Weddings & Engagements
Beth Ridley, daughter of Bill and Brenda Ridley of Oakland, Maine to Rafi Witten, son of Chiara Nappi and Edward Witten of Princeton, New Jersey on August 22 at Clark’s Cove, Walpole, Maine.
The bride is a graduate of Stanford University and is currently a Product Operations manager at Zenefits, a benefits-management technology company.
The groom also graduated from Stanford University and is currently Chief Technology Officer at MTailor, an online clothing retailer. The couple resides in San Francisco.
Ann Marie Grace Yoo and Lawrence Michael Miller were married Saturday Evening at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University and had a reception that followed at The Metropolitan Club. Father Tom Hagan, a close family friend and Catholic priest officiated.
The bride, 32, will keep her name. She is a Manhattan based actress, comedian, and violinist. She appears in network television shows, has performed at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions, and performs regularly at both the Peoples Improv Theatre (The PIT) and the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and music. She is the daughter of Grace K. Yoo and Soo O. Yoo of Ardsley, N.Y.
The groom, 34, is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch where he advises high net worth individuals and families on their financial matters. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and a Master’s degree from The London School of Economics. He is the son of Michele D. Miller and Lawrence E. Miller of Skillman, N.J.
Elizabeth Anne Angrisani and Eric Michael Gautieri were married July 25, 2015, at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, N.J. Nadia Saghafi, an ordained minister, officiated. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia.
Mrs. Gautieri is a 2005 graduate of Princeton High School and received a degree in psychology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is an event planner in Bergen County, N.J. Mr. Gautieri graduated from Middletown High School and studied business management at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. He is a regional manager with Real Estate Growth Advisors, LLC, in Highland Park, NJ.
The parents of the bride and groom are Caroline Purnell Tompkins of Princeton, and Albert Angrisani of Princeton and Manhattan, and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent F. Gautieri of Belford, N.J.
The couple resides in Harrington Park, N.J.
Elizabeth Cassidy Conway, daughter of David and Mary Conway of Lowell, Mass. to Robert Charles Wang, son of John and Christina Wang of Princeton, N.J. The August 1, 2015 ceremony took place at Hamilton College Chapel in Clinton, N.Y.
The bride, a native of Lowell attended Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy. She later entered Suffolk University Law School and passed her bar examination in Ma. and N.Y.
The groom, born and raised in Princeton, attended Princeton Day School from junior kindergarten through ninth grade, graduated from The Lawrenceville School and spent a postgraduate year at Choate in Conn. He then received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Hamilton College.
The couple currently works and lives in New York City.
Sarah Tucker Johnson and Joshua Wade Hendrick were married Saturday at the Cap and Gown Club on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. The Hon. Eric M. Perkins officiated.
She is the daughter of Grace Butler Johnson and Jotham Johnson of Blawenburg, New Jersey, and is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School and Bucknell University where she majored in International Relations and studied in Perugia, Italy and Granada, Spain. She is Marketing Coordinator for NEF, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts. The bride’s father retired after a long career as a senior development officer at Princeton University and her mother is a long-time volunteer executive with the Reformed Church of America.
The groom is a Marketing Manager at John C. Wiley & Sons Publishing Co. in Malden, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of James Madison University and also majored in International Relations. He is the son of Rosemarie Makely Hendrick and Michael Christian Hendrick of Swoope, Virginia. The groom’s father is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and is retired.
The bride and groom are planning a honeymoon trip to France and reside in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Virginia and John McAllister of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania announce the engagement of their daughter, Georgette Marie, to Bennett Sheehan Murphy, son of Jane Sheehan and Matthew Murphy of Princeton, New Jersey.
Georgette is a graduate of Bloomsburg University College of Pennsylvania. She is a Specialty Business Unit Coordinator at Endo Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, PA. Bennett is a 2003 graduate of Princeton High School and received a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Providence College. He is the Manager of Corporate & Investor Relations for AmerisourceBergen Corporation in Conshohocken, PA.
An October wedding in Philadelphia is planned.
Megan Elizabeth Cowen and Leo Francis Stinson, IV were united in marriage on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Megan is a 2006 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in interior design and is currently a project manager at Lavinia Lemon Interiors in Washington, D.C.
Leo is a 2002 graduate of The Hun School of Princeton. He graduated from Lafayette College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and engineering and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. He is a market and liquidity risk manager at Capital One Bank in McLean, Virginia.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. John F. Cowen of Brownsville, Texas and Ms. Margaret Hasse Cowen of San Antonio, Texas.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stinson, III of Princeton, New Jersey.
