Weber State University Magazine Spring 2014 : Page 42

CLASS NOTES AL U M N I U P D A TES 50s 70s Acceptance Board and as chairman of the State and Local Government Committee. He is licensed in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Fred has served on the Brigham City Credit Bureau board of directors and as a board member and past president of the Brigham City Kiwanis Club. Brad J. Bushman ’84 is a communication and psycholo-gy professor at The Ohio State University, where he is the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. He also is a communication science professor at VU University Amsterdam. He received his Master of Education from Utah State University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Missouri. Known for his research on aggression and violent media, he has been published in ap-proximately 150 peer-reviewed journals and has discussed his findings in Time , Newsweek , The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal . Brad and his wife, Tam, live in Lewis Center, Ohio, with their children, Becca, Nathan and Branden. Jeff M. Stephens ’84, ’88 began his career as a teacher at Wahlquist Jr. High School in 1984 and held administrative posts at Roy High School, South Ogden Jr. High School and the Weber School District, where he was named superintendent in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Utah State University and earned an advanced reading endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. Jeff has served on the board for ASCD, an international education organization, and currently sits on boards for Ogden Regional Medical Center, Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce and Weber State University. He received the 2012 Lifetime Award for Influence in Education from the Northern Utah Curriculum Consortium. Jeff and his wife, Leila, have four children and two grandchildren. Suzanne Michelle Nowak Evans ’87, ’91 is one of 50 teachers celebrated in American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried. Michelle teaches sixth grade at Valley Elementary in Eden, Utah, where she lives with her husband, Richard W. Evans. They have four children and 10 grandchildren. Michelle has received the Utah Mother of Achievement Award, USA Today National Teacher Team Award, Huntsman Award for Teacher Excellence and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She has published several books, including two children’s books. Michelle is a lifetime member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Matthew R. Mealey ’87 is a financial controls manager for Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. He is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. Matthew lived in Utah, California and Pennsyl-A After 36 years, Sharon Richard (Dick) H. Keller ’53 retired as a diagnostic radiolo-Schirack-Kerkman ’74 retired gist in 1995. He graduated from from Merrill Lynch, where she the University of Maryland was a registered client associ-School of Medicine and ate. She now works part time completed an internship and at Atria Sandy, a retirement residency at the University home providing independent of Utah (the U of U). During and assisted living. Sharon construction of Cottonwood and her husband, Craig W. Kerkman ’99 , live in West Hospital in 1963, Dick fash-Jordan, Utah. Craig worked as ioned the facility’s two-room a constable and at Hercules radiology department. Alta Aerospace Company, which View was added to the practice was acquired by ATK in 1995. in 1982, the same year he He is currently a security earned his bachelor’s degree administrator for Workers in philosophy from the U of U. Compensation Fund of Utah. He also formed Mount Olympus Radiology Group, now Moun-tain Medical Imaging Services. Dick is a member of the U of U’s School of Medicine Alumni For 25 years, Michael O. Committee and the Admissions Ballard ’82, ’84 has worked Committee. He and his wife, at Hill Air Force Base, where Sallee, live in Salt Lake City. he is project manager for the They have three children and software engineering group. He six grandchildren. has also worked as an adjunct instructor in WSU’s electronics engineering technology depart-ment and as a Boeing engineer. L Nancy Cox Sivulich ’66 He is a member of the Institute worked as a secondary edu-of Electrical and Electronics cation teacher for eight years, Engineers and recipient of the then worked with her husband, Bernard Randolph Engineering Michael Sivulich Jr. ’64 , at Excellence award. He and his Fishburn-Sivulich Travel. wife, Debra, have two children, Michael, a 2007 WSU Hall of four grandchildren and live in Fame inductee for basketball, Layton, Utah. also founded Sivulich Brokerage and represented Fred R. Burr ’82 is a partner the Amalgamated Sugar at Ogden’s Wiggins & Co. PC, Company as a sugar broker for where he manages the assur-almost 30 years. Nancy was ance services department. He a caregiver for Michael for 10 is a member of the American years until his passing in 2012. Institute of Certified Public She has three children and Accountants and the Utah eight grandchildren. Association of Certified Public 80s 60s Accountants, where he has served on the Peer Review 42 alumni.weber.edu | Spring 2014

