Ross Ogden '62 (P '91, '95)
“What separates Brunswick from other fine schools? For me - an alumnus, a parent, and former trustee - that's obvious. It teaches character... above all else. And, it does so in interactions with students at every grade level. It's who Brunswick is. It's what Brunswick the school stands for and always has.”
Ross Ogden '62 (P '91, '95)
“What separates Brunswick from other fine schools? For me - an alumnus, a parent, and former trustee - that's obvious. It teaches character... above all else. And, it does so in interactions with students at every grade level. It's who Brunswick is. It's what Brunswick the school stands for and always has.”

“Brunswick has been a part of my life for nearly sixty years,“ Ross Ogden '62 recounts, “first as a student, later as a parent, and more recently as a trustee.“ Ross came to Brunswick as a second grader in 1951, when his family moved to Greenwich from Chicago. “We practically lived next door. Brunswick was my backyard. I spent all my time there, and the line between home and school has remained blurred ever since.“ Ross graduated from Swarthmore College and earned an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He has spent his career as a management consultant focused on strategic planning, while also lending his expertise to many community, government, and national organizations. He spent six years on the board of governors of the American Red Cross. He and his wife, Cathy, have two sons, both Brunswick “lifers.“ Ross '91 obtained degrees from Dickinson College and The George Washington University, and currently invests in commercial real estate. He also follows his love of the outdoors with conservation work for various non-profit organizations. Ted '95 was inspired by his years at Brunswick to pursue a teaching career after graduating from Middlebury College and earning an M.A. from the University of Chicago. He now teaches and coaches at the Landon School, outside of Washington, D.C. Like his brother, Ted is an avid fly-fisherman.

The Ogden family, from left: Ted '95, Cathy and Ross '62, and daughter-in-law Ande and Ross '91 with their daughters, Allie and Emma.

Kim and Neil Augustine (p '19, '24)
“Whenever you enter Brunswick, you immediately feel at home. That was true for our first visit to the School and it's been reinforced in the years since then. For our two boys, the lines between home and school are forever blurred, as Brunswick has become so much a part of who they are and who they hope to be.”
Kim and Neil Augustine (p '19, '24)
“Whenever you enter Brunswick, you immediately feel at home. That was true for our first visit to the School and it's been reinforced in the years since then. For our two boys, the lines between home and school are forever blurred, as Brunswick has become so much a part of who they are and who they hope to be.”

For Kim and Neil Augustine, the comfort level they experienced when first visiting Brunswick has never diminished. Now, as the parents of two Brunswick boys, they have come to appreciate all the more those values they saw on display on that first day touring the School. "Our oldest son, Daniel," Kim noted, "has always loved sports, but at Brunswick, he has discovered - much to our surprise - a love of art. And our youngest, Matthew, while gym remains his favorite activity, has found ways to express a creative side he shares with his brother, which has Neil and me asking ourselves, 'Where did that come from?' The truth is that a creative spark is always in children. What we love about Brunswick is that it allows that spark to grow into a flame." The Augustines, who moved to Greenwich in the mid-1990s, have two daughters. The oldest, Alexa, is enrolled at Greenwich High School, while Sarah attends the Convent of the Sacred Heart, where Neil serves on the Board of Trustees. Kim, a graduate of Bryant College, in Rhode Island, serves on the Eagle Hill School board, where Alexa was a student. Neil, who graduated from the University of Rochester with both baccalaureate and M.B.A. degrees, is Executive Vice Chairman of Global Financial Advisory and Co-Chairman of the Debt Advisory and Restructuring Group at Rothschild Inc.

Neil and Kim Augustine (P '19, '24)
with their children (from left), Alexa,
Sarah, Matthew, and Daniel.

Vivian Jonokuchi (P '10, '14, '19)
“Brunswick does so many things well, but as parents of three very different sons, Arthur and I especially prize its ability to nurture each student's individual interests and talent. The teachers know the boys so well that they are able to elicit the confidence which gives them the courage to take risks and assume leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom.”
Vivian Jonokuchi (P '10, '14, '19)
“Brunswick does so many things well, but as parents of three very different sons, Arthur and I especially prize its ability to nurture each student's individual interests and talent. The teachers know the boys so well that they are able to elicit the confidence which gives them the courage to take risks and assume leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom.”


For Vivian and Arthur Jonokuchi, both the product of public schools, enrolling their oldest son, Alex, at Brunswick 15 years ago was not without some misgivings. “We wondered whether the Brunswick students might share a sense of entitlement,“ Vivian recalled, “and be too insular a group. However, our first visit to the school dispelled all such fears. The young men were uniformly courteous, respectful, and forthcoming. The feeling was more of joining a welcoming and supportive community rather than an elite enclave. Today, Brunswick is so integral a part of our family, I couldn't imagine it not being a part of our lives.“ Vivian, a native New Yorker, is a fitness and dance instructor. Her husband, Arthur, from Los Angeles, CA, is a Managing Director with Guggenheim Securities. Alex '10 is a Neuroscience major on the pre-medical track at Columbia University, while brothers Evan '14 and Henry '19 are Brunswick “lifers“ looking forward to discovering their own paths. Daughter, Olivia '21, is at Greenwich Academy and currently enjoys a boy-free academic day!

