and his wife, Erika, welcomed a son, George, in 2007. George joins older brother, Henry, 5, and sister, Mary, 2. Rich is an officer with Wells Fargo Financial and the family lives in Edina, Minn.

SUZANNE (JUSKO) PURNELL (M.Ed.) has four boys, ages 15, 13, 10 and 8, and has been working as a middle school counselor for 12 years.

MELL UNDERWOOD (B.A.) and his wife, Susan, welcomed their third child, Matthew Daniel, on April 9, 2007. Matthew joins sister Brooke, 5, and brother Cameron, 3. The family lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. “Hello to all!” Mell writes.


published an anthology of his poems at Several poems, including Carpe Diem, were written as a student at USD while waiting for classes outside of Olin Hall.

SAMANTHA (GARTON) GALE (BBA) lives in Vail, Colo., with her husband, Michael, and her two daughters: Brennecke and Mackenzie. She works in real estate development, is the president of the Parent Teacher Organization for her daughters’ school, and hopes to meet up with alumni at a homecoming soon!

JOHN OHANIAN (B.Acc.) was named CEO of 2-1-1 San Diego in September 2007. The free phone service connects residents with health, community and disaster resources and services. John’s previous positions included vice president of finance, operations and planned giving for the Alzheimer’s Association and systems consultant and associate director for the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation. John and his wife, Andrea, also recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. They have two children: Samantha, 12, and Micah, 9.

JENNIFER (WHELAN) WALKER (J.D.) and her husband, Jim, live in Newport Beach, Calif., with their two daughters: Amanda, 9, and Allison, 6. Jennifer is a corporate counselor for Olympic Wire and Equipment Co., also in Newport Beach.


and his wife, Susana (Navarro) ’92, welcomed a daughter, Abigail, on July 23, 2007. Steven is a principal in the San Marcos Unified School District in San Diego County.

JENNIFER CARTER (B.A., M.Ed. ’97) teaches a preschool Special Day Class in La Mesa, Calif. Recreationally, she plays soccer and trains for running events. “I’m meeting up with Kristin (Ingrao) Rude, Maria Galvin, Cara (Downs) Betts and Mary Ann Myers at the races, for lunches, spa days and ‘Grapple’ tastings!” (A Grapple is an apple injected with grape juice.)

MARNI (VIGIL) HAYMAN (B.A.) is a certified specialist in planned giving and was reaccredited as a certified fundraising executive. She is the associate director of planned giving for the Girl Scouts of San Diego-Imperial Council. Marni, her husband, William, and two young daughters live in Chula Vista.

ANTHONY NEILLY (B.A.) lived in Taiwan for 11 years, where he worked as an English teacher and owned a gelato shop, bar and language school.

JENNIFER (ROE) SPENGLER (B.A.) and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Mila and Kyra, and own Studio M/Michael Spengler Photography, a portrait photography studio. “Michael is successfully following his bliss, and I enjoy handling the studio’s marketing and public relations duties when not hanging with my girls, volunteering at their school or running,” says Jennifer. See their work online at


and his wife, Amanda, welcomed a son, Lucas Spencer, on Feb. 8, 2007. Lucas joins sister Madeline, 9, and brother David, 6. The family lives in West Virginia.

CHRISTINE (THOMPSON) BLAKE (B.A.) published her first novel, Woman Redeemed, a book about Mary Magdalene. Her Web site is

DEBORAH VIDOSIC BRESKO (B.A.) reports that in the last 10 years, she resigned from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander, earned a teaching credential at San Diego State University, taught in Monterey and Escondido, got married in Founders Chapel at USD, had two boys: Daniel and Matthew, and moved to the Midwest. “Now it’s bonfires and soccer practice,” she says, “and I couldn’t be happier.”

HEATHER (SCHROEDER) COOK (B.A.) and her husband, Rory, celebrated the birth of their third child, Scarlett Kate, who joins brother Riley, 6, and sister Emma, 4. Heather spends her time between motherhood and part-time work as an optometric physician in a large ophthalmology group in Portland, Ore., with her husband.

CHONA (TAYCO) FOUCH (B.A.) and her husband, Michael, welcomed a second son, Lucas Godfrey, on Feb. 11, 2007. Chona is taking a break from broadcast news to raise Lucas and his brother, Samuel, 3. Michael is a director for NBC News. The family lives in Chula Vista.

MATTHEW HORECZKO (B.A.) and his wife, Deborah, have two daughters: Grace, 4, and Clara, 2. “I’m still practicing law in Long Beach and loving time with all three of my girls,” Matthew says.

