UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO / Spring 2008
1990s

[1990]

PAUL ABBOTT (B.A.) is the owner and mastering engineer at ZenMastering in Poway. Since 2000, Paul has mastered music for artists in more than 15 countries and 30 states.

KRISTINE (REUBA) BROWN (B.A.) lives in Roseville, Calif., with her husband, Stephen, and their children: Madeline, 7; Ethan, 5; Abigail, 4; and Alexander, 18 months.

KATHLEEN (DINGER) BURKE (B.B.A.) lives in Park City, Utah, with her “Aussie” husband, Douglas, and their two children: Samantha, 3, and “Sharkie,” 5. She juggles work, family life and traveling. Kathleen says she wants to get back to San Diego for a family holiday.

RACHAEL GERBIC (B.A.) is a licensed psychotherapist, and she works in international schools around the globe. She lives in Ghana, West Africa, where she is a school counselor.

KRISTEN (BULKLEY) KORNIENKO (B.A.) earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture. She wrote her master’s thesis on alternative sanitation and wastewater treatment in informal settlements and refugee camps. Kristen received a Fulbright Fellowship for 2007-08 to continue this research in South Africa.

PATRICIA (LEE) MARINO (B.A.) and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of their second baby, Tate Huntley, on Feb. 4, 2005.

KELLY (ENGLAND) McELWAIN (B.A.) loves being a stay-at-home mom to Taylor Anne, 5, and Kate, 3. “The girls keep me busy with school, playgroups and activities,” she says. She volunteers with the local ballet company, where both girls dance, and at their schools. Kelly says that travels keep her husband, Doug, busy but give the family a lot of frequent flier miles to visit family and friends.

CHRISTOPHER OLSEN (B.B.A.) just sold one company to focus on his other, Botanica Gardens, a horticulture nursery and landscape design business in Little Rock, Ark. Christopher was recently hired by Leisure Arts to be the national host, and garden and home expert for their new line of DVDs. He also works for CBS, preparing weekly segments as the Garden Guru.

MELISSA ANN (BURKE) SARAGOSA (B.A., J.D. ’93) served five years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general after law school. In 2000, she began working as a deputy district attorney in Las Vegas. She and her husband, Mark, were married in November 2000, and they have three children: Cole, 5; Shayne, 3; and Riley, 2. In December 2006, she was appointed by the Clark County Commissioner as a justice of the peace and has been on the bench since January 2007.

[1991]

SOREN CHRISTENSEN (M.S.N.) retired on Jan. 1, 2007, from Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington state after a 26-year Navy career. She and her husband, Jim, live in Silverdale, Wash.

CMDR. REUBEN FLOYD (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’92) is the executive officer for a fixed-wing developmental test squadron based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. He and his wife, Mona, are busy at home, chasing after their daughter, Leila, born on March 23, 2005, and son, Jacob, born on Oct. 31, 2006.

ARNIE GARCIA (B.A.) and his wife, Kristina, were blessed with their first child on April 14, 2007. “We are eagerly waiting for her to grow a bit so she can begin wearing her pink Toreros outfit,” he says.

VERONICA (LUGO) McKNIGHT (B.A.) and her husband, James, celebrated the arrival of their first baby, Joel Samuel, on May 4, 2007.

CATHERINE (SMITH) OAKLEY (B.B.A.) and her husband, Paul, live in Colorado with their three sons: Andrew, 12; Zachary, 3; and Tyler, 1. Catherine is an at-home mom and says the family enjoys many outdoor activities.

TED WACKER (J.D.) is a partner in the law firm of Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson in Newport Beach, Calif. He was part of the plaintiff’s trial team that obtained a $51 million verdict against Merck in the national Vioxx litigation in federal court in New Orleans. He is also chair of the Top Gun Committee for the Orange County Trial Lawyer’s Association, which raised more than $25,000 in 2006 for the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. He and his wife, Erin (Kelley) ’92, have three children: Kelly, 8; John, 6; and Danny, 4.

LISA WANG (B.Acc.) and her husband, David, welcomed their third son, Jared, on Feb. 9, 2007. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Jared joins big brothers Jaxon and Jacob.

KIMBERLY (ALLARIO) ZIERMAN (B.A.) resigned from her position as a deputy attorney general with the state of California in January 2007 to stay home with her two daughters: Bailey Carole, 3, and Addison Marie, 17 months.

