Class Notes - 1940s
Elaine Dahl Rohse ’42 won third place in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2006 Better Newspaper Contest for a collection of her columns titled “Through Rohse Colored Glasses.” The weekly column has run in the McMinnville News-Register for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Homer Rohse ’41, were journalism students at Albany College when R.C. Notson and M. Bauer of the Oregonian were teachers. Homer retired as manager of the News-Register in 1985. Married in 1942, she and Homer have traveled extensively.
Class Notes - 1950s
Charles “Chuck” Babin ’50 and wife Virginia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2006 at St. Anthony Church in Tigard. They met in 1943 at the Portland Rose Festival, shortly before Babin reported for Navy duty and served in the battle for Okinawa.
Robert Young ‘50 and his wife, Dar, a registered nurse, volunteered with the Red Cross for three weeks to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Robert helped coordinate ham radio systems, making contact with countless displaced and worried family members. Dar helped evacuees find aid and shelter.
Arts & Sciences Golden Reunion May 18-20, 2007
June Christensen Fleming ’57 was profiled in the “My Workout” feature of the Oregonian’s Living section on May 31, 2006. Her workout includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and 18 to 20 miles of urban hiking each week. In May, she went on her first solo snow camping trip in 20 years. She told the Oregonian, “I’m in better shape now than I was when I was 50.”
Carol O’Connor ’58 is happily retired in Arizona and enjoying time with her two grandchildren: Trinity Ellison, 5, and David Ellison, 1. Her daughter just received a master’s degree in business and marketing. She welcomes contact with alumni friends who are visiting the Phoenix area.
John Sherrill Houser ’58 created the world’s largest equestrian bronze sculpture for the entrance of the El Paso International Airport. He devoted nine years to the 36-foot-high piece, creating a small-scale model in 1997 and the full-scale work in his Mexico City studio between 1998 and 2005. The statue depicts Don Juan de Oñate, Spanish colonizer of New Mexico, who introduced the Spanish settlement and the horse to the American Southwest in 1598. John’s father, Ivan Houser, taught art at Lewis & Clark, and was assistant sculptor to Gutzon Borglum during the early years of carving the granite presidential heads on Mount Rushmore.
Class Notes - 1960s
Dick Kite ‘60 and his wife, Carole, have retired from their “Ministry of Music” after a combined career of 100-plus years. Between the two of them, they served churches in Reno, Nevada; Moscow, Idaho; Fort Jones, Etna, and Weed, California; Edmonds, Seattle, Kirkland, and Bellevue, Washington; and New Britain, Connecticut. Their music has taken them to five Eastern-bloc countries and to England, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa. They currently live in Redmond, Washington. They have five grown children and four grandchildren. Carole designs and makes greeting cards, while Dick makes Native American–styled flutes.
Arts & Sciences 45th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
William Coggins ’66 just finished 35 years of federal civilian service, most of it with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He’s retired and moved to St. James Plantation, North Carolina, for a life of cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing, and some (poor) golf. He would love to hear from any and all from his era.
Ann Marie Magill ’66, who retired as librarian from Ashland High School in 2004, works as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Ashland High School’s ASPIRE program.
Richard Maizels J.D. ’66 continues to offer arbitration and mediation services at his new office in the American Bank Building in downtown Portland.
Linda Mendez ’66 has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, with and without student groups. She plans to live in Chile in the near future.
Justice Betty Roberts J.D. ’66 received the Margaret Brent Award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in Honolulu.
John Venator ’66 was invited to be a featured speaker by Business Week magazine at its Business Week CEO Forum in Beijing in November 2006. He was also a featured speaker at the 2004 forum, held in Hong Kong.
Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Douglas “Doug” Crevensten ’68 and his wife, Susan Bower Crevensten ’68, live in Fairbanks, Alaska. They raised a son and daughter together and are thriving in Alaska, where they’ve built two houses and two cabins. Doug is retired after 35 years with the school district in many capacities, the last being director of grants and special projects. Susie works as an elementary school librarian. Doug busies himself with tinkering, hiking, reading mysteries and the Washington Post, shooting guns, and playing poker with buddies. Susie enjoys bird watching, working with a local wildlife refuge, fly fishing, and keeping Doug organized. Together, they have fun with their dog, grown children, and each other.
Mary Devlin ’68, M.A.T. ’71 is community libraries director for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District in southwest Washington. She continues to lead contra and English country dances around the United States. During the summer of 2006, she taught at dance camps in Denmark and France.
Patricia Koczur ’68 and her husband found a retirement home in a new subdivision in Orange, a small town in central Virginia. She can walk into town (not much there) or drive 35 miles to Charlottesville for excellent shopping and dining. She enjoys small-town living where the Civil War is still a recent event and people wonder where she’s from because she doesn’t have an accent.
Jacqueline Richey ’68 remembers 40 years ago when she dropped out of a Peace Corps training group that was going to Ecuador. She then married a return Peace Corps volunteer with the promise that they would someday go to Latin America. They immediately went to Vietnam and the Philippines for two years. Now she is about to retire as an accountant at Central City Concern in Portland, and they are moving to Mexico! Hasta la vista!
Robert Rynerson ’68 has been helping others with their historical research. In no particular order: the Dean Reed website team; a Florida professor who is writing the history of light rail transit; and several people writing on the American era in Berlin (1945–94). He’s also working on digitizing his 1960s photos. He’s written the only online account of Aubrey Pankey’s story (search Google for that!).
