Christopher Jaime '89

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) recently selected Christopher as one of the Top 100 Bankruptcy lawyers in the State of Nevada for 2014.

Char (Reber) Rocha '87

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Char and husband Rob ‘89 married 26 years and parents to 6 children ages 12-24. They are grandparents to granddaughter Kaylie, 3, and Austin, 10 months. Char worked the last 13 years for her sister, Chris Reber '90 at Reber Physical Therapy. Now that her sister has moved to Kauai with her own family, Char has more time to spend running a girls rec basketball league called G-Ball. This season she was able to work with Toys for Tots and put together a fundraiser with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Char, Rob and family support the CF Foundation as Austin was diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis. 

Jeffrey Pouncey '87

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
A new addition to the Bay Area Campus, Jeffrey teaches psychology and infects his students with his contagious enthusiasm. Jeff holds a Master of Arts in psychology as well as a doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. His extensive training ranges from pediatric neuropsychology to geriatric neuropsychology, and was completed entirely in the San Francisco Bay Area. His pre-doc internship was completed at Kaiser Permanente “Richmond where he worked with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to the experience of working with a culturally rich population of children and teens, under the auspices of great practitioners and clinical supervisors, Dr. Pouncey completed a comprehensive dissertation endorsed and sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Division or Research “Northern California. The dissertation, entitled, “The Acute Effects of General Anesthesia on Attention in Pediatric Patients,” was a study that attempted to track the “attentional” function of child surgical patients before and after anesthesia. The study used neuropsychological measures and instruments to determine the residual effects of anesthesia following surgery to determine a better timeframe of returning children to a school/learning environment. Following a three-year neuropsych residency in San Mateo, Jeff completed forensic psychology work at Napa State Hospital. Presently, Dr. Pouncey has an office in Vallejo where he provides behavior health consulting and Biofeedback treatment in the form of therapy and pain management. Additionally, Jeff provides pre-employment assessments and career development planning. Dr. Pouncey currently teaches The Biological Basis of Psychology, Human Motivation, The Statistical Basis of Psychology and The Essence of Psychology at University of Phoenix. As he facilitates, he often incorporates in his lesson plan the idea of the essence of academic rigor and excellence. He attempts to promote the level of excellence in his students that extends beyond weekly assignments and activities – but reaches to the core of who they are and want to become through University of Phoenix. He addresses the importance of the students’ scholarly activities and efforts, and this usually involves referencing the “Drive to learn scenario” from Socrates: “your drive to learn is like a drive to breathe air after a lengthy submersion, you’re ripe for absorbing”.  Students are encouraged to learn for the purpose of life and with this knowledge, to share it with others accordingly - young and old. Jeff is currently a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association as well as the Solano County Business Group. He has volunteered in the faith-based organization, New Life Church children’s ministry and has provided psycho-social and behavioral health presentations throughout the Vallejo community. Jeff also has a passing for writing children’s literature and historical novels. He has put this desire into action with the recent release of his first two books: Adventure at the Big, Brick Haircut Factory, and Midnight Tear: The Tulsa, Oklahoma Greenwood District“ A Story of Forbidden Affluence, a children’s book and historical novel, respectively. Jeff will be presenting these publications at The Bay Area’s forthcoming Faculty Scholarship Showcase. In his spare time, Jeff reads, writes, and excites learning in his children. “I’m also inclined towards wandering and pondering,” he says. “That is, I enjoy observing and participating in things natural, and less with things synthetic. I am an avid church goer and church learner.” Jeff is married to Bren, his dear wife of 20 years, and has three children: Xavier, Jenesis, and Joel.  

Mark DeLuna '87

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Mark retired from the United States Marine Corps after 25 years of commissioned service. Shortly after graduation from Saint Mary’s, Mark left for the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia with another Saint Mary’s Graduate, Tim Barrett. Mark served as an Infantry, Reconnaissance and Intelligence Officer. In his later years, he served as an Operations Officer for a Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq, planned and executed Presidential Security missions in Mongolia and Indonesia. He was also the Operations Officer for the Joint US Military Assistance Group in the Philippines, and the Operations Officer for Marine Corps Forces South. As a strategic planner, he has worked on counter terrorism and counter drug programs in the Philippines, Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala. During his career, he was deployed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Northern Europe and the Arctic Circle. Mark retires as a Lieutenant Colonel, whose awards include the Bronze Star, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and numerous other awards. Mark lives in Weston Florida with his wife of 15 years and three children.

Juanita Hagberg '82

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Juanita ECR had one of her watercolor paintings accepted into "Yosemite Renaissance XXIX." This exhibition features paintings, sculpture, and photography inspired by Yosemite and the Sierras. The show will be at the Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery from Mar. 1 - May 11, with the reception Feb. 28.  It will then travel to the Kings Art Center, Hanford, (June - July,) and the Carnegie Art Center, Turlock (Aug. - Sept.) yosemiterenaissance.org 

Richard Romero '80

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Richard has e-published a science fiction novel titled 'Modulus' on Amazon.com. Link: http://amzn.com/B00HFYCZHA 

Larry Nolan '80

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Larry was camp manager and head coach at the USA Cycling West Coast Talent Identification and Development Camp this past summer at Saint Mary's. This is the 5th consecutive year that the camp has been held at Saint Mary's College for national caliber 14-22 male and female cyclists. In addition to his financial consulting business, Larry directs the nine-member Team Specialized Juniors, which went on to win nine USA Cycling National Cyclocross, Road and Track Championships as well as 92 other international, national, and local events in 2013. Team Specialized was awarded the USA Cycling Club of the Year in 2010, and Larry was awarded the US Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the year for cycling in 2011.  Peter Keating (2017) has attended past camps!

Matt Wood '78

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Stationed at the British Embassy in San Francisco, Matt works for UK Trade and Investment and is responsible for business development throughout the Western United States. Matt supports U.S. startups and business-to-business software companies that want to locate and grow their company in the UK market. 

Bobby Fields '77

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Bobby recently was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Football League Alumni Association. Bobby captained the 1977 Gael football team and signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams where he was a member for the 1978-79 seasons.

Michael Tucevich '70

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Michael is a judge with the Social Security Administration in the Phoenix, Arizona hearing office. Daughter will be off to college and Michael is looking to retire soon. 

Fred V. Kerstad Jr. '67

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Fred, Jr. was recently inducted into the St. Patrick - St. Vincent High School Hall of Fame in his hometown of Vallejo. He was a member of the Class of 1963 prior to attending SMC. Fred still resides in Vallejo with his wife Dayle. They will celebrate 43 years of marriage this June. They have two children, Alicia, a student at Napa Valley College and Fred III, a Pre-Med student at ASU in Tempe, AZ. Fred and Dayle are both enjoying retirement, he since 1998 from a successful commercial real estate development career and Dayle after 40 years in education, 30 of which were as an elementary school principal and administrator. They have always been active in their local Parish, St. Basil the Great, and serving in many capacities. Fred was also instrumental in establishing a Knights of Columbus Council at St. Basil's in 2003. He was its Charter Grand Knight. After that he continued serving the Knights as an officer all the way up to the State level being given many awards for his service, such as California District Deputy of the Year. When not travelling they can be found on a golf course wherever they are. 

Dennis Koller '66

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Dennis' '92 GMBA first novel went live on Amazon. Mystery/thriller set in SF. A good read. He hired a SMC English student to help edit.

Michael Sinclair '62

Glimpsed on April 23, 2014
Michael, a surgeon and former mountaineer recently published a memoir entitled “No Regrets, No Apologies”. It is a compelling story about a doctor/mountain climber/humanitarian.  

Michael Tucevich '70

Glimpsed on February 20, 2014
Michael is a judge with the Social Security Administration in the Phoenix, Arizona hearing office. Daughter will be off to college and Michael is looking to retire soon.

Sharon Kehoe '08

Glimpsed on December 19, 2013
Sharon and Michael Tomasik (Boston, Mass) were married in the SMC Chapel on November 16, 2013. Presider was Fr. Mike Russo. The wedding party included Stephanie Tews-Maid of Honor, Jessica Parfitt '07 ECR-Bridesmaid, Christopher Tomasik-Best Man (Michael's brother) and Jared Paris-Groomsman (Michael's best friend). Sharon and Michael reside in Concord, CA. 

George Rafal '06

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
George married and his beloved wife Ashley (f/k/a, Ashley McDannel) in an intimate ceremony at her family's Lafayette home on December 29, 2012. George is a senior paralegal at Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco and earning his MBA at U.C. Davis. Ashley is a senior therapist at Stepping Stones Center for Autistic Spectrum Disorders and recently completed her M.A. in Psychology with a dual concentration in counseling and industrial organizational psychology at Golden Gate University. They reside in Emeryville and share a commitment to providing advocacy for mentally disabled adults. 

Ben Frey '05

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
Ben has written a screenplay titled "Mexico or Bust" where a college graduate travels along the west coast road tripping in an R.V. picking up his alumni friends on an extraordinary adventure to Mexico! Go GAELS!!! 

Scott Smigielski '03

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
Scott and his wife, Kim, welcomed their second child, daughter Grier, in October. 

Jim Prescott '94

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
Jim ECR graduated from School of Education in '94 with teaching credentials, after a 30 yr. career with AT&T. He taught locally in San Mateo for several years and was elected to San Bruno Park School District in 2005 were he served eight years until 2013. Recently, on Nov 20,2013, CA Senator Jerry Hill asked to meet with Jim and presented a State of CA Resolution honoring him for his years of public service in support of education, students and community. It wouldn't have happened without Saint Mary's.

Paul Stich '79

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
Paul was just appointed CEO of Appthority, the leader in App Risk Management. Stich served as President and CEO of Dasient, an Internet security company that was acquired by Twitter in January 2012. Before that he was President and CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, which was acquired by British Telecom in 2006. In addition to leading British Telecom's global managed security services organization, Paul has also held senior executive positions with IBM, KPMG, and McAfee. As CEO of Appthority, Paul will continue accelerated development of Appthority's innovative App Risk and Policy Management Solution, lead expansion into the Global 2000, help scale operations and drive rapid growth.

Dennis Patrick Wood '71

Glimpsed on December 10, 2013
Dennis has been a clinical psychologist for the past 35 years, consulting with the Virtual Reality Medical Center, San Diego, since 2006, and is also affiliated with the Crownview Medical Group in Coronado. Most recently, he has worked with U.S. Marines and sailors diagnosed with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), using a form of exposure therapy that uses virtual reality, computer technology, meditation and biofeedback. Dennis has co-authored a paper titled "Cybertherapy for Combat-Related posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Pain Management and Physical Rehabilitation Following stroke" that appeared in the Wounds of War II/ NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, published by NATO in July 2010. New Text:  Below is a link for a YouTube video describing Virtual Reality Therapy and the Virtual Reality treatment of warriors diagnosed with combat-related PTSD that aired on The Mike Huckabee Show on May 25 & 26, 2013.  The star of this segment on The Huckabee Show is HM2 (retired) Akil Crawford (e.g., Ramadi, Iraq in 2005), with Dennis Patrick Wood in a cameo role.  Dennis has had the privilege to work with over 50 OIF/OEF combat veterans utilizing Virtual Reality Therapy at both Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Using an Office of Naval (ONR) research/treatment grant, the Virtual Reality Treatment for combat-related PTSD protocol was developed by the Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) in San Diego (www.vrphobia.com). A copy of one of the papers Dennis co-authored, describing the effectiveness of VR Therapy, is posted on the VRMC web page.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y79sBIz2FvY Questions about VR Therapy are welcomed as are questions about VRMC's ONR funded projects at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and Naval Medical Center San Diego.  Of note, Dennis retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves in April 2005.  He and Joan continue to live in San Diego. 

Elias A. Chahin '11

Glimpsed on December 09, 2013
Elias used the skills he learned at St. Mary’s to take his family's mattress business to the next level, by forging an alliance with worldwide bedding giant Sealy. They were featured in BedTimes magazine. Read the article: http://bedtimesmagazine.com/2013/09/foam-de-honduras-launches-sealy-coll...

Amanda (Gourley) Pantaleon '10

Glimpsed on December 09, 2013
Amanda MA '12 and Ivan Pantaleon '07 married on June 22, 2013, in their hometown of Ukiah, California, at Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Ivan is an agent with Carol and Jerry Myer State Farm Agency, and Amanda is a marriage and family therapist intern with Tapestry Family Services. Their bridal party included multiple SMC alumns: Lacey Olson, Kaitlyn Glenn, Whitney Wright, Nicole Adler '03, Anthony Butler '07, Michael Herman '07, Shane Keane '07, Randy Lopez '11. Other SMC alums who attended included: Argenis Rubio '07, Nora Amaral '07, Christina Hamilton '07, Mark Gilson '07, David Lenser '07, Fabien Zadno '11, Matt Hensley, Alex Stillings '08, Megan Colin '12, Noemi Cocone '12, and Jerry Myer EE ’98. 

Vanessa Snyder'09

Glimpsed on December 06, 2013
Vanessa was engaged to Josh Bobbitt in May of 2013 in Cambria, California.  They met while teaching in Mississippi with Teach for America. They will be married in July 2014 in San Jose where they both work in education. 

Shana (Dhillon) Nijjar '09

Glimpsed on December 05, 2013
Shana married Jaipal Nijjar in a Sikh Ceremony at the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara on July 20, 2013. They met the year after graduation, and despite the fact that Jaipal is an SCU Bronco they made it work. They are happily married and reside in Santa Clara, CA with their Dalmatian, Marleau. 

Lisa (Layton) Berndt '08

Glimpsed on December 05, 2013
Lisa married Jeff Berndt ‘09 on September 21st, 2013, at Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California. Their Bridal Party included seven fellow SMC Alums: (left to right) Serena Lee, Alex Nadeau, Danielle Egan ‘05, Gina (Lenardon) Coughlin, Chris Dowdy, Ray Egan ‘05, Nick Gionfriddo. Lisa and Jeff honeymooned in Cancun and now live in Scotts Valley, CA.

Michael Murphy EE '07

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
In May of 2013, Michael EE graduated with an MBA from Rice University (Houston, Texas). With the support of his wife, DeeAnn, and three kids, Katie (15), David (12), and Jordan (11), this accomplishment was a certainly a team effort!

Marissa (Nichols) Skog '06

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Marissa and Jon Skog '05 welcomed their first child Ethan Clark Skog on May 12th 2013.

Andrew Moreno '05

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Andrew has been a Project Manager at the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County since 2012. He previously served as a Grants Manager at RM Associates, a specialized civil engineering and community development firm. Most recently, Andrew was appointed by the Governor to serve as a Member of the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Appointed by the Mayor, Andrew previously served as a Board Member of the City of Fresno’s Personnel Board.  Andrew is also a member of the Workforce Investment Board’s (WIB) Business Council of San Luis Obispo County. Andrew also holds a master’s degree in leadership studies and communication from Gonzaga University, and a master’s degree in environmental management and sustainability from Harvard University.

