Dartmouth College, BA, NH, 1987
Math, Science, School Photos.
60,000 photographs and counting – and that’s just the number of Elliot has taken of The Winchendon School. He is rarely without a camera on hand. Another big number in Elliot’s world is miles hiked. In the spring of 2016 he celebrated his twenty-fifth year at Winchendon with a hiking sabbatical of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Elliot and wife, Chris, have three Winchendon graduates, Adrienne ‘08, Anna ‘12, and Allegra ’13 in their family. Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead have been pivotal books for Elliot – “for giving me a passion for liberty and showing me how society can achieve real freedom. Her passionate defense of freedom and individual liberties has no equal in modern society,”
By the way...
- Song to start class: “The Great Remember” by the Steep Canyon Rangers or “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky, depending on the coin flip
- Superpower of choice: If you want to grant me a “superpower,” make me immortal, without aging or getting sick. I may be a bit slow, but given enough time, I could have a lot of fun
- Favorite place and books on hand: My favorite place is Lake Katherine, up 12000 feet on Santa Fe Baldy, in the Pecos Wilderness, where the water is cold and blue, the rocks are covered with columbines, and marmots and pikas eat tufts of alpine grass and whistle at me. There are no books there, but I could bring a few poems by the Robert Service, Robert Frost, and Robinson Jeffers.
- Which Winchendon class or ColLAB would you take: I’d take Mr. Greuter’s Alpine White Mountain Beautiful Endurance Experience.