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1998

'98
Lyons, Michael

Michael Lyons '98 and wife Michelle welcomed son Nate in March. He joins sisters Heather, 5, and Amanda, 2.

submitted May. 27, 2009 2:17P
'98
Lyding, Robert

Bob Lyding ’98 and wife Meghan welcomed a baby girl, Alicia, on September 15, 2011. The family lives in the Bay Area.

submitted Nov. 2, 2011 1:56P
'98
Lowry, Ryan

Ryan Lowry '98 and Melissa Lucas were wed on Sept. 13, 2008 in La Jolla. They reside in San Francisco. Ryan works for Netapp and Melissa works for Wells Fargo.

submitted May. 19, 2009 3:12P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Layfield, Jill

Jill Layfield ’98 has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Backcountry.com. Founded in 1996 in Park City, Utah, Backcountry.com -- an ecommerce leader in selling premium outdoor equipment -- became a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corp. (ranked 227 on the 2010 Fortune 500 list) in 2007. Jill has been with the company since 2004, when she saw a posting for a marketing position and decied to send over a resume. Little did she know she’d not only uproot from the San Francisco bay area to Park City, UT, but that she’d also move up through the ranks from Backcountry’s Director of Customer Marketing role to become the VP of Product Development in 2009 and COO in 2010. Prior to joining the Backcountry team, Jill most recently held a Senior Manager of Customer Marketing position at Shutterfly.com, where she managed customer acquisition, retention and loyalty, partner marketing, and retail business development programs. She’s also held marketing positions with Cisco Systems, Infogear (a startup focused on the marketing for Internet appliances), and 8x8 (a manufacturer of videoconferencing products and a VOIP service provider). Jill graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Communications. When she’s not tearing down the Backcountry hallway to her next meeting, she loves to climb, trail run, ski, and mountain bike with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Read the Salt Lake Tribune's story on Layfield from Feb. 7.
 

submitted Feb. 4, 2011 3:06P
'98
Layfield, Jill

Jill Layfield 98 contributed “The Trail to the Top” to The New York Times column "The Boss," about her career path. Layfield is the chief executive of Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoor gear based in Park City, Utah.

 

submitted Aug. 12, 2012 2:25P
UGRD Leavey Business '98
Lang, Meghan

Meghan Lang '98 and Tim Smith were married June 11 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Don McCarthy, a friend of the bride and groom, officiated. McCarthy was the one who first introduced the couple. The wedding attendants included maid of honor Katie Lang, the bride's sister; groomsmen Joe Lang, the bride's brother; and Kelly and Evan Smith, the groom's sons. They will make their home in San Francisco.

submitted Jul. 19, 2011 12:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Laguna, Adolfo

Adolfo Laguna '98, wife Elvia, and daughters Isabel, 12, Rebeca, 9, and Daisy, 4, welcomed a baby boy, Adolfo III, on May 4, 2009. The family lives in Hollister, Calif. Adolfo is an associate principal at Silver Creek High School in San Jose, and Elvia is a stay-at-home mom.

submitted Dec. 3, 2009 3:17P
'98
Kruckenberg, Victor

 Victor R. Kruckenberge ’98 and wife Melissa had a baby boy, Earle Griffin on June 16, 2010. The family resides in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Jul. 16, 2010 3:17P
'98
Kortens, Imelda (Wong)

 Imelda (Wong) Kortens '98 and Jediah Kortens welcomed their first baby boy, Jackson Robert Kortens, into the world on April 30, 2013.

submitted Jun. 5, 2013 10:45A
'98
Karambelas, Monica (Eastman)

Monica Karambelas (Eastman) '98 and Shawn Karambelas welcomed a baby boy, Nicholas, on May 3, 2011. He joins big brothers Stephen and Demetri. The family lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:32A
'98
Justl, Cathy (Miller)

Cathy (Miller) Justl '98 and David Justl '99 are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter Annakiya Yewibdar Eileen born November 29, 2008 in Ethiopia and in our arms forever May 8, 2009.

submitted Jun. 15, 2009 12:56P
'98
Justl, Cathy (Miller)

Cathy (Miller) Justl '98, M.A. '01  and David Justl '99 live in Wisconsin and are pleased to announce the arrival of Katherine Yeon Emma Justl, born March 17, 2011, in Osan, South Korea, home forever on August 30, 2012. She joins big sister, Kiya, age 4.

submitted Feb. 27, 2013 6:58P
'98
Jimenenz, Tomas

Tomas Jimenez's '98’s book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and identity (University of California Press, 2010) was recently awarded the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Latinos/as Section 2011 Distinguished Book Award. Professor Jiménez has also published this research in the American Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Social Science Quarterly, DuBois Review, and the Annual Review of Sociology. He is currently working on three projects. (1) The first—which is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Stanford United Parcel Service Endowment Fund, and the Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences—examines how host-society individuals (U.S.-born of U.S.-born parents) participate in the assimilation process by drawing on in-depth interviews with host-society individuals and observations in three distinct sub-regions in the Silicon Valley: East Palo Alto, Cupertino, and Berryessa. (2) A second project (with Stanford PhD Candidate, Lorena Castro) looks at how immigration becomes part of American national identity by studying a sample of high school US history textbooks from 1930-2005. (3) A third project—with social psychologist John Dovidio (Yale), political scientist Deborah Schildkraut (Tufts), and social psychologist Yuen Ho (UCLA)—uses lab experiments, survey data, and in-depth interviews to understand how contextual factors shape the sense of belonging and related intergroup attitudes, behaviors, and support for immigration policies among immigrants and host-society members in the United States. This project is funded by the Russell Sage Foundation.

