ScatterTones

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Our ScatterAlumni- A History

Ryan Nealon Class of 2017 Major: Jazz Studies Hometown: San Diego Audition Song: I Can't Make You Love Me Interests/Where Are They Now?: Since leaving the group I've been playing around town a whole bunch with my band, and it's been taking off! We perform very regularly which is definitely surreal for me. I'm also collaborating with several producers on new tracks, and I'm currently working on my debut album which should be out by 2018!

Ryan Nealon

Class of 2017

Major: Jazz Studies

Hometown: San Diego

Audition Song: I Can't Make You Love Me

Interests/Where Are They Now?: Since leaving the group I've been playing around town a whole bunch with my band, and it's been taking off! We perform very regularly which is definitely surreal for me. I'm also collaborating with several producers on new tracks, and I'm currently working on my debut album which should be out by 2018!

Isaac Mirzadegan Class of 2016  Major: Psychology Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA Audition Song: "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations Interests: Hiking, running, mandolin, rain, babies, Doctor Who Where Are They Now?

Isaac Mirzadegan

Class of 2016 

Major: Psychology

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Audition Song: "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations

Interests: Hiking, running, mandolin, rain, babies, Doctor Who

Where Are They Now?

Maya Schulefand Class of 2016  Major: Communication Studies Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Audition Song: "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley Interests: Traveling, Fitness, Beach, Music Loving Vegetarian Where Are They Now?: Maya currently works in Television Development at a production company in Los Angeles. She also likes to believe she is still a current member of the ScatterTones.

Maya Schulefand

Class of 2016 

Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Audition Song: "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley

Interests: Traveling, Fitness, Beach, Music Loving Vegetarian

Where Are They Now?: Maya currently works in Television Development at a production company in Los Angeles. She also likes to believe she is still a current member of the ScatterTones.

Catriona Fray Class of 2016  Major: Theatre (Musical Theatre) Hometown: Fresno, CA Audition Song: “Who You Are” by Jessie J Interests: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Songwriting, Playing Piano and Guitar, Worshiping, Reading, Laughing Where Are They Now?: A voice teacher and an aspiring Broadway star! 

Catriona Fray

Class of 2016 

Major: Theatre (Musical Theatre)

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Audition Song: “Who You Are” by Jessie J

Interests: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Songwriting, Playing Piano and Guitar, Worshiping, Reading, Laughing

Where Are They Now?: A voice teacher and an aspiring Broadway star! 

Rishikesh Menon Class of 2014 Major: Psychology Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, CA Audition song: Billionaire - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars Interests: Science fiction, Space exploration, Sports (mainly basketball and soccer), stand-up comedy (I enjoy it, I don't do it), and linguistics Where Are They Now?: I live in Culver City, work at a multimedia agency for YouTube creators, and am pursuing voice acting. I've continued to study music since I graduated, now focusing on instrumental music.

Rishikesh Menon

Class of 2014

Major: Psychology

Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, CA

Audition song: Billionaire - Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars

Interests: Science fiction, Space exploration, Sports (mainly basketball and soccer), stand-up comedy (I enjoy it, I don't do it), and linguistics

Where Are They Now?: I live in Culver City, work at a multimedia agency for YouTube creators, and am pursuing voice acting. I've continued to study music since I graduated, now focusing on instrumental music.

Caitlyn Calfas Class of 2014 Major: Musical Theatre Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA Audition Song: “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover) Interests: Browsing Michael’s Craft Stores, Hiking, Resisting the urge to eat an entire pint of Halo Top Chocolate Ice Cream, and searching for things my cat hid under my bed. Where are they now? Since graduating, I’ve been performing in musicals all over the place. When not in rehearsal, I work at a dance studio in Santa Monica and come home to my lovely ScatterRoomie (Taylor DiBernardo) and our adorably crazy cat Lollipop.

Caitlyn Calfas

Class of 2014

Major: Musical Theatre

Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA

Audition Song: “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover)

Interests: Browsing Michael’s Craft Stores, Hiking, Resisting the urge to eat an entire pint of Halo Top Chocolate Ice Cream, and searching for things my cat hid under my bed.

