Alumni Highlights


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  • Kimbrough Taylor ('75-'77)

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    Kimbrough graduated from McLean High School in 1987 and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where he graduated in 1995. He is currently a chef and stay-at-home Dad of two daughters. He enjoys golf, tennis and participating in his daughter’s sporting and school events! He wrote: “To this day, I remember the one-on-one sessions I had with Mr. Schenck. That is a testament to the dedicated and attentive teachers I enjoyed while at Schenck!”


  • Chet Burgess ('86-'89)

    Chet lives in Altadena, California with his wife Anne. Chet graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1997 and attended The University of Southern California. He graduated from USC in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Computer Engineering. Since college, Chet has worked in the technology industry in Los Angeles. Most recently he helped start MetaCloud, a managed cloud services company, in 2011 with several friends. After growing the company into a successful business, MetaCloud was sold to CiscoSystems Inc. in late 2011. At present, Chet works for Cisco Systems.

  • Frank Hall ('84-'85)

    Frank is a producer, writer and director. He is a partner in a film production company called Catch & Release Films. Frank’s directorial debut feature, “WildLike,” opened nationwide in theatres and On-Demand in late September. The film is winner of 46 Best Film and Audience Awards, and has been to over 150 film festivals and received stellar reviews. Before a career in film, Frank worked in Venture Capital and founded the business OfficeWorks, an incubator for start-up companies in Atlanta. He also founded ACE, a nonprofit that lobbies on behalf of arts and cultural organizations around Atlanta. After attending The Schenck School, he attended boarding school at the Eaglebrook School and Taft School. He has lived and worked in Japan as an English as Second Language teacher. Frank holds a Masters in Fine Arts from New York University’s Graduate Film program, where he was a Riese Fellow and a Graduate Assistant, and a Bachelor of Arts from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with concentration in Photography and Film. Frank is an avid backpacker and a member of MENSA. He lives in New York with his wife Molly and their two daughters.

  • Carson McElheney (‘89-92)

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    Carson attended The Schenck School, and then Woodward Academy where he graduated. He received his bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. Choosing this field of study was a natural fit for Carson as he has always had a love of nature and architecture. While at UGA, Carson met his soon to be wife, Susan Joy. They have a daughter Mary Brooks (5) and son Carson (2). The family resides in Buckhead but spends most weekends at Sweetwater Farm, where Carson has developed a wingshooting venue known as Sweetwater Wingshooting. He enjoys bird hunting when in season and cultivating the land for his dove field and waterfowl impoundment during the planting season. Carson’s design firm, Carson McElheney Landscape Architecture, is committed to preserving classical landscape architecture with traditional designs techniques.

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  • Amanda Warnick ('98)

    “After leaving Cornell in 2008, I went to work with Vail Resorts in various positions throughout hospitality and locations within Colorado through a management training program. I ended my four years with Vail Resorts as a Property Manager in Keystone, Colorado, and then went on to California in 2012 to begin working with Fillmore Hospitality. I now work in our San Francisco office in hotel development overseeing interior design for new build and renovation projects for our hotels. I am thankful for all the support I received while at The Schenck School. It allowed me to prosper as I continued my education at Westminster and then on to Cornell and in the ‘real’ world.”

  • Virginia (Haralson) Olmstead ('92)

    Virginia graduated from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in 1999 and attended Southern Methodist University, where she graduated in 2003. She and her husband, Tim, live in Brookhaven. Virginia says her most fondest of her time at The Schenck School is filling the time capsule.

  • Hattie (Knox) Gelhausen ('95) ('10-'12, former faculty)

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    Hattie married Randy Gelhausen in May 2015 at Serenbe Farms. Hattie and Randy live in Grant Park, and Hattie has recently started a company that focuses on reading geared specifically toward tutoring, consultation, and game creation.

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  • Joshua Schwartz ('09)

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    Joshua attends Mount Vernon Presbyterian School where he is enrolled in the dual diploma program. This year he received the Headmaster’s Award for a cumulative 4.0 grade point average. Joshua said his favorite memory from his time at The Schenck School was when his class toured the School’s new and renovated buildings with the architect and engineers. Joshua says he wants to pursue a career as either an architect or engineer.

  • Warren Reece ('97)

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    Warren is currently a freshman at The University of California-Santa Barbara majoring in biology. Her mother writes “Bliss is working hard (which she learned from The Schenck School!) and is enjoying life out in California. She still maintains a strong bond of friendship with her former classmates Halle Huff and William Pahl. Many thanks to The Schenck School for preparing her so well for her future.”

  • Bliss Mallory ('08)

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    Bliss is currently a freshman at The University of California-Santa Barbara majoring inbiology. Her mother writes “Bliss is working hard (which she learned from The Schenck School!) and is enjoying life out in California. She still maintains a strong bond of friendship with her former classmates Halle Huff and William Pahl. Many thanks to The Schenck School for preparing her so well for her future.

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  • Annie Waters (’15) and Emma Williams (’15)

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    Annie and Emma donate money from their Schenck School coin globes to the Annual Fund. Annie and Emma are photographed with Outplacement Director Ellen Hill.

  • Four Alums Earn Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, accepts submissions from students in grades 7-12 from across the country. For 93 years, the Awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most accomplished young artists and writers. In 2015, the program received a record-breaking 300,000+ works submitted for judging at the regional level. Four Schenck School alums were honored with awards! Mary Claire Steele (’14) won a Gold Key award for ceramics, Katie Sullivan (’09) won a Gold Key award for jewelry, Shay Patel (’12) won a Gold Key for photography, and Drake Oakhill (’11) won a Silver Key for ceramics. All four alums are currently enrolled at Woodward Academy.

  • Nia Brown ('12)

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    Nia visited The Schenck School in January for the Alumni Social & Share event. She runs track, enjoys video production, and participates in drama at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Her favorite memory of her time at The Schenck School was when her fourth grade class performed a play written by Edgar Allen Poe.