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From 1990 to 1999

  • JA
    • The Secrets of Master Brewers

      Jeff Alworth BA ’90 has published his fourth book, The Secrets of Master Brewers (Storey Publishing, 2017), which focuses on the history, national traditions, and techniques of brewing classic styles of beer. It follows on the heels of The Beer Bible (Workman Publishing, 2015), which was an International Association of Culinary Professionals award-winning book in 2016. Alworth is a columnist for All About Beer and has written for a number of magazines and newspapers. He also blogs about beer on his popular website, www.beervanablog.com.

      Posted 10/30/2017
  • EB
    • 10/13/2017

      Elizabeth Bacher BA ’90 was a participant in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course. She spent the summer of 2017 in the Galapagos, studying the forces of change in the area of the archipelago in order to devise better solutions for sustainability.

  • LB
    • 03/30/2016

      Was named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill a vacancy created by the transition of Judge Youlee You to the U.S. District Court. A partner at Ater Wynne, Bottomly focused her practice on employment and health care law, and she has worked as an arbitrator and mediator for business disputes.

  • SB
    • 10/13/2017

      Susie Brown BA ’90, recently public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and now executive director for the Hennepin County Bar Association, was interviewed in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Legal Ledger in a segment called “Breaking the Ice.” In the interview, Brown discusses her hobbies, career highlights, and start in the nonprofit world.

  • RC
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to serve as arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Cai is partner-in-charge and chief representative of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Shanghai, China, office, where he has been working for the past 10 years. He concentrates his practice on foreign investment in China, handling general business and corporate matters for multinational companies doing business there, and brings more than 20 years of experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. Cai also serves as a mediator for the U.S.-China Business Mediation Center. Beyond his law practice, Cai served as chair of the legal committee for the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, between 2008 and 2010, and as a board member for the China Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

  • CC
    • The Outstanding Youth Coach: A Total System to Help Young Athletes Reach Their Personal Best and Win More Often

      Cody Cain BA ’90 offers a comprehensive guide to training high-performing youth athletes, showing what it takes to achieve success both on and off the field.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • TC
    • 01/23/2017

      Was selected by Gratiot County commissioners to be the county’s new administrator. Cordes has been a county counselor in Oregon, a trial court administrator, and a deputy county administrator. From 2009 until 2015, she was Clerk of Court/Court Unit Executive, U. S. District Court, for the Western District of Michigan.

  • Z
    • 10/14/2016

      Zena BA ’90 spent almost three years in Mongolia as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching teacher education at the university level as well as working with Mongolia’s Ministry of Education and the Mongolian National Theatre. Zena has now moved to Calais, France, where she is volunteering in “the Jungle,” an extremely crowded and underserved refugee camp.

  • KJ
    • 10/14/2016

      Kristen Johnson BA ’90 has been promoted to dean of the health and sciences division at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Robert Kyte JD ’90
    RK
    • 10/13/2016

      Became the CEO at Healthwise in Boise, Idaho, on July 1, 2016, after the retirement of founder and CEO Donald W. Kemper. This is Kyte’s second stint at Healthwise, having served as its general and outside counsel for 15 years beginning in 1990. Prior to rejoining Healthwise, he served as the president and CEO of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management. Previously, he was general counsel at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C., and CEO and general counsel for Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, Idaho.

    • 04/08/2016

      Was named to succeed founder Donald W. Kemper upon his retirement as the CEO of Healthwise, effective July 1, 2016. Kyte returns to Healthwise after spending the last six years as president of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management, a risk-management insurance broker and administrator. He was also president and CEO of affiliate Gencon Insurance Company. While with Adventist Risk Management, he led the organization to improved performance and reduced costs, while significantly increasing revenue growth. Prior to that, Kyte served Healthwise as general counsel and in other key roles from 1990 to 2009.

  • DL
    • Keeping Oregon Green: Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960–1980

      Derek Larson BA ’90 provides a new history of the signature accomplishments of Oregon’s environmental era, including the revitalization of the polluted Willamette River, the Beach Bill preserving public access to the state’s coastline, the Bottle Bill that set the national standard for reducing roadside litter, and the nation’s first comprehensive land-use zoning law.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • Wendy Manley JD ’90
    WM
    • 04/17/2017

      Wendy Manley JD ’90, a partner at California firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, joined the Environmental Law Section Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association.

  • SP

    Steven M. Pratt BA ’90, July 11, 2017, age 53. Pratt worked as a teacher for 26 years, three of which were spent in China. He also spent four years in Mexico doing mission work. Active in politics, Pratt worked for the Oregon State Senate and on the gubernatorial campaign staff of Barbara Roberts. He loved movies, comedy, and classic rock. Survivors include his two children, Addy and Zeph, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Northwest Natural Gas Company. Previously, Saathoff was vice president of legal, risk, and compliance, and also served as chief governance officer and corporate secretary.

  • KS
    • 10/13/2017

      Kris Schuberg BA ’90 and Eric Hartmann BA ’90, MAT ’94 traveled to Ireland in 2016 to visit their son Eamonn, who was studying at the University of Limerick. Schuberg hadn’t been to Ireland since 1988, when she participated in a Lewis & Clark overseas study program during her sophomore year. She says “it was indeed quite something to visit my son, studying abroad in the same country where I was an international student 29 years ago. I can’t say that Ireland was just as I remembered it–in some ways it was better! I think if someone had told me 29 years ago that I would be coming back to Ireland to visit my son, who would be turning 20 there just as I had, I would have laughed. I also might have said that this was just the crazy talk of a cleasai (Irish word for trickster).”

  • Scott Snyder JD ’90
    SS
    • 09/01/2014

      Launched Scott Snyder Arbitration & Mediation, which focuses on effective alternative dispute resolution services. Snyder has extensive experience in business and injury litigation having arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. He is a former in-house counsel for Safeco Insurance, KinderCare, and Rentrak Corporation. Snyder has also served as municipal judge for the City of North Plains. He can be contacted at 503-452-7747 and scottsnyderadr@gmail.com.

  • TB
    • 09/01/2011

      Relocated to Dallas with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Kayla, to take a corporate vice president position with New York Life Insurance.

  • BC
    • 02/01/2018

      To Bridget Canty BS ’91 and husband Sergey Frolov, daughter Juniper Claire, September 26, 2014.

  • SC
  • SC
    • 02/15/2017

      Sharon Chinn MA ’91 received the 2016 Otis McCreery Outstanding Service Award from the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals. Chinn works at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling as director of Educational Career, Licensing, and Accreditation Services.

  • MD
    • 12/06/2017

      Mary Dilles MAT ’91 has retired from her career as an ESL teacher in Portland Public Schools. She and her husband have moved to Port Townsend, Washington, where she plans to work as a dyslexia tutor and pursue her own writing and creative projects.

  • AF
    • 10/13/2017

      Ann Flannigan BA ’91 has two sons in high school and lives in Olympia, Washington. In 2017, she appeared in theatrical productions of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County and Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. Professionally, she serves as vice president of public relations for Washington State Employees Credit Union. Flannigan also recently joined the board of directors for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. She appreciated the opportunity to get together with other theatre department alumni at a memorial service for longtime theatre professor Edgar Reynolds in July 2017.

  • EH
    • 02/01/2018

      Erin-Todd Hansen BA ’91 lives in Boise, Idaho, and is a member of Leadership Boise, a civic involvement group. He is also a member of the Idaho Technology Council’s Software Steering Committee. Hansen works with the University of Idaho to help autistic teens transition from high school to college, and he serves as a board member of Xceptional Minds, a start-up nonprofit focused on coaching autistic teams who want to enter the workplace.

  • JH
    • 10/14/2016

      Jacob Hasslacher BA ’91 is the founder of LH Project, a ceramic artists’ residency based in Joseph, Oregon. The program (which gets its name from the family’s LH cattle brand), was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder. Hasslacher lives on the property with his wife, sculptor Chris Antemann.

  • Helen Hierschbiel JD ’91
    HH
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association Board for the 2013-14 term.

  • SJ
    • 02/01/2018

      Stephanie Johnson BA ’91 is a senior paralegal at 3M Company in Maplewood, Minnesota. She supports the Industrial Business Group, including the aerospace, automotive aftermarket, advanced materials, and automotive electrification platforms. Johnson lives in Apple Valley with her two children: Grace, 17, and Charlie, 14.

  • RJ
    • 01/19/2018

      Robert Jordshaugen BS ’91 left Portland after graduation, then went to New York, then lived in Moscow for three years, then went back to New York, and finally got tired of the cold. He now lives in Atlanta with his spouse and kids (one is a third-year student at Georgia Tech and the other is a high school junior lacrosse player). Years after finishing at L&C, Jordshaugen decided to do homework again, so he earned an MBA from Duke University. He works in healthcare as a consultant, trying to make healthcare better.

  • BK
    • 02/15/2017

      Blythe Anderson Knott BS ’91 was named director of Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs in January 2017, after serving as acting director for the previous six months. She began her career in the office as associate director in 2013.

  • YK
    • 02/01/2018

      Yuko Kodama BA ’91 is the news director at 91.3 KBCS-FM, serving the Seattle area. Last fall, she placed third in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism’s 2017 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability competition. Her two-piece segment (titled “Dorian Wants Transit Policy Toward Disabled Persons to Change”) chronicled the experiences of a wheelchair user trying to navigate public transportation in Seattle. Kodama’s work has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Making Contact, and National Native News. She particularly enjoys making radio more accessible to the community.

    • 02/15/2017

      Yuko Kodama BA ’91 is the news director at KBCS, a listener-supported radio station in Bellevue, Washington. She has been at the station since 2008, first as producer of a syndicated regional radio program, Listen Up Northwest, then as operations director.

