Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in 1995
Kelley Wall ’95 has been named a director at Rose Ryan, a finance and accounting consulting firm based in Silicon Valley. Wall, who has worked at RoseRyan since 2005, will add the responsibility of creating new-product strategy to her current role of leading the firm’s Technical Accounting Group.
Amy Urling ’95 was appointed "Teacher of the Year" for Northfield Middle and High School. Amy has been teaching high school science for 15 years.
Nicole Trevor Haims ’95 writes, "I received my MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1998 and quickly realized there weren't a lot of jobs for poets, so I started a career in publishing. Working for Wiley Publishing was the best first job in the world. It allowed me to put my creative, editorial, and writing skills to use, and it challenged me to learn emerging technologies. Since 2010 I've worked at Flintridge Preparatory School as the Director of Communications. Also in 2010 I married Jason Trevor, who works at his alma mater, Caltech, as a senior research engineer. We have a pretty wonderful life and currently live in La Canada Flintridge, Calif."
Jill Klees M.A. ’95 is the newest member of the Career Center team at Santa Clara. Jill is the counselor for alumni as well as graduate students in counseling psychology, education, and pastoral ministries.
Jill has worked in the career coaching field for more than 15 years in both academic and corporate environments. She gained extensive experience working in startup, nonprofit, and technology-based industries providing career-related resources within the Silicon Valley marketplace.
Jill has extensive programming experience in developing innovative tools and resources to prepare her clients for the workforce and is highly skilled in helping her clients determine their unique talents and strengths. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
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.
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, M.Div. ’04 is this year’s recipient of the Evil Companions Award, which honors a writer who hails from the West or writes about it. Hansen is an Omaha native who teaches literature at Santa Clara University. He has earned numerous honors in his four decades as a novelist, essayist and short-story writer, including the status of creating one of the longer and more intriguing titles in contemporary fiction: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Ken and Leanna (Porter) Deaton '95 joyfully celebrate the adoption of their son, Samuel Addisu Deaton on January 1, 2013. The family resides in Hayden, Idaho.
Justin Beck '95 and his beautiful bride, Betty, welcomed their first child, Evan, into the world on January 25, 2013. Justin is currently the Director of Training and Development for the Pabst Brewing Company based in Los Angeles.