We love to celebrate alumni weddings, civil unions, and anniversaries! Alumni are encouraged to send photos of their celebrations, including all alumni guests, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include detailed left-to-right caption information, so we can acknowledge all alumni who attended.
Traves ’14 and Traves ’14, 6th Anniversary, July 20, 2019
High school and UMF sweethearts Tyler ’14 and Kerri-lyn (Hernandez) ’14 Traves celebrated their 6th anniversary on July 20, 2019. Joining them in recreating the wedding-day pose (at right) are their two children, Luca, 4, and Lyra, 2. Tyler now works in banking, while Kerri-lyn teaches English to adult learners.
Giggey ’17 and Moore, June 22, 2019
Kassidy Giggey ’17 wed Garett Moore (Unity College ’17) on June 22, 2019, in Brooksville, Maine, in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends, family members, and their dog, Baxter Jason Moore. Christina Hallowell ’16 was the maid of honor.
Kassidy and her maid of honor, Christina Hallowell ’16.
Kassidy and Christina became best friends through the UMF Theater Department and spent countless hours together in the costume shop in Alumni Theater while in college. Since graduating from UMF with a degree in psychology, Kassidy earned her master’s in educational psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and is now working as a school counselor in Littleton, N.H.
The couple’s dog, Baxter Jason Moore, played an important role in their ceremony.
Lovley ’74 and Lovley, 45th Anniversary, June 29, 2019
Barbara Sweetser Lovley ’74 wed Patrick Lovley on June 29, 1974. The couple celebrated their 45th anniversary with a trip to Alaska. Barbara is now retired from teaching, and the couple splits their time between Eagle Lake in Maine and Florida.
Bierman and Norweg ’13, June 29, 2019
Emily Leah Bierman, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Bierman of Wayland, Mass., and Kyle Raymond Norweg ’13, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Norweg of Norridgewock, Maine, were married on June 29, 2019. The ceremony was held at the Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Va.
Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in education from Boston College, and a master’s degree in history from Georgetown University. She taught at Tewksbury Memorial High School before beginning her graduate work at Georgetown, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in the history department.
Kyle earned a bachelor’s in International & Global Studies at UMF, and a master’s in Russian and East European Studies from Indiana University. He is currently employed as an analyst by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. They reside in Alexandria, Va., with their beloved Scottish Terrier, Winston.
Rohman ’93 and Rohman ’93, 25th Anniversary, July 16, 2019
Mark and Merrilee (Mower) Rohman ’93, P’19 celebrated 25 years of marriage on July 16, 2019. Mark is a Return to Work Coordinator for Maine’s Worker’s Compensation Division. Merrilee is a 20+ year preschool teacher at the MaineGeneral Health Early Learning Center in Augusta. The silver-anniversary couple reside in Augusta and are the parents of two daughters: Kelsey, a member of the UMF Class of 2019, and Natalie.
Boehner ’10 and Houle, June 1, 2019
Amanda Boehner ’10 wed Steven Houle on June 1, 2019, in Belmont, N.H.
Among those attending was Crystal Young Larocque ’06, whose daughter, Lydia, served as one of the flower girls. Since graduating from UMF with a degree in elementary education, Amanda has been a Title I kindergarten teacher and held several roles at Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield, N.H. She also works with an adult client on a part-time basis through Easterseals NH.
LeBlanc ’08 and Spizuoco, April 5, 2019
On April 5, 2019, Dani LeBlanc ’08 married James Spizuoco on the cliffs at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Emily Young ’07 (left) read an e. e. cummings poem in the couple’s “short but sweet ceremony” before a small audience of close friends and immediate family. Dani is an 8th-grade language arts teacher at Brunswick Junior High School, while James works at a small law firm in Portland. Dani says they recently moved out of the “big city” to a small house in the woods of Cumberland.
Odiorne ’70 and Odiorne ’72, 50th Anniversary, June 7, 2019
Gloria (Couillard) Odiorne ’70 and Dave Odiorne ’72 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a rail trip to the Grand Canyon on June 7, 2019.
