered dozens of warm jackets. Later, […]

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 […]

Ella Goodbrod Moench ’00

Small family adventures this summer with my boys: bike camping, CA travel, river time, and mountain hikes… loving sharing the outdoors with people who are just getting started. Big summer bonus-seeing Juliette & her little dude Crawford! Now back to school and fully immersed in the drama and life of 7th graders as we learn […]

Natalie Selzer ’08

In summer 2016 three of us from the class of 2008—Meredith Dworkin, Douglas Land, and Natalie Selzer—reconnected in the old Thacher way: during a weekend camping trip (this time with a car full of snacks parked nearby and something other than water in our Sierra Cups). Our outdoor excursion in San Simeon, California, brought back […]

Tad Paul ’70

I find life after 60 remarkably satisfying. Still practicing architecture in NYC, working on a small new apartment building at the moment. Happy with my (younger) business partner, so retirement isn’t in the picture yet. Spend a lot of time out at my house on Fire Island, love being out of doors there. If any […]