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Heidi von der Mehden ’97 and husband Matt Harris welcomed their first child, Stephen Joseph, on Oct. 27, 2014. Heidi also has a new position as associate winemaker for Merry Edwards Winery in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. The family makes their home in Santa Rosa.
Mia Thibeaux ’97 writes, "I am now the mother of two wonderful children. I have a 5-year-old son and a 3-month-old daughter."
Jason Tarver ’97 is the new defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders. He previously worked with the San Francisco 49ers and the Stanford football coaching staff.
Katie Susemihl ’97, J.D. ’05 and Ryan Bennie welcomed their first child, Thomas Ryan Bennie, on June 28, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. The family lives in Santa Rosa.
Alison (Lacy) Stroot '97 and husband Steve welcomed a girl, Gwendolyn Aurora, on Sep. 9, 2009. She joins big brother Logan, 2, in San Jose, CA. Alison teaches 1st grade at Allen at Steinbeck K-8, in San Jose.
Olivia Brittany Stover (Ford) '97 and husband Kieran welcomed their second daughter, Lily Finch, on November 19, 2010. Older sister is Madeline Deia (5 1/2 yrs old).
Gates Matthew Stoner '98 is now Senior Instructional Technologist & Web Platform Manager at The University of Arizona in the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He continues to adjunct in the Communication Department.
Kathy Carr Stephens '97 and her husband, Jeff, proudly welcome their first child, Chloe Grace born 12-19-10! The family lives in Playa del Rey, California.
Kathy Carr Stephens ’97, husband Jeff, and 3-year-old-daughter, Chloe, welcomed baby brother Clayton Michael on June 1, 2014. He was 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.5 inches long. The family resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Danielle (Martinez) Sempek '97 welcomed daughter Kathryn McCullough Sempek into the world on Jan. 10, 2011 and son Noah James Sempek into the world on April 2, 2012. She is happily married and working as a registered nurse in Tallahassee, Fla.
Karl Schweikert MBA ’97 received his JD from UOP McGeorge and is now practicing aviation and state administrative law in Sacramento for Churchwell White LLP.
Don '97 and Angelena (Sanfilippo) Paxton '97 proudly announce the birth of their son, Michael-Patrick Paxton. He was born Dec. 12, 2010, and is named after their dearly-loved and sorely-missed SCU friend, Patrick Carney '97. Michael-Patrick joins big sister Graciana, big brother Donnie, and golden retriever, Roosevelt in the family's San Jose home. Don is Director for Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale. Angelena teaches Creative Writing and linguistics at National University and U.C. extension. She also bakes a lot.
Kimberly Rodriguez ’97 recently began her position as chief education advisory to California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon. Kimberly has worked for and with the California Legislature for over 15 years.
Margaret (Madden) Rivero '97 and husband Gerardo Rivero welcomed their third child, Lena Sophia, on March 25, 2010. She joins big brothers Lucas, 4, and Sam, 2, at home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00, was among this year’s winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 award, which honors “the best and brightest young leaders who are shaping our region’s vibrant future.” Lawson is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Read full article here.
Jeff Perry '97 was promoted to Vice President of Enterprise Hardware at Oracle, where he manages a number of sales teams. His position has brought him back to the SCU campus where he spends time recruiting and hiring recent grads. Jeff and Jessica Perry '97 have three children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.
Jessica Perry ’97, J.D. ’00 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. Perry, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park, CA, represented venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a high-profile trial last year defeating gender discrimination claims brought by former partner Ellen Pao.
Brian Paulson '97, marketing manager at Juniper Networks, and wife Michelle MA '05, welcomed twin boys, Colby and Zachary, on July 15th, 2010. They join older sister Dana (4) and brother Ethan (6).
Alison (Ehrich) Pariani '97 and husband Steve welcomed identical twins Elena Rose and Siena Marie on May 23, 2011. They join older brothers Jordan (15) and Marco (2). The family lives in Burlingame.
Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 who lives with her husband in San Diego is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Sophie Catherine on March 4th 2010. Sophie joins two year old brother Shay Louden.
Cate (Bloem) O'Reilly '97 and husband Rob O'Reilly are delighted to announce the birth of their third child Chloe Clare O'Reilly born January 26th 2012. Chloe joins big brother Shay Louden (3) and big sister Sophie Catherine (1). The family lives in San Diego where Cate is taking a break from medical social work to be at home with the kiddos and Rob is a manager for Mercedes Benz.
Giovanna Gaitan O’Grady ’97 and Kevin O’Grady ’96, welcomed their second child, a boy, Callum O'Grady on June 20, 2013. He joins big sister Carine, who's 2 years old. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.