To Julia Duin B.A. ’78, daughter Olivia Veronika, April 16, 2005, adopted from Kazakhstan in February 2007.
To Patricia Cowan B.A. ’89 and her husband, Jeff Cowan, daughter Gabriella Noelle, January 26, 2007.
To J. Francisco Hulse B.A. ’89 and his wife, Merav Rozenblum Hulse, son Adriel, July 23, 2006.
To Joseph Kling B.A. ’93 and his wife, Louise Trippe Kling B.A. ’93, son Henry Chamberlain Wilson, May 9, 2005.
To Steven Zwerin B.A. ’94 and his wife, Minda Zwerin, daughter Emilia Lisette, January 29, 2007.
To Anthony Israel-Davis B.A. ’95 and his wife, Elizabeth Israel-Davis B.A. ’96, M.A.T. ’01, son Theo, August 9, 2006.
To Jeremy Loew B.A. ’95 and his wife, Holly James Loew B.A. ’98, son Nathan, December 3, 2006.
To Edgard Garcia B.A. ’96 and his wife, Annika Christene Garcia, son Evan Antonio, December 18, 2006.
To Brett Briana Johnson B.A. ’97 and her husband, Il-Ho Lee, daughter Gina Melora, February 9, 2007.
To Steve Marx B.A. ’97 and his wife, Kara Marx, daughter Stella, April 17, 2007
To Anissa Bahrenburg B.A. ’98 and her husband, William Bahrenburg III, son William Stewart, January 9, 2007.
To Justin Baughman B.S. ’01 and his wife, Serena Talcott Baughman B.A. ’98, M.A.T. ’00, daughter Lucia, March 21, 2006.
To Evan Holt B.A. ’01 and his wife, Rebecca Holt B.A. ’01, son Forrest, February 13, 2007.
To Laura Moore J.D. ’01 and her husband, Drew Moore J.D. ’04, daughter Makenzie Ireland Moore, January 31, 2007.
To Kimberly Griffith J.D. ’04 and her husband, Cody Evans, M.D., twins (a boy and a girl), October 9, 2006.
Class Notes - 1930s
Peggy Halsey B.A. recently visited campus and received a copy of her senior thesis from President Tom Hochstettler. “Although 65 years old, the thesis still reads with clarity, freshness of thought, and high intellectual engagement,” said Hochstettler. “Any undergraduate today would be proud to call such a thesis her own.” Halsey lives in Lake Oswego.
Class Notes - 1950s
Ray Hyde B.S. was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2006. As an undergraduate, he lettered all four years in baseball and was named First Team All-NAIA and First Team All-Northwest Conference in the sport. Hyde pitched four no-run, no-hit games between 1949 and 1954 and he went on to play professional baseball with the Sacramento Solons in 1955. He was drafted into the Army, and after serving in the military, he played baseball in Panama before returning to Oregon. Hyde later taught high school in Oregon City and in Munich, Germany. He was elected to the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. He retired in 1992.
Edward Perkins CAS retired as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, after nearly 40 years in the Foreign Service. He is now the William J. Crowe Chair Professor and executive director of the International Programs Center at the University of Oklahoma. (See also Bookshelf.)
Suzanne Roberts B.S. was elected to the city council of Florence.
Class Notes - 1960s
Pete Butler B.M. retired as Lebanon High School’s choral director in 1994. He directed the Lebanon Community Chorus from 1990 to 2006.
Jon Matsuo B.S. left the corporate scene after 30 years of work in marketing and strategic planning to start his own management consulting practice. He and his wife, Patty, have three children (ages 35, 29, and 28) and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Matsuo volunteers as a counselor in a youth correctional facility and surfs to stay in shape.
Jim White B.S. is a senior partner at DeLap White Caldwell & Croy, where he has worked for the past 40 years. He is also a leader in men’s ministry at Rolling Hills Community Church.
Class Notes - 1970s
Manuel Cabral B.A. is the interim chancellor at University of Hawaii-Leeward Community College.
Rick Metsger B.S. represents District 26 in the Oregon State Senate.
Greg Tenney B.A. recently became vice chair of the Multnomah County Republican Central Committee.
David Grill B.S. and his wife, Kellie Poulsen-Grill, self-published Send Me a Sign (Whirlwind Publishing, 2005). The book recounts the story of David’s first wife’s battle with cancer and how he and his children, “steered by the gentle hand of Teresa,” were led to Kellie.
R. Niels Marquardt B.A. is the new U.S. ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros. He previously served as ambassador to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Earlier in his career, he served as director of the Secretary’s Diplomatic Readiness Task Force at the Department of State.
Martin Waugh B.S. is a nature photographer and lives in Portland.
Stephanie Zito B.A. received a Community Arts Funding Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts to perform solo cello concerts and art presentations in 2007.
Alan Larsen J.D., a senior intelligence service officer in the CIA and general counsel to the inspector general of the National Reconnaissance Office, represented the United States as delegate to the International Intelligence Review Agencies conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The subject of the conference was “Balancing National Security and Constitutional Principles Within a Democracy.”
