Kristin Beversdord-Safranski ’07 has recently achieved Fellow status at the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC Fellow status indicates the achievement of basic knowledge in the foundations of laser surgery and laser safety principles through successful completion of ALSC and LIA (Laser Institute of America) courses and exams. Congratulations, Kristen!
Catherine Espel-Logan ’07 and her family relocated to Texas in 2021 with a new job opportunity at State Farm. She will celebrate 15 years with State Farm in May and has recently received a promotion to the Technology Product Analyst role, working in the Labs department supporting innovation work. Outside of work, she and spouse Sean own a small business creating custom art and apparel from customer photos. Learn more here.
Zach Freeman ’07 was named principal at Bloomington District 87’s Washington Elementary School in March 2021. Zach served as a fifth-grade teacher at Washington from 2010-21. He most recently served as an instructional coach at Stevenson Elementary, another district school. He will succeed Jeff Lockenvitz ’84, who is retiring as Washington’s principal after a 37-year career in education.
Adam Dickens ’07 is the owner of Dickens Candles, a company he founded in 2016 that produces sustainable, handmade candles. Founded while Adam was working full-time as a marketing manager, the company grew and Adam made the leap from his marketing job to become a full-time entrepreneur, candle maker and dad. Based in Elmhurst, Illinois, Dickens Candles are hand-poured candles in upcycled bottles. With an emphasis on sustainability, the candles are made with 100% renewable American-grown soy wax and cotton wicks, and then shipped in reused packaging paper with biodegradable packing peanuts and plant-based tape. Dickens Candles, which are sold in independent shops and in an online storefront (DickensCandles.com), were featured recently on Chicago’s WGN Radio. You can find the interview and video here.
Congratulations to Chris ’07 and Staci Seps on the birth of their newest Tiny Titan, Bentley Andrew Seps, on August 9, 2021!
Congratulations to Timothy ’07 and Heidi ’09 Murray on the birth of their newest Tiny Titan, Charles Jeremiah Murray, on July 6, 2021!
Kate Tombaugh ’07, Founder & Executive Director of Poco a Poco, coordinates the organization’s annual Summer Music Fest and training program for Young Artists. 2021 marks their fifth year with several planned events to take place both virtually and in her hometown Streator’s City Park in June. Check it out here!
Kate Tombaugh (’07) and Steven Weimer welcomed a new baby, Julia Caroline Weimer, on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. They are based in Decatur, IL and have an older daughter, Grace Marian, aged 4.