Class Notes | Obituaries
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Beth Simas '05, daughter of Ted '70 and Rita Simas, married Matthew Marcinek on February 16, 2013 in Sacramento, California. In attendance were over 20 Broncos from the classes of '70, '04, and '05. The couple currently resides in Houston, Texas.
Beth (Simas) Marcinek '05 and her husband, Matthew, welcomed Evan Lee on May 12, 2015. It is the first child for the couple and third grandson for Ted Simas '70 and Rita Simas.
Sergio Mairena MBA ’05 writes, "Bridging Silicon Valley and Napa Valley with the launch of an intelligent wine-blending platform, Mezcla!"
Mike Lysaght '05 earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology from USF in 2007. Since then, he has served in a variety counseling positions around the Bay Area. Currently he is earning the necessary 3,000 hours to become a licensed therapist in California. He and husband Colin recently celebrated five years together, and they live in Campbell, Calif.
Greg Lynn MBA '05 is heading up Software Quality at Xobni in San Francisco, delivering smart search for Outlook and mobile devices.
Gregory Lynn MBA ’05 writes; “Now working at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) on the Meshin Project, which seeks to bring order to electronic communications chaos!”
Michelle Luis '05 and Ryan Wilson were wed on August 14, 2010 at Mission Santa Clara. The bridal party included Yolanda Puga '05 and other Broncos in attendance Victoria Gregory '05. The couple now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stephanie Lam ’05, MBA ’11 received top honors for her oil painting African Child III at Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition and Exhibition. This distinction also won her a solo show at the museum in 2016.
Ryan Kunkel '05 and wife Eleanor welcomed their daughter, Audrey June, on December 23, 2014. They currently live in Walnut Creek, CA.
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.
Andrea Friaz Gallardo '05 completed her medical residency at U.C. San Diego, combined family medicine and psychiatry training, and has joined Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy full-time. She is happy to be back in the Bay Area after nine years away in Southern California.