UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Summer 2007
1990s

[1990]

MICHAEL JOHNSON (J.D.) divides his professional time between managing his law firm with his wife, Kimberly, and an equity ownership in a real estate investment and management company. Mike and Kim have two daughters, Katherine and Hannah. Mike enjoys watching his two young ballerinas, developing western horsemanship, working on the “evolving” family ranch and attending Mass on Sundays.

GREGORY MASON (J.D.) and his wife, Ann, welcomed their first child, Lauren Ann, on Sept. 2, 2006.

CHRISTINA FITZGERALD RICHARDSON (B.A.) lives in Cherry Hill Village, Colo., with her husband, David, and three children: Ellie, 12; Teddy, 7; and Grace; 8 months. Christina works in development and is involved in several charities.

JEFFREY SNYDER (J.D.) writes, “I’m enjoying life in Palo Alto, Calif., with my wife, and my daughter, age 8, and son, age 3.” His law practice continues to grow in the area of employment law for companies and executives, still with the Palo Alto firm of Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

[1991]

WALTER BABER (J.D.) is an associate professor of public policy at California State University, Long Beach. He writes, “I have published recent articles on environmental law end policy in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Social Science Journal and Public Integrity. I am also the author (with R.V. Bartlett) of Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality in 2005.”

DAVID CARDUCCI (J.D.) was recently named the directing attorney of the Mental Health Advocacy Project, a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley in San Jose.

LESLIE FISHER (M.B.A.) has been a marketing consultant for the last five years. In 2006, she founded her own consulting firm, TriResource Consulting.

ROBERTA (HEXIMER) GIMBLETT (M.ED.) has been director of student disability services and primary counselor at the University of California, San Diego, since 1991. She has watched UCSD’s student population steadily increase and with it, the disabled student numbers as well as diversity of conditions, accommodations and assistive technology. She writes, “As a San Diego K-12 disability advocate, and a member/puppeteer with Kids on the Block of San Diego since 1990, I have facilitated disability awareness and sensitivity through multiple disability-related vignettes that are educational and interactive in nature. This educational tool engages children in conversation with puppets about feelings and answers many questions they may otherwise be afraid to ask another child or adult. Since 1990, I have presented to every school in San Diego County and to thousands of students at assemblies.”

SUSAN MEHLER (M.I.B.) lives in Maryland and is making a career change to the paralegal field.

BYRON MOUSMOULES (J.D.) moved to New Hampshire in the fall of 2002 with his wife, Janet, and their son, George. Byron is now licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., and California.

[1992]

ALISON PARMLEY ANTHONY (M.S.N.) is working in internal medicine at Balboa Medical Center. She also co-directs Puente de Vida, a residential eating disorder treatment facility in La Jolla.

DENISE (ETTARI) CAIN (B.A.) and her husband, Doug, were blessed with the arrival of their fourth child, Mary Elizabeth, on Oct. 4, 2006. She joins siblings Anna, 6; James, 4; and John, 1.

EUFEMIANO DE LA TORRE (M.A.) and his partner, Ron McGee, live in Los Angeles. They have adopted two children: Alex, 6, and Claudia, 3. Eufe took a break from his psychotherapy practice six years ago to be a full-time parent. He says he plans to return to part-time practice in the near future.

GREG FELTON (M.B.A.) moved his wife and three boys, ages 8, 12 and 14, to Lake Tahoe, Nev., where he is managing a start-up wireless Internet equipment company. His family enjoys traveling to other parts of the world, but they love getting home. Greg reports that the “greater than 300 days of sunshine per year” claim is well-founded. In his spare time, Greg participates in search-and-rescue operations and flies for the local sheriff.

ALENA HERRANEN (J.D., M.B.A. ’93, LL.M.T. ’95) and Frederik ter Veer ’94 live in San Diego with their three daughters, Sierra, Savannah and Seleste. Alena is a solo practitioner in business and trademark law. Both Alena and Frederik are instrument-rated pilots and are pursuing further flight training.

