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Alumni News & Notes

Published July 2022
Class of 1996

Matthew Ebbs graduated Mitty in 2000. He became a Green Beret/Special Forces in the Army.

Class of 1998

Danny Ebbs graduated from Mitty in 2002. He became a Pediatric Doctor and is currently a Fellow at Yale University and is a Doctor in Pediatric ICU. 

Class of 2005

Megan Cronan, PE, QSD/Pis one of HMH Engineering’s new shareholders as Public Works Principal. Megan has ten years of experience at HMH on civil engineering design and project management for both public infrastructure and private land development projects.

Class of 2009

Ashley (Ahlgren) Lessing married Andrew Lessing in May 2017. She and Andrew both graduated from Southern Virginia University with a degrees in biology in 2018. Their son, Damon, was born in April 2019. On March 27, 2022, they welcomed their baby girl, Elena Grace, while Andrew was deployed to Poland. The Lessing family resides at Fort Riley, Kansas, where Andrew serves in the US Army.

Ashley Ahlgren and family

     Ashley with Elena
    Grace and Damon


Erini (Tsatalos) Heer and her husband, Cole, welcomed Jax Cole on May 4, 2022, at 3:26 pm. Jax weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20.75 inches long.

Erin, Cole and Jax

    Erin, Cole and Jax

Class of 2011

Matt Remaker is engaged to Caryn Rickert. Matt and Caryn live in Quincy, MA with their cat, Vampire. They are planning a wedding in the fall of 2024.

Matt Remaker and Caryn Rickert

    Matt Remaker and
    Caryn Rickert

Class of 2014

Evan Baum graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University, receiving numerous academic awards, honors, and research grants and is looking forward to a career in data sciences.

Joe Fordyce was the assistant captain for Lindenwood University’s Division 1 roller hockey team. The team won the National Collegiate Roller Hockey championship in Kalamazoo, MI, on April 9, 2022, and Joe was selected as a member of the 2022 All-tournament team. He will return to San Jose to pursue a certificate in Construction Management at Cabrillo College while working for General Lighting Services in Santa Clara.

Joe Fordyce

    Joe Fordyce

Cole Hackett was nominated for a Leadership Award within Cal Poly SLO’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Studies. He is currently looking for jobs in local government or environmental consulting in the Bay Area but is taking his time to travel a bit.

Cole Hackett

    Cole Hackett

Cameron King is the president of the University of Colorado’s Roller Hockey club and plays both skater and goalie on the team in addition to pursuing a BS in Aerospace Engineering and minors in Astronomy and Space. He expects to graduate in 2023.

Henrik Larsen graduated from the Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and started his own commercial and video production company, OEK Films (one eyed king) and plans to continue to build it in LA.

Clarissa Peterson is enjoying a BYU study abroad program with her Landscape Management and Design major which entails visiting the great gardens of Europe. She left five days after her sister, Julia’s wedding and stopped in New York City to see a Broadway play before she met her group in Paris. Clarissa would like to say, “Thank you, Mrs. Curtis and Mrs. Hatch!”

Clarissa Peterson

    Clarissa Peterson

Julia Peterson married Hyatt Glenn in San Diego on April 30, 2022. The wedding was a fun-filled day of celebration that included a family welcome dinner, a surf session the morning of wedding, a wedding ceremony in the beautiful LDS San Diego Temple and a reception on the boardwalk with roller coaster rides and a perfect sunset. The couple honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and are residing in Provo, Utah.

Julia Peterson and Hyatt Glenn

    Julia Peterson and
    Hyatt Glenn

Meaghan Schapelhouman had been on Marymount Manhattan College’s Deans List for all four years and is a recipient of academic and performance scholarships. She adds that “although she loves New York, she’s a Californian at heart," and will be returning home in hopes of pursuing a professional acting career.

Meaghan Schapelhouman


Claire Smith graduated cum laude with departmental honors from the Dominican University of California. She will return to campus to complete her Master’s degree in Education. In fall of 2023, she will be teaching in her own classroom and her first choice would be teaching Kindergarten at ACDS.

Sydney Snyder graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Maddie Walstrum graduated from the University of Maryland a semester early in December. While the university was shut down and students were sent home, Maddie stayed and worked for the College Park Volunteer Fire Department, living at the firehouse, and serving the community as a firefighter and certified EMT. One of just two females on the crew, she was featured in local media for her amazing dedication. For now, Maddie has decided to stay in the College Park area to continue supporting the fire company, while also working remotely as a GIS Analyst. Maddie and her boyfriend, Jacob, are also the proud people of Maverick, the best-behaved pit bull ever!

