class notes

2010s

10 Wedding Bells

Happy spring, Class of 2010. I have some exciting news to report about our classmates. Simon Chun was married to Stephanie Lio in San Ramon CA on Dec. 18. Despite being a Georgetown alumna, the bride made her entrance to the theme from the film Rudy. Minsoo Kang ’13 was the best man. He stepped in for David Kim who could not attend because of his first child’s imminent arrival. They were joined for the celebration by Christian Chan, Jonathon Lagoy, Jeff Ulrich, Andre Gim ’09, Heeju Ro ’12, and Joey Brooks ’13. Simon and Stephanie live in Evanston, where Simon is a lieutenant-junior grade in the Navy JAG Corps based at Naval Station Great Lakes and Stephanie is in the MBA program at Northwestern U. Congratulations to the happy couple. Alyssa (Novak) Jones and Andrew Jones ’11 welcomed their daughter, Eleanor Park Jones, on Dec. 22 in Durham NC. Andrew is finishing his MBA at Duke. Eleanor is enjoying the warm southern temperatures before the family returns to Chicago in June. Welcome to the ND family, Eleanor. Vincent “Trey” Tumminello was recently ranked among the Louisiana Rising Stars in bankruptcy law for 2017 by Super Lawyers. Trey received his JD in 2013 from Vanderbilt and serves as the vice president of the Notre Dame Club of South Louisiana. Well done. As always, please send your updates. Go Irish. — Matt Molloy; ndclass2010@gmail.com

10MBA Another Quarter of Great News

Chrissy Vaughn is proud to have been selected for a four-week pro bono assignment in Accra, Ghana, with USAID’s Global Health Fellows program, for which she will be tapping many of the skills she learned during ND’s Business on the Frontlines. She’s being sponsored by her public relations firm, WE Communications, where she is a soon-to-be vice president on the Microsoft account. Her current side hustle is recruiting ND MBA grads to beautiful Seattle, so let her know if you’re ever up for a visit to check it out. Emily and Logan Snyder welcomed Brandt Elliott to the family on Oct. 11. Colin is a proud big brother and is showing him the ropes. Kevin May has been busy expanding his businesses and has incorporated a construction company into the mix. In addition to that, he is engaged to his girlfriend, Katrina, and they have set a wedding date in October 2017 in Orange County CA. Tim Gable and his family are moving to Stockholm where his wife Sanna took a new job. He will continue as the clubs and federations manager at Nike for northern Europe football, which means soccer for some of us. I knew that graduating with such an amazing class, I would eventually start gathering news from Yahoo Finance. That time has finally come when I learned that Brian D. Milligan was named lead portfolio manager of the Ave Maria Growth Fund (AVEGX) by Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc. Milligan joined Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. in 2014 and has been co-manager of the Ave Maria Growth Fund since January 2016. George P. Schwartz, chairman and CEO, remarked, “Brian has proven himself as a valuable member of our investment team and we are highly confident in his abilities.” As of Dec. 31, the fund is rated 4-stars overall by Morningstar among 588 funds in the mid-cap growth category. This wraps up another quarter for us. Now take a moment and send me some details of “what’s good” to include in the summer 2017 update. Feel free to share your news anytime. Go Irish. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10JD Lots o’ Stuff

