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GRD Law '88
Miller, Chuck

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.

submitted Feb. 1, 2015 2:23P
Mau, Glenn

Glenn Mau J.D. '88 is a partner with Archer Norris in Newport Beach. He focuses his practice on complex transactions and litigation for the real estate development and construction industries.


submitted May. 19, 2009 2:54P
GRD Law '88
Marx, Jan

Jan Howell Marx J.D. '88 has been elected Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California. Prior to her service on City Council, she owned and operated her own law firm, Law Offices of Jan Howell Marx for over twenty years.

submitted Dec. 8, 2010 1:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Marquez, Raquel

Raquel A. Marquez '88, a longtime prosecutor who lives in Valley Center, was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Riverside County by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Marquez was appointed to fill the seat of Judge Carol Codrington, who was elected last year to the state Court of Appeals for the Fourth District. Marquez, a 45-year-old Democrat, will become Riverside County's first female Latino judge. Marquez has been a county deputy district attorney since 1991 and holds a law degree from UCLA.

submitted Jan. 2, 2012 10:15A
GRD Leavey/MBA '88
Lopez, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Lopez '88 celebrated 25 years at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Company on March 30th. 

submitted Jul. 9, 2009 2:52P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '88
Lindblad, Paul

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!"

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 7:59P
LaBianca, Michael

Michael LaBianca '79, J.D. '88 has been named vice president of human resources at NVIDIA.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 1:39P
Krakauer, Bob

Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions.  Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.

Prior to joining the Aspect team, Krakauer was working with Permira Capital as Interim CFO in the carve-out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent. He brings more than 20 years in managing technology-related companies and has extensive experience raising debt and equity capital.
He is currently a member of the advisory board at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
submitted Jul. 26, 2012 11:02A
GRD Law '88
Kim, Thomas

Thomas M. Kim J.D. ’88, MBA ’88 has been elected president of Global Turnaround Management Association for 2013.

submitted Feb. 6, 2013 10:52A
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Kelly, Donna ((Miller))

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Donna (Miller) Kelly '88 is a Global Real Estate Area Manager at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto.

submitted Apr. 16, 2013 11:40A
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Kelley, Steve

Steve Kelley '88 and wife Jackie welcomed a daughter, Quinn Leighanne, on July 21, 2011. Steve is a corporate finance consultant, and Jackie is a partner with Ernst & Young. The family lives in Corona Del Mar, CA, with their rescue dog, Gabby.

submitted Aug. 20, 2011 7:42P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '88
Johnsen, Bruce

Bruce Johnsen M.A. ’88 writes: “We wrapped up some interesting facilitation/mediation work with Codex Alimentarius. Meetings in Mexico City, Brussels, and Beijing made for interesting context.”

submitted Apr. 26, 2012 4:05P
UGRD Engineering '88
Jensen, Rob

Rob Jensen ’86 and Diana Jensen ’88 own Testarossa Winery, in Los Gatos, which is housed in the beautiful old Novitiate Winery founded by the Jesuits of then-Santa Clara College in the late 19th century.

Testarossa (Italian for “red head”) was the nickname given Rob as a young university student in Italy. Rob, a fourth generation Northern Californian, developed a passion for winemaking: its past, present, and future through extensive travel to Europe's great wine growing areas, combined with living in Italy during his university days. Although Rob's degree is in electrical engineering, with a minor in Italian language and culture, he has studied grape growing, winemaking and chemistry at the renowned School of Viticulture and Oenology at UC Davis. During Rob's nearly twenty-year high-tech career he held several sales and marketing positions in pre- and post-IPO companies in Silicon Valley. Rob's technical background, love of the arts, and business experience made it a natural for him to dive headlong into the wine business, an industry that is equal parts science and art.

Diana Jensen, also born in Northern California but raised in San Diego, met Rob while earning her BS in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University. She worked in high-tech marketing at Silicon Valley's National Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor. She, along with Rob, founded Testarossa Winery in 1993 as a small, weekend project. But as new grape sources were secured and the wines gained reputation, a daily presence was needed to develop the winery into a business. In 1994, Diana left the high tech world and started running Testarossa full time.
submitted Dec. 15, 2014 9:02A
GRD Law '88
Jacques, Michael

Michael A. Jacques '82, J.D. '88 was recently elected as a Commisioner for the Placer County Superior Court. He lives on his small-scale farm in rural Placer County with his wife of twenty years, Kyle, and sons Nathan, 15, and Philip, 9.

submitted Jun. 28, 2011 2:33P
GRD Leavey/MBA '88
Jacobson, Mark

Mark I. Jacobson MBA ’88 is celebrating 25 years as a volunteer DJ at KSCU. He can be heard Sunday mornings 9am-11am playing the Blues at 103.3FM and!

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:58A
GRD Law '88
Hook, Taryn (Hook)

Taryn Hook J.D. 88's short story,"Pluto Rising," is included in the Literary Journal's Anthology, Volume II. The Anthology presents the best short fiction published by the in 2011. Hook is an author and private investigator living and working in the South Bay Area.

