Jeffrey D. Briggs '78,
a writer and journalist, has been writing about the Seattle waterfront since he moved onto his sailboat thirty years ago. He now lives on land with his wife and dog and can often be found on the shores of Puget Sound, wondering what secrets lie hidden beneath those cold waters. "Out of the Cold Dark Sea", his debut novel, is the first book of his Seattle Waterfront Mystery series.
Published by Water's End Press, it is currently available in both ebook and print through Amazon.
Find out more at his website,
Joe Block '18
gave a presentation about migratory birds
and led a birding tour along the boardwalk in Manistique recently. The event was sponsored by the Schoolcraft Conservation District. Joe has a bachelor's degree in conservation biology from LSSU.
Clayton Beddoes '94 is the head coach of Team Italy, which participated in the IIHF World Hockey Championship recently. Beddoes was a part of Lake State's 1992 and 1994 national champion hockey teams, serving as team captain his senior year. From 1994 and 1997 he bounced back and forth between the Boston Bruins and their AHL affiliate in Providence. He began coaching in Germany and later moved on to the Italian pro league. He became head coach of the Italian national team in 2017.