Michael D. Bolen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. The first non-McCarthy family member to lead the company as its chief executive, Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. In his current role, he directs the national builder’s strategic planning efforts. Mike joined McCarthy's Phoenix office as a carpenter superintendent in 1981 and moved up through the business serving as director of operations for McCarthy’s Parking Division, executive vice president of operations, senior vice president of construction services and ultimately Pacific Region president prior to assuming his current role. Mike graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs with a B.S. in General Engineering, and from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with Master of Fine Arts in Guidance and Counseling.
Vicki U. Booth is the President of the Ueberroth Family Foundation. In this capacity she works with dozens of non-profit organizations county wide. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Orange County Community Foundation where she is co-chair of the Distribution Committee. She is a member of Circle 1000, a fundraising group for Hoag Hospital’s Cancer Center, and served as Chairman for 4 years. She has been a volunteer at Harbor Day School for many years and served as the President of the Harbor Day School Parent Council. Vicki is a founding member of the Board of Trustees at Sage Hill School. She served as the Chair of the Development Committee for 8 years and has volunteered on many committees, including co-chairing Grad Night 2007. Vicki received her Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado. She and her husband Bill have 3 children.
Dianna Boulos is a long time Sage Hill parent, and has kept very busy on campus. She was a 9th Grade Parent Representative when son Nicky ('14) was a freshman in 2010-11, and she co-chaired the highly successful 2012 Multicultural Fair. Most recently, she held the new PA Executive Board position of Community Liaison for 2012-13. Prior to coming to Sage Hill, the Boulos family lived in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., for six years. During that time, Dianna served as PTA President and a Board Member at the American Community School. Dianna and her family love to travel and have visited over 20 countries. Dianna is a USC graduate and spent 20 years as an advertising executive, with clients such as Whole Foods Market, the Orange County Fair and Del Taco. With son Adrian joining the Class of 2017, Dianna and her husband, Fahim, are thrilled to be Sage Hill parents for another four years.
Roshantha (Rosh) A. Chandraratna, Ph.D. held senior R&D positions at Allergan, Vitae and Acucela. Rosh earned bachelors and doctorate degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Sri Lanka and Kansas State University, respectively, and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He taught undergraduate chemistry at Kansas State University where he received an Outstanding Teaching Award. He has published approximately 150 research articles and is an inventor on over 200 U.S. patents. Five drugs invented by Rosh are either on the market or currently in human clinical trial. Rosh and his wife Iolee have two children. Their son is a member of the Sage Hill Class of 2004 and their daughter is a member of the class of 2008.
Jim Chiboucas is Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer for KBS Realty Advisors, a national real estate investment advisory firm, specializing in purchasing and enhancing real estate assets. The firm provides direct real estate investment opportunities for corporate and public pension plans and institutional investors. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and later with a Juris doctorate in Law, also from the University of Southern California. Mr. Chiboucas has been active in numerous community organizations, serving on a number of boards and in leadership positions during the last several years. Mr. Chiboucas and his wife, Ellen, have been involved in numerous leadership positions and committees for Sage Hill over the last several years, including chairing the Annual Campaign for the first three years of the school. Mr. Chiboucas' oldest son, Christopher, was a member of Sage Hill School's graduating class of 2004. He also has a son in the class of 2009.
Mark Danner was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio and graduated Middleton High School. He matriculated to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated with a BA in Anthropology, a minor in Biology, and played basketball and rugby. For four years Mark taught at Westminster School, a private preparatory school in Simsbury, Connecticut. His responsibilities included coaching three sports each year as well as teaching classes in Earth Science and Plane Geometry. He received a MBA degree from Columbia University in New York City specializing in Marketing. Mark was employed by Anheuser-Busch Company Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri for 24 years. He held a number of positions primarily in Sales including Vice President of Region Sales in Chicago, Vice President of National Retail Sales, and Vice President of Business Development. Prior to leaving Anheuser-Busch Mark served as Vice President and General Manager of Continental Europe headquartered in Paris, France. He was responsible for over 50 countries and territories in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently Mark is President, CEO and managing partner of Straub Distributing, a beverage distribution company with 360 employees, serving Orange County and a portion of Riverside County, California. Mark has served on a number of charity boards and is currently Board Chair for The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County. Mark and his wife Ann live in Newport Beach and have 3 children, Tierney, a Junior at Santa Clara University; T.J., a Freshman attending Boston College; and Maggie, a Junior at Sage Hill School.
