Meet our Alumni

We are proud of our nearly 2000 Holy Family Catholic High School alumni living across the country and around the world. Our motto “Forever part of the Family” rings true among our alumni. Many alumni return to Holy Family to teach, coach teams, chaperone mission trips or speak in our Leadership Institute or at daily convocation.

Holy Family alumni mentor each other, employee each other, and remain close friends throughout their lives. We’d like to introduce you to just a few of our alumni.


  • Clayton Forner '12

    University of St. Thomas - Philosophy and Catholic Studies

    On June 4, 2016, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, on behalf of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accepted Clayton Forner '12 as a candidate to the priesthood at a celebration Mass and candidacy ceremony. Clayton is studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy for the next four years.

  • Joel Graczyk '08

    Marquette University Law School
    Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law

    University of Notre Dame
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English and Economics

    Following graduation from Marquette University's Law School where he was the editor of the school's law review, Joel served one year as a law clerk for The Honorable Justice David T. Prosser, Jr., Wisconsin Supreme Court. He currently serves as a law clerk to
    The Honorable Justice Rebecca G. Bradley, Wisconsin Supreme Court. Joel returned to Holy Family as the 2016 Commencement Speaker.

  • Kate Raddatz '06

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    BA, Journalism

    Kate is an Emmy Award-winning journalist reporting for the top news station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, WCCO-TV. She specializes in breaking and live news coverage. When she's not at the TV station, you might hear her on the radio as a guest host on a KDWB morning show. Kate recently returned to Holy Family as a guest speaker during Career Week.

  • Caitlin Tvrdik '06

    University of St. Thomas - Communication and Journalism, Public Relations, Sociology

    Caitlin is the Director of Marketing for the Chanhassen-based fitness corportation, Lift Brands. She's a 2016 AdFed 32-under-32 award-winner which recognizes 32 of Minnesota's advertising, marketing, creative and PR all-stars under the age guessed it..32! Caitlin mentor's young Holy Family alumni about careers in marketing.

  • Ella Dahlin '14

    Loyola University Chicago, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services

    Ella completed her degree at Loyola University Chicago in three years. She currently works as an an elementary site supervisor with the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove (BGCGG) in Southern California.

  • Mark Engstrom '04

    Universities Attended: Purdue University, Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering 2008; Cornell University (MBA) 2014

    After completing his engineering degree, Mark worked as a project engineer in renewable energy. An interest in business moved Mark into the finance side of this quickly expanding business frontier. He currently works as a director with Excelsior Energy Capital.