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Sarah Hannaleck '02 and Josh Hannaleck '03 welcomed their twins, Linnea Grace and Mason Joshua, on August 12, 2010. The family lives in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Seasoned family law attorney Yadhira N. Gutierrez J.D. '07 joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, as an associate. Gutierrez has exclusively focused on family law since January 2008 and offers her clients a full range of services, from premarital and marital agreements to strong advocacy representation when issues cannot be resolved by mutual agreement. Gutierrez is often appointed by the court to act as minor’s counsel, representing children who don’t otherwise have a voice in the family law process. She is also active in the community, working with the Santa Clara County Pro Bono Project and as a Spanish Family Court Services Orientation Instructor for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section honored her with the Henry B. Collada Memorial Award. This distinction recognizes extraordinary service, contribution and professionalism with a focus on the betterment of families and children involved with Family Court.
Courtney (Chatalas) Gerlich ’02 and husband Ira Gerlich - happily welcomed their first child, Maxwell Chatalas Gerlich, on Oct. 25, 2013. The family lives in Seattle, Wash.
Andrew Gere MBA '02 has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at San Jose Water Company. Andrew has been with the company since 1995 and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of many regulatory compliance plans and capital improvements necessary to the company's success. He leads the company's largest employee base, including Water Quality, Operations, Distribution Systems and DS Support. In that role, he is in charge of planning and directing comprehensive programs, budgets and management staff related to water resources, water quality control, water production, storage, distribution, infrastructure maintenance and repair, metering, procurement, logistics and environmental management.
Andrew Gere MBA '02 has been promoted to chief operating officer of the San Jose Water Company, an investor-owned utility in the business of providing water service to a population of approximately 1 million people in an area comprising about 138 square miles in the metropolitan San Jose area. Andrew has ably served the company and its customers for nearly 20 years in numerous positions and capacities, most recently as VP of Operations. In his new capacity, he has primary and direct responsibility for all San Jose Water Company field activities and departments including Operations, Distribution Systems, Water Quality, Logistics, Engineering, Construction, and Water Resource Management. In addition, he supports and advises the CEO in decision making and assumes primary responsibility for design, development, implementation, reporting, and monitoring of key performance metrics, policies, and procedures for the company.
Lauren (Sexton) Formo '02 and Jason Formo '02 welcomed daughter Dylan Makenzie Formo on April 17, 2012. The family resides in Seattle, Wash. Mike Sexton, SCU's VP for Enrollment Management, is a proud grandfather and already recruiting Dylan for the Class of '33.
Mariah (Dyen) Flanagan '02 writes that she and her husband, Patrick Flanagan, are proud to announce that on December 4, 2012, they opened the doors of their wood-fired pizzeria, Wood Fire Woodie (www.woodfirewoodie.com), in Scotts Valley, CA. Wood Fire Woodie was established in 2007 as a mobile wood-fired pizza catering company. Wood Fire Woodie specializes in thin-crust Italian style pizza cooked in a tuscan oven. The Flanagans own and operate their pizzeria and mobile unit with the direction of their two daughters, Sofia, 6, and Kirra, 4.
Greta (Newgren) Fitzgerald '02 and husband Jeff Fitzgerald welcomed a baby boy, Liam Lloyd, on May 27, 2015. The family lives in San Jose. Greta is the culture ambassador at Hoopla Software, Inc. in San Jose.
Marisol Escalera '02 was a 2008 semi-finalist for the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program.
Christine Donovan J.D. ’02, a senior staff attorney for the Solano County Superior Court, has been appointed the Judicial Council's Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. Donovan, who has worked for Solano County Superior Court since 2007, is a Certified Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and has served as a faculty member for the Center for Judiciary Education and Research at the Administrative Office of the Courts.
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.
Elia DeLuca '02, J.D. '06 has been appointed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's LLP Labor and Employment practice group. The practice focuses on traditional labor and employment issues in a variety of industries, including trucking, airlines transportation, technology, entertainment, environmental, recycling and solid waste services. The firm also specializes in representing clients in union negotiations, organizing campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
Elia DeLuca ’02, J.D. ’06 was named a Rising Star in the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013 edition, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. DeLuca practices labor and employment law in the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.
Jeff Cymerys '02 and wife Lauren welcomed their first child, son Owen Joseph on July 1, 2011. The family lives in San Jose, CA.
Cameron J. Collins '02 is co-founder of Saku Collins Entertainment & Media Law Group. He has recently become an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law & co-founded The ProEquality Project (a nonprofit dedicated to acting as a bridge for those seeking to participate in the Arts in order to aid in diversifying the Arts Communities).
www.sakucollins.com www.proequalityproject.org http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13434220
Megan Young '02 married Neil Chatterji '02 on May 24th, 2009, in Monterey, California. Katy Dormer '02 was the maid of honor and wedding guests included Tim Beach '02, Katie Butler Boggs '02, Jonathan Cesena '03, Marlon Flores '02, Katie Harding Helin '02, Chris Helin '01, Jen Hernandez '03, Mitch Herschbach '02, Ian Johnston '02, Jen McGrath '02, Chris Muldoon '02, Chris Paetsch '03, Anna Portales '06, Leslie Rice '05, Mateusz Sawka '02, Erin Tackney '02, Katie Toliao '05, John Wong '02, and Jen Young '02. The couple will also have a Hindu ceremony on June 27th, 2009 in Belmont, California. The couple lives in San Jose.
Courtney Chatalas '02 and Ira Gerlich were married on August 20, 2011, at Beaulieu Garden in Rutherford, Calif. In attendance were fellow SCU alums Bridget (Anderson) Connell '02, Gina (Morrison) McDevitt '02, Elia (DeLuca) Robinson '02, J.D. '06, Kyla (McKelvey) Mowrer '02, Nicole (Volpe) Koss '02, Caroline (Stonesifer) Searle '02, Jessica (Canada) Sokoloff '02, J.D. '05, Tiffany (Leinassar) Vetere '02, Samantha Cherot '02, Cristin (Jensen) Lasser '02, Leah Clyman '02, Kimberly (Downie) Threefoot '02, Nathan Nishiguchi '02, Grant Feichtmeir '02, Ian and Bethany Kelly '02, DeeDee (Raven) Buchanan '02, Hollis (Bathen) Barr '01, David Forsythe '01, and Lacey Morris '04. The couple lives in Seattle.
Aimee Catalano MBA '02 made the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence annual list. This list comprises “100 women rocking Silicon Valley business” who have made a big impact across all professions. Catalano is VP, Alliance Marketing, at Citrix. With more than 17 years of experience in the high-technology marketing field, she has held various roles in companies of all sizes including IBM; Interwoven, Informix, Qumu, and XenSource, which was acquired by her current company, Citrix. And while her executive position at Citrix keeps her very busy, it’s her two young children that really keep her on her toes.
Mary Chong Carrera ’02 and husband Jesus, welcomed their second son, Angel, on December 6, 2013. Big brother Jesse loves showering Angel with kisses and can't wait to play ninja turtles with him.
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Mariel Caballero '02 received her Master's degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in May 2010. Mariel was recently promoted to a Senior Management Analyst for the Office of the Public Defender in Santa Clara County.