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Sasbrook, John

In addition to serving as president of Sunwest Wild Rice and vice president of Sunwest Foods, Inc., John Sasbrook '81, MBA '83 recently released first vintages of Sierra Rose Syrah from his family vineyard.

submitted Jun. 9, 2009 4:52P
Sanfilippo, Kirk

Kirk M. Sanfilippo '81 has been serving as the Chief of Harbor Police for the San Diego Unified Port District since 2003. He and his wife, Jody, are thrilled to be retiring in January 2010 and moving to Oregon.

submitted Dec. 9, 2009 4:31A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Sanfilippo, Kirk

Kirk M. Sanfilippo '81 retired to Roseburg, Oregon, in May of 2010 with his wife, Jody. In June, 2012, he came out of retirement and was hired as the Chief of Police for the City of Sutherlin, Oregon. Kirk and Jody still reside in Douglas County, Oregon.

submitted Jul. 31, 2012 1:50A
Pena, Sheila (Crsoby)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Sheila Pena '81 writes: "I am in the Global HR Center of Expertise at Accenture and my role is the Global Career Transitions Lead. I develop our global strategy and programs for internal and external career movement for our employees. I worked in our San Francisco office until transferring to Phoenix in 1995 and most of my career has been in HR/Talent Acquisition. I have two daugthers, Monica (28)who lives/works in NYC and Cynthia (26) who lives/works in the Bay Area."

submitted Sep. 28, 2011 1:31P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Page, Darryl

Darryl Page '81 was named division president of international personal and business insurance at ACE Group. In this role, he will lead ACE's personal lines and small and mid-size commercial insurance operations in Asia Pacific and Japan, Latin America, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be based in Basking Ridge, N.J.

With nearly 30 years of insurance industry experience, Page was most recently with Fireman's Fund in the U.S., where he served for four years as president of personal insurance. Prior, he spent 25 years at Allstate in several senior leadership roles, including vice president of product operations, and vice president of western market operating committee.

submitted Jun. 24, 2012 1:18P
Nunes, Catherine (Nunes)

Freshman Dorm: Graham 200

Catherine Nunes '81, MBA '86 lives in Los Altos, California with her husband Mike Plasterer and four daughters, Kelley (21), Rachel (18), Dana (15), and Jaclyn (13). Catherine is a partner in a consumer marketing and media agency and has spent her career leading product & company launches, advertising campaigns and brand initiatives for mobile, online and retail products ranging from consumer tech and web services to publishing, food and wine.

submitted Sep. 24, 2011 2:53P
Mullins, Catherine (Armanasco)

Catherine Mullins ’81 writes: "Working as a Hospice RN for Summit Community Hospice in Greenwood Village, CO. Two sons--Max (graduate of the Leed's School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder) and Joe (sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. studying a business degree in Music and Entertainment)."

submitted May. 5, 2014 2:30P
Mounce, Rich

Dr. Rich Mounce ’81, a full-time private-practice endodontist in Rapid City, S.D., writes that MounceEndo LLC is marketing American-made nickel titanium in both a Controlled Memory and standard nickel titanium variety. The MounceFile line has an extensive array of tapers, tip sizes, and pack assortments. MounceEndo LLC is also a fully authorized dealer for Mani, Inc. Dental products of Japan featuring premium quality stainless steel hand files and burs, and reciprocating hand piece attachments from W&H of Austria.

submitted Nov. 28, 2012 10:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Mitchell, Kelly (Rickon)

Kelly (Rickon) Mitchell '81 writes, "I am married with two sons, 13 and 17 years old, and live in the house in San Diego where I grew up. I was blessed to be on the 1980 and 1984 Olympic teams as a coxswain for rowing and won a silver medal in '84. My career has mostly been in sports (building the Olympic Training Center in San Diego, and development director for the San Diego Crew Classic), but now I'm working as a development officer for Point Loma Nazarene University. Is anyone playing golf on Friday? I'm on the fence."

submitted Oct. 1, 2011 5:50P
GRD Law '81
Milward, Michael

Michael Milward J.D. ’81, a veteran California attorney with experience as a bereavement counselor, has been hired as the new chief executive for Hospice of Santa Cruz County after a nationwide search.

Milward, 57, is a graduate of the Metta Institute End of Life Care Practitioner Program and was a chaplain for Hospice of Amador and Calaveras counties, and Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in Santa Rosa.