David Grube ’69 in January 2006 became chair of the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. He was appointed to the board by Governor John Kitzhaber in 2001 and reappointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski in 2004. In May 2006 he was elected to the nominating committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards, and appointed to its postlicensure assessment system committee. He is past president of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians and its foundation, and is an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He has been in private practice in Philomath since 1977.
Class Notes - 1970s
Donald Johnson ’70, J.D. ’74 was nominated by President George W. Bush to be U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Johnson most recently served as senior negotiator for the Social Charter for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State.
Richard Metsger ’72, M.A.T. ’75 is an Oregon state senator. He chairs the Senate Business and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Revenue Committee, Human Services Committee, and Transportation Committee.
Samuel Wade Jr. ’73 had three poems published by the International Library of Poetry. A poem titled “Mom” was published in Eternal Portraits; “Dialogue I” in The Best Poems and Poets of 2005; and an untitled poem, “Be who you are …” in Twilight Musings. He was also designated Poetry Ambassador for National Poetry Month in April 2006. He is currently in Japan, where he hopes to share some of his poems and invite friends to share some of theirs.
Julie Melver M.A.T. ’74 is principal of Mountain Meadow Elementary School in Buckley, Washington. She was previously Seamount League King Division volleyball coach of the year and was twice named the Lander County (Nevada) teacher of the year.
Thomas Anderson ’75 is a schoolteacher in Seattle for both public and private elementary schools. He got into computers while taking the master in teaching program at Seattle University in 1996, and he loves teaching children how to use them!
Stephen Dodge ’75 lives in Irvine, California, with his wife and two children. He works in commercial real estate. He says that in the words of Jimmy Buffett, “I’m growing older but not up.” He would love to hear from L&C friends and acquaintances.
Gregory Lynch J.D. ’75 and Stanley Austin J.D. ’91 formed a partnership with offices in Bend and Prineville and more recently merged with the Miller Nash firm. The new central Oregon offices of Miller Nash focus on business litigation, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and other business transactions; estate planning; health care; and land use, real estate development, and other complex real estate transactions.
Brian Gavin ’76 joined U.S. Representative John Hostettler’s staff as field representative in his Evansville, Indiana, district office. Gavin previously served on the staffs of representatives Trent Franks in Glendale, Arizona, and J.D. Hayworth in Mesa and Scottsdale, Arizona, and of former Senator Bob Packwood in Portland. After Lewis & Clark, Gavin finished his degree with the University of San Francisco and later graduated from the Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles. Please feel welcome to call or write.
Thomas Mason J.D. ’76, who is currently living in California, is married to Pat Amedeo. His daughter, Jessica Mason, starts graduate school at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music this fall. Mason’s practice is in international government relations.
Douglas Neville ’76 became a noble of the Al Kader Shrine on June 11, 2006, International Shrine Membership Day. He owns Neville Communications & Research, a communications consulting and strategic planning firm for small business.
Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Law School 30th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007
Betsy Johnson J.D. ’77, who is an Oregon state senator, was the emcee of Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs’ fifth annual Urban Pioneer Awards Dinner.
Linda Weimar J.D. ’77 lives in Beaverton with her husband and teenage daughter. She practices in Washington County and is a President’s Circle Member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Weimar’s practice includes personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, animal attacks, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, and wrongful death.
Judy Fine-Eichner ’78 reports that she and five fabulous women, Mindy Smith Grant ’78, Kristen Rouner Jeide ’78, Jeannie Price Verderame ’78, Mary Clare Susen Kersten ’78, and Gene Robertson ’78, are the best of friends and after all these years, had a reunion. Although most of them had seen some of the others over the years, they had not all been together since they left Lewis & Clark. It was like The Big Chill for women. Since they were all turning 50 this year, they got together to share stories of families, children, aging parents, work–the serious to the inane. They laughed, they cried, and to quote Kristen, “we had a very long drink of very deep friendship.” They have vowed to do it again in five years.
Arlene Platt J.D. ’78 has changed her practice from Platt & Weinstein to a sole proprietorship. She continues her family law practice in Eugene.
Mark Rosenbaum ’78 is chair of the board of directors for the Portland Development Commission and serves on the boards of Tuality Hospital and Oregon Mentors. He is former president of Jewish Family and Child Services, was previously vice chair of a commission that viewed the state’s public welfare efforts, and chaired the Multnomah County Commission on Children and Families.
Judith Stiegler J.D. ’78, an attorney in central Oregon, was recently appointed to the state’s Government Standards and Practices Commission. She is director of the Central Oregon Court Appointed Special Advocates, chair of the Child Welfare Advisory Committee to the Department of Human Services, and a board member of the Education Foundation for the Bend–La Pine School District.
Wendy Tayler ’78 has lived in Costa Rica for 16 years. She is administrative director of a private bilingual school in northern Costa Rica. She has five children. Daughter Tayler, 22, is finishing a field biology degree at the University of Costa Rica. Em, 20, beginning her sophomore year at the University of San Diego, is interested in environmental law. AJ, 18, has started at the University of San Diego. Jimmy, 10, and Henry, 8, play soccer, mountain bike, and live on her farm, where she has a small nursery. She raises black Labradors, silk-paints, creates gourd crafts, and swims. She uses her L&C Spanish degree every minute of every day.
