After three and a half years living in Dallas, I’m moving to Jackson Hole January through March to see if I can split my time. I’m looking forward to being back in the mountains, especially during another La Niña winter. Let me know if you’re coming through town and want to make some turns! * Jen Kassakian Anderson sailed on the fifth-place boat in the 2011 Swiftsure round trip from Victoria, B.C., to Cape Flattery, Wash. She also had an incredible three-week trip to Patagonia. She started a new job that takes her to Boston frequently, allowing her to catch up with Colby folks—too many to list. * With a business partner from Boston, Limi Marie Perry Bauer opened up an English-language institute that focuses on business English, conversation groups, tutoring, and experiential learning. The place is called East Coast English. So even though she calls Austria “home” these days, she has a little America within her four walls. Her day job is working as a fifth-grade teacher in the local middle school, which is its own culture clash experiment—and never boring. * Both Phoebe (Lehmann ’01) and Jay Zarnetske recently received their Ph.D.s and moved back across the country to start postdoctoral fellowships at Yale. They’re adjusting to being back in New England and city life and are happy to be closer to family and many Colby friends. * John and Kelley Moore Kendall welcomed their third child, Alexander Gregory, last July. Katarina, 8, and John, 5, are very proud of their baby brother! Kelley is completing her M.S.W. at Southern CT State University and continues to work full time as a case manager for Connecticut’s Department of Developmental Services. * Hilary Smyth Wirtz works in the advancement office at Concord Academy and lives in Southborough, Mass., at St. Mark’s School, where her husband is assistant head/dean of faculty. They welcomed a baby boy, Richard Charles “Charlie,” July 28! * Erik Waters is coming up on one year with Ascend Learning, where he is responsible for strategy and business development. Great company. If anyone is looking for a career change, they’re always looking for bright folks. There’s already a good contingent of Colby grads in their Burlington, Mass., headquarters. On the family side, he and Amy (Forrer ’98) are doing well. Their twins, Elsa and Olin, turn three in February and are ready to start preschool. * Brian Hanseth is opening seven restaurants in the Boston Area as a franchisee. * Kathryn Reber Colcher has joined the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies as an adjunct instructor. * James ’99 and Jenny O’Donnell Spidle had a baby boy, Charlie, May 14. They can’t imagine life without him—he’s the greatest! * Alex Moskos continues to live the dream in Boston. In August he met JR Rudman, Chris Bonafide, James Mason, and Brian Hiester in Philly. Although they never made their goal of locating Johnny Hammond, they did get to see Mason swim in the Schuylkill River. They also randomly spotted Kevin Bacon in his hometown of Philly—now they’re separated by one degree. * Greg ’98 and Vanessa Wade Wehmeyer bought their first house in Plainville, Mass., at the end of December. They’re excited about the move, as is their daughter, Ella Marie, who looks forward to a pink bedroom, her own playroom, and pool play dates next summer. * Brian ’99 and Tacy Conard Quinn welcomed Theodore (Teddy) Mahoney Oct. 29. Big brother Charlie is 3. They’re having fun as a family of four and hope to get out west and visit the grandparents for spring skiing. * Greg de St Maurice was in Kyoto in January researching an IIE Fulbright. He stopped through Boston and saw Chie and Jason Ri, Carlos and Jess Mulready Dominguez, and Kate Henry. Jason started a master’s in counseling through Leslie University this year. Kate is pastry chef de cuisine at Oleana in Cambridge and, along with her partner, Molly Hansen, and their adorable daughter, Beverly, she impatiently awaits the addition of another little girl to their family.