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1990


Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005


Janet Hohman ’90, M.A.T. ’95 has been teaching fifth grade in Beaverton since returning in 1997 from a year in Japan. During the school year, she also prepares and assesses Catholic schools in western Oregon for accreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Peter Lee ’90  is an attorney in private practice and a captain in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve. He lives in Nuuanu, Hawaii, with his wife, Amberle, and their son, Christopher, 1.

Amy Lerisch Masterson ’90,  husband Don, and daughter Madeleine, 8, added two cats and “an old house that needs lots of work” to their family. Amy is still with Starbucks and Don works for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She invites folks to “drop us a line sometime—we love catching up with old friends.”

Jonathan Pont ’90 has accepted an offer to join the New York bureau of Workforce Management,  a magazine owned by Crain Communications.

Erica Rigik ’90 is a management consultant and director of Eydeas Technology, a corporation based in Whistler, British Columbia, that serves the destination travel resort industry.

Siri Wood ’90 works in international public health and HIV prevention at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in Seattle. PATH is a nongovernmental organization that improves the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behavior.

1991

Marcia Buckley J.D. ’91 held a panel discussion titled “Legal Rights for Women of All Ages” at the sixth annual Women- for-Women Workshop and Resource Fair in Newport.

Christopher Clayhold J.D. ’91 has joined Forrest Rieke & Associates. Clayhold brings a strong investigative background along with trial experience to the practice, which focuses on criminal defense and related work.

Deborah Heim Martinez ’91  moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where she and her husband, Estevan “Steve,” enjoy the four seasons and urban trail walks with their dogs. She begins doctoral work in curriculum and instruction this summer at Northern Arizona University. When not studying or hiking all over the state, she swims with Arizona Mountain Masters. Noting she’s just an hour from the Grand Canyon, she says, “Give me a call if you’re coming to Arizona.”

Bryan Scott J.D. ’91 was elected 2005-06 president of the Clark County (Nevada) Bar Association. He is the organization’s first African-American president. For the past eight years, he has worked as a deputy city attorney for the city of Las Vegas, practicing land-use law. 

1992

Timothy Bailey ’92, M.A.T. ’93 recently started working as a sales analyst for Ellery Home- styles, a home furnishings company in New York City. He spends off-work time chairing the NYC Bill of Rights DefenseCampaign, where he enjoys collaborating with Erica Pelletreau ’92.

Amy Cervino Corroon ’92 completed her master’s degree in public administration, with honors, from the University of Utah in May 2004. She then campaigned full time for her husband, Peter Corroon, in his successful bid to be elected mayor of Salt Lake County. She also chaired his inauguration committee and helped him wel- come Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter for the 13th annual Carter Foundation Auction, held at Snowbird. She loves being a stay-at-home mom with Sophie, 4, Peter Jr., 3, and James, 2.

Laurie Craghead J.D. ’92,  Deschutes County assistant counsel, has been appointed president of the Deschutes County Bar Association for 2005-06.

Julie Venables Fendrich ’92 is the promotion director for Infinity Broadcasting’s KDJM- FM. She lives in Denver with her husband, Adam.

Victor Hansen J.D. ’92 is retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He will join the law faculty at New England School of Law in Boston, where he will teach criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and ethics.

Adrienne Hendricks ’92 lives in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, works for a local bank, is hiking the Appalachian Trail with her two dogs, recently began working toward an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech, and “would love to hear from any of my old classmates.” Katherine Bechtel Karlson ’92 works as a public health nurse in the Columbia River Gorge.

Colleen O’Dell ’92  andher husband, John Eichten, live in Minneapolis, where she is now a recruiter for the U.S. Peace Corps, following her volunteer service in Turkmenistan.

1993

Lori Carsillo ’93 released a CD tribute to Cole Porter on Tru Blu Lu Records inNovember 2004. Cole Porter … Old Love, New Love, True Loveis the San Francisco jazz singer’s second release and was inspired by an evening of live music at Yoshi’s Jazz House in Oakland in October 2003.

John “Jay” Friends Jr. ’93 completed a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in May 2004 and has been working at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland since September. He and his wife, Sherron Stonecypher ’92, director of campus events at Lewis & Clark, recently purchased their first home near Reed College in Southeast Portland.

Sarah Dawn Holloway ’93,  a puppeteer and craft artist, credits the excellent education she received as a Lewis & Clark theatre major with making possible her pursuit of a master’s/Ph.D. degree in mythological studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She plans to travel abroad with her puppet theatre company, stimu- lating imaginations with archetypal stories from around the world. Sarah is the daughter of Dale Holloway, coordinator of student support services at Lewis & Clark.

