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December 15, 2003

1980

Rev. Michael Maslowsky J.D. ’80 works with Service for All Generations Enterprises, and uses both his legal skills and spiritual calling to benefit the elderly and the youth of southeast Portland.

William Morse J.D. ’80 has been named Anchorage Superior Court judge by Alaska Governor Tony Knowles. After earning his law degree, Morse worked as a public defender, general counsel for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and assistant attorney general for the state of Alaska.

Michael Weight J.D. ’80 is the first city attorney in Bothell, Washington, in many years, beating out five other candidates for the position. Weight, who worked in the past as a prosecutor and city attorney for Vancouver, Washington, looks forward to working on land use issues.

1981

Jose Barquin ’81 and his wife, Lana, moved from New York City four years ago to Florham Park, New Jersey, with their son, Tristant, 4, and their daughter, Gabriella, 2. Lana is a forecasting/ inventory-control manager at Bayer Consumer Products. Jose worked in the nonprofit sector for 20 years before joining Community Counselling Services, a fund-raising consulting firm. He is now running a capital campaign for a wildlife preserve in central New Jersey. 

Robert F. Blackmore J.D. ’81 has joined Jordan Schrader as a shareholder. He focuses on planning, financing, handling day-to-day operations, and succession planning for emerging businesses.

Julie Grant ’81 is on her eighth school tour with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She lives in Seattle.

Doreen Margolin J.D. ’81, a Portland attorney specializing in domestic relations, is serving her second term as a member of the board of directors at Portland Community College.

Chrys Martin J.D. ’81 was featured in the March newsletter of the Defense Research Institute. Martin works at Bullivant Houser Bailey, where she represents employers in nearly all aspects of employment law. In addition, she is currently among lead counsel in the largest ERISA pension fraud case in U.S. history.

Jim Martin J.D. ’81 has been appointed director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. Martin previously worked in the Office of environmental Defense, where he specialized in energy, water quality, air quality, resource allocation, and endangered species issues.

Thomas Nist ’81 has owned Matterhorn Ice Cream since 1999. After moving to Washington, D.C., Seattle, New York, Cincinnati twice, Atlanta, and Miami, he now likes living in Boise with his wife, Andrea, and their three daughters, Emily, 8, Haley, 6, and Caroline, 3. They enjoy skiing, golf, and swimming, and Thomas ran the Boston Marathon for his birthday.

Lane Shetterly J.D. ’81 is serving his third term as a state representative for Oregon District 23, which includes Corvallis and the surrounding area.

1982

Chris Gourley J.D. ’82 led Fort Vancouver High School’s mock trial team to its 11th straight title this March, and hopes to lead the team to its fourth statewide championship. Gourley’s team also has made three appearances at national competitions, placing as high as 19th.

Cheryl Mills J.D. ’82 hopes to join her husband, Bruce Mills, on the bench as a superior court judge for Contra Costa County, California. If elected, Mills will bring to the bench her 20 years’ experience as a civil litigator, as well as a desire to do something “more community-driven.”

1984

Susan Barker ’84 works in video production at Sisters High School.

Richard Howsley J.D. ’84 joined the Vancouver office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, where he practices in the areas of land use, real estate, and environmental and natural resources. He previously worked for several years as partner and president of his own firm.

Kathleen Lowe J.D. ’84 won her second bid for state representative for District 40, which includes Gladstone, Johnson City, and Oregon City. Lowe, a Democrat, intends to push for education reform, universal prenatal health care, and freeway improvements throughout Clackamas County.

Daniel McInerny J.D. ’84 is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, where he practices environmental and natural resource law. After completing his term as chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Environmental Section, he became the section’s secretary.

Annette Mulee J.D. ’84 has joined the Radisys Corporation as vice president and general counsel, after working for several years at the Portland office of Stoel Rives. Mulee will work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, and technology protection and licensing.

Hon. Kirsten E. Thompson J.D. ’84 was appointed as a circuit court judge for Washington County, Oregon. Thompson, who has worked as a pro tem judge in that county since 2000, replaces retiring Circuit Court Judge Allan C. Bonebrake.

1985

Gregory Baer ’85 was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of German at Carthage College in Wisconsin. He has also begun his second term as director of Carthage’s honors program.

Lee J. Gadinas J.D. ’85 has rejoined the law school as program administrator for the National Crime Victim Law Institute. He is responsible for the organization’s financial and administrative functions. Formerly a certified public accountant with Arthur Young & Company, Gadinas spent a number of years as associate dean for administrative services at the law school before leaving two years ago to practice law.

Lori Hill ’85 is married, lives in Lake Tahoe, and works as a massage therapist.

Jen Huntley-Smith ’85 received her Ph.D. in 19th-century cultural and environmental history of the West from the University of Nevada at Reno in the summer of 2000. She teaches there now as a postdoctoral fellow and is writing a book. She is married and has two daughters, Ada, 6, and Sophie, 2.

Paul Jorgensen ’85 has joined the law firm of Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., and specializes in intellectual property law, contracts, and licensing.

Robert Oakes ’85 was a newspaper reporter for 15 years, and then worked as California State Senator Tom Torlakson’s press secretary and legislative assistant.

Edward Rissberger ’85 is senior director of hardware engineering at Corvis Corporation, a fiber-optic networking company based in Columbia, Washington.

Enedelia Schofield J.D. ’85 was named Oregon’s principal of the Year in 2000, and was one of 150 educators nationwide to earn a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. She earned these accolades for her work at Echo Shaw Elementary School, where more than half of the students speak only limited English. Schofield is currently the principal at W.L. Henry Elementary School in Hillsboro, and is the only Oregonian serving on the President’s Commission on Educational excellence for Hispanic Americans. 

Nargess Shadbeh J.D. ’85 has been named director of the Oregon Law Center’s farmworker program.

