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Christine (Lupo) Montgomery '02 writes, "I received my Ph.D. in English from U.C. Santa Cruz in 2012 and now have a two-year postdoctoral position in the English department at my undergraduate university, Santa Clara."
Ryan Monger ’01 and Janet (Nissen) Monger ’02 welcomed twin boys Andrew Kenneth and Henry Lloyd on Jan. 13, 2012.
Sean Mendelson ’02, a.k.a. Teacher Sean, just finished producing his first children’s music album, Crank Out the Music. The music is vibrant and fresh with an engaging alternative vibe, a nod to Mendelson’s history of playing in rock bands.
Mendelson, a Santa Clara University graduate, composed 12 songs in just three days.
Steve McShane MBA '02 was elected to City Council last fall in Salinas, California. Steve own's McShane's Nursery & Landscape Suppply in Salinas.
Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis, LLP announces the elevation of construction attorney Eric McAllister ’02 to the partnership.
“Eric is a highly skilled and valued member of our team, and particularly to our construction industry clients; we are proud to welcome him to the partnership,” said Managing Partner David Kornbluh. “Carrie and Jordan both stood out to the firm as summer associates and we are thrilled they are permanently joining.”
An experienced construction attorney, McAllister represents real property owners, developers and general contractors in evaluating and litigating construction defect claims, delay claims and payment disputes. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has assisted property owners in recovering more than $60 million for the repair of defective construction.
Active within his industry, McAllister is the current chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Real Estate Executive Committee and sits on the Civil Practice Committee. He is also an active member of the California Apartment Association’s Tri-County Division and the Apartment Owners Association of California. McAllister earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James Rogers College of Law (2007) and his B.A. from Santa Clara University (2002).
Ramon Marquez III '02 and Nina Nejah '04, M.S. '07 exchanged vows in beautiful Mission Santa Clara on Nov. 1, 2008 after nearly eight years of courtship. Numerous SCU alumni attended the wedding including Groomsman Paulo Apolinario '02. Nina spends her days behind a desk as a Project Manager for Google, Inc. Meanwhile, Ramon has forgotten the office atmosphere chasing down wanted fugitives for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Ramon and Nina are happily married and reside in San Jose.
Ramon Marquez III '02 and Nina Nejah '04, M.S. '07 were blessed with a beautifuly baby girl, Jasmine F. Marquez, on Dec. 11, 2012. Baby Jasmine weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. The Marquez Family continues to reside locally in San Jose.
Valerie Trinidad ’02 and Justin Maggard were married at St. Victor’s Church in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2011. They had several SCU alumni in the wedding party including brother Mark Trinidad ’04; friends Beverly Cabrera Galang ’02, Lorraine Leonardo ’02, and Jennifer Ramones ’02; and even more alumni in attendance. The couple honeymooned in Europe and currently resides in Fremont.
Michael MacKinnon ’02 and Melissa Ebner on April 28, 2012, in Estes Park, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Cecilia Jensen and Norm Sheppard of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada and Heinz Ebner and Holly Arnold of Boulder, Colo. She graduated from Boulder High School and attended the University of Colorado Boulder. She is employed as a nurse practitioner.
Stephanie (Deddens) MacDonald '01 and Michael MacDonald '02 welcomed their first child, son Luke Michael born on April 19, 2010. He was 7lbs. 4 oz. and 20 inches long. Stephanie is a first grade teacher in San Jose and Michael is a real estate attorney in Palo Alto. The family lives in San Jose.
Kristina Daniel Lawson J.D. ’02, was among this year’s winners of the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 award, which honors “the best and brightest young leaders who are shaping our region’s vibrant future.” Lawson is a partner for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources Division, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Read full article here.
Paul Laurie '02 co-founded Walking Tree Travel, a summer Peace Corps–like program for teens that works in countries from China to Costa Rica, Senegal to Spain. Annually the company senda hundreds of teens to small villages to build schools, learn about local culture, and, most important, return to teach their friends about a world outside of the United States.
Justin Lamettry ’02 writes: “Married, two kids.”
Sheri Lara ’99 and Ronald Lalangan were married at Mission Santa Clara on August 17. The happy couple were surrounded by their family and friends, including fellow Bronco Susan Lalangan Vaughan who served as a bridesmaid.
Lindsey (Wylie) Kouvaris '02 and Nick Kouvaris MBA '07 welcomed their first child, Emilia Sharon, on June 12, 2012.
John Kenney '02 and Carolyn (Collins) Kenney '02 announce the birth of their second child, baby boy Will, born March 11, 2010. Will joins big sister Bridget, 2.5. The family lives in San Diego, Calif.
Ian '02 and Bethany (Stevenson) Kelly '02 welcomed their first daughter, Erinne Margaret, on January 5, 2010. The family lives in Portland, Ore.
Ian Kelly '02 and Bethany (Stevenson) Kelly '02 welcomed their second daughter, Caitlin Clara, on July 30, 2012. She joins big sister Erinne. Her middle name comes from the place her parents met: Santa Clara! The family lives in Portland.
Amanda Judge ’02 is the founder and president of the Andean Collection (AC), a line of jewelry that combines her own musings on design with insights on poverty in South America. She loves making a statement both with her jewelry and her ideas, which she displays in her fashion blog, theandeancollectionblog.com.
Michael Joyce J.D. ’02 joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Joyce focuses his practices on the use of complex and innovative structures to finance projects in the renewable energy field, as well as in fossil fuel and other infrastructure assets.
Joyce has assisted clients on numerous transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Recent transactions have focused on renewable energy projects for a wide range of assets, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass projects.
Samuel J. Dalesandro, Jr. J.D. '01 and Heather Mardel Jones J.D. '02 welcomed their first child, Lila Mardel Dalesandro, on August 11, 2010. Sam is a Deputy District Attorney at the Fresno County District Attorney's Office, assigned to the Career Criminal Unit. Heather is an associate at Dowling, Aaron and Keeler, in Fresno, California, focusing her practice on civil, probate, and trust litigation.
Kevin Ireland '02 and Laura Roberts were married on July 17, 2010 at the Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, Calif. A 100-person guest list included Best Man Brad Moodie '02, Groomsman Jonathan Hoffer '03, and invited guests Rachel (Boll) Moodie '03, Matt Murphy '02 and Kelly (Hunsinger) Murphy '02, Ted Anderson '03 and Ann (Sheehan) Anderson '03, Chuck Schwalbach '03 and Diane (Varni) Schwalbach '03, Sean Santa Cruz '03, Joseph Florez '03, and William Kardas '04.