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Tom Waxter '82


Tom Waxter sent in the following: “I recently saw Tom Hoen and his wife playing a little pickleball. I was playing with Wells Obrecht, but David Knipp and Mitch Ford (probably many others as well) also have been playing some serious pickle. We see Tom and his wife and John Morrel every now and then running around Roland Park. Wells and David are still over at Brewers Hill (from their top deck — they can see the Dali stuck on the Francis Scott Key Bridge). Mitch Ford and his Rush Tribute band just played at Gilman for reunion weekend. I run into Taylor Classen, George Doub, and Eddie Villamater quite regularly. In January 2024 at the Franklin Wrestling Duals, our eighth grade teacher and wrestling coach, Jeff Duke, returned to campus with his wife. Tim Krongard was there with me as well. It was nice to catch up with Timmy and Jeff. Gilman won it all and went on to have one of the best wrestling seasons — winning the MIAAs — in the history of Gilman wrestling. I am also in touch with Van Dorsey, whose daughter is now playing professional soccer for the Carolina Courage, after a career at UNC playing lacrosse (National Champion) and soccer (National Champion Finalist). I am still in touch with Nick Kouwenhoven, but I do not get to see him as much as I would like. He and his family are doing well. I spoke with Peter Wilson this week. Peter is also here in Baltimore still working and teaching architecture and interior design. Then Anne and Les Goldsborough live around the corner from us, so I see Les frequently walking his dog, playing with his kids, or riding his bike. Les is constantly on the move. Every now and then I touch base with Doug Riley and his wife, Choya. I am sure I am missing some people with this list, but at 60, my mind is not what it used to be.

Personally, I am still practicing product liability law for Goodell DeVries here in Baltimore. My wife, Olive, is now the President of the Hippodrome Foundation (Baltimore’s Broadway Theater). They just opened up a new $20 million venue at the Hippodrome called the Exchange. We celebrated my 60th there in December 2023 where we had set up a full pickleball court. Our oldest, Olive, is due to deliver at the end of May 2024. She and her husband, Alec Mitchell, still live next door to Cindy and David Knipp. Our middle child, Maggie, has been in Nashville for the last five years but is returning to Baltimore this summer to work at St. Tim’s, coaching and handling college counseling. Our youngest, Jake, is in Denver, working in commercial real estate in multi-family housing, loving the healthy lifestyle of Colorado. As a group, we have three dogs, Ody, Gus, and Nellie and, as you can imagine, summer trips with this clan are very chaotic.”

reported by Brian Doud '82


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