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June 14, 2004

1981

Christopher Blattner J.D. ’81 has joined the board of directors of Complementary Healthcare Plans. CHP provides complementary and alternative health care services. Blattner is a partner in Portland’s Motschenbacher & Blattner. He specializes in business and commercial litigation, business transactions, and intellectual property compliance and enforcement.

Elizabeth “Liz” Brown ’81 is an assistant professor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of fisheries and Ocean Sciences. She works in Dillingham as the Marine Advisory program agent, providing marine and fisheries technical assistance and information to the Bristol Bay region. Brown previously worked in the Alaska seafood industry and then at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, where she developed, directed, and taught in a seafood technology program. Brown earned her master’s degree at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

Wendy S. Warner Lee ’81 and her husband opened a restaurant called Zeppo in Lake Oswego in November 2003.

Hon. Juan Lizama J.D. ’81 was reelected to the Commonwealth Superior Court of the Northern Mariana Islands for a second six-year term. He is the first judge ever to be retained in such an election in the commonwealth.

Timothy Miller J.D. ’81, head of Miller & Associates, has been named 2003-04 president of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He specializes in aviation accident litigation, FAA enforcement matters, products liability, general insurance defense, and insurance coverage. He holds a private pilot certificate (airplane, single engine, land and sea), is instrument rated, and flies an A36 Bonanza.

Lane Shetterly J.D. ’81,an Oregon state representative since 1997 and Dallas attorney, was selected on February 5, 2004, to direct the Department of Land Conservation and development. He began his duties on February 23.

1982

Kristi Blazer J.D. ’82 has opened the Missouri River Law Office in Craig, Montana. She will continue to handle civil litigation and governmental advocacy. Her practice will also focus on the representation of attorneys involved in the lawyer discipline system. Given her location in a small fly-fishing town, she will expand her practice to become a general practitioner.

E. Anne Susen Browne ’82 has moved to Washington’s Bainbridge Island after 17 years on the East Coast. She telecommutes and commutes to her job in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is marketing director for the Foxfield Races, a steeplechase meet.

Dianne Dailey J.D. ’82has just completed the first year of a three-year term as president of Bullivant Houser Bailey. She also has been appointed to the board of directors of Pacific Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts and to the board of trustees of the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette. She was elected as a delegate to the American Bar association’s House of Delegates, where she began a three-year term in January.

Anita Dalmar ’82 celebrated her 12-year anniversary with her husband, Chuck Lowther, in September 2003. They have two children: daughter Sarah Jane, 8, and son Hugo, 2. The year before Hugo was born, Dalmar quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom and enjoy an entire summer with Sarah Jane. Dalmar is coleader of Sarah Jane’s Girl Scout troop and added the title “soccer mom” to her resume this past fall. 

Susanne Brown Kahler ’82 moved to the East Coast from Hawaii four years ago, and says she has finally acclimated to a life dealing with snow, floods, and hurricanes instead of surf, sun, and sand. She has two children: Kevin, 9, and Alaina, 6. A media acquisitions specialist with Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools, Kahler enjoys volunteering as a coach for the Odyssey of the Mind program and a leader for Girl Scouts. 

Margaret Kirkpatrick J.D. ’82 has been named to the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission. Kirkpatrick is an attorney at Stoel Rives, practicing in the areas of land use, natural resources, and environmental law with an emphasis on local government and agency permitting. For the past 10 years, her practice has been devoted to energy facility permitting at the local, state, and federal levels.

1983

Mark Dorsey ’83 has been promoted to assistant executive director and chief operating officer of the professional Ski Instructors of America, American association of Snowboard instructors, and National Ski Patrol.

Kerry Fagerberg ’83 and Kate Duchow Fagerberg ’83recently celebrated 22 years of marriage. Daughter Claire is a senior nursing student at Seattle University, Meghan is a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran University, and Olivia is a junior in high school. The Fagerbergs still live in the Puget Sound area.

Wendy Robinson ’83 is an associate professor of medical genetics at the University of British Columbia, where she primarily researches chromosome abnormalities affecting reproductive health and pregnancy. Before moving to Vancouver nine years ago, Robinson spent five years living in Zurich, Switzerland. She got married in 1987, and she and her husband have two children.

Colleen Cochran Watson ’83 is a realtor with Century 21 Complete in Vancouver, Washington, and also takes on the occasional commission for a stained-glass panel. Watson practices Reiki as well as Emotional Freedom Techniques and reconnective Healing. She has been married for 17 years to Steve Watson, and they have two daughters: Sarah, 16, and Emily, 14. Sarah will go overseas on a Rotarian exchange in the fall, and Emily is learning to fly and intends to graduate from school a year early.

1984

Jeff Bachrach J.D. ’84, of Ramis, Crew, Corrigan & Bachrach in Portland, is one of three attorneys appointed by City Commissioner Erik Sten to the Regional Blue Ribbon Committee on housing Resource development. The committee’s charge is to develop strategies for long-term funding to meet affordable housing needs in the Portland metro area.

Dr. Paul Blaylock J.D. ’84 received the 2003 Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Tennessee, which recognized Blaylock as the only UT student government president ever to have graduated first in his class. Blaylock practices emergency medicine at Southwest Washington Medical Center, a Level II trauma center in Vancouver, Washington, and has a private law practice in Portland. He is a former adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Eric Holmstrom ’84 works to make a difference in education and entertainment by developing and marketing board games for his company, Thing-O Games. His games Phoney Baloney and 5 Score are award winners.

