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February 05, 2009


Jason Ayres J.D. has joined the law firm of Farleigh Wada Witt as an associate. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy.

Nicole Arthurs Caputo B.A. has been working as an HIV case manager at OHSU/Partnership Project for almost four years. She and husband Andres have been married since August 2002. (See also Births.)

Emily Davis B.A. ‘00, M.A.T. ‘02 is in her last year of Ph.D. work in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia and is the coordinator of a mentoring program for beginning teachers in a local school district. She lives with her husband, Jason Davis, near Charlottesville.

Cameron Hays B.A. recently found himself teaching American history, world history, government, geography, and music history at September High School (a school he attended briefly himself) in Boulder, Colorado. As the only social studies teacher at the school, he says, he is now the “default chair of the social studies department.”

Stephen LeBoutillier B.A. ‘00 and Jennifer LeBoutillier B.A. ‘96 note that their newest addition, Walter (see Births) is growing fast and working out so he can start wrestling his big brother, Harrison. Only a couple more years until they will both be walking the paths of L&C, says Stephen, who is associate director of Alumni and Parent Programs at Lewis & Clark.

Tim Revett B.A. earned his master of arts in teaching at George Fox University in 2003. He taught Spanish at Gregory Heights Middle School in northeast Portland for four years. Currently he serves as a missionary, teaching at Nuevo Horizonte School, in a suburb of Asuncion, Paraguay.

Rob Smith J.D. has joined the Seattle office of Ater Wynne as of counsel. He has served as counsel to numerous Indian tribes and is an adjunct professor of federal Indian law at Seattle University School of Law. Smith works with tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Oklahoma, advising Indian tribal clients and those doing business in Indian country on all aspects of federal law, including economic development, natural and cultural resource protection, taxation, tribal sovereignty, and gaming.

Cam Tredennick J.D. has joined Western Rivers Conservancy and opened a WRC office in Sacramento. Half his work takes place in California, half in other Western states. Prior to WRC, Tredennick worked for 15 years in land conservation law, public land management, and land acquisition, most recently as a project director for the Nature Conservancy in San Diego.


Tonya Alexander J.D., owner of the Alexander Law Office, practices family law in Beaverton. She focuses on cooperative and collaborative family law cases in the tricounty area.

Jason Guchereau B.A. is in the MBA+ program at Portland State University. (See also Marriages.)

Kent Hymel B.A. is in his fourth year of the economics Ph.D. program at the University of California at Irvine. He spends most of his free time gardening, cooking, and playing soccer with his wife, Julia Boehm B.A. ‘03, but has also taken up sailing keelboats and golf.

Kristian Roggendorf J.D. has been named a partner at the Portland firm O’Donnell Clark & Crew. His areas of focus include condemnation law; environmental compliance and administrative law; initiative and election law; governmental relations; civil rights litigation in the areas of education, property, and firearm rights; and obtaining justice for the victims of child sexual abuse.

Ian Townley B.A., winding up four years of dissertation research at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is just about finished with school … “for good this time! My wife and I will be moving to where we can both find jobs. So, who knows … the world is our oyster and we brought sauce!”


William Allen B.A. and wife Katie, married for more than three years, live in Portland. He is with American General Financial Services and she works for BPN in Portland. He would welcome a note or visit from friends.

Susan Cohen B.A. moved 3,000-plus miles southeast in August 2007 and now lives in Durham, North Carolina. She works as a mental health therapist with children and their families and is enjoying the sunshine and seasons immensely.

Lorne Dauenhauer J.D. has been elected a shareholder at Lane Powell. Dauenhauer practices exclusively in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation.

Sean Driscoll J.D. has joined the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips as an associate. Previously, he practiced labor and employment litigation law with a Salem firm. Driscoll’s practice includes the defense of claims involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour laws, and disability and leave laws. He also assists employers with the enforcement of non-competition agreements and prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations.


John Crenshaw-Gardner B.A., having earned his master’s degree in education from Iowa State University, has accepted a position as assistant director of residence life at Truman State University. He and wife Tarasa Gardner are looking forward to their new life in Kirksville, Missouri.

Perry Heitman J.D. has formed Perry Heitman Attorney in downtown Portland. He provides business, real estate, and commercial law and litigation services for individuals and corporate clients, as well as contract services to the legal community.

