Class NotesView All Notes for Class of 2010
Hello, ’10s! I’m writing this column during the last days of 2017. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to 2018 and that you’re still going strong with your New Year’s resolutions. I’ll start this column off with engagement announcements. Donnie Surdoval got engaged last summer to Bianca Zlatea ’12 while on a hiking trip in Switzerland. In December Sophie Green got engaged to Tal Sztainer. Also in December, Michelle Liu and Chris Riederer got engaged while on a trip in Hawaii. Congrats to all of you!
While working on a Tuck-sponsored December project for the Design Museum in London, Abbe Cart made the Dartmouth rounds. Meet-ups included Eli Mitchell, currently doing double duty M.B.A. studies at Columbia and London Business School; Jessie Stefanik, a lawyer at Latham & Watkins; and Amy Dance ’07 (freshman undergraduate advisor to Abbe, Mark Heller, Alex Knapp, Tom Callahan, Shaun Stewart, Frances Dales, Rob Hoffman and others). James Cart landed after the final presentation and the two spent the holidays castle-hopping in Scotland.
Some (more) of our classmates are now parents! Rebecca (Davidson-Wolf) Burkoff and husband Nik welcomed daughter Eve in October. They are delighted, as are grandma Judi Davidson-Wolf ’82 and great-grandpa Richard Davidson ’60. Micaela Klein and husband Josh Pudnos welcomed a baby girl on Halloween. Her name is Jax Cady. Jan Gromadzki and Lily Chesnut welcomed a baby girl, Rose Emmeline, on December 12 at 11:59 p.m. Doug Zarbock and Kelley (Weed) Zarbock welcomed a daughter, Madeleine Blakely Zarbock, on December 21. The family moved from Dubai back to Madison, Wisconsin, in February.
Michael Wood wrote in to let me know that Ben Peters was in a ski movie! Here’s the summary from the Backcountry Film Festival: “In this short expedition skiing piece, Noah Howell and Ben Peters head into Alaska’s Ruth Gorge to see what they can find. With great weather, good preparedness and a ton of luck they tick off two incredible steep skiing lines in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet. Shot in light and fast guerilla style, these two ski mountaineers provide a well-documented epic adventure sharing what they love to do most.”
Finally, I’d like to share two seriously impressive stories of athletic feats by our classmates. On June 14 Katie Bono set a women’s speed record ascending Denali in Alaska, with a round-trip time of 21 hours and 6 minutes. At 20,210 feet tall, Denali is the tallest mountain in North America. Katie’s time was the third fastest time ever, and she made the trip in -40 degree weather and far-from-ideal conditions. Katie also set a women’s speed record for Mount Rainier in 2012. (You can read more online about her Denali ascent; it’s an incredible story!)
Chris Zablocki set a world record (guys, a world record!) for the indoor marathon on March 27 in New York City. The race consisted of running 211 laps around a 200-meter track. Chris clocked in a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 48 seconds, breaking the previous world record by eight seconds. Wow. Oh, Chris also won the Hartford Marathon in October and probably has a lot more amazing wins under his belt that I don’t know about, as I’ve just been doing a bit of Internet stalking over here.
Katie, Chris, I’m so in awe of both of you—congratulations on these incredible achievements! You make us proud.
—Jennifer Chong, 7A Marine View, 19 Middle Lane, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong; jenniferashley firstname.lastname@example.org
ObituariesView All Obituaries for Class of 2010
Robert M. Hoffman ’10 passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. At 27 years old, Robert led a short but full life. He came to Dartmouth from Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York.