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CLASS OF 2019


 

Travis Cyphers

Travis Cyphers
travis.l.cyphers.tu19@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Travis grew up in rural southern Minnesota near the town of Blue Earth, MN and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a B.S. in Broad-Field Social Studies Education.  He commissioned into the U.S. Army in 2009 after serving nine years enlisted.  He is a Field Artillery officer with two deployments to Afghanistan and a nine month rotation to the Republic of Korea.  His last duty station was as a Battery Commander of an MLRS Battery at Ft. Sill, OK.  After Tuck, Travis will return to the Army to serve as an instructor of Management and Leadership at the United States Military Academy.  Outside of the Army and school, Travis enjoys hunting, biking, sports, and spending time with his family.

 

Andrew Fennell

Andrew Fennell
michael.fennell.tu19@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Andrew grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy in 2004. Andrew spent 13 years as an Army officer prior to coming to Tuck. His experience includes deployments in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and a year in South Korea. Andrew enjoys playing Rugby, growing the Sweet Beard of Freedom, and spending time with his family exploring the outdoors. Andrew lives in Sachem with his wife Kasey, two boys Lleyton and Wyatt, and dog Drake. Andrew is interested in returning to the Midwest to pursue a career in General Management.

 

Mike Keating

Mike Keating
michael.j.keating.tu19@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Mike grew up in San Diego, CA and graduated from Boston College in 2009 with a B.A. in History. A Surface Warfare Officer, he commissioned via Officer Candidate School in 2009 and reported to USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) in San Diego, CA. He deployed to South America in 2010 onboard USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52) and took part in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Haiti following the earthquake. In 2012, he transferred to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf from 2013-2014 as the Officer in Charge of an independent expeditionary task unit. From 2014-2016 he served at the Pentagon, where he managed the Directed Energy and Railgun portfolio for the Surface Warfare Directorate on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff. He separated from active duty in 2016 and transferred to the reserves.

Mike is a dual-degree candidate, concurrently earning a MA in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He will graduate in 2019 with a MALD from Fletcher and a MBA from Tuck. In his free time, he likes reading, being on the water, and adventuring with his girlfriend Tara, a professional ballerina.
 

 

Miles KirwinMiles Kirwin
Miles.J.Kirwin.TU19@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Miles grew up in Scarsdale, NY and graduated in 2013 from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics. Upon graduation, Miles commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer through the ROTC program and spent the next year at Fort Benning, GA for Infantry training. Miles spent the next three years prior to Tuck in the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, KY serving as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing basketball, hiking, skiing, and traveling. He is interested in pursuing a summer internship in consulting, real estate, or general management. Miles also currently serves in the New York Army National Guard as the Logistics Officer for the 69th Infantry Regiment.

 


Mitch LeestmaMitch Leestma
Mitchell.E.Leestma.TU19@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Mitch is from Minneapolis, MN and graduated from Iowa State University in 2010 with a BA in Political Science. Mitch commissioned into the Marine Corps following graduation and reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA. He was designated as a combat engineer officer and reported to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in September of 2011. Over the course of the next three years, Mitch deployed twice to Afghanistan, first as a member of Regimental Combat Team 5 and then again as an engineer platoon commander with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Mitch left active duty in June of 2014 and took a position with a general contractor construction firm as a project engineer. Mitch was recalled back to active duty in January of 2016 to serve as project manager of Marine Corps Infrastructure Construction as a member of Marine a Corps Forces Europe and Africa out of Stuttgart, Germany.  Mitch left active duty a second time in August of 2016 to begin attending a graduate school. 
Mitch is currently an MBA/MALD dual degree student with Tuck and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Mitch's wife Katy is a Nurse Practitioners student at Boston College in Newton, MA. In his free time, Mitch enjoys hiking, cooking, working out, and hanging with his dog Tank. 
 


