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Lawrence Rosen J.D. '94 is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.
In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects. In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.
Larry served on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of SpikeSource, Black Duck Software, and JasperSoft.
Larry's book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.
Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations.
James J. Rodriguez J.D. ’78 was recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of law. James is an Attorney at Valley Law Center, Inc. Possessing over 35 years of experience representing clients across the area, James is a seasoned attorney in practice at Valley Law Center since 1996. A Tax Specialist, certified by the California State Bar, his areas of concentration include estate planning and probate law, real estate, and taxation.
Inducted into 2015 Elite American Lawyers and recognized as a 2014 Industry Expert Top Lawyer, James keeps abreast of the latest in law through his professional memberships with the State of California Bar and Santa Clara County Bar Association. James attained his Juris Doctor from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He holds an additional MBA in Finance from UCLA as well as an LLM, Master of Laws in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Kathleen Roberts J.D. '91 is a shareholder at Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roberts was associated with a successful northern California defense firm, specializing in workers’ compensation, subrogation and fraud. Ms. Roberts has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and is an aggressive litigant on behalf of our clients, while balancing her experience in bringing about settlement as quickly as possible where warranted. Ms. Roberts has achieved many “take nothings” over her years in practice and is a shareholder and the manager of our firm’s San Jose office.
Stephen A. Richardson MBA ’89 has served as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Market Director, San Francisco, of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, since October 2011. Richardson previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President/Regional Market Director of the San Francisco Bay Area from January 2011 to October 2011, and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Director, San Francisco Bay Area from July 2005 to January 2011, where he was responsible for the management of the Company’s San Francisco region asset base and operations. Prior to joining the Company, Richardson served as a Director of CellNet Data Systems from 1993 to 2000.
Ben Rice '09 is the Associate Manager for Consumer Electronics at Walmart eCommerce.
Samantha Potts '03 is an inclusion specialist intern at High Tech High School, in San Diego, Calif. Combining her dual passions in exploration and education, Sam moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, for a year, post college to work as an intern in the Child Development & Diversity program at the same school Sam studied abroad with in college. Upon returning to the United States, Sam moved back to her native Utah and spent the following decade working in both private therapeutic and public school education in the realm of special education and support services. Although Sam enjoys working with all students with unique learning profiles and needs, she has especially enjoyed working with ASD students. The next adventure in Sam’s life brings her to California for the second time, where she is excited to join the Inclusion Department at HTHI and work at school dedicated to a PBL learning method. In her spare time Sam enjoys spending time with her dog, Bella, and swimming in the ocean. Her goal is to combine those two pastimes and teach Bella to go Stand Up Paddle boarding with her. Otherwise Sam can be seen pursuing her hobbies of hiking and biking around San Diego, and reading and perfecting the perfect gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.
Stig Patrick Mowrer ’06 married Elizabeth Brette Allen and on Feb. 17 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Alisa Fuentes, a staff member in the City Clerk's Office, officiated. The bride, 32, who goes by Brette, helps manage advertising for luxury fashion brands at Google in Manhattan. She graduated from the University of Colorado. She is a daughter of Frances M. Allen and John M. Allen of Sanibel Island, Florida. She is a descendant of Henry Jarvis Raymond, the founding editor of The New-York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times. The groom, 33, who goes by Patrick, oversees the development of apps at Updater, a company in Manhattan that helps with tasks related to moving. He is the son of Kerstin M. Brunnstrom of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Jacques E. Mowrer of San Francisco. The couple met in 2013 at a mutual friend's party in Brooklyn.
Mario Montana MBA '91 is VP and Chief Sales officer of IDT. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Vice President and general manager for the IDT Enterprise Computing Division where he was responsible for driving IDT’s solutions addressing servers, storage and embedded communications applications. He lead the development of products in the area of Memory Interface (R-DIMM), PCI-Express® Switching, Enterprise Flash Controllers and Signal Integrity Products. He was also instrumental in managing the company’s strategic focus on standards-based switching, bridging and interconnect technologies.
Montana has held several positions during his 15+ years with IDT, including Director of the IDT Serial-Switching division. Before transitioning to the Serial-Switching division, Montana was director of the IDT strategic marketing group, where he was instrumental in many of the company’s acquisitions, including ZettaCom and IMC, which set the stage for the company’s entry into the serial-switching business, and prompted opportunities for the company to have a stronger presence in key market segments, including servers, storage and communications. Montana also served as product line director for the company’s telecommunications, FIFO, logic and timing groups, respectively.
Prior to joining IDT, Montana held several product marketing and engineering positions with companies such as Zarlink Semiconductor, Exar, Raytheon and Hewlett Packard.
Patricia Mahan J.D. '80 has been elected to the Santa Clara City Council. She was born and raised in Santa Clara. She owns a private practice, specializing in tax and estate planning. Patricia is married to John Boyles, a retired San Jose police sergeant, and they have one son, Colin, who is attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Her stepson Sean Boyles and his wife Roan Victor, both artists, own and operate “The Arsenal,” an art class and supply store. She served on the city council for three terms from 1994-2002, and again in 2010. Mahan was also mayor of Santa Clara from 2002-2010.
Republican David C. Long J.D. ’83 won reelection to the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district, a seat he has held since 1996. He serves as the leader of the Indiana State Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate, David Long served 1988–1995 as a member of the Fort Wayne Common Council from the Fourth District. He is married to Melissa, former news anchor at Channel 21 in Fort Wayne, and has two children, Adam and Erik.
