BCHS Alumni News Blog

Larisa (Esmits) Smith, ’97, opens travel agency in WI

Larisa shares this information about her life’s journey:

“I got married in 2009, to my wonderful husband, Sam, while still living in Indianapolis. My son, Alex, was born in 2013.

After many years working as a dog groomer, I switched gears and got into the travel industry. After working for other agencies for the last 4 years, I made the leap and opened up my own travel agency.

Rivertown Travel is based in Hudson, WI where we have lived since 2015. We share our house with 2 cats and a Golden Retriever named Flash. ”

Larisa, congratulations and best wishes on your new venture!

Nichelle Leavell, ’95, owner of Experience, Strength & Hope

Nichelle Leavell, BCHS Class of 1995, owns Experience, Strength & Hope LLC, the only agency in Indianapolis that is dedicated solely to individual Recovery Consulting services.

She employs 10 clinical contractors focused on mental health and addictions work.

Personally, she is one of the only Black and women-owned DMHA certified Mental Health and Addictions Agencies in Indianapolis.

Nichelle and her sister Rochelle, Class of 1997, are proud to be second-generation Trojans.

She shares her accomplishment because it is something to be celebrated (after years of hard work towards ownership), and attributes this success, in part, to her education at Bishop Chatard. She also hopes that, if someone needed help, they may know where to come.

Due to the crisis in our country and lack of mental health and addictions services, this is a very important service to the community.

Matt McCann, ’15, on his Purdue football career

Matt McCann, BCHS Class of 2015, reflects on his career as a Purdue Boilermaker, the highlight being the Boilermaker’s 2018 win over Ohio State, as well as winning the Foster Farms Bowl. Matt’s future plans include training for pro days and the NFL draft — and a 2021 wedding! Congratulations, Matt, on your Boilermaker accomplishments.

Read the interview here

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, ’07, welcomes new daughter

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, BCHS Class of 2007, and her husband Andrew welcomed Willa into the world on October 22. She joined older brother, Michael (2). They are living in Charlotte NC. Congratulations!

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, ’01, director at NCAA

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, BCHS Class of 2001, sends us this information: “I was recently promoted to Director of High School Review at the NCAA! I’m now leading the team that reviews and collaborates with secondary schools, programs, and courses to ensure Division I and II prospective student-athletes are on a path to meet academic initial eligibility requirements.” Congratulations on your new job!

John Bosler, ’79, is active in his community

John sends us this update about what he is doing these days:
“I have lived and worked in Charlotte, NC the last twelve years. I am a corporate accountant at Lowe’s Home Improvement headquarters. I live in a suburb, yet I do make it downtown every Saturday. There I volunteer at a children’s hospital facilitating games and activities for patients and families. I have been doing this since 1984, when I got trained at Riley Hospital. I keep the faith at a nice, old relic of a church in the heart of downtown.”
Thank you, John, for your news!

Heather (O’Brien) Hunt, ’12, weds

Congratulations and best wishes to Heather, BCHS Class of 2012, on her marriage to Matt Hunt, a 2013 Heritage Christian alumnus. They were wed on October 19, 2019!

Allyson Carroll, ’14, in Denver

Allyson Carroll, BCHS Class of 2014, sends us news of her move to Denver and new job as a tech consultant at Hitachi Consulting. Good luck on your new adventures!