Diane Woolard J.D. ’85 is halfway through her four-year stint as a superior court judge for Clark County, Washington. Before her appointment to the bench, Woolard practiced criminal defense and civil rights law, served as a temporary Clark County district court judge, and acted as temporary superior court commissioner for Clark County.

1986

Thomas H. Allen J.D. ’86  announces the formation of Allen & Sala, in Phoenix.

William “Bill” Clark ’86 recently joined Adecco, an international staffing company, as manager of its Wilsonville office.

Mary Gilson J.D. ’86 left the Alaska attorney general’s office for private practice. In November 2001, she joined Mendel & Associates, where she currently practices in the fields of Social Security, disability, and family law.

Brent L. Soo Hoo ’86 presented and published “ACA/ CVA in Japan: An exploration of the data in a cultural framework,” at the 2001 Sawtooth Software conference on Quantitative Methods in Marketing Research. The research paper looked at cultural differences between the way the Japanese and westerners answer survey questions.

1987

Jeannie Bryant J.D. ’87 was recently honored as a Woman of Achievement for her work as a prosecutor in the domestic violence unit of Clark County, Washington. Bryant’s efforts include pioneering a Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Task Force, serving on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Action Group for the state of Washington, and acting as a special prosecutor of child abuse cases at the Child Abuse Intervention Center.

Donna Jordan-Taylor ’87 recently relocated to Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband, Jeffrey, and son, Jordan. Jeffrey works in corporate human resources for State Farm Insurance, and Donna teaches Spanish at Illinois State University. Both enjoy parenthood, and Jordan, at age 1, is already a seasoned traveler.

Carla Kelley J.D. ’87 was named general counsel for the Port of Portland, leaving NW Natural after more than a decade as its deputy gen-eral counsel. Kelley has also worked at Miller Nash Wiener Hager & Carlsen and the Bonneville Power administration.

John P. Lunsford ’87 manages the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, a job he says he’s been preparing for his whole life. He’s looking forward to doing fieldwork in the community where he grew up.

Thomas D. Lyden Jr. ’87 is an investigative reporter at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He lives with his partner, Fred, a psychologist, and their two cats, Jimi (Hendrix) and Joni (Mitchell).

Cindee Matyas J.D. ’87 took over as Cannon Beach municipal judge after acting as a pro tem judge for the city since 1996. She previously worked as a solo practitioner specializing in family law and as the chief deputy district attorney for Clatsop County.

1988

Ronald D. Allen ’88 completed a joint Army/Air Force medical residency in ophthalmology at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is a U.S. Army officer and recently completed a humanitarian tour in Choluteca, Honduras. Before his residency, he was a general medical officer near South Korea’s demilitarized zone.

Andrea Bushnell J.D. ’88 left her position as corporate director of legal affairs for the Rentrak Corporation to become executive vice president and general counsel for the Oregon Association of Realtors.

Marie Eckert J.D. ’88 has joined the litigation department at the Portland office of Miller Nash. Eckert joined the firm as the litigation manager and senior corporate counsel in charge of litigation for the western region of U.S. Bancorp. In addition, she chairs the Business litigation Section of the Oregon State Bar, serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense counsel, and is a long-standing member of the planning committee for the Oregon State Bar’s annual institute and retreat.

Timothy M.B. Farrell J.D. ’88 works in Saipan, Mauritius, for O’Connor Berman Dotts & Banes. He specializes in international business transactions and maritime law.

Kyle R. King ’88 recently became president of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association. He works at Snyder Roofing alongside his father, Jim King ’52. Snyder Roofing has offices in Portland and Seattle. Kyle and his wife are busy raising four children, ages 6 to 13. He enjoys piloting, hockey, fishing, and skiing. 

Rochelle Lessner J.D. ’88, a former economist and lawyer for the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative, has joined the Portland office of Ater Wynne.

Lynn B. Morgan J.D. ’88 is an attorney in private practice, while her new husband is an attorney for the Portland Metropolitan Public Defender.

Richard Rizk J.D. ’88 announces the opening of his Washington County private practice. Rizk is a veteran of the Nationwide Insurance Enterprise, where he worked as a trial attorney in Beaverton and environmental claim counsel in Chicago during the 1990s. Since graduation, Rizk has represented plaintiffs as well as defendants. He continues as an advocate of businesses, individuals, and insurers in insurance coverage and related contests. 

Kurtis Schaeffer ’88 is an assistant professor of Asian religious studies at the University of Alabama and a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. He recently received a fellowship to research the relationship among religion, medicine, and textual scholarship in premodern Tibet.

Anna M. Schatz ’88 teaches humanities at the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland.

Jill Tanner J.D. ’88 was recently appointed presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court’s magistrate division. She has been a magistrate since 1997. Tanner, a lawyer and certified public account, previously worked for several companies in Oregon in federal and state tax areas.

1989

L. Grant Foster J.D. ’89 has joined Holland & Hart as a partner and will establish an intellectual property section in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. For the last 13 years, Foster’s practice has focused on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. He currently serves on the Intellectual Property advisory Board of the Law School.

Daniel Harvey M.A.T ’89 published a novella, Adventures of Prescott: Celibate Nympho (Hobo Bob Books, 2000). Harvey currently teaches humanities and social studies at Camas High School in Washington.

Kathryn Ivers Thomason ’89 recently joined the Portland office of Miller Nash. She works primarily on litigation and arbitration, securities litigation, international law, and corporate governance.

Kathryn Copple Walker ’89 is the lead singer of a soul and blues band she formed with sax player and fellow Lewis & Clark alum Bruce Withycombe ’86. The Kathy Walker Band has performed in Portland at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Jimmy Mack’s, and the Portland Art Museum. The band has released a self-titled CD.

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