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Paul Grenert ’86

Grenert
This is me on the tennis court.

Hello Brothers-
I hope this note finds you all well.Since last year I have had new work published by Amazon Kindle. I forgot to mention in my last update that in many of my books I draw on my experiences as a Phi Psi. You will likely recognize scenes if not yourselves in my writing. To check out my website just go to Amazon.com and type in my name. To anyone purchasing my e-books, I offer free tennis lessons (besides being a published author, I’m also a tennis professional.) If you prefer, I will will buy you a drink or six and go down memory lane.

Happy Holidays.
Best,
Paul Grenert
 

 

Mahlon Graham ’08

Mahlon & Elizabeth Graham
Mahlon & Elizabeth Graham

Mahlon Graham and Elizabeth Harding (UVA ’08) were married on March 24, 2012 in Windermere, Florida. Brother Andrew Hening (’08) was the Best Man. The couple now reside in Richmond, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Gregory ’65

In the tradition of the Phi Psi folk trio with Alan Roberts ’64, Ford Brent ’64, and myself, I have formed a folk group in Venice, FL known as “The Foxrun Trio”(www.foxruntrio.com). When Ford and Alan graduated, I sold my wonderful Vega banjo, a silly move since they have appreciated 1,000% since. The good news is that I will soon have a new Kingston Trio commemorative Vega banjo!
 

Ilan Kaufer ’03

Ilan and Stephanie Kaufer
Ilan and Stephanie Kaufer

Ilan Kaufer (Col ’03) married Stephanie Weisbrod on July 3, 2011 in Boynton Beach, Fla. The wedding party included brothers Jeremy McLean (Col ’03) and Phillip Saviolakis (Col ’04). The couple resides in Jupiter, Fla., where Mr. Kaufer is a senior regulatory affairs analyst with Florida Power & Light Co. and Ms. Weisbrod is an associate with Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard, & Tuzzio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lee Young ’69

Busy with my practice in Family Medicine here in Hickory, NC. Getting closer to retirement. Trying to keep up with all the successful Wahoo teams. Have occasional contact with James Nolde via email. My younger brother Tom now lives in Mechanicsville, VA. Hope to get by the House sometime this year.

 

 Henry Little ’51

Still kicking at 85.  Spent winter in the South of France and will be in North Michigan during the summer.  Glad to hear the good news from Phi Psi.  I talked recently to Steve Decatuer (UVA ’51) in MA.  Best wishes to all.

 

Rod Dillman ’98

Rod secured one of the top defense verdicts in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2011 involving a case of alleged medical malpractice. The case involved a patient who sued an oral surgeon whom she claimed failed to detect signs of an ongoing infectious process. After a 6-day trial in Virginia Beach Circuit Court, in which plaintiff’s counsel requested $2 million in closing, the eight-member jury returned a unanimous verdict for Rod’s client. There had been no settlement offer made prior to trial.

Scott Goodove ’97

Practicing oral surgery in Virginia Beach. Married to Amy Sroka Goodove of Richmond, VA. and two children.

 

Henry Baskerville ’65

I work with shotgun shooters to change them into experts. Also, as an International Professional Hunter, I also guide adventurers to fulfill their dream of hunting or photographing in Africa.

Let me unleash the expert shooter whose skill resides inside of you and also let me unleash the adventurer whose desire for living has been stifled.

 

Daniel Ferrari ’07

Ferrari moved to Hawaii where he basically surfs and does other awesome stuff all day long. He has sworn off desk jobs from now until eternity.

 

Mike Matthews ’99

Mike lives in arlington, va with his wife Wendy and 2 daughters Riker and Piper.

 

Paul Grenert ’86

I became a brother of Phi Kappa Psi in the mid-1980s. When I left UVa I became a tennis professional (teaching tennis). Later, I turned my energy towards writing and after hard work became a published author. I have had several novels and several collections of poetry published. To check out my work, just go to Amazon.com and type in my name.

 

Gayl Whipple Jr. ’55

Recently sold my 2 businesses, U.S. Rigging Supply and Pelican Rope Works. After the transition, we will be able to pursue other business interests. There is no such word as ‘retirement’!

 

Morris Everett, Jr. ’63

I run movie poster auctions. I used to be involved with the UVA film festival. 50th Reunion in May 2013 and am hoping my classmates will come.

 

Joseph J. Murrie ’63

Joe and his wife Marie have retired to Kerikeri, New Zealand, in the Bay of Islands (in New Zealand’s “Far North”).

 

Alan Roberts ’64

Alan Roberts,Class of 1964,is Chairman of the UVA Alumni Association.He and wife Sally divide their time between Charlottesville and Boynton Beach,Florida.

 

Merrill D. Curry ’67

Retired after 30 years in the Navy. Batchelor – travel, play golf, chase women, somedays better than others :). 5 grandchildren – 1 great-grandchild. Oldest is an ODU college graduate on a Navy scholarship – following grandpop to flight school at Pensacola, couldn’t be more proud!!

 

G. Richard (Dick) Fletcher ’72

Dick is Executive Vice President with One PacificCoast Bank in Oakland, CA. He lives in oakland with his wife Alison and two children Michele and Darren.

 

Andy Claybrook ’78

I have been President and owner of Fee-Only Financial Solutions, PC in Franklin, Tennessee for the past 13 years, providing independent, fee-only financial and investment planning services. I am the father of an adult daughter and son, both married; my wife of 29 years, Kim, passed away in November after a long battle with cancer.

 

Peter Rickert ’87

Real estate broker with Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on King St. in Alexandria, VA. More info online at www.peterrickert.com. I challenge all Phi Psi’s from the 80’s to contribute to VA Alpha!!

 

Rich Armstrong ’88

I recently took a new position as an IT Enterprise Architect at Cardinal Health in Dublin, OH.

 

Steve Bernard ’88

Nardo is a partner at Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, doing tech company IPOs and M&A. He lives in Menlo Park, CA with his wife Michele and sons Trevor (11) and Connor (9).

 

J. Jason Dollar, Esq. ’89

Arts, entertainment, intellectual property and new media attorney. Living in Southern California.

 

Bruce Wallace ’93

Bruce Wallace (Class of 1993) reports that he is doing well in Charleston, SC. He is married and has four children: Coleman, 12; Ben, 10; Luke, 7; and Meg, 5. Bruce practices law with Nexsen Pruet in Charleston. His wife Sally teaches English at Wando High School. He spends summers at Pawleys Island with Phil Johnson and Mark Wheeler and their families.

 

Jason vanValkenburgh ’95

Mia and Jason vanValkenburgh (Commerce ’95) celebrated the birth of their daughter Emi Natalie on March 27th, 2010. They, along with son and brother Glenn Koji, 3 years old, live in Chevy Chase, DC.

Matt Barber ’98

Brothers Matt Barber (CLAS 1998) and Kyle Wingfield (CLAS 1998) started CrossFitting together in 2010, participating in several local and regional competitions individually and as a team. Most recently, they competed in Team SuperFit 2011 in Richmond, VA. Finishing well down the leaderboard, the duo looks forward to Masters eligibility in 2015.

 

Todd Blencowe ’00

Todd Blencowe will be marrying Carrington Kilduff on June 11, 2011. They reside in Arlington, VA.

 

Andrew Kennedy ’09

Andrew Kennedy (’09) is getting married to Joyce Posadas (’09, Delta Gamma) on Saturday, May 28th at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, VA. Andrew currently works for the Martin Agency in Richmond, VA and Joyce is an MHA resident at VCU Medical Center.