Jonas Lerman B.A. is enjoying law school at the University of California at Berkeley more than he’d expected he would. This summer, he worked for a federal judge on the U.S. District Court. He can be reached at

Christopher Lombard J.D. has been named legal editor for Portland-based Business Valuation Resources, which provides specialized information publishing geared toward the business valuation industry.

Suzanne Newman J.D. has become a permanent member of the Multnomah County office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, where she works as office administrator.

Patricia Pearson B.A., after earning her master’s in history from the University of Texas at Austin, moved to Seattle in summer 2007. She shares an apartment with Jason Voss B.A. ‘05 (“but we are not dating!”) and her cat, Monkey.

Erin Haick B.A. ‘03 and Amanda Gassett B.A. ‘04 live in the same apartment building, and she also sees Anna Bellersen B.A. ‘03 often. During 2007 she worked with now-deceased history professor David Savage on his final manuscript, which she is committed to continuing. She has a chapter in a book on the Atlantic world coming out this year, is working for Seattle University, and is preparing to return to graduate school in 2009. She welcomes any clarifying questions.

Zackary Ross B.A. completed his master’s degree in educational theatre at New York University in September 2007 and begins doctoral study in theatre history this fall.

Sheree Rybak J.D. has been elected to partnership at Klarquist Sparkman in the firm’s Portland office. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, with an emphasis in the fields of biotechnology and plants.

Courtney Winkfield B.A. helped to open a brand-new public high school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2006. The school, Academy for Young Writers, focuses on writing and publishing throughout the disciplines. She taught 9th- and 10th-grade English there for two years before becoming assistant principal this summer. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with husband David and their chocolate lab, Garp.


Casia Freitas B.A. has moved back home to California to begin a new job as a researcher at the New Teacher Center at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She misses the Red Sox and the T, but enjoys living a block from the Pacific Ocean. Over the past year she has been collaborating on a forthcoming book on strategic philanthropy.

Ursula Kienbaum J.D. has joined Littler Mendleson as an associate. Previously, she was an associate at Amburgey & Rubin.

Rachel Rogers Safadi B.A. (see Marriages) lives in Saratoga, California, and is a marriage and family therapist at EMQ Children and Family Services.

Stephanie Thompson J.D. has joined the Oregon Department of Justice in the business transactions section.


Amy Jamieson J.D. has joined the Portland firm McDowell & Rackner as an associate. She previously practiced energy and telecommunications law at Ater Wynne.


James Harreld B.A., immediately after graduating, took a job as a consultant for IBM. He works with the Institute for Business Value, providing thought leadership on the Chinese marketplace. Based in Beijing, he expects to continue to develop a career in Asia.

Kristin May J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. She joins the department after working with a private law firm in Lake Oswego.

Amy Miller J.D. has joined Multnomah Defenders Incorporated in Portland. Previously, she worked as a staff attorney for the Juvenile Rights Project.

James Murphy J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Previously, he clerked for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Department of the Interior, as well as private firms.

Nicholas Strychacz B.A. is working toward his master’s degree in international economics and European studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Natalia Yegorova J.D. has been elected to the board of advisors of the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Yegorova is an associate with Black Helterline.


Jessica Asai J.D. has joined Farleigh Wada Witt as an associate in their Portland office. She is a member of the firm’s corporate, securities, and employment practice groups. Previously Asai clerked for the firm for two years.

Marjorie Berger J.D. has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in its Portland office as an associate. Her focus is business and litigation. In 2006, Berger was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.

Scott Devlin B.A. has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is textbook manager for Barnes & Noble College Booksellers at St. Mary’s College of California. He misses the Portland area and Palatine Hill especially.

Erik Eklund J.D. has joined the Southern Oregon Public Defenders in Medford.

Mami Fujii J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in their Portland office. She has taught in race and ethnicity education and directed social science research projects. Fujii is a member of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association and the Multnomah Bar Association. Her practice focuses on tax and estate planning.

Susan Graf J.D. has joined Klarquist Sparkman as an associate in the Portland office. Her practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution.

Noah Horst J.D. has joined the Metropolitan Public Defender and works in their Multnomah County office.

Peter Janci J.D. has joined the Portland firm O’Donnell, Clark & Crew as an associate. He works primarily with new partner Steve Crew in the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice area and also assists partner Kelly Clark on public law cases.

Connie Kong J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in their Portland office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property.

Diane Lloyd J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice.

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