Catherine Frances Purnell, daughter of Caroline Tompkins of Princeton, New Jersey, and Albert Angrisani of Princeton, New Jersey, and Manhattan; to Jason Robert Nielsen, son of Mr. Jürgen Nielsen Jr. of Delray Beach, Florida, and Mrs. Barbara Mundy-Clark of Linden, New Jersey.
The ceremony and reception on March 28 were held at the Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, followed by a honeymoon in the Bahamas.
The bride works in the health insurance industry. The groom works in the law enforcement field in New Jersey. The couple lives in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Sally Ann Curtis and Kurt Tazelaar were married on Friday March 13, 2015. Mayor Liz Lempert performed the ceremony.
The bride was raised in Greenville, Mississippi and attended Delta State University where she majored in art education. She works for the East Windsor regional school district as an art teacher. Her parents are Warren A. Davis and Mary Ann Davis. Both are deceased. She has three children from a previous marriage; Matt Curtis of Phoenix, Arizona, Paula Renee Curtis of Tokyo, Japan, and Philip Curtis of East Windsor, New Jersey.
The groom graduated from Princeton High School and works at the Princeton Record Exchange. His parents are Henry Tazelaar of Cape May Courthouse and Doris Tazelaar of Princeton.
The bride is taking the groom’s name. The couple will continue to reside in Princeton.
Lindsay Wong Peres, daughter of Linda Wong and Richard Peres, was married on September 13, 2014 to Matthew Jacque Adamow, son of Dmitri Adamow and Karen Adamow. Lindsay was raised in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from both Princeton High School and Syracuse University where she majored in Psychology. She currently works in the advertising industry at Zenithoptimedia in New York City. Matthew Adamow grew up on a dairy farm in Norwich, New York and also attended Syracuse University where he majored in Biochemistry. He currently works as a researcher in the Immunology Department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City. The wedding and ceremony were both held at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey, where the couple was married by another Princeton High School alum, Erin Walters-Bugbee. The couple currently resides in Brooklyn.
Barnett — Medvin
Lauren Lee Barnett and Michael Jay Medvin will be married on November 8, 2014 by Rabbi Joshua Goldstein, formerly of Princeton, at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, New York. Rabbi Goldstein is a life-long friend of the groom’s father and officiated at the wedding of the groom’s parents in 1976.
The bride, 28, is a sales executive in New York City for Fashion Options, Inc. She attended Bryant College and graduated from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) college in New York City with a degree in fashion merchandising.
She is a daughter of Dr. Larry Barnett of New Canaan, Connecticut and Karen Rowlton Zocolli of Fairfield, Connecticut. Her father, a chiropractor in Norwalk, holds several patents for exercise and chiropractic equipment. Her mother is an executive assistant in the Darien office of NewStar Financial, Inc. of Boston.
The groom, 33 is the associate director of NY Yankees Baseball for the YES Network in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1999 and from Ithaca College with a degree in Sport Management, and has received six N.Y. Television Emmy Awards for various YES Network productions.
He is the son of Alan Medvin and Harriet Kass of Princeton, N.J. His mother, who holds a PhD in economics, was an executive with AT&T prior to her retirement, and currently consults for The Conference Board in New York City. His father was a partner in the Newark law firm of Medvin & Elberg prior to his retirement, and is a past-president of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He currently volunteers as a case developer for Centurion Ministries of Princeton, the country’s oldest exoneration project.
Mr. John F. Cowen of Brownsville, Tex. and Ms. Margaret H. Cowen of San Antonio, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth Cowen, to Leo Francis Stinson IV, son of Leo III and Catherine Stinson of Princeton.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are the late Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hasse of Brownsville and San Antonio, Tex. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Cowen of Brownsville, Tex. The groom elect is the grandson of the late Mr. Carl C. J. Fischer and Mrs. Helen Fischer of Boca Raton, Fla. and the late Mr. Leo Stinson, Jr. and Mrs. Alice Stinson of Brigantine, N.J.
The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio and graduated cum laude from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design. She is employed as a project manager at Lavinia Lemon Interiors in Washington, D.C.
The groom elect is a 2002 graduate of The Hun School of Princeton and received a Bachelor of Arts in economics and engineering from Lafayette College. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. He is employed as a market and liquidity risk manager with Capital One Bank in McLean, Va.
A May 2015 wedding is planned in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Purnell Tompkins of Princeton, and Albert Angrisani of Princeton and Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne, to Eric Michael Gautieri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent F. Gautieri of Belford, New Jersey.
Elizabeth is a 2005 graduate of Princeton High School and received a degree in psychology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is an event planner with Maritime Parc in Jersey City. Eric graduated from Middletown High School and studied business management at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. He is a regional manager with Real Estate Growth Advisors, LLC, in Highland Park, New Jersey.
The couple is planning a July 2015 wedding.
