Class Notes | Obituaries
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Brendan Grace '07 and wife Megan welcome their first child, daughter Emma Rose, on September 22, 2011. The family resides in Pleasanton, Calif.
Ryan Fletcher M.A. '07 was named principal of Piedmont Middle School by the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education. The appointment is effective July 1.
Fletcher holds a multiple subject teaching credential and a professional administrative services credential. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont, with a B.S. in elementary education, and he holds an M.A. in education, from Santa Clara University.
Fletcher’s professional background includes four years as an assistant principal at J.L. Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto and two years as the summer school principal at both Palo Alto High and Henry M. Gunn High School in the Palo Alto Unified School District. He also served as a classroom teacher for seven years, teaching math and science at the middle school level and grades 3, 4, and 5 at the elementary level.
Nicholas Farguson ’07 married Rebecca Heath ’09 on August 25, 2012, at the Mission Church.
Hannah DuVon '07 developed The Wellness Care Box, a special gift for a loved one or friend who is diagnosed with cancer. Friends and family often feel helpless not knowing what to do to help. DuVon developed the box with the help of Stanford Hospital oncology nurses after her mother was diagnosed with cancer. The Wellness Care Box is packed with natural and chemical-free products that help bring comfort from the common side effects of medical treatment. View link below. http://cancer.stanford.edu/features/patient_care_news/WellnessCareBox.html To order a Wellness Care Box www.Stanford.WellnessCareBox.com
Kim (McGiven) DiCello ’07 has been named the AVP's (Association of Volleyball Professionals) most improved player from the 2014 season. The San Diego native is currently 6th in the AVP 2014 Women’s Individual Rankings. DiCello had her best season so far on the AVP in 2014, as she finished third in four tournaments – a career best. DiCello played at Santa Clara from 2002-06, appearing in 116 matches. The three-time All-WCC First Team and WCC All-Academic selection amassed 1,327 kills — the 6th-most in program history — including a single-season best 466 in 2005. She finished her collegiate career with a .240 hitting percentage, a mark that increased in each of her four full seasons on the Mission campus. On Sept. 3, 2005, McGiven recorded 34 kills vs. UC Irvine, a mark that still stands as a Bronco record for a four-set match.
Ross Dakin '07 is honored to help guide the School of Engineering as the newest appointee of its Industry Advisory Board. Ross is currently a staff engineer at Upstart.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rossdakin http://www.twitter.com/rossdakin http://www.scu.edu/engineering/about/advisboard.cfm
Cannon Christian ’07 writes that he founded a booming business in San Diego called Renovation Realty, a one-stop-shop approach to real estate and renovation that adds value to clients’ homes with zero out-of-pocket costs to the homeowners. As both a full-service residential renovation contractor and real estate brokerage, the company adds monetary value to customer homes by using its own capital to renovate the property before placing it on the market for sale as the listing brokerage. Renovation Realty is reimbursed for its services when it is paid after the sale of the property through escrow. The homeowner never incurs any out of pocket costs in the renovation and sale of the property.
Chris Chang ’07 and Quyen (Le) Chang ’07, MBA ’12 married on Aug 30., 2014, in Maui, HI. The wedding party included Neha Sharma ’07, Gillian Rimicci ’07, Jenna O'Connor ’07, Jessica Kremer MBA ’12, Joanne Wang ’09, Martin Lewis ’09, Greg Moore ’08, Raymond Chiu ’08, and Mimi Pham ’16. The couple currently live in San Francisco.
Fabian P. Castaneda '07, M.A. '12 and wife Rachelle welcomed their second child, Frieda, on July 16, 2011. She joins big brother, Fabian Jr., 2.
Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.
Mary (Chandler) Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 married Nick Carlich on April 26, 2014, in an awesome barn in Canby, Ore. Representing SCU as bridesmaids were Betsy Seus ’04, Amanda Kremer ’04, Becca (Johansen) Auten ’04, and Inna Petrovsky J.D. ’07. The bride didn't realize until now how many of her bridesmaids were from SCU. Go Broncos!
Aaron Capron J.D. ’07 has been promoted to partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the world. He has a wide range of experience involving post-grant proceedings, patent litigation, and patent portfolio management. Mr. Capron has been co-lead counsel for several post-grant proceedings, including one of the first cases instituted under the America Invents Act. With more than a dozen years of patent law experience, Mr. Capron counsels clients of all sizes on prosecution, post-grant, portfolio management, and pre-litigation strategies. He has experience in a wide spectrum of electrical, computer hardware and software, and Internet technologies.
Emiko Burchill J.D. ’07 was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 as special assistant for policy at the California Natural Resources Agency. Burchill was a contract attorney at Olson Hagel and Fishburn LLP in 2012. She was an executive fellow at the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 2011 to 2012 and was an intern at the office of Assemblymember Toni Atkins in 2011. Burchill was a volunteer attorney at My Sister's House from 2010 to 2011 and an attorney at the law offices of McDowall Cotter from 2007 to 2009.
Melissa Brown '07 has joined School Legal Services in Bakersfield, Calif. as a member of the service's Labor and Employment Practices Group.
Lauren Feeney ’07 married Colin Brown on September 22nd in Los Altos, Calif. Also in attendance were bridesmaid Stephanie (Young) Renfro '05, Mary Pat Lee ’07, Jenevieve Francisco ’07, Stephanie Edwards ’07, Tessa Weston ’07, Sara Pauk ’07, Mia Stephenson ’07, Katy Lackey ’07, Omid Faghiri ’07, Tanya Landsberger ’06 and Jeff Renfro ’06. Lauren is a Senior Research Associate at Genentech, Inc. and Colin works as a character animator. The couple lives in Mountain View.
Brittany Bramell ’07 is communication director for the Congressional Office of House Speaker John Boehner. Bramell previously served as spokesperson for Republican Chris Christie's 2009 gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey.
Julie Gabelein '07 and John Bianchi J.D. '07 were wed on July 24, 2010 in ceremony overlooking Puget Sound on Whidbey Island, WA, presided by Chris Boscia J.D. '08. The bridal party included Jesse Baldwin-Philippi '07, Shannon Bell '07, Kellie Dunn '07, and Sarah Scott '07. Other Broncos in attendance: Robin Bedillion '05, Taylor Bedillion '05, Carrie Clark '07, Sara Forrester '07, Danielle Granieri '07, Seena Kallingal '07, Kristin Love Boscia '03, JD '08, Blossom Marimpetri '08, Kevin Metti JD '07, Asheesh Mohindru JD '07, Kristen Morse '07, Sara Overmier '07, Tara Rooney '05, Kiley Strong '05, and Diannah Vaughn '07. The couple resides in Seattle.
David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.
Shubhasheesh Anand MBA ’07 recently joined InsightsOne (http://InsightsOne.com), leading the solutions team. InsightsOne is a well-funded B2C predictive analytics startup in the big-data space. The company is actively hiring data scientists and engineers.
William Amerman MBA '08 has published a new book, Aries at Dawn. The link is: http://www.amazon.com/Aries-at-Dawn-ebook/dp/B004WT7KJE
Taylor Alexander ’07 funded his company, Flutter Wireless, with a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign. Still in production but nearing launch, Flutter is a programmable processor core for electronics projects. Featuring a fast ARM processor, powerful long-range wireless communication, built-in battery charging, and an onboard security chip, Flutter is an ideal choice for robotics, wireless sensor networks, consumer electronics, and educational platforms. He writes, "All of our designs are open source, with licenses that encourage modification, reuse, and sharing. My hope is to bring robotics to impoverished nations by creating designs anyone can build themselves with low-cost materials."