As owner of the sports event production company Gravity Play Sports, Jason Newcomer (MBA’04) and his wife put on several adventure races a year in Colorado and Utah designed to challenge participants to try something new and to test their abilities. Details are at www.gravityplay.com and www.devildash.com. They live in Durango, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

President of Giclee Print Net Kevin Reilly (MBA’04) writes he is looking to be involved in the Colorado art and photography community. His company specializes in printing photographs into large sizes for wall art, among several other mediums. The company can be found at www.gicleeprint.net. Kevin lives in Pueblo, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Last spring Christopher Slater (EPOBio, Hist’04) graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In July, he entered an internal medicine residency at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He lives with his wife Meagan Firth (MSpLangHearSci’09) and their son.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Chicago resident Patrick Salvi (Mgmt’04) was promoted to partner at the personal injury law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. He also was named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 2011 “40 under Forty” attorney list, which recognizes Illinois’ top up-and-coming lawyers.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Upon graduating Hannah Baynham (Soc’04) moved to Hong Kong to teach English for several years. She is director of a Montessori school for Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India, where the Dalai Lama lives. She also is in the process of starting a school in a secluded settlement of Tibetan yak herders in the Gansu province of China.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Laura Englert Eccles (Mgmt’04) found her mountain man in Erik Eccles (Fin’00). The couple married in July 2010 in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Laura has a marketing job at Apple and is completing her MBA at Berkeley. Erik followed his entrepreneurial dreams and started his own technology company in 2009, which has since been acquired by Cisco. They enjoy spending their free time in Truckee, Calif.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Baby boy Caspian Julius was born on Sept. 30 to parents Marlon Reis (Engl’04) and Jared Polis, a U.S. congressman. Marlon and baby C.J. will have videoconferences with Jared when he travels to Washington, according to a Denver Post article. The family lives in Boulder.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

The National Academy of Music named Mike Barnett (PhDMus’04) winner of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition for his piano concerto, Lucifer Rising. Barnett is serving as composer-in-residence with the Fauxharmonic Digital Orchestra in Boston. He has performed at many major venues, and in addition to composing, Mike records regularly as a heavy metal drummer.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

Director of opera at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk (PhDMus’04) was honored by the National Opera Association for her production of Benjamin Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace. It placed first nationally among other universities and colleges in the opera production competition. She lives in Fultondale, Ala.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

At California Lutheran University, assistant professor of mathematics Christopher Brown (PhDMath’04) received tenure in May. He lives in Camarillo, Calif.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

In March Boulder resident Jonathan Cherry (Mktg’04, MBA’11) married Mari Kawai. The couple met in Germany in 2004 and traveled together throughout Europe and Asia. Jonathan works for Dish in the marketing department.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Estey Realty Group opened a branch in Louisville, Colo., and is co-managed by Malia Maunakea (Bus, CivEngr’04). Estey Realty is a full-service residential real estate brokerage serving Boulder and Broomfield counties. Malia lives in Louisville, Colo.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Boulder resident Sean Smith (BioChem’04) married Leah Carbonara in July. Sean received his doctorate in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Many changes occurred for Jonathan Wentzel (Acct’04) as he was promoted to audit manager at KPMG’s San Diego office in July. Jonathan and his wife also welcomed their daughter, Isabelle, on Jan. 6. The family lives in Santee, Calif.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

KJZZ appointed Adam Isaacs (Jour’04) to the board of directors for Friends of Public Radio Arizona. Adam is director of communications and sustainability at Sun Orchard. With more than 10 years of global marketing experience, he successfully led the comprehensive initiatives that have decreased annual operating costs for the company by tens of thousands of dollars. He lives in Phoenix.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

Founder of www.universityparent.com Sarah Schupp (Mgmt’04) was named one of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 by Inc. Magazine. University Parent works with 200 institutions in the nation to provide free handbooks and newsletters on the web for parents. At CU-Boulder Sarah was a member of the university’s Presidents Leadership Class. She lives in Boulder.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

Freelance writer Tracee Herbaugh Peacock (Anth, Jour’04) has spent the last 10 years in journalism. She is a freelancer for a few outlets, including the Associated Press and wwww.sheknows.com, an online women’s interest magazine. Tracee lives with her family in Newton, Mass.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

Fresh Nail Wax & Dry Bar is a salon in Denver’s Cherry Creek North owned by Erin Jacobsen (Mktg’04) that opened in September. Fresh is different from other salons by offering specialized services and a hygienic environment with a focus on natural, American-made products and “green” practices. The salon also serves wine and offers a membership for $29 a month to receive one service and a glass of wine. Erin lives in Littleton, Colo.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

Chad Bennets (Bus’04) of Saint Cloud, Minn., married Hillary O’Hara. The couple met while sitting next to each other in class while in the MBA program at Emory University. They graduated in 2011 and live in Atlanta, Ga. Chad is a senior associate at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ consulting groups.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Assistant professor at the University of Denver Erica Chenoweth (MPolSci’04, PhD’07) won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Erica works in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and won the award for ideas set forth in the book she co-authored, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict. Through their research of uprisings involving more than 1,000 people from 1906 through 2006, the authors learned nonviolent campaigns succeeded twice as often as the violent ones and that governments where peaceful resistance took place were far more likely to become or remain stable democracies.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

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