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TEAM ALUMNI

PACKS BOXES DURING OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ALONGSIDE CURRENT STUDENTS

LIFE UPDATES

'79 - '19 AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN

IT'S A BALL!

LANCER ALUMS SUPPORT THE 27TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC

LHSOC.ORG/ALUMNI

DEBBIE GUSS '77 HELPS PACK BOXES DURING OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD


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Photo courtesy of Kayla Hoff

Following graduation from high

TRANSLATING STORIES INTO MOVING PICTURES

KAYLA HOFF '11

school, Kayla Hoff ‘11 has taken the road less traveled and continues to blaze trails as she paves her own path in her dream career in film. Kayla has been the eye behind the camera shooting commercials for the likes of T-Mobile, Petco, and Havenly.com. She has worked with music artists Grace Vanderwaal, The Naked and Famous, and Leon. Among the many narrative projects she has worked on, you can catch her work on the Snapchat Series “Two Sides” and “Dead Girls Detective Agency.” NOMADIC

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KAYLA HOFF '11

Not many people can say that they are literally living their dream, especially in LA and in the film industry, but Kayla Hoff is doing just that. As a freelance Director of Cinematography, the work ebbs and flows, but with a talent that speaks for itself, Hoff is able to balance her workflow and the types of projects and jobs that she accepts. A typical day for Hoff includes a lot of preproduction meetings, location scouting, and wrangling crews. All of which she does with the same tenacity she uses as a female artist navigating through a male-dominated industry.“I had no idea how male-dominated it was,” Hoff says, after walking into her first film class at Chapman University, “I was only 1 of 3 women in the class.” She says constant prayer helped reinforce her passion and drive her to continue both her degree and career in film production, with an emphasis on Cinematography. Prayer is also what helped Kayla during her time at Orange Lutheran, and the immediate years following. She navigated through high school thinking that she would end up at an Ivy League school,

Photo courtesy of Kayla Hoff

but after a lot of prayer and support from the staff at OLu, she took a year after

graduation to figure out what the right next move was for her instead of jumping to a college or university, not knowing what direction she wanted to go. Hoff learned, “It’s okay not to know!” She navigated school thinking she was going to be a lawyer, but life during high school was difficult for her. Kayla is thankful for the support and grace she was given by all of the staff and teachers at OLu, including her special connection with her counselor, Lisa Ehret. She couldn’t imagine getting through some of the most challenging years of her life without some just telling her to stop, and just pray. Her advice for anyone looking to navigate a career path that is the road less traveled? “Pray. Always pray about what you want to do! If you can do something just as good, if not better - there’s no reason not to.” In her free time, Kayla does a lot of reading and watching movies for inspiration. She still hangs out with fellow 2011 alums Amanda Fuery, Courtney Morrison, Tess Buckley, Leah Miller, Drew Hatch, Skylee Parker and so many more! Visit kaylahoff.com to see a sample of Kayla's work. NOMADIC

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DEVOTED TO THE LOVE OF CHRIST, SUPREME IN ALL OUR LIVES; AS ARMORED SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS WE CLAIM THE PRIZE


BLAKE HYPOCK’08 AND JACKIE BARNES ‘11 WERE ENGAGED IN JANUARY 2020

GRANT WILSON ‘16 IS GRADUATING THIS SPRING FROM UCI, MAGNA CUM LAUDE WITH A DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND IS CO-AUTHORING A PAPER WITH HIS LAW PROFESSOR WHILE ENTERTAINING GRAD SCHOOL OPTIONS JOSH AUTREY ‘07 WELCOMED HIS SECOND SON, ZACHARY ROBERT AUTREY ON FEBRUARY 5, 2020, WEIGHING 8LBS 15OZ. HE JOINS HIS BROTHER HENRY (22 MONTHS). CONGRATS TO MOM TRISHA AND DAD, JOSH!

VERONICA BEAVOR ‘08 IS SET TO WED FIANCE GABRIEL GARCIA ON JUNE 27, 2020, IN PLACENTIA, CA


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For the past two seasons, Gerrit Cole '08 went 35-10 with .268 era over 65 starts with the Houston Astros. The '08 alum parlayed that success into a recordbreaking 9-year $324 million deal with the New York Yankees. Cole started his ascent to stardom while at Orange Lutheran. He pitched for the

AN OUT OF THE PARK DEAL

GERRIT COLE '08

Lancers from 2005-2008 where he was throwing between 97-100 mph his senior season. By Dave Cacciapuoti Photo courtesy of @theyankeefamily

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GERRIT COLE '10

Cole was selected as the 28th pick in the 2008 MLB Draft out of high school by the New York Yankees but ultimately opted to attend UCLA. Cole spent 3 seasons as a Bruin before entering the draft again. He was selected 1st overall in the 2011 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In January 2019, Cole had his #10 jersey retired by the Orange Lutheran baseball program, the first number ever retired by the team.

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MACY (CAPEN) GILSON '12 IS A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, BLOGGER & DISABILITY ADVOCATE FOR THOSE WITH UNIQUE ABILITIES MACYGILSON.COM


IT'S GONNA BE A BALL!