David A. Dull retired in 2009 from Broadcom Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President & General Counsel. He currently serves as an adviser or board member of several privately-held technology companies and on the board of Sarah Lawrence College. Mr. Dull graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies, did graduate work in history at Oxford University, and later received his law degree at Yale. Before joining Broadcom, Mr. Dull was a partner for almost 13 years in the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Century City and Silicon Valley. As a business lawyer, he represented a number of public and private companies and individuals in the entertainment and high technology industries. For five years before and after law school, Mr. Dull was a staff member of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A., a non-profit research and advocacy organization based in New York City. Mr. Dull and his wife Susan have two children. Their daughter was a member of Sage Hill's first graduating class in 2003 and their son graduated with the class of 2005.
Andra Greene Ellingson is the managing partner of the Newport Beach office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she specializes in complex business litigation. Andra has extensive trial and appellate experience. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and Bet the Company litigation. In addition to her work at the firm, Andra has been active in the leadership of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, the Federal Bar Association-Orange County Chapter and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Andra has served on the boards of a number of non-profits, including The Pegasus School (where she chaired the Development Committee) and University Synagogue. Andra holds a degree in economics from Brown University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Andra and her husband, Tom Ellingson, have four children and two huskies. Their son, Adam, is in the Class of 2014, and is on the baseball and soccer teams.
Tracy Friedmann is a partner in TAVA Development Co. She has been involved in sales and marketing for residential development for over 22 years. She has held leadership roles with many volunteer and philanthropic organizations including organizing both social and fund raising events at Harbor Day School and serving as a Board member with Human Options. She Co-Chaired the Annual Fund Committee here at Sage Hill in both 2008-09 and 2009-2010. Tracy’s son graduated with the class of 2010 and her daughter is in the class of 2012. Her husband Steve is in the insurance business.
Richard Gadbois, III
Richard A. Gadbois, III is Director of Argyle Street Management Limited, a Hong Kong-based distressed credit hedge fund and Main Management, LLC, a pioneer in active ETF management. He is also a partner at GROW Partners, LLC. Richard has been in the asset management business for over 31 years and has had an investment relationship with Oakmont since 1989. From January 2007 to July 2013, Richard served as CEO of Mullin Asset Management/ROTH Asset Management. From August 2001 to December 2006, he was the President and Co-founder of Vantis Capital Management, a Los Angeles and New York based hedge fund managing $1.5 billion in assets. From 1994 to 2001, he was a Senior Vice President for Private Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc. While at Merrill Lynch, Richard covered corporate insiders of U.S. and European publicly-traded corporations and other high-net-worth individuals, and was responsible for over $5 billion in assets under management. Previously, Richard was Senior Vice President of Corporate Executive Services for Prudential Securities from 1989 to 1994 and Regional Director of Personal Financial Management for Shearson Lehman Hutton from 1980 to 1989. In addition, he has worked on the board of several public and private companies and serves on the investment committees for many Southern California foundations and endowments. Richard holds a BA in Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Gadbois is actively involved in several philanthropic organizations including the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, CASA (2001 Children’s Champion Honoree), Orange County Community Foundation and the Quiksilver Foundation. He is a founder and treasurer of the William Gillespie Foundation. Mr. Gadbois and his wife, Frances have two children – Richard IV (class of 2007) and Charlotte (class of 2011).
