Northwaters & Langskib Alumni News

March 11, 2009

Here is a sampling of Alumni news between March 2008 and March 2009.

Stephen Kress Ashgrove, QLD: Moved to Australia (Brisbane). Trying to reach anyone who was at Langskib in 1974 or 75

Jason Farber Tenafly, NJ: 3 Children; 15, 4 and 2. Bought a new house in Tenafly, NJ in May of 2007. Just finishing up a MS in Accountancy & an MBA in management. Will be sitting for the CPA exam this summer. Hope all is well with everyone

Paul Park Brooklyn, NY: A poor cog in the wheel

Celine Lamb Oakland, CA: Masters in Mayan Archaeology at Universite Paris, playing volleyball for my school. Spending my summers excavating, wishing I had a bit more time to go back to NW!!

Nick Fournier Fair Oaks, CA: I was training for my first marathon when I broke my hip playing volleyball in 09/07. My hip is mostly healed and I hope to run a half marathon in 2009 and a marathon in 2010. I’ve gone back to school to major in dietetics/nutrition and would like to eventually work in sports nutrition.

Rick de Pena McAllen, TX: Registered Nurse, working at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA in the Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU. Traveling the world one trip at a time, hooked on traveling and adventure since my trip to Langskib when I was 11 yrs old (Viking group). I have done many trips since then and always acknowledge that what got me started or gave me the knowledge and attitude to do them was my first long adventure, Camp Langskib. I’ve ridden my Harley motorcycle to the Panama Canal in Central America. I’ve ridden it across the United States and back. I’ve ridden across Europe. I’ve been to Asia, and spent a month there, with a train ride from Singapore to Chiang Mai, Thailand, exploring and running trails throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Any chance I get, I’m out exploring new places and seeking adventure. I love it.

John Wilkinson Rehoboth Beach, DE: Since I left camp, I graduated from high school, went to community college for two years and then finally found my calling as a bartender. I have been a bartender for ten years. I really enjoy what I do, meeting new people, hearing new stories, and sharing my sense of humor (some get it, some don’t, but most laugh along with me anyway). I’m engaged to Michelle and we live at the beach. We are in the process of buying a house. Pretty scare in this day and age. Life is fun and good. I still try and live my life by keeping the red side down. Never would have thought that statement would apply to so much in life but it really does. Unfortunately we lost a very important part of my family in Feb. I did get to see Dave and it felt good to see him.

Paul Park Brooklyn, NY: just another cog in the wheel. If anyone is ever in NYC drop me a line.

Colman Crowther Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Live at the Jersey shore and work in Manhattan. 2 kids Jack (3) and Olivia (6). Very active on the water. Love to fish, surf, and golf. Have a small center console and yes an Old Town Canoes. Remember all the good times. Hope to visit Temagami area in the future. Hope everyone is healthy. Maybe someday my kids can enjoy the wonderful experience of your camp.

Richard Miles Goodview, VA: Playing hockey!

Mark Last Haverford, PA: Living life as an experienced “survivalist” in the big city! I reside in Brooklyn, NY.

Erik Knudsen Wilmington, DE: Husband, father, friend, bungee trampoline tycoon

Devon Carson St. Charles, IL: I graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2006 with a degree in Theatre. I’ve been acting and working various jobs in the entertainment industry, and just moved to Chicago in spring 08. I live with my boyfriend Adam who is a musician in the band Searching for Sunlight. Please contact me on myspace or by email–I would love to hear from you!

Sarah Brown Fort Smith, AR: I am in Drama and it is GREAT!!! I am riding motorcycles now and am getting better and better.

Bruce Blackstone Tucson, AZ: I have been on a path for the last few years of discovering my true gender and true sexuality and have come to identify as two-spirited. I belong to a tribe of people who engage in primitive rites as a means of transformation and self-knowledge. I regularly lead workshops. I speak at Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Pima College. I also play in a transgender rock and roll band as well as a conventional rock and roll band. My experiences at NWL changed my life. I found my first experiences of profound surrender there, and began finding and illuminating my own darkness there.

Harry Wilmer Alexandria, VA: Working in the DC area and missing NWL

Jascha Kehr Mainz, Germany: Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Mainz, Germany

Bitsy Perlman Cos Cob, CT: After graduating from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 2002 and Carleton College in 2006 I moved to Washington DC to work for the Federal Reserve Board. I am currently working there as a research assistant and applying to econ PHD programs. Between work and taking classes I’m trying to connect with my feminist and nonviolent sensibilities. This project is, I think, a bit stalled out.

Guy Coby Quakertown, PA: My wife, two daughters and I live on a horse farm in Quakertown, PA. I have an orthodontic practice in Quakertown and teach part-time at the University of Pennsylvania. I haven’t put a canoe in to the water for a few years but a summer doesn’t go by that I don’t remember and appreciate my Northern experience. I would enjoy getting back in touch with David Knudsen.

Johannes Courtens Kinderhook, NY: I am graduating high school this year and I plan on going on to college next school year. I have also been in a high school based vocational school for becoming a private pilot for which I hope to then carry on to a possible carrier. Besides all that adult and societal stuff I have been quite content with my life recently. I have been thinking a lot about the Canadian North and Temagami which means only one thing, that I have to take a trip up there again, though it may not happen as soon as I would like it to.

Ian Mason Korea: is living in Korea and loves his job teaching kindergarten and elementary school students.

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