Fall 2011 /Time Travel/

New to Pomona’s Alumni Board

Adam Boardman ’01
Lives in: Hollywood, Calif. Education: Boardman majored in linguistics and, in a sense, distance running. He ran track and cross-country all four years, including the last three as team captain in both sports. He was two-time SCIAC 5000-meter champion and 1999 NCAA All-American in cross country. He served as a transfer/exchange sponsor and an R.A. his junior year as well as senior gift co-chair. Career: Spent first year after graduation skiing in Mammoth before moving to Seattle and working as an admissions officer for a culinary school. He then spent six months traveling and blogging in South America. Since then he has done everything from commercial acting to writing for a cooking show to developing lifestyle and travel TV shows. Currently works at Pizzeria Mozza in Hollywood and is training for his second marathon. Alumni Involvement: Served as alumni interviewer for three years in Seattle, and upon arriving in Los Angeles was a founding member of the Claremont Entertainment Mafia, a networking group for Claremont Colleges alumni in entertainment, and served on the group’s board for the last 4 years.  

Jon Moore ’86
Home: Raised in Menlo Park, Calif., and now lives about 30 miles north on the island of Alameda.  Family: Moore has spent the last 4 years as a stay-at-home dad and husband. His wife, Beth, is an occupational therapist and they have two daughters, Emma, 10, and Abby, 4. Education: After earning his undergraduate degree in economics, Moore received a master’s degree in physical education from Cal State Fullerton in 1991. At Pomona, Moore was a co-sponsor in Norton-Clark and played varsity soccer all four years. He was president of the Phi Delta fraternity during his junior year. Career: Moore coached the Pomona-Pitzer women’s soccer team from 1986-1991 and continues to stay involved with soccer in the Bay Area. For 15 years, he was the program director at Skylake Yosemite Camp (a resident summer camp on Bass Lake) and now he is the director of Skylake’s family camps. Alumni involvement: Moore was the co-chair of his 5th year reunion and on the committee for the 10th and 20th year reunions.    

Jack Peck ’56
Lives in: Long Beach, Calif. Education: majored in economics at Pomona. Career: He was employed by Unocal 76, before and after service in the U.S. Army, in marketing or marketing support functions. For his last eight years before retiring, Peck was general manager for product distribution for the western U.S., overseeing delivery of gasoline, diesel fuel and lubricants to service stations and wholesale customers. Alumni involvement: Many years ago he was an “alumni representative” for the East Bay area of Contra Costa County. One grandson, Garret Bell ’14, is a sophomore at Pomona. Another, Calvin Kagan ’10, is now in medical school.

Anne Bachman Thacher ’75
Lives in: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Family: Married to Bruce Thacher ’78, and of their 3 children, they have one Sagehen, Tim ’07 (She is looking forward to Alumni Weekend 2012, when Bruce will celebrate his 35th and Tim his 5th alumni reunion.) Education: Thacher was a government major, graduating cum laude. She was a member of Mortar Board and a student representative on the Trustee Academic Affairs Committee. While there was no official women’s team at the time, she ran the mile in an ad-hoc women’s track team put together by Coach Pat Mulcahy ’66 against Redlands in 1975. She also gave admissions tours of campus. Career: Thacher attended UCLA School of Law and worked for nine years in the legal profession. After retiring from law, she became very involved in her local school district. This ultimately led to a new career as an academic advisor at San Clemente High School. Thacher is training for the Boston Marathon, having qualified in last year’s Santa Barbara Marathon. Alumni Involvement: Thacher has been involved in fundraising for her reunion years and has attended many alumni weekends, both formally and informally.

Tyson Thomas ’92
Lives in: San Mateo, Calif. Education: A double major in physics and economics at Pomona, Tyson went on to get M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from USC and was granted a scientific Chateaubriand Fellowship from the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France to conduct research with Atmel Grenoble. Career: Tyson is the chief scientist at Neural ID where he develops algorithms for pattern recognition. Previously, he was principal scientist at NovaSol in Honolulu doing hyperspectral image analysis and prior to that worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory doing research in artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic. He has one patent. Alumni involvement: Tyson was an Alumni Association volunteer helping at several Alumni Weekends and served one term on the Alumni Council during the transition to the Alumni Board from 1997-99. He also co-organized his class’ 10th reunion.