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  • Snapshot: Sister Colleen Therese Smith

    Occupation: I’m the principal of St Rose of Lima School, and religious sister, Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Family: I am the youngest of five children. I grew up in St Louis, Mo. I have three older brothers and one older sister. My mother died when I was 27; my father and my stepmother still live in the St Louis area. I currently live with my community, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Shelton. There are five of us living at St Joseph Convent.

  • Snapshot: Robbie DuBroff

    Occupation: I grew up in San Diego and graduated from Berkeley with a degree in social work, and attended school at the University of Texas and University of Louisiana. I did some secretarial work and I worked as a shipyard welder and as a riveter on the Liberty ships, when I was in California, during World War II. It was a job opportunity that paid better. I met my husband, Bob, in New York, when I was in graduate school at NYU. I worked in the tenement buildings there as a social worker. There was always a need for help of some kind.

  • Snapshot: Laura Goldstein

    Occupation: I’m an attorney at Collins Hannafin, PC, in Danbury. I’ve been with the law firm for 20 years. I’m a member of the litigation department. My primary areas of practice are employment, worker’s compensation, and family law. I’m on the board of directors of Family & Children’s Aide and on the advisory council of Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, and recently I was honored to be selected for the Board of Trustees of the C.H. Booth Library.

  • Snapshot: Dr Barbara Mangold

    Occupation: I am a veterinarian at Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals. I started here about six months ago. I work at Mystic Aquarium and the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, part-time, and I also work at South Wilton Veterinary Group, an avian and exotic referral clinic. We also treat dogs and cats there.

  • Snapshot: Ray Irrera

    Occupation: I’m a teacher at Wallace Middle School in Middlebury, for eighth grade social studies. Never a dull moment! But that’s part of the fun. I’ve been a teacher for 11 years. I started life out as an attorney. I’m a lot happier now.

  • Snapshot: Sam Moore

    Occupation: I’m a web developer. My company is Resonetrics, LLC, here in town. My best client is a business whose website is critical to business — e-commerce, community building, blogs driven by advertising, and that kind of thing. I help people drive their businesses forward.

    Family: I live with Robin Olson in Sandy Hook. I have a daughter who is a lawyer for Bronx Defender, a public interest firm.

  • Snapshot: Nicole Christensen

    Occupation: I call myself a stay-at-home mom, first of all. On the side, I am a professional blogger for MaryJanesFarm, at http://sfgblog.maryjanesfarm.org. I’m the Suburban Farmgirl. I write about gardening, cooking, and being a mom. Sometime I even write about Newtown, because that’s where I’m from.

  • Snapshot: Kyle O'Connor

    Occupation: I’m a recent graduate of the nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania, and will be a student at the Yale University School of Nursing, pursuing my master of science in nursing, a two-year program. Right now, I’m the head life guard and head swim coach at Rock Ridge, and I’m also hosting and busing tables at Sal e Pepe; and I’m doing yard work.

  • Snapshot: Kat Holick

    Occupation: I’m a traffic agent through the Newtown Police Department. I have three schools that I work at: Newtown High School, St Rose, and Hawley School, plus St Rose Church, once every three weeks.

    Family: I have two daughters, both in their 20s, Carole and Crystal, and my heart’s desire, my 5-year-old grandson, Damien. And a very supportive husband, Steve. We’ve been married 16 years.

  • 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.