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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.
Morgan Hamre ’16
After graduating from YHS, Morgan attended Hobart & William Smith Colleges, where she majored in computer science and minored in environmental studies. Throughout college, Morgan completed several internships, including a web development internship at Big Room Studios, a software development internship at Unum, and a software development internship at Citi. Currently, Morgan is a Software Engineer at Nordstrom, where she uses her love of problem-solving to implement technical solutions that drive a positive customer experience.
Daniel King ’07
New York City
Daniel King graduated Yarmouth High School in 2007 before attending Syracuse University. Though he entered college as an Architecture major, he eventually graduated with a degree in Physics with both Architecture and Computer Gaming as minors. After college and a brief stint as a temp, Daniel moved to New York to pursue a career in game design. In the ensuing 8 years he has lived in a variety of apartments and had a variety of jobs in and around game design. Currently, Daniel is the Games Lead at Move38, a startup that makes a digital tabletop technology called Blinks.
Erik Fisher ’05
Greenville, South Carolina
Erik attended Yarmouth Schools for K-12 and then completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a major in Microbiology. Erik moved to Manhattan for medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. After graduating medical school, he completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Yale University and completed medical training with a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Erik is currently an Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist at Prisma Health and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville.
Alex Brewer ’08
Alex Brewer began his career in media attending Syracuse University (’12) after high school. His focus entering college was to work in sports media, majoring in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. After stops in Albany (radio sales) and New York City (Nickelodeon), his lifelong dream to work for ESPN came true in December of 2013. He was hired as a Production Assistant and worked on shows such as College Gameday and SportsCenter. Alex shifted his career from production after realizing he had a passion for business, negotiation, and operations. He currently supports the ESPN+ original content operation as an Associate Manager working within a Business Affairs group.
Ted Guastello ‘02
Ted Guastello is a behavioral healthcare executive and counselor who currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for AMFM Healthcare. Previously Ted was Vice President of Operations for Newport Healthcare, the nation’s largest provider of adolescent mental health treatment. Ted has had the opportunity to present on behavioral health issues on CNN, CBS, HLN, and ABC as well as conferences nationally.
Ted studied at Boston University and received his counseling credential (CATC) from the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in Los Angeles, CA. Ted is passionate about the helping professions and about spreading the word that you can ‘do well by doing Good’. The beauty of behavioral healthcare is that it transforms lives, patients and staff alike.
Ted lives in Southern California with his wife, Abigail (who is a nurse and healthcare executive), their infant daughter, Grace and their dog, Tyson. Though he identifies as a ‘Mainer’, Ted has proudly forgotten how to shovel snow after 11 years of living in California.”
Allie Smith ’07
Allie Smith has been designing, delivering, and managing nonprofit programs for 7 years; she currently works for two nonprofits in Lewiston, ME. At New Beginnings, she runs the Educational Support Program, where she helps homeless and at-risk youth reconnect to and succeed in educational environments. At Healthy Homeworks, an organization focused on safe housing that she helped her mother found in 2016, she serves as Director of Education, creating and delivering educational programs focused on home ownership and home maintenance skills. In this role, she designed the curriculum for the award-winning “Build a Bed” program, which teaches participants carpentry skills while they build free new beds for themselves and others; she is currently co-designing a new program that helps Lewiston residents purchase their first home while improving the safety and quality of housing in the downtown. She was named one of Lewiston/Auburn’s “40 Under 40” in 2018 and was appointed to the City of Lewiston’s Housing Committee in 2020, where she advises the City Council on issues related to housing in Lewiston. In 2017, she purchased and rehabilitated a condemned three-unit apartment building in Lewiston’s downtown, where she now lives and provides affordable housing to two other families. She graduated from Yarmouth High School in 2007 and from Dickinson College in 2011 with a degree in English Literature.