JENN MESSINA (B.A.) and her husband, Josh Deitch, celebrated the arrival of their second child, Jensen Thomas, in August 2006. “His 5-year-old sister, Jordan, was delighted,” Jenn writes. They still live in Mill Valley, Calif., own a wellness center called Café of Life, and remodel and build homes as a hobby.

CHRISTINA (STANLEY) NEUMEYER (B.A., M.A. ’95) has been working with children and families for many years and recently opened an office to begin private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a breastfeeding educator, a 4-H youth group leader and teaches religious education at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Carlsbad. Christina practices daily meditation and occasionally sneaks off to yoga, when her two young sons and husband permit.

AMY JO (MATTHEWS) TALARICO (B.A.) and her husband, Ross, recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Elsa. Amy is now back at work as a litigation attorney for Morgan Lewis in San Francisco.

SUSAN TORREY (BBA) has her own communications consulting business. She and her husband, Ted Theocheung, welcomed their second son, Dylan Michael, on Nov. 14, 2005. He joins big brother, Aiden. Susan trained for the Nike marathon in San Francisco.

CAROLINE WALTHER-MEADE (B.A.) was named a partner in the Global Project Finance Group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. Caroline is a member of the firm’s Latin America Practice Group and has extensive experience in cross-border financing and international project financing and development. Caroline is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and spent a year and a half at Milbank based in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

JENNIFER (GARDNER) WIEDEL (B.A., M.Ed. ’95) and her husband, Courtney, moved to the South Island of New Zealand in November 2007, where they plan to fulfill their dream of opening a bed and breakfast. They’d love to have many USD visitors!


and his wife, Michelle, live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two daughters: Alexis Rose, 7, and Annika Rae, 4. Brian has been with Cisco for eight years and Michelle is a third-grade teacher in a local school district. Brian and Michelle celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2007.

ROBERT BARDIN (B.A.) and his wife, Joanne Pasternack-Bardin, are thrilled to announce the timely arrival of their daughter, Kira Rose, who was born on Sept. 23, 2007 — her due date — in Mountain View, Calif. Robert is a corporate sales manager for, overseeing sports-related accounts.

SHERRI BLISS (B.A., MPH ’04) joined Helio, a start-up mobile virtual network operator, in Los Angeles in February 2007. Sherri and her husband, Christopher Huie, are still fixing up the 1920s Spanish-style house they bought in 2003.

NATHAN CARR (B.A.) earned his teaching certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then went to Japan to teach English. On Dec. 21, 1998, Nathan was hit by a car in Kawasaki, Japan. He suffered a severe brain injury and was in a coma for eight months in hospitals in Tokyo and Boston. After more than seven years of recovery, Nathan now volunteers as a teacher’s helper in a local special needs elementary school. “He has full long-term memory of his college days and wants to teach again. His dream is still alive!” reports his mom, Vicki Carr. “Nathan has some short-term memory loss and is in a wheelchair, but his will to live a full, productive life again is very strong!”

LAURENCE KALDOR (M.A.) made his debut as a director with the independent film, Redirecting Eddie, which also marks the production debut of his Kaliber Films label. The film, about a novice director who must overcome numerous hurdles to finish his project, participated in the 2007 American Film Market in Santa Monica. Ironically, as a director, Kaldor had to overcome hurdles of his own as production on his New York-themed film was thrust into a six-year hiatus by the World Trade Center attacks.

MARIA (RAMOS) LaBELLE (B.A.) lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif., with her husband, Robert, and their two children: daughter, Luna, 12, and son, Zidane, 9. “I am a full-time mommy, but still manage to work a few jobs a year as a wardrobe stylist,” Maria says. This year, she and her son will both receive their black belts in Tae Kwon Do.

AMY MEAD (B.A.) teaches sixth grade at Villa Academy in Seattle, where she lives with her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia.

JASON ORLANDO (B.A.) lives in Costa Rica with his wife, Amy (Powell) ’94, and their 3-year-old daughter, Sophie. Jason works for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Their first overseas assignment was in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia from 2004 to 2006. “Although we miss our friends and family in the U.S.A., living abroad has been a wonderfully enlightening experience,” Jason says. See story.