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MATT BARNES '97

ROGUE STORYTELLING ON THE GROUND & IN THE SKY

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Rogue, first and foremost, is Matt Barnes ‘97's french bulldog. Rogue the dog and his name are the inspiration for the brand and businesses that Barnes founded almost four years ago, Rogue Creative Development and Rogue Aviation. The long road that brought Matt to Rouge Creative Development and Rouge Aviation first took him back to his alma mater in 2001 after earning his Bachelor’s Degree. As many will remember, as a student, Barnes was very active on campus including his involvement in student leadership positions and countless plays and musicals. Not surprisingly, Barnes returned as both a teacher and Director of Student Leadership until 2003.


MATT BARNES '97

The experience both as an active student in leadership while attending OLu, paired with his experience working in the student leadership position really prompted him to pursue a Masters in Leadership which ultimately exposed him to the power of storytelling. In 2016 Matt opened up Rogue Creative Development, which is a full-service marketing company that focuses on storytelling. They help clients understand who they are, what they want to communicate to their audience while using multiple media platforms to tell that story. Rouge Creative’s Branding and Design services, websites, social media, cinematography, and photography are the tools the company uses helps tell the story of their clients through. Matt decided to learn how to fly helicopters following a curiosity of how helicopters "work." Fascinated by the way the aircraft can hold a position for periods of time, he started lessons. He became friends with his instructor, and together they decided to start Rogue Aviation shortly after opening the doors to Rouge Creative, providing flight school, aerial cinematography, and helicopter tours across Southern California. When Matt isn't running his two businesses, he and wife Stacy are busy with their four children (two sets of twins) McCoy and Violet (2 years old), and Poppy and Wells (1-year-old). Fun fact: You can catch Wells on the hit show, This is Us as baby Jack. Poppy sometimes subs in for her brother too! Fun fact: For all of you NBC's The Bachelor fans out there, Barnes' and his friends host a very lively and fun podcast called Bros Before the Rose. Look for it wherever you listen to your podcasts! rogueaviation.com | roguecreatives.com | brosbeforerose.com


BROOKE HOURIGAN ‘19 WAS NAMED D-1 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK IN HER FIRST WEEK OF COLLEGE WATER POLO AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

KELSEY (STUBBLEFIELD) ERNST ‘06 WELCOMED DAUGHTER, AMELIA GRACE ERNST ON JANUARY 9, 2020

CHASE DOMINGUEZ '13 AND NOW WIFE, DARBY WERE MARRIED IN SONOMA DURING THE SUMMER OF 2019


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HELPING YOUNG ATHLETES ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS

TERRENCE BROWN '09

With a welcoming Husky Nation reception, Terrence Brown returns back to his coaching roots at the University of Washington as the Assistant Coach, leading UW’s defensive backs. His reputation in Seattle precedes him, with a history of leading a solid defensive line to playoff and bowl appearances from 2015-2017 before leaving UW to coach under Derek Mason at Vanderbilt University.

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TERRENCE BROWN '09

Most notably, during his time at Vanderbilt, Brown helped develop Joejuan Williams. Williams, who earned 2018 All-SEC recognition from coaches and the Associated Press, and was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft as the 45th overall pick. Brown originally landed his first assistant coaching staff position at UW as a graduate student in 2015. Prior to grad school, Brown’s pivotal role as a cornerback at Stanford resulted in starting all 14 games his senior year, finishing fifth on the team with 65 total tackles as the Cardinals (12-2) won the Pac-12 championship and defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl in 2012. Before Terrence’s football presence on a national level, he found his foundation at Orange Lutheran. “I owe a lot of my success to OLu,” says Brown when he thinks about the path that lead him to a career in football. “Being surrounded by people that shared the same beliefs and faith as me really impacted who I am today.” He goes on to say that the family atmosphere helped prepare him for all of the experiences he had at the college level as a player. Feeling accepted and supported by the Lancer community “just felt right” and gave Brown the cornerstone that helped keep him stay focused on what would ultimately be his goal of giving back. “I got into coaching to help young men achieve their dreams at a national football level, by teaching them life skills and traits that will help them beyond their athletic careers.”


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GIVE THE VALUE OF A CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IS PRICELESS ...BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT No one understands better the impact a Christian education can have on a young adult than the alumni of Orange Lutheran. A gift at any level reflects our Lancer Family’s belief in our school’s commitment to prepare students for life, and fulfilling our mission of internalizing the gospel message of salvation in Jesus Christ.


ADAM SCHULTE '99

INNOVATING HEALTHCARE & FITNESS Dr. Adam Schulte firmly believes that “God is going to put you where He needs you and will let you know where to move from there.” While driving on a stretch of freeway day one day, Adam heard God’s voice like it was one big chorus hitting the same harmony. At the time he was working through medical school to be an orthopedic surgeon. Thanks to that moment, Dr. Schulte surprised himself and answered the call to shift his schooling towards family medicine. With a passion for Crossfit, paired with his knowledge as a physician, Dr. Schulte opened The Drop-In Doc inside of Resolution Crossfit in Yorba Linda, CA.


