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Jens Gordon '89 was named the new coach of the Salinas High School boys basketball team. He becomes just the third varsity boys basketball coach at Salinas High in 65 years.
Gordon, who earned a full-ride basketball scholarship to SCU, was an undrafted free agent for the San Antonio Spurs in 1989. After breaking his ankle, he went on to play basketball professionally in Europe and Japan for 19 years.
In 2006 he returned to the Salinas area and earned his teaching credential at Cal State University-Monterey Bay. Last year he coached the Salinas High JV girls team to an 18-4 record.
Mark Delsman MBA '89 has been appointed the new vice president of engineering at Pliant Technology.
Tracy Garfinkel Darchini ’89 was promoted to Media Relations Manager for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Ore.
Robert Colaizzi ’89 has joined Atlona, a global manufacturer of cutting-edge digital connectivity solutions, as the CFO. Colaizzi brings more than 20 years of experience building world-class accounting, finance, and operational teams to Atlona. He has extensive global experience in optimizing operations and driving revenue and profitability by successfully developing and executing financial and operational strategies. Colaizzi holds a B.S. in economics from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. in finance from the College of Notre Dame. Atlona supplies an extensive range of high-quality products—from cables, splitters, and extenders to distribution amplifiers, converters, switchers, and more—to a diverse client base spanning the consumer electronics, home theater, computing, retail, systems integration, professional A/V, broadcast, entertainment, medical digital imaging, and digital signage markets.
Kathy Thielke Chen '89 and husband Pete welcomed a baby girl, Leilani Marina Chen, on December 12, 2008. The Chens continue to reside in Palo Alto, CA where Kathy is the owner of Just a Party Girl, an event planning and wedding coordination service business.
Kathy Thielke Chen '89 and husband Pete welcomed a baby girl, Leilani Marina Chen, on December 12, 2008. The Chens continue to reside in Palo Alto, Calif., where Kathy is the owner of Just a Party Girl, an event planning and wedding coordination service business.
Malcolm J. Carruthers '94 was appointed manager of customer support for Comtech Xicom Technology Inc. in Santa Clara. Earlier this year he presented a paper at the IVEC/IVESC Conference titled "The More Things Change, the More They Stay The Same," a retrospective and prospective look at the vacuum tube industry. Comtech Xicom Technology is a world leader in satellite communications (satcom) amplifiers, some of which will be used to transmit the 2012 London Olympics to countries around the world.
Troy Buckley '89 is the baseball coach at Long Beach State University.
Karin Bootsma MBA ’89 has been named VP of marketing for RiseSmart, a leader in enterprise career management solutions. In this position, Bootsma will build upon RiseSmart’s market leadership and focus on creating marketing programs that grow the foundation for ongoing customer, sales, and channel success in each of the company’s markets.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Eric Berghoff '86, MBA '89, writes: "My wife (Madeline Desmond '87), my three children (Kayla, Garrett, and Tessie), and I have resided in the Sacramento area for the past 20+ years. My oldest daughter, Kayla, graduates with a theater arts degree from Santa Clara this year. Seeing her grow up as a Bronco has been incredibly exciting and gratifying for me. For the last 10 years, I've enjoyed an excellent professional experience in finance at Intel in Folsom, Calif. For several years, I also moonlighted as a mobile disc jockey, emceeing several hundred events until my 'retirement' in 2005. In short, life since SCU has been very rewarding and enriching."
Eric Berghoff I can be found and followed on Linkedin.
Zareh Baghdasarian M.S. '89 recently became CEO of 15desks, a new startup focused on the education market. He was co-founder of Monterey Networks, which was sold to Cisco Syetems in 1999, and has been an active angel investor in Southern California.