CLASS OF 2020


 



Paul Chun

Tim Aras
Timothy.E.Aras.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Tim is from Little Silver, New Jersey. He attended Providence College where he earned a B.A in History in 2007. Upon graduation, Tim commissioned into the Army and has served for eleven years as an Infantry Officer. He has held several tactical, operational, and strategic leadership positions in a variety of locations to include Alaska, North Carolina, and Hawaii. Tim has deployed to Iraq, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. His most recent operational assignment was as an Aide-de-Camp in Hawaii. Before starting at Tuck, Tim spent the last year at the Naval War College earning a M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies and is a graduate of the Advanced Strategist Program. Tim is married to Jacqueline Aras, a 5th grade teacher in Hanover elementary school, and they have two children. In his free time he enjoys CrossFit, hiking, and surfing.

Summer Internship: JP Morgan Chase & Co

 



Paul Chun

Paul Chun
Paul.K.Chun.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Paul grew up in Baltimore, MD and graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He spent six years in the US military and served on two Afghanistan tours. In 2014, Paul left the military to pursue a career in corporate America. He started off with Deloitte Consulting and then took on an industry role as a Financial Planning and Analysis manager for an e-commerce logistics (last mile delivery) company. In his free time, he enjoys serving his DC based church community as a Bible study small group leader. He is also an avid Ravens fan and hopes that they will bring home another Superbowl championship before graduating from Tuck.

Summer Internship: Wolverine Worldwide

 



Tim Garrett

Tim Garrett
Timothy.A.Garrett.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Tim grew up in Rockwall, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he commissioned into the United States Navy as a submarine officer. After completing 20 months of nuclear training in Charleston, SC, Tim joined the crew of the USS HENRY M JACKSON (SSBN 730) out of Bangor Washington. He completed 4 deployments and led numerous divisions in his 3 years aboard the Jackson. In March of 2018, Tim chose to resign his commission and join Tuck to help his transition into the business world. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lillie, who is an Audit Manager with KPMG in the Boston office. In his free time, Tim enjoys hiking, golfing, cooking, and relaxing with his German shepherd, Finn.

Summer Internship: Bain & Co

 

Makena Harris

Makena Harris
Makena.Harris.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Makena grew up in Seattle, Washington and Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the South, and was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 2010. She served two years in the Republic of Korea, two years at the 101st Airborne Division (including a 10 month deployment to Afghanistan), and three years in Fairbanks, Alaska where she served as the Army's first female M777A2 Battery Commander. An avid traveler, she spent her summer between the Army and Tuck traveling throughout Asia and Europe. Makena lives in Hanover with her partner and is interested in pursuing a career in management consulting.

Summer Internship: Bain & Co

 

Hunter Harrison

Hunter Harrison
Admissions Liaison
Hunter.C.Harrison.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Hunter grew up outside Philadelphia, PA and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA. With 3/1, he deployed to the Middle East as a Rifle Platoon Commander and the Western Pacific as a Rifle Company Executive Officer. Prior to coming to Tuck, Hunter served as a Series Commander at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA. He will be returning to the Philadelphia area to pursue a summer internship as a management consultant. Hunter continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves and is currently the Company Commander for Headquarters Company, 25th Marine Regiment.

Summer Internship: McKinsey & Co

 

Alex Jinks

Alex Jinks
Alexander.N.Jinks.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Alex grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and is a former officer in the United States Air Force. In 2014, Alex received his commission via ROTC at the University of Memphis. Here, he received his BBA in business finance. During his four years as an aircraft maintenance officer at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Alex served as the Officer in Charge of the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit. As such, he oversaw daily operations for the F-16 flying program, leading 260 personnel and managing a fleet of 28 F-16 aircraft. Additionally, Alex led the 421st’s transition to and acquisition of 26 F-35 aircraft worth $2.5 billion. Alex spends much of his free time skiing, watching film, and traveling.

