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Erin Taylor '02 works at EnviroIssues, an agency dedicated to developing and executing comprehensive public involvement, strategic communications, and outreach programs by tackling some of the thorniest public policy and environmental issues of our day. Erin has been at EnviroIssues 12 years. Whether managing engagement associated with installing a safe seawall foundation on the Seattle waterfront, converting an entire community from septic to sewer near Hood Canal, or light rail planning across Puget Sound, Erin’s asset is an eye for combining the complexity of big picture policy and delivery with relatable, simultaneous details. Erin lives in the Seattle area with her husband and 18-month old daughter.
Sean Mendelson '02 has put out his third children's album, Love and Music, under the artist name Sean's Music Factory (www.seansmusicfactory.com). He is the director of a licensed Music Together Center in Santa Clara called Teacher Sean's Music Factory, which is for 0- to 4-year-olds and their respective caregivers. He also performs regularly throughout the South Bay and is working on a children's educational music series.
Anna (Kraus) Lydon '02 married Keith Lydon in Incline Village, NV, on April 16, 2016, at the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Selina Camaibau Kuruleca M.A. '02 is the director of Kuruleca Consultants, in Fiji, for psychotherapy, consulting, addressing mental health issues, research, and training. She has had a full-time private practice since 2006. She was profiled in the Fiji Times Online in May. Some highlights: "I love the work that I do, listening to people, not judging them but facilitating the process for them. Helping them to realise that everyone has problems, including me, but if we are honest and willing to do something to make it right, the we can overcome difficulties....I am proud of my kids; mostly they have learnt some good skills and manners and are trying hard to stay in school, play sports and achieve their targets. I am proud of my contribution to various policies governing suicide prevention and mental health in Fiji.... I relax by hanging out at home, baking, drinking kava, listening to Fijian music and Hawaiian music, and watching CSI. I have some of the best friends in the world and some of the best cousins in the world as well and they offer great entertainment — always live."
Kim (Lay) Twombly '03 and Daniel Twombly '04 welcomed their first child, Lily, on May 27, 2016. The family lives in San Diego.
Sunderraj Soundaranathan '03 is vice president of WW sales at a mobile software startup in San Jose.
Heidi A. (Shulse) Seely '03 has recently co-authored a book, The Boston Trustee, with Thomas E. Bator, of Nichols & Pratt, LLP. The Boston Trustee tells the story of a unique Boston institution where men and women who serve as individual professional trustees and are known universally as "Boston Trustees." Seely writes, "Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding trusts, the evolution of Boston as a financial and regional hub, and the establishment of professional trustees." Learn more at www.bostontrustee.com.
Jennifer Renk J.D. '03 has been elevated from attorney to partner at Sheppard Mullin. She is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group in the San Francisco office. Renk's practice focuses on land use and environmental law, with particular expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act. She advises clients on the regulatory and political hurdles facing development projects across California, with an emphasis on commercial, residential, mixed-use, and high tech projects. Over the course of her career, Renk has worked on a diverse range of projects, including Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters, the Bohannon Development Group's Menlo Gateway mixed-use project, the Carlyle Group's mixed-use project in Mountain View, as well as numerous multi-family developments and independent school projects across the Bay Area.
Tim Rahall '03 was promoted to partner at EY. Rahall has more than a decade of Assurance experience working with high-profile public and pre-IPO technology clients. He is well-versed in SEC financial reporting requirements, including software revenue recognition, complex inventory valuation, debt and equity matters, and share-based compensation accounting. Rahall is a CPA licensed to practice in California. He has a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Rahall is also passionate about finding a cure for Ataxia-Telangiectasia and improving the lives of children who suffer from the rare neurodegenerative disease. As an A-T Children's Project board member, he has raised over $600,000 in the past five years to fund A-T research, with the support of his family, friends, EY colleagues and the Southern California business community.
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Mike Loza '03 married Julie (Silva) Loza on October 17, 2015, at Mission Santa Clara. Mike is the regional director of business development at Sanveo Inc. alongside CEO and fellow Bronco Ashfaq Rasheed '03.
Cynthia (Nulman) Gresser J.D. '03 has been promoted to chief deputy district attorney for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office. Gresser has been a deputy district attorney since 2006. During that time she successfully prosecuted a variety of serious cases including murder, criminal street gang crimes, major sex crimes, major narcotics, domestic violence, and elder abuse crimes. Cynthia was recognized as Deputy District Attorney of the Year in 2011 and received the Santa Maria Elk's Law Enforcement Appreciation award for Outstanding Performance in 2015.
