UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Spring 2007
1990s

[1990]

KRIS (REUBA) BROWN (B.A.) and her husband are living in Roseville, Calif., with their four children: Madeleine, 7; Ethan, 4; Abby, 3; and Alexander William, born Feb. 17, 2006. Kris is a stay-at-home mom.

ERIC DEUTSCH (B.B.A.) has been married to Courtney for five years. They have two daughters: Peyton Marie, 2; and Parker Jane, who was born July 20, 2006. The family lives in Dayton, Ohio.

WILLIAM HAMBY (B.A.) is assistant chief counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. He is also a major in the Marine Corps Reserve serving as a judge advocate with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines in Houston.

KAREN HUNCK (M.B.A.) lives in Encinitas and was recently divorced. “I keep busy with triathlons and work,” she says.

ELIZABETH KREITZER (J.D.) was named the 2005 Michael C. Shea Chair by the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists for service as a teacher and mentor to family law attorneys.

KATHLEEN LAVIN (B.A.) has been a personal fitness trainer for 14 years and has owned her own personal fitness training business for the past nine years. Kathleen lives in San Clemente, Calif.

ANN (KRAUSS) MAYO (M.S.N., D.N.SC. ’98) is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, studying memory and aging.

JENNIFER MCCAIN (J.D.) writes, “I continue to enjoy my job as assistant city attorney for the city of Escondido. My husband, Doug, is a commander in the Navy. We are busy with our six children, three boys and three girls ranging from 16 to 2 years old.”

JEWLS (ROGOWSKA) TENEVA (J.D., M.A. ’90) says, “I am still working as an immigration specialist but very part-time since the birth of my fourth child, Konrad Nikolas, on Oct. 24, 2005. He joins his twin sisters, Agnieszka and Tekla, born on Feb. 14, 1997, and brother, Stefan Paul, born on Feb. 14, 2003. Somehow, Konrad is the only child not born on Valentine’s Day! I also have a business renovating and renting houses, so I am a landlord too.”

[1991]

JODY (MORGAN) CAMPILLO (B.A.C.) married her husband, Mark Campillo ’90, in September 2004. In August 2005, they welcomed their son, Noah Donald. Jody also has a son, Barry, 12, and Mark has a daughter, Ashley, 10, and a son, Bradley, 7. They all live in Poway. Jody is chief financial officer for a San Diego software firm and Mark is a corporate trainer for Geico.

HYDEE (HARRIS) HAWKINS (J.D.) married her husband, Brad, in 1994. “We moved to Lexington, Ky., in May 1997 to be closer to family. I have worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for almost four years. My husband practices law at a small civil firm in Lexington. We have two wonderful little boys: Harris is 5, and Mason is 19 months old.”

HOLLY (WOODRUFF) LYONS (J.D.) says, “Hello all! I am still in D.C. working for the U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee. It’s an interesting place to be since Sept. 11, 2001. I really miss San Diego.”

DAVID MONTELEONE (J.D.) and his family joined classmate Jamie Corbin and her family on a southern Caribbean cruise. They had such a good time that they are planning another cruise in the near future. David is in private practice in Rockford, Ill., where he concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three children: Seth, Adam and Cynthia Kate.

RON PETERSEN (B.B.A.) married MartyAnn Thomas on New Year’s Eve 2005 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Carthage, Mo. “We had a lovely wedding, and our new lives have begun!” Ron owns 12 apartments and is the manager of his family’s two radio stations. MartyAnn is a health and safety director at Fisher Scientific. They live in Carthage with their four children. “Between work and kids we stay very busy. It is hard to believe we graduated from USD 15 years ago. Just older and wiser, I say.”

NAVY LT. CMDR. MARSHALL PROUTY (B.A.) and Vicki (Morgan) Prouty ’91 live in Virginia with their three children: Shannon, Ben and Erin. Marshall is the executive officer on the USS North Carolina.

DELRENA SIDES-SWAGGERTY (B.A., M.A. ’95) and her husband, Dave, welcomed their second daughter, Georgia. Their oldest daughter, Delrena, is 2. The family lives in El Cajon.

MICHEL ZELNICK (J.D., M.A. ’04) and his wife, Barbara ’04, opened a psychotherapy consulting practice in La Jolla. The Zelnick Group provides psychotherapy, performance and organizational consulting services.

