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McPherson, Misha

Misha McPherson '97 accepted the role as COO of ShareRoot, where she's currently heading up sales, marketing, product, and business operations. Since graduating from Santa Clara with a degree in English, she has gone on to help scale teams at companies such as Mixpanel, Responsys, Yammer, and Yahoo proving that, yes, liberal arts degrees are marketable!

submitted Apr. 9, 2016 12:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Matthews, Richard

Douglas Matthews '97 is practicing medicine at Enloe Medical Center in his home town of Chico, Calif. Matthews is a colorectal and general surgeon in the same office as his father.

submitted Aug. 19, 2010 12:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Matthews, Richard

Richard Douglas Matthews '97, a colorectal surgeon in Chico, was profiled in the article “Like father, like son,” on

Matthews graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2003 and completed a six-year residency at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, in 2009. He completed a year-long colorectal surgery fellowship at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J., before heading back to Chico in 2010 to become a colorectal surgeon, just like his father.

He joined his father's private practice, and today, they even perform surgeries together.

submitted Apr. 15, 2012 8:02A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Martinez O'Hara, Kristi (Martinez)

Kristi Martinez O'Hara '97 and husband Chad welcomed a girl, Sabine Isabel, on May 26, 2009. Kristi teaches art at Charles Armstrong School in Belmont. The family lives in San Francisco.

submitted Sep. 19, 2009 10:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
martinez, kristi (martinez)

Kristi Martinez ’97, Chad O'Hara and daughter Sabine welcomed baby girl Deryn Josie O'Hara on August 18. The family lives in San Carlos.

submitted Oct. 6, 2013 8:26P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97

Alexis Wetoska Malayter '97 and husband Ryan welcomed a baby girl, Helena Marie, July 26, 2009. She joins brother Winston, 2, at home in Winnetka, IL.

submitted Mar. 12, 2010 12:18P
Liang, Amanda (Santana)

Amanda (Santana) Liang '97 and husband Adrian welcomed a baby boy, Griffin Jia-Wen, on Sept. 30, 2009. He joins brother Jack, 2, at home in Los Altos.

submitted Jun. 8, 2010 12:05P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Lao, Yan Yuen Brenda

Yan Yuen Brenda Lao MBA ’97 writes, "I am working at Hong Kong Baptist University now."

submitted Jan. 22, 2013 3:39P
Kruckenberg, Brian

Brian Kruckenberg ’97 and wife Helena had a baby boy, Filip Wayne on March 7, 2010. The family resides in Los Gatos, Calif.

submitted Jul. 16, 2010 3:14P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Kim, Dale

Dale Kim MBA ’97 is the latest author to join SYS-CON Media industry bloggers.

Dale Kim is the director of industry solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
submitted Feb. 1, 2015 3:57P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Joseph, Alison (Ehrich)

Alison (Ehrich) Pariani '97 and her husband Steve welcomed a boy, Marco Joseph, on December 15, 2008 in Burlingame.

submitted Jun. 17, 2009 1:27P
Jenkins, Isabel

Isabel (Tibby) Rebecca Jenkins '97 married Steven James Ziegler on Oct. 4, 2008. Alumni in the wedding: Julie Vieillemaringe and Callie Zamzow Novak. The couple lives in Philadelphia, where Isabel is a curator for the National Park Service and Steven is communications coordinator for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:08P
UGRD Leavey Business '97
Hughes, Birgitta (Delurgio)

Birgitta Delurgio Hughes ’97 and husband Allen Hughes—their second child, a daughter, Faith Marie Hughes, on Oct. 22, 2012. She joins brother Rhys Delurgio Hughes, 2. The family lives in Kirkland, Wash. outside of Seattle.

submitted Jun. 1, 2013 1:15P
GRD Law '97
Houlihan, Gerry

Gerry Houlihan '87, JD '97 married Karen Dalhuisen on November 24, 2011. The couple resides in San Jose. Gerry is an attorney with Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman in San Jose.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 3:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Herrick, Kara (Grover)

Kara (Grover) Herrick '97 and husband Juston welcomed son, Jaxon Lee on October 13, 2010. He joins big sister Julia, 2, in Modesto, CA.

submitted Dec. 8, 2010 3:58P
GRD Law '97
Hartung, Shawn

Shawn Hartung J.D. '97 has started San Jose Silicon Valley Tours. The company is based in San Jose and will offer narrated bus tours of the area.

Contact Shawn
submitted Oct. 12, 2011 1:04P
Hamel, Bradley

BJ Hamel and Wendy Lair, a counseling psychology masters degree student, were married July 19, 2008. They welcomed their first child, Camille, on Christmas Day, 2008.

submitted Feb. 4, 2009 11:05A
Grogan, John

John Grogan '97 MBA recently started Sunlit Oaks Winery (, with a tasting room, in Gilroy.

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 11:00A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Greiner, Carey (Allen)

Carey (Allen) Greiner '97 and her husband, Jason, welcomed a baby girl, Kaila, on June 5, 2010. The family lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carey would love to connect with any other Broncos in the area!

submitted Oct. 2, 2010 8:21A
GRD Law '97
Gray, Tom

Tom Gray J.D. '97 has been made a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  Gray is a member of the firm's intellectual property group, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on Internet law and trade secret litigation and counseling.

submitted Feb. 10, 2010 11:18A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Gonzalez, Mariaelena

Mariaelena Gonzalez '97 completed her Ph.D. in Sociology and graduated from Stanford University on June 14, 2009. Her dissertation is titled "Organizational Expansion and Change in the Roman Catholic Church: 1950-2000." Starting in July, she will be a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco.

submitted Jun. 30, 2009 9:40A
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Gibbons, Kim (Bouchard)

Kim Gibbons MBA ’97 joined technology start-up NetNumber as its Chief Marketing Officer in November 2013. Kim lives with her family in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Contact Kim
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 1:22P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '97
Ghali, Adel

Rev. Adel G. Ghali M.A. '97 is Chaplain at Our Lady of Fatima Villa (a skilled nursing assisted living facility) in Saratoga.

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 9:18A
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