Mr. Waterman resides in Kingsmill in Williamsburg, has six children (Katharine II, son-in-law Kyle, Avery III, Christian, daughter-in-law Caroline, and Elizabeth) and two grandchildren (Avery and Brooks); and has been involved in numerous school, athletic, charitable, and social activities on the Peninsula.
His past-times include travel, movies, music, cycling, and working out.
For Senior Spring Break in April, 2010, Mr. Waterman and his youngest son, Christian, traveled to Key West, Florida. The pair strolled and shopped trendy Duval Street, and watched brilliant sunsets and vibrant street-performers at Mallory Square. They also motored out to sea in a glass-bottom boat and to Dry Tortugas National Park, touring deactivated Fort Jefferson, tenting overnight, and snorkeling among thousands of fish:
Christian matriculated at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and joined his father’s fraternity, Theta Delta Chi.
Mr. Waterman and his three youngest children trekked the West Coast in Summer 2010. Arriving LAX, they stayed in Hollywood off Sunset Strip, toured Beverly Hills and Universal Studios, and checked out Venice Beach in Santa Monica. An overnight desert foray allowed Mr. Waterman to rock-climb the sheer moonscape in Joshua Tree National Park:
The couple resided in Durham, North Carolina, where Kyle was attending Duke Medical School and Katharine was Managing Editor of Southern Weddings magazine/online.
Mr. Waterman and his youngest daughter, Elizabeth, are in their living room on March 23, 2011, bedecked for the Peninsula Heart Ball in Newport News, supporting the American Heart Association. They attended Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre and Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway in June, 2011.
Following Mr. Waterman’s getaway to Excellence Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, a special father-son week in Amsterdam, Netherlands during July made memories for a lifetime. From their quarters at Dam Square, the duo visited the Flower District, Newmarket Square, and Rembrandt Square; toured the zoo, and City and Diamond Museums; and motored the canals by covered boat.
In January, 2012, Mr. Waterman and Elizabeth visited Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. First week of April, 2012, he recognized Elizabeth’s upcoming high school graduation by taking her to Italy via England over Spring Break. The two flew into London for lunch and shopping, then to Rome. There they visited Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican, Pantheon, Trastevere, Ghetto, Colosseum, Forum, Palatine, and Zoo, much by bicycle. Father and daughter are pictured at Navona Plaza, where they enjoyed fine Italian cooking, live music and sun.
Christian and he continued their Spring Break adventure in picturesque Sedona, exploring its stunning rugged terrain by mountain-bikes and by ATVs, recovering with deep-tissue massages, and visiting the fine shops and restaurants of its scenic Oak Creek.
On May 12, 2013, Mr. Waterman attended the dual graduation of Katharine and Kyle from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Above they stand before The Louvre. The duo also visited Versailles, Eiffel Tower, Arc D’Triumphe, Sacre-Cour, Notre-Dame, and many other sights.
By overnight train, Mr. Waterman and Katharine rendezvous with Kyle in Barcelona. All three toured its Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Montjuic, and Eixamplar on foot and other points of interest by bicycle. Below Kyle and he stand before Palau Nacional.
Family members gather post-ceremony outside Burruss Hall at the Drill Field.
During July 7-17, 2014, Mr. Waterman celebrated Kyle graduating medical school by traveling Turkey via London. While in Istanbul, they stayed in the Sultanahmet (“old city”) area, cruised the Bosphorus River at sunset, observed Punto handmade rug-weaving and Whirling Dervishes, and visited numerous landmarks: 1584 Cemberlitas Hamami (Turkish bath and massage), Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Taksim Square, Istikal Street, Galata Tower, Egyptian Spice Market, New Mosque, Rustem Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Dolmabache Palace, Chora Church, Archaelogical Museum, and Gulhane Park. The pair then flew Turkish Air to Cappadocia, hiking Love, Rose and Red Valleys, and staying in Urgup at a Fresco cave suite.
They also dined in Trieste, Italy, and at Ljubljana Castle and food market. While at Lake Bled, the duo toured Bled Castle, rode pletna boats to Blejski Otok, rode horses in the valley, and went canyoning. Traversing Vrisic Pass of Triglav Mountain in the Julian Alps to Bovec, the pair went hydrospeeding and rafting on the fresh clear cold emerald-colored Soca River and ziplining across neighboring valley.
