Class Notes


Charles R. Davis(1951) was appointed senior vice president of L3 International. He will serve as the Company’s chairman for the international boards in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.


Ken Papi

Barbara Hardwick (1967) was the Sierra Quilt featured quilter for 2018.

Mathias Matoian (1965) received the Leon S. Peters Award for Business Leadership and Community Service.

James W. Nielsen (1967) was sworn in as the state senator in District 4.

Ken Papi (1969), who spent 50 years as an educator, athletic director and baseball coach at Fresno High School, was honored on Feb. 9 when the school’s baseball diamond was named Ken Papi Field.

Emeritus Raymond L Rodriguez

Raymond L. Rodriguez

Carl H. Reinhardt (1969) is co-author of the book “More, Better, Different.”

Emeritus Raymond L. Rodriguez (1969), the director of the Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics at UC Davis in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, was inaugurated in the CAMPOS Hall of Fame.


Lavender and Steel

David Ayers (1979) was a candidate for Hanford’s City Council for District A.

Ed Cundiff (1977) published his novel, “Lavender and Steel.”

Anne (Richards) Da Vigo (1972) was a featured writer at Stories on Stage Davis, where her short story, “Voyage of the Tropical Queen,” was performed by a professional actor. Da Vigo is author of the novel “Thread of Gold.

Donald Morgan Edwards (1975) released his new book “Kairos: Quest for a New World.”

Jean Fuller (1972) is now director for the Tejon Ranch Company board.

David Lease (1977) retired from Customs and Border Protection after 16 years, following a 29-year career in the U.S. Navy.

John S. Lehn (1975) was appointed by Faraday Future as director for government affairs in Hanford. He will oversee navigation of local and state government regulations.


Lisa Kim Bach (1989), a longtime Las Vegas Journal-Review reporter and editor, was posthumously inducted into the Nevada Press Association Hall of Fame.

John G. Bliss (1986) ran for Merced City Council.

William Fishbough (1981) retired as superintendent of Hanford Joint Union High School after 35 years in education.

Joetta Fleak (1986) is running for the Madera Unified School District Board for Area 4.

Terri (Kimber) Edwards (1981, ’93), was a candidate for the Fresno Unified School Board for Area 7.

Rick Haydon (1984), retired Santa Maria city manager, was recently named Citizen of the Year and, in recognition of his years of public service to Santa Maria, the city commissioned a facility to be named in his honor — The Haydon Event Center.

Christopher A. Mershon (1981) was promoted to vice president commercial loan officer for the Twin Falls Financial Center.

 Craig Pedro (1980) retired after 38 years of public service, including 34 years in Tuolumne County.


Johnny M. Baltierra (1994) is president of the non profit “Bridge2College,” which provides college tours and academic, college and career counseling to underserved high school students in the Central Valley.

Gregory Barfield (1998), is now the director of transportation for the City of Fresno.

David Duckhorn (1991) is now chief financial officer for Nadalie USA.

Victor Hernandez

Eric Fleming (1997, ’98) is chief administrative officer for Madera County.

Kanwaljeet Singh Gill (1990) is running for the Lodi Unified School District Board of Education, Area 4.

Victor Hernandez (1998) was appointed to the board of directors for the Society of Professional Journalists. Hernandez recently served as director of media innovation for Banjo, a technology company, and previously spent 12 years at CNN.

Adam Peck (1995) was appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.

Demetri Snow (1993) is now regional president for Capital Bank.

Scott Spielman (1990), who was the second in command at the Kern County District Attorney’s Office for the past eight years, has been appointed supervisor at the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

Tony Thompson (1997), is now chief marketing officer for KEMP Technologies. He will lead the global marketing strategy, which will include direct and channel marketing programs.

Julianne Williams (1996), co-founder of Dycora Transitional Health and Living, was featured in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

Sonia Wilson (1995) is now an instructional director who will work with principals in the Conejo Valley Unified District.


Amy Bonilla (2001) is now a Fresno County Superior Court judge.

Sara Bourbeau (2009), partner and head of production for Windsong Productions, was accepted into Women in Film Los Angeles, an organization advocating for the careers of women working in the screen industries.