DEB PRESSON (B.A.) married Brad Howard on July 21, 2007, in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Two alumni were in the wedding party: Rob McGarry and Eileen (Peaper) Krock. Other alumni guests included Mark Daquipa, Chris Stafford, Tanya (Lugliani) Stewart and Chad Stewart. Deb and Brad had an adventurous honeymoon in Alaska. Brad is an accountant, and Deb teaches Spanish at Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, Calif.

LT. CMDR. KEVIN SCHULTZ (B.A.) graduated from the submarine command course and the command leadership school in December 2006, then flew to England to meet his boat two months into a six-month deployment, in which they visited Plymouth, England; Rota, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal. Kevin is the executive officer of the USS Minneapolis Saint Paul. After the deployment, the ship changed ports from Norfolk, Va., to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and along the way had a port of call in San Diego. “My wife, Amy, and our two boys — Brian, 6, and Greg, 3 — just moved to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and we’re getting used to the aloha-style of life,” he writes.

CYRIL VIDERGAR (B.A., J.D. ’03) and his wife, Stephanie Beckord ’95, have a daughter, Amelia, 2. Stephanie’s web design and graphics design firm is in its fourth year and has national clients such as L.A.’s Moondance Film Festival and organic online retailer Vitamin Cottage. Cyril is with a new law firm, White, Bean & Ankele, which concentrates on special district and land use law.

MATT “FUZZY” ZELLER (B.A.) has been in private family practice in Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Calif., for about four years. He and his wife, Diane, welcomed their first child, Elizabeth, in August 2007.


writes, “I’m so happy to have a view of the ocean every day!” After graduation, Naomi traveled from Africa to Europe and moved back to the islands to pursue a master’s degree in corporate communications from Hawaii Pacific University. She and her husband, Jamie, were married on Sept. 23, 2006, on the island of Kauai. “We had an unforgettable and truly amazing honeymoon in beautiful Thailand,” she says. Naomi and Jamie live on Oahu and are co-owners and publishers of three magazines: Pacific Edge Magazine, Ko Olina Life & Style, and Hawaii Home and Garden. They also own Element Media HI, a cutting-edge media design firm.

LISA HOEHLE (MBA) and Brian Martin proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Aerin, on Nov. 30, 2007. Kayleigh weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins older brother, Johnathan, 3. The family lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

KRYSLYNN (BRUMBAUGH) LAW (B.A.) and her husband, Matt, welcomed a son, Kai Matthew, on May 29, 2006. Kai joins big sister Maya Vianne. The family lives in Carlsbad.

TINA-MARIE (MASSIMINI) LESKO (B.A.) and her husband, Christopher, have been happily married for three years, and they live in Tustin, Calif.

AMY (PYLE) LITTLE (B.A.) expects to complete her emergency medicine residency at Albany Medical Center in June 2008. She and her husband, Bill, are looking forward to moving back to the West Coast.

MARK MAYNARD (B.A.) received a master’s degree in creative writing (fiction) from Antioch University in Los Angeles in December 2007. Mark lives in Reno, Nev., with his wife and two sons.

GEORGE MONTOYA (B.A., M.A. ’97) is program coordinator for children’s outpatient psychiatry at Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

THERESA PETERSEN-BOZHOR (B.A.) writes, “I’ve been married to the love of my life, Vadim, since 1998. We have two boys: Dimitrius and Dominic. I am aspiring to make tutoring available to all students at all schools via Momentum Tutoring. My goal is raising people to their potential, just as USD raised me to mine.”

MARY LOU STERR (M.Ed.) has been working for the Internal Revenue Service for more than five years and is currently in the collections department.

TINA (CROWLE) TEDESCO (B.A.) was promoted to executive producer of all media for News10 in Sacramento after a successful year of executive producing the inaugural program Sacramento and Company. Tina and her husband, Chris, welcomed a second son in June 2007, Dominick Christopher. “There were some scary moments, but he’s a blessing,” writes Tina. “He was born via emergency C-section. Our son, Michael Henry, is very proud of his little brother. I’d love to reconnect with old friends from USD!”


was elected to the partnership at Jenner & Block, a Chicago law firm, in January 2007. He has practiced at the firm since 1999.

SHANNON BILBRAY (B.A.) and her husband, Danny Axelrod, welcomed their first child, Molly Ann, on Valentine’s Day in 2007. The family lives in Las Vegas.

ELAINE (MILLIGAN) BLANKENSHIP (B.A., M.A. ’02) and her husband, Todd, announce the birth of twins, Kaelyn Cierra and Trey Thomas, on Aug. 5, 2007. Kaelyn and Trey join older sister, Emily, 3.

