Sandy and I met on an airplane in 1996. She, living in NYC, and I, living near Buffalo, started dating and ultimately married in 1999. Jack was born in 2001. Olive 2004. Emmett in 2005. Sandy is a veterinarian. I’m a CFO. Classic middle class family, we lived a “normal” life: dogs, birthday parties, soccer and hockey games. Friends. Family. But, in 2019 Olive appeared to be struggling with some mental health issues. After a long sometimes painful route leading to astonishing growth, she enrolled at Oliverian in early 2021. She graduated in 2022 having learned much about herself and her place in the world. She was struck by the passion and commitment of the Oliverian family. In particular, Greg Vogel stood out to her. And to me. Greg and I have remained in touch and he put me in contact with Jean Townsend and Peter Stevens. So, here I am, a new member of the board of trustees.
My background is corporate America. Princeton biology major followed by an MBA at Michigan and a CPA along the way. I have worked at Cold Spring Construction since 1984, the company my grandfather started in 1911. I have virtually no experience in the not for profit world but look forward to working with the immensely talented faculty and Board.
I love Olverian for many reasons beginning with it’s wonderful support and love for Olive in her time there. Set in bucolic Pike, New Hampshire, Oliverian, in my mind, is a beacon of hope for struggling kids. I’ve spent a lifetime in the corporate world and finally, a reason and a way to give back fell into my lap. I’m all in on trying to help Oliverian sail into the future, stronger and more secure in its foundation. Oliverian helped Olive learn to struggle better and she is now at Union College. So to my friends at Oliverian I say thank you, thank you for who and what you are.