Class Notes | Obituaries
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Scot Asher ’87 and Sheila (Ward) Asher ’86 have lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 1997 with their two daughters. Scot is the director of Global Alliances for First Advantage Corp., where he has worked since 2000. The Ashers are looking forward to being back on campus this fall, when their daughter Maggie '16 will be joining the Bronco family.
Mike Arnold ’86 will soon celebrate his 28th year with State Farm Insurance, where he is VP of Operations–Property and Casualty Claims. He and his wife, Valerie Bettencourt Arnold ’87, have been married for 27 years and live in Bloomington, Ill. They have two daughters. Their youngest is a junior in high school while their oldest has returned to the Bay Area and is working full-time in Pleasanton upon graduating from college from North Carolina State University.
Ellen Arabian-Lee '87, J.D. '90 opened Arabian-Lee Law Corporation in Roseville, California, in April 2014.
Hap Albers '87 writes: "We live in the Salinas City foothills. My wife, Kathryn, and I have been together for 14 years and have two awesome little kids, Rhiannon 9.5, and Brenndon, 8. My work consists of real estate brokerage—mostly apartment buildings in the Central Coast area and residential real estate. My wife and I own our own growing firm, Albers Real Estate. She is the brains, and I talk a lot. Call if you are in the Monterey or Salinas areas."
Hap Albers firstname.lastname@example.org www.albersrealestate.com
Lisa Agrimonti ’87 married her partner of eight years, Verlynn Pinkney, on December 7, 2013 in Minn. Lisa is a shareholder and energy law attorney with the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. in Minneapolis. Verlynn is a retired retail executive.
The Honorable Christopher E. Acker J.D. ’87 has been elected Vice President of the Colorado County Court Judges Association.
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Kaipo Young ’88 resides with his wife Dana and 11-year old triplets Keale, Maile and Makana in Oakland. Kaipo is an owner/partner in the Oakland law firm of Bartlett, Leader-Picone & Young, LLP. Kaipo's specialy is debt collections and creditor's rights in bankruptcy.
Samuel Viroslav MBA ’88 writes, "New 50 MW Wind project, enters operation in Tilaran, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Developers: Acciona Energy Grupo Ecoenergia VL S.A."
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Charmie (Cruz) Vince '88 writes that she is director of admissions for Brookewood School in Kensington, Md. She helped found this all-girls Catholic school for grades 1–12 in 2006 in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Bob Vince, live in Bethesda, Md. Charmi Ellaine, age 21, is a student at the University of Dallas. Tommy, age 17, will be attending the Catholic University of America in D.C. Serena, age 15, is a freshman at Brookewood School.
Federico (Fred) Vaca '88 was recruited to Yale University-School of Medicine as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Senior Faculty Researcher. He is now living in Southport, Connecticut with his wife and two boys—ages 14 and 12.
Mark Stone J.D. ’88 was recently profiled in the “Meet Your Neighbor” column of ScottsValleyPatch.com. Stone is a county supervisor, representing the fifth district of Santa Cruz County, and the vice chair of the California Coastal
Commission. When asked what he is most known for, he responded, “Regardless of anything else that I do or have done, the fact that I successfully swam the English Channel in 2009 is something that most people want to hear about. I’m also known for my environmental policies and my work with health and welfare issues affecting the county’s children.” Read more at the Scotts Valley Patch.
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The family of Dan Stevens ’88 includes wife, Katie Stevens, and three children Ben (11), Olivia (9), and Estelle (5). Same employer for last 12 years at Wells Fargo Bank as a Mortgage Banker. Looking forward to the 25th this coming weekend!
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Jim Schell ’88 writes, "After many years in Japan, I am now working for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as a Realtor associate. My wife, twin daughters, and I currently reside in Oahu. Life in 'paradise' is filled with aloha and unparalleled beauty. Please contact me (email@example.com) for information on investment properties, vacation homes, condos, etc. I am happy to help you find your own piece of paradise. Aloha!"
Dr. Jimmy Roehrig M.S. ’88 has joined Matakina International, a leader in the development of objective volumetric measurement of breast density. Roehrig will provide scientific depth to the U.S. sales effort and strategic planning for product development and intellectual property, particularly with the software Volpara, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts; it generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values along with a BI-RADS Breast Density Classification for mammograms acquired from any commercially available digital mammography system.