William Stokes B.A. lives in Southern California and works as a “sales jock.” Stokes is a husband and father of two sons. He still likes to reminisce about his time at Lewis & Clark.
Anna Moran J.D. was appointed to the Kenai (Alaska) Superior Court by Governor Sarah Palin on March 5, 2007. She has practiced law for 28 years and is currently a magistrate and standing master in Kenai.
Anthony DeConciliis M.Ed. is president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans and led the college in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Steven Fendrich B.S. is publisher of Pioneer Drama Service, one of the largest full-service play publishing and licensing companies in North America. However, his main focus is on Debra, his wife of 20 years, daughter Rachel, 16, and son David, 13.
Class Notes - 1980s
Dan Balmer B.A. played guitar at the Sisters (Oregon) Jazz Festival.
Ben Fetherston J.D. has been elected chair of the board of directors of Associated Oregon Industries (AOI). He is a partner at Clark, Lindauer, Fetherston, Edmonds, Lippold & Collier in Salem, where he focuses on business law. Fetherston has held other officer positions with AOI, including serving on its executive committee.
Chrys Martin J.D., shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland, was named chair of the 22,000-member Law Institute. As chair, Martin is responsible for the creation and direction of seminars and continuing legal education programs for the nation’s largest organization of defense trial lawyers. She focuses her practice on discrimination, discipline, discharge, harassment, wage and hour, union negotiations, employee contracts and benefits, ERISA, fiduciary liability, confidentiality agreements, and selected litigation.
Britt Nelson J.D. has joined Buckley LeChevallier as an associate attorney. Nelson’s practice areas include general business litigation, land use planning and zoning, business contract disputes, foreclosures, building and premises defects, real property litigation, and condominium conversion disputes and defects.
Lee Weinstein B.A. opened his own public relations consultancy, Lee Weinstein & Associates, in Portland and the Columbia Gorge. Before opening his firm, Weinstein had worked 15 years at Nike, which made him the company’s longest tenured U.S. communications veteran. Weinstein has worked in public relations for 26 years.
Wendy Wallin Malinow B.S. is a children’s book illustrator. She lives in Portland and owns a collection of 200 snow globes.
Michael McKenzie B.S. is principal and owner of McKenzie Communication, a San Francisco–based consulting firm providing marketing, public relations, and organizational communication services. He lives in the Lake Street district of San Francisco with his wife, Lori McKenzie B.A. ‘83, and two teenage children, Nathan and Sarah. He is an amateur chef and plays bass in the band The Swingin’ Earthlings.
Barbara Kaempf Matkowski CAS is a mixed-media artist in Portland.
Kristin Patton B.A. was recently promoted to vice president and corporate secretary at Sahara Enterprises. Last year, she received her M.B.A. with high honors from the University of Chicago.
Bob Wollheim J.D., a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for community contributions and dedicated service honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The award was presented on January 15 at the 22nd annual Keep Alive the Dream tribute to King.
John Wright B.S. was recently named the best headhunting executive in Japan. His firm, Global Sage, also received top honors for its work in both Asia and Japan. The awards were based on results of a survey taken by senior executives in Asia-Pacific’s financial services industry.
Vincent Bernabei J.D. has relocated his law practice to Washington Square Road in Portland. He continues to practice civil litigation and family law.
Robert Briggs J.D. has spent the last eight years as a staff attorney for the Disability Law Center of Alaska in Juneau, a year’s sabbatical to spend more time with his family, and a year of not really trying to practice law (i.e., part-time solo practice). Recently Briggs joined the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development as the workers’ compensation hearing officer for the Juneau office. Former classmates taking a cruise through Juneau are encouraged to contact him for a personally guided hike through the mountains and forests surrounding Juneau. Although wildlife sightings may not be guaranteed, it is a pretty good bet it will rain.
Cynthia Garner B.A. lives in Goldendale, Washington, after having spent two years in a small village outside of Thessaloniki, Greece, with her husband, three children, two dogs, and two cats. She homeschools her two daughters and teaches drawing and calligraphy. Her husband, Rob, is a therapist and supervisor at a small mental health agency. Her son graduated from high school last year and is now attending community college.
Bethanne Klauck B.A. currently lives in North Carolina with her sons.
Roger Lenneberg J.D. joins Stewart Sokol & Gray as of counsel after serving as corporate counsel for Performance Contracting Group. His practice focuses on complex construction and commercial disputes.
John Montgomery J.D. has changed the Montgomery Law Group to Montgomery & Hansen, which focuses on corporate and securities law, technology transactions, venture fund representation, and executive employment. The firm is located in Menlo Park, California.
Valerie Tomasi J.D. has been selected as one of Oregon Business magazine’s “50 Great Leaders” for 2007. Tomasi, a shareholder at Farleigh Witt since 1990, was elected president and managing shareholder of the firm in 2000. She is an adjunct professor at the law school and cochairs the Multnomah Bar Association Managing Partner Roundtable. Tomasi has chaired the pro bono subcommittee of the Oregon State Bar’s Debtor-Creditor Section since 1993.
Paul Jorgensen B.A. founded Jorgensen Law Firm in Washington D.C., after 18 years of experience in business and legal practice. An active member of the D.C. community, he was honored with the Mayor’s Arts Award in 2004.
