Alumni Board 2017-18

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Andy Walsh - President

  CA graduation year: Class of 2009
Current location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Job Title: Research specialist in Government Affairs at SAS Institute
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. political science, North Carolina State University

Fondest CA memory: My fondest CA memories would be when both of my older brothers, Chris and Josh, were still at CA and running into them randomly around campus. I also loved my time playing on the lacrosse team with many friends and working out in the weight room with Coach Moore.

Alumni board interest: For me serving on the alumni board is about giving back to a community that gave me and my family such an incredible foundation. Cary Academy is a special place, and I hope I can continue to contribute in its future successes as an active alum.


Robert Parrott – Vice President

  CA graduation year: Class of 2004
Current location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Job Title: Regional Director, Preservation North Carolina
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A., Psychology); University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.)

Fondest CA memory: Ms. Franzene showing off her new "freshman silencer," a buzzer which she used to abruptly interrupt silly questions, during my junior year.

Alumni board interest: Like most of my fellow board members, I joined the Board in order to give something back to the CA community. Our founding members did an excellent job laying the groundwork for a successful association, and I would like to build on the foundation that they laid. Together, I believe we can make their vision for the CA Alumni Board become a reality. In doing so, I hope we will make CA a better place.


Tiffany Alexy – Secretary

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2008
Current location: Raleigh, NC
Job title:Managing Broker, Alexy Realty Group
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning:B.A. Spanish, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Masters in Global Innovation Management, North Carolina State University

Bio: Tiffany Alexy owns and manages her own real estate company, Alexy Realty Group, which offers full service residential brokerage services as well as property management.  She actively invests in properties in the Triangle area.   Her hobbies include educating the public about electric vehicles, posting photos of her dogs on Instagram, and hosting/planning events.

Fondest CA memory:Vic Quesada's Spanish classes.  They were always engaging & fun and opened up a world to me that I never knew existed.  Went on to major in Spanish and also took 3 semesters of Italian and 1 of French in college because of the passion in languages that he fostered in his students!

Alumni board interest: I want to bridge the gap for students between school and life after school.  It's difficult to even know what kind of jobs and opportunities are out there until you actually step foot in the real world.  By preparing students early and giving them exposure to working with companies and career professionals at a young(er) age, I feel it will give them a real competitive advantage both professionally and personally.  CA gave me a leg up in life, and I want to give back to the school that contributed so much to shaping me intellectually.


Geoffrey Kelly - Treasurer

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2006
Current location: Cary, NC
Job title: On-site endoscopic specialist for Duke University Medical Center at KARL STORZ Endoscopy – America
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. international studies in global economics, trade and development, minor-Hispanic studies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fondest CA memory: My fondest memory is walking out of the SEA after graduation.

Alumni board interest: I want to give back to a community that helped shape me, and I want to make sure CA stays a leader in the area.


Courtney Allen

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2006
Current location: Cary, NC
Job title: Program manager at Cisco in RTP/ event coordinator for Virtue Event Planning and Consulting
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. communication, Meredith College

Fondest CA memory: That would have to be my study abroad trip with my class to Spain. We had a good time.

Alumni board interest: Cary Academy really played a big role in helping me become the person that I am today. That being said, I see this as the perfect opportunity to give back and pay it forward.


Jeremy Allen

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2003
Current location: Chapel Hill, NC
Job title: Senior Director of Annual Support and Advancement Communications, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A., Elon University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Fondest CA memory:  Probably my second happiest CA memory came in 2000-01, when we defeated Ravenscroft to take home the school's first conference championship. We were on top of the world that night. By far my fondest CA memory, though, was flirting with a sophomore manager named Kat Gosney while waiting for basketball practice to start. Little did I know that over a decade later we would married with two future Chargers (Emerson - Class of 2032, Lilah - Class of 2036).

Alumni board interest:Having made a career of development/alumni relations in the university setting, this seemed like the perfect volunteer opportunity. My CA experience was phenomenal. The academic rigor prepared me to succeed at the next level and beyond, while my teachers, coaches and mentors helped mold me into the person I am today. I am happy to give my time to such an important endeavor.