Kristin Keith ’93 is a sales representative for Publishers Group West in the mid-Atlantic region.

Christy King J.D. ’93, a principal for the Duboff Law Group, and Leonard DuBoff are revising Art Law in a Nutshell, which is used by more than 50 law schools throughout the United States and Canada. The fourth edition is slated for release in spring 2006.

Katie Riley Nakamura ’93 is one of two Hawaii winners of a Milken Family Foundation National Education Award, an honor that recognizes the nation’s best educators and carries a $25,000 cash prize. She teaches fourth grade at Moanalua Elementary School and is also the author of Song of Night: It’s Time to Go to Bed, named by the Pittsburgh-based Beginning With Books Center for Early Literacy as one of 2003’s top 10 books for children and toddlers. 

Sagala “Sagi” Ratnayaka ’93  was in Deniyaya, Sri Lanka, approximately 20 miles north of the coastal town of Matara, when the December 26, 2004, tsunami roiled across the Indian Ocean. He was safe, but four of the towns in the district he represents as a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament were wiped out. He immediately rushed to the devastated area and began coordinating emergency medical teams and groups of volunteers in a massive day-and-night relief effort that reached about 15,000 of the 20,000 affected families in the first three weeks. He continues coordinating long-term services dedicated to rebuilding homes, communities, industries, livelihoods, and lives. For information on other alumni involved in the tsunami relief effort, see page 47. Shannon Layton

Van Horn ’93, M.S. ’98 completed the Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s educational administration licensure program this spring and continues working as an educational psychologist in Washington.

1994

Erica Dahl ’94 earned her Ph.D. in molecular and environmental toxicology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2002. She is now doing postdoctoral training at the University of California at San Francisco in the department of medicine’s infectious diseases division, studying malaria. She and her husband, Marcus Tsong, enjoy their son, Spike, 1; their cats, Zap and Cosmo; Hong Kong action films; Japanese horror films; and Playstation games. She would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about Bolly- wood films, including which ones are worth watching and where to get them in San Francisco.

H.E. Saeed Mubarak Rashid Al Hajeri ’94 has been appointed chair of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. He is also a director in the European equity department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA); a member of ADIA’s strategy group; ADIA’s representative on the boards of the Abu Dhabi Investment Company; and a board member of the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and Dubai Cable Company.

Stephen Kimball ‘94 accepted a position as public relations manager for Finger Lakes Wine Country, a public-private tourism marketing organization, in November 2004. He lives in Hector, New York, with his wife, Danielle Hautaniemi, son Miles, born July 2, 2003, and their flock of chickens.

Chris Lopez ‘94  lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter Arabella Christina, 2. He works for the Regional Development Corporation, promoting economic development in northern New Mexico.

Bree Urie Prince ‘94 loves living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Frank Prince, and being a realtor with Prudential California Realty.

Jennifer Zoltners Sherer M.A.T. ‘94 is completing a Ph.D. in learning sciences from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Her dissertation is on school leadership, and she recently presented a paper on distributed leadership practice in math and literacy at a conference of the American Educational Research Association. She also does research for the Information Infrastructure Systems project, which designs tools that support more ambitious learning.

1995


Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2000


Matt Belkin ‘95 had a busy 2004-05: He married Erin Pittenger, who gave birth to their daughter, Emmy; they moved to Utah; and he became a vice president at Omniture, an online marketing measurement company, where he says his background in economics is a valuable asset. 

Jennifer Crane J.D. ‘95 has joined the Ashland firm of Davis, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, land use, water law, and domestic relations.

Alice Cuprill-Comas J.D. ’95 has been named a partner in Ater Wynne’s Corporate Finance and Emerging Business Groups. She focuses on corporate finance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kristin Winnie Eaton J.D. ’95  is now an associate with the Portland law firm of Yates, Matthews & Associates.

Lisa Johnston-PorterJ.D. ’95  has opened her own law office in Tigard. She specializes in small-business development, real estate, and family law.

Aaron Meyer ’95  gave a benefit violin concert performance at the Chedi Hotel in Phuket, Thailand, in January to raise funds to help rebuild two area villages destroyed by the December 26, 2004, tsunami. Later that month, he hosted a performance at the Portland Marriott waterfront hotel to benefit tsunami relief efforts of North- west Medical Teams. Meyer arrived in Asia just hours after the tsunami struck, having been invited by classmate Jason Friedman ’95,  an executive with the Four Seasons Hotel in Chiang Mai, to play at the northern Thailand resort’s New Year’s Eve party. For information on other alumni involved in the tsunami relief effort, see page 47.

