Jon Sabel is a member of the Mountain Lakes Alumni Association's Board of Advisors and manages the MLAA website and digital presence. After graduating Mountain Lakes High School in 1995, Jon went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University before joining the US Navy in 2002, where he spent five years of active duty service. Jon returned home to New Jersey and currently lives in Denville with wife Kristi, sons Jake and Dylan, and cats Rusty and Petey.

The Mountain Lakes Alumni Association is pleased to share our most recent contribution to the Mountain Lakes High School. Thanks to a very generous anonymous donation to the MLAA, we could purchase and donate a new set of bells to the MLHS Bell Choir! Director of Choirs and Music Theory Austin Vallies and his students could not have been more appreciative! We’ll let Mr. Vallies’ letter of thanks speak for itself:

Dear MLHS Alumni Association,

Thank you SOOOOOOO much again for your generous donation to the MLHS Bell Choir. Through your help, we are now officially a 5 Octave Bell Choir, and as thanks, we have listed you as donors on an entire octave of bells.

The current students could not be happier and are so excited to get the new year going. We already have a few gigs planned for the year and can’t wait to play again.

Musically yours,
Austin Vallies and the MLHS Bell Choir