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2005

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
GRD Law '05
Demiris, Konstantine

Konstantine Demiris J.D. '05 and Christopher Moore J.D. '06 recently formed Demiris & Moore. They specialize in conservatorship and guardianship matters, estate planning, trust and probate litigation, elder abuse, and appeals. Both partners are also court appointed as counsel in conservatorships by the State of California, Superior Court of Contra Costa County. The firm is located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., and handles cases throughout the Bay Area and California.

Contact Konstantine
LinkedIn
submitted May. 28, 2013 7:53P
UGRD Leavey Business '05
DeMartini, Chris

Chris ’05 and Megan (Koppes) DeMartini ’05 welcomed future Bronco, Abigail Maryann, on Oct. 11, 2011.

submitted Feb. 10, 2012 7:23P
'05
DeAngelis, Carey

Carey DeAngelis ’05, MBA ’12 and Ben Fredlake were married on November 16, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple resides in Phoenix, Ariz.

submitted Jan. 8, 2014 7:46P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '05
Davidson, Leslie

Leslie Davidson ’05 writes, "We're leaving the beautiful Bay Area and moving to Boise, Ida.—also beautiful in different ways. I plan to start a private practice there and may run some groups at the VA Hospital. I was fortunate to gain such a solid foundation for my new career as an MFT from SCU's Counseling Psych program. Thanks to all who made that possible."

submitted Aug. 5, 2013 7:41P
GRD Law '05
Cowan, Kelly

Kelly Cowan J.D. ’05 joined Denver-based defense firm Grund-Dagner P.C. as an associate attorney.

Cowan’s principal areas of practice at Grund-Dagner are professional liability, recreational law, transportation law, and construction litigation. Prior, Cowan worked with Sinunu Bruni, LLP, in San Francisco, where she focused on product liability/toxic tort and personal-injury defense, and at Ray Bourhis & Associates, also in San Francisco, where she concentrated on insurance-coverage work.

submitted Apr. 22, 2012 9:24A
GRD Law '05
Collins, Kevin

Kevin Collins J.D. ’05, after five years of prosecuting drunk-in-public and DUI jury trials in San Mateo County, has been assigned to the General Felony trial team, where he specializes in small amounts of narcotics and is assigned to the Minor Vendor Unit.

submitted Mar. 8, 2013 10:45A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '05
Byrnes, Kristin (Simms)

Kristin (Simms) Byrnes '01, M.Div. '05 and her husband Billy have accepted volunteer positions for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement. They leave the beginning of September for Waslala, Nicaragua. They will serve as English teachers at Instituto Agropecuario de Waslala, which is a teaching farm and certified secondary school that offers educational opportunities focused on diversified and sustainable farming practices specifically designed for the Waslala region of Nicaragua. Billy and Kristin will also participate in some of the various ministries the local parish provides.

submitted Jul. 15, 2011 1:14P
GRD Jesuit School of Theology '05
Byrnes, Kristin (Simms)

Kristin (Simms) Byrnes ’01, M.Div. ’05 is happy to be back in the Bay Area and teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School, after serving for two years with Volunteer Missionary Movement in San Nicolás, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Billy, welcomed their first child, William James Byrnes on October 17, 2013. He has since blessed their lives with so much joy and love that they overlook the sleepless nights. They hope to return to Nicaragua soon for a visit, to introduce their son to the many friends they left behind.

submitted Dec. 17, 2013 9:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Budd, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Budd ’05 is in her second year of the doctoral program at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies nutrition and physical activity among youth and adolescents.

submitted May. 3, 2012 9:04P
'05
Brown, Carlie

Carlie Brown ’05 and Lance Ogren exchanged marriage vows Oct. 12 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in New York. A reception was held at Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on the banks of the Hudson River.

She is the daughter of Shelly and Steve Brown of Orland. He is the son of Dorothy Ogren of Manchester, N.J. They met while coaching swimming at Chelsea Piers Athletic Club. She graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara and is a freelance event and promotion coordinator.

He graduated from St. John's University in New York and works as a personal trainer and swim coach. He has swum the English Channel and holds the world record for the 17.5-mile Ederle Open Water Swim.

They honeymooned at Kruger National Park and Durban, South Africa and live in Manhattan.

submitted Nov. 11, 2012 6:47P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '05
Biegel, Gina

Gina M. Biegel M.A. '05 has just written her first book, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress and her audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being are currently available through Amazon.com. She is currently working locally as a psychotherapist.