Madaline Gordon is president of The Gordon Foundation, an entity focused on providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in the community. The foundation funds children’s causes, education, the arts, healthcare and supports organizations such as Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, CHOC, Hoag Hospital, Orange County Philharmonic, Human Options, as well as local public and private schools. Madaline Attended the University of Arizona where she studied psychology. After working professionally in New York City she returned to California to raise her family and pursue community and philanthropic endeavors. She has demonstrated her commitment to community involvement through Orangewood Children’s Foundation (founding member), 44 Women for Children Executive Board, Anaheim Ducks Casino Chair, Tarbut v Torah Community Day School Scholarship Gala Chair, PTSO Secretary, OCJCC (Orange County Jewish Community Center) Gala Co-Chair, Jewish Federation of Orange County (women’s division) and past board member and chair of Voices Luncheon. Madaline lives in Laguna Beach with her husband Stephen Gordon, Chairman/CEO of Opus Bank and their two daughters; Madison, Sage Hill class of 2010, currently attending Boston University and Sophie, Sage Hill student, class of 2014.
Janet Hadley is a retired pediatric nurse practitioner who worked most recently as the Head Nurse of Denver General Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. She is a founding member of the Orange County Chapter of NAPNAP and is active with the Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series at the Newport Beach Public Library. For more than 15 years Ms. Hadley has been the organizer of education-based programs honoring National Women's History Month. Ms. Hadley has held several leadership positions on the Heinz Kaiser School Parent-Faculty Organization and was responsible for restructuring the public school association. She also served in a variety of volunteer positions at Harbor Day School. At Sage Hill School, Ms. Hadley was a founding member of the Community Speaker Series and was responsible for bringing renowned and varied lecturers to the series. She helped coordinate Sage Hill’s student exchange program to France and has held numerous volunteer positions. Ms. Hadley earned her BSN from Boston University and her MSN from Boston College. She and her husband, H. Lawrence Webb, have two daughters who are members of the classes of 2004 and 2007.
Randall A. Heyler is President and CEO of Ondax, Inc., a laser and photonics technology company located in Monrovia, CA. Randy has spent over 30 years in the design, manufacture, marketing and business management of laser and related photonics technologies for applications ranging from biotechnology and medicine to industrial manufacturing, scientific research, and fiber-optic communications. He has served as President of the Lasers and Electro-Optics Manufacturers’ Association (LEOMA), was founding Chairman of the Photonics Manufacturers Association, and as Advisory Board Chair for the National Pediatric MS Center based in Stony Brook, N.Y. He received both his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University. Mr. Heyler has been active in the Sage Hill Marketing Committee since 2003 and the Finance Committee since 2006, and has two daughters, Rachel (Class of 2006) and Colleen (Class of 2008). His wife Kelly has also been very active at Sage Hill, serving as both Annual Fundraising Event Chair (2005) and Parent Association President (2006 and 2007).
Douglas M. Hodge is Chief Operating Officer of PIMCO and the managing director of their Newport Beach office. He also serves on PIMCO's executive committee and on the eleven-member global executive committee for Allianz Global Investors, the governing body of asset management for the Allianz Group. In his current role, Mr. Hodge has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Earlier, Mr. Hodge led the Asia Pacific region from the firm's Tokyo office from 2002-2009. He joined PIMCO in 1989 and has previously served the firm as a senior account manager responsible for client relationships worldwide and as a global product manager. Mr. Hodge currently serves on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. Mr. Hodge also serves on the board of the Thacher School. He has a daughter at Sage Hill in the Class of 2013.
Paul J. Kim is the Founder and Managing Partner of LaSalle Asset Management, a hedge fund focused on trading derivatives of agricultural commodities based in Chicago. Mr. Kim is also the Founder and CEO of mISFIT Financial Group, a hedge fund that trades all commodities with offices in Costa Mesa and Shanghai, which is committed to giving a significant portion of the company profits to charity. He is also Founder and Partner of 2DS Productions in Chicago, which is active in movie and television production. Mr. Kim also manages the Kim Family Foundation along with his three children; the foundation is committed to delivering humanitarian aid and funding community development in Asia, South America and Africa. Previously, he was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, the Kansas City Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Prior to the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Kim was a trader with Cargill Incorporated. Mr. Kim graduated from Northwestern University with dual degrees in Economics and Biochemistry. Mr. Kim has a daughter at Sage who is a member of the class of 2011 and a son who is a member of the class of 2013.
