Bear Pause Archives

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Latest Bear Pause

Natalie Owens Pike Bear Pause

Natalie Owens-Pike ΚΌ07 is a canoe enthusiast, connector of people and second-career grad student. She recently moved to New Haven with her husband, Alex, and would love to connect with Blake Bears in the area. 

James Ly class of 2020 Bear Pause

As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, James' dream of becoming a race car driver has taken a back seat to other interests. 

Alison Al Bye class of 2012 Bear Pause

Allison Bye ‘12 can be found hiking throughout our national park system and working on her natural landscape portfolio while simultaneously trying to ascend into Mrs. Frizzle.

George Karos 1993 Bear Pause

George Karos '93 is grateful to be back in Minnesota with his wife, two girls and two shichons, even though he's faced with his childhood at every turn. 

Bear Pause: Dayna WongPoe '76

Dayna WongPoe ‘76 has worked in the learning and development field for Alaska Airlines for more than 35 years. She asks everyone to have courage and to be kind every day. 

Bear Pause: Jan and Lee Woolman

Jan and Lee Woolman retired from Blake in June 2008 and have enjoyed traveling, volunteering, film festivals and various other cultural events—but they especially love interacting with their four grandchildren

David Graham social studies Bear Pause Upper School

When he's not trying to figure out what his dogs are thinking, you might catch David Graham ‘85 daydreaming about Grand Marais’ World’s Best Donuts. 

Sovady Phe Huston Bear Pause Alumni

Sovady Phe Huston '98 loves to spend time with her husband and kids, which turns out to be a blessing as they practice “Safer at Home.”

Brennan Greene Bear Pause

Brennan Greene ‘01 is the owner of Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse and Supperclub and Birch’s Lowertown. He married his high school sweetheart, Natasha Corver Greene ‘01, with whom he has two beautiful girls.

Simone Maddox Bear Pause

Simone Maddox ‘15 graduated last spring from Rice University and is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota studying the evolution of birds.

Steve Slovick Bear Pause

Steve Slovick ‘84 owns a successful global consulting firm. Last year, he and his family circumnavigated the globe, hitting 30 countries and learning all the way. 

Kathryn Malhotra Bear Pause

Kathryn Davis Malhotra '05 lives and works in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Though her global health career has taken her to far places, she still considers Minneapolis home.

Adam Dachis Bear Pause

Adam Dachis '02 lives and works as a technology writer in Los Angeles, but to save time he programmed his website to write for itself. If that's the strangest thing you've read today, tomorrow will surely surprise you.

Dharani Persaud '13

Dharani Persaud ‘13 works in Boston as the youth and community programs coordinator for GrubStreet. When she's not at work, you can find Dharani attempting to pet other people's dogs.

Mark Webster Jr '01

Mark Webster Jr. ‘01 owns, operates and manages the only Fatburger Food Truck in Los Angeles, where on a typical day he and his crew flip 150 burgers an hour.