Kellar Laros B.S. lives in Hawaii. He was recently visited by Gary and Judy Emblen. Gary was a health and physical education instructor at Lewis & Clark for many years, and he and Judy also led trips to Nepal. Gary–along with Tom Darrow, professor emeritus of biology–led Laros on a trip to the Caribbean in 1984 to study marine life. To prepare for the trip, Gary helped Laros become certified as an NAUI scuba diver in Lewis & Clark’s swimming pool and in Hoodsport, Washington. Since that time, scuba diving and marine life have become Laros’ career. He is a partner at Jack’s Diving Locker, Kona’s largest and oldest dive shop and charter operator. He is also the founder of the Manta Pacific Research Foundation. He has logged over 7,400 scuba dives and has certified more than 500 scuba divers. It all started with Gary and Lewis & Clark College.
Lisa LeSage J.D., associate dean and director of business law programs and executive director of the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic, has been elected president of the Oregon Law Foundation for 2007. The foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Oregon State Bar, helps raise funds to provide access to justice for the state’s poor. Since its inception in 1981, the foundation has awarded more than $17 million for charitable law-related purposes.
Blake Underwood J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney in charge of the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. He was in private practice in Portland before joining the business transactions section of DOJ in 2000.
Corey Loehr B.A. is the Australia–New Zealand manager of Intel’s enterprise solution group. In his previous position as Intel Australia’s business development manager, he focused on the banking sector and prominent high-performance computing projects.
Christopher Shotola-Hardt B.A. is an art teacher at Wilsonville High School and plays the Irish bouzouki, the bass guitar, and the mandolin with the band Bugtoast. The Oregon Art Education Association named him the 2005 Oregon secondary art educator of the year. His art was exhibited at Portland’s Blackfish Gallery in 2006.
Trina Strom J.D. has joined Sorensen-Jolink, Trubo, Williams, Scherzer & Strom as a partner. Strom’s practice is limited to family law, including mediation, arbitration, and traditional client representation. She was formerly a partner at Borg, Strom & Greenlick.
Sarah Jo Chaplen B.A. ‘87, M.P.A. ‘93 recently became an assistant city manager for Hillsboro. She began working for the city in 1998 as a project manager.
Tom Lyden B.S. continues to work as a reporter at KMSP-TV, Fox 9, in Minneapolis, where he has been employed for the past 14 years.
Erin Thompson B.A. ‘87, M.A.T. ‘93 was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame for achievements on the soccer field from 1983 to 1987. She is an educational assistant and soccer coach at Hood River Middle School.
Gary Young J.D. has opened his own law office. He specializes in personal injury and business law in Gresham.
Ann Sherman J.D. has been selected by K&L Gates as the Portland administrative partner and a member of the firm-wide management committee for a four-year term.
Jill Tanner J.D., presiding magistrate of the magistrate division of the Oregon Tax Court, received the 2006 Lawrence Lasser Award at the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Tax Court Judges. The award recognizes special service to the public in dispute resolution in tax matters. Presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court since 2002, Tanner also serves as an officer of the Mary Leonard Law Society and on the Board of Bar Examiners.
Dean Alterman J.D. has left Lane Powell and opened the Alterman Law Office in Portland.
Michael Drapkin B.A. recently became an associate at the law firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew in Denver.
Lorie Hancock J.D. has been named partner at Karnopp Petersen. Hancock’s practice emphasizes business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies, and intellectual property issues.
J. Francisco Hulse B.A. and his wife, Merav Rozenblum, live and work as freelance interpreters and translators in San Francisco. Hulse also does voice-overs for TV commercials and offers private tutoring in Spanish. Rozenblum, who is from Israel, works as a contract interpreter for the State Department.
William “Barney” Later J.D. has relocated the Law Offices of William N. Later to Clay Street in Portland.
Class Notes - 1990s
Robert Bovett J.D., assistant county counsel for Lincoln County, was honored in December for his tireless work combating methamphetamine problems at all levels, ranging from locally to internationally. At a gala banquet at the Portland Conference Center, former governor Barbara Roberts–standing in for Governor Ted Kulongoski, who was away–presented Bovett with the Governor’s Gold Award, which honors businesses and individuals “who make our state great.” Bovett received a bronze statue of the Oregon Pioneer and solid gold medals in recognition of his work.
Amy Lerich-Masterson B.A. lives in Seattle, where she works for Starbucks. Her husband, Don, works for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Their daughter, Madeleine, is 10 years old. Amy reports that she’s enjoyed Seattle’s extra sun this year.
Diane Rulien J.D. has joined ReMax Equity Group as a real estate broker. She focuses on residential real estate throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area.
Shaun Yu CAS is the program director at Classical 88.1 WDPR in Dayton, Ohio, the country’s 59th largest radio market. Previously, he had worked nine years at Classical 89.9 KBPS, which serves metro Portland and Hood River.
Sharon Chinn M.A., director of educational career and licensing services at the graduate school, published her poem “To a Sleepless Night” in the June 2007 issue of United Methodist Nexus.
