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  • 1950s

  • 1952

    Pat Hibbard ’52 and his wife, Gayle, bumped into Art Holmboe’54, M.D., and his wife,Sallyann Parks Holmboe ’55, on a beach in Maui, Hawaii, in April. Pat and Art were Lambda fraternity brothers and hadn’t seen each other since 1952. “It took fate 53 years to put us both on the island of Maui at the same resort at exactly the same time,” writes Pat. Sallyann says Pat’s T-shirt provided a necessary clue: It was imprinted with “Lewis & Clark College Athletics.” Pat is a member of the College’s Board of Alumni and chair of the board of directors of the Albany Society.


    Patricia Watson Davey ’55 lives in Roswell, New Mexico, and recently completed a children’s poem and a short story series. Her poems have been published in several magazines and periodicals, including New Mexico Magazine, Prospero’s Cell, Cellar Door, Cedar Rock, Mid-American Review, Assay, St. Anthony Messenger, and the Oregonian. Her stories have appeared in Venture Inwardand NEXUS Magazine, and her art is included in two books by Diane Tessman. “As a published poet,” she writes, “I have been grateful for all I learned at Lewis & Clark.”

    Kenneth Owens ’55 and his wife, Sally Fitzgerald Owens ’57, retired from the faculty at California State University at Sacramento and now divide their time between Sacramento and the Puget Sound region. When not enjoying the art of fly fishing—or writing about its history in the West—Kenneth continues his collaborative research with Alexander Petrov of Moscow State University. Their project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focuses on Alexander Baranov and the formation of Russia’s North American empire. For information on Kenneth’s latest book, see “Bookshelf” on page 34. 


    Dave Lomax ’56, M.M.Ed. ’60 has retired from Portland Public Schools as a band director and now resides in a retirement home, where his friends and neighbors call him a “computer guru.” David is the father of Neil Lomax, former NFL quarterback, and grandfather of Nick Lomax, Lake Oswego High School senior.

    Mary Margaret “Peggy” Jakku Swafford ’56 retired from the Oregon Symphony this season after 40 years with the orchestra. She was a string teacher in the Beaverton School District for 26 years; an associate professor of music at Portland State University; a past president of the Oregon Viola Society; a composer and arranger of music for quartet and trio; and a cofounder of the Tapestry String Quartet. Peggy and her husband, Hal Swafford ’55, M.A.T. ’75, plan to spend more time with their three grandchildren, even as they continue advocating for music in the schools.

    Betty Bloomquist Thompson ’56, M.D., is being honored by the department of anesthesiology at Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Medicine for her many years of teaching. The department has established the Betty Thompson Award to recognize a resident in anesthesiology who excels in teaching medical students. The award was first given last year, and Thompson will present the award to its recipient this year. Thompson retired from OHSU as professor of anesthesiology in 1991, after 27 years.

  • 1960s

  • 1961

    Sylvan Maynard Heath Beierl ’61 became a grandmother in 2004: Bhak Subio, a healthy, happy, and serene 9-pounder, was born October 5, 2004, to Maryana Heath Bhak and Bhak Jongwha in Daejeon, South Korea. 


    Myrna Ann Schiffler Adkins ’63 has been working in the multicultural and international arenas for more than two decades, experience she attributes to the overseas study opportunities she found at Lewis & Clark. Last fall, she conducted a cross-cultural communications seminar for American President Lines in Denver. She also led workshops on working with refugee and immigrant children for school districts in Alaska. 


    Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005

    John Hickox ’65 is writing a screenplay about the Palestine/Israel issue. The movie is about an American president whose conservative politics change when his sister is killed at the Bethlehem checkpoint by a soldier of the Israeli Defense Force.

    Terry May III ’65participated in a Japan overseas study program in the fall of 1962, the first overseas study program offered by the College. He and his wife, Patty Bukowski May, returned to Kyoto, Japan, in October 2004 for the first time in 36 years. Despite experiencing one typhoon and three earthquakes, they enjoyed a beautiful visit and report that the Japanese people were as gracious and helpful and the streets as clean and safe as they were 36 years ago. 


    Ronald Bailey J.D. ’66 has become of counsel to the firm Duffy Kekel. He specializes in estate planning, probate and trust administration, taxation, and business law.


    Kay Brown Davis ’67 is currently pursuing a master’s degree in mythology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. Her roommate is Sarah Holloway ’93.


