New Alumni Association President & Meeting Dates

January 12, 2016




Kim Toigo PC ’05, New Alumni Association President
Kim came to North Bennet’s Preservation Carpentry program in 2003 as a mid-life career change after more than twenty years in the travel and technology fields. She studied with Denis Semprebon and Robert Adam and after graduation worked as a field carpenter until 2009.

In 2009 she took her building knowledge and love of houses into green energy where she joined a startup company called Next Step Living. She helped build that business from 20 employees in 2009 to 800 in 2015. She now sells high efficiency heating and cooling equipment for a family-owned company in Westwood, MA. In her spare time, she is learning upholstery and renovating a 1930 catalog house in Millis, MA.

Thank you, Colleen Matthews JM ’12
The Alumni Association would like to thank Colleen Matthews, JM ’12, who served as President for the past two years. She instituted a multitude of new alumni initiatives and events, including the extremely successful annual NBSS Holiday Party. Her wonderful contributions to the Association will be felt for years to come. We wish her well in all of her endeavors and look forward to having her as a continuing member of the Association.

Alumni Association 2016 Meeting Schedule & Topics

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016: Voting on 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016:Continuing Education
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016: Holiday Party Planning

By popular demand, the Alumni Association meetings will be held at alumni studios. If you’d like to host a meeting, please email the Alumni Association at

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