Elizabeth Durand-Streisand ’00 is the Co-Founder & CEO of Broadway Roulette in New York City. Roulette quickly became the “Priceline” for theater tickets in NYC. When the pandemic forced the cancellation of live events, Roulette pivoted to Broadway Roulette Mixer, which gives “audiences” unprecedented access to top-tier and behind-the-scenes Broadway talent in 45-minute sessions for private groups.
Courtney Moseley-Thomsen ‘01 is the new Director of Athletics at Midland University (Nebraska). She previously served in the same role at Marymount California University in Palos Verdes.
Makana Sylva ’01 and Jamie Gallegos-Sylva ’98 met while in TBK together (Makana was in drumline and Jamie was in color guard). They have now been married for seven years and have a 5-year old son. Makana graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) – Multimedia Production. Recently, Makana was the visual effects supervisor and producer on a movie called Boss Level, directed by Joe Carnahan, who did films such as The A-Team & The Grey. Rob Gronkowski, pictured above with Makana, makes an appearance in the film. For the film, Makana integrated live-action footage with computer-generated imagery (CGI) so that, in the end, the movie looks realistic. I’m so proud of him and all of his hard work,” writes Jamie. “The two of us wouldn’t be where we are today, in life and in our marriage, without the values and teachings we learned at BMHS.”
Kristina Bingham-Jones ’03 won MedTech Color’s Inaugural Pitch Competition in March. She is the Founder/CEO of Guardian Lane, a tech company that provides online bereavement counseling for kids. This Fall, she was the featured speaker at the BMHS Class of 2025 Convocation (pictured).
Jason Estrada ’03 is a personal trainer in the LA/South Bay and the owner of Estrada Fitness. His quest is to help people around the world to live a healthier life by becoming physically, spiritually and mentally fit for life. Visit www.estradafitness.com.
He also had his short film, The Sand Route, selected to be in the 2020 Independent Shorts Awards film festival. You can watch the short film, below.
Tanya Nguyen ’04 was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Tanya has been a member of the research faculty at the UCSD School of Medicine since 2017. Her current research grant relates to the role of the gut microbiome in schizophrenia. Tanya obtained her bachelor degree from USC, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCSD.
Allison Hardesty ’05, M.Ed, CHN is the owner of Bee Well Coaching and is a Student Academic & Wellness Coach & Educational Therapist (www.beewell-coaching.com). Check out the Alumni Business Network page at http://www.bmhs-la.org/alumni/.
Josh Jones ’05 is an Assistant Football coach at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.
South of Sunset Fake Mexicans, a short film by David Tripler ‘07, center, was a finalist at the 2019 All Voices Film Festival. Tripler is a Mexican-American writer, director and actor. He received his degree in Film and TV Production with a minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount. In 2020, South of Sunset won the award for Best Webisode at the Official Latino Film & Arts Festival.
Tayler Jackson ’09 recently received her Ph.D. in Leadership from Alliant International University. “I can’t thank the Bishop Montgomery family enough,” she writes. “My experience as a Knight was great. Class of 2009!”
Chandler Jones ’09 recently completed an internship in the scouting department of the Green Bay Packers. He is currently back at his alma mater, serving as a volunteer assistant football coach.
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