  • David S. Mann JD ’91
    DM
    • 07/12/2016

      Was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Division I Court of Appeals, which covers King, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Mann is a partner at Gendler & Mann, LLP, in Seattle. His law career spans more than two decades and he has extensive experience in environmental and land use litigation and appeals. Mann has also served on the board of directors and as president of the Washington Environmental Council, the Northwest Fund for the Environment, and the Marymoor Velodrome Association. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine for the past 10 years.

  • MM
    • 10/12/2015

      Joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

  • RM
    • 07/11/2016

      Was appointed by the President and Vice-President of the Navajo Nation to the new Council of Economic Advisors. The council will work with the executive branch to help develop economic activities on the reservation and will focus on developing the private sector economy. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, where he still teaches Indian law courses, Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a tribal judge.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, Miller teaches at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

    • 09/01/2013

      Took a teaching position with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He joined ASU’s Indian legal program and will concentrate
on American Indian economic development issues. Previously, Miller taught for 14 years as a member of the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty.

  • Scott A. Morrill JD ’91
    SM
    • 04/15/2016

      Has left his job with the Oregon State Bar to go to China with his wife, Jane, where they are teaching students about intercultural communications, business writing, world events, Western culinary skills, and tourism. Morrill says that he and his wife are learning about China and its 5,000-year cultural history as part of the exchange.

  • LM
    • 02/15/2017

      Laura Mundt BA ’91 works at Lewis & Clark, coordinating the student Counseling Service and the Student Health Insurance Program, as well as supporting the other wellness services on campus. She has been in this role for about a year and a half. Previously, she worked as the L&C community friends coordinator, matching international students with local hosts. (If you live near Portland and would like to be a local friend to an international student, please let her know!) She finds it a pleasure to be back on campus on a daily basis and must admit she sometimes find herself in a time warp when her eyes play tricks on her, and she imagines seeing students from her era on campus. Her husband, Anthony Paolucci BA ’91, is in his 18th year at NetApp, a data storage company based in the Bay Area. Their daughter, Tomlin, is in her senior year of high school and has submitted her college applications.

  • BO
    • 10/13/2017

      Beth O’Neal BS ’91 has been organizing and implementing a reduction in the use of plastic cups in Port Townsend, Washington. She has been volunteering at events, such as the Wooden Boat Festival and Concerts on the Dock, encouraging event organizers to implement washing stations and use reusable cups and utensils. Her ongoing goal is to educate people on how they can stop using plastic and why it is important to do so, such as to protect marine life. Be on the lookout for her upcoming website about her plastic reduction crusade.

  • AP
    • 02/01/2018

      Tony Paolucci BA ’91 just celebrated his 18th year at NetApp, where he is a principal architect for large global customers. Paolucci recently traveled to Las Vegas and Berlin to present at NetApp Insight, the yearly user technical conference. He especially enjoyed returning to Berlin, where he studied on the 1990 L&C East-West Germany program.

  • MP
    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

  • MR
    • 09/01/2011

      Michael D. Rap JD ’91 cofounded a start-up venture, Serious Integrated, based in Phoenix. The company provides original equipment manufacturers and electronic design firms with a complete human interface platform that enables rapid and cost-effective replacement of existing text display and push-button technologies with graphics touch screen interfaces for a broad range of industrial, office, medical, and consumer devices. Rap can be reached at 1747 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 209, Phoenix, Arizona 85020, michael.rap@seriousintegrated.com, and seriousintegrated.com.

  • CS
    • 10/13/2017

      Charles Sanderson BA ’91 was named to the initial USA Touch Rugby squad to compete in the Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. He has represented the United States in international touch rugby competition on three different occasions: South Africa in 2007, Scotland in 2011, and Australia in 2015. No U.S. player has scored more touchdowns in international competition than Sanderson.

  • Bryan K. Scott JD ’91
    BK
    • 08/09/2017

      Bryan K. Scott JD ’91 completed his term as the first African American president of the State Bar of Nevada on June 30, 2017. He will remain on the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors through June 2018, serving as an ex officio officer. During that time, Scott will work on a special project to determine the ethnic makeup and degree of ethnic diversity of the members of the State Bar.

    • 07/12/2016

      Was sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada on July 30, 2016, by Nevada Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. Scott, who is the first African American to hold the office, has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. He is a past president of the Clark County Law Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. Scott is an assistant city attorney with the civil division for Las Vegas, where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning, and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996.

    • 09/01/2015

      Was sworn in as the president-elect of the State Bar of Nevada during its recent annual meeting, held in Seattle, Washington. In July of 2016, Scott will be sworn in as the 88th president of Nevada’s state bar. He will be the first government attorney and first African American president since the State Bar of Nevada was established in 1928. For the past 19 years, Scott has worked for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. He is the assistant city attorney for the civil division.

  • TS
    • 09/01/2014

      Moved her immigration law practice to 522 S.W. 5th Avenue, Suite 1125, Portland, Oregon. Statler can be reached through her website.

  • SS

    Stuart “Stu” Sugarman passed away March 28, 2016, from diabetes-related causes. He was 52 years old.

    Stu was born May 16, 1963, in Jericho, New York. He attended Jericho Senior High School and earned a BS in marine science and biology from the University of Miami.

    A partner at the Portland law firm Warren & Sugarman, Stu was known for his devotion to providing every defendant with a robust representation. He assisted people in their darkest moments and was known to take even the smallest cases seriously. Stu took on numerous pro bono cases, particularly on behalf of activists. He most recently defended—for free—the seven Greenpeace protesters charged in connection with a 2015 incident during which activists suspended themselves from Portland’s St. Johns Bridge in an effort to halt oil drilling in the Arctic.

    Stu was respected and loved by all who knew him. He is remembered for his humor, wit, fairness, honesty, and selflessness. An avid cyclist, Stu was a frequent participator in Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride and Cycle Oregon. He was also a longtime volunteer at the Oregon Country Fair.

    Stu is survived by his son, Riley; his mother, Pearl Sugarman; and his siblings Steven and Lori Sugarman, among other relatives.

  • ET
    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Taussig BA ’91 and his wife, Vithamon, have three children: Ben, age 8, and twins Sophie and Maddie, age 3. The family recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Lake Oswego, Oregon. Taussig has relocated his company, Prialto, to downtown Portland. Prialto supports business executives with virtual assistants. As an aside, Taussig reports that he had the pleasure of running into Carolyn Savage, wife of the late David Savage, professor emeritus of history, while helping his parents move into the Terwilliger Plaza retirement community. David and Carolyn led his overseas study program to India while he was a student at Lewis & Clark.

  • JV
    • 02/15/2017

      Jennifer Van Houten BA ’91 is a senior vice president with U.S. Bank and recently was promoted to the role of risk manager within its Wholesale Banking division. She married Greg Willmarth in August 2016 at the Mazama Lodge in Government Camp, Oregon. They met while climbing Mount Rainer in 2010 and have cotaught the Mazamas Basic Mountaineering Education Class for the last several years. They have a passion for traveling, the outdoors, and wine tasting. They recently moved into a new home by Lewis & Clark.

  • AW
    • 10/13/2017

      Abby Wool Landon JD ’91 has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in its estate planning practice group, business department, and tax practice group. Landon, who will chair the firm’s estate planning group, has focused her practice on estates and trusts law for over 25 years. She was most recently with Williams Kastner.

  • SB
    • 09/01/2011

      Announced the formation of Cartwright Whitman Baer, formerly Cartwright & Associates. The new firm will continue to provide legal services for individuals and professionals in the areas of estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation; estate and trust administration; and protective proceedings and appeals.

  • MC
    • 10/14/2016

      Mara Carnahan BA ’92 lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband, Patrick, and sons Finn and Adler. They enjoy adventuring in the wilderness that surrounds their city.

  • SC
    • 10/13/2017

      Sarah Carter BS ’92 moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2014 to pursue a postdoc in landscape ecology. Now an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Fort Collins Science Center, she works closely with the Bureau of Land Management to balance conservation and energy development across multiple-use lands in the western United States. She loves waking up next to the foothills and is super happy to be close to her L&C roommate, Michelle McGuire BA ’92.

  • LC
    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Cianciulli BA ’92 lives in Rome with her husband and their 11-year-old son, Luca. She teaches English privately, as well as in a junior high school, and she offers translation services to multinational companies. She and her family have spent most of their time in and about Italy, traveling on vacation to Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Campania, and Puglia. A few years back, they visited Strasbourg, France, where Cianciulli had studied abroad as a Lewis & Clark student. She enjoyed showing her family around the beautiful city.

  • Dorothy Cofield JD ’92
    DC
    • 09/01/2013

      Moved the Cofield Law Office to 8705 S.W. Nimbus Avenue, Suite 380, in Portland. She will continue to focuses her practice on all aspects of land use law, including rural and urban development permits.

  • SC
    • 02/15/2017

      Gustav BA ’92, who got his start at Lewis & Clark’s KLC radio station, became a well-known Portland radio personality due to the 1990s program Gustav and Daria. Now he is rejoining Reed graduate Daria Eliuk on a new program called Alternative Afternoons With Daria and Gustav. The show airs on 94.7 KNRK from 2 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

  • Gilion C. Dumas JD ’92
    GD
    • 02/01/2015

      Opened her own law practice, the Dumas Law Group, with associate attorney Ashley L. Vaughn. They will continue to represent victims of child sexual abuse, both adults and children, in cases against perpetrators and institutions. The new firm will also continue to represent small businesses and individuals with civil lawsuits, employment claims, real estate matters, and other business disputes, and has the flexibility to handle certain personal injury and professional malpractice claims.

    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected to the board of the Cascade Policy Institute. Dumas is a partner with O’Donnell Clark & Crew and has substantial experience in commercial, real estate, and tort litigation.

  • CD
    • 10/14/2016

      Chuck Dunn BA ’92, a professor and chair of math at Linfield College, was a one-day champion on the game show Jeopardy last November. On a different note, he traveled to Beijing, China, with the Rose City Trombones, representing the United States at the 18th annual Beijing Tourism Festival.