On October 3, 2014, Mr. Waterman presented to the Etheridge Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, re “8.01-413(C) Subpoenas & Privilege: Audit Trails & Metadata and Risk Management Materials”. On January 20, 2015, he addressed the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association with “It’s Privileged Judge: In Fact, Actually Not! (Medical Malpractice Privilege Law)”. On April 28, 2015, he spoke before the Long-Term Care Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Richmond, Virginia about “Policies, Procedures, Protocols, Et Al. – Discoverability and Admissibility!” During July 16-18, 2015, Mr. Waterman attended “Neuroanatomical Dissection: Human Brian and Spinal Cord” at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a 3-day course featuring 12 hours of hands-on regional dissections of embalmed human cadaver neuro-material and 9 hours of lecture sessions. On October 9, 2015, Mr. Waterman again presented to the Etheridge Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, re “Policies, Procedures and Protocols; Pilot Programs; EMR Metadata; and Risk Management Materials”.
During September 9-22, 2015, Mr. Waterman and his mother, Barbara, toured Ireland. The pair began their Irish Odyssey in Dublin, viewing the 800 year-old Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Gaol; and enjoying libations at Guinness and Taylor’s Three Rock Pub replete with traditional musicians and dancers. They motored the east coast through Wicklow Mountains to Russborough House, to Kildare for tea and scones at farmhouse, to Waterford for factory tour, and to Blarney Castle for the Stone of Eloquence and the Woolen Mills. Southern points of travel included a walking tour of Cork, Moll’s Gap for views of Ring of Kerry and sheep herding and shearing, horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle on Lough Leane, and circling the Dingle Peninsula with Blasket Centre stop. West coast activities were ferrying River Shannon Estuary; walking the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the “The Quiet Man” movie set in Cong; and visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Marble Factory, Castlebar’s Museum of Country Life, Yeats’ Drumcliffe Churchyard gravesite, and Belleek Pottery Factory. Below stand mother and son at O’Brien’s Tower at Cliffs of Moher in County Clare:
Hinuera was site of Hobbiton, where they toured The Shire and supped at Green Dragon Inn. The Watermans stopped at Wairake to visit Lava Glass and its Thermal Health Spa hot springs before bungy-jumping at Taupo and dinner on Lake Taupo. Next was Tongariro: Chateau for all, Alpine Crossing [of “Mordor”] for the men, and the spa/café for the women. Capitol city Wellington featured The Beehive, waterfront kayaking and lunch, and Weta Studio tour. Another Australia stopover for New Year – Bondi Beach with highlight Icebergs Club pool, sauna, and bistro – was holiday farewell.
After attending Southern Trial Lawyers Association’s annual convention in New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2017, Mr. Waterman and his friend jetted to Peru during April, 2017. The couple acclimated to elevation in 11,152’ Cusco, the Inca Empire’s capital city, dining around its Plaza de Armas. With newfound Dutch friends, Tomas and Femke, they descended 13,779’ Abra Malaga by mountain bike, rafted the Urubamba River, and retired to their spartan jungle lodge quarters in Santa Maria. Their 10-mile jungle/cliff hike on the Inca Trail finished with cable-cart river-crossing and hot springs bathing at Santa Theresa. After zip-lining, half-day hike ended at Aguas Calientes. Pre-dawn ascension of the 1800-step granite Inca staircase rewarded with trek jewel: Machu Picchu! Ascending Machu Picchu Montana provided the following classic vista of Machu Picchu:
Christian was 1 of only 2 graduates inducted into Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society. His other honors include the Medical College of Virginia Alumni Association of VCU Award, the VCU Dental Hygiene Alumni Student Merit Scholarship, the Sigma Phi Alpha Scholarship, and the VCU School of Dentistry Research Day Dental Hygiene Student Research Award.
During May 16-28, 2018, father and son celebrated Christian’s graduation and licensure as a dental hygienist by traveling to Indonesia. In Bali, they stayed at Pro Surf Camp on Kuta-Legian Beach, were massaged at Jamu Spa, lunched at Take, visited Para Luhur Temple and saw the Kecak and Fire Dance cliff-side at Ulu Watu, and dined at Bumbu Bali One amid Balinese music and dance performance. By Gili-Getaway III from Serangan, the two fastboated to Gili Trawangan off Lombok. Lodging in thatched bungalows and receiving instruction for 5 days at Manta Dive, the pair made 10 SCUBA dives (including 30 meters and at night) and earned their Open Water, Advanced Adventurer, and Enriched Air Nitrox SSI Certifications:
Fourth of July featured Blanding’s 5k race; the County’s parade, replete with copious candy-throwing; a family 25th reunion cook-out and photo-shoot; some young adults venturing a side-trip to Cortez, Colorado; and 22 minutes of fabulous fireworks up close, which many hailed as the best they had seen. The group next traveled to Moab, Utah, hiking to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, having food and drink at Moab Brewery, and lazily rafting and swimming in the low cold Colorado River. A long drive to and much delayed flight out of Albuquerque, New Mexico ended their holiday on Megan’s birthday.