Jennifer Cash

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2009
Current location: Durham, NC
Job title: Account Manager, VisionPoint Marketing 
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. Mass Communication, Meredith College

Fondest CA memory: I have many great memories from CA, however, my fondest memory is the senior class trip to Myrtle Beach. It was a fun trip to kickoff senior year!  

Alumni board interest: I am grateful for the education and opportunities I received at Cary Academy, and I have seen the impact that CA has had on me throughout my career. By serving on the Board, I have the opportunity to give back to the school that gave me so much. 


Sam Fuchs

  CA graduation year: Class of 2007
Current location: Chicago, IL
Job title:Graduate Student (Master of Public Policy Candidate), University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. history, minor – economics and theater arts, Brandeis University; Master of Public Policy (MPP) Candidate, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Fondest CA memory: It's very hard to pick one. I have many good memories from various theater productions, as well as a debate tournament in Boston my sophomore year in 2005.

Alumni board interest: I enjoyed serving as a student representative to the alumni board at Brandeis University, and I have enjoyed continuing this type of involvement with the Cary Academy Alumni Board. I am grateful every day for the education I received at Cary Academy, and want to ensure that others have the same opportunities to thrive in our unique learning environment.


Rachel Richardson

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Jacob Hammer

 

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Josh Walsh

 

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Michael Kahn

  CA graduation year: Class of 2009
Current location: Los Angeles, California
Job Title: Head of Business Development at FlixBus
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. Psychology and Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Duke University

Fondest CA memory: Pulling an all-nighter during the senior campout and setting up our senior prank and enjoying the night with friends as our high school lives were winding down. Also, beating Ravenscroft in lacrosse on Senior Night my junior year, and sending us to the state tournament was an amazing feeling. We won by one goal and fans rushed the field - incredible!

Alumni Board Interest: CA is largely responsible for the success I've felt so far through college and into my career. The school and community mean a lot to me, and I want to be a voice to help CA continue to grow and progress so that future students can have an experience similar to, or even better, than mine. I also believe that being four or five years out of high school has allowed me to see where CA can better prepare its students for college and work.


Gracie Randall

 

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Kathleen Mason

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2000
Current location: Cary, NC
Job title: Alumni and Giving Coordinator at Cary Academy
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; J.D., DePaul University College of Law

 

Fondest CA memory: I enjoyed being a member of the varsity volleyball and softball teams.


Keith Porcaro

  CA graduation year: Class of 2004
Current location: Washington, DC
Job title:Head of Technology and Development / General Counsel, SIMLab
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning:BSFS, Georgetown University; JD, Duke University

Fondest CA memory: Riding in the activity bus to the middle of nowhere to debate with other high schoolers. While wearing suits, naturally.

Alumni board interest: Looking forward to reconnecting with my first alma mater, and helping students connect with more interesting opportunities after school.


 


Alex Wilson

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2004
Job title: Attorney at Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton
Location: Raleigh, NC
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: B.A. history and German, Wake Forest University; J.D. & LLM in international and comparative law, Duke University

 

Fondest CA memory: Having a memory of the first school day of Cary Academy, along with my memory of being in the first graduating class to have started in the sixth grade, is special.

Alumni board interest: I wanted to give back to a community that molded me throughout my formative years as well as help ensure that the school continues to provide the experience I was able to enjoy. I also hope to provide leadership to the other alumni of the school for future involvement.


Jordan Winn

 

CA graduation year: Class of 2008
Job title:Manager of Individual Giving at Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Location: Washington, DC
College(s) attended and degrees earned/earning: UNC Wilmington, B.S., Business Administration: Operations Management

 

Fondest CA memory: Our 7th grade Chorus Trip to New York City. We absolutely sang our hearts out in Riverside Church that day; I can almost still hear the songs ringing in my ears. On the way home we were met with one of the biggest snow storms of the decade. We were trapped in a Holiday Inn between NC and NYC under several feet of snow, & singing to the guests each night. My strongest memory, though, was a "Step for Change" event that we held in memory of our late classmate, Johnnetta Overton. Carrying out her wish of the charity event bonded our class in a way I never thought possible. She will always be one of the kindest souls I have ever met.

Alumni board interest:: I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school. CA prepared me for not only college and life after college, but also gave me friends that have truly become family. I'm honored to give back to a community that has given me so much and look forward to helping the alumni community grow.


 

 

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