[1992]

MATTHEW BRENNAN (B.A.) works in the information technology services department at USD.GINGER (EDDY) HALLACK (B.B.A.) is busy as a mom with three girls, ages 6, 4 and 2. “Life is crazy and fun!” she says. The family lives in Carlsbad, where Ginger’s husband, Michael, designs golf clubs for Callaway.STEVE KRAFT (B.B.A.) and Suzanne (Willis) ’94 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brady Patrick, on April 11, 2007. He joins big sister, Reagan, 4. The family lives in Tucson, Ariz.

JACQUELINE (KAHN) PARIS (B.A.) and her husband, Joel, were blessed with a daughter, Katarina Helene, on Feb. 16, 2007. Jacqueline enjoys her new role as a stay-at-home mom.

AMY (GIORGIANNI) PSOMAS (B.B.A.) and her husband, Stephen ’92, live in Danville, Calif., with their three kids: Emma, 8; Luke, 6; and Kate, 4. Amy sells real estate in the East Bay and Steve is a senior interface designer at Responsys in Redwood City.

KRISTIN (INGRAO) RUDE (B.A.) is co-owner and director of FasTracKids, an education enrichment center for children from 6 months to 8 years old.

JOHN SIPES (B.A.) was named the executive officer of HSC-26 helicopter squadron in Norfolk, Va., flying the MH-60S helicopter. He expects to become commander of the same squadron in 2008.

MARY (HANDBERG) SORENSEN (B.A.) and her husband, Tim, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Annika Elise. She was born on Feb. 12, 2007, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces.

KELLI (AYRES) SULLIVAN (B.A.) lives in Maple Valley, Wash., with her husband of seven years, Colin, and their three children: Karen, 6; Thomas, 2; and Joseph, 15 months. Kelli has been a juvenile probation officer with the Superior Court in Seattle for 10 years.

EMILY (SHOKOUH) VINDENI (B.B.A.) and her husband, Mario ’92, both work at their family business, Harley-Davidson/Buell of Glendale as co-general managers. Their daughter, Sophia, 15, is a sophomore at Immaculate Heart High School and their son, Anthony, 13, is a freshman at Loyola High School. “We are very proud of them!” she writes.

ELIZABETH (HILL) WEEBER (B.B.A.) is operations manager for The Event Team, a destination management company that plans meetings and events in San Diego and Southern California. “In October 2006 I married my soul mate, Craig Weeber, a 1995 USD Law School alum,” she writes. “We were married at Immaculate Conception Church in Old Town, surrounded by close family and friends.” Elizabeth and Craig live in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego with their two cats, and they enjoy weekend trips to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

[1993]

MISHELLE CRUZ-PATTY SCRAGG (B.A.) moved back to Arizona from Guam in June 2003. She spent the summer of 2007 traveling to Guam and Hawaii and then taking a road trip through Canada into Alaska.

KIMBERLY HEITMILLER de BERZUNZA (B.A.) and her husband, Felipe, welcomed a daughter, Marisol Carolina, on April 19, 2006. This was just one month before Kimberly received her master’s degree in education from San Diego State University. Kimberly is in her ninth year teaching elementary school in the San Diego Unified School District. Felipe works exclusively at Motoberzunza, his own motorcycle service and repair business. Their son, Erik, finished kindergarten in the Language Academy French immersion program.

JOSHUA DeSILVA (B.A.) and his wife, Robyn, welcomed their second child, Zara, in 2006. They live on the island of Maui, where Josh owns a special events company focusing on corporate group events in Hawaii.

MIKE GERGEN (B.B.A.) and his wife, Melanie, welcomed a daughter, Arden, on March 27, 2007. Arden joins big sister, Payton, 2.

HAYES MAURO (B.A.) finished his Ph.D. in art history in February 2007 and is teaching at colleges in New York City.

LORI (SHACKELFORD) SCHIMENTI (B.A.) lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Chris, and 2-year-old daughter, Jenna.

ANNE (POPPE) STEGEN (B.A.) and her husband, Sloane ’93, welcomed a baby boy, Sawyer Aaron, on July 20, 2007. Sawyer joins a big sister, Samantha, 3.

JANN ROBERT STOECKL (B.A.) is a professional photographer in Aspen, Colo. Some recent assignments included shooting 30 rolls of film helicopter skiing in the Chugach Mountains in Alaska and shooting 80 rolls of film scuba diving in Irian Jaya and the Lembeh Straights in Indonesia.

KENNETH THIEL (B.A.) expanded Thiel Development and is the founder and president of Liquid Construction Services, which provides design-to-build general contracting services to the commercial real estate industry in Florida and the Caribbean.