Bob Miller J.D., associate professor of law, recently authored Native America, Discovered and Conquered, which was featured as the book of the month on the Native America Calling radio show in December. To learn how you can listen to the show on your local radio station or on the Internet, visit Native America Calling.
Victoria Blackwell J.D. has been named general counsel of Papa Murphy’s International. She has been with Papa Murphy’s as corporate attorney since 2000. Blackwell recently led the company’s expansion into British Columbia, where Papa Murphy’s currently operates five stores and plans to open 11 more by year-end. She also oversees all legal aspects of franchisor/franchisee agreements for more than 400 franchisees nationwide.
Elaine Brown J.D. has joined the Portland office of Gordon & Polscer as an associate. Her practice focuses on insurance coverage matters.
Raechelle Cline B.A. relocated to Wisconsin with her family in 2006. She is working to establish her own business as a residential interior decorator.
Iphigenia Johnson B.A. ‘92, M.A. ‘95 lives in Monterrey, Mexico, where she teaches and climbs at El Potrero Chico outside the city. She and her partner plan to live there one more year and then it’s a toss-up between moving elsewhere in the world or taking a year off to bike tour and rock climb.
Barbara Smythe J.D. has joined Klarquist Sparkman. Smythe’s practice focuses on intellectual property law litigation.
Renne Brock-Richmond B.S. is a weaver and a teacher in Sequim, Washington. She runs the monthly Sequim Art Walk, a tour of 20 galleries and shops.
Christine Ho B.A. recently returned from Singapore, where she chased after her daughters, Tia, 3, and Natasja, 3. At the time, her husband, Alan Silva, was at the top of Antarctica, completing his bid to climb the highest summit in each of the seven continents. Ho is business development manager for Design Worldwide Partnership, a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design consultancy.
John Riutta B.A. is the training and organizational development specialist in the human resources department at Leupold. Previously, he had worked 10 years in marketing and new product development at the company. He is also enrolled in the Oregon Executive M.B.A. program and expects to graduate in June 2008. In his spare time, he enjoys bird-watching.
Arjan Schütte B.A. is associate director of the Center for Financial Services Innovation. He manages the center’s investment and grant programs and works with portfolio companies and nonprofits to further their project goals. He is also active in the center’s strategic and business development work.
John Ogan J.D. has been named partner at Karnopp Petersen. His practice continues to focus on serving the varied legal needs of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indians.
Susan Trump-Felstiner J.D., of Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd, has been elected treasurer of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.
Kristin Eaton J.D. is now a shareholder with Yates, Matthews & Eaton.
Kathy Fritz J.D. has joined Miller Nash as of counsel. She is in the business department, specializing in all aspects of health care law. Previously, she was general counsel and compliance officer for the physician and dental groups of Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Fritz has served on a number of local community nonprofit boards, including Project Quest Integrative Health Center, Linnton Community Center, and Oregon Nurses Association.
Aaron Meyer B.S. received a grant from the Goldsmith-Greenfield Foundation to help launch his Classroom Music Project. As leader of the program, he interacts with thousands of music students around the Pacific Northwest.
Alex Moggridge B.A. is an actor and playwright living in New York. His play The Squirrel was in New York’s Summer Play Festival. He recently appeared in the play The Retreat from Moscow, performed in Portland.
Nicholas Pepper B.A. is director of current drama programming at ABC, where he oversees all aspects of Desperate Housewives, Lost, Ugly Betty, and Brothers & Sisters. After completing his M.F.A. at Yale’s School of Drama in 2001, he has been enjoying life in Los Angeles. He regularly dines and drinks with Liz Dean B.A. ‘94, Ever Carradine B.A. ‘96, David Brinkman B.A. ‘94, and Rachel Roth B.A. ‘93. When not working, he flips old houses and buys and manages apartment buildings.
Sandra Bacharach B.A. lives in Portland and works at a nonprofit that provides mediation and conflict resolution services to Latino communities. Her “lesbiancee,” Diana (chama) Sanchez, is completing her bachelor’s degree at Oregon State University. The two will civilly unite sometime in 2008.
Justin Delaney J.D. was promoted to vice president, assistant general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary at Standard Insurance Company in Portland. Delaney continues to oversee The Standard’s corporate legal and public affairs departments, which include government and public relations and charitable giving. Since joining The Standard in 1997, he has held various positions, including assistant vice president, assistant general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary. He serves on the board of directors for the Oregon Business Alliance, Associated Oregon Industries, and The Standard Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of the Oregon State Insurance Division Advisory Committee.
Jason Wilson-Aguilar J.D. has been elected to the board of directors of Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), a nonprofit community organization in Seattle formed to empower consumers to take control of their financial situations. Through education and training, CENTS helps consumers prevent, or overcome, serious money problems. Wilson-Aguilar practices bankruptcy law in Oregon and Washington with the Routh Crabtree Olsen firm.
