Class Notes

  • 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.

  • Max Paderewski 2006


    Max writes, “I'm a rising 2L at UC Hastings Law and am in DC for the summer working for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. I'm looking to line up a summer associate position for next summer and would love to connect with any Asheville School lawyers in DC. I also started doing stand-up comedy in my free time and I'm ‘killing it’ ”

  • Gigi Macaluso 2009


    Gigi writes: I graduated from Smith College in 2013 double majoring in Government and Comparative Literature. Currently, I am a Juris Doctor candidate at Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Business Administration candidate at Sawyer Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. I am working as judicial intern to the Honorable Judge David G. Sacks in Hampden Probate and Family Court, as well as the Senior Partners for Justice Intern at the Suffolk Probate and Family Court. I live in Brookline, Massachusetts with my partner, Emily, and our dog, Dolly.

  • Claire Clayton 2008


    Ashvegas wrote an article about locals breaking into TV and movies, highlighting Claire Clayton 2008. Click here to read the full article.

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  • Darrah Amiyrah Johnson 2012


    Darrah will be studying abroad in Paris, France during the 2014-15 school year. She writes: "I have worked tirelessly for nine months to secure my participation in this extraordinary experience. While abroad, I will be perfecting my fluency in the French language, studying French politics, Afro-European cultures, and ultimately, the United States' relationship with Europe, particularly with France. This fantastic opportunity will advance me toward completing my French major from Goucher College."

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  • Tobi Shannon 2012


    Tobi writes, "This summer I am interning as the International Youth Development Intern at Youth Service America. It's exciting to be in DC as a summer intern, and I was even able to visit the US Senate. During the next month and a half I will be exploring DC and hopefully figuring out what I want to do after college (which is coming sooner than expected!) I hope everyone is doing well and if you're in DC for the summer, don't hesitate to contact me!"

  • Charlie Thiel 1989


    Charlie and his family are packing for their move to Bend, Oregon.

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