Jay Hull J.D. ’84 has rejoined Davis Wright Tremaine’s Portland office as a partner. His practice will focus on complex business transactions of all kinds, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and commercial transactions in the telecommunications industry. Hull returns to the firm after a five-year stint as assistant general counsel with XO Communications.

Dan Lindahl J.D. ’84 is a shareholder in the Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey, where he specializes in appellate litigation and chairs the firm’s appellate department. He recently presented his 100th appellate oral argument. Lindahl is vice chair of the Defense Research Institute’s appellate advocacy committee and a member of the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar’s appellate practice section.

Annette Mulee J.D. ’84 has joined the Portland office of Perkins Coie as a partner.

Thomas Rastetter J.D. ’84 has been appointed by governor Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Circuit Court, Clackamas Division.

John Vinson J.D. ’84, assistant attorney general with the Office of the Texas Attorney General, had his article “The Charity oversight Authority of the Texas Attorney General” published in St. Mary’s Law Journal (San Antonio), Vol. 35, No. 2 (2004).

1985

Ken Fox J.D. ’85 received a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship grant to teach mediation and conflict theory at the Riga Graduate School of Law in Riga, Latvia. Fox is a Fulbright senior specialist in the area of law/peace and conflict resolution studies. He is an associate professor and director of conflict studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a senior fellow of Hamline University School of Law’s Dispute Resolution Institute. 

Adele Waller J.D. ’85 recently joined the health care department of the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg. Waller advises clients in the health, insurance, and technology industries on strategic and legal issues related to e-commerce, technology, and health information. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and former president of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. She has also lectured and been published nationally on numerous health information and technology topics.

1986

Don Austin J.D. ’86 was elected president of the California Council of School Attorneys, which is affiliated with the California School Board Association, the National School Board Association, and the National Council of School attorneys. Austin, who taught at Portland’s Lincoln High School from 1970 to 1986, has practiced school law in Ventura County, California, since 1988 and has been employed as general counsel for the Ventura Unified School District since 1996.

Blaine Gilman J.D. ’86 has joined the law firm of Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh. A longtime resident of Alaska, Gilman has been engaged in civil litigation for the past 17 years. In his new position, Gilman will practice civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury cases and insurance defense, real estate law, business law, public relations, and lobbying.

Jeffrey Nudelman J.D. ’86 has joined the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer as an owner and has become a member of the business practice group.

Peter Ravella J.D. ’86 has been in Austin, Texas, since 1993. He spent six years at the Texas General Land Office, first as chief of the environmental law division, general counsel’s office, then as director of the Texas Coastal Management program. For the past four years, he has worked as a consultant for Coastal Tech, specializing in coastal land use planning, shoreline restoration, and beach access issues in Florida and Texas. Previously, Ravella created the Oregon Insider environmental newsletter for the Oregon Environmental Council and worked for then–U.S. Representative Ron Wyden on environmental issues.

1987

Pietro Ferrari ’87 led a group of 40 volunteers from the Northwest to his hometown of Oruro, Bolivia, through Habitat for humanity International’s Global village program in 2002. The group built four brick homes in a week at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet. 

Diana Ferriss McNulty ’87 practices medicine in a convenient-care clinic in a small town in Illinois. After earning her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 1991 and completing her residency in internal medicine, she worked in Washington and Oregon. Diana married Charles McNulty ’87 in 1988. Charles is a middle school principal working on his doctorate. Son Colin was born in 1998 and daughter Sara was born in 2002.

David Prange J.D. ’87 and Gary Abbot J.D. ’72 have opened the law firm Abbott & Prange in Portland.

Scott Staff ’87, J.D. ’91, former vice president for college relations at Lewis & Clark, is now business development director for the law firm Perkins Coie. Staff, wife Tara, and children Matthew, Isabelle, and Alexander will live in Seattle. 

Kevin Winston ’87 has begun teaching music again after a 13-year hiatus. He is director of bands at Alder Creek Middle School in Milwaukie. He and his wife, Cathy, have two grown children.

1988

Robert Demary J.D. ’88 has relocated his office to 1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 2400, in Portland. Demary will continue to focus on family law and domestic relations matters.

Marie Eckert J.D. ’88 has been named a partner in the Portland law firm of Miller Nash, where she specializes in business litigation, with expertise in financial institutions.

Georgeanne Freeman Kojundic ’88 is working in a small rural osteopathic family medicine practice in the Ozark Mountains. She and her husband, Steven, are building an “off-the-grid” house on 38 acres.

Rochelle Lessner J.D. ’88 has joined the Portland office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky as counsel to the firm. She will concentrate her practice in the areas of energy and tax law.

1989

Katy Fink-Johnson ’89 is mourning the loss of her husband, Eric Johnson, who died unexpectedly at their home on December 17, 2003. They had been married for 10 years. Fink-Johnson says she and her sons are surrounded by caring family and friends who help them get through the ups and downs of everyday life. She and the boys are deciding whether they will stay in South Carolina or move closer to family. 

Rebecca Tucker Moore ’89 lives in upstate New York with her husband and four children: Gina, 16, from Romania; Robert, 12, from India; Josiah, 7; and Gabrielle, 4. She has devoted her life to Christ and is directing a nonprofit arts organization that brings love, self-esteem, self-discipline, virtue, and creative expression to children in the state’s poorest county.

Tawanna Ward ’89 lives in Detroit, where she manages volunteer services for the American Red Cross in Southeastern Michigan. Ward recently received her master’s degree in education and electronic learning. She has a passion for technology and computers that she thinks began when Macintosh computers came to Akin Hall. Ward designs and develops Web sites, conducts electronic learning programs, and is a corporate trainer.

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