Pro Vita Visiting Faculty: 2012
Joe Geiger ‘56
Joe Geiger grew up on a farm in Kansas, attended Berkshire School where he started a small newspaper business, and graduated from the School of Business at the University Denver. Over his lifetime, he has started ten businesses ranging from Sole Proprietorships to Limited Liability Corporations. Two of his companies predated his college graduation. After his retirement, he began teaching Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, located in Richmond, VA where he currently resides. He’s recently published a book about entrepreneurial success titled The Road the Top.
Lynette Prescott ’81, CP ‘14
After studying Russian language, politics and literature at Princeton University, Lynette Prescott spent several years trading high yield securities in the financial industry. She left the financial world to earn a master’s in developmental psychology from Teachers’ College at Columbia University. While raising her children, she facilitated school-wide parenting discussions on child development. Most recently, she has been teaching in an independent elementary school designing project-based curriculum and models for transparency in teaching.
Anna Rubino CP ’13
A nationally and internationally recognized design professional, Anna Rubino has been part of the advertising and branding world for almost 3 decades. In addition to her role at BIC corporation working on packaging, Rubino has worked pro bono with startups and nonprofit organizations in her local community. She’s assisted in designing and leading the development of consumer goods, packaging, print and web advertising, and brand identity.
James Sinkoff CP ’13
James Sinkoff has been working in healthcare policy and finance for the poor, underinsured and uninsured at both a national and state level for twenty years. After 11 years as the Chief Executive Officer of a healthcare institution in Albany, NY, he is now the Chief Financial Officer for Hudson River HealthCare, Inc located in Peekskill, NY. He serves on both New York State and National public policy and healthcare finance committees.
Nancy Steiner CP ‘13
Nancy Steiner’s work as a television documentary and network news producer includes the Today Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and Freedom: A History of US. Recipient of a Peabody award for her work on Couric’s Confronting Colin Cancer series, she specializes in films about American history and her current project is titled The Rivers of America.
Currently a reporter for the Millbrook Independent, Cynthia Tripp began her professional career as a commercial banker focused on Japanese clients. She then switched to Wall Street where she became an institutional bond salesperson. Educated in economics and international relations at American University, Washington DC, she entered the art world later in life and completed a master’s in decorative art history at Bard Graduate Center. Through her myriad experiences, she believes an understanding of money is pivotal to having a happy, independent life in this complex world.
Bob Witkowski ‘66
A graduate of Berkshire, Witkowski attended Yale in the late 1960’s. Before heading to law school, he picked up a camera to document the May Day Riots in New Haven, CT and never looked back. He’s spent most of his career as a freelance photographer but has stopped along the way to produce a successful infomercial, The Nativity Stones, and to produce and appear on both television and radio in Prescott, Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ. From 2000 to the present, he has lived in LA and New Mexico and plans to return to the airwaves and talk radio later this year.
Jon Weinner ‘08
Before Jon Weinner became DJ Theory, he was spinning at Berkshire’s Saturday night Shawn’s Place events and on air on Berkshire’s radio station, 91.7 WBSL. Weinner taught himself to DJ at the age of 12 and spent his early childhood venturing into Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan to dig through crates at A1, Fatbeats, and Rock & Soul records. About to graduate from Gallatin School at New York University this spring with a degree in Deejaying, music production, and music history, Weinner plans to continue his craft at some of New York City's biggest venues.