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2005

GRD Law '05
Geringson, Justas

Justas Geringson J.D. ’05 has joined Novak Druce + Quigg LLP as senior associate to its San Francisco office. Geringson joins from Fliesler Meyer LLP. Geringson’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, reexaminations, litigation support, contracts, opinions, licensing, and counseling clients in the fields of mechanical devices, computer software, and business methods. He holds a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California at Riverside. Novak Druce + Quigg LLP is a national law firm focused exclusively on complex intellectual property matters.

submitted Nov. 20, 2011 9:01P
'05
Freeman, Rebecca (Regan)

Rebecca (Regan) Freeman '05 and Peter Freeman were married in Golden, Colo., on Sept. 22, 2012.

submitted Mar. 1, 2013 11:14A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Fierro, Mark

Cristina (Guzman) Fierro '05 and Mark Fierro '05 welcomed their first child, Emma Rosalinda Fierro, on August 15, 2010. She weighed 5lb 14oz and 21in long. The family resides in St. Louis, MO where Mark is a 2nd year resident physician in OB/GYN and Cristina is a Registered Nurse.

submitted Dec. 8, 2010 8:40P
'05
Fierro, Cristina (Guzman)

Cristina (Guzman) Fierro '05 and Mark Fierro '05 welcomed their second child, Mark Enrique Fierro, on February 5, 2012.  He weighed 6lb 2oz and was 18.5 inches long. The family resides in St. Louis, where Mark is a fourth year resident in OB/GYN. Cristina is a registered nurse and a recent DAISY Award recipient.

submitted Jun. 22, 2012 5:09A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Fierro, Cristina (Guzman)

Cristina (Guzman) Fierro ’05 and Mark Fierro ’05 welcomed their third child, Rafael Antonio Fierro, on October 24, 2013. He weighed 6lb 13.5oz and was 19 inches long. The family resides in San Jose. Mark is an OB/GYN working in private practice in Los Gatos.

submitted Nov. 9, 2013 10:46P
UGRD Leavey Business '05
Ernst, Jennifer

Jennifer Ernst MBA ’05 joined the governing board of FlexTech Alliance, a company focused on developing the electronic display and flexible, printed electronics industry supply chains.

Jennifer Ernst is currently vice president of North America for ThinFilm Electronics, a supplier of printed non-volatile and flexible memory products. She works closely with clients and partners to fulfill the vision of fully integrated systems created by printed electronics.

Prior to joining ThinFilm, Ernst was director of business development for PARC, a Xerox company, where she had more than 20 years’ experience in technology innovation. As a key player in helping establish PARC's open business model, she expanded PARC's impact into multiple new industries and secured licensing and co-development relationships with companies throughout the U.S., Asia, and Europe. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and BA from San Francisco State University. 

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 9:53A
'05
Elrod Cardenas, Emily (Elrod)

Emily Elrod ’05, MA ’14 and Rene Cardenas ’04 on July 9, 2011 at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. They were married by English professor Theodore Rynes, S.J. Alumni in attendance included maid of honor Lisa Catalano ’08, matron of honor Diana (DeRego) Wells ’03, bridesmaid Elizabeth Foley ’06, groomsman Marshall Mort ’05, and parents of the bride Lawrence Elrod ’71, MBA ’77 and Annette Elrod ’73. Additional Broncos in attendance were the bride's godparents James Foley ’68, MSCE ’70 and Susie Foley ’70; Gina Catalano ’10; Phil Catalano ’73, MBA ’75; Dennis Garvey ’75; Alexandria Kavalaris ’07, JD 10; Anahita Razmazma ’05; Claire (Romero) Shaw ’05, MA ’11Arun Delacroix ’09; and Ken Wells ’05, MSEE ’07. SCU faculty and staff who attended include Terry Beers, Russ Morris, and former staff Lisa Taggart. Emily recently completed a graduate degree in history and is in SCU’s MATTC program. Rene received his MBA and works in finance. The newlyweds make their home in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.

submitted Jun. 17, 2013 11:10P
'05
Driscoll, Aloe

Aloe Driscoll '05 was hired as a marketing coordinator at Awe Sum in Santa Cruz. Prior she worked in the sales and marketing department for Nanosolar in San Jose. This is her first job in the produce industry.

submitted Sep. 17, 2012 7:04P
GRD Law '05
Dow, Dan
San Luis Obispo County Deputy District Attorney Dan Dow J.D. ’05 is the first candidate to announce he's running for San Luis Obispo District Attorney.
 
