Facetime - May 2012 - 1990s


Balthazor_KellyKelly Balthazor, '92 BS, has been profiled in the Phoenix Business Journal. Kelly is head of community development and charitable giving at US Airways Group. Read more. (Photo, right, courtesy: Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal)

Tim Foster, ’95 MA,  is now Chief Technology Officer at Lincoln College in Illinois. “I have been actively providing mobile learning opportunities and have been an active member of Educause,” Tim tells us.


Christi Wagner Barth, '91 BA, recently released her third novel.  “Cruising Toward Love answers the question: can an unexplained breakup and ten years of heartache be cured by the romance - and endless buffets - of a tropical cruise?  It is an island hopping adventure full of treasure hunts, brushes with death, and lots of romance,” Christi tells us.  Christi spent years performing in musicals, singing about love and giving people a happy ending in every performance. Then as a wedding planner she spent every day immersed in romance. Now she writes it!  Check out www.christibarth.com for more details. (Photo, left)

Gregory Ardrey, ’92 BS, tweeted with an update. He’s currently working in a public school district in Ohio as a Network and Technology Administrator after seven years in the broadcast industry in production and engineering.

Lyndon K. Murray, ’92 MS, is the district paleontologist of the Stout Research Center at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California. He held a lecture this spring on the risks of using old publications in new research during a talk titled “Fossil Frankensteins: Resurrecting Old Data.”


New NAU assistant basketball coaches include former Lumberjack basketball player Jermone Riley, attended 93-95. Jermone has served as the Head Coach at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas for the last four seasons. Read more. (Photo, right)


Art Keller, '97 BA, shared this note with us: "I'm an NAU Alum who graduated with a BA in international affairs before going on to join the CIA. After serving in the CIA for several years, I became a writer. For NAUers past and present who happen to like a good old fashioned spy novel, I've just released one called HollowStrength based in large part on my own CIA experience and current events relating to Iran." (Image, left)

Arthur Rasco, ’98 BS & BA, is a producer/writer for the broadcasting department of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief agency based in North Carolina. He has produced and directed a reality documentary feature about the Children's Heart Project, “where we cover the journey of three children from Mongolia who are brought to the States for life-saving heart surgery,” says Arthur. “It's been a great project to be a part of, and still so thankful for the team at NAU for the foundation that was set during my time there in Flag.” Watch the trailer.

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