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  • 1930s

  • 1936

    Theodore B. Jensen J.D. ’36 celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary with his wife, Vivian, last October.

  • 1940s

  • 1945

    Helen E. Holt ’45, age 80, is chair of the international interests group of the American Association of University Women in Stockton, California. She and husband Charles, age 81, deliver roses to shut-ins each week and provide transportation to people with physical challenges. They also work with disabled veterans organizations and AARP. The Holts enjoy giving presentations on California history and the Calaveras Big Trees State Park.


    L. Glen Whipple ’46 wears many hats at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland. He serves on the board of trustees and worship commission, sings in the choir, and chairs the sound committee. His wife, Esther, died in 2000.

  • 1950s

  • 1953

    Donald P. Ostensoe ’53 became a member of the Diamond Pioneer agricultural Achievement Registry of the College of Agricultural sciences at Oregon State university last October. Previously, Ostensoe was executive director of beef promotion and public relations for the Oregon Beef Council, and executive vice president for Beef Producers of Oregon, which is affiliated with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. He served on committees of the National Beef Council in Chicago and the National Cattlemen’s Association in Denver.


    Mary Lee Davenport Anderson ’57 has retired from the Denver city attorney’s office, where she worked as a legal administrator. She enjoys traveling, gardening, sewing, and reading.

    Henry Kilmer ’57 is superintendent of schools in Storey County, Nevada. Kilmer has taken four trips to India, most recently with Rotary International. He and his wife, Jo, have seven children and 15 grandchildren between them.


    David Bachman ’58, M.A. ’98 has earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacific University, 45 years after earning his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the College. To qualify for licensing, Bachman will serve a supervised residency with Kaiser Permanente in Salem.

  • 1960s

  • 1960

    Roger D. Neff ’60 is an independent consultant for Taipan Associates.


    Lois Ann Blackburn Davisson ’62 and her fourth-grade music class at Salmon Creek Elementary in Vancouver, Washington, presented a program with Christopher Swain, who is swimming all 1,243 miles of the Columbia River in support of clean water. PBS recently televised the school program, which also included art and dance.

    Robert K. “Skip” Hart ’62 retired three years ago after 38 years in sales and marketing, public relations, and public affairs. He worked primarily for Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, Washington. Hart recently moved to Tucson, Arizona, but will keep his home in Beaverton. Hart and his wife, Miriam, have three children and four grandchildren. 

    Garry L. Kahn J.D. ’62, a partner in the Portland law firm Kahn & Kahn, has been listed in the 2003-04 edition of Best Lawyers in America.


    Mason Morisset ’63 is a director of Morisset, Schlosser, Homer, Jozwiak & McGaw, a law firm practicing federal Indian law and representing Indian tribes and organizations throughout the country. Morisset, a specialist in Native American treaty rights cases, was featured in the January 2002 issue of Washington Law & Politics for his work with the Skokomish Tribe. In 1999, Morisset and the tribe filed a lawsuit against the United States and the city of Tacoma, Washington, seeking $5.8 billion in damages for violating the tribe’s treaty-protected fishing and water rights. The case is pending before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    James T. Siscel ’63, M.Ed. ’73 retired last October after 25 years teaching elementary school in Washington’s Shore-line School District. In 2001, he retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a colonel with 26 years of service.


    Katherine Paden ’64 directs a master’s degree program in teaching at Hamline university in St. Paul, Minnesota. When not working, Paden visits her daughters in bozeman, Montana, and Seattle.


    Donna Arbogast Hazel ’65 is sales manager for an Oregon manufacturing company, where she trains sales representatives throughout the United States. A former public school music teacher, Donna lives with her husband, Larry Hazel, on a farm in Redland with their horses, dogs, and cats. The couple plan to add a vineyard to the property.


    Christopher Miller ’66 owns a sports management business and is a professional soccer and basketball official. A five-time All-American at the College for cross country and track, Miller still runs 70 to 80 miles per week.


    Lyndon “Tuck” Wilson J.D. ’67, HOPE VI development director with the Housing Authority of Portland, is responsible for a $150-million project designed to transform Columbia Villa public housing into a new mixed-income community.


    Carey J.M. D’Arcy ’69 is the rugby coach at American School of London in St. John’s Wood. While at the College, D’Arcy coached soccer and rugby. He says, “Americans always give 120 percent. A coach can do something with that!”

    Cran Lucas ’69, professor of biology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, received the Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching for 2002. Lucas is a member of the Plant Stress Research Team, which develops stress-resistant cotton using genetic engineering techniques. He is also president of the Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society.

  • 1970s

  • 1970

    Charles “Kim” Anderson ’70 earned his master of divinity degree in 1998 from Fuller Theological Seminary. In January 2002, he was ordained as an associate pastor tentmaker in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Anderson, director of administration at Fuller Seminary’s northwest campus, is also a part-time pastor at Lake City Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

    Hon. Don McCullough J.D. ’70 retired as dean of Cowlitz County Superior Courts after serving in the judiciary for more than 21 years.


    Susan McCroskey Burke ’71 exhibited her watercolor paintings of Venice and Tuscany at the Woodridge Gallery in Redmond, Washington, last October. Burke, who retired from practicing psychotherapy and counseling five years ago, is a fiddler with the Celtic fusion band Dowry and also plays chamber music and contradance tunes. Her husband, John, is a full-time bluegrass fiddler. They live with their two teenage daughters, Erin and Elizabeth, in the foothills of the Cascades in Duvall, Washington.

    Patrick Nielson ’71 has joined GrupoNueva’s office in San Jose, Costa Rica. The company manages businesses throughout Latin America that are committed to principles of sustainable development.


