Town caught up with these five alumni/ae who appeared on the front cover of our very first issue of Currents 20 years ago!
Gregory Quinn is working in the family business in the Caribbean and Latin America. He recently got married in Greece. Favorite Town Memory: the teachers!
Jonathan Wexler is an actor and currently lives in Yorkville. In 2010 he shot the film The Stand Up at Town with his brother David. Favorite Town Memory: trips to the farm & field days.
Shannon Lewis, a 3-time marathon finisher, is a development producer at the Academy Award winning film and animation company Passion Pictures. Favorite Town Memories: the 4th grade play “Free to Be a Family,” trips to the farm, the Ellis Island re-enactment, Mr. Higgins’ film, “Spookies,” and learning to play the recorder.
Brett Ellison is a marketing analyst at a hedge fund and lives in the same West Village apartment she grew up in. Favorite Town Memories: going to the farm, 4th/8th grade plays: “Free to Be a Family” and “Once Upon a Mattress.”
Missy Mariaschin works in Sales & Trading at Barclays and lives on the Upper West Side. Favorite Town Memory: waiting to find out what the 8th grade play was going to be!
Family: Philip lives with his husband, Laurent Lehmann, in the West Village. They often travel to France to spend time with his in-laws and his brand new nephew.
Favorite app: Cornify
What does your Alumni/ae Affairs Director do? Philip’s goal is to help connect our alumni/ae to each other and to the current Town community. His primary focus is to increase opportunities for alumni/ae to engage — by sharing stories and memories, volunteering, donating in support of our scholarship program, or even as future Town parents. Most importantly, he would love to hear from his fellow Town alums! Reach out for a call or a visit any time.
Personal Philosophy: I’ll try anything twice.
Professional experience: Philip comes from The IDEAL School & Academy where he was the dean of students. He is a licensed clinical social worker.
Volunteer work: Philip is a volunteer with the NYC Medical Reserve Corps which is ready to respond to NYC health emergencies. In 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, Philip provided mental health services in an emergency shelter to those whose homes were destroyed.
Philip’s favorite Town memory: “Town was a favorite part of my childhood and to this day I remain close with many of my classmates. A high point of my time at Town was playing the role of Nathan Detroit in my Eighth grade musical “Guys and Dolls.” I still appreciate how my teachers indulged me in my attempts to be creative and funny.”
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