So last week, as I’m getting ready to meet Tom Hammar (after nearly 32 years) for lunch and meet the final classmate in Colorado (6 for 6!) I glance at my email.
But more on that later. Tom looked very happy and his 20 years in Denver have treated him well. He didn’t really like his two years at DA after having been sent from Chicagoland, so he doesn’t really stay in touch with anyone from the class. It was great he made a point to have lunch with me, given all that background.
He went to CU-Boulder and had too much fun. He spent some time in Estonia with the Peace Corps.
He has worked in retail but he has found a groove in the building trades. 2008 wasn’t kind to his employer so Tom bought and flipped a house to keep himself busy. Then the economy got back on track and now he is leading all building and renovation projects in the Rocky Mountains (32 stores) for Whole Foods.
He was excited to see the Global H2O presentation was part of the Denver Reception, because water is such an important issue – especially out here. “If I had a kid who was malleable – I’d push them toward Law, specifically Water Law”.
Back to that email. It was a nice 50th birthday greeting from Will Piersol. Last I knew he was in Singapore. It ended with “We’ve settled in the Boulder area, so if you’re ever up this way…”
I guess there are now 8 of us in Colorado and I’m only 6 for 7! Boulder, here I come..
John Knight ’83