Together we will cultivate an inclusive community of alumni to support and celebrate The Pembroke Hill School and its shared traditions, educational mission as well as its continued growth and development. We will nurture educational professional, philanthropic and social relationships among and for the benefit of the alumni and the entire school community.
Sarah Voss Hanson '99, President
Sarah is in her third term as a representative on the Executive Committee and is the president of the Alumni Association. She holds a BA in psychology from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar Association. After a decade working in private practice and the insurance industry, she now stays home with her three children. Sarah and her husband Matt live at Weatherby Lake.
Kimberly Firestone Cho ’96
Kim teaches chemistry and physics at Pembroke Hill and is the head coach of the Upper School Science Olympiad team. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and master’s and doctoral degrees in physical chemistry from the University of Washington. She is a parent of a preschooler in the Early Childhood School.
Mary Greaves Hodge '73
Mary retired from Pembroke Hill at the end of the 2021-22 school year as the lower school learning coach. She began at Pembroke Hill in 2002 as a substitute teacher in the lower and upper schools. Since then, she held a variety of positions, including lower school roving substitute and faculty assistant with former fifth grade teacher Laula Ashley for 10 years. Mary also worked in Extended Day and Summer Programs. For many years, Mary was the lower school “Queen Bee” who managed the annual spelling bee. She began her responsibility as a lower school learning coach in 2012. In that role, Mary collaborated with homeroom teachers to support students who needed extra support, and has helped hundreds of children improve their reading skills. Mary’s warm and caring disposition made her perfect for this position. Mary started at Sunset Hill in the nursery program and graduated in 1973. Mary's brother Critch Greaves graduated in 1977 and her three children are also alumni: Caroline ’08, Chase ’10 and Lizzy ’12. Mary's husband Charles Hodge's mother Ruth Van Dusen also graduated from Sunset Hill in 1925.
Foster Honeck ’11
Foster is the chief of staff at Troutwine Ventures, where he works with companies in film and television production, digital tutoring, early childhood education, brewing and computer coding bootcamps. A lifelong Kansas City resident, Foster graduated from Pembroke Hill in 2011, and received bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri in economics and political science.
Niles Jager ’99
Niles is the president of Lighthouse Capital, LLC, and is a member of the Lyric Opera board of trustees. He lived in Washington, D.C. and Chicago before moving back to the Kansas City area in 2008. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from DePauw University. He is a parent of a preschooler in the Early Childhood School.
Katherine Smith Marx ’11
Katie recently left the corporate world and is working towards a masters to Ph.D. program in speech and language pathology at KU. She previously worked at StaffBridge as director of business development and at Cerner as a sales executive. She is a graduate from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA degree in entrepreneurship and linguistics.
Floyd May III '94
Floyd is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business. His executive leadership career has focused on business process improvement and Information Technology valuation assurance in government and the private sector. Floyd is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for SelectQuote, which he joined in 2019 to help position the company for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in May of 2020. It was the first, non-biotech, virtual IPO in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. The IPO valued SelectQuote at $3.25 billion, the largest in the history of the Kansas City area. Floyd is 1 of 4 finalist for the 2021 Kansas City CIO of The Year. In 2013, he and his wife Ledra (KeyBank Real Estate Capital) moved back to Kansas City so their two children, Zhory and Xavier could attend Pembroke Hill. Zhory, ’20 is a sophomore at Dartmouth College and Xavier is a rising 9th grader for the PHS class of 2025.
Russ Sifers '66
Russ is part of five generations of his family to own and operate the Sifers VALOMILK Candy Company. He is now retired (mostly). Russ is a graduate from the University of Kansas School of Business. He is a passionate and involved member of the PCD Class of 1966. Russ was the recipient of the Pembroke Hill School Alumni Service Award in 2016.
Meredith Sight '13
Meredith is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Division of Dermatology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child development from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt. Meredith then continued her studies at Vanderbilt in the School of Nursing, where she earned her master’s degree in nursing, specializing in pediatrics, prior to returning to Kansas City. Other relatives who graduated from Pembroke Hill include her brother Bobby Sight '09 and her cousins: Sarah Sight Compel '98, Zachary Sight '00 and Brian Sight '05.
Zachary Sight '00
Zachary Sight is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He lived in Dallas, TX until returning to Kansas City in 2006 to follow in the family business. He is the Vice President of the Bob Sight Auto Group. He and his wife Ashley have three children. They have students in the Early Childhood and Lower School.
Michael Taylor '03
Michael is currently the Director of Lead Optimization at SelectQuote. He has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a MBA from Baker University. Michael resides in Overland Park, KS with his wife and daughter, who is currently a student in the Lower School at Pembroke Hill. Before joining SelectQuote, Michael partnered with Agile Government Services, Inc., a local government contracting agency where he ran IT and business development to design and bring to market a modern proprietary health information technology software, and worked closely with public officials to assist with regional responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Anna Toms ’05
Anna taught middle school English at Pembroke Hill from 2010-2020. Recently, she took a hiatus from teaching full time in order to finish writing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In the meantime, she will stay connected with a learning community as an adjunct instructor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Anna earned her bachelor's degree in literature and creative writing from Rockhurst University and a master's degree in literature from UMKC.
E.F. Chip Walsh ’89
Chip is the founder and principal of Mercier Street, LLC a commercial real estate development consulting firm. He also is a founding partner and the managing member of Sustainable Development Partners of Kansas City, a CRE development company that has been recognized locally and nationally for its achievements. Chip holds a law degree from UMKC School of Law and practiced for several years before pursuing his interests in commercial real estate and development.