    Richard T. Metsger ’72 retained his Oregon Senate seat in the November 2002 elections. Metsger, assistant Democratic leader, has served Senate district 26 since 1998. During the 2003 session, he sat on committees for business and labor, and water and land use. He also chaired the transportation and economic development committee.

    Ellen O’Brien ’72 earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University. After graduation, she returned to AT&T to work on an information visualization project.


    Mark Melby ’73 is the owner of Melby’s Jewelers in Orcutt, California. His grandfather started this family-owned business more than 80 years ago.

    Marrianne L. Pratt ’73 has been executive director of the Washington State nursery and Landscape association since May 2001. Previously, she was executive director of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.

    Christopher Ritter ’73 completed a self-designed interdisciplinary Ph.D. in science and technology studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Last September, Ritter moved from Bern, Switzerland, to Washington, D.C., to pursue a fellowship with the American association for the Advancement of Science and Technology Policy. He is an AAAS diplomacy fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

    Samuel Wade ’73 is a counselor at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, and has worked as a counselor for Portland Public Schools. Wade also performs traditional Roman Catholic and gospel music.


    David DeBlasio J.D. ’74 of the Portland law firm Harrington, Anderson & DeBlasio was elected to the executive council of the Western Regional Members Association of the commercial Law League of America.

    Lynn M. Myrick J.D. ’74 of Grants Pass has opened his own office after 27 years with Myrick, Adams, Davis & Day. His practice concentrates on domestic relations and general litigation.

    Daniel R.F. Tolchin ’74 is president, CEO, and secretary of Northland Funding Corporation, a correspondent lender in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida. He is also a mortgage banker in Maryland and North Carolina, a registered mortgage broker in New York, and president and 50-percent owner in Liberty Abstract, a New York–based title company.

    Charles R. Watkins ’74 is the owner of Wave Form Systems, a Portland-based company that specializes in providing mobile services, including surgical technologies, for the health care industry.


    Richard A. Cremer J.D. ’75, a criminal defense lawyer in Roseburg, has been reelected to his second term on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board of directors. In addition, he is an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

    John Enders ’75 is executive director of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. He lives in Ashland. 

    Diane Ward ’75 is a circuit court judge for Miami–Dade County, Florida. Ward, a criminal defense attorney for 20 years, has been married to Edward O’Donnell for 12 years.


    Jay Johnson ’76, M.A.T. ’79 received the Geneva Hood Award at Casady School in Oklahoma City in June 2002. Based on nominations from the faculty, the school’s headmaster grants this award to an outstanding teacher whose dedication and competence distinguish him or her as an exceptional educator. Last fall, Johnson began his 19th year as an English, speech, and mass media instructor at the school.

    Michael H. Pauly ’76 is executive director of bio-technology for Epicyte

    pharmaceutical, which focuses on the discovery and development of human monoclonal antibodies.

    William Thorndike Jr. ’76 recently began a three-year term on the board of Portland’s branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Thorndike is a member of the Port of Portland Commission, chairs the Oregon Community Foundation, and sits on the Oregon Business Council board. He is president of Medford Fabrication.

    Tabitha Whitefoot ’76, M.A.T. ’89 is an Indian education coordinator for the Northwest Regional education Service District in Hillsboro. She strives to create educational equity by addressing race, gender, national origin, and sexual orientation in schools.


    Leila Elliott J.D. ’77, a member of the Lake Oswego School Board since 1999, was named chair last July.

    Lawrence Wobbrock J.D. ’77 and Richard Lane J.D. ’86 of Lawrence Wobbrock Trial Lawyer in Portland and Charles Tauman J.D. ’77 of Portland’s Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan were recently honored as finalists for the 2002 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. They won a precedent-setting $150-million punitive damages verdict in Schwartz v. Philip Morris, the first “low-tar fraud” case against a tobacco company to go to trial.


    Philip M. Berkowitz J.D. ’78 has moved to the New York office of Seyforth Shaw, where he is a partner representing employers in the United States and abroad. His practice focuses on domestic and international labor and employment law.

    Douglas Freeman ’78 and MacKenzie “Holly” Freeman ’80 are writers in residence with the community of Writers, a program in Portland State University’s Center for Excellence in Writing. They work with Portland-area grade schools. Holly, a public relations consultant, teaches oral history writing. Douglas, a professional video scriptwriter and producer, teaches scriptwriting. He received a national Gold Aurora scriptwriting award for a fund-raising video for the Boys & Girls Club of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

    Gayle A. Nachtigal J.D. ’78, a Washington County Circuit Court judge, was elected first vice president of the American Judges Association at the organization’s annual convention last September. She was also honored with the Judge William H. Burnett Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the association.

    Daniel M. Ricks J.D. ’78 of Kennedy Watts Arellano & Ricks has been appointed chair of the Multnomah Bar Association’s professionalism committee for 2002-03.


    Julie Jones Manning ’79 was a featured speaker at a community forum titled “Health Care in Lincoln County” last fall. Vice president of community relations and development for Samaritan Health Services, Manning has worked at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis since 1985.

    Kristie “Harly” Nestor ’79 is recreation leader at Newport Recreation Center on the Oregon coast.

  • 1980s

  • 1981

    Mark L. Bosse ’81 has been promoted to vice president of intellectual property at Gilead Sciences. He has been with the biopharmaceutical company, which develops and commercializes small-molecule therapeutics, for 10 years.

    Marcia Peterson Zimmerman Brown M.A. ’81 is president of the Oregon School Counselor association.

    Lisa Grill Dodson ’81 is deputy director of Oregon Health & Science University Area Health Education Centers, which aim to improve the education, training, and distribution of health care professionals in the state.

