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UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Joss, Allison (Becker)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Allison Joss '86 writes: "I have been married to my husband Jon for almost 21 years. We have four boys: Alex, 19, a freshman at Tulane, Andy, 17, a senior and soon to be at the University of Washington, Jason, 15, and Justin, 13. Hopefully there is a Bronco in our future. I often tell them how much they would love it. We live in Orinda, CA."

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 9:12A
UGRD Engineering '86
Jensen, Rob

Rob Jensen ’86 and Diana Jensen ’88 own Testarossa Winery, in Los Gatos, which is housed in the beautiful old Novitiate Winery founded by the Jesuits of then-Santa Clara College in the late 19th century.

Testarossa (Italian for “red head”) was the nickname given Rob as a young university student in Italy. Rob, a fourth generation Northern Californian, developed a passion for winemaking: its past, present, and future through extensive travel to Europe's great wine growing areas, combined with living in Italy during his university days. Although Rob's degree is in electrical engineering, with a minor in Italian language and culture, he has studied grape growing, winemaking and chemistry at the renowned School of Viticulture and Oenology at UC Davis. During Rob's nearly twenty-year high-tech career he held several sales and marketing positions in pre- and post-IPO companies in Silicon Valley. Rob's technical background, love of the arts, and business experience made it a natural for him to dive headlong into the wine business, an industry that is equal parts science and art.

Diana Jensen, also born in Northern California but raised in San Diego, met Rob while earning her BS in electrical engineering at Santa Clara University. She worked in high-tech marketing at Silicon Valley's National Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor. She, along with Rob, founded Testarossa Winery in 1993 as a small, weekend project. But as new grape sources were secured and the wines gained reputation, a daily presence was needed to develop the winery into a business. In 1994, Diana left the high tech world and started running Testarossa full time.
submitted Dec. 15, 2014 9:02A
Ingram, Leanne (Pell)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Leanne D. Ingram '86 writes: "A year ago I married my first love from high school. We went back to Hawaii and got married on the beach where we used to hang out. I have 3 kids, my husband has 5, and we have one grandbaby boy. My daughters are: Julia (14), Natalie (13) and my son is Jonathan (11). My son has profound autism. He does not talk and has severe behavioral issues of headbanging and punching himself in the head. I have dedicated myself to learning more about autism and other developmental disabilities. I am midway through receiving my master's in special education and have taught in the classroom as well as job coached young adults with disabilities. We recently moved to upstate NY, where my son is in a residential school, but we see him regularly. My husband, Daniel Ingram, is a retired Navy man (23 years served), now teaches ROTC in high school."

submitted May. 18, 2011 12:16P
GRD Law '86
Hogan, Kathryn (Kane)

Kathryn Kane '82, J.D. '86 writes, "This fall, I will retire as a deputy county counsel, Office of County Counsel, County of Santa Clara. I have been a hearing, trial, and appellate counsel in the Child Dependency Unit for more than 25 years. I will forever be grateful for this amazing career opportunity."

submitted Sep. 18, 2015 11:39A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Grimes, Laura

Laura Grimes '86 has just accepted a position as lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She recently published the first book in English on medieval theologian and mystic Gertrud of Helfta: Wisdom's Friends: Gertrud of Helfta's Conversational Theology (VDM Verlag, 2009).

submitted Jul. 31, 2009 6:25P
Granath, Derek

Derek Granath MBA '86 is vice president of marketing of ConSentry Networks.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:50P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Finan, Heidi (Knauf)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Heidi Finan '86 writes: "After reading up on many of my classmates I have to ask, Is it just my imagination or did the class of '86 produce lots of twins? I have been married 18+ years and I too have twin 13-year-old boys now in 7th grade. When I am not checking homework or driving the boys to sports or scouting events, I spend my time volunteering with a women's collective philanthropy group, 100 Women Charitable Foundation. I am looking forward to reconnecting with all my classmates at the reunion in the fall."

submitted Mar. 28, 2011 6:10P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Faye, Hans

Hans Peter Faye IV '78, MBA '86 was promoted to senior vice president/agribusiness lending manager at First Northern Bank.

A fourth-generation Californian whose family is still involved in agriculture, Faye has more than 22 years of business lending and management experience, nine years of it at First Northern.

He holds both a bachelor's degree in commerce and a master's from Santa Clara University. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, which is affiliated with the Graduate School of Management at the University of Washington.

