Class of 2009 Winter 2022 Class Note

Greetings, ’09ers! I hope the last half of 2021 treated you well; I have been enjoying the glorious autumn weather in Maine and celebrating the release of my thriller novel Dark Things I Adore, which has been named an Apple Books best book of the month pick, received a starred review from Library Journal, and was recently featured in the Crime & Mystery section of the New York Times Book Review. It is available wherever books are bought or borrowed.

Here is some news about some of your other classmates:

After graduation, M Club Dean Smith Award winner and UMaine Hall of Fame inductee Ashley Waters played semi-professional softball for the Stratford (Connecticut) Brakettes before landing an assistant coaching job at Harvard. Since then, she has moved on to become the head softball coach at Boston University, where she has been for six years.

Professional NHL goaltender Ben Bishop, who, after spending a year recuperating from knee surgery, has waived his no-movement clause with the Dallas Stars. This makes Ben available in the expansion draft for possible signing by the new NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken.

Justin Gammon has been promoted from site superintendent to assistant project manager at Benchmark, a Westbrook, ME-based construction firm.

Formerly a project surveyor, Jacob Bartlett has been promoted to survey operations manager at Sebago Technics, a civil engineering firm based in South Portland, ME.

After a brief stint as principal of Marcia Buker Elementary School in Richmond, ME, 30-year education veteran Troy Kendrick G returned to his true passions, teaching fourth and fifth grade and coaching girls varsity soccer at Richmond High School.

How about the rest of you? I know there must be location moves, jobs, hobbies, marriages, children, accomplishments, reminiscences, and other items to share, and I’d love to hear about them! Please share your news.