Class Notes

Class Note for ’68

January 24, 2013

Jim Alvord reports: “After a lengthy career in Retail Merchandising, with stops at several department and discount stores, I was recruited 11 years ago by San Diego-based Petco Stores, where I spent seven years until opening my own consulting firm, JBA Marketing, Inc., working with pet industry suppliers on their products and marketing efforts. My wife Ana and I will celebrate our 28th Anniversary this June; we continue to enjoy our children’s progress — 26-year-old Megan is a theater stage-management professional, having spent 4 years in New York on- and off-Broadway with several productions; she has recently returned to California to work at The LaJolla Playhouse. Our younger daughter Grace is an exceptional junior-year student at Cathedral Catholic High School and is winnowing down her college choices for a final decision soon. Son Michael, just turning 13, is thankful for the extended California youth baseball season to feed his passion almost year-round. Although far away from east-coast family, we do get back to Squam Lake (NH) each summer for a visit, with an occasional drive-thru visit to Deerfield when we’re down that way. Work and other family commitments preclude a Reunion trip this year, but I wish all my fellow classmates a good time this June; we’ll be there with you in spirit. Enjoy!”

Jim Alvord

Class of 1968