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Staff Profiles

  • Marilyn Sbardellati

    Advice to students: Be prepared for those opportunities that will come your way and pay your parking tickets.

  • David Ryan
  • Carmen Abarca
  • Clark Ide

    Advice to students: Don’t spend too much time focusing on what you want to do. You never end up where you planned - explore what interests you.

  • Amy Dvorak
  • Gina Franzosa

    Advice to students: Cultivate happiness and good health.

  • Denise King

    Advice to students: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Albert Schweitzer

  • Rob Lane
  • Bob Tomlin

    Advice to students:  Before modifying your living environment in residence halls, check with Campus Living.

  • Brad Ashwell

    Advice to students: Be true to yourself and have respect for others. That’s what makes Lewis & Clark College so great is the diversity of programs and students alike.

  • Angelica Venegas
  • Powell Houser
  • Donna Kerr

    Advice to students: Don’t stress about finding the right anything; it will come.

  • K’Lyn Bain
  • Jon Evart

    Advice to students: Discover your purpose and follow your bliss.

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How We’re Doing

  • K’Lyn Bain,

    I just wanted to say “thank you” for your excellent work in getting Kelly’s office open. With the locksmith out and Campus Safety not able to get in, I felt doubtful that Kelly would get into her office today. However, due to your fabulous work she is able to continue her work day smoothly. Thank you, your work is much appreciated.

    - Bonnie Von Wald, Administrative Assistant

  • Once again, we’re sending our sincere thanks to your office and especially to superman Ken Dodson for responding so quickly to our request for a filing cabinet key. It’s so great that this specific request was completed and delivered to us in less than an hour.

    - Amy Williams, Administrative Coordinator

  • Scott Lege,

    The vendor has been doing amazing work so far and have been very quick. They really understand athletic needs.

    - Mark Minty

  • Richard Austin,

    I just wanted to write and thank you for patching and painting my office so well, and so quickly! It looks great and much brighter in there.You and your students were great and I look forward to working with you in the future.

    - Shana Levine, Athletic Director

  • Thank you so much for the beautiful greens centerpiece!  They seem to get prettier every year!  It’s such a nice thing you do!

    – Nancy J. Hugg, Administrative Coordinator

  • Last week when I got a flat tire at work, Gabe helped me out and insisted that he could fill my tire for me. He emailed me later that afternoon and said that he had filled my tire with air, but the tire had a leak in it. He was worried that it wouldn’t be safe for me to drive to the repair shop after work and said he would come by at the end of his shift and refill my tire so I would be good to go! His thoughtfulness really made an impression! I’m sure you know what a great employee you have, he really goes above and beyond.

    - Hiromi Head, Associate Director of Annual Giving

  • Clark,

    We discussed borrowing a couple of people from your crew, and to my pleasant surprise Don, Jason, K’Lyn, and Kenny were available and ready to work first thing this morning.  We completed by the setup before morning break.

    I need to pass along my gratitude and commend their work ethic. It’s great practice to cross train and assist each other as departments when busy days, like today was suppose to be, come out of the wood works.

    Myself and the events crew can now take a very happy sigh of relief.

    Many thanks and happy Friday,


  • Thank you for the wonderful cookout your department recently hosted. The food, music and conversations were great.  As a new person to the Lewis & Clark College community, the gathering provided me with an opportunity to meet people from across the college. Thank you again!

    - Cathy Busha, Director Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

  • Gabe and team members,

    I did not want this day to end with out sending you and your team my sincerest appreciation for all of your help today.

    I felt so incredibly supported by you and your entire team. You all did a wonderful job responding to the fallen tree incident, checking the integrity of the building, cutting the tree away from my car and then taking such great care as to tarp it to keep the rain out.

    It is my hope that my LC Love Bug can be fixed and back on the road soon.

    With my deepest gratitude,
    - Mary Welch, Campus Safety

  • Linda Thompson,

    On behalf of Jessika Chi, the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement staff and myself, I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help and support in always ensuring our A/V needs are met at a professional level for our events.

    I recognize it must require some long days and extra hours to provide us with the support.  I have been working at LC for just over three months now and am very impressed by your team.

    Thank you again for all you do,

    - Cathy Busha, Director Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

  • Dear colleagues/friends,

    I wanted to take a moment and thank you all so much for making the evening with Sr. Helen a wonderful experience.
    I have received much positive feedback from the LC community and beyond about how special and transformative the evening was.  I had many students talk to me afterwards – some came out as ‘closet Catholics’ and said it was very meaningful to have their faith affirmed at LC; others acknowledged that they were simply inspired by her energy and public speaking; others said they appreciated her framing around ‘Waking up” and using privilege for good…
    Last night was truly a team effort.  Each of you contributed in such significant ways – from behind-the-scenes logistics, to putting together a fabulous swag bag, to providing rides, sound systems, the dinner, warm welcomes, coordinating students to help and attend…and the list goes on and on…
    I appreciate your partnership and trust in me in choosing Sr. Helen as an LC speaker.

    Thank you all again very much,

    - Cathy Busha, Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement

  • I just wanted to give a huge thanks, to all that have helped me get the Ham Radio area looking sharp.

    I really appreciate the enthusiasm and interest that some of your staff  have shown, in regards to the emergency communication equipment in this room.

    Could not have done it with out your help!