Silja Omarsdottir ’95 was recently promoted to deputy director of Iceland’s Centre for Gender Equality, a national bureau that provides gender equality counseling and education. She has been writing the government’s national action plan on gender equality, participating in Council of Europe meetings, planning conferences for the Nordic Council of Ministers, and operating a private business doing translations and running short negotiation courses through the University of Iceland’s continuing education program. She also comments on U.S. and world politics for Iceland’s national media.

1996

Shareefah Abdullah J.D. ’96, an award-winning writer and public speaker, has launched Hot Ovations Communications Coaching & Training in Vancouver, Washington. The new venture helps lawyers, medical professionals, and other executives gain confidence and take command in public speaking, business writing, and media relations.

Sina Oriel “Sinabean” Carroll ’96  now lives in San Francisco and is “happier than ever.” She says, “Hope you are well—please write.”

Robin CraigJ.D. ’96  is now a tenured professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law. Craig is chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Marine Resourcesand, in that capacity, was recently appointed to represent the ABA’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources of the ABA Working Group on U.S. Ocean Policy.

Annette Klinefelter ’96, M.Ed. ’03 is executive director of Girls’ Initiative Network, a community-based coalition of people and organizations in Multnomah County dedicated to supporting girls ages 8 to 20. In September, the organization will officially be known as Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon.

Julie Krull J.D. ’96 has opened her own law office in Portland. Krull, who speaks Spanish and serves the Latino community, practices criminal defense and tries immigration cases.

Cara Giacomini Lane ’96 earned her Ph.D. in English and textual studies from the University of Washington and then joined the staff as a research scientist, investigating new ways to use technology in education. In 2004, she spent five weeks in Rome, where she assisted with a UW study-abroad program.

Joseph Scuderi J.D. ’96  has been named a partner in the Olympia, Washington, law firm Cushman Law Offices. Scuderi’s practice consists primarily of construction litigation. He resides in Olympia with his wife and three young children.

Jeff Carlsen Tharsen ’96 has been at the University of Chicago in the East Asian studies department since 2001. Having received a U.S. Department of Education scholarship in 2004 to study in Taiwan, he is now studying Chinese literature at National Taiwan Normal University. He and his wife, Laura D. Thatcher Tharsen ’97, miss their College friends and invite any who are coming to Taipei to join them for tea and pot stickers. Jeff Carlsen and Laura Thatcher married in 2003 and subsequently changed their surnames to Tharsen.

1997

Teri Durham J.D. ’97 has become a member of the Portland firm Marandas, Perdue, Marandas, Alexander & Durham, which focuses on family law, immigration law, and personal injury.

Alfoster Garrett Jr. J.D. ’97 has taken leadership of the Seattle/King County NAACP, making him one of the most recognized African-American activists in the city. Garrett’s two-person law practice, which specializes in criminal defense, is based in Seattle.

Marc Johnson ‘97 has been living and working in Serbia for nearly five years, serving the needs of refugees and others displaced by the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He will be leaving the Balkans to pursue an M.B.A. in international development at the Garvin School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. He hopes to continue creating and managing assistance projects for vulnerable families and individuals.

Jenny McClenahan ‘97 is now studying medical radiography at Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions in Loma Linda, California. She plans to graduate in March 2006.

Jefna Marie McCuistion ‘97 is pursuing an elementary teaching certificate and M.A.T. at Portland State University.

Kristen Goodwin Policy ‘97 appreciates every sunny day in Oakland, where she enjoys her photography work, playing at the beach with her pooch, thumb-wrestling her husband, Jim, and dancing around the kitchen with their son, Benjamin James, 1.

Rachel Pusey ‘97 is a second-year associate at a small firm in San Francisco, practicing on the plaintiff’s side of employment law.

Laura Thatcher Tharsen ‘97 finished her master’s degree in international affairs at DePaul University in June 2003. She and her husband,

Jeff Carlsen Tharsen ‘96, live in Taipei. Jeff Carlsen and Laura Thatcher married in 2003 and subsequently changed their surnames to Tharsen.

Alison Kimiko Huey Walcott ‘97 accepted the position of project coordinator of the Oral History Project at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese-American museum in Portland. She and her husband, Michael Greenaway Walcott ‘97, stay busy with their children, Caleb, 7, Joby, 5, and Noah, 1.

Benjamin Wood J.D. ‘97 is the new development director for National History Day in the Washington, D.C., area. The program reaches 700,000 middlelevel and high school students and 40,000 teachers. Wood’s office is located on the campus of the University of Maryland.

1998

Anas Al Otaiba ‘98 is human resources manager for Zakum Development Company in Abu Dhabi, and a volunteer with the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Society. He and his wife, Fakhera Khamis Al Suwaidi, have two daughters, Najla, 4, and Mariam, less than one year.

