Mike Seltz  

Class of 1961

409 Hanson Lane
Alexandria , VA 22302
703 548 7752
mseltzhpm@comcast.net

Spouse:   Gillie Campbell; met in graduate school; Gillie is from Lexington , VA  

Children:   3 of my own plus 3 step children
Grandchildren:  8
How long have you been married:  since 1999.   This is my second marriage.
Occupation:  Affordable housing developer
Brandeis University , 1965, BA in history
MIT, 1967, Master of City Planning

Military service: US Army 1968 - 1969; in Vietnam for one year, working for Saigon Civil Assistance Group as an urban planner.  Mike Cotsonas was in the Army in Saigon at the same time and we had lunch from time to time.

Pastimes:   reading, travel, good movies, local restaurants, hosting friends and family

“What we need to know”

Went away to at Brandeis with two others from HHS:  Judy Yanof and Nancy Sherman.   Majored in history.

Went to graduate school and then was drafted.

Married while in the Army; on return, worked for several years with NY State Urban Development Corporation and then moved in 1973 to Alexandria , VA where I joined a large architectural firm (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) as project manager and administrator.

Three kids - born 1970, 1974 and 1978.  They now live in Bellingham WA , Manhattan and Brooklyn .

Divorced after 25 years.  Remarried someone I knew from graduate school whom I remet at a reunion.

Co-founded an architectural-interior design firm which I held for twelve years and sold in 1995 to go into low-income housing development.  For past seven years I have doing housing development for a national nonprofit called Volunteers of America.

 

If I had to do it over again:  I am happy to say I wouldn’t change a thing.  I feel blessed.

 

I very much appreciate the homework the reunion committee is doing.  It enabled me to get back in touch with Jack Jastrab, Mike Simon, Victor Theiss and Mike Cotsonas plus I had a mini-reunion lunch with Howie Zuckerman and Jackie Travers Carbe at the restaurant that Paul and Jackie Carbe operate in Alexandria .