Paul Chen M.S. '03 writes, "I just moved to north Chicago to go back into a government job, so I can retire early. I miss the Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter."
Patricia Ball Alberts '98, J.D. '03 married Erik Alberts on February 20, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. SCU Broncos who helped them celebrate included "bridesman" Jarvis Murray J.D. '03, Erica Gomes '98, Jennifer Pitts '98, Joe Delucchi '98, Erik Johnson '98, Steven Armstead '98, Daniel Womac '98, Nikki Womac '00, Carolyn (Lees) Metnick J.D. '03, and Amanda Fornwalt J.D. '03. Patricia and Erik both practice law in Los Angeles and reside in Santa Monica.
Carol Reiley ’04 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” Reiley is developing artificial intelligence for self-driving cars, helping to usher in a new era of urban mobility. Reiley is the cofounder and President of drive.ai, a artificial intelligence self-driving car startup that recently closed its Series A fundraising round.
Lindsay (Westby) Caron '04, '07 launched her Etsy shop, MyCatholicHome.etsy.com and published her first book, The Little Way for Parents of Little Ones (available on Amazon). She works as a family faith formation consultant, writes at inspiredforthejourney.com, and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, James, and boys, Luke and Levi.
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Leslie Osborne '05 and Ricky Lewis were married Nov. 21, 2015 in a private ceremony in the Mission Church. They had a bigger wedding on Jan. 22, 2016, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Leslie Osborne '05 has been inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletics Hall of Fame. One of the most decorated athletes in school history, Osborne was a three-time first team All-American and 2004 Honda Award winner, as the nation's top women's soccer player. She was also a two-time WCC Player of the Year (2003-04) and earned spots on the 2001 and 2004 College Cup All-Tournament team. Orborne was instrumental in leading the Broncos to the 2001 National Championship, as well as the national semifinals in 2002 and 2004. Only five players in school history have more postseason goals than Osborne who ranks seventh in the Santa Clara record book in both career goals (44) and points (122). Her jersey (No. 10) is one of only four to be honored by Santa Clara and she was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor in 2014.
The native of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, was a longtime member of the U.S. National team and competed in the 2007 FIFA World Cup. She also competed professionally for eight seasons (2005-13) with FC Gold Pride, Boston Breakers, and Chicago Red Stars, serving as team captains for all three organizations. Her jersey was retired at Santa Clara in 2011 and for the Boston Breakers in 2015. In her second year as Santa Clara's assistant athletics director for intercollegiate sports and student-athlete leadership, Osborne has a number of other interests, including serving as a national advisory board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, an official ambassador for Puma, and TV soccer analyst for FOX Sports. Osborne is also the co-founder of Sweat Cosmetics.
Ram Fletcher '01, J.D. '05 and Rob Bohn '91, J.D. '94 are excited to announce they have moved their law practice, Bohn & Fletcher, LLP, to a beautiful new office located at 333 W. Santa Clara St., Suite 620 in San Jose, California. They will continue their civil litigation practice pursuing justice for people seriously injured or killed as a result of the wrongdoing of others.
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Michelle (Donecho) Duchesne '05, M.A. '10 and Chris Duchesne '06 welcomed their first child, Elizabeth "Betsy" Lee Duchesne on March 23, 2016.
Robert F. Delgadillo M.Div. '05 recently received a Ph.D. in theology and church history from Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, California. His dissertation, “A Study of El Censor: A New Perspective of the Catholic Church in the Spanish Enlightenment” examines El Censor, the essay periodical published in Madrid from 1781 to 1787, shedding new light on the study of the religious Enlightenment, especially in the context of the Roman Catholic Church. The dissertation passed with distinction because of the quality of the translations and its insightful analysis. His conclusion is that it was possible to be enlightened and Catholic at the same time. Originally from Los Angeles, Robert Delgadillo credits his mother for teaching him to read and write Spanish at an early age.
Sarah (Boskovich) Villalobos '06 married Nicolas Villalobos at the Seascape Resort in Aptos, California, on Aug. 29, 2015. Fellow '06 classmates Kristin Siem Matthews, Mary Nadine Kane, and Kate Hitchcock '05 were bridesmaids.
Katie Payer '06 is celebrating the one year anniversary of starting her own consulting practice. For the past year, she has provided program development and organizational design services to companies in Colorado and California. She creates and delivers detailed programs and curriculum, and also enables organizations to use their resources most effectively. The experience has been exciting and fulfilling, allowing her to stay plugged into the work world and also balance spending time with her 1-year-old daughter