Rachel Bergen Snyderman and Robert James Begin were married Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the bride’s childhood home in Princeton. Liz Lempert, mayor of Princeton, officiated.
Ms. Snyderman, 25, is keeping her name. She was employed as a senior analyst with Ernst & Young’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics practice in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Wellesley College. She will pursue full-time graduate study this fall at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
She is the daughter of Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Douglas Myers of Princeton. Dr. Snyderman is the chief medical editor for NBC News and associate clinical professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. Douglas Myers is a freelance television sports producer.
Mr. Begin, 27, is assistant dean of admissions at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md., where he also teaches English and coaches the school’s baseball team. He is completing a master’s degree in educational studies at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University.
He is the son of Barbara A. Lee and James P. Begin, both of Princeton. Ms. Lee is a professor of human resource management at Rutgers University and is of counsel to the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer. Mr. Begin, now retired, is an emeritus distinguished professor and the former director of the Institute of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University.
The couple met at Princeton High School in 2004. They now make their home in Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Finnell III of Skillman, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Louise C. Finnell to Jonathan W. Trapasso, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Trapasso III of Cranbury. The bride and groom both attended Princeton High School, graduating in 2002 and 2001 respectively, and met each other in 2010.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Mrs. Trapasso, a television producer with Tigress Productions in New York City, is currently working on a program for the National Geographic channel. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Mr. Trapasso attended New York Film Academy and began his career in the television industry. He is currently a television production manager at Original Media in New York City working on the show Inkmaster.
The ceremony and reception took place on March 8, 2014, in Brooklyn at the DUMBO Loft with family and friends attending. The maid of honor was the bride’s cousin, Annie (Eggers) Thacker, and the best man was the groom’s brother, Dominick Trapasso. The couple currently resides in Manhattan.
Caroline Purnell Tompkins of Princeton, New Jersey, and Albert Angrisani of Princeton, New Jersey and Manhattan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Frances Purnell (née Angrisani) to Jason Robert Nielsen, son of Mr. Jürgen Nielsen Jr. of Smithville, New Jersey, and Mrs. Barbara Mundy-Clark of Linden, New Jersey.
Catherine is a 1999 graduate of Princeton High School and received a nursing degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She works in the health insurance industry. Jason is a 2002 graduate of Carteret High School and is completing a degree in criminal justice at Seton Hall University. He is a Marine Corps veteran having served five years of active duty with multiple combat deployments. He is currently in the law enforcement field in New Jersey. The bride resides in South Amboy, New Jersey; the groom, in Carteret, New Jersey.
The couple is planning a March 2015 wedding in Florida.
Katherine Hudson and Michael Crowley were married on September 28, 2013, at the Bald Head Island Chapel in North Carolina. Monsignor Richard Skelly performed the ceremony witnessed by their friends and family. Their wedding party included: Katie Crews (Maid of Honor), Anne Koenig (Matron of Honor), Jessica Crowley, Katelyn D’Eramo, Natalie Hagan, Julie Doust, Richard Crowley (Best Man), Joey Calvetti, Christopher Campbell, Nick Prendergast, Matthew Tarduogno, and Jon Wright.
The couple met during a rotational assignment in Fort Wayne, Indiana while participating in Lincoln Financial Group’s Professional Development Program. The bride, 28, is a member of the Lincoln’s Annuity Product Development team in Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated from Cornell University ’08, New York. The groom, 28, is a member of the Lincoln’s Insurance and Retirement Solutions Strategy Team in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Princeton Day School, ’04 and Bentley University, ’08, Massachusetts.
Katherine is the daughter of Jane Hudson and Dr. Ronald Balthazor of Watkinsville, Georgia and Brenda Rodgers and Dr. Richard Hudson of Colbert, Georgia. Her parents are members of the University of Georgia faculty and staff.
Michael is the son of Patricia and Peter Crowley of Princeton, New Jersey. The groom’s mother is a director at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. His father is president and CEO of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The newlyweds honeymooned at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. They reside in Simsbury, Connecticut with their dog, Colt.
As they start their new life together, Katherine and Michael would like to take this opportunity to express their love and gratitude to family and friends for their patient guidance, support, and unconditional love.
McCann — Kelsey
Larissa McCann, daughter of Thomas McCann and Tatiana Semenov, to Scott Gerald Kelsey, son of Kenneth and Sharon Kelsey.
The bride-to-be is a seventh grade science teacher at Hillsborough Middle School in Hillsborough. She is a 1996 graduate of Lacey Township High School and has a BS in biology, psychology, and education from Monmouth University.
