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2000

GRD Engineering '00
Warner, Amy
Amy Warner '99, M.S. '00 was recently elected as vice president of Precision Analog. As such, Warner is responsible for setting and driving strategy for the Precision Analog team with the goal of sustainable growth and profitability with differentiated analog signal chain products designed for the industrial, energy and communications markets.
 
In previous roles at TI, Warner managed Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter products and served as an analog field applications engineer.  Prior to joining TI in 2004, she spent four years as a hardware engineer at Agilent Technologies.
submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:39P
GRD Leavey/MBA '00
Clapperton, Michael

Michael Clapperton MBA ’00 has been named to the board of Etairos Consulting in San Jose, Calif. He currently is the Chief Technology Officer of IT Sigma in New York City, a SaaS Workflow Management tool.

Contact Michael
212-390-0696
submitted May. 29, 2014 10:11A

2001

'01
Thorpe, Gillian

 "Seek help for your child at the onset of any suspicion of alcohol or drugs," advises Gillian Thorp M.A. ’01, Three Stones Wellness CEO and co-founder with Kathryn Spelman, COO. "You don't want to wait until your child hits rock bottom and is expelled from school or in the hospital. Early intervention is important."

Three Stones Wellness, which opened in a cozy home in Santa Clara last November, is a residential program providing alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adolescents, ages 12 to 17. The home can accommodate up to six teens for stays of 30 to 90 days. It is one of just nine residential facilities for adolescents in all of California (compared with some 2,400 facilities for adults).
 
"There is a huge, unmet need for help for adolescents suffering from substance abuse," says Thorp, a mother of two daughters. Thorp holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, where she was Director of the International Student Services before leaving the university last April to focus her efforts on establishing Three Stones Wellness.
 
"It's been quite a leap of faith, but it's something that speaks to my heart for personal reasons," says Thorp, a Santa Clara resident who was born and raised in South Africa.
 
"I wanted to do something in our community because I have long-standing roots here," continues Thorp, whose late husband, Deron, was a native of Santa Clara.
 
Thorp and Spelman are neighbors living on the same street, and Thorp's daughters are friends with Spelman's daughter. As the moms got to know each other, they discovered that they shared concern for teens struggling with substance abuse, which sometimes co-occurs with underlying disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, and attention deficit.
 
"The establishment of a holistic, compassion-based program for adolescents to address very real problems was needed. The opportunity to develop and create a new program with a fresh perspective, incorporating evidence-based treatments and drawing upon the expertise of professionals in the field, while working with a dear friend, was a privilege not to be passed by," writes Spelman in an e-mail.
 
A native of Southern California, Spelman brings her problem-solving and organizational skills as an attorney—with a law degree from the University of San Diego—to the partnership.
 
"What began as simply an idea and good intentions has blossomed into a program that we are extremely proud of. With the incredible support of our families and friends, and the commitment and work of the team that we have brought together, we expect that this program will create positive change in the lives of our adolescent clients and their families," states Spelman.
 
On the Three Stones Wellness website, it states that its core belief "is that alcohol and substance abuse is a treatable condition and that recovery is best achieved through a process that heals and nurtures mind, body, and spirit." This holistic approach to wellness is symbolized by three stacked stones, sometimes used by travelers along trails to mark the way home or to a new destination.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:15P
'01
Doré, David
 
submitted May. 16, 2014 11:54A
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Davis, Mark

Mark Davis '01 and Rachel Davis are delighted to announce the arrival of their third child, Clara Mariam Davis, who was born at home on Nov. 22, 2013. Best wishes to all of the SCU alumni and their families!

submitted Feb. 10, 2014 12:44P

2002

'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
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

2003

UGRD Leavey Business '03
Travis, Christine (Beechinor)

Christine (Beechinor) Travis '03 and husband Chris welcomed their first child, Evelyn Andrea Travis Sept. 1, 2013. The family resides in Bakersfield, Calif. where Christine owns her own Pilates studio, Poise Pilates+Barre.

submitted Apr. 27, 2014 8:17P
GRD Leavey/MBA '03
Rajagopal, Ananda
Ananda Rajagopal MBA '03 has joined Gigamon as vice president of Product Management, bringing more than 20 years of global software, hardware and engineering leadership. Ananda joins Gigamon from Brocade, where he was most recently VP Routing, Product Management & Strategy for their Data Center Switching and Routing business.
 
Gigamon is a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric.
 
Rajagopal holds an MBA in Technology Management from Santa Clara University, as well as a Masters of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT in Kanpur, India. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Mysore in India. Previously, he held positions on the Internet2 Research Advisory Board, Metro Ethernet Forum, and DSL Forum, as well as serving as a voting member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
submitted Apr. 24, 2014 10:57A
GRD Law '03
Phan, Emily (Wang)

Emily Wang Phan J.D. '03 was the reader's pick for the "Best Criminal Lawyer" of Silicon Valley, according to the Metro. The law office of Emily Phan specializes in defending cases such as driving under the influence, theft, and domestic violence. 

