Spring 2011

Alumni updates

Brent Cannon & Laura Garcia

Brent Cannon (’84) and his wife, Laura Garcia-Cannon, somehow balance careers as anchors at NBC11 in San Jose, Calif., with their roles as parents of toddler triplets Katherine, Claire and Jack. Most days two nannies help care for the kids in the morning when mom and dad are at work, but neither were available during a recent late night rehearsal, so it became “bring your babies to work day” for the Cannons. Garcia-Cannon anchors the weekday morning news and Cannon anchors a new 7 p.m. news show. Watch the triplets visit that show on Cannon's birthday in May.


David Goss (’68) teaches journalism and English at Hanoi University in Vietnam where he runs an English center.


Mike Yawitz (’73) is the wire/copy editor at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Montana. He was the Chronicle sports editor for 20 years.

Jan Tuchman (’72, MA ’75) was chosen as one of 11 new members of the National Academy of Construction in October. Tuchman is the editor in chief of McGraw-Hill Construction’s Engineering News-Record. She is also active in industry associations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Business Media and has received awards from groups such as the Construction Writers Association and the Women Builders Council of New York City.

Carl Cannon (’75) is the senior Washington correspondent for PoliticsDaily.com.  Previously, Cannon was the D.C. bureau chief for Reader’s Digest and for a decade before that covered the White House for National Journal.

Terry Frei (’76), sports writer for The Denver Post, won first place for best sports story from the Colorado Press Association in February. Frei’s new book, “Playing Piano in a Brothel: A Sports Journalist’s Odyssey,”  offers a blunt assessment of the state of today’s sports journalism, assesses the onset of online technology and modern newspapers’ response, among other topics.

Gay Porter DeNileon (’77) has received her master’s degree in public administration from CU-Denver. DeNileon is the publications manager for the American Water Works Association in Denver.

Rick Nobles (’79) is the content/layout manager at Stanford Business magazine.


Laurie (Taylor) Cantillo (’80) is the program director at WABC Radio in New York.  In 2010, Cantillo was TALKERS magazine’s Woman of the Year and was named in Radio Ink Magazine’s list of Most Influential Female Programmers of the Year.  She is also a weekly columnist for www.newcanaan.patch.com.

Joe Prentice (’80), copy editor at the Daily Camera, was part of the team that won first place for best series news story from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards in February.

Michelle Martin Streeby (’80) is the marketing manager for Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif.

Judith Kohler (’81) is an environmental/energy reporter at The Associated Press’ Denver bureau.  In May, she won the Colorado Wildlife Federation award for excellence in media.

Rebecca Self (MA '95, PhD '99)

Rebecca Self (MA ’95, Ph.D. ’99)

Eugene Rosenquest (’81) is an account executive for the new talk radio station, The BIG 810, WEUS in Orlando, Fla.

Cliff Grassmick (’82) of the Daily Camera won first place in the spot news photo category from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards in February.  Grassmick also won first place in the sports photo category, second in the feature photo category and third place in the general news photo category.

Barbara Moulton (’85) has her own literary agency, The Moulton Agency, in San Francisco.

CeCe Coffin (’87) is senior vice president of global communications for Clinique, part of the Estee Lauder Companies.  She lives in New York City.

Julia Sandidge (’87) is the director of student media at Oregon State University.

Patrick Saunders (MA’87), sports writer for The Denver Post, won third place for best online reporting of breaking news from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards in February.

Chris Wood (’88) and Jeff Nuttall recently formed BizWest Media LLC and acquired business publications in Colorado and Wyoming. They also own the Boulder County Business Report; the Northern Colorado Business Report, based in Fort Collins; and the Wyoming Business Report based in Cheyenne and Casper. Also included are various industry directories, magazines, websites and events. Wood will continue as publisher of the Boulder County Business Report.

Michelle Aguayo (’89) has returned to Denver as media relations representative for Xcel Energy.


Morgan Bast

Morgan Ralph Bast (’07) is the digital editor at Vail Resorts and manages everything that has to do with buzz.snow.com. The website publishes content relating to the ski lifestyle, from events such the World Cup and the X-Games to how to drive safely in the snow.

Tanya Ishikawa (’89) of Buffalo Trails Multimedia Communications joined 20 National Press Foundation Fellows in Washington, D.C., for the “Retirement Issues in the 21st Century” program in June.  Ishikawa writes and edits for publications and websites including Health & Wellness, Denver Urban Spectrum, SpectrumTalk, Westminster City Edition and Denver Open Media.  She is also a board member of the Open Media Foundation, co-chair of the Colorado Green Party and a part-time filmmaker and TV producer.  She lives in Federal Heights.

Mike King (’89) was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter as executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and will remain in the position under Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Allan Parr (’89) is a partner at Business Management Law Group, which he founded with fellow CU Law alum Stan Jezierski in June 2009.  Prior to earning a law degree, Parr moved to his native Northern California where he was in pharmaceutical sales.  He returned to Boulder a few years later and opened Beatnik Bagels at 28th and Pearl.  He enrolled in law school in 1999.  He is also the ethnic restaurant reviewer for Boulder at Examiner.com.

