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Showing class notes submitted in last 6 months by graduates in the 2000s
Brayden Yoder ’00 wrapped shooting on his latest short film, Last Taxi Dance, which he wrote and directed. The story is told through a dance between a native Hawaiian woman and a U.S. soldier in the aftermath of WWII and captures a pivotal point in Hawaii’s history.
Jennifer Wintrode Schuler J.D. ’01 was honored for her pro bono work by the Florida Bar. She is the deputy assistant county attorney for Bay County and has accepted approximately 30 case referrals from Legal Services of North Florida, mainly assisting low-income clients in domestic violence and family law cases. She has done pro bono work for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society and at a legal aid restraining order clinic in Detroit.
Garret Murai J.D. ’01 is a top author in JD Supra’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. He practices construction law at Wendel Rosen.
Jolee (Costa) David MBA ’01 is the director of development and major gifts for the Leavey School of Business. Beginning her professional career in the hospitality industry and later moving to the information technology field, David has also volunteered with an education-based nonprofit as a mentor for local college students.
Wesley Van Camp J.D. ’02, vice president of legal and general counsel for Tanimura & Antle, was honored with the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Ag Leadership award on Feb. 22, 2018. The Ag Leadership award recognizes Camp for her leadership in resolving the challenge of farmworker housing in the Salinas Valley by spearheading Tanimura & Antle’s Spreckels Crossing housing project.
Erika Canchola ’02, a partner at the entertainment law firm Ramo Law PC, is among 75 honorees in the Los Angeles Business Journal special supplement honoring the city’s most influential women attorneys. Canchola regularly handles film financing, corporate formations, trademark and copyright fillings, contract negotiation, production financing and production legal. Her recent work highlights include representing the producers of the Academy Award–nominated films Call Me By Your Name and The Disaster Artist. She also represented five films nominated for Independent Spirit Awards.
Erik Khoobyarian J.D. ’03 is the pastor and head of staff of the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs in the suburbs of Chicago. This past summer he was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church at the Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos. Previously, he practiced law for 12 years in California before deciding to pursue full-time ministry. This led him to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity in May 2018.
Aletia Flaherty ’03 has joined Rizen Creative as an account manager. She has experience in marketing and media planning, particularly working with clients in the nonprofit sector. Before joining Rizen, Flaherty was the senior customer success manager at Jelli in Boise, Idaho.
Greg Lundell J.D. ’04 is a partner at Haley Guiliano in San Jose. His practice includes audit-based licensing compliance, trade secret disputes, and technology transfer. Previously, he spent a decade at public companies, including TiVo and the Kudelski Group.
Matt Weyand ’05 has been promoted to division chief at the Louisville Metro Public Defender. In his new role, he will supervise a team of public defenders.
Michelle (Donecho) Duchesne ’05, M.A. ’10 and Chris Duchesne ’06 welcomed their second child, Robert “Bobby” Francis Duchesne, on July 9, 2018. He joins older sister Betsy in the family’s home in the Rose Garden area of San Jose.
Sarah (Boskovich) Villalobos ’06 and husband Nick welcomed twin boys, Steven and James, on May 11, 2018. The couple married in August 2015 and reside in San Jose.
Liz (Courter) Oseguera ’06 MBA ’11 and Michael Oseguera welcomed their first child, Hailey Grace, into the world on Aug. 23, 2017. She weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. It is inevitable that she be an athlete, they hope. The family resides in Carlsbad, California.
Mary Nadine Kane ’06 married Beau Lacey on Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Ignatius in San Francisco. Fellow Broncos Anthony P. Sauer, S.J., ’56, M.Div. ’71 and Gregory Bonfiglio, S.J., ’82, M.Div ’93 presided over the Mass and Sarah (Boskovich) Villalobos ’06 and Kate Hitchcock ’05 served as matron and maid of honor respectfully. Guests included Robert Kane ’09, Stefano Sangiacomo ’16, Lorenzo Lacomini ’17, Leonardo Lacomini ’20, Jessica Lamson ’09, Jayne (Pimentel) Peressini ’08, Catherine Brown ’07, Robert Petrini ’07, Ashley Zeal ’08, Walter Schmidt ’83, and Michael Amico ’06. Mary Nadine holds two master’s degrees in teaching from the University of San Francisco and teaches at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton.
Margaret Harker ’06 is an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. She is moving to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, where she will be a civil prosecutor of health care fraud.
Christina Fialho ’06, J.D. ’12 fights to abolish immigration detention through Freedom for Immigrants, a nonprofit she co-founded. Her husband, J.P. Rose ’06, is a staff attorney at the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity.
Mark Weinswig MBA ’07 is chief financial officer of Avinger, a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease. Weinswig brings extensive strategic and operational financial experience to the company, including almost 20 years in financial leadership positions in private and publicly traded technology companies.
Raphael de la Soujeole ’07 was honored by CommScope during the company’s 2018 Innovators in Action Summit. De la Soujeole was one of more than 100 global employees recognized for creative work and ideas that brought innovation to the wired and wireless industries the company serves.
Kyle Ozawa ’08 and Rebecca Li were married on June 9, 2018, in Half Moon Bay. The wedding party included best man Eric Pelfrey ’09 and groomsman Eric Gotthelf ’08. Other Bronco attendees: Jessica (Low) Barrett ’08, Bill Pluto ’08, Austin Woody ’08, Meghan (Madden) Woody ’10, Ryan Clark ’10, Emily (Entress) Clark ’11, Jacob Rios ’09, Lauren (Suhl) Rios ’09, J.D. ’14, Patrick Yam MBA ’75, and Brian Yam J.D. ’18. The couple lives in Redwood City, where Kyle works at a growth-stage tech company and Rebecca at Facebook.
Lilee (Chan) Karwoski ’08, M.A. ’12 and husband Timothy welcomed a baby girl, Alice, on Oct. 4, 2015, and another baby girl, Mabel, on March 12, 2018. The family lives in Portland, Oregon, where Lilee has recently been promoted to creative director of child development at one of the area’s most sought-after employers, House of Alice and Mabel.
Kevin J. Albanese ’96, J.D. ’08 received the 2018 Businessman of the Year Award from the Silicon Valley Organization.
Graham Bell ’09 joined the board of The Art Fund, a nonprofit organization in Santa Barbara County. Bell is a senior VP and portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He has been with U.S. Trust for eight years and is responsible for creating and maintaining personalized investment solutions.