  • LE
    • 01/07/2016

      Was named president and chief operating officer of Black Hills Corporation. Evans served as president and chief operating officer of utilities for the company since 2003. In that position, he led the company’s electric and natural gas utilities, power generation, and coal mining businesses. Evans’ new role encompasses all of the company’s business segments, including the early 2016 addition of the oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary and the utility properties of SourceGas.

  • RF
    • 10/13/2017

      Ruthe Farmer BA ’92, who previously led tech inclusion initiatives in the Obama White House, is now chief evangelist at CSforALL.org, a nonprofit that serves as a national hub to help all students in grades K-12 achieve computer science literacy as part of their educational experience. She travels extensively for work and fun, and met with fellow Munich program alumna Lori Larsen BA ’92 in Brussels in December.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ruthe Farmer BA ’92 gave a talk titled Computer Science for All at a TEDx conference in winter 2017. Farmer has been working for diversity and inclusion in the tech and engineering world for many years. She is responsible for the creation and subsequent scaling up of multiple national programs such as LEGO Robotics for Girl Scouts, NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, and the AspireIT computing outreach program, among others.

  • EG
    • 10/14/2017

      Edgard García BA ’92 is celebrating 31+ years of overseas living—in the United States (he is originally from Nicaragua). As a Spanish translator at SAIF, he teaches and creates strategic communication for employers and workers in Oregon. García is also a member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Latino Leadership Class X. He reports that he enjoys raising a future Pioneer for the class of 2029.

    • 10/13/2017

      Edgard Antonio García BA ’92 lives in Lake Oswego and is an active volunteer at LC. He participates in organizing reunions, volunteering in the career center, and welcoming prospective student to campus, and is a loyal fan of all Pioneer sports. He is raising a future Pioneer (Class of 2029), Evan Antonio, who plays soccer and basketball. As the corporate translator at SAIF, García provides clear communication to the Spanish-preferred workforce in Oregon. García travels to Nicaragua, his native country, every two years and enjoys visiting his family.

  • SG
    • 09/01/2011

      Was the keynote speaker for the 2011 Davis County Democratic Party Convention. Gill is the district attorney for Salt Lake County, Utah.

  • Alan Graf JD ’92
    AG
    • 11/01/2014

      Released a book, I Inhaled: Rantings, Ramblings, and Ravings of a Hippie Lawyer, in late October 2014. It covers his own career as well as stories about civil rights litigation through the eyes of a self-proclaimed hippie lawyer.

  • PH
    • 11/10/2018

      Paula Hayes BS ’92 is the CEO of Hue Noir, a makeup company geared toward people of color. The company was the recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Small Business Innovation Award for 2017.

    • 10/14/2016

      Paula Hayes BS ’92, founder and CEO of cosmetics manufacturer Hue Noir and a Lewis & Clark trustee, has been appointed to the Oregon Business Development Commission.

  • VH
    • 03/12/2018

      Victor Hoffer JD ’92 received both the 2017 Paramedic of the Year Award and the 2017 Excellence in Training Award from Marion County Fire District 1 (Salem, Oregon). A career paramedic as well as a practicing attorney, Hoffer also received the 2017 Paramedic of the Year Award from Mount Angel Fire District 15, where he volunteers. Hoffer’s father was a Mount Angel firefighter and EMT for 41 years and the fire chief for 15 years, and his mother was the city’s mayor. Hoffer’s legal practice, also located in Mount Angel, focuses on elder law, business law, and serving the disenfranchised and underserved in his community. He also serves on the Oregon Transportation Safety Committee, of which he was appointed chair in 2016 by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85.

  • John Kaempf JD ’92
    JK
    • 09/01/2013

      With Dan Lindahl ’84, formed Lindahl Kaempf in Portland. The firm focuses on defending civil litigation in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

  • LL
    • 10/13/2017

      Lori Larsen BA ’92 has been a translator living in Brussels for the past 10 years. She says she’s “been so lucky to see L&C friends, including Ruthe Farmer BA ’92 here and in Portland and Robert Earhart BA ’94 in Paris so often over the years.” She also feels fortunate to have “reconnected with my father after 38 years, who’s name I have taken along with my own and who lived just up the road from L&C the entire time I was there.”

  • SL
    • 02/10/2016

      Was named port manager of the Port of Siuslaw. Leskin had spent 23 years as an attorney and municipal judge in Oregon before accepting this position.

  • DM
    • 03/02/2016

      Filed to run for Clatsop County circuit court judge in the May election to replace Judge Philip Nelson, who will retire this year. McIntosh, who works for McIntosh and Long in Gearhart, Oregon, primarily handles domestic relations, juvenile, and criminal cases in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.

  • SM
    • 11/16/2017

      Scott McPherson BS ’92, previously senior vice president of business operations at Core-Mark Holding Company in South San Francisco, assumed the position of president and chief operating officer in October 2017.

    • 10/14/2016

      Scott McPherson BS ’92 is senior vice president of business operations and development at Core-Mark, a supplier of merchandise to the convenience retail industry. McPherson has worked for Core-Mark since soon after graduation, starting his climb up the ladder as a salesman.

  • JM
    • 06/07/2017

      Jilma Meneses JD ’92 was named chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, effective July 1, 2017. Meneses had been serving as the chief operating officer and chief general counsel for Concordia University in Portland. Previously, she was dean of Concordia’s law school.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jilma Meneses JD ’92 joined Concordia University Portland as its chief operating officer. Meneses had served as Portland State University’s chief diversity officer since 2010.

  • BN
    • 09/01/2013

      Is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Needleman is an attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.

  • RO
    • 02/15/2017

      Rene Ormae-Jarmer BA ’92 is the founder and instructor of the Rex Putnam High School Kingsmen Thunder Drumline in Milwaukie, Oregon. Drumline is a competitive sport involving coordinated acting, drumming, storytelling, and marching. To help finance the competitive season, Ormae-Jarmer has launched a GoFundMe online giving campaign.

  • CO
    • 12/08/2017

      Colleen O’Dell BA ’92 is a landscape architect and planner with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she teaches graduate students in the urban and regional planning department.

    • 04/09/2015

      Joined the San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett as a partner. Pujari has practiced environmental and criminal law for more than 20 years, handling complex matters in federal and state court. She is also an expert in regulatory and administrative forums, having worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and represented companies in administrative enforcement and penalty actions. Prior to joining the private sector, Pujari was a senior assistant district attorney in the Special Prosecutions Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California. In both offices, she investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes and as well as white-collar crimes such as fraud, bribery, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer for her work in white-collar criminal defense. Pujari is a partner at Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp.

  • BS
    • 09/01/2013

      Opened her own law practice, Barbara Smythe, L.L.C., in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She focuses on helping Oregonians plan for their futures and protect their loved ones, including spouses or partners, children, aging parents, friends, and valued charities.

  • JS
    • 06/29/2017

      Jason Stanford BA ’92, who works as communications director in the office of the mayor of Austin, Texas, got his first byline in Texas Monthly magazine. The article, “Bad Girls Get Old,” is about the life and career of Texan writer and singer Jo Carol Pierce.

  • SS

    Selena A. Steinmetz BA ’92, June 23, 2017, age 46. Steinmetz was always interested in travel and foreign culture. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps, serving as a health care worker in the Dominican Republic. Later, Steinmetz studied American sign language and earned a master’s degree in special education from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing children as a teacher and counselor. Survivors include her mother, Janet; her stepfather, Jim; and many other loving family members and friends.

  • PS
    • 10/13/2017

      Pamela Strong BA ’92 is currently living in Islamabad, where she works with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help further the development of Pakistan. Her husband and 12-year old son live and work in Zagreb, Croatia, where she joins them periodically. The family will be in Oregon in summer 2018 before taking off together for their next post.

  • LT
    • 10/13/2017

      Laura VanZee Taylor BA ’92 has created a documentary film, picked up by RoCo Films, which will be distributed domestically and internationally in early 2018. I Am Maris is the story of 17-year-old Maris Degener, a yoga teacher, writer, and mental illness survivor. VanZee Taylor began making films five years ago when her youngest child started school. She is a director, cinematographer, and editor. Her short films have been screened at festivals around the country. This is her first feature film.

  • JW
    • 10/14/2016

      Jerry Walker BA ’92, a U.S. Army vet who holds an MBA and a CPhT, is married to Erica Walker BS ’95. They live in Portland and have three children.

  • Roger Alfred JD ’93
    RA
    • 09/01/2015

      Joined the Office of Metro Attorney as
a senior assistant attorney for the Metro Regional Government. He will continue to practice in the areas of land use and transportation planning, with responsibility for issues related to the urban growth boundary and other regional planning projects.

  • Margaret Allee JD ’93
    MA
    • 09/01/2014

      Was named director of programs for Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, the region’s largest breast cancer charity. Allee has an MS in nursing and an MS in business management. Prior to joining Komen, she held leadership positions in direct patient care, management, and administration at Legacy Health System, Oregon Health & Science University, and Providence Health and Services.

  • DB
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. From 2000 to 2010, Blaufus served as an attorney for Nike in various capacities, including as emerging markets counsel and Americas regional counsel. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at Borden Dairy Company in Dallas, Texas.

  • BB
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to the Jackson County Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District in Medford and will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Mark Schiveley. Bloom was a partner at Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell in Medford, where he has practiced civil litigation since 1993 with a focus on professional negligence defense. He has represented multiple municipalities in certain state and federal court cases. He has served two terms on the Oregon Council on Court Procedures, three terms on the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court, and as an executive committee member on the Litigation Section and Products Liability section of the Oregon State Bar. Bloom also served as judge pro tem for the past five years.

  • Ingrid Brydolf JD ’93
    IB
    • 01/19/2016

      Was named cochair of the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. She was also named 2016 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Health Care by Best Lawyers magazine.