Let’s dive in with a beautiful wedding that featured an equally beautiful spread of eats. Brittany Grice married Rhett Warsaw in August. Picture scenic Grand Junction CO, add a Welcome Wagon offering libations and a burger bar. Next was charcuterie and cheese boards for each guest, so you don’t have to be polite and limit yourself to three fistfuls of sausage. Persian rugs. Beyonce was quoted; she sent her regrets that she could not attend in person. Then came guacamole, tacos, street corn, churros, fixings, donuts, coffee and cake around a bonfire. Journey. Excellent work, Brittany and Rhett. There to help the happy couple celebrate were Erin Brown, Stacy (Greiner) and Michael Chambliss ’05, ’10JD, Kathleen (Donovan) and Kenny Coffin, Kim (Shubert) and Mike Davey, Katelan Doyle, ’07, ’10JD and Emily Mraz. The day after the wedding they had a float trip on the Colorado River. Congrats to the bride and groom. Our class is producing offspring at an alarming rate. First, congratulations to the aforementioned Kathleen and Kenny, who welcomed Caroline Grace Coffin in November. The family is enjoying lots of snuggles. Also in November, Maggie (Myers) and Perry Phipps welcomed baby Claire Connelly. Claire joins big sister Wellsley; all are happy and healthy. Congrats to Rene (Sopiarz) ’03, ’10JD and Eddie O’Connell ’03, who welcomed twins John Joseph and Lincoln Victor this fall. Big brother Eddie loves the little ones and will be the ringleader of the Three Musketeers. Congratulations to Brent and Megan (Matuska) Baxter ’07, ’10JD, who welcomed baby Charles Felix in January. This baby rolled over at five weeks. Parents, please try to imagine this. He is well on his way to an athletic scholarship at ND in rolling over, or hurdles or something. Their pup, Gilbert, is happy to be a big brother, as long as his food schedule is not affected by the baby. Megan is happy as a State’s Attorney in Kane County IL in the Child Advocacy Center. Brent works for Zurich Insurance. Finally, we say congratulations to Katie (Lewis) and Matt Blouin on the birth of baby Charlotte Anne, who joins big sister Layla. A 2011 British survey showed that families with two daughters were the happiest. So the Phipps and Blouin families are sitting pretty while the rest of us are basically doomed to misery, I suppose. Please send me your updates. — Susie Wine ’03, ’10JD; 102 E. 69th Terrace, Kansas City MO 64113; 574-514-3746; swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 Class News and Updates

Meghan Huffman was married on July 23 to John Brennan. Amanda Wilson married Jay Breeden in October. Jay graduated in 2010 from the ESTEEM program: engineering, science & technology entrepreneurship excellence master’s program. Former roommates Isabel Chirase, Katie Dufner, Karla Garcia-Huerta, and Mary Kate Lyons were bridesmaids. On Sept. 24, Michael Dressing married Katie Dapper ’12SMC in St. Petersburg FL, their new home. The Mass was celebrated by Rev. Michael Daly. The Irish spirit was present through many alumni who traveled to celebrate. Julie Rosher got engaged to Brian Meier. Fellow PE Pyros Molly Boyle and Claire Brosnihan will be bridesmaids at the wedding in October. Rohit Ummer and Emily Lambert are getting married on March 25, 2017, in Houston. The wedding party includes Caitlin Lucia ’09, Neill Li, Flynn O’Neill, and Elizabeth Nagel. Kurt Nowak and Kayla (Bishop) Nowak ’12MSA welcomed Colin Finian into the world on Aug. 26. Like his mother, Colin is devoted to keeping redheads in the gene pool. Kurt works for the Archdiocese of San Antonio in the Catholic Schools Office, while Kayla works for Ernst & Young. Claire Brosnihan recently adopted a son, Francois D’Assise, 8, from Rwanda. She has known him since he was 3. She was able to bring him to the US for the first time in December. She continues to work in western Rwanda helping farmers improve their harvests and livelihoods. Raymond Korson ’14MSM and Mary Korson ’10, ’15MBA welcomed Joseph Raymond on Nov. 26. The Korsons reside in South Bend, where Ray works as an employee benefits consultant at Gibson and Mary works in commercial real estate at the Bradley Co. Andrew Jones and Alyssa Novak Jones ’10 welcomed Eleanor Parker Jones on Dec. 22 in Durham NC where Andrew is finishing his MBA at Duke. Eleanor is enjoying the warm southern temperatures before the whole family returns to Chicago in June. Lillian (Civantos) Gerken and her husband, Matt, welcomed their second son, James Hugo, in November. Lillian is greatly enjoying the profession of stay-at-home parent. John Lalor and Kaitlin (Robinson) Lalor had their first child, Teresa Marie, on Oct. 23. Her godparents are Clare Robinson ’14 and Kevin Lalor. The ND Fight Song is a favorite lullaby. Theresa (Civantos) Barber and husband, Frank, welcomed their daughter, Catherine Rose, on Halloween. Catherine joins big brother Frankie. They anticipate she’ll be in Badin Hall, Class of 2038. Lora O’Shaughnessy recently took a leap and started her own business, Egan Street Design, which is based in Denton TX and specializes in weird and whimsical handmade illustrations, cards, and plushies. Peter Lobaccaro graduated from Berkeley with his PhD and started a position as a research fellow at the National U of Singapore. Allison Vicenzi is working on a new line of sleek women’s blazers, ethically produced from sustainable, all-natural fibers, and fully recyclable. Her brand is called “material” and is launching pre-fall. She also started the growing #NoNewStuff movement and is temporarily leaving NYC to live with her grandparents in Connecticut. Kevin G. Murphy was admitted to the New York State Bar as an attorney on Jan. 19 after graduating from Albany Law School last spring. He serves as a legislative fellow in the New York State Senate. Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon became the instructional design librarian for the Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame. She will be collaborating with librarians, faculty, and staff to develop in-person and online learning opportunities that will enhance student research and critical thinking skills. Alex Macomber started a new role as a technical program manager for Amazon Robotics. His wife, Kelsey, is pregnant with their first child and due in August. Grace Loppnow earned a PhD in conservation biology at the U of Minnesota in January. She moved to Carterville IL where she will begin research on Asian carp with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Annette Esquibel has accepted a new role with Sustainable Travel International. In January 2017, she moved to St. Kitts as the sustainable tourism coordinator for the Caribbean sector. Annette and her pup Bella love their new adventure. — Evan James; ndclass2011@gmail.com

