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Class of 1985

  • CAS class correspondent: Sarah Reynolds Marin BA ’85

    “Hello, #bestclasseverLC85! Check out what our classmates around the globe have been up to recently!” —May 15, 2017

  • Peter Ames Carlin
    • Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

      Peter Ames Carlin BA ’85, best-selling rock biographer, wrote a revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon Paul Simon.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • Pamela Barrow JD ’85
    • 01/28/2016

      Was promoted to vice president of energy, environmental, and sustainability for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), a trade group representing food processors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Barrow is responsible for policy and advocacy and for managing NWFPA’s innovative and nationally recognized industrial energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

    • 09/01/2011

      Spoke at the 2011 Executive Business Summit held in May 2011 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Barrow is the energy director for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPAA).

  • BB
    • 10/13/2017

      Bill Bessolo BA ’85 continues to live in his native Los Angeles, where he has spent his entire career in real estate management. He currently works for The Wonderful Company, which produces Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful juices, Fiji Water, Justin Wine, Halos, and many other healthy brands. Bessolo manages the company headquarters property, along with numerous other properties in Southern California and on the East Coast. An avid hockey fan, he has had season tickets to the LA Kings for more than 30 years. Bessolo enjoys staying in contact with friends and fraternity brothers from Lewis & Clark.

  • Jeff Eden JD ’85
    • 09/01/2013

      Became the product litigation group leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

  • MF
    • 02/17/2015

      Returned to solo practice. Her new office is located in the Tillamook Building, Suite 250, 2105 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212. Findling will continue to represent clients in estate planning, low-conflict family law, adoption, and alternative reproductive technology, including surrogacy and egg donation.

  • GF
    • 02/15/2017

      Glenn Fox BA ’85 is the associate director of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Fox has led or participated in numerous chemistry and materials projects at Livermore and was fortunate to lead the lab’s Forensic Science Center for a number of years. He received a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed a postdoc appointment at Northwestern University before joining Livermore in 1992. When not in the lab, Fox enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and taking his horse out for a ride in the Mount Diablo foothills.

  • Kenneth (Ken) Fox JD ’85
    • 10/12/2015

      Published Negotiation: Strategy, Style, and Skills, 3rd Edition with Nadja Alexander and Jill Howeison (Lexis Nexis Butterworths) in Australia. The U.S. edition is forthcoming. The text is intended for law, business, and other professionals who negotiate in increasingly complex contexts. Fox is a professor of business at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a senior fellow in the Hamline University School of Law’s Dispute Resolution Institute. He also serves as academic director for the law school’s masters in the study of law program.

  • MH
    • 04/16/2016

      Is retired and residing in Multnomah Village, part of Portland.

    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award of Merit for her service to the Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic. Haas started volunteering with the bankruptcy clinic in 1997.

  • SH
    • 09/01/2011

      Scott Horngren JD ’87 accepted a position with the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) as in-house counsel. He previously was with the firm of Haglund Kelly Jones & Wilder. He can be reached at American Forest Resource Council, 5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 350, Portland, Oregon 97239, 503-222-9595.

  • PJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Paul Jorgensen BA ’85 currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where his wife, Setareh Sanjar, is serving for three years at the world’s third-largest U.S. embassy. He has maintained his intellectual property and contract law practice and telecommutes back to Washington, D.C., from a time zone 12 hours ahead. A history and culture buff, Jorgensen frequently leads neighborhood tours for embassy staff and families. According to Jorgensen, “Bangkok never sleeps and has some truly smarmy streets aimed at tourists. But the real Bangkok is more subtle: ancient active markets, glorious wats (temples), great clumps of 7-11s, useful khlongs (canals), monitor lizards, stunning malls, spirit houses, and naturally wonderful and fun-loving Thais.”

  • NK
    • 02/15/2017

      Narayan Kaimal BS ’85 still draws on his communication degree every day. Following stints in TV and radio in Los Angeles and Boston, he now works as regional sales manager with Sapphire Marketing, serving as manufacturer’s representative for Crestron. He and his wife, Elissa, are empty nesters: their daughter works at J Street, promoting peace and a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, and their son studies geology at the University of Puget Sound. In his free time, Narayan says, “I’m back to playing drums in a band with friends, just like in college—but with more gray hair!”

  • JK
    • 02/15/2017

      Jon Kinney BA ’85 has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 18 years. With a background in academic training and IT education, he currently serves as a training manager for an electronic health records project at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran. He believes his last-minute decision to apply to Lewis & Clark’s Costa Rica overseas study program was life-changing. The one-trimester trip turned into two, which led to a Spanish major; a master’s degree in linguistics; and periods of teaching in Japan and Hungary. “Along the way I learned to cultivate an open mind, stay flexible, study multiple languages, and not only tolerate ambiguity, but celebrate it in all its myriad forms and manifestations.” Jon and his Hungarian wife, Judit, have five children, three of whom are now in the United States pursuing their educations. Jon and Judit have traveled extensively, not only in the Gulf region but in Europe, North America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

  • Alicia “Lisa” Lowe JD ’85
    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Iris Award honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington. Lowe is a member of the board of directors and partner in charge in the Vancouver office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. A member of the Washington State Bar Association and a current member and past secretary of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, she has served as general counsel for the Port of Vancouver since 1998. In 2010, Lowe was appointed chair of the Washington Public Port’s legal committee, becoming the first person from outside the Port system to be named to that post. Lowe currently serves as the first female chair of Identity Clark County, is an emeritus board member and past member of the executive committee of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and was a president of the Camas-Washougal Chamber board of directors. She also serves on the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s board of directors, as chair of its planned giving committee, and as cochair of its annual auction committee. She was president of the Clark County Bar Association for 2001. Lowe has been highly involved in Leadership Clark County (LCC). A 2003 graduate of the program, she has served as a board member and been a mentor to LCC project teams working to address community issues.

