UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Fall 2005
1980s

[1980]

GEORGE DEANE (J.D.) says after nine years of practice in San Diego and another nine years in Sonora, Calif., he took off and lived on his boat and sailed in Mexico for a year. That was followed by two years in Kauai, Hawaii, scuba diving and working on his golf game. Upon returning to the mainland, in the San Francisco Bay area, he spent a year and a half as a yacht broker before deciding to return to the trenches as a litigator, this time for Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe, in Oakland, Calif. “My boat is visible from my office window and available for the occasional lap around the bay,” George says. “And I’m once again general counsel for the Dodge Ridge ski area, so I have an excuse to go skiing most weekends during the winter.”

DANIEL GROSZKRUGER (J.D.), on Sept. 1, 2004, was appointed to fill a new position at Tri-City Medical Center, a 400-bed acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. He is the hospital’s first director of legal services, and acts as in-house counsel and director of risk management and patient safety functions.

PAUL JACOBS (J.D.) is married to Debra Dodds (J.D. ’82). They have five children and own a practice in Newport Beach, Calif.

[1981]

SANTA (HALL) HOUGGARD (B.S.N., M.S.N. ’83) retired in May as a professor of nursing at Arizona Western College. She plans to travel and remain active in the local chapter of the Arizona Nurses Association.

JOAN (BARNETT) MCMILLAN (B.A.) received her M.F.A. degree from San Jose State University in May. Her thesis, “La Storia di la Strega” (The Strega’s Story), is a memoir of her Italian-American childhood in Los Angeles. She continues to publish, and win awards for, her poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Joan has taught creative writing and composition at San Jose State University and was considering remaining on the English department faculty after graduation.

ALEXANDER SCHACK (J.D., LL.M.T. ’86) and his wife, Kathy (Burns) Schack (B.A. ’81, M.B.A. ’83), are proud parents of two soccer players: John, whom they hope will graduate from USD in 2011, and Amanda, whom they hope will graduate from USD in 2014. Al continues practicing law, specializing in anti-trust and consumer class actions. Kathy is part owner of Savoir Faire Stables, a dressage training facility in San Marcos, Calif. The family is completed by three dogs, two cats, two tortoises and an iguana.

[1982]

H. MARK DAVIS (J.D.) has been an FBI agent since 1986. He works on terrorism investigations with overseas operations but is based in San Diego. Mark is married and has a 6-year-old daughter.

ANA ZELEDON (B.A., M.ED. ’84) teaches special education pre-school in Oceanside, Calif. and has a 10-year-old daughter named Gabi.

[1983]

PAMELA KLEINDAUF (M.A.) says after 11 years of running her own law firm in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego, she now is in-house counsel for Fidelity National Title. For the last two years, she has taught her 6-year-old daughter Jill’s CCD class at St. Raphael Church.

CHRISTINE MUGRIDGE (B.A.) earned a master’s degree in theology in 1991 from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and earned a license in social communications in 2004 from Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome, Italy. She has traveled to 23 countries as a missionary and evangelist for the Catholic Church and is a weekly producer and host of a live radio program broadcast from Rome to the United States. Christine also has permanent status as a member of the Vatican Press Corps and authored and edited an anthology, God’s Call to Women, which she personally presented to Pope John Paul II (see page 44).

[1984]

DAVIDE GOLIA (J.D.) is a founding partner of Marks, Golia & Finch, LLP. The firm opened its doors in April 1987, and now has 17 attorneys, primarily serving the construction industry. Davide has been married for 24 years to Tess and has three boys: Tommas, 18; Travis, 15; and Taylor, 13. They all are students at La Jolla Country Day School. In Fall 2005, Tommas is expected to be a freshman at Williams College on the East Coast, where he plans to play point guard for its basketball team.

[1985]

JAMES BELLINSON (J.D.) has been married nine years and has three children: Cooper, 7, and 5-year-old twins Nick and Dara. He lives in Birmingham, Mich., and owns and operates 32 RV resorts and manufactured home communities in Florida.

CATHERINE (O’ROURKE) DELANO (B.A., M.A.T. ’90) is a stay-at-home mom who homeschools her four sons: Nicholas, who is in eighth grade; Joseph, who is in seventh grade; John, a fifth-grader; and third-grader Dominic. She says because Nicholas has an interest in drama, the two of them have been active in community theater. They were in a production of “South Pacific” in Spring 2004. She also assisted with the direction and choreography of “Footloose” in Fall 2004, and in Spring 2005 she choreographed “The Music Man” for a college production. Also this spring, she assisted with the high school play “Anne of Green Gables,” and managed to costume the cast even though she doesn’t sew. “Needless to say, I’ve been busy, but am having a ball,” Catherine says. “My son has had a role in each play, as well as assisted with backstage work.”

EARL FORTE (J.D.) continues to practice in the area of corporate Chapter 11 cases and related litigation. Along with other attorneys in his firm, he currently represents USGen New England Inc. in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Maryland. USGen New England Inc. is an electric utility, the “deregulated” subsidiary of PG&E Corp. Earl’s two sons, Thomas, 7, and Jonathan, 41/2, continue to grow and are happy and active. His wife, Deborah, is a family physician and a marathon runner. She ran in this year’s Boston Marathon for the third consecutive year.

