Alumni Association

The goal of The Hill School Alumni Association is to strengthen the ties between alumni and the School by sharing ideas and the experiences of its diverse membership. Through events, networking opportunities, and other programs, the School strives to be a valuable and enriching resource for all generations of Hill alumni.

Rob Walley '88


Rob serves at the president of The Hill School Alumni Association. He is a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He received a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University and his MBA from Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business. Rob lives in the Charlotte, N.C. area with his wife and three children. He also serves as the 1988 class secretary.

Wallace Gundy '04


Wallace serves as the vice president of the Alumni Association and is a full-time MBA candidate at Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. She is an Ain Entrepreneur Scholarship Recipient, as well as a Forte Fellow, and is pursing brand management and entrepreneurship. Prior to starting at Simon in June of 2018, Wallace spent 10 years working in admissions at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Her career at the Abbey culminated as the director of financial aid and associate director of admission, as well as head houseparent for 10th grade girls. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia in 2008. Wallace previously served as the president of the Boston Chapter of the Alumni Association, and currently serves as the 2004 class secretary.

Shelley Baumgarten


Shelley serves as the Secretary-Treasurer, Ex Officio for The Hill School Alumni Association. She also is the director of alumni and parent engagement at the School. She came to The Hill in 2013, after teaching for 10 years at a private school. Shelley earned her B.A. in English from Conerstone University. She lives in Pottstown with her husband and two children.

Christi Wieand Ding '06

CHAIRPERSON, REGIONAL CHAPTER SUBCOMMITTEE

Christi earned her B.A. in communications and religion from Elon University. She has spent the last 10 years working in development, communications, and admission in independent schools and currently serves as the associate dean of admission at a boarding high school. Christi also serves as a housemaster for tenth and eleventh grade boys and coaches field hockey and girls’ lacrosse. She previously served as the president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Alumni Association, and currently serves as the 2006 class secretary. Christi and her husband have a daughter, Francie, and a bulldog, Elvis.

Mr. Kent Davis ’79 P'14'16 

REGIONAL CHAPTER SUBCOMMITTEE

Kent graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a finance major and economics minor. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association, and he taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Reading, Pa. with his wife and two children, Will '14 and Clark '16.

Liza Perry '07

REGIONAL CHAPTER SUBCOMMITTEE
 

Liza Perry graduated from The Hill School in 2007 and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She's worked on public relations and social media campaigns for major consumer goods brands in Chicago and lead social media for a health care technology firm in Kansas City. After deciding to make a career change, Liza recently graduated from the University of Miami Business School with an MBA focused on real estate. Currently, she's a project manager for CBRE working a variety of projects in Miami-Dade County. She is on the Women United Executive Committee for the United Way of Miami-Dade and serves as a committee chair for CREW Miami. She also is active in the Urban Land Institute and supports Miami Homes for All. Liza started the Miami Chapter of The Hill School Alumni Association in 2019.

Michael O'Brien '99

CHAIRPERSON, CAREER NETWORKING SUBCOMMITTEE

Michael is Regional Director at Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. He works with banks throughout the New England region. He is class secretary for the Class of 1999 and volunteers for the Washington, D.C. Regional Chapter. Earlier in his career, he worked at The Hill School in the Alumni Office, serving as the assistant director of annual giving and constituency relations from 2003-2005. Michael earned a B.A. in economics from Boston College. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

Douglas Beaver ’73 

CHAIRPERSON, AFFILIATE GROUPS SUBCOMMITTEE
 

Doug resides in Harleysville, Pa. and is president and principal scientist of Rare Earth Envirosciences, Inc., an environmental consulting and remediation firm to the private industrial/commercial sector. He earned a B.S. in geology from Temple University and his M.A. in geophysics/structural geology from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Doug holds a professional geologist’s license and is a licensed site remediation professional. 

Dr. Paul Lee ’91

CAREER NETWORKING SUBCOMMITTEE

Paul is Chief of Ophthalmology at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., Associate Program Director for Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai's Ophthalmology Residency and an Independent Consultant for Eye Center of N.Y. in New York, N.Y. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from the University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine. Outside of work, Paul enjoys competing in triathlons, having completed several Olympic distance triathlons and is currently training for Half-Ironman. He lives in Larchmont, N.Y. with his wife and three children.

Michael Tennant ’00 

CAREER NETWORKING SUBCOMMITTEE

Michael is the founder and managing partner of Curiosity Lab, a marketing agency that helps organizations build community around their values through partnerships, content and experiences. Prior, Michael served as the Head of Branded Content at various advertising agencies leading content strategy and execution for brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Google, Delta Airlines, and the Volkswagen portfolio. Michael began his career in marketing and brand partnerships for MTV and VICE, after graduating with a degree in economics from Hamilton College. Michael lives and works in N.Y.C., and enjoys finding partnerships at the intersection of business and philanthropy.

 

Manish Bhatt ’99

CAREER NETWORKING SUBCOMMITTEE