Jennie Bricker J.D. has been promoted by Stoel Rives to principal in the Portland office. Bricker practices natural resources law, with a focus on water law and waterways. She assists clients with real estate transactions; gas, oil, and mining transactions; and the administration and interpretation of utility mortgage indentures. Recognized as one of the state’s experts on navigability for title, Bricker advises riparian property owners about their rights to submerged and submersible lands on Oregon waterways. She continues to guide several clients through the administrative process of establishing their water rights in the complex Klamath Basin adjudication. In 2001, Bricker received the Burton Award for legal achievement.
Marc Casto B.A. is president and chief operating officer of Casto, a privately owned global travel management agency, in Santa Clara, California. He serves on the board of the Commonwealth Business Travel Group and Santa Clara County Educational Foundation. In 2003, he was named a “Top Forty Under Forty” by Travel Weekly.
Jefna McCuistion Cohen B.A. lives in Portland with her husband, Louis Cohen, and their dog. She is a teacher.
Robin DesCamp J.D. has joined the family law firm of Gevurtz Menashe as associate attorney. DesCamp’s practice focuses on dissolution, child custody, modification of child support orders, and name changes. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon Corporate Counsel Association.
Daniel Duyck J.D. has started a new Portland-based firm, Whipple & Duyck, with his friend Scott Whipple.
Joseph Grossman B.A. has worked as a staff writer for the Late Show with David Letterman since 2004, and has lived in New York City since 1998. He misses all his old friends at the Pioneer Log, KLC, and Platt-Howard.
Charmaine Houseman B.A. is living in the Ruhr area of Germany, just outside of Dusseldorf, after moving from Washington, D.C., in October 2005. In April 2005, she married Stefan Kemeny in Pasedena, California. She is using her law degree to teach legal English while taking intensive German to prepare for a master’s degree. They do not have any kids, dogs, or cats, but now have a total of 21 fish.
Elisa McClurkan B.A. is the high school ministry support director for Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin. She organizes volunteer youth groups to visit and help Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Jonathan Norling J.D., a Lane Powell shareholder, completed the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program and is an accredited LEED professional, one of the few such attorneys in the United States. The nationally accepted LEED Green Building Rating System promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Carsten Schlichting B.A. recently moved to Vienna. She is working as a software architect for Bwin.
Katherine Rees Scott B.S. earned a doctorate degree in environmental health engineering from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2006. She works for Unilever in Baltimore.
Linda Weimar J.D. announces the opening of Weimar Law Offices. For the past 10 years, she was a senior associate with D’Amore & Associates, handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her practice continues to emphasize this work, as well as diminished value cases. In addition, Weimar has expanded her practice to include family law.
Jacob Zaw Win B.A. won three academic excellence awards at Vermont Law School for the highest grade in legal writing, criminal law, and property courses. He will graduate in 2008.
Katerine Bach B.A. is a mortgage broker for Professional Mortgage.
Travis Hall J.D. was a featured speaker at Amnesty International’s Midwest and Northeast regional conferences in October and November. The former U.S. Army interrogator and Judge Advocate General officer spoke against the use of abuse and torture during interrogation of those detained in U.S. custody.
Guy Hallam Jr. J.D. and partners have announced the opening of the law offices of Kormanik, Hallam & Sneed, in Meridian, Idaho. The firm offers legal services in the areas of general civil litigation, employment, personal injuries, wrongful death, divorce/custody, condemnations, elder law (including nursing home litigation), water law, land use, and real estate.
Laura Kalty J.D. has joined Liebert Cassidy Whitmore in the Los Angeles office, doing employment law for public entities.
Alyssa Koliha B.A. is a senior manager and certified public accountant at a firm in Nevada and hopes to become partner in the next couple of years. She is working on her master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. A few years ago, she married her husband in Lake Tahoe, close to where she now lives.
Jamie Miller B.A. married in 2006 and lives in Spokane, Washington. She owns a small full-service commercial real estate firm.
Ryan Vanderhoof J.D., of Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell, has been elected secretary for 2007 by the Jackson County Bar Association.
Ray Crutchley J.D. has opened a new law firm, The Legal Crutch, in Hillsboro.
Pamela Evers J.D. coauthored Contingent Environmental Liabilities: Disclosures and Accounting, a tax management portfolio for the publisher Bureau of National Affairs. Evers, an associate professor of business law at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, also recently received a certificate in public international law from The Hague Academy of International Law. Her research is in the areas of environmental law and management, and corporate law and governance.
Heather Guthrie J.D., an attorney with Dunn Carney in Portland, focuses her practice on estate planning and business transactions. Her estate planning practice includes development of comprehensive plans for estates of all sizes, and probate and trust administration. Guthrie’s business practice includes representation of nonprofit and for-profit entities, including a niche focus serving the design professional community and significant work in complex real estate development financings.
Corinne Sam J.D. has joined Perkins Coie as an associate in the Portland office in their real estate and land use practice. Sam completed a summer law program at the University of Madrid and an intensive language study course at Nanjing University in China. Previously, she was an associate at Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler in Portland.
Zeenie Scholtz B.A. recently began working at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The museum overlooks the National Elk Refuge and is on the route from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Bradley Sneed J.D. and partners have announced the opening of the law offices of Kormanik, Hallam & Sneed, located in Meridian, Idaho. The firm offers legal services in the areas of general civil litigation, employment, personal injuries, wrongful death, divorce/custody, condemnations, elder law (including nursing home litigation), water law, land use, and real estate.