Class Notes

50s

Richard (Dick) H. Keller ’53 retired as a diagnostic radiologist in 1995. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at the University of Utah (the U of U). During construction of Cottonwood Hospital in 1963, Dick fashioned the facility’s two-room radiology department. Alta View was added to the practice in 1982, the same year he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the U of U. He also formed Mount Olympus Radiology Group, now Mountain Medical Imaging Services.
Dick is a member of the U of U’s School of Medicine Alumni Committee and the Admissions Committee. He and his wife, Sallee, live in Salt Lake City.
They have three children and six grandchildren.

60s

Nancy Cox Sivulich ’66 worked as a secondary education teacher for eight years, then worked with her husband, Michael Sivulich Jr. ’64, at Fishburn-Sivulich Travel.Michael, a 2007 WSU Hall of Fame inductee for basketball, also founded Sivulich Brokerage and represented the Amalgamated Sugar Company as a sugar broker for almost 30 years. Nancy was a caregiver for Michael for 10 years until his passing in 2012.She has three children and eight grandchildren.

70s

After 36 years, Sharon Schirack-Kerkman ’74 retired from Merrill Lynch, where she was a registered client associate.She now works part time at Atria Sandy, a retirement home providing independent and assisted living. Sharon and her husband, Craig W. Kerkman ’99, live in West Jordan, Utah. Craig worked as a constable and at Hercules Aerospace Company, which was acquired by ATK in 1995.
He is currently a security administrator for Workers Compensation Fund of Utah.

80s

For 25 years, Michael O. Ballard ’82, ’84 has worked at Hill Air Force Base, where he is project manager for the software engineering group. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor in WSU’s electronics engineering technology department and as a Boeing engineer.He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and recipient of the Bernard Randolph Engineering Excellence award. He and his wife, Debra, have two children, four grandchildren and live in Layton, Utah.

Fred R. Burr ’82 is a partner at Ogden’s Wiggins & Co. PC, where he manages the assurance services department. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, where he has served on the Peer Review Acceptance Board and as chairman of the State and Local Government Committee.He is licensed in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Fred has served on the Brigham City Credit Bureau board of directors and as a board member and past president of the Brigham City Kiwanis Club.

Brad J. Bushman ’84 is a communication and psychology professor at The Ohio State University, where he is the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. He also is a communication science professor at VU University Amsterdam. He received his Master of Education from Utah State University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Missouri.
Known for his research on aggression and violent media, he has been published in approximately 150 peer-reviewed journals and has discussed his findings in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Brad and his wife, Tam, live in Lewis Center, Ohio, with their children, Becca, Nathan and Branden.

Jeff M. Stephens ’84, ’88 began his career as a teacher at Wahlquist Jr. High School in 1984 and held administrative posts at Roy High School, South Ogden Jr. High School and the Weber School District, where he was named superintendent in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Utah State University and earned an advanced reading Endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. Jeff has served on the board for ASCD, an international education organization, and currently sits on boards for Ogden Regional Medical Center, Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce and Weber State University. He received the 2012 Lifetime Award for Influence in Education from the Northern Utah Curriculum Consortium. Jeff and his wife, Leila, have four children and two grandchildren.

Suzanne Michelle Nowak Evans ’87, ’91 is one of 50 teachers celebrated in American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried. Michelle teaches sixth grade at Valley Elementary in Eden, Utah, where she lives with her husband, Richard W. Evans.They have four children and 10 grandchildren. Michelle has received the Utah Mother of Achievement Award, USA Today National Teacher Team Award, Huntsman Award for Teacher Excellence and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She has published several books, including two children’s books.Michelle is a lifetime member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Matthew R. Mealey ’87 is a financial controls manager for Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. He is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. Matthew lived in Utah, California and Pennsyl-Vania prior to moving to Spring, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife, Jeanne. Through these moves, he has worked as a senior auditor, procurement compliance auditor, senior management control auditor, accounting manager and audit consultant.