    - Julie Couch, Campus Safety Officer

  • Last semester, early one morning, a man worked on the heating system in Albany. I chatted briefly with him and was struck not only with his dedication to fixing a problem (it’s ALWAYS been too cold in here)…but his genuine excitement about discovering the cause(s). I no longer keep an extra shawl or blanket in my office and even the students who visit make comments like, “wow, it’s comfortable in here. I can take my coat off!”

    I truly wish I had caught the name of the man who fixed the heating system because I, and many others, would like to say “thank you!” We appreciate the work that your entire dept. does, but we’re especially grateful to the man who fixed the heating system.

    - Eileen Dowty, Director of Student Support Services

  • Thank you for being so responsive to my inquiries and requests during the ice storm, and for thinking through the scenarios and contingency plans with me.  My job in overseeing this symposium is made far easier by having so many amazing people to work with to assist with the shifting logistics.  Your ability to anticipate our needs–and to turn on a dime–impresses me every year.

    Many thanks,

    - Kim Brodkin, Assistant Professor and Ray Warren Symposium Program Director

  • Powell just completed some custom counters for one of the student organization spaces here in Templeton. Powell’s professionalism and attention to detail went above and beyond any expectations I had for this project. Powell’s work is incredible and he was fantastic to work with (he is always fantastic to work with). The students are really excited about the space and how they’ll be able to better utilize it now with these new counters.

    Thanks to Powell for his great work.

    - Jason Feiner, Director of Student Activities

  • Richard Austin was such a pleasure to work with. He fixed up everything in the office so wonderfully that I thought he deserved a shout-out. Thank you.

    - Billy Walker, Executive Assistant to the VP for Finance

  • Thank you thank you thank you for your help in creating such a awesome event for the PNCC group! It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone working behind the scenes to make this event a success!

    - Peter McKay, Assistant Dean of Admissions & Danielle Caldwell, Associate Director of Conferences and Events

  • Ken Gaine,

    Thanks so much for your prompt attention, diagnosis, and resolution of this problem.  The burning frig really was serious.  Vivi is so appreciative of your attention to her problem and appropriate action. THANK YOU!

    - Carolyn Locke, International Students & Scholars

  • All your hard work behind the scenes makes for a flawless evening for the things we can control. Lt Col Alex Jefferson’s talk was terrific. I’ll remember this a long time.


    - Valerie White, Ombudsperson

  • Linda Thompson,

    On behalf of the ISLC, I would like to express our gratitude for all your help at the Iron Chef event. We got a lot of great feedback and it would not have been possible without you and your students’ assistance.

    Kind regards,

    - Hawi Abbajobir, ISLC President

  • Hi Richard,

    We would like to thank you and your painting crew for the repainting job of Rogers 410. Repainting the entire room makes a big difference, it has a new look now - a pleasant room.

    Well done!

    - Amy Williams, Administrative Coordinator

  • Ken Dodson,

    Once again, we thank you for your very quick action on our rekeying requests. We do appreciate it very much.   

    On behalf of the Grad School, thank you again.

    - Amy Williams, Administrative Coordinator

  • Thanks to Bob Tomlin for coming onto campus this morning and for your pro-activity as on call during this rain storm. Additional thanks to Max Williams, Tim Putnam, Powell Houser, Brian Gardner, and Ken Dodson for their work this weekend.

    - Michel George, Associate Vice President for Facilities

  • Michel and Johnny,

    I just want to thank you both for the beautiful desk that now graces our foyer.  All of the changes you made to the Office of Admissions over the summer are remarkable!  Our space is both more functional and more beautiful.  Your work is much appreciated.

    - Lisa D. Meyer, Dean for Enrollment and Communications

  • Thanks to Clark Ide - he does a good job communicating.

    - Dwayne Campbell, DC Tech Inc.

  • Brian King,

    I wanted to personally thank you for helping out. I know you are busy at facilities but without your help, we would not have been able to accomplish what we did.

    - Julie Couch, Campus Safety

  • We would like to thank Facilities and the electrical team for fixing the circular light unit in Rogers hall. We appreciate all of your help very much.

    - Teacher Education Department, Graduate School

  • Thank you all so much for each of your contributions in making Lt Col Alex Jefferson’s talk run very smoothly. It was truly a team experience. I heard overwhelmingly positive feedback from the veterans, LC students, staff and faculty, as well as the community members who attended.

    A special thanks to Linda Thompson for putting together the powerpoint pictures and for the entry music - it provided such a nice touch!

    With gratitude,
    - Cathy Busha, Director Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

  • I cannot thank you enough for moving heaven and earth to make this beautiful table available to the Hoffman Gallery. Powell did an amazing job—it is a gorgeous piece of furniture, and it is EXACTLY what we needed.

    EVERYONE in Facilities Services works so hard to help me with the Hoffman Gallery. Richard Austin, Leon Grant, Ian Gadberry, Powell Houser, Don Anderegg, Marilyn Sbardellati, Johnny Weigel—I am sure I am forgetting someone. But, really, I could not do my job in the Hoffman Gallery without these amazing colleagues. I am moved that they are all so accommodating with some sometimes wacky Hoffman Gallery requests.

    Again, my deepest thanks. BRAVO!

    - Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery of Art

  • Michel George,

    I really appreciated your help in getting me back into my office. Thank you again for being so responsive to my problem.

    - Timothy Hopkin, Campus Safety


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