Mr. Kelsey is the regional sales manager for Mortgage Master Inc. in Princeton. He is a 1993 graduate of Hamilton College with a BA in political science and economics. Prior to moving to Princeton in 1998, Mr. Kelsey played in more than 500 professional hockey games, most recently playing for the Trenton Titans in the ECHL.
A September 2014 wedding is planned.
The Rev. and Mrs. Frank C. Strasburger, formerly of Princeton and now of Brunswick, Maine, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hilary Simmons Strasburger, to Joshua Richard Collier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kent Stallard, of Marion, Virginia, on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The ceremony and reception took place at the bride’s family home in Brunswick, with the bride’s father, an Episcopal priest, officiating. The bride’s dress had been her mother’s and grandmother’s, and both the dress and veil were adorned with lace worn by her great-great grandmother in the 1890’s.
A 2004 alumna of Princeton High School, Mrs. Collier is a 2008 graduate of Bowdoin College and received a master’s degree in special education from Lesley University. She is a learning specialist and English teacher at the Hillside School in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Mr. Collier, an operatic tenor who debuted in Tuscany in 2011, graduated in 2010 from North Carolina School of the Arts and holds a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory. He is the executive director of Opera Brittenica, a Boston opera company devoted to the works of composer Benjamin Britten. The couple resides in Marlborough.
Katherine May Papastephanou and Daniel Perling Mayeri were married June 15, 2013 in an outdoor ceremony at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley, California.
The bride, who is the daughter of Costa and May Papastephanou of Princeton, graduated from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. She received a BS in biology from Duke University and a Masters degree in marine biology from San Francisco State University. She teaches senior biology at the Athenian School in Danville, California.
The groom, who is the son of Karin Perling and Richard Mayeri of Pacific Grove, California, graduated from Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach. He received a BA in geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an independent math and physics tutor in Berkeley.
After their honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple resides in Berkeley, California.
Lauren E. Murphy, daughter of Kathleen and Jerald Murphy, of Princeton and Michael J. Freedman, son of Bobbi and Barry Freedman, of Princeton were married on June 29, 2013 at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, N.J. The groom’s great uncle, the Honorable Victor Freedman, served as the Officiant.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Princeton High School and graduated from Villanova University in 2008. She is currently a math teacher at Princeton High School.
The groom is also a 2004 graduate of Princeton High School and graduated from Penn State University in 2008. He received his Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University in 2010. He is currently working for Kooltronic, Inc. in Pennington.
Simone Beth Levien, daughter of Cherie and Lawrence Levien of Chevy Chase, Maryland was married on September 21, 2013 to Micah John Halsey, son of James Trussell of Princeton and MaryMargaret Halsey of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Laura Day, a friend of the couple, officiated in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where the couple first met as students at Williams College.
Mrs. Halsey’s maid of honor was her sister, Laura Nagin. The other bridesmaids were Caitlin Warthin, Daniella Johnson, and Nancy Haff. Mr. Halsey’s best man was Gregory Callahan and the groomsmen were Andrew Jennings, Gordon Phillips, and Constantine Mavroudis.
Mrs. Halsey works in New York City for Forrester, a technology research firm. She graduated from Williams College in 2008.
Mr. Halsey works for Shapeways, a 3D printing marketplace, in New York City. He graduated from Williams College in 2005 and received an MBA from Columbia Business School in May of this year.
The couple resides in Brooklyn, New York. They honeymooned in Hong Kong and the Maldives.
Christine Na-Eun Yoo and Matthew Hutchins Millar were married on June 10, 2013 at Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The bride received her MD from NYU School of Medicine in 2012, and is a resident in anesthesiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She is the daughter of Mi-Young Jung of Arlington, Mass., and of Soo-Yeub Yoo of Seoul, South Korea.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Princeton High School and a 2009 graduate of Yale University. He is a software developer at Second Street in St. Louis, Mo. He is the son of Kim Hutchins Millar, MD and James J. Millar of Princeton.
The maid of honor was Marjorie Proper of Bronx, N.Y. The bridesmaids were Victoria Aveson of Pittsburgh, Pa, Sarah Millar of New York, N.Y., and Anne Millar of Princeton.
The best man was Daniel Schwartz of New York, N.Y. The groomsmen were Carlos Ramos of Pittsburgh, Pa., Adam Waxman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Adam Millar of Princeton.
After a honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, the bride and groom will make their home in St. Louis.
John and Florence Cassar of Rocky Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Cassar, to Adriano Di Donato, son of Anthony Di Donato and Cristina Santilli of Princeton.
The future bride graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She is currently employed as the store manager and buyer of Rouge Boutique in Princeton.
The future groom received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rider University in secondary education and history. He is currently employed as the director of store operations at Bon Appétit Fine Foods of Princeton.