Scott Takeda (’89) won a 2010 Heartland Chapter Emmy awards for directing and writing the informational/instructional segment, “Pizza Day – A Win-Win for Everybody.”


Eric Abramson (’90) is a director and cinematographer for Film Cartel in Nederland.  Film Cartel works with the Oceanic Preservation Society, which produced the Oscar-award winning documentary “The Cove.” The team is working on a second film covering the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

John Russell (’90) of the Steamboat Pilot & Today won first place for best sports writing, first place for best feature photograph and first place for best sports photography from the Colorado Press Association in February. Russell also won first place for sports column, third place for feature photo, third place for general news photo and third place for portfolio from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

Heather Hill (’91) is brand strategist and founder of H2 BrandWorks in Boise, Idaho.


Dennis Huspeni

Dennis Huspeni ('91) Photo by Jason Suder

Dennis Huspeni (’91) is a staff writer for the Denver Business Journal covering real estate and retail. www.denmanh.com

Deborah Mendez-Wilson (’91) is the director of communications for university relations at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Doug Pribble (MA ’91) won a Heartland Chapter Emmy in July for his work in lighting in the news segment “Tacos for Touchdowns.”  He works at KCNC-TV in Denver.

Laila Al-Qatami (’92) is the deputy director for strategic communications and operations for the prime minister of Kuwait. Al-Qatami moved to that position after working as the head of marketing and public relations for the Ministry of Public Affairs in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Cathrine Fongen (’92) lives in Norway where she works for the Norwegian Broadcasting Co.

Laura Porto Stockwell (’92) is the vice president for experience strategy at POP, an independent digital agency in Seattle.

Sarinastiti Sukanto (MA ’92) is the special assistant to the country director at the World Bank, working on internal communication and managing relationships with the government of Indonesia and development partners such as USAID, UK-DFID and AUSAID.  Sukanto lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Mike Coneen ('04)

Mike Conneen (’04) hit the big screen with a cameo as a reporter in the new action-thriller “Salt,” starring Angelina Jolie. However, Conneen won’t quit his day job, reporting and anchoring for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Troy Renck (’93) of The Denver Post won first place for best sports event story from the Colorado Press Association in February.

Gregory Corns (’94) has moved to the Tennis Channel in Santa Monica where he is responsible for coordinating with traffic, programming, production and ad sales in the creation, loading and execution of daily logs.

Dan Pacheco (’94) is the founder of BookBrewer, a new company that allows independent writers to get their books published using eBook publishing tools.  Pacheco lives in Broomfield.

Elizabeth (McGrane) Aron (’95) is an attorney/investigator for the California Appellate Project, a nonprofit legal defense project, appointed by the California Supreme Court to assist with capital appeals and habeas corpus petitions.  Aron uses the skills she learned in journalism school to help tell the stories of the men and women on California’s death row.

Joe Hanel (’95), Denver correspondent for The Durango Herald, won second place for public service from the Colorado Press Association in February.  He also won third place for environmental story, second place for a news series and third place for public service from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

Rebecca Self (MA ’95, Ph.D. ’99) is the executive director of European Summit for Global Transformation, the director of coaching programs for Trestle Group Foundations and senior coach and trainer for TNM Coaching.  She lives in Switzerland.

Jake Benjamin (’96) recently became the creative director at SapientNitro, one of the world’s largest marketing and technology services companies.  Prior to joining SapientNitro in New York City, he was a senior copywriter for Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where he created and directed well-known campaigns, including helping develop the Hyundai “Assurance” campaign that offered customers the chance to return their cars if they lost their job.

Doug Griffin (’96) is the management supervisor at Henry Gill Communications in Denver. He represented the agency at Career Day 2011.

Sabine Kortals (MA’96) is editorial director for Analyte Media Inc.  Analyte Media is a consumer health e-commerce company that develops clinics that connect people to health information, services and communities.  Kortals will oversee the development, quality, accuracy and efficiency of all online content, including websites, blogs and supervision of social media outreach and integration.  The company is based in Chicago.

Brent Schrotenboer (’96) is a sports reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune.  Schrotenboer won two national Top 10 writing awards from The Associated Press Sports Editors for stories published in 2009.  He was also awarded three Top 10 APSE awards the previous year.

Chris Vanderveen (’96), a reporter at KUSA-TV in Denver, and fellow alum, Eric Kehe (’84), photojournalist at KUSA, won a Heartland Chapter Emmy this year for a general assignment report within 24 hours for their segment “Ladybugged.” Vanderveen also won an Emmy for his general assignment report with no time limit “Dr. Rhodes.”

Tom Costello (’97) was the lead correspondent for NBC News on two breaking news events that won National RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence.  The two stories were “The Miracle on the Hudson: Landing US Airways flight 1549,” and “The Crash of Colgan flight 3407 in Buffalo.” The Hudson story also won a National News Emmy for Breaking News Coverage.  Costello lives in Potomac, Md.

Steve Barry (’98) is an account director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

Justin Jaeger (’98) is the Sky 8 traffic reporter and camera operator for KGW Newschannel 8 in Portland, Ore.

Matthew Altman (’99) is a real estate agent at Hilton Hyland in the Los Angeles area.