Arthur and Vivian Jonokuchi at the Lower School with their children (from left), Olivia, Henry '19, Alex '10, and Evan '14.

Andrew Hall (P '10, '13)
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts
“Our sons practically grew up in the art room at Brunswick, yet they were equally at home playing soccer or doing crew. It's that easy permeability between and among the arts, athletics, and academics that makes Brunswick such an invigorating place to teach.”
Andrew Hall (P '10, '13)
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts
“Our sons practically grew up in the art room at Brunswick, yet they were equally at home playing soccer or doing crew. It's that easy permeability between and among the arts, athletics, and academics that makes Brunswick such an invigorating place to teach.”

“The breadth and depth of the arts at Brunswick invariably catches people by surprise,“ notes Andrew Hall, chair of the fine and performing arts at Brunswick, where he has taught since 1997. “I think it's the misconception that the arts at an all-boys school are of secondary importance. Yet, what we are doing essentially is tapping into the extraordinary creativity and imagination of our students, getting them excited about the possibilities for self-expression, and guiding them in their explorations. It's incredibly satisfying.“ Andrew and his wife Theresa lived outside London, where their two sons, Daniel '10 and Zachary '13, were born. They moved to Greenwich in 1997. Daniel, who attended Brunswick from kindergarten, now studies architecture at Cooper Union in New York City. Zachary, who is a Brunswick “lifer,“ has gravitated toward the performing arts, where he enjoys the more technical aspects of theater production.

Andrew Hall and his wife, Theresa, in the family art studio with their sons (from left), David '10 and Zachary '13.

Alina Hoyos (P '04, '06, '08)
Spanish, Lower School & Upper School
“Brunswick endowed my sons with the confidence to explore any and all curiosity with vigor and helped them develop a strong moral compass with which to navigate the world. In the classroom and on the field I saw them push themselves, irrespective of success or failure, all the while maturing into young men.”
Alina Hoyos (P '04, '06, '08)
Spanish, Lower School & Upper School
“Brunswick endowed my sons with the confidence to explore any and all curiosity with vigor and helped them develop a strong moral compass with which to navigate the world. In the classroom and on the field I saw them push themselves, irrespective of success or failure, all the while maturing into young men.”

Alina Hoyos, who has taught Spanish language and culture at Brunswick since 2004, was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. Alina and her husband, Francisco Hoyos, who is Founding Partner and Vice Chairman of FE Clean Energy Group Inc., have three sons, Francisco ('04), Fabio ('06), and Tommy ('08), who all graduated from Brunswick, where they excelled academically and athletically. Francisco graduated from the University of Virginia and subsequently earned a Master's in Commerce at UVa's internationally focused MacIntyre School. He now works as an economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, DC. Fabio graduated from McGill University in Montreal, with a degree in history and speaking four languages. He now lives in Lima, Peru, where he works as an analyst for LXG Capital, a Latin American-focused investment bank. Tommy was the first student in Brunswick history to receive the Tri-Varsity Athletic Plaque as a freshman, also serving as captain of the varsity football and lacrosse teams. He graduated in May 2012 from Harvard College, where he earned a B.A. in government and played varsity lacrosse. He now works as an analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City.

Francisco and Alina Hoyos at Harvard University Commencement in May 2012 with two of their three sons, Francisco '04 (far right) and Tommy '08.

Valerie and Larry Doyle (P '07, '11, '17)
“The relationship between individual students and teachers - inside and outside the classroom - sets Brunswick apart. The teachers know when to push, to encourage, to admonish, and to praise. The boys - as was true for each of our sons - grow in confidence and character. It's a parent's paradise.”
Valerie and Larry Doyle (P '07, '11, '17)
“The relationship between individual students and teachers - inside and outside the classroom - sets Brunswick apart. The teachers know when to push, to encourage, to admonish, and to praise. The boys - as was true for each of our sons - grow in confidence and character. It's a parent's paradise.”

“I was at my office when I got the call from Brunswick,“ Larry readily recalls, “telling us that a pre-K space had opened up for our oldest son, Kevin, just before the start of the school year. It marked the start of a continuing and incredibly gratifying connection with the School and the entire Brunswick community.“ “Kevin was a Brunswick 'lifer,'“ Valerie adds, “as was his brother, Joe, and now Timmy, and for each boy, Brunswick provided exactly what each needed to find his niche and to succeed.“ Kevin '07 followed his dad's footsteps and graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2011, soon followed by his sister, Alison, who attended Greenwich Academy. Kevin lives in Atlanta, where he works for IMG in media marketing. Middle son, Joe '11, who found a love for theater at Brunswick, is enrolled at Notre Dame, where he's studying Classics as well as Film and TV. Both Valerie and Larry are active in the School community - Valerie has held several positions with the Brunswick Parents Association, and Larry is a former chair of Annual Giving. “Brunswick sells itself, “ he notes. “It was a privilege to help inspire other parents to lend their support to the School.“

Valerie and Larry Doyle at the Theater at Brunswick with their children Timmy '17, Alison, Kevin '07, and Joe '11.

