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Class Notes - 1980s

August 11, 2006


Ann Houle ‘80 is a marriage and family therapist in rural Northern California. She would love to reconnect with folks from 1980 and theatre people from her era.

Francy Milner J.D. ‘80 teaches business ethics at the Leeds School of Business, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Claire Vossbrink ‘80 taught English in Tokyo for a year before earning her master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Illinois. She currently teaches English at the Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain. Her husband, Luis, a Spaniard, is a teacher and business consultant. They have been living in Spain for the past 20 years with their 14-year-old daughter, Akemi.


Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion  Oct. 5-8, 2006

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Sarah Dalton ‘81 runs the communications office of the California State Library. She is also an adjunct professor of English at Sacramento City College. Dalton reports that her 11-year-old daughter, Catherine, does not share her love of hot yoga or Ratdog shows, but she does relish bashing tennis balls and walking in West Marin with her mom.

Wesley Lawrence ‘81 is president of Key Bank in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

David Untermeyer ‘81 works for Specialty’s Café and Bakery in San Francisco. He just bought a new house and says he is not moving for a long time! 


Paul Horwitz J.D. ‘82 is now based in the United Nations Environment Programme’s global headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. For 23 years, he was with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. For the last 15 years, he was chief EPA/U.S. negotiator for issues related to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Most recently, Horwitz was named deputy executive secretary of the U.N. Ozone Secretariat, working on Montreal Protocol issues. He has traveled to over 40 countries and earned a master’s degree in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Horwitz invites Kenya-bound alumni to drop him a line; he says he knows all the good safaris!

Jayna Locke ‘82 lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She would love to reconnect with old classmates, so don’t hesitate to call or write!

Shelley McIntyre J.D. ‘82 has accepted a position with Parametrix, after serving more than 20 years as an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice. Parametrix is an engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm with offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico. McIntyre is part of the environmental planning and policy section in the Portland office, where she focuses on projects related to the National Environmental Policy Act and regulatory compliance.

Richard Whittemore J.D. ‘82, a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey, has been named president of the 2006 board of directors of the University Club of Portland. He is the former chair of Bullivant Houser Bailey’s general litigation group and currently chairs the firm’s estate planning and wealth management group.


Aysegul Acar-Dreyer ‘83 lives in Falls Church, Virginia. She’s involved with positive parenting, Adlerian psychology, and Montessori education.

Jonathan Burton ‘83 is investments editor at Market Watch, an online financial news website. His San Francisco home houses two forty-somethings, three kids, two cats, and a dog.

F. Paul Dickerson III ‘83 is a judge for Riverside County Superior Court in California. He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and represented indigent people in family law matters until he switched to civil law to handle environmental cases. He then chose criminal law and crossed over into the district attorney’s office. He served as superior court commissioner for over a year before Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to a judgeship.

Karen Jones ‘83 says, “Hi classmates!” She’s thrilled to report she received her clinical doctorate in audiology from a joint program through Central Michigan University and Vanderbilt University. She lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and more pets than she cares to admit to.


Steven Gregg ‘84 is commander of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Flight Wing. In 2005, he led the successful effort to reverse the Department of Defense’s plans to move jet fighters from Oregon to bases in New Jersey and Louisiana, saving 500 local jobs. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Will and Tyler.

Ron Johnson ‘84, J.D. ‘87 was promoted to managing partner in the Portland law firm of Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook, which received the 2005 Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year Award for Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s the first time a law firm has won the award for that district. Jody Stahancyk ‘70 is senior partner in the firm.

Michael Zusman J.D. ‘84 was a recipient of the 2005 Oregon State Bar President’s Membership Service Award. His law firm is Evans & Zusman.


Charles Bingham ‘85 spent the last 17 years working for newspapers across Alaska. For the past six years, he was sports editor for the Juneau Empire. In 2005, he finished in the top 10 nationally for event coverage (for papers with circulations under 40,000) in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest. It was his third APSE top 10 award, but it didn’t prevent a layoff. Thinking it was time for a career change, Bingham moved to Sitka in November 2005 and joined the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as a corporate communications specialist in public relations.

Lee Gadinas J.D. ‘85 has relocated to the Oregon coast and is now finance director for the city of Newport.