Following graduation, the couple launched their careers as 5th-grade teachers in Auburn. Before her retirement in 1997, Gloria also taught in Davenport, Iowa, and Libertyville, Illinois, in both special education and regular education classrooms, from fourth grade through high school. Dave returned to school and became a chiropractor. For 14 years, he practiced in Lewiston, where Gloria managed the office. From 1995 until 2017, Dave was an academic administrator serving four colleges and universities in positions such as provost and vice president for institutional quality and assessment. He is now a consultant, assisting institutions of higher education with accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. Gloria and Dave now live in Queen Creek, Ariz., with their dog Charlie.
Kapolka ’59 and Kapolka ’59, 50th Anniversary, June 29, 2018
Richard and Enid Harris Kapolka, both of the Class of 1959, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2018, in Lakeland, Fla.
The alumni couple were married June 29, 1968, in Cheshire, Conn. Enid taught Home Economics in Mars Hill and Southwest Harbor, Maine, as well as Cheshire, Conn. Richard worked at Union Carbide/Praxair for 40 years. They lived in Connecticut and Pennsylvania before moving to Florida in 2002.
Kinney ’82 and Kinney ’93, 25th Anniversary, May 19, 2019
Surrounded by friends and family, Rhonda ’93 and Steve ’82 Kinney celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington on May 19, 2019.
After celebrating with friends and family, the pair embarked on a fast-paced trip to New York, New Jersey, and then on to Philadelphia. In addition to visiting Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster County, Pa., and taking in a Phillies’s game, the pair visited New York’s historical sites, including the 9/11 Memorial, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
Palow ’13 and Mailhot, September 22, 2018
Seavey ’91 and Seavey ’90, 25th Anniversary, April 2019
Michelle Switzer ’14 and Elijah Hughes were married on a beautiful fall day.
Among the bridal party were Melody Tobey ’18 (second from left) and Kaitlyn Eastman ’14 (fourth from the left).
Campbell ’11 and Davis ’11, May 2018
Aleigha Campbell ’11 and Chris Davis ’11 were married in a private ceremony at The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum.
The couple has been together since meeting during the fall semester of their junior year at UMF in 2009.
The couple currently lives in Pittston, Maine. Aleigha is a Chemist II for Abbott Laboratories, while Chris is a lead carpenter for J&A Construction.
Goding ’17 and Richards, September 1, 2018
High school sweethearts Rachel Goding ’17 and Zach Richards tied the knot at Black Mountain Ski Resort in Rumford.
Bridesmaids Rachel and Olivia Cyr ’17, at far left, met at UMF.
Cyr ’07 and Erquiaga, October 2018
Mallory Cyr ’07 married Owen Erquiaga in October 2018, in Westminster, Colo. Mallory and Owen met at a healthcare conference in 2011. They currently live in Denver, where Mallory works for Colorado’s State Medicaid program advising policy.
Mailhot and Palow ’13, September 22, 2018
Greg Mailhot and CeCelia Palow met in 2010 while running cross country at UMF, although their love story didn’t until a few years later. Palow left Maine for Boston after graduation to pursue her master’s in psychology, and Greg pursued a criminal justice in Maine. They began dating in summer 2015, and it wasn’t long before Palow moved back home to Maine, where they began their lives together with their golden retriever, Lucic.
CeCelia and Greg celebrating with their UMF crew. Front row left to right: Jenny Wibberly ’13, Ashlee Fecteau ’12, Emersyn Fecteau, Michael Ronan ’13, Greg Mailhot, CeCelia Mailhot ’13, Paige Loeven ’13, Catherine Brock ’13, and Emilee McCallister ’13. Middle row left to right: Matthew Wibberly ’13, Cameron Fecteau ’12, Patrick Pozzetti ’11, Connor Lofink ’13, Andrew Streeter, Jackson Fortin ’14, Kelsey Fortin ’14, Rachel Pozzetti ’11, Lauren Mullen ’13, Madison Moody ’13, and Aimee Moody ’13. Back row left to right: Jeremiah Roper ’13, Aaron Poirier ’14, Alyssa Poirier ’13, Jonathan Brock ’13, and Brenton Dupee ’13.
CeCelia and Greg were wed at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, where Palow grew up.
Michael Ronan ’13, Cameron Fecteau ’12, Greg Mailhot, Matthew Wibberly ’13, Mike Johnson (brother of the groom), and Nick Deniger (friend of the groom).
