Where Are They Now?

Hayden Meadows, 2014

has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Troy University on the mail campus in Troy, AL. She will begin August 2016. 

Austin Meadows, 2012

graduated Magna Cum Laude as an Honors Scholar from Auburn University in May 2016 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Business Administration. He was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Denitistry and began July 2016. 

Richard Seeber, 2012

graduated from the University of Alabama in May 2016 with a BS in Biology and a BA in German language and literature. He moved to Birmingham in July to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.


 

Evelyn Stroh, 2012

had the incredible opportunity to study abroad with Semester at Sea in fall of 2014. With 700 students from around the world on the cruise ship the M. V. Explorer, she embarked on a four-month tour of sixteen different countries including Russia, Morocco and Cuba. On her travels, she discovered she wanted to pursue her dream of being in the fashion industry.  In August 2015 she was admitted to the fashion marketing program at Parsons, The New School for Design located in New York City. Currently in her second semester, she interns for Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani.

Maggie Paul , 2011

graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in the summer of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Religious Studies. She recently moved to Atlanta, GA where she will be serving as a Youth Ministry Intern for the next two years at the Cathedral of St. Philip.

Sean McKinney, 2011

graduated Cum Laude from University of Alabama with a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Economics. He is attending graduate school and working towards a Master’s  in Business Analytics. He was awarded a Graduate Research Assistant position, assigned to Hudson Alpha as an Economic Development Intern in Huntsville, AL.

Kara Kirkland, 2011

graduated from the University of Hartford Art School in Hartford, CT. She majored in sculpture, focusing on making experimental costumes in video and performance art working with musicians and dancers.  She interned in New York for the designer for Sesame Street, who then brought her to the Broadway show he was designing for, Honeymoon in Vegas. She also interned for designer Paul Harris on the Broadway shoe Doctor Zhivago. She currently lives in New York, NY and works as the Production Assistant to the Costume Designer, Cat Thomas, of the USA Network show, Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot won the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Series.  Kara stays very busy with work. She hopes to be a costume designer one day.

Amy Shannon, 2010

is a second year Ph.D student in Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute. In addition to taking classes in design, computer science, and behavior and social psychology, she also conducts research on education technologies. For her most recent project, she designed and implemented a peer feedback system that allows students to provide feedback to their peers during in-class student presentations. This work was recently submitted to the ACM's SIGCHI conference. She enjoys the chilly Pittsburgh winters, playing Ultimate frisbee, and acting in musicals produced by a group of computer science graduate students. 

Tyler Mardis , 2010

graduated in Pediatric Nursing from UAB. He is currently working at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham while beginning the Master’s of Nursing Program at UAB.

Matt Mardis, 2010

started Medical School at University of Alabama at Birmingham in January 2016.

Jenny Lewis , 2010

has been in Washington D.C. since September 2015 working for Anzalone Lizst Grove Research. While in D.C. she is also pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at George Washington University.

Jane Marie Hutcheson, 2009

lives in New York, NY. She teaches First Grade at DREAM Charter School.

Robin Lewis , 2008

is a research analyst with the Center for Technology Innovation in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Currently, she is working with a nonresident senior fellow, John D. Villasenor, and the founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Darrell M. West, on a multi-year project in the area of global financial inclusion.  

Work co-authored by Robin was featured in the blog of Bill Gates among the “Top 6 Good-News Stories of 2015.” Gates explains his “short list” as the global news stories he felt were most positive for the year. Story #5, “Mobile Banking Exceeds Our Optimistic Projections,” references findings from the Brookings Institution’s 2015 Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard, co-authored by Robin. 

Hunter Landrum , 2003

moved from Washington, D.C. to New York City in November of 2015 to serve as Vice President and Government Affairs Counsel of Two Sigma Investments, a New York-based hedge fund. He married Christina Sample in October 2015 and they reside in the West Village area of Manhattan.