Class Notes - 1980s
Theresa Kohlhoff J.D. ‘80 and Elizabeth Welch J.D. ‘04 have opened a new law practice, Kohlhoff & Welch: A Mother-Daughter Partnership. Kohlhoff has practiced law for nearly 26 years and Welch has considerable experience in plaintiff personal injury work, an area in which the practice plans to continue.
Robert Neuberger J.D. ‘80 has joined the board of directors at St. Andrew Legal Clinic for a two-year term. He has been practicing law in Oregon since 1980, specializing in professional malpractice, product liability, admiralty and maritime, and personal injury law.
Christopher Simoni J.D. ‘80 is director of the law library at Drexel University College of Law, where he is also a professor. In addition, he has been appointed visiting professor for Drexel’s College of Information Science and Technology. Simoni has consulted at law libraries in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda on the use of information technology for library collection development and research support.
Edward “Ted” Gaines ‘81 was reelected to California’s Placer County Board of Supervisors, fourth assembly district. He owns an independent insurance agency.
Sharon Graugnard ‘81 and Charles “Chuck” Fall ‘82, M.A.T. ‘02 live in Portland. She is a health care business consultant and he is a schoolteacher.
Sylvia Stevens J.D. ‘81 has been appointed general counsel for the Oregon State Bar. Formerly, she was senior assistant general counsel.
Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Law School 25th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007
Adrienne Inglis ‘82 recently recorded with Chaski, her Latin American folk music group, on the soundtrack to the IMAX film Ride Around the World. Inglis was recorded playing 12 different flutes: flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, zampoñas, semi-toyas, toyos, quena, quenacho, moseño, baroque flute, and pennywhistle.
Louise Mabel ‘82 lives in New York. After 12 years working on Wall Street in equity research and investment banking, she’s now running a division of a U.S.-based outsourcing firm that supports research and analytics functions for investment banks and consulting firms. Last year she traveled to India seven times. She would love to hear from old friends and Greece trip participants.
Charles “Chuck” Fall ‘82, M.A.T. ‘02 and Sharon Graugnard ‘81 live in Portland. He is a schoolteacher and she is a health care business consultant.
Lieutenant Colonel Grant Frey ‘83 returned with his family to the United States in August 2005 after a two-year assignment with the State Department in Bangkok, where he was responsible for embassy and consulate security in 11 countries in southeast Asia and the Pacific. He is currently stationed in Hawaii as the provost marshal for Marine Corps bases. He and his wife, Lisa, have a 21-year-old daughter who just returned from a six-month deployment with the U.S. Air Force in Security Forces. Their son is 16 years old and a junior in high school. Having completed 20 years of Marine Corps service, Frey plans to retire within two years.
Karen Jones ‘83 says, “Hi classmates!” She recently received her clinical doctoral degree in audiology from a joint program through Central Michigan and Vanderbilt universities. She lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and more pets than she cares to admit to.
Pamela Knowles (Stebbeds) J.D. ‘83 is chief operating officer of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. She oversees legal services, finance, membership, administration, and communications.
Peter Larsen ‘83 just started as a part-time journalism instructor at California State University at Long Beach. His main gig remains covering TV and entertainment as a features reporter for the Orange County Register. He lives in Westminster, California, with three lovely ladies, ages 40-something, 9, and almost 5.
Major Jonathan Long ‘83 is an assistant product manager for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Fielding Initiative in Kuwait.
Turid Owren J.D. ‘83, an attorney for Tonkon Torp, has been appointed chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Nebraska Service Center.
Paul Ellis J.D. ‘84 has joined Kivel & Howard in Portland.
Randy Miller ‘84 is principal and managing partner of Advisory Services and Investment in Bend. He recently earned the wealth management certificate from the Investment Management Consultants Association after completing extensive graduate-level coursework and an examination.
Robert Schlichting ‘84 received the 2005 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching, an award set up by Congress in 1983 and administered by the National Science Foundation. He teaches physics at Cleveland High School in southeast Portland.
Jeffrey Eden J.D. ‘85 is a shareholder-in-charge at Bullivant Houser Bailey. In addition to leading the Portland office of Bullivant, he continues his trial law practice and is cochair of the firm’s product liability practice group.
David Ernst J.D. ‘85 is the new firm president for Bullivant Houser Bailey. He oversees the law firm’s operations in its six offices in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.
Teresa Herlinger ‘85 took first place in nonfiction in the Oregon Writers Colony annual writing contest, for an essay called “My Mother, the Feminist.”
Corey Loehr ‘85 moved to Sydney on a six-month sportsman’s visa to develop baseball in Australia. After 20 years, he’s home now, working with Intel in the banking and finance sector, and married for 14 years with a daughter, age 4. He recently finished his master’s in business administration at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
Martha Payne J.D. ‘85 has joined Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff as of counsel in the transportation and logistics practice group. She focuses her practice on litigation, regulatory, transactional, and contractual matters in the transportation and logistics industry.
Nargess Shadbeh J.D. ‘85, a longtime legal aid attorney who works with the Oregon Law Center in Portland, has been named a Wasserstein Fellow for 2006–07 by Harvard Law School. The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows program brings outstanding public interest attorneys from across the country to the Harvard campus for one or two days to meet with and advise law students interested in public interest careers.