    James “Jamie” L. Forman ’81 became a fellow of the American Bar Foundation last August. Forman practices in the litigation department of Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel in Minneapolis. He is a trustee of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and a member of several boards, including the Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota.

    Lee Weinstein ’81 is global director of corporate responsibility communications at Nike. Previously, he was director of U.S. public relations. He has been with Nike for 10 years.


    Jay Chock J.D. ’82 has joined the Portland office of Dunn Carney as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group. Chock will focus on products liability, fire loss, defamation law, construction defects, work-site injuries, premises liability, and transportation law.

    Carl Murphy ’82, a commander in the U.S. Navy, is a special assistant for recruiting, retention, and compensation programs for the secretary of the Navy. He lives with his family in Springfield, Virginia.


    Suzanne Brown ’83 lives in Phoenix with her husband, Tony, and daughter, Katie. She has taught second grade there for the past 19 years.

    Lori Willimont Duncan ’83 and her husband, Jake, have started their own company, Duncan & Duncan Wetland and Endangered Species Training and Consulting. Previously, Lori worked as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. After graduating from the College, she studied birds in California, Washington, Australia, the Bahamas, and the Galapagos Islands. She has completed all coursework toward a master’s degree in biological sciences from Mississippi State University.

    Katherine Lacey ’83 is enrolled in a master’s degree program in drama therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

    John W. Schneider Jr. ’83 has relocated to Dallas with his wife, Rachel, and sons John, 5 1/2, and Jake, 1 1/2, to serve as director of national dealer development for Peterbilt Motors Company.

    Richard A. Wilhelm J.D. ’83 has joined Birdwell, Janke & Durando as an associate. Previously, he worked with the Miller Nash firm in its intellectual property department.


    Christian Kadas ’84 is general counsel of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Maddie, and son, Dylan.

    George W. “Skip” McKallip Jr. J.D. ’84 is a partner of the Portland firm Sussman Shank. McKallip chairs the firm’s environmental law group. His litigation practice emphasizes environmental law, products liability, real estate, and commercial disputes.

    Todd Nissen ’84 works in corporate communications for Ford Motor Company, supporting product development and global design.

    Jan von Bergen M.A.T. ’84 participated in a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, traveling throughout Japan to meet with students and teachers at primary and secondary schools and a teacher’s college.


    Charles Bingham III ’85 is sports editor for the Juneau Empire newspaper in Juneau, Alaska, and has worked as a journalist in the state for 15 years.

    Loretta “Loree” Benson Brand ’85 is a partner/director of account services at LoLa Communications, a graphic and interactive design firm.

    Sheila Gallagher ’85 lives in Minneapolis, where she works for General Mills as director of trade marketing. She plays and coaches soccer. Her twin sons, Patrick and Ryan, are in the fifth grade. 

    Shelley Lynne Wood ’85 is director of operations for Denver’s Northeast School Collaborative reform initiative. Wood received a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological seminary in 1993. She is the proud parent of two middle-school children, Eliot and Elizabeth.


    David M. Blair J.D. ’86 and James R. Vestigo J.D. ’86 are partners in Blair & Vestigo. Their practice includes business, real estate, labor and employment mediation and arbitration, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, secured transactions, and personal injury.

    LeAnne Desilet Frank ’86 directs public relations for Cisco Systems carrier and cable engineering systems groups. Frank lives in West Linn with her three children, Cameron, 11, Graham, 9, and Sara, 8. She trains for and competes in triathlons in her “spare” time. 

    Richard Lane J.D. ’86 and Lawrence Wobbrock J.D. ’77 of Lawrence Wobbrock Trial Lawyer in Portland, and Charles Tauman J.D. ’77 of Portland’s Bennett, Hartman, Morris & Kaplan were recently honored as finalists for the 2002 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. They won a precedent-setting $150-million punitive damages verdict in Schwartz v. Philip Morris, the first “low-tar fraud” case against a tobacco company to go to trial.

    David Newhall J.D. ’86, a partner with Black Helterline, serves on the American Immigration Lawyers association’s 2003 annual conference committee. He is one of six lawyers planning the program on business immigration and nonimmigrant visas. 

    Lisa Brundage O’Connell ’86 lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, Ken, and their children, Samuel, 3, and Riley, 1. She works part time as a meeting-and-event-planning consultant.

    Brigitte Dortmund Ting ’86 had a one-person show at the Artist Repertory Theatre Gallery in Portland last fall and has another solo show scheduled in Bend this summer. Ting is active with the Portland Center for the Advancement of Culture.


    Nicki G. Hudson M.A.T. ’87 became assistant principal at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham last year. Previously, she worked for the West Linn–Wilsonville and Gresham-Barlow school districts.

    Bradley J. Schrock J.D. ’87 has joined the DuBoff Law Group. His practice includes business litigation, licensing, technology development, emerging companies, and cross-cultural transactions involving Japan.

    Jane Yedinak ’87 is vice president in Golin/Harris international’s New York City office. She specializes in corporate, business-to-business, and consumer public relations.


    John T. Aney ’88 was promoted to business analyst at the Mountain View, California, division of Nokia last fall. He andMary I. Dakin ’88 live in San Jose, California, with their son, William.

    Blair Bobier J.D. ’88 opened the Law Offices of Blair Bobier. His practice addresses environmental and land use issues; services for nonprofits, small businesses, artists, and musicians; and wills, trusts, and contracts. Founder of Oregon’s Pacific Green Party and the party’s first gubernatorial candidate in 1998, Bobier will continue to provide consulting and lobbying services for public-interest organizations.