11MBA Moving Around

Tony Petro will return to Dallas as part of Deloitte’s US firm. He spent the past two years building the M&A finance team in London. Jenny and Jeff Harer are moving their family that includes three kids back to their hometown of Eden Prairie MN. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are excited to welcome them back home after eight years out of state. Jeff is leaving P&G after five years, with his final role as a senior group manager. He will be taking on the role as a finance lead in starches and sweeteners with Cargill. Ross Fleck would like it noted that he does not have a baby, nor does he condone war crimes. He lives in Vietnam and also loves the smell of napalm in the morning. Chad Elkins opened his own CPA firm in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. The business will be receiving a 1 star review for always promising to “hang out soon” and then failing to deliver. Holly and Jack Johnson brought a child into the world through an awkward series of events. Patrick Arthur Johnson was born Nov. 30. Quick hits: Tim Frahme took eighth place in his company’s Ping-Pong tournament. Nate Burns made $875 playing fantasy football with James Brennan who is sending W2s to fantasy football winners in his league. If you would like to see your update here, please reach out. — Chris Orenchuk; chris.orenchuk@gmail.com

11JD What’s New

New year, new updates. On Jan. 15, Shelby Lile married Nick Esposito in Phoenix. Fellow Domers Amelia Yowell, LaShel White Shaw and Kara Novak were there to celebrate the fun. Danielle and Alex Hermanny recently moved back to Danielle’s hood of Minneapolis to work at St. Thomas U and the U of Minnesota respectively. Jolie Schwarz and Tim Holt welcomed Margaret Louise Holt on Dec. 24. She joins siblings Annabel and Patrick. Send your updates my way. — Lauren Sharkey; lksharkey@gmail.com

12 Class Reunion 2017

Domers, be sure to sign up for our five-year class Reunion June 1-4. It will be a great opportunity to see friends and reconnect together. More information can be found at reunion.nd.edu. Congratulations to Benjamin Mall and Olivia Colangelo, who were married on Dec. 17 at Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Benjamin is the son of James Mall ’74, ’78JD, ’78MBA. In attendance were many Domers spanning several generations: Ken Marino ’68, Carter Tackett ’74, Rich Soeder ’74, Ray Buehler ’75, Bill Urbaniak ’75, Joann Urbaniak ’75SMC, John Riordan ’71, Joe Bartoszewicz ’85, Kevin Hayes ’83, Maureen Kelly ’83, Jason Yarbrough’01, Jennifer Mall ’08SMC, Jamie Gayetsky ’08SMC, Caitlin and Tony Ayala ’11, Patrick Berry ’11, Jonathan Conway ’11, Ashley Crish ’11, ’12SMC, Eric Harvan ’11, Anna Mayer ’11, Marilyn Blasingame, Rebecca Cink, Colleen Golden ’12SMC, Michael Jackson, Sarah Kennedy ’14MEd, Shay Kleinpeter ’12HCC, ’14MEd, Kevin Mader, Erin McGregor, Zach Tracy, Aaron Patzwahl, Nick Reaves, Kyle Sandberg, Courtney and Jimmy Simonse, Lindsay Walker, Daniel Ampon ’13, and Blake Weaver ’14. — Tyler Harmsen; tharmsen@alumni.nd.edu