Lori Tupaj ‘85 settled into a great career in massage therapy (as long as her hands hold out). Her business degree helps a lot in marketing her work. She’s moved 53 times since college–life is short and she’s not done yet! She and her husband, Greg, and two dogs are now in Lake Tahoe, where Greg is a sport-fishing captain. They missed the West so much that they are now back where they belong–but always looking to sail again some day.
Robert Bress ‘86 has begun collecting degrees from unaccredited universities. He also enjoys speaking in tongues through the speakers at drive-in fast-food restaurants. His lovely wife, Carol Hammett, and their wonderful children are incredibly supportive of his unusual hobbies and habits.
Jennifer Cahn ‘86 is moving again–this time to Brownsville, Texas, at the southernmost tip of the United States. She is looking for work in the museum field and getting her two girls (ages 1 and 4) settled while husband David teaches European history at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She hopes her rusty Spanish from the 1983 L&C Costa Rica program will come back quickly. Hasta luego!
Margaret Fine ‘86 has spent her professional life as a lawyer in legal aid and government positions, advocating for the rights of gay men, lesbians, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with disabilities, and abused and neglected children.
William Fritz ‘86 received a masters in education (with distinction) from National University in 2005, and was inducted into Pi Lambda Theta honor society. He teaches French and leadership at Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California.
Daena Goldsmith ‘86 returned to Lewis & Clark in fall 2006 to join the faculty in communication. She and her husband, Michael Alberty, live in Tualatin with their 6-year-old son.
Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Law School 20th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007
Dolores Doyle ‘87 recently completed a 5-year, 8,000-hour on-the-job apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48 and is now a licensed electrician.
David Sandell ‘87 is undertaking research in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, addressing migrant deaths in the United States and on the Mexican border. In August 2007, he will assume an assistant professor position in anthropology at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth. He and Gabriela are pleased to see their children, Claudia and Alejandro, fluent in Spanish. In many respects, they all prefer life in Mexico.
Helen Tompkins J.D. ‘87 has relocated her law office to 111 S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 300, in Portland. She accepts referrals for all types of civil appeals and complex litigation in Oregon and Washington.
Gary Young J.D. ‘87 has opened his own law office at 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 201, in Gresham, specializing in personal injury and business law.
John Aney ‘88 and Mary Dakin ‘88 live in Sunnyvale, California, with their son, Will, and two aging but energetic retrievers. Dakin is now senior planning associate in the office of the dean of humanities and sciences at Stanford University. In this position, she serves as deputy to the executive dean and the vice dean for academic planning.
Todd Beaird ‘88, J.D. ‘91 is (unfortunately) stuck in the Midwest rather than Portland. However, things have been going quite well otherwise. For the last two years he’s been working in estate planning, expanding his knowledge of tax law and finance. He and wife Jenny were married in 2000; they bought a house in June 2004, and daughter Kayla was born in September of that year.
Debra Kassner ‘88 taught third grade for seven years and is now producing and directing the world premiere of a rock musical, Prime. It had a monthlong run last June at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jacob Kosman ‘89 and Julie Urvater Kosman ‘88 and their son, Noah Mathias, live in Seattle, where Jacob works in software and Julie works in patent law.
Athena Pappas ‘89 made a career transition from human factors engineering to … winemaking. In the spirit of never accepting and always challenging oneself, she and her husband began their winery in 2003 in Carlton, Oregon. What a great foundation a liberal arts education provides!
Elizabeth Prato ‘89 is a massage therapist and a writer, with fiction published in ZYZZYVA, Subtropics, and the Berkeley Fiction Review. Her piece titled “Long and Thin,” written in memory of Robert Hayutin ‘88, won first place in the Berkeley Fiction Review’ s Sudden Fiction Competition. She’s also a regular nonfiction contributor to the Northwest Women’s Journal. Her husband is a bookseller, musician, and music critic.
Class Notes - 1990s
Kayla Fioravanti ‘90 and husband Dennis turned their home-based soap-making business into a bulk manufacturer of natural skin-care product bases with 22 employees and more than $3 million in annual sales. The company, Essential Wholesale, sells raw ingredients for skin-care products to international clients. Fioravanti is senior vice president and chief cosmetic formulator.
Lorie Harris Hancock J.D. ‘90 has joined the Bend firm of Karnopp Petersen as of counsel. Previously, she practiced law as a contract lawyer and with Tonkon Torp. Hancock practices in the areas of business and corporate law.
Linda Johannsen J.D. ‘90 has received the debtor-creditor section of the Oregon State Bar’s Award of Merit in recognition of her distinguished service to the section and the legal community at large. Johannsen is a partner at Preston Gates Ellis.
John Pearce ‘90 lives in Anchorage with his wife, Elizabeth, and sons, Bennett and Eliot. He is a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center and a doctoral student in biology at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. He still fondly remembers Professor Don McKenzie’s field lectures and “dead on road” animal surveys during biology field trips. He named his son Eliot, born in June 2004, after his cousin Eliot Barron ‘97.
Heather Renz M.A. ‘90 was recently named an honoree at the Disney Teacher Awards: Celebrating Creativity in Teaching. The award is given to full-time teachers who use innovative teaching methods. She received $10,000 and a trip to Disneyland to attend the awards gala, and her school received $5,000. Renz teaches fourth grade at Vern Patrick Elementary in Redmond, Oregon.
Zena ‘90 finally re-relocated to Oregon! She teaches theatre at Parkrose High School in Portland–exciting after 12 years of teaching both high school theatre and language arts. Life is good.