Megan Skilling ’07 and Timothy Spiller were wed at the United Methodist Church of Auburn.
Pictured here among the bridal party are friends of the bride from UMF, Hanna (Ross) Stholman ’10 (and her daughter, flower girl Erin, third from the left), Brianna (Boucher) Walton (fourth from the left), and maid of honor Margaret Gabelman (next to the bride).
Griffiths ’11 and Timmreck ’11, July 14, 2018
Jessica Timmreck ’11 wed classmate Will Griffiths ’11 on July 14, 2018, at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. (All Griffiths wedding photos by Bill Ellis.)
Joining Will and Jessica for the ceremony were many alumni friends and family members, including Andrew Dean ’11 (far left), Brandon Emerson ’12 (second from left), brother of the groom Rick Griffiths ’14 (fifth from left), best man DJ Gerrish ’11 (sixth from left), and McKell Barnes ’11 (at far right).
Will and Jess met and became friends at UMF. After graduation, Jess taught in South Korea and later Miami, Fla., and Will moved to Washington, D.C., to begin a career in fundraising. In 2014, they reconnected at a Red Sox vs. Orioles game in Baltimore. Jess is now a kindergarten teacher in northern Virginia, and Will is a fundraising consultant in D.C., where the couple now resides.
Musicant ’16 and Boynton ’18, May 26, 2018
Elise Musicant ’16 wed Daniel Boynton ’18 on May 26, 2018, in Rockland, Maine.
Daniel and Elise met at UMF, and were close friends before they started dating in 2013. In 2016, he proposed to her on the lawn of Mallett Hall. The bride and groom currently reside in reside in Waterville.
Deans ’11 and Joyce, October 20, 2018
Emma (Deans) Joyce ’11 wed Kyle Joyce on October 20, 2018. Emma is assistant director of communications at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, where she also serves as managing editor of the college’s alumni magazine.
Workman ’16 and Campbell, June 23, 2018
Jinni Workman ’16 wed Matthew Campbell at Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta, Maine, on June 23, 2018.
“The day was perfect. Our ceremony was performed by Susan Taylor who embodied us in a two-page essay,” says Workman. “It was filled with love and happiness and time spent with those most important to us!” (Photos by Jenn Holt and Jo Ann Wood.)
The newlyweds now reside in Scarborough, Maine. Workman is earning a master’s in social work at the University of Southern Maine while serving as a care coordinator for Catholic Charities Support Recovery Services.
Among the wedding guests were (left to right) UMF alumni Rachael Mitchell ’15 and Tyler Creasey ’16, who joined Workman and friends Cassie Hauber and Josie Ellis at the “selfie station.”
Russell ’12 and Lane ’13, August 11, 2018
Will Lane ’13 and Marie Russell ’12 were wed at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Resort in Rumford, Maine, on August 11, 2018.
Many UMF alumni attended, including (left to right) Richard Russell ’14, Chelsea Bartlett ’14, Courtney (Randall) McLaughlin ’13, Brady McLaughlin ’12, Grace Kendall ’14, Elyse Pratt-Ronco ’02 and Larry Ronco, Grady Burns ’13 Mary Sinclair ’05, Marie (Russell) Lane ’12, Will Lane ’13, Ryan Bretschneider ’13, Kim Courtemanche ’12, Lizz (Theriault) Mayhew ’13, Andrea (Bryant) Bretschneider ’12, Joe Foye ’13, Mike Nolette ’91, Katie (Finn) Nolette ’95, Jeff Bailey ’98, and Neil Nolette ’22.
Dee ’13 and Poirer ’14, September 24, 2016
Alyssa Dee ’13 and Aaron Poirier ’14 were married in an outdoor ceremony at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on September 24, 2016.
It was a beautiful fall day with amazing people and a wonderful ceremony written with the help of officiant and friend of the bride and groom Keera.
The joyful bridal party (left to right): cousin of the bride Chanelle, friend of the bride Melissa, Alyssa, Catherine Brock ’13, Paige Hammond ’13, cousin of the bride Sam, and Patrick Hurley ’13.
