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Patrick Wong '99 married Jennifer (Chan) Wong on August 28, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. His groom's party included his brother and best man James Wong, cousin Anthony Lum, brother of the bride Jeffrey Chan, and SCU Alumni Phan Chao '99, Tony Lin '00, and John Wang M.S. '05. Officiant was SCU Alumni and brother in-law of the bride, Simon Chiu '92. In attendance were SCU Alumni Henry Wang '96, David Salim '98, Derek Baltazar '99, Irene (Ho) Baltazar '99, Renegell Delos Santos '99, Paul Chavez '99, Susan (Lin) Eng '99, Camille (Cuento) Flemate '99, John Mendoza '99, Daniel Tse '99, Shirley Manan '99, Mark Louie '99 MBA '07, Diana (Wang) Louie '00, Rex Isaguirre '00, Loan Dinh '00, Stephen Gee '00, Orlena (Fong) Shek J.D. '03, Kien Dao J.D. '99, Stephen Lin MBA '89, John Wong '02. The happy couple will make San Francisco their permanent residence and will be honeymooning in Italy.
Brieana White '99 and her husband, Gary Kelley '99, welcomed baby boy Jake Robert on Dec. 1, 2008.
Judson Werner '99 and Amelie Glon Werner '99 welcomed their first child, Tristan Alan Werner, on January 8, 2010. He was 6 pounds, 5 ounces and a little over 19 inches long. The family lives in Kirkland, Wash.
Judson Werner ’99 and Amelie Glon Werner ’99 welcomed their second child, Gisèle Aven, on Jan. 11, 2012. She joins their 2-year-old, Tristan Alan, who is excited to be a big brother. The family lives in Kirkland, Wash.
Peter Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 is now at Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management Group in Silicon Valley. His oldest daughter, Vanessa, serves as an IT petty pfficer with the U.S. Navy. His second oldest daughter, Madeline, is a ballerina, graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Nadick, Mass.
Jeffrey ’99 and Sarah Tarantino welcomed Edward "Teddy" Tarantino to their family on January 23, 2014. Teddy joined big sister, Katherine. Jeff also celebrated his 10th Anniversary with Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.
Andrew Syvertsen '99 and wife Carrie (Littlefield) Syvertsen '00 live in Seattle, where Andrew works for FEAT, a Seattle organization that helps families with autistic children. Carrie works as a high school counselor.
Nicole (Moscini) Soluri ’99 was appointed by Gov. Brown to serve as Chief Counsel to the California State Lottery. She and husband Patrick Soluri also welcomed a baby boy, Connor, on February 24, 2012. The family lives in Sacramento.
Matthew J. Slater ’99 and his wife, Betsy, welcomed their first child, Noah, on Jan. 15, 2012. Matthew is a physician assistant working in orthopedic spine surgery in Seattle.
Scott Shipman J.D. ’99 has been appointed General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer by Sensity Systems Inc., the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks. Under Shipman, Sensity’s global privacy program will work with governing bodies, businesses, and experts worldwide to build regulatory practices around LSNs and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.
Before joining Sensity, Shipman spent his entire legal career at eBay Inc. as an in-house attorney. After taking eBay public in 1998, Shipman helped build many of eBay’s legal functions. Most recent, he built and led the company’s privacy practice in his role as eBay’s CPO, where he managed and oversaw the privacy practices for eBay Marketplaces, PayPal and Skype. During this time, eBay received the “Most Trusted Brand For Privacy” designation from the Ponemon Institute.
Brian Setzer '99 has been named the co-director of the Video Games Group of the marketing agency Trailer Park. Setzer joined Trailer Park in 2004 as an account executive.
Dana (Bisordi) Reynolds '99 and husband Dan Reynolds welcomed a son, Gabriel John, on August 21, 2010.
Jaysson A. Reno '99 was recently named general sales manager of KSAN - 107.7 The Bone, flagship of the SF 49ers, and is also taking on the newly created role director of strategic partnerships, for Cumulus Media in San Francisco. Jaysson and his wife of 8 years have 3 children and reside in San Jose.
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayssonreno Twitter: @jayssonreno
Jordan Reed '99 and Ashley Ostrom were married on May 21st, 2011. They reside in Jordan's hometown Sacramento, CA. Jordan continues to work for his 8th year at the bay area company Yodlee, Inc. as a product manager for the financial applications platform.
Mary Reding ’99 is featured in a joint-agency report announced by First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 on the employment challenges facing military spouses who work in licensed professions.
Susana Ramirez '99 received her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010. She has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention from the National Cancer Institute and will be earning a master's in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health beginning in Fall 2010. She and her husband Kristopher Unger welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Matias Kristopher Unger-Ramirez, on Aug. 1, 2009.
Joanne Pasternack-Bardin JD '99 and Robert Bardin MBA' 01, and their daughter, Kira (age 2) are thrilled to announce the arrival of Reid Oliver Bardin. Reid was born on November 17, 2009 at 8:36 PM at a substantial 9 pounds, 5 ounces and 21.5" with red hair and blue eyes. Joanne and Rob both work in sports - Joanne is the community relations director for the San Francisco 49ers and Rob is the corporate partnership director for FC Gold Pride of the Women's Professional Soccer league. They live in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Joanne Pasternack J.D. ’99 was part of the Women in Sports Symposium, sponsored jointly by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the San Francisco 49ers, in November. An all-star panel of women described what it’s like to have a career in the professional sports industry.
As a youngster, Joanne Pasternack thought she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up—first an Olympic figure skater and then a pediatrician. Instead, she has ended up in a totally different realm—professional football, where she works as the director of community relations and philanthropy for the San Francisco 49ers, helping to raise millions for charity.
Several of the panelists came to the sports industry through circuitous routes. Before assuming her current role with the 49ers in 2008, Pasternack worked as a senior analyst with the City of Mountain View. Armed with a law degree from Santa Clara University, she helped the mayor and other city officials write speeches and analyze legislation. “It was a very comfortable job,” she said, but it wasn’t exciting.
She had grown up as a competitive ice skater and did a stint as manager of international corporate relations for the Special Olympics, so Pasternack decided to go for the 49ers” position because of her zest for community relations and passion for sports.
As part of her duties, Pasternack arranges for players, former players, team owners, and 49ers employees to participate in service projects, such as building playgrounds in underserved communities or heading to Ronald McDonald House to play board games with young patients. “That’s the really fun part of the job,” she said.
When searching for prospective college interns, Pasternak doesn’t focus on students’ grade point averages. Instead, she’s impressed by candidates who have played on a sports team or taken a leadership role in a campus club or sorority.
"I’m looking for somebody who’s able to come in and take a leadership role, but who also understands how to be part of a team,” said Pasternak. “That’s far more important to me than what they majored in.”
Ethan Parker ’99 writes that he became vice president of Boca Public Relations of San Francisco and moved to Austin, Texas, to open a new office.