Kim Tran J.D. has been elected to shareholder at Stafford Frey Cooper. Tran advises businesses and individuals on employment law–related matters and conducts employment law trainings on topics including sexual harassment. As 2006 president of the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW), Tran cochaired Washington’s first statewide diversity conference, “Getting Ahead and Giving Back: Diversity in Washington’s Legal Community,” with other minority bar associations. She received the ABAW’s 2004 Community Service Award for her work as coordinator for the international district legal clinic, where she has volunteered since 2000. Tran was a 2005 fellow with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Leadership Institute and has served on the WSBA Pro Bono Legal Aid Committee and as special disciplinary counsel for the WSBA. She is a board member with the ABAW and the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington, a fellow with the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. In 2007, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels appointed Tran to serve on the Seattle Women’s Commission. Since 2000, she has volunteered as a naturalization teacher for Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS), the largest social service agency serving the Asian American population in the state of Washington. She was on the ACRS board of directors in 2006 and serves as its president in 2007. Washington Law & Politics magazine selected Tran as one of Washington’s “Rising Stars” in 2006-07.
Class Notes - 2000s
Dave Bayard B.A. is in graduate school at Brandeis’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management.
Heather Dion B.A. is back in Portland after a two-year sabbatical to Arizona. She is working on her M.B.A. at Portland State University with an emphasis in sustainability. She owns a condo near Lewis & Clark with her partner, Jeremy, and enjoys being back in the Northwest.
Sierra Hutchinson B.A. and her husband, Moutiou Yessoufou, recently returned from West Africa. She has completed half of her coursework for a master’s degree in international development with concentrations in nonprofit management and training at the Graduate School for International Studies at the University of Denver.
Viktoria Salnikova-Leeper B.A. just moved into a home in Dunthorpe. She and her husband, Oscar, are both studying for their M.B.A. degrees at Portland State University while working full time doing what they love. Over the summer, she enjoyed taking her kids to Lewis & Clark to kick around a soccer ball.
Trina Schneider B.A. ‘00 is in graduate school studying ecology and evolution at the University of Connecticut.
Derek Simmons J.D. has become a shareholder at Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Baldwin & Burgess in Eugene. He joined the firm in 2002 after a two-year clerkship with Judge David V. Brewer of the Oregon Court of Appeals. Simmons’ practice continues to focus in the areas of health law, business organizations and transactions, limited liability companies, and emerging business.
Alison Strong J.D. has been named a 2006 Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Law & Politics. She works at Cozen O’Connor in the firm’s New York Midtown office.
Kornelia Dormire J.D. has joined Duffy Kekel as an associate. Dormire continues to concentrate her practice on estate and business planning, trust and estate administration, charitable organizations, and related tax planning.
Keith Dozier J.D. has relocated his office to Lake View Village in downtown Lake Oswego. His practice continues to focus on personal injury claims.
Sarah Laufer B.A. joined Peterkin & Associates, Attorneys at Law, in Bend. She specializes in environmental and real estate law.
Jennifer McCauley J.D. has joined the Portland office of Ball Janik as an associate. Formerly at Ashcroft Wiles Ammann, McCauley’s practice continues to emphasize construction and commercial litigation.
Lisa Blee B.A. moved to Seattle for dissertation research and is glad to be back in the Northwest. She is a doctoral candidate in American Indian history at the University of Minnesota.
Donald Long B.A. has returned to Canada after completing a master’s degree in media and communication at the University of Olso, Norway. He works as an external relations officer in the fund-raising department at Seneca College in Toronto.
Michael Mayer J.D., an environmental protection specialist with the National Park Service’s Environmental Quality Division in Denver, has been assigned to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s International Technical Assistance Program and traveled to the Republic of Georgia for four weeks in the spring. While there, he conducted a comprehensive assessment of protected areas and related legislation and recommended protected areas, management policies, and legal amendments.
Melissa Waer B.A. lives in Seattle and works in construction management building commercial mixed-use buildings. She recently received her M.B.A. and is now working toward a degree in gemology.
Jessica Breiman B.A. is working on dual degrees at the Pratt Institute: an M.S. in art history and an M.S. in library science.
James Christie B.A. is pursuing a master’s of divinity degree at Yale Divinity School. He plans to be ordained in the United Church of Christ and serve as a congregational minister.
Craig Commerford J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. He was a judicial clerk for the Multnomah County Circuit Court and a patent proofreader for a private Portland firm.
Lisa Davies J.D. has joined Teunis J. Wyers and Lesley Apple Haskell as an owner of Wyers Haskell Davies.
Zachary Light J.D. has joined Kellington, Krack, Rochmond, Blackhurst & Glatte as an associate. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense.
Ted Magnuson M.A. has published The Moses Probe (Mundania Press, 2006), a novel in which he applies the principles of human behavior he learned in counseling psychology to the writing of fiction. (See also Bookshelf.) Magnuson lives in the Pacific Northwest and, when not writing, keeps busy by photographing ballroom dancers, working in hospice, and enjoying the outdoors. To earn his keep, he has sold bicycles and fire insurance and workers’ compensation policies–but not necessarily to the same people at the same time! His lifetime achievements include climbing a mountain, sleeping in a snow cave, bicycling over the Cascade Mountains in Washington state, dancing the tango, and being a dad.
