Kris Grey Rider '89

In October 2021, Kris Grey Rider '89 opened Sessions Wellness Studio in Griswold, CT. Kris' love of fitness has led her to helping others live healthier lives. After competing in several fitness competitions, she had people reaching out to see how she made such an incredible transformation. What started out as a little side hustle, quickly became her full time job. Sessions now offers over 30 group fitness classes a week at the studio. They offer nutrition guidance and consistently run programs for people who are looking for their own transformations. 

Beth Belliveau recently published her first book, My Ruined Life, a parallel story of two siblings, dealing with the same situation, as they grow and learn the good, the bad, and the inevitable scenarios that life offers them. Christopher Ramos '86 illustrated the book cover. It can be found on amazon.com.

Rebecca returned to the U.S. after teaching in Ho Chi Minh City, VN for two years. Before looking for work she volunteered in Assisi, Italy at a language camp and walked several days along the Way of St.Francis. She currently resides in Silverdale, WA working at Olympic College as an Engineering Advisor and looks forward to seeing classmates at their 40th Reunion in 2020.

Marla visited Alaska, Vancouver, Seattle and Japan for six weeks August-October 2018. She recently returned from a trip to Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Borneo and also celebrated the Bat Mitzvah of her talented niece, Lily, daughter of Reva Schlessinger Winston '83.

Jane is a Captain and Check Airman on the Airbus 330, and her husband Joe is an Airbus Captain, for American Airlines. She was proud to fly the Philadelphia Eagles back home after their 2018 Super Bowl win. In the photo, she is in the cockpit with her co-pilot holding the Lombardi Trophy. She and Joe are based in Charlotte, NC and live in there and in Boca Raton, FL.

Michelle Jacobik in a white blouse, wearing a pink necklaceMichelle was the keynote speaker at Bethsaida’s 10th Annual Gala on April 26, 2018 where she was honored with the Bethsaida Community Impact Award.  Bethsaida Community, Inc. has provided outreach, housing and support services for homeless women for 30 years.In January 2018, Michelle released her first published book, Prosperity After Divorce: Take Charge of Your Finances & Create the Life You Really Want Using LifeStyle Re-Design Planning™. She stepped away from her business (SAVA Insurance Waterford) in 2014 to begin a new venture. An expert in money, business & finance, she now coaches people in the area of budgeting & cash flow and is a highly sought after Budget Coach. Her Financial Solutions & Divorce Support Programs have successfully led individuals around the country in rebuilding their financial foundations. She is also a licensed member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Using budgeting tools, debt reduction planning, and saving techniques she helps clients create a LIFESTYLE REDESIGN PLAN that allows them to forge their way towards reaching their goals. In August 2017, Michelle was honored and recognized, in a lengthy write-up by "Innovation Destination Hartford,” for her efforts and success as a start-up entrepreneur in Connecticut.

James was recently awarded a Master of Science degree in Data Analytics from City University of New York. He also holds a M.B.A in International Business from George Washington University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

Carole was inducted into the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2017.

Kevin Burke Class of 1986

Kevin, Athletic Director at Bacon Academy, received the CT Association of Athletic Directors Distinguished Service Award at the Spring awards banquet.  The DSA recognizes an athletic adminstrator for making significant contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, league and state levels.  As a NFA student Kevin excelled in soccer, basketball and baseball. He earned a BS in Physical Education from Central CT State University where he played baseball for 4 years.  He earned his Master’s Degree and Sixth Year Degree from Sacred Heart University.  Kevin and his wife Michelle have a daughter Mackenzie ’17 and a son Riley ’20.