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Monty Goulet ’11 (music industry studies), Austin, Texas, after having worked on “AAA” titles such as Donkey Kong Country Returns and casino titles, as well as developing an application for Jimmie “JJ” Walker of the hit 80s show Good Times, has formed his own development studio, Maestro Interactive Games. They have been featured in The Austin-American Statesman as well as various online sites for their already released projects. They are currently developing a title that is planned for the Playstation Vita. (maestrointeractivegames.com)
Michael Pitre, M.B.A. ’10, Michael Pitre, M.B.A. ’10, has written a novel, Fives and Twenty-Fives, about the conflict in Iraq. The book, published by Bloomsbury, will be released later this summer but is already receiving critical acclaim.
Christine Rose Minero ’10 (communication, English), married David Christopher Rigamer ’10 (economics) on September 8, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church in New Orleans, La. The reception was held at City Park’s Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
Ira Gonzalez, J.D. ’10, attorney in the New Orleans, La., office of Adams and Reese, was accepted into the Young Leadership Council’s Class of 2012 Leadership Development Series. Also, in June, he was elected to serve as the deputy regional representative for Region XII (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) for the Hispanic National Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. Last November, he was elected to serve as the vice president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana, an affiliate of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Ira Gonzalez, J.D. ’10, attorney in the New Orleans, La., office of Adams and Reese, was appointed one of the new Young Lawyers Subcommittee co-chairs of the ABA Section of Litigation Products Liability Committee.
Linda Ann Wainright, M.S. ’09 (counseling), M.P.S. ’09, joined St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minn., in February 2010 as a postulant. She became “Sister Ann Marie” in August 2010 when she became a novice. On August 29, 2011, Sr. Ann Marie Wainright, OSB, made her first monastic profession. While continuing initial formation as a Benedictine sister, she serves in various ministries within the monastery and also is completing an extended unit of clinical pastoral education at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn.
Crystal Guidry Vaccaro ’05 (political science), M.B.A ’09, and her husband, John, welcomed their first child, Hunter Joseph Vaccaro, on December 20, 2012. Crystal is currently an associate director of admissions at Loyola and cannot wait to recruit Hunter for the Loyola Class of 2034.
Michael Twillman ’09, Michael Twillman ’09 (music business) was recently profiled in New Orleans Magazine for his Freret Street music club, Gasa Gasa. [Bonus: The article was written by alumna Lauren LaBorde ’09 (communication.)]
Samuel Sotolongo ’09 (history), is currently serving in the U.S. Army as a 1LT. He returned from his deployment to Afghanistan to serve as the platoon leader for the escort to the president of the U.S. His missions include marching and presenting at ceremonies for the president and anyone connected to him, such as secretaries of defense or foreign prime ministers.
Gabriella Lopez ’09 (English), is the Internet content producer for KFDM Channel 6 CBS Affiliate in Beaumont, Texas, as of December 2012. Previous to this, she was a reporter and assistant web editor for the Odessa American in Odessa, Texas. Her new job brings her closer to Louisiana and her New Orleans friends.
Brett Horton, J.D. ’09, was named policy director and senior counsel for the Republican Study Committee in Washington, D.C. The RSC is the largest multi-issue caucus in Congress, comprised of more than 170 members of the United States House of Representatives, and is currently chaired by Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Brett was previously Congressman Scalise’s legislative counsel and counsel for a United States Senate Committee.
Andrew Campanelli ’09 (music industry studies), and George Gekas ’09 (marketing) formed The Revivalists, a New Orleans, La., band known for their brand of soulful blues-rock, in 2007. In 2011, the band was named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards, and they were nominated for Best Rock Act in 2012. The band’s latest album, City of Sound, released in March 2012, was produced by Ben Ellman, whose credits include Galactic, Gypsyphonic Dysko, and Trombone Shorty. (www.therevivalists.com)
Caitlin Craig Brewster, M.B.A. ’09, and G. Hyder Brewster ’07 (social sciences), M.B.A. ’09, welcomed Mary Catherine Brewster on Dec. 2, 2010, and William “Wills” Craig Brewster on June 24, 2012. Caitlin is the district marketing manager for Sodexo Campus Services.
Gregory Agid ’09 (music), Kenner, La., nominated as New Orleans’ Best Clarinetist by Off Beat Magazine, will release his debut record, Mystery Blues, on Feb. 28. Produced by Delfeayo Marsalis, Mystery Blues showcases Gregory’s unique approach to improvisation on the clarinet through original compositions and standards. (www.gregoryagid.com)