12MBA Class Secretary — Chris Villani;

christopher.villani@gmail.com

12JD In the World

Good evening. Or morning, or afternoon, or whenever you page over to this. Thanks for reading. I’ll try to keep things quick and gossipy. First, in the world of babies, Crista (Dittert) Hollingsworth and husband Ralston Hall Hollingsworth welcomed a baby girl, Darcy Grey, into the world in December. Darcy is little sister to Winston Hollingsworth, who really wanted a brother instead, but is handling the news quite nicely. In engagement news, Monique Magar got engaged on New Year’s Eve. She describes her beau, who works with her as a felony trial attorney at the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office, as a man who is “quiet and handsome and drags me on hikes.” I can already see why she said yes, even though hikes really aren’t my thing. Maybe they would be if I lived in a place with nice weather like Monique does. Speaking of places with nice weather, Erin Myers, who works at Myers & Associates, won Young Lawyer of the Year for Napa County, which is nothing to whine about. The runner-up apparently blew their cork when the results came out, but Erin assures me that there are no sour grapes and everyone is doing just vine. Did everyone catch those puns? Just checking. Andrew Doyle is still fighting the good fight down at the public defender’s office in Bend OR, which is in the process of going totally paperless. Which is so Oregonian of them, if I say so myself. Speaking of going green, Andrew recently talked two of his colleagues into buying electric cars. If any Tesla exec is reading this and needs a good salesperson, I think I may have a lead for you. In my own personal news, I did not jinx my own wedding by writing about it before it actually happened, and things went very smoothly. We honeymooned in Florida, which included a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I wanted to buy matching robes, but in our first act of marital compromise I settled for wands and house scarves. (She’s a Hufflepuff and I’m a Gryffindor. We make it work.) Finally, you might have seen a familiar face in the papers if you live in southeast Texas. Alvin Adjei was back in the limelight for his recent stunt in his lifelong passion and hobby: woodworking. His piece, “Pole Cats on Patrol: A Study in Birch” was created in front of a live studio audience using only a single medium-grade rasp. All proceeds from the award-winning weasel work were donated to charity. I asked for details on the charity, to which Alvin replied, “I don’t know man, I’m just there for the art.” Then he abruptly ended the Skype call and emailed me a 20-minute video on the density differences between old-growth and new-growth hardwoods. That’s all for this quarter; thanks for reading. Send any and all updates my way. — James Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com

13 Four Whole Years

Hello fellow ’13ers. It is hard to believe it’s been almost four years since we graduated, and that those of us who were RAs will no longer have couches to crash on during game weekends. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive many updates for this issue, so I had to dig through Facebook. At one point I wondered if writing what Ryan Alberdi had for dinner counted as an update. I ultimately decided that it did not. It was pizza rolls, though, for the third time that week. On another social note, I ran into Andy Wieging during a residency interview in Indianapolis. If your first thought is, “woah, I haven’t heard from him in forever. I wonder how he is now,” then I have your answer: he’s doing very well. If you’re wondering if he’s still exceptionally nice and capable of making you look totally inadequate in comparison during your interview, I have that answer as well: he is. For the first time in my short column career, there was only one update concerning engagements or weddings. I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to Connor Wathen on his engagement to Erin Sieke. He started it off with, “so, something big happened six months ago.” It’s a good thing he waited to tell me though, or I’d have had nothing for this update. In fact, I’ve only a few professional updates to share. I believe Nick Seewald is near the completion of his graduate biostatistics work. Every time I ask him how he’s doing, though, he responds, “if I’ve told you n times, I’ve told you n+1 times.” I keep getting snapchats from Dominic Lucero of his new office, but the other week it went black and a bouncing Dell logo filled the snap. It turns out you too can see his office if you Google “a nice business office.” Those are, for better or for worse, the only updates I have this time around. The next issue, however, will hopefully include a list of where our medical school compatriots have matched for residency. Please have your updates for the next issue submitting by April 25 so I can get them included. Full disclosure, the next issue may be ghost-written by another classmate, since I’ll be in Greece. I hope I run into John Travolta or Olivia Newton-John while I’m there. Cheers. — Chris Champlin; Beavercreek OH; nd2013updates@gmail.com