    Gilion Ellis Dumas ’88, J.D. ’92 moved from Portland to San Francisco with her husband, James, last September. She continues to practice law independently, doing commercial litigation on a contract basis for Bay-area firms. James is a trial attorney at Shook Hardy & Bacon.


    Dean N. Alterman J.D. ’89, a partner in the real estate department of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, has been appointed vice chair of the Brokers and Brokerage Committee of the American Bar Association’s real property, probate, and trust law section for 2002-03.

    Elizabeth Elliot ’89 and her husband, Charlie, have returned to Portland after more than five years in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is currently on leave from a teaching position at Lake Oswego High School. They have a daughter, Sophia.

    Samuel Pratt ’89 is a self-employed financial adviser. He lives with his wife, Robin, and son, James, in Kauai, Hawaii.

    Stephanie Reynolds ’89 is a crime prevention specialist for southwest Portland.

    Frederick Schriever ’89 is a cardiac intensive care nurse in Portland and works on heart-transplant, ventricular-assist-device, and open-heart recovery teams. His sons are James and Jacob.

    Jim Ustasiewski J.D. ’89 received a special commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice for his ongoing assistance in environmental litigation. Ustasiewski represents the U.S. Forest Service in Juneau, Alaska.

  • 1990s

  • 1990

    Cindin Carroll M.A. ’90 works as a school psychologist near Tucson, Arizona. She enjoys desert life with her two sons, Evan, 11, and Dylan, 8.

    Monica Cooper-McQueen ’90 received her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Washington last August. She is a school library teacher at the French American School on Mercer Island, Washington.

    Elizabeth Lower Lavenue ’90 is a voice teacher and workshop leader in Portland. She and her partner, Myra Lavenue, celebrated their first anniversary last October. 

    John Pearce ’90 is a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey. He and his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Bennett, live in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Christine Schooley-Stokes ’90 lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Walter. She is an elementary school teacher.

    Mary Williams J.D. ’90 has been appointed solicitor general of Oregon.


    Jennifer Huenink Abbassian ’91, J.D. ’94 works part time as an attorney at MacMillan, Scholz & Marks in Portland, where she lives with her husband, Jim, and daughters, Sophie and Emily.

    Nancy Natasha Beck M.A.T. ’91 teaches women’s studies at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. In October 2001, she attended a women’s delegation to Cuba through Global Exchange. Beck sings with the Aurora Chorus, whose slogan is “women in harmony for peace,” and she is active in social justice issues. She and her husband, Richard Lochner, have an adopted daughter, Britany, 13.

    Daniel Garner J.D. ’91 has been promoted to manager of extended coverage programs at Freightliner in Portland.

    Abby Wool Landon J.D. ’91 has joined the Portland law firm of Samuels Yoelin Kantor Seymour & Spinrad.

    Verna Leong ’91 and Matthew Healy ’92 have returned to Portland after living in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where Leong was an apparel demand planner and Healy was a microbrewer. She now works as a substitute teacher and librarian, and Healy is a brewer and safety director at Portland Brewing Company. They have two children, Jacob and Grace.

    David S. Mann J.D. ’91 has opened the Law Offices of David S. Mann. He represents individuals, community and environmental groups, tribes, and small businesses in local, state, and federal environmental land use matters. 

    Chris McAyeal ’91 works at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland as a client finance manager, overseeing advertising budgets and client billing. She and her husband, Scott Harris, live in southwest Portland.


    Raechelle Backus Cline ’92 is executive director of the Hemophilia Council of California. She is married to Michael, a computer graphics designer, and is the mother of Grayson, 4, and twins Reece and Abigail, 20 months.

    Victoria “Tori” Dixon ’92 and her husband, Allen Momongan, live in Chicago. She is a speechwriter for BlueCross BlueShield Association.

    Victor Hoffer J.D. ’92, of Mount Angel, was recently honored by the American Ambulance Association for his 20 years as a paramedic. This is the second time he received the Star of Life award for community service, outstanding medical care, and commitment to prehospital treatment.

    Margaret Lawson ’92 is an art teacher at Gateway elementary School in Portland.

    Walter L. Lukken J.D. ’92 has left his position with the Senate Agricultural Committee to serve on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    Robert Niendorf ’92 has been with Weyerhaeuser’s real estate department since 2000. He is married and has two children, son Kyle, born in 2000, and daughter Taylor, born in 2001.

    Kristin Richman Sherwood ’92 completed her master’s degree in public administration at Portland State University in June 2001. Sherwood now works in Vancouver’s community services department. She and her husband, Nye, live in Portland.

    Scott William Smith ’92 is enrolled in a master’s degree program in teaching at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Smith previously taught English in South Korea for seven years, the last three at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul.

    Jason Stanford ’92 is founder of Stanford Research, which made The Campaigns & Elections 100 list of political consulting firms with the best national clients for the 2002 election cycle.

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

    Alexandra “Shandy” Welch ’92 works at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland as an orthopedic nurse practitioner. She is engaged to Scott Emblen, and they plan a late summer wedding in the Columbia River Gorge.


    Andrea R. Curtis ’93 works for the city of Portland as a botanic supervisor. She is responsible for developing and implementing horticultural and/or botanical-based programs for the city.

    Suzanne “Nani” Davis ’93 lives with her husband, Kurt, daughter, Mohala, and son, Koa, in Cary, North Carolina.

    W. Richard Derrick ’93 works in London, Ontario, with the U.S. Department of Defense Contract management Agency International. He administers DOD contracts with General Motors of Canada and the Canadian government.

    Amy E. Gutzwiller ’93 lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Nicolas Green, who is a research scientist at the University of Glasgow. 