Stanley Austin J.D. ‘91 and Gregory Lynch J.D. ‘75 formed a partnership with offices in Bend and Prineville and more recently merged with the Miller Nash firm. The new central Oregon offices of Miller Nash focus on business litigation, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and other business transactions; estate planning; health care; and land use, real estate development, and other complex real estate transactions.
Kelly Burke ‘91 is a licensed massage therapist who practices in Portland and works with cancer patients.
Abby Wool Landon J.D. ‘91 has joined the Portland law firm of Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram. She assists the firm in expanding the estate planning and probate administration practice and continues her practice in business and family law and business succession planning.
Cheryl Morgen ‘91 lives in Bend. Her husband, Mike, works for Bend Research. She is having fun with Nicole, 4, and Rachel, 2, as well as occasionally teaching at Central Oregon Community College. Stop by if you are out that way.
Christine Pothering ‘91 is an attorney with Short Cressman & Burgess for its business and construction practice sections.
Eden Ware ‘91 lives in Denver with her husband, David, and two daughters, Layne, 6, and Tess, 3. Ware, a women’s health nurse practitioner, works with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Law School 15th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007
Christina Rose ‘92, M.A. ‘97, and Gina James ‘94 cofounded Numinosity, A Center for Wellness, in 2005. Theresa Page M.A. ‘02 joined as a practitioner in 2006.
James Blakeley ‘92 was a Fulbright fellow to Switzerland for the 2003 academic year from the University of Arizona. He and his wife love Arizona but miss Portland!
Edgard Antonio Garcia ‘92 is a Spanish translator and interpreter for several agencies in the Portland area.
Philip Harris J.D. ‘92 has been promoted to general counsel and chief executive officer of Shilo Inns. He joined the company in August 2005 as cogeneral counsel and chief operating officer.
Stephanie McCurdy ‘92 retired from television and moved from Seattle to Boise for a lifestyle and career change. She took a year off and decided to pursue a more meaningful and community-focused second career. She now does fundraising, promotion, and public relations for the Learning Lab, a nonprofit basic education center that works to enhance the literacy skills of undereducated families and adults.
Charlotte Nytzen ‘92 performed the lead in a Puccini opera in Marin, California. She teaches voice and music classes for children.
Michele Rini J.D. ‘92, formerly with Karpstein & Verhulst, has been selected to serve as Washington County Juvenile Court Referee.
Marybeth Stewart-Scots ‘92 left Bend and her job at Bend Broadband to move to Fresno, California, to get married. After honeymooning in Ireland and England, she and her British husband have settled in London, where he works in the automobile industry. She has retired.
Margaret Allee J.D. ‘93 is the new agency director for Exceptional Donors, the local egg donor agency affiliated with the Portland Center for Reproductive Medicine.
Hafez Daraee J.D. ‘93 has joined Jordan Schrader, serving its “dirt law,” litigation, and business clients. He has more than 13 years of legal experience representing clients in all facets of complex commercial, construction, and real estate litigation as well as real estate, construction, and commercial transactions.
Monica Harris ‘93 finally completed her bachelor of arts degree in 2005. She is now working on a new goal to enter a teacher credential program.
Ingri Quon ‘93 is a wildlife biologist for a large consulting company in Southern California and surveys for rare and endangered wildlife. She and her husband live in Costa Mesa.
Anthony “Tony” Ross ‘93 married Margaret Schneider in 2002 under a stand of California redwoods. They live in Washington, D.C., where he is working on a master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Maryland. He is art director for Creative Screenwriting magazine and has many irons in many fires.
Erica Schafer ‘93 received her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2004 from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She lives in Sedona, Arizona, with her husband, Stephen DeNorscia, and works at Desert Canyon Treatment Center, a residential holistic addictions treatment center.
Joshua Burke ‘94 and wife Terri stay busy learning from their daughters, Jocelyn, 4, and Jolianne, 2. In his “free” time, he works as an information technology project manager, consulting with firms in Denver. Once in a while they all manage a bike ride or examine the bugs in the backyard.
David Brinkman ‘94 is executive director of the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, California.
Michael Colbach J.D. ‘94 has joined Thomas Patton J.D. ‘96 in a litigation practice specializing in personal injury and other torts.
Elizabeth “Liz” Dean ‘94 lives in her hometown of Los Angeles, working as a casting director for Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting, which is responsible for such shows as CSI, Battlestar Gallactica, and Supernatural. She currently casts the television shows nip/tuck and Everwood. Her husband, David Schulner, is a playwright and writes for TV.
Susan Francois ‘94 has been accepted to begin her novitiate, a two-year period of prayer and study, with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, a Roman Catholic women’s religious community dedicated to working for peace through social justice. She lives in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Gina James ‘94 and Christina Rose ‘92, M.A. ‘97 cofounded Numinosity, A Center for Wellness, in 2005. Theresa Page M.A. ‘02 joined as a practitioner in 2006.
Roger Dilts J.D. ‘95 has joined Clean Water Services’ newly formed regulatory affairs department, leading initiatives in regulatory compliance. He joined the Washington County Wastewater and Storm Water Authority in 2000 as senior assistant counsel.
Eric Hare ‘95 is an accountant for Fiserv.
Tamar Hare ‘95 is director of annual giving and development operations in the institutional advancement division at Lewis & Clark.