[1994]

STACEY (MONNASTES) ALWAN (B.A.) moved to Danville, Calif., three years ago with her husband, Chris, and their three boys: Hayden, 5; Ben, 3; and Ryan, 15 months.

JOSEPH COMINS (B.B.A.) and his wife, Theresa, have been married for seven years. Joseph was promoted to president of Dedicated Delivery Professionals in February 2006. The company has more than 70 drivers and annual revenues exceeding $10 million.

MICHAEL FREEHILL (B.A.) and his wife, Karein, have a 2-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Grace. Michael is in an orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. JENNIFER (RAKERS) NINO (B.A., J.D. ’97) and her husband, Randall, were married in August 2003. They welcomed their son in February 2005. Jennifer is a medical malpractice defense attorney and Randall is a psychology professor. They live in San Diego, and they feel blessed to alternate child care and work responsibilities so they can stay home with Andrew.

GLORIA (ROJAS) SANCHEZ (B.A.) started her teaching career in July 2006 as a third-grade teacher at Los Altos Elementary School in San Diego. She is in a master’s program in leadership at InterAmerican College. “I’m blessed to have God and my family with me,” she writes. “They are the reason of my life!”

[1995]

BRENDA CHAVEZ-CASAS (B.A., M.A. ’99) and her husband, Julio, welcomed their second child, Paola.

VERONICA (BOWDEN) DERSCH (B.A.) joined the Kansas Attorney General’s Office as a lawyer in the criminal division on Jan. 8, 2007. She and her husband, Raymond, welcomed a daughter, Rosemary, on Feb. 15, 2007.

CHRIS DISHMAN (B.A.) was named a finalist for a prestigious Service to America medal by the Partnership for Public Service. Chris is a policy analyst in the Office of Supply Reduction. He was nominated for developing a new strategy and information system that enables federal government agencies to target and disrupt illegal drug trafficking networks more effectively.

NICOLE (SUDER) DiSILVESTRO (B.A.) moved to Chicago in 2002 and was married in May 2006. She is vice president of client development for Citigroup and welcomed a daughter in June 2007. “So, I am now staying at home for a while, enjoying every minute of being a new mom to this beautiful little angel!” Nicole writes.

HEATHER IANNONE (B.A.) is a writer and just finished her first book, What One Can Do.

NICOLE IGIELSKI (B.A.) lives in St. Paul, Minn., with her husband, Erik Benson, and their sons: Riley, 5, and Kiernan, 2.

TIMOTHY LANG (B.A.) and his wife, Ashley, welcomed twins, Aurora and Owen, on May 14, 2007. They live in Fort Collins, Colo., where Timothy is an atmospheric research scientist for Colorado State University.

JENNIFER LARSON (B.A.) and Matt Montag are happy to announce their marriage on Feb. 24, 2007. Jennifer graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1999. Following a judicial clerkship, she joined Johnson Law Group in Spokane, Wash., where she specializes in employment law, civil litigation and insurance defense. Matt is an engineer and surveyor with RFK.

HEATHER (MILLER) MEDURE (B.A.), her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Ava, lived in Tokyo for a year and a half before moving to Tennessee in 2007. Heather and Paul welcomed a son, Joseph Carlos, on June 20, 2007. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

DANIEL MONTGOMERY (B.Acc.) married Juliet Wolfe on June 1, 2007, in San Diego.

JOHN PARDUN (B.A.) and his wife, Erika, welcomed their second son in November 2006. John is an attorney and general manager of practice development with an arbitration and mediation firm in Orange, Calif. The Parduns live in Laguna Beach.

CHRISTOPHER PARTA (B.A.) expects to graduate from law school in December 2007. His wife, Tiffany Tran-Parta ’97, teaches science at Meadow Park Middle School. Their son, Liam, is 3 and loves trains and trucks.

HOLLY PROHASKA (B.A.) married Shawn Bauer on Nov. 4, 2006. Fellow alumna Shalla (Levra) Jones was a bridesmaid. Holly received a master’s degree in environmental management at the University of San Francisco in May 2000.

INGE (WRIGHT) TAYLOR (B.S.N.) reports that she is still busy working as a certified nurse and midwife, but is also able to travel. She went to Hawaii in November 2006, London in April 2007 and expected to take an Alaskan cruise in 2007. She also teaches in a registered nurse program at National University.

[1996]

JENNIFER BROBST (J.D.) is in a clinical tenure track position at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a faculty member and the legal director of the Center for Child and Family Health in Durham, N.C. The center — a consortium of Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and the nonprofit Child and Parent Support Services — specializes in mental health and medical services related to children and trauma.