Roehrig, who co-founded R2 Technology, served as chief science officer and was responsible for building the technical team that produced the ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) system, the first CAD system approved by the FDA. As VP of Advanced Development, Dr. Roehrig led the development and refinement of R2’s proprietary algorithm for the earlier detection of breast cancer and managed efforts to apply the technology to other diseases. Upon the acquisition of R2 by Hologic, Inc, Dr. Roehrig remained until 2012, working primarily in the field of quantitative DCE MRI for breast imaging.
Dennis Polk ’88 was appointed to the board of directors at SYNNEX Corporation, a business process services company. Polk originally joined SYNNEX in 2002 as senior vice president of corporate finance and chief financial officer. In 2006, he was promoted to chief operating officer. Polk also serves on the board of directors of Terreno Realty Corporation.
Before joining SYNNEX, Polk was vice president of finance at DoveBid Inc., a capital asset disposition services firm. Prior to DoveBid, he served at Savoir Technology Group, Inc., a computer systems distributor and contract manufacturer, where he was the senior vice president and chief financial officer, and at Grant Thornton LLP, where he was an audit manager.
Jill M. Pietrini J.D. ’88 joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice group, based in Los Angeles. Pietrini joins from Manatt in Los Angeles, where she chaired the firm's intellectual property and intellectual property litigation practice group.
Pietrini's practice encompasses the full breadth of intellectual property law, with focus on trademark, dilution, trade name, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity, unfair competition, patent litigation and appellate practice; registration and maintenance of trademarks before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights before the United States Copyright Office; prosecution and defense of more than 450 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings in the U.S. and opposition and invalidation proceedings outside the U.S.; international registration and maintenance of trademarks; registration and enforcement of Internet domain names, including ICANN arbitrations; procurement and negotiation of licenses and intellectual property transfer and securitization agreements; management of 8,500+ portfolios and trademarks; and strategic counseling in the intellectual property area.
Pietrini's clients include: Summit Entertainment, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Gwen Stefani, Cafe Press, Metallica, Will Smith, and Gerawan Farming.
Chris Phipps '88, M.A. '04 and his wife, Corinne, welcome the birth of the their daughter Lucille Katharine on April 14, 2011. The Family lives in San Jose.
Michelle Myers '88 was named head coach of the LMU women's soccer program.
Myers has been a mainstay of the LMU coaching staff for well over a decade, joining the program as an assistant coach in 1996. She helped the program to its first NCAA College Cup appearance in 2002 and consistently signing some of the best recruiting classes in the nation.
Myers has been an active member of the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) since 1996. Myers has led her teams to 10 ODP regional championships and three national titles.
Prior to LMU, Myers served one year as head coach of the women's program at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana and spent three seasons guiding one of the top prep girl's soccer programs in Southern California at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Her first taste of coaching came in the dual role of junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach at Los Altos High School in the S.F. Bay Area.
She played four seasons at Santa Clara, and as a senior, she helped the Broncos to a 10-4-3 overall record and a No. 17 national ranking, the first national ranking in program history. In her four seasons (1984-87) at SCU, the team totaled an overall record of 46-17-10.
Susie Hornbeek '88 and husband Gary Hornbeek and their two kids ages 11 and 8 live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Susie is a senior marketing consultant for technology companies and formerly director of Integrated Marketing at Silver Springs Networks.
Susan Miller '88 is Director of Marketing at Silver Spring Networks in Redwood City, Calif. She has two boys, ages 8 and 5, with husband Gary Hornbeek, and the family lives in Palo Alto.
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Gina (Weaver) Miller ’88 writes, "Just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary to husband Ken Miller. We have two children, son Nathaniel, 10, and daughter Gillian, 7. We live in El Dorado Hills, Calif. I am the director of personnel and operations for Metaverse Mod Squad, a leader in professional services for social, enterprise, and gaming communities online."
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/regina-miller/0/1b0/88b/ Twitter: @ginaMMS
Chuck Miller ’85, J.D. ’88 is business development nanager for American Pacific Mortgage in Walnut Creek. He is also the JV basketball coach at De La Salle High School in Concord. Chuck is currently serving on the SCU National Alumni Board as well as on the committee for the Class of '85 Grand Reunion coming up this fall. He is encouraging all his classmates to come to the reunion and looks forward to seeing them all there. Chuck is proud of his daughter, Samantha, who is attending George Washington University and his son, Charlie, who is a freshman at De La Salle High School. Chuck lives in Pleasant Hill.