Lisa Johnston-Porter J.D. ‘95 has joined the Seidl Law Office. She will continue in the practice areas of surety and construction, insurance defense and coverage, commercial litigation, and tort and personal injury litigation.
Mark McGranaghan J.D. ‘95 has become a shareholder in Bittner & Hahs. His business litigation practice includes real estate, construction law, contract claims, and employment law. He also handles personal injury and landlord/tenant matters.
Silja Omarsdottir ‘95 moved back to Reykjavik. She is director of the University of Iceland’s Institute of International Affairs. She also teaches international affairs at the university part time.
Kristina Pebworth Stafford ‘95 and her husband, Jason Stafford, live in northwest Portland. Kristina is a busy stay-at-home mom and Jason is principal developer at Inspiration Software.
Daniel Cheyette J.D. ‘96, as the state of Alaska’s assistant attorney general in the Department of Law’s Office of Special Prosecutions, is responsible for the statewide prosecution of environmental crimes.
Leah Lively J.D. ‘96 has returned to the law firm of Lane Powell as a shareholder in the firm’s litigation department, where she will focus her practice on employment litigation. Lively has extensive experience defending employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations.
Colby Otero ‘96 is based in Portland and Vancouver, B.C. He runs a custom Web design company called InSiteLogic and a foundation that works in Sri Lanka SLFound. Whenever the wind is blowing he’s out kiteboarding in the Columbia Gorge or at the coast; his website about the sport is at NW Kite. He also works in digital photography and is building a portfolio of images from traveling in Costa Rica, Bali, Sri Lanka, Canada, and the Columbia Gorge.
Thomas Patton J.D. ‘96 has joined Michael Colbach J.D. ‘94 in a litigation practice specializing in personal injury and other torts.
Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007
Law School 10th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007
Sybil Ackerman J.D. ‘97 is now legislative affairs director at the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. In that role, she lobbies on behalf of the Oregon Conservation Network. Ackerman worked for eight years in environmental nonprofits including the National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Audubon Society of Portland.
David Azari ‘97 lives in Seattle, works in the software industry, and enjoys life a little farther north with his fiancée, Jelena. Nearly 10 years removed from finishing undergrad–wow!
Lori Balbi ‘97 is on a 12-month assignment to the American Embassy in Kabul, doing commercial work in the economic section.
Darren Drabek ‘97 left his job as associate director of admissions at Skidmore College to pursue a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. When he’s not at night classes, he provides “daddy day care” for his 2-year-old daughter–a great trade-off! He also carves out time to train for a marathon and completed the Walt Disney World marathon in 4 hours, 8 minutes. Maybe someday he’ll join the ranks of Pios who have completed the Portland marathon.
Daniel Duyck J.D. ‘97 leads the Portland Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt multidisciplinary construction practice group, which provides comprehensive legal services in the construction industry. He participates in industry organizations including the Associated General Contractors of America and Associated Builders and Contractors.
Sandra Miner ‘97 and husband Matt had a lovely Italian/Greek honeymoon before settling back into “real” life, which includes her job as a project manager for Kavi Corporation in the southeast industrial area of Portland.
Jennifer Cox Cyphers ‘98 lives in Denver and works in advertising as the western regional Internet marketing manager for a large consumer guide company. The job involves travel to Phoenix and up and down the West Coast.
Travis Hall J.D. ‘98 has joined Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram as an associate in the litigation practice group, focusing on commercial/business litigation and appellate advocacy. He is also an adjunct professor at the law school. Previously, Hall served in the Army JAG Corps for six years. Hall also served several years as an international law judge advocate and Arab linguist, which included deployment to Iraq in 2003.
Eric B. Johnson ‘98 expects to complete his dissertation in sociology in fall 2007. He will examine how the centralization of pastor assignments matters for the systemic organization of pastor careers and congregational growth.
Eric M. Johnson ‘98 has been awarded a 2006–07 Fulbright Fellowship to Kyrgyzstan. Following on a 2005–06 Social Science Research Council predissertation fellowship and a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for both Uzbek and Russian, this will be an immense help in financing his dissertation fieldwork in Central Asia.
Erika Ljungdahl ‘98 finally left the United States and works as an onboard guide for Busabout. She is traveling across all of Europe and is always looking to meet up for a beer, pivo, cerveza, etc. Drop her a line.
Erin Renfroe ‘98 is office manager for the New York branch of Providence Equity Partners.
Wendy Scholtz ‘98 and Paul Weideman ‘98, after living and working for a year in Spain, now live near Wendy’s family in Bellingham, Washington. She runs Rideshare and alternative transportation programs for a regional government agency. They’ve lost touch with a lot of old friends and would love to be contacted.
Travis Southworth-Neumeyer ‘98 is married to Jenna Rice ‘98. Their daughter, Freja, celebrated her first birthday on May 19, 2006, and son Jamis turned three on December 24. Travis is director of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s outdoor science education programs.
Rachel Shafer ‘98 decided to follow her passion for writing after three and a half years doing public relations for Microsoft. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and in 2004 started a job at the University of California at Berkeley, writing and producing a newsletter and other publications. In 2005 she married David Shafer, and they live in the East Bay with their two cats. California weather is nice, but they miss Oregon!