DANIELLE FERRARA (B.A.) is an investigator for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. “My job is exciting, fulfilling and extremely rewarding,” she writes. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys baking, going to the shooting range, spending time with friends and watching HGTV. She plans to continue her education in the law enforcement field and in the meantime will attend Peace Officer Standards and Training certification classes.

SEAN FLANNERY (BBA) and his wife, Jodie (Dawson) ’96, welcomed their first baby, Jack Quinlin, on May 20, 2007. The family lives in the Dallas area, where Sean works for Texas Instruments and Jodie works for the Cooper Clinic.

ALICIA KEMMITT (B.A.) and her partner, Esteban del Rio ’95, both defended their doctoral dissertations in communications at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the fall of 2005. They welcomed a daughter, Lucia, in December 2005. Esteban teaches communication studies at USD, and Alicia teaches communications at the University of California, San Diego.

CHRISTOPHER MOORE (B.A.) and his wife, Julie, are busy raising two sons: Hayden, 1, and Bruce, 4. Chris expanded his production company, Blue Cactus Pictures, to Salt Lake City. USD alumnus Mike Greiner joined the company as executive vice president and runs the Salt Lake City office.

MATTHEW RUDAR (BBA) is owner and operator of two businesses, a screenmobile franchise, which he has run for 10 years in South Orange County, Calif., and Perfect Patios, a patio cover design and construction business using Alumawood.

KRISTEN (DeFAZIO) SCHMIDT (B.A.) is in her 11th year of teaching. She changed districts last year and changed levels this year to middle school for the first time. Kristen’s husband, Jason, received his bachelor’s degree in December 2006 and his sommelier diploma in May 2007. They have a 2-year-old son; the family lives in Aurora, Colo.

DIANNE (RICHARDSON) SERIVA (B.Acc.) founded Beau Coup Cupcakes with another stay-at-home mom in November 2005. They provide cupcakes and pull-away cakes for special occasions such as birthday parties, baby showers, weddings and more. The company’s Web site is Dianne and her husband, Edward, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in February 2007, and they have two children, ages 8 and 5. “Life is good!” Dianne writes.

ANNE (HARBISON) WEBBER (B.A.) and her husband, Jason, welcomed a son, Matthew Richard, on April 5, 2006. Matthew joins Elise, 4, who loves her new role as big sister. Anne is a consultant to the Huntington Beach City School District in California, providing inclusion support to teachers and students. Jason is busy running his third-generation family business.

KATHERINE (STEWART) WILLIAMS (B.A.) and her husband, Dennis, were married in August 2002. They have two children: a daughter born in 2004 and a son born in 2007. The family lives in New Jersey.


and her husband, Hardeep, were married on March 31, 2007, in Newport Beach, Calif. Jennifer and Hardeep met while Jennifer was in medical school at Creighton University. USD alumni in the wedding party included Jennifer Major, Mary Ann Olson-Russello, Ciara Murphy Byars, Roxana Nunez Story and Michael Story. Jennifer and Hardeep live in Durham, N.C., where she is an OB-GYN at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Hardeep has a vascular surgery fellowship at Duke.

ARA ANOSHIRAVANI (B.Acc.) and her husband, Shahram Sohrab, have two children, ages 1 and 3. The family lives in Newport Coast, Calif.

COLLEEN (CRAWFORD) BOEHM (BBA) and her husband, Michael, celebrated the birth of their first child, Elizabeth Grace, in August 2005. In June 2006, Colleen joined The Pampered Chef and in July 2007, she was promoted to director. “I love being at home with our daughter while still contributing to our family’s finances,” Colleen says.

GARY DeBORA (B.A.) and his wife, LeAnne, welcomed a son, Jeffrey, into the world on Jan. 10, 2006. He joins older brother Jason “Jake,” who is 3. Gary is the assistant principal at San Elijo Middle School.

ASHLEY (ADOLPH) FARRELL (BBA) and her husband, Travis ’98, have two sons, ages 2 and 5 months. Ashley is on the USD Alumni Board and volunteers with the San Diego Junior League.

PATRICK FERGUSON (J.D.) writes, “Last year, I ran for Clark County district attorney (Las Vegas), but lost in the general election, having been outspent more than 20-fold by the incumbent, who won re-election. It was gratifying nonetheless to have received more than a quarter of a million votes, representing over 45 percent of the ballots cast, despite my financial disadvantage.” Patrick was promoted to senior deputy attorney general of the insurance fraud unit. Patrick and his wife, Jeannie Hug, have two children: Spencer, 4, and Sydney, almost 2.

