Our Gross Catholic Alums are all over the world!
Scroll through and see what they are doing!
Cameron Tysor ’05
Cameron just reached 9 years working for “The Mouse” in Orlando, Florida. He spends his days managing construction projects of all sizes and his nights watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks from his couch (yes they are that close!) Cameron is standing in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park in Orlando.
David Loignon ’83
David and his wife Julie currently live in Austin, Texas. He is a freelance producer and director, specializing in live sports and events, such as Formula 1 racing, The Kentucky Derby and X Games. This photo was taken at the top of the Big Air ramp at X Games Aspen this year. David also produced the US coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to Juarez/El Paso in 2016!
Yvonne (Wilhelm) Schilz ’76
Yvonne lives in Annadale, Virgina. She is currently the Chief of the Commemorative Partner Program and POW/MIA liaison with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This photo is taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Christmas time in Washington, D.C. “The Wall”, as they call it, lists all the names of those who were killed during the Vietnam War, and those still missing in action. Learn more about Yvonne in the next Dux Esto Magazine!
Jolene (Wright) Hotovy ’79
Jolene (Wright) Hotovy ’79 and Michael have lived in Charleston, South Carolina almost 6 years. This picture is taken from their “backyard”. They currently live in a condominium on the Ashley River, about 3 miles up from Charleston Harbor. They also spend part of the year in Nebraska, where her family lives. They love it in Charelston but Jolene says, there really is “no place like home” in Nebraska!
Ryan Crnkovich ’09 & Caitlyn (Maher) Crnkovich’09
Ryan, Caitlyn, and Luke (Future Cougar) currently live in Colorado Springs, CO. Ryan is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base as the Area Defense Counsel and Caitlyn works as a pediatric occupational therapist at the Shandy Clinic.
Jessica Slattery ’98
Jessica Slattery ’98 has lived all over the world but recently moved to Paris, France. She is a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State working in the Economic Section at the US Embassy in Paris. In this photo she is visiting the Arche de Triomphe with her daughter Gabrielle and husband Camille.
Daniel Schmidt ’78
Daniel is currently living in Inman, South Carolina and is a Boeing 737 Captain for United Airlines. He waves hello to his alma mater, when “flying by”!
Kenny Burson ’99
Kenny lives in Denver, Colorado and recently opened a Dental Clinic called The Denver Dentist! Most weekends in the winter you can catch him skiing in the mountains, unless there is a good Nuggets game. Burson is aslo a Bronco’s fan through and through! He says Denver has become a great place to live, but Omaha and Papillon will always be home.
Danny Shaffar ’02
Danny lives in Roseville, California. He just started his 9th year at Union Pacific and recently accepted an Operations Manager position. He spends some of his time at the local breweries in the area, and in the summer, he typically looks for cool Airbnbs on the coast and spend the weekend there. If he is not on the coast, you can usually find him camping or hiking in Tahoe National Forrest.
Mike Dmyterko ’88
Mike and his wife Amy just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary in November. They have 3 children, 2 post high school and one junior in high school. He was also recently named as President of Coffman Associates, an airport consultancy. This is a photo of Mike at the Kansas City Chiefs playoff game in January of 2020!
Sarah (Kirkland) Moeller
Check out Sarah in Okinawa, Japan! The city lights these lanterns to celebrate the new year! The orange in the background goes really well with the blue in her scarf! Orange and Blue! Dux Esto!
Sarah lives in Yomitan-son Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, Japan and recently was able to view the beautiful blooming of the cherry blossoms in Japan.
Chris Conzett ’03
Chris lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife Christine, son Hudson, and new daughter Madison who was born on February 8, 2020. Chris graduated dental school from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017 and will finish his residency in periodontics at the same institution this coming May. In the photo, Chris is standing in front of the Charleston harbor which is where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired. Chris has lived many places since he graduated from Gross Catholic, but he always enjoys his trips back to Omaha to see lifelong high school friends and his entire family who still resides in Omaha.
Veronica (Kelly) Mower ’83
Veronica is a proud military mom of 3 sons – Cody Mower, USMC. Casey Mower USN. and Cole Mower USN. She is an entreprenuer, owner of Emerald Insurance Services and Maine Wine Tastings. She is also a wine consultant for the award winning winery, WineShop At Home. You can find her website at http://www.mainewinetastings.com.
Billy Stanek ’01
Billy lives in Glendale, California and is the Director of Creative and Client Services at BLT Communications in the Broadway division. Over the past year, his team has brought to life the advertising campaign for the revival of West Side Story on Broadway, which officially opens today! Here he is standing in front of the art his team designed for the Broadway Theatre in New York City.
Jamie (Swertzic) Cook ’82
Jamie moved to Phoenix Arizona 34 years ago, after graduating from UNL. This May, she will celebrate her 30th anniversary with her husband Doug Cook. Jamie owns Strategic Meetings, Ltd, a full service corporate meeting and incentive planning company. Some of her favorite things are traveling, morning walks, Arizona sunsets, pilates, chardonnay, visitors (family & friends), her garden, country music and ANYTIME she gets to hang out with her best friends from Gross High!! AND almost being retired!
Paul Garro ’79
The Alamo in San Antonio, originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero, is a historic Spanish mission founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is now San Antonio, Texas. In 1836 the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol of resistance to oppression and perseverance for independence, In 1845, the United States annexed Texas and in 1852 the Marianists started a primary school in San Antonio above a livery stable near the site of the Alamo. Central Catholic High School is a derivative of that first school founded by the Marianists and Paul Garro is the current President of Central Catholic.
Alex Homan ’16
Alex usually lives in Sioux City, Iowa, studying Biology and Psychology @MorningsideEdu, but this semester she is studying abroad in Maastricht, Netherlands. Next year, she is planning on applying to graduate schools to study Occupational Therapy. Since she has been in Holland, Alex has already visited Berlin, Munich, Prague, and Venice. In this photo, Alex is enjoying a trip to Amsterdam.
Scott Shiller ’89
Scott Shiller received his high school diploma from Gross Catholic in 1989 and went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska in Omaha in 1994 and the United States Naval War College in 2015. He currently lives in Edgewater, Maryland, in the Washington, DC area and works in the federal government.
KayLynne (Koubsky) Gasiorowski ’99
KayLynne graduated from Gross Catholic High School in 1999 and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNO and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City. She has practiced Chiropractic in Chicago since 2006 alongside her husband. Together they have two little girls, Amelia (5) and Annabelle (3).
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About Gross Catholic
One of Nebraska’s premier private schools, Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. Recognized locally for its outstanding education, welcoming atmosphere, competitive sports programs, engaging activities, robust faith, and boundless service work, Gross Catholic has energized the Omaha area for over 50 years. We are Faithful, Compassionate, and Driven! We are Gross Catholic!
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