Bibi Tucker ‘98 and Amy Flowerree ‘99 recently returned from a backpacking trip in the Patagonia region of Chile. It had been a long time since either of them had carried such heavy packs for days at a time! Tucker is now living in the Bay Area, working toward a master of science in nursing degree at the University of San Francisco.
Paul Weideman ‘98 is a Spanish translator and court interpreter and has started law school at the University of Washington.
Amy Flowerree ‘99 and Bibi Tucker ‘98 recently returned from a backpacking trip in the Patagonia region of Chile. It had been a long time since either of them had carried such heavy packs for days at a time!
Oscar Leeper IV ‘99 is a software engineer for PreEnroll and plans to earn a master’s in business administration.
Oliver Leonetti ‘99 graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2004 with a master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. When he is not restoring his southeast Portland home, caring for his newborn daughter, or tending his garden, he is working at his northeast Portland acupuncture clinic.
Ian Rea ‘99 recently finished two master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania: a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School and a master of arts in international studies with a concentration in German language from the School of Arts and Sciences. He does merger and acquisitions advisory work focused on the financial services sector. He misses everyone from school and would love to hear what people are up to.
Jessica Roberts ‘99 is metro-area advocate at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, an organization working to create healthy, livable, bike-friendly communities in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Alexandra West J.D. ‘99 has joined Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su as an associate. She was formerly of counsel to the Law Office of Jonah H. Paisner. Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su practices primarily family law from its offices in southeast Portland.
Class Notes - 2000s
Becca Bernstein ‘00 exhibited her paintings in a show titled The Art of Aging at the Oregon Jewish Museum in Portland. The show, first curated and exhibited at New York’s Hebrew Union College, included conceptually linked contemporary art in a wide range of media.
Robert Childs ‘00 earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of New Hampshire. He works as a prevention educator for an AIDS service organization, where he started the state’s first women’s support group. He also works with a Tanzanian group called Africa Bridge, as an advisor on improving the health index in communities that are stricken with HIV/AIDS. He was married in 2004 to a Georgian woman named Paige Travis.
Shaen Germain ‘00 and Bethany Dengler-Germain ‘01 say “Hi” to all L&C folk and would love to hear from anyone who went to Ecuador with Shaen and to Australia with Bethany in 2000. They teach in Davis, California, but have bought a house on the Big Island of Hawaii and hope to move there in a few years.
Debbie Pilorget J.D. ‘00 has joined Kivel & Howard in Portland.
Viktoria Salnikova-Leeper ‘00 says, “Congrats to all the new parents, especially those with double blessings! It’s great to see how many alums are having twins–there must have been something in the water on campus.” Her twins, Oscar and Lex, and their baby sister, Sophia Grace, are doing great. She and her husband, Oscar Leeper IV ‘99, are both software engineers and plan to start master of business administration programs soon.
Chad Stokes J.D. ‘00 is a partner at Cable Huston. He represents clients in energy, environmental, and land use matters, assisting them with permitting, contract negotiations, rate proceedings, administrative litigation, and other regulatory issues.
Sarah Antonelli ‘01 graduated from the University of Oregon with a doctorate in chemistry. She’ll work at the Hillsboro Intel site for a year, then move with her group to Chandler, Arizona.
Megan Garrett ‘01 is working toward a master of science in communication design at Pratt Institute. She’s having loads of fun and working hard to finish the two-and-a-half-year program in two years, by May 2007.
Bethany Dengler-Germain ‘01 and Shaen Germain ‘00 say “Hi” to all L&C folk and would love to hear from anyone who went to Ecuador with Shaen and to Australia with Bethany in 2000. They teach in Davis, California, but have bought a house on the Big Island of Hawaii and hope to move there in a few years.
Cameron Parker Sutton ‘01 continues to enjoy the outdoors in Maine and teaches science and environmental education to K-12 students for the Auburn School Department there. Last spring, Sutton was named Environmental Educator of the Year 2004 by the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Micah Risher ‘01 finished her master’s degree in international education in 2005 while living and working in Poland. The program was out of Framingham State College, Massachusetts. She now lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, training teachers for the State Department under the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. She has also facilitated training programs in India and Afghanistan.
Robin Schaefer ‘01 has been featured in a number of art exhibitions in Denver, including a solo show, titled Introverted, at Plus Art Gallery.
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Alexa Amos ‘02 is a graduate student in astrophyscis in Denver.
Lisa Blee ‘02 received the Palmer Award from the Oregon Historical Society for the best article published in the Oregon Historical Journal in 2005.
Surina Chandra ‘02 is working toward a master’s degree in finance at London Business School.
Susan Cohen ‘02 earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington and hopes to work as an underpaid slave to the system.
Daniel Flo J.D. ‘02 has joined the environmental consulting firm Natural Resource Group as an associate consultant/land use specialist. Flo and his wife, Lynn Archer J.D. ‘02, live in Minneapolis, where Archer practices employee benefits and corporate law at Parsinen Kaplan Rosberg & Gotlieb.
Elizabeth Hess ‘02 moved from Eugene to Corvallis last August to start a campus ministry. She works at Oregon State University in the Honors College, and her husband, Chuck, is studying business. She enjoys small-college-town life a lot more than she thought she would.
Amanda Hughes ‘02 and her husband are enjoying every minute of being parents; daughter Edie is a delight. Hughes is working toward a master’s degree in public administration from California State University at Stanislaus.
