CLASS OF 2010 | 2022 | SPRING ISSUE

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Greetings Class of 2010! Please enjoy the following updates from our classmates around the world:

Dylan Marron was hired as a writer for the third season of Ted Lasso, joining fellow Wes alum Bill Wrubel ’85, P’26.

Emily Hoffman and husband Alex Kane welcomed baby girl Shayna Hadas this past January. All are well and enjoying hibernating together through the Brooklyn winter.

Hallie Morris (Coffin-Gould) and her husband Drew welcomed a baby boy this past November. They’re thrilled to be enjoying a quiet winter together as a family.

Keoni DeFranco recently moved to Oahu, Hawai’i, to lead Malama Venture Studio (MSV), where he is developing a portfolio of innovative companies looking to strength Hawai’i’s economy through socially conscious and environmentally regenerative business. MVS’s goal is to achieve a sustainable Hawai’i. He is a member of the Oahu Water Protectors, working to defuel and decommission Red Hill Fuel Facility, which recently spilled 14,000 gallons of petroleum into Oahu’s water supply. Keoni is also advising the Nation of Hawai’i on its pathway toward self-determination for the Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian people), which is currently petitioning for permanent observer status at the United Nations.

Elizabeth Larner and her husband were overjoyed to welcome their first child, a son named Joshua, this past December.

Becky Lee reports: “I completed my residency in family medicine and started working for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program as a member of the Street Team— providing addiction medicine and primary care to the chronically homeless. My partner Marc and I also welcomed our baby Beatrix into the world in November!”

Maren Ellingboe King is sharing updated versions of favorite family recipes (including Cardamom Coffee Buns, Caraway Roast Chicken, and several variations of hotdish) in her first cookbook, Fresh Midwest: Modern Recipes from the Heartland. The book will be released in September by Countryman Press, and combines the nostalgia of traditional Midwestern dishes and influences of Maren’s Scandinavian heritage with an emphasis on local, unprocessed ingredients. Maren, a food stylist and recipe developer, moved back home to Minneapolis with her husband Ari King ’09 in 2020 after a decade spent in New York City and the Bay Area. Fresh Midwest is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or wherever books are sold.

Thanks as always to those who contributed and, as always, feel free to pass along notes real time at DavidALayne@gmail.com, or dlayne@wesleyan.edu.

DAVID LAYNE  | dlayne@wesleyan.edu