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UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Tone, Joe

Joe Tone ’01 recently welcomed into the world Jonah Tone, who four out of five experts agree is the Cutest Baby Ever. (The other expert is likely drunk.) Joe lives with his wife, Melissa, in something called Dallas, Texas.

Contact Joe
submitted May. 21, 2012 7:42P
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
GRD Leavey/MBA '01
Terrazas, David

David Terrazas MBA '01, J.D. ’06, has been re-elected to the Santa Cruz City Council. He is a manager with Valley Transit Authority.

Terrazas, 45, wants to strengthen connections with UC Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, saying the city's proximity to both communities provides ample opportunities for Santa Cruz to grow its reputation as a tech incubator. Terrazas wants to help create additional jobs so fewer people have to commute over the hill for higher-paying employment in the tech sector. He also plans to continue to work to make parks and beaches safer and cleaner, while replacing aging infrastructure.
As chair of the council's public safety committee, Terrazas was instrumental in garnering support for a pilot program with county law enforcement and social services to identify repeat low-level offenders downtown and funnel them into treatment and supportive housing. The data from the Downtown Accountability Program's first four months has showed promise in reducing recidivism on Pacific Avenue and nearby streets, and the council has extended the pilot to gather more data.
Terrazas also is chair of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries governing board, which has managed planning for a 2015 vote on a special tax to tackle $63 million in facilities improvements.
Terrazas has lived in Santa Cruz for 25 years after growing up in the San Lorenzo Valley and San Jose, where he earned his bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in political science. He also earned law and business degrees from Santa Clara University.
Terrazas' wife, Monica, works at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. They have three children.
submitted Oct. 22, 2014 1:11P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Teat , Darrell

Darrell Teat '01, an associate vice president at Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Enterprises, was appointed to the California Organized Investment Network advisory board. Mr. Teat also serves on a variety of community based boards and commissions. In addition, he is a current MBA Candidate at Drexel University, LeBow College of Business.

submitted Mar. 25, 2012 8:14A
Stone, Sarah (Barr)

Sarah Barr '01 married Mark Stone on May 8, 2009 in Santa Cruz County. The bridal party included Megan (Berry) Goren '01, Erin Hovi '01, and Alyssa Mack '01. The event was attended by a number of SCU alumni. The couple honeymooned in Tahiti and lives in San Francisco.

submitted May. 26, 2009 2:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Stone, Alyssa (Mack)

Alyssa Mack '01 and Chris Stone were married at the Old South Church in Boston, MA on October 23, 2010. The bridal party included Megan Goren (Berry) '01, Hadley VanVactor '01, Viviana Padilla Faga '01, Reed Dudley '01 and Sarah Stone (Barr) '01. The couple resides in Boston, MA.

submitted Nov. 15, 2010 6:49A
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Stone, Sarah (Barr)

Sarah (Barr) Stone ’01 and Mark Stone welcomed their first child, Haley Jane, on June 15th, 2012. The family resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

submitted Dec. 7, 2012 7:55P
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Stoelker, Kimberly (Yost)

Brian Stoelker '00 and Kimberly (Yost) Stoelker '01 welcome their second daughter, Juliet Lauren, on April 22, 2010. Juliet joins big sister, Claire, 3. The family lives in Seattle, WA.

submitted Feb. 15, 2011 5:13P
GRD Law '01
Skubatch, Maya

Maya Skubatch J.D. '01 was elected as partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. Based in Palo Alto, Skubatch concentrates on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, investor- and company-side due diligence, and license agreements for clients in the life sciences, medical device, and clean-fuel industries.

submitted Dec. 16, 2012 11:40A
Skipper, Tara (Cano)

Tara (Cano) Skipper '01 married Clint Skipper Aug. 4 at Mission Santa Clara. The couple reside in Benicia, Calif., and enjoyed celebrating with their family and friends. Fellow SCU alumni in attendance were Brian Cano '97, Andrea (Cano) Jones ’98, Mariana (Baricevic) Schuller '01, Bianca Placencia '01, Laurie (Robblee) Morellii '01, Tara Dempsey '01, Jamie (Ceccato) Perkins '01, Shelley Thomas '01, Vy Nguyen '01, and Julia (Debriyn) Tabery '01.

submitted Dec. 20, 2012 9:21A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Simms, Kristin (Kristin Simms)

Kristin Simms '01 married William "Billy" Byrnes on November 7, 2009 at the Mission Santa Clara. Alumni in the wedding included Claire Foley '01. SCU Staff in the wedding included Julia Claire Landry (Campus Ministry). Wedding guests included Joe Albers '02, Karen Dazols '03, Jacinda Forster '01, Joanna Zywno '01, David Pasquini '99, Anita Diaz '00, and Becki (Fowler) Gervin '04. Kristin is a campus minister and Religious Studies teacher at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, and Billy is a campus minister at Bellarmine College Preparatory. They live in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Jan. 4, 2010 6:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Sharkey, John
John Sharkey '01 and Leigh Eskovitz were wed on September 5, 2010 in Paso Robles. The two were married by Father Frederick Tollini, S.J. M.A. '66. Alumni in attendance included best man David Phillips '01, groomsmen Sebastian Kadlecik '01 and Manfred Hayes '02, and guests Meredith Cecchin Galvin '01 and Tom Galvin '02. John is an accomplished actor currently working for Warner Brothers. John and David co-starred in an independent movie, "Award Winning," which won in eight film festivals across the United States, including "Best Comedy" in New York City, "Audience Choice" in Washington, and "Best Cast" in Los Angeles. It can be viewed at:
submitted Jan. 6, 2011 11:17A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Schipper, Anthony

