Thank you all for writing! On to the news… * After seven years working part time, Kat Johnson Kaminski graduated from Harvard University with a master’s in environmental management [woo hoo!]. She’ll see Lara Bonn and Chrissie Davis this summer for some hiking in Colorado. * Mike and Hilary Smyth Wirtz welcomed Frances Charlotte Wirtz May 22. She joins big brother Charlie, 2. “Hello to the Class of 2000!” * Phoebe (Lehmann) ’01 and Jay Zarnetske will finish their postdoctoral positions at Yale this summer. In the fall they’ll start faculty positions at Michigan State University, where Jay will be a professor of hydrologic sciences and Phoebe will be a professor of ecology. They’re also really excited to join many Colby folks at Ross Frankenfield’s wedding this September. Jay just returned from Ross’s bachelor party in Miami Beach. * Christie Beveridge will study the plays of William Shakespeare for six weeks at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, this summer through the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury. * Parke Burmeister still lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife, Sarah, and their 22-month-old daughter, Elizabeth; they have another on the way in July! * Brendon Smith is in Seattle and is starting a postdoctoral fellowship in Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington Medical Center’s rehabilitation medicine department. He also regularly beats Scott Bixby ’01 at darts [way to represent]. * Aaron and Krissy Swanson Yetman moved to Waltham, Mass. After 10 years at Nike, Krissy transferred to Converse in North Andover. They’re excited to be back on the East Coast, closer to Krissy’s sister, Sandy Swanson Hill ’98, and they’re looking forward to seeing some old Colby buddies. * Scott ’02 and Kate Gardiner Tucker welcomed two new additions to the family, Camilla Saltonstall and Shepley Buchanan, May 15. * Jason and Mary Larios Gatlin moved from Portland back to Eugene, Ore. Mary accepted a promotion to associate director of prospect development with the University of Oregon. Jason is continuing to work as a scientist at Sarepta Therapeutics in Corvallis, about an hour from Eugene. Their son, Jackson, just turned 6. They’re planning a trip to Boston and Groton in early July and hope to connect with Colby friends when they’re in the area. * On Easter Sunday (March 31), Sean Dugan and his wife welcomed their second child, Tessa Dugan, who joined brother Noah, 4. They still live in the Portland, Maine, area. * Rachel Gitelson and Doug Nilson ’99 live in Yarmouth, Maine, and welcomed their daughter, Zoe Rose, May 17. Big brothers Eli, 4, and Jonah, 21 months, are very excited to have a baby sister. Rachel completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification course in April and plans to incorporate this into her practice as a social worker when she returns to work. Doug has been practicing emergency medicine at Southern Maine Medical Center since July 2009. * Ben Mackay will spend the majority of his summer landscaping around his cabin in Wyoming. A mix of native grasses and wildflowers is the current plan. Are you going to be visiting Jackson Hole? Drop me a line. Cold beers in the fridge.