Imhoff, Peter

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Chief Financial Officer

BA St. Lawrence University
MBA Columbia University

The first half of my adult life was spent as an investment banker helping state, local governments, hospitals and 501C3 organizations finance major capital programs. I worked extensively with the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority in rebuilding the NY subway and commuter railroads in the 1980s, NY State Controllers Office and State Budget Division in funding their accumulated deficit, and Virginia Rail Express in bringing commuter rail to Northern Virginia. In all, I was involved in the issuance of over $30 billion in municipal securities. After a series of difficult mergers, I decided I wanted to do something different with my time and spend more time with my family (Teresa, our sons Josh and Charlie and our daughter Bette) .

That journey, filled with a number of different stops, including helping a couple of internet startups, designing and building a house, helping lead a zoning fight against a bad developer, designing another house on a beach in Prince Edward Island, and finally, moving with my wonderful family to Dublin, NH. In NH, I found a small private school that has changed my life.

Serving for eight years as the President and subsequently working on staff of this school has been the most rewarding thing in my life.

What book has made you think the most? Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Mind blowing, absurd and brilliant in equal measures.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special? I had so many great teachers in college. It would be unfair to single one out even if I could. I have to say though that the greatest teacher I have had is the internet. We live in a time where anything I need or want to know I can find instantly. There is an expert willing to teach me the most mundane things, generally for free. There has never been a better time to be a self-learner.

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? Not a course, but I went to Kenya for a semester in 1978 through St. Lawrence. To say that it changed my life would be understating the impact it had on my perspective in understanding the world. There is nothing like living with a family in a mud hut or being on the outside a fairground looking in to understand both our universal similarities and beautiful differences.

What mistake have you made that ended up leading to a positive outcome? My father used to say, "It doesn't matter how many mistakes you make in life, just don't make the same one twice -- eventually you will be OK".  So I guess every single one.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? I love to try and capture our athletes digitally at their moment of triumph and joy. It is something I am trying to be better at every day (although it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and miss the shot.). Now that my daughter is playing in college, I even have photo creds on the Oberlin College website!

Green, Jennifer

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Communications Professional

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/History at the University of Oklahoma

I grew up in Texas and attended a school very similar to Dublin School! After college, I moved to Boston to work for The Christian Science Monitor, an international daily newspaper. It was a fascinating place to work, and I developed my love of photography while I was there. I took a year off and studied photography at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine which was life-changing. I returned from Maine to help develop the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. 

My husband started working for Yankee Magazine, and that is what brought us to New Hampshire, our favorite place! I live in Hancock with my husband, daughter, son, an overly enthusiastic mini Australian shepherd, and two underly enthusiastic cats. I am also the communications director for Camps Newfound and Owatonna in Maine. I'm excited to be working in the communications department at Dublin School. It is a gift to be in an atmosphere where ideas are the primary currency, and curiosity and kindness are celebrated.

How would your friends describe you in three words? My friends would describe me as supportive, positive, and enthusiastic.

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? My favorite course in high school was AP United States history. History is my first love. And I had the good fortune of having an incredible high school history teacher, Dr. William "Doc" Shelton. He had a Masters in Divinity as well as a Ph.D. in History, and he brought a thoughtful and engaging perspective to our classroom and discussions.

I am most happy when... I am behind a camera!

If I had a free afternoon I would... If I had a free afternoon I would take my book and my camera and walk to Juggernaut pond in Hancock, climb the rocks overlooking the pond, and settle in for an afternoon of reading and photography.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? My favorite outdoor activity is trail running. There are stellar trails near my home in Hancock and nothing makes me happier than running them with my dog, Ruby.