ANALEE (NATIONS) BRODIE (J.D.) and her husband, Kyle, welcomed a daughter, Fiona, on Oct. 25, 2006. Fiona joins an older sister, Bridget, 3. Analee is a deputy attorney general (criminal appeals, writs and trials) in Los Angeles and Kyle is a superior court judge in San Bernardino County.

DAVID CONROY (B.A.) joined Jones Day in New York to help establish a structured finance group focusing on collateralized debt obligations and derivative products.

LAURA JULIANO (B.A.) is completing her associate’s degree in graphic design and working as a freelance graphic designer and fine artist.

EILEEN (McGREEVY) LOUGHNANE (B.S.N.) graduated from USD at age 61 and works part time as an advice/triage nurse. She is an Irish immigrant, and a citizen of Ireland and the United States. “This has been a tremendous journey for me,” she writes, “and I am grateful to USD for the opportunity for further education.”

CHRISTOPHER LUNDY (B.A.) lives in Long Beach, Calif., and works for Beckman Coulter. Chris and his wife, Kathrine, welcomed their first child, Rhys Haaland, on Feb. 22, 2007. “Rhys is the first of 12 children,” writes Chris.

VERONICA MEJIA-GUILLEN (B.B.A.) and her husband, Samuel Guillen, were married in 2000. Their son, Alexander, was born on April 1, 2005. Veronica writes, “Still working in real estate, but as an owner with my husband who’s a real estate broker.”

CAMERON PEACH (B.Acc.) and Erika (Cooper) ’98 welcomed a daughter, Campbell Claire, on Nov. 30, 2006. Campbell joins older brother, Cooper. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ (B.Acc.) operates a business brokerage firm in Los Angeles.

MARIANA SALERNO (B.A.) is in her third year of an internal medicine residency program at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City.

DABNE RAINE WHITEMORE (B.A.) is the program director for a $20 million hurricane recovery program focused on the repair and restoration of properties and homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On July 12, 2007, Dabne and her husband, Dana, celebrated the arrival of a son, Jackson. “We are repopulating New Orleans one baby at a time!” she writes.

[1997]

RICARDO ARAIZA (B.A.) finished his dissertation in the Ed.D. program at the University of La Verne and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University.

JENNIFER (VARSAK) FARSIAN (B.A.) and her husband, Shirzad, were married at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Alumni guests included Kristen (Kikuchi) Kennedy, Dale Amorosia and Jennifer Babic. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii. After graduation, Jennifer spent two years in Romania with the Peace Corps, worked at C-Span in Washington, D.C., and spent the last five years in nonprofit management and fundraising in San Diego.

CAROLINE (VEATCH) FIERRO (B.A.) and her husband, Alfonso ’95, have two children: William, 2, and Caroline, born on May 11, 2007.

STEPHANIE (SAMPLE) JACQUES (B.A.) earned a master’s degree in education leadership from San Diego State University and was named Teacher of the Year for the Alpine Union School District in 2007.

JILL (JACKSON) JONES (B.A.) and her husband, Jeff, welcomed a son, Dylan, in February 2007.

STEVEN LoCASCIO (B.A.) and his wife, Michelle (Stoelker) ’97, live in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with their 3-year-old son, Brennan.

JENNIFER LOTTA (B.B.A.) is enjoying suburbia in upstate New York. She reports that she is a happy homeowner and is getting used to the endless projects inside and out. She still travels to Los Angeles frequently throughout the year to visit family and friends.

ANNE MARKERT-BREESCH (B.B.A.) and her husband, Niels, celebrated the arrival of a baby boy on May 24, 2007. Big brother, Willem, turned 3 in October.

LISETTE (SOUDANT) MORRIS (B.A.) and her husband, Christopher, welcomed a daughter, Ada, on March 11, 2006. Six months after returning to work, Lisette was promoted to director of client relations at The Grow Network with McGraw-Hill. In her new position, Lisette oversees professional development, customer support and program evaluation for all programs.

KATHY (NESS) PHELAN (B.A.) and her husband, Daven, welcomed their second child, Kate Mackenzie, on Aug. 21, 2006. She joins big brother, Will, 4. Kathy is now a stay-at-home mom; the family lives in Rocklin, Calif.

ALICIA POTES (B.A.) was accepted into a general surgery residency for physician assistants at Norwalk Hospital with Yale University. She graduated with an M.P.A.P. (master of physician assistant practice) from the University of Southern California.