    Steven F. Hill J.D. ’93 of Miller Nash has been named president of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra board. The 70-member professional orchestra presents guest artists and programs in a six-concert season from September through June.

    Christine Ho ’93 works in Singapore as an account manager for Haworth, which designs and manufactures office furniture. She and Alan Silva recently celebrated daughter Tia’s first birthday.

    Robert Beasley Jones J.D. ’93, the president, was appointed to the board of directors of the Virginia Information Providers Network Authority by Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner.

    Julie Huntemann Tempest ’93 is director of business development for a consulting and market research firm for the organic and natural products industry. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Andrew, director of marketing for an online brokerage firm.


    William Bollinger ’94 is in his final year of internal medicine residency at the University of Washington. He is an avid snowboarder and also spends time in search of wide-mouth bass.

    Kristie K. Cruz Chang ’94 was elected president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar association for 2003. For the last five years, she has practiced law at Gerson & Hieneman, where she focuses on estate planning, probate, and guardianship. She is married to Derek Chang, vice president in Bank of Hawaii’s Commercial Banking Center. 

    Catherine Ciarlo J.D. ’94, who works as executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, has been named Woman of the Year by the Portland chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar.

    William F. Elsasser J.D. ’94 has joined Birdwell Janke & Durando as an associate. Elsasser holds a B.S. in ocean engineering and an M.S. in civil engineering.

    Emi Endo ’94 covers the politics and government of suburban Long Island, New York, for Newsday. Before moving to New York City, Endo interned at newspapers from Portland to Salem to Spokane, Washington, and to Los Angeles. 

    Joan S. Kelsey J.D. ’94, former assistant city attorney for Wilsonville, is now of counsel to Beery & Elsener. Kelsey will continue to practice municipal law, with an emphasis on land use, public infrastructure development and financing, and public contracts.

    Elaine Lee Pietsch ’94 is a business manager at a family dental office. She has been married to Jon since August 1998.

    Laura L. Schantz J.D. ’94 is president of the Washington County Bar Association. Her one-year term runs through July 1. Schantz is a family law practitioner in Hillsboro.

    Steve Shropshire J.D. ’94 serves on the Oregon Water Resources Department’s Senate Bill 710 Work Group. The group addresses competing demands for groundwater between municipal and nonmunicipal users.

    Lee Thomas ’94 earned an M.S. in scientific and technical communication from the Department of Rhetoric at the University of Minnesota in June 2002.

    Jeffrey Thompson ’94 is an economist and policy analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy and lives in Portland with his wife, Rachel. He previously spent two years as a performance and labor-market analyst for the Private Industry Council, now known as Worksystems, a regional workforce development organization. Thompson has a master’s degree in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City. While there, he worked as a research assistant with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees.


    J. McKenzie Alexander ’95 is an assistant professor of philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Irvine.

    Chuck Barlow J.D. ’95 was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the managing council of the America Bar Association’s section on environment, energy, and resources.

    Oryx Cohen ’95 recently earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a consumer initiatives coordinator and provides support and technical assistance to consumer and survivor-led groups in the mental health field. Cohen also runs psychiatry Alternatives Support Group and volunteers for Support Coalition international. He directed the coalition’s oral history project, which involved interviewing more than 50 people about their experiences with mental health issues and well-being.

    Jin Chen Cooper ’95 is the editor in chief of the Harvard China Review. Previously, she was an associate publisher ofWorld Times and a senior financial analyst at Investors Bank and Trust. Cooper holds an M.B.A. from Boston College and an M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University.

    Melissa Froehle ’95 earned a J.D. from New York University and a master’s degree in public affairs from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

    Katherine Grass ’95 lives in Madrid, Spain. She is getting married this summer, and Tanya Elia Bruce ’95 will be her matron of honor.

    Lisa M. Henderson J.D. ’95 has joined the Dallas office of Strasburger & Price as an associate advising insurers and policyholders.

    Molly Hoffstetter Huffman M.P.A. ’95 has been head of the Children’s School in La Jolla, California, since July 2001.

    Romulus Johnson ’95 is legislative assistant for the National Community development Association in Washington, D.C. He has a master’s degree in English from Princeton University.

    William Johnson ’95, drama teacher at Century High School in Hillsboro, has guided students to four state championship drama titles. In June 2002, Johnson led a one-act play to the international Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Bal Joshi ’95 is founder of, an Internet conduit for business vendors in Nepal. Expatriate Nepalese purchase gifts on the site and arrange for their delivery within Nepal. The site also offers a chat room, an integrated Nepalese language platform, news stories and features on Nepal, and a secure currency transfer service.

    Nerissa Koehn ’95 is a resident at Tacoma Family Medicine. Her husband, John Miller, is also in the program. At Harvard Medical School, Koehn participated in a six-week preceptorship on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, a 10-week clinical rotation in the rural highlands of Guatemala, and a four-month research project studying intestinal parasites on the island of Pemba, Zanzibar. She received the College’s Distinguished Alumna Award in 2002.

    Tom MacNair J.D. ’95 has joined the Washington county section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Previously, MacNair worked in private practice. 

    Aaron Meyer ’95, concert rock violinist, presented Iniziare, a major production of music and dance with a cast of 20, last September in Portland. He has performed for the Dalai Lama and opened for bands and performers including Everclear, Aaron Neville, and Pink Martini. He and his wife, Shalene Eve, have two dogs.

    Sachiyo Okubo ’95 received an M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing and human resources from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    Kristina Pebworth Stafford ’95 is a technical writer at Quiktrak, which specializes in providing audit, inspection, and verification services to financial institutions and Web-based companies. She and her husband, Jason, live in Portland.

    John Thompson J.D. ’95 has joined the Portland office of Stoel Rives, where he practices intellectual property law.