Active in the community, Faye is a board member and past president of the Woodland Memorial Hospital Foundation; member and founding director of the Woodland Sunrise Rotary Club; and former Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 131. Faye and his wife live in Davis.

submitted Jan. 9, 2012 4:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Farnworth, Suzy (Kruse)

Suzy (Kruse) Farnworth '86 has recently accepted a position as a Chef Instructor at the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco. She teaches part time to students earning either their AA or BA degree. She has her own private culinary consulting business, where among other things, she teaches alot of children's cooking classes. Her 13 year old daughter, Amy, is now skilled enough to be able to be an assistant in many of her classes. Her twin 10 year old sons, Sam and Scott, are on their way to "not having to do dishes once they are in college." They figure they will do the cooking—and the roommates will do the dishes!

Contact Suzy
submitted Jun. 9, 2009 8:31P
UGRD Engineering '86
Dorais, Norm

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Norm Dorais '86 writes: "My wife, Kathleen (Day) '86, and I have three kids, 13, 11, and 9. We're enjoying having them all in one school for the last year; our eldest will be moving on to high school in the fall. We live in San Carlos, Calif."

submitted Mar. 14, 2011 6:43P
DeStories, Jack

Jack DeStories '86 and Rosie DeStories '87 are principals at Fairfield Auction, Connecticut’s leading auctioneer of antiques and fine art. Jack has been a collector since childhood. Before graduating from high school, he was a nationally known collector of baseball cards. He has been estimating, cataloging, and marketing antique auctions full-time since 1990. Jack has been certified as an expert witness in his field by the Bridgeport Superior Court and has donated his expertise to dozens of antique appraisal events across New England benefiting various schools, churches, museums, and historical societies.

Rosie is a second-generation auctioneer. Her parents operated an antique store from her earliest days and created one of the first large retail antique collectives in 1970. Rosie graduated from The World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa at the age of 19. Over the years since, she has managed over 400 auctions, selling everything from Stieff bears to multi-million dollar real estate. In her spare time, she has coordinated fundraising auctions that have generated over $5,000,000 for local causes.
submitted Jun. 14, 2015 8:17P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Del Santo, John

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

John Del Santo '86 (still) works for Accenture in San Francisco where he is the Financial Services Managing Director. He and wife Maureen '87 are busy raising 3 future Broncos -- Maddie, Jack and Colin. The family lives in Hillsborough, CA.

submitted Feb. 14, 2011 8:13A
GRD Leavey/MBA '86
de Milleret, Roland

Roland de Milleret MBA '86 has been appointed one of the managing directors of the Consulting and Valuation service of the HVS office in New York.  deMilleret joined HVS in 1999 and has evolved into the firm's premier expert on the New York City marketplace.  He is an adjunct professor at New York University and recently earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. 

submitted Feb. 10, 2010 11:51A
Dalesandro, Jil

Jil Dalesandro J.D. '86 has been elected 2009 President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She assumed office in January. In November 2008, Ms. Dalesandro founded her own law and mediation firm in Santa Clara, specializing in business litigation, and employment law. She has been a mediator since 1995.

submitted Feb. 12, 2009 2:18P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Collins, Peter

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Moya and Pete Collins '86 and their four daughters, Sara (13), Monica (11), Charlotte (9) and Katherine (7), moved to San Marino four years ago after a five year 'tour' of Boise and Seattle. Pete worked for Albertson's in Boise and then Nordstrom in Seattle. He is now working for True Religion Brand Jeans near Los Angeles. They enjoyed joining the Santa Clara 'network' along the road and reconnecting with many old friends upon their return to the Pasadena area.

submitted Feb. 22, 2011 10:05P
GRD Law '86
Cole Dillon, Ce


Ce Cole Dillon J.D. ’86 co-founded Student Loan 411 LLC. Student Loan 411 LLC is an advisory firm that helps student loan borrowers reengineer their student loan debt to pay for their life, not just their student loans. We also help financial services firms clients, mortgage and real estate companies and universities to manage their default rates. Ce resides in Chicago, Ill. with her family.

