Meet some VLS Partners --- and their students.
Leah And Paul
Leah and Paul recently moved to South Royalton, Vermont from New York City. The couple fatefully met four years earlier at a backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to their shared enthusiasm for sky diving, bungee jumping and traveling; Leah and Paul are passionate about the environment. Paul is the son of Grand Canyon Park Rangers and Leah earned a masters in Environmental Conservation from NYU. Leah works in the advancement office at VLS and Paul is pursuing a JD in the accelerated program. Hiking, camping, law school and blueberry picking aside; the real reason the couple moved to Vermont is their love of Heady Topper, the hallowed Vermont Double IPA.
Duane And Adrian
Adrian and Duane (pictured with Godson, Matthew)
knew that they had found their home the moment they stepped onto campus for
their first visit. The warm welcome they
received on that cold April morning was unlike that at any other school. Moving to New England will certainly be an
adjustment for these life-long Texans.
Prior to coming to VLS for the AJD program, Adrian received his Masters
in Criminal Justice from Boston University and worked as an Adult Probation
Officer in Lockhart TX. Duane is a
physician specializing in hyperbaric medicine and the treatment of chronic
wounds. He is employed at the Wound
Healing Center in Concord, NH which is just down the road by Texas
standards. Adrian and Duane first met on
the playground in first grade and were married in Vancouver, BC in 2011. They are looking forward to making New England
their home. As for their four cats,
Ariel, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, that remains to be seen.
Katheryn and Joseph
Joseph and Katheryn chose to come to Vermont Law School
without ever visiting the area. The drive from San Antonio, Texas took over 30
hours but as soon as Joseph and Katheryn crossed the bridge into South Royalton
they knew the trip was worth every mile. Now that Joseph is in his second year
at VLS, and Katheryn has found a wonderful position at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
Center they have fully adjusted to New England life.
Joseph and Katheryn have been in each other's lives since
middle school band, and married the May before Joseph's first semester of law
school. They have a nine year old dog that made the trek up to Vermont from
Texas with them. He has become a regular in the South Royalton dog scene. You
can catch Joseph and Katheryn at the farmers market on Thursday afternoons or
grabbing an ice cream from RB's Deli.
Emily and Jordan
Jordan and Emily Carpenter made the move to South
Royalton from Tuscaloosa, AL with their 12-lb. superdog, Benji. Jordan earned a
degree in environmental science from the University of Alabama and chose VLS
for its environmental law program and quaint setting. Emily works as a
registered nurse at nearby Gifford Medical Center while Jordan pursues his J.D.
Now in their second year as Vermonters, they have settled into the slower pace
of life and have learned more about maple syrup and cheddar cheese than they
ever thought possible.
Southerners through and through, they wanted to expand
their horizons and take an adventure together in New England. The best
adventure so far in Vermont has been the birth of their daughter, Eliza, in
June 2014. Now a family of four (Benji included), they enjoy exploring the
Green Mountain State's highways, back roads, and trails.