Contact Emily
www.emilyphanlaw.com
submitted Apr. 25, 2014 7:47P
'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
GRD Leavey/MBA '03
Davies, Matthew

Matthew Davies MBA ’03 was recently profiled on the politics page of the Sacramento Bee for his controversial involvement in becoming a medical marijuana entrepeneur in California. After other ventures—launching an online jewelry importing company, starting a property management firm, and then opening an upscale French restaurant—Davies, 35, of Stockton, began building a $10 million Central Valley medical marijuana enterprise in barely two years, starting in 2009. A battle with the federal government ensued. Get the full details in the news article.

 

submitted Jan. 29, 2014 8:55P

2004

'04
Pecoraro, Rebecca (Potter)

Former volleyball player Becky Potter '04, married Nick Pecoraro on May 24, 2014, in Pismo Beach, Calif. Other SCU alum in attendance: teammate Becky Biniek '04, Claire (Parsons) Durrell '04, Jenny (Siegel) Ruso '04, Lindsay (Uchikura) Melaas '04, and Rick Ruso '03, MBA '07.

submitted Jun. 12, 2014 2:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Gonzales, Khanh-Thy (Nguyen)

Khanh-Thy (Nguyen) Gonzales ’04 and 1st Lt. Ramiro Gonzales celebrated their 10th year anniversary by renewing their wedding vows in Las Vegas with "Elvis." In attendance were Khanh-Vy Nguyen ’01, Hiroko Shirakata ’99, and Kristin Calcagno ’99. Future Broncos Aria and Ellia Gonzales served as flower girls.

submitted Jul. 3, 2014 1:42P
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Corwin, Rebecca (Levvy)

Rebecca (Levy) Corwin ’04 and her husband Brian welcomed their second child, Matthew Decker, on Sep. 30, 2013. Big brother, Jonathan, welcomed him home as well. The family lives in the Boston area.

submitted Jan. 29, 2014 6:14A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Christian, Alison

On January 1, 2014 Alison R. Christian ’04 was promoted to Shareholder at the law firm of Christian Dichter & Sluga in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Christian is a co-founder of the award-winning ”Ladder Down” business development program for women lawyers and her practice focuses on insurance law and bad-faith litigation. CDS congratulates Ms. Christian and welcomes her to its partnership!

 

Contact Alison
Alison R. Christian 2700 N. Central Ave. Suite 1200 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Office: (602) 792-1700 Direct: (602) 792-1706 Fax: (602) 792-1710 AChristian@cdslawfirm.com www.cdslawfirm.com
submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:22P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Caron, Lindsay (Westby)

Lindsay Caron ’04, MA ’07 writes: My husband James Caron and I welcomed a baby boy, Luke Andrew Caron on January 15, 2014.

submitted Jan. 28, 2014 3:42P

2005

UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Taft, Ben

Ben Taft '05 was pinned as an RN on April 13, 2014. He graduated from the accelerated Nursing Class of Samuel Merit University School of Nursing. Currently, he is taking classes from Kaplan to prepare himself for his state licensing test.

submitted Apr. 26, 2014 2:52P
'05
Tablin-Wolf, Alex
Blank Rome is pleased to announce that Alex Tablin-Wolf ’05 has joined as an associate in the Business group. He is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.
 
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Tablin-Wolf was a corporate associate at Fox Rothschild LLP. He concentrates his practice in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, federal and state securities law compliance, early stage equity and debt financings, and negotiation and preparation of complex commercial agreements.
 
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Tablin-Wolf earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a staff member of the Temple University International and Comparative Law Journal and studied corporate and administrative Chinese law at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, where he was a four-year member of its nationally ranked men’s soccer team.
 
Blank Rome LLP is one of America’s largest law firms representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities.  Blank Rome helps its clients in all aspects of their businesses.

    

submitted Jan. 29, 2014 4:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Ostrom, Marcia (Redmond)

Kyle Ostrom ’05 and Marcy (Redmond) Ostrom ’05 welcomed son, Brandon, on Sept. 30, 2013. He joins big siblings Keira and Tyler. The family lives in Glendale where Kyle teaches chemistry and Marcy works at an elementary school.

submitted Feb. 27, 2014 1:10P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Gonzalez, Javier

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.

submitted Jul. 10, 2014 1:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Di Bari, Briana

Briana Di Bari '05 married Neil Schachter on Oct. 13, 2013 at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Calif. In attendance were (L to R) Andy Bloom '05, Alison (Wright) Behrens '05, Sabrina (Sanchez) Puelles '05, Sally Showman '05, Rachael Fairbairn '05, Christopher Nguyen '07, Paul Di Bari '03, MBA '11, Nicholas Di Bari '00, and John Kollus '01 (not pictured). The couple met in law school in Washington, DC and currently resides in New York City.

submitted Feb. 16, 2014 2:14P
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