CLASS Notes 2000s

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2001, Mr. Rafael Guroian
To RAFI '01 and KATIE GUROIAN, a daughter, Vivian Guroian, on December 26, 2016. Vivian joins her big sister, Louise. Rafi is a field-based senior systems engineer for Apple, Inc, serving as the engineering point of contact for all primary and secondary schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. He writes, "I'm living the dream that was fueled in the Johns Auditorium Computing Repair Shop in 1997." The family recently moved from Annapolis to Richmond, where Rafi is on the board of the Virginia Association of Railway Patrons. | 2017-05-31 15:42:12

2008, Mr. Nicholas J. Junes
NICHOLAS J. JUNES '08 graduated with a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. He is the pastoral assistant and youth director at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church. He is pictured with his father, Lanny Junes '74. | 2017-05-31 12:36:09

2008, Rev. Peter Dominic Crowe
PETER CROWE '08 was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on May 27, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona, PA. He offered his Mass of Thanksgiving the following day at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Patton, PA, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. He is assigned to Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Johnstown as Parochial Vicar. | 2017-05-30 09:50:00

2009, Mr. Fitz Robertson
FITZ ROBERTSON '09 graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and concentration in private equity on May 14, 2017. At Columbia Business School, Fitz was selected as a Private Equity Fellow, a J.P. Morgan Scholar, a Toigo Fellow, and a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow. | 2017-05-25 20:54:20

2003, Mr. Charles D. Perry III
To CHASE '03 and CATHERINE PERRY, a daughter, Margaret Lancaster Perry, on May 23, 2017. Jim '68 and Carolyn Beckner are the proud grandparents. | 2017-05-24 12:30:34

2008, Mr. Jonathan Hunolt
To JONATHAN '08 and CAROLINE HUNOLT, a son, Nicolas Kirby Hunolt, on September 7. 2016. He joins older siblings Lucas, Ines, and Daniel. | 2017-05-22 13:57:39

2003, Mr. Mario J. Stellute
MARIO J. STELLUTE '03 has been selected for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America. He is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in the Hampton Roads region. | 2017-05-18 16:09:48

2001, Mr. William Barron Arbuthnot Avery
BARRON AVERY '01 is a partner and chair of the government contracts practice at BakerHostetler, LLP in Washington, DC. | 2017-05-13 09:20:44

2005, John K. Nielsen
JOHN K. NIELSEN '05 has been named senior vice president at the commercial real estate firm Chushman & Wakefield l Thalhimer. He oversees retail services for western Virginia out of the firm's Roanoke office. The promotion was featured in the February 6, 2017, edition of Virginia Business. | 2017-05-04 13:38:08

2009, Mr. Patrick Mayo Gates
PATRICK GATES '09 and KAREN-ANNE McEWEN were married on December 17, 2016, at Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond. The groom is the son of David Gates '78, and the bride is the daughter of Phil McEwen '76. Alumni in the wedding party included Heath Gates '05, Matthew Gates '12, Philip Agee '07, Wingate Grant '08, Stuart Kegan '08, Langdon Moss '08, and Chad Zalesiak '08. In attendance were The Honorable Ernest Gates '45, grandfather of the groom; Rusty Gates '76, Phil DiStanislao '77, Bill Moore '78, and Tom Gates '88, all uncles of the groom; and Jimbo McEwen '78, uncle of the bride. Additionally, several H-SC alumni cousins and close friends were present. The couple resides in Richmond. | 2017-04-30 21:59:49

2003, Mr. Joseph H Deacon III
JOSEPH H. DEACON III '03 and BRETT MICHELLE HAMILTON were married on May 20, 2016, at Solis Lough Eske Castle near Donegal, Ireland. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Elon University. The couple resides in Charleston, WV, where they both work in the financial services and real estate development business. | 2017-04-23 17:54:19

2009, Mr. Brandon J. Clapp
BRANDON J. CLAPP '09 has joined the law firm of Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, in Birmingham, Alabama, as a coverage and commercial litigation associate. He earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he served as the Associate Chief Justice of the Honor Court and received the Scholar of Merit Awards in Constitutional Law and State and Local Tax Law. | 2017-03-27 13:28:06

2000, Dr Brad Demetrius Washington
Dr. BRAD DEMETRIUS WASHINGTON '00 will begin a new role as assistant provost at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, for the 2017-2018 academic year. He has been an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco's School of Education since 2017. | 2017-03-26 18:23:24

2009, Gordon Waller Neal
GORDON WALLER NEAL '09 and KATHERINE ELISABETH HARRIS were married on October 1, 2016, at Snowden House in Fredericksburg. The bride is a fundraising consultant in Richmond, and the groom is Hampden-Sydney's director of communications and marketing. The groom's brother, Taylor Neal '08, served as best man; groomsmen included Clay McCoy '08, Brad Cook '09, Will Hollerith '09, Newman Ainsley '10, Dylan Colligan '10, and Willis Davis '10. Also in attendance were Jeppy Moss '73, Josh Parsley '08, Brendan Hanley '09, Teddy Schwab '09, Tucker Knott '09, Winston Graves '10, Thomas Hovis '10, Craig Philp '11, Reilly Loflin '12, Robb Moss '12, and J.B. Mitchell '12. | 2017-03-01 11:21:36