FAY (TINSAY) ROBERTS (B.A.) and her husband, Mark ’95, have three children: Isaac, 4; Jordan, 2; and Natalia, 6 months. Fay says they have taken some mission trips with door-to-door evangelism in India, Costa Rica and Rwanda.

GERARD RODRIGUES (B.B.A.) and Sarah (Wolf) ’99 were married in April 2007 in Maui with 50 family members and friends in attendance. Fellow alumni guests included Wesley Wolf, Marc Reyes, Phil Fong, Corle Huffman, Rob Tirsbier, Jordan Armitage, Shaney Fink and Jill McAnear. Sarah works in the Office of Parent Relations at USD, and Gerry is in business development for PCL Construction. “We enjoy time with family and friends, and attending Toreros athletic events!” Sarah writes.

NICOLE SNYDER (B.A.) was elected chair of the Idaho State Bar’s business and corporate law section. Nicole is a corporate and employment attorney for Holland & Hart in Boise, Idaho. She is the Idaho representative for the Employment Law Alliance and a board member of Idaho Women Lawyers.

BETHANY SUTTON (B.A.) is a research and development project manager, leading new products from conception to market.

MENG-SHIUAN TSAI (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’99) started a community resource calendar business recently. She expected to send calendars to 47,000 homes in Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch and Poway.

CARL WILBERT (B.A.) and his wife, Sarah, welcomed a son, Luke Sutton, on March 28, 2007. Luke’s big sister, Maddy, just turned 3.

LORRAINE (CAMP) WILSON (B.A.) lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Gavyn, 6, and Rylee, 4. Lorraine taught high school Spanish for several years before becoming a full-time at-home mom. In 2006 she started Spanish for Kids in which she teaches Spanish to children ages 1 to 11. “We are happy and healthy,” she says.

[1998]

MARY GRACE ALMANDREZ (B.A.) received the Promising Practice in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Collaboration award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for her integrated learning model. She entered the Ed.D. program in organization and leadership at the University of San Francisco in the fall of 2007.

JOANNA (LEE) BRUSO (B.A.) and her husband, Paul ’96, welcomed a son, Matthew, on May 3, 2007. Matthew joins big brother, Patrick, 2. The family lives in San Francisco.

ANGELINA (MARQUEZ) CAGLE (B.A.) and her husband, John, celecrated the birth of their first child, William, on June 22, 2007. Angelina received a master’s degree in library and information studies in August 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The family lives in Hickory, N.C.

JOHN COKER (B.A.) completed the instructor tour at NAS Pensacola. In December 2006 he returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq. John received the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge. In June 2007 he reported to the U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet staff in Naples, Italy, accompanied by his wife, Rhonda, and daughters Katelyn, Courtney, Autumn and Ashley. John is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations through the University of Oklahoma’s outreach campus in Naples.

ERIN (BROMLEY) ESPINOZA (B.A.) pursued a master’s degree in human resources management after graduating from USD and worked for Bank of America for six years. She married her husband, Octavio, in 2003, and they have a daughter, Maia, 2. “I am currently a stay-at-home mom and loving it!” she writes.

KATERI SANDEN GENTLES (B.A.) graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a master’s degree in environmental science and management. She moved back to San Diego in 2005 and is an environmental consultant. She married her husband in March 2007.

ABBY PARTA GOSSMAN (B.Acc.) and her husband, Jeramie, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Shannon Leighton, on May 27, 2007. Abby and Jeramie have been married for three years and live in South St. Paul, Minn. Abby is a lobbyist for a biotechnology company and Jeramie is the superintendent at Southview Country Club.

WENDY (ANDERSON) INTRIERI (B.A.) and her husband, Dominick, welcomed a daughter, Faith Noelle, on Jan. 5, 2006, and a son, Drake Joseph, on June 9, 2007. Drake weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. “He is doing very well,” Wendy says. “His big sister loves having him around.”

RACHEL IRELAND (B.A.) and her husband, Justin, have two boys and live in San Diego. Rachel is a pediatrician with a specialty in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Justin is a firefighter/paramedic.

DARCY (FARRELL) LEWIS (B.A.) and her husband, Jon, welcomed a son, J.T., on June 15, 2007. J.T. joins older sister Claire. Darcy works part time for the Huntington Beach City School District.