They anticipate a spring 2014 wedding in the Orthodox Church and plan to reside locally.
Stephen Richard Quandt, son of Midge and Richard Quandt of Princeton, and Thomas Brian Heyer, son of Dawn and the late Robert Heyer of Holland, Michigan were married on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Arrowsic, Maine at the home of Mr. Quandt’s cousin Walter Briggs who became a Universal Life Church minister for the event and who officiated.
Two close friends of the couple, Sandra Raupp and Sandra Luckow, along with Walter and Wendy Briggs, their four children Duncan, Marnie, Charlotte, and Henry attended the ceremony, which was not announced in advance.
The couple met at the Papermill Playhouse in 1992 where they were both working on a production of Great Expectations. Mr. Quandt is a freelance theatrical lighting designer and a responding consultant for the ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response Team. He graduated from The Hun School, the College of Wooster, and received an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Heyer is a freelance costume designer and fine artist. He graduated from UNC Charlotte, and received his MFA in Theatrical Design from Southern Methodist University. The couple lives in New York City.
Arlen and Thomas Hastings of Princeton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Hastings, to Daniel Hayes-Patterson, son of Priscilla Hayes and Peter Patterson of Robbinsville, New Jersey.
Ms. Hastings is a graduate of Princeton High School and Princeton University. She is the Special Projects Editor for U.S. 1, the business and entertainment newspaper, and affiliated publications. Mr. Hayes-Patterson, a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Princeton University, is a Software Engineer for Google in New York.
The couple plans on an August wedding in Princeton, where they both reside.
Ms. Jane Hudson and Dr. Ronald Balthazor of Watkinsville, Georgia, and Dr. Richard Hudson and Ms. Brenda Rodgers of Colbert, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Hudson, to Michael Crowley, son of Peter and Patricia Crowley of Princeton, New Jersey.
Ms. Hudson is a graduate of Oconee County High School, Georgia and Cornell University, New York. She is a variable annuity product analyst at Lincoln Financial Group in Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Crowley is a graduate of Princeton Day School, New Jersey and Bentley University, Massachusetts. He works on the strategy team at Lincoln Financial Group.
The couple currently resides in Simsbury, Connecticut. A wedding date has been set in September on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.
Leslie Ann Thompson and Michael Clinton Strauss were married Saturday, February 16 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A Catholic priest, Father Patrick Connor of Bordentown, New Jersey, and a Presbyterian Minister, the Reverend Doctor Guy David Hawley of Cincinnati, Ohio, jointly officiated.
Ms. Thompson, 29, is a vice president in Country Risk Strategy at Citigroup in New York. She graduated from Stuart Country Day School in Princeton and magna cum laude from Middlebury College, and earned a Diploma from Sciences Po in Paris and a Master’s from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. She is the daughter of Dr. Donald Thompson, president of Thompson Mahogany Company in Philadelphia, and Dr. Marian Macchi, formerly of Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research and co-founder of the E-Speech software company, both of Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Thompson’s grandfather, Dr. Donald Thompson, served as president of Canada’s Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Mr. Strauss, 40, is a senior advisor for international macroeconomic policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He was the third generation in his family to attend Williams College, where he served as president of the student body and graduated cum laude. After a stint teaching American literature in Moscow, he received a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a concurrent JD from Stanford Law School. He worked for five years as an associate in the London and Paris offices of the New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, then returned to Washington, where he worked for five years as counsel in the legal departments of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Mr. Strauss also plays bass in the popular Washington-based funk and rock band, “Bonjour, Ganesh!”.
Mr. Strauss’ father, the late Peter J Strauss, was a partner with the law firm Graydon, Head & Ritchey and was vice mayor of Cincinnati for several years. His mother, Katherine “Kitty” Strauss, is a Senior Director at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and also sits on a number of boards in the region, including the executive committee of the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund and the Board of Ohio Cancer Research. Both parents have been honored as “Lions” of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League.
The couple met in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb. Avid skiers, their romance was kindled on an impromptu group trip to Chamonix, France over New Year’s 2005-06. They dated, quietly at first, for many years, including long-distance from Paris to Washington and then New York to Washington. They were engaged in June 2012 on a surprise trip to Cartagena, Colombia, and, in keeping with their love of skiing, will honeymoon at a family ski house at Whistler in British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. and Mrs. Francis Pizzi of Princeton, announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Francis Pizzi, to Ramona Sonia Cornei, daughter of Leon and Feodosia Cornei of Galati, Romania.
Miss Cornei is a graduate of The University Dunarea de Jos, in Galati, Romania. She then earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Academy of Economic Sciences in Bucharest. Currently, she is employed as a business development analyst for Vector Media, in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Pizzi received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the CFO of Binder Biomedical, Inc., a spinal implant device company based in Miami, Florida. He is also the founder and owner of My Yogurt Cafe, a chain of self-service frozen yogurt stores in Florida.