Maddie Walstrum

    Maddie Walstrum

Class of 2018

Miguel Bayon Jacobson will be attending Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television and was admitted to their selective Film and TV major. He was awarded LMU’s Achievement Award, Xavier Award, and Early Action Award, and received a grant from the prestigious Intuit Scholarship Program. 

He graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School where he received awards, including the Senior Award for Outstanding Accomplishment and Achievement in Visual Arts and the Gary Braia Service Award.  Miguel was a California Scholarship Federation Life Member & Seal Bearer, and National Honors Society member.

Miguel received the Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Accomplishment and Achievement in Performing Arts in 11th grade. He participated in 12 theater productions and was cast in six lead roles, was a featured vocalist in Mitty’s Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, and was a member of the sketch comedy team, Pardon My French. Miguel was also media coordinator for the AMHS’s Latin Student Union and photographer for the bi-monthly Black and Latin Times Newsletter.

During 2020, he produced, directed, filmed, and edited a 20-minute documentary, Con Bondad, about the increased socio-economic struggles that Latino migrant farmworkers in the Watsonville, CA area experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This film was featured in Mitty’s 2020-2021 school yearbook and has been shown at multiple local migrant farmworker advocacy events throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area.

For more on Miguel’s filmmaking portfolio, awards, and honors, please refer to:

Adrianna Brown graduated from St. Francis High School maxima cum laude and received the California Scholarship Federation’s highest honors. She also received one of five Leadership and School Spirit Awards, the Andrighetto Award, for showing exemplary team leadership and excellence in Varsity Track and Field, and the President’s Award for exemplifying and reflecting the spiritual, intellectual, and social goals of St. Francis High School. Adrianna was chosen for this award by the teachers, administration, and the Board of Directors for her commitment to community service, scholarly engagement in learning and intellectual development, and her leadership in school activities.

Jocelyn Davis was involved in Leigh High School’s Leadership Program and was the ASB Secretary during her senior year.

Justin Fusilero graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School with Honors from the National Honor Society and as a California Scholarship Federation Lifetime member. Justin was on the Mitty Speech and Debate team for four years and was president of the team his senior year. Additionally, he was tournament champion at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational Tournament and will travel to Louisville in June for the 2022 National Speech and Debate Tournament. Justin also swam on the varsity swim team his senior year.

Justin Fusilero

    Justin Fusilero

Jack Green graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School with honors as a member of the National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation.

Bryce Henze competed in the Skills USA State Competition in Culinary Arts in Ontario, CA. He placed second in the state and won the silver medal. He graduated from Leigh High School and the Culinary Arts Program at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE).

Tyler Matsumoto graduated from Bellarmine College Prep where he received visual and performing arts and photography awards.

Henry McAndrew graduated from Willow Glen High School and from the Los Gatos Rowing Club. He will continue club rowing at Purdue University.

Henry McAndrew

    Henry McAndrew

Maddie Morter graduated from Notre Dame San Jose and was the first legacy to graduate from Almaden Country Day School. Her mom, Leah, graduated in 1987 and is the Director of Apple Orchard and Science Aide.

Dessa Needham graduated as the salutatorian from Redwood High School in Larkspur, maintaining a 4.0 all four years of high school.  She was a 4-year member of National Honors Society, competed as a diving and track athlete, and won a Marin photography contest award.

Dessa Needham

    Dessa Needham

Miles Olsen graduated from Bellarmine College Prep and is the recipient of Gonzaga University’s Aloysius Scholarship.

Alexia Southern graduated from Notre Dame San Jose and was awarded Loyola Marymount University’s Arrupe Scholarship and Xavier Award.

Will Yeaman was an active member of Archbishop Mitty High School’s performing arts department, most recently playing Igor in the  Fall’21 production of Young Frankenstein  and Patrick Star in the Spring’22 production of SpongeBob the Musical.  Will was also a member of Concert Choir, LifeCorps, Campus Ministry, and Mitty’s sketch comedy team, Pardon my French. He graduated from AMHS with honors, was a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation and a National Honors Society member. Will received the Senior Academic Excellence Award, and academic achievement awards for Religion and Performing Arts.  He also received the Gary Braia Service Award.

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