Lawyer Magazine_Winter 2020

Travis Clark and his wife Ashley gave birth to their first child, Ethan “Ya-na-sa” Clark, on July 24. Welcome to the world, Ethan (pictured below), and congratulations to Travis and Ashley!

Finally, thanks to Emily Menchaca and Chris Vatsaas for representing the class on the UST LawAlumni Board! Keep those class notes coming! Sincerely, Pam Steinle and Amanda Crain Class of 2012 Send your 2012 class notes and photos to SalenaKoster (salena. or JRWise ( Congratulations to Kira Barrett , who is now a partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Phoenix, AZ). Kira practices in the Construction, Complex Litigation, Tort & Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups. In August, Abby (Hahn) Brula and her husband Jesse welcomed their first child, a son namedMaddox Joseph. Joey Orrino and Joe Grøedahl report having had dinner and drinks at Local Roots in Richfield on Friday, August 28, at approximately 6:00 p.m. They have no photos from the event. Marit (Karbowski) Gurley and her husband Chris welcomed a son, Calan Elijah Gurley (pictured below), on June 5, 2020. He joins big sister Anja.

Daniel Schub started a position as an Assistant County Attorney for Kanabec County, Minnesota in June of 2020. He reports that things have been going great! Kathryn Short and her husband Samwelcomed Grace Amelia on July 9, 2020. She joins big sister Rory. Grace is named after fellow UST Law alum Amelia (Selvig) Hartmann . On September 18, Beth Tietz Morrison and her husband welcomed their son, Crosby Joseph, who joins big sister Edie. Carley (Miller) Windorff continues her role as municipal judge for the City of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, while also running a solo practice concentrating in criminal and law enforcement defense, family law, basic estate planning, and small business consulting. In September she welcomed twins, Charlotte and Noah. Her 4-year-old daughter Rosie is so happy to be a big sister. Class of 2013 Send your 2013 class notes and photos to Carolyn (Latimer) Frazer ( or Grant Gherity (ggherity@ Peter Kronemeyer is the newAssistant General Counsel at Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA), his undergraduate alma mater. Congratulations to Ben Kwan , who received a School of Law Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ben is the mentor externship professor for the LL.M. in U.S. Law program. Before social distancing, law school students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered on March 6 for the 2020 Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association gala. During

2019-20, Roger Maldonado served as MHBA President; Zuri Balmakund Santiago ‘14 , President-Elect (pictured below); Roxy Gonzalez ‘15 , Treasurer; and KimBoche ‘20 , a student representative.

Congratulations to KyleWillems , who was elected Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section. Kyle will also serve on the MSBA Governing Council as the Section’s Representative. Kyle practices at Bassford Remele (Minneapolis). Class of 2014 Send your 2014 class notes and photos to Austin Bowyer ( or Anthony Truong (ants. Congratulations to Rachelle (Velgersdyk) Anderson (pictured below), for keeping it real in all her good work with product liability cases involving medical devices, and being

Jessica (Tjornehoj) Drewiske joined AmazonWeb Services (AWS) in a Compliance Program Manager role and relocated to Seattle with her husband and baby girl Kennedy (pictured below). The couple was married

in September 2019 but had their wedding party in September 2020. UST Law alumni Steph Norder and Maria Bazakos (below) joined the celebration.

honored as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s 2020 Up & Coming Attorneys! Rachelle is currently an Associate at Bowman and Brooke, LLP.

Aly (Tofteland) Schall and her husbandMitch welcomed their first child, Sophie Lauren, on May 25.

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