[1992]

CHRIS DANIEL (B.A.) moved to Rhode Island with his wife, Michelle, their daughter, Corynne, two dogs and a cat. Chris started his own consulting business focused on international humanitarian issues. Michelle is an emergency physician at a local hospital and trains residents at Brown University.

LISA LEMAY (B.A.) married Steve Brown ’94 on Sept. 3, 2005, at Founders Chapel. They both work for Callaway Golf Co. and live in Carlsbad.

GREG PHILLIPS (M.B.A.) and his wife, Jill, are raising their three children — Julia, 5; Cassie, 4; and Robby; 3 — in beautiful Frederick, Md. They return to San Diego regularly to visit friends and family, and they report that they have a wonderful life together.

LORI (ARBOGAST) ROY (B.A.) is a stay-at-home mom in Carlsbad. Her son, Colin Woodrow, was born on Dec. 11, 2003.

MAUREEN (FEERICK) ST. PIERRE (B.A.) is married with four children and living in Arlington, Va. She and husband Scott have three boys, ages 11, 10 and 6, and one girl, 14 months. Maureen is a part-time education consultant with companies such as Scholastic Books. Scott is an independent defense contractor with the U.S. Navy. The children attend Catholic school at St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington. Maureen says several USD alumni live in her neighborhood.

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS (B.A.) and his wife, Tracy, have three children and live in Menifee, Calif. Christopher earned his insurance license in 2003 and his real estate license in 2006.

[1993]

TOM GAMBON (B.B.A.) and his wife, Angi, welcomed Samantha Riley into the world on April 13, 2006. “She joins Madison (2 years old) who just loves being a big sister,” he says. The family lives in Erie, Colo. Tom was recently promoted to chief financial officer at Cognitive Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of thermal barcode and label printers in Golden, Colo.

KEVIN HERDE (B.B.A.) and his wife, Freya, welcomed their first child, Garrett Trey, on April 7, 2006. Kevin is director of finance at Gen-Probe, a biotech company in San Diego. The family lives in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood.

BRENT HODGES (B.A.C.) is now principal of Rancho Solano private school in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has a 10-year-old son, T.J.

CATHERINE (DUFORT) KUIPER (B.A., M.ED. ’94) and her husband, Jason, welcomed their second child, Christian Thomas, on Sept. 27, 2005. “After a bumpy few months, he is finally a healthy, happy little boy, and Tierra is a wonderful big sister!” says Catherine. The family lives in Julian in San Diego’s backcountry.

HAYS (FRAIM) PADRNOS (B.A.) and her husband, Daniel Padrnos ’93, welcomed a baby girl, Ella Christine, in June 2006. She joins big sisters Kate, 6, and Charlotte, 4. Alumni Meredith Lucey and Dan Kilkenny are Ella’s godparents.

HISASHI SAKASHITA (B.S.) and Chrystol Koempel ’94 were married at The Immaculata on March 12, 2005. Hisashi is assistant vice president of investment services for Union Bank of California.

[1994]

DEBRA FISCHER (M.S.N.) has worked as a family nurse practitioner at an urban Native American health clinic in Seattle since 1998. She earned a Ph.D. in health psychology from Capella University in 2005.

ERIKA VALERIO HARRINGTON (B.A., J.D. ’03) and her husband Tucker celebrated the birth of their son, Parker Matthew, on Aug. 20, 2006. The Harringtons live in Santa Clara, Calif. Erika works at the law firm of Hopkins and Carley in San Jose, and Tucker is at Apple Computer in Cupertino.

KIMBERLY DAY JACOBS (M.ED.) writes, “Amazing! Living at the foot of Diamond Head in Hawaii. Loving life!” After graduation, Kimberly moved to the islands, spent five years at Chaminade, a private Catholic university, and has been at Marimed Foundation for seven years, where she is director of education. “I was married last year to Stan Jacobs. We honeymooned in his native Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria (we love opera); and the South of France to meet my goddaughter. And, yes, the Danube is blue when you’re in love.”

KOURTNEY (SCANLAN) KENNEDY (B.A.) says she would love to be more involved with USD alumni. She is also looking for interns for her educational organization.

SISTER JEANETTE MCDERMOTT (M.A.) continued to work as hospice chaplain through Grossmont Hospital after graduation from USD. In 1998, she was elected western district coordinator for her community, Medical Mission Sisters in La Mesa. She completed her term in January 2003. “From August 2003 until the present, I have worked as a volunteer in various activities, but my work is perhaps best covered under the umbrella of spiritual direction.”