The groom’s party (left to right): Caleb Christensen Fletcher ’14, Zach Fowler ’13, brother of the bride Nathan, Aaron Poirier ’14, Allison Reynolds ’15, Ben, and Eric Buckhalter ’12.
Eric Buckhalter ’12, Paige Loeven ’13, Caleb Christensen Fletcher ’14, Sam, Patrick Hurley ’13, Allison Reynolds ’15, Alyssa ’13, Aaron ’14, Catherine Brock ’13, Ben, Melissa, Nathan, Chanelle, and Zach Fowler ’13.
UMF guests Michelle Greenleaf ’14 and Liz Dunn ’13.
After the ceremony, the celebration continued with dancing and delicious food at The Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, where CeCelia Palow ’13, Alyssa ’13, Paige Loeven ’13, Aimee Moody ’13, and Lauren Mullen ’13 gathered for a photo.
McIntyre ’12 and Vollmer, June 19, 2018
Katherine McIntyre ’12 married James Vollmer on June 19, 2018, in College Station, Texas. As James is from Texas and Katherine grew up in Maine, their theme was Texas meets Maine. The decorations included cowboy boots and stuffed Maine lobsters. Left to right: Bradley McIntyre, Alex Vollmer, George Vollmer, James Vollmer, Katherine (McIntyre) Vollmer ’12, Samantha Ellis ’12, Libby (Doyon) McIntyre ’12, and Victoria Bennett.
Libby (Doyon) McIntyre ’12 (left of the bride) and Samantha Ellis ’12 made the trip to College Station, Texas, for the ceremony and celebration.
Burrill ’11 and Kelly, June 15, 2018
The late-morning ceremony was followed by lunch with close friends and family at The Harbor Room restaurant. Festivities continued on Thompson’s Point at Cellardoor Winery and Bissell Brothers Brewing Company. “It was a perfectly simple and relaxing day of celebration in Portland,” said Asia.
“Although Shane did not attend UMF, we happened to meet in Farmington in August 2014. The area holds a lot of meaning for us,” said Asia, who graduated from UMF with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Shane graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. They currently reside in Portland.
Carter ’15 and Cawood, July 21, 2018
Lindsey Carter ’15 married Nicholas Cawood on July 21, 2018, in an outdoor ceremony at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine.
“Nick and I were really good friends in high school and that friendship continued into college,” says Carter. “We started dating at the end of college in 2014 and bought a house together in 2017. We got engaged atop Shawnee Peak in Bridgton in June of that year.”
Both avid skiers and snowboarders, the pair thought Sunday River would be a beautiful spot to get married. “It incorporated our past with our love of being outdoors,” Carter says. “Nick’s father married us, and we were surrounded by all our family and friends. The best part of the day was walking down the aisle to him waiting! Nick is the sweetest man I have ever met, and I’m so blessed to spend the rest of my life with him.”
Joining Lindsey and Nick were Katie ’04 and Josh ’03 Vetro as well as Darcy Pinkham ’03. Carter majored in elementary education at UMF and is teaching fourth- and fifth-grade students at Buxton Center Elementary School. Cawood, who graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, is an engineer with the Maine Department of Transportation. They live in Standish, Maine. Pictured, from left to right, are Kathy Melvin, Evan Greenlaw, Chrissy Cawood, Ashley Preston, Lorynn Carter, Maeghen Howe, Lindsey and Nick, Cameron McKague, Jordan Adams, Wade Mandeville, Josh Greenlaw, and Scott Melvin.
Sanborn ’15 and Bedard ’17, July 14, 2018
Kellie Sanborn ’15 wed Danielle Bedard ’17 in an outdoor ceremony performed by Emily Gray ’17 on July 14, 2018, in Gray. Attending the ceremony were several UMF alumni and friends, including Ayla Allen ’16, Melissa Audy ’10, Sean Berce ’15, Margaux DePue ’11, Hattie DeRaps ’03, Nick Ervin ’14, Ashleigh Gilman ’13, Jackie Langevin ’17, Sarah Lavorgna ’13, Meg Plant ’16, Bethany Routier ’16, Katie Stasalovich ’17, Interim President Dr. Eric C. Brown, and Lisette Bordes, Dr. Brown’s wife and Kellie’s teaching colleague in the Department of English at Messalonskee High School. The newlyweds are in the process of moving back to Farmington from Winslow. Dani teaches first grade at Clinton Elementary School, while Kellie teaches English at Messalonskee High School.