Melissa Boge J.D. ‘98 has joined the Portland law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. She is active in the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, the Software Association of Oregon, City Club of Portland, and the Business Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.

Amy DeLaney J.D. ‘98 has been elected president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter.

Michael DeLaney J.D. ‘98  serves as the vice chair of the Chicago Bar Association Elder Law Section.

Kristen Fletcher J.D. ‘98, director of the Marine Affairs Institute and Sea Grant Legal Program at the Roger Williams University School of Law, has been elected president of the Coastal Society, a nonprofit organization that provides an interdisciplinary forum for information exchange on coastal issues. Jeff Flowers ‘98 lives in the Philippines with his wife, Chiqui Flowers, and their daughter, Sofia, 2. He is coaching basketball full time and playing part time. He says the sport has been very good to him, allowing him to travel to Brunei, Ireland, Korea, Qatar, and Taiwan.

Molly McAllister ‘98  is completing a one-year equine internship in Bend, after graduating from veterinary school at Oregon State University in spring 2004. She married Kirk Robert Hardie in September, and they are enjoying central-Oregon life with their two dogs and one horse. Her career plans center on bringing a medical perspective to wildlife conservation and habitat preservation.

Laura Provinzino ‘98 is a Wellstone Legal Fellow at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, where she’s in charge of two projects: one that investigates the effects of September 11 on immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota, and the other that assesses systematic violations of human rights against the ethnic Oromo in Ethiopia. Provinzino, Lewis & Clark’s first Rhodes scholar, graduated from Yale Law School in 2003. She then clerked for Judge Diana E. Murphy on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She plans to marry this October and live in Chicago for two to three years before relocating permanently to Minnesota. She is also working with fellow Lewis & Clark alumni to establish a Minnesota chapter. Their first event was an Evening with Jazz on May 22, 2005.

Luisa Quinoy ‘98 has been collaborating for four years with Portland’s internationally celebrated band Pink Martini. She teaches the band Spanish and is writing a song with pianist and band leader Thomas Lauderdale. She works as director of international sales for American Water Works International, an export management company that handles underground water line contracts around the world. Shortly after the February 2005 issue of Portland Monthly featured her as one of the city’s most eligible singles, she auctioned “a date with Luisa” to raise funds for a children’s charity.

Erin Wynn Roady ‘98 is working for Luke Films, which produced a motion picture Lisieux.  The film premiered in New York in September 2004. She is the daughter of Barbara Roady, administrative specialist in Academic Advising and Student Support Services.

Tamar Salomon ‘98 is an animal care technician at the Oregon Humane Society. She works exclusively with cats, one of which recently was more than she could resist, so she adopted it. She plans to study animal massage therapy and Tellington T-Touch (a hands-on healing modality for animals), and combine that training with her herbalist skills to establish her own business working with animals.

Brent Swanson ‘98  works as a registered nurse in cardiac care at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. He gives private guitar lessons, plays the guitar, and performs and records his music as much as he can. There may not be much time for that: He and his wife, Anne K. Stone Swanson ‘00,  welcomed daughter Margaret Grace on March 4, 2005, at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. The Swansons are also remodeling their 1920s-era bungalow in Northeast Portland.

1999

Brevet Bartels M.A.T. ‘99  is teaching middle school half time and serving as the migrant/ bilingual program coordinator for West Ottawa Public Schools in Holland, Michigan, where he moved with his wife two years ago. Before leaving Oregon, Bartels taught social studies for three years at Forest Grove High School.

Dian Krishna ‘99 was selected Miss Indonesia 2003 and is now working for Indonesia’s Metro TV, which she describes as “the CNN of Indonesia.”

Kimberly McKenna M.A.T. ‘99 had her art featured at Portland’s Gallery 500 in January. Portland’s Willamette Week visual arts editor Richard Speer reviewed her work in the paper’s January 19, 2005, edition, writing, “Our normal assumption–that abstract artists reduce natural referents– is hereby turned on end, with McKenna coaxing reality from abstraction. It’s disconcerting, even jarring, and that’s always a good thing.”

Nicole Miranda ‘99 is pursuing a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on spiritual traditions and ethics, at Marylhurst University. She lives in Southeast Portland withMike Skrzynski ‘99.

Angela Rosen ‘99 completed her master’s degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. A graduate student from the University of Wisconsin asked permission to use her honors thesis as a source in the student’s dissertation on the commercialization of curanderismo, a folk healing art practiced by the native peoples of Mexico and the American Southwest.

Kymberli “Zeenie” Scholz ‘99 recently began working at the Cougar Fund in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Cougar Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Puma concolor throughout the Americas; learn more at www.cougarfund.org.

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