Class of ’07 Fall 2017 Class Notes

Jennifer Coleman

9 Lothrop Street, Unit 2

Beverly, MA 01915


Happy fall, classmates! I hope this column finds you well and ready for the cooler weather once again. Like always, our classmates are finding success in an array of areas and there is good news to share.

Last spring classmate Abe Furth and his wife, Heather ’03, gave the commencement address for the University of Maine Class of 2017. If you haven’t been following this column, you may not know that they are the owners of Woodman’s Bar and Grill in Orono, Verve burritos in Orono and Bangor, and the Orono Brewing Company, which is currently expanding. Abe and Heather told graduates to push their boundaries, create their own definition of success, and to act now; using the example of opening Woodman’s in 2005 to highlight these points. Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and to Abe and Heather for their awesome advice!

Congratulations to classmate and fellow entrepreneur Heidi Souder Hewes for opening a shop, the Freckled Fox, in Ledyard, CT. The shop sells items aimed toward helping people maintain a sustainable and eco-friendly way of life.

Classmate Keith Morin was named the assistant superintendent of Regional School Unit 18 of Belgrade, China, Oakland, Rome, and Sidney, ME. Before becoming assistant superintendent in RSU 18, Keith was the principal of Winthrop High School and previously an assistant principal of the middle and high schools, as well as a social studies teacher.

Cyrus Miller recently joined Pierce Atwood LLP in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as an associate. Cyrus focuses on patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. He went to the practice with a background in electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering and writing corresponding patents. Pierce Atwood LLP has offices in Portland, ME; Boston, MA; and Portsmouth, NH. Congratulations, Cyrus!

Classmate Samuel Belknap was hired as the executive director of the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, ME. The Herring Gut is a non-profit education center that partners with Maine public schools to provide hands-on aquaculture and marine science programs to students and teachers during both the summer and school year. Sam earned both his B.A. and master’s at UMaine and is currently finishing his doctoral program at UMaine as a National Science Foundation Research Fellow. Good luck in your new career, Sam!

David Bromley wrote to say that he was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 500 Millennial Financial Advisors. David moved to Alaska in 2013 and works for Elliott Financial Management in Juneau.

Finally, Carl Marsh has joined Camden Financial Consultants as assistant vice president and financial consultant. Camden Financial Consultants is a part of Camden National Bank. Carl joined Camden Financial Consultants after working as an associate wealth manager at TRSS Wealth Management of South Portland. He lives in Gray and is a member of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations, Carl!

I hope you enjoyed catching up on the achievements of our classmates. If you have news to share, please contact me so I can include it in the next column. Happy fall!