Facetime March 2014 - 2000s
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Quarles & Brady LLP attorney Gregory Sitrick, ’00 BSE (above image), has been named 2014 BTI Client Service
All-Stars by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. The BTI Client Service All-Stars
are an elite group of attorneys, nominated solely and exclusively by clients in
a BTI independent study, who are distinguished as delivering the absolute best
in client service. They are identified as service professionals who have
impressed corporate counsel with their understanding of business practices and
approach to legal services. Gregory is a member of the firm’s Intellectual
Property Practice Group, assisting clients with all aspects of intellectual
property related rights, from procurement, enforcement and maintenance of
patent, trademarks and copyrights to protection, enforcement and/or defense
against infringement, trade dress, trade secret misappropriation, unfair
competition and unfair trade practices.
Karen Amir, ’01 BA,
has announced her engagement to Michael Monroe of Denver, Colo. Their wedding
is planned for March, 2014.
Paul “Crazy Legs”
Stofko, ’01 BS, has been running since his junior year of high school, and
participated in his first 50k run in 1999. He’s translated his passion into a
profession, as a race organizer and director, an ultra runner, and running
coach and personal trainer. In 2011 he
launched the Crazy Legs Race Series, which hosted eight races in 2013.
Boise State Transportation and Parking Services welcomes Nicole Nimmons, ’02 BS (photo above), as
director. Coincidentally, she wrote parking tickets as a part-time job while a
student at NAU.
’03 MED (above picture), is the director of organized retail crime and intellectual property rights division at
Subrosa Investigations, a private investigative agency for retail business.
Darin has worked extensively with Arizona-based retailers to successfully
investigate, arrest and prosecute repeat offenders involved in retail theft. In
2009, Frederickson was named by the Arizona Retailers Association as Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year for his dedication to combating organized
Lumberjacks take flight: Michael Sampson (left) and his wife Alona accompany Phil Tavasci and his wife Kayla on a hot air balloon ride.
Alumni Association Board President Phil Tavasci, ’03 BSBA and his wife Kayla joined
College of Education Dean Michael Sampson and his wife Alona for a hot air balloon ride recently in the Valley of the Sun.
Tina Harguess, ’03 BSED,
was recognized as winner of the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award. The fourth- and
fifth-grade instructor at Self Development Charter School in Mesa, Ariz., was
one of three finalists for the prestigious award. “At other jobs, you can have
an effect, but it’s an immediate effect; as a teacher, it’s a lifelong effect,”
Borwnstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorney Karl Schock, ’03 Dual BS/BA, has been
appointed to serve on the board of directors for Food Bank of the Rockies. In
this new role, he will help raise awareness of the organization and lead
fundraising and development projects for one of the largest hunger relief
organizations in the Colorado region.
Christine Alonso, ’04
BSBA & ’05 BSACC, is the new executive director for the Bisbee Chamber
of Commerce of Bisbee, Ariz. She was formerly a bookkeeper in the Bisbee and
Sierra Vista areas, and previously worked as senior accountant for Freeport
McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc.
Piano and voice instructor Trissina Laube, ’04 BMUS, recently married David Kear. She is the
owner of Trissina Rose Studios, which instructs more than 30 students.
Adam Manika, ’04 BS,
joins DeWolf, Boberg & Associates as consultant for the global management
consulting firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Woestehoff, ’05 BS, has released Shades
of Aye, a young adult novel for Native students facing the upcoming
challenge of entering college where there are new distractions, feelings of
isolation, importance of friends and family, relationships, and how those are
all interconnected with Native ways of knowing. Michael is director of communications
for the National Indian Gaming Association in Washington, D.C.
Alex Blumfelder, ’06 BS,
has joined The Integer Group of Denver, Colo., as digital producer. He was
previously senior project manager for Crispin Porter + Bogusky
The Oklahoma Board of Corrections has selected Robert Patton, ’07 MADM, as prison
director. As head of the state’s prison system, Robert will work on increasing
safety for both guards and inmates at all facilities in the state; improving
employee compensation packages to help with recruiting and retaining qualified
corrections officers; increasing greater oversight of private corrections
facilities and ensuring those facilities compliment DOC operations; and
reforming DOC’s internal operations to be more efficient and effective. He has
served the past four years as division director for the Arizona Department of
Mozena, ’08 BMUS, gave a performance
with pianist Luanne Dwyer for their friend Helen Berlin, who recently passed
away. Laura is a registered Suzuki Teacher and has performed with such
orchestras as The Flagstaff Symphony, The Palm Beach Pops, Treasure Coast Opera
Orchestra and The Wheeling Symphony. She is the vice president of Your Music
Supply and enjoys playing fiddle music as well as classical. Currently, Laura
teaches Suzuki violin with Cynthia Hinkelman of Lighthouse Suzuki Strings. She
teaches at Jupiter Academy of Music and the Stuart School of Music.
International featured a reflection piece on the 2004 Rio Rico High School
state championship boys basketball team. Chris
Hutzel, ’09 BS, a member of that team, reflects on his time as a
Lumberjack, “I wouldn’t trade those years for anything. I got to be part of two
conference championship teams up there, too. I got to run (in hurdles events)
against some of the best in the country, which was awesome.” Chris is a
financial advisor for the University of Phoenix.
Sanders, ’09 MED,
has taken to Youtube to share his formula for taking photographs. Ron is an
instructor of GED preparation and mandatory literacy at Arizona State Prison in
Florence, Ariz. Read more about his photography endeavors at the Tri-Valley Dispatch.