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Brian Shifrin ‘91


  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Suffolk Law School

Current Work:
I like to keep busy! I started a real estate appraisal and consulting firm in Southborough, MA. Global Real Property Solutions (GlobalRPS.com) now has four employees and provides property valuations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I finished my business degree at Fitchburg State in 2008 and now have one year left at Suffolk Law School.

Since I like to eat, a few months ago I opened a steak house in Northborough, MA. Sea Dog Steak and Ale (seadogsteakale.com). There is a great function room that could easily accommodate a reunion of all nine of us in my Applewild graduating class! I am happily married to my best friend Kristine and have a five year old son, Charlie, and a three year old daughter, Courtney. I run a softball league in Southborough and coached my son’s T-Ball team to an undefeated 2010 season. Go Tigers!

sea dog2Favorite Applewild Memories:
I had a blast at Applewild, so there are a lot of great memories. I love the Harvest Fair. In fact, we make an annual pilgrimage as a family every October back to the gym to play games, win tickets, and trade them in for extravagant prizes. I remember sledding down Burbank Hill, Z Cavaricci’s, and playing four squares at recess. Jazz Band led to a Guns N’ Roses cover band with fellow alum Brent Homoleski at Choate.

I remember an argument with Mr. Stancato about how a wooden toilet seat would be a good shop project. I still have the piano bench that reminds me I lost, but I still think I could have pulled it off! And, I don’t know why, but I always get nervous and sweaty whenever “Stairway to Heaven” plays on the radio.

They all influenced me. I think that is what makes Applewild the great school that it is. Mr Rabideau brought out an artistic and creative side through art and photography I am not sure I knew I had. Mrs. Kahan propelled an interest in math. Sometimes I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, but I still know Pi out to thirty something digits.

And, thanks to Mrs. Holloway and WordlyWise, I can correct grammar and punctuation with the best of them. Mr. Jones made history a blast. M. Chamas pushed hard in the classroom, on the field, and in the dojo.

Applewild Impact:
Applewild was a solid foundation for high school, college, and the rest of my life. The guidance and support really instilled a sense of confidence, morals, and respect for others that has led to success in the classroom and beyond.

Posted: December 14, 2011

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