ROBYN (KENYON) KAMMERER (B.A.) and her husband, Mark, welcomed Benjamin Graham O’Neill on June 2, 2007. Ben weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. The family lives in Rowayton, Conn. Robyn is the director of communications for Halstead Property, a residential real estate firm.

SELINA (VALDIVIA) KNUDSON (B.Acc.) and her husband, Jeff ’97, moved to Columbus, Ohio, in November 2006 for a job opportunity with Limited Brands for Jeff. The couple has two daughters — Madelynn, 6, and Alise, 4 — and Selina is a stay-at-home mom.

JAMES MALONEY (B.A., IMBA ’00) and his wife, Brigid, celebrated the birth of McKenna on Jan. 22, 2007. The family lives in Tucson, Ariz.

DEBORAH MASTER (B.A.) married Edwin Medrano on Sept. 9, 2007. They live in Las Vegas, where Deborah is a veterinarian. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, in 2001. Deborah also served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador.

AILEEN (YEREVANIAN) McKEEVER (BBA) and her husband, James, are proud to announce the birth of their first baby, Vincent, on June 3, 2007. “Right now, I am loving being a stay-at-home mom,” says Aileen.

KATHRYN (ROWE) SADA (BBA) and her husband, Jacob, welcomed a son, Andrew, on Jan. 26, 2007. “I’m working part time and enjoying raising our son,” says Kathryn.

JUSTINE WASSERMAN (B.A.) married Liz Grady in September 2007 in Santa Fe, N.M. About a dozen USD alumni attended. Justine and Liz moved to Stamford, Conn., where Justin is a partner with Robert H. Schaffer & Associates, a management consulting firm, and Liz just began her career as a clinical social worker. They plan to move to Denver in 2008.

KRISTINA (ZELLER) YANOVER (B.Acc.) and her husband, Scott, welcomed a daughter, Taylor Grace, on June 21, 2007. The family lives in Murrieta, Calif.


opened his own real estate company, Carmazzi Real Estate, in Sacramento in March of 2006. Carmazzi Real Estate provides sales, property management and mortgage services.

LARA (MONTROSS) DREILING (B.A.) and her husband, Jeremy, are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Jacob Jay, on April 11, 2007. The family lives in Centennial, Colo.

CARLA EDWARDS (M.A.) became a grandmother with the birth of Thomas Alexander Edwards on Sept. 10, 2007. Carla is an adjunct counselor with Cuyamaca College and Southwestern College in the San Diego area.

JEFFREY HAUG (BBA) is a business banking officer for Anchor Bank in St. Paul, Minn. In 2006, he completed his MBA at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. His wife, Deana (Fahy) ’98, earned a master’s degree in education and is a second-grade teacher. Deana and Jeffrey have two sons, Ethan and Andrew.

CAMERON HOOVER (B.Acc.) and his wife, Jennifer, celebrated the birth of their first child, Caiden Jonathan. The family lives in Irvine.

KAREY (WEBBER) JACQUES (B.A.), welcomed another son, Augustus, on April 25, 2007. Big brother Drake is 3. “I truly enjoy being a mom,” Karey says. “We feel so blessed.”

DARCY (FARRELL) LEWIS (B.A.), her husband, Jon, and their daughter, Claire, welcomed a son and brother, J.T., in June 2007. Darcy teaches part time in Huntington Beach, Calif., where the family lives.

LINDSAY McAULIFFE-HUNDLEY (B.A.) and her husband, Jason, were married on July 17, 2005. They welcomed a daughter, Mallory, on Jan. 20, 2007. Lindsay has been teaching second grade in San Diego for five years.

CARRIE (SCHWARTZEL) O’DEA (BBA) and her husband, Chris, were married on July 16, 2005, and they live in San Francisco.

AMY (WILLMON) REPETTI (B.A.) and her husband, Dominic ’00, welcomed their second child, Luca Dominic, on Feb. 1, 2007. Their daughter, Gianna Bella, is 3. Dominic is a financial consultant for A.G. Edwards in San Diego and Amy is an independent consultant for CAbi clothing. The family lives in Carlsbad.

JULIE SHEPHERD (B.A.) is a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in London for the 2007-08 school year.

TODD VANDERVORT (B.Acc.) sold his CPA business and returned to Zimmer Corp. in Carlsbad as a manager of financial planning and analysis. Todd and his wife welcomed a second daughter, Amber Brooke, on Aug. 21, 2007. Amber joins older sister Hannah, 4.

