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1980

Tony Bubenas ‘80 has worked in the golf industry for 20 years and is the golf supervisor for Pierce County in the Tacoma area. He oversees operations–including pro shops, restaurants, and course maintenance–at all of the county’s golf courses.

Mardi Davis ‘80 has worked for seven years as a real estate broker with Windermere Cronin & Caplan in Portland. She is the immediate past president of the Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas, an advocacy agency for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. Davis is married to Mike Nicholls, a CPA with Rossman Nicholls. They have three sons: Maddison, 19, Jake, 15, and Alister, 14.

Jerry Haynes ‘80 has joined the law firm of Jacobson, Thierolf & Dickey in Medford. He has spent most of his legal career as house counsel and patent attorney for technology companies, including Chevron and Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical.

1981

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

Nancy Harrison Bosse ‘81 lives in El Granada, California, with her husband, Mark Bosse ‘81. Nancy is a stained-glass artist, and Mark is vice president of intellectual property at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, California. Their elder daughter, Stephanie ‘07, is 20 years old and majoring in chemistry at Lewis & Clark. Their younger daughter, Michelle, is a 17-year-old senior at Half Moon Bay (California) High School.

Kate Fitzgerald ‘81 is editor in chief of Arizona Woman, a Phoenix-based business magazine.

Sarah Holub Supahan ‘81 received the California Council for the Promotion of History’s Award of Meritorious Performance for creating “highly regarded curriculum on Native American history and culture.” The award was presented by the Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District Partnership Indian Education Program. She also received a Community Partnership Award from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, for long-term contributions to the education of American Indians.

Leslie Zane ‘81 has owned her own business as a graphic designer and artist for 10 years. She lives in the Mount Shasta area with her partner, Justin. She looks forward to seeing her Lewis & Clark classmates at their 25th class reunion this fall.

1982

Gregory Chaimov J.D. ‘82 has joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s Portland office, where his practice will focus on advising business clients in their dealings with government.

Timothy Lim ‘82 was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to Korea for 2005-06. The grant enables him to teach courses on U.S. foreign policy and politics at Korea University and conduct research on transnational migration in Asia. In 2004, he received tenure from California State University at Los Angeles, where he teaches international relations and comparative politics. He also serves as the director of the Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies. For information on his recent book, see “Bookshelf”

Kelley Harness ‘82 is an associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota.

Lois Rosen M.Ed. ‘82 has published her poems in many literary magazines and received numerous awards, including first place in the Oregon Teachers as Writers Contest and in the Oregon State Poetry Association Poet’s Choice Contest. She has also codirected the Oregon Writers’ Project Advanced Institute at Willamette University. Rosen has lived for many years in Salem and recently retired from teaching English as a second language at Chemeketa Community College. For information on Rosen’s first collection of poetry, see “Bookshelf”.

1983

Allan Bakalian J.D. ‘83 joined Hanson Baker Ludlow Brumheller in Bellevue, Washington, where he will continue his established environmental law practice.

F. Paul Dickerson III ‘83 was appointed in March 2005 by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill a judicial seat in the Riverside Superior Court. Before becoming a judge, Dickerson worked for the Riverside County public defender’s office and the district attorney’s office. He also served as a commissioner.

Allen Hodges ‘83 and Jennifer Stodd Hodges ‘85 are moving to Billings, Montana, to start a new Vineyard Church, after pastoring the last 12 years in rural Nebraska. They have two children, John, 12, and Mercie, 8.

Kathy Kelly-Johnson J.D. ‘83 is the new director of the Adams County School District 50 Community Education Foundation in Westminster, Colorado.

Jonathan Long ‘83 is an Army major currently assigned to the joint contracting command in Iraq as an Army acquisition officer. Stationed near the northern oil fields of Iraq around the city of Kirkuk, he oversees a multimillion-dollar engineering contract to repair strategic oil pipelines, crude oil treatment plants, oil refineries, and power generation plants.