Scott Michael Norberg '04

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Scott of Santa Rosa, CA, was among the 266 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) at the College’s 122nd commencement. The ceremony was held at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Scott is the son of Joan and Bob Norberg of Healdsburg, CA and the brother of Paul Norberg of Alameda, CA. Scott will continue his medical training in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

Megan (Bartleson) Quinn '04

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Megan and Daniel Quinn welcomed their first child Cardon Henry Quinn on April 25, 2013. They love being parents to their happy little boy! 

Erin (Manoukian) Maffey ’02 ECR ‘03

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Mark Maffey '03 and Erin were married in 2005 and reside in Las Vegas. They have twin boys, Peter and Nicholas along with two lovely daughters, Alessandra and Johanna. Mark works in the family construction business. After five years of teaching, Erin happily stays home with the children. 

Jennifer Fawkes '01

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
After nine years at The Sentinel in Hanford, CA, Jennifer has taken a position with the Napa Valley Register in Napa, CA. As the Sales & Marketing Manager, she is responsible for the circulation and inside classified departments.

Kate Antosik-Parsons '01

Glimpsed on December 02, 2013
Kate and her husband Eoin Parsons live in Dublin, Ireland with daughters, Olivia (5), Clodagh (3) and son, Conall (14 mo). After graduating from Saint Mary's Kate went backpacking around Europe with Julie Cotter and Carolina Gonzales-Villar. Her intentions to work for a brief time in Ireland were radically altered when she met Eoin and they subsequently married in 2004. Kate held her first solo exhibition 'Identity' in 2003. She completed an MA in Women's Studies (2006) and a PhD in Art History (2012) at University College Dublin, where she currently lectures in Art History and Irish Studies. She has published several essays and exhibition and book reviews on gender, performance and Irish art. From 2010-2013 Kate was an editor of Artefact: The Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians. Her poetry contribution to a migrant writers anthology led to an opportunity to take tea with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins in December 2012. She continues her visual practice and is learning to speak Irish. (www.kateap.com

Aimee Le Duc '98

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
After five years as the Galleries Manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission, Aimee has accepted the role of Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center.

Phil Gomes '96

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
Phil and his wife Leticia welcomed their second child, Dom, into the world in August 2013. Their daughter Zara was born in 2009. Phil works as a Senior Vice President at Edelman (the world's largest public relations firm), where he primarily focuses on digital media, online communities, and crisis communications. The family lives in Chicago.  

Rich Aguirre '93

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
Rich getting ready for the upcoming Gael basketball season with nephews Austin Calos '17 and Brandon Calos '15 along with Rich's son's Kylan '27 and Brydan '29 

Geoff Callan '89

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
Geoff recently co-starred In BETAS, an Amazon original series. He worked alongside Tyson Ritter, lead singer of The All-American Rejects.

Sean Mullen '83

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
In October, Sean accepted a promotion as Risk Coordinator for the County of Alameda's Risk Management Unit. He is involved in all aspects of the County of Alameda's self-insured program. Sean had been a Senior Management Analyst with the County of Santa Clara's Risk Management Department since 2005.

Louis A. Lotorto, Jr. '83

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
Louis A., Jr. is appearing in Sonora in "Don't Dress For Dinner" at the Sierra Repertory Theatre from September 6 through September 29, 2013.

Michael Tucevich '70

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
Michael is approaching retirement with the federal government as a Federal Administrative Law Judge. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his 18-year-old daughter, Morgan. Both traveled to Thailand this past summer for three weeks.

Bob Cone '66

Glimpsed on November 27, 2013
To celebrate their 44th anniversary Bob and Joan walked The Camino de Santiago. The 509-mile route took them from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 30 days. They also attended the 50th anniversary March on Washington where Dr. Marin Luther King gave his famous "I Have A Dream speech." Bob was at the August 28, 1963 march and remembered the spirit of that day. 

Ryan Whitney '01

Glimpsed on October 09, 2013
Ryan and his wife Jessica recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of ZOe Productions, Inc., their special event design and production firm. They produce corporate events, charity galas, conferences and award shows for clients both locally and across the globe. Their offices are headquartered in Old Towne Orange, Calif., where they live with their golden lab, Django. Ryan has continued his passion for music that began at SMC, writing the score for the independent feature film Life Tracker, which is currently playing festivals and is available through Video On Demand. His musical collaboration, whit (www.listentowhit.com), recently released its first single "Waiting for These Wings." Pictured, Ryan and Jessica.

Br. Michael James Rivera, O.P. '02

Glimpsed on October 07, 2013
Br. Michael James Rivera, O.P., also known as Ramon Rivera professed solemn vows as a Dominican Cooperator Brother on May 4, 2013. *PHOTO CAPTION:  Brother Michael James Rivera, O.P., kneels before Father Mark Padrez, O.P., and makes vows of obedience until death. Father Hai Ho ‘03, O.F.M. Cap., can be seen praying in the background. (Photo courtesy of Lorelei Low Photography)

Elizabeth Morales '06

Glimpsed on October 07, 2013
Elizabeth was proposed to by Jaime Zepeda ’07 on July 13, 201,2 at the spot in the quad where they met. She said yes! Then they celebrated with family and friends with a picnic on the Chapel lawn. Pictured are Jaime Zepeda '07 and Elizabeth Morales toasting to their engagement with fellow alumni Rebecca Almanza '07, Hugo Leon '07, and Juan Zaragoza '07.

Andy Lazzaretto '64

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Andy participated in the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride from New York to Washington, D.C. to commemorate law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The event began at the World Trade Center Memorial on May 9 and concluded at the National Law Enforcement Memorial on May 12. This is the third time Andy has participated in the ride; The first was with his son Dominic, and this year Andy had the chance to ride with one of his grandsons, 18-year-old Matthew, whose dad died in the line of duty on May 28, 1997. Andy is pictured with his wife, Nan (Holy Names College '65) at the end of the 300-mile ride in 2012. 

Raymond S. Yusi '66

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Raymond and his wife, Venecia, have established a loan business (GAP) in Panama. (gapfinanciera.com) Panama is an encouraging economy during this time of a global downturn. Ray has lived in Panama for the last 7 1/2 years and loves every minute of it. He often goes to the mountains where the greatest coffee in all of Latin America is grown. Come on down! He is shown “hard at work,” sort of. 

Joe Manifesto '68

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
While attending Saint Mary’s College from 1964-1968, Joe worked part time at Jory Motors in Oakland, selling cars with his dad, Joe C. Manifesto. Joe says he once saw his dad sell 14 cars on one Saturday. In June 1968, after graduating with a B.A. in business, Joe went to work a week later at Cochran and Celli in Oakland. He sold cars there until 1972 and then moved to Good Chevrolet in Alameda. In 1979 he became the General Sales Manager at the Chevrolet dealership. He managed the sales team for 30 years until the store closed in Winter 2008 due to the economic crunch. In 2009, Joe joined the Mercedes of Pleasanton team and is currently a “Master Certified” new car salesman tat the dealership that had a grand opening in July for their newly expanded building. Joe says, “Come visit.”

Glenn Willumson '71

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Glenn is a professor at the University of Florida. His book, Iron Muse: Photographing the Transcontinental Railroad, was published this spring by University of California Press. "Tracing the complex relationships and occasional conflict among photographer, publisher, and curator in crafting the photographs' different meanings over time, Willumson provides a comprehensive portrayal of the creation and evolution of an important slice of American visual culture" (from the book jacket). This is his second book. He lives with his wife, Peggy, in Gainesville, Florida, where he is the director of the Museum Studies Program, which confers a master's degree. 

Mark Barclay '72

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Mark is a retired California Department of Forestry battalion chief. He lives in St. Helena, Calif. with his wife Veronica (Lopez) ‘74. They welcome contact with past SMC friends at vbandmb@aol.com.

Suzan Belfield '79

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Jose Valera wanted to inform us of a wonderful accomplishment of a classmate of his. Suzan won the Women’s 55-59 year old age group gold medal in the 100 meters in the 2013 National Senior Games competition. Jose also reports Suzan looks anything but like a senior, “She is among the fittest people I know and a fitness inspiration to all people.”  

Louis Lotorto, Jr. '83

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Louis Jr. opened in July in The 39 Steps at the Glendale Centre Theatre in Glendale, Calif. Final performance was on August 17.

Ross Westbrook '84

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Ross is proud to announce that he has won the annual Palm Springs Pie eating contest. He has been training hard for this event.

Tina (Hartung) Fenton '84

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
This year's annual alumni/friend/family getaway with several members of the class of '84 and beyond was at King's Beach, Lake Tahoe, on the Fourth of July. The families represented are Fenton (Hartung), Ghilotti, Hemmenway (Green), Hezlep, Krpans, Mills, Mottas, O'Sullivan (Markel); Not shown: McCaffrey.

Angela (Boyd) Biermann '86

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Angela relocated from Sedona, Ariz. to Pompano Beach, Florida. She is the business manager for The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, a private boarding high school for elite ballet dancers from all over the world. Her daughter Brooke has joined her on her new journey. 

Lauren Speeth EMBA '89

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Rev. Dr. Lauren EMBA spent part of July teaching at the School of Urban Mission (YWAM Trichy) in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu (India).

Anastacia (Snyder) Lando '89

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Anastacia married Tom in October 2012. They celebrated their marriage on a trip to Portugal and Paris in June 2013. She is the executive director of Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.  

Maria (Reyes) Eoff '89

Glimpsed on October 04, 2013
Colonel Maria was awarded the Legion of Merit at the completion of her assignment at the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. She attends the National Defense University's Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at Fort McNair, Washington D.C. during this 2013-2014 academic year. The school prepares selected military and civilians for strategic leadership positions and success in developing our national security strategy, and in evaluating, marshaling and managing resources in the execution of that strategy. She has also been selected for brigade level command and, at the completion of school, will be assigned as the Commander, US Army Garrison at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, in the summer of 2014.

Matt Lobre '93

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Catherine Stefani ’91 shares a remarkable story about a dear friend and fellow Gael, Matt. She reports Officer Matt Lobre is much too humble to send it in himself but to let us know he recently was honored for saving a women’s life from the third floor of a burning building in Japantown on the 4th of July. Both Matt and the woman were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. Matt was honored at the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, Captain Greg McEachern from Northern Station, Supervisor London Breed (D5), and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. Catherine is a Legislative Aide for Supervisor Mark E. Farrell. Catherine further praises Matt as “an outstanding example of what we Gaels do in the world (just a little biased but I’m proud of my college and fellow alums). Pictured, from the left, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, Captain Greg McEachern from Northern Station, Supervisor London Breed (D5), Officer Matt Lobre, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White)

Stephen Maloney '95

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Stephen is now a Senior Account Executive at IBM focusing on Smarter Analytics, a software that enables users to better understand, anticipate and shape outcomes. Stephen has been selling software for 18 years and is focused on how cause and effect impact businesses and lives. Last year, he earned a certificate at Stanford in Organizational Analysis. He and his wife Jana cherish their 7-year-old daughter, Petra, and their 5-year-old son, Chase, as well as all their friends. Go Gaels!

Lauren (Lovett) Illingworth '00

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Lauren and her husband Brendan welcomed their son Holt Russell Illingworth on May 2, 2013, and bought their first home in Livermore, Calif. in July. 

Michael Murphy '01

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Michael graduated from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in May 2013. He received an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. He is pictured receiving his MBA at Rice.

Kyle Moshrefi '03

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Kyle has begun a custom suiting and shirting business start-up in San Francisco called Kipper Clothiers. Kyle and her co-founders provide custom, premium craftsmanship and reliable customer service to the LGBT community. 

Dr. Corinne Devin '03

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Dr. Corinne was crowned Ms. United States last year, serving through this July, when she turned over her crown at the Miss United States Pageant in Washington D.C. Currently she is deployed in Japan where she proudly serves the military active duty and their families at United States Naval Hospital Yokosuka. Corinne will work with Smiles Changes Lives, the American Cancer Society and local community organizations as she serves in Asia as ambassador for the Miss United States organization.  

Mary (Hudson) Luros '04

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Mary was recently named to the 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the Top Women Attorneys in Northern California list. Mary is a partner and business attorney at Hudson & Luros, LLP, in Napa, California.

Joe Legaz '04

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Joe (right) and Chris Gargano ‘90 (left) received San Francisco Giants World Series rings during a ceremony on May 2nd. The two have worked together in the Giants marketing department since 2008. 

Annie Regan '06

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
On July 2012, Annie and Todd Callahan ‘05 were married in the Saint Mary's College Chapel by Monsignor Cardelli. A beautiful outdoor reception was held at the Grove. The wedding party included other SMC alumni: Sally (Gee) Sauvignon ‘05, cousin of the bride, Brooke (Sommerhalder) Beck '06, and Cameron Thompson '03. Since graduating, Annie has earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health. She works as a dermatology physician’s assistant in San Ramon. Todd works in the home building industry. They live in Pleasanton with their pup, Ellie. 

Kathryn (Meister) Kegley '06

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Kathryn earned a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in 2010. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, specializing in treating children, adolescents and individuals with autism. She has a private practice in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where she lives with her husband, Kyle. Kathryn is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine, teaching a variety of psychology courses. She married Kyle Kegley on August 11, 2012, in Malibu, Calif. They started their long distance relationship while she was at SMC and he was at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. 

Ephraim Egan '06

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Ephraim joined Ellis Law Group as an associate attorney, with a practice focusing on business, commercial and employment law litigation. Ephraim previously practiced with the Law Offices of Moss & Hough, a San Francisco firm specializing in labor and employment law. He received his law degree at Golden Gate University School of Law in 2011. 

Catherine Duggan '06

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Catherine has published a book, The Lost Laws of Ireland, offering an intriguing glimpse into early Irish society. Known as Brehon Law, this legal system reveals a complex society in which learning was revered, social mobility was expected, women had certain property rights, could divorce and inherit property, and fairness and harmony were social goals. With laws the customs of the people, written by jurists, 7th century Ireland was a highly developed society that applied surprisingly modern approaches to many legal issues, in marked contrast to practices in feudal Europe.  

Anthony Cuadro '06

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Anthony has worked in the banking industry since graduating from SMC, first for CitiGroup during the height of the Great Recession until he was recruited by First Republic Bank in 2009, where he has worked since. He is a PBO manager in his hometown, San Francisco, where he is actively involved in the community, appointed by the San Francisco board of supervisors in 2011 as a committee member for the San Francisco Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Advisory Committee. Anthony also is engaged to Nicole Herrera ’07; they are planning a 2014 wedding. They are pictured in Dry Creek, Sonoma, Calif.