    George Joseph Cannelos ’69 is president and chief operating officer for Pfeffer Bettis, a fullservice architectural firm in Anchorage, Alaska, offering services in architecture, planning, interior design, and development.

  • 1970s

  • 1970

    Arts & Sciences 35th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005

    Sandy Henderson ’70, M.P.A. ’83 is president and founder of Human Resource Specialties. The Lake Oswego–based company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2004 by launching a series of Web-based training seminars that cover a variety of equal employment issues. Henderson and her husband, Larry Mylnechuk ’70, J.D. ’74, invite Lewis & Clark alumni around the country to see their daughter Kendra Mylnechuk starring as Shelby in the Montana Repertory Theatre’s 2005 national tour of Steel Magnolias. 


    Tina Callery Pidwell ’71 has been appointed chair of the awards team by the California Division of the American Cancer Society. In this role, she will enhance programs that recorgnize and reward the outstanding efforts of American Cancer Society volunteers throughout California. She is also a member of the Junior League of San Jose and the National Charity League, and has been active in parent teacher associations in elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Terry Tindall ’71, M.Ed. ’74 got bored after three weeks of retirement and returned to Yuma, Arizona, Elementary School District One as a school psychologist. (He had previously served 15 years in that capacity with the Yuma Union High School District.) Tindall currently works at Woodard Junior High School and Castle Dome Middle School. He has more than 20 years of experience as a psychologist. 


    William Hanlin ’72, M.M.’72 has been teaching music in a middle school in North Denver after moving with his wife, Pamela, to Colorado in 2001. He looks forward to completing his master’s degree in school counseling this summer while also enjoying grandchildren Connor, 5, and Madison, 2.


    Philip Jones ’73, J.D. ’76 argued an income tax case before the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2004. Joining him as cocounsel was his wife, 

    Holly Mitchell ’75, J.D. ’84. Both are attorneys with the Portland law firm of Duffy Kekel, where they practice in the areas of taxation and estate planning.


    Margaret “Margie” Hay ’74 has acrylic and canvas landscape paintings displayed at Pegasus Frame Studio and Gallery ( in Corvallis.

    Dan Robles ’74 is a recipient of a 2005 Jefferson Award for Community Service, a program that honors the lifetime achievement of “ordinary people who do extraordinary things.” He was one of six awardees for Ventura County, California. Robles has been a flood evacuation volunteer; a literacy and English for speakers of other languages advocate; a local business ambassador; a community activist; a local theatre supporter; and a member of numerous civic, education, and community organizations. He lives in Santa Paula, California, with his son, Edward, 19, a sophomore at Lewis & Clark, and his daughter, Andrea, 22, a senior at California State University at Channel Islands.

    Jeff Ware Smith ‘74 M.A. ‘83 a principal at Tualatin High School in Tualatin.

    Mark Wooley ‘74, M.A.T. ‘77 and his wife, Angelina Phelan Wooley ‘75, recently moved to Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. The owner of Mark Wooley Gallery, he and two partners are restoring Portland’s historic Hibernian Hall with plans to open a ballroom, cafe, and gallery this summer.


    Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005

     Greg Lynch J.D. ’75 has been appointed by the Crook County Court to serve as one of three hearings officers on a panel created to consider claims filed against the county under Measure 37, Oregon’s property rights measure. Lynch is an Oregon circuit judge pro tem and a partner in the firm of Hurley, Lynch & Re, where he specializes in litigation. He is also a former member of the Crook County Planning Commission.

    Holly Mitchell ’75, J.D. ’84 served as cocouncil to husband Philip Jones ’73, J.D. ’76 as he argued an income tax case before the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2004. Both are attorneys with the Portland law firm of Duffy Kekel, where they practice in the areas of taxation and estate planning. Larry Wilson J.D. ’75, an attorney and mediator in San Francisco, placed third in the 60-70 age group in the Barbados Marathon in December 2004. It was his 35th marathon. Angelina Phelan Woolley ’75 and husband Mark Woolley ’74, M.A.T. ’77recently moved to Portland’s northeast Hollywood neighborhood.


    Jack Hoffman J.D. ’76, a partner at Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, has been elected chair of the Metro Policy Advisory Committee for 2005. Hoffman is a litigator, a land-use attorney, and a Lake Oswego City councilor.

