David Riss and wife Elizabeth welcomed August Malcolm, Aug. 26. David is in his second year of emergency medicine residency at the University of New Mexico and loves it. * Pete Girard and Emily welcomed their baby, Freida Fischer, Feb. 8. * David and Payal Shah Fuente moved to Columbia, S.C., in their endless pursuit of knowledge and degrees! * Tyler Knauer got married. He continues to teach in Denver while trekking to his little patch of heaven in the Tetons. * Hannah Smith Harrison signed contract with Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Picture Books for two books she’ll write and illustrate. The first, Ordinary Jane, about a little circus dog feeling ordinary in a world that’s extraordinary, is due out spring 2014. She’s also co-illustrating a book with Kevin Hawkes (a Maine illustrator she interned with while at Colby) for Random House. * Rachel Rokicki was promoted to assistant director of publicity at Crown Publishing and worked on the New York Times’s bestsellers Quiet and Why Nations Fail. * Tom and Jennifer Blume Shanley welcomed their first child Feb. 2, five weeks early. James Benjamin is doing well and now, at 8-plus months, he’s happy and healthy. You’d never know he was a premie! * Chad Creelman and wife Michelle welcomed Holden Tyler in August. * Kate Isley moved to Somerville in June and, because she works for the Maine-based firm Pierce Atwood LLP, she went to the Gentlemen of The Road music festival on the Eastern Prom in Portland in August. * Kathy Manu is in her fifth year living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She managed to squeeze in beach time this summer in Corsica and Portugal. A recent highlight was Michelle Storkan’s amazing wedding in Carmel, Calif. Annie Levy, Deb Harris, Jess Weisbein-Brooks, Addie Prudden Johnson, Dana Dupre, Justin Ehrenwerth, Molly Franke, and Megan Blackburn were in attendance. * Liz McGann left her job and long-time career teaching middle school science and started her own nutrition and wellness counseling business, Live Whole Live Well. She’s engaged! * Scott Bixby and wife Amy welcomed their first child, Luke Williamson, Aug 2. They live in Seattle, where Scott completed his M.B.A. at UW in 2010 and is now director of marketing at OneEnergy Renewables, a developer of large-scale solar PV projects. OneEnergy’s founder (and Scott’s boss) is the brother of Brendon Smith ’00. Brendon frequently visits the office to hone his dart throwing skills. Scott skypes with Tim Wiswell about the joys fatherhood. Tim and wife Natasha had their first baby, Theo, in Moscow, July 23. * Melanie Morin enjoys her sweet baby boy, Brady. With Melanie having returned to work, Brady hangs out with his daddy all day. They made a trip to Maine for his baptism. * Justin Pare and wife Cassandra welcomed their son, Noah Robert. * Adam Rolewicz completed the Tough Mudder challenge at Mt. Snow, Vt., July 14. Coincidentally, fellow Goon Matt Carter completed the course two timeslots ahead of him. Adam’s wife, Heidi, children Ryan and Jenna, Meredith Strasnic Carter ’02, and sons Max and Jackson, cheered them on. * Josh and Ali Aiello Lemaitre welcomed their first baby, Alfred Powell, May 19, in San Francisco, where Janice Greenwald and Stephanie Mendell met “Alfie.” They’ll soon move to the Boston area to be closer to family and Colby friends. * Jory ’02 and Stacy Erickson Raphael live in Vermont with kids Phoebe, 4, and Tatum, 2. After six years running education programs at the Vermont Arts Council, Stacy transitioned to associate director for school programs at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington. She’s writing her Goddard College master’s thesis on aesthetic experience in public education. * Ryle and Alyssa Johnson Goodrich live in Seattle and welcomed their first child, Max, in June. * Visit www.colby.edu/mag for lots more fall class news online.