Luis Calderon (2009) is now a member of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, which helps with the development of emerging ag leaders.

Stacie Dabbs (2004) is now executive director for the Merced County Association of Governments.

Monica Diaz (1995) is now a Fresno County Superior Court judge.

Barry Falke (2001) is now chief operating officer for the American Red Cross Pacific Division.

Derek Franks (2007), president and general manager of the Fresno Grizzlies, is now part of the club’s ownership group.

Amy Guerra (2001) is now a Fresno County Superior Court judge.

Bradley W. Hart (2007) published his new book, “Hitler’s American Friends.”

Joann Mercado Hicks (2008), producer and production manager for Windsong Productions, was accepted into Women in Film Los Angeles, an organization advocating for the careers of women working in the screen industries.

Joe N. Moore (2000) is now president and general manager for Valley Public Radio.

Jessica Piffero (2009) is now the social media specialist for Fresno State, overseeing the University’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Michael Pires (2002) is now vice president for the Industrial Automation Group.

Joseph Simile (2005), is now president and chief operating officer for Simile Construction Service.

Justin Wilson (2008), Fresno State’s winning pitcher in the 2008 College World Series final, signed a two-year deal with the New York Mets after pitching last season for the Chicago Cubs.


Jake Carlson (2015) was selected for the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation Scholarship for the second straight year. He is pursuing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

Joshua A. Evans (2012) was named Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year at Valley Oak Middle School in Visalia. He is a history and leadership teacher as well as campus adviser for Tulare County’s “Step Up — Empower Youth” program.

Tyler Johnson (2014) was traded to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns after more than four seasons with the Miami Heat.

Justin Kamimotois the founder and executive director for Common Space, a non profit incubator and social gathering hub in downtown Fresno.

Donovan Lewis (2015), a Fresno police officer and former four-year starter as defensive end for the Fresno State football team, competed for the WBC Amateur championship belt at the Big Fresno Fair. He is aiming to earn a heavyweight spot in the 2020 Olympics.

Ana Rivera

Devon Mathis (2013) was re-appointed assemblyman for the 26th District.

Clarissa M. Moreaux (2010) is now director of regulatory affairs for the Meat Institute.

Ana Rivera (2018), an AmeriCorps member, joined the American Red Cross of Kern County. She will provide emergency preparedness education and emergency assistance in the community.

Abelardo Rodriguez (2016) is now system coordinator, packaging/track and trace for California Giant.

Madeline Shannon (2013) is now a reporter for the Newport News Times.

Jenny Toste (2011), Fresno State’s former social media specialist, is now CEO for Valley PBS.


Bulldog Born

bulldog-bornAshley Alba Vasquez (2013) and Patrick Vasquez welcomed their second child, Avery, on Nov. 7. [A]

Steve Alfieris (1992) and Fotini Alfieris welcomed their first child, Mary Pappas, on Aug. 29. [B]

Tom Brandstater (2007, ’09) and Haley Brandstater welcomed their second child, Remi Blake, on July 26. [C]

Kasandra Brooks (2013) and Adam Brooks welcomed their first child, Blake Lyn, on Jan. 13. [D]

David and Gundega Esposito welcomed their first child, Luca Anthony Esposito, on Oct. 10. [E]

Kendall Mitsuoka (2009) and Megan (Masui) Mitsuoka(2010) welcomed their first child, Addison Paige, on Feb. 20, 2018. [F]

Lisa Fazio-Satterberg (2004) and Domenick Satterberg welcomed their third daughter, Brielle Dorothy, on Oct. 30. [G]


Bulldog Wed

Carissa (Alvarez) Menchaca (2018) married Moses Menchaca (2018) on Sept. 15 in Sacramento. [A]

Cortney (Shegerian) Mortanian (2010) married Adam Mortanian (2010) on May 26, 2018 in
Santa Anna. [B]

Megan (Morales) Kane (2010) married Nolan Kane on Nov. 10 in Carmel. [C]

Kathryn Shelby Hutcheson and Brandon Manuel Wlasichuk got engaged. [D]

Bryan Felix (2014) and Ken Casparis got engaged in New York City. [E]



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