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Ellen Kozarek '05, DDS, is engaged to Troy Follmar, DDS. Ellie, a graduate of the MIHS class of 2001 and Santa Clara University, met Troy, a graduate of Cornell University, at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where they both graduated in 2009. Ellie is currently a practicing dentist in the Los Angeles area, while Troy completes a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at USC. A September wedding is planned in California. They plan to make their future home in the South Bay area of San Francisco, where Troy will join his father’s oral surgery practice.
Matthew Klenz '05 was married to Caitlin Klenz (Stephens) on July 5th, 2010 in Portland, OR. The Groomsmen included Chris DeMartini '05, Jonathan Edwards '06, and Blake Lugar '07. In attendance were Michael Nicoletti '06, Eric Lillibridge '07, Megan DeMartini (Koppes) '05, Jennifer Heim (Magnusson) '05, and Beth Simas '05.
Matthew Klenz ’05 and his wife, Caitlin, welcomed a baby girl, Sophia Louise Klenz, on Dec. 6, 2011.
Nick Johnson '05 married Amy Lake on May 15, 2010 in Napa, Calif. Nick recently graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and is now a resident physician in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Amy is a graduate student in the Physician Assistant program at Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn. They reside in Philadelphia.
Nick Johnson '05 married Amy Lake on May 15, 2010 in Napa, Calif. Nick recently graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and is now a resident physician in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Amy is a graduate student in the Physician Assistant program at Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn.
Francisco Lobato '04, M.S. '06 and Elsa Jacobo '05 welcomed their second daughter, Andrea, on November 16, 2011. Big sister Monica is thrilled!
Brian Hurd '05 graduated from Colorado State University this year with a P.hD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is enjoying his job as a Training Account Manager at Intel in Folsom, CA.
Brian Hurd '05 and Kristin (Goltz) Hurd '05 welcomed their second daughter, Clara Stephane, May 13, 2012.
Daisy Huang M.S. ’05 writes, "Greetings from Fairbanks, Alaska! March is almost drawing to a close, but I am watching snow fall outside my window. I have just completed my PhD in mechanical engineering and applied physics. Best wishes to the Bronco family! I am attaching a photo of a yearling moose that has just destroyed my bird feeder."
Patrick Grenter ’05 was named executive director of the Center for Coalfield Justice in Washington, Pa. He is leading that organization’s fight to protect citizens from the harmful effects of coal mining and natural gas extraction in southwestern Pennsylvania. Patrick receievd his B.S. in poltical science from SCU and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Olivia, and dog, Boone.
Javier Gonzalez '05 was appointed by the United States Commission on Civil Rights to serve on the California State Advisory Committee on June 20, 2014. The State Advisory Committee members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. Javier lives in San Jose.
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.
Rebecca (Regan) Freeman '05 and Peter Freeman were married in Golden, Colo., on Sept. 22, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Guadalupe Escobar ’05 was awarded a Mary S. Taylor–Ruth N. Frey Scholarship by the Santa Clara Woman's Club. Escobar, who is currently enrolled in DeAnza College’s nursing program. “Both these young women were truly outstanding, with positive attitudes, a clear idea of their career path, good grades and both work part-time,” said Woman’s Club Past President Nancy Jo Banko.
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.
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 ’11; Arun 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.
Chris Duchesne ’06 married Michelle Donecho ’05, M.A. ’10 on July 12, 2014 at the Mission Santa Clara de Asis with a reception following at the Adobe Lodge. The wedding party included Matt Duchesne ’05 and Trey Miller ’13. The couple honeymooned in Maui and resides in Menlo Park.
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.