Class Notes and News

Mayfield’s Class Notes are a way to share what's going on in your life with your classmates and friends. MJS alumni from near and far share their travels, photographs, career changes, accomplishments and milestones on our new class notes online form.

Class notes are collected through several news forms. Most are submitted to us by alumni using the online Alumni Update Form. We learn of news from school newsletters, posts in media and articles and by word of mouth from class representatives, parents, teachers, staff or other alumni who are very connected with the school. Share Your News!

To submit your own Class Note, please email Submissions may be edited for style and length.

List of 4 news stories.

  • 1960s

    Kathleen Clary Miller '65 moved back home to Southern California (Fallbrook) after living in Huson, Montana for 12 years. She is an author of essays and stories that have appeared in publications across the country. Kathleen wrote about her experience living in Montana for the latest issue of the Maypoll. Read it here.
  • 1990s

    Sarah (Smith) Walter ’96 started her school year at Our Lady of Talpa School in a new role, STEM coordinator. Thanks to the generous funding of local donors, Sarah is able to teach the elements of STEM to the students using LEGO Education.

    Monica Sotto '97
    was nominated for an Art Directors Guild - Local 800 award for 2020 for her work on Drunk History Season 6.

    Bryan Lynch '98
    recently started working at USC Marshall School of Business in the Advancement Department as a Major Gift Officer.

    William Mennis '99 is a Major for the U.S. Army (Medical Services) and will be relocating to Nairobi, Kenya with his wife Michelle and two sons, Nolan (9) and Ethan (5). Will is stationed there for the next three years as Chief of Staff of the Army’s Medical Research Facility for Infectious Diseases.
  • 2000s

    Ian Sander '04 lives in San Francisco. He recently joined Grand Rounds, a healthcare tech company, as an Organization Development Partner, where he is designing, testing, and implementing an enterprise-wide leadership development program to facilitate the company's mission to raise the standard of healthcare for everyone, everywhere. Previously, he built the Talent and People Operations organization at HomeLight, a real-estate tech unicorn backed by Menlo and Google Ventures. In May 2019, he earned an MS degree in Organization Development, garnering Dean's Honors, at the University of San Francisco.

    Caroline Nutt ’06
     started her first year at Georgetown in the Security Studies Program.

    Alexis (Alfieri) Mullinix `06 recently got married and just had a baby girl, Campbell! She currently works at Xavier College Prep in Palm Desert in the advancement department.

    Carly Muir '06 is a teacher at Allendale Elementary School in Oakland teaching Kindergarten.

    Katie Clancy '07 started a new job St. Philips School as a Teacher’s Assistant.

    Mary Spohn '07
    is a co-owner of Swordplay LA and continues to inspire fencers who are looking to excel in the sport.

    Amanda Bennett '07
    returned to Los Angeles in March 2019 from San Francisco to pursue her full-time MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business. In May, Amanda traveled to Japan for a consulting project based in Tokyo. At the conclusion of that project she will be moving to Seattle to join Microsoft as an MBA Summer intern.

    Sara Antoun '08 recently passed the California State Bar and accepted a position with Manning & Kass. Sara attended Loyola Law School and graduated in May 2019.

    Bronwyn Adams-Cohen '09 recently certified as a Pilates instructor. Following her graduation from the University of Alabama, Bronwyn spent last year intensively studying the classical teachings of Joseph Pilates, learning human anatomy and how it applies to movement, pushing her body to its limit through the mastery of the entire Pilates repertoire, and developing her voice as an instructor. Bronwyn’s expertise encompasses all of the Pilates apparatus including Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and Jump Board. Bronwyn teaches group classes and gives private instruction at Whole Body Method’s two locations. Starting in 2020 she will also begin teaching at The Bridge Mind Body Movement in the Arts District Downtown.

    Shea McConnell '09
    graduated from Georgetown University in 2017, and has lived there since. He currently works at the American Bus Association, where he helps with the Foundation and some of the councils and committees within the Association.

    Christina (Dorobek) Kiernan '00 and Matt Kiernan welcomed their daughter, Camilla Jean Kiernan, born January 5, 2019

    Donovan Brambila '02 and Sara Antoun '08 currently work with Deputy District Attorney Lou Parise P '20, '28.

    Marina Marmolejo '09 started a nonprofit in New Haven called DreamKit, a web-based platform for youth experiencing homelessness to connect them to services, mentorship, and employment.

    Jacqueline Mix '09 will be starting a three year master's program in architecture at Princeton University this fall.

    Brian Simpson '04 recently changed career paths. After having spent the past 6 years in talent representation working with actors and writers for both television and film, he joined the sports department of Creative Artists Agency, the largest entertainment agency and one of the most prolific sports agency in the industry. He currently works in the combat sports department, representing some of the biggest names in both mixed martial arts and boxing.
  • 2010s

    Nisha Malhotra '11 recently started work at Focus Features.

    Sammy Sohl '11
    graduated from USC's Marshall School of Business in May and celebrated by jetting off to Europe for a 3 week adventure with her grandma visiting Venice, Armenia, Paris, and London. During her senior year at USC, she interned at Gray Malin and recently transitioned into their full-time Digital Content Coordinator, dealing with the lifestyle portion of the brand managing the blog and social media.

    Lora Mei McManus '10
     moved to Santa Barbara and began teaching at Crane Country Day School. Her focus is on equity and anti-bias education. Next school year, she will be teaching in Crane’s Design and Engineering Center, working with 1st, 3rd, and 6-8th graders. “It’s incredibly important to show my students examples of women of color in STEM.” In June, she published her first article in Independent Teacher on cultural competency in the classroom. Read her profile from a recent Maypoll here.

    MacLean Ireland '15 along with his sister, Maggie Ireland'12 will spend their summer as Camp Counselors at Camp Adventurewood.

    Brooke Porter '17, Owen Smith '17, Emeline Tolleson '17, and Marshall Smith '17 recently traveled through China with Flintridge Prep.

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  • In Memoriam

    We celebrate and remember those from our alumni community who have passed. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

    Peter Berger '44 passed away in April 2019.
    Casey O'Brien Risk '59 passed away in February 2019.
    Brendan Lynch '83 passed away in December 2019.

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