Meet the Dorm Parents
Mr. Joe Harkins '96, Director of Residential Life
Mr. Harkins, the Director of Residential Life, attended Georgetown Prep as a day student, graduating in 1996. He grew up in Potomac, Maryland, giving him a familiarity with the D.C. Metro area. After high school, he was unable to get away from Jesuit education as he attended St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, studying English at both institutions. He played baseball in high school and college, and remains a diehard Washington Nationals fan. He enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking and spending time with his family. His wife Melissa is a senior dorm parent, and his daughter Abby, who has grown up amongst Prep’s Resident Program, seems to think that she has over 100 big brothers! Mr. Harkins has been back at Prep working in the Residential Department since 2011.
- Austin Bell - Alumni Service Corps
- Julian Green - Dorm Parent
- Josh Furnary - Duty Administrator
- Felysia Furnary - Dorm Parent
- Ryan Smith - Residential Programming Coordinator
My name is Mr. Furnary and I am a social studies teacher and a second floor dorm parent. I teach Western Civilizations to freshman and U.S. Government to seniors. I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a BA in history. I continued my schooling there and also earned a Master of Education degree with a Virginia licensure in grades 6-12.
I enjoy spending time outdoors, particularly hiking, camping, and fishing. I spent 30 days camping and hiking in 11 national parks during the summer of 2015 on a road trip from D.C. to San Francisco and back.
I coach football and lacrosse at Prep and even spent some time coaching collegiately during graduate school.
- Bradley Lipman - Dorm Parent
- Davis Nwankwo - Dorm Parent
- Jacob Page - Dorm Parent
- Kevin Watson - Dorm Parent
Mr. Nwankwo was born in Boston, Massachusetts and soon moved with his family to the Washington D.C. Metro area. He received a basketball scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and a Minor in Economics. Soon after, he also earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 2013 at the Charlotte School of Law. During his tenure in law school and after graduation, he has worked for numerous organizations which include the District Attorney’s office for Union County in Monroe, North Carolina; Powers McCartan, PLLC; Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and as a Law Clerk at the National Security Law Counselors (NSLC). Currently, Davis has started a Tech Company (EquityRoots) with a few friends and is working as a legal consultant in the EB-5 visa and Economic development departments. He spends most of his time commuting back and forth between Chicago and Maryland.
On his time off, he enjoys partaking in extra-curricular activities to stay active. You will most likely find him in the gym exercising or participating in any activity where you can exert a lot of physical energy. In addition, he enjoys reading mystery and suspense novels or watching movies in his downtime.
- Kevin Dorn '08 - Dorm Parent
- Brian Kaufman - Residential Liturgical Coordinator
- Marcio Gutierrez - Dorm Parent
- Alex Helal - Alumni Service Corps
- Melissa Harkins - Dorm Parent
- Dacque Tirado - Weekend Duty Administrator
Mr. Kaufman is from Nanuet, New York. He was educated at Boston College, where he obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Theology, and also a Master of Arts in Theology. After a period of living and working in France, Brian also attended Emory University School of Law and passed the New York bar, qualifying him now to work in his profession as a lawyer. Outside the courtroom Brian enjoys running, swimming, yoga, cooking, reading, traveling, theology, and social justice advocacy.
Mr. Tirado is a part-time Duty Administrator with the Residential Life program. He is also a member of the Social Studies Department where he teaches U.S. History and AP U.S. Government and Comparative Politics. He hails from New York City and is starting his fifth year at Georgetown Prep. He has familiarity with boarding school life as he attended the Pomfret School in Connecticut and taught at the Peddie School in New Jersey. He enjoys watching college football, playing golf, collecting political campaign buttons and reading historical biographies.