Class Notes | Obituaries
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Xavier Romano M.A. ’92 writes, "After taking on a consultancy in Saudi Arabia during the 'Arab Spring' near the Yemen boarder, and witnessing one Tahrir Square protest in Cairo, I found myself back in California in April 2012 taking on the role as Fresno campus director of Alliant International University. After more than a year in Fresno I have a newfound respect for Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and a dozen years in the 'wilderness' of Illinois while at Knox College! Good to be back in California—and my time in the Middle East prepped me well for the heat of Central California. ;-)"
Xavier E. Romano Director, Fresno Campus Alliant International University Fresno CA 93727
Luis J. Rodriguez '89, J.D. '92 was among five attorneys certified in July for the State Bar Board of Governors. He was elected, along with Gretchen Nelson, to represent District 7, which encompasses Los Angeles County. Elected to serve a three-year term, Luis will be sworn in at the State Bar’s annual meeting on September 25. Luis Rodriguez, a Los Angeles County deputy public defender, is a former member of the State Board of Education, a former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, and former chair of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness.
Jeff '92, J.D. '96 and Molly (Foy) Rich '92 welcomed their third baby, Findlay George Rich, on June 12, 2010. Finn joins his older brother, Jeffrey Jr. (8) and sister, Caeleigh (6) in Palo Alto where Molly works in real estate. Jeff is currently Assistant General Counsel at Juniper Networks.
Jonathan Rende MBA ’92 joined Appcelerator, a mobile platform company, as vice president of products. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for HP software's application lifecycle management business. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rende has held various product roles at Informix, Lockheed, and Mercury.
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Allison (Clinton) Rak ’92 writes, "I'm living in San Carlos, Calif., and am married to Adam Rak—we recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have three daughters, ages 10, 7, and 5. I own a boutique consulting firm, Vatoca Partners, specializing in consumer insight and innovation. I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with my SCU classmates at our reunion in October!"
Allison Rak http://www.linkedin.com/in/vatoca
Scott Olsen ’92 and wife Barbara (Hehir) Olsen J.D. ’96, a boy, Mark Edward, on June 30, 2011. He joins his brother William (4), and sister Morgan (9). The family resides in San Jose, Calif.
Ryan Oconnor '92 and Stephanie O'Connor welcomed a son, Cameron, on April 21st. Cam joins big sister Kaitlyn Reese, 4, in the family's Boulder, Colo. home.
Micki O'Brien '92 is a special education teacher working with sixth to eighth graders with moderate to severe disabilities. Living in Southern California, she spends most of her free time at the beach.
The CBS crime series Criminal Minds, starring Shemar Moore '92 as Derek Morgan, has announced its renewal for a 10th season. Moore played Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless for eight years, leaving in September 2005. He hosted Soul Train from 2000 to 2003.
Patrick T. Miyaki J.D. '92 writes, "I have been appointed the section leader of the Hanson Bridgett Government Section. I also was chosen to be the Alumnus of the Year by the political science department of San Francisco State University."
Tacia C. Miller '92 and Adrian W. Hawkins were wed on Sept. 4, 2010 at their vineyard in Hood River, Oregon. The couple resides in Hood River, Oregon.
Rachel (Bell) '92 and Kevin Melia '91 announce the birth of daughter Nicole Mary on July 28, 2008. Nicole joins big brother, Nathan, 3. Rachel is a self-employed marketing consultant. Kevin works for Storm Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm in Menlo Park. The family lives in Los Altos.
Matt Maese '92 married Darcy Yaley (UND '96) on August 28, 1999. Marriage Convalidation at St. Simon Parish July 28, 2012.
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Elisa (Eidson) Lotti ’89, M.A. ’92 married George Lotti ’90 in 1997. She is a currently the project specialist at Sylvandale Middle School in San Jose, Calif., and was a teacher for 20 years prior to changing educational roles. Lisa and George live in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, where they also run Unconditional Love Animal Rescue and Placement, a nonprofit organization that has rescued approximately 2500 animals from local shelter euthanasia lists since its inception in 1999. In their spare time, they love wine tasting, golf, Tahoe, and snuggling their four kitties and two pups.
Paul Lindblad ’88, MBA ’92 writes, "At the start of the year we relocated to Shanghai where I have taken over responsiblity for Wacker Chemical's business in China. My wife Monica ’90 and my two daugters are settling back into Asia, though they are missing friends in Germany. They still get to summer and see family at Christmas at our place in Incline Village, but China is a far cry from Germany!"
Bob Lewis '92 is Sr. Director Business Development at Concur Technologies, Inc. He and his wife Krista live in Redmond, Wash., with their daughter Addison, age 6 1/2 and son Spencer, age 5.
Joseph Bo Katzakian '92 has opened a private law practice in the Santa Clara valley, serving the entire south Bay Area region.
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Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.A. ’93 has been hired as the new Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. He will be moving to Caracas in August along with his wife Christina, daughter Danielle (9), and son Derek (6). Mike is currently assistant principal at Carmichael Middle School in Richland, WA.
Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.S. ’93 is completing his fourth year as Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. Recently he was appointed to the Middle School Principal position at the Anglo-American School of Moscow for the 2014-2015 school year. He will move to Moscow this summer with his wife, Christina, daughter Danielle (14), and son Derek (11).
Respected intellectual property attorney Alexandra J. Horne J.D. ’92 has joined Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm. Practicing together most recently at the firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Brody-Brown and Horne have expertise in the areas of trademark counseling and prosecution, including portfolio analysis and strategic counseling, domestic and global registration and enforcement, domain name issues, and licensing. They will be based primarily in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Horne, an IP practitioner of more than 20 years, counsels clients on domestic and foreign trademark registration and licensing and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings in the USPTO. Horne’s clients, which range from startup to well-established, come from a diversity of industries, including semiconductor, software and other technology, mobility, Internet, banking, entertainment, education and wine.
Michele Hales J.D. '92 is the managing partner at Hales & Hales, a San Jose Familly Law Firm, with offices in both Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. She is the President of the Board of Directors of Emmaus House, a domestic violence shelter in San Benito County, and is Vice President of the Baler Backers Athletic Organization, a nonprofit group which provides funding to the Athletic Department of San Benito High School. Michele and her husband Chris live in Hollister, Calif. with their three very active children.
Kyle Guse J.D. '92 joined Baker Botts LLP as a partner in the firm's Palo Alto office.
Guse has completed more than 100 public offerings and M&A transactions for clients that include venture capital funds and investment banks in the life sciences, technology and clean-tech sectors. He has focused much of his practice on counseling rapidly growing companies through public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
He has been recognized by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in his field of practice. Prior to joining Baker Botts, he was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Santa Clara dentist, Dr. Alan Frame ’92, now offers treatments that can transform smiles and improve dental health, including dental implants and teeth whitening. He is proud to serve the community in which he grew up. Frame is a a member of the Tao Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, academic dental fraternities, as well as the American Dental Association. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys talking about football, baseball and other athletic events.
Joseph Anthony Flynn '92 was named one of Silicon Valley’s 50 most influential Irish-American people in the tech world in 2012 by the Irish Technology Leadership Group.
Flynn is the CEO and co-founder of the fast-growing Lavante, Inc., a profit recovery and supplier information management company.
In 2009, Flynn received recognition as one of the 40 leading executives under the age of 40 by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
Flynn serves on the board of directors of Work2Future, the Silicon Valley Workers Investment Board. He is both a member at large as well as the chairman of the finance committee.