13MBA Sad News

You probably heard by now, but I have some sad news to share. Michael Kinsella unexpectedly passed away in November. I only knew him from hashing, but I remember him as a welcoming person who enjoyed life. It’s clear that he touched many of our lives, was a good friend to many, and will be dearly missed. There has been some work toward setting up a scholarship in his name; Phil Lynch is a contact person if you are interested. I do have some good news to pass along. Michelle and Joe Alvarado welcomed Joseph E. Alvarado Jr. on June 9. He was baptized on June 24 at the Basilica. Considering that they were also married in the Basilica, it would seem that Joe Jr. is destined to be a huge Notre Dame fan. And I’ll pass along some news about myself. I’m still with RGA in St. Louis (stop by if you’re ever in town), but I passed Level 3 of the CFA exam and started sticking those letters behind my name in August. I celebrated my first January with no school or CFA studying since before Notre Dame by going to Hawaii, which I highly recommend as a way for those living in cold climates to get away from winter. The deadline for the next column is April 30. As always, I’d love to hear any news about weddings, babies, jobs or fun. — Nick Imgrund; 314-775-7364; daimgrund@yahoo.com

13JD Civic Engagement, Shaquille O’Neal

As this issue went to press, Julie Araskog was in contention for a seat on the Palm Beach Town Council in Palm Beach FL. The Palm Beach Daily News commended Julie on running “a campaign focused on the issues, which we found laudable considering the trend in recent town elections.” Congratulations on a well-run campaign no matter the results, Julie. Speaking of civic engagement, I have news about the Emperor of Excel, the Apogee of Accountancy, Chris Wray. Chris was appointed deputy state treasurer of Missouri in January. Chris focuses on managing the state’s investment portfolio, administering various college savings plans, and sitting on several boards and commissions for the State of Missouri. Ana-Paola Capaldo is on the February 2017 cover of Compliance & Ethics Professional magazine, a publication of The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. To my great frustration, the magazine is only available to society members online. AP, as you may recall, is associate general counsel for global ethics and compliance for Laureate Education Inc. in Miami FL. Congrats, AP, and soon you’ll have to change that Instagram handle from queenofthecommons to queenofcompliance. In January, Hugh Long and his wife Charlotte welcomed Luke Edward Long. Hugh is an associate at Hale Estill in Tulsa, where he focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, master services agreements, and other contract matters. Charles Galvin was named to the 2017 Ohio Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine, proving that I can have non-swimming Galvin news. Charles is an associate at Frost Brown Todd, LLC in West Chester. Liz Farrington and Carter Harrison got engaged in Austin TX in November. Liz was woefully deficient at posting ring pics on social media, so I don’t have a ton of deets. Liz is an associate at Paul Kennedy & Associates PC in Albuquerque where she practices civil rights and criminal law. Carter is an associate at Peifer, Hanson & Mullins PA where he practices white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. In 2016, Carter was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the USDC of New Mexico, where he assists in the defense of indigents accused in federal court. Ryan Larson recently accepted a position at Kopon Airdo in the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, where he represents not-for-profit and religious organizations in litigation matters. Andrew Mathews likewise took up residency in the tower, and practices insurance defense at Dentons. This makes five ’13JD attorneys working in the tower, with Matt May (commercial litigation at The Quinlan Law Firm), Max Gaston (commercial litigation, antitrust and professional liability at Williams Montgomery & John), and myself (products liability defense at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney). It’s entirely my fault we haven’t met up. Kevin Landino met Shaq. Send updates. — Alex Blair; apblair@gmail.com