  • LC

    Leslie “Les” Carlough passed away peacefully in Portland on April 20, 2016, as the result of cancer. Les was a senior policy advisor in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement. He and his family provided affordable housing for Lewis & Clark law students for a number of years. He had many strong friendships and loved Jimmy Buffet, as well as tasty food and drinks.

    Les is survived by his wife, Claudia, and children Kestrel and Savannah.

  • Gustavo “Tavo” Cruz Jr. JD ’93
    GC
    • 06/14/2016

      Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • RE
    • 12/27/2017

      Renee Ernste MA ’93 was appointed CEO of Orange Tree Employment Screening in Minneapolis.

  • CF
    • 01/03/2018

      Cassie Franklin BA ’93 was elected mayor of Everett, Washington. She is the first woman to hold the position and the second-youngest mayor to serve the city. Previously, Franklin served as vice president of the Everett City Council.

  • JH

    Janice (Jan) Hirsch passed away on October 16, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Jan was born March 21, 1950, in Agana, Guam, to Lt. Col. Arthur Miles Holtorf and Marilyn Jean (Lee). She graduated from Pullman High School in Washington in 1967 and from Washington State University in 1989, having spent several of the intervening years raising a family and working as a legal assistant.

    Following Jan’s graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, she began practicing employment and labor law. She worked for a couple of firms before going out on her own in 2006. Jan also served with many community organizations—including the Rotary Club, the Royal Rosarians, and her HOA board—and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 

    Jan is survived by her two brothers, two children, two grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews.

  • AH
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Holmes County Municipal Court. Hyde has been a trial attorney and counselor of law for a private practice since 1994. He is also the acting assistant law director for the city of Ashland Law Director’s Office.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. Lain focuses her practice in family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. She specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses, and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • RM
    • 04/26/2017

      Ramona L. Monroe JD ’93 has been promoted to partner at the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Stoel Rives LLP, effective January 1, 2017. Her practice focus is natural resources law for the oil and gas industry, mining industry, and renewable energy sector. In addition to her legal practice, Monroe is trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Miners Association, and is past president of the Alaska Association of Professional Landmen.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected partner at Kutak Rock. Rosenthal has a broad-ranging domestic and international corporate practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, private equity investments and loan transactions. He works extensively with the structuring and formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and alternative entities for use in joint ventures, international transactions, and other complex business arrangements.

  • ET
    • 10/14/2016

      Erik Thorin BA ’93 continues to enjoy his work in international education with Pacific International Academy at Marylhurst University.

  • Troy S. Bundy JD ’94
    TB
    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of medical malpractice law—defendants.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named in 2015 Best Lawyers for his work in medical malpractice law.

  • DD
    • 01/09/2018

      David deGraw BA ’94 was featured on Bloomberg News’ Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia on December 20, 2017. He discussed the impact of MiFID2 regulation and the usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning for algorithmic trading of equities. 

  • EE
    • 12/19/2017

      Eileen Eakins JD ’94 marks the 12th anniversary of her solo law practice in April 2018. Her firm represents more than 80 local government clients, including counties, cities, and special service districts. Through the Special Districts Association of Oregon and other sponsors, Eakins also conducts frequent training sessions for elected officials and public employees on the laws that apply to local governments in Oregon.

    • 04/26/2017

      Eileen Eakins JD ’94 is the Port of Astoria’s new general counsel. A sole practitioner for nearly 11 years, she has been involved with the Special District Association of Oregon and special districts law for over 20 years. 

  • EF
    • 08/24/2016

      Was named president of the board of directors of the Resource Development Council (RDC) of Alaska for the 2016–2017 term. RDC is a statewide business association of individuals and companies from Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, forest products, tourism, and fisheries industries. Fjelstad is a partner in Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice and managing partner of the firm’s Anchorage office.

  • SF
  • LM
    • 02/15/2017

      Lasse Melgaard BA ’94 married Jenny Nugent Melgaard BA ’95. Together, they have two gorgeous, spirited boys. Recently, the family of four lived in Sydney, Australia; however, in April, they moved to Suva, Fiji, where Lasse works with the World Bank.

  • Mitchell S. Milby JD ’94
    MM
    • 05/01/2015

      Joined Wilson Elser as a partner in their Dallas, Texas, office on May 1, 2015. Milby can be reached at 214-698-8071; mitchell.milby@wilsonelser.com; or 901 Main Street, Suite 4800, Dallas, Texas 75202.

    • 09/01/2013

      Moved his law practice, Milby Attorneys & Counselors, to 1909 Woodall Rogers, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75201. He focuses on business law, including entity formation, business negotiations and contract drafting, and trial work arising out of business disputes.

  • VS
    • 11/07/2018

      Valerie Schmidt BA ’94 was elected president of the Organization of Women Leaders, which promotes networking and support among women in decision-making positions in many industries and careers.

    • 10/13/2017

      Scott Shapiro JD ’94 was a Best of the Bar honoree in 2017 and was named in the 2018 issue of Best Lawyers in America magazine. Shapiro is a managing partner at Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento, California.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected managing partner at Downey Brand, where he focuses on the internal operations of the firm. Shapiro is known for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley.

  • Benjamin Wolff JD ’94
    BW
    • 02/24/2015

      Became the chair of Sarcos LC, a leading global robotics and sensor company formerly known as Raytheon Sarcos, the robotics division of the Raytheon Company. Wolff is responsible for overseeing the direction of the company and engaging with strategic partners, customers, and investors. He was CEO, president, and chair of Pendrell Corporation from 2009 to 2014. During his tenure at Pendrell, Wolff navigated a turnaround of the company by facilitating a resolution to a complex subsidiary bankruptcy and creating more than $500 million in value for equity holders by eliminating more than $1.5 billion of consolidated debt.

  • KZ
    • 09/01/2011

      Was named manager in the geosciences group at ENVIRON in Newark, New Jersey. Zdenek has over nine years of experience in the environmental science and engineering fields, including environmental compliance, due diligence, risk assessment, site assessment, investigation and remediation, environmental health and safety (EHS), permitting and compliance, solid and hazardous waste management, federal and state land use permitting, and development of budgets and remediation cost estimates. She also has 10 years of experience as an attorney in several areas of practice, including multistate environmental litigation. Zdenek has significant experience in multimedia compliance audits, Phase I environmental site assessments, remediation data evaluation, sampling plan development, field coordination, project coordination, proposal preparation, and budget review and analysis.

  • CA
    • The Sky Between You and Me

      Catherine Alene BA ’95 writes a contemporary young adult novel in verse that chronicles the story of Raesha, a barrel racer determined to do whatever it takes to win. Determined to become leaner, lighter, and faster, Raesha decides she needs to lose weight, never guessing that her decision will open the door to a life-threatening eating disorder.

      Posted 10/30/2017
  • CA
    • 02/01/2018

      Catherine Allday-Davis BS ’95 lives in Northern California with her husband, three kids (ages 14, 11, and 5), and two dogs. After completing her medical residency in California almost 8 years ago, she is now a pediatrician at a large group practice. Allday-Davis and her family love to travel as much as they can. They also try to take advantage of living close to wine country, the Bay Area, Tahoe, and the coast by taking day and weekend trips.

  • PA
    • 09/01/2013

      Opened the Law Office of Peter J. Ayers in Austin, Texas. He is frequently called on as an independent legal expert in intellectual property matters, especially patent infringement suits in the electrical and computer areas.

  • CB
    • 09/11/2017

      Chuck D. Barlow LLM ’95, vice president of environmental strategy and policy of Entergy Corporation, was named Lawyer of the Year by Mississippi College School of Law.

  • Ying Chen JD ’95
    YC
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named the 2013 Distinguished Business Law Graduate by Lewis & Clark. Chen is a patent attorney and cofounder of Chen Yoshimura, L.L.P., in Los Angeles, California.

  • JC
    • 03/30/2016

      Joined Lathrop & Gage’s energy practice team in Denver as of counsel. Experienced in oil and gas title examination and litigation, Clark previously was with Fox Rothschild. Prior to that, she was an oil and gas title examination and transactional attorney and litigator at a full-service law firm. Clark has also reviewed and drafted various transactional documents ranging from oil and gas leases, ratifications, and extensions to seismic agreements and mineral deeds.

  • JC
    • 02/15/2017

      Jin Chen Cooper BA ’95 is an associate in research at the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and a rapporteur for the Harvard Asia Center. She has completed three books in a series entitled Notes from Harvard on Economics. All three of her books have been translated from Chinese into Korean and published in Seoul. She expects her fourth book, an updated version of some of her column series, to come out in late 2017. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.

  • RD
    • 02/15/2017

      Rob Dirksen BS ’95 is still practicing optometry. Recently, Dirksen, his husband, and their two kids (ages 2 and 5) moved from Los Angeles to Arroyo Grande, California, on the central coast. They love the new location. Dirksen enjoys gardening on their three acres, and he has a small apiary, which he calls a “sweet hobby.”

  • LE
    • 10/13/2017

      Linda Estergard BS ’95, after graduating from Lewis & Clark, went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Walden University. In 2003, she cofounded the Lake Oswego Counseling Center, where she now serves as clinical director. Estergard is married, is the mother of three children, and resides a few blocks from the Lewis & Clark campus.

  • DG
    • 02/01/2018

      Diana Gil-Osorio Haven BA ’95 is founder of the integrated communications agency Ellipses Public Relations, which celebrated its 10th year of representing hospitality, food, beverage, and special event clients in December 2017. She has also embarked on a career as a professional voice actor. In 2012, she married Eric Haven, a TV producer and graphic novelist. They live in Oakland, California, with two cats.

  • SG
    • 12/22/2017

      Shoshana Gordon BA ’95 ran in the Jerusalem Half Marathon in support of Shalva, an organization that supports special needs individuals in Israel.