He is a principal with Sierra Trial Group, which specializes in personal injury cases. He graduated in 1981 from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. Milward's years of compassion at the bedside, mixed with a keen awareness of regulatory environments and strong leadership qualities set him apart from the other candidates, according to Hospice officials.
submitted Apr. 20, 2012 2:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
McNab, Joe

Joe McNab ’81 has earned the title 2015 Santa Claran of the Year by the Alumni Association's Los Angeles chapter for his dedication to Catholic school education and for putting Santa Clara values into action every day. McNab is the head track and field coach, and assistant football coach, at Notre Dame High School, in Sherman Oaks, California. He has also taught physical education, history, and religion there. The South San Francisco native has been at the school for more than 30 years.

submitted Feb. 15, 2015 2:29P
McCurdy, Mary (Plungy)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Mary McCurdy '81, J.D. '84 writes: "I live in Menlo Park, CA with my husband Kevin McCurdy. We have two children, Helen (22) and Brigid (19). Kevin and I have our own law firm, McCurdy & Fuller, in Menlo Park. As we are now empty nesters, we are enjoying traveling."

submitted Sep. 29, 2011 8:46A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
McCormick, Matt

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Matt McCormick '81 lives in Seattle, Wash., with his wife, Susan, and 2 sons, ages 10 & 6. Matt is a radiologist at Virgina Mason Medical Center. Since graduating SCU, Matt lived in Salt Lake City, UT with classmate Jerry Gray '81, attended medical school in Washington, DC where he met his wife and classmate, came back to CA for residency training, returned to DC to serve in the United States Air Force and eventually settled in Seattle. Before kids, Matt & Susan traveled extensively outside the U.S. but now have a kid-centric lifestyle with travels mostly to National Parks.

Contact Matt
submitted Apr. 2, 2011 1:31P
UGRD Leavey Business '81
Mazzilli, Donald

Gregory A. O'Leary '81 writes: "Donald Mazzilli ’81 was inducted into the St. Mary’s High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Stockton, Calif. on October 27, 2010."

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:27A
Lowart, Brett

Brett Lowart ’81 has earned the title 2015 Santa Claran of the Year by the Alumni Association's Los Angeles chapter for his dedication to Catholic education and for putting Santa Clara values into action every day. He has served in Catholic education since 1983, most recent as president at Notre Dame High School for the past six years. He also served as president at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno (2002–2009), as VP at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park (1996–2002), and as director of development/instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco (1983–1996).

submitted Feb. 15, 2015 2:11P
Levandowski, Nancy (Gow )

Nancy (Levandowski) Keller ’81 and Steven Keller was the first couple married at Denny's Chapel in Las Vegas on April 3. "As passionate Denny’s fans for more than 35 years, my husband and I couldn’t think of a more fun and exciting way to tie the knot than at Denny’s Vegas location in the very heart of the restaurant,” said Levandowski, director of ISU Dining for Iowa State University.

Contact Nancy
Wedding contact for Denny's media relations is Rebecca Lynch phone is 864-752-4778 I am reachable at 515 509-4295. My new name will be Keller
submitted Mar. 22, 2013 4:51A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
L'Esperance, Steve

Steve L'Esperance ’81 recently celebrated 25 years with Kellogg Company in sales. He and his wife, Shawn (Stinson) ’82, now live in Castle Rock, Colo., outside of Denver, with their son Scott. Their daughter Kelly is working on her doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marquette University and son James lives and works in Manhattan.

submitted Jan. 10, 2012 6:24P
GRD Law '81
Kerttula, Beth

Beth Kerttula J.D. ’81 resigned from the Alaska Legislature for a fellowship with her alma mater, Stanford University. 

The Juneau Democrat has served in the House since 1999 and as minority leader since 2007. She hadn't drawn a general election opponent since 2004 and would have been up for re-election again this year.

Kerttula is leaving to serve as visiting fellow with the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University in California. In that role, she will be involved in meetings and communications to help strengthen decision-makers' understanding of policy implications of changing oceans and climates.

Prior to running for the Legislature, Beth Kerttula worked in private practice and served as an assistant public defender in the 1980s and assistant attorney general in the '90s. Kerttula has been a vocal advocate on women's and children's issues, equal rights and of Alaska getting its "fair share" for its oil and gas resources.

