Jennifer Menard - Latham Office
It’s crazy how quickly time passes when you have children, and how unprepared you are for each new milestone. My son turned 16 during the summer of 2022, which meant the new adventure of getting a permit and learning how to drive. I know that I know how to drive, what I have no clue about is how to teach someone else how to drive! It is far more difficult, and nerve wracking, than I expected it to be. So far, the only thing he has run over or hit is a traffic cone in a parking lot! Like all other parenting adventures, by trial and error (hopefully less error), we will figure this out! Added to this, he has his first job interview this week! There is something very rewarding, and yet bittersweet, watching your child morph into their “adult” self.
Karl Newtown - Latham Office
Two Saturdays ago I received a call from my oldest son who lives in Boston and asked if I wanted to go skiing on Sunday at Killington Mountain. I said it sounds like a good idea, and we decided to meet at the Ramshead Base Lodge by 7:45. We were on the chairlift shortly after 8:00, and we skied hard until 1:45 and by that time my legs were beat. It was a typical northeast ski day, cloudy, gusty winds, firm and icy snow, but we had a great time, and skied the whole mountain. We both agreed, it does not matter what the ski conditions are, it is always a fun day when we are able to ski together.
Jenna Ward - Rochester Office
Now that 2023 is here, that means wedding year for my Fiancé and I! Engaged in 2021, it is true when they say that time flies, as I thought the wedding was going to take forever to arrive. With an October 7th date, I am now in full planning mode, picking out bridesmaid dresses, sending save the dates, booking hotel room blocks, and we just did our wedding tasting. I am also very excited for my upcoming bachelorette party in Fort Lauderdale!
Paige O'Neil - Canandaigua Office
Back in August my friends and I flew to Calgary, AB for our High School Friend’s wedding. We decided to make a whole week of the trip and take time exploring Banff National Park and all of its beauty. This was a trip that we had been waiting to take for almost 2.5 years (due to our original trip in 2020 being cancelled due to COVID). We were so glad to finally get to explore the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. We went canoeing on some of the prettiest water in the world, we ate lots of poutine and tried many different Canadian Breweries and even spotted a Black Bear on the side of the road.
Kevin Stone - Rochester Office
Outside of work, one of my biggest passions is rooting for and supporting my Alma Mater, Syracuse University. My father graduated from SU in the 1980’s and has had season tickets to the football games every year since. The first time I went to a football game in the Dome was when I was less than five years old. I myself ended up graduating from the Whitman School of Management at SU in the Spring of 2014 and have had my own season ticket to the home football games ever since. My youngest sister also graduated from SU a few years ago and is now in medical school. My wife also graduated from Syracuse at the same time as me, but ironically, we didn’t end up meeting until later in life. Suffice to say, my family and I definitely Bleed Orange.