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Venkatnarayan Hariharan M.S. '03 joined Intel Corp recently.
Annie Hagan '03 completed dental school at the University of Southern California School of dentistry in 2010. Dr. Annie Hagan D.D.S. will be returning to the Bay Area to practice with her older sister, Dr. Christine Hansen and Associates in Palo Alto, Calif. She is excited to be able to provide dental care for her fellow Broncos in the surrounding area.
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.
James Goodnow '03 and Erin (Ryan) Goodnow '03 welcomed their daughter, Kelly Claire, on March 6, 2012. The family lives in Phoenix.
James Goodnow ’03 and Erin Ryan Goodnow ’03 welcomed their second child, Brody Ryan Goodnow, on Dec. 30, 2013. Big sister, Kelly Claire, welcomed him home as well. The family lives in Phoenix.
Becki (Fowler) Gervin '03 and her husband, Brad, welcomed their first baby girl, Sadie Jo, on April 11, 2010. The family lives in San Jose. Becki is the public relations and communications manager at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.
Amanda A. Haughs '03 married Ivan A. Flores on July 17, 2010 at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding was presided by Paul A. Soukup, S.J. The bridal party included bridesmaids Sarah Haughs, April Tellez, Christie Stewart '03, Laura Fehr, and Nadia Miller; groomsmen Erick Stella, Derrick Forget, Adam Sipos, Marcus Rabb and Anastacio Cruz; ushers Scott Barraza and Kevin Fehr; and ring bearer Jaeden Rabb. The celebration continued at the Adobe Lodge and ran into the late night at The Hut. The couple honeymooned in Maui.
Brian Ellis '03 and Kirsten Ellis (Wilson) '03 are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carter Grant Ellis, born October 5, 2010. The family lives in San Carlos, CA.
Brian '02 and Mandy (Redkey) Demmert '02 welcome a daughter, Abigail Susan, born on May 17, 2009. The family lives in San Jose. Brian works for Oxford Finance and Mandy teaches 5th grade.
Brian Demmert '02 and Mandy (Redkey) Demmert '02 -- their second daughter, Cailin Lucille, on May 3, 2011. She joins big sister Abigail, 2.
John Daw ’03 married Kate Candland on Sept. 17, 2011, at Bluetooth Vineyard in Napa. The reception followed at Bluetooth, with dinner under the stars and dancing in the rustic barn, with music by Diamond Dave, who covers music by everyone from the Beatles to Lady Gaga. The couple honeymooned for 12 days in Australia. The wedding party consisted of maid of honor Courtney Candland; bridesmaids Leah Euser, Cecilia Kolonie, Erin Wagner, Elise Chambers, Laura Ditto and Cara Daw ’07; best man Michael Daw ’02; and ushers Michael Savage, Jason Lauritsen, Joey Schmidtz, Tim Nolan, David Sinclair and Christopher Candland.
Daw is a member of the Napa Marina Soccer Club and works in Napa as a dentist.
Matthew Davies MBA ’03 was recently profiled on the politics page of the Sacramento Bee for his controversial involvement in becoming a medical marijuana entrepeneur in California. After other ventures—launching an online jewelry importing company, starting a property management firm, and then opening an upscale French restaurant—Davies, 35, of Stockton, began building a $10 million Central Valley medical marijuana enterprise in barely two years, starting in 2009. A battle with the federal government ensued. Get the full details in the news article.
Michelle Cwirko-Godycki '03 is the new associate director, Marketing & Communications for Alumni Relations. In this role, Michelle will oversee all marketing, communications, social media, and career networking strategies for Alumni Association programs, events and services.
James Crowe '03 joined Faegre Baker Daniels, an international law firm, as an associate. He is part of the firm’s corporate practice in Denver.
Crowe joins Faegre Baker Daniels from Lathrop Gage, where he practiced in the firm’s corporate department. Prior to joining Lathrop & Gage, he was a corporate and financial services attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City.
George Crothall '94 and Amber (Smith) Crothall '94, J.D. '03, recently moved to San Diego County. They have two daughters, ages 5 and 3. Amber works part-time as a real estate attorney and George is working for a new start-up company.
Former NCAA All-American and two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) Champion Ryan Cochrane ’03 has been named assistant men's soccer coach at Santa Clara. Cochrane capped off an outstanding collegiate career at SCU by helping the Broncos reach the 2003 NCAA College Cup Final Four. He went on to enjoy nine-years playing professional soccer, which included winning a pair of MLS titles with the Houston Dynamo.
"There is no doubt Ryan is going to help this program grow and become better," said Santa Clara men's soccer head coach and Bronco Hall of Famer Cameron Rast. "First and foremost, his background as a player is exceptional. He just finished up his professional career and was already transitioning into coaching, so it's a natural fit."
A native of Portland, Ore., Cochrane became one of the most accomplished players in school history during his three years on SCU's Mission Campus (2001-03). Cochrane started every game he was available for, serving as the team's central defender. He earned Soccer America Freshman All-America honors in 2001 and All-America Honorable Mention recognition in 2002.
In 2003, Cochrane anchored a Bronco defense that posted 12 shutouts, went 16-4-4, won the West Coast Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA College Cup Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. He was named an NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American in 2003 and a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
More recent, during his last two years playing professionally, Cochrane served as an assistant coach at the collegiate level with San Antonio's Trinity University in 2012 and at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. in 2011.
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."
Rhianna Henry Casesa '03 received her Ph.D. in Education from the joint doctoral program between San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University in August 2015. She is currently a tenure-track assistant professor at Sonoma State University. Her research interests include dual-language education, literacy, and biliteracy. She is currently living in Sonoma County with her husband, Marco, and their 4-year-old daughter, Giovanna.
Cooper Carras '03 married Allison Beckord '03 in a very small ceremony in the snow on May 15, 2011 in Boulder, CO. Nathan Beckord '95 officiated and alumni guests included Cyril Vidergar J.D. '03, Wade Buckland '03, Marcy Swiatek '03, Bonnie Young '03, Emily (Abbott) Harryman '03, Charlie Doty '03, Katie Cambier '03, Pat Rue '03, Rachel (Paul) Rue '03, Greg Flanagan '03, Justin Buell '03, and Jim Freeburg '03. The couple lives in Emeryville, Calif.
Matthew E. Carnes M.Div. '03 has been elected to Santa Clara University’s Board of Trustees, bringing to 44 the number of members of the governing body that helps steer its strategies and priorities.
A native of San Carlos, Calif., Carnes has been assistant professor of government at Georgetown since 2009 and is the recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching and faculty excellence. He spent a year as a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a semester as a fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford, where he also received his B.A. in international relations. He holds a M.Div. degree from the Jesuit School of Theology and an M.A. in philosophical resources from Fordham University.
Matthew Carnes, S.J., M.Div. '03 was recently appointed Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. He also serves as an associate professor in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service, as well as a Jesuit-in-Residence. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, political science, an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, an M.A. from Fordham University, and a B.A. from Stanford University. He has extensive experience in Latin American politics and economics, spiritual and pastoral ministry, and previously served as a Jesuit-in-residence at SCU.