Dan Dow earned his law degree at Santa Clara University and served as a lawyer in the California Army National Guard. "I want to ensure that our county and community continues to be one of the safest and happiest places to live in America," said Dow. He has been the deputy district attorney in SLO County for the last six years.
submitted Nov. 22, 2013 12:13P
GRD Leavey/MBA '05
Domecus, Gene
Gene Domecus MBA '05 joined BookRenter, a textbook renting company, in the role of Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Domecus is responsible for management planning and financial analysis, accounting, banking, investor relations, legal compliance, and human resources. He brings more than 25 years experience as an executive, with the last 12 years having dealt specifically with electronic commerce and trade.
Contact Gene
bookrenter.com
submitted Jan. 5, 2011 2:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Dimpel, Courtney

Courtney (Dimpel) Shipman ’05 is one of the newest members of the women’s racing team Vanderkitten-Focus. This famous international bicycle racing team showed up at Aptos High School in March with women from New Zealand, Australia, the East Coast, and the Bay Area. They have 25 members of the team representing them worldwide. The Vanderkitten-Focus claim to fame is not only their stamina and racing skills, but their popular line of sportswear. Cycling is one of several successful sports programs at Aptos High available to the students. This women’s pro racing team demonstrated to students that bike racing is not just for boys.

 
Courtney Dimpel, who graduated from Aptos HS and Santa Clara University has moved up from guest riding with Vanderkitten-Focus (VK) in 2011 to making the 2012 team roster.
 
The popular young Santa Cruzan has shown her hand at CX racing with Team Rambuski Law this winter, including multiple wins and podiums in NorCal racing, and top finishes at USGP and UCI events across the USA. Earlier in 2011, Courtney joined the Vanderkitten-Focus road program as a guest rider at Tour of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin and Gateway Cup in Missouri.
 
“Even though selection for positions on the 2012 roster was a tough process, Courtney earned her spot by showing she is a valuable team member on and off the bike. Definitely a strong competitor on, it was the fact that several members of our team kept asking, “Will Courtney be on it?” that sealed her spot. She really is adored as a hard worker and motivating spirit to be with,” said Team Captain Jennifer Reither. Dimpel will be one of the locals representing Vanderkitten-Focus with 12 riders from four countries in the Scotts Valley Grand Prix starting May 20, 2012.
 
Courtney said, “This VK team is great. The girls are a real inspiration and push me to reach higher, dig deeper, and throw it all out on the table. I’m proud to be an official member, and have some big goals this year. I feel fortunate that I have a great mix of support not only from the team, but my family and close friends. Racing at this level requires a lot of support, and I’m thankful for those who have and continue to believe in me as a person and professional cyclist.”
 
For more about the team and its racing calendar, visit http://www.tpgonlinedaily.com/index.php/96-sports/amateur/167-vanderkitten-focus-racing-team-visits-aptos-hs
 
submitted Mar. 18, 2012 8:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Di Bari, Briana

Briana Di Bari '05 married Neil Schachter on Oct. 13, 2013 at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. In attendance were (L to R) Andy Bloom '05, Alison (Wright) Behrens '05, Sabrina (Sanchez) Puelles '05, Sally Showman '05, Rachael Fairbairn '05, Christopher Nguyen '07, Paul Di Bari '03, MBA '11, Nicholas Di Bari '00, and John Kollus '01 (not pictured). The couple met in law school in Washington, DC and currently resides in New York City.

submitted Feb. 16, 2014 2:14P
GRD Law '05
Demiris, Konstantine

Konstantine Demiris J.D. '05 and Christopher Moore J.D. '06 recently formed Demiris & Moore. They specialize in conservatorship and guardianship matters, estate planning, trust and probate litigation, elder abuse, and appeals. Both partners are also court appointed as counsel in conservatorships by the State of California, Superior Court of Contra Costa County. The firm is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., and handles cases throughout the Bay Area and California.