A September 2013 wedding is planned on the shores of Lago Maggiore, Stresa, Italy.
Emily Speicher Burns, daughter of Anne B. Burns and Dr. John J. Burns of Princeton was married on July 28, 2012 to Dr. Noah Benjamin Cincinnati, son of Judy B. Cincinnati and Edward F. Cincinnati of Fairfax, Va. Heidi W. Currier, a New Jersey Superior Court judge, officiated at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville.
Mrs. Cincinnati, 27, teaches eighth-grade social studies at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va. A 2003 graduate of Princeton High School, she graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received a master’s degree in teaching at Johns Hopkins.
Her father is the managing partner for Cardiology Associates, a medical practice in East Brunswick. Her mother is the public relations director for Issues Management, a public affairs firm in Princeton.
Dr. Cincinnati, 29, began working in September as an assistant professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Until May, he was an adjunct professor of history at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., and at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He graduated from the University of Mary Washington and received a master’s degree and a PhD in American History from Johns Hopkins.
The groom’s mother was a preschool teacher at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, Va. for more than 20 years. His father, who is retired, was an assistant inspector general for the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The couple honeymooned in Nassau, Bahamas. They currently reside in Fairfax, Va.
Elizabeth Jean Kupin, daughter of Joseph and Jane Kupin of Princeton, is engaged to Daniel Cranston, son of Dr. Robert Cranston and the late Barbara Cranston of Champaign, Illinois.
Ms. Kupin graduated from Princeton High School in 2002 and Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 with a dual degree in mathematics and visual arts. In May 2012, she received a PhD from Rutgers University in mathematics. Ms. Kupin currently works as a tutor in Richmond, Virgina.
Ms. Kupin’s father, Joseph Kupin, is currently a Deacon at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Princeton.
Mr. Cranston graduated from University High School in Champaign, Illinois in 1996 and earned a degree in mathematics from Greenville College in 1999. In 2007, Mr. Cranston earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Cranston is currently a professor of mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virgina.
The couple became engaged in April of 2012. Their wedding is planned for November of 2012 in Richmond, Virgina.
Amanda Suomi of Princeton, daughter of Barbara Suomi and Marvin Suomi, wed Robert Gorrie of Pennington, son of Thomas and Margaret Gorrie. The couple was married on August 11, 2012 in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii in a beautiful ceremony attended by close friends and members of their families.
The bride graduated from Princeton Day School in 1999 and went on to study and play soccer at the University of Vermont. She received her Masters in Education from Pepperdine University and is now teaching at the Corlears School in Manhattan.
The groom graduated from The Hun School in 1998 and went on to study at Skidmore College. He has recently received his Juris Doctorate in Environment Law from Pace University, graduating magna cum laude.
The couple honeymooned on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Antonia Caroline Vermilya Faulkner, of London, England, daughter of James Hugh Faulkner — former secretary of state in the cabinet of Jean-Pierre Trudeau and former president of Alcan SA Europe — and Jane Meintjies Faulkner, to Ned Charles McGavern Dybvig, of Princeton, son of Alan J. Dybvig — retired IBM executive — and Katherine McGavern. The wedding was held on March 10, 2012 in Gstaad, Switzerland, where the bride’s parents reside.
The bride completed her secondary studies in Switzerland and India and completed university studies in England. Prior to the wedding she worked in financial marketing for HSBC.
The Groom (Princeton High School ’96) received a BA in economics and English from Dartmouth College in 2000. Following graduation he worked in investment banking at Lehmann Brothers, as an analyst in the distressed group at Soros Fund Management, and as a partner at Camulos Capital Fund. He is currently working in debt capital markets with Yorvik Partners, London.
Following the ceremony, the couple honeymooned in the Maldive Islands, and now reside in London.
Dr. Christine Kathryn Superior, daughter of Kathleen and Theodore Superior of Delaware Township, to Scott Michael Miller, son of Florence and Charles Miller of Manalapan. The couple was married on August 27, 2011, at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Dr. Superior graduated in 1994 from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, and in 2000 from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. She completed a pharmacy residency with Methodist Healthcare — Memphis Hospitals in Memphis, Tenn., and is a Board Certified Pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Mr. Miller graduated in 1983 from Manalapan High School in Manalapan, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative literature in 1997 from Rutgers College at Rutgers University. He is an information technology manager with ThomsonReuters in Manhattan.
After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple now resides in Princeton Junction.