Brenna Sage (formerly Lori Brenna) ‘83 is happy to say she is a working musician. Since moving to New York in 2002, she has worked on six to eight musical productions a year as music director, orchestra member, actor, composer, and/or sound designer–including a stint as assistant music director for American Girl Place, New York. She is now director of music for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City, New Jersey. She is also a music director/accompanist for Broadway Babies in New York City.

1984

Jane Barga ‘84 earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in June 2005 from Washington State University. She is a senior staff therapist with WSU’s counseling and testing service. She and her husband, Manuel Acevedo, have two daughters, Jenny and Ana. 

Kurt Carlson ‘84 lives in Seacoast, New Hampshire, with his wife, Cathy Fitzgerald Carlson, and their two children, Minta, 15, and Peter, 10. Carlson co-owns Red Sheet, a graphic design firm that specializes in video-game packaging.

Evan Nichols ‘84 recently celebrated his two-year anniversary as a writer for Ask Dr. Eldritch. Also on that site, he launched a Webcomic that chronicles the adventures of an advice columnist for superheroes, arch villains, mythical creatures, and ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.

Kathryn Root J.D. ‘84 chairs the International Committee for the ABA Family Law Section. Root, a shareholder in Johnston, Root & Leibength, practices family law, with an emphasis on interstate and international child custody cases. She also serves on the law school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Jan Zilka vonBergen M.A.T. ‘84 is now a National Board Certified Teacher. She and her husband, Paul vonBergen J.D. ‘76, were married in 1972. They have three children–Miles, 28, Brynn, 25, and Liz, 23–and a 5-year-old grandchild, Amari. The family joke is that Jan started the M.A.T. program at Lewis & Clark with no children and completed the program with three! She currently teaches art at Southridge High School in Beaverton in the areas of international baccalaureate art and design, ceramics and sculpture, drawing and painting, calligraphy, and computer graphics and animation. Jan continues to pursue her own printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.

1985

Ginny Gustafson J.D. ‘85 is a senior assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division within the Oregon Department of Justice. 

Jennifer Stodd Hodges ‘85 and Allen Hodges ‘83 are moving to Billings, Montana, to start a new Vineyard Church, after pastoring the last 12 years in rural Nebraska. They have two children, John, 12, and Mercie, 8.

Jackie Jouret ‘85 has lived in San Francisco since graduation. For the past six years, she has worked as an editor for Ross Periodicals, a publishing company in Marin County, California, that specializes in glossy car magazines.

Alan Thayer Jr. J.D. ‘85, a Eugene attorney, was elected vice chair of Associated Oregon Industries at the association’s annual meeting. He also represents Oregon on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Roxane White ‘85 is manager of the Denver Department of Human Services and chairs Denver’s commission to End Homelessness. She has a master’s degree in divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a master’s degree in social work from San Francisco State University.

1986

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

Jennifer Cahn ‘86 traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, in July 2005. She served as an adviser to the Ministry of Culture, an entity that is attempting to found a new national museum of Ukraine. Her 7-month-old daughter, Elena, was her traveling companion. In the fall, Cahn taught undergraduate and graduate courses about modern and contemporary art and museums at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Margaret Fine ‘86 is a deputy city solicitor in the law department child welfare unit for the city of Philadelphia. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University in 1991 and her LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University in 2004. For fun, she spends time with friends and reads voraciously.

Denis Lawrence M.Ed. ‘86 retired last year at age 61. For more than 20 years, he had taught, served as an administrator, and led a program that helped older students at Marylhurst University. He was also a minister for 35 years in the United Methodist Church.

Katherine Lindberg ‘86 has founded a confection company with a mission to support the protection of endangered animals worldwide. The Wild Bon Bon offers unique gourmet confections, from hand-painted chocolate animals to endangered species lollipops. All products include educational information, many in the form of Endangered Species Trading Cards. In addition, the company donates a portion of all proceeds each year to a variety of organizations working to protect endangered animals around the world. Lindberg lives in Wooster, Ohio.

