FACETIME AUGUST 2013 - 1980s

Steve Nash, ’80 Dual BS

Steve Nash, ’80 Dual BS (picture above), is executive director of the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF). Previously he spent 22 years as executive director of the Pima County Medical Society, which created an award in his honor to be given annually to the top non-physician contributor to improve healthcare in Tucson.

Celebrating 20 years in business in July, Janet M. Sweigart, ’83BS, is owner and principal designer of SweigART Designs, a full-service interior & graphic design studio, specializing in consultation and design of commercial & residential interiors.  SweigART Designs has twice been voted “Best of Flagstaff” in interior design.  

Pete Wolff, ’83 BFA

Gold Wolff Jewelers owner Pete Wolff, ’83 BFA (photo above), has been making jewelry since before his NAU days. A custom purveyor of silver, gold, platinum and titanium jewelry, Pete’s Flagstaff shop is located at the Cedar-Safeway shopping plaza.

Lois Hirst, ’85 EDD, serves on the 2013 National Park Service/U.S. Forest Service Interpretive Partnership, which is hosting an “Ask a Ranger” column via the Arizona Daily Sun. The program is designed to foster and cultivate an appreciation for nature, as well as educate the public. Alumnus John Westerlund, ’01 PHD, is also a member of the partnership.

Alliance Bank of Arizona has promoted Sherri Slayton, ’85 BSBA, to executive vice president, north regional manager. She brings more than 30 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience to her new role, and is active in the Flagstaff community. Sherri serves on the National Advisory Board of the W.A. Franke College of Business on behalf of NAU.

John Valvo, ’86 MA, is the new clinical director for Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures, which provides supportive programs in an outdoor setting to help those who are struggling with substance addiction. Jon previously collaborated with Back2Basics as a counselor, and now his role will grow to supporting and developing a clinical team.

Dr. Sylvester Allred, ’89 BS

Cimarron the Bighorn Sheep, written by Dr. Sylvester Allred, '89 BS.

Durango, Colo., resident and former NAU professor Dr. Sylvester Allred, ’89 BS, has authored Cimarron the Bighorn Sheep, a large-format children’s book about a newborn lamb in Rocky Mountain National Park. The project was funded by the Next Generation Fund, an endowment established by the Rocky Mountain National Park to educate and connect children with nature. 

Kelle Maslyn, ’89 BSJOU,

Arizona State University has named Kelle Maslyn, ’89 BSJOU (photo above), as director of community relations for its Tucson office. She will help to develop relationships with local business groups, government officials and decision makers in the Tucson and southern Arizona area. Prior to her new role, Kelle was corporate affairs manager at Comcast of Arizona, Inc. She is involved in the community as a vice president on the board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson and Tohono Chul Park, the Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism and Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Candidate Evaluation Committee and chairs the Citizen Accountability for Regional Transportation. Kelle was named one of the 2012 Women of Influence by Inside Tucson Business.

Amy Rosenthal, ’89 BS, recently got engaged to David Bochantin. She works as a realtor and associate broker with HomeSmart.