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Kathy Ventry '85 is in her third career as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Folsom, and is doing business as Peace Within * Anxiety, Trauma & OCD Treatment. She sees children through older adults, and also specializes in couples therapy. Kathy served 10 years in the Army followed by almost 18 years as a healthcare representative for Pfizer, with seven years as a neuroscience specialty representative. Kathy finds it rewarding and a blessing to now work in the mental health and wellness profession. She looks forward to relocating to Folsom from Elk Grove to have easier access to cycling and kayaking opportunities.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
After 11 years teaching virtually every religious studies course that Catholic high schools have to offer, Mary Marsella '85 is taking a break for several months to chill out and determine her next steps for how to best apply her nine years of graduate theological study to living this gift of life. This includes sorting out her passions, which include promoting social justice, deepening her spirituality, meditating, practicing yoga, spending more time with her family, cooking, writing about what's on her mind—she had a field day writing posts about Pope Francis in order to give balance to the various mis/understandings of him and the Church during his visit to the United States—and whatever the heck else she wants to do. She lives in Point Richmond and loves her view of the Bay, which she is well aware that she is lucky to have. She looks forward to reuniting with her third-floor- freshman-year "Swig-mates" and other Santa Clara alums. And of course, while working at LaSallian high schools, she ever maintained the TRUTH that God is NOT a Gael! Can I get an amen?
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has awarded the Jose Luis and Ofelia Guerrero family with its La Familia Award for deep-rooted commitment and involvement in the community. Among the family members honored were Martha Guerrero Soto '85, Veronica Guerrero Wildanger '88, MBA '96, and Ignacio J. Guerrero '95. Martha is principal at Mount Pleasant High School, Veronica homeschools and volunteers in the arts, and Ignacio is director of Child Support Services for the County of Santa Clara. Other siblings honored included Jose Luis, retired battalion chief for the city of San Jose, and Juan Carlos, reporter for ABC News.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Andrew Byrne '85, M.S. '89 is married and currently living in Oregon where he works for an engineering firm focusing on thermally efficient hexagonal structures. He avidly pursues outdoor activities and has climbed a number of the tallest 200 peaks in North and Central America. He also collects beach bottle glass from some of the lowest elevation coastline in the Northern Pacific basin and hopes to retire to Humboldt County and open a marine bottle glass museum.
Barbara Small J.D. ’86 is a partner at GCA Law Partners. She handles the firm’s trusts and estates practice.
Michael Pola '86 and his wife, Liz Karr-Pola, live in San Francisco with their 3 boys. Mike is a managing partner at HSS-a healthcare consulting firm. Mike recently joined the SCU Alumni Board and is looking forward to catching up with old friends at the Grand Reunion.
Former Kansas City Royals catcher and ESPN baseball analyst Mike Macfarlane '86 has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He and former Royals teammate Kevin Seitzer own Mac-n-Seitz, a baseball and softball training academy in Kansas City.
Kathryn Kane '82, J.D. '86 writes, "This fall, I will retire as a deputy county counsel, Office of County Counsel, County of Santa Clara. I have been a hearing, trial, and appellate counsel in the Child Dependency Unit for more than 25 years. I will forever be grateful for this amazing career opportunity."
Jeanne-Marie (Bourcier) Carr '86, is in her second year as an Independent Study teacher for high school students in Redding, CA. She is active as a Girl Scout Troop leader for high school girls, and is a Regional Delegate for Girl Scouts Northern California. In July 2016, JM will chaperone Girl Scouts travelling to Peru. With her husband, Jeff, and kids, Marie & Brendan, the family had been hosting students from France to promote global understanding and to build life-long friendships celebrating cultures through immersion. Jeanne-Marie is currently serving on the SCU Board of Directors and gearing up for the Grand Reunion for Class of 1986!
