Class Notes | Obituaries
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In May, Alicia Rice ’06 was a special guest performer in Aquamania: A Blast from the Past, a water ballet integrating elements of swimming, dance, and gymnastics. The performance was presented by the Santa Clara Aquamaids, the most decorated synchronized swimming club in the world; it's produced more USA Olympic Synchronized Swimmers than any other club since synchronized swimming became an Olympic sport in 1952. Rice, who left Arizona at age 16 to train with the Aquamaids in 2000, is an Olympian who graduated from Santa Clara University with cum laude honors. She was a performer in La Reve at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort from 2007-2012 and recently returned to the Aquamaids to assist with choreography and artistic development.
Katrina Welch '06 married Matthew Reardon '06 on September 3rd, 2011 at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington. The wedding party included SCU alumni Michelle Rhoney '06, Anita (Ellias) Phillips '06, and Colin Wood '06. Other Broncos in attendance were: Jamie Weaver '06, Christina Alexander '06, Jennifer Gottschalk '07, Diane Snodgrass '06, Trevin Phillips '06, Michelle (Evanson) Sweeney '06, Scott Sweeney '08, Tori Markey '06, Ross Nelson '06, Nick Dieringer '06, Reid Conte '06, Patrick Mower '06, Ross Matthews '05, Colleen Murphy '05 and Alex Tosti '08 who was also the couple's wedding photographer. The newlyweds are currently living in Newport Beach, California.
http://www.chrystabelphotography.com or http://chrystabelphotography.com/blog/
Marc Rasmussen ’06 married Laura Faulkner May 27, 2012, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. Rasmussen leads business analyses and research at Forward Management in San Francisco. This fall he will begin an MBA program at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Scott Potter '06 and Stephanie Blocker Potter '06 welcomed their first child, daughter Savannah Grace, on March 18, 2012. She was 6 pounds, 9 ounces. The family lives in Lake Charles, LA.
Mike Pienovi ’06 and his wife, Kate, have recently moved to Shanghai, China, where Mike is pursuing a carrer as a TI technical sales engineer. After receiving his electrical engineering and marketing bachelor's degrees from Santa Clara University, he has been working to support TI's American-based customers with design sites in China. His attempt to build a bridge between the American and Chinese teams has lead both teams to new prospects, applying both the business and technical asepcts tothe job.
Artical online: http://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/aroundti/archive/2013/01/17/one-to-watch-shanghai-based-technical-sales-representative-mike-pienovi.aspx
Yoana Picazo ’06 writes, "My family welcomed lovely baby boy Noel on Dec. 26, 2013 in Kentucky. He weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. and was 22 inches long!!!"
Freshman Dorm: Dunne
Anita L. Ellias '06 married Trevin J. Phillips '06 in Somis, CA on July 24, 2010. Toby Hardman '06, Broderick Smith '06, Vince Castro '06, Jennifer Gottschalk '08, Katrina Welch '06, Michelle Rhoney '06, and Diane Snodgrass '06 were all in the wedding party. Other Broncos in attendance: Melissa Diamond '06, Holly (Honnen) Smith '06, Christina Alexander '06, Alex Tosti '08, Michael Haro '05, Greg Berber '05, Vinnie DiCarlo '05, Ryan Kunkle '05, and Spencer Rand '05. Anita currently works as a United States History teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, Calif., and Trevin works as a whole sale insurance broker in Los Angeles, Calif.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Following his tendency to drastically change his surroundings, after moving from San Jose to Santa Clara for his college years, Bob Pfahnl '06 has since trekked back to San Jose as a lifelong native of the region.
Katie (Roberts) Payer '06 recently moved to Denver with her husband. She started a position as the Vice President of Communications for the Young Americans Center for Financial Education (yacenter.org).
Arthur Obolsky '04 and Caitlyn Gilley Obolsky '06 welcomed their second child, Maya Charlotte Obolsky, on July 24, 2009. She joins older sister Isabelle Alana. Arthur received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in May 2009.
Arthur Obolsky '04 and Caitlyn Gilley Obolsky '06 welcomed their third child, a son named Adam Daniel Obolsky on May 19, 2011. His big sisters Isabelle and Maya are smitten. The family recently relocated from San Diego to Berkeley, and maintain a thriving law practice in both Tax Disputes and Consumer Protection laws. Their websites are bayarealemonlawyer.com and obolskytaxlaw.com
Travis Niesen '06 is a police officer with the City of Santa Clara.
Kevin Morris MBA ’06 writes, "Married to Helen and have two amazing kids: Kieran and Isla. We moved to Austin in 2011 after 12 years in the Bay Area. We are enjoying life in the Lone Star State and are continuing to get used to the heat!"
Maria Patricia Miranda '06 graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in June 13, 2010 and is in her first year of residency in Internal Medicine program at the University of Massachusetts. She currently resides outside of Boston.
Erin (Davis) Meyer '06 and husband Nathan welcomed their first child, Kristopher, in January 2012.
Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin
Denise Melone '06 is living in New York City and working in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather.
Tara Macken '06, an actress/stuntwoman, is playing a fighter – a District 4 tribute – in "The Hunger Games." The film, based on the first book in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, is about a teenager who lives in a post-apocalyptic world. The games are an annual event in which boy and girls aged 12 to 18 compete in televised battles in which only one of them can survive.
Machen’s big break was appearing on "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. She will be in the next installment of the "G.I. Joe" franchise and the next reboot of "Star Trek."
Veronica Lowman '06 was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army. Lowman began her training in ROTC Basic Officer Leadership Course I at Santa Clara University and upon graduation was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd lieutenant. She is currently stationed at the Presidio in Monterey.
Francisco Lobato '04, M.S. '06 and Elsa Jacobo '05 welcomed their first daughter, Monica Lobato-Jacobo, on January 4, 2010. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.
Jasmin Llamas ’06, M.A. ’09, a graduate student in the University of California–Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, has received two grants to help fund her research: a Chicano Studies Institute (CSI) Grant and a Graduate Research Award for Social Science Surveys. This is Llamas’s second CSI grant.