14 NYC Contact

Connor Reider has recently been brought aboard by Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Manhattan. Should any alums or current students be looking for a home, he would be delighted to help and can be reached at connor.reider@elliman.com. — Michael Nichols; miketnicholsii@gmail.com

14JD Almost Late

Hey Class of 2014. I’m writing this with a glass of whiskey and with just minutes until I miss my submission deadline. Some things from law school don’t change. Others do, like the growth of the Waidelich family, which added Scarlet Waidelich back in June. Chris Waidelich missed the 2016 Q3 deadline, but who cares. This post embraces lateness. Chris, we celebrate with you and your wife and wish you lots of sleep while somehow hitting your billable hours. — Rachel Hanley; rachelrhanley@gmail.com

15 Changes

The Class of 2015 has lot of people making big changes. Christie Hillsman has a new job and moved to Chicago. Olivia Cogan moved to New York. Marie Davidson just started at Deloitte. Jeanette Kim is auditioning for the Anastasia Live show. Duncan Campbell married his high school girlfriend, Matti Burns, on Dec. 31. Lindsay Logan has started 2017 with a clean social media slate. Geoffrey Burdell will be attending the Moreau Seminary beginning in August. Please send prayers as he embarks on this journey. Austin Zebrowski and Katelyn Vigra have gotten engaged. Liz Zolper is trying to revolutionize the way you look at your diet so keep an eye out. Ryan Schultheis has begun working with the children at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) which focuses on helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children. If you are interested in helping the cause, he asks that you send toys or books suitable for children aged 6-12 to his address, 1136 Berthea St., Apt. 14, Houston TX 77006. Please continue to send updates my way. — Robert Reed; 1801 W. North Ave., Apt. 2R, Chicago IL 60622; cell 847-691-0666; rreed1@alumni.nd.edu

15JD Babies, Proposals

Washington DC has been a hot bed of activity recently. For instance, Paul Quast became a dad when beautiful Avila Rose was born in late 2016. She recently celebrated her baptism and the family is happily settled into the DC area where Paul works as a trial attorney with the Depart of Justice. Congrats to Paul and his wife Hannah on Avila joining their family. Mark Kubisch resides in DC and has settled in as an associate with Jones Day. Mark is dejected that the Packers did not make the Super Bowl but he has quickly moved on because he is in a constant state of joy because he recently proposed to his girlfriend Brittney. He proposed right in front of the Washington Monument, at night, how beautiful. There appears to be no debate about the number in attendance; it was two. Spoiler alert: she said yes and shall now be called fiancée. How can I transition from DC to Chicago? Speaking of engagements, the Cubs recently visited the White House after winning the World Series. The Cubs are from Chicago, where Krista Pikus lives and works as a litigation associate with McDermott Will & Emory. Krista recently got engaged to her boyfriend Bradley and they are both Cubs fans. So let’s see, Cubs win the World Series, get engaged, have a great job, attend Notre Dame Law School, she really needs a pick me up right now, so please reach out. Since we are talking about Chicago, we should mention that everyone’s favorite transfer Ruben Gonzalez became an uncle. Congratulations to his sister Liz and her family. I would be remiss in not acknowledging Clyde Taylor since I errantly referred to Ruben as everyone’s favorite transfer. Clyde actually received that award at the Superlative Dinner. Clyde recently retired from a long and outstanding career in the Air Force Reserves. Please take a moment to thank Col. Clyde Taylor for his proud service. Finally, Blair Warner, associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, decided to make us all jealous by taking a vacation to Jamaica. I hope it only got into the 80s. Kudos to Pat Meehan for reaching out and emptying the Shunning for this update. An update on Pat and new Shunning members shall return next edition. As always, if you have important news, don’t make me scavenge Facebook. Reach out to me. — Matt Wine; mwine@alumni.nd.edu