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Adriene Iverson '87 was promoted to chief executive officer of Elder Care Alliance, a nonprofit integrated system of assisted living and memory care communities. Iverson, who served as interim president and CEO since April 3, brings over 20 years of leadership experience at non-profit organizations. Iverson will continue to build on ECA's strong foundation of high clinical quality, memory care programming and leadership development throughout the organization.
https://www.facebook.com/ElderCareAll http://eldercarealliance.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/alma-via-of-union-city
Bruce Johnsen M.A. ’88 writes: “Continuing to enjoy my work 'saving' family-owned businesses and partnerships."
Steve Tradewell '90 was among 11 recipients of the CFO Recognition Award, bestowed by the North Bay Business Journal, for making a significant impact on the health of local companies and the economy.
Steve is the CFO of Napa Valley Vintners. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he has spent most of his life within a few hours of home. After deciding that a career in academia was not him, Steve spent time working in the film industry as the director of finance and operations of the California Film Institute. After seven years there, the Napa Valley Vintners called, and for the past 11 years has enjoyed learning about and growing with the Napa Valley wine industry. He currently lives in Napa, with his wife, Linda, and four dogs.
Steve's advice for young emerging financial leaders: "Develop a personal “brand” based on integrity, dedication, and follow-through. Also, avoid the temptation to try and be “right” all of the time. There is a lot that can be learned by listening and via thoughtful reflection."
Read more at http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/4344257-181/cfo-awards-steve-tradewell-napa#vS2hWTlfiMiEBLs7.99
Patricia De Fonte '90 BA Communication, graduated from Golden Gate University with a JD in 2002. She has now been accepted to Golden Gate University's Small Business Program for Fall 2015. She has also been accepted, with a substantial merit scholarship, to GGU's Master of Laws (LLM) in Estate Planning Program and will begin classes in Fall 2015. Patricia lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
Carrie (Sticklin) Cameron '90 has spent her career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and currently runs the company's global sales office in San Francisco. She lives in Oakland with her husband, Mike, and three kids.
Pamela (Rozolis) Ortega '91 has been busy with her family, husband of 19 years, Johnny Ortega '88, and her 15-year-old twins, in Orange County, California. After years of entertaining, she has combined her love of cooking and writing with a blog for almost two years called www.busybrunettebakerista.com. Pam did a special tribute to SCU Benson Center with her post of http://www.busybrunettebakerista.com/2014/05/not-bensons-turkey-tetrazzini.html She is always accepting recipe recommendations or requests!
www.busybrunettebakerista.com https://www.instagram.com/busybrunettebakerista/ https://twitter.com/bbbakerista https://www.facebook.com/busybrunettebakerista https://www.pinterest.com/bbbakerista/
Carlton K. Clarke II '91 and wife Liana welcomed a baby boy and first family grandchild, Andrew Dean, in June 2015. The family lives in University Park, Texas. Liana is delighted to be taking time off as comptroller for an oil company to be an at-home mommy. Carlton is working on his 16th year as an obstetrician in Dallas, Texas.
Genice (Holmes) Chochon '91 is working at the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation as the Accounting Manager and Scholarship Coordinator. Her husband, Mike, recently co-founded a financial risk software company, PrairieSmarts. Genice and Mike have three kids (Chris 16, Morgan 13, and Carson 11), and they live in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
Tony Scott J.D. '92 is the new United States chief information officer and administrator of OMB’s Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology. Under Tony’s leadership, the Administration will continue to build on the remarkable work done by former CIOs in changing the way the federal government manages IT.
Tony brings more than 35 years of global leadership and management experience to build upon our progress and drive continued success. He will drive the Administration’s Smarter IT Delivery Agenda and the core objectives across the Federal IT portfolio: (1) driving value in Federal IT investments, (2) delivering world-class digital services, and (3) protecting Federal IT assets and information.
Catie Costa '93 successfully published her first novel, Love on the Rocks: A Positano Tale.
www.positanotale.com @ Twitter MCatieCosta facebook.com/positanotale