Juan Francisco Lara
Juan Francisco Lara, Ph.D. is UC Irvine Emeritus Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services: Admissions and Relations with Schools, the Registrar’s Office, and Financial Aid, and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships. Dr. Lara also taught at high school, community college and university. He has dedicated his career to improve access to higher education, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He served on State and National Education Commissions for Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences, is a founder for Santa Ana El Sol Academy Charter School, and a founder and Chair of the OC Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF). Dr. Lara earned a UCLA Ph.D., an Occidental College M.A. and a St. Mary’s College B.A. Education awards include those from the following OC organizations: Boy Scouts, Hispanic Bar & Chamber, the Community Foundation, the Community Housing Corporation, the Department of Education, 100 Black Men, MANA, and United Way. He is a native San Franciscan and a loyal Giants/49er fan. He retired after 35 years of service at UCLA and UCI in 2007.
Joel K. Lipman, M.D. was a radiologist at Hoag Memorial Hospital where he also served as Chief of Angiography and Computer Tomography. He served as Medical Director of the Newport Imaging Center. He specialized in Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Computer Tomography and Orthopedic MRI. He contributed to numerous medical journals and book publications. He has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies. Dr. Lipman graduated from the University of Florida with High Honors, University of Florida Medical School, served his residency at Stanford University in Diagnostic Radiology, and was a Post Doctoral Scholar in Computerized Imagining at Stanford University. From 1982 until 2000, Dr. Lipman was a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical Center in Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine. During the 2004-05 academic year, Joel taught 7th and 8th grade Science at Pegasus School in Huntington Beach. Currently he is working as a Research Specialist doing Stem Cell Research at California Stem Cell under the direction of Dr. Hans Keirsted. Dr. Lipman has a son who graduated with the class of 2010 and a daughter in the Class of 2012.
Christy Marlin practiced law as a litigation attorney for ten years and retired to raise her two sons. Since that time she has been extensively involved in volunteer and philanthropic work. She organized numerous social and fund raising events at Fairmont Private School and also served on Fairmont’s Parent Association Executive Board for many years.In 2005 she founded Designing Women, a Guild in Support of Working Wardrobes, which provides job search assistance and clothing for adults in crisis reentering the workforce. Christy served as President for 3 years, was responsible for all committees and chaired numerous major fund raising events. At Sage Hill School she has been on several committees including chairing the Spring Benefit in 2007 and Grad Night in 2009 and 2013. She has served on our Board of Trustees since 2009. Her sons graduated in 2009 and 2013. She lives in Irvine with her husband Lou.
Mark A. Murray is a retired principal of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. Mark served in several consulting and senior management roles during his 24 year career at Hewitt, including leading the opening of its Philadelphia office before transferring west in the role of region manager. Mark also served two terms on the firm’s Executive Committee, responsible for the strategic direction and management of the firm. Since retiring Mark has volunteered his time to the Tiger Woods Learning Center, the Newport Beach Library Literacy program, coaching boys lacrosse (including the inaugural year of Sage Hill’s team), and was a co-chair of the Annual Fund for two years. Mark graduated with a B.A. from Williams College in 1978, and received an M.B.A. from the New York University School of Business in 1981. Mark’s daughter graduated from Sage Hill in 2010, and his son graduated in 2013.
Douglas C. Neff is a Founder and Managing Partner of IHP Capital Partners. He serves as Chairman of IHP’s Investment Committee and has primary responsibility for the company’s operations. From 1985 until the founding of IHP in 1991, Mr. Neff was a Partner of The O’Donnell Group, a major regional developer, owner and manager of commercial and industrial real estate. Previously, he was Treasurer of The Irvine Company and Vice President in the Real Estate Industries Group at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. A graduate of Amherst College (1970), he received an MBA from the University of Chicago (1973). Two of Mr. Neff’s sons graduated from Sage Hill in the class of 2005 and 2008 and he has a daughter who graduated with the class of 2011.
