Class Notes

  • Clifford O. Feingold 1967


    In August Cliff began his term as Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.

  • Erik A. Olsson 2002


    Erik and his wife Ashley welcomed their son Finn Henry Olsson on October 9th, 2013. Erik is a Chief resident in Orthopedic Surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill and will be starting a fellowship in Spine Surgery at The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University in 2015.

  • Gerry Shields (faculty 1963-69)


    Gerry sends this note from his new home in MI.: I just completed another interim headship, my sixth, at Sinarmas World Academy and Jakarta World Academy in Indonesia. I will likely do another after we settle into our new inn venure. With my partner I am in the process of buying Saravilla Bed and Breakfast in Alma, Michigan and we become its owners and innkeepers on October 1. There used to be a fair contingent of AS alumni in Michigan and I'd love to see any of them as they travel. The website is Alma is a college town (which is the attraction for us) about an hour's drive, respectively, from Lansing, Flint or Grand Rapids.

  • W. Bradford Gary 1969


    Bradford is director of Southern Ocean Research Company, LLC, a Maritime Security and Intelligence firm based in Palm Beach. He is the author of an Oped piece on Maritime Safety Standards:

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  • Patrick C. Wood and Paul Jordan, 2013


    Patrick Wood and Paul Jordan class of 2013 are sophomores at Bates College. Patrick is a JA at Clason House and Paul is a member of the Bates cross country team.

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  • John W. Warren Sr 1966


    John writes that he retired in January 2014 after 40 years in the nonprofit fundraising world. He is currently the Principal of John W. Warren & Associates, fundraising counsel splitting time between Tucson, Arizona and Winchester, Virginia and looking forward to seeing classmates at the 50th reunion of the class of 1966.

  • Bess Nadolski Mills 2002


    Bess and her husband, Nick, are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Andrew Lang Mills. He was born on August 22.

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  • Robert Chiles 1976


    Robert writes, "We have been living in Marietta, GA, for five years, where I am employed by Regions Bank in its Real Estate Capital Markets group. Our son Carlson just started high school and our daughter Taylor is in 7th grade. Looking forward to seeing Ken and Peggy Partin when we visit Biltmore Estate in late August."

  • Mike Jones '94, Emery Blackwelder '13, Alli Blackwelder '10


    An informal alumni gathering at Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. Pictured are: Mike Jones 1994, Emery Blackwelder 2013, Alli Blackwelder 2010, and Cathy Blackwelder.

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  • Paul Szurek 2007


    Paul is keeping busy with work in New York City, doing tech investing at Insight Venture Partners. He also just founded a nonprofit startup consulting group ( that will be helping early stage ventures tackle their most pressing strategic and financial challenges. He would love to talk to any entrepreneurial Asheville School alumni needing that sort of help.

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