Class Notes | Obituaries
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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.
Sheila Hatch MBA '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.” Her best advice for others: Be open to input.
Gustavo Guerrero '00 started Ben's Roofing, Inc., based in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., in November 2012. He is married to his soul mate and best friend, Rosario. He writes, "We created two amazingly funny children, Natalia who is 9, and Benjamin II who is 6. My children are the inspiration in my life and along with my wife, they are my biggest supporters. My life is complete!"
Katie DeLeuw '00 works at EnviroIssues, an agency dedicated to developing and executing comprehensive public involvement, strategic communications, and outreach plans and programs by tackling some of the thorniest public policy and environmental issues of our day. Katie has 11 years of public involvement experience in Washington and California. Katie’s multidisciplinary education in environmental science, policy and management gives her the ability to understand complex environmental issues and communicate them to a variety of audiences. Katie is originally from Mountain View, California.
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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Christine N. Epres '01 is an in-house attorney with Robert Half International Inc. in Menlo Park. She handles a variety of commercial transactions, as well as corporate and compliance matters for the company. She and husband Phil Yeager reside in Santa Clara.
Eric Bathen Jr. JD '73 writes about his daughter, "Hollis Barr (Bathen) '01 is a realtor in San Francisco and raising her 1 year old daughter Poppy with her husband Sal."
Jeremy Armstrong '01 has accepted a tenure track position in the department of physics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, starting in Fall of 2016.
Katie (Barlag) Ackerman '01 was recently promoted to president of Global Executive Group (GXG), a professional services firm dedicated to helping great leaders become extraordinary.
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.