In December 2020 Philip was honored by the Antique Automobile Club of America South Florida Region as their Most Valuable Member for 2020. He’s been a member of the board of directors of the local club since 2003 and has served as Membership Chair since then, maintaining the database for a chapter with over 140 members (and their antique cars), handling annual renewals and registration for our local shows and events, including the annual Art Deco Weekend show on Miami Beach in January.
AACA South Florida is one of the most active chapters in the antique car hobby, putting on up to five local shows in venues throughout the South Florida region as well as providing cars for the Memory Lane exhibit at the annual Miami International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Their club also provides judges for the annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Many of our members have won awards through the national Antique Automobile Club of America.
Personally, his antique car is a 1988 Pontiac 6000 Safari that he’s owned for 32 years, having purchased it in 1989 in Traverse City, Michigan. It has over 250,000 miles on it. It was built at the GM of Canada plant in Oshawa, Ontario (hence the 1988 Ontario license plate) and has been in numerous shows since it became an antique in 2013 when it turned 25. It’s been to the summer cottage in Michigan, on skiing trips in Colorado and New Mexico, and he still drives it every week to the supermarket, just as millions of families did with their station wagons when they were the ultimate family car. IT has made many trips to Kazmaier’s Market in Perrysburg.
Miriam Gohara ’90
Miriam is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Gohara spent 16 years representing death-sentenced clients in post-conviction litigation, first as assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and then as a specially designated federal public defender with the Federal Capital Habeas Project.
Mona was featured in ELLE as one of the beauty industry leaders for 2020. Mona created a line of skincare products along with Unilever for men and women with melanin-rich skin. “It is important that everyone has access to skincare products that are backed by science,”! Gohara says.
Evan and his wife Dara just celebrated their daughter Isla's first birthday. They live in SW Oregon where Evan is an environmental lawyer for Sea Shepherd, a nonprofit, public interest law firm focused on ocean conservation.
Jacob Will ’03
Jake and his wife Melissa welcomed their daughter Camila Rey born on Dec. 14, 2020, 9 lbs. 2 oz., 22” long.
Samantha Geiser ’07
Samantha got engaged to Tom Paquette II, on Jan. 5, 2021
Linea Parry Falter ’12
Linea and Mitch welcomed their son, George Mitchell Falter born on Jan. 6, 2021, weighing 6lb 9oz, and 20” long.