Mary Vradelis MBA '08`

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
Mary MBA published a book last December with co-author (and faculty member) Jyoti Bachani. Strategy Making in Nonprofit Organizations: A Model and Case Studies grew out of what she learned in the Executive MBA Program and continued scholarship with Professor Bachani. They hope readers will share their book with anyone who works with or volunteers for nonprofits and wishes to apply business principles to such activity. They are pictured celebrating the publication of their book.

Shannon Shaw '08

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
David Read married Shannon on April 20, 2013. They met in their Media Law class senior year and held their ceremony in the Saint Mary’s Chapel, back where it all began. Their wedding party included Jennifer Carey, Joel Woods ‘05, Ian Cook, Cree Thompson, and Craig Thompson. David and Shannon live in Sacramento, Calif.

Claudia Hawkins '08

Glimpsed on October 03, 2013
After teaching for 2 years at a bilingual Chinese school, Claudia left for a yearlong adventure in Japan. She’ll teach English and exploring, and will live in the countryside in a city called Matsumoto.

Veronica Chung '08

Glimpsed on October 02, 2013
Veronica has just returned home from teaching in Japan for two years with the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching) Program. She was able to bring to her teaching a creative and effective way to increase her student's motivation to learn and speak English. One of her major accomplishments was teaching and mentoring students for a national speech contest in Tokyo. For the first time in Awaji Island's history, two students, under Veronica’s leadership, won first and second place for the prefectural contests. She was also able to embrace the culture and learn some of the language by being involved in the community, teaching adult English conversation classes, for example. This opportunity allowed her to not only travel throughout Japan but also visit the Philippines, Taiwan and India. These many life experiences changed her life and benefited her students. To read more about her many adventures, see her blog at lovelettersfromjapan.wordpress.com. She is pictured enjoying time with her students. Veronica is pictured enjoying time with her students.

Karolyn Niskanen '11

Glimpsed on October 02, 2013
Karolyn and Lieutenant Paul Baker, United States Army, were married October 20, 2012, at the Saint Mary's Chapel.

Mariah Miller '13

Glimpsed on September 27, 2013
Mariah heads to Pacific University for a three-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Hillsboro, Ore this fall. 

Lori S. Gentles EMBA '13

Glimpsed on September 27, 2013
Lori, associate vice president, human resources, safety and risk management at San Francisco State University, has been appointed vice president for human resources/diversity and inclusion at California State University, Fullerton. This summer, she will step into her new role at the most populous of the Cal State system's 23 campuses. In announcing the appointment, Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García characterized Gentles as a change agent in her field. She "has been on the forefront of shifting the focus of human resources from operational and transactional to strategic and transformational, empowering HR staff to be creative in delivering value-added services and innovative solutions." At Cal State Fullerton, Gentles will lead a newly created division for the university, overseeing an expanded unit that has been part of the Division of Administration and Finance. The vice president will report directly to the president and is responsible for the development of university-wide human resource strategies for the areas of academic personnel, diversity and equity, recruitment/employment, payroll, compensation/classification, benefits, employee/labor relations, risk management, and environmental health and safety.

Jeanae (Morgan) Lovel '04

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
Jeanae and her husband, Phillip, welcomed their first child and future Gael, Cooper Evan, on June 26, 2012. Cooper weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches at birth. Jeanae also received her M.A. in History from Cal State East Bay in March 2012. The Lovels live in San Ramon, Calif.

Gabrielle B. Diaz '11

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
Former student photographer for College Communications, Gabrielle, was happily married to Joshua de los Reyes on July 5, 2013. Since getting her B.S. in Biochemistry, Gabi has just finished her first year at UCSF School of Dentistry. She will begin her second year late in the fall. In the mean time, she has vacationed at Disney World. 

Eleanor Eldredge MS '09

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
Eleanor & Adam Mills '06 wed this past May at Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, Calif. They were surrounded by many fellow Gaels: Nicole McMahon '05, maid of honor, Adam Zielske '06, best man, and groomsmen Schon Messier '06 MBA '08 and Larry Todd '06 MBA '08. Eleanor and Adam are pictured with their wedding party.

C.C. Chernev '88

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
C.C. was recently appointed strategic alliance associate for VSP Global in Rancho Cordova. She and her partner, Kim Hall, pictured, moved to the Sacramento area in 2011 to be closer to family there. They share their new home with an overly energetic but adorable Boston terrier named Jax. With her new position and their new home, C.C. couldn't be happier!

Lori S. Gentles EMBA '13

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
Lori, associate vice president, human resources, safety and risk management at San Francisco State University, has been appointed vice president for human resources/diversity and inclusion at California State University, Fullerton. This summer, she will step into her new role at the most populous of the Cal State system's 23 campuses. In announcing the appointment, Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García characterized Gentles as a change agent in her field. She "has been on the forefront of shifting the focus of human resources from operational and transactional to strategic and transformational, empowering HR staff to be creative in delivering value-added services and innovative solutions." At Cal State Fullerton, Gentles will lead a newly created division for the university, overseeing an expanded unit that has been part of the Division of Administration and Finance. The vice president will report directly to the president and is responsible for the development of university-wide human resource strategies for the areas of academic personnel, diversity and equity, recruitment/employment, payroll, compensation/classification, benefits, employee/labor relations, risk management, and environmental health and safety.

Rev. Greg Schaefer '88

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
Rev. Greg received the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s 2013 Phil N. Knutson Award for Creativity and Risk-taking in Ministry, for his advocacy for the homeless, collaborating with students and community leaders to address homelessness in Palo Alto, Calif.

Catriona Braid '08

Glimpsed on September 10, 2013
After five years in Moraga, Catriona returned to her hometown of Penn Valley, California in 2009. Catriona has worked in a group home serving severely emotionally disturbed teens since November 2010, most recently as a therapeutic behavioral services specialist. The job is trying, but also has its rewards, and Catriona recently celebrated the transition of one of her long-term students into a lower level of care. The job has led her to a passion for work with this population and she plans to apply to master's programs for social work beginning in fall 2014. Catriona visits the East Bay to visit alumni, friends and former students whenever possible.

Kathy (Baldwin) Miller '79

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Kathy (Baldwin) Miller is an adjunct professor teaching English at both Centralia College and South Puget Sound Community College. She recently passed her Fitour Group Fitness Instructor National Certification and also teaches Silver-Sneakers at Thorbekes FitLife Center in Centralia, Washington.

Mia Mikic MS '81

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Mia Mikic MS was appointed to head the Trade Policy and Analysis Section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Louis Lotorto '83

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Louis Lotorto recently starred as Felix Ungar in the extended hit, The Odd Couple, at north Coast Repertory Theatre in the San Diego area.

Ross Westbrook '84

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Ross Westbrook recently won the annual Palm Springs Pie Eating Contest. He has been training hard for this event.

Annette (Fagan) Clizer '84 and Mary (Parodi) Stark '84

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Annette (Fagan) Clizer and Mary (Parodi) Stark and their families met in Maui after Christmas and realized they had last been together there exactly 30 years before! Annette and Mary are stay-at-home moms in Portland, Oregon, and Alamo, California.

Colleen D. (Condon) Marquez '84

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Colleen D. (Condon) Marquez is publishing her first children’s book, A Gift for Little Tree, a parable about apples, adoption and love, through Cupola Press. The story is about a fruitless apple tree, an abundant orchard, one wise farmer and the greatest gift of all. Colleen wrote the book 19 years ago as a gift for her friends when they adopted their first child. As she wrote it, Colleen’s own heart was changed to embrace adoption, and 11 months after writing the story, she and her husband, Mickey Marquez ’79, adopted their daughter. Nine years later they adopted their son. Colleen is the director of outreach and development for Bethany Christian Services-SF Bay Area. Colleen and Mickey live in Pleasant Hill, California, with their two children, now ages 18 and 9.

Robert L. Hanson '85

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Robert L. Hanson, CEO of American Eagle Outfitters, has been appointed to the board of Constellation Brands, inc. Hanson has served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of American Eagle Outfitters since January 2012.

Madeleine Falco '88

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Madeleine Falco is currently working with the San Diego Diplomacy Council and enjoys meeting with dignitaries from around the world. She attended the presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama, having also attended President Obama’s first inauguration. It was even more fun the second time around. She currently focuses on global issues involving climate change and renewable energy and was selected by Women of Wind energy San Diego to attend the American Wind energy Association’s international conference in Chicago. She lives in downtown San Diego and enjoys walking and riding her bike around town.

Francie Aguilera EE '88

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Francie Aguilera EE opened a mural shop featuring her original, local landscape photos. She also designs CD covers for New York acoustic guitarist Jamie Willard.

Benjamin Suncin EE '89

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
While at SMC, Benjamin Suncin EE was a staff supervisor for AT&T. After graduation, he worked at Bank of America, most recently as senior information technology manager/vice president in the Network Computing Group. He now works as an information technology/management consultant in the Bay Area. Benjamin is a U. S. Navy veteran and proud to have been elected to the board of directors of Swords to Plowshares, a nonprofit organization in San Francisco that provides housing and rehabilitation for homeless and PTSD-afflicted veterans.

Andrew Otte '89

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Andrew Otte was elected in November and sworn in as the mayor of Mt. Angel, Oregon, in January. His wife, Shelley, and children, 9-year-old Miranda and 7-year-old Michael, attended the swearing-in ceremony. The kids thought the cookies and punch were the best part of the evening.

Lisa (Gildea) Wilson '90

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Lisa (Gildea) Wilson received the Outstanding Teacher Award for the 2012-13 school year from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Livermore, California, Chapter. She was nominated for her enthusiastic use of new technology in her fourth-grade classroom, having secured more than $10,000 in grants for laptop computers in the classroom. in addition to using laptop computers at their desks, her students are learning how to be entomologists. Latin roots are taught as students study the scientific orders of insects.

Ron Susa EMBA '91

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Ron Susa EMBA is a senior compliance and internal controls analyst for Chevron Corporate Business Development in San Ramon, California. July marks his 33rd year with Chevron.

Richard Aguirre '93

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Richard Aguirre works at greenacre Homes & School, the Sebastopol, California, nonprofit founded by his parents and now run by him and his siblings. it was featured in an article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in December: Read the article.

Steve Machado '93 and Jennifer Kahal '93

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Steve Machado and Jennifer Kahal were married on Oct. 6, 2012, at Eagle Ridge Country Club in Gilroy, California. Steve is an accounting manager with the VPS Companies in Watsonville, and Jennifer is with the Development Office at the University of Santa Clara.

Aimee Eiguren '93

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
After managing her own PR and marketing firm for over two years, Aimee Eiguren is now working as the new field marketing manager for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She is still very involved in the celiac disease/gluten-free industry, Aimee serves as the only out-of-state board member for the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center Advisory Board.

Maile Alau '93

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Maile Alau is the executive director of Hawai’i Maoli, a Kapolei, Oahu-based nonprofit organization. Its mission is to promote the social and economic self-sufficiency of native Hawaiian communities, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and individual Hawaiian Civic Clubs in a manner that reinforces the Hawaiian culture. Maile is responsible for all facets of operations and fundraising for the organization, as well as operating its building, the Prince Kuhio Community Center. Maile has two sons, 17-year-old Kaili and 7-year-old Niho.

Stephen N. Sestanovich '35

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Stephen N. Sestanovich celebrated his 100th birthday in December, capping a colorful career that took him to diplomatic posts from Singapore to Helsinki.

James J. “Jerry” Murphy '47

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
James J. “Jerry” Murphy was co- director (with Dr. nicholas Crowe) of an interactive symposium on “Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century” at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England, in July 2012. Cambridge Scholars Publishing will produce the symposium proceedings. Jerry has published five books and numerous articles on rhetoric and language since retiring from UC Davis in 1991. He delivered the annual James L. Hagerty Lecture on the SMC campus in 2010.

Jack Lewis '63

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
After graduation, Jack Lewis went to the USAF Officer Training School and was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant on Dec. 20, 1963, serving four years as an aircraft maintenance officer in glasgow, Montana, and in Southeast Asia. Jack joined Pacific Telephone as an installation foreman in April 1968 and married Mary Sinclair on Feb. 22, 1969. Their family includes daughter Virginia, son Jim, granddaughter Deserey, great grandson Asher, and grandson Johnathan. Jack’s career took him to a variety of challenging assignments, ending as area manager-Arizona, Utah and New Mexico for AT&T’s General Business Systems. His hobbies have involved dogs and cars. He has served as national director of the national Oval Track Racing Association, the founding and first national director of the Large gazehound Racing Association and the founding and current national director of the independent Whippet Racing Organization. In the car world, he founded the Golden Fin Society, which is dedicated to the limited edition 1956, 1957 and 1958 Plymouth Fury. Jack lives in Utah.

Tom Collins '65, M.D.

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Tom Collins, M.D., recently returned from a 16-day medical mission to Sucre, Bolivia, under the auspices of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois in his retirement, Tom has served as first surgical assistant on 23 major operations. He also procured several thousand dollars worth of surgical equipment from new england hospitals for the mission.

Tony Kopera '65

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Tony Kopera has had a section of Chicago’s Clark Street renamed in his honor to recognize his 34 years of service to the community and to the field of mental health. Tony retired in March 2012 as longtime CEO and president of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) after leading the organization for 34 years, growing it from an outpatient store-front clinic to a $16 million agency with five sites reaching 10,000 adults and children each year. C4 is the recipient of several national awards, including the 2011 Science and Service Award from the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Peter McAndrews '65

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Peter McAndrews and his wife, Alicia, sailed from Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, in April in appropriate outfits.

Ed Blake '68

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
After 40 years serving the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley, Northern California, and Northern Nevada as a manufacturers’ rep of electronic components, Ed Blake finally closed his company and retired. He keeps busy with activities as a Fourth Degree Knight with St. Joseph Assembly #2246 of the Knights of Columbus and as a grandparent with grandchildren both locally and in Oregon. Ed looks forward to doing more traveling after his wife, Lenore, retires from the Alameda County Department of Social Services and to being reunited with his classmates from the class of 1968.

Jim Wood '70

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Jim Wood left Reed Smith LLP after 36 years in private practice representing manufacturers of prescription products. He now serves as senior pro bono counsel at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco. Jim also had the privilege to serve on the College’s search committee for its next president.

Peter Detwiler '71 and Mike Duda '71

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Former roommates Peter Detwiler, left, and Mike Duda left their mark at Potter’s by the Sea restaurant on Anegada island in the British Virgin islands. Accompanied by their wives, Carrie and Anne, they spent a week sailing in the British Virgin islands in December.

