The WSGC Symposium – Alumni Panelists
Martin Adams ’10
Thermal Storage and Heat Pump Development Engineer
MAN Energy Solutions in Zurich Switzerland
Martin Adams was born in New York in 1991 to German parents, Helgard and Clemens. During kindergarten he attended the Rudolf Steiner School in New York, afterwards moving to Cyprus and enrolling in the Junior School. Returning to the US, he continued his education at The Waldorf School of Garden City, guided initially by Mrs. Soloway and later by advisors Mrs. Verpault and Mr. Turk. He graduated in 2010.
Martin chose to follow in his father’s footsteps into engineering, leading him to Lafayette College. There, he combined mechanical engineering and international studies in a dual degree program. An internship and consultancy at WIPO in Geneva (CH) ignited his interest in climate change technologies and implementation strategies. This led him to a master program at ETH in Lausanne, where he studied energy management and sustainable construction. During his studies, he gained hands-on experience at a solar energy startup in Dubai.
Taking time off for photography, baking, and programming, Martin then completed his thesis on techno-economic optimization of an electro-thermal energy system. His journey continued at MAN Energy Solutions in Zurich, Switzerland, where he now works as a heat pump and energy storage development engineer. In particular, his work focuses on natural refrigerants and the design of thermal loops and their components. Martin is interested in pushing the clean energy transition forward.
Tarik Carney ‘02
Programme Planning Officer
Evaluations Team at United Nations
Tarik Carney is a Political Affairs Officer working for the United Nations with a particular focus on peace and security initiatives in Central and East Africa. Primarily serving under the UN’s Departments of Peace Operations (DPO) and Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), Tarik has held a number of positions, working as a Civil Affairs Officer in the Central African Republic, a Child Protection Officer in Uganda, and as a member of the Protection of Civilians team based in the UNHQ in New York. Tarik most recently served in Somalia as the focal point for research and analysis on extremist groups operating within the country, before returning to New York in 2019.
Tarik graduated from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 2002 and went on to major in Philosophy and Japanese at New York University and Jochi Daigaku (Tokyo, Japan). Later, he obtained master’s degrees from both Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Science Po (Institut d’études politiques de Paris) in Paris, France. Tarik’s older sister, Ayanna Wayner, also graduated from the Waldorf School of Garden City in 1994.
Jordan DeJongh ‘11
Streaming Media Traffic Coordinator
ABC Owned Stations at The Walt Disney Company
Jordan de Jongh attended The Waldorf School of Garden City from 2008-2011 and graduated with the Class of 2011. After Waldorf, Jordan graduated from the City University of New York’s Baccalaureate for Unique & Interdisciplinary studies where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology of Music and Anthropology of Food.
She has worked at museums and cultural institutions in New York City and Houston, TX including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lincoln Center, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston-where she was an event coordinator for two years. She has also worked at various film and music festivals, such as the Tribeca Film Festival, New York Comiccon, Comicpalooza, Day for Night, and the Electric Daisy Carnival Jordan currently works as a Streaming Media Traffic Coordinator for the eight ABC Local stations owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company.
With a decade of live event experience, she helped launch ABC’s live local news streaming platforms, and is always working to bring live events to thousands of viewers across the country. In her spare time, Jordan loves to travel – especially to visit Disney Parks around the world, take pictures of food, and most recently she started working towards an MBA and Project Management Certification.
Anne Flomenhaft ‘13
Deputy Director of Program Evaluation and Operations
New American Leaders
Anne Flomenhaft graduated from The Waldorf School of Garden City in 2013, which she attended since Pre-K. She graduated magna cum laude from Manhattanville College, where she became immersed in electoral politics. As a student of politics and history, she developed a deeper understanding of the root causes of oppression and injustice in society which led her to organize various campaigns.
Anne was a delegate for Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020. In 2016, she was elected and attended the DNC in Philadelphia representing Congressional district 4. Anne is an advocate for single-payer, universal healthcare and volunteers with her local historical society.