    David Voluck J.D. ’95 published Alaska Natives and American Laws (University of Alaska Press, 2001). This second edition provides up-to-date analyses of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and four fields of Alaska native law and policy: land, human services, subsistence, and self-government. Voluck and coauthor Davis Case also trace the development of Alaska native organizations working to influence and change these policies.


    Julia Horn Banzi ’96 lives in Morocco. She earned her master’s degree in ethnomusicology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is working on her doctoral dissertation in that field.

    Adam Bradley ’96 is completing his Ph.D. in English at Harvard University. His dissertation concerns the representation of evil in 20th-century African-American fiction. Bradley has been a teaching fellow for Cornel West, Helen Vendler, and Werner Sollors. He continues to work with John Callahan, Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis & Clark, on the Ralph Ellison papers, and is assisting on the scholarly edition of Ellison’s second novel. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

    Matthew M. Clarke J.D. ’96 has joined Cappello & McCann, a commercial litigation firm in Santa Barbara, California. Previously Clarke represented defendants in insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation.

    Brian Costello ’96 is director of the finishing fund program and new media for Thousand Words, the film finance and production company behind Darren Aaronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream and Richard Linklater’s Waking Life. During his tenure as Aaronofsky’s assistant, he acted in Requiem and shot a documentary on the making of the film. Costello and his wife,Corrina Buchholz ’96, live in Portland.

    Henry Darwin J.D. ’96, a compliance and enforcement coordinator for the Office of Special Counsel at the Arizona Department of environmental Quality, was honored as the department’s outstanding performer during 2002 for his long-term commitment to building and maintaining employee pride and morale.

    Sonia Montalbano J.D. ’96 maintains a private practice and also works with Cobb & Bosse.

    Tina Tominc Saxowsky ’96 is working toward a Ph.D. in biological chemistry at John Hopkins University with the support of a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship. She is married to Marc Saxowsky ’96.

    Jason Wilson-Aguilar J.D. ’96 recently moved to the Seattle area, where he is an associate with Routh Crabtree Fennell.


    Leah Berman ’97 received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington in June 2002. She is an assistant professor of mathematics at Ursinus College, and lives in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Gordon. 

    Anne Bunn ’97 has joined MIT Press as domestic sales manager.

    Marc Casto ’97 works at his family’s company, Casto Travel, in San Jose, California. He previously worked as an accountant and recently traveled to London and Kenya.

    Jonathan A. “Andy” Chinn ’97 is enrolled at the Monterey Institute for International Studies, working toward a master’s degree in international policy studies with an emphasis in international environmental policy. Before starting graduate school, Chinn was a member of the ski patrol at a small resort in Idaho and worked as a canoe guide on the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana. He also backpacked in Ecuador and spent several months there teaching English.

    Joseph M. Dawley J.D. ’97 has been appointed general counsel for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Dawley will act as counsel for the department secretary, provide programmatic policy advice to division directors, and shepherd rules through the legislative process.

    James Drennan ’97 lives in South Lake Tahoe and is a full-time firefighter for the city.

    Justin D. Gericke J.D. ’97 has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Portland as an associate. His practice emphasizes insurance defense, administrative and appellate law, and litigation. 

    Charmaine V. Houseman ’97 has completed her final year of law school at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where she has lived for five years. Houseman will take the bar exam in California this summer.

    Brett Briana Johnson ’97 is in her second year as a full-time lecturer in the English department of Kwangju University. She lives in Kwangju, South Korea, with her husband, Il-Ho, who works for an international trade firm as an auto imports liaison between Italy and South Korea.

    Samuel Kuhn ’97 is in graduate school in the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt University. His master’s degree project involves studying a new surgical glue and its use in bile duct repair. He is engaged to Danielle Dion ’98,who is studying at Vanderbilt’s medical school. They plan to return to the Northwest after completing their degrees.

    Richelle Luther J.D. ’97 is the corporate secretary for NW Natural, a Northwest-based energy provider.

    Jason Mokrovich ’97 is pursuing his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Glasgow. He is the proud owner of two dalmatians, Tessa and Emma.

    Christiana Nguyen ’97 practices intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark law, at Tonkon Torp in Portland. She joined the firm as a summer associate while studying at the University of Washington School of Law and became an associate in the business department in the fall of 2000.

    Holly Pettit ’97, J.D. ’00 works at Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland. previously, she clerked for Oregon Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert D. Durham. She and her husband, Dmitri Salcedo, live in Portland.

    Jessica Roberts ’97 is membership coordinator for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, a nonprofit, state-wide bicycle advocacy group based in Portland. In addition, she studies Japanese at Portland State University.

    Chelsea M. Scott M.A. ’97 is married to Matt Hoertsch and works as a family therapist at Tualatin Valley centers —a nonprofit, community-based mental health, addiction, and social services agency in the Portland area.


    Anas N. Al Otaiba ’98 is the group national recruitment department manager at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the United Arab Emirates.

    James A. Bassingthwaite Jr. J.D. ’98 is the community development director for the city of Newport. 

    Bryan Cutler ’98 lives in the Los Angeles area and works at the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake as a programmer/engineer.

    MacKenzie Howard ’98 is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

    S. Renee Jacob J.D. ’98 has joined Holland & Knight as an associate and practices in the areas of low-income housing, federal taxation, and partnership law and formation. She is a member of the American Bar Association Taxation Section, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    Sivylay Kham ’98 served as a Peace Corps English teacher in Bangladesh, where she met her husband, Reece Markham Jones. The couple later traveled in Southeast Asia and Central America. They returned to the United States last May and live in Madison, Wisconsin. Kham is a kindergarten teacher.

