Class of 2007 Winter 2020 Class Note

Jennifer Coleman

Greetings, classmates!

I hope you all are enjoying the winter months and the fun activities that come with it. There is much good news to share from our classmates this edition. If you have news of your own to share, please reach out so I can include it in the next edition.

After being stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado for the last four years, Tiffany Warzecha Carlson and her family are moving to Illinois so Tiffany can start medical school at the Midwestern University Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine. Tiffany also recently received a master’s in public health from George Washington University. She has four children; triplets in kindergarten and a two-year-old who loves the “Stein Song.” Hope those kiddos are future Black Bears!

Serena Bemis-Goodall ’10G was hired as the very first town manager of Thetford, VT. Serena returned to Vermont after living in Maine for almost 20 years. Part of the appeal for her move came from her love of outdoor recreation and the ability to be closer to her youngest daughter, who was expecting a child. After graduating from UMaine, Serena served as the town manager of both Newburgh and Corinna, ME. Congratulations on your new job and new grandchild, Serena!

After a successful tour working at the US Embassy in Montenegro, through the State Partnership Program, Nic Phillips returned to the UMaine Army ROTC program as a cadre member teaching first-year cadets. Major Phillips is a full time guardsman in the Maine National Guard and recently celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with fellow alum Jenny Couture-Phillips ’08, ’16 Ph.D.

Former offensive lineman Justin Roberts is currently an anesthesiology resident at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. After graduating from UMaine with a degree in business, Justin enrolled in the courses that were prerequisite for medical school at William Patterson University in New Jersey. After a short stint as a pharmaceutical representative, Justin attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. Justin believes that his time as a student-athlete at Maine gave him the skills and practice necessary to be successful in the medical field. Keep up the good work, Justin!

Matt King ’15G, a former All-American defensive end, has been hired as the director of football strength and conditioning at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Matt had been the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Washington since 2016 and held previous strength and conditioning positions at Columbia University and the University of Maine. Congratulations on your new job, Matt!

Once again, please send any news you would like shared with our classmates. Enjoy the winter and spring. You’ll hear from me again in the summer!