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2002

GRD Law '02
Murray, Amanda

Amanda Murray J.D. ’02 and Matthew Nowakowski, both of Redwood City, were wed on Sept. 21, 2013, at Murrietta’s Well Winery in Livermore.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Maggie Murray of Red Bluff. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1996, from U.C. San Diego in 1999, and from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2002 with a juris doctorate degree. She is a deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.
Her husband is the son of Celina Nowakowska of Mountain View. He graduated from Irvington High School in 1996. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in 2001, and with a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 2004. He is a satellite R.F. engineer at Space Systems Loral in Sunnyvale.
submitted Aug. 16, 2013 12:43P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Morrissey , Ellie (Taft)

Ellie (Taft) Morrissey ’02 and husband Sam are thrilled to welcome their daughter Sadie Elise, born May 29, 2013. The happy family lives in Pasadena, Calif. and is visited often by proud Grandpa Jim Taft ’72.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 9:35P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Mendelson, Sean

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.

“I played all the guitar and bass on 11 of the 14 tracks, and I did all the lead vocals,” says Mendelson, whose official artist name is Sean's Music Factory. Friends, family, and musical colleagues performed other instrumentals, such as the percussions, saxophone, violin, and backup vocals.

Mendelson, a Santa Clara University graduate, composed 12 songs in just three days.

Mendelson approached his song writing by reflecting on what he likes about music and listening to his children’s favorite music. He also drew on his experiences as a music teacher.
 
“In the 12 years that I’ve been teaching, I learned a lot about how you can use music to interact with the listener,” Mendelson says. “[On the album], there are songs where I’d sing and then leave spaces for children to fill in the blanks with their own words.”
 
Mendelson is grateful to the 93 backers who helped him raise over $5,000 on Kickstarter to cover his album’s production and recording costs.
 
submitted Sep. 13, 2013 11:39A
'02
McAllister, Eric

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).

 

submitted Feb. 3, 2014 3:59P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '02
Lalangan , Sheri (Lara )

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.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 4:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Gerlich, Courtney (Chatalas)

Courtney (Chatalas) Gerlich ’02 and husband Ira Gerlich - happily welcomed their first child, Maxwell Chatalas Gerlich, on Oct. 25, 2013. The family lives in Seattle, Wash.

submitted Jan. 25, 2014 5:55P
GRD Leavey/MBA '02
Gere, Andrew

Andrew Gere MBA '02 has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at San Jose Water Company. Andrew has been with the company since 1995 and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of many regulatory compliance plans and capital improvements necessary to the company's success. He leads the company's largest employee base, including Water Quality, Operations, Distribution Systems and DS Support. In that role, he is in charge of planning and directing comprehensive programs, budgets and management staff related to water resources, water quality control, water production, storage, distribution, infrastructure maintenance and repair, metering, procurement, logistics and environmental management.

submitted May. 23, 2013 8:40A
GRD Law '02
Donovan, Christine

Christine Donovan J.D. ’02, a senior staff attorney for the Solano County Superior Court, has been appointed the Judicial Council's Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. Donovan, who has worked for Solano County Superior Court since 2007, is a Certified Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and has served as a faculty member for the Center for Judiciary Education and Research at the Administrative Office of the Courts.

The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee makes recommendations for improving the administration of justice in all cases involving marriage, family, or children. The committee identifies issues and concerns affecting court administration; proposes necessary changes to rules, standards, and forms; reviews and recommends legislation; recommends pilot projects to evaluate new procedures or practices; and acts on assignments referred to it by the Judicial Council. The committee also makes recommendations to the Judicial Council regarding grants for programs and projects involving court appointed special advocates (CASA), child support commissioners and family law facilitators, family court services, and access to visitation.
 
"It is an incredible honor to be selected by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye as a member of Judicial Council's Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. I look forward to collaborating with others who believe as I do that these areas of the law are both challenging and highly rewarding. I am committed to using my experiences as a family law staff attorney and as a certified family law specialist to improve the administration of justice in cases involving marriage, family, or children for the people of the State of California," Donovan said in a statement.

 
submitted Oct. 13, 2013 11:23P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
DeLuca, Elia

Elia DeLuca ’02, J.D. ’06 was named a Rising Star in the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013 edition, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. DeLuca practices labor and employment law in the San Francisco office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 12:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '02
Carrera, Mary (Chong)

Mary Chong Carrera ’02 and husband Jesus, welcomed their second son, Angel, on December 6, 2013. Big brother Jesse loves showering Angel with kisses and can't wait to play ninja turtles with him.

submitted Jan. 9, 2014 5:01P
'02
Bobek, Carly (Dadson )

Carly A. Dadson ’02 is special counsel at Dannis Woliver Kelley in Long Beach. She advises and counsels public school district clients on a wide range of personnel-related matters.

submitted Jul. 24, 2013 9:27A
'02
Apolinario, Maya (Vestal)

Maya Vestal Apolinario ’02 and Paulo Apolinario ’02 welcomed daughter Sara Alexandra on October 12, 2012. Her proud big brother, Marco Cruz, is three years old, and the family lives in San Jose.

submitted Jul. 2, 2013 2:06P

2003

UGRD Arts & Sciences '03
Visse, Valerie (Martin)