  • TH
    • 10/13/2017

      Tamar Hare BA ’95 and her husband, Eric Hare BS ’95, celebrated 21 years of marriage last year. A nurse herself, Tamar manages a team of advice nurses for Kaiser Permanente. Eric is an accountant for New Seasons Market. They live in Portland with their 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

  • 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.

  • SH
    • 02/15/2017

      Sol Hill BA ’95 works as a contemporary mixed media and photographic artist in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Cleo, and his son, Luca. He splits his time between operating the FNK ZN ART SPC, a venue for local contemporary art exhibitions; creating lyrical and mysterious mixed-media “metagraphs” from digital artifacts, Japanese paper, and acrylic; and creating large-scale art installation projects that deal with social justice issues. His website is www.solhill.com.

  • ZI
    • 10/13/2017

      Zachary Isenberg BS ’95 does editing and producing for TV. He’s worked on the reality  shows Making the Band and Expedition Unknown, as well as the docuseries Leah Rimini: Scientology and the Aftermath. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are busy raising their two sons, Oscar and Hugo. In March, 2018, before his 45th birthday, Isenberg plans to run the LA Marathon. He is currently working with fellow alum Jason Lesner BS ’95 on a new VH1 reality show.

  • MK
    • 10/04/2017

      Moss Kaplan BA ’95 is currently cochair of the creative writing department at Denver School of the Arts. Kaplan wrote, with Greg Ungar, a play entitled The Mess of Us, which debuted in summer 2017 at Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado as part of the Headwaters New Play Festival.

  • JL
    • 02/01/2018

      Jason Lesner BS ’95 created and led Homeward LA, a 10-day citywide event in April, which consisted of multiple theatrical performances based on stories from people who have experienced homelessness. The monologue-based performances occurred all over Los Angeles, increasing awareness of the homeless crisis and raising funds for the Midnight Mission, an amazing nonprofit organization on Skid Row.

  • JM
    • 02/15/2017

      Jenny Nugent Melgaard BA ’95 married Lasse Melgaard BA ’94. Together, they have two gorgeous, spirited boys. Jenny earned her MPH and has worked in community health and development in Thailand, Vietnam, Washington, D.C., Malawi, Namibia, and Uganda. Recently, the family of four lived in Sydney, Australia; however, in April, they moved to Suva, Fiji, where Lasse works with the World Bank. Jenny is home shepherding the rowdy boys.

  • AM
    • 10/14/2016

      Alex Moggridge BA ’95 had his play Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet produced off Broadway in fall 2016. His other plays have also received attention: The Squirrel was included in New York’s Summer Play Festival, and Manatee was part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

  • AP
    • 10/12/2015

      Was appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks has 11 years with the Nevada Division of Insurance, and this is her second term as acting commissioner. She has served as chief insurance counsel and hearing officer for the division since 2009, and insurance counsel and hearing officer since 2004.

  • GS
    • 09/01/2013

      Performed at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City, Oregon, with the Pacific Trombone Quartet. Scholl plays principal trombone in the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Newport Symphony Orchestras. He also plays in the Portland Brass Quintet and with the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. Scholl is the director of Metro Public Defender in Hillsboro, Oregon.

  • DS
    • 10/14/2016

      David Slater MAT ’95, a teacher and prolific author of dozens of books for children, teens, and adults, was featured in the Reno News and Review. In the piece, he discusses the choices and events that led him to where he is, and the stories and writers who inspire him. Slater’s teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, is up for a second printing, and he’s considering developing it for the big screen as well.

  • Katherine Somervell JD ’95
    KS
    • 02/01/2015

      Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. Somervell is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • JU
    • 02/15/2017

      Josh Uithof BA ’95 is part owner of a kayak guide service, called Kayak Tillamook, on the Oregon Coast. He also guides Rites of Passage trips with several local organizations, substitute teaches at Jesuit High School, serves on the Manzanita Farmers Market Board of Directors, and lives in a yurt off the grid in the Nehalem Valley. His hobbies include firewood-related activities and ontological studies.

  • JV
    • 02/15/2017

      Juanita Vero BA ’95 returned to working full time on her family’s Montana guest ranch in 1997. The ranch is located on the Blackfoot River in Greenough. Visitors are encouraged. Vero married ecologist Matthew Rinella of Miles City, Montana, in 2014. She says they enjoy no children and living eight hours apart.

  • David Avraham Voluck JD ’95
    DV
    • 09/01/2014

      Received the Alaska Bar Association Board of Governor’s Judge Nora Guinn Award at the 2014 Bar Convention. The award recognizes extraordinary and sustained efforts to assist Alaska’s rural residents, especially its Native population, in overcoming language and cultural barriers to obtaining justice through the legal system. Voluck is the first tribal judge to receive the award. The Alaska Bar Association cited his 20 years serving the state’s Native people as tribal judge, Indian law professor, author, and special counsel. Voluck presently sits as trial judge for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and is an adjunct professor for the law school’s Indian Law Program.

    • 09/01/2013

      Released Alaska Natives and American Laws, Third Edition, a treatise coauthored with David Case. Voluck sits as chief judge to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, magistrate/judge to the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and judge pro tem for the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government. He is also an adjunct professor with Lewis & Clark’s summer Indian Law Program.

  • EW
    • 10/14/2016

      Erica Walker BS ’95 is married to Jerry Walker BA ’92. They live in Portland and have three children.

  • VW
    • 10/13/2017

      Vaunne Weathers BA ’95 and Cody Weathers BS ’95 live in Portland with their two daughters (ages 11 and 13) and a Kelpie mutt named Winston. Vaunne earned an MA in industrial psychology from Portland State University in 2005 and is an office manager for a local dental practice. Cody is active in the local music scene and has an unassuming day job as a business data analyst.

  • KW
    • 10/13/2017

      Kit Wilding BA ’95, MAT ’97 and her family just returned to Oregon after living and teaching in China and Dubai for the last seven years. Her older son is a senior at Wilson High School and her younger son is a freshman there. Wilding teaches in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

  • DA
    • 09/01/2015

      Named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Aman is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and maintains a business litigation and intellectual property practice.

  • Kathleen C. Becker JD ’96
    KB
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected representative for Colorado House District 13, which extends from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans and includes Jackson, Grand, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties, as well as the western portions of the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

  • Adina Flynn JD ’96
    AF
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager in Portland Monthly. Flynn is a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services and president of the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board of Directors.

  • Benjamin Lenhart JD ’96
    BL
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Lenhart is a shareholder with Lane Powell in Portland.

  • BO

    Brian Orazetti lost his valiant fight with brain cancer on October 11, 2015. He was 48 years old.

    Brian was born August 1967 in Portland. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1985 and the University of Oregon with a BA in biology and psychology in 1988. He was admitted to the California bar in 1998.

    Brian worked for several firms before creating his own practice in Morro Bay, California, in 2006. Specializing in medical malpractice and employment discrimination, he loved to fight for the underdog and defend those who could not otherwise protect themselves in court.

    Brian spent his last days at home in the loving embrace of his family and friends. He leaves behind his parents, Penny Harrington and Richard Orazetti; brother Ricardo Orazetti; aunt Roberta Webber; uncle Michael Ledyard; the mother of his child, Siobhan O’Toole, who is herself walking with cancer; and the light of his life, his beloved daughter Aine Eileen O’Toole, who is 12 years old.

  • BR
    • 12/21/2016

      Is executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In his new role, Randall leads the development and execution of the department’s initiatives for balanced management of the state’s natural resources. He previously served the department as deputy director, as assistant director for energy and minerals, and, prior to that, as federal lands coordinator.

    • 06/08/2016

      Was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. Randall had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016, and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sciuchetti is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • SS
    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Polsinelli PC’s environmental and natural resources practice as a shareholder. Stotts has experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, Superfund, and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemaking. Stotts, who spent the last 18 years as an environmental law attorney and partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been included in the environmental law section of Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for environmental law since 2009.

  • FT
    • 02/12/2018

      Mark Timby BS ’96 and his wife, Leighton Franson, have converted their garage into an “accessory dwelling unit,” a small separate building on their property that can be rented to short-term tenants. So far, Timby and Franson have used it to host a workshop and house their neighbors’ visiting family members.

  • TU
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to the board of directors for Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah County chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers.

  • DW
    • 09/02/2016

      Relocated the headquarters of Wiscarson Law, the only firm in Oregon to dedicate its practice primarily to special education law for families, to 3330 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97210. In addition to special education law, Wiscarson Law provides legal counsel for other disability-related issues, such as guardianship and higher education, and provides assistance with navigating agency services. Wiscarson and her staff have shepherded thousands of Oregon and Washington families through the region’s public school districts and educational service districts on behalf of their special needs children. She can be reached at 503-727-0202 and www.wiscarsonlaw.com.

  • MA
    • 02/15/2017

      Matthew Artz BA ’97 is now a senior HR director at Microsoft. He lives in Richmond, Washington, with his wife, Julie, and kids Gabriel, 12, and Lilian, 10. He’s been in Washington for two years. Previously, he lived in Finland for four years, working for Nokia.

  • Mitch Baker JD ’97
    MB
    • 07/10/2015

      Was named in Oregon Super Lawyers 2015 in the employment litigation category. Baker, regional managing partner of the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips, has defended a variety of employers in labor and employment law matters. He also provides training, advice, and counsel to employers on labor and employment issues. He has extensive experience in enforcing noncompetition agreements and prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations, as well as defending employers accused of retaliating against employees for exercising protected employment rights.

  • GB
    • 02/15/2017

      Greg Baxter BA ’97 lives in Los Angeles, where he is a feature film producer. He recently finished the movie Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. He and his wife, Natalie, have two daughters, ages 4 and 1.

  • PB
    • 04/15/2016

      Was appointed by his partners as the new managing partner of Ring Bender LLLP, a national environmental law firm with offices in Portland, Orange County, Miami, and Pittsburgh. Bender says he is honored by their trust and looks forward to maintaining the firm’s deep and abiding commitment to heartfelt advocacy on behalf of its municipal, nonprofit, and corporate clients around the country.