Contact Gina
gina@stressedteens.com
submitted Sep. 13, 2010 5:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Berg, Keely (Nelson)

Keely Nelson ’05 and Christopher Berg were wed on June 26, 2010, in Soquel, Calif. The wedding party included maid of honor Shuryn Barnes (Riggins) ’05; bridesmaids Kelly Sjolund (Burns) ’05 and Kristi Anderson ’06; and reader Chanel McCreedy ’04. Other Broncos in attendance included Jessy Wray ’05 and Emmalisa Sparrow ’05. The couple recently purchased their first home in San Jose and are expecting their first child this summer.

 

submitted Feb. 21, 2012 1:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '05
Berg, Keely

Keely Elizabeth Berg (Nelson) '05, M.A. '06 and husband Chris welcomed their daughter Annabelle Rylie Berg into the world on July 3, 2012. The family lives in San Jose, Calif., where they have purchased their first home.

submitted Feb. 19, 2014 1:17P
GRD Law '05
Bennett, Catherine (Cassin)

Josh Bennett '99, J.D. '05 and Cate (Cassin) Bennett '99 welcomed their second child, Brooke Isabel, on Aug. 21, 2008.

submitted Nov. 4, 2008 8:31P
'05
Ballecer, Robert

Rev. Robert Ballecer M.Div. ’05, who is known as the Digital Jesuit because of his knowledge of technology and his high profile online and on social media networks, was profiled in the San Jose Mercury News on Nov. 30.

Recently Ballecer was named director of the Center for Apostolic Technology, and for the last three years, he has served in Washington, D.C., as the director of national vocation promotion, overseeing the Jesuits' efforts to encourage young men to consider the priesthood.

Read the full profile online.

submitted Dec. 2, 2012 5:25P
'05
Badal, Christine

David Rodriguez ’05 and Christine Badal ’07 welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Eddie Alexander, on Jan. 11, 2014.

submitted Jul. 16, 2014 3:08P
GRD Law '05
Allen, Kevin
Kevin Allen J.D. ’05 is an associate with Minami Tamaki LLP in its San Francisco office. Allen practices civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, wage, and hour issues, and class action litigation. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. Allen received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. Following a short career as a Media Planner at Saatchi & Saatchi, he attended law school at the Santa Clara University where he graduated in 2005 in the top 10 percent of his class. Allen was a Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review and he received a Witkin award in both Antitrust and Criminal Procedure. During law school, he was a summer law clerk at a well-known plaintiff's personal injury firm in San Francisco and externed for Judge Gerald M. Etchingham at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. He began his legal career as an attorney at a local litigation firm in the East Bay where he specialized in plaintiff's personal injury claims, employment law, and real estate litigation. He represented clients in a first-chair capacity at depositions, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. In 2007, Allen joined a prominent class action firm where he directed the day-to-day litigation efforts in more than 25 class actions involving wage and hour issues including claims for unpaid wages, overtime misclassification, meal period and rest break violations, and failure to reimburse employees for business expenses. While litigating wage and hour class actions, he has successfully obtained settlements totaling many tens of millions of dollars for thousands of aggrieved employees. Mr. Allen is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the San Francisco County Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the California Employment Lawyers Association. He also volunteers as a supervising attorney at the San Francisco Legal Aid Society's Employment Law Clinic.

 

submitted Feb. 28, 2011 1:05P

2006

UGRD Leavey Business '06
Zilli, Andrew

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Andrew Zilli '06 writes: "Check Facebook -- it knows all :)."

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 4:59P
GRD Engineering '06
Wood, Matthew

Matthew Wood '03, a practicing engineering in accident reconstruction, and wife Jennifer Wood,  an HR business partner with the Bank of New York Mellon, welcomed twins on June 5, 2012 - a baby girl, Emma, and a baby boy, Bingham. The family lives in Atlanta.

submitted Jul. 12, 2012 11:31A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '06
Wilcox, Angela

Angie Wilcox M.A. ’06 assumed a new role as Assistant Dean in the Student Affairs division at Stanford University after 11 years in Student Life at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Nathan Barreras ’97 live in Redwood City.

submitted May. 31, 2014 10:01A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '06
Western, Andy

Freshman Dorm: Dunne

Andy Western '06 is an associate at the international law firm Latham & Watkins LLP in their Orange County, Calif. office where he practices in the areas of corporate transactions and public company representation. After graduating from SCU, he attended and graduated from the UCLA School of Law. Andy lives in Irvine, CA with his wife Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05, who is Director of Planning and Allocation at BCBG Max Azria. Andy and Catherine will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on July 8, 2011.

submitted Mar. 27, 2011 3:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '06
Western, Andy

Catherine (Cochrane) Western '05 and Andy Western '06 welcomed a beautiful daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on Feb. 3, 2014.

submitted Feb. 15, 2014 8:52A
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