Curtis Esquibel (’99) is the assistant program director for the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

People magazine's Kristin Boehm

Kristin Boehm (’99) has been named the news director for People.com. In January, People.com became the first Time Inc. site to reach 1 billion monthly page views. It recently just reached 1 million fans on Facebook – the only magazine fan page to do so.

Kristin Boehm (’99) has been named the news director for People.com.

Dave Briggs (’99) is the “FOX & Friends” weekend anchor at FOX News in New York City.  Briggs lives in Westport, Conn.

Teri Fildey (’99) is a group account director at Heat Advertising in Los Angeles.

Amy Hebert (’99), former city editor of the Boulder Daily Camera, won first place with John Aguilar (MA ’00) for investigative reporting from the annual Colorado Press Editors and Reporters awards in February for “Free to Kill: the Scott Kimball Story.”  The story won other awards, including honors for page designer Joe Prentice (’80) and second place for public service and first place for a series news story.  Hebert won first place for public service from the Colorado Press Association as well. She recently left the Camera to pursue career interests in China.

Jordan Maness (’99) is the counseling manager for student engagement at the UCLA Career Center.  He is also an adjunct faculty member.

Lisa Weber (MA ’99) works for High Noon Entertainment in Denver.  Weber is a writer for HGTV’s “My First Place” and for “Professional Grade.”  Since starting with High Noon, she has also freelanced for Food Network’s “Unwrapped” and “Food Network Challenge” and HGTV’s “Endless Yard Sale.”


John Aguilar (MA ’00), reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera, won first place for investigative reporting on his story “Free to Kill: The Scott Kimball Story” from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters in February.  Aguilar also won first place for news series for the Kimball story and second place for public service. He won first place for the online special package award and second place for spot news story.  From the Colorado Press Association, Aguilar won first place for public service.

Karen Crummy (MA ’00) of The Denver Post won first place for best-sustained coverage from the Colorado Press Association in February. Crummy also won first place for beat reporting in the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards.

Angela Lapre (’00) is a communications specialist for Honeywell’s Transportation Systems division in Northford, Conn.  Lapre works on the internal, digital and external communications for its Consumer Products Group suite of brands: Prestone, Fram, Autolite and Holts.

Fearon (Carner) Perry (’00) is working for Sprout, a brand-growth boutique agency. He lives in Denver.

Janet Rorholm (MA ’00) is the business editor at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She has been there since 2000 and has covered education, business and investigative reporting.

Todd Sainer (’00) is working in corporate business operations at Jeppeson, a Boeing subsidiary in Englewood.  Todd and his wife, Shannon, recently welcomed Ryan Joseph Sainer, their first child, to the family.

Kirk Siegler (’00), a reporter for KUNC Public Radio, won first place for general reporting from Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association in May.  He was also selected as one of eight fellows for National Public Radio’s Economy Project.  The project aims to boost understanding of quality of reporting on national and regional economic issues.


Greg Corns

Gregory Corns (’94) has moved to the Tennis Channel in Santa Monica where he is responsible for coordinating with traffic, programming, production and ad sales in the creation, loading and execution of daily logs.

Leslie Chadwick (’01) is the manager of internal communications at the Colorado Health Foundation.  Chadwick lives in Denver.

Jessica Peck Corry (’01) serves as special counsel to Hoban and Feola, Attorneys at Law, and as president of Triple C Strategies, a political strategy firm.  In April, she was named a Phillips Foundation Robert Novak fellow, under which she is completing “Victim Nation,” a book detailing her blueprint for reforming America’s higher education system.  Corry was also recently profiled by Westword as a “PR force to be reckoned with.”  She lives in Denver.

Leslie Friedman (’01) is a certified personal trainer and wellness coach.  She lives in New York City.

Paige Goudey (’01) is an associate producer for “The Martha Stewart Show.”  She lives in New York City.

Sara Lancaster (’01) started a marketing communications agency named No. 2 Pen in Littleton.  The goal of the agency is to help small businesses develop their Web presence through copy writing, social media strategy, search engine optimization and blogger relations.

Jessica Schilling (’01) is a Web designer/developer at PlattForm Advertising in Lenexa, Kan.

Anne Cornetta (’02) is a project coordinator for the Visual Arts Services Group at Sony Playstation.  She lives in San Diego.

Dawn Crawford (’02) is the social media manager at MedThink Communications in Raleigh, N.C.  She is directing strategy and implementation of social media communication strategies for pharmaceutical and health care clients.

Maya Ellman (’02), along with fellow CU alum Autumn Metcalfe (’02), recently launched Duo Marketing & PR, a full-service marketing, public relations and communications agency in Denver.

Todd Giery (’02) is the owner and production manager of Alpine Video Productions in Denver.  He also is the producer for the MLS Colorado Rapids and the MLL Denver Outlaws.  This year his work also included Super Bowl XLIV and The Masters.

Joni Jaje (’02) is the external affairs manager at Arizona America Water.  She lives in Phoenix with her husband, Eric McGlothlin.

Stephanie Jean Mackie (’02) is the owner of Anitome Publishing.  She recently published “Anitome,” which provides individuals a singular place to annually document each year of life.  Mackie lives in Windsor, Colo.

