I recently came upon Alex Parrillo’s YouTube video “Lawn to Garden Transformation” and was so impressed—check it out! * Matthew Olsen lives in Honolulu and got married in December. Matt has spent the past five years splitting his time between the U.S. and the Gaza Strip, where he operates outdoor education programs for kids. His programs include the Gaza Surf Club and Surfing 4 Peace and are run under the umbrella of the nonprofit he founded, Explore Corps. * Scott Whitlow lives in Sacramento, Calif., and will graduate from his residency at the end of June, take his written boards in early July, and then move to Vail, where he will be practicing orthopedic medicine for a year. * Last June Chris Fleming and his wife, Lauren Cooke ’00, moved to Boerum Hill in Brooklyn and absolutely love the great vibe in a new borough. In July Chris was promoted to senior director of marketing at Ralph Lauren, a position he then vacated in September to head up marketing for Ann Taylor factory stores and LOFT outlets. Lauren began a new career as a fourth grade teacher at Brearley School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. * Megan Watson moved to Mountain View, Calif., so her husband could start a new job at LinkedIn; Megan works at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, a new school in San Jose that will open in the fall. * For the eighth year (second with tenure), Jon Zarecki is an associate professor of classical studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His first book, Cicero’s Ideal Statesman in Theory and Practice, will be published in June by Bloomsbury Academic. He’s disappointed to miss reunion, but he and his wife will be traveling. * Randi Martin Bakken won’t be able to attend reunion this year; she is due with her second child June 11. * Melissa Trachtenberg and her husband had a second baby, Sam, March 4, 2013. * Dave Mattatall and his wife, Colleen, have two children—Nolan, 4, and Emily, 1. Dave is a finance director at Cigna in Bloomfield, Conn. * Wilson and Kate Lowe Owens welcomed their third child, Ellie, in September and are embracing the happy chaos. They‘ve also enjoyed watching the next generation of Colby grads get to know each other as John and Melissa Gerbi Doyle moved to a house a couple miles from them in Needham, Mass. * Dave and Lissa Baur Matson welcomed their second child, Caroline Elisabeth, Nov. 3. She has a full head of dark hair, just like her mom. James, 3, is happily taking on the role of big brother. * Ashley and Alex Quigley welcomed their fourth child and third boy, Evan, in December. Evan joins brothers Aidan and Harper and sister Maeve. Alex was recently in Boston and hung out with Kara and Lyle Bradley and their daughter, Lilly. * Christina Lemieux got the surprise of a lifetime last year when she found out she was pregnant with twins. James and Jenica were born Aug. 22, and for the next three months Christina experienced life with “three under 3.” Christina has lived in London for nine years but had the joy of ringing in the New Year in Down East Maine with Maxine Guay. * Our 15th reunion is quickly approaching, and I hope our class will be strongly represented. Can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Keep the news coming!