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  • Snapshot: Erica Thompson

    Occupation: I work in the residence life department at Central Connecticut State University, as a residence hall director. I’m responsible for the residents’ well-being.

    Family: I live with my boyfriend, Ryan Wien, in Sandy Hook. The rest of my family is in Long Island, including my twin sister, Allie, and my little sister, Meredith.

  • Snapshot: Stuart Rieve

    Occupation: I’m a firefighter with the City of Stamford, and I have a little carpentry business on the side, doing smaller jobs.

    Family: I’ve been married to Kirstin for 24 years, as of this month.

    Pets: We have a gaggle of dogs. Three Labs and a Chihuahua mix. Our Labs are Aerial, Tucker, and Yukon, and the Chihuahua is Misty. We adopted Misty when my mom moved into Maplewood. She’s a feisty little thing.

  • Snapshot: Joanne Kenny

    Occupation: I’m a realtor with William Raveis, in the Newtown office. I’ve been with them for about six months, but I’ve been a realtor for three years. Prior to working here, I was also a gymnastics coach at the Trumbull Y.

    Family: I’m married to Bill. We have three children. Kathryn is 16, Allyson is 13, and Sean is 10 years old.

  • Snapshot: Jo Gamble

    Occupation: I am the driver for Bus #24, for the Newtown schools. I get to go all over the place. I drive routes for the high school, Reed Intermediate School, and for Middle Gate School.

    Family: I’ve been married to Jonathan for 20 years — quite an achievement when he keeps moving us. He’s an engineer with Enfield Technologies in Shelton. We’re both originally from England. We have a high school junior, Christopher, and our daughter, Pip, is a freshman at NHS.

  • Snapshot: Elana Bertram

    Occupation: I am a patent attorney, dealing with trademarks, copyrights, and business issues around intellectual property. I’m a solo practitioner since 2011, at Hawley Legal Resources in Hawleyville.

    Family: I’m married to Eric Dolce, who is also an attorney. We have a young son. Michael is 6 months old, and already climbing the furniture. He’s a bundle of energy and enthusiasm.

  • Snapshot: Marianne Scanlon

    Occupation: I was a nurse. I got my master’s from Yale and worked for 35 years as an APRN in psychiatry at Griffin Hospital in Derby. I loved it. I retired seven years ago.

    Family: My husband, Richard, passed away in 2006. We have three children. Richard and his wife, Julie, are in Florida. Judy and her husband, Peter, live in Little Compton, R.I., and Lisa is in New York City. I have five grandchildren — Taylor, Peter, Christopher, Amy, and John.

  • Snapshot: Walter Motyka

    Occupation: When I came out of the Air Force, I was hired by High Voltage Engineering in Boston, about 45 years ago. I’ve earned degrees in engineering and have worked in disciplines as varied as testing Van De Graff accelerators, technical support of NASA projects and the space telescope, facilities management for high-tech companies, as well as strategic planning and logistics for Fortune 100 companies worldwide.

  • Snapshot: Bob Bonvini

    Occupation: I’m a financial advisor. I work for People’s Securities, which is a division of People’s United Bank. I work with individuals mostly, to help them get to a comfortable place with their investments. It’s a lot of fun and it’s challenging, but very rewarding. My office is in Fairfield.

  • Snapshot: Martha Friar

    Occupation: I’m retired from Praxair, Inc in Danbury. I was a lawyer in the law department for 23 years. Now I volunteer at Danbury Hospital in the Praxair Center, and with Meals On Wheels in Newtown.

  • Snapshot: Janelle Gagne

    Occupation: I’m a surgical physician assistant with the Hospital of Central Connecticut, in New Britain.

    Family: My husband Roy is a lieutenant in the Norwalk fire department. We have three children. Mitchell is 3 years old, and we have twins who will be 1 year old on April 29. We now have an au pair living with us, Hanna, who helps us take care of everyone.

    Pets: We have a cocker spaniel named Sugar. She’s 4 years old.