    Tanya M. King ’98 graduated from New York University School of Law in May. She took the California bar exam and is working at the San Francisco firm of Bingham McCutchen. King is engaged to Kiley Dumas ’95.

    Suzanne Liberman ’98 completed graduate studies in psychology in March at Showa Women’s University in Tokyo. A Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship supported her studies. She worked part time in the International Student Office at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, corresponding with students all over the world about scholarships, college application procedures, and life in Japan. She plans to stay in Japan and work in a field where she can use her bilingual skills and psychology background. 

    Laura Provinzino ’98 graduated from Yale Law School in May. While at Yale, she was an articles editor for the Yale Journal of International Law, education chair for Yale Law Women, a teaching assistant for first-year civil procedure, and a participant in Street Law. After graduation, she returned to Minnesota to study for the July bar exam. She begins a yearlong clerkship for Justice Diana murphy of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in August.

    MacDaniel E. Reynolds J.D. ’98 has joined Aitchison & Vick’s Portland office. Reynolds previously worked as a prosecutor with the Multnomah County district attorney’s office.

    Elise Roth ’98 earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University in June 2002. She is a reading specialist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    Tamara Taylor J.D. ’98 has joined the felony division of the Benton County prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Kennewick, Washington.

    April Wang ’98 will graduate from Harvard Medical School this year. She has participated in clinical clerkships at various hospitals in the Boston area, caring for patients and often serving as the primary care provider. Before starting her residency, she will take a year off to conduct clinical research on irritable bowel disease.


    Jeremy Brown ’99 is a Ph.D. student in the Chinese history program at the University of California at San Diego. Previously, he spent a year working at a nonprofit agency in Mexico City and a year studying Chinese in Beijing.

    Molly Freeland ’99 graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing and then began working as an RN in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and their daughter, Madeline.

    Alison “Arfy” Friedman ’99 manages her own design business in Southern California.

    Matthias Fripp ’99 is pursuing his Ph.D. in the University of California at Berkeley’s energy and resources group, studying energy markets, the role of energy in development, and the inner workings of photovoltaic semiconductors. Before attending Berkeley, Matthias worked in Portland at Trexler and Associates, a company that helps organizations assess potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and build strategies for participating in markets for greenhouse gas offsets.

    Kristin Gasteazoro ’99 lives in Minnesota and works in international development at Land O’Lakes. Her project areas are in Latin America, West Africa, and the West Bank. She and her fiancé, Dan, have a newborn son named Tanner.

    Kevin L. Jones J.D. ’99 has joined McDonald’s corporation as east division counsel in Philadelphia. Jones will concentrate in the areas of commercial transactions, franchise law, and real estate law.

    Kate Lonborg J.D. ’99 is an assistant attorney general in special litigation at the Oregon Department of Justice’s trial division.

    Daniel Meliza ’99 is at the University of California at Berkeley working toward a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Previously, he lived in Boston, where he worked as a photographer, a busker, and a programmer for a company that makes a local positioning system.

    Kimito Mishina ’99 studies development economics and Central Asia at the Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy at Tufts University.

    Andrew Parker ’99 is head gardener at Oregon Tilth’s Organic Education Center, where he is responsible for demonstration gardens, workshops, and volunteers. Parker’s agricultural background is in market farming and includes experience in rain-forest management. He is a certified permaculture designer.

    Mary Resk ’99 teaches fifth and sixth grades in Boston and is completing a master’s degree program in elementary education. Her fiancé is conducting his anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. The pair plans to move back to the West Coast in the fall, after their wedding.

    Kymberli “Zeenie” Scholz ’99 works at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon, helping to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Erica Somes Schwinghammer ’99 received her M.A. in teaching, specializing in early childhood and elementary education, from the University of Portland in May 2002. She lives in Portland with her husband, Chris, their son, Somes, and their dog and cat.

    Adam Sommers ’99 directs Sommers Financial Management, offering counseling for individual retirement and educational accounts, mutual funds, and stocks and bonds. He and his wife, Teresa, both coach sports in the St. Helens school system. They live in Warren.

    Murtaza Waliany ’99 has been a Web developer and project manager at Cybernet Communications in Markham, Ontario, for more than two years. He lives in Toronto.

    Sunimal “Ruvan” Wijesooria ’99 lives in New York City working as a freelance photographer and writer for magazines and other publications.

    Midori Wilson-Seppa ’99 is studying in a joint M.D.-Ph.D. program at washington University in St. Louis. She is a practitioner of capoeira, a Brazilian martial art. Before going to St. Louis, Wilson-Seppa was involved with Portland’s Hopewell House, an inpatient hospice.

  • 2000s

  • 2000

    Peter Berkhout ’00 worked as a riverboat captain in Boston during the summer of 2002. He is now in Mill Valley, California, teaching physics at his alma mater, Tamalpais High School. He is pursuing a teaching credential at Dominican University of California.

    Aaron Blackwell ’00 has begun a new job at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he works in the Mood Disorder Clinic/Hepatitis C Resource Center as a medical writer and research assistant. In addition to writing medical grant proposals and journal articles, he is pursuing a career writing science fiction. In July 2002, Blackwell returned with a nearly completed novel after nine months living and traveling in South America. He has since been working regularly with a critique group and exploring the world of publishing (and rejection letters!).

    Steven Burke J.D. ’00 recently celebrated his first year as a sole practitioner. Burke’s business litigation firm is now in John’s Landing.

    Kathy Carlson ’00 manages public relations, outreach, and Web development as the public information specialist for the Southwest Clean Air Agency in Vancouver, Washington. She also plays African marimba with the White Rhino Marimba Ensemble. 

