Alexandra V. Ince P’20 '23 is The Gunnery’s Director of Enrollment. Ince joined The Gunnery in 2011 as Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Stewardship in the Alumni & Development Office, and she has served since 2013 as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Director of International Recruitment.
Ince is responsible for guiding prospective students and families through the admissions process. She is working closely with The Gunnery’s senior leadership to achieve the school’s strategic enrollment goals and continue to attract ambitious, academically curious students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles who will thrive in and enrich the community.
A graduate of The Field School in Washington, D.C., Ince holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and political science from Barnard College and a juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School. She served as Assistant Regional Counsel to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in New York for 10 years. Prior to joining The Gunnery, she performed extensive volunteer work for Washington Montessori School, including development work and helping to establish a parent environmental organization. She lives in New Milford with her husband, Brandon, and their sons, Graham '23 and Nathaniel ’20.
Our Admissions Staff are some of the first people you will meet here at The Gunnery. Our team is comprised of experienced professionals who are here to welcome you, make you feel at home, introduce you to our school, and most importantly, learn more about you and what you can bring to our community.
Suzanne is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a doctorate in Pharmacy. Her first career was as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, specializing in bone marrow transplantation. Most recently, Suzanne was the Director of Admissions for West Side Montessori School in New York City. In her free time, Suzanne likes to play tennis, volunteer in the community, spend time with family and play fetch with her dogs. She lives in Litchfield with her husband Doug, their son Carter, their daughter Gigi and their two overly friendly black labs, Daisy and Reagan.
Emily Abelson graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Emily was a member of the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at Emmanuel. She has worked in the admissions offices of Emmanuel College, Syracuse University and Georgetown University. In addition to her role as Associate Director of Admissions at The Gunnery, she is also an International Student Coordinator, International Admissions Counselor, Head Girls Soccer Coach, Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach, Advisor, and a dorm parent in Browne dorm. During the summers, she coaches middle school girls lacrosse with LC River, 3D Lacrosse. In her free time, Emily is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree from The Kogod School of Business at American University. She lives on campus, is an avid runner, reader and loves cooking.
Jack attended The Lawrenceville School before matriculating at Hampden-Sydney College where he received a BA in History and Rhetoric. At The Gunnery, Jack is the Athletic Liason for the Admissions Office, runs the Tour Guide program, and helps the College Counseling office with Post-graduate students. He coaches JV Basketball and JV Baseball in addition to being an Advisor as well as the Head Dorm Parent in Browne, a sophomore boys' dormitory. Jack was a camper and counselor at Camp Kieve in Maine for eleven years and now serves on the Kieve-Wavus Alumni Council. When he's not busy in the Admissions Office, Jack likes to hang out with his dog Dakota, be outdoors, and spend time with his friends and family.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in sports and exercise studies from St. Lawrence University, where she played on their ECAC championship ice hockey team. She comes to The Gunnery from a job as coach and director of Women’s Hockey Operations with the women’s three-time championship club team, the Northern Cyclones in New Hampshire. She coaches the girls hockey team and works in Admissions. She lives in Browne with her dog, Porter, and cat, Shady, and likes hiking, golfing and visiting with family and friends. She also plays for the Connecticut Whale, part of the National Women's Hockey League.
Gregory Swenson has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Drew University, where he also played soccer and lacrosse and worked in undergraduate admissions. He studied for three weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia, known for its “white nights,” as part of a history and culture program at Drew. Prior to joining The Gunnery, he coached middle school lacrosse and was a supervisor at an elementary school camp. He is teaching economics and coaching three varsity sports: boys soccer, baseball and boys lacrosse. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and watching cooking shows.
Kristen Lanesey joined The Gunnery Admissions Team in 2012. Previously Kristen worked as a manager at a cupcake bakery. A native of Thomaston, she graduated from Thomaston High School. Kristen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, listening to live music, hiking and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys traveling and exploring, and Vermont is a favorite destination. She and her husband, Joe, live in Goshen with their two children, Hunter and Scarlett, and their cat, Dylan, who is named for her favorite singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan.
Jackie grew up in Oakville, Connecticut, and graduated from Watertown High School, where she played volleyball and softball. This is her fourth year with The Gunnery. She and her husband, Paul, live in Oakville and have three adult children, Rachel, Matthew and Sara. Jackie homeschooled both of her daughters through high school and is continuing her own education by taking classes at the University of Notre Dame and the Archdiocese of Hartford. She is very active in her parish, Prince of Peace Parish in Woodbury/Bethlehem.
Jamie Albro is often the first person prospective students and their families meet when they arrive at The Gunnery. A native of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and a graduate of Naugatuck High School, she previously worked as a medical assistant for Jeffrey Alter, M.D., a dermatologist in Waterbury. Jamie lives in Waterbury with her fiancé, Mark Zambero ’99, and his daughter, Hailie, and enjoys hiking and spending time with her rescue dog, Penny, and a rescue cat, Kitty.
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