Royce J. Richards ’89 was licensed as a certified public accountant in 1992. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah in 1996. He is a licensed attorney and shareholder of Woods Richards & Associates PC, a public accounting firm. Royce focuses on all aspects of taxation for individuals, businesses and estates, with extensive experience in estate planning, business succession, tax planning, asset protection, real estate and corporate legal matters.

90s

Michael Ulrich ’90, ’91 has been with Ulrich & Associates PC as a certified public accountant for 17 years, 13 as owner. He previously worked for Tanner & Co. CPAs in Salt Lake City. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is on the board of directors for the Ogden School Foundation. Mike and his wife, Tammy, have seven children.

For 20 years, A. Daniel Baird ’92, ’93 has worked for Haynie & Co., where he currently serves as a certified public accountant and tax partner. He is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. A former Weber State track star, Daniel has competed in the Utah Summer Games, receiving 14 gold medals and breaking records in various age categories. He and his wife, Kristina, have eight children and one grandchild.

For 10 years, Kenneth W. Castagno ’92 has been a counselor at Wendover High School in Wendover, Utah. He was previously a music teacher. Kenneth belongs to the Utah School Counselor Association.He and his wife, Heather, have three children.

Katherine Rowley Henderson ’96 is a special education teacher at Wendover High School in the Tooele County School District. She is a Tooele Education Association representative, student council advisor, head volleyball coach, head girls’ basketball coach and track coach. She lives in Wendover, Utah, and has three children and one grandchild.

Darin C. Parke ’96, ’03 is the police chief for South Ogden, Utah.He oversees 22 officers, and his department also operates the area’s only no-kill animal shelter.Darin has been in law enforcement for more than 22 years and has served as commander of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force and as a WSU criminal justice adjunct faculty member. He has received the Medal of Merit, Officer of the Year and the Chief’s Citation. Darin lives in Ogden with his children and wife, Doris (Dodi) Andreasen ’93, ’94, an appraiser/ auditor for the Weber County Assessor’s Office.

Jodie Cottle Roberts ’96, ’00 has worked as a dental hygienist for Brent S. Butler, D.D.S. at Brigham City Dental for the past 10 years. She and her husband, Jeremy, have a son and daughter and live in Ogden.

Catherine Kohler Hurst ’97, ’98 began her career with the Salt Lake office of KPMG, a nationally ranked certified public accounting firm. She joined Ulrich & Associates PC in 1999, where she is an audit manager.Cathie is married to WSU dean of students, Jeffrey J. Hurst.They have two children, Travis J. Hurst ’12, who is married to Alexis Kirkbride Hurst ’13, and Alyssa Hurst Gardiner ’12, who is married to Jason Gardiner ’11. Cathie is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ogden Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the WSU Accounting and Taxation Advisory Council and on a UACPA task force.

David J. Welch ’97 is director of global mobility operations for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Tampa, Fla. He has more than 15 years’ experience in international human resources.David is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, and he has served as secretary of the board for the Intermountain Relocation Council. He is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources, and he Has earned the designation of Certified Relocation Professional.David and his wife, Shino Kusumura ’96, have four daughters and live in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Keith V. Morris ’98 has been sole practitioner at Keith V. Morris, Attorney at Law in Jackson, Calif., since 2008.Previously, Keith was a deputy district attorney in Del Norte and Amador counties in Northern California. He and his wife, Kerri, have three daughters, Miranda, Madison and Katey, and one son, Grant.Keith graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law, in Concord, N.H., in 2002 and passed the California bar exam in 2003. He has published one book.

00s

Kent M. Christensen ’01 joined Haynie & Co. In 1999 and manages the tax department in Salt Lake City. He has also served as the company’s tax manager and on the tax staff. Kent is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kent and his wife, Brooke, have four children and live in West Jordan, Utah.