John Smead '72

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
John Smead will complete the academic requirements for his Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology in May. The final requirement is a one-year internship, which will begin in August at Scripps Medical group Mental Health Unit, focusing on assessment and treatment of elderly clients. John returned to school in 2009, completing his M.A. in psychology at Pepperdine University, and is finishing his doctorate at Alliant International University (California School of Forensic Psychology).

Lee Lipps '72

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Lee Lipps retired in August 2011, though few are able to tell the difference. He now lives in Sacramento after interludes in Oakland, Fremont, Boulder Creek, grand Terrace, Pismo Beach and San Mateo. In retirement, he is occasionally enticed into doing consulting work at the Capitol but spends most of his copious spare time reading, researching and planning his annual October trip to Key West, Florida. This year marks his 19th consecutive Key West hiatus, and he unabashedly takes it without his lovely wife Lisa, so he knows he won’t be wrong for at least a week to 10 days.

Mark Barclay '72

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Mark Barclay, a retired California Department of Forestry battalion chief, lives in St Helena, California, with his wife, Veronica (Lopez) ’74. They welcome contact with past SMC friends at vbandmb@aol.com.

Larry Rohlfes '74

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Larry Rohlfes was recently promoted to interim executive director of the California Landscape Contractors Association, a trade organization for state-licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors, headquartered in Sacramento.

Diane Lawler Statton '78 and Margaret Gager Knopf '78

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Diane Lawler Statton and Margaret Gager Knopf celebrated last new Year in La Quinta, California. Diane lives in London and Margaret in Capitola, California, but they still get together whenever Diane is in the U.S.

Mark Sanderl '94

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Mark Sanderl and his wife, Liliana, welcomed their daughter, Julianne Sofia, on Oct. 11, 2012. Big brother Andrew, 3 1/2 years old, is excited to have a little sister. Mark has completed his 14th year of teaching computer classes at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta, California.

John Krischer MBA '95

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
John Krischer MBA married in 2000 and has three children. He has worked at Siebel/Oracle since 1999, earned an M.S. in information technology in 2011 and became a real estate agent in 2013.

Ted Warburton BA EE '98

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Ted Warburton BA EE was inducted into the California Boating and Waterways Commission Hall of Fame in Sacramento, California, an honor bestowed upon individuals who are champions of and for California’s boating community. Ted has dedicated nearly his entire working career to serving California’s recreational boaters. He began as a paramedic and went on to become a sworn peace officer in the Santa Cruz Harbor Police Department, the senior harbormaster of Santa Cruz Harbor, the harbormaster for Coyote Point Marina in San Mateo County and director of marina and aquatic services for the city of Brisbane, California, finally retiring in December 2012. In 2011, the Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains named him Harbormaster of the Year.

Rev. Gregory O. Schaefer '98

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Rev. Gregory O. Schaefer and his wife, Rev. Gwendolyn Schaefer, were recently in Bethlehem, where they saw firsthand what life is like for those who live on the Palestinian side of the border, as well as the work that Christians are doing to relieve suffering. Since their return, the Schaefers have been showing pictures and sharing stories of their experience of the people, and the separation wall around Bethlehem.

Karen (Ferrigno) Clyne '98

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Karen (Ferrigno) Clyne joined Herrick Media Public Relations as vice president in August 2012. She and husband, Brett Clyne ’95, live in San Mateo County with their two children, 6-year-old Elizabeth and 3-year- old Jack.

Brandon Leimbach MS '99

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Brandon Leimbach MS has been appointed athletic director at Dominican University of California. He served most recently as associate director of athletics at the Colorado School of Mines and was the school’s associate director of recreational sports (2002-08). At CSM, Brandon was integral in leading the school to its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Sports Competition Cup title in 2011-12. He also helped CSM finish 15th among more than 300 NCAA Division ii institutions nationally in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in 2009-10, its best finish in school history. He was project coordinator for the school’s $21 million Clear Creek Athletics Complex and was instrumental in developing the $26 million Student Recreation Center, which opened in 2007. At Dominican, Leimbach will oversee 12 intercollegiate sports programs, including men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, golf and cross country; men’s lacrosse; and women’s volleyball, tennis and softball.

Kelly (Stallcop) Bailey '99

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Kelly (Stallcop) Bailey lives with her husband, neal, in Moorpark, California. They have a 14-month-old son named Will and a second son on the way. Kelly enjoys working at Thomas Aquinas College, which was founded by several SMC alumni.

Josie (Trujillo) Elliott '00

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Josie (Trujillo) Elliott and her husband, Brooks, welcomed their daughter, Valentina Siobhan, on Oct. 16, 2012.

Lauren (Lovett) Illingworth '00

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Lauren (Lovett) Illingworth married Brendan Illingworth at the Perry House in Monterey, California, on Aug. 10, 2012. They live in Dublin, California, and expect their first child.

Meredith (Sillman) Kennedy '01

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Meredith (Sillman) Kennedy married Brian Kennedy on September 15, 2012, in Murphys, California. Her bridesmaids included three SMC alums: Jennifer (Sillman) Simis ’93, Allison (Sillman) Searle ’07, and Tracy (Sieber) Garza ’02. Meredith met Brian while working as deputy district attorney in the major felony unit of the Monterey DA’s office. Brian is a deputy sheriff.

Katie (Harrington) Lovejoy '01

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Katie (Harrington) Lovejoy and husband Jack Lovejoy have happily settled down in Seattle, close to family. Katie works as a local child care consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, while keeping up with three busy girls. Katie’s excited to get back to school in the fall, when she will begin graduate studies at the University of Washington, working toward a master of library and information sciences degree.

Amy (Blankenship) Millan '02

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Amy (Blankenship) Millan has been happily married for five years and has two children, 4-year-old Ayla and 5-month-old Andrew. She graduated from Samuel Merritt University as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 and has been doing neuro PT since June 2007.

Rebecca (Adam) Teames '02

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Rebecca (Adam) Teames and her husband, Austin, welcomed a son, Simon Anthony, on March 18. Simon joins big sister Leah Marie, making them a happy little family of four. They live in Pleasanton, Calif.

Anne (Wheeler) Aita and Brian Aita '02

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Anne (Wheeler) Aita and Brian Aita welcomed their first child and future Gael, daughter Avery Rose, on November 24, 2012. Anne and Brian met during undergrad studies at SMC and were married in the Saint Mary’s Chapel on January 9, 2010, surrounded by family and friends (including Angeline Korzeniewski ’03 ECR, ME ’04, who was the matron of honor; Jenna Aita ’14, a bridesmaid; Michael Aita ’12, the best man; and countless alumni guests). Anne graduated from Samuel Merritt University (BSN ’09) and works as an RN and OCN in oncology. Brian is employed at a real estate development company. The new mom and dad are thrilled about the arrival of their happy and healthy Avery Rose Aita.

Matt and Katy (Flood) Yourkin '04

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Matt and Katy (Flood) Yourkin are enjoying the many changes in their lives. Since retiring as a professional baseball player, Matt has taken on a new career coaching for the SF Giants. They have moved to Arizona full time and are proud of their biggest joy, daughter Aubryana, now 17 months old.

Ryan M. Lamberton '05, ME '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Ryan M. Lamberton ME '12 works for the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action at SMC. Meg and Ryan have three children: 6-year-old Hannah, 3-year-old Caitlyn and a son, Micah, who was born on June 6. Ryan taught a Jan Term course in Rwanda in 2013, and Meg is a practicing massage therapist. They live together in sunny Oakland.

Lesley (McPherson) Luppino '03

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Lesley (McPherson) and Nick Luppino ’02 welcomed their third child, emma, in January. Siblings 4-year-old Sophia and 2-year-old Nickolas are thrilled to have a baby sister. 

Tom Milner ML '04

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Tom Milner ML recently retired from the newark Police Department as a commander, after more than 29 years of law enforcement service. He is now an inspector with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Tom and his wife, Kris, live in Walnut Creek, California, with their two boys.

Kathy Harwell '04

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Kathy Harwell, a veteran social services manager, was appointed director of Stanislaus County’s Community Services Agency. Kathy has served as deputy director of Sacramento County’s Department of Human Assistance, where she oversaw finance, budget, technology, special investigation units, Medi-Cal and general assistance programs, and is a member of the County Welfare Directors Association of California’s fiscal committee.

Leo Guardado '04

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
This summer Leo Guardado will begin a joint Ph.D. program in theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his master's degree in theological studies in 2008.

Caleb Sandford '05

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
In 2009, Caleb Sandford served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. After arriving home in 2011 he married Kathy, and they are expecting their first baby in June. Caleb just graduated from the MBA program at Brigham Young University and begins a career in hospital administration this summer in Davenport, Iowa.

Jacquelyn Bickar '05

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Jacquelyn Bickar received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Criminal Defense from California Western School of Law in April. Spending most of her time with the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, Jacquelyn hopes to continue down this path after taking the California Bar exam in July.

Elizabeth Thompson '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
After about eight years in sales and marketing, Elizabeth Thompson moved into recruiting, taking the position of senior associate with San Francisco-based Agency360. She is also involved with several San Francisco philanthropic and arts organizations and currently is vice president of the Spinsters of San Francisco and volunteers at the San Francisco and Marin food banks. in her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys nonprofit fundraising, yoga and traveling to exotic destinations. An avid foodie, she frequents the San Francisco’s Ferry Building and its farmers market and follows the culinary scene.

Rick Rodriguez EE '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Rick Rodriguez EE recently announced his affiliation with J. Rockcliff in Danville, California. Rick is an avid Gaels basketball booster and enjoys competitive golf. In August, he will serve as a volunteer marshal for the PGA Championship in Rochester, N.Y. Look for Rick at the Oak Hill Country Club on Hole no. 1!

Carla Leon '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Since graduation, Carla Leon earned an MBA in accounting at Cal State East Bay and is now a cost analyst at Sungevity, an Oakland-based solar energy company. Carla is planning to marry the love of her life, Rob Pedersen, in September at the Saint Mary’s Chapel in an interfaith ceremony that will include bilingual and bicultural components. Carla met Rob through a fellow gael, Kelly-Jo Potts. needless to say, KJ is the maid of honor.

Chris Kreuslich '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Chris Kreuslich is currently employed at Trader Joe’s in Lafayette, California, and has worked for the com- pany for more than six years. Chris enjoys cooking on his days off and hanging out with fellow alumni. He lives in Martinez.

Benjamin Gelbaum '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Benjamin Gelbaum, after finishing his MBA at CSU Stanislaus in 2010, became a store manager at a few small and medium volume retailers before assuming his current role with Lowe’s HIW management in Carson City, Nevada. He and his wife welcomed their now 14-month-old daughter, Mackenzie Hope, into the world. “Kenzie boo” loves walking and pretending to use the home phone by imitating mommy and saying, “Hey grrr!” They miss California but are optimistic for the future and where his career will take them. Go Gaels!

Anthony Cuadro '06

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Anthony Cuadro has worked in the banking industry since graduation, beginning with Citigroup. He was recruited by First Republic Bank in 2009 and has been there ever since, currently as a preferred banking office manager in San Francisco. Anthony is also actively involved in the community and in 2011 was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the San Francisco Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee. He is engaged to Nicole Herrera ’07; they are planning a 2014 wedding.

Tina (Sanchez) Palacios '07

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Tina (Sanchez) Palacios graduated from Saint Mary’s with a degree in English, minor in religious studies and a love of video games. Her goal was to break into the video game industry as soon as she left school. Since graduation, she’s worked for the original EGM (game magazine) and gaming websites 1UP and IGN, and currently works at Infinity Ward, the developer of “Call of Duty.” She married Aaron Palacios in 2011 at the Saint Mary’s Chapel.

Vanessa Blakley EMBA '07

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Vanessa Blakley EMBA is in the business of wellness, weight loss and coffee. After finishing the Executive MBA program, Vanessa brought an entrepreneurial spirit and global thinking to a phenomenal organic coffee business.

Meagan Krave '08

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Meagan Krave married Dennis Ittner on April 13 at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier, California. Fellow Gaels in attendance were bridesmaids Colleen Fisher ME ’09 ECR ’09 and Kathleen Shalvoy. Meagan and Dennis live in Torrance with their beagle, Koufax.

Karrie (Hagedorn) Pingle '08

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Karrie (Hagedorn) Pingle married Brad on Aug. 4, 2012, in the Saint Mary’s Chapel. The Pingle wedding included dozens of Gaels in attendance. They honeymooned in Maui and now live in Walnut Creek, California. Karrie, a development officer at Saint Mary's, is eager to celebrate her five-year reunion with the Class of ’08 on July 19-21. (Photography by Allyson Wiley ’02.)

Justine (Sgalio) Jameson MFA '11

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Justine (Sgalio) Jameson MFA married Brent on Aug. 5, 2012, in the Saint Mary’s Chapel. Justine received her MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s and currently works in the SMC athletic department. Brent is an assistant coach for the Ohlone College men’s basketball team in Fremont. They met on an airplane in 2008 and reunited unexpectedly at a Saint Mary’s basketball team camp in summer 2010. They live in San Ramon, with their dog, Junior.

Gaby Dalkin '08

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Since graduating from Saint Mary’s, Gaby Dalkin has become a chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. Her first cookbook, Absolutely Avocado, was published this spring by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Gaby is a regular contributor to the Food Network, and her recipes and writing have also been featured on HGTV and in the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Saveur, Glamour and elsewhere. You may have heard her world-famous Slutty Brownies mentioned on “The Tonight Show with Jay leno” or E!’s “Fashion Police.” Find Gaby online at WhatsGabyCooking.com and follow her on Twitter @whatsgabycookin.

Lee Wilson EE '09

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Lee Wilson EE has written a memoir, A Dancer in Flight: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway in the ’50s and ’60s, which is under contract at the University Press of Florida with a projected fall 2014 publication date. Lee danced her way out of the Leave-it-to-Beaver suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware, into the glamorous opera houses of Europe and the glittering Broadway stage.

Lindsey (Saravia) Neville '09

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
After getting engaged the year before in Paris, Lindsey (Saravia) Neville married Jordan at Murrieta’s Well Winery in Livermore, California, on Nov. 18, 2012. The two have been together for seven years.

Gael Fans, Class of 2010

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Gaels reunited at the victorious game against University of the Pacific on Dec. 19, 2012. From left, top row: Andrew Heinricher, Barret Ross (current student), Daniel Mathis; middle row: Molly Matles, Jenn Hazlewood, Katie Cooney; bottom row: Logan Conway, Jenn Johns, Matt Breeden.

Elisa Fischer '10

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Elisa Fischer is currently employed at Campbell Law Offices in Oakland as a legal secretary and is in the process of becoming a certified paralegal. in September, she will marry her longtime sweetheart, Jacob Somit, on the island of Kauai. Elisa and Jacob reside in Lafayette, California.

