Alumni Association Committee (AAC)Meet the 2015-16 Committee:
- Kevin Brenk, '96
- Nick Werle, '97
- Will Lockwood, '97
- Sam Parcher '89
- Karin Salling UHS '89
The Cardinal Newman Alumni Association Committee was established to bring together alums from Cardinal Newman, and with the closure of Ursuline High School, alumnae from UHS in support of many social and fund raising events on and around campus. The AAC meets monthly on campus to discuss and plan upcoming events. Some of those events include:
- Alumni Golf Tournament
- Alumni Hosted Career Day
- Fun in the Fall & Polenta Feed
- Ursuline Crab Feed
- Quarterly Alumni Luncheons
The AAC also supports the CN Alumni Endowment Fund & the UHS Alumnae Scholarship Fund each year to provide the much needed tuition assistance for our CN students.
All alumni from either school are welcome to join the AAC. Please contact the CN Advancement Office for more information.
Past and Current Alumni Associate Committee Member Bios
John Jordan, '98
After graduating from Cardinal Newman, John attended St. Mary's College in Moraga. He graduated from St. Mary's with Honors in Finance and Economics. John is now a Financial Consultant and Financial Planning Specialist at Smith Barney in Santa Rosa. He currently serves on the Cardinal Newman Alumni Board and is a member of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa.
Will Lockwood, '97
Will graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. While in Santa Barbara, Will played for both the UCSB and Grunion rugby teams. He and his wife, Sarah met in 2001 and were married and moved back to Sonoma County in 2005. Sarah, Will, and their daughter Jessica and son Patrick currently live in Windsor. Will is an insurance broker for Brenk & Co. Insurance Services in Santa Rosa where he specializes in home and auto insurance.
Jeff Bertoli, '77
Jeff graduated from St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA in '81 with a BS degree in Business Administration and Management. After graduation he moved back to Santa Rosa, CA. where he worked as a stock broker for First Jersey Securities, a loan officer for Crocker Bank (now Wells Fargo) and has held several positions within Agilent Technologies (formerly Hewlett Packard) where he has worked for 25 years. He currently is a Commodity Manager supporting worldwide software procurement activities. Jeff has been married to Julie and they have a daughter Adriana and a son Lucas. When he is not on the sidelines of one of his children's sports events (dominated by soccer, football and track), he is thoroughly wrapped up in making wine. Jeff has been an amateur winemaker since '98 and his goal is to be selling his wine commercially to all of his fellow Alum's (and many others!!) some day. In addition to his focus on family, work and wine he supports CN via his participation on the Alumni Association Committee, The Cardinal Newman Board of Directors, and coaching Newman's freshmen baseball team.
Bill Rousseau, '75
After graduating from Cardinal Newman in 1975, I attended SRJC where I obtained an Associated Arts Degree. After 20 some years of living in Santa Rosa, I left the area to attend California State University Sacramento, were I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration - concentrated in Finance. While living in Sacramento, I meet my wife Joan. We met on a ski trip offered by the Sac State Ski Club. It included a 26-hour bus trip to Aspen, Colorado. Wow, what a bus ride! In the early 1980's, I returned to Santa Rosa and started working for Merrill Lynch Realty. After two educating years in real estate, home mortgage rates were in the 15% range, I started my existing career in the Sonoma County Assessor's Office. Over the years, I have worked my way up the ranks in the office, holding six different positions. I'm currently the Chief Deputy Assessor. I'm responsible for all of the offices operations, which includes the assessment of all taxable real and personal property in Sonoma County. Yes, I'm the property taxman! My son, Kyle, is also Newman Alumni, Class of 2005, and my daughter, Michelle, is an Ursuline Alumni. One of the main motivations for joining the Alumni Association is because of the example set by my father, Ed Rousseau. He, like so many of the dad's from the early 1970's, was committed to helping Cardinal Newman in any capacity he could. Besides being on the Alumni board, I'm also an active member in the Santa Rosa Rotary Club, where I serve as the High School Interact and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Chairperson. I'm also the current advisor for Cardinal Newman & Ursuline Interact Service Club. Since 2008, I have been assisting coach Steve Cavalin with the freshman basketball team at Cardinal Newman.
Thank you to the CNHS Alumni Association for the gift of fencing to improve the Cardinal Newman campus.