Courtney Christian Bergh, daughter of William G. Bergh and Linda B. Staniar of Pennington, to Keiran Thomas Pedley, son of Kevin and Eileen Pedley of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. The couple was married on June 2, 2012 by the Reverend Paul Jeanes III, Rector, at Trinity Church, Princeton.
The bride attended Princeton Day School and received a BA with honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. and an MSc with merit from The London School of Economics.
Mr. Pedley received a BA with merit from The London School of Economics.
Both the bride and groom are research managers for the market research company GfK in their London office.
Erin Katherine Belanger, daughter of Dr. David and Maryann Belanger of Hillsborough, to Andrew Nicholas Blackwell, son of Barbara Blackwell of Princeton and David Blackwell of Pennington.
Ms. Belanger graduated from Princeton Day School in 1996 and the United States Naval Academy in 2000 where she received a BS in electrical engineering. After serving as a naval officer for five years, she is now currently employed as the Manufacturing Practice Manager for the Americas with McKinsey Consulting in Stamford, Conn.
Mr. Blackwell graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1996 and the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 where he earned a BS in computer science. After six years as a naval officer, he is now in the dentistry program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
A July 21, 2012 wedding is planned in Stamford, Conn.
Sara Frances Peach, daughter of John and Patricia Peach of Princeton, to Ryan James Messier, son of Debra and Darryl Messier of North Andover, Mass.
Ms. Peach graduated from Princeton Day School and Hamilton College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and environmental studies. She earned an MBA from Boston University in 2011. She is currently employed as a development associate at the Tower School in Marblehead, Mass.
Mr. Messier graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass. and Hamilton College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. He attended Pace University and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2010. He is a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass.
A September wedding is planned in the Thousand Islands where the prospective bride’s family has a home.
Margot Ballard Woolley, daughter of Robert and Anne Woolley of Bell Mead, to James Francis O’Neil II, son of Michael and the late Margaret Anne O’Neil of Oakton, Va. The ceremony took place on December 31, 2011 at St. Aloysius Church, Washington, D.C. The Rev. Charles Currie, S.J. officiated.
The bride is a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton and the University of Michigan. She received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a manager with Ernst & Young’s Advisory Practice.
Mr. O’Neil is a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. and Villanova University. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a lead financial analyst for AT&T.
The couple honeymooned in Thailand and currently reside in Dallas, Texas.
Amelia Maxine Josephson, daughter of Virginia McKinney and Joe Josephson of Anchorage, Ala., to Benjamin Turndorf, son of Gary and Jill Turndorf of Skillman. The couple was married on December 23, 2011 in Oxford, England, in a ceremony attended by members of their families.
The bride graduated from Columbia University with highest honors. She was awarded the Kellet Fellowship by Columbia University for study at Oxford University, where she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Latin American studies.
The bridegroom graduated in 2007 from Princeton Day School and in 2011 from Columbia University. He received the Clarenden Fellowship and the St. Anthony’s Scholarship awarded by Oxford University, where he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in contemporary Chinese studies.
The couple honeymooned at a seaside inn in Cornwall, England.
Amber Lauria, daughter of Kim Lauria and Bruce Lauria of Upland, Calif., to Hunter Parsons, son of Larry and Jean Parsons of Princeton. The couple was married in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah.
The bride graduated from St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, Calif., and Rollins College. She was employed in television in New York City, where she met Hunter. She is currently with Medicus Healthcare Solutions.
The bridegroom graduated from Princeton High School and Wake Forest University. He was also employed in television in New York City and is currently doing freelance work.
The couple honeymooned in Mexico and currently reside in Denver, Colo.
Emily Speicher Burns, daughter of Dr. John and Anne Burns of Princeton, to Noah Benjamin Cincinnati, son of Edward and Judy Cincinnati of Fairfax, Va.
The bride-to-be is an eighth grade social studies teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va. She is a 2003 graduate of Princeton High School and has a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Cincinnati is a PhD candidate in American History at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in environmental history. He holds an MA from John Hopkins and a BA from the University of Mary Washington, where he currently teaches.
A July 2012 wedding is planned.
Ms. Elizabeth D. Winslow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Winslow of Aberdeen, New Jersey, to Dr. Ethan D. Schartman, son of Ms. Laura Schartman of Pontiac, Michigan and Mr. David Schartman of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The couple was married on January 12, 2012 at the Princeton Mayor’s Office. Deputy Mayor Liz Lempert of Princeton Township officiated.
The bride, 34, will continue to use her name professionally. She graduated from Vassar College and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is a trader in New York City for Royce & Associates.
The bridegroom, 36, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and received a PhD in astrophysics from Princeton University. He is a research physicist in Princeton for Nova Photonics.
The couple will reside in Princeton. A reception will follow in August of this year.