2003, Robert Luther III
ROB LUTHER '03 recently accepted an invitation to serve as Associate Counsel to President Donald Trump. Rob previously served as counsel to Senator Jeff Sessions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he advised the senator on judicial nominees and constitutional law. | 2017-02-06 23:23:50

2004, Wilhelm U. Meierling
BILL MEIERLING '04 has been named chief operating officer of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the nation's largest member association of free-market-focused legislators. In his leadership role, Bill counsels more than one-quarter of America's state legislators and members of Congress. Previously, Bill served four years as the Council's vice president of public affairs. | 2017-02-06 21:37:55

2007, Thomas Doheny
THOMAS DOHENY '07 has been named director of media relations at CSRA Inc., a cyber security company based in Falls Church. Prior to joining CSRA, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as communication director for Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. | 2017-02-01 15:10:51

2009, Samuel Rosten
SAMUEL ROSTEN and CARISSA FILIP were married on July 24, 2016, at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. In attendance were Matt Davis '09 and J.C. Miller '09. | 2017-01-31 12:01:23

2000, Ryan Pemberton
RYAN PEMBERTON '00 received his doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University, where his research focused on the presidential transition process at private, selective liberal arts colleges. Ryan and his wife, Helen, live in Jackson, Mississippi, where he works for Millsaps College. | 2017-01-27 16:34:04

2006, Dan M. Hartzog
DAN M. HARTZOG '06 has been named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Selection for Super Lawyers includes a multi-phased rating process of independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Dan is a civil litigation and defense attorney with Cranfill, Sumner, & Hartzog, LLP. | 2017-01-25 15:19:18

2008, Jay Rawles
JAY RAWLES '08 will complete his residency training in general surgery in June 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. With his wife, Kelsey, and dogs Buster and Cricket, he will move to Salt Lake City to complete a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Utah. | 2017-01-25 12:26:04

2009, James T. Hoffman
JAMES T. HOFFMAN '09 has been hired as a government relations consultant by the newly formed KVCF Solutions, a subsidiary of the law firm Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham, & Frank. He will work closely with Steve Baril '77, who oversees the daily operations of the government relations practice. | 2017-01-24 15:52:27

2001, Nicholas Thomas Piraino
NICHOLAS T. PIRAINO '01 was recently promoted to market director and regional sales manager for Wells Fargo Bank in their middle market banking group for the state of Maryland. Nick recently celebrated his 4th year of service at Wells Fargo. | 2017-01-23 17:10:50

2000, Gibson Luck
GIBSON LUCK '00 has joined Dominion Construction Partners as the managing director, overseeing the company's daily operations, finances, and business development. He also serves on the board of directors for the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. | 2017-01-23 15:44:48

2000, Thomas V. Winston
THOMAS WINSTON '00 has joined Union Bank and Trust as a senior vice president and commercial lender at the Three James Center office in Richmond. | 2017-01-23 14:10:37

2002, Nolan Garrison Elder
N. GARRISON "GARY" ELDER '02 has established his own law firm, Elder & Watkins, P.C., with offices in both Farmville and Charlotte Court House. The move was featured in the Farmville Herald on December 22, 2016. | 2017-01-23 09:19:13

2002, Kasey D. Sutton
KASEY D. SUTTON '02 has joined the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group in Richmond as a mortgage banker. He was previously with PrimeLending. His move was featured in the December 6, 2016 edition of Richmond BizSense. | 2017-01-19 15:10:09

2005, Travis H. Irvin
To TRAVIS '05 and LAUREN IRVIN, a daughter, Margaret "Maisie" Underwood Irvin, on September 21, 2016. She joins big brother Shep. | 2017-01-18 09:53:24

2006, Aaron Anthony Lewek
AARON LEWEK '06 and JESSICA NELSON were married on July 2, 2016, in Asheville, North Carolina. In attendance were Matt Guill '06, Drew Prehmus '08, Robert Hillmann '05, Mike Edwards '07, Troy Kaase '08, and Cale Phillips '09. | 2017-01-17 21:43:29

2001, James B. Costello
To JAMES '01 and BETTY COSTELLO, a son, Noah Brian Costello, on December 14, 2016. | 2017-01-12 17:39:29

2007, Rev Brandon Scott Larson-McGuire
The Rev. SCOTT LARSON-McGUIRE '07 became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in December 2016 and was promoted to Director of Training and Staff Development at Behavior Basics, LLC in Alexandria. | 2017-01-07 23:05:06

2007, Dr Michael James Rutkowski
Dr. MICHAEL JAMES RUTKOWSKI '07 recently moved to Sweden, started a new position at Stockholm University, got engaged to Ms. Gina Moorhead, and rang in the New Year in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the northernmost town in the world (78 degrees N., about 800 miles from the North Pole). He is pictured on the Lars Glacier and writes, "I was going to leave in the morning, but sunrise won't come until mid February." | 2017-01-04 04:30:43