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Alex Malcolm Mills ‘06
New York City
Malcolm Mills (aka “Alex Mills”) is a NYC-based actor & filmmaker. His directorial debut film, VR Food, stars comedian John Early (HBO’s Search Party), and is currently touring film festivals internationally. In addition to directing the film, Mills also served as its screenwriter, production designer, soundtrack composer, and lead actor. Mills is currently in post-production on two new shorts he’s directed, a horror-comedy involving his cats, Strange with Cats, and Oh, for a Pack of Gum, a ghost story with Stonestreet Studios.
As an actor, Mills plays an evil wizard in an upcoming fantasy feature film, The Spine of Night, starring Patton Oswalt and Betty Gabriel (Get Out). Other acting credits include Fox’s Tenured with Kate Flannery (The Office), and They Remain with William Jackson Harper (The Good Place). At YHS, Mills played the lead in the Footloose musical, alongside your English professor, John Russel, who played the surly gym teacher. Mills also twice-won the YHS spirit week improv-comedy challenge, which he considers his peak.
Carolyn Highland ’08
Carolyn Highland is a writer and teacher with over 50 published essays in print and online, in publications such as Backcountry Magazine, The Ski Journal, A Worthy Expedition: The History of NOLS, Misadventures Magazine, The Leader, and the websites of Teton Gravity Research and the Outdoor Women’s Alliance, among others. She is a regular contributing writer to the Deuter blog and the NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) blog. Her writing has also been used in course readers on expeditions through NOLS, the Prescott College Outdoor Program, the Second Nature Wilderness Program, and NatureBridge. Carolyn received a BA in creative non-fiction writing from Northwestern University in 2012. Her first book, Out Here: Wisdom from the Wilderness was released in September 2020 by Rocky Mountain Books, and is available in the YHS Library. She lives in Truckee, California.
Catherine Bickford ’82
Catherine Bickford founder of Artascope in Yarmouth, is a painter and teacher. Catherine asserts that teaching and practicing art can be healing. “I imagine my paintings as moments when the universe is winking through me. I am drawn to abstraction, keeping the paint alive and spontaneous so that the process remains visible. I embrace the juxtaposition between rendering form and building composition with playful color and strong brushwork.” Catherine embodies Artascope’s mission in her own life, using creativity to buoy her spirit and bring her closer to others. “My closest friends are artists and I love having their artwork in my life.” Painting often feels like active meditation which has been particularly important during the Pandemic. Getting together to paint with my students, even on zoom, has been a life-saver this year.