Jason Bayani MFA '10

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Amulet, the first poetry collection of national Poetry Slam veteran Jason Bayani MFA, delves into the hard truths of life as a Filipino-American. Literary Death Match winner Bayani is co-founder of an Asian-American spoken word collective. as Barbara Jane Reyes, author of Poeta en San Francisco and Diwata describes his work, “Strong-willed and smart, the language of Bayani’s poems pops and bangs, punches, hurls bricks and then does not inch from tenderness.”

Natalie Silacci '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Natalie Silacci began a career in social marketing last summer at Google, where she works in the company’s Wildfire software division, which pro- vides marketing tools to enterprises around the world.

Paige Palmer '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Right after graduation, Paige Palmer returned to Orange County to open one of the first U.S. locations of Nurse Next Door, a Canadian home care services company. Since opening last summer, the franchise she and her father own has become the fastest growing one in company history among more than 50 north american locations. Paige handles everything from payroll to public relations and even the occasional "shift fill," which she says reminds her to take a step back, breathe and enjoy the beauty of life. This summer she assumes sole ownership and operation of her business.

Mary Kay Knight '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Mary Kay Knight went straight from SMC to the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago for her master's degree in counseling psychology. She is halfway through the program and is an intern at the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago. She’ll soon begin a new internship as a career counselor at DePaul University.

Daniel B. Haverty '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Daniel B. Haverty is studying law at Syracuse University College of Law, and pursuing a certificate in national security and counterterrorism. He heads to Israel/Palestine this summer through the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism.

Garrett Gilmore '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Garrett Gilmore knew he wanted to continue his education after graduating from Saint Mary’s. After a year working at a mortgage company in Southern California, he has accepted an offer from Georgetown University, where he will begin studying for an M.A. in applied economics this fall.

Shannon L. Gaugh '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
Shannon L. Gaugh entered the three-year stage management MFA program at the Yale University School of Drama after graduating from Saint Mary’s in technical theatre and design. Credits this year include working backstage on American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose at Yale Repertory Theatre, serving as the assistant stage manager for Sunday in the Park with George and House Beast, a new work by Justin Taylor, and stage managing Romeo and Juliet at the Yale University School of Drama. This summer she will be working as a production assistant on Hello Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

George Emmons '12

Glimpsed on July 12, 2013
One year after graduation, George Emmons is working as an account executive at Comcast Spotlight, where he specializes in television and online advertising strategies, and helping local businesses grow. George is enjoying his new job and sales role, and looking forward to the years ahead.

Louis A. Lotorto, Jr '83

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Louis appeared in the Colony Theatre of Burbank, Calif.’s, production of “Blame It on Beckett,” whichran from Aug. 8 through Sept. 2. He also appeared in the farce “Noises Off” at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, Calif., from Sept. 21 through Oct. 7.

Jo Singleton MBA '85

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Jo is currently national IT program manager, Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton, Calif., previously senior vice president at Bank of America and vice president at Wells Fargo Bank. In May, her son Andrew graduated from Chico State University with a BS in Business MIS and stepson Burton Ritz obtained his MBA from Saint Mary’s.

Brent Eastman '85 and Maureen Butler Eastman ’86

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Brent and Maureen own Brent Eastman Insurance Services Inc. in Salinas, Calif. Brent is also vice president of the California Rodeo, held every year in Salinas during the third week in July, and president of Partners for Peace, also in Salinas. Amanda, the first of five children, just graduated from CSU Channel Islands and is working at Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley. Son Sam attends Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. Cammie, age 15, is a sophomore at Notre Dame High School, and twins Ben and Brent Jr., age 10, are in 5th grade.

Troy L. Nunley '86

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Troy L. Nunley was nominated by President Barack Obama in June to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California. A White House press release announcing the nominations included a congratulatory statement from the Oval Office, “I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who recommended Judge Nunley for the position, expressed her admiration for the SMC alumnus. “In addition to a decade as Superior Court judge in Sacramento, Judge Nunley brings with him a range of experience as a criminal prosecutor in two district attorney’s offices, as a deputy attorney general in the California Department of Justice and in private practice. I believe Judge Nunley will serve with distinction on the District Court,” she said. Nunley grew up in San Francisco and attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School.

Robert Sher EMBA '88

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Robert Sher EMBA and lecturer, 1995 – 2000, has been asked by Forbes.com to be a permanent columnist in its Leadership section with a column entitled “Game Raising Insights: CEO-to-CEO.” Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm that helps executives running mid-market companies raise their game. From 1984 to 2006 he was the chief executive of Bentley Publishing Group, and steered the company to become a leading player in its niche of decorative art publishing.

Diana Helfrich EMBA '88

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Diana Helfrich EMBA, most recently vice president of marketing for SolarCity has been named vice president of marketing at Blu Homes, a California and Massachusetts based green precision homebuilder. Helrich has 25 years of executive and marketing experience in clean-tech and high-tech sectors promoting renewable, environmentally friendly technologies.

Dr. Lauren Speeth EMBA ’89

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Lauren, the founder of the Elfenworks Foundation, SMC Regent, and frequent campus lecturer, has authored a new book, “Intelligence & Compassion in Action, The 7 Pillars for Social Entrepreneurship.” The purpose of the book is to be used as “a tool to empower the aspiring social entrepreneur, with real guidance as to how, and why, social entrepreneurship

Geoff Calla

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Geoff recently worked as an actor opposite Nicole Kidman in the made-for-TV movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn.” The film premiered in May on HBO.

Damien Fairbairn '93

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Damien and his wife, Angelina, welcomed their first child, Lucas Shane Tan Fairbairn, on March 29. They reside in San Carlos, Calif., and are enjoying every minute of parenthood.

Michael Keefe EE ’96

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Michael, former deputy fire chief of the San Mateo-Foster City Fire Department, was appointed fire chief for those communities. Keefe also served as president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in addition to serving as a member of the statewide executive board. The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a California based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting burn prevention education and burn survivor assistance.

Dave Perry MBA ’01, ECR ’04, ME ’04

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Dave, is excited to begin his new adventure as principal at St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral, Fla. Dave recognizes that there are many blessings associated with working at a Catholic school, but the best is having his three kids (Drew, 7, Kaylin, 6, and Charlie, 4) with him at school each day. Dave and Sue (Susan Perry ’03) are hoping to find a few Gaels in South Florida with whom to share their Gael Pride!

Michael Spencer '98

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Michael and his wife Elizabeth are thrilled to announce the arrival of their third son, Matthew Collins Spencer, who was born on May 23. The family lives in Fresno.

Kelly McMillin EE '98

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Kelly, a 23-year veteran of the Salinas Police Department, was appointed chief of police of that city. He rose through the ranks from officer to detective, corporal, sergeant, commander, and then deputy chief. McMillin helped create and directed the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, providing leadership for Salinas Police  Department’s Ceasefire strategy, work for which he was honored by the White House with 11 other leaders at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

Joe R. Manifesto '99

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Joe married Rachel Nethercott on Feb. 4 at Saint Mary’s College Chapel. Both attended Our Lady of Grace (K–8) and Bishop O’Dowd High School. Rachel graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a B.A. in communications and currently works as a hairstylist, while Joe is employed as a deputy sheriff for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Gael members of the wedding party were groomsmen Brandon Nelson and Jon Hacker, as well as Joe’s father, Joe M. Manifesto ’68. Joe and Rachel currently reside in Dublin, Calif.

Cathy Blyther, Joe Manifesto and Brandon Nelson

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Cathy, Joe and Brandon attended the SMC Wine Festival in August.

Kristen (Fry) Wallace ECR ’03, ME ’08

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Kristen and her husband, Charles, are proud to announce the arrival of Benjamin’s little brother, Jackson Wayne, on Aug. 23.

Beth (Carrillo) Burnell '01

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Beth is a social worker for the Orange County Social Services Agency. She was married in 2007 to Eric Burnell and has three children, Tyler, 4, Drew, 2, and Leigha, who was born on Jan. 23.

Scott Smigielski '03

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Scott and his wife, Kim, welcomed their first child, Graham Scott, on May 23.

Marisa (Baldoz) Matz ’03, ML ’11

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Marisa married Michael Matz on Oct. 1, 2011, in San Clemente, Calif. Gaels in attendance were matron of honor Angela (Schnellbacher) Dixon ’04, ECR ’07, Gina Amato ’04 and Veronica (Garcia) Hernandez ’03. The couple resides in Dana Point, Calif.

Hai Ho '03

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Hai has been with the Capuchin Franciscan Order since 2005 and recently was ordained to the priesthood in June by Bishop Richard Garcia. The ordination took place at his home parish in San Jose, Calif. He now serves as associate pastor at St. Lawrence of Brindisi Catholic Church in Los Angeles.

Stephanie Ceminsky ME ’03, ECR ’04,

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Stephanie, who served as an assistant principal at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton this past school year, was selected as the new principal at Donlon Elementary School in the same community.

Patrick Williams ML ’04

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Patrick was appointed police chief for the city of Petaluma. Williams, a graduate of the FBI Academy and the University of the Redlands, received a master’s degree in leadership from Saint Mary’s.

Stephanie Sandbergen MS '05

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
  Stephanie received word this month from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences that she has completed all the requirements to finally sit for the first of two marriage and family therapist exams. She vacationed in Alaska in July 2011

Sean O’Brien '05

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Sean was named one of Sacramento’s 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal for his work in the community.

Kehli Louise Kankelborg '05

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Kehli, of Butte, Mont., is engaged to Randy William Hazlett of Ramsay, Mont. Kehli is pursuing a master’s degree in technical communication at Montana Tech in Butte, where she works as an outreach program coordinator. Randy is a civil engineering graduate of Montana Tech and is employed at Pioneer Technical. A September wedding is planned.

Andrew ’05, MBA ’09 and Victoria (Hernandez) Hansen

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Andrew and Victoria met in marketing class their junior year and have been inseparable ever since. They were married in the SMC Chapel last year and celebrated their first anniversary on July 30. Andrew, who runs the finance team at a venture capital firm, and Victoria, an apparel buyer for Sears, are enjoying the city life in their San Francisco home along with their dog Goose.

Angelina (Elliott) Burke '05

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Angelina graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine on May 19. She was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received the Crystie Halsted Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and is currently a pediatric resident at Kaiser Oakland.

Anthony Spivey EE '06

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Anthony is working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area as an enrollment and match specialist pairing Bay Area youth with positive adult role models in one-to-one mentoring relationships. His colleague, fellow Gael Nicole Olson EE ’08 (Human and Community Services), is employed as a match support specialist supporting and guiding mentors during their match relationships.

Stefani Carver '06

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Stefani and fiancé Levi Finch (an Oregon alum) were engaged on July 2011 and married September 22, 2012, in Pebble Beach.

JP Musgrove '07 and Rebecca

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
JP and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed a daughter, Julia Grace, on April 23.

Molliee Martin and Martin Marechal ’06

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Molliee and Martin are engaged and plan to marry on April 27, 2013, in San Francisco. They currently live in Los Angeles with their Pomeranian, Gaston.

Stephanie (Fierro) Eastwood EE.

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Stephanie is working as a litigation paralegal for a large firm in Sacramento. Stephanie and her husband have two boys (pictured), ages 3 and 1.

Maritza (Flores) EMBA and Paul Haller

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Maritza and Paul were married on May 7, 2011, in Pleasanton. Hilary Calhoun EE ’06, EMBA was a bridesmaid, and fellow Gael Kathleen Cook EMBA also joined the couple on their special day.

Patrick Young ’09 and Alexis Standfield '10

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Patrick and Alexis are happy to announce that they are engaged to be married. Patrick is employed as an IT administrator in Pleasanton, and Alexis is a Ph.D. student in physical therapy at Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University.

Mikey Lawler

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Mikey, made the fateful decision at age 19 to try out for a beach soccer team in Santa Cruz, which led to tournament play around the U.S., the chance to play for the U.S. Beach Soccer Team in Rio Quente, Brazil, and an offer to play in Switzerland for three months in the summer. His success led to an offer from another Swiss team for the 2012 season; he now lives in Switzerland for three months out of the year. At home in the Bay Area, Mikey works as a personal trainer at Living Lean in Orinda and coaches soccer at De La Salle High School. He says his time in Switzerland has taught him about sports, life, culture, communications, relationships, himself and what he really wants and needs. He hopes beach soccer will take off like beach volleyball has and be included in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Check out Mikey’s game-winning bicycle kick goal in the last minute of a game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ ecZbiLhGI

Chris Cooper EMBA '11

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Chris, has announced that his electronic/pop band, Loquat, has signed with a major label that is distributed by Sony. He and the four other band members plan on doing more benefit shows. Their album came out on iTunes, and they have a video on YouTube

Mark Curtis EdD ’11

Glimpsed on April 09, 2013
Mark, a news correspondent for WLNE in Providence, Rhode Island, reported on both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this summer. Curtis is a 30-year radio and TV professional, who worked at the Bay Area’s KTVU from 1993 to January 2008. Curtis has covered presidential campaigns and traveled the country with candidates as a blogger and freelance political analyst. His book “Age of Obama: A Reporter’s Journey with Clinton, McCain and Obama in the Making of the President 2008” was released during inaugural week 2009 by Nimble Books, Inc.

Gus Guardado '01

Glimpsed on March 27, 2013
Gus, a video production teacher at Heritage High School in Brentwood, Calif., wrote, directed and produced a feature-length film—Love, Concord—that debuted in Concord, California, in December and had its world debut at the Latino Film Festival in New York City. The coming-of-age love story, based on Guardado's own romantic experiences in high school, starred Saint Mary’s graduates Angelina Leone ’07 and Jorge Diaz ’06. The production crew included SMC Professor Virginia McCarthy ’81, MA ’85 and Gael alums Jimmy Freeman ’08, co-producer and co-editor; Alex Stillings ’08, production assistant; Bryan Navarro ’10, second assistant camera; Devon Perez ’10, grip; and Grace Bosque ’11, key production assistant. 

Brett Varga '99

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Brett, who played basketball for SMC, married Kristen Burkhart in Sarasota, Fla., on Oct. 8, 2011.  

Michael David '99

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Michael and Christine “Joy” Fernando David celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Dec. 20.  Mike and Joy were married at the Saint Mary’s chapel in 1997.  Mike works as a corporate attorney, and they live in Ladera Ranch in Orange County, Calif., with their two boys, Paolo and Matteo.

Peter Dailey '76

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Peter, in his role as maritime director at the Port of San Francisco, has been actively involved in the city’s hosting of the 34th America’s Cup in 2013. He lives in Moraga with his nursing program graduate wife, Jodie ’80, and attends as many Gael basketball games as possible.