Anthony Schipper '01 is serving as a History Department Chair at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif. He and his wife Katie Schipper welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte, on March 17, 2009. The family lives in Carmel Valley, Calif.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 8:50A
Scalora, Lauren (Frandsen)

Lauren Frandsen '01 and Michael Scalora '98, MBA '05 were married in Napa Valley on May 31, 2008. The ceremony was held at the St. Helena Catholic Church followed by a dinner reception at Solage Calistoga Resort. Numerous Santa Clara alumni were in attendance including mother of the bride, Katherine (Desmond) Frandsen '74, father of the groom, Anthony Scalora '65, bridesmaids from Delta Gamma class of '01, Jennifer Jones, Mariela (Hurley) Lagos, Melanie (Hekkelman) Piazza, Marisa Scordelis, and Annie (Shea) Weckesser, brother of the groom and best man, David Scalora '97, groomsmen, Steven Braccini '99, James Campos '97, and Jason Marandas, '97. The couple honeymooned in Fiji. Lauren and Michael are both employed by Google in Mountain View, CA. Lauren is a Learning and Development Specialist and Michael, a Portfolio Manager in the company's Treasury Department.

submitted Jan. 12, 2009 11:41A
Ruiz, Claudia (Zepeda)
Claudia Ruiz (Zepeda) '01, her husband Dario Ruiz, and big brother Marcos welcomed Lorenzo Martin Ruiz on July 7, 2010 to the family.
submitted Dec. 18, 2010 5:06P
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Rocha, Caren (Maravilla)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Caren (Maravilla) Rocha '01 and Mario Rocha welcomed their second daughter; Emma Noemi, on July 11, 2011. Big sister; Camila (3yrs), is ecstatic to finally have her here!

submitted Sep. 28, 2011 10:43A
Retterath, Crystal (Cayabyab)

Freshman Dorm: Walsh

Crystal Retterath '01 was nominated by RBC Wealth Management as an honoree at the upcoming Nevada Women's Fund 2011 "Salute to Women of Achievement" event. This event recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women in Nevada who inspire and support others. Crystal is an Investment Associate for RBC Wealth Management and lives in northern Nevada with her husband, Kevin, and 2 year old son, Colton.

submitted Jun. 3, 2011 8:34A
UGRD Leavey Business '01
Randazzo, Stephanie (Page)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Stephanie (Page) Randazzo '01 and husband, Tom Randazzo '01 were ecstatic to welcomed a baby girl, Jasmine, on August 30, 2010. The family still lives local in Santa Clara.

Contact Stephanie!/stephrandazzo
submitted Feb. 15, 2011 10:10A
Prupas, Jacey

Jacey Prupas ’01, J.D. ’04, an associate in the Reno office of Snell & Wilmer, has been appointed to the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners. Her three-year term began in April. She previously served as a Nevada Bar Exam Grader from 2006 to 2008. 

Prupas focuses her practice in general commercial litigation. She has experience with all stages of litigation, including pretrial discovery, trial, appellate work and alternative dispute resolution. Prupas’ practice includes representing businesses in all types of contract disputes, complex tort actions and product liability matters. She also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants. 

Prupas received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Also licensed in California, she is a member of the American Bar Association and the Northern Nevada Women’s Lawyer’s Association, for which she served as a board member from 2005 to 2011. She has been recognized for several years as a Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star.

submitted Jun. 28, 2013 1:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '01
Primerano, Sarah (naumes)

Sarah (Naumes) Primerano '01 and her husband, Kevin, welcomed the birth of thier second son, Giovanni Rei on May 6th 2010. The family including big brother Rocco (2) resides in Medford, Oregon. Sarah is the general manager for Naumes' Oregon Motorsports.

submitted Jun. 3, 2010 2:35P
Paye, Mike

Mike Paye '01 and April (Valenzuela) Paye '00 welcomed their second child on Feb. 27. Killian Cooper Paye was born at home in Santa Clara and was quickly greeted by his older sister Maricela and his uncle Matthew Paye '06. Killian weighed in at 9 lbs 4 oz--a big future bronco! Mike works for a start-up construction company in Palo Alto, and April is a stay-at-home mom.

submitted Mar. 22, 2009 9:50A
GRD Leavey/MBA '01
Pasternack-Bardin, Joanne (Pasternack)

Joanne Pasternack-Bardin JD '99 and  Robert Bardin MBA' 01, and their daughter, Kira (age 2) are thrilled to announce the arrival of Reid Oliver Bardin. Reid was born on November 17, 2009 at 8:36 PM at a substantial 9 pounds, 5 ounces and 21.5" with red hair and blue eyes. Joanne and Rob both work in sports - Joanne is the community relations director for the San Francisco 49ers and Rob is the corporate partnership director for FC Gold Pride of the Women's Professional Soccer league. They live in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Dec. 5, 2009 12:11A
Oliveri, Meghan (Shumm)

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Meghan Oliveri '01 writes: "My husband Matt and I are both attoneys in Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek and San Ramon, respectively), where we live in Danville with our family. We welcomed our first niece this year with her parents -- Katy and Matt Tuttle (both SCU Class of 2005)."

submitted Jul. 7, 2011 11:04A
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