Class Notes | Obituaries
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Jeff Bochsler ’04, inspired by his travels abroad during his time at Santa Clara University and after, recently published the e-book Be Multinational.
This book highlights 22 stories of everyday citizens from all over the globe who have traveled, lived, worked, and studied outside their birth country. Their stories of courage, strength, creativity, and growth remind us that venturing abroad is not a step back but a large step forward in our career, academic, and life pursuits. Bochsler writes, "Whether you've spent long stints abroad or never before, this book is sure to enliven a multinational spirit within you, knock down those barriers holding you back from booking your next ticket, and have you wondering why it took this long. A new language, experience, broadened perspective, and skill set is waiting. You will be better for it. The world will be better for it."
http://www.BeMultinational.com or Jeff.Bochsler@Gmail.com
Becca Johansen ’04 married Marc Auten at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Ore. on August 24, 2013. In attendance, as the most awesome bridesmaid, was Mary Chandler ’04, J.D. ’07. The couple lives with their two dogs, Phoebe and Goose, in Portland, Ore.
Callie (Reger) Abrahamowicz ’04 and her husband Andrew welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Ainslie Anne, on October 7, 2013. The family lives in Bellevue, Wash.
Katy (Shumm) Tuttle ’05 and husband Matt Tuttle ’05 welcomed their second child, a son, John "Jack" Ryan Tuttle on March 21, 2013. Both parents and big sister Emily are thrilled and doing great.
Lisa (Eskey) Rodriguez MBA ’05 and her husband Steve welcomed their second son, Coby Gage, on April 20, 2013. He joins Jax, 2. They live in Pleasanton.
Steven Riccoboni '05 received his M.D., with a concentration in Global Health, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City this May. He is returning to California to begin an Emergency Medicine residency at UCSF-Fresno.
Kyle Ostrom ’05 and Marcy (Redmond) Ostrom ’05 welcomed son, Brandon, on Sept. 30, 2013. He joins big siblings Keira and Tyler. The family lives in Glendale where Kyle teaches chemistry and Marcy works at an elementary school.
Jocelyn Stauffer ’05 married Stephen McGuire on February 16, 2013 at Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at The Sainte Claire Hotel. Becky (Bignell) Reuter ’05 and Katie Bignell ’05 were among the members of the wedding party. Bobby Reuter ’05 and Matt Hendricks ’06 provided the ceremony music. The Reverend Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. ’80 witnessed the marriage. Among the guests were Tessa Carter ’05, Tim Gill J.D. ’84, Mike Lysaght ’05, and Aaron Uchikura ’05, M.A. ’11. The couple resides in Nashville, Tenn.
Ned Matthews '05, Kristin Matthews '06, and their son Connor (2 years old) welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Sophia Claire, on April 10, 2013. The family lives in Santa Clara.
Cristina (Guzman) Fierro ’05 and Mark Fierro ’05 welcomed their third child, Rafael Antonio Fierro, on October 24, 2013. He weighed 6lb 13.5oz and was 19 inches long. The family resides in San Jose. Mark is an OB/GYN working in private practice in Los Gatos.
Emily Elrod ’05, MA ’14 and Rene Cardenas ’04 on July 9, 2011 at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. They were married by English professor Theodore Rynes, S.J. Alumni in attendance included maid of honor Lisa Catalano ’08, matron of honor Diana (DeRego) Wells ’03, bridesmaid Elizabeth Foley ’06, groomsman Marshall Mort ’05, and parents of the bride Lawrence Elrod ’71, MBA ’77 and Annette Elrod ’73. Additional Broncos in attendance were the bride's godparents James Foley ’68, MSCE ’70 and Susie Foley ’70; Gina Catalano ’10; Phil Catalano ’73, MBA ’75; Dennis Garvey ’75; Alexandria Kavalaris ’07, JD ’10; Anahita Razmazma ’05; Claire (Romero) Shaw ’05, MA ’11; Arun Delacroix ’09; and Ken Wells ’05, MSEE ’07. SCU faculty and staff who attended include Terry Beers, Russ Morris, and former staff Lisa Taggart. Emily recently completed a graduate degree in history and is in SCU’s MATTC program. Rene received his MBA and works in finance. The newlyweds make their home in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.
Briana Di Bari '05 married Neil Schachter on Oct. 13, 2013 at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. In attendance were (L to R) Andy Bloom '05, Alison (Wright) Behrens '05, Sabrina (Sanchez) Puelles '05, Sally Showman '05, Rachael Fairbairn '05, Christopher Nguyen '07, Paul Di Bari '03, MBA '11, Nicholas Di Bari '00, and John Kollus '01 (not pictured). The couple met in law school in Washington, DC and currently resides in New York City.
Konstantine Demiris J.D. '05 and Christopher Moore J.D. '06 recently formed Demiris & Moore. They specialize in conservatorship and guardianship matters, estate planning, trust and probate litigation, elder abuse, and appeals. Both partners are also court appointed as counsel in conservatorships by the State of California, Superior Court of Contra Costa County. The firm is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., and handles cases throughout the Bay Area and California.
Carey DeAngelis ’05, MBA ’12 and Ben Fredlake were married on November 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix, Ariz.
Leslie Davidson ’05 writes, "We're leaving the beautiful Bay Area and moving to Boise, Ida.—also beautiful in different ways. I plan to start a private practice there and may run some groups at the VA Hospital. I was fortunate to gain such a solid foundation for my new career as an MFT from SCU's Counseling Psych program. Thanks to all who made that possible."
Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.
Keely Elizabeth Berg (Nelson) '05, M.A. '06 and husband Chris welcomed their daughter Annabelle Rylie Berg into the world on July 3, 2012. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where they have purchased their first home.