Class Notes | Obituaries
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Oscar Zavaleta ’92 started Montez Group Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in Quality Control/Quality Assurance.
Kevin Woestman '92 and his wife, Peggy, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Claire Elizabeth on Sept 1, 2010. She joins big brother Noah in their Chantilly, Va. home.
Kevin Woestman ’92 was recently promoted to director of human resources for FrontPoint Security in McLean, Va. FrontPoint is a nationwide provider of wireless alarm systems for residential and commercial customers. He lives with his wife and two children in Chantilly, Va.
Richard Weber '92 was recently interviewed in The Californian for his role at Whitson Engineers, where he is an owner and principal partner. A general civil engineering and land survey firm that dates back to the late 1970s, the company has projects in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties. It is also beginning projects in Southern California. Weber joined Whitson Engineers in 1993.
Jean (Houston) Walker '92 and husband Todd are proud to announce belatedly the birth of their son, Nicholas William Walker, in January 2007.
P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.
Lan Truong '92, a state department officer, is serving as special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She, her partner and their son, Lucas, recently welcomed the birth of a baby boy, Eric, on Dec. 12, 2010. The family lives in Geneva.
Kathleen Tonry '92 is an assistant professor of English and associate director of the writing center at the University of Connecticut.
Kristen Thall Peters J.D. ’92 was elected to the management committee at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP. Peters is currently the chair of the firm’s Green Practice Group, which focuses on green, energy, environmental, pipeline, real estate, and land use law and which is primarily based out of the Walnut Creek office.
She spearheaded the office’s expansion in 2004, and its certification as a green business in 2009. This announcement comes on the heels of the firm’s execution of a five year extension of the lease for the space the Walnut Creek office has occupied since 1989.
Peters is currently an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) - East Bay, the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County, the Diablo Valley Chapter of Women Presidents’ Organization, Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Association of Women in Water and Energy, the Green Business Network of Contra Costa County, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association, of which she formerly served on the board of directors and currently serves on the Diversity Committee. An active member of the Real Estate Section of the Contra Costa County Bar, she served for years in the capacity of board member and president.
A graduate of Concord High School, U.C. Berkeley (B.A. Environmental Sciences) and Santa Clara University (J.D.), Peters is also an active volunteer in the community.
Sonya L. Sigler J.D. '92 is general counsel at Cataphora, Inc.
Sonya Sigler J.D. '92 is vice president of product strategy of SFL Data, the first provider of a fixed-price e-discovery managed service for corporations and law firms. With more than 10 years of experience in business relationship management, Ms. Sigler will help develop and deliver the technology products and tools needed to address the e-discovery needs of law firm and corporate clients. She previously held roles as in-house counsel and a business development/legal consultant to several companies, including Intuit, Sony, IDO Systems, RealCommunities and Treasure Media. A member of the California State Bar, Ms. Sigler also served as an attorney at Sega, supporting business and product development, marketing and finance departments.
David "Shoe" Shuey J.D. ’92 is currently a partner at Rankin, Sproat, et. al. in Oakland, Calif. He practices insurance defense, including general liaiblity, construction defect and injury, and professional malpractice. He has been with Rankin since graduating from Santa Clara. He is also a two term Mayor and current City Councilmember in Clayton, Calif. He has been on the Council since 2002 and is serving his third term. He has been married for 20 years to wife Shelly and has five children, three of which were adopted from China and the Ukraine.
Shuey@rankinlaw.com or on facebook
Kerry San Chirico '92 and wife Sheri—a daughter, Xenia Priya, on October 21. Xenia joins big sisters Lucy and Brigid. The family recently returned from India, where Kerry was conducting his dissertation research.
Kerry P.C. San Chirico '92 received his doctorate in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is now Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, where he teaches Global Christianities and Indian religions.
Patty Del Santo Sackinsky ’92 and her husband Brian welcomed a baby boy, Joseph Lawrence, on February 3, 2011. Joseph joins siblings, Maggie (13), Mary Kate (9), Thomas (6), Benjamin (5). The family resides in Shrewsbury, Ma.
Kate Rushford Murray '92 was elected chairwoman of the board of directors for the Women's Fund of New Hampshire. Murray currently lives in New Castle, Del., with her husband, David, and also serves on the board of the Music Hall in Portsmouth and the Advisory Council of the Currier Muesum of Art in Manchester.
Xavier Romano M.A. ’92 writes, "After taking on a consultancy in Saudi Arabia during the 'Arab Spring' near the Yemen boarder, and witnessing one Tahrir Square protest in Cairo, I found myself back in California in April 2012 taking on the role as Fresno campus director of Alliant International University. After more than a year in Fresno I have a newfound respect for Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and a dozen years in the 'wilderness' of Illinois while at Knox College! Good to be back in California—and my time in the Middle East prepped me well for the heat of Central California. ;-)"
Xavier E. Romano Director, Fresno Campus Alliant International University Fresno CA 93727
Luis J. Rodriguez '89, J.D. '92 was among five attorneys certified in July for the State Bar Board of Governors. He was elected, along with Gretchen Nelson, to represent District 7, which encompasses Los Angeles County. Elected to serve a three-year term, Luis will be sworn in at the State Bar’s annual meeting on September 25. Luis Rodriguez, a Los Angeles County deputy public defender, is a former member of the State Board of Education, a former president of the Mexican American Bar Association, and former chair of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness.
Jeff '92, J.D. '96 and Molly (Foy) Rich '92 welcomed their third baby, Findlay George Rich, on June 12, 2010. Finn joins his older brother, Jeffrey Jr. (8) and sister, Caeleigh (6) in Palo Alto where Molly works in real estate. Jeff is currently Assistant General Counsel at Juniper Networks.
Jonathan Rende MBA ’92 joined Appcelerator, a mobile platform company, as vice president of products. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for HP software's application lifecycle management business. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rende has held various product roles at Informix, Lockheed, and Mercury.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Allison (Clinton) Rak ’92 writes, "I'm living in San Carlos, Calif., and am married to Adam Rak—we recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have three daughters, ages 10, 7, and 5. I own a boutique consulting firm, Vatoca Partners, specializing in consumer insight and innovation. I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with my SCU classmates at our reunion in October!"
Allison Rak http://www.linkedin.com/in/vatoca