JOSHUA PONGWATTANA (B.A.) moved to Bangkok, Thailand, in 2003. Prior to this, he traveled between the United States and Thailand as a CIA applicant and part-time foreign relations officer for Forever Living Products. He now works full time for FLP and travels throughout the provinces giving meetings and managing the foreign distributors. He says he’s a big supporter of the Roman Catholic Church in Thailand.

MARIA TAN (B.S.N.) left active-duty Navy service and transferred to the Navy Reserve as a nurse corps officer. Maria also has created Testan Enterprises, a company focusing on senior residents and real estate investment. “It is a new and exciting process for me,” Maria says. “I welcome all the challenges that come with this venture, and I look forward to rising to the top of the business world.”

NAVEEN ZAIDI (B.A.) lives and works in Manhattan in New York City. She is an attorney practicing securities regulation at NYSE Regulation Inc.

[1999]

ANTHONY BERTOCCHINI (B.B.A.) and his wife, Allison ’00, welcomed a son, Charles Joseph, on Feb. 9, 2006.

KRISTINA SCHELBERT BROWN (M.A.) earned a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Syracuse University. She is married to R. Tucker Brown and they have a daughter, Taylor, 10, and son, Kyle, 8. The family expected to move to Springfield, Mo., where Kristina accepted a position at the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology as a faculty member in the marriage and family therapy department and project manager for Forest’s Child Welfare Reform Training Grant.

DANIELA REALI FERRARI (B.A., J.D. ’02) and John Charles Ellis ’03 were married at Founders Chapel on June 9, 2007. Daniela is a deputy public defender in the juvenile delinquency division of the San Diego Office of the Public Defender. John is a trial attorney for Federal Defenders of San Diego.

L. THOMAS GARTNER (B.S.) and his wife, Allison, were married on April 22, 2006, in Palm Desert, Calif., with many alumni in attendance. In May 2006, they relocated to Fort Worth, Texas. They welcomed a son, Lawrence Thomas IV, on Feb. 8, 2007. “We are enjoying our new life in Texas,” Thomas writes.

LISA (RAVENSBERG) HALL (B.B.A.) and her husband, Jake, celebrated the arrival of a baby girl, Hailey Catherine, on July 27, 2006. “Our family resides in Long Beach, Calif., and includes my 6-year-old stepson, Carter,” says Lisa.

ALISON (VASTOLA) HARVEY (B.B.A.) moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., where she has been in the pharmaceutical sales industry for seven years. In April 2005, she married a local attorney, Reese Harvey, and on March 31, 2006, they welcomed their first child, Ryan Reese.

JAIME KAY KIM (B.A.) married Caleb Webster in December 2006. She earned a master’s degree in divinity from Claremont School of Theology in May 2007 and received an appointment from the United Methodist Church.

JAIME KRUPNICK (B.A.) married Jason Geffen, a graduate of the University of Arizona, on April 21, 2007. They honeymooned on the Caribbean island of Nevis, and live in Santa Monica. Jaime recently was promoted to executive director of talent relations and special events at Sony Pictures Television.

MICHELLE (DYE) MATTHIAS (B.B.A.) and her husband, Robert, welcomed Alanna Rian on June 9, 2007. Alanna joins older brother, Arland, 4, and sister, Adreanne, 2. Michelle is an at-home mom who sells Premier Designs jewelry, and Robert is stationed on the USS Boxer.

KIMBERLY (ALFORD) O’HARA (B.A.) and her husband, Chris, were blessed with a second daughter, Madeline Grace, on June 13, 2007. Madeline’s big sister, Camryn Elizabeth, was born on April 4, 2005. The family lives in Cary, N.C.

MELINDA PETERSON (B.A.) graduated from the School of Dentistry at Creighton University in May 2006. She practices at Westward Dental in the Kansas City area. In November 2006, Melinda married Nick Garcia, a professional soccer player for the Kansas City Wizards. Melinda and Nick live in Prairie Village, Kan.

ABIGAIL (HORROCKS) PRESTON (B.A.) lives in St. Louis with her husband, Jared, and their son, Carter. Abby works from home for IBM and enjoys running, hiking, spinning and swimming.

KAREN (ABELLA) SANTO-PIETRO (M.S.) and her husband, Gary, welcomed a baby girl, Stella Rose, on July 10, 2007. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long.

JENNIFER TYSOR (B.A.) teaches first grade in Palm Desert, Calif.

LT. BRYAN WEATHERUP (B.B.A.) and his wife, Elizabeth ’01, celebrated the arrival of their second child, Carter Luke, on May 11, 2007, in Yokosuka, Japan. Bryan expected to start Naval postgraduate school in the fall in Monterey, Calif.