TRICIA (SPARKS) WALSH (BBA, M.Ed. ’01) and her husband, Dean, live happily in Newport Beach, Calif. Tricia teaches fourth grade and is the district science coordinator. She was named Teacher of the Year and is working on her administrative credential.

LAURA (SIDES) WOMBOLT (B.A.) and her husband, Brady, have two children: Elizabeth and Alexander. “Love to travel and visit all my friends from USD!” Laura says.


teaches U.S. history at Whitney High School in Rocklin, Calif. Anthony and his wife, Amanda, were married in the summer of 2006 in Carmel, Calif. Amanda is a language arts teacher at Whitney High.

GIBSEY (PENCE) BECKETT (B.A.) and her husband, Joshua, are pleased to announce the arrival of their second daughter, Ava Elizabeth, on Aug. 13, 2007. The family lives in Morro Bay, Calif.

KELLY (DAVIS) BROWN (BBA, M.A. ’04) and her husband, Travis, were married in Maui on June 22, 2007. Kelly teaches seventh- and eighth-grade GATE language arts, drama and yoga classes to students at Rio Seco Junior High. Kelly recently finished her fifth original folk album, Tribute. Kelly and Travis are very proud of their beautiful home and they hope to fill it up with children and the spirit of the Lord.

DAVID DUNLOP (B.A.) married Meghan O’Shaughnessy on June 27, 2004, and their first child, Andrew David, was born on Dec. 12, 2006. David is the accounting manager for eEye Digital Security in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

JOHNNY GRECO (BBA) has a full-time job playing rock ‘n’ roll piano at the Big Bang in Tempe, Ariz. He reports that he works only three hours a day, entertains 400 people a night, is the center of attention and has the best job in the world.

ERIN (BUCHANAN) GUNTHER (B.A.) and her husband, Scott, welcomed their second baby boy, Matthew, on March 20, 2007. The family lives in Irvine, Calif.

DEBORAH HUTCHINSON (B.A.) had a first-authored paper published as a cover story in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Deborah is a postdoctoral research associate in the biological sciences department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

MATTHEW KNOTT (B.A.) and his wife, Jamie, have been married for a year, and they live in San Diego. Matthew and Jamie welcomed a son, Evan Matthew, on Jan. 3, 2008. “When he was born, he came out kicking and screaming, ready to take on the world,” Matthew says. “My wife and I are loving every minute of being parents.” Matthew is finishing a dual master’s and credentialing program to teach kindergarten through grade six. He also is a night bartender downtown at the House of Blues. “I expect our son is going to be bombarded with information, having two teachers as parents,” Matthew adds.

MATT MASLOWSKI (B.A.) and his wife, Natalyne, were married on April 21, 2007, in Kona, Hawaii. He is a regional sales manager for Mangia, an Italian food manufacturer and importer. Naty is a paralegal for Sessions & Kimball, an employee rights firm. “We are loving married life and looking forward to kids!” Matt says.

MICHELLE (DYE) MATTHIAS (B.A.) and her husband, Robert, welcomed Alanna Rian on June 9, 2007. Alanna joins siblings Arland, 4, and Adreanne, 2. Michelle is an at-home mom in San Diego, and Robert is a lieutenant commander on the USS Boxer.

CHRISTINA (GRAVES) REMICK (B.A.) and her husband, Ryan, recently moved to Rancho Bernardo. They welcomed a son, Peyton, in March, who joins older sister, Isabel, 3. Christina is a teacher in Mira Mesa.

SARA STRAUHAL (B.A.) completed a master’s degree in community social psychology and continues to work in higher education as assistant director for student and staff development.

ALISON (BALES) TAYLOR (B.A.) and her husband, Derek, live in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., with their four boys and their newest addition. The family welcomed a daughter and sister, McKenna Grace, on Sept. 11, 2007. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. “After having four boys in the family, there was pure joy and excitement felt by all when the first girl was born!” Ali says. “She is very loved and especially protected by all her older brothers!”

KRISTINA (ROJO) TIMMONS (B.A.) and her husband, Ché, were married on Nov. 28, 2006. Together, they have three children: Sachi, 12; Aaron, 7; and Keir, born on March 24, 2007. “We are enjoying our kids and each other,” Kristina says.

JENNIFER TYSOR (B.A.) married Todd McIntosh on Nov. 10, 2007, and they honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Jennifer is a first-grade teacher, and Todd is a high school teacher.