Emma Miller B.A. ‘03, J.D. ‘06 joined the Oregon bar in 2006 after graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School. In 2007, she returned to her home state, Alaska. She is happily working as a judicial clerk for Judge Aarseth on his criminal docket.
Irina Batrakova J.D. has joined the Portland firm of Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad. Previously, she was an associate attorney at Brislawn Lofton Gregorek. During high school Batrakova, a native of Russia, participated in the Future Leaders Exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department to enhance understanding and dialogue between Americans and Russians. She was one of 1,200 students selected to spend the 1994 academic year in the States.
Daniel Del Coro B.A. lives in his home state along the west side of the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has lived there for two years and currently works as a senior-level editor and freelance writer in the New York metropolitan area. To the once illustrious and forever great members of the Ridge Crew, he wishes you “all the best of luck and happiness.”
Deva Gatica B.A. lives in Hawaii. She is pursuing a graduate degree in global leadership and is running her own business, which focuses on consulting, life coaching, and counseling. She misses Portland and is considering law school back at Lewis & Clark.
Kimberly Griffith J.D. works as a law clerk to Judge Malcolm F. Marsh of the U.S. District Court.
Sarah Holzer B.A. lives in Tigard with her fiancé, Noah, and their dog, Howie. She is working as a nanny while she earns her massage therapy license.
Yi-Kang Hu J.D. has been appointed by the governor’s office to a three-year term on the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners. The board’s role includes licensing and regulation of naturopathic physicians in Oregon. Hu continues to practice food and drug law and intellectual property law with the law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis in Portland.
Neah Huynh J.D. has been named a deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office, Correctional Law Section. Huynh represents employees of the Department of Corrections and Board of Prison Terms in civil suits filed by prisoners and parolees. Cases range in scope from individual damages claims to large-scale class actions seeking permanent injunctive relief, and they present issues ranging from state tort claims to complex constitutional questions.
John Kauffman J.D. is transitioning from military service in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps to civilian life after more than 20 years of active duty. He and his family fell in love with Portland during his year at Lewis & Clark, and they intend to make their long-term home in the area.
Sara Kelly J.D. has joined the Dobson Law Firm as an associate attorney. Kelly, who is licensed to practice law in Oregon and California, focuses her practice on environmental, toxic tort, real estate, and land use litigation.
Hannah Klausman B.A. is serving in the Peace Corps in Mongolia and will complete her service in summer 2008.
Shannon McGonagle B.A. is pursing a doctor degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Washington. After working as a research technician on the East Coast for the past two years, she is glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest.
Julie Penry J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Penry has practiced with a private law firm in Vancouver for the last two and a half years.
Abigail St. Lawrence J.D. has been promoted to senior associate attorney at Doney Crowley Bloomquist Payne Uda, a Helena, Montana, law firm. She has been with the firm since 2003 and specializes in environmental and natural resource litigation, water law, and government relations for agricultural and business clients throughout Montana and the Mountain West.
Alison Strachan B.A. has lived in Kobe, Japan, for almost three years and teaches at a junior high school, where she has a great view of the world’s longest suspension bridge.
Christi Turner B.A. is beginning her third year serving with the Peace Corps in Madagascar.
Paul Warlick B.A. has spent the past year working with a biodiesel education project, which encourages local communities and individuals to use and produce vegetable-based fuels. He is employed by Green Empowerment, a Portland-based nonprofit that assists international nongovernmental agencies in installing community-based renewable energy projects in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Jordan Barron B.A. plays guitar for the Wires, a Portland garage band that includes members Jake Thomas B.A. ‘05 and Lewis & Clark undergraduates David Hires and Laine Shipley.
Benjamin Buhayar J.D. has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. He has practiced with private firms in Portland during the last two years.
Travis Harper B.A. is currently in his second year of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme in the northernmost town on the main island of Honshu in Aomori Prefecture. He helps teach English to elementary through high school students in the area. In his free time, he continues to study Japanese, play guitar, and engage in local cultural activities. Yoroshiku!
Kate Joseph J.D. has joined Josselson & Potter, a general practice firm in Northwest Portland with a specialty in real estate investment transactions. She finished clerking for Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Rex Armstrong in January 2007.
Nathan Klein J.D. joined the Irvine, California, office of Howrey LLP as a commercial trial associate.
Andrea Knight J.D. has joined Evans & Zusman as an associate. Knight works primarily in the area of family law and assists with the firm’s commercial practice.
Gina Mann B.A. is a toxicologist for MetroLabs in Portland. She is pursuing a master’s degree in forensic science.
Sandra Naranjo J.D. has joined Harris Law Firm in Hillsboro.
Sarah Stewart B.A. works in the development office of the National Geographic Society, building partnerships with companies to fund more than 300 people and projects each year. She is also learning whitewater kayaking, taking flamenco and hip hop dance, and running in her first half marathon.