Jack Dold '61

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Jack recently retired after 40 years in the group travel business. Dold recently published his third book, Boris, a historical novel centered on World War II about an old colleague-friend, Boris Kastel. Previously he had published two other books, Crosshairs, a novel about domestic terrorism, and You Don’t Stop Living, a journal account of his wife Mary’s successful battle with fourth-stage cancer.

Fred Story '62

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Fred and wife Linda have moved from Lafayette to Vista in northern San Diego County to be near two of their children and four of their grandchildren. Fred has joined a Vista Kiwanis club and Linda participates in Girlfriends Care. They are new members of San Luis Rey Mission Parish in Oceanside. The San Diego climate is very kind to older bones.

Rod Arita '66, Steve Buccola '66 and Hugh Ming Lee '66

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
In late November, Rod and wife Rita, Steve and wife Amy, and Hugh and Karen Hammerlof got together at a Santa Barbara vacation home to celebrate various retirements, some achieved, some to come shortly. While there, they connected one evening with two more ’66 alums and their wives from nearby Ojai, Jack McClenahan and wife Jane, and Larry Shields and wife Linda. Shown is a photo of the group, whose cumulative age far surpasses the College’s noteworthy 150. Go Gaels!

Clare Pool-Purpura '79

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Clare was recently recognized by Barron’s as one of “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” in her current role as managing director and international financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Venture Services Group in San Francisco. Clare and her husband, Andrew,  have a daughter Jessona, who is a sophomore at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton.  

Louis A. Lotorto, Jr. '83

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Louis, a professional actor, appeared in the farce Noises Off at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, Calif., from September 21 through October 7.   

Thank you class of 1983

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Thank you class of 1983: Jodie Russi, Michael Scully, Joe Petraglia, Michael Crockett, Mark Murray, Christopher Major, Mark Rishwain and Sean Mullen

Dinner With Mel '83

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Dinner With Mel was a special event. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon Gael alumnae gathered on the Moraga campus for a spring dinner with Brother Mel Anderson ’51, president of Saint Mary’s College of California from 1969 to 1997. Organized by Chris Major ’83 and Matt Carroll, Sodexo, the guest list featured Gael grads from the early 1980s to the late 1990s.       A group of passionate Gael grads, encompassing a diverse group of sociopolitical attitudes and generational perspectives, enjoyed a historical afternoon with Mel. The guest list included former basketball star Frank Knight ’99 and his wife, Dr. Allyson Knight, real estate guru Rick Rodriguez EE ’06 and his partner Lauren Roth, Anne (Leary) Herrera ’84, and John ’82 and Jeanne (Toomey) DeMatteo ’83.       Brother Mel’s memoirs, Years of Yearning, were available for purchase, but the beauty of “Dining with Brother Mel Anderson” is sharing in the spirit of a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts education so beneficial in our lives today.

Eduardo Cordero ’84

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Eduardo has been married for 26 years, has a daughter, Ashley, in grad school and lives in Monrovia, east of Pasadena. He was appointed to be a Los Angeles County deputy probation officer 1 - juvenile counselor in 1989 and promoted in 1993 to DPO II, a position which included performing street/school level special assignments in Los Angeles. In 1997, Eduardo was selected for the first “MS13” street level transitional gang task force. In 2000, he participated in a hemispheric transitional gang conference in El Salvador and was promoted to supervisor in 2003. He went to the Pasadena field office in 2006 and is currently assigned to a pilot project for the LA County Chief Executive Office called the Countywide Gang and Violence Reduction Initiative. Eduardo has been part of a team that reduced gang, hate and racial violence in four demonstration sites and accomplished this through community organizing, targeting high-risk juveniles and their families, and assisting with economic development. He is also the L.A. representative for the International Latino Gang Investigators Association, does training on the Central American gangs “MS13 & 18th St” and is a volunteer instructor for his department. Eduardo has also done classes and workshops in San Jose, Merced, Chico, Concord, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Colorado, Seattle and Kansas.

Jen (Brazil) Parman '85

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Jen and former roommates and friends from the class of 1985 gather once every summer to keep in touch.

Tim Oswald '89

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Tim was selected to be in a Colorado Rockies baseball team “Pie in the Face” commercial this year. He played a doctor. Tim has no thoughts of switching careers from being a CPA, but he did a nice job with his one line!  See the commercial at : http://goo.gl/1NTY3

Julianne Chisholm '91

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Julianne was granted tenure in the Culture & Communication Department at The California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, where she has taught writing and critical thinking since 2004. She currently lives in Napa with her husband, Jeff Bernard, and their 4-year-old twins Lucy and Sophie. 

Jennifer (Schneider) MBA ’98

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Jennifer married Ryan Boyd on March 31 at a Livermore winery and welcomed a son, Griffin Wesley, on Nov. 4. The family resides in San Ramon. Jennifer has worked at UPS for 20 years. Her current position is strategic alliances manager within the Customer Technology Marketing Group.

Kendi (Botts) Merlo ECR ’02, ’07

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Kendi and her husband, Gary,  welcomed their second child on Sept. 18. Amelia Rae Merlo was also welcomed by her adoring brother and superhero Max Garrison (age 3). Molly’s godparents are Alison (Wallace) Hutchens ’97 ME ’07, ECR ’04, ’06 and her husband Dan Hutchens.

Guy Carl '92

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Guy Carl, a CPA partner at Brotemarkle, Davis & Co., LLP in St. Helena, Calif., has been an outdoor columnist for the Napa Valley Register since 2007. He recently had an article published in the May 2012 issue of the California Society of CPAs’ California CPA Magazine.   Read the online version at: calcpa.org/Content/26721.aspx

Teresa Bonham MFA ’03

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Teresa is a tenured professor of English at Oxnard College. Her book SPI: The Case of the Dark Shadow about a group of quirky preteens who study ghost hunting under a Chumash shaman, was released by Schiffer Publishing in August. The book can be found at some local bookstores and at most online bookstores.  Read more about it at:  http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/oct/19/oxnard-college-professor-publishes-mystery-book/ #ixzz2DLueMFLW  

Tami Reller EMBA '94

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Tami retains her roles as CFO and CMO at Microsoft and will assume responsibility for the business of Windows. Reller joined Windows in 2007 from the Microsoft Dynamics division, where she held a number of leadership positions. She began her career in technology at Great Plains Software in 1984 while still in college, and was the company’s CFO when Microsoft acquired the firm in 2001. Reller has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University at Moorhead. In her expanded role she will assume the lead in driving business and marketing strategy for Windows devices, including Surface and partner devices, in addition to her current marketing and finance responsibilities.

Scott Leykam '95

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Scott was named the director of athletics at the University of Portland and started working there on July 1. Scott and wife Amy (Brandt) ’96 have three children—Austin, Tyler and Allison.

Vince Hurley '96

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Vince Hurley and his wife, Jacqui,  welcomed their second child, Teagan Marie, on June 27. Big sister Delaney has been very helpful taking care of her. They all enjoy living in Washington, D.C.

Jenni (Metzger) Housh '96

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Jenni was recently promoted to the position of editorial program coordinator at John Wiley and Sons. She has worked for the book publisher since 2008.

Vincent '96 and Elizabeth Fortanasce '96

Glimpsed on March 13, 2013
Vincent and Elizabeth Fortanasce welcomed their new baby girl, Ava Sophia Fortanasce, on May 9 during a lightening storm in Phoenix, Ariz. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Ava was born with long golden hair, her deep blue eyes wide open, looking around the room. She cried for five minutes, then heard her father’s voice, grabbed on to his hand, stopped crying and looked right into his eyes. It was a moment he will cherish forever. At four months old, she learned to smile her goofy toothless grin, to laugh and giggle, hold her bottle all by herself and has perfect health. They are planning a trip to New York soon to introduce her to the rest of the family. Go Gaels!

Ayne Sheldon EMBA '00

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Ayne Sheldon EMBA married her Cuban love, Yoanky Lopez, in August and started Farmhouse Gallery Bed and Breakfast out of her home in the town of Lansing in New York state’s Finger Lakes district. See photos at: www.facebook.com/ FarmhouseGallery

Kristina Hermann '00

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Kristina just completed her first quarter as a Ph.D. student in the social welfare program at UCLA and plans to research the impact of transnational migration on Latino families and children. As the first in her family to graduate from college and pursue an advanced degree, she feels fortunate to have been given this educational opportunity. Besides working as a graduate student researcher on campus, she is enjoying the vibrant art scene in Los Angeles, where she volunteers at SPARC, a mural arts center in Venice, Calif.

Rita (Cole-Pennewell) Owens '02

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Rita and Destah welcomed a new addition to their family this summer. CatalÃya Elizabeth Owens was born on July 23. She is blessed to have two godmothers, Michelle Batista ’02 and Cherise Adkins ’03. The Owens family currently resides in the East Bay.

Jennifer (Machado) '03 and Ben Sanders MS ’05

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Jennifer and Ben welcomed their second daughter Sophia Marie into the world on Aug. 19. Older sister Isabella is excited to have a baby sister to play with. Jennifer and Ben are blessed to have two healthy beautiful daughters.

Fabiola (Gonzalez) '04

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Fabiola and her husband, Navy Officer Alfredo Jauregui, married on Nov. 12, 2011, after he completed a year long deployment in Iraq. They were accompanied in their wedding party by six fellow SMC alums, including Faby’s brothers Martin Gonzalez ’09, Cristian Gonzalez ’10 and Jhovany Gonzalez ’11. Faby completed her masters in leadership in May and continues to prosper in the employee benefits industry.

Chris Vogt '06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Chris became engaged to Emily Covington in September. They will be married in July at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Dana Point, Calif.

Nika (Sill) '06 and Jacob Morse '06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Nika and Jacob of Los Banos, Calif., were married Oct. 20 at Saint Francis Church in Bakersfield, Calif., among family, friends and lots of Gaels. In attendance were Hunter Sill ’05 (brother of the bride), Bridget (Selberg) Castello, Molly Wagner, Piper Hare, Stefani (Carver) Finch, Kate (Harden) Rooney ’06, Alison Harney, Andre ’04 and Jordann (Bass) Coleman ’04, Katie Baptista ’05 and Heath Villarreal ’05.

Bethany Fineran '06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
On Sept. 8, Bethany was engaged to Eric Miller while visiting with family on the Oregon coast. The couple is planning an April wedding in Maryland, where they both reside. Eric is a youth pastor at a local church, and Bethany works as membership development and services manager at the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.

Mia Lee '06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
On Nov. 10, Mia married Reynaldo Gilbert at their home in Pittsburg, Calif., Surrounded by friends and family.

Megan Brinkmeyer '06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Megan received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Davis, on Nov. 9. Her dissertation work focused on the MUTYH gene, which has been linked to a familial form of colorectal cancer. Megan applied for, and was awarded, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 training grant for a postdoctoral position in the Microbiology Department at UC Davis. Her postdoctoral research will focus on the tumor suppressor protein BRCA2, and she will be working under the guidance of nationally recognized Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, the leader of the Molecular Oncology Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Megan plans to spend a few more years in training before starting her career in the field of cancer research.

Mikaila (Coats) '07 and Adam Riedel ’06

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Mikaila and Adam have been married for nearly four years and just purchased their first home in Pleasanton, Calif. Both have recently taken new jobs. Mikaila is a marketing specialist at Alterg, Inc. (makers of the anti-gravity treadmill), and Adam is a claims professional in the Auto Claims Department of Travelers Insurance. Both are happy to be back in the East Bay with all their friends and SMC alums.

Sheridan (Arredondo) '07 and Erik Kautzmann '07

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Sheridan married Erik on Sept. 15 in Santa Barbara. Gael members of the wedding party were Eghosa Obaiza ’07 ECR ’09 and best man Michael Lineweaver ’03. Over 15 gael basketball player alums were in attendance. Sheridan teaches physical education at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward, Calif., and the couple resides in Oakland.

Michelle (Souza) '08 and Lance Freed '08

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Michelle and Lance met while studying abroad in Ireland in 2006. They were engaged in October 2010 in San Francisco and married on June 30 at SMC. Numerous gaels in attendance included bridesmaids Amanda Powell ’08, Marissa (Barnes) Smith ’08, Bronwyn Russell, best man Chris Claus ’05, and groomsman Jason McKenna '08. Lance works in real estate development, and Michelle is a scientist at Roche Molecular. They live in San Ramon with their bulldog Molly.

Don Mortensen EE '08

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Don Mortensen, a Lodi realtor, substitute teacher for the Lodi Unified School District, and special events security guard for Admiral Security Services in Tracy, recently had the thrill of his lifetime. He held the giants world Series trophy for 25 minutes before handing it over to giants manager Bruce Brophy at the podium. All Don could think of during those moments was, “if i drop this thing, i might as well leave the country.” Read more at  www.lodinews.com/ sports/article_7d7b1198- 30b4-5198-a895-3a3d- daa97e03.html

Jennifer Mamola '08

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Jennifer was recently accepted to serve in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer and left for Uganda in November. Her father, John ’79, and mother are extremely proud of Jennifer fulfilling her dream to be a Peace Corps volunteer.

Henry W. Taylor ML '09

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Clark Atlanta University appointed Henry W. Taylor ML as vice president for institutional advancement and university relations. Henry has also held positions in fundraising at the KIPP Foundation, Stanford and Princeton universities, and Claremont McKenna College.

Felisa (Arguello) Whalley '09

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Felisa and her husband James have lived in Gyeongju, South Korea, for the past three years. Both Felisa and James are English teachers. when not teaching, they are traveling the world, visiting such places as Thailand, South Africa and the Philippines. Their biggest adventure began in June when they welcomed their first son, Jackson James.

Andrea (Garcia) '11 and Joseph Arnold '10 MBA '12

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Andrea and Joseph met in their hometown high school, but it wasn’t until they both went to SMC that their relationship blossomed. They got engaged April 29 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and married in Las Vegas on August 15.

Andrew Sauer '12, Jose Flores '12 and Stephen O’Malley '12

Glimpsed on March 12, 2013
Andrew, Jose and Stephen graduated in 2012 and started American Newzine, a national and interna- tional news site which covers everything from politics and sports to business and entertainment and is based in walnut Creek, Calif. Find out more at www.AmericanNewzine.com

Robert Madsen '54 EMBA

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Robert Madsen EMBA retired from teaching after 25 years in 1983. He retired from private practice in psychology after 30 years in December 2010 and is now continuing research and writing on creativity, a continuation of his dissertation: “Rituals of Inspiration.”

Patrick Ryan '59

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Patrick Ryan retired early from the Oakland Airport Authority as assistant director of governmental affairs and moved to Maui 16 years ago, where he captains six-man outrigger canoes and scuba dives for exercise.

Dr. Nicholas Aliotti '60

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Dr. Nicholas Aliotti is a private practice psychologist in Palm Desert, Calif., after an academic career in university teaching. He has two daughters, a new grandson, and recently enjoyed a cruise to Alaska with his wife and friends. Saint Mary’s was the start of his college years, and he always remembers the beauty of the college and the fun times with new friends.