Valerie (Martin) Visse '03 and Nicholas Visse '05, MBA '10 were married on March, 23, 2013, in Sacramento. In attendance were Matron of Honor Kalie (Bass) Ward '03, Best Man James (Jamie) Arntz '05, groomsman John Paul Vasicek '05, and other Broncos Diana Passadori '03, J.D. '06Daniel Figoni '03, MBA '07Matt Ward '03, and Bobby McCarthy '05. The newlyweds honeymooned in Bora Bora. The couple lives in Sunnyvale, CA.

submitted Jun. 2, 2013 5:12P
UGRD Leavey Business '03
Siino, Roselyn

Roselyn "Rosie" Siino ’03 married Steven on Sept. 18, 2010. The ceremony was held at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, with reception at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. In attendance were bridesmaids Ashley Weger ’03; Renee (Morrell) Meadowcroft ’03, MBA ’12; Gaelen O'Connell ’02Jennifer (Getz) Olmstead ’03; and dear guests Michelle (Lower) Rayburn ’03 and Lisa (DiSanti) Leopard ’03. Rosie has been working in wealth management for the last ten years. In 2012 she obtained her Master of Science degree in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University and is a Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional. She currently works for Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco where she and her husband reside.

submitted Jun. 18, 2013 11:35A
UGRD Leavey Business '03
Siino, Roselyn

Roselyn Siino ’03 recently accepted a position as Financial Planner at Mosaic Financial Partners in San Francisco. Mosaic Financial Partners is an independent investment advisory firm that provides both financial planning and investment management services to individuals and families.

Contact Roselyn
More information can be found at: http://mosaicfp.com/roselyn-siino-cfp%C2%AE
submitted Oct. 3, 2013 11:43P
'03
Siino, Roselyn
Roselyn Siino ’03 has recently joined Mosaic Financial Partner's wealth management team. Roselyn is a CFP who has been contributing her advice and knowledge to the wealth management industry for the past 10 years and is very excited to be continuing her career with Mosaic.
 
Roselyn Siino comes to Mosaic with a decade of experience in the wealth management industry, most recently working with Wells Fargo Private Bank and Merrill Lynch Trust Company.  She has done a great deal of work helping high net worth clients understand and navigate complex financial planning topics such as cash-flow analysis, insurance and education funding needs, employee stock options and estate planning. Rosie is a CFP professional, has a Master of Science in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and Financial Women of San Francisco.
 
“I am happy to be joining Mosaic Financial Partners because I believe that financial planning should be done in a holistic way.  The advisors at Mosaic Financial Partners get to know the client as a person and provide individualized financial planning and customized advice to each client. This deep understanding of a client’s goals and objectives allows Mosaic Financial Partners to devise an investment strategy that is suitable to each client’s particular needs. I am looking forward to working with our clients and am thrilled to be joining a wonderful team of people.”
 
A native San Franciscan, Rosie enjoys traveling, jogging, dining out at one of San Francisco’s many restaurants, catching a performance of the opera, symphony, or favorite musician in town, cheering on her home teams of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants, and spending time with her family.
 
 
Contact Roselyn
For more information about MFP go to **www.mosaicfp.com*<http://www.mosaicfp.com/> * or call 415-788-1952.*
submitted Oct. 13, 2013 11:15P
UGRD Leavey Business '03
Shelton, Sharon

Sharon Shelton ’03 wed David Feigelson on November 9, 2013 on a yacht in Newport Beach, Calif. Sharon and David met at Santa Clara while David was visiting his groomsmen Matt Krueger ’03. Other Broncos in the wedding party:Merrin Thompson 02'Chrissy Towle (Hirsch) 03' and Cindy Hirsch ’03. Other Broncos in attendance were Amy Hoefer (Grabill) ’03Ynez Carrasco ’02Jamie Jameson (Swintek) ’02Miranda McAnany ’02Kasey De La Cruz (Shemwell) ’03Christina Vick ’05Jessie Mechem ’04, and Kim Gaube (Helton) ’03. Sharon and David reside in Redwood City, CA where Sharon works as a VP for Comerica in San Jose, providing financing for start-up/pre-profit companies. David works for Genentech as a Global Project Manager.

submitted Oct. 26, 2013 11:38P
GRD Law '03
Shahbazian, Pouya

Pouya Shahbazian J.D. ’03 was profiled in The Hollywood Reporter. He is a manager-producer at New Leaf Literary & Media, a management/production business that includes the hotly anticipated film Divergent, based on a YA novel Shahbazian discovered and placed at Summit. (He has a producer credit). Among his other high-profile sales: Patrick Lee's Runner to Warner Bros. with Justin Lin directing, and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Boneto DreamWorks.

The London-born book-to-film manager, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, also is doing some writing of his own. He's co-authoring a YA novel titled Scan, which is set for May release, and then will follow up in 2015 with a sequel, Burn.
 
submitted Nov. 7, 2013 1:37P
'03
Henderson, Therese (DiCola)

Therese (DiCola) Henderson '03 and Reed Henderson welcomed Lillian Reed on Sept. 26, 2013. Lily joins big sister Ella, 3.

submitted Mar. 28, 2014 10:16A
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