Amanda Marie Farley, daughter of Anna Marie Farley and the late Richard Farley of Philadelphia, to Dimitrios Leonidas Kotsinonos, son of Leonidas Kotsinonos and Elizabeth Russ of Princeton Junction. The couple was married on October 21, 2011, in Saint Katherine of Sienna RC Church in Philadelphia. The wedding reception was held at the Glen Foerd Mansion, Philadelphia.
The bride graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1999 and Villanova University in 2003 with a BA in finance and information systems.
The bridegroom is a 2000 graduate of Princeton Day School and a 2004 graduate of Boston College with a BA in economics and French.
Both the bride and the groom work for Vanguard in Wayne, Pa. The bride is a phone center manager and the groom is a campaign strategist in marketing.
After a honeymoon trip to Napa, Calif., the couple currently reside in Philadelphia.
Lindsay A. Jolley, daughter of Michael and Wendy Jolley of Princeton, to Jesse L. Ambriz, son of Patricia Nunez of Chino Hills, Calif., and Lory Ambriz of Riverside, Calif. The couple was married on August 6, 2011, on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Princeton High School; also of the University of Michigan; and received her master’s degrees at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the University of Delaware. She is employed as a school psychologist in the Christina School District, Wilmington, Del.
The bridegroom graduated from Bishop Amat High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts and also a master’s degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles. He is currently a fifth-grade math teacher at the Prestige Academy Charter School in Wilmington, Del.
After a wedding trip to South Africa, the couple currently reside in Avondale, Pa.
Larisa Justine Heilner, daughter of Mary B. and John L. Heilner of Princeton, to James Donald Canty, son of Joan M. Canty of Washington, D.C., and the late Donald J. Canty. The outdoor ceremony took place on October 8, 2011 at Silver Buttons Farm in Carversville, Pa. Dennis V. Canty, a brother of the groom who became a Universalist Life minister for the event, officiated.
The bride, 37, is keeping her name. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, and received a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the director of marketing and business at James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture and urban design firm in Manhattan.
The groom, 40, is a Brooklyn-based guitarist and bassist with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, a rock band.
After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple will reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nicolina Renee Carnevale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas R. Carnevale of Princeton, to Stavros Vasillias Papafilipakis. The couple was married on August 20, 2011 at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton. Monsignor Walter E. Nolan officiated the nuptial mass.
The bride is a graduate of Villa Victoria Academy High School, and Moravian College, where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English. She attended graduate school at The College of New Jersey, where she received her teaching certification from the State of New Jersey and is currently employed as a teacher for Dietrich Johnson Nursery School, Princeton, and the Chapin School of Princeton.
The groom graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Mercer County Community College. He is employed by the State of New Jersey, Division of Revenue and is currently pursuing a career in law enforcement.
The bride and groom honeymooned in St. Lucia.
Laura Catherine Maier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Maier II, of Reading, Pa., to Nicholas Hilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hilton, of Skillman.
Ms. Maier grew up in Shillington, Pa., attending Lancaster Country Day School in Lancaster, and Hobart and William Smith College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History before attending The University of the Arts, receiving a Master’s degree in Art Education. Ms. Maier works at Christie’s Auction House in New York City. Mr. Hilton, a native of Montgomery Township, attended The Hun School of Princeton and Rutgers University. He works for CB Richard Ellis as a commercial real estate broker.
A September wedding is planned.
Jacquelyn Brooks, daughter of Barbara Brooks of Kendall Park and the late James Brooks, to Mark Katzenback, son of Robert and Darlene Katzenback of Monmouth Junction. The wedding took place at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton on July 30, 2011. Father Michael McClane officiated.
The bride is a graduate of Princeton High School and Rider University. She received a degree in Elementary Education and American Studies. She is currently a fourth grade teacher in South Brunswick.
The groom is a graduate of South Brunswick High School and Lycoming College, where he received a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. He is currently a third grade teacher in South Brunswick.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Hawaii and currently reside in Franklin Park.
Rebekah Ann Mueller, daughter of The Rev. Fred D. Mueller of Millstone, N.J., and Mrs. Barbara Whitman Mueller, of Fayette, Maine, to Justin Kidder Strasburger, the son of The Rev. and Mrs. Frank C. Strasburger, of Brunswick, Maine and formerly of Princeton. The couple was married at the Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge, Mass., on May 28, 2011, with both of their fathers officiating.
The bride is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Class of 2007. She currently works in the Alumni Affairs and Development Office at Harvard University as a liaison with international Harvard clubs and shared interest groups.
Mr. Strasburger also graduated from Bowdoin College, Class of 2007. He currently is director of the Worcester office of Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged students get into college, graduate, and find employment.