Daniel Davenport, 2003

and his wife Emily live in Montgomery. Daniel is the Vice President of Operations of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company.

Kyle Whittington, 2001

and his wife, Ragan, recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lila Blake Whittington in November. Kyle is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and recently became an owner of the independent wealth management firm, Meld Financial, Inc. in Birmingham. Ragan recently completed her PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy. Kyle and Ragan live in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Suzanna Wasserman , 2001

joined The Shoppes at EastChase in November 2015 as the Marketing Manager. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the shopping center. She has more than eight years of experience with marketing and public relations. Prior to joining The Shoppes at EastChase, she was the Marketing Director for Eastdale Mall, Distinguished Events Specialist for the American Cancer Society, as well as the Program Coordinator for Leadership Development at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.She is involved heavily in the Montgomery community. She currently holds leadership positions with the Junior League of Montgomery, Child Protect, a Child Advocacy Center, and the American Advertising Federation. She has also served on the Community Council for the River Region United Way, Junior Executive Board for the American Cancer Society, Rebuilding Together Board and founded the World Adult Kickball Association in Montgomery in 2011.

Caroline (Doggette) Bishop, 2001

is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Brennity at Daphne a Sagora Senior Living Property.  She and her husband Ron live in Fairhope with their two children, Catherine Kennedy (6) and Avery (will be 1 in September).

Jason Smoker, 1999

and his wife Rachal live in Panama City Beach, Florida. Jason is the Co-Owner and Senior Associate at Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.

Bo Holt , 1999

married Lisa Reilly in October 2015. They live in Montgomery. He works for the Alabama Department of Corrections with their Information Systems. Lisa is a Graphic Designer with Publication Press.

Tim Staley, 1993

lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico with his wife and daughter. Tim is a high school English teacher, Poet and Publisher.  In April 2016 he released his poetry collection, Lost on My Own Street.

Kevin Lewis, 1991

lives in Centerton, AR with his wife, Nicole, and two children Matthew (7) and Carolyn (5). Kevin works for Walmart. He is Director, Global Customer Insights and Analytics.

Ben Freeman , 1988

lives in Dothan with his wife, Dr. Michelle Freeman and their two daughters Mary Lynn and Anna Beth. Ben is the Director at AIM Group. Michelle is a Pediatric Physician at the Dothan Pediatrics Clinic.

Lisa (Belcher) Hughes, 1987

is a two year survivor of breast cancer. This was her second battle with breast cancer. She Received her  First Degree Level 1 Black Belt from Crutchfield's Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Prattville, AL in February 2016. My daughter, Lauren, also received her First Degree Level 1 Black Belt in February 2016. I began working at Autauga Academy as the Jr High and Sr High Computer Science teacher August 2015.

Goldie (Grubbs) Burkholder , 1987

lives in Mobile with her husband Chris and their two children, Bailey (11th grade) and Collin (7th grade). Chris is the Vice President of Burkholder Insurance Group, Inc.

Jeffrey Brenner, 1982

lives in Jamaica, VT. He owns  and operates Stone Boat Farm Bed and Breakfast. Jeffrey is also VP Sales and Customer Development for Pelucida Glass LLC.

Laura (Vitty) Weaver, 1978

 Laura and her  husband, Dave are celebrating 10 years of marriage this year and continue to reside in NW Ohio with their children, Andrew and Rachel, and grandsons, Easton and Tanner. Laura is the Gifted Intervention Specialist for the gifted and talented program at Bowling Green City Schools in Bowling Green, OH. She is a member of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children where she serves as the NW Ohio Teacher Division representative and a presenter for the association's conferences in the fall and spring. She is currently enrolled at Bowling Green State University in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching program. In January of 2015, Laura's father, founder and former STJ Band Director, Deland Vitty, passed away in Montgomery at the age of 85. Laura and her sister, Jennie, are appreciative of all the donations made to the STJ Band program in his memory. Donations may continue to be made to the band program.