Jake Thomas B.A. plays bass for the Wires, a Portland garage band that includes members Jordan Barron B.A. ‘05 and Lewis & Clark undergraduates David Hires and Laine Shipley.
Michele Wasson J.D. has joined Parsons Farnell & Grein as an associate. Her practice focuses on estate planning and probate. Previously, Wasson worked as corporate counsel for Innovation Asset Group.
Flavia Arsenault B.A. accepted a new position at Lewis & Clark as associate director of annual giving and stewardship. Her summer plans included biking, traveling, and hosting Sex in the City soirees.
Amanda Austin J.D. has joined the Oregon Department of Justice Honors Program.
Gillian Bunker J.D. has joined Klarquist Sparkman as an associate. Bunker’s practice focuses on the biosciences and patent prosecution.
Jennifer Coughlin J.D. has joined the Bend law firm of Hurley, Re & Gruetter. Coughlin has become the third generation of attorneys in her family. She practices land use, litigation, and employment law.
Elisa Dozono J.D. joins Miller Nash as an associate in the litigation department, focusing on business litigation and government relations. Dozono has more than 11 years of experience in communications management and government relations, including positions as corporate media manager for the Port of Portland, communications director for former Portland mayor Vera Katz, media relations director for former governor John Kitzhaber’s transition, and a producer for KATU television.
Elizabeth Engberg J.D. has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the torts section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice.
Graham Fisher J.D. has joined Metropolitan Public Defender Service as a staff attorney. He formerly worked for the Law Office of Michael Levine in Portland.
Maja Haium J.D. has joined Downey Brand in Sacramento as an associate in the firm’s water practice. Haium was a law clerk in the environmental section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice.
Stephanie Irvine J.D. is a new associate with Klarquist Sparkman, where her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation.
Jinnifer Jeresek J.D. has joined Karnopp Peterson as an associate. Her practice focuses on litigation.
Nicole Kaupp B.A. lives in Georgetown, Texas, where she works as the assistant swimming and diving coach at Southwestern University. She is also working toward her master’s degree in sports leadership at Northeastern University.
Nichole Kennedy B.A. is taking a year off school and substitute teaching part time and working as a nanny in Connecticut.
Nate Laffan B.A. is a designer for Shotgunflat, an award-winning creative agency in Middleboro, Massachusetts
Kris Logan B.A. considers himself “retired” in Portland. In his spare time, he is getting his poetry published and playing basketball while awaiting his Peace Corps assignment in Eastern Europe.
Robin McIntyre J.D. has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Previously, she was a law clerk in the appellate division for a year. McIntyre then worked with the U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, for a year.
Elizabeth Newell J.D. has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate. She focuses her practice on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Adonya Ourshalimian B.A. is the new marketing associate at Samaritan Counseling Centers in Portland and is pursuing art and music on the side.
Cindy Talley B.A. is an intern and office manager for Tom Leader Studio, an international landscape architecture firm in Berkeley, California. The firm designs public and private places, primarily city parks and college campuses. Talley is pursuing a three-year master’s degree program in landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
Kara Thieleman B.A. works for the dean of the undergraduate college at Lewis & Clark and will soon be pursuing a graduate degree in psychology.
Anne van Gessel B.A. works part time at a bank in downtown Seattle. She volunteers at an elementary school twice a week, translating for a young third grader who recently came from China. She is also taking a night class on accounting and finance twice a week. In her spare time, she likes to catch up on sleep and work out.
Sarah Williams B.A. has landed her dream job at Planned Parenthood in Beaverton, where she is able to use her Spanish skills while contributing to the medical and reproductive rights fields.
Jeffery Woodcox J.D. has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate. He focuses on corporate and general business law.
Tony Flores B.S. ‘89 and Michelle Bhear, September 16, 2006.
Joseph Kling B.S. ‘93 and Louise Trippe Kling B.S. ‘93, December 13, 2003. Peter Sloan CAS ‘93, Amy Richards B.A. ‘98, Rain Kramer B.S. ‘93, Reed McIlvaine B.A. ‘93, Christa Smith B.A. ‘93, Phoebe Belcher B.A. ‘93, Alice Roby Bauer B.A. ‘96, John Howe B.S. ‘95, Ted Helprin B.A. ‘94, Bell Hall ‘94, Ken Erlick B.A. ‘92, Todd Smith B.A. ‘93, Josie Garton J.D. ‘00, and Natalie “Tally” Bent Armbruster B.S. ‘94 attended.
Jefna McCuistion Cohen B.A. ‘97 and Louis Cohen, July 23, 2005. Attendants included Amy Klein B.A. ‘02 and Christine Bernsten B.A. ‘98. Ryan Blaszak B.A. ‘96 and Sandy Bacharach B.A. ‘96 both spoke during the ceremony.
Ian H. Arnold B.A. ‘98 and Elizabeth Catherine Schmidt, May 21, 2006.
Patricia Cowan B.A. ‘98 and Jeff Cowan, September 2005. Jeff Malmon B.A. ‘88 was in attendance.
David Bayard B.A. ‘00 and Trina Schneider B.A. ‘00, August 19, 2006.