Robin Johnson (’02, MA ’05) is an assistant professor of mass communication at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  Prior to teaching, Johnson received a Ph.D. in Mass Communication in May 2010 from the University of Iowa.

Amy Reinink (’02) is a freelance writer who lives in Silver Spring, Md.  Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Runner’s World and Women’s Running.



Vicky Sama (MA ’02) recently received tenure and promotion to assistant professor at Humboldt State University in Northern California.  Sama is also the chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the adviser and coach of the HSU cycling team, and adviser to the Journalism Club at HSU.

Alan Singer (’02) is a producer at CBS4 Denver.  Singer won a 2010 Heartland Regional Emmy for “Best Morning Newscast” for coverage of Denver’s big snowstorm in November 2009.

Brad Turner (’02) is the editor of New West, an online news site covering the Rocky Mountains.

Marshall Zelinger (’02) won two Heartland Chapter Emmys this year for a news story on politics and government titled “Bl**ping Mad” and for live reporting for the story “Days of Marshall’s Lives II.” Zelinger is a reporter for KMGH-Channel 7 in Denver.

Tanya (Stechert) Bachmann (’03) is an associate media director at Saatchi & Saatchi in Denver.

Kiley Lane (’03) just launched kyGREENtv on Earth Day this year.  The television station is all online and involves all things green and sustainable across the state of Kentucky.

Brad Lopez (’03) produces the “Caplis and Silverman Show,” an afternoon drive-time news talk show on 630 KHOW.  He lives in Denver.

Andrea Pettes Carlson (’03) answers media inquiries and handles public relations matters for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in southern Oregon.  She previously worked as a broadcast journalist for KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore.

Alicia Wallace (’03), business reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera, won third place for best business story from the Colorado Press Association in February.  Wallace also won an award for her story, “Yes They Can,” and second place for business story from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

Brittany Anas (’04) of the Boulder Daily Camera won second place for best education story from the Colorado Press Association in February.

Jenny Atchely (MA ’04) is a communication analyst for the Colorado Office of the State Auditor in Denver.

Robert Barba (’04) is a reporter for American Banker, a SourceMedia affiliate.  He lives in the Chicago area.

Mike Conneen (’04) is a reporter and anchor for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Anne Herbst (’04), a photojournalist at KUSA-Channel 9 in Denver, won three 2010 Heartland Chapter Emmy awards: for the general assignment report with no time limits “Dr. Rhodes,” for the feature news report “Where the Poop Goes” and for working as an editor on a story produced within 24 hours “Pigeons in Backpacks and Other Fun Stuff: Anne Herbst’s Editing Compilation.”

Joshua Lindenstein (’04) of the Boulder Daily Camera won second place for best sports event story from the Colorado Press Association in February.

Jennifer Matoney (MA ’04) is a producer at WSKG (PBS) in Binghamton, N.Y.

Sara (D’Angelo) Olson (’04) is a senior project manager at Politico.  She lives in Arlington, Va.

Rachana Rathi (MA’04) is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

Timothy Schultz

He is also finishing directing and producing a stop-motion animated adaptation of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” A few years ago, Schultz started an independent production company named Bullhead Entertainment. www.milehighhorrorfestival.com www.bullheadentertainment.com

Timothy Schultz (’04) directed the Mile High Horror Festival in October.

Annie Sullivan (’04) helped launch an online multimedia magazine focused on female action sports lifestyle and culture in San Diego.  The website, www.MAHFIA.com, launched in August.  Sullivan is also working as a digital producer.

Dan Viens (MA ’04) is a junior strategist at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.  Viens will also be completing his course work at Boulder Digital Works from San Francisco.

Matthew Beaudin (’05), editor of the Telluride Daily Planet, won first place for serious column writing from the Colorado Press Association in February.

Kristin Bjornsen (MA ’05) is senior editor at Climbing Magazine.

Alexis De La Cruz (’05) is attending Seattle University’s School of Law as a Dean Diversity Scholar.  She plans to specialize in disability law.

Christine Dell’Amore (MA ’05) blogged from the National Science Foundation’s media trip to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January. She is a writer for National Geographic Daily News online.

Frances (Algeo) Fedoriska (’05) recently made the move from Denver to Seattle. She will be the 11 p.m. producer at KOMO, an ABC affiliate.

Carrie Feldman (’05) is working in New York City doing online marketing for Ralph Lauren.

Emily Laidlaw (MA ’05) is an associate scientist for the Societal Impacts Program at NCAR, where she researches extreme weather events.

Scott Larson (’05) is the associate brand manager for IZZE Beverage Company, which is a division of PepsiCo. Larson lives in Boulder.

Mike Lawrence (MA ’05) of Steamboat Pilot & Today won first and third place for best deadline news reporting from the Colorado Press Association in February.  Lawrence also won third place for beat reporting from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

Pam Mellskog (MA ’05) is a reporter for the Longmont Times-Call.

Erich Schubert (’05, MA ’08) is the media relations coordinator for the Denver Broncos.

Laney W. Valian (MA ’05) is a producer for KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas.

Justin Crawford (MA ’06) is partner-developer at Boulder’s dojo4, a design/development agency with strong ties to the community.


