Facetime November 2013 - 1990s
The Alaska Travel Industry Association has hired Ruth Kimerer, ’90 BSBA, as director of
marketing and travel trade relations. A
regional expert, Ruth possesses more than 14 years of sales and marketing
experience in the Alaskan travel industry. She formerly worked for the Alaskan
Photo Credit: Susan Pfannmuller
Kelly Sanford, ’91 BS
& ’94 MBA, and his wife Lin
(Hofmann) Sanford, ’95 BMED, were featured as “a duo in perfect harmony” by
the Kansas City Star for their longstanding marriage. The two met at NAU during Kelly’s
senior year. Lin was a freshman, and the two hit it off when she joined the
choir, spending hours getting to know one another during a trip to a national
music convention. Kelly even stayed on
at NAU for a master’s program so he could be near Lin. They were married in
National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Diana Almader-Douglas, ‘92 BA, will
spend the second year of her fellowship at the Arizona Health Sciences Library
in Tucson, Ariz. She spent her first year researching mobile healthcare
resources and the medical health blogsphere and improving a Health Literacy Web
Chaffin, ’93 BSED
, is the new principal
of Santa Cruz Elementary of Maricopa, Ariz. She will guide the
public school’s transition to a charter school. The former elementary teacher
was most recently an assistant principal for the Florence Unified School
District. She brings 19 years of experience in education instruction and
Levindo Santos, ‘93
MBA, is the new chief executive officer of BRIX, the electricity and energy
derivatives software trading platform creator, located in Brazil. He has a
broad background in finance, working for such institutions as HSBC, Morgan
Stanley and Banco Pactual.
After spending the last three years as assistant coach, Kim Smith, ’93 BS, is now head coach of
Bethel University men and women’s swimming programs. In addition to coaching, she is a seventh
grade mathematics teacher at McKenzie Middle School in McKenzie, Tenn.
We received the following note from Dr. Ron Glazier, ’94 BS (pictured above): I obtained my bachelor’s degree in
Psychology from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in December, 1994. I went on to obtain my doctorate in
School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in
2009. I have been a School Psychologist in the Gilbert Public
Schools (3 years) and in the Glendale Elementary School District (3 years)
for the past six years. I am the immediate past-president of
the Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP) and am very excited
to be joining the faculty of NAU in the School Psychology Program at the
North Valley campus.
Dr. Richard Faidley,
’95 MED (above image), is the new superintendent of the Boyertown School Board of
Boyertown, Penn. With beginnings as a teacher in Arizona, he has more than 20
years of experience in education and administration.
Local sports icon Tyrone
Johnson, ’96 BS, was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of
Fame. As a student, he played basketball
at NAU, serving as team co-captain during the 94-95 season. He is the senior recreation coordinator for
the city of Flagstaff as well as Flagstaff High School head girls basketball
coach. Tyrone is also co-president and coach of Flagstaff Hoops, coaching 17U
boys and girls elite teams.
Paul Oakley, ’96 BS,
is vice president of communications for Bridgestone Americas. With a background
in public affairs, Paul has extensive experience in managing corporate and
marketing communications. He has previously worked as director of global
communications and regional and public affairs for The Dow Chemical Co., and as
account director of Corporate Technology Communications in Chicago.
Brian Lorimer, ’97
MED, has stepped in to instruct first semester history and economics at St.
Gregory Preparatory School in Tucson, Ariz. He is instructing on behalf of a
faculty member who is away on sabbatical.
Previously principal of Esperero Canyon Middle School, Brian has held
several positions in the Catalina Foothills School District.
Deer Valley Unified School District principal Janet Gilbert, ’98 MED, joins Mountain
Shadows Elementary School. Janet has spent nine years in the district and
possesses 20 years of experience in education, from pre-kindergarten to
PetsPage.com welcomes Kelle
Sweeney, ’98 BS (above photo), as operations coordinator. Kelle spent seven years as the
assistant director of donor relations at Colorado State University, before
committing to a full year of volunteer service in Americorps. It was in this
role she met the founder of PetsPages.com, Karen Bostick. Karen was impressed
with Kelle’s skills in communications and outreach, as well as her passion for
animals. PetsPage.com seeks to educate pet owners about the benefits of
veterinary specialists, which can often offer a higher level of care for
specific medical issues. As an online social community, PetsPages.com connects
veterinary specialists with pet lovers.
Hellstern, ’99 BA & ’07 MA,
joins Flagstaff Cultural Partners as deputy director. Formerly marketing and
public relations coordinator for the College of Arts and Letters at Northern
Arizona University for seven years, she is a strong proponent of community arts
and culture. From 2009-2012, she served as co-chair of the City of Flagstaff’s
Beautification and Public Arts Commission.
Elizabeth has also participated as media coordinator and lead volunteer
for the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. She is currently pursuing her masters
of fine arts in creative writing at NAU.