Where are they now? Since graduating, I’ve been performing in musicals all over the place. When not in rehearsal, I work at a dance studio in Santa Monica and come home to my lovely ScatterRoomie (Taylor DiBernardo) and our adorably crazy cat Lollipop.

Ross Gordon Class of 2014 Major: Business Economics Hometown: Santa Monica, CA Audition Song: “We All Need Saving” by Jon McLaughlin Interests: Spontaneous Road Trips, National Parks, Everything UCLA and Hillary Clinton Where Are They Now?: Ross works for Hulu in Santa Monica as a content finance and data analyst. He is currently taking husband applications.

Ross Gordon

Class of 2014

Major: Business Economics

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Audition Song: “We All Need Saving” by Jon McLaughlin

Interests: Spontaneous Road Trips, National Parks, Everything UCLA and Hillary Clinton

Where Are They Now?: Ross works for Hulu in Santa Monica as a content finance and data analyst. He is currently taking husband applications.

Ari Afsar Class of 2013 Major: Ethnomusicology  Audition Song: Put Your Records On  Where Are They Now?: She is currently starring as Eliza in the original Chicago production of Hamilton. She has a single "Love You I Don't" out now on iTunes/Spotify. 

Ari Afsar

Class of 2013

Major: Ethnomusicology 

Audition Song: Put Your Records On 

Where Are They Now?: She is currently starring as Eliza in the original Chicago production of Hamilton. She has a single "Love You I Don't" out now on iTunes/Spotify. 

Lauren Diez (Schlueter)  Class of 2012 Major: Music Education Hometown: Orange, CA Audition Song: Angel by Sarah McLachlan Interests: Wine, food, choral music Where Are They Now?: Lauren is a middle school choir teacher in Los Gatos, CA and is working on her masters degree in choral conducting at San Jose State University. She is a soprano in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and gets her a cappella fix by directing her students in an extra-curricular a cappella group called “Sing" founded in 2014 (they’re really cute). Lauren married her college sweetheart, Steven, in 2015. They currently live in San Jose and enjoy visiting the wine country as often as possible.

Lauren Diez (Schlueter) 

Class of 2012

Major: Music Education

Hometown: Orange, CA

Audition Song: Angel by Sarah McLachlan

Interests: Wine, food, choral music

Where Are They Now?: Lauren is a middle school choir teacher in Los Gatos, CA and is working on her masters degree in choral conducting at San Jose State University. She is a soprano in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and gets her a cappella fix by directing her students in an extra-curricular a cappella group called “Sing" founded in 2014 (they’re really cute). Lauren married her college sweetheart, Steven, in 2015. They currently live in San Jose and enjoy visiting the wine country as often as possible.

Melinda Porto Class of 2011 Major: Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre Hometown: Villa Park, CA Audition Song: "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas Interests: Maintaining my gold status at Starbucks, perfecting Busta Rhymes raps, avoiding jury duty. What Are They Now?: Since graduating from UCLA, I've worked very consistently in musical theatre all around LA and Orange County. I moved to NYC in 2014 to continue chasing "the dream", and then spent most of 2015 singing and dancing as a performer on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship! I am currently living in New York City, auditioning all the time, training to be a fitness instructor, and falling more in love with the city every day.

Melinda Porto

Class of 2011

Major: Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre Hometown: Villa Park, CA

Audition Song: "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vandellas

Interests: Maintaining my gold status at Starbucks, perfecting Busta Rhymes raps, avoiding jury duty.

What Are They Now?: Since graduating from UCLA, I've worked very consistently in musical theatre all around LA and Orange County. I moved to NYC in 2014 to continue chasing "the dream", and then spent most of 2015 singing and dancing as a performer on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship! I am currently living in New York City, auditioning all the time, training to be a fitness instructor, and falling more in love with the city every day.