  • Victoria Blachly JD ’97
    VB
    • 06/07/2016

      Was appointed to the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter Leadership Board. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. 

    • 07/06/2015

      Received Portland Business Journal’s 2015 Woman of Influence award. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to Legacy Health’s allied professionals council. The group provides support, advice, and counsel to Legacy’s planned giving program. The first female equity partner at Samuels Yoelin Kantor, Blachly remains active in the local community.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to the board of advisors for VoteERA.org, a bipartisan organization advocating for an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment. Blachly is with Samuels Yoelin Kantor.

    • 03/01/2014

      Was appointed to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s Commission on Senior Services, which is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all older Oregonians. Blachly is with Samuels Yoelin Kantor.

  • Jennie L. Bricker JD ’97
    JB
    • 02/17/2015

      Became editor of the Real Estate and Land Use Digest, the flagship publication of the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section. In addition to her legal practice, Jennie Bricker Land & Water Law, she has a writing and editing business, Brick Work Writing & Editing. Bricker can be contacted at 503-928-0976.

    • 06/01/2014

      Opened Jennie Bricker Law and Mediation. Previously, Bricker was a partner at Stoel Rives, where she practiced natural resources and real estate law for 15 years. Her new practice will focus on mediation of property- and resources-related disputes, real property and general business transactions, and natural resources permitting and regulation. She can be reached at 503-928-0976 or jennie@jbrickerlaw.com.

  • AB
    • 02/15/2017

      Anne Bunn BA ’97 and Sam Thompson BA ’97 live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with their two kids, Clare, 10, and Hayes, 7. Anne worked in book publishing for nearly 20 years before recently deciding to stay home with the kids. Sam runs a small investment bank and is very happy. They enjoy time together with family and friends, especially swimming in the ocean and sharing meals.

  • TC
    • 04/17/2015

      Was elected shareholder with Landerholm, PS. An experienced litigator, Calderbank represents clients in a variety of matters, including business construction and real estate.

  • KC
    • 09/19/2017

      Kelli Clark MAT ’97 has moved from St. Mary’s Academy to St. Ignatius in Portland, where she will serve as principal.

  • Robert “Matt” Madison Conoley JD ’97
    RC
    • 01/15/2018

      Robert “Matt” Conoley JD ’97 joined the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center last summer, after graduating with an MA in strategic security studies from the National Defense University. An interagency organization that uses data analytics, private sector talent, and social media technologies, the center is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries. Conoley serves as deputy chief of partnerships and public affairs advisor.

    • 08/21/2016

      Robert “Matt” Conoley JD ’97 began study in the South and Central Asia Security Studies Program at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University. One of a handful of State Department officers accepted to CISA each year, Conoley is pursuing an MA in strategic security studies. CISA is the Department of Defense flagship for education and the building of partnership capacity in combating terrorism and irregular warfare at the strategic level.

  • JC
    • 09/01/2013

      Was featured with his musical group Bizarre Love Triangle in the third episode of AMC’s new competition series, Showville, which aired June 6. Following auditions at the Power House Theater in Walla Walla, Washington, the act was selected to compete to be named town favorite.

  • DD
    • 10/13/2017

      Darren Drabek BA ’97 has, after 20 years at Skidmore College, moved to Illinois to serve as director of international admissions for Lake Forest College near Chicago. In the fall, he visited 10 countries in Asia, meeting prospective students. Drabek looks forward to exploring Chicagoland and participating in a larger L&C community there. His first weekend of work included a dinner invitation from the father of Anne Bunn BA ’97!

  • JD
    • 02/15/2017

      Jim Drennan BA ’97 is still living in South Lake Tahoe, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and two kids, 4-year-old Cameron and 6-year-old Caitlyn. He works for South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and was promoted to battalion chief in summer 2016. He still keeps in touch with some of his classmates.

  • TG
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. Gibson has served as deputy secretary and general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. He served as general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2010 to 2014, where he was assistant chief counsel the prior two years.

  • Marco Gonzalez JD ’97
    MG
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Gonzalez is founder and managing partner of Coast Law Group.

  • JH
    • 02/15/2017

      Juniper Hunter BA ’97 has two sons in college: Shale attends Tufts University, and Taran goes to the University of California at Santa Cruz. His daughter is in boarding school north of Santa Barbara, California. Hunter and his wife, Jodi, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but lately he’s been spending a lot of time planning a condo remodel in Mammoth Lakes, California.

  • TJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Tamara Jazbec BA ’97 just moved to Denver after living in Brooklyn, New York, since 1998. Jazbec has been a fierce advocate in the youth leadership development and international education sector for the past 20 years. For the last 11 years, Jazbec has devoted herself to the Kennedy-Lugar YES Program. The YES Program started after 9-11 as a youth public diplomacy initiative of the Department of State to increase understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations. Jazbec is passionate about food sourcing; she has been a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op since 1998 and is volunteering for a new co-op in Denver opening in 2018. Jazbec spends her free time with family and friends cooking, gardening, yoga-ing, hiking, skiing, reading, protesting, and volunteering. She also enjoys lounging at home with her furry beast, Syd.

  • KJ
    • 10/13/2017

      Koeby Johnson BA ’97 still teaches seventh-grade social studies and has been leading summer education tours to Italy and Greece the past few years. His wife, Jenny Johnson BA ’97, teaches preschool in their home, with their youngest in attendance. They also have two kids in grade school, one in middle school, one in high school, and one who just joined the Marines. Life is very full. Koeby plays in Rutendo, a marimba band, and Jenny dances hula. The couple travels when they can and celebrated their 21st anniversary in Mexico last summer. Over the summer, they enjoyed a visit from Laura Tharsen BA ’97 and Jeff Tharsen BA ’96 and their kids, and Jenny visited Shanna Christie BA ’97 and her new baby in Seattle.

    • 02/15/2017

      Koeby Johnson BA ’97 and Jenny Simpson Johnson BA ’97 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last summer. They live in Ashland, Oregon, where Jenny teaches preschool. Koeby teaches seventh-grade social studies in nearby Medford. They are raising five sons and a daughter; the oldest graduates from high school this year, and the youngest is 3 years old. Jenny and Koeby have a busy, musical life together and love exploring the world, a passion that was fueled by their overseas study program to India while students at Lewis & Clark.

  • JJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Jenny Simpson Johnson BA ’97 and Koeby Johnson BA ’97 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last summer. They live in Ashland, Oregon, where Jenny teaches preschool. Koeby teaches seventh-grade social studies in nearby Medford. They are raising five sons and a daughter; the oldest graduates from high school this year, and the youngest is 3 years old. Jenny and Koeby have a busy, musical life together and love exploring the world, a passion that was fueled by their overseas study program to India while students at Lewis & Clark.

  • HK
    • 02/15/2017

      Hanako Kato BA ’97 has been working in Tokyo, specializing in project management and business process management. The overseas experiences she had as a student at L&C have helped her to manage global projects and excel in international business. She’s a mother of a 10-year-old boy who loves to play football, and she enjoys baking on weekends.

  • AK
    • 02/15/2017

      Alisha Beamer Killian BA ’97 lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with her husband, Kevin, and their two children, ages 14 and 12. A veteran of the footwear industry, she took on a new challenge as director of global apparel supply planning for Nike last year. She also volunteers for several local charities and serves on the board of directors for the Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club.

  • EK
    • 02/15/2017

      Emily Kline BA ’97 works as a health and wellness coach and yoga teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a single parent who adopted a little girl at birth (who will be 3 in June).

  • CK
    • 10/13/2017

      Chris Kroblin BA ’97 and his family split their time between Oklahoma and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, so he spent most of early fall 2017 watching hurricanes on TV.

  • JL
    • 09/02/2015

      Was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. A proponent of crime victim rights, Lamborn represents clients pro bono through the National Crime Victim Law Institute and sponsors the NCVLI’s annual convention. He opened The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C., in 2009 after serving as a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County for 12 years. Lamborn’s practice focuses on the representation of victims of sexual assault and other crimes, as well as personal injury clients.

  • AL
    • 03/10/2015

      Is a shareholder with Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner (MLR), a Portland law firm that specializes in insurance coverage litigation. MLR has purchased the landmark Burnside Rocket building. Constructed in 2007, it was one of the first commercial buildings in the world to be awarded LEED Platinum status.

  • JL
    • 02/15/2017

      Jake Lebowitz BA ’97 lives in Washington D.C., spending most of his time playing with his two daughters, ages 4 and 2. During the day, he escapes to his law firm, Posey Lebowitz, located near Georgetown University.

  • DM
    • 02/15/2017

      Dan Mains BS ’97 lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with wife Alise Osis and kids Iris and Gus. Dan teaches courses on cultural anthropology and African studies in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. His first book is Hope Is Cut: Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia (Temple University Press, 2012). He is currently finishing up his second book, Technologies of Development: Infrastructure and Governance in Urban Ethiopia. Mains received a Humboldt Research Fellowship to support a residency at ZMO in Berlin during the 2017–18 academic year, and he hopes to cross paths with other Lewis & Clark alumni while there.