    Aimee L. Evans M.A. ’00 lives with her husband, Jake, in Seattle. Evans, a community mental health therapist, is currently taking time away from her practice to be a full-time mom.

    Jared Hager ’00 is pursuing his J.D. at the University of Minnesota Law School. He was ranked first in his class of 250 for the 2001-02 school year.

    Scott Kennedy ’00 is a medical student at Oregon Health & Science University. 

    Amanda Storer Ménage ’00 lives in Equatorial Guinea, where her husband, Cyrille, is on assignment as a project manager for Bouygues construction. She volunteers for Ecofac, a network of Central African wildlife reserves run by the European Union. Her projects include designing and writing copy for a multilingual informative guide to the Monte Alen National Park, and teaching people to make soap and cosmetics from scratch using local medicinal plants.

    Sean O’Day J.D. ’00 has joined Stoel Rives as an associate. Previously he served on Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s staff as deputy legal counsel. Prior to that, O’Day worked as judicial clerk to Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Wallace P. Carlson Jr.

    Jeffrey Piampiano J.D. ’00 has relocated to Portland, Maine, where he joined the law firm of Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon.

    Justin Rae ’00 and his wife, Sarah Lauger ’01, live in Seattle. Rae is pursuing an M.B.A. and manages a bankruptcy law firm. Lauger attends Seattle University School of Law.

    Andrew Rice ’00 has moved to Wisconsin, where he teaches TV weather announcers to create graphics for their newscasts.

    Katherine Schoeneman ’00 is attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in forensic psychology. Schoeneman’s current research focuses on identifying risk factors of those who make threats toward members of the U.S. government. She lives in Lincoln with her partner and pet rat. 

    Radovan Vadovic ’00 is in a graduate program in economics at the University of Arizona. His interests include mechanism design, e-commerce, and online auctions.

    Joe S. Whitworth J.D. ’00, executive director of Oregon Trout, recently received a Portland Business Journal “Forty Under 40” award. The awards are given to young overachievers, based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement, and professional recognition.

    Katie Thomas Winder ’00 married in August 2000 and moved to Baltimore. She is enrolled in a Ph.D. program in economics at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in labor and education economics. She and her husband play basketball on the economics department team.


    Jeffer M. Daykin M.A.T. ’01 teaches social studies at Quest Academy in Tigard and is married to Elizabeth Bone.

    Clark L. Deichler J.D. ’01 is an associate of Grantland Blodgett & Shaw. His practice focuses on general civil litigation, domestic relations, and criminal defense. Previously, Deichler spent six years in the U.S. Army, serving tours in Korea and at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    Laura Gillespie J.D. ’01 has joined the Portland law firm of Gordon & Meneghello as an associate. Her practice will focus her practice on representing management interests in all areas of labor and employment law.

    Nasreen Ilias ’01 is studying medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

    Jules Kopel-Bailey ’01 recently taught and studied in Guilin, China. He is working toward a career in international ocean protection.

    Randy P. McClure J.D. ’01 recently accepted a position as chemical incident investigator with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazardous investigation Board in Washington, D.C. The board is an independent oversight agency with a mandate to investigate catastrophic chemical incidents. It also makes recommendations to Congress and the chemical industry aimed at improving safety.

    Daniel Metcalf ’01 is in the Peace Corps in Ghana.

    Richard E. Oberdorfer J.D. ’01 and S. Patricia Flanagan J.D. ’98 were recently married. Oberdorfer joined Flanagan’s firm, now known as Oberdorfer Law Office.

    Jungjin Park J.D. ’01 joined the Korean law firm of Kim Shin & Yu after passing the New York bar. His practice focuses on international business transactions and maritime law.

    Cameron Parker ’01 moved to Auburn, Maine, last year to teach and develop curriculum at the Auburn Land Lab for the local school district.

    Dainen Penta J.D. ’01 received an LL.M. degree from the University of Washington last June.

    Benita Altamirano Riesgraf ’01 is in New Mexico pursuing a master’s degree in liberal arts. Last year, she and her husband took an eight-week motorcycle trip to Nova Scotia and also traveled to London as the winners of a Harry Potter Castle Adventure trip.

    Ellen Sanders ’01 has moved to Philadelphia.

    Sharon Saye J.D. ’01 is a deputy district attorney in Clatsop County.

    Amber Vierling J.D. ’01 is deputy district attorney for Curry County.

    Justin Voss ’01 works in the admissions office at Whittier College in California and is married to Amanda Barth.


    Scott Althouse J.D. ’02 has joined the fisheries department of the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho. Althouse will negotiate and implement tribal contracts and provide strategic consultation to fishery managers.

    Kristine M. Bingman J.D. ’02 has joined the research and publications department of TOC Management services, a nonprofit membership employers association. The company represents employers and provides guidance on employment law, health benefit costs, and pension funds.

    Heather Christie ’02 serves as a victim advocate and case manager at the Rape assistance and Awareness program in Denver. She plans to start a master’s degree program at the Audubon Expedition Institute in September.

    Benjamin Levy ’02 plays the accordion at concerts in the Portland area. A self-taught accordionist, Levy is working on a full-length audio collection of his performances.

    Celeste Miller ’02 is enrolled in a master’s degree program in journalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public communications at Syracuse University.

    Marisa Rogoway J.D. ’02 has joined the litigation department at Miller Nash in Portland.

    Daniel Satterlee ’02 lives in Washington, D.C., where he works for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee.

    Linnea Jean Thompson ’02 is enrolled in a master’s degree program at OGI School of Science and Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University.

    Oliver Waldman J.D. ’02 is executive director of Salmon for All in Astoria.

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