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Anna Weyher ’01 is the principal investigator and founder of the Kasanka Baboon Project, formed in 2010 for the study of a group of Kinda baboons (Papio cynocephalus kindae) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.
Julia M. Wei J.D. ’01 and Ken Leung ’89 welcomed their second son, Jet Leung, in May 2011. Julia continues to practice real estate litigation in Palo Alto and Ken is a technology executive at an analytics company also in Palo Alto.
Annie (Shea) Weckesser ’01 and husband Josh Weckesser ’11—their first child, a girl, Shea Bailey Weckesser, on March 25, 2012. The happy family resides in Los Gatos, Calif.
Amanda (Willems) Walker '01 and husband Ken, joyfully welcomed their second son, Dylan Joseph, on June 8, 2010. He joins big brother, Nolan James. The family lives in San Diego.
Tim Tragesser '98 and Pilar (Menendez) Tragesser welcomed their first child, Jaden Louis, on July 12, 2008. The family lives in Lake Oswego, Ore.
Stephen Tonna ’01 and Margery (Blain) Tonna ’02 welcomed their second son, Christopher, on July 6, 2013. Big brother Joshua (3) is already educating Chris all about planes, trains, and tractors. Steve and Margi both work at Apple and the family lives in San Jose, Calif.
Joe Tone ’01 recently welcomed into the world Jonah Tone, who four out of five experts agree is the Cutest Baby Ever. (The other expert is likely drunk.) Joe lives with his wife, Melissa, in something called Dallas, Texas.
"Seek help for your child at the onset of any suspicion of alcohol or drugs," advises Gillian Thorp M.A. ’01, Three Stones Wellness CEO and co-founder with Kathryn Spelman, COO. "You don't want to wait until your child hits rock bottom and is expelled from school or in the hospital. Early intervention is important."
Darrell Teat '01, an associate vice president at Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Enterprises, was appointed to the California Organized Investment Network advisory board. Mr. Teat also serves on a variety of community based boards and commissions. In addition, he is a current MBA Candidate at Drexel University, LeBow College of Business.
Sarah Barr '01 married Mark Stone on May 8, 2009 in Santa Cruz County. The bridal party included Megan (Berry) Goren '01, Erin Hovi '01, and Alyssa Mack '01. The event was attended by a number of SCU alumni. The couple honeymooned in Tahiti and lives in San Francisco.
Alyssa Mack '01 and Chris Stone were married at the Old South Church in Boston, MA on October 23, 2010. The bridal party included Megan Goren (Berry) '01, Hadley VanVactor '01, Viviana Padilla Faga '01, Reed Dudley '01 and Sarah Stone (Barr) '01. The couple resides in Boston, MA.
Sarah (Barr) Stone ’01 and Mark Stone welcomed their first child, Haley Jane, on June 15th, 2012. The family resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Brian Stoelker '00 and Kimberly (Yost) Stoelker '01 welcome their second daughter, Juliet Lauren, on April 22, 2010. Juliet joins big sister, Claire, 3. The family lives in Seattle, WA.
Maya Skubatch J.D. '01 was elected as partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. Based in Palo Alto, Skubatch concentrates on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, investor- and company-side due diligence, and license agreements for clients in the life sciences, medical device, and clean-fuel industries.
Tara (Cano) Skipper '01 married Clint Skipper Aug. 4 at Mission Santa Clara. The couple reside in Benicia, Calif., and enjoyed celebrating with their family and friends. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance were Brian Cano '97, Andrea (Cano) Jones ’98, Mariana (Baricevic) Schuller '01, Bianca Placencia '01, Laurie (Robblee) Morellii '01, Tara Dempsey '01, Jamie (Ceccato) Perkins '01, Shelley Thomas '01, Vy Nguyen '01, and Julia (Debriyn) Tabery '01.
Kristin Simms '01 married William "Billy" Byrnes on November 7, 2009 at the Mission Santa Clara. Alumni in the wedding included Claire Foley '01. SCU Staff in the wedding included Julia Claire Landry (Campus Ministry). Wedding guests included Joe Albers '02, Karen Dazols '03, Jacinda Forster '01, Joanna Zywno '01, David Pasquini '99, Anita Diaz '00, and Becki (Fowler) Gervin '04. Kristin is a campus minister and Religious Studies teacher at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, and Billy is a campus minister at Bellarmine College Preparatory. They live in San Jose, Calif.
Anthony Schipper '01 is serving as a History Department Chair at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif. He and his wife Katie Schipper welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte, on March 17, 2009. The family lives in Carmel Valley, Calif.
Lauren Frandsen '01 and Michael Scalora '98, MBA '05 were married in Napa Valley on May 31, 2008. The ceremony was held at the St. Helena Catholic Church followed by a dinner reception at Solage Calistoga Resort. Numerous Santa Clara alumni were in attendance including mother of the bride, Katherine (Desmond) Frandsen '74, father of the groom, Anthony Scalora '65, bridesmaids from Delta Gamma class of '01, Jennifer Jones, Mariela (Hurley) Lagos, Melanie (Hekkelman) Piazza, Marisa Scordelis, and Annie (Shea) Weckesser, brother of the groom and best man, David Scalora '97, groomsmen, Steven Braccini '99, James Campos '97, and Jason Marandas, '97. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Lauren and Michael are both employed by Google in Mountain View, CA. Lauren is a Learning and Development Specialist and Michael, a Portfolio Manager in the company's Treasury Department.
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Caren (Maravilla) Rocha '01 and Mario Rocha welcomed their second daughter; Emma Noemi, on July 11, 2011. Big sister; Camila (3yrs), is ecstatic to finally have her here!