In the attorney general's office, she worked with the state's coastal management program and on oil and gas issues. As a legislator, she supported efforts to set standards for cruise ship waste discharges and in more recent years she supported -- unsuccessful -- efforts to re-establish a coastal management program after it lapsed.

submitted Jan. 29, 2014 4:18P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Johnson, Julie (Mack)

Julie (Mack) '81 and Mark Johnson '81 live in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Their sons, Eric (2011) and Scott (2013), are currently attending SCU. Julie is a partner in a market research consulting firm and Mark is a civil engineer with CH2MHill in Portland.

submitted Apr. 2, 2011 5:12P
GRD Law '81
Jensen, Marcia

Marcia Jensen J.D. ’81, Los Gatos Planning Commission Chairwoman, is running for the town council. This is Jensen's second time on the planning commission, with her most recent appointment coming in June 2008. Previously, she served on the planning commission from 1989 to 1999.

Jensen is an attorney who  served on the Santa Clara County Grand Jury from 2010–2011. She has lived in Los Gatos since 1985. In 2003, she served as a parent representative to the Fisher Middle School Excellence in Education Task Force. In addition to her planning duties, Jensen is a member of the North 40 Advisory Committee and the General Plan Committee.
In announcing her candidacy, Jensen said, "Los Gatos residents are entitled to a council whose members will consider all consequences of the decisions they make and follow the policies already in place, which are designed to ensure that our schools, infrastructure, natural setting and small town character are preserved."
submitted May. 9, 2012 3:00P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '81
Intrieri, Mark

Mark G. Intrieri '81, J.D. ’84 has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who worldwide edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of law. Mr. Intrieri has been in the legal professional for more than 27 years. He was Co-founder and is a Principal of Chapman & Intrieri, LLP, where he has practiced law for the past 19 years. Since 1984, Mr. Intrieri has specialized in civil litigation and trial work in product liability, employment, business, construction, public entity and intellectual property litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience in education and labor law for public entities, including conducting labor negotiations, contract administration, grievance arbitrations and administrative hearings. He is admitted to all courts of the State of California, including the United States Federal Court, Northern, Southern, Central, Eastern Districts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Intrieri received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Santa Clara and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law in 1984. He was voted as one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California and has been annually elected from 2004 to the present, as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” in the area of civil litigation. He is a member of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Empire Who’s Who Registry of Executive and Professionals and the California School Boards Association. He is currently serving as President of the Burlingame Elementary School District Board of Trustees and volunteers his time coaching youth baseball, football and soccer in his community. Mr. Intrieri currently resides in Burlingame, California, with his wife Katherine and their four children.

submitted Nov. 17, 2011 8:52A
Hunter, Daniel

Daniel A. Hunter '81 is the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Force10 Networks. He lives in San Jose, CA with his wife Debra, son Jack (17) and daughter Elizabeth (14).


submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:53P
Houghton, James

James Houghton ’81 was profiled in the Aug. 10 Huffington Post article “Signature Theatre: A Crown Jewel in New York's Off-Broadway Scene.” The article talks about Houghton’s new theater complex in New York, which opens in late August with Heartless, a play by Sam Shepard.

submitted Aug. 12, 2012 2:17P
Haley, Tim

Santa Clara University’s Board of Trustees elected a new trustee, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Haley '81. Haley is a co-founder and managing director of the Menlo Park–based venture-capital firm Redpoint Ventures, where he focuses on investments in software, consumer Internet and digital-media companies. Among his successful investments were Zimbra (acquired by Yahoo!); Responsys (an Oracle acquisition); and Homestead Technologies (acquired by Intuit). He was previously general partner with Institutional Venture Partners, and currently serves on the board of directors of  Netflix (NFLX);  2U (TWOU);;  TheFind; ThredUP;  Jaunt VR; and Zuora.

Haley also serves on the board of trustees at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, and is on the advisory board of SCU's Center for Science, Technology, and Society. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Santa Clara University.
He lives in Palo Alto with his wife Dr. Ethna McGourty, a general practitioner, and their two children. 
"We are very pleased to welcome Tim Haley to the board of trustees, where we will benefit from his years of experience in the financial sector and in Silicon Valley,” said President Michael Engh, S.J.
submitted Oct. 30, 2014 2:37P
UGRD Leavey Business '81
Frey, Carol (Dempsey)

Carol Dempsey '81 remarried Walter Frey on June 24, 2012, in Tiburon, Calif. Carol resides in Manteca with her husband and works for Woodside Homes.

submitted Dec. 15, 2012 3:52P
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