J. Kirkland Reynolds ‘86 was promoted to professor of physical education at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is a two-time NCAA III West Region Track and Field Coach of the Year and a seven-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in cross country and track and field. He is also a correspondent for Track and Field News magazine.

Skeffington Thomas ‘86 won a $10,000 Individual Artist Fellowship in 2005 from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Thomas is a ceramic artist and chairs the Rowan University Department of Art. He is also director at large for the Creative Glass Center of America.

1987

Mark Brody ‘87 was a featured artist in Portland Open Studios, an annual tour of artists’ studios in the Portland metro area. He teaches for Young audiences of Oregon and southwest Washington, tackles commissions, and enjoys approaching the ancient art of mosaics in new, fresh ways.

Betsy Pino ‘87, M.A.T. ‘90 is a math and science teacher at Central Catholic High School in Portland.

Janet Range ‘87 and her husband, Eric Swehla ‘87, M.A.T. ‘99, recently returned to Portland after spending a year in Gunma, Japan. Range taught English in public high schools through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program. She now plans to pursue teacher certification. Swehla taught English in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. He now teaches third grade at Clarendon Elementary School in North Portland. During their year abroad, the couple’s two teenaged children attended Japanese public schools and loved the experience so much they didn’t want to come home!

1988

Janmarie Dielschneider J.D. ‘88 is an associate attorney with Gray & Mercer in Newberg. She does primarily court-appointed defense work.

Teresa Pacelli ‘88 is risk manager for Venture programs, a specialty insurance provider that administers programs for the golfing, hospitality, and technology industries. She continues to enjoy her horses, quilting, and personal travel. 

Steve Seidel J.D. ‘88 has helped form a new Portland law firm, Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram. The firm focuses on real estate, affordable housing, business, tax, and litigation.

Ann Sherman J.D. ‘88 is one of two managing partners in the Portland office of Preston Gates & Ellis. She works in the firm’s public and tax credit finance group and serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and letter of credit bank counsel on state and local government financings, housing obligations, health care issues, and tribal offerings.

Loren Waxman ‘88 and Jim Meakin ‘91 have teamed up to form Waxman and Associates, a development firm that focuses on urban infill projects. Their first commercial project in Portland transformed an old metal-plating facility into the Sellwood Lofts, which include 10 two-story townhouses, 5 lofts, and the Sellwood branch of Multnomah County Library. 

Kathleen Welland ‘88 teaches kindergarten in Parkdale. She recently finished a solo unsupported bicycle ride along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, from Hartford, Illinois, to Fort Clatsop in Oregon. The 3,337-mile ride took 45 days.

1989

Harsha Abeyaratne ‘89, an assistant professor of music at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, performs extensively in the United States as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

Christopher De Santis ‘89, associate professor of English at Illinois State University, published Langston Hughes: A Documentary Volume in Summer 2005. (For more information, see “Bookshelf”.) He earned his M.A. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. De Santis has published widely on issues of race in 19th- and 20th-century American literature. He has also served as a manuscript consultant for Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Indiana University Press, The Southern Quarterly, and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.

Katy Fink-Johnson ‘89 returned with her sons to Colorado to live closer to family after the death of her husband, Eric Johnson, last year. She began a new job as a preschool music teacher and is also still teaching Kindermusik.

Jaiya John ‘89 earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and spent four years teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Soul Water Rising, an education effort devoted to improving human relations and combating prejudice through spiritual growth and healing. John, a published author, has appeared on CNN, Fox, Black Entertainment Television, and National Public Radio.

Penny Kittle M.A.T. ‘89 is a high school writing teacher, a district wide literacy coach, and director of new-teacher mentoring for the Conway, New Hampshire, school district. For information on her recent book, see “Bookshelf”.

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