BRIAN KUIPERS (B.A.) moved from Fort Collins, Colo., to Scottsdale, Ariz., and continued his medical career as an anesthesiologist. He is a partner in Valley Anesthesiology Consultants. “Arizona is closer to San Diego and I visit often, especially during the warm summer months in Scottsdale,” he writes. “Would love to hear from old classmates. If you’re ever in Arizona, look me up.”

RAYMOND ROUNDS (LL.M.T.) is a private attorney and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps. From February to July 2006, he served with Joint Task Force 134, Detainee Operations, Magistrate’s Cell, Abu Ghraib Forward Operating Base and Theater Internment Facility. “We did review of detainees’ files and made recommendations regarding detention and release, and threat level,” he writes, “We also provided notifications to detainees of the reason for the detention, and paperwork at release.”

BETH SILVERMAN (J.D.) reports that after seven years prosecuting gang-related homicides in the Hard-core Gang Division of the Los Ange-les County District Attorney’s Office, she has been transferred to the Major Crimes Division.

MEIGHEN (MILLER) SPEISER (B.B.A.) is a brand director for the Red product charity campaign. “I am loving launching Red in the United States and worldwide,” she writes. “Anne is 18 months old and Zane is over 3 years old. My husband, Sabin, just launched zecco.com. Sleep is for quitters.”

CYNTHIA WOELKE STAPLES (J.D.) and her husband, Timothy, welcomed a baby boy, Tristan Robert, on Dec. 23, 2005. He joins his sisters, Saoirse Jane, 4, and Rhianon Drew, 2.

STEPHEN WILSON (B.B.A.) was recently appointed vice president of connected systems at Sun Microsystems. He and his wife, Katie (Connelly) ’92, live in San Jose with their two daughters, Alexa and Zoe. Katie is a controller for VirtualLogix, a virtualization start-up.

[1993]

RENE (FRITZENKOTTER) COONS (M.B.A.) and her husband, Kenneth, have two beautiful children: Kaitlyn, 4, and Steven, 2. “We love San Diego and enjoy working and living here,” she says.

MICHAEL DALY (B.S.) and his wife, Gretchen, welcomed their third son, Jameson, on Feb. 19, 2006. Jameson joins brothers Carter, 4, and MacGregor, 2. The family moved to Augusta, Ga., six months ago. For the last year, Michael has been running business development for Rearden Commerce, a technology company.

KIMBERLY (HEITMILLER) DE BERZUNZA (B.A.) and her husband, Felipe, welcomed a daughter, Marisol Carolina, on April 19, 2006. She writes, “Big brother, Erik, now 5, was ecstatic with ‘his’ baby.” Just a month later, Kimberly received her master’s degree in education from San Diego State University. Kimberly continues to teach bilingual elementary grades in the San Diego Unified School District, while Felipe is now self-employed as a motorcycle mechanic. Erik plays ice hockey and is learning French at Language Academy, a local magnet school.

DENISE DUBLE (M.S.N.) has had her own business, Practitioner House Calls, for the past two years. “I do home visits and assisted living visits,” she says. “It is very rewarding.”

DORIS (TITTELMIER) IVANOV (M.B.A.) is a logistics specialist for Sprint in Anaheim. She and her husband, Mark, are enjoying their 20 years of marriage. Their daughter, Tanya, is in first grade and is enjoying cheerleading.

RICHARD MATHEWS (B.A.) is one of seven crime scene investigators for the New Mexico State Police, and a graduate of the National Forensic Academy. He is one of four people working with the United States Agency for International Development to train law enforcement investigators from the Mexican state of Chihuahua. This training prepares them for Chihuahua’s new adversarial judicial system. Richard lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with his wife, Ellie, and his three children: Audrey, 12; William, 4; and Michael, 3.

BONNIE (VIETS) STERN (J.D.) and her husband, Jeffrey, both practice workers’ compensation defense in the Encino, Calif., office of Pearlman, Borska & Wax. Bonnie reports that they live in the San Fernando Valley with their beautiful baby girl, Bridget Sophia.

NANCY URNER (B.A.) ran the New York City marathon on Nov. 5, 2006. She was one of more than 38,000 runners, including Lance Armstrong.