Paul Alvarado '61

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Paul Alvarado recently returned (with four other children) from the Naval Academy, where his youngest son, Robert, graduated this year. He is following in the footsteps of an older brother, Andrew, who graduated in 2004 and is assigned to a nuclear submarine. Robert will attend nuclear power school and then be assigned to a submarine.

Wayne Phillips '62 M ’77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Wayne Phillips M ’77 and wife, Katalin Voros, just got back from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel and Jordan. They swam in the warm Jordan River and the cold Red Sea. They went to Petra, filled with lots of flies. Visited with their grandkids in Hungary and got their passports checked passing through Slovakia to Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz, Birkenau). They much prefer Lamorinda.

James Morphy '67

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
James Morphy has solidified his title as “lord” for the time being. Having landlorded one small complex for 20 years, Jim and Alex acquired another apartment house just after retiring in June 2010. Aspirations for the next title, “land baron,” are patiently kept at bay while the current scenario finds its rhythm. And since Ireland passed a law in 1956 granting citizenship to people whose parents or grandparents were born in Ireland, James is also a citizen of Ireland as well as the United States.

Bob Stammerjohan '64

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Bob Stammerjohan and his wife of 46 years, Judy, are beginning their 10th year of retirement in Turlock, Calif. In addition to enjoying their five grandkids and traveling, he designs websites for nonprofits and is an avid long-distance bicycle rider, including completing the 200-

Jack (John W.) Carlson '65

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Jack (John W.) Carlson reports that in December 2011 the University of Notre Dame Press will publish his “Words of Wisdom: A Philosophical Dictionary for the Perennial Tradition.” Containing 1,172 cross-referenced entries, it is the only work of its kind in over 50 years. It will be published in both print and electronic (PDF) formats. A reviewer writes, “A good dictionary is a great thing. ... Students and teachers alike will be grateful to Dr. Carlson for taking up the challenge of John Paul II to appreciate and illuminate the ‘great tradition’ of philosophy.”

Dr. Fred Norman '70

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Dr. Fred Norman and wife Karen have relocated to Monterey, Calif., after celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. Fred is retired after many years in family practice and geriatrics, and Karen retired after a long career as a teacher in Catholic schools in Stockton. Fred has recently reconnected with classmates Jesus Castañeda (best man at Fred and Karen’s wedding), John Devlin and Gerry Lyons.

Tony Shelton '71

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Tony Shelton is a professor of entomology and international professor of agriculture at Cornell. He has been fortunate to work in dozens of countries on their food security issues. His most recent travels have included India, China, Tibet and Bangladesh (and New Zealand and Australia when it is freezing in upstate New York!). Last year he was elected a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. More importantly, he is anticipating the birth of his first grandchild in August. Fellow alums, stop by if you are in the Finger Lakes region. It has great sailing, biking, fly fishing and wineries...and no crowds.

Dan Orth '71

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Dan Orth recently released the album “Treasure” and a YouTube music video, “I Want Yo’ Number,” with his pop music band, Patton Leatha. He is also the owner of Lounge Renown Records and executive producer of the album and music videos. In 1978, his band, the Phil Phillips Band, recorded five songs with rock guitar ace Joe Satriani. He also co-wrote the two classic rock songs “Cruisin’ the Strip” and “Super Dose.”

Brad Flynn '76

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Brad Flynn lives in Fairfield, Calif. He has five kids, all through college. Whew! Still married to Dorothy Simenc, a Santa Clara grad. He is president of Flynn Plumbing, Inc., in Concord. He enjoys surfing every other week (in the ocean) and sharing the joy of knowing Him.

Ronnie Binczewski '76

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Ronnie Binczewski has enjoyed living in Roseville, Calif., for the last 21 years. She established and operates Nautilus Montessori School (nautilusmontessori.com) from her home. Active in the early childhood community, she has presented at countless educational seminars and conferences and helped establish educational standards for the local school district. As an ordained minister since 1981, she also officiates at weddings, funerals and memorials. Call and stop in for a visit when in the area!

Steve Smith '77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Steve Smith received the alumni magazine from SMC and was halfway through it when he realized it was addressed to his son, Alex Smith ’11. They graduated with the classes of ’77 and ’11 respectively; both were Integral majors. Alex is now getting his teaching credential for K-12 mathematics and Steve is in the process of retiring from teaching emergency responders and hazardous waste workers.

Rita Richcreek '77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Rita Richcreek recently joined McGuire Real Estate in Mill Valley. McGuire (whose CEO is Charlie Moore ’70) is a family-owned company and has a record of success in the greater Bay Area for over 90 years. She can be reached at (415) 389-5675 or realtor@ritarichcreek.com.

Wendy Myers '77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Wendy Myers and her family reside in Snellville, Ga. Her daughter and son-in-law live close by with their daughter, her first grandchild! She is working as a consultant in the paralegal field.

Pamela (Chisholm) '77 and Bill Scholtz '77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Pamela (Chisholm) and Bill Scholtz were married on Dec. 24, 2010, at San Francisco City Hall. In attendance were their three children, Maggie Scholtz and Nick and Claire Gould. Pam and Bill met on the East Coast in 2005 and traveled across the country in 2007, landing in Marin. Life is good!

Lorna (Lynch) Willard '79

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Lorna (Lynch) Willard has recently opened her own real estate firm, Rainier Realty Group, which specializes in bank-owned properties and residential resale. She has been in real estate for over 25 years and has worked with the major banks in liquidating properties for over 15 years. She resides in Lake Tapps, Wash., with her husband, Dave. They will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this October. They have two sons, Daryl (27) and Jesse (24). Daryl is waiting for entry into the Army Honor Guard and Jesse works at Children’s Hospital after graduating

Brother Michael Murphy '79 ME ’95

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Brother Brendan Kneale ’40 reports that Brother Michael Murphy ME ’95, a Christian Brother who graduated from SMC in 1979, received his doctorate recently from the Sorbonne in Paris and accepted a post as professor at the Brothers’ university in Bethlehem. He was here for a visit this summer. You can contact him at mfmurphy@bethlehem.edu.

Jill Lucia ECR ’79

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Jill Lucia ECR ’79 announces her new position as principal at St. Agnes School in Concord. She was previously an eighth-grade teacher there. She succeeds Karen Mangini, who had been principal for 21 years.

Steve Caruso '79

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Steve Caruso is the new president and CEO of Cottage Housing, Inc., a large nonprofit in Sacramento that operates transitional and permanent living communities for previously homeless families and individuals. He also became a grandfather on Nov. 15, 2010, with the arrival of Harper Maria Caruso to Steve’s son, Benjamin, and Benjamin’s girlfriend, Lindsey Wilson.

Kathleen (Mahackian) King '80

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Kathleen (Mahackian) King just celebrated 25 years working at UC Davis Medical Center as a pharmacist coordinating the hospital’s medication safety program. Widowed in 2007, she continues to live in Folsom, Calif., with her two Labradors, Abby and Mocha. She enjoys cycling, golf and trips to Hawaii.

Elizabeth (Cesare) '80 P ’88 and Glenn Siegel ’77

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Elizabeth (Cesare) P ’88 and Glenn Siegel ’77 celebrated their 30th anniversary in April. As they watched William and Kate’s royal wedding, they recalled that 30 years ago, as newlyweds, they watched Charles and Diana get married. Glenn and she met at Saint Mary’s at a Christmas dance in December 1976. They were married five years later on April 25, 1981, in the Chapel. Saint Mary’s holds many loving memories for both of them.

Maria (Bruno) Gavidia '80

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
After 12 years as a school psychologist, Maria (Bruno) Gavidia served for three years as principal at Cipriani Elementary in Belmont, Calif., and is now director of special programs for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. She lives in San Mateo with her husband of 20 years, Dagoberto, and her son, Giancarlo (Serra High School ’11), who is headed for SFSU in the fall. Older daughter, Claudia, a graduate of UC Irvine, lives in San Francisco, works for a start-up in Redwood Shores and is enjoying city life.

Eduardo Torres '81

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Eduardo Torres is an associate professor of economics at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. This is a major life change for him after spending 25 years in corporate America as a private banker. He is married with one son and lives in San Jose.

Louis Lotorto '83

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Louis Lotorto appeared at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, Calif., in “The Ladies’ Man” from July 22 through Aug. 21, 2011.

Gretchen (Perrett) Bradvica '83

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Gretchen (Perrett) and Steve Bradvica took their kids to Shilla, Peru, in April to visit their eldest daughter, Emily, an ’08 graduate of the University of Portland who is finishing up her second year in the Peace Corps. Although the poverty is extreme, we enjoyed our time in Peru, seeing where Emily has lived the last two years, meeting the children and families she works with and touring the famous Incan sites.

Tom Teel '84 EE, EMBA ’87

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Tom Teel EE, EMBA ’87 traveled around the country for JWA. He moved to Seattle to be with the kids after they announced triplets were coming. Since moving back to Santa Rosa (long story), he has retired. After some frustrating days and moments in “retirement,” he accepted an invitation to join the sales team at Smothers European, the local Mercedes Benz dealer in Santa Rosa. He is thrilled to be active in a great dealership and getting back into the community.

John Mori '84

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
John Mori and his wife had a child, Aiden, in February, who joins his older brother, Jayden, now 21 months old.

Giles Miller '84

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Former Alumni Director Giles Miller is the director of development for the East Bay Community Foundation, where he helps individuals and families achieve their philanthropic goals through donor-advised funds and legacy gifts.

Patrick Hester '84

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Patrick Hester was promoted to Americas vice president at Hewlett Packard in the Laserjet and Enterprise Solutions organization. He has worked at HP in various sales, marketing and executive management positions across the U.S. and Latin America. He resides in Boise, Idaho, and has two daughters: Madeline, who graduated in June from NYU, and Samantha, a junior at the University of Colorado-Boulder who studied for several months at the University of Santiago, Chile. He is an avid runner, cyclist and triathlete who has run the L.A. and Boston marathons, ridden in Ride the Rockies in Colorado and competed in the Boise 70.3 Ironman.

Ron Southwick EE '85

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Ron Southwick EE and his wife retired from Pacific Bell in 2000 and moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., the largest gated community in the United States. They both are extremely active as officers in their local VFW. They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in August with a trip to Reno (where they married) and a big family party in Valley Springs, Calif.

Bryan Smith '85

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Bryan Smith, his wife, Kara, and their two daughters, Lourdes (3) and Perri (1), relocated to Washington, D.C., for work.

Christina Reich '85

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Christina Reich is a senior business systems analyst for Contra Costa County. Her daughter, Sarah Reich ’11, just graduated cum laude from SMC with a B.A. in sociology. She now works for the Head Start program in Richmond, Calif. She is a member of the comprehensive services team, which assists children and families in improving the quality of their lives.

Lavonne (Garrison) Moore EE ’85, MBA ’89

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Lavonne (Garrison) Moore EE ’85, MBA ’89 started a family after graduating. More than 20 years and three states later, her oldest, Rick, is a Buckeye at Ohio State, and Matt and Rachel are in high school in Virginia. She has spent the past 20 years of motherhood serving as a soccer and hockey mom; Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader; school, community and church volunteer; chorister; substitute teacher; and tennis team captain. The skills learned at Saint Mary’s have helped immensely. She and Richard, her husband of 26 years, reside in Roanoke, Va.

Jo Anna Philips '85 EE

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Jo Anna Philips EE is a popular author and speaker, and a former columnist/feature writer for the Reno Gazette-Journal. She produced and hosted Nevada’s first health TV show, “Health & Healing,” and a half-hour TV magazine, “Out and About,” as well as two radio shows that offered humorous commentaries and information. She is also a certified life coach and behavioral therapist who created her own clothing company, Giovanna Activewear, in San Francisco while finishing her management degree at Saint Mary’s. She has two new books out, “How to Shop for the Perfect Relationship” and “The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores: Greater Sacramento, Reno/Tahoe.” She splits her time between Reno and Sacramento.

Bob Lenz '86

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Bob Lenz is CEO and co-founder of Envision Schools, a nonprofit that runs innovative public college prep high schools in the Bay Area. He celebrated Envision’s first SMC graduate, Kaleb Lawson ’11, and the Envision high school graduation of three future Gaels in the class of 2015.

John and Anne (Recupero) Hauscarriague ’87

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
John and Anne (Recupero) Hauscarriague ’87 just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by moving into a new home in Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Anne (aka “Dr. H.”) is chair of the math department at Santiago Canyon College, and John serves as associate athletic director at UC Irvine. Their son Matt (16) plays in the brass section of the Trabuco Hills High School Marching Band and son Will (13) excels in baseball and BMX freestyle riding.

Jeff Peters '89

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Jeff Peters was promoted to battalion chief in October after serving as a captain on the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department for the last 10 years.

Richard Nakano '90 EMBA

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Richard Nakano EMBA was named VP of customer service and operations manager by Wells Fargo Business Direct, Equipment Finance Group. Before Wells Fargo, Nakano was global general manager at Rosenbluth International, where he led the Chevron travel operations business unit. Previously, he was Western region director of sales for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and VP of national account sales at Qantas Airways, Ltd.

Lisa (Gildea) Wilson '90

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Lisa (Gildea) Wilson celebrates 20 years of marriage to Kevin Wilson. They were married on July 13, 1991, at Saint Mary’s Chapel. They are raising two daughters, ages 17 and 12, in Livermore. Lisa has been a California credentialed teacher for 20 years and currently teaches fourth grade at Arroyo Seco School in Livermore.

Ron Susa '91 EMBA

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Ron Susa EMBA just completed his 31st year with Chevron on July 9. He remains married to Connie (23 years), with children Sean (21), a senior at the University of Oregon; Tyler (18), a sophomore at Oregon State University; and Cameron (16), a sophomore in high school. Aside from work, he keeps active in the community and is also an official with the Contra Costa Football Officials Association.

Scott Eitelgeorge '91 MA ’01

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
On June 27, Scott Eitelgeorge MA ’01 played as a guest guitarist for opening act Hormone during Judas Priest’s concert in Munich, Germany.

Paul Sheirich '95 EE

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Paul Sheirich EE, after graduating from Saint Mary’s, spent 13 years with TriNet, a professional employer organization (PEO) in San Leandro, where he helped to increase the number of serviced employees from less than 2,000 to more than 120,000 in 13 years. As director of application development he was responsible for the implementation, enhancement and maintenance of all their PeopleSoft applications. Currently Paul does business, technology and project consulting and is a general partner with Global ProManagement, a private equity firm investing in international outsourcing businesses. Also passionate about sports, Paul has invested in the San Francisco Seals amateur soccer team and has season tickets to the Oakland Raiders and San Jose Earthquakes. He and his family love to travel and have visited the Hawaiian Islands, Germany for the 2006 World Cup tournament, Northern Ireland to watch his son Ryan participate in the Milk Cup soccer tournament, to India, England, Austria and throughout the United States. He is on Facebook and LinkedIn. His photographs are on Flickr, and he writes the occasional blog on IT and sports.