Anne is the Deputy Director of Program Evaluation and Operations at New American Leaders which is the only organization that trains pan-ethnic, first and second-generation Americans to run for political office and work on campaigns.
Enzio Goble ’05
Constellation Culinary Group, Elior North America
Enzio Goble transferred into The Waldorf School of Garden City in 2004 from the Saratoga Springs Waldorf School.
Graduating in 2005 he decided to shortly thereafter, join the army. Spending his time in the army in special operations, Enzio eventually received an honorable discharge and returned to NYC where he began his career in hospitality. From line cook, sous Chef, Chef de cuisine, executive Chef, and finally now director, Enzio works for one of the larger international culinary companies and spends his time creating menus, building revenue, and finding new ways to teach and motivate the younger generations of cooks and chefs coming up in the NYC market.
In his free time Enzio spends his time with his daughter, 2 cats, and his wonderful soon-to-be wife, Eva (also a 2005 graduate)!
Christopher Leach ‘08
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Christopher Leach attended The Waldorf School of Garden City from grade five through grade twelve and graduated in 2008. He is a transactional attorney specializing in health care, cybersecurity, and data privacy. Formerly a personal trainer, Christopher prioritizes health and fitness. He has also participated in Spartan Races since 2017.
Following Waldorf, Christopher attended LIU Post (‘15) for his bachelors and masters degrees in Health Care Administration. While a student, he worked at LIU Post’s writing center. As a Hofstra Law (‘22) student, Christopher participated in both intramural and interscholastic mock trial tournaments.
Tim Ortwein ‘97
Director of BSA Regulatory Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Investigations
Broadview Federal Credit Union
Tim Ortwein ’97 is the Director of BSA Regulatory Compliance and Anti Money Laundering Investigations for Broadview Federal Credit Union, a $8 billion Credit Union based in Albany NY. Broadview FCU is the 36th largest Credit Union in the US. In his role, Tim is responsible for all regulatory compliance, AML monitoring and reporting along with Sanction screening and monitoring.
Prior to joining Cap Com FCU (the predecessor to Broadview FCU), Tim was employed in law enforcement. During his career he started as a Deputy Sheriff in Virginia, working his way up from Patrol Deputy, to School Resource Officer to a Detective specializing in Financial Crimes to leading the Sheriff’s Office Computer Forensics department, before transferring to the Attorney General’s Office where he led Financial Crimes Investigations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was deputized as a Deputy US Marshal, Task Force Officer to HSI and Customs, and was assigned as a Task Force Officer to the US Secret Service, electronic crimes task forces in Washington DC. He was honored by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for his work on financial crimes and recognized by local, state, and federal courts as a subject matter expert in financial crimes.
After graduating from The Waldorf School of Garden City in 1997, having attended since nursery school, Tim pursued a degree from Elmira College in NY, graduating with a Bachelors degree with majors in Criminal Justice, Human Services, Sociology, and Psychology. He met his wife Alicia in college and together they reside in Massachusetts with their son, Chris. In his spare time, Tim enjoys traveling, gardening and carpentry, and can often be found in his small town where he holds multiple roles including as the towns elected Constable.
Eva Schelbaum ‘05
Research Associate, Laboratory of John Martin
PhD at City College of New York Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Eva Schelbaum began at The Waldorf School of Garden City in the 7th grade and graduated in 2005. She went to Goucher College where she graduated with a BA in Theater. She returned to New York City and worked in the entertainment industry for about 7 years until she hit a dead end.
Inspired by an Oliver Sacks book she was assigned to read in high school, Eva decided to go back to school for Neuroscience and graduated with a MA in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2019 from Queens College. She is currently a research assistant at City College New York, in the laboratory of John Martin, PhD. The lab focuses on the development and repair of the motor systems of the brain and spinal cord. Her research interests include the neural mechanisms of learning and plasticity.
Fun fact: This summer, Eva is marrying Enzio Goble ’05 and their ceremony will take place on WSGC grounds.