THOMAS MELITO (M.ED.) is a teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. “After earning my doctorate in modern archaeology, I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. I am currently in training in Houston for the NASA Voyager expedition in 2008.”

BRIAN TOMPKINS (M.B.A.) recently moved to Bend, Ore., to sell home theaters and ski at Mount Bachelor. “I recently became divorced and spend half of my time with my 4-year-old daughter, Victoria,” Brian says. “We love Oregon so far and are looking forward to the summer here!”

[1995]

DONALD DE ANGELO (M.A.) is social studies department chair at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. Donald is an active volunteer with the Anti-Defamation League through the planning committee for the Bearing Witness program. The three-day program brings Catholic school teachers together to examine issues of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Catholic-Jewish relations. Donald was one of 30 Catholic teachers in the United States chosen by the Anti-Defamation League to participate in the national advanced program last summer, which included six days of travel in Israel. “We arrived in July, just as the war began, and had some very interesting experiences,” he says. “It was an amazing journey I will never forget. My task now is to find three teaching ideas to share this new knowledge in the classroom at Cathedral Catholic High School.” (See story on page 44.)>

REBECCA DE LA CERRA (J.D.) and her husband, Mark, have a 1 1/2-year-old daughter. “She is the absolute love of our lives,” says Rebecca. “After taking some time off to stay at home with the baby, I have decided to join an old friend as partner in his law firm.” She expects the Law Offices of Cho and De La Cerra to be in full partnership in the next few months. The firm is in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

TERRI (BURGES) HIRNING (B.A.) and her husband, Eric, celebrated the birth of their second child, Emma Kathryn, on Jan. 27, 2006. “Emma was five weeks premature, but weighed an amazing 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and is doing very well,” says Terri. Emma joins big brother Matthew, 2. The family lives in Gilbert, Ariz., where Terri is a full-time mom.

DEBI HUYSSOON (B.A.) graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in June 2005. Three months later, she and her husband, Scott Grant, welcomed a son, Anthony Braydon. The family lives in Portland, Ore.

MELYNDA MYERS-MALLORY (M.S.N.) says she is “still enjoying family practice in Temecula and my own practice, Mallory Medical, specializing in integrative health care for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.”

ELIZABETH (DENSFORD) ROCHA (M.S.N.) is enrolled in a post-M.S.N. certificate program at USD for clinical nurse specialists.

JEREMY TYSOR (B.B.A.) and his wife welcomed Joakim Ellwood Sebastian Tysor on May 14, 2006. Older brother Jonathan is 2 1/2. “We love our two boys.” The family was planning to go to Sweden for the holidays so the boys could see their grandparents.

[1996]

EDWARD BRYANT (B.A.C.) and his wife, Gabriela (Gonzalez) Bryant ’95, celebrated the birth of their second child, Alexander, on Nov. 14, 2005. Alex joins older sister Stephanie.

MARK BARRETT (M.B.A.) relocated to New York City as vice president of customer strategies and marketing at Wells Fargo Bank. He lives and works in Manhattan.

DIANA (CASTRO) CARSON (B.A., M.ED. ’00) published her first children’s book, All the Muchos in the World, through Pauline Books and Media. She also began a disability awareness teaching program for elementary schools — called Ability Awareness in Action — and was honored as teacher of the year at McMillin Elementary School in Chula Vista.

DON FELLOWS (M.ED.) was elected to serve as president and chief executive officer of Marts & Lundy, a national philanthropic services consulting firm based in Lyndhurst, N.J.

KATHRYN GRYBOSKI (B.A.) and her husband, Dan, welcomed their first child, Samson Joseph, on April 9, 2006. Sam weighed in at 6 pounds, 2.6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. The family lives in Westminster, Colo.

GABRIELLE KEENUM (M.A.) says, “We added to our family again in the spring of 2004. We went to China to adopt our daughter Chloe (now 3), who joins big sister Mikaela, 9, and big brother, Shaler, 6. God’s blessings are amazing and our adoption of Chloe was a miracle. All praise to Him!”

BARBARA MCCURTIS (M.A.) is the curator/director of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum in San Diego.