Teresa Herlinger ‘85 took first place in nonfiction in the Oregon Writers Colony annual writing contest for her essay titled “My Mother, the Feminist.”

David Wellman ‘85 lives with his partner, Andy Robinson, in Chicago, where Wellman is assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University. The focus of his research and teaching is religion and diplomacy.


Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

Law School 20th Reunion Aug. 18-19, 2006

Amy Beltaine ‘86 returned to her religious studies roots and began graduate work at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. She’s on the road to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister, at last!

Brigitte Dortmund ‘86 showcased her exhibition titled New Paintings at Portland’s Mark Woolley Gallery in April 2005.

Tracy Hughes ‘86 taught high school biology and chemistry in San Jose, California, before moving with her family to Wales, her husband’s birthplace. After two years as a stay-at-home mom, she went back to work for three years as a research associate in biochemistry/molecular biology at Cardiff University in Wales. In July 2005, she began work on her doctorate in cell biology/pulmonary toxicology at Cardiff. She has two children, Rhiannon, 11, and Sioned, 8. 

Jeffrey Nudelman J.D. ‘86 is now general counsel with Parr Lumber Company.

Eugene Otani ‘86 is dying to hear from those who participated in the 1985 Soviet Union overseas program. “How are you all doing?”

Brent Soo Hoo ‘86 has been an Oregon High School Lacrosse Association referee for the past five years. After all those years of Pio lacrosse, he felt he should give back to the growing sport. He was invited to play with a club team in Japan in 2003, and played on a masters lacrosse team in the 2005 Eugene Celebration tournament.

Mark Youngquist ‘86 has been in the brewing industry just shy of 20 years and owns the Dolores River Brewery in Dolores, Colorado. Each year, he organizes a fund-raising event for the Montezuma Land Conservancy, which works to conserve agricultural and open space in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Seven regional brewers donated their handcrafted ales and their time to the 2005 benefit, which featured two live bands and drew around 400 attendees.


Ronald Clark J.D. ‘87, of the Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey, was named Northwest regional director of the Defense Research Institute. As a member of DRI’s board of directors, he will oversee activities for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Clark also serves as a volunteer lawyer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Lea Ann Easton J.D. ‘87 has joined the Law Office of Craig Dorsay. Formerly she served as the director of Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Native American Program, where she specialized in Indian law and juvenile dependency law.

Sue Fredericks ‘87, Copeland RA circa 1985, intends to stay in touch now that her pal David “Vive” LaFrance is alumni board president. After working for 15-plus years at Disney, she plans to attend law school next year. She misses Oregon so much that she finds going for visits bittersweet. She says the campus looks fantastic, and if she could find a way to work for The Mouse and live in Portland, she’d be back in a heartbeat!


Leslie Ervin ‘88 and her husband, Chris, live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She is currently taking a couple of months off before deciding what to pursue next–although she says staying at home sure is nice!

Erin Waterman ‘88 is training to run her first-ever marathon–in this case, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a single parent who works full time, she’s beginning to wonder how crazy she is. Any encouragement from those who have completed marathons is welcome! Over the past few months, she has been asked to speak in front of more than a thousand people to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Check out her progress online here. She has her eye on nursing school but would love to work for a nonprofit agency devoted to childhood cancer research. Anyone hiring?


Eden Rose Brown J.D. ‘89, a Salem attorney, has been interviewed by National Public Radio’s This American Life, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Fortune Magazine. She was recognized in the August 2005 issue of Investment News for her expertise and creativity in the rapidly growing practice niche of pet trust planning. In addition to planning for companion animals, she provides estate and legacy planning throughout Oregon and Hawaii for people, their businesses, and their favorite charitable organizations. 

Jaiya John ‘89 is the founder of Soul Water Rising, an educational effort devoted to improving human relations and combating prejudice through spiritual growth and healing. In 2005, he published the second edition of his memoir, Black Baby White Hands: A View From the Crib. John will receive the College’s distinguished alumnus award this fall; read more.

Elizabeth Munns J.D. ‘89 is proud to announce that Abbott & Associates is now Abbott & Munns. The firm is located in West Linn.

Pamela Stendahl J.D. ‘89 has become of counsel to Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain. She specializes in employment and professional liability claims.

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