Contact Ce @schoolloan411
submitted May. 30, 2014 6:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Christianson, Jeff

Jeff Chistianson '86, M.S. '95 writes: "Working with the Piken Company in commercial real estate. Main office is in Studio City. Involved in leasing of general retail and office throughout Los Angeles area. I've been living in LA since 1996. I also work for Braemar Country Club in Tarzana coaching 'kids' of all ages. I've twice been a member of the Braemar 5.0 National Teams -- we keep getting beat in the Semis. Occasionally I see old SCU tennis teammates and former players... I think as we're aging; we remember winning more often."

submitted Mar. 17, 2011 2:33P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Chow, Kenton

Kenton D. Chow '86, MBA '96 has joined, the nation's No. 1 online wine retailer, as Chief Financial Officer. In this newly created position, Chow will oversee the finance functions, business development, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Chow brings more than 25 years of experience in high growth public and privately held companies. Prior to joining, he was the Chief Financial Officer at a number of high technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Aurora Networks, Catena Networks and Cobalt Networks. His experience includes leading a successful IPO, mergers and acquisitions, including Sun Microsystems' $2 billion acquisition of Cobalt Networks, and over $350 million raised in multiple equity and debt financings. He also held senior financial management positions at Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Bay Networks and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. (Chow holds a M.B.A. and B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University. He is a certified public accountant in California and also served on the Advisory Board for the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

submitted Oct. 21, 2011 2:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Chow, Kenton

Kenton Chow ’86, MBA ’96 is now the Chief Operating Officer of RetailNext, Inc., the leading big data analytics software company for physical retail stores worldwide. He and his wife of 19 years, Teri, live in Almaden Valley in San Jose with their two daughters, Kendra 17, and Kianna 14.

Contact Kenton
submitted Oct. 20, 2013 3:35P
Cebedo Lefebvre, Mary Beth

 Mary Beth Cebedo Lefebvre ’86 writes, "I am a project/program manager at Symantic's Sales and Marketing Operations org. Outside work, I volunteer as a board member with the Palo Alto Historical Association and as a yoga teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School."

submitted Jun. 3, 2014 1:07P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Carr, Jeanne-Marie (Bourcier)

Jeanne-Marie (Bourcier) Carr ’86 is currently working as an Independent Study Educator for students K-12 in the Gateway Unified School District in Redding, Calif.

submitted Aug. 22, 2014 4:41P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Carlson, Sharon (Revering)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Sharon Carlson '86 writes: "Let's see... I've been married for 22 years to Dave, whom I met senior year at the CA Jaycees office in San Jose (where I worked during my 4 years at SCU). We have 3 kids -- Matt (20), Lauren (18), and Chad (15). I am a CPA and currently working for an aerospace fastener manufacturer (that's "fancy" for bolts). I also have a small tax practice, residual from my days at Arthur Andersen (the pre-Enron glory days, of course!).  I enjoy videography and editing in my spare time. I am a Gleek and an uberfan of How I Met Your Mother, DWTS, and Idol."

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 9:25A
GRD Law '86
Buechel, Robert

Robert Buechel J.D. '86 joined the Sedgwick LLP insurance practice group as a partner. With 25 years of experience, Buechel represents both U.S. and non-U.S. insurers and reinsurers in transactional, corporate and regulatory matters as well as dispute management and resolution. In addition to being a seasoned advisor to primary and excess insurance and reinsurance market participants, Buechel is a knowledgeable resource on offshore and alternative risk transfer markets, runoff strategies, captive insurers, risk retention and purchasing groups, program business, structured insurance transactions and excess and surplus lines. He previously worked in Bermuda for the past 10 years, most recently at Imagine Group Holdings Limited as in-house general counsel and secretary. He also managed the legal and company secretarial affairs of the entire group including its subsidiaries in England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Gibraltar and Barbados among other jurisdictions.

submitted Nov. 30, 2011 3:30P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '86
Bruno, Liz
Liz Bruno '82, M.A. '86 had her jersey—No. 42—retired at a Bronco basketball game in Feb. Bruno played for SCU from 1978 through 1982 and holds the school career women’s and men’s record for rebounds with 1,218; is 16th on the school all-time points list with 1,081; and is the only Bronco women’s basketball player with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The SCU Hall of Famer is an 18-year Redmond resident and licensed clinical therapist in the dual diagnosis unit at Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. She is also an active member of the St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond and also participates in prison ministry when she’s not at her full-time job at Fairfax Hospital. Read more about her on the Kirkland Reporter.
submitted Feb. 25, 2014 8:17A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Bland, Steve

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Steve Bland '86 writes: "After experimentation working as an intern on Capitol Hill, I wandered into a career in advertising after graduating with my degree in History. Spent the next 17 years working at Chiat/Day in LA, SF and NY. In 2005, I changed things up and left the corporate world, spent the summer in Paris and went on an on-line dating binge. Fortunately, I got married in 2007 to my wife Connie. We had three day wedding event in Pittsburgh (and, a few Broncos showed up!). For the last year, I've been running my advertising business off a movie studio lot. I'm still married. I live in Pasadena."

submitted Feb. 27, 2011 5:48P
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