Class Notes


1960s

Terry Buttle (1967): Retired in 2006 from his positions as Controller for Hartnell Community College and CFO for The Western Stage. Buttle and his wife Betty have been married for 50 years and have 3 married children along with five grandchildren.

 

1970s

Michael Capetti (1974): A retired educator, Cappetti now volunteers in the restoration and construction of classic wooden sailboats around California and internationally.

Jim Boghossian (1978): Began a journey with ExisQCI in 1989 and has since traveled to Japan over 80 times, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Canada and Europe. Boghossian’s daughter Rae is a graduate of Cal Poly (Ag Bus 2012) and also lives in Silicon Valley. His youngest son Clay applied to Cal Poly this year.

Robert Hunt (1978): Recently retired with plans to move to Arizona after 40+ years in banking.

Paul Curtis (1978): L.N. Curtis and Sons provides training, education, products and services to western fire service (Curtis Tools for Heroes), law enforcement agencies (Curtis Blue Line) and the US Military (Curtis Force Protection) worldwide. Recent expansion has the company operating 19 service centers in the western U.S.

Vince Corti (1978): Retired in 2014 following 35 years in the mutual funds business in L.A. Corti now lives primarily in Washington state and spends winters at the family’s longtime home in Southern California.

Michael Capovilla (1979): Manages a consulting business based in Auckland, New Zealand supplying business improvement expertise to a wide range of client industries. He recently oversaw the merger of Pacific Steel and NZ Steel, a part of the Bluescope Steel Group headquartered in Australia.

Michael Costa (1979): Highridge Costa broke ground in Kapolei, HI on Kana Hale, a class A housing development in partnership with the State of Hawaii to provide families and seniors with affordable housing. Highridge Costa Companies have produced over 28,000 units of affordable housing throughout the nation including Puerto Rico.

 

1980s

Lisa Beach (1983): Currently serves as president of the California Community College Distance Education Coordinators Organization and co-chair of the Distance Education and Educational Technology Advisory Committee.

Craig Losee (1983): As SVP of Central Commercial Group, Inc., Losee represents local and national clients throughout Central California. Last year, he represented the buyer on the purchase of the largest wintery operation, including over 1,000,000 gallons in storage capacity, in Paso Robles.

Pete Kreiser (1987): Recently joined United Capital, a privately-held, high-growth, financial life management company.

 

1990s

Christopher Shaw (1990): Married to Jo Ann Shaw (Nutritional Science ’90). Their son Jordan Shaw just graduated from the Orfalea College of Business in 2018 with a concentration in Accounting.

Mark Agosto (1993): Celebrated the 15th anniversary of Pacific Quest, a wilderness therapy program for adolescents on Big Island, Hawaii. Pacific Quest was founded by Cal Poly alumnus Michael McKinney in 2004, and is now led by Agosto.

Michael Henry (1993): Named CFO of the Year for a public company by the Orange County Business Journal for his work with Tilly’s Inc. Completed a $117 million secondary offering of TLYS stock in September 2018, benefiting the company’s original co-founders.

Ryan Koontz (1993): Started a new job in 2018 as a sell-side stock analyst with Wall Street firm Rosenblatt Securities covering cloud communications and network infrastructure stocks.

Glen Aguila (1994): Currently works for Global Real Estate Strategies analyzing the real estate footprint of retail and administrative locations worldwide and driving enterprise strategies.

Kyle Kelly (1996): Recently promoted to chief brokerage officer at Motif.

Dustin Ritter (1997): Recently joined San Diego-based Certona, an AI-powered omnichannel personalization platform, as chief marketing officer.

Tony Togondino (1999): Started a new position with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty in Manhattan Beach, CA.

 

2000s

Michael Larsen (2000): Following eight years in London running JPMorgan’s custody and fund services cash and liquidity business, Larsen began a new role in Hong Kong for HSBC Asset Management. The Larsens welcomed a new daughter, Annika, this year to join her two-year-old brother, Ryan, in the family.

Gabe Encarnacion (2003): Serves as vice president of Bennett-Bowen & Lighthouse, a distributor of industrial safety equipment in Los Angeles. Encarnacion also serves on the board of directors for SafetyNetwork.me, a national cooperative between manufacturers and independent distributors. He lives in Fullerton with his wife and three sons.

Dan Kwon (2004): Kwon serves as lead UX designer for Synack Inc., a cybersecurity startup, where he heads up product design. He has been splitting time between the Bay Area and the Oahu North Shore while keeping up with his 3- and 1-year-old children.

Matt Somerville (2009): After two years at PwC and six at Zynga, Somerville joined Niantic, the maker of Pokemon GO, one year ago to lead Revenue Accounting. Recently bought a home with his wife Elizabeth Somerville (Journalism ’09) in Lafayette, California.

 

2010s

David Keipper (2010): Married Paige Hansen on February 18, 2017 in Houston, TX.

Cody Hanson (2011): Joined Singularity University to lead marketing efforts for overall user growth as well as new marketing efforts for SU Ventures, a global community of startups using exponential technologies to solve global challenges.

Philip Higgins (2011): Joined Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA as the new controller of their harvesting company. He recently completed his CPA licensing.

Amy Bothman (2012): Moved from a career in sales to the non-profit world, managing a $2 million campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where her work will contribute to fighting and curing blood cancers.

Michael Doyen (2014): After 4 years at PwC in Orange County, Doyen transitioned to Deloitte in San Francisco to work in the mergers and acquisitions tax sector. He married his Cal Poly sweetheart Chelsea Mallozzi (Accounting ’14) this year.

Joseph Guerra (2016): Transitioned from wealth management at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to a financial advisor position at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, where he actively acquires & oversees capital investments. Guerra also provides budgeting guidance for the San Francisco non-profit organization Clinic by the Bay.

Carlos Giron (2017): Works with Walsworth Yearbooks, helps schools of all levels develop their yearbook programs by teaching students design, marketing, sales, and photography. He also does freelance photography for a menu production company.

Katie McAndrews (2017): Moved to Dallas to accept a position in Human Resources at Amazon, where she works on a team of 16 serving a site with 2400 employees.

Anthony Mojica (2017): Moving into his second year in the Finance Development Program at Apple. Worked in London for 3 months as a part of the program and loved it.

Paige Welsh (2018): Joined Oracle’s Class Of program as a business development consultant. Moved to Santa Monica to join one of their five North American sales

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