Contact Taryn
submitted Aug. 1, 2012 5:24P
GRD Law '88
Hook, Taryn (Hook)

Taryn Hook, Esq., J.D. '88 writes that she "is credited with bringing a mysterious disease killing snakes all over the world to the attention of renowned scientist Dr. Joe DeRisi, Vice Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. Hook, an amateur herpetologist, wrote DeRisi a letter imploring him to find a cure for Inclusion Body Disease, which killed two of her pet snakes and potentially affected another, Larry. In response, Dr. DeRisi researched the disease, and discovered that the cause of the illness appears to originate from a new set of viruses similar to the Ebola virus. A news article published by UCSF in August of this year relates that this new discovery potentially leads to diagnostics and treatment, making it possible to someday eliminate the disease from snake collections worldwide. Hook is featured in an UCSF and NPR story about Dr. DeRisi's groundbreaking discovery as well as on other major media outlets."

Contact Taryn;; Twitter - @Taryn72
submitted Aug. 15, 2012 2:58P
Gomersall, Amy (Kremer)

Amy (Kremer) Gomersall ’88 writes, "Still living in and loving Chico, Calif,. with husband, Edson, and three kids, Peter, (16), Nicholas (14), and Grace (9). Celebrating 22 years of marriage, 20+ years of freelance graphic design with SCU and 25 years with the Class of 1988! Looking forward to our 25-year reunion with Stucco House gal Molly Emrick Scragg ’88, Liz Vierra Malone ’88, Linda May Fitzgerald ’88, and Diane Dunn ’88!"

submitted Aug. 19, 2013 10:56A
Fidrych, Holly

Holly (Mallory) Fidrych '88 and Bob Fidrych were married in October 2007 in the Mission Church. They had their daughter, Mallory, in September 2008. The family lives in Campbell, Calif.

submitted Apr. 12, 2010 4:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Fidrych, Holly (Mallory)

Holly (Mallory) '88, Bob, & big sister Mallory welcome Robert John (RJ) on December 5th, 2011. The family lives in Campbell, Calif.

submitted Apr. 11, 2012 10:18P
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Erbst, Steve

Steve Erbst ’88 has joined Egnyte, a provider of hybrid cloud file server solutions, as VP of sales. Erbst was most recently director of worldwide sales for Cisco’s collaboration products after itsr $215 million acquisition of PostPath. Prior to Egnyte, Erbst held management positions at RSA Security (acquired by EMC), Network Chemistry (acquired by Aruba), and Sana Security (acquired by AVG Technologies). Egnyte’s unique technology provides the speed and security of local storage with the accessibility of the cloud. Users can easily store, share, access and backup files, while IT has the centralized administration and control to enforce business policies.

submitted Dec. 14, 2011 9:01P
GRD Engineering '88
Draxler, Laura

Laura Draxler M.S. ’88 writes: “This is my fifth year working in the clean technology/energy industry with early stage companies and at the Cleantech Open. I am proud that my son is graduating from Woodside Priory School this year and is hoping to attend Santa Clara University!”

Contact Laura
submitted Apr. 26, 2012 5:12P
GRD Law '88
Dessau, Peter

Peter V. Dessau ’84, J.D. ’88, a partner at Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis LLP,  has been appointed to the board of directors of the Housing Industry Foundation (HIF). 

HIF’s mission is to assist individuals and families in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in remaining in or returning to stable housing, while supporting efforts to identify long-term solutions to the lack of affordable housing in these communities. Through collaboration with emergency service organizations, the organization funds emergency housing grants that provide an immediate bridge to keep individuals and families in their homes. HIF also completes renovations to non-profit housing facilities and transitional living facilities.
“Adequate shelter is such a basic need, and one that can often be taken for granted. It’s incredibly fulfilling for me to be able to provide my expertise in support of the great work that HIF is doing in the communities that so many of our attorneys and clients work and live,” said Dessau.
HIF’s board of directors is responsible for providing all operational funding so that 100 percent of fundraising contributions go directly to the organization’s programs. The Board further extends the organization’s community reach by gaining the support of industry leaders who can leverage their resources, funding and skills to complete renovation projects.
With 26 years of experience in construction law, Dessau’s practice focuses on litigation involving construction defects and other issues. Regularly advising clients out of both the firm’s San Jose and Newport Beach offices, he represents developers, builders and contractors in payment disputes and defends and prosecutes delay and impact claims against private owners, contractors and public entities. Dessau’s experience also includes providing counsel to members of the industry on risk management techniques to avoid litigation.
In addition to his involvement with HIF, Dessau is a member of the State Bar of California, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Tri-County Apartment Association. A frequent author and speaker on various construction law topics, he has served as a guest lecturer at his alma mater (1988), Santa Clara University School of Law. In addition to his J.D., Dessau earned his B.A. from Santa Clara University (1984).
submitted May. 4, 2014 12:55P
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