Stephen Maloney '95

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Stephen Maloney has been selling business intelligence and analytics software for 16 years and currently works at SAS trying to help the state government with problems in public safety and education and with fraud. He is happily married to his wife, Jana, and has two kids named Petra and Chase. He is proud of SMC and its evolution since he graduated in 1995 and excited about the strength of the rugby program, too. In summary, he believes that “God is a Gael!”

William Kohnen '96 MS

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
William Kohnen MS and his wife, Sharon, along with their new daughter Wrysa, born April 29, 2009, in the Philippines, were visited by James Kohnen ’86 MS ’88 ME ’03 and Patricia Kohnen in July. Bill and Jim are both graduates of the Procurement and Contract Management Masters program. Bill currently serves as the purchasing manager for analog devices in the Philippines.

Cindy (Neander) Cooper '96

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Cindy (Neander) Cooper recently celebrated 15 years as an auditor for the SEC and serves on the SMC Women in Philanthropy Committee.

Darci Motta '96

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Darci Motta was named Meeting Professional of the Year by the Northern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPINCC) for her involvement and dedicated volunteerism within the meeting industry and specifically MPINCC. Honored on June 8 at MPINCC’s annual gala, Darci is a senior conference manager for AAA Insurance Exchange in Walnut Creek. In addition to her involvement with MPINCC, Darci is also the Northern California Chapter president. Darci recently returned from Portugal, where she and her father visited the villages where her grandfather and maternal grandparents were from, researching their Portuguese ancestral roots.

Heather (Hayes) Betz '96

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Heather (Hayes) Betz was married on June 25, 2011, in Fairfax, Calif., surrounded by family, friends and a few fellow Gaels. She and her husband, Christian, along with their two daughters, will make their home in western Michigan. Heather also graduated in May with her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. She will begin as an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Albion College this fall.

Stephanie Carter '96

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Stephanie Carter is the office manager and assessment coordinator at Project Recovery Outpatient Treatment Program, the adult treatment facility for the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse in Santa Barbara. She recently moved to Oak View, Calif., and enjoys posting her photography on DeviantArt.com (gallery name: 74rex).

Tony White '97 EE

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Tony White EE has just distributed his inaugural publication of “Verified Service Reports — Home Service Edition” in the west and south regions of St. Louis, Mo., in mid-July. Tony and Elizabeth White started this venture in October 2010 to provide St. Louis-area homeowners a resource for finding service contractors. White is also working on a similar publication for the Phoenix, Ariz., area.

Elianna (Psycharis) Reker '97 MS ’02

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Elianna (Psycharis) Reker MS ’02 announces that a few years after graduation, she returned to Saint Mary’s and received her MS in health services administration in 2002. She worked for many years with seniors in skilled nursing and as a geriatric care manager for home care. She married Nick Reker ’01 in 2005; they have two children. She now stays home to take care of Melina (2 1/2) and Evan (7 months). Her days are happy and exhausting!

Jennifer (Belloni) Winberry '97

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Jennifer (Belloni) Winberry announces that after graduating from SMC, she went on to teach at Montessori de Terra Linda in Marin County, then taught first grade in Walnut Creek for 12 years. In July 2007, she married Matt Winbery in Lake Tahoe. She took the past year off to be with their daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth, who was born Aug. 18, 2010. She will return to teaching fifth grade part-time in the fall. She and Matt feel so blessed and love every minute with their daughter.

Ted Warburton EE '98

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Ted Warburton EE was named the California State Harbor Master of the Year for 2010 at the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains annual conference this past winter in Dana Point, Calif. Warburton works for the City of Brisbane and manages the city’s 580-berth marina along with the city’s community pool and aquatics programs. He resides in Brisbane, near San Francisco, with his wife, Olivia, and their small dog, Jojo.

Donald Jones ME, ECR '98

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
After successful careers in the pastorate and education, Donald Jones ME, ECR has been in private practice as a Christian pastoral counselor for the last several years. His office is located in Tracy. He specializes in biblical counseling. He and his beloved wife, Carol, have six grown children.

David Bertaina '98

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
David Bertaina, an assistant professor in the history department at the University of Illinois at Springfield, published the book “Christian and Muslim Dialogues: The Religious Uses of a Literary Form in the Early Islamic Middle East.” Professor Bertaina is married to Cheryl (Bignami) Bertaina ‘99 and they have children age 3 (Joseph) and 1 (Anna).

Gina Meneni '99

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Gina Meneni is happy to report the birth of Nicolai (Meneni) McRoberts, born Feb. 18.

Ken Blair '99

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Ken Blair and wife, Stephanie, welcomed baby Monika Kathryn Blair into their lives on May 7, 2011. Older sister Lily loves holding Monika. She’s a fun baby who makes lots of funny faces.

Kelly (Cole) Deitrick '00

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Kelly (Cole) Deitrick and her husband, Shams Deitrick, had a baby girl on April 21, 2011. She is named after her grand- mothers — Stella Elizabeth. She weighed in at 8 lbs., 13 oz. The new family of three is very happy and the parents are so proud! Kelly is on maternity leave from her position as a merchandise manager for Partycity.com and Shams is busy as a financial planner for Raymond James.

Beth (Woisin) Pagliuca '02

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Beth (Woisin) Pagliuca and her husband, Michael, welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Irelyn, into the world on Feb. 15, 2011. Irelyn joins big brother, Vincent, 2. The Pagliuca family is enjoying their life as a family of four.

Allyson (Wiley) Weekes '02

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Allyson (Wiley) Weekes graduated from Saint Mary’s and then attended graduate studies in commercial photography. Allyson was recently named SFGate’s 2011 “Best Wedding Photographer” in its Best of the Bay competition. Allyson and her husband just welcomed a baby boy named Micah into their lives.

Kar Wing Cathy Kwan '03

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Kar Wing Cathy Kwan reports that after being together for 11 years and married for five years, she and Tom Pham finally celebrated their union with their wedding on April 2, 2011, at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Cathy is an English and ESL teacher, as well as the chair of the hiring committee and advisory committee, at Los Angeles High School of the Arts. Tom is a supervisor for University of Southern California’s Sponsored Project Accounting Department. They reside in Baldwin Park.

Torin Simpson '03 and Chris Gargano ’90

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Torin Simpson and Chris Gargano ’90 were awarded a Northern California Emmy Award for their work on the documentary style television show “Inside the Clubhouse: The Journey.” They both work for the San Francisco Giants and the show captured the Giants run to a World Series championship. Chris is the senior director of marketing and entertainment and Torin is the senior video producer/editor.

Keli (Imoto) Manfred ’03

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Keli (Imoto) Manfred ’03 and husband, Mike, welcomed their daughter, Adeline Elizabeth, in November 2010. Adeline was recently baptized at St. Apollinaris Catholic Church in Napa, where fellow alums Jaclyn Verducci P ’05 and Sean Sullivan served as her godparents. Keli has been with Malloy Imrie & Vasconi Insurance Services for eight years as a licensed commercial lines account manager. Mike is an estate planning attorney and partner at Gaw Van Male. During the past few years, Keli and Mike have traveled to Italy and France, Jamaica, Antigua and Yosemite but make their home in Napa with baby Adeline and her furry feline siblings, Joey and Ollie.

Nicolette Clinton '03

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Nicolette Clinton graduated with a B.A. in mathematics and received her master’s degree in education from the University of San Diego in May 2010. Nicolette completed her teacher certification studies at Sacramento State University and has been employed as a math teacher at Albert Einstein Middle School in San Diego for five years.

Bryant Adleson '03 and Johanna (Sanchez) '03

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Bryant Adleson and Johanna (Sanchez) were married on June 5, 2010, at Saint Mary’s College Chapel. Their Saint Mary’s friends Christina Barrie, Daniel Brooks, Chris Kram and Mike Psara were all in attendance. They recently celebrated their first anniversary and are living and working in San Jose with their puggle pup.

Maureen Sertich '04

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Maureen Sertich reports that since graduating with a B.S. in environmental science from Saint Mary’s, she received an M.S. in environmental management and sustainability and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2010. She has taken a new position as the sustainability standards specialist at NSF International in Ann Arbor, Mich. In her new position, she will be responsible for determining the criteria for sustainability standards for third-party certification of products and services.

Vishrudh Sarathy '04, Ashley Tani '04, Natalie Wilson '04 and Milad Sarkis '04

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Vishrudh Sarathy, Ashley Tani, Natalie Wilson and Milad Sarkis, all currently living in California, visited Chennai, India in the summer of 2010 for a wedding. The ceremony lasted four days and was truly an amazing experience.

Katie Krueger '04

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Katie Krueger recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with an MFA in acting. She is back in the Bay Area this summer performing with Woman’s Will (the all-female Shakespeare Company) in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at various parks around the Bay. In the fall, Katie will move to Sacramento to work with the Acting Company at B Street Theatre.

Delano Garner ML '04

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Delano Garner ML recently attended the French Open tennis tournament before spending some time in Mysore, India. He has used the skills gained from the Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s to become the leadership director for Garner Consulting, a professional development agency in the Bay Area. He balances his eventful business life with plenty of hiking, tennis and backyard BBQs.

Amber Ferrari '04

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Amber Ferrari and Jeff Ford were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Shelby Corrine, on May 1, 2011. While luckily spending a few months home in Ukiah with Shelby, Amber has been working for Kiewit since she graduated and is currently a project engineer at the I-405 freeway expansion project in Los Angeles.

Christopher Walton '05 MBA '06

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Christopher Walton MBA is wrapping up his first tour as a State Department Foreign Service Officer in Nairobi, Kenya, where he served in the economic section of the embassy. He will return to the United States for training before he begins his second assignment in Berlin, Germany, as a consular officer. His four children, three girls and one boy, have completed their first experience living in Africa with great aplomb and are looking forward to a school year in Northern Virginia before their first European experience.

Sabrina Titelbaum '05

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Sabrina Titelbaum is proud to say that she has three granddaughters (3, 1 and 11 months), all living in Madison, Wis. And now she finally has a grandson, who lives in Antioch. Jaden Alexander Wilson was born July 16.

Janis Palana '05 ME '06 ECR ’06 and Frank Allocco, Jr. ’00

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Janis Palana ME ’06 ECR ’06 is engaged to Frank Allocco, Jr. ’00. Frank proposed to Janis in Disneyland and they are planning a San Francisco wedding in October. Janis and Frank met while teaching at Saint Mary’s School in Walnut Creek. She was the science teacher and Frank is the current math teacher. She is busy with wedding planning and her new job as principal of St. Philip Neri in Alameda. Frank runs ASA (Advanced Skills Academy) Basketball, a large AAU basketball program for boys and girls grades 5–9, while coaching basketball at De La Salle High School.

Erik Johnson '05

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Erik Johnson received a master’s in public policy and administration from Sacramento State.

Mallori (Miller) '06 and Anthony Macedo '06

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Mallori (Miller) and Anthony Macedo were married on June 11, 2011, in the chapel at Saint Mary’s. The bridal party included SMC alumni Stephanie Shannon, Christine Nerney, Devin Kraus, Melissa Hankins and Kyle Werner. The couple lives in Suisun City with their 3-year-old son, Andrew Macedo.

Allison Landa MFA '06

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Allison Landa MFA completed her memoir and it is currently under consideration by several agents. She was a finalist in the She Writes Passion Project contest and is working as a freelance writer and tutor.

Melanie (Johnson) Hayes ME, ECR ’05

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Melanie (Johnson) Hayes ME, ECR ’05 is an independent educational consultant specializing in the needs of gifted children, particularly profoundly gifted and twice exceptional children. She serves clients in the SF Bay Area and beyond. She is also the mother of 10-year-old gifted twins, one of whom is profoundly gifted and twice exceptional. She writes about her professional and personal experience with these amazing, quirky children in her blog: Life Among the Gifted: mjhayes.wordpress.com.

Coree Brown '06

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Coree Brown began her graduate degree in multilevel and regional politics at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh this fall.

Savior Charles '07

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Savior Charles got married on September 11, 2010. He has completed all of his course work at Cal State East Bay for the master’s of applied math program, also completing three of the comprehensive exams. He has already applied for graduation and has one more exam to take this fall before completing his master’s degree.

Melissa Spahr '08

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Melissa Spahr reports that she will embark on a new journey after finishing two years as a Lasallian Volunteer in Philadelphia and the Bronx. This past summer she cycled across the country with fellow Lasallians (lvsride.com), starting in Oregon and finishing in New Jersey, to raise funds to end poverty. Shortly after the ride, she began graduate school at the University of California, Davis to study public health.

Whitney Lopez '08

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Whitney Lopez just moved back to the Bay Area from Southern California to work with Rodan + Fields (the creators of ProActiv) as an event and recognition coordinator in downtown San Francisco.

Brandon Elefante '08

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Brandon Elefante graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with an MBA in the public sector in May. He works as a legislative aide for the City and County of Honolulu.

Chris Burns '08

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Chris Burns reports that a group of lacrosse alumni will attend the WCC basketball tourney in Las Vegas for the second year in a row to support the Gaels basketball team. They look forward to this trip for many years to come!

Natalie Boltz '08

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Natalie Boltz closed escrow on her first home in her much-loved hometown of Benicia in February. She and longtime boyfriend William Wulff recently adopted a puppy and love every minute of owning a home. After a much-needed career change, Natalie rejoined the wine industry and accepted a position as general manager of operations and hospitality at Reynolds Family Winery, joining forces with fellow alumna Suzie Reynolds and her talented husband, Steve Reynolds.

Barbara McLaughlin, EdD '09

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Barbara McLaughlin, EdD and family recently spent a month in England, Ireland and Scotland. They began in London, visiting family in Falmouth, Hornchurch and Watford. They were in Dublin at the same time as Queen Elizabeth but did not see her. However, their bus tours were hampered, their luggage was checked by security before they could walk to their hotel on McConnell Street and they encountered mainly peaceful demonstrations. Back in Scotland, they visited St. Andrews University, where William and Kate met, and walked the Old Course and got their photos taken on the bridge.

Skylar Covich '09

Glimpsed on October 18, 2011
Skylar Covich, who was recently voted president of the UCSB Political Science Graduate Student Association, is a teaching assistant at UC Santa Barbara completing his third year in a Ph.D. program in political science. Skylar remains active with Saint Mary’s professors and attended the 2011 summer Holy Cross Collegium, a Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life.
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