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Genevieve Hokanson '04 married Ryan White on August 1, 2009 in Indian Wells, Calif. They have been together four years and were joined by several Bronco's to help them celebrate! Samantha Bartholomew '03 was a bridesmaid. Also attending: Brendan Bartholomew '04; Craig Corica '04, Melissa Coria '04. The couple lives in Cathedral City, Calif.
Amanda Villegas '04 currently works in marketing at Carnegie Hall and was just named Executive Director of MetroWest Opera based out of Boston, Mass.
Miranda (Mestas) Vatterott '04 and Timmy Vatterott welcomed their second child, Benicio Tomás, on Feb. 20, 2009. He joins older sister, Estela Patricia.
Danielle Perkins '04 and Nicolas Tully were married on Aug. 3, 2012, in Sonoma. Fellow alum who joined them include Paula (Kozlak) Larson '86, Sue (Kozlak) Richards '88, Toby Richards '88, David Hatfield '91, Claire Elam '04, Chrissy Kennedy '04, Holly (Bettencourt) Moraes '04, Brandina (Morrison) Jersky '04, Meredith (Groff) Rietdorf '04, David Rietdorf '04, Hannah Hepfer '05, and Colleen Skinner '06. Danielle and Nick live in San Francisco.
Sarah Snyder M.S. R.D. '04 is a sports nutritionist at Athletes' Performance and has worked with high school to elite and pro athletes for the last 3 years. She recently relocated from Arizona to the newest location in Frisco Texas. Sarah also serves as the team nutritionist for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Erin Chambers '04 married Jenner Smith in San Diego in late 2008. Fellow alums Shantel Dunning '04, Paulina Khokhlova '04 and Kaitlin Gregory '04 were in the wedding party. Erin is currently the editor of citysearch.com in San Diego. Jenner works for the Port of San Diego. They currently reside in San Diego, CA.
Oscar Silva '04 received his PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. As a Medical Scientist Training Program participant, he will be returning to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to complete his medical training.
Stephanie (Flint) Shaire '04 and husband Michael Shaire welcomed a baby boy, Elliot, on June 2, 2011.
Stephanie (Flint) Shaire '04, husband Michael Shaire and big brother Elliot welcomed baby Ethan on March 15, 2013. The family lives in Charlotte, NC.
Jason Tola '04 and Lindsey Scott-Florez '04, JD '09 were married October 2, 2010 in a small ceremony in Palo Alto. Several fellow Broncos were on hand to celebrate with the happy couple including maid of honor Missy Scott-Lorentz '06, Danielle Fontaine '04, Nariman Shariat '04, Michael LaPeter '04, Hendrick Pohl '04, Lindsay Westby '04, and Laurie (Millar) Altchul '04, Naomi Pease JD '08, and Jason Stimac JD '09. The couple lives in San Francisco.
In April 2013, Noelani Sallings '04 joined San Jose Jazz as director of business development. This organization has been around for more than a quarter of a century focusing on education, performance, and music.
Ashley Ritchie ’04, former opinion editor for her college newspaper at Santa Clara University, is an anchor at KMPH Fox 26, covering the Midwest. She received the 2005 Spot News Story of the Year from the Missouri Broadcaster's Association for her coverage of the Greg Norman murder trial. That same year, she also won first place for her investigative story on DWI checkpoints in Springfield. Ritchie's first children's book, Mr. Pickles Paints the Town, was released in March 2013.
Mirela and Nicholas Radov MBA '04 are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Una Loren Radov. She arrived on 10/05/2010 and weighed 8lbs 5oz. Both mother and baby are doing fine. The family also recently moved to Los Gatos.
Jacey Prupas ’01, J.D. ’04, an associate in the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners. Her three-year term began in April. She previously served as a Nevada Bar Exam Grader from 2006 to 2008.
Prupas focuses her practice in general commercial litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, including pretrial discovery, trial, appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Prupas’ practice includes representing businesses in all types of contract disputes, complex tort actions and product liability matters. She also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants.
Prupas received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Also licensed in California, she is a member of the American Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women’s Lawyer’s Association, for which she served as a board member from 2005 to 2011. She has been recognized for several years as a Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star.
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.
Ken Philipp MBA ’04 has joined Ensim Corporation as its VP of sales and business development. Mr. Philipp joins Ensim from CA Technologies and brings an extensive background in the automation, virtualization, and cloud markets with more than 20 years of professional sales and leadership experience. He started his career at IBM and has held executive positions with several virtualization startups including Akimbi and Fastscale (both acquired by VMware), Solidcore (acquired by McAffee) and 4Base Consulting (acquired by CA Technologies). Ensim is the leading software platform that enables automation and orchestration for ordering, service catalog, provisioning, and billing of business users, applications, services, and infrastructure in private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
Christine Peek J.D. '04 was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition -- Rising Stars, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the region. Peek practices general civil litigation with a focus on constitutional law and lawsuits against government entities.
Christine Peek J.D. ’04 was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2012 Edition - Rising Stars. Recognizing the premier up-and-coming attorneys in the region, approximately two percent of the Northern California Bar received this distinction. Peek maintains a general civil litigation practice, focusing on constitutional law and lawsuits against government entities. She has experience litigating state and federal constitutional issues in a wide variety of contexts, including business regulation, nuisance, takings, election law, public employment, compassionate use, selective enforcement, illegal search and seizure, and excessive force cases. She is an active member of the Santa Clara Bar Association, currently serving on its Appellate Courts Committee.
Janette Ortiz '04 and her husband welcome their first child, a baby girl, born on 7/13/11.
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