We were so delighted to honor Judge Daphne Sykes ’81 as the 2022 Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Also inducted were Bill Belding ’63 and Dylan Brown ’93 to the Chadwick School Athletics Hall of Fame for their respective Chadwick legacies in swimming and basketball. Each of the honorees are living examples of Chadwick’s Core Values of compassion, fairness, honesty, respect and responsibility, and they continue to lead by example.
- MICAH NUTTCO-FOUNDER
- COMMANDER ROY & SHARON LEDESMACLASS OF 1982
- DAVID COHENENT-OTOLARYNGOLOGIST
- ERIN GILLILAND CERMAKTEACHER
- TAYLOR JACKSONASSOCIATE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
- HANK TRUMBULLSTRATEGY CONSULTANT
- ALLY VAN DEURENTALENT MANAGEMENT
- MEGAN CALFASJOURNALISM MASTERS
- DANIEL GIBSONVICE PRESIDENT
- KEVIN YOOAMERICORPS MEMBER
Micah Nut (class of 1981) is the Co-Founder/Distiller of Copperworks Distilling Co. in Seattle, WA, which was named the best craft distillery in America.
Commander Ledesma (class of 1982) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987 and served 25 years on active duty before retiring from the Navy in 2007. He now works at Riverstone International School in Boise, Idaho where he teaches high school mathematics and coaches girls varsity basketball. Sharon Stone Ledesma (class of 1982) works at the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine in Boise, Idaho.
David Cohen (class of 2003) is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Harbor City, California and is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Erin Gilliland Cermak
Erin is a middle school health and P.E. teacher and volleyball, basketball and lacrosse coach at University School of Milwaukee.
Taylor Jackson (class of 2014) lives in Chicago, IL, working for Amazon Media Group as an Associate Account Executive for six months. She’ll then become an Account Executive, where she’ll work with clients to increase sales on Amazon's digital platform.
Hank Trumbull (class of 2012) is now a Strategy Consultant at Galt & Company in New York, NY. Galt & Company is a management consulting firm that works with senior management of Fortune 200 companies to deliver significant shareholder value growth over time.
Ally Van Deuren
Ally Van Deuren (Class of 2011) graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX before launching her career in talent acquisition. She earned the Global Human Resources award at Alcon, a Novartis Company, where she now leads the recruiting for their US Intern and Co-Op Program.
Megan Calfas (class of 2014) graduated from Stanford University in the spring of 2018, where she will begin a master’s program in journalism in the fall of 2018.
Daniel Gibson (class of 1991) resides in Miami, FL, where he is the Regional Vice President for Miami-Dade County at Allegany Franciscan Ministries.
Kevin Yoo (class of 2011) currently works for City Year Philadelphia as an AmeriCorps member at a Philadelphia public school. While living in Seoul, he attended Korea University's Korean Language Center.
Ilonka Alexander (class of 1962) is a psychotherapist and published author living in rural Nova Scotia. Alexander Wrote the book "Growing Up Alexander: My Life with a Psychoanalytic Pioneer" and "The Life and Times of Franz Alexander: From Budapest To California (The History of Psychoanalysis Series)." She’s also the ambassador for the alumni of 1962.
Nicole Lindermayr (class of 1991) is a Stanford alum (two bachelor’s and one master’s degrees) who worked for Goldman Sachs for 13 years. She’s been living in Frankfurt, Germany since 1997, where she’s raising her two children. She is now the export manager and European sales director for US-based The Legacy Companies.
The Dolphin Legacy
Once you attend Chadwick, you're family for life. The bonds you forged and the lessons you learned here stay with you forever. For almost a century now, Chadwick alumni have continued to play an integral role in our school's life and legacy. Knowing the incredible value and perspective alumni bring, we encourage you to stay connected and active in our community.
Congrats to Chadwick alumnus Jordan Lucier '13 for being named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports Class of 2022. Check out this Forbes article and this profile! Jordan co-founded Perch, which is used by pro teams (and the military!) to track training stats. At Chadwick, Jordan was a 4-year football and volleyball player, as well as a member of the community service advisory board.
Jasper Burns, class of 2012, is deployed on the USS Carl Vinson in the Western Pacific and is flying EA-18G Growlers. A few months ago, the Alumni Office mailed him a Chadwick flag. We love to see our alumni represent Chadwick all over the world.
Juri Watanabe ’14 was just crowned Miss Universe Japan 2021. She just arrived in Israel to compete on the world stage for the Miss Universe Pageant on Dec. 12, 2021. Congrats, Juri, on winning Miss Universe Japan, and best of luck on your next pageant! Chadwick is cheering you on!
We are beyond excited that Chadwick alumna Christen Press ‘07 is returning home to play for Angel City FC — a soccer club with a commendable mission and ethos. Click here to learn more about Christen’s journey home. Congratulations to Christen and the U.S. Women’s National Team for their bronze medal in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo this summer!
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