Greg Hartch '88 (P '19)
“Brunswick is so much a part of my life and my family's - my dad, my brothers, my friends, and now my son. It prepared me well for life, teaching me the values of hard work, courage, honor, and truth. I am especially thankful to the outstanding faculty, including Jim Stephens, Pat Meloni, and John Van Atta, who have been such a positive influence on my life.”
Greg Hartch '88 (P '19)
“Brunswick is so much a part of my life and my family's - my dad, my brothers, my friends, and now my son. It prepared me well for life, teaching me the values of hard work, courage, honor, and truth. I am especially thankful to the outstanding faculty, including Jim Stephens, Pat Meloni, and John Van Atta, who have been such a positive influence on my life.”


Greg Hartch '88 (P '19) recalls when he was asked to join the Brunswick Board of Trustees. “I was honored, of course, but more than that, I saw it as an opportunity to give back to a school that had given so much to me and my family.“ Greg's dad, Tom, was a member of the Class of 1959. Greg, his older brother Todd, Class of '85, and his twin brother Tim, Class of '88, were all captains of the varsity tennis team at Brunswick. “We enjoyed competing athletically for Brunswick, learning the self-discipline that is required to be successful on and off the court.“ Greg is the Strategy and Business Development Leader for GE Asset Management in Stamford, CT. In addition to their son, Christian '19, Greg and his wife, Christa, have two daughters, Annabelle and Caroline, both enrolled at Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Greg Hartch '88 (standing, fourth from left) and his wife, Christa, with Greg's mother, Gale, and his dad, Tom '59, on the court with Greg's twin brother, Tim '88 (left). Greg and Christa are joined by their children, Caroline (in front left), Christian '19, and Annabel (on right).

Brian Coughlin '94 (P '24)
Grade 3, Lower School
“I can't imagine teaching anywhere else but Brunswick. It's where I first discovered, in 6th grade, that I wanted to teach and have the same impact on young boys that teachers and role models, such as Jim Stephens and Power Fraser, had on me.”
Brian Coughlin '94 (P '24)
Grade 3, Lower School
“I can't imagine teaching anywhere else but Brunswick. It's where I first discovered, in 6th grade, that I wanted to teach and have the same impact on young boys that teachers and role models, such as Jim Stephens and Power Fraser, had on me.”

“Each morning during the School year,“ Brian Coughlin '94 declares, with an unrepressed smile, “I can't wait to get to my classroom. The boys arrive eager to learn, and you can't help but be energized by their enthusiasm.“ After graduating from Connecticut College in 1998 with a degree in Child Development, Brian returned to Brunswick as an assistant teacher in 5th grade and then kindergarten. In 2000, he found his ideal niche as a 3rd grade teacher, and has never left. “I love this place. It's where I met my wife, Paola, and it is where our son, Thomas, a member of the Class of 2024, is on his way to being a Brunswick 'lifer.' I hope someday that I might eclipse Pat Meloni as the Lower School teacher with the longest tenure. Now that's something to shoot for. Cheers.“

Brian Coughlin '94 with his wife, Paola, setting out on an early morning bike ride with their children, Fiona and Thomas '24.

Bill Schneider '72, (P '12, '16)
“The changes at Brunswick since I was a student and my sons' time at the School are readily apparent. But it's the things that haven't changed - the dedication of the faculty and the core values of the School - that link one generation to the next, and connect us all to tomorrow's Brunswick.”
Bill Schneider '72, (P '12, '16)
“The changes at Brunswick since I was a student and my sons' time at the School are readily apparent. But it's the things that haven't changed - the dedication of the faculty and the core values of the School - that link one generation to the next, and connect us all to tomorrow's Brunswick.”

“I entered Brunswick in the 5th grade with my brother, Rick, who was two years ahead of me,“ recalls Bill Schneider, a member of the Brunswick Board of Trustees since 2007. “Little did I know then how much that formative connection to a school where I would spend more years than any other would mean in my later life. Teachers, such as Ken Merritt, Bill Frick, and Gene Cummiskey, taught you so much more than their particular subject. We were learning and maturing at the same time. And how wonderful it is to see the very same alchemy at work with my sons, Jack and Peter.“ Bill and his wife, Colleen, also have two daughters, Leila and Nina, who attend Greenwich Academy, as did Bill's sister, Lisa. Jack '12, a Brunswick 'lifer' and former captain of the Brunswick sailing team, attends the University of Notre Dame, as did his father and grandfather. Bill's father, John, was also a member of the Brunswick Board of Trustees, serving from 1968 through 1971. Bill enjoyed a career of more than 30 years in financial services, primarily in the equities trading business, before retiring in 2007.

Bill Schneider '72 and his wife, Colleen, on the water with their children (from left), Nina, Jack '12, Leila, and Peter '16.