  • SM
    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Marx BA ’97 lives in Southeast Portland with his two daughters, Stella, 9, and Ava, 6. He does marine conservation work for Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • RM
    • 02/15/2017

      Rachel McCarthey BA ’97 is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah. After completing a residency in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics, she now practices outpatient child psychiatry. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, public defender Brock Van de Kamp, and their two children, Thomas, 9, and Catherine, 6. She loves hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • TO
    • 02/15/2017

      Tim Orr BA ’97 earned his PhD in history at the University of California at Davis in 2010. He now teaches U.S. and environmental history at California State University at Sacramento. Orr lives in bucolic Davis, California, with his wife, Lori Krueger, who’s a biology professor, and their energetic 1 1/2-year-old son. Although not riding the rails much anymore in this country, Tim has ridden rickety trains and speeding buses in India, Nepal, Indonesia, South America, and Mexico within the last few years. Recently, he and his wife hiked the 220-mile John Muir Trail along California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • JO
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined the executive team at the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), where he will lead the policy planning and legislative analysis division. O’Leary served as general counsel to Governor Kulongoski for the past two years. He also served the governor as a senior policy adviser in public safety and telecommunications issues and oversaw seven statewide public safety agencies within the executive branch of state government. He can be reached at 11410 S.W. 68th Parkway, Tigard, Oregon 97223.

  • GP
    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed New Hampshire Bank Commissioner. Prior to joining the Banking Department, Perlow served for five years as a senior assistant attorney general at the New Hampshire Department of Justice.

  • NP
    • Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking

      Naomi Pomeroy BA ’97, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, penned her first cookbook, which features nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook’s understanding of professional techniques to produce showstopping meals.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • MP
    • 02/15/2017

      Molly Pugh BA ’97 lives in Tacoma, Washington, and works for the University of Puget Sound’s School of Education as an instructor and field supervisor for graduate students in teaching. She taught high school English for the 10 years prior to moving to the university. She has been with her wife for almost 15 years and married for eight. She loves her life, her wife, and her two pets, Grady Otis (a 12-year-old lab) and Indigo Martin (a 6-year-old cat). She sends good wishes and love to the class of 1997!

  • RP
    • 02/15/2017

      Rachel Pusey BA ’97 is nearing her 18th year of living in San Francisco. She arrived in 1999 to attend law school at the University of San Francisco. Her first-year roommate from Lewis & Clark, Anne Bunn BA ’97, helped her find her studio apartment. Pusey has been an attorney for 13 years and focuses on employment law. She is currently a partner at the woman-owned firm of Villarreal Hutner. Pusey is married to Aaron Dornstreich and has a spirited 4-year-old son who cannot wait to get down with the children of Pusey’s classmates at the reunion.

  • Karla Raettig JD ’97
    KR
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Raettig is the executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

  • JR
    • 02/15/2017

      Jeff Rose MAT ’97, EdD ’08 was named superintendent of the Fulton School District in East Point, Georgia.

  • JS
    • 10/13/2017

      Jorge Sega BA ’97 sends greetings from Venezuela. For the last few years, he has been running a software business there. He says his math and computer science training at Lewis & Clark has served as a solid foundation for his current work with artificial intelligence. He fondly remembers the good times on campus–living, studying, playing pool, having Oreo milkshakes in the dorms, and eating pepperoni pizzas on Saturday nights.

  • Susan E. Smith JD ’97
    SS
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected partner at Segal McBridge Singer & Mahoney. Smith represents hospitality, commercial real estate, retail, and housing industry clients facing claims involving Legionnaires’ disease, chemical burns and chemical inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, lead paint poisoning, and exposure to mold, formaldehyde, and other substances. She also defends individuals and corporate entities in lawsuits arising from automobile accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective product claims, and other general liability matters.

  • CS
    • 10/13/2017

      Chris Stack BA ’97 and his wife, Erin, are living in Brooklyn, New York. He spent August 2017 in Scotland doing a play in the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. Afterward, he cruised around the Highlands, which he says reminded him a lot of Oregon. If people find themselves in Brooklyn near MacDonough/Throop with a frisbee, ring his doorbell!

  • PS
    • 02/15/2017

      Peter Szenasy BA ’97 has been enjoying living in Prague the last 17 years. He remembers Portland as the setting of his playing and learning period, but life in Prague is full of exciting personal and professional milestones. Frequent international travel makes the world a smaller place. His Czech-based energy and utilities consulting company is focused largely on Europe and the Middle East. With his wife, Laure, he has two kids, 7-year-old Artur and 4-year-old Ester.

  • ST
    • 02/15/2017

      Sam Thompson BA ’97 and Anne Bunn BA ’97 live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with their two kids, Clare, 10, and Hayes, 7. Anne worked in book publishing for nearly 20 years before recently deciding to stay home with the kids. Sam runs a small investment bank and is very happy. They enjoy time together with family and friends, especially swimming in the ocean and sharing meals.

  • EW
    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Wasserman BA ’97’s short story, “Reunion,” was published in January 2017 by Aldus Boek Compagnie in The Netherlands as a limited-edition bilingual Dutch/English chapbook. A Dutch translation of his complete collection of short fiction, The Temporary Life (University of Akron Press, 2010), will be published in late 2017, and a Dutch translation of his novel, Celluloid Strangers (Second Wind Publishing, 2011), is forthcoming in 2018. Wasserman is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative writing, literature, and film studies. He lives in Akron, with his wife, Thea.

  • DW
    • 09/01/2011

      Published Arabic Vocabulary Made Easy, Volume 2. In this book, Western introduces 300 new words with a focus on business, military, and media.

  • LW
    • 02/15/2017

      Leah Berman Williams BA ’97 lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her husband and two daughters, ages 8 and 11. She works as a professor of mathematics at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, where she just finished her first semester as department chair. Last year, she was on sabbatical doing mathematics research (discrete geometry and graph theory) in Slovenia and Mexico.

  • ZW
    • 01/30/2018

      Zaw Win BA ’97, a captive insurance attorney, was elected as a director of Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington, Vermont.

  • June Wiyrick Flores JD ’97
    JW
    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Miller Nash’s trusts and estates practice. Wiyrick Flores works with individuals, families, and closely held and family businesses to develop and implement succession strategies. She provides sophisticated and highly personalized estate plans and is also experienced in estate, probate, and trust administration and assists both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. She helps her business clients with business formations, developing governance structures, reorganizations and dissolutions, and mergers and acquisitions to achieve beneficial tax results. Wiyrick Flores, who is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is also a frequent speaker on family business and estate- and tax-planning topics.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was unanimously voted secretary for the Portland Estate Planning Council Board.

  • Deanna Wray JD ’97
    DW
    • 10/13/2016

      Was elected president of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors. Wray, a trial lawyer and managing partner with the Portland civil litigation firm Bodyfelt Mount LLP, focuses on the defense of product and general liability civil litigation matters. She has defended a range of products, including medical equipment, hand tools, printing presses, Murphy beds, bicycles, forklifts, automatic doors, and toilets. In recent years, she has been involved in mass tort litigation of latex gloves, vaccines, fen-phen, pain pumps, and metoclopramide. Wray acts as local counsel to Chrysler on all automotive product defect claims in Oregon. In addition, she has represented general contractors and electricians in Employer Liability Act cases. Some of her most notable successes have been in crafting pretrial resolutions for clients in catastrophic injury cases.

    • 08/03/2016

      Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for her work defending civil litigation matters. Wray is managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount LLP.

    • 02/01/2015

      Became a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, a national organization comprised of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, and claims professionals. Wray’s practice concentrates on defense of product and general liability and civil litigation matters. She is a managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount.

  • DA
    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected partner of Labaton Sucharow in
 New York, New York. Auld, an accomplished litigator with 15 years of experience prosecuting large-scale securities and investment lawsuits, 
is a leader in the firm’s securities and client and case evaluation groups.
 He also directs the firm’s recently expanded international litigation practice group.

  • JB
    • 09/01/2011

      Is opening a pub, Creek Monkey, in Martinez, California. His goal is to eventually open a full production brewery adopting the name Excelsior for his microbeer. He is using as a model Oregon’s McMenamin brothers, who are famous for turning disused historic buildings slated for the wrecking ball into hipster paradises. The name of Blair’s establishment stems from a local urban legend of simian sightings where the famous beavers now call home.

  • BC
    • 02/05/2018

      Bonnie Tompkins Crawford BA ’98, after completing her expat assignment in Australia, accepted a new role as vice president of account management with moovel, a mobility technology company owned by Daimler. She and her husband, Preston Crawford BA ’97, live in Beaverton, Oregon, with their kitten, Sydney (named for their Australian home city).

  • MC
    • 09/20/2017

      Matthew “Scott” Crisp MAT ’98, principal of Jackson High School in Jackson, Wyoming, was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education. He is one of seven educators chosen from around the country to attend meetings in Washington, D.C., to help strengthen the connection between Department of Education staff and local education leaders.

  • JD
    • 10/14/2016

      Julie Dickover BA ’98, director of the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, was featured in Folio magazine as part of its fall arts preview. In the piece, Dickover talks about her education, her entry into the art world, and her reaction to the museum’s fall show.

  • ED
    • 03/09/2018

      Eric Dobroth JD ’98, a 12-year veteran of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, will be its new second-in-command, helping manage the direction of the office and signing off on all its major cases. Dobroth, who joined the DA’s Office in 2005, will be its new assistant district attorney. District Attorney Dan Dow released a statement saying that Dobroth will help lead the office as it “deals with the challenges of increasing crime and a more complex criminal justice system.” In addition, Dobroth currently acts as chair of the San Luis Obispo County Environmental Enforcement Group and is a liaison to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

  • CD
    • 02/01/2018

      Ciel Downing BA ’98, MA ’00 has experienced a wide-ranging career that has taken her from traditional therapist, to sheriff (briefly), and to author of Uncommon Knowledge About Common Drugs (which deals with addiction and substance abuse). During a stint as an adjunct professor, Downing found her niche teaching neurobiology and substance abuse and is currently instructing at a remote facility near Tillamook Summit. She still loves taking photos of wildlife and enjoys spending time with her new bride, Joan Snyder.

  • Tamara A. Hanlon JD ’98
    TH
    • 02/10/2016

      Was named the court commissioner for Yakima Municipal Court, where she will handle misdemeanor cases for 20 hours a week. Hanlon will also continue to work for the Yakima County prosecutor’s office, where she most recently managed felony appeals.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was assigned to the Appellate Division of the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

  • TD
    • 12/08/2017

      Tanya King Dumas BA ’98 shares that she is volunteering for the 2018 Lewis & Clark reunion committee and that she is excited to see her classmates in June.