Michael D. Ray has a BA from Occidental College and a MBA from USC. He is President of Sanderson-J.Ray Corporation, a commercial real estate developer with primary operations in Orange County and Coachella Valley, but with former affiliates in Guam and Japan. Prior to that, he worked for Citicorp in NYC. Michael was one of the Founders of the Discovery Science Center, the Orange County High School of the Arts, the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, Sage Hill School, the Tract Surfing Association and the Surfrider Foundation. He is Chair Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Great Park Foundation. He sits on the Board of the Orange County Museum of the Arts. He writes an economic blog and has a regular general interest column in a local publication. His daughter, Elizabeth, graduated from Sage Hill in 2007. His daughter, Gabrielle, graduated in 2011 and his son, Harrison, graduated in 2013. Finally, his personal commitment to Sage Hill School has included funding a full tuition scholarship for a member of Sage Hill’s first graduating class.
Don Robert serves as Chief Executive Officer of Experian plc, a global information business. He joined Experian in 2001 as Chief Operating Officer of its North America division, and was appointed global CEO in 2005. In 2006 he led the IPO of Experian on the London Stock, where it is now listed as a constituent of the FTSE 100 Stock Exchange index. The company employs 15,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Prior to joining Experian Don served as an executive of First American Corp, Credco Inc, and US Bank. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Oregon State, and serves on the Board of Compass Group PLC, is a trustee of the National Education and Employer Partnership Taskforce in London, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. Don and his wife Jennifer have four children. Megan graduated from Sage in 2005, and Austin is a member of the Sage Hill Class of 2014.
Charles Ruck is a partner in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate and securities matters. He serves as primary outside counsel to a number of public and privately held companies and represents boards of directors and special committees in complex corporate governance matters. Charles is a former member of Latham & Watkins' Executive Committee and he currently serves as Chair of the firm's Strategic Client Initiative. He received his JD from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Charles has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, the Stars and Stripes Children’s Foundation and as a trustee of the Harbor Day School. He and his wife Mary Kay have three children -- Abigail, is in the Class of 2015 and Emma is in the Class of 2017.
Toyo Shimano spent over 20 years holding various positions around the world with Shimano, Inc. in both main businesses, fishing tackle and bicycle components. Stints included time in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the US in fields from marketing and sales to product planning to manufacturing and quality control. One of those positions was President of G.Loomis, Inc., a brand of premier high-end carbon fiber graphite fishing rods manufactured in Woodland, WA from 1997-2004. Toyo earned his bachelor’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (1986) and his MBA at Stanford (2006). Since retiring from the family business in 2012, he has been investing and advising on strategic issues with several early stage businesses. Toyo and his wife Kristin have two children Emily (Sage Hill class of 2014) and Calvin (Sage Hill class of 2016).
Karen Thorp is a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney. Since joining the DA's Office in 1989, she has investigated and prosecuted more than 65 felony cases to verdict including capital and special circumstance murders, armed robberies, sex crimes, and kidnapping and torture trials. Currently assigned to the Sexually Violent Predator Unit, she previously served in the Career Criminal Unit and as Deputy-In-Charge of the Long Beach Juvenile Office. Karen has been named District Attorney of the Month for multiple high profile capital homicide convictions and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys. She has been published in the California District Attorneys Association monthly training manual, "Prosecutor's Brief". Karen received her B.A. in Philosophy from UCI and her JD from Loyola Law School where she served on Law Review. Karen also worked on the staff of a U.S. Congressman and practiced real estate, land use and corporate law before becoming a prosecutor. Ms. Thorp chaired Sage Hill’s 2013 Career Day and with her team initiated the first formal Career Panel Day and the first Sage Internship Program. She serves on Sage Hill School's Campaign for Innovative Learning. Her children, Edward, Claire and Christopher Goul are in the class of 2015, and she is the wife of L.A. Superior Court Judge Richard Goul.
Lawrence W. Ward, Jr. is a senior member of The Scotland Group, Inc., a leading West Coast crisis management firm based in Newport Beach. Larry has 20 years experience in private equity investing as a partner with American Industrial Partners, Fremont Partners, and ClearrLight Partners. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Plantonics, Inc. and Sweetheart Cup Company. Larry began his career in New York City as a commercial lending officer with Manufacturers Hanover Trust and later as an investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Larry has a BA in economics from Harvard College and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. His daughter Peyton graduated from Sage Hill with the Class of 2007. His son Winston is a member of the Class of 2011.