Congratulations to Cindy Katz Morton ’82 who was selected, along with her business partner, Jo Kaufman, to Forbes Top 200 Women Financial Advisors. Cindy works at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Florida.
Sam Bourns ’85 showed off his Watkinson pride on the golf courses of Ireland.
Renana Magee ’85 owns and operates It’s Only Natural Restaurant, lovingly referred to as “ION” by regulars. This natural foods restaurant has been around over 30 years in Middletown, Connecticut. Renana is VEGAN for the animals, and ION is 100% vegan. She started baking as a child, sold cakes in college and has worked in restaurants since she was 15 in order to support herself. She did all of the baking at ION for many years. Now she prefers to run things from behind the scenes and let her superstar employees have the spotlight. In her spare time Renana fosters dogs, goes hiking in the woods, and loves living in Deep River, Connecticut.
Christine Stickland ’87 stopped working at the Colorado Open Lands in 2015 to focus on her craft business and have more time with her kids. In June of 2017 she started with Jefferson County Open Space as a Real Estate Assistant.
Jeremy Rich ’89 is currently the Social Sciences department chair at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. He made a career from his love of history that Watkinson helped to instill. His research focuses on humanitarian aid, development, and international politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a new book coming out later this year that explores the role of US and Canadian missionaries and volunteers in the Congo in the 1960s, Protestant Missionaries and Humanitarianism in the DRC: The Politics of Aid in Cold War Africa (Boydell and Brewer). He also volunteers with Amnesty International USA as a country specialist on the Central African Republic. In this role, he writes letters of support for asylum seekers and promotes actions to urge stakeholders inside and outside the country to better respect human rights.
Charlie Roberts ’93 is living in Granby, MA. He has two sons, Nick 22 and Phil 19. For the past 16 years he has worked in shipping at FedEx. He’d love to teach art again in the future.
Real Art Ways Cinema Coordinator Ian Ally-Seals ’98 has initiated a way to help with the Covid-19 crisis. Ally-Seals, who also teaches at Thomas Edison Middle School in Meriden, is using 3D printers from the school, and space donated by Real Art Ways, to make 3D-print mask connectors for medical professionals. The connectors alleviate the pain and stress on the ears from hours of wearing masks. Real Art Ways has donated the use of its gallery and lobby, turning them into a production space. The mask connectors help to alleviate pain and pressure on the faces of medical staff as they wear goggles and masks for hours at a time while treating patients.