Jason Starr (‘98), left, founded Starr Surf Skis in his home state of Vermont to sell his invention. As proof that you can indeed surf on skis, he submitted the below photo of professional surfer Chuck Patterson using surf skis off the California coast. www.starrsurfskis.com

Adam Creapo (’06) is a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Northglenn Middle School in Colorado.

Julie Dugdale (MA ’06) is senior associate editor at 5280 Magazine in Denver.

Adam Marquez (MA ’06) has joined Witeck-Combs Communications Inc. as a communications and marketing strategist in Washington, D.C.

Michael McCollum (MA ’06), former assistant news editor at The Dispatch, a daily newspaper in Columbus, Miss., and video editor at Mountain Sports Media, is a Ph.D. student at St. Louis University.

Mike Mibach (’06) is a reporter for KTVU-TV in San Francisco.

Nicole Miller (’06), news editor of the Craig Daily Press, won second place for best feature page design from the Colorado Press Association in February.  Miller also won third place for informational graphics from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters.

Cara Pallone (’06) is a reporter for the Statesman Journal and the Appeal Tribune in Marion County, Ore.  In 2009, she was awarded third place for Arts Coverage in the Society of Professional Journalist’s Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition.  Pallone also received second place for Best Writing and second place for Best Religion Coverage in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.

Mike Tarson (’06) is an associate producer at CNN Business News.  He writes and produces updates from the New York bureau at the Time Warner Center and from the New York Stock Exchange.  Tarson and his long-time girlfriend, Allyson Valentine (’06), married in September.

Tyler Westcott (’06) is a financial services adviser for New York Life.  He lives in Denver.

Anna Wolferman (’06) is a webcast production coordinator at iStreamPlanet Inc.  She lives in Las Vegas.

Maria Aponte (MA ’07) is a creative copywriter for Bromley Communications in San Antonio.

Lauren Back (’07) is a receptionist for Colorado Studios and HDNet.  She works at PBS’s NewsHour office in Denver.

Terra Bamford (’07) is a paralegal for Don, Galleher & Saliman in Denver.

Mike Banuelos (’07) is a communications specialist for the city of Boulder.

Carolyn Barry (MA ’07) is at the Australian Consolidated Press, Australia’s largest publisher, as the online editor of Australian Geographic.

Morgan Ralph Bast (’07) is the digital editor at Vail Resorts.

Susy Bates (’07) was the regional field director for the Minnesota governor campaign of Margaret Anderson Kelliher.  She also worked for Hillary Clinton for president in Iowa and for Planned Parenthood.

Marisa Beahm (’07) is the associate editor for Where Budapest magazine in Budapest, Hungary.

Joni Borzcik (’07)
is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law.

Amy Brouillette (MA ’07) is a research fellow at the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest.  She has written for the Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post.

Brett Buckles (’07) is the new fitness editor and associate Colorado editor for OnTheSnow.com for Powder magazine.

Krystal Burton (’07) is the floor director for KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV in Denver.

Cara Candler (’07) is a corporate event planner for Executive Events, an event management service in Boulder.

Justin Coons (’07) writes advertising copy and manages the social networking accounts for Team Express Distributing’s various sporting goods retail brands.  He lives in San Antonio.

Marsha Davison (’07) is a reports specialist for Cision Inc.’s Broadcast Division in Emeryville, Calif.  She helps locate and edit broadcast segments for PR clients.

Brooke Diamond (’07) is an account supervisor at BBDO advertising agency in New York City.

Megan Fischbach (’07) is an estimator with Fischbach Masonry and is earning a second degree in mathematics from CU-Denver.  She then plans to obtain a master’s degree and teach mathematics.

Benjamin C. Freedman (’07) is a firefighter for the North Metro Fire Rescue District in Northglenn.

Dana Friedman (’07) is a marketing assistant at UQM Technologies in Longmont.

Haley Garyet (’07) is an art director for TDA Advertising and Design in Boulder.

Scott Gates (MA ’07) is managing editor of Solutions News Bulletin for the National Rural Utilities Association in Washington, D.C.

Molly Gazin (’07) is as assistant editor for “Roadtrip Nation,” a PBS documentary series.  She lives in Irvine, Calif.

Jaclynne Gentry (’07) is a segment-marketing associate for Sony Electronics.

Lynsey Gilchrist (’07) is an associate communication specialist for PRR, a public relations agency.  She lives in Sammamish, Wash.

Andrea Gomes (’07) is a copywriter for The Integer Group in Denver.

Ryan Gonzales (’07) is an assistant editor and producer for Altitude Sports & Entertainment in Denver.

Ellen Grady (’07) is a publication specialist for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.  She lives in Omaha.

Jeffrey Graham (’07) is the graduate assistant to the sports information director and a communications master’s candidate at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.  Previously, he was director of media relations for John Elway’s Colorado Crush arena football team.

Jason Green (’07) is attending the Saint Louis University School of Law.

Warren Green (’07) is the marketing director for Simon Property Group in Indianapolis.

Chris Hall (MA ’07) is the multimedia producer for the Denver Broncos.

Michael Harris (’07) is a media planner for Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder.

Katie Hearsum (’07) was a children’s riding counselor for C Lazy U ranch in Granby, Colo., for the summer 2010.

Scott Heiser (’07) was the deputy western regional finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  He lives in Washington, D.C.

