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After a 6 year hiatus, Karen (Elam) Davis '93 earned her master's degree in history from the University of Central Arkansas in Dec. 2008. She is in her 16th year of teaching at St. Joseph High School in Conway, Arkansas, as well as teaching a college level world history course for UCA. She and husband Chris have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of Emma (12) and Wyatt (9).
Shannon (Burns) Davis '93 and husband Jesse - their second daughter, Poppy Samantha, on July 13, 2011. Poppy's older sister Macy Jane, is 3-1/2. The family lives in Portland.
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Corrina Allen '93 writes: "Winning an Emmy in June of 2010 for 'Best On-Camera Talent' opened some doors for me. So, after 15 years in local news, I am now a jetsetter, representing cosmetic companies on the Shopping Channels around the world. Getting out of local news, I realized I'd been married to my job. I am now happy to report that I am married to a human being! David Cook and I were married last July. We now split our time between homes in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We're expecting out first child, a girl, in April!"
Christopher Cone ’93 is president of the clinical services group at Unisyn Medical Technologies, which provides sustainable solutions to the diagnostic imaging industry, based in Golden, Colo.
In December 2011, in his role at Unisyn, Core worked with the Steve Nash Foundation to donate two reconditioned ultrasound systems and several ultrasound probes that will benefit at-risk women and children in Paraguay.
The Hospital Nacional Itaguá, which serves high-risk pregnancies and supports approximately 3,000 deliveries a year, will use the donated equipment to help diagnose and treat prenatal complications, such as blighted ovum, ectopic, and molar pregnancies.
Cone founded Echoserve, Inc. in 2005, and served as Echoserve’s CEO until its acquisition by Unisyn in September 2009. He attended SCU with Steve Nash ’96, now a point guard with the Phoenix Suns, and knew about the Steve Nash Foundation’s work in the health care industry, and joined its efforts in Paraguay.
Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.
Kristin Busch '93 wed Dan Raczykowski on Nov. 8, 2008. Alumni in the wedding: Amanda (Bush) Carlson, Tori (Clainos) Sterle '94,Tonya (Laughridge) Chin '94, Jennifer (Burns) Kindle '94, Danielle (Cossette) Paskins '94, Stacy (Coyne) Houser '94. Also in attendance were Jeff Fossatti '94 and Jeff Spanks '94. The couple lives in Spokane, Wash., where Kristin is a physical therapist and Dan runs Unifire, a manufacturer of firefighting and rescue equipment.
Paul Bravo '93 is technical director for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team after having served as the director of soccer with the LA Galaxy the past two years. As a forward for the Rapids from 1997-2001, he helped lead Colorado to the 1997 MLS Cup and is the team's all-time leading scorer. He led SCU to the 1989 NCAA co-championship.
Sarah Bonini J.D. '93 has joined the Campus Ministry staff as senior administrative assistant. Sarah has a long history with SCU, beginning with her work in Orradre Library in 1989. She served as a resident director for several years as well, and most recently worked with the Northern California Innocence Project as project manager since 2010. We are thrilled to have her share her administrative and pastoral gifts with our team.
Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. MA ’93, a longtime benefactor and board member of the Jesuit School of Theology, has helped launch a $230,000 endowed scholarship fund for the Berkeley-based school, in honor of Oakland Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins.
Ron Andre Jr. '93 and Nancy (Nissen) Andre '93 are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Julia Janet, on January 20th, 2009. She joins big brother Joseph, 6, and big sister Claire, 3. The family resides in Pleasanton, where Ron is a State Farm agent and Nancy is a stay-at-home mom.
Michael C. Abel ’93 has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, in the Los Angeles office, as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring group.
Abel represents debtors, secured lenders, and creditors’ committees, all of which he has advised in complex Chapter 11 cases. He has enforced clients’ rights and remedies in bankruptcy, federal, and state courts. Abel also has experience in work-outs and out-of-court restructuring on both the lender and borrower sides.
Prior to joining Brownstein, Abel was a senior staff attorney at Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP where he represented corporate debtors on a variety of issues.
Abel received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
Ken Zowal MBA '94 retired from AT&T on Feb. 14, 2007, after 23 years of service.
Nader Robert Yasin '94 and his wife, Lynn, welcomed their third child, Max Julien, into their family this last year. Nader continues to assist companies in Silicon Valley with assessing, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property and with general business litigation through his law firm, La Fleur & Yasin LLP. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt welcomed daughter Regina Virginia Vogt on September 30, 2012.
Joanne Bannan Vogt '94 and Erik Vogt—a boy, Reaves Augustine, on March 8, 2014. He was 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 22.25 inches long. He lives with his parents and big sister, Regina Virginia, in Chandler, Ariz.
Michael Villamor ’94 was married to Kathy Pieper on Dec. 28, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. The couple live in Lake Forest, Calif.
Bonnie Valant-Spaight '94 and Tracy Spaight '93 welcomed their first child, Josephine Theresa Spaight, on Sept. 23. The family lives in the Atlanta area. Bonnie currently does radar physics for Propagation Research Associates, and Tracy telecommutes as the director of online publishing for K2 Network, a video game publisher in Irvine, Calif.
Rafael Torres '94 was appointed chief financial officer of Capella, Inc. Torres comes to Cappella, Inc. from Power Integrations Inc. He was also the CFO for PLX Technology.
Lisa Tatum J.D. ’94 writes, “Dear Broncos, thank you for your support and positive vibes and prayers. I have just been elected 2012–2013 State Bar of Texas President-Elect. In 2013–2014, when I step into office as President, I will be the first African American to hold the position. What a blessing!”
Sheri Sobrato Brisson M.A. ’94 is one of 20 women in the 2012 NYC Pipeline Fellowship class. The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, and the women come from sectors including real estate, finance, consulting, media, and nonprofits who commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. “The Pipeline Fellowship aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them,” the website says.
Brisson is a trustee at Sobrato Family Foundation in Silicon Valley. Sheri’s long-term passion is working directly with children facing serious illnesses and their families. Other philanthropic interests include small arts organizations, youth development, and global programs targeting women and children. She also serves as an advisory board member of the Okizu Foundation, Dance Repertory, and Parents Helping Parents. Sheri holds an A.B. from Stanford University and an M.A. in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. She and her husband and two young children recently moved to New York from Paris.
Damian Barry Smyth ’94 published "Dr. Newman: Non Angelus sed Anglus" in Doctrine and Life (O.P., Dublin, Ireland), 61/5 (May–June, 2011), 18–33.
Colleen Teresa Smith '94 married George Bernard Holzbach III on June 21, 2008 at Veramar Winery in Berryville, Va. The couple lives in Arlington, Va. Colleen works as a program analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau and George is a project manager for Setty and Associates
Brent Shwarz MBA '94 has been appointed by Velodyne Lidar to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Shwarz will be responsible for impelementing strategic marketing programs to educate customers on the benefits of using Velodyne's lidar sensors in 3D mobile mapping and autonomous navigation systems.