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  • Snapshot: Jim Manville

    Occupation: I’m an accountant. I work for New Castle Hotels in Shelton. We own, operate, and develop hotels in North America.

    Family: My wife Barbara and I have been married 33 years, come August. We have two sons, both out of college and moved on. Bill is a computer consultant in Virginia, and David is in Boston. He works in the music concert industry.

  • Snapshot: Kathy Gadoci

    Occupation: I work for my husband, Robert, who is a chiropractor in Brookfield. I’m his office manager.

    Family: Robert and I have been married for 26 years. We have a son, Anthony, who is 27, and our daughter, Danielle, is 26. Both went to Newtown High School.

    Pets: We have three cats. Striker is 12. Sherha, we found outside in our yard, five years ago. Midnight, we just got from the local pound.

  • Snapshot: Barbara Wilson

    Occupation: I have recently taken a new job, as a relocation accounting analyst with Cartus, in Danbury. I process payments for transferees in international moves. Before this, I was in banking, working for a credit union. I’m enjoying learning something new.

  • Snapshot: Jen Rogers

    Occupation: I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I’m on the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, which feels like a job. I’m coordinator for the Sunday Cinema Series at Edmond Town Hall.

    Family: My husband is Ed, and we’ve been married 22 years. We have two boys. Ryan is a 2015 Newtown High School graduate, and will go to Sacred Heart University this fall. Timmy is 16 and will be a junior at Newtown High School in the fall.

  • Snapshot: Gregg Baimel

    Occupation: I am a statistician, and I work for a cycling sports group in Wilton. We own the bike lines for Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, and Mongoose.

    Family: My wife Jill and I have been married for 19 years. Our son Jackson is 10, and our daughter Sadie is 8 years old.

    Pets: We have Willow, our cat. She’s 15 years old, and she sleeps a lot.

  • Snapshot: Scott Switzer

    Occupation: I am a classical musician. I’m the principal bassoonist for the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, and freelance throughout the region. I also teach music at Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury.

    Family: I’m married to Kristen Provost Switzer. She’s a Newtown native and minister at Prospect Congregational Church.

  • Snapshot: Catherine Larson

    Occupation: I was a teacher in Trumbull schools for 35 years, and was the IT leader for ten years. I retired, but I still teach tech privately through my own company, Tech Training. I’m also a Google-certified teacher. Recently, I’ve been doing training on the Google apps with a bunch of schools, and I still work with the Trumbull school system. I’m also music director and organist at St Elizabeth Seton in Ridgefield.

  • Snapshot: Walter Dolan

    Occupation: I work in Information Technologies for a local pharmaceutical company. I’m kind of a mixture of systems engineer and project manager.

    Family: I’m married to Kristin, who is a math teacher in Trumbull. We’ve been married for ten years.

    Pets: We have three cats: a 21-year-old calico cat, named Guinness, and two tuxedo cats, Maggie and McGee, that are about five years old. We adopted them from The Animal Center.

  • Snapshot: Robert Rabinowitz

    Occupation: I specialize in information security and regulatory compliance. I’m a consultant for various businesses and corporations. I’m also a professional musician. I play with Outfunked, a jazz fusion band, and the Hadron Big Bangers, a progressive rock band, mostly.

  • Snapshot: Karen Smiley

    Occupation: I am the interim executive director for EverWonder Children’s Museum on Pecks Lane. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, and a volunteer at EverWonder for four years, before this.

    Family: My husband, David, and I have a daughter, Lauren, who is 9 years old, and a son, Andrew, who is 5.

    Pets: We have a golden retriever, Willow. She’s just over a year old and still kind of crazy. She’s an energetic little pup.