Emily Rose Hite (’07) is a media buyer for Media Strategies & Research in Denver.

Lauren Hoffman (’07) is a writer in the marketing department at Patton Boggs LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Whitney Humble (’07) is getting an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Shadi Katebini (’07) is a production administrator at QEP Energy Co.

Kelly Kennedy (MA ’07) is a health care policy reporter for USA Today.

Kristen Kirby (’07) is an advertising sales associate and the Hawaii account manager for Town & Country Magazine.

Lauren Kloepfer (’07) is an associate program manager for Ryan Partnership in Chicago.  She does the account side of consumer productions for SC Johnson brands, including Ziploc.

Michelle Lang (MA ’07) is associate editor for digital at MassHighTech.com.

Jennifer Larson (’07) is a concierge and event planner at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa.

Shayna Lashway (’07) is the marketing director for Botanical Interests in Broomfield.

Shawna Lehr (’07) is the production manager for Pacific Digital Image Studios in San Francisco.

Adam Logan (’07) is the communications officer for Rush Soccer.  He lives in Morrison, Colo.

Lauren Lusk (’07) is the digital ad operations supervisor for Turner Broadcasting in New York City.

Zachary Lynd (’07) is a project manager at Catch 24 Design, an advertising agency in New York City.  He manages the Oracle account and also helps facilitate some of the pro bono accounts including the Jorge Posada Foundation and the Johan Santana Foundation. Lynd is beginning work on a master’s degree in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Erin Martin (’07) is a purchasing buyer for Level 3 Communications in Broomfield.

Seth Masia (MA ’07) is managing editor for SOLAR TODAY Magazine in Boulder.

Andrea Matheson (MA ’07) is a nurse at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  She works in a pediatric oncology unit.

Hailey Merlin (’07) is an underwriting assistant at Navigators Management Insurance Co.

Eric Meyer (’07) is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego Law School.

Tara Miller (’07) is the communication specialist and editor of the Denver Bar Association publication The Docket.

Perry Morris (’07) is a senior account executive for Ignited Advertising Agency in California.

Lisa Nieman (’07) is a Web specialist for the city of Boulder.

Dave Oakes (’07) is an interactive content manager for Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder.

Cassie Olson (’07) is a media planner for The Richards Group in Dallas.

Adam Paluka (’07) is a reporter at Fox23-KOKI in Tulsa, Okla.

Amy Parker (’07) is a senior account planner at American City Business Journals.

Liz Pope (’07) is a media and research manager at Sevans Strategy, a social media consultancy in Chicago.

Colleen Quinn (’07) is an English teacher at Korrnell Academy in Taiwan.

Megan Quinn (’07) is the Arvada community editor for Mile High Newspapers and a faith columnist for the Boulder Daily Camera.

Amanda Race (’07) is a business development coordinator for WilmerHale in Washington, D.C.

Silvia Razgova (MA ’07) is taking photographs for the English-language paper The National in Abu Dhabi.  She will be covering the United Arab Emirates and the region.

Kerri Rebresh (MA’07) is a content editor for the Weaver Multimedia Group in Denver.

Lee Riley (’07) is a graphic designer and the chief creative officer for University Parent Media, an online resource for parents with children in college.  Riley lives in Westminster.

Efrem Rodriguez (’07) is the associate media director for conversation cultivation for Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder.

Erin Ross (’07) is a director at WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C.

Lindsay Ross (’07) is an account manager at Factory Design Labs in Denver.

Beth Samek (’07) is a digital editorial coordinator for Dex One.  She lives in Denver.

Jennifer Rothkopf (’07) is a special projects intern for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and is a teaching assistant for a first-year master’s degree course at Emory Rollins School of Public Health.  She is also finishing her MPH at Emory University in Atlanta.

Alexandra Samuel (’07) is the associate beauty editor for SELF Magazine, a Conde Nast publication.  She lives in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Joshua Sanchez (’07) is a videographer, editor and motion graphics designer for the Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

Greg Schreier (’07) is a desk editor for the Associated Press’s south regional desk in Atlanta.

Rachel Shahvar (’07) is a digital artist for Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, an ad agency in Sausalito, Calif.

Jim Sheeler (MA ’07) is a professor of journalism and media writing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for “Final Salute,” a story published in the Rocky Mountain News that chronicled the sacrifices of military families as seen through the eyes of a casualty notification officer.

Gary Smith (MA ’07) is the program director of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at Olivet College in Michigan and is also the adviser for WOCR, the college’s FCC-licensed radio station. Smith was recently awarded an honorable mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards film festival for his documentary “Waiting at the End of the Track.”  He was the videographer, editor and scriptwriter.

Emily Smoot (’07) is a wardrobe stylist at Sports Authority.  She lives in Denver.

Jessica Snapp (’07) is a marketing campaign manager at Hewlett-Packard. She lives in Boulder.

Laura Snider (MA ’07), the environmental reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera, won first place for best environmental story from the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards in February.

Lindsey Snyder (’07) is a writer and editor for NewsCore, the internal news wire service for the News Corp. in New York City.

Megan Spencer (’07) is a news videographer and editor for WJET-TV in Erie, Pa.