Melissa J. Bentley ’02 continued her education at the University of Utah (U of U) School of Medicine, earning her medical degree and completing a residency in internal medicine. After two years As a hospitalist, Melissa now practices at Ogden Internal Medicine. She continues to do research in the hematology department at the U of U. She recently was awarded fellowship in the American College of Physicians.

After receiving her master’s degree in accounting, Heather A. Christopherson ’02 went on to work at Ulrich & Associates PC in Ogden, where she is an audit manager. Her job responsibilities include audits of governmental and nonprofit entities, and tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses. Previously, Heather worked in Montana and for Haynie & Co. In Salt Lake City as an accountant.Heather’s husband, Michael J. Christopherson ’02, is a dental hygienist at Bright Now Dental in Layton, Utah.

Ryan M. Snarr ’02 is a marketing director for Destination Homes in Layton, Utah. He is wrapping up his second year back in the building industry after working five years in advertising and design in Salt Lake City as a producer at Struck. His freelance illustration/ design endeavors have led him to create children’s coloring books for McKay-Dee Hospital and new branding for the Goal Foundation’s Ogden Marathon. He is in his sixth year singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He and his wife, Rebekah Snarr ’01, have four children and live in Syracuse, Utah.

Since 2006, Savala (Avi) C. Smith ’03, ’04 has been director of student involvement and assistant dean of students at The College of Idaho, formerly Albertson College of Idaho.She sits on the Region V Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, representing small colleges and universities. Avi recently completed her Doctor of Education degree at Idaho State University.

Christopher Compton ’04 is a creative director at Gadget Guard. He and his wife, Jennifer Compton ’08, live in West Point, Utah, and are recent parents of twins. Jenni is a group fitness instructor.

Jared K. Dalpias ’04 began his career with the Department of Defense at Hill Air Force Base almost nine years ago. He has worked as an electronics engineer, lead engineer and currently as a technical program manager. He has received the Department of the Air Force Certificate of Achievement, General Bernard Randolph Engineering Team Award and was the 516th SMXS Nominee for Mid-Career Civilian Engineer of the Year. Jared and his wife, Kris Pitcher ’04, have three children and live in Pleasant View, Utah. Jared is a member of WSU’s Young Alumni Council.

Matthew J. Harker ’04 is a professional coach with RLG International, a worldwide organization of performance improvement specialists. His current project is with ConocoPhillips Alaska, but he has also worked with Enerflex and Huntington Ingalls. Matthew also worked as an account manager and process manager for Hilti, a manufacturer and direct distributor of commercial construction power tools.He earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he was student government president.He and his wife, Stacy, have three sons and reside in Lehi, Utah.

Kimberlee P. Marsh ’06 has worked as a computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) engineer For L-3 Communications for five years. She previously worked for Bertoldi Architects in Ogden and has also worked as a drafting teacher at Fremont High School. While working at L-3, Kimberlee received the Patent Breakthrough of the Year and Program of the Year awards.She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and resides in Salt Lake City.

Amy Budge ’07, ’10 is a mechanical designer at ATK.She was previously a designer at L-3 Communications. Amy lives in South Weber, Utah.

Jennifer Martin Johnson ’07, ’08 recently passed the final exam in order to receive her certified public accounting license. She has been with Wood Richards & Associates PC since 2006.Her main areas of focus are the preparation of financial statements and income tax returns for businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals, as well as the processing of monthly and quarterly payroll and sales tax returns. She has also worked on audits for governmental and nonprofit entities. Her husband, Matt, is pursuing a degree in computer science at WSU, and their 3-year-old daughter, Claire, attends Weber State’s children’s school. They also have a 1-yearold daughter, Audrey.

Justin G. Berube ’08 is an attorney for Cragun Law Firm PC and was previously an associate attorney at Smith & Glauser PC. He is a member Of the Utah Bar Association, WSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and WSU Young Alumni Council. Justin was named one of Utah’s Top Lawyers in 2013 by Utah Business Magazine and graduated with honors from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was a Leary Scholar. He and his wife, Stephanie Petersen ’08, live in Farr West, Utah.