His practice is the world’s first, full-service physician’s office housed within a gym. The practice follows a Direct Primary Care model which allows patients to pay a low monthly membership and have access to Dr. Schulte 24/7.

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interventions can be attributed to the hard work he learned as an athlete at Orange Lutheran. “I didn’t know how hard I could work till I met Coach Jim Kunau,” says Dr. Schulte, who was the Senior Varsity Football Captain in 1999. “The work ethic in the football program under Coach Kunau paralleled the work I did in both my medical training and fitness interests.” Above all, Dr. Schulte sees himself as a medical advocate within the fitness community. He aims to get patients off of medications, institutes a good nutritional lifestyle and a proper fitness routine. Dr. Schulte is board certified in Family

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STEFAN FERTALA ‘11 MOVED TO HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA IN 2019 AS BREWMASTER FOR THE OLAND BREWERY WITH AB IN-BEV AND IS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN THE GLOBAL BREWMASTER ACADEMY. IN 2019 THE BREWERY BREWED AND PACKAGED OVER HALF A MILLION BARRELS ACROSS 16 BRANDS FOR THE PROVINCES OF ATLANTIC CANADA.

ASHER SEGELKEN '15 IS THE FOUNDER OF @GOODGRAINCREATE

AMANDA FUREY ‘11 RECENTLY GOT ENGAGED TO GANNON KELLEY

NATASHA LEE ‘15 STARTED A NEW JOB AT BRAND REP AS A DESIGNER


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WE NEED PLANNERS! THE DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2020!


“I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR BEING A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT AND GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE AS A STUDENT-ATHLETE FOR THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY! OLU HAS HELPED ME THROUGH THIS PROCESS TREMENDOUSLY HAVING STAFF I COULD REACH OUT TO WHEN I NEED ADVICE AND PREPARING ME FOR THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. I LOVE MY TEAM, GETTING TO BE A PART OF A NEW FAMILY AWAY FROM HOME HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR! OUR TEAM IS SOMETHING SPECIAL AND I BELIEVE IN MY TEAMMATES MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE!” - MARIAH RODRIGUEZ ‘19


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OLu Missions engages students in service through outreach, oncampus ministries, and unique coursework. Each summer, we partner with ministries, churches, individuals, and schools internationally to spread the gospel and deepen our relationships with Christ by doing His work. This year OLu Missions will return to Romania for the third time. Join fellow alumni Taylor (Hill) Ferguson ‘10 and Chelsea Bowers ‘11. Whether you experienced a life changing trip with Missions as a student, or always wanted to go on one but didn’t, now is the time! Please contact taylor.ferguson@lhsoc.org for more information.


TEAM ALUMNI

GRADUATES HELP OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ALONGSIDE CURRENT STUDENTS We were thrilled that over 20 Alumni and their families joined us on October 13, 2019 to pack Operation Christmas Child boxes for Samaritan's Purse. With the help of Team Alumni and current Orange Lutheran High School Students, we were able to pack 2,196 boxes that went to a very special group of children.

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”   HEBREWS 6:10

Please consider joining us on one of the many service projects hosted by OLu's Missions Local Outreach department. There are ample opportunities for both individuals and families to participate. All volunteers of Team Alumni receive a t-shirt for their time. For more information, please contact candice.corbett@lhsoc.org.


KATRINA DUPREE ‘95 HAS AN UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING FOR HER BOOK “DIABETES: DOES AND DOESN’T” ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH AT THE BARNES & NOBLE MARKETPLACE IN IRVINE, CA

KRISTINA (FERTALA) WASHBURN‘08 COMPLETED HER MASTERS IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES IN DECEMBER 2019 FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, AN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE SCHOOL IN WHITTIER, CA. DURING HER CLINICAL YEAR, SHE ENJOYED TIME IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND GENERAL SURGERY AND IS CURRENTLY APPLYING FOR JOBS WITHIN THOSE SPECIALTIES. SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT THE LORD HAS IN STORE FOR HER!

BRIAN HAND ‘09 HAS BEEN IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY FOR 7 YEARS. HE RECENTLY JOINED A NEW FIRM CALLED EMPOWER RETIREMENT. HIS JOB REQUIRES HIM TO ADMINISTER 403B RETIREMENT PLANS AND EDUCATE PARTICIPANTS ON THEIR PLAN. HIS MAIN CLIENT IS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ORANGE COUNTY.


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FROM CROSSTOWN RIVAL TO THE NFL’S WASHINGTON REDSKINS

BRENT VIESELMEYER ‘94 Before Brent Vieselmeyer was the head coach at Santa Margarita High School, he was an assistant defensive and safeties coach with the NFL Raiders. Not long before that Vieselmeyer was the Assistant Football Coach at his Alma Mater, Orange Lutheran High School. Vieselmeyer played college football for the University of Redlands and Concordia University Wisconsin. Brent will enter his fourth season coaching in the NFL when he joins the Redskins’ assistant defensive backs/nickel coach this year. NOMADIC

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