Richard Spiegel (MA ’07) is the media and public affairs adviser to the Army’s chief of staff.  He is a lieutenant colonel in the Army.

Elena Sprick (’07) is an English instructor at the Glossa School of Languages in Prague.

Desiree Stark Baladez (’07) is the office manager at ProDesign Specialties.  She lives in Wellington, Colo.

Tracy Stientjes (’07) is the digital director of Wilks Broadcasting.  She lives in Loveland.

Rebecca Sunshine (’07) is the marketing coordinator for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

Brynn Friedlander Swanson (’07) is the owner of a public relations firm, Brynn Swanson Consulting.

Sam Taylor (’07) is the art director at Barnhart Advertising in Denver.

Whitney Taylor (’07) is an assistant teacher at Free Horizons Montessori in Golden.

Lauren Varner (’07) is a communications coordinator working with publications and special projects at The Colorado Health Foundation.

Whitney Ward (’07) is attending the Miami Ad School in San Francisco and is majoring in art direction.

Kate Watkins (’07) is getting an MFA in design and technology at Parson: The New School for Design in New York City.  Before that, she was working at agencytwofifteen (formerly TAG San Francisco).

Brandon Whalen (’07) is a social media strategist for Room 214 in Boulder.

Kelly Wilder (’07) is finishing up at the University of Minnesota for an MS degree in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, and is enrolled at Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota.  While in school, Wilder is working as a research assistant at the University of Minnesota and a graduate intern for the city of Minneapolis.

Jennifer Winger (’07) is the associate editor for Nature Conservancy magazine.  She lives in Boulder.

Louise Wo (’07) is the program operations manager for YES Program Orientation (a study-abroad program for Muslim high school students).  She lives in Denver.

Jacqueline Wood (’07) is an account associate at LaunchSquad, an award-winning technology PR firm in San Francisco.

Callie Zanandrie (’07) has returned to Denver after working as a reporter and weather forecaster at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla.  She is working for KUSA-Channel 9 on a new show called “9 News Daily Connection,” a network-produced local news show. Zanandrie is also working for High Noon Entertainment as an associate producer for HGTV’s “Bang For Your Buck” and is a pursuing her degree in broadcast meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Anne Brokaw (’08) is an interactive account manager for Vermillion Design + Interactive in Boulder.

Emily Emerick (’08) has joined LBi, a digital advertising agency, as a product manager.

Justin Facey (’08) is in law school at the University of Idaho.

Natasha Gardner (MA ’08) is an assistant editor at 5280 Magazine in Denver.

Sara Havig (MA ’08) is a writer/editor/project manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

Lisa Jacobson (’08) is the content producer at Tribune Broadcasting in Chicago.

Cassie Kloberdanz (MA ’08) is a space systems engineer at Sierra Nevada Corp.

Dorian Lawson (’08) is the advertising and marketing manager for a multinational professional services company headquartered in Hong Kong.  His territory includes Japan, South Korea, China, India and all of Southeast Asia.

Rachel Losowski (’08) is working at Impossible, a creative ad agency in Denver that produces promos and branding for TV.

Yu Miao (MA ’08) is a journalist for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C., translating news, editing audio and broadcasting live news.

Phil Milani (’08) is a sports reporter and anchor at KVAL-TV in Eugene, Ore.

Daisy Wiberg (’08) is getting her master’s degree in sport management at Long Beach State University.  She is also interning with the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission.

Eric Barendsen (MA ’09) is a communications specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a branch of the U.S. Department of Energy, in Washington, D.C.

Marta Campbell (’09) is an integrated media planner at Zenithmedia in New York City. Campbell plans and buys online media for the JPMorgan Chase account.

Jenny Depper (’09) is a content programming specialist for Yahoo! in New York City.

Thomas Dixon (’09) is a reporter at the Saratoga Sun in Saratoga, Wyo.

Maria Genao-Homs (MA ’09) works for Harpo Solutions as a promotions producer in the Creative Services division.  She lives in Chicago.

Valerie Gleaton (MA ’09) is assistant editor at Gaiam in Boulder.

Shoni Gustafson (’09) is an interactive producer for 72andSunny in Los Angeles.

Morgan Elizabeth Heim (MA ’09) is at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a science writer, photographer and multimedia specialist in Boulder.

Sally Ho (’09) is a reporter covering breaking news at the Chicago Sun-Times wire service.  She says that since she works the overnight shift, her stories are mostly about shootings, fires, car crashes and crime.

Meredith Klee (’09) is an associate at Inner Circle Labs, a public relations firm in San Francisco.

Brittany Lang (’09) is a marketing support specialist at ACT Conferencing in Golden.


Elizabeth Lock (MA ’09), news editor for University Communications, shoots a volunteer fair at CU.

Elizabeth Lock (MA ’09) is an editor and writer for CU’s University Communications department.

Reagen Lowrey Lozar (MA ’09) is a development associate at the Longmont Humane Society, vice president at Southern Treks Adventure Travel and a staff writer for V3 Magazine.

Ariel Mata (’09) is a news and special segment producer at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs.

Kyle McDaniel (’09) is attending law school at the University of Denver.

Kristi Mohrbacher (MA ’09) is an account manager at Carbon8 Marketing in Denver.

