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Class of 2002

  • CH
    • 02/15/2017

      Carly Henderson BA ’95, MA ’02 has worked in the counseling psychology field since 2002, first overseas in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Italy, and then returning to Portland in 2008. She owns MindWise Therapy in Southeast Portland and enjoys working as a child and family therapist. She lives close to her extended family in Northeast Portland, with 6-year-old daughter Lily, husband Ben, and some critters.

  • LB
    • Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes

      Lyla Bashan BA ’02 offers a guide to help the change makers of tomorrow translate their passion for social justice into global careers of conscience. Her book discusses the elements of international relief, development, and diplomacy; the key problems and players; and steps to “kick-start your do-gooder career.”

      Posted 11/07/2017
  • Kristine Bingman JD ’02
    KB
    • 09/17/2015

      Kristine Bingman JD ’02 joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s employee benefits and employment practice teams. Bingman brings more than 12 years of experience advising employers on health and welfare plans and employment law matters, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, state and federal disability laws, harassment and discrimination, and responding to complaints filed with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

  • Shelly Damore JD ’02
    SD
    • 09/01/2014

      Shelly Damore JD ’02 joined Jordan Ramis’ litigation practice group. Damore focuses on employment and discrimination matters, personal injury, commercial general liability, and business disputes. She has tried numerous cases in both Washington and Oregon state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court in Portland and the Western District of Washington federal courts. A six-time winner of the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star award, she was a fellow to the Oregon State Bar Leadership College in 2010. Damore also served as a planning commission member for the City of Camas, Washington, from 2007 to 2011.

  • Lorne Dauenhauer JD ’02
    LD
    • 05/27/2015

      Lorne Dauenhauer JD ’02 joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office. He focuses a large portion of his practice on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, such as employee stock ownership plans, multiemployer (Taft Hartley) pension plans, and executive and equity-based compensation arrangements.

  • CH
    • 02/15/2017

      Carly Henderson BA ’95, MA ’02 has worked in the counseling psychology field since 2002, first overseas in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Italy, and then returning to Portland in 2008. She owns MindWise Therapy in Southeast Portland and enjoys working as a child and family therapist. She lives close to her extended family in Northeast Portland, with 6-year-old daughter Lily, husband Ben, and some critters.

  • VH
    • My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes: An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

      Valisa Higman BA ’02 illustrated a children’s book about a young boy who overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 09/01/2014

      Peter Irvine JD ’02 has a small-town general practice in Northampton, Massachusetts—but with a twist. In addition to handling real estate, criminal defense, small business advising, and other typical matters, Irvine also practices entertainment law, acts as a music manager, and tours with his own band. Playing percussion and singing with Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown has taken him to Singapore and various parts of the United States, including Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre. The group is recording an album for release in 2015.

  • MK
    • The Ones Who Believed: True Inspirational Stories Honoring Everyday People Who Took a Chance, Shaped a Life, and Made a Difference

      Mary Lou Kayser MAT ’02 coauthors this collection of stories that showcases the significant role others believing in us plays in shaping the direction we take our lives and who we become. Included are discussion questions and templates designed to spark conversations, facilitate positive change, and strengthen communities.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • JK
    • 10/14/2016

      Jennie Knapp MAT ’02, who joined the Beaverton (Oregon) School District in 2002, has moved to the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District to serve as assistant principal for Lakeridge Junior High.

    • 09/01/2014

      Sara Kobak JD ’02 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Kobak specializes in appellate litigation and has significant experience before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has assisted with briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court at both the certiorari and merits stages. Kobak is a volunteer attorney with the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program and has served on the Associates Committee for the Campaign for Equal Justice. Most recently, she has been serving as pro bono counsel in a death-penalty post-conviction proceeding.

  • ML
    • 10/14/2016

      Morgan Law BA ’02 and Noah Manos BA ’03 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Law and Manos were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

  • Andrew P. Moratzka JD ’02
    AM
    • 05/15/2015

      Andrew Moratzka JD ’02 was named one of the top 50 energy and environmental trailblazers in the United States by The National Law Journal. Moratzka is a partner at Stoel Rives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • MN
    • 10/14/2016

      Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen BA ’02 is the new director for the Crook County Library in Prineville, Oregon. In a piece in the Central Oregonian, he discussed his plans for the future of the library, including increasing outreach and offering more community programs.

  • KR
    • 10/14/2016

      Ken Richardson MEd ’02, most recently deputy superintendent of the David Douglas School District, is now superintendent.

  • Jeanette Schuster JD ’02
    JS
    • 05/13/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was named chair of the environmental and natural resources practice group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; buying and selling contaminated property; regulatory agency enforcement defense; and contaminated site investigation and cleanup (including of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site). She also conducts environmental due diligence on complex corporate transactions and advises clients on issues related to the siting and permitting of renewable energy projects.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was elected partner at Tonkon Torp, where she is a member of the environment and natural resources practice groups. Schuster provides advice and practical solutions on environmental compliance and enforcement matters and on commercial and real estate transactions for clients in diverse industries large and small. She was also named to the board of directors of Women in Environment (WIE), a Pacific Northwest organization focused on furthering professional development and opportunities for environmental professionals in the region. The organization hosts events and education programs, and provides opportunities for networking and mentoring.

  • Chanpone Sinlapasai
    CS
  • XT
    • 04/26/2017

      Xiomora Torres Mattson JD ’02 has been appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court by Oregon Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Previously, Torres Mattson was a senior assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.