On March 29, 2019, Mr. Waterman spoke at the Annual Convention of the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association (“VTLA”) at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. His presentation to the Long-Term Care Section was “Obtaining Ostensibly Privileged Materials – with Just a Medical Authorization!”. Attendees received Continuing Legal Education credit from the Virginia State Bar.
On April 9, 2019, the Waterman family was blessed with a new addition: Avery Tillinghast Waterman-Gibler!
Heidi, Tam, Mr. Waterman and his friend hiked down to Balos Beach too. Their farewell night was spent at GDM Megaron Hotel overlooking landmark Koules Fortress and then at Atlantis Hotel Aquilla, before their delayed flights home.
On July 31, 2021, Mr. Waterman proudly welcomed a new daughter to his family: Kimberly Caroline Bailey of Yorktown, Virginia. After their wedding ceremony at Seaford Baptist Church, the bride’s family church, Caroline and Christian were chauffeured in a white Maserati Quattroporte limousine to their reception at Kingsmill on the James, where the newlyweds are pictured before they entered the Resort’s James River Ballroom as husband and wife:
Proud grandfather, “Sandpa,” is holding his first grandson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Waterman again has been invited to speak at the Long-Term Care Section Retreat of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in Staunton, Virginia on April 22, 2022. His presentation will be: “Va. Code §8.01-413: Obtaining ‘Privileged’ Patient Care Records – with a Medical Authorization”.
Tuesday was all Volcano National Park: viewing the recently active Kilauea Volcano in Halema’uma’u Crater from its Uekahuna and Kilauea Overlooks; hiking 9 miles over 5 trails (Crater Rim, Kilauea Iki, Devastation, Uealoha “Byron Ledge”, and Halema’uma’u) with deviations for Nahuku “Thurston Lava Tube” and an off-limits scramble up and over the steepest sink-holed face of Kilauea Iki Trail to Pu’upua’i Overlook; eating at 10 Pin Grill and bowling three strings (all won by Dad) at Kilauea Military Camp; and sleeping at Volcano House. On Wednesday, father and sons toured VNP’s Wahinekapu “Steaming Bluff” and its Chain of Craters Road with stops at Kealakomo Overlook, Pu’u Loa “Petroglyphs”, and Holei Sea Arch; lunched at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant in Volcano; trekked the 4-hour 2.2-mile Kazmura Cave Tour in Keaau; and had Wagyu burgers and steak for dinner with live music at Hilo Burger Joint. Thursday was spent at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, a gorgeous 24-acre retreat with 120-foot waterfall, where the trio rappelled and rested. Friday they visited Farmers’ Market and Carlsmith Beach and ate at Papa’s Pizza in Hilo, before four-wheeling to the 13,802-foot snow-capped summit of Mauna Kea for world-class sunset amid multiple international observatories.
After spending the night at Pohala Lodge in the Hamakua Cloud Forest of Honokaa, Saturday was a shuttle tour of Waipio Valley “Valley of Kings”; a 2-mile hike from Pololu Valley’s Overlook to Beach via its Awini Trail [see photo] and then lunch at Fresh Off The Grid in Kapaau; a visit to Pu’ukohola Heiau NHS and adjacent Spencer Beach (where Christian stepped on a sea-urchin) in Waimea; and a rush to the airport for their red-eye flight home!
On September 20, 2023, Mr. Waterman welcomed his third grandchild, his second grandson, Carter Christian Waterman. Just 11 days later, Carter attended his first Foxfield Races in Charlottesville, a decades-long family tradition. Proud “Sandpa” is holding Carter, son of Christian and Caroline in Lanexa, near the race course.
On October 9, 2023, the Watermans added another family member: Crawford “Ford” Tillinghast Waterman-Gibler. Son of Katharine and Kyle, Ford lives in Charlotte. Smiling “Sandpa” is holding Ford along side the newborn’s siblings, Avery  and Brooks , while they celebrate their grandfather’s birthday near Halloween. He turned “39” (again)!