Contact Konstantine
LinkedIn
submitted May. 28, 2013 7:53P
UGRD Leavey Business '05
DeMartini, Chris

Chris ’05 and Megan (Koppes) DeMartini ’05 welcomed future Bronco, Abigail Maryann, on Oct. 11, 2011.

submitted Feb. 10, 2012 7:23P
'05
DeAngelis, Carey

Carey DeAngelis ’05, MBA ’12 and Ben Fredlake were married on November 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix, Ariz.

submitted Jan. 8, 2014 7:46P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '05
Davidson, Leslie

Leslie Davidson ’05 writes, "We're leaving the beautiful Bay Area and moving to Boise, Ida.—also beautiful in different ways. I plan to start a private practice there and may run some groups at the VA Hospital. I was fortunate to gain such a solid foundation for my new career as an MFT from SCU's Counseling Psych program. Thanks to all who made that possible."

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 7:41P
GRD Law '05
Cowan, Kelly

Kelly Cowan J.D. ’05 joined Denver-based defense firm Grund-Dagner P.C. as an associate attorney.

Cowan’s principal areas of practice at Grund-Dagner are professional liability, recreational law, transportation law, and construction litigation. Prior, Cowan worked with Sinunu Bruni, LLP, in San Francisco, where she focused on product liability/toxic tort and personal-injury defense, and at Ray Bourhis & Associates, also in San Francisco, where she concentrated on insurance-coverage work.

submitted Apr. 22, 2012 9:24A
GRD Law '05
Collins, Kevin

Kevin Collins J.D. ’05, after five years of prosecuting drunk-in-public and DUI jury trials in San Mateo County, has been assigned to the General Felony trial team, where he specializes in small amounts of narcotics and is assigned to the Minor Vendor Unit.

submitted Mar. 8, 2013 10:45A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '05
Byrnes, Kristin (Simms)

Kristin (Simms) Byrnes '01, M.Div. '05 and her husband Billy have accepted volunteer positions for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement. They leave the beginning of September for Waslala, Nicaragua. They will serve as English teachers at Instituto Agropecuario de Waslala, which is a teaching farm and certified secondary school that offers educational opportunities focused on diversified and sustainable farming practices specifically designed for the Waslala region of Nicaragua. Billy and Kristin will also participate in some of the various ministries the local parish provides.

submitted Jul. 15, 2011 1:14P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '05
Byrnes, Kristin (Simms)

Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.

submitted Dec. 17, 2013 9:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Budd, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Budd ’05 is in her second year of the doctoral program at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies nutrition and physical activity among youth and adolescents.

submitted May. 3, 2012 9:04P
'05
Brown, Carlie

Carlie Brown ’05 and Lance Ogren exchanged marriage vows Oct. 12 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in New York. A reception was held at Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on the banks of the Hudson River.

She is the daughter of Shelly and Steve Brown of Orland. He is the son of Dorothy Ogren of Manchester, N.J. They met while coaching swimming at Chelsea Piers Athletic Club. She graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara and is a freelance event and promotion coordinator.

He graduated from St. John's University in New York and works as a personal trainer and swim coach. He has swum the English Channel and holds the world record for the 17.5-mile Ederle Open Water Swim.

They honeymooned at Kruger National Park and Durban, South Africa and live in Manhattan.

submitted Nov. 11, 2012 6:47P
UGRD Leavey Business '05
Brown, Jessica (Frank)

Jessica Frank ’05 and Peter Brown were married on Aug. 9, 2014 at the Vine Hill House at O'Connell Vineyards in Sebastopol, Calif. Kristin Belanger 05 and Katy Tuttle 05 served as maid & matron of honor. Several other Broncos were in attendance, along with guests from Australia and Germany. The happy couple currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.

submitted Sep. 4, 2014 3:23P
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