Charles C.M. Arensberg (Col ’99 L/M) and Joanna Howard Jones were married Oct. 31, 2015, at Grace Winery at Sweetwater Farm near Philadelphia. The couple lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where Dr. Arensberg is an equine sports medicine veterinarian and Ms. Arensberg is a chief corporate controller working in the health services field.
Ben Aylor (Engr ’99) and Erin Rupprecht Aylor (Col ’99 L/M) welcomed a son and a daughter on December 12, 2014. Penelope Christine and Spencer Franklin join big sister Gwendolyn Rupprecht, 2. The children are the grandchildren of Franklin Aylor (Col ’71 L/M) and niece and nephew, respectively, of Kendal Aylor Sibley (Com ’96, Law ’02 L/M), Trey Sibley (Law ’02), Cameron Ballinger Rupprecht (Col ’04 L/M) and Kurt Rupprecht (Col ’04 L/M). The Aylors live in Arlington, Virginia.
Moira John-Williams Ballard (Com ’99 L/M) and her husband, Tim, welcomed a daughter, Joelle Shani, on November 8, 2015. Joelle joins siblings Celeste, 5, Alana, 6, and Timothy II, 9. The family lives in southern Maryland.
Derek Douglas (Col ’99 L/M) and Meredith Cain were married May 24, 2015, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. The couple lives in Washington, D.C., where Mr. Douglas works in government relations at Deloitte and Ms. Douglas is an events program manager at Bloomberg BNA.
H. Clay Gravely (Col ’99 L/M) and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed a son, Harry Clay “Quinn” Gravely V, on Feb. 18, 2016. The family lives in Martinsville, Virginia.
Eric Greiling (Col ’99 L/M) and Katherine Griffin Greiling (Col ’01 L/M) welcomed a daughter, Stella, in July 2014. Stella joins big sister Katie, 2, and is the niece of Chris Holbert (Col ’95). The Greilings live in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Peter E. Iorio (Grad ’99) has joined Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba as an attorney in the Estate Planning and Administration of Estates and Trusts group, serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey clients. Previously, he was a law clerk at Trautmann, Veres & Luther and the Law Offices of Brian J. McGovern. He also served as a legal intern for the United States Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. Most recently, he was a taxation/trust and estate associate at Herold Law. He is a member of the bar associations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
Noah Kaufman (Com ’99 L/M) and his wife, Rachelle Lasken Kaufman (Col ’02), welcomed a son, Benjamin William, in May 2016. The Kaufmans live in Arlington, Virginia, where Mr. Kaufman works as a systems accountant at the U.S. Department of State and is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland University College, and Ms. Kaufman is a personal trainer. Mr. Kaufman recently published his third book, Lessons from the Wrestling Mat—Life Lessons from a Quarter Century of Coaching and Competing (CreateSpace), which includes lessons learned during his time on the UVA wrestling team. Ms. Kaufman has also written several books, part of the Kaufman Green Guide series (Amazon Digital Services).
Megan McNulty (Col ’99, Educ ’00) is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. She recently sold a half-hour scripted comedy to a major cable network.
Edward A. Mullen (Col ’99, Law ’08 L/M) has been named a partner at the law firm of Reed Smith. He works in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia, office, where he focuses on administrative and regulatory practice before all Virginia state agencies. He has a legislative practice before the Virginia General Assembly and the Virginia congressional delegation, and he works as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Mullen serves on various boards and committees across the Commonwealth and has been named to the Legal Elite by Virginia Business for each of the past five years.
Elah Elizabeth “Libby” Murphy (Grad ’99) has published The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque (Yale University Press, August 2016). The book shows how French soldiers in World War I drew upon a long-standing European tradition to imagine themselves as survivors, rather than heroes or victims. Ms. Murphy is chair and associate professor of French at Oberlin College.
Aaron Parker (Engr ’99) was named a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. His practice focuses on patent litigation before U.S. district courts and counseling clients on global patent litigation strategies. Much of Mr. Parker’s work relates to medical device technology and technology related to the sports and fitness industry.
Jeanette Peabody (Col ’99) is now head chef at the Oakhurst Inn, a boutique hotel and café next to the University’s South Lawn. She had been chef de cuisine at Hamiltons’ at First & Main in downtown Charlottesville.
Erin O’Neil Pesant (Engr ’99 L/M) and her husband, Charles Pesant (Col ’99), welcomed their third child, Charles Joseph, on December 15, 2015. Charlie joins brothers George, 6, and Theodore, 4.
Rebecca Deal Poston (Col ’99, Nurs ’03, Grad ’12) has been appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to a four-year term on the Virginia Board of Nursing. Ms. Poston is an assistant professor of nursing at Old Dominion University.
Louise E. Sinks (Col ’99) has been named one of Florida High Tech Corridor’s 2016 “Faces of Technology.” The initiative recognizes the efforts of scientists and technologists at Florida-based organizations that drive innovation. Ms. Sinks is vice president of U.S. Nano, where she develops nanomaterials for printed technologies.
Daniel Stern (Com ’99, Law ’07) has been named a partner in the law firm Baker & McKenzie. He works in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, where he focuses his practice on business taxation matters, including international and domestic tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Simeon Taft (Col ’99 L/M) and his wife, Heidi, welcomed a son, Andrew Edward, on April 20, 2015. Andrew joins big brother George, 2. The family lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where Dr. Taft is a veterinarian.
Traci Thompson (Col ’99) has joined the law firm of Kantrow Spaht Weaver and Blitzer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she will be leading the firm’s transactional and regulatory health care practice. Ms. Thompson has been named a “Rising Star” in health care by Louisiana Super Lawyers for the past several years and has received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of “AV Preeminent.” She is also the co-author of the children’s book Goodnight Cavaliers.