Summer Internship: HubSpot

 

Alex Krienke

Alex Krienke
Alexander.S.Krienke.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Alex is from Naches, WA and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2009 with a B.S. in Engineering Management. Upon graduation, he commissioned as a combat engineer officer assigned to Fort Carson, CO. Alex completed the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course in 2014 and prior to Tuck served as a SFOD-A detachment commander in 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, NC. He completed three deployments to multiple locations in the middle east and northwest Africa. Alex is married to Leslie Krienke, a fellow USMA graduate and current D.V.M. candidate at Tufts Cummings Veterinary School. In their free time Alex and Leslie enjoy traveling, home renovation projects, and outdoor activities with their dog Cooper.

Summer Internship: Vanguard

 

Matt Lees

Matt Lees
Co-chair
Matthew.B.Lees.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Matt is from Glendale, Arizona. He attended the University of Louisville where he earned a B.S. in 2005 and M.S. in 2007. He commissioned from Navy Officer Candidate School in 2007 and graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in 2009 and SEAL Qualification Training in 2010. As a Squad Commander, Platoon Commander, Troop commander, and staff officer at various Naval Special Warfare (NSW) commands, Matt completed five deployments to multiple locations in the Middle East and southeast Asia. Matt is still on active duty and will return to the NSW community following his time at Tuck. Matt enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, snowboarding, and trail running.

 

Ben Noble

Ben Noble
Benjamin.Noble.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Ben grew up in Seekonk, MA and graduated from Boston University with a BSBA in business administration and management. He commissioned from U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School in 2011 as a Navy Supply Corps Officer. Following a six-month training assignment in Newport, RI he reported to USS Benfold (DDG 65) where he completed a deployment to Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf. Subsequently, he served as a contracting officer at Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella in Naples, Italy and Naval Medical Center San Diego before resigning his commission in June 2018. In his free time Ben enjoys rooting for New England sports teams, reading, and travelling.

Summer Internship: Samsung

 

James Prial

James Prial
James.M.Prial.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

James is from Wantagh, NY and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in History in 2010. Upon graduation, he commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps and served eight years as an Infantry Officer. James’ military career included deployments with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines to New Caledonia, Okinawa, and Australia. His last tour of duty was with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which is responsible for recovering and identifying the remains of lost servicemembers from past wars. James is married to Maura McGraw, a Marine herself, and the founder of Duratus Properties a real estate investment firm. In their free time James and Maura enjoy skiing and doting on their dog Finley.

Summer Internship: Truland Homes

 

Brent Quimby

Brent Quimby
Co-chair
brent.d.quimby.tu20@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Brent grew up in Central New York. He is a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a BS in History. Upon graduation, he commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps. During his eight years as an artillery officer he deployed to East Asia and Afghanistan, and he also completed additional assignments in the UAE, Jordan, and Kuwait. Brent left active duty in August of 2017 to pursue an MPH from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth before starting at Tuck. He is married to Courtney Quimby, a teacher at a local elementary school, and they have a three-year old son, Grayson, and Labrador Retriever, Nala. In his free time, he enjoys golf, hockey, carpentry, and family adventures.

Summer Internship: Deloitte

 

Jacob Roche

Jacob Roche
Admissions Liaison

Jacob.S.Roche.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Jacob was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in English and commissioned into the Marine Corps. Jacob spent seven years in the Marine Corps as an artillery officer. Jacob’s first duty station was Twentynine Palms, California. From there, he deployed to Afghanistan as an artillery forward observer with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Jacob then served as an officer recruiter (OSO) for three years in Minneapolis, MN. He left active duty in July of 2017 and will be interning at McKinsey in Minneapolis. Jacob spends his free time biking, trail running, skiing and hunting. He lives with his fiancé, Emily, and their two dogs, Theodore and Hudson.

Summer Internship: McKinsey & Co

 

Kenton Satterwhite

Kenton Satterwhite
Kenton.Satterwhite.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Kenton grew up in Panhandle, Texas and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Engineering Management in 2008. He commissioned into the U.S. Army in 2008 and served for ten years in the Infantry. Kenton has held several tactical and operational leadership positions and has deployed to Afghanistan three times and once to Iraq. His last assignment was as a Company Commander of an Airborne Ranger Company in Savannah, GA. After Tuck, Kenton will return to the Army to serve as an operations officer in an Army battalion. Outside of the Army and school, Kenton enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.