Scott J. Chantry ’08, ’10 is a Weber State web programmer.He is a member of the National College Testing Association and the Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society for Engineering Technologies.Scott has received the WSU Outstanding Innovation Award, the Outstanding Partner to Student Affairs Award and was a member of a team that earned the WSU Outstanding Collaboration Award. He and his wife, Jenalee Thompson ’09, live in Ogden and have a son and daughter.

Katherine Anderson Purser ’08 is a personal trainer/Pilates instructor and has worked as a special events coordinator and internship supervisor at Hill Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center.She is a member of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She lives in Hooper, Utah, with her husband, Marc
K. Purser ’11, and their daughter and son. Marc is a contract specialist at Hill Air Force Base and also works on a TV production crew for ESPN several times a year. Katherine and Marc are members of WSU’s Young Alumni Association.

Tye D. Anderson ’09, ’10 is a senior board repair engineer for BC Technical in West Jordan, Utah, a company that services nuclear medical equipment such as PET and CT scanners.He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for 12 years. They have a daughter and son.

Jonathan E. Carbine ’09, ’11 is an engineering technician at Hill Air Force Base, a position he’s held for six years. He is a member of the Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society for Engineering Technologies. He and his wife, Holly Love ’07, ’12, have three daughters and live in South Ogden, Utah.

Bryant K. Jensen ’09 has worked as a financial reporting accountant for TAB Bank since completing his Master of Business Administration degree at Northern Arizona University in 2012. He previously worked as a cost accountant for Nutraceutical.He and his wife, Lisa, live in Farmington, Utah. Bryant ran five marathons in Utah in 2013 and won them all, breaking the St. George Marathon course record with a time of 2:15:55.

Victoria Stanger Thompson ’09, ’10 is a school-based certified social worker for Davis Behavioral Health as well as a psychotherapist for a private practice in Clinton, Utah. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work and currently serves as vice president for WSU’s Young Alumni Council. She lives in Clearfield, Utah, with her husband, TJ (Taylor Jay) Thompson ’12, who works as a property manager for Towne Storage.

10s

Michelle Hall ’11 is a cognitive coach for Brain Balance Center in South Jordan, Utah, working with children who have Neurological disorders such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome and dyslexia. She lives in Sandy, Utah.

Anna McCarty Adamson ’12 is a lab specialist at the University of Utah. Her husband, Preston D. Anderson, attended WSU to work on his pre-engineering degree. He is an engineering intern for Layton City. The couple lives in Clearfield, Utah. Anna is a member of WSU’s Young Alumni Association.

Eladio Bobadilla ’12 served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged as a petty officer third class in 2009. He is in the American history Ph.D. program at Duke University. His wife, Timaree Smith ’12, is a lead teacher for The Goddard School, a five-star early childhood development program in Morrisville, N.C. Eladio and Timaree live in Durham, N.C.

Kyle A. Braithwaite ’12 was a business manager for Red Apple Financial before joining WSU as a development director. He is also self-employed as a residential appraiser. Kyle and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter and live in Roy, Utah.

Troy D. Poll ’12 has worked as a realtor for Equity Real Estate for a year. Prior to that, he was a B2B (business-to-business) sales manager for Marketstar.Troy and his wife, Marissa Stringham Poll ’12, have two Children and live in Ogden. Troy is a member of WSU’s Young Alumni Association.

Cynthia Phelps Ulrich ’12 works for Downtown Ogden Inc. as the project and farmers market coordinator.She serves on WSU’s Young Alumni Council and is a member of the Ogden Christmas Village Committee.Cynthia lives in Roy, Utah, with her husband, Ryan Ulrich ’09, who is working at Ulrich & Associates PC while pursuing his accounting degree at WSU.

Adam W. Trost ’13 helps ESPN create and support its numerous websites as a frontend web developer. He lives in Bristol, Conn.

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