ANDREA ORSINI-BROWN (M.A.) recently moved to Michigan with her husband, David, and their two sons, Roman, 4, and Nikolas, 3 months.

[1997]

SARAH BURCHETTA (B.B.A.) and her husband, Jim, celebrated the birth of their second child, James David (“Jake”), in January 2006. He joins sister Charlotte.

CAPT. JUDITH FIDELLOW (M.S.N.) retired after 26 years in the military and is using her degree in case management as the military account manager with Gentiva Health Services. Judith lives in Valley Center in San Diego’s North County.

JILL FUERTGES (B.B.A.) married Nick Mazzocco on Sept. 9, 2005, in Positano, Italy, surrounded by family and friends. Fellow alumni Tanya Gonser and Cari (Peters) Streeter attended the ceremony. Jill and Nick live in Scituate, Mass.

SEAN GAFFNEY (B.A.) and his wife, Kelly (Ranger) ’98, live in San Diego with their son, Nicholas, 1. Sean earned his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2000 and practices civil litigation with Sullivan, Hill, Lewin, Rez & Engel.

MICHELE (TEKIPPE) GAMBLE (J.D.) lives in Pasadena, Calif., with her three children. She is an attorney with Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart, where her practice is focused on the representation of design professionals.

DAVIN HECKMAN (B.A.) and his wife welcomed their second son, Oscar Romero, on Feb. 17, 2006. Davin teaches English and media studies, and is under contract with Duke University Press to publish his first book. “When I’m not at work, I mostly just goof off with my family and assist my wife, Carrie, in her work as a peace and justice advocate.”

KELLY KREISLE (B.B.A.) married Ashley Burke in Huntington Beach, Calif., on May 27, 2006. Bridesmaids included alumnae Ashley (Adolph) Farrell, Gina Dornan and Jamie Hewitt. Other USD alumni in attendance were Rob Gannon, James and Shawna (Kiser) Phelan, Patrick and Paige (Tippin) Wilson, Michael and Jennifer (Ross) Viola, Lloyd Jurado, Vanessa Martires, Travis Farrell, Mike Leonard and Dean Rossmann. Kelly is an associate marketing manager for Taco Bell Corp. in Irvine, Calif., and Ashley is a programmer analyst for the University of California, Irvine. They live in Costa Mesa.

ALY (RUTHERFURD) ROMERO (B.A.) and her husband had their second child, Nicholas Eric, in January 2006. “He has been a wonderful addition to our family and to big sister Madison, who is 3.”

JAMES RUANE (B.A.) and wife Monica (White) Ruane ’98 had their second child, Patrick Denver, on June 8, 2006, in San Francisco. Older son Gavin is 2.

JODI (WHITE) SCHNOEBELEN (J.D., LL.M.T. ’03) is still working for White and Bright out of her home office. Jodi and husband Marc have two children: Kai, 6, and Maia, 16 months.

MARK WOODBRIDGE (B.A.) finished his residency in family practice at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton and expects to be stationed in Japan for a year with his wife, Blanca.

[1998]

KENDALL (GASPAR) BROWN (B.A.) and husband Frank welcomed Gracie Kathryn on Feb. 15, 2006. Big sister Hayley will be 3 in February.

RICHARD BRYDGES (ED.D.) is continuing his work in leadership, organizational achievement and strategic planning as a founding partner with the ARC Leadership Group, a training development and publishing corporation. They work with individuals and organizations to address the challenges before them and go to the next level. Richard and his wife, Carolyn Salerno-Brydges ’91, live in Encinitas.

BRYNN (EDMONDS) BURNS (M.ED.) and her husband, Don, celebrated the birth of their second child, Samuel Allen, on Dec. 14, 2005. He joins sister Shannon, 3. The family lives in Leawood, Kan., a Kansas City suburb.

STARR (WEDEMEYER) DODS (B.A.) and her husband, Christopher, became the newest partners in a marketing and advertising firm, Element 8, in Oahu, Hawaii. Starr is starting her public relations practice.

TINA STAHLKE DONALDSON (B.A.) is executive director of the Robertson Education Empowerment Foundation, which created a financing program to help students attend universities. Tina and husband Brian live in Solana Beach with daughter Rachel, 2, and son Pierce David, born June 24, 2006.

BRIAN EGAN (B.A.), along with wife Marissa and 3-year-old son Sean Patrick, welcomed the newest addition to the family, Ireland Danielle, on Aug. 31, 2006. Brian works with his dad and brother in commercial real estate development in Reno, Nevada.