“It was definitely a day to remember,” say Dani and Kellie. “It was so awesome to be surrounded by so many people we love, especially our friends from UMF. Having Emily perform our ceremony was the perfect touch to remind us of the place and time in our lives where we first met and started our lives together.”
Kellie Sanborn ’15 and Danielle (Bedard) Sanborn ’17 after taking their vows. Ashleigh Gilman ’13 and Sarah Lavorgna ’13 can be seen behind and to the right of the newlyweds. (Kate Michaud Photography.)
Kellie Sanborn ’15 and Danielle (Bedard) Sanborn ’17 pose for portraits before the ceremony. (Kate Michaud Photography.)
Kellie Sanborn ’15, Jackie Langevin ’17, Ayla Allen ’16, and officiant Emily Gray ’17 show their juggling skills during the reception cornhole tournament. (Kate Michaud Photography.)
Spinelli ’14 and Jenkins ’13, June 9, 2018
Gina Spinelli ’14 wed Brian Jenkins ’13 in a late-afternoon outdoor ceremony officiated by D.J. Gerrish ’11 at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk, Maine. Several alumni comprised the wedding party, including maid of honor Molly Carbin ’14 and bridesmaid Rachel Kosnow ’14, as well as groomsmen Roy Burdin ’11, Brandon Emerson ’13, Tim Gingras ’12, and Will Griffiths ’11. The newlyweds now reside in Washington, D.C., where Brian recently graduated from The George Washington University with a master’s in public administration and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He will spend summer 2018 leading cadets at Fort Knox in Kentucky. Gina recently left her admissions position with Georgetown University’s executive MBA program to return to freelance photography while preparing for their move to Fort Benning, Ga., where Brian will continue his training later this summer.
“It was a beautiful ceremony,” says Gina. “Brian and I are absolutely thrilled that we were able to celebrate with so many of our lifelong Farmington friends.”
Gina Spinelli ’14 and Brian Jenkins ’13 at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk, Maine, where they were married on June 9, 2018. (Photo by Mackenzie Lamoureaux.)
(Photo by Mackenzie Lamoureaux.)
Among the alumni and friends attending the ceremony were (front row, left to right) Will Griffiths ’11 and D.J. Gerrish ’11; (middle row) Brandon Emerson ’13, Leah Brackett, assistant director of the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, and Dale Winchenbach ’14; and (back row) Nolan Lovell ’13, Ethan Jean ’13, Eddie Flaherty ’13, Brian Jenkins ’13, and Ryan DiPompo ’11.
Hall ’07 and Fay, April 28, 2018
Rebecca F. Hall ’07 wed Jonathan Fay II in an outdoor ceremony atop Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah on April 28, 2018. On a bluebird Saturday, friends and family joined the bride and groom in taking the aerial tram to Hidden Peak for the 3 p.m. ceremony. After the exchange of vows, the couple — in full wedding regalia — skied down the double black-diamond trail Great Scott.
“Skiing is a passion we both share, so it only felt right to ski down off the mountain after the ceremony,” says Hall, who expertly managed the first run of married life in a wedding dress and carrying her bouquet. “It was such a magical day!”
Following an afternoon of skiing, Hall and Fay celebrated with dinner and dancing at a lodge in nearby Alta, where the couple first met. Joining in the celebration were the bride’s brother, Justin Hall ’05, and her close friend Danielle Gallant ’07.
Rebecca F. Hall ’07 and her husband, Jonathan Fay II, take their vows atop Hidden Peak at Utah’s Snowbird Ski Resort (photo by Danielle Gallant ’07)
After the ceremony Hall ’07 skied down the double black-diamond trail Great Scott, in her wedding dress and carrying her bouquet. (Photo by Eric Scott)
Joining in the celebration were Hall’s brother, Justin Hall ’05, and her sister-in-law, Leanne Hall. (Photo by Danielle Gallant ’07)
The bride with her classmate and BFF (Best Farmington Friend) Danielle Gallant ’07