submitted Jul. 18, 2011 2:33P
GRD Law '98
Hicks, Josh

Josh Hicks ’95, J.D. ’98 is a new shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a firm practicing in the areas of real estate, natural resources, public policy, corporate, and litigation. Hicks is a member of the firm’s government relations department and taxation group. His tax practice focuses on Nevada state and local tax matters, ranging from tax planning to litigated tax controversies. Hicks’ government affairs practice focuses on representation before the Nevada Legislature, local governments and state government agencies. In addition, Hicks practices in all aspects of Nevada campaign finance and election law, including all aspects of ballot initiatives.

submitted Jan. 7, 2014 10:35P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Henderson, Sheila

Sheila J. Henderson M.A. '98 writes, "Two exciting events: My husband and I moved to New York City, and I recently published two books: Fostering Inventiveness in Children and Invention Friday Curriculum: Grades 2-5. These books are available on Amazon.com. For more information, please see the website: http://inventionfriday.org These books would likely be interesting to parents and teachers who are interested in encouraging their children toward interesting careers and to enjoy learning, inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum is great for the classroom, after school programs, and education at home."

Contact Sheila
drsheilaj@gmail.com http://SheilaJHenderson.org http://inventionfriday.org
submitted May. 10, 2014 2:04P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Gonzales, Maritez (Garcia)

Maritez (Garcia) Gonzales '98 and husband Wil welcome their third child, Judah Cruz Gonzales. Baby Judah was born on March 17th and joins big brothers Josiah (5) and Jonah (3).

submitted Jun. 9, 2010 2:46P
'98
Giraldez, Anima-Christi (Clark)

Anima-Christi (Clark) Giraldez '98, husband Chad, and son Hunter, 3, welcomed a baby girl, Sierra Rose, on Feb. 8. The family lives in Salinas, Calif.

submitted Mar. 7, 2009 6:43P
'98
Ghali, Adel

Reverend Adel G. Ghali ’98 is still in the Chaplaincy Ministry in San Jose. He serves in a skilled nursing and assisted living facility, and also offers a helping hand to hear confessions and celebrate Holy Eucharist in parishes.

submitted Aug. 11, 2010 2:30P
'98
Fisher, David

David Fisher MBA '98 is now vice president and business transformation officer at SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations.

Mr. Fisher will lead a business transformation program to drive continuous process improvement and operational optimization efforts in support of SRA’s strategic plan. As BTO, he will help SRA continue to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business processes, enhancing the focus on providing customers with the best people, ideas and performance.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the SRA team,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Tim Atkin. “David’s thought leadership and extensive operational experience in the public and private sectors will strengthen how we support our employees and our customers.  He will provide SRA, and our customers, with strategies and practices that will enable us to consistently meet the dynamic needs of the federal government market in order to achieve exceptional operational performance.”  
 
Mr. Fisher has held a number of senior roles within the public and private sectors, most recently as Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Prior to joining the IRS, he served as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Before holding his role at the GAO, David held a number of positions with the Department of Defense (DoD), including serving as the first permanent director of the Business Transformation Agency, Defense Enterprise Integration Executive, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Financial Management). Prior to joining DoD, David served as Managing Director with BearingPoint.
 
Mr. Fisher graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He is also the author of Optimize Now (or else!): How to Leverage Processes and Information to Achieve Enterprise Optimization and Avoid Enterprise Extinction.
submitted Jun. 21, 2014 9:55A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Finch, Sandy (DeMasi)

Sandy Finch DeMasi M.A. '98 has recently become certified to work in the state of California as a School Psychologist.

submitted Jun. 9, 2010 8:53A
'98
Eppich, Simone

Simone Eppich '98, a Ph.D. student in nutrition at the University of Washington, married Marshall Talbot, an orchardist, on March 29, 2008. The wedding party was full of family members including four nephew ring bearers and one niece flower girl. The honeymoon was postponed until June as Simone went right back to school, and Marshall headed off to the family orchard to help protect the apple and cherry trees against the damaging frost. The couple make their home part-time in Seattle and part-time in Wenatchee, Wash.

submitted Apr. 2, 2009 8:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '98
Dunn, Ryan

Ryan T. Dunn '98 and his wife, Julie Briggs Dunn were thrilled to welcome Dylan Patrick Dunn on January 13, 2009. The Dunns live in San Francisco.

submitted Dec. 18, 2009 9:50A
'98
Dunn, Ryan

Ryan T. Dunn '98 opened Dunn & Panagotacos LLP, a law firm in downtown San Francisco. The boutique firm specializes in personal injury and business litigation (www.dpllp.com).

submitted Jun. 20, 2011 1:30P
'98
Diaz, Olga

Olga Diaz ’98 was named Civic Leader of the Year at U-T San Diego’s second annual San Diego Latino Champions Awards ceremony.

The U-T awards program emerged from the media company’s core goals, which include reflecting the diversity of the county. Latinos make up about one-third of the region’s population. To qualify for Thursday’s honors, individuals had to embody the U-T definition of a Latino champion: “a San Diego County resident of Latino descent who has taken an active role above and beyond his/her paid employment and has made a significant impact on the cultural lives of his/her community.”
 

 

submitted May. 6, 2013 10:29P
'98
Dennison, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Dennison '98 was named one of the "40 Most Outstanding Individuals" on the Kitsap Peninsula by the Kitsap Business Journal.

submitted Dec. 4, 2008 12:56P
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