Elizabeth Ashby ‘81 lives in Carmel Valley with her fiance, Jon Close, a film composer and pianist. For several years she has been involved as a project design manager for various architects and builders in both residential and commercial fields. Previously, Elizabeth was Vice President, owner, sportswear designer, and manufacturer for EXA Designs Inc. David McCown ’83 lives with his wife and three children in Boise, Idaho; he is senior vice president with Air Partner, a corporate aircraft charter broker.
Nicholas Fullagar '88 is a technical director with Activision, the world's foremost publisher of electronic entertainment. For many years he worked with Electronic Arts and specialized in real time 3D graphics and the writing of optimized vector assembly code for the Sony PS2. He earned a BS degree in Computer and Information Science from UC Santa Cruz. Robyne Torrey '90 lives in Denver and is a self-employed architectural and interior photographer (www.nitaphoto.com). She graduated from CU Boulder in 1994 with a BA in English and Creative Writing.
Alexandra Tower Ewers ’93 reports that she and her husband just returned from a 10-month exploration of the continents surrounding the Pacific Ocean, and are eager to rejoin their community and careers. Their adventure can be seen at www.ewers.biz. Alex graduated from the Univ. of San Francisco in 1998 with a degree in Communication; she earned an advanced degree in Holistic Health Education in 2005 from JFK University. Emily Lurie Slotkin ’95 graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School and will be doing a Pediatric Residency in New York City. She plans to enter the field of Pediatric Oncology. She was selected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society; at the SUNY award convocation she received the Bernhardt and Sophie Gottlieb Award for expertise in areas outside medicine. With members of her family personally and painfully affected by Lyme disease during the past ten years, Elizabeth Newell ’96 has been working with her stepmother and other Monterey area families to increase public awareness about it. People contract Lyme disease by being bitten by ticks, which are found in forest-like areas such as those in Carmel Valley. She encourages people to go to the Internet for information.
Thomas Pearson '97 is engaged to be married. His fiancee is Martha Pitts, from Toronto, who works with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Tom graduated from Yale in 2001 and is a literary agent in the theatre department of International Creative Management, in New York City. Tommy Hattori ’97 was selected Central California Assistant Coach of the Year in Lacrosse. Since his return to Stevenson in 2005 as a mathematics teacher, he has been Coach Young’s right hand man. Tommy runs a summer lacrosse camp at Stevenson during the month of August. Damon Scholl ’98 is living in San Francisco and working at Cornish & Carey Commercial, Oncor International in their Silicon Valley headquarters focusing on Northern California land brokerage and development (www.ccarey.com).
Stephen Dunsford ’99 is a Field Artillery Captain in Iraq. He works in Baghdad where he monitors and assesses the hiring, training, and equipping of the entire Iraqi Police Force. Several hundred men and women generate the data; he is the tip of the pyramid and presents it. He is also responsible for writing annual reports to Congress on the status of the Iraqi Police. He credits Stevenson with teaching him how to speak and write. This is his second tour in the region; he served in Afghanistan in2006. His current tour ends in May, 2009. He wants everyone to know that “Along Came Betty,” English teacher Biff Smith’s musical group is a big hit in Iraq.
Deke Dormer ’03 graduated from Santa Clara Univ. in 2007 with a BA in Marketing. He played three years of baseball with Santa Clara and coached the Stevenson JV team in 2007. He works as an Assistant Horse Trainer with Andersen Cutting Horses, in Salinas. Rob Grube ’04 was named one of five finalists for the 2008 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Nelson Award candidates are selected for their academic and golf achievements; and for the character, integrity, and citizenship exemplified by Mr. Nelson during his life in and out of golf. A senior at Stanford, Rob was named to the first team All-Pac-10 golf team for the fourth time and has received several All-American, Conference, and all-academic awards. He tied for 3rd at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships and is individually ranked 39th in the nation. Lindsay Magranet '06 has completed her second year at Carnegie Mellon University and is majoring in Chemistry.