Henrietta, a turkey, is one of the newest additions to Burgundy Farm Country Day School and an ideal part of Ali Shepard’s ’08 work with children there. Ali graduated from Burgundy Farm in 2004 and now lives on campus at the independent school in Alexandria, Va., where she manages the farm comprised of one pig, one sheep, two miniature horses, three goats, four ducks, 20-something chickens, and three turkeys, including Henrietta, who’s a hit with the kids. “Henrietta is a lap turkey,” Ali says. “She loves affection.”
The career of freelance illustrator David Opie has led him from designing T-shirts for the Grateful Dead to illustrating children’s books. David’s passion for storytelling and his characters’ life and emotion are the perfect combination when it comes to children’s illustration.
For Mary Lide Parker '06, the "A" in DNA stands for "Adventure." Growing up, her father was an international airline pilot who told her stories of far-flung places. She has traveled through Europe and studied abroad in South America; climbed fourteeners and road-tripped through the American west.