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Winston Gwathmey ’01

My wife Kelly and I have returned to Charlottesville to join the medical school faculty at UVA. I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy and Kelly is a Neurologist. We have a 2 1/2 year old daughter, Cate, and another on the way in the spring.

 

Cole Walton ’05

Getting ready for the Texans game!
Getting ready for the Texans game!

Crystal and I are living in The Woodlands, TX with our beautiful one year old daughter, Cambrey. She is awesome and will be walking in the next week or so. I will graduate from The South Texas School of Law this December. Instead of practicing law, I plan to stay in private wealth management at Kanos Capital Management in Houston, TX. Also, because there was not enough going on in my life, I decided to compete in Ironman Texas, finishing the race in a little over 12 hours, making it my second full Ironman (Louisville, KY last year).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downing Mears '75Downing Mears ’75

Brothers Tripp Ransone ’75, Bert Winchester ’75 and Downing Mears ’75 cruising the Chesapeake.

 

 

 

 

 

Brock Saunders ’06

In March 2012, I moved back to New York from London after a fantastic 20-month stint as the Global Head of Equity Trading for Citi’s proprietary trading business. I’m excited to be back in NYC and have accepted a new job at Pleasant Lake Partners, a hedge fund in New York, as the Director of Marketing and Head of Trading.

 

Edgar Downing ’09

Edgar is a 2013 MBA candidate at the Manderson School of Business at the University of Alabama.

 

Richard Hamlin ’00

Rick and his wife Austin welcomed their first child (a baby girl), Branch McLaurin Hamlin into the world on December 21, 2011. Rick teaches history and is the varsity boys basketball coach and varsity girls soccer coach at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond. Rick led the Trinity basketball team to a 20-7 record, Prep League regular season championship, and their first state tournament appearance since 1997 during the 2011-2012 season (his first as varsity head coach).

 

Wellford C. Reed, Jr ’58

Lynn and I moved to Fleming Island, Florida in June to be closer to our 5 year old grandson in Jacksonville. I’m enjoying semi-retirement in the Eagle Harbor community, while continuing to serve two long-time accounts of Reed Advertising. In January I started “Your Life-Your Words, LLC” to document and record video oral histories for individuals who wish to tell their families about their lives. So far life stories have been produced for three WW2 vets: a D-Day Ranger; a bomber pilot who flew 56 missions; and a 92 year old Navy doctor.

Jeff Gates ’68

Author, educator, attorney, merchant banker and adviser on financial policy to 35 countries. Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, 1980-87. Law practice with former Senators Russell Long and Paul Laxalt. Counsel to Kelso & Co., New York. Author, Democracy at Risk; The Ownership Solution; Guilt By Association. Contributor to trade, professional and popular publications. UVA (B.A. w/ honors); University of California, Hastings College of Law. Partner, Washington office of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. Vietnam veteran (U.S. Army, 1969-70). Native of Athens, Georgia.

 

Nate Collier ’01

Just moved to Modesto, CA after graduating from Darden to work for E&J Gallo Winery.