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In honor of our 2020 graduates, who are missing out on ceremonies due to shelter-in-place orders, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the achievements of these outstanding young people in our extended Private Ocean family. Congrats to all of you for your hard work and dedication!!

  • Rob Lane’s daughter Amanda, is graduating from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA and will be attending Western Washington in the fall.
  • Chip Pyfer’s daughter, Lauren, is a senior at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, CA.  She is planning to attend University of Michigan this fall. She’s already proudly wearing the Michigan blue & maize!
  • Justin deTray’s daughter, Madeline, just finished a major milestone and is graduating from 8th grade this year!
  • Zach Schlaht’s girlfriend, Ashley, is graduating this spring from Stanford Law School. Her goal is to be a public defender, helping people and saving the world!
  • Cynthia Greenfield’s daughter, Katie, is graduating this season with her Master’s in Business Analytics.
  • Stephen Kepler’s daughter, Maggy (Margaret), will be graduating California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in June. She is graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry / Biotechnology and is pursuing a career in Genetic counseling!
  • Sheila Schroeder’s twins, Athena and Cooper, are both graduating from high school this year. Cooper is going to St. Lawrence University, and Athena will be attending Colby University!
  • Tanya Rhodes’ daughter, Sonya, is a senior in high school that is due to graduate this year. She is in Running Start, which allows high school students to attend the local community college to get high school and college credits at the same time.
  • Julie Back has two graduates this year! Her oldest son, Kyle, is graduating from Gonzaga University and will be pursuing a career in commercial real estate. Her youngest son, Kellen, is graduating from Bishop Blanchett High School and will be attending Washington State University in the fall.  Go Cougars!
  • Finally, our own John Thiel completed his MBA!