Alumnae in the Arts
Greta Gerwig graduated from St. Francis Catholic High School in 2002. While at SF, Greta was part of the Dance program, Chamber Choir and numerous theatre productions. She played in SF’s shows “Into the Woods,” “The Boy Friend,” “Pippin,” and “The Apple Tree,” as well as Lenaea Festival showings with SF for “Antigone,” “Final Dress Rehearsal” and “Ladies of the Tower,” for which she was a Lenaea medalist.
Courtney, class of 2001, was very active in SF’s Drama and Dance departments throughout all four years of high school. Almost 15 years later, she is still a working actor, having appeared on Broadway, in numerous regional theatre productions, and traveled the world with the Walt Disney Company as a singer for their luxury cruise line. It was on the ship that she met her partner Pete, a technician from Australia. Now married, the couple lives in New South Wales, where Pete serves as a technical director for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Courtney continues to pursue theatre.
Kiera is a proud alumna of St. Francis, and serves as representative for the Class of ’99. As a student at SFHS, she was involved in the arts and liturgical dance, and was part of the first class of SF Players on campus. Kiera took that passion to New York University, majoring in Theatre, with a minor in Irish Studies. Kiera lived in New York for nine years, working as a professional musical theatre actor, teaching artist, and yoga instructor.
Amy works on the Corporate Communications Team as head of HR Communications for all of NBCUniversal. She was formerly a publicist at TECHTV, FUSE, and NBC News.
Maura Knowles ’86 is the C.E.O. and founder of Mac-n-Mo’s, a Morselicious healthy baking company created in honor of her dad, Mac, and an International Integrative Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.). She is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has served on the host committee for Dr. Oz’s non- profit organization, HealthCorps.
Maura was inspired to write Insult to Injury based on her own life and death experiences, turning to her Irish American comedy roots. She believes that a balanced life is important, as it enriches the life of all artists. An avid traveler, a.k.a, The Wanderlust Queen, her singing career has taken her across the globe, inspiring her to trek throughout Europe with a recent visit to her motherland.
We recently heard from Colleen Findley, class of 1971, who shared the following.
What a great foundation St. Francis has given me. The faith, encouragement and love from the staff has served me well, reaching into every aspect of my life. The achievements I’m most happy with are my daughter, son, granddaughter and great-grandson. The achievement I’m most proud of is the presentation of my Jeweled Egg to the President and First Lady in the White House.