The latest installment of Episcopal's CONNECT series, held on March 9 at Oscar de la Renta’s New York City headquarters, brought approximately 60 alumni, parents, and current students together for a conversation focused on the arts and fashion.
Amanda Weisiger '08 thrives in the fast-paced start-up industry where she has the opportunity to wear many hats. As vice president of marketing for House Account, she enjoys being involved in all aspects of the business.
An almost three-decade career in broadcast journalism has truly been a dream come true for David Hatcher ’84. The EHS alumnus has worked in major cities across the U.S. as an editor, producer, and director, and is currently the executive producer of the early evening news programs at WNBC in New York City.
From investment banking to wine imports to real estate development, David Stallings '93's career trajectory hasn't taken a traditional route. Today, he is the owner of Capital Properties and Shenandoah Homes, a homebuilding company in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
Working in politics, volunteering for her church, and serving as a member of the 2015-16 EHS Advisory Council, only gives a snapshot of this alumna's diverse interests and abilities. Lauren Marshall '09 shares her story and offers advice to young alumni on the importance of patience, failure, authenticity, and discovering oneself.
Fannie Mae Capital Markets Director Gray MacNair King ’96 gave students a crash course in the subprime mortgage crisis when she visited Episcopal as part of the Washington Program’s Brown Bag Series this spring. King will join the EHS Board of Trustees for the 2015-16 school year.
Making dreams come true for nonprofit organizations is just another day at the office for Leah Kannensohn Tennille, the president of Strategic Funding Group, which secured an impressive $54 million in funding for their clients in 2015.
Virginia Leavell is an organizer, an activist, a taker of initiative, and a maker of no excuses. Co-founder of the Wayside Center for Popular Education and more recently DC Action Lab, Virginia has spent her life so far pouring energy and resources into campaigns for social and economic equality. “There's injustice all around,” she says. “Once you open your eyes to what's going on, for me it's been impossible not to be involved.” As a consultant for grassroots campaigns of all sizes, she has erected teepees on the National Mall to protest the Keystone Pipeline, covered the lawn of the Federal Communications Commission with stuffed animal cats in favor of net neutrality, and unleashed an army of polar-bear-suit-wearing petitioners on the streets of D.C. in the name of environmentalism.
A graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, Johnny Motley ’08 has been studying indigenous communities in the Amazon and is on a mission to help one of these communities buy a motorboat to facilitate access to regional health services.
It was the sense of community and deep relationships between faculty and students at EHS that led Will Nisbet ’01 to dedicate his life after Episcopal to education. Now a faculty member at the Maret School in Washington, D.C., Will is also a Class Chair and a committed EHS volunteer.
Anne Gilbert Chase '02 is both a registered nurse and professional mountain climber living in Bozeman, Mont., where she works at a local hospital. Anne Gilbert also works as an athlete ambassador for Patagonia and other companies in the outdoor industry. She has traveled and climbed around the world testing products for Patagonia in some of the world’s harshest environments.
Morgan Hensley '10 describes life beyond the gates for former EHS teachers Perry Epes '65 and the Rev. Gail Epes in the essay "'Time's End' and New Beginnings," originally published in the latest edition of the Piedmont Virginian, a quarterly journal, and republished here with permission.
Sometimes parenthood is the mother of invention. When Bobby Berna ’90 and wife Alison became new parents of twins, they quickly discovered a need for great indoor playspaces with activities, classes, wide open spaces, and child-centric services all in one convenient location. Along with another couple, in 2007 they founded apple seeds, which has grown to operate all-in-one playspaces in N.Y.C., Mumbai, and Dubai.