Joanna Nasar (MA ’09) is a digital media and communication specialist at Leeds School of Business Communications Team at CU-Boulder.

James Nicholson (’09) is an assistant account manager at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco.

Tiffany Plate (MA ’09) is the communications manager for Pharmaca in Boulder.

Kira Pollard-Lipkis (’09) is working for the marketing department of a commercial real estate company in Boulder.  She has previously interned at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder and at GBSM in Denver.

Dan Ray (MA ’09) is a science writer and editor for Archipelago Learning, a subscription-based online education company.

Molly Rettig (MA ’09) is a reporter for the Fairbanks News-Miner.

Yesenia Robles (’09) is a general assignment reporter at The Denver Post.

Allison Sandza (’09) is a news assistant at the Washington, D.C., CNN bureau.  She works in live production support and on shows “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” and “John King, U.S.A.,” as well as on a photojournalist series called “In Focus.”

Brandon Saranik (’09) is working with ZisBoomBah, an interactive tool for kids to help choose healthy meals.  The company recently was awarded the grand prize of $10,000 for first lady Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids competition to end childhood obesity in a generation.

Stephanie Slaughter (’09) is an account coordinator for Jarvis Communications, a PR firm in Los Angeles that specializes in the wine, spirits, food and travel industries.

Heather Smith (’09) is working at the Denver law firm Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell as a document clerk.

Jamie Vagge (’09) is at Cactus Marketing and Communications in Denver.


Ashley Bruce (’10), as part of the Teach for America program, is teaching at Cole Arts and Sciences Academy in Denver Public Schools for two years.

Ben Chambers (MA ’10) is on a year-long fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, helping create written and video content for a new website the National Institutes of Health is developing for its Intramural Research Program in Washington, D.C.

Melanie Cohn (’10) is a marketing coordinator at the ad agency SmartClick AdWorks in Boulder.  She also does social media and PR.

Emery Cowan (’10) is a reporter at The Durango Herald.

Sarah Curry (MA’10) is doing a year-long fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in D.C.

Christina Dickinson (MA’10) is a Web content producer at KUSA-Channel 9 in Denver.

Sarah Gallagher (’10) works for Boulder Blooms.

Jason Gonzales (’10) is an education reporter at the Wilmington, N.C., StarNews, a New York Times Co. property.

Julia Hatfield (’10) is the assistant account executive at Y&R in San Francisco.  She is working on the Dell Public account.

Kelsey Kiley (’10) will be working for ISNetworld, a vendor and client management company in Dallas.

Marie Kloor (’10) is working at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City.

Michael Koshmrl (MA ’10) is assistant editor at SOLAR TODAY Magazine in Boulder.

Jonathan Livingston (’10) is a sports reporter for the Farmington (N.M.) Daily Times.

Monica Ly (’10) is the website coordinator for the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M.

Brett Macartney (’10) is an account coordinator at O’Leary, a public relations and advertising agency in Newport Beach, Calif.

Evan Matt (’10) is living in Chicago and working for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and for Ravenswood Event Services, doing site preparation for city festivals and private clients.

Keith Moore (MA ’10) is a trainee broadcast journalist with the BBC in London.

Gerardo Ortiz (’10) is an art director at TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles working on the Gatorade and Visa accounts.

Elise Puritz (’10) is an executive assistant for AgencyNet Interactive.

Joe Rubino (’10) is a reporter for the Broomfield Enterprise.

Matthew Sewick (’10) is a multimedia intern at Rich Clarkson & Associates.

Kyle Siderius (’10) is an associate art director at Barnhart, a Denver advertising agency.

Cheng Sio (’10) is a sportswriter for the Index-Journal in Greenwood, S.C.

Laura Skirde (’10) is the morning meteorologist for CBS13 in Sacramento.

Kelsey Smith (’10) is working for BeCore Promotions in Los Angeles, a sports marketing company that specializes in “experimental marketing.”  BeCore handles large-scale events for Nike 6.0, Red Bull, Target, Microsoft/Xbox 360, Columbia and Power Bar.


Jessica Peck Corry (’01) is pictured in Mumbai, India, where she was conducting interviews and doing research for a book she is working on as part of her Robert Novak writing fellowship, awarded in April 2010 through the Phillips Foundation. The book is “Victim Nation,” detailing her blueprint for reforming America’s higher education system. She serves as special counsel to Hoban and Feola, Attorneys at Law, and as president of Triple C Strategies, a political strategy firm. Corry was also recently profiled by Westword as a “PR force to be reckoned with.” She lives in Denver.

Kaitlyn Stechmesser (’10) is interning with Denver Bike Sharing and the Denver B-cycle program.

Jordan Steffen (’10) is a reporter for The Denver Post. Last fall, she interned for the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau.

Rachel Stermer (’10) is an assistant account executive at DraftFCB in Chicago.  She is working on the Coors and Coors Light accounts.

Caitlin Sullivan (’10) is an account coordinator at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder.

Andrea Sutherland (MA ’10) is a reporter for the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group, which is a subsidiary of the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Kelsi Cooke (’11) is working for Consolidated Graphics in a leadership development program. She will be working at Tewell Warren, a printing company in Denver.

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