After 18 years with clothing company The Territory Ahead, Matthew Cooper (IntlBus’89) launched Carbon2Cobalt, a Santa Barbara-based men’s clothing company. He oversees all aspects of the business, from design and manufacturing to marketing. His line is about trying “to blend rugged with refined” in casual clothes, he told the Santa Barbara News-Press in a feature earlier in the year. He lives with his wife and children in Mission Canyon, Calif.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Boulder resident Jim Kasic (EngrPhys’89, MChemEngr’93) is president and CEO of Boulder-based Sophono Inc. The company has received federal approval for its new Otomag Alpha 1 Bone Conduction Hearing System. It is designed for patients with conductive hearing loss and replaces the functions of that part of the ear. Magnetic discs hold the device in place, eliminating the need for a titanium abutment.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

The Colorado Health Foundation appointed Vicky Powell Cavanaugh (Econ’89) as vice president of operations. She oversees grants management, information technology, office administration, facilities and human resources. Before joining the foundation she led strategic initiatives at such companies as McKesson, Pacificare, Qwest, Conoco and Gates Corp. The Denver resident also ran her own consulting firm, Cavanaugh Consulting.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Formerly a contractor in Iraq, Matthew Kowalczyk (EPOBio’89) decided to pursue wine as his career after becoming an assistant winemaker for Kalyra Winery in Santa Ynez, Calif. He still works for the winery in addition to starting his own company, Buscador Wine, which can be found at buscadorwine.com. He lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Vice president of Southwest Research Institute Alan Stern (PhDAstro’89) is leading a program at the institute to enable researchers to fly in space on Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace suborbital rockets in 2013 or 2014. He writes he will be among the flyers and will make at least four trips to space. He has been at the institute since 1991 and lives in Longmont, Colo.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

The Wall Street Journal acknowledged Doug Leibinger (Jour’89) in the top 250 producing real estate brokers in the U.S. Doug has lived in Aspen for 20 years and works with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty. He works with clients from all over the world and is pursing two real estate development projects in the Aspen/Snowmass area.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

New York Times journalist John Branch (Mktg’89, MJour’96) won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in spring for writing “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” project. ASNE honored “Snow Fall” as part of its awards for the best journalism of 2012. The American Society of News Editors said the project “sets a new standard for online storytelling.” John visited campus in February to talk to journalism classes, faculty and staff. Read the feature on him in this issue.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

This summer Peter Vik (MPsych’89, PhD’92) will move to Pacific University in Oregon to work as professor and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Previously he was a professor at Idaho State University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego. In February his book Regression, ANOVA, and the General Linear Model: A Statistics Primer was published.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

In May Larry Drees* (PolSci’89, MBA’03, MMgmt’09) completed his term on the CU-Boulder Alumni Association board. Larry took on various committee roles and his knowledge of the university systems and processes was incredibly helpful. Larry works at CU-Boulder in housing-technology services and lives in Longmont, Colo.

*Lifetime and Directors Club member

Posted Sep. 1, 2013

After graduating from CU’s journalism school Eric Vanderpool’s (Jour’89) first job was working for Caesars Resort and Casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nev. Eric served as the property’s chief copywriter, writing hotel brochures and newsletters and doing special event advertising. After moving to San Francisco and working for a marketing firm, Eric graduated from UCLA law school in 1996. He worked as a litigation attorney in Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco 14 years ago to continue litigating.

Posted Sep. 1, 2013

In July attorney Patrick Casey (PolSci’89) joined Fox Rothschild as partner. In July the company merged with Denver law firm Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul. Patrick represents builders, vendors, developers, general contractors, owners and design professionals in all aspects of construction and real estate matters. He has experience in major litigation, having resolved a host of disputes through negotiation, litigation and arbitration. Patrick lives in Denver.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

Bison farmer Brian Grubb (EnvDes’89, MArch’93) is engaged in sustainable agriculture in upstate New York. He writes he is always eager to share his experiences and passion for American bison and reminds us not to forget that Nov. 2 is National Bison Day.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

After living in Colorado for 14 years, Michael Cote (MJour’89) returned to his native New Hampshire. He is business and city editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader and writes a weekly business column for the New Hampshire Sunday News, the state’s largest newspaper. In Colorado Michael worked as business and city editor of the BoulderDaily Camera, editor of ColoradoBiz magazine and adjunct instructor in the journalism and mass communication at CU-Boulder.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

Mark A. Grey (PhDAnth’89) is an anthropology professor at the University of Northern Iowa. He also serves as director of the New Iowans Center. Mark is a specialist in immigration and refugee affairs, including refugee migration, integration and trauma. He lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

In January former Alumni Association board member Larry Drees (PolSci’89, ExecMBA’03, MMgmt’09) and Martha Shernick (Fren’79) were two alums who won the CU-Boulder Chancellor’s 2013 Employee of the Year award. Larry of Longmont, Colo., is Buff OneCard program director and assistant director of Housing and Dining Services IT. He helped wire residence rooms with high-speed infrastructure, which was a key factor in CU’s ranking as the 28th most wired campus nationwide in 2000. Martha is residence hall program coordinator for Sewall Hall. She lives in Longmont, Colo.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

With more than 20 years of experience, architecture veteran Tim Weyand (EnvDes’89) is CEO of NK Architects, a Seattle-based firm focused on sustainable housing. He will help the firm increase its project work in the mid-Atlantic region by assisting in the conservation of the nation’s most historic neighborhoods and designing energy-efficient buildings. Tim lives in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

If you ask Coloradans to name their dream job, many might say something ski-related — if they could make money doing it. Chris Jarnot (Bus’89) has the best of both worlds as Vail Ski Resort’s chief operating officer. The resort comprises 10 mountains, 18 hotels, 106 restaurants, eight golf courses, 180 retail shops and around 22,000 employees. Chris lives in Edwards, Colo.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

Getting a new job in a new city does not have to be intimidating. Michael Karlan (Acct’89) developed a program called Professionals in the City to help with job transitions. His nationwide program holds events in major cities. Members can share business tips, meet friends or explore their new city. Find out more at prosinthecity.com.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

“Just keep on pedaling” must be a useful mantra for cyclists riding up the Alpe d’Huez, the infamous course that is part of many Tour de France events. Carl Schloessman (Comm’89) called it an “epic climb” after he rode to the top proudly wearing his Buffs cycling jersey. Carl lives in Northridge, Calif.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

After serving as chief counselor and director general of investment at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Khalid Alsweilem (PhDEcon’89) was appointed a non-resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He will focus on the study of sovereign wealth funds, in particular Saudi Arabia’s reserve sovereign funds. Khalid lives in Houston.

Posted Dec. 1, 2014

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