Sarah Adams Lien J.D. ‘02 has joined the new law office McDowell & Associates in Portland. The firm focuses on energy regulation, administrative law, and litigation. Previously, Lien worked at Stoel Rives.
Erin MacDonald J.D. ‘02 has joined the firm of Karnopp Petersen in Bend, working in the estate planning division.
Theresa Page M.A. ‘02 joined Numinosity, A Center for Wellness, as a practitioner in 2006. Numinosity was cofounded in 2005 by Christina Rose ‘92, M.A. ‘97 and Gina James ‘94.
Lakin Soldate ‘02, after much thought and reflection, has decided to pursue nursing as a career. He is completing prerequirements at Portland Community College and will begin applying to masters programs in nursing in 2007.
Editor’s note: In the summer 2006 issue, we misspelled Lakin Soldate’s first name and referred to him by the wrong gender. We apologize for these errors.
Caroline Bulloch ‘03 is in her third year of veterinary medical school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She and her husband live in Madison with their two cats, Miss Cheeto and Faye.
Tasha Caswell ‘03 is pursuing a master’s degree in information studies with a concentration in archives at the University of Toronto. So far, so good. She is enjoying Canada, Toronto, and the people she has met.
Nathan Perea J.D. ‘03 has joined the firm of Varner & Brandt in Riverside, California, working in the business litigation department.
Brede Rorstad ‘03 created and conducts the Music Population Orchestra, a group of 20 classically trained musicians known to play free concerts in the streets of downtown Portland.
Usman Ally ‘04 is a master of fine arts student in acting at the University of Florida, planning to graduate in May 2007. He teaches acting and improv classes to undergraduate students. He recently made his professional stage debut at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida, in the regional premiere of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, adapted by Nilo Cruz from the short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He also founded the University of Florida’s first hip-hop theatre troupe, One Nation. He teaches hip-hop theatre classes to young adolescents at the Hippodrome State Theatre and works with young registered sex offenders in the local prison, using hip-hop as a means of expression and rehabilitation. He also filmed his first commercial and did some voiceover work for an Anime film. For his thesis role, he will play Vladimir in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
John Barhoum J.D. ‘04 has joined Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue as an associate. He focuses on business and commercial litigation as well as products liability and insurance coverage litigation.
Allen Chan J.D. ‘04 has joined the firm of Davison Van Cleve as an associate in the firm’s energy and utility law practice.
Tim Eblen J.D. ‘04 has joined the firm of Smith & Greaves as an associate in the growing consumer and commercial collection practice department. He continues to serve homeowners’ associations in Oregon.
Anisa Goforth ‘04 attends Michigan State University for a doctoral program in school psychology to study acculturation and assimilation in international school students. She spent the last two years in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as a teacher and high school counselor at an international school.
Sarah Holzer ‘04 lives with her boyfriend, Noah, and their puppy, Howie, in Portland. She recently graduated from the Oregon School of Massage and works as a nanny.
Amanda Lillis ‘04 dabbled in the private sector for a year in Washington, D.C., but is now even farther from Portland’s Palatine Hill. As a foreign service officer in Lagos, Nigeria, she has found life more than intriguing and humbling. Bird flu, hostage crises, airplane crashes, religious riots, and slimy okra stew make for full and fascinating days.
Matthew McHenry J.D. ‘04 has joined Metropolitan Public Defender and is working in the Multnomah County office. Previously, he was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Michael Levine.
Marissa Reddy ‘04 is giving the East Coast a shot as assistant varsity crew coach at Wellesley College. She misses Oregon, but the Charles River at 5 a.m. is tough to beat.
Robert Sholars Jr. ‘04 thoroughly enjoyed a two-year stay in Washington, D.C., where he provided communications counsel for corporate clients engaged in litigation or facing a crisis. He is working toward a master’s degree in international media and communications at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Jessica Stern ‘04, working as a campus events coordinator at Lewis & Clark, loves being back on campus. She also plays in a local African marimba ensemble called Zimba! and studies Zimbabwean marimba music in Portland.
Triptaa Surve J.D. ‘04 is working for the state of Alaska in the governor’s office as investigations director for the Human Rights Commission.
Bonnie Thompson ‘04 is working toward a doctorate in history at Arizona State University. She’s also an assistant for a feminist journal called Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. She and her high school sweetheart, Casey, are still together and have two adorable cats.
Alexander Tillson ‘04 lives in Chico, California, where he coaches lacrosse and works as marketing director for the Chico Enterprise-Record.
Elizabeth Welch J.D. ‘04 and Theresa Kohlhoff J.D. ‘80 have opened a new law practice, Kohlhoff & Welch: A Mother-Daughter Partnership. Kohlhoff has practiced law for nearly 26 years and Welch has considerable experience in plaintiff personal injury work, an area in which the practice plans to continue.
Jeneé Gifford J.D. ‘05 has joined Miller Nash as an associate in the business department. Her practice includes general business, real estate, tax-exempt organizations, and tax law.
Chris Grady J.D. ‘05 is an associate at Smith Freed & Eberhard in Denny Freed’s litigation team. Grady’s practice emphasizes the defense of personal injury and construction defect claims.
Debra Guskin ‘05 lives in San Francisco and works as a software and hardware tester.
Rachel Philips J.D. ‘05 has joined Metropolitan Public Defender and is working in the Multnomah County office.
Nathan Young ‘05 is volunteering for a rural community development program with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica through May 2008.