  • Norman David Malbin

    Norman David Malbin JD ’85 died of heart failure on October 1, 2017, at the age of 68.

    A Portland labor lawyer who served for more than two decades as general counsel for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, Norman was an influential and highly respected figure in the Oregon labor movement. Hundreds of union activists were trained at the annual Oregon Labor Law Conference, which he founded in 1996 and directed until his retirement three years ago. He wrote a pamphlet while still in private practice, explaining wage and hour law in layperson’s language. It is still widely read by workers of all trades who deal with wage theft and other abuses of nonunion contractors.

    Norman inherited a passion for social justice from his parents, both of whom paid a price for their convictions during the McCarthy era. His father, Dr. Morris Malbin, treated workers in Portland’s shipyards during World War II and was instrumental in setting up Kaiser’s pioneering group health insurance plan for union members during and after the war. Dr. Malbin also passed along a passion for sailing to his son, who always joked that he wanted to be a tugboat captain when he grew up.

    Norman studied psychology at the University of Denver, planning to be a child psychologist. He took a series of jobs with nonprofits dealing with youth unemployment and delinquency, but a stint as director of research for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries sparked an interest in labor law, and he began taking night classes at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    Norman spent three years with two different firms before opening his own office. He served both unions and individual workers without union protection. At IBEW Local 48 Norman provided free legal services at the union hall, where union members could get advice on a wide variety of legal problems. Though he formally retired in 2014, he continued to do work for IBEW. Two of the last projects Norman worked on were union research on job discrimination against women electricians and a grant proposal for FASCETS, a pioneering nonprofit founded by his sister Diane Malbin to educate people about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other neurobehavioral conditions.

    Behind Norm’s take-charge personality and booming voice was a caring and sensitive man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was skilled at conflict resolution and generous in spirit and deed, extending himself time and again to people needing help. He loved a good argument, not just for the thrill of competition but out of genuine curiosity and confidence that his adversaries had something to teach him. He took pride in the fact that his children were both union members and politically active. He was most in his element sailing the Columbia River and the San Juan Islands, coaching his sons’ soccer teams during their respective middle school years, and gathering with family and friends on the Washougal River. If people were singing, he could be counted on to join in with his deep bass voice.

    Norman is survived by Wendy Temko, his wife of 38 years; sons Ben and Zak; daughter-in-law Nicole; grandchildren Remy and Tessa; two sisters; and a large family of close relationships and deep friendships.

  • CN
    • 02/01/2018

      Chris Newell BA ’85 and Astrid (Furniss) Newell BA ’85 live in Bellingham, Washington, Chris’ hometown. He is an anesthesiologist with Bellingham Anesthesia Associates. Astrid, a family physician by training, manages the Community Health Division of the Whatcom County Health Department and serves as a state and local advocate for young children and their families. Their two young-adult sons, Ryan and Jason, are pursuing career and education opportunities in ocean sciences and geography, respectively. After purchasing a vacation cottage on Lopez Island, Chris and Astrid are excited to be fixing it up and spending time kayaking, hiking, and biking in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

  • RO
    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed president and CEO of Boart Longyear Limited. Most recently the president and CEO of NYSE-listed Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers, O’Brien brings 25 years of operational and financial experience in the natural resources, energy, and power sectors to his new role.

  • WO
    • 02/10/2016

      Was appointed by President Barack Obama to a seat on the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. Ong had been the criminal prosecution chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana since 2004. Prior to that, he served as a deputy U.S. attorney and then as a federal prosecutor.

  • KP
    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Scannell Palghat BA ’85 has lived for more than 15 years in Sydney, Australia, where husband Kumar’s global fixed-income investment management company has been a family focus. “We fell in love with Sydney’s harbor and beach orientation, its cafe culture, its work-life balance, and most importantly, its people,” says Palghat. Her family of dual citizens includes daughter Kelsey, 25, who is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience and philosophy, and daughter Kendall, 22, who works in marketing for an online retail company.


  • WP
    • 02/01/2018

      Bill Pollard BA ’85 and Jennifer Hildebran Pollard BA ’85 live in the Bellevue, Washington, area. They enjoy being empty nesters, especially while traveling and building a new home. Their older son lives and works in Palo Alto, California, and their daughter is a junior at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

  • MS
    • 10/09/2017

      Mike Sellers BS ’85, after working in the games industry for more than 20 years, joined Indiana University in 2014 as a professor of practice teaching game design. In 2017, he took on the additional role of program director. Sellers says, “The education I received at L&C doing a self-designed major in cognitive science has served me well in my career and continues to yield benefits in my current work.”

  • Cecily Smith JD ’85
    • 09/01/2014

      Was named the executive director of the Foothill Conservancy in Pine Grove, California. Smith has more than 10 years of experience working for environmental nonprofit organizations. Before joining the Foothill Conservancy, she was the water resources specialist for Prairie Rivers Network, which is Illinois’ only statewide river protection and conservation nonprofit.