  • AK
    • 09/01/2011

      Was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. He was also recently named to the inaugural list of California’s Top 25 Land Use Lawyers by the Daily Journal. Kulkarni is the head of the land use litigation practice for Meyers Nave in Oakland, California. His practice focuses on all aspects of land use and environmental law. Kulkarni has represented public entities and private clients in numerous matters and cases involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Planning and Zoning Law, the Coastal Act, the Tidelands Trust, the Subdivision Map Act, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, the Mitigation Fee Act, the Clean Water Act, and civil rights claims in the land use context. Several of these cases have resulted in published appellate decisions.

  • JM
    • 12/08/2017

      Jan Martin BA ’98 completed her master’s degree in communication and technology at the University of Alberta at Edmonton. She looks forward to seeing her classmates at Alumni Weekend in June.

  • MM
    • 09/29/2017

      To Molly McAllister BA ’98 and husband Brandon Archibald, daughter Harper Mai, May 19, 2017. Harper joins brother Anders Thomas, 2.

  • CM
    • 10/14/2016

      Carolyn Brown Miller MAT ’98 has returned to Cedaroak Park Primary as principal after leaving the same position in 2011 to serve as executive director of elementary schools for the Beaverton (Oregon) School District.

  • EM
    • 10/02/2017

      Edwin Morrow JD ’98 was elected a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Morrow is a national wealth specialist at Key Private Bank, providing customized tax, trust, and estate planning solutions to high-net-worth clients. He has an extensive background in taxation, probate, and estate law, and business planning. A nonpublic arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Morrow is also a frequent speaker at CLE/CPE courses on asset protection, taxes, and financial and estate planning.

  • Christopher Neumann JD ’98
    CN
    • 09/01/2013

      Received the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 2013 Presenter of the Year Award for his course Stormwater Enforcement and Risk Mitigation Trends. The winner is determined through the review of presenter evaluations. Neumann is shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in Denver, Colorado, and counsels clients in the retail, natural gas, petroleum, construction, home building, solid and hazardous waste, and mining industries on a wide variety of litigation, environmental, natural resources, American Indian law, administrative, land use, and insurance coverage matters.

  • TP
    • 04/26/2017

      Thomas B. Powers JD ’98 has been appointed circuit judge for Oregon’s Tenth Judicial District, which encompasses Union and Wallowa Counties. His term began April 1, 2017. Powers most recently managed a solo practice in Enterprise, Oregon, where he handled indigent criminal defense cases and civil matters, and represented small businesses. Previously, Powers practiced for more than a decade at Williams Love O’Leary & Powers, PC, where he represented plaintiffs in medical device negligence cases. Powers also served as a senior assistant attorney general in the Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section of the Oregon Department of Justice.

  • TR
    • 09/01/2013

      Is a managing partner at Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. Resch’s practice emphasizes employment and business litigation.

  • ES
    • 02/01/2018

      Emily Seru BA ’98, who received her MS in experiential education, was promoted to director of U.S. programs and community engagement for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, Davu, and son, August.

  • QS
    • 04/08/2016

      Was appointed Alaska’s public defender for the next four years. Steiner has practiced law at the state’s public defender agency for seven years.

  • MS
    • 09/01/2011

      Michele Stone JD ’98 was named by Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as one of the Up & Coming Lawyers of 2010. Stone, an associate with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, is a trial lawyer focusing on commercial litigation.

  • MT
    • 12/08/2017

      Marnie Troska BA ’98 wants to share that she is volunteering for the 2018 reunion committee and is excited to see her classmates in June.

  • MW
    • 09/01/2011

      Announced the formation of the law firm of Cartwright Whitman Baer, formerly Cartwright & Associates. The new firm will continue to provide legal services for individuals and professionals in the areas of estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation; estate and trust administration; and protective proceedings and appeals.

  • SW
    • 12/13/2017

      Stephen Wright BA ’98, a partner at VLP Law Group in San Francisco, spoke at an event held by the Sonoma County Bar Association. He discussed the intricacies of advising clients on the rebuilding of homes lost in the recent fires in Southern California.

  • JA
    • 09/01/2013

      Joined the staff of Portland’s mayor, Charlie Hales, as a policy director. Alpert most recently was the Northwest conservation strategies director with the Trust for Public Land, where he led successful ballot initiatives to protect lands
in several western states, including Oregon.

  • MA
    • 10/14/2016

      Matt Anderson MA ’99, a pediatric dentist, has returned with his family to Oregon from San Diego to work at Bluefish Dental.

  • JC
    • 09/17/2015

      Joined the Lake Oswego, Oregon, law firm of Glazer, Maurer & Peterson as of counsel. Cienfuegos will also continue to represent clients through his own firm, 100 Fires. He has tried jury trials as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, as a public defender, and as an employee of a major insurance company.

  • Shawn Filippi JD ’99
    SF
    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted to vice president and corporate secretary at Northwest Natural Gas Company. Most recently, she was the company’s senior legal counsel and assistant corporate secretary. Filippi has been with Northwest Natural for nearly 10 years.

  • CG

    Chance M. Gilford BA ’99, July 7, 2016, age 39. Survivors include his daughter, Mia; his sister, Judy; his brother, Steven; and many friends and family.

  • Heather Guthrie JD ’99
    HG
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Guthrie, who is with Dunn Carney, also serves as chair of the planned giving advisory council for United Way and has been working with the nonprofit for seven years.

  • DH
    • 07/21/2016

      Was appointed to the board of directors for Friends of Baseball. The nonprofit organization offers programs to youths in underserved and rural communities to create opportunities for success on and off the baseball and softball field. Hagedorn is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP and chairs the firm’s state government relations and public policy practice group. He is a long-time public affairs professional, offering comprehensive government affairs services for the firm’s clients at the state, local, and regulatory levels. He is also a lifelong baseball fan who is in the third generation of players in his family.

  • TH
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed project director for the Cleveland-based National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. Horton will be responsible for advancing NNCG’s mission to increase the quality, effectiveness, and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants. Horton previously worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she served as a resident director in Eurasia. She also spent a decade as a consultant to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, most recently as senior program advisor at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Joshua Husbands JD ’99
    JH
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named by the Portland Business Journal as one of its 40 Under Forty Executives for 2013. Husbands is a partner with Holland & Knight in Portland, where he is a member of the private wealth services section and represents clients in an array of business, tax, business succession, and estate planning matters, including business reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures

    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected to the board of directors of the Estate Planning Council of Portland. The interdisciplinary organization of estate planning professionals is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the proper relationship among the attorney, insurance professional, trust officer, accountant, and other parties involved in estate planning and to encourage cooperation among those parties. Husbands is a member of Holland & Knight’s private wealth services practice group. He represents clients in an array of business, tax, business succession, and estate planning matters, including business reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures. He often writes and speaks on a number of business, tax, life insurance, and asset protection matters concerning business and high net-worth individuals. Husbands teaches estate planning as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for the past two years.

  • Dana Krawczuk JD ’99
    DK
    • 10/13/2016

      Received a 2016 Women of Vision Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce. The awards recognized women who are shaping the built environment in Oregon and Southwest Washington through their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry diversity. Krawczuk is senior counsel at Perkins Coie.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was included by the Portland Business Journal in its 2014 “Forty Under 40.” Krawczuk is senior counsel in Perkins Coie’s real estate and land use practice.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners. The fellows program is a highly structured initiative designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of U.S. law firms and corporate legal departments. Long, a shareholder at Lane Powell, focuses her practice on land use and real estate, obtaining land use entitlements for retailers, developers, and property owners.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate to serve a four-year term on the governing board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Maffei, a partner at Cable Huston, is a registered professional geologist with the State of Oregon.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Cable Huston as a partner. She brings experience as a geologist to her practice in environmental and natural resources law, focusing on water quality and remediation projects in Oregon and Washington. Maffei has represented municipal and industrial clients since 1999 in permitting, environmental compliance, and environmental litigation matters. She also provides environmental advice in business and real estate transactions. Prior to attending law school, Maffei practiced as an environmental consultant in Oregon and Washington.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected 2013 chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Oregon State Bar. Maffei, a shareholder with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, focuses her practice on environmental and natural resource law. She has extensive experience with Clean Water Act permitting and litigation, environmental cleanup projects, and environmental due diligence in Oregon and Washington. Maffei is also a member of the board of the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies, as well as chair of its legal committee.

  • Michelle L. Prosser JD ’99
    MP
    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted from managing attorney to shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, a family law and estate planning firm founded in 1986. Prosser has been with the practice since 2012 and manages their Vancouver office. She has over a decade of family law experience and is an active member of the Washington State Bar and its Family Law Section, in addition to being a member of the Clark County Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar. Prosser also volunteers with the Hough Elementary School and Discovery Middle School PTSAs.

  • AR
    • 09/01/2014

      Focuses her practice on legal ethics and risk management, including attorney disciplinary defense. Rhodes, a partner at Holland & Knight’s Portland office, advises both law firms and lawyers in matters involving lawyer mobility, partnership and corporate structuring, lawyer dissociation, and lateral hiring. She also litigates law firm dissolution, fiduciary duty, and lawyer separations.

  • Kenneth “KC” Schefski JD ’99
    KS
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Schefski is the acting director of the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Enforcement, in Washington, D.C.

  • JT
    • 10/14/2016

      Justin Taylor BA ’99 is the founder and “kernel” of the Mid-South Corn Maze in Memphis, Tennessee. Taylor has been designing and organizing the maze for 16 years.

  • NV
    • 12/14/2017

      Netta van Vliet BA ’99 has joined the faculty of the College of the Atlantic as a professor of anthropology.