JESSICA HAURY (M.A.) teaches adult education classes at her parish and is involved with the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council, an Industrial Areas Foundation organization. She is working with Hispanics to create a day labor center and to establish an Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Sedona to address consumer fraud, financial abuse and civil liberties violations among immigrants and the elderly. Jessica also leads a contemplative prayer group at her home in Oak Creek, Ariz.

MARY MARLIN (M.S.N.) is an area chair of undergraduate and graduate family and community nursing at the University of Phoenix.

CAROLYN REILLY (J.D.) has served for five years as executive director of Elder Law & Advocacy, a California nonprofit corporation that serves individuals ages 60 and older in both San Diego and Imperial counties. With a budget of just over $1 million and a staff of 23, eight of whom are attorneys, the corporation assists seniors with civil legal issues and fights for their rights in nursing homes. Carolyn says the corporation takes cases that impact this population, such as elder financial abuse, and educates the community. “Aren’t I the luckiest alumna on earth?” she asks.

[1986]

PATRICIA CRONE (M.ED.) works with nonprofits that are in the start-up or reorganization mode or are introducing new programs.

CRAIG FRIEDBERG (J.D.) established the Law Office of Craig B. Friedberg, Esq. in 1999, and says its emphasis is consumer protection law and intellectual property law. He married Lauriann Bradford in 1992 and has stepson Joshua, 23, stepdaughter Nicole, 18, and son Ian, 13.

MARSHA (ORSOLINE) MCDONALD (M.A.) is in her 18th year of elementary school counseling, which she says she loves. This year she also began teaching a group counseling class for school counseling students at Chapman University. She also is continuing her ADHD parent support group and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

R. CLAYTON WELCH (J.D.) still works in-house for State Farm, handling subrogation claims. Otherwise, he spends time surfing and visiting his children and grandchildren in California and Hawaii.

[1987]

DAVID BOURGOIN (J.D.) has ventured to Antarctica to do a multi-media production for TCR Productions.

WILLIAM LAVELLE (J.D.) and his wife, Beth (Badders) LaVelle (B.A. ’87), just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Bill is busy running a three-lawyer, eight-staff law firm in Patchogue, N.Y., and coaching his daughters’ track teams. Daughter Chloe is 10, and daughter Shelby is 7. Beth is teaching her 12th year of elementary art and is planning to open her own art studio next summer. All friends are welcome to visit if they’re on the East Coast.

DEBRA PALMER (M.S.N.) will participate in the development of the first orthopedic nurse practitioner certification examination. She also planned to lead a volunteer medical mission to Guatemala from July 31 to Aug. 7.

MIGUEL SMITH (J.D.) has been at Solomon Ward for 17 years and is completing a two-year term as managing partner. His practice is real property transactional. He is married with a 15-year-old stepdaughter and a 3-year-old daughter.

PHILIP WELP (B.B.A., M.I.B. ’89) has two children, a 5-year-old boy named Cole, and Emily, who is 7. Philip sold his company in July 2002 and moved from San Diego to Phoenix.

GAIL (GIULIANI) ZADOW (B.A.) and her family are spending part of their year in Montana and part in Hawaii, as she trains to become a Waldorf school teacher. Husband Jeff surfs when in Hawaii and keeps their dock-building and rock wall business going in Montana when there. Their children are Ellie, 5, and Hayden, 3.

[1988]

STEVEN HERNANDEZ (M.ED.) works at Potter Junior High School in Fallbrook, Calif., as the athletic director and chair of the physical education department.

BONNIE MARBLESTONE (M.S.N.) is working on her Ph.D. in nursing at USD.

JAMES VALLIANT (J.D.) is the author of The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics, and is a regular political and legal commentator on local news programs, including KUSI and Fox 6.

[1989]

GINA CAPARELL (B.A., M.ED. ’91) has been teaching first grade at Grant Elementary, a math and science magnet school. She is divorced with two beautiful children, Michaela, 9, and Andrew, 8. Gina enjoys playing soccer, gardening and watching USD sporting events.

KATEY (POTTS) FLANAGAN (B.A.) and her husband, Matt, welcomed their son, Ryan Patrick, on June 27, 2004. He joins sisters Megahn, 31/2, and Kelley, 2. In August 2004 they relocated from San Marcos, Calif., to Temecula, Calif. Katey is taking a leave of absence from her job at Oracle Corp. to be a full-time mom.

STUART GRAUER (ED.D.) reports that the Grauer Foundation for Education launched a $6-million capital campaign to make independent, humanitarian college preparatory education permanent in San Diego’s North County.

JOE MARSHALL (J.D.) lives in the Dallas, Texas, suburb of Coppel, with wife Julie and three children: Hutton, 14; Kelly, 13; and Ben, 10. He is a shareholder with the firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, and practices in the area of commercial bankruptcy and restructure.

JOHN NORIEGA (M.ED.) has four daughters: Emily, Angela, Alison and Lisa.

NICOLE TOESCA (M.B.A.) is a fine art photographer who in April had a showing at The Village Gallery, in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, and showed at ArtWalk 2005 in San Diego.

DAVID HILTON WISE (J.D.) has formed a new firm, Waters & Wise, with offices in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Waters & Wise focuses its practice in the areas of construction defects and toxic torts.