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Meet the Team


Frankie Winter
Director of Communications

As Director of Communications, Frankie is responsible for the design and production of the School’s printed and digital marketing materials, advertising and school news. She also designs the bi-annual publication Rarebits, and the Annual Report. She manages Rumsey's website, social media sites and augments the School’s outreach and public relations efforts. Prior to Rumsey, Frankie worked as an Art Director for Gucci and lived in Italy, London and New York before leaving the brand and moving to Litchfield County 15 years ago. Shortly after arriving in CT she formed her own graphic design studio and has worked for many local businesses, schools and companies. She has lived in five towns in the area and currently resides in Washington, CT.





Trish Silvernail
Administrative Assistant to Development/Gift Coordinator

An integral part of the Rumsey Family, Trish joined Rumsey's office staff in 1999. Today, Trish manages the administrative needs of the Development and Alumni teams with hands-on support for the daily operation of the offices, including gift recording and coordinating special events. Previously, Trish held diverse customer service and managerial roles in the retail banking business for over 18 years. She is a long time resident of nearby Torrington, CT along with her Himilayan cat “Romeo.”






Emily Kalis
Alumni Coordinator

As the Alumni Coordinator, Emily is responsible for enhancing alumni engagement by coordinating events such as the Alumni Games and Reunion and by compiling featured alumni profiles and class notes for Rarebits. She also assists in the planning of Rumsey's Annual Benefit Auction and works with the Director of Communications in the School's outreach to Alumni.

In addition to her role as Alumni Coordinator on the Development Team, Emily lives on campus, coaches Varsity "B" Basketball and serves as a dorm parent in Foothills 1. She is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University where she obtained a BA in Politics and International Affairs with a minor in French.