Alumni Spotlight

My Quarantine Adventure
By Bruce Adams '66

A 1998 Washingtonian of the Year, Bruce Adams ’66 received the Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003. In 2020, Bruce was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame and named a Hero Against Hunger by the Manna Food Center. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, Peggy Engel, a journalist, and playwright. Peggy and Bruce have two grown children and a seven-month-old granddaughter.

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Making the Most out of Life’s Opportunities
By: John Pontius ’98

My experience at Landon was transformational.  It prepared my mind, body and values to make the most out of life’s opportunities.  The teachers at Landon were amazing an instilled a strong work ethic and perseverance in me.  While on the cross country team I developed a physical and mental toughness that continues to serve me well today as a self-employed tax attorney at Pontius Tax Law, PLLC

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Christopher Kingsley '79
Christopher W. Kingsley '79

As an owner of Kingsley Bate I first came to Indonesia in 1985, where I lived and worked for many years.  In the early 1990’s as our teak furniture business became quite successful, I began visiting Myanmar in order to research the price of their highly regarded teak wood.

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Steve Abraham '76
Steven Abraham '76

Adventures in Living – Lessons for Life

The above is the tag line for Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc. (WILL) (, but before we get to that, a little background. After graduating from Landon, I followed the path taken by many Bears – college, then law school, and a career as a commercial trial attorney (I did have a few small detours to coach Varsity Football at St.A, to volunteer on a Democratic Presidential campaign, for the Voting Rights Institute, and for the legal team of a Democratic Senatorial candidate).

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Brian Haney '99
Brian Haney ’99

Like many alumni, I too am a native Washingtonian. Born in DC and raised in Chevy Chase, I’ve called this area home my entire life. My journey after Landon took me to Indiana University where I did the unusual thing and graduated in 3 years instead of 4 (or 5), thanks in no small part to Landon’s AP classes.

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