HASHEM KAROUM (J.D.) practices civil litigation, business, law and bankruptcy. In 2003, he married Adele (Vigil) Karoum, who expected to complete her law degree at USD in January 2007.

JON MCMULLEN (B.B.A.) married Jennifer Muller on Aug. 26, 2006, at St. Mary Magdeline in San Diego. “We had a wonderful two-week honeymoon in Tahiti.”

STACY MILAZZO (B.A.C.) married Christopher Campbell at the Dana on Mission Bay in San Diego. Alumnae in the bridal party were Lisa Biggs and Kris Shadoan. Stacy works at the Gemological Institute of America, and she and Christopher live in San Diego.

CLEMENS PAULY (LL.M.C.) says, “I am proud to announce the birth of our third son, Maximilian August, on June 28, 2006. This comes approximately one year after our law firm was restructured to Langstadt Pauly Chartered in Coral Gables, Fla.” Clemens was sworn in to the Florida State Bar in April 2005 and he is now licensed to practice law in Germany, New York and Florida.

STEPHANIE RIESENMAN (B.A.) lives in Stamford, Conn., and is a faculty manager for the Scienomics Group, a medical education and communications company in Greenwich, Conn. “After completing my master’s degree in science, health and environmental reporting at New York University in December 2003, I have worked as an occasional freelance journalist for a variety of news outlets,” she says.

CYNTHIA (JACKSON) SHORT (M.A.) and her husband, Brian, welcomed a son, Maxwell Grant, on April 25, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

KRISTI MILLER ULRICH (B.A.) taught an archaeological field school at the Alamo over the summer for the University of Texas at San Antonio. She’s also been co-authoring a field guide to Spanish colonial ceramics of Texas that is expected to be published soon. “I still love spending my free time with my beautiful daughter, Rachael, 2, and husband, Lucius,” she says.

[1999]

BRIAN BICKEL (J.D.) established his practice in San Diego in March 2005, specializing in the automotive lemon law.

ROCIO CASTRILLON (B.B.A.) graduated in August 2006 from Pepperdine University with an M.B.A. in global business. Rocio lives in Orange County, works as an account supervisor in advertising and would like to pursue an international assignment in Europe.

DEBBIE HUTCHINSON (B.A.) married Trevor Adams on June 18, 2006, in Norfolk, Va. Debbie graduated with her Ph.D. in ecological sciences from Old Dominion University in August. Her dissertation was on “Chemical Evidence for Dietary Toxin Sequestration in the Asian Snake Rhabdophis tigrinus.” She is working as a postdoctoral research associate at Old Dominion University.

PETER LEESON (J.D.) founded his own law firm, Leeson Law Group P.C., in June 2005. The Pasadena, Calif., firm specializes in complex bankruptcy litigation and employment and business litigation.

KEVIN MCPHEE (J.D., M.B.A. ’00) and Seda (Evis) McPhee ’00 celebrated the birth of their son, Kaya James, on Sept. 28, 2005. The family lives in San Diego.

WHITNEY (SYMINGTON) MORGAN (B.A.) and Don Morgan ’95 welcomed their second child on April 24, 2006. “Donald Leonard Morgan IV is doing his best to keep up with his sister, Molly Lorraine.” Donnie, as he is known, was baptized in August, with godparents Michelle (Watson) Alfonso ’94, Juan Alfonso ’94, MBA ’95, and Richard Symington ’02 all on hand for the big day. The family lives in Pasadena, Calif. Don is completing a Ph.D. in public policy at the University of Southern California and running a consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations raise money.

DANIELE DILLING POLLIN (M.I.B.) and her husband, Andy Pollin ’99, welcomed their second child, Grant Andrew, on Feb. 22, 2006. Grant joins a big brother, Jack, 2.

AMY (LOGAN) WRIGHT (B.A.) and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their second child, Ryan David, on Sept. 15, 2005. Their first child, Ashley Christine, was born in October 2003. The family lives in Gig Harbor, Wash., where Amy is at home with the children and David is a branch manager for Smith Barney.

CHRIS YOUNT (B.B.A.) and Mary (Engel) ’99 happily welcomed their beautiful little girl, Amanda Elizabeth, into the world on May 18, 2006. The family lives in Reno, Nev.