[1994]

LINDA (LAIDIG) ASH (J.D.) is married to Brian Vogel and has two boys, Maxwell, 3, and Bennett, 1. Linda is senior assistant county counsel for the County of Ventura, Calif.

TRACEY (VANDEWEGHE) BALSDON (B.A.) and her husband, Ed, were married in June 2005. Their daughter, Anna, was born in April 2006. Ed is a professor of economics at San Diego State University and Tracey is a stay-at-home mom. The family lives in La Jolla.

LESLIE FOALE (M.I.B.) has become a master rower at Norwalk River Rowing Association and is co-captain of the women’s masters team. The women’s quad won at the Head of the Housatonic race. “And to think that I could not join the Syracuse women’s team/crew because I was told they already had too many women,” she says.

KRISTIE GORNY (B.A.) moved to Omaha, Neb., after graduating from USD. At Creighton University, she earned a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and an M.D. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she then had a pediatric private practice for two years. Kristie now lives and works in Boston as a pediatrician.

ERIKA HARRINGTON (B.A., J.D. ’03) and her husband, Tucker, welcomed their first child, Parker Matthew, on Aug. 20, 2006. Tucker is an engineer at Apple Computer in Cupertino, Calif., and Erika practices law at Hopkins & Carley in San Jose.

BARBARA (PETERSON) LANE (M.ED.) was named the region director of the AmeriCorps NCCC central region in February 2005 and she married her husband, John, in July 2005. “My move to Denver has been a good one,” she says. “I am so proud of the over 300 corps members serving in the Gulf Coast for disaster recovery.”

CATHERINE (COTTIS) MORRISON (J.D.) and her husband, Geoffrey ’94, welcomed a baby boy, Nikolas Thomas, on Sept. 9, 2006.

LAURANN (ZILIUS) SAGE (B.A.) celebrated the birth of her second daughter, Gabriella Rae, on Sept. 14, 2006.

JENNIFER SCHELTER (M.F.A.) worked during the summer of 2006 as a paralegal for Susan Burke, who is leading a lawsuit seeking redress for former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison. She also spent some time on Martha’s Vineyard learning how to kite ski. Jennifer manages and is the artistic director of Yoga Schelter, “the most beautiful yoga studio in Philadelphia.” Her Web site is www.yogaschelter.com. “I would love to hear from fellow USD graduates,” she writes.

KATHRYN SUMMERS (M.S.N.) is director of health care operations at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida.

FREDERIK TER VEER (M.B.A.) was recently promoted into the supply chain organization at Kyocera America Inc. “I am also now an instrument-rated pilot and enjoy sharing the joy of flight and benefits of general aviation,” he writes.

[1995]

RITHA (BURKS) BOOKERT (M.S.N.) is pursuing a Ph.D. in public health, with an emphasis on community health, through Walden University. She also is establishing an independent nurse practitioner practice in Brandon, Miss., her hometown.

LUDLOW BARRINGTON CREARY (J.D.) practices criminal defense and civil litigation in Los Angeles.

SCOTT FOOTE (B.B.A.) and his wife, Marni, welcomed twins, Avery Rose and Zachary Paul, on July 20, 2006. Scott recently co-founded Square 1 Bank, a national specialty venture bank focusing on financing early-stage life science and technology companies. “Needless to say, it’s been a busy year!” says Scott.

KATIE (PARK) KRIDLER (B.B.A.) married her husband, Joshua, in 2000, and welcomed two sons: Kaden in 2002 and Jesse in 2005. Katie is also a real estate agent.

JEFFREY LADY (J.D.) is an independent film and music producer with Globalworks Entertainment in Chicago.

VALESKA MCDONALD-MUNOZ (M.ED.) is the assistant commissioner for the American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 644, and the program director for AYSO VIP, a soccer program for players with special needs. “I am missing USD. However, I’m making the most of Florida and my great four kids!” she says. “I have participated in the Danskin Triathlon in Orlando for the third year.”

JOHN PARDUN (B.A.) and his wife, Erika, welcomed their second son in November 2006. John, an attorney, is general manager of practice development at a national mediation and arbitration firm. Erika is contract attorney for a regional performing arts venue. They live in Laguna Beach.