Darby Winterhalter Lofstrand '81 is a senior lecturer in Acting and Voice, at Northern Arizona University. As an actress she has worked in over one hundred productions in film and stage in Los Angeles, the San Francisco/Bay Area, and Portland, Oregon. She has also developed and staged several performance art pieces, and she is the voice of Miss Kitty in the Uncle Percy's Adventures in Space educational shorts at Lowell Observatory. She has directed one-person shows, festival plays, musicals, performance pieces, and film shorts. Her 16mm short, HeartSister, was featured at the New York International Independent Film Festival.
Darby is also a writer. Her collection of short stories, Elephant Kisses: A Novel of Sweden Told in Five Stories, was released in Sweden to acclaim, and her novel Gang of Eight: The First Tee was relaesed a year ago. Her stage adaptation of Susan Lowell's children's books, Josefina Javelina, a Hairy Tale, and The Three Little Javelinas, was produced for three years by Peaks Theatre Fest, and she has several full-length and short plays which have been seen or heard in various venues.
She is married to Tobias Lofstrand, the President of the Arizona chapter of the Swedish/American Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys travel and golf.
As Bechtel’s treasurer, Kevin Leader MBA '92 has global responsibility for all cash operations, short-term investments, foreign currency, and relationships with banks and other financial institutions. Kevin also oversees the coordination of project- specific banking matters for Bechtel entities, operations, projects, and joint ventures around the world. Kevin joined Bechtel in 2001 as director of corporate finance and was appointed treasurer in 2003. He was also elected a principal vice president in 2008. Prior to Bechtel, Kevin spent more than 15 years in corporate banking, most recently as managing director with Bank of America’s global corporate and investment-banking group. He is a member of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council.
Jeremy Herb '08 is in his third year as a defense reporter for POLITICO Pro. Prior to joining POLITICO, he covered defense and national security for The Hill, and covered the Minnesota congressional delegation and 2012 Republican presidential primary as a Washington correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Herb is a native of San Jose, Calif.
Andrea Fujii J.D. '02 is a CBS2/KCAL9 reporter in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She took an unusual road to journalism, which, in her words, took her “a little longer than most.” After taking and passing the California bar exam, she realized she didn’t want to practice law and instead pursued her dream of reporting.
Fujii’s first reporting job was at KHON, the Fox affiliate in Honolulu. She then anchored at the NBC affiliate in Yakima, Wash., before anchoring and reporting at the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City and CBS’ WJZ in Baltimore. She began working with CBS2/KCAL9 in October 2012.
Tony Estremera '72 began his tenure on the District 6 board of the Santa Clara County Water District in 1996, when he was appointed to fill out Pat Ferraro's term after the District 2 representative resigned. The following year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appointed him to represent the North County. In 2001 and 2007 he served as the Board's chairperson. Now he is director.
Tony has extensive government experience in both appointed and elected positions serving on the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Santa Clara County Housing Task Force, Valley Medical Center Advisory Board, Santa Clara County Personnel Board, San Jose Municipal Stadium Task Force, (San Jose) Mayor's Committee on Minority Affairs and the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees. Tony is Directing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County. He is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
As an attorney, David J. Chun J.D. '98 has practiced workers’ compensation defense exclusively. Mr. Chun has vast experience in all aspects of defending self-insured employers and insurance carriers on workers’ compensation, 132a, and serious and willful matters. In addition, Mr. Chun has lectured on various topics related to this practice and is available to lecture in accordance with his clients’ needs and requests. Mr. Chun speaks conversational Spanish, is fluent in Korean and has both studied and worked in South Korea. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. Mr. Chun has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law. He is a shareholder and manager of the Fresno office of Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey as well as the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of the firm.
Kevin Carter ’09 is a general partner of SV Angel, a San Francisco–based seed fund. He joined the firm upon launch in 2009. At SV Angel, Carter originated investments in Snapchat, Pinterest, Casper, GroupMe (acquired by Skype), and Sunrise (acquired by MSFT), and works particularly close with Remix, FarmLogs, Amplitude, and Optimizely. He was included in Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2012 and 2013. He is also on the Engineering Advisory Board at Santa Clara University. Prior to SV Angel, he worked in the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). At SVB, he was a part of the Entrepreneur Services and Venture Capital Relationship Management Groups and helped with diligence and cross-platform relationship efforts. Before SVB, Carter worked at Affinity Circles, Inc., where he performed sales and client account management. While at SCU, he worked closely with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, founded the CIE Mentor Program, and was awarded “Outstanding Student Entrepreneur.”
Laura Callagy '91 is a Care Manager at Sage Eldercare Solutions where she has worked for 8 years. She has been involved in the elder care industry for over 20 years. She has worked for the Federal Government in the policy department for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services as well as serving as a bilingual claims representative with the Social Security Administration. Laura worked for a Peninsula Adult Day Health Program while attending graduate school. Laura has a Masters Degree in Gerontology from SFSU, is a certified care manager(CMC) and will complete her certification in Aging and Mental Health From UC Berkeley in March. Laura serves on the Board of Directors for the Ombudsman of San Mateo County. Laura and her husband Mark live in Foster City with their 5 children.