Facetime November 2013 - 1980s

Romance author Linda Rae Sande, ’80 BS, has found a publisher for The Daughters of Aristocracy and The Sons of Aristocracy series. You can purchase her books at Amazon

Donald Krupp, ’81 MA

The Clackamas County commissioners unanimously approved Donald Krupp, ’81 MA (pictured above), as new county administrator of Clackamas County, Ore. Donald has spent the last 12 years as county manager of Thurston County, Wash. He has more than 31 years of experience serving the citizens of Washington State, and is thrilled to begin his new role in Oregon.

The work of artist Cher Norville, ’81 BFA, was featured at the City Hall of Sedona, Ariz. Inspired by vacations to Africa and Canada, Cher paints wild animals in a realist style inspired by photos she shot while visiting Kenya and Tanzania, as well as Churchill Manitoba. 

After 23 years with Cline Library, Karen Underhill, ’82 BS, has retired. Karen was responsible for the Special Collections Archives, which includes historical documents, photos and artifacts donated to the library’s care. Karen shares that the library will always be a vibrant and special place to her.

Patricia Guthrie, ’83 BSJOU, contributed a piece about the loss of the 19 elite firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots to the Arizona Daily Sun. As a former member of the Flagstaff Hotshots (and the first female) Patricia knows first-hand the risk that comes with firefighting.  She shared her experiences, her grief and her memories in a candid guest column entry.

Janet Sweigart

Celebrating 20 years in business in 2013 and honored "Best of Flagstaff" in interior design the same year, Janet M. Sweigart, ’83 BS, is owner and principal designer ofSweigART Designs, a full-service interior & graphic design studio, specializing in consultation and design of commercial & residential interiors.  SweigART Designs has now been voted “Best of Flagstaff” three in interior design times and also provides graphic design services for interiors as well as logo and advertising design. She has taught interior design, at NAU and Coconino Community College.  She is a graduate of the Flagstaff Leadership Program (FLP), a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Woman in Business, and Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, and is proud to be certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). 

Chief information officer of Choice Hotels International, Todd Davis, ’85 BS, received a 2013 CIO of the Year and Innovations in Technology Award. The award recognizes innovation in technology and is sponsored by the Phoenix Business Journal and the Arizona Technology Council. Todd was selected for the award based on the back-end IT systems and strategy he has pioneered for his organization.

Jeff Shafer, ’85 MBA

Photo credit: Steven Lane

Clothing industry entrepreneur and owner of Agave Jeans Jeff Shafer, ’85 MBA (image above), has founded a new venture aimed at transforming the way young adults buy jeans online. His new company, Bluer Denim, will allow free delivery of up to three items with a return label to send the jeans back within seven days if they don’t fit. An online-only approach promises to keep costs lower than comparable department store brands. Geared at socially conscious shoppers, Bluer Denim will offer $5 to buy back a pair of old jeans with each purchase.

Katrina Rogers, ’88 MA & ’92 PhD

Dr. Katrina Rogers, ’88 MA & ’92 PhD (featured on the billboard in the above photo), was appointed president at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif. She has held numerous positions in the non-profit and higher education sectors, effectively leading Thunderbird School of Global Management’s European campus in Geneva. She has experience with international organizations such as the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization and the European Union. An established conservationist, she has worked on behalf of the Grand Canyon Trust and the Arboretum and serves as board president of the Environmental Fund of Arizona. Katrina has raised more than $20MM in grants and donations toward conservation efforts. 

Lake Mary

We received a photo from Tanya (Mount) Rhoades, ’89 BSBA, taken during a bike ride on Lake Mary Road. Though she no longer lives in Flagstaff, Tanya grew up in town and visits frequently.