JAVONNE PHILLIPS (J.D.) was promoted to a managing attorney position at the law firm of McCarthy & Holthus in March 2004.

NOLI ZOSA (B.A., J.D. ’99) owns an event planning company that manages 100 nightclub events and 35 weddings a year at more than 20 San Diego venues. He also serves as an administrative hearing officer presiding over parking ticket appeals in the city of San Diego.

[1996]

CRAIG CHERNEY (J.D.) and his wife, Aubree (Green) ’05, live in Las Vegas and recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary. Craig heads up land acquisition and entitlements for Pulte Homes, and Aubree handles transactional matters at the law firm of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck.

EVAN KITAHARA (J.D.) is a Los Angeles County deputy public defender and misdemeanor trials supervisor. In his position, he trains new attorneys for misdemeanor trials.

CHRISTINE NIEBUHR MUNNELLY (M.B.A.) and her husband, Matthew, have four children: Will, 7; Hannah Kate, 6; Brendan, 4; and Shane, 1. The family lives in Annapolis, Md.

KIMBERLY (JOHNSON) RAMIREZ (B.A.) and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their son, Ethan Michael, on July 10 in Newport Beach. Kimberly writes, “Ethan is welcomed with open arms by big sister, Mikayla, who is 2 1/2 . We love the excitement having children brings to our lives. Our favorite outing is to the University of Southern California football games.”

GREGORY REMY (M.I.B.) is president of AscentiGroup in Bonsall, Calif. In his position, Gregory helps companies of all sizes identify, develop and successfully commercialize their products.

MICHAEL RUHE (M.A.) moved to Tulsa, Okla., from San Diego in February 2006 for a job with Boston Scientific Corp. He sells implantable pacemakers and defibrillators for the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. “A wild transition for me, coming from the dental industry, but I absolutely love the work,” he writes. “Still adjusting to Oklahoma though.”

CHRISTOPHER SMITH (B.A.) and Nicole Moore were married on Dec. 2, 2006, at Leo Carrillo Beach in Malibu. They live in Pasadena.

[1997]

EDWARD ABEYTA (M.ED.) is working on his doctorate in post-secondary education and is the registrar and director of student services at the University of California, San Diego, Extension.

MICHAEL BISHOP (M.A.) was promoted to deputy chief investigator for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in July 2006. In his new position, he is responsible for all investigations involving fraud and financial crimes.

BRAD EMERY (B.B.A.) and Megan (McAuliffe) ’97 were married in October 1998. They have two daughters, Lauren, 4, and Taylor, 2. The family lives in Henderson, Nev., where Brad has joined his family business developing real estate. Megan writes, “We enjoy raising our two girls, desert living and being within driving distance of beautiful San Diego!”

ERIC GARFIELD (M.B.A.) was promoted to vice president, real estate valuations, for FMV Opinions Inc. in December 2006. He and his wife, Robin, were married on May 29, 2005, and they live in Redondo Beach.

MARTIN GOODMAN (M.B.A.) is the founder of Residential Capital L.P., the Residential Capital Alliance Fund L.P., the Residential Capital Mortgage Income Fund and the Residential Capital Foundation. Martin recently wrote Earning High Yield in a Low Yield World to help investors understand mortgage pools and learn how to conduct research to determine which investments are right for them. At a signing party for his book, Martin donated $10,000 to the Residential Capital Foundation, which was founded in 2003 to aid families struggling due to catastrophic events, such as homeowners dangerously close to foreclosure because of the sudden death of a breadwinner or an unexpected illness. Martin is active in the California Mortgage Association, the California Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

EVELYN LABUN (D.N.SC.) retired from her position as associate professor at the College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, in December 2006. She then moved to Winnipeg, Canada.

ELIZABETH VANIS MCNULTY (J.D.) is a partner at Snell & Wilmer in Costa Mesa, Calif., practicing in the product liability group. She and her husband, Bart, have three boys: Bart, 3; Timmy, 2; and Murphy, 6 months.

TREVOR OPPLIGER (J.D.) has been deputy district attorney in Fresno, Calif., for nine years and was recently assigned to the narcotics team.