 

Matt StolpinkskiMatt Stolpinksi
Admissions Liaison
Matthew.G.Stolpinski.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Matt Stolpinski is a Massachusetts native and a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. While at the Naval Academy Matt twice achieved All-American honors as an NCAA Division I wrestler, and was honored to lead the team as captain his senior year. Upon graduation from the USNA and his commissioning as a Naval Officer, Matt successfully completed Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL training in 2009 with BUD/S Class 273. Over the past ten years, Matt has held extensive combat, tactical, and strategic leadership positions within the U.S. Navy SEAL community, joining SEAL Team Four and Support Activity Team Two before earning assignment to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Matt's experience varies from leading direct action combat missions to playing a critical role in the creation of Development Group’s Innovation Squadron, and includes deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and various other locations within the AFRICOM and CENTCOM theaters. Upon transitioning from active duty in 2018, Matt continues to serve in the SEAL Reserves while attending the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, focusing on a career in Management Consulting. In his free time Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Kara, and their rambunctious golden retriever.

Summer Internship: McKinsey & Co

 

Ryan Turk

Ryan Turk
Admissions Liaison
Ryan.C.Turk.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Ryan is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Ryan commissioned as a Submarine Officer in the Navy and served for 7 years. He completed 4 deployments in the Western Pacific theater onboard U.S.S. Michigan, including operations in direct support of the Global War on Terror as well as missions advancing strategic U.S. interests in the region. Ryan was selected to serve within the Defense Intelligence Agency upon completion of his submarine tour. He left active duty in 2017 to pursue his MBA at Dartmouth’s Tuck School, with a focus on entrepreneurship through the search fund model. He is a McKinsey Emerging Scholar and an Ayres Private Equity Fellow. He is married to Kristen Turk, who runs a swim instruction school, and together they enjoy spending time outdoors with their two young daughters.

Summer Internship: Private Equity, Trilogy Search Partners

 

Chase Vizzier

Chase Vizzier
Chase.A.Vizzier.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Chase grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Finance. He was commissioned, via Officer Candidate School, as a Supply Officer in 2008. Most recently, as the Supply Officer onboard USS MONTEREY (CG 61), he completed two Deployments to the Middle East. Additionally, Chase has been stationed onboard USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) out of Little Creek, VA. On shore duty, Chase has been stationed at NAVAIR in Patuxent River, MD and Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville located in Jacksonville, FL. Chase is married to Elyssa, an Occupational Therapist, and they have a daughter, Caroline, who is two years old. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, hiking and being outdoors.

 

Jeremy Wano

Jeremy Wano
Jeremy.D.Wano.TU20@Tuck.Dartmouth.EDU

Jeremy was born and raised in Latrobe, PA a small town outside of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Economics. Jeremy commissioned into the Navy in May 2013 following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following a year-long training assignment in Groton, CT, he reported to Yokosuka, Japan. In 2016, he deployed on the USNS MERCY for Pacific Partnership 2016, a 6-month long humanitarian mission to the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia where he was a lead dental mission planner. Upon returning he served for two years as the Divisional Officer for the USNH Yokosuka General Dentistry Department and transitioned out of the Navy in June 2018.

Jeremy is dual-degree candidate, concurrently earning an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School where he is a Center for Public Leadership Fellow. He will graduate in 2021 with an MPA from Harvard and an MBA from Tuck. Jeremy continues to serve in the Navy Reserves and will be pursuing management consulting as an intern in Boston. He is married to Genevievre Wano, a high school teacher, and they have an 18-old daughter, Evelyn, and are expecting a son in August. He is also a former collegiate hockey player and in his free time has loved teaching his wife how to play hockey, hiking the Upper Valley, and traveling the globe.

Summer Internship: Boston Consulting Group