Russell Angelico Class of 2011 Major: B.A. International Development Studies Hometown: Encinitas, CA Audition Song: “Must Get Out” Maroon 5 Interests: Political activist, branding / social media specialist, audio engineer, entrepreneur, and musician. Traveller of Africa, Europe and the Middle East (but California is home) Where Are They Now?: Since graduating, I'm a recording artist and hi-tech/media marketer.

Russell Angelico

Class of 2011

Major: B.A. International Development Studies

Hometown: Encinitas, CA

Audition Song: “Must Get Out” Maroon 5

Interests: Political activist, branding / social media specialist, audio engineer, entrepreneur, and musician. Traveller of Africa, Europe and the Middle East (but California is home)

Where Are They Now?: Since graduating, I'm a recording artist and hi-tech/media marketer.

Kendall Salter Class of 2010 Major: B.A. History Hometown: Idyllwild, CA Audition Song: Wink and a Smile Interests: Sports, especially baseball, soccer, college football and basketball; theater; viola; running; racquetball; reading; former journalist. Where Are They Now?: I’m now a law student at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, IA. Before this, I got a Master's degree in journalism from Boston University.

Kendall Salter

Class of 2010

Major: B.A. History

Hometown: Idyllwild, CA

Audition Song: Wink and a Smile

Interests: Sports, especially baseball, soccer, college football and basketball; theater; viola; running; racquetball; reading; former journalist.

Where Are They Now?: I’m now a law student at the University of Iowa College of Law, in Iowa City, IA. Before this, I got a Master's degree in journalism from Boston University.

Nathan Nambiar Class of 2009 Major: Physiological Science   Hometown: Hemet, CA,  Audition song: What a Wonderful World Interests/Where Are They Now?: Now I'm in SF working in Marketing as a account executive. Whenever we need extras for work or singers, I try to include ScatterTones alum in our work.

Nathan Nambiar

Class of 2009

Major: Physiological Science  

Hometown: Hemet, CA, 

Audition song: What a Wonderful World

Interests/Where Are They Now?: Now I'm in SF working in Marketing as a account executive. Whenever we need extras for work or singers, I try to include ScatterTones alum in our work.

Brian Zentmyer Class of 2008 Major: Cultural Anthropology Hometown: La Canada Audition Song: "Dam Would Break" by Glen Phillips Interests/Where Are They Now?: Dinosaur Comics et al, working as a licensed architect in Los Angeles and raising one (at present) crazy baby with my wife.

Brian Zentmyer

Class of 2008

Major: Cultural Anthropology

Hometown: La Canada

Audition Song: "Dam Would Break" by Glen Phillips

Interests/Where Are They Now?: Dinosaur Comics et al, working as a licensed architect in Los Angeles and raising one (at present) crazy baby with my wife.

Katrina Veldkamp Class of 2008 Major: English Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA Audition Song: River Deep Mountain High  Interests: Baking, reading, karaoke  Where Are They Now?: I’m an employee benefits/tax lawyer working at a firm here in Southern California. Also I am involved in community theater and am a member of Legal Voices, an LA-based lawyer choir!

Katrina Veldkamp

Class of 2008

Major: English

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

Audition Song: River Deep Mountain High 

Interests: Baking, reading, karaoke 

Where Are They Now?: I’m an employee benefits/tax lawyer working at a firm here in Southern California. Also I am involved in community theater and am a member of Legal Voices, an LA-based lawyer choir!

Stanley Thomas Class of 2005 Major: Neuroscience/Physiological Science Hometown: La Palma, CA Audition Song: Your Song - Elton John  Interests: Music, Medicine, Hiking, Football/Basketball, Traveling Where Are They Now?: Omaha, Nebraska - 11 years later, still training..... currently a Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow at Creighton University 

Stanley Thomas

Class of 2005

Major: Neuroscience/Physiological Science

Hometown: La Palma, CA

Audition Song: Your Song - Elton John 

Interests: Music, Medicine, Hiking, Football/Basketball, Traveling

Where Are They Now?: Omaha, Nebraska - 11 years later, still training..... currently a Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow at Creighton University