In my senior year at St Mike’s, I decided to move to Denver, Colorado. I knew a girl who had graduated a year before me already out there and while she was visiting Burlington, we decided to meet up and chat about her experience. When I got to Ake’s Place, she was already with a group of friends from her year. As we paired up to play darts, I was partnered with a guy, Brian Madden ‘09.
Come to find out he was a music enthusiast, Wilderness Leader, former resident of Hamel, and a Business Major at St. Mikes. I, too, was a music lover, Wilderness Leader, tenant of Hamel, and a Business Major and yet our paths had never crossed (or at least extremely rarely). We ended up chatting until the bar closed that night. Three months later, I found myself living in Denver and the day I got there I received a phone call from Brian telling me that he had decided to move to Colorado as well. That was seven years ago come May and we are getting married in the same month in 2018.