AMANDA (STACK) STROBERG (B.A.) and her husband, Shane, welcomed their second son, Austin Michael, on Dec. 7, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Amanda says Austin joins big brother Ethan and both are great. Amanda is a biology teacher and soccer coach for Eastlake High School in Chula Vista. She founded the first University of California board-approved forensics class for any high school.

MICHAEL VACCHI (B.B.A., J.D. ’00) was named a partner at Peterson & Bradford in January 2006. Michael practices civil litigation defense at the Burbank law firm. He and his wife, Amber (Spataro) ’00, welcomed a daughter, Katrina Rose, on Jan. 27, 2006. Amber practices labor and employment law at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.

DOUGLAS YEE (J.D.) and his wife, Michelle, welcomed a daughter, Malia Misa Lin Nyuk, on June 19, 2006. Malia joins older brother Matthew Isao Fong, 4. Doug has been in the house counsel at Progressive Insurance for more than seven years. Michelle is an occupational attorney for the Pediatric Therapy Network.

[1998]

BRETT HANLEY (B.B.A.) was promoted from vice president of sales and marketing to president of Solatube global marketing in September 2006. He is responsible for overseeing all development and management of the company’s distribution channels, spanning 30 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He also serves on the board of directors for International Marketing Group and HHH Properties, both in San Diego.

PILAR (HOLLEY) IVANOV (B.B.A.) and her husband, Valentin ’97, welcomed their first child, Sophia, on April 17, 2006. Pilar and Val have been married for eight years and live in Westchester County, New York. Val is a quantitative analyst specializing in derivatives for a major asset manager in New York City and Pilar enjoys being a stay-at-home mom.

NIMISH PATEL (J.D., M.B.A. ’98) and fellow alumnus Erick Richardson founded Richardson & Patel six years ago. The law firm has 35 attorneys with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

ANNETTE REITER (M.A.) recently published a book with colleague Barbara Rhode, Transitions: A Handbook for Parents of Young Adults. Their Web site is www.transitionssite.com. Annette also speaks regularly for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

JENNIFER KURLAN SUTTON (J.D.) and her husband, Jeff, celebrated the birth of a son, Jacob Park, on Sept. 12, 2005.

[1999]

KRISTINA (SCHELBERT) BROWN (M.A.) and her husband, Tucker, have been living in New York for three years with their two children, Taylor and Kyle. They moved from San Diego so Kristina could pursue her doctorate in marriage and family therapy at Syracuse University. She has a private practice in Syracuse, is an in-home therapist for Catholic Charities, and is conducting research for her dissertation. Tucker is a special education teacher and has a self-contained classroom of second-, third- and fourth-graders.

MICHELE FISCHBEIN (J.D., LL.M.T. ’04) married Jeffrey Covensky ’99 on Sept. 4, 2005. Michele and Jeff live in Irvine, Calif.

NELSON GOODIN (LL.M.T.) has been with the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Cruces, N.M., since the fall of 2000. He was recently promoted to deputy and handles cases with an emphasis on domestic violence, tax fraud, major white collar crimes and homicide.

JENNY GUNVILLE (B.A.C.) graduated from San Diego State University with a master’s degree in accountancy, specialization in taxation. She works for an accounting firm in Billings, Mont.

LISA (RAVENSBERG) HALL (B.B.A.) had a baby girl, Hailey Catherine, on July 27, 2006. “She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and is happy and healthy! She is welcomed by mom, dad and brother Carter,” Lisa says.

LISA (LENKE) MERSEREAU (J.D.) is a senior associate at Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos, a law firm specializing in the defense of developers, contractors and real estate agents/ brokers. Lisa and her husband, Beau, were married in September 2003. She says their 14-month-old twin boys, Will and Jake, keep them awake most nights.

RICHARD ORMOND (J.D.) married his wife, Karen, on July 8, 2006, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They honeymooned on the Italian Riviera.

CARLY (NAEVE) REICH (B.A.) and her husband, Reuben ’99, welcomed their first child, Liam Garrett, on July 12, 2006. They live in Denver, but planned to move to New York, where Reuben was accepted into medical school.