    Jordan Schnitzer J.D. ’76 was honored by the Volunteers of America Oregon with the 2005 DePreist Award for Excellence. A long-standing advocate of bridging the gap between rural and urban Oregon, Schnitzer has spearheaded the restoration of the Astoria Column and championed numerous projects supporting housing and care for the elderly while also continuing his family’s tradition of supporting the arts.


    Ginger Baehr Harville ’77 is director of marketing and business development for Cutting Edge Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie. She lives in Silverton with her husband, Nick, and their dog, Champ.

    Larry Wobbrock J.D. ’77, a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, has been appointed to the board of Morrison Child and Family Services. 


    Mindy Baxter ’78 gathered with Cathy Jo Boeckling Olson ’78, Ann Vogel ’78, and family and friends at Nye Beach on the central Oregon coast on September 4, 2004, for a day of celebration and remembrance. They celebrated Mindy’s marriage that day to Bob Fuller, and they celebrated and remembered their friend and classmate Rosemary Olson,’78, who died of a brain tumor in the summer of 2002. As students at Lewis & Clark, the four women and Donna Jenkins Heslop ’78 often got together with psychology professor Helena Carlson to enjoy Irish music, libations, and dancing at the Old Irish Inn on Barbur Boulevard. One of the “Old I” musicians was Bob Fuller, who fell in love with and married Rosemary Olson. Rosemary’s brother, Steven Olson, married Cathy. Together, they grieved Rosemary’s death, a difficult time that brought them even closer. Mindy and Bob’s friendship of 30 years later turned into a rich romance that all celebrated on a Saturday in September.


    Julie Jones Manning ’79 was named First Citizen by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce. Manning, vice president of development, marketing, and public relations for Samaritan Health Services, was recognized for her leadership and service with the Corvallis School District, United Way of Benton County, Rotary International, Greater Corvallis Rotary Club, and Chamber of Commerce.

  • 1980s

  • 1980

    Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005

     Onnalee “Lonnie” Churchill Roehrs ’80 is assistant to the publisher and director of apprenticeships for a family-owned publishing company in Munich, Germany. She is also the organist for two churches on the outskirts of Munich. Lonnie and her husband, Hans-Joachim Roehrs, are vacationing in Oregon this summer.


    Charles Blanchard ’81 is a partner in the Phoenix law firm of Perkins Coie Brown & Bain.

    Desmond GreenJ.D. ’81 is a judge in New York City’s civil court. Currently, he presides in criminal court.

    Susan Larrance ’81 recently opened her own firm specializing in immigration law and reports “enjoying the freedom of working for myself.” She lives in Seattle with her husband, Roberto Alvarez ’81, and their sons, David, 15, and Carlos, 12. 

    Richard MelnickJ.D. ’81 was appointed in March 2004 to the district court bench in Clark County, Washington. He successfully retained the position in November’s election.

    William Peniston ’81 is manager of the library and archives at the Newark Museum in New Jersey. For information on his recent book, see “Bookshelf” on page 34.


    Trudy Allen J.D. ’82 has been promoted to general counsel of U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, a U.S. Bank subsidiary headquartered in Tigard.


    Deirdre Farley J.D. ’83 has joined the legal department of Weight Watchers International as a senior corporate counsel.

    Brenna Sage ’83 has been working happily as a professional musician both before and since moving to New York. City in 2002. She has worked on 11 productions there are music director, orchestra member, actor, composer, and/or sound designer. She continues to direct music for regional theatre summer campus and played in the orchestra for the Celebrity Zenith Caribbean cruise in 2004.

    Doug Stringer, J.D. ‘83 presented “Guantanamo: What Laws Apply?” through the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Stringer, a former prosecutor with the U.S Department of Justice, worked form 1997 through 2002 with the U.N International Criminal Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia. More recently, he was an international prosecutor with the U.N. Mission in Kosovo. He is now in private practice in Portland, where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense and consults with international organizations regarding rule of law in unstable and emerging criminal justice systems.

    John Wright ‘83 has been living in Asia for 20 years as of December 2004 and sets down frequently in New York, London, and Tokyo. He says he “would love to reconnect with everyone in 2005!” 


    Christopher Dahle ‘84 concluded a three-year adventure teaching fourth grade and returned to practicing law full time in June 2004.

    Steven Doherty J.D. ‘84, a partner at Smith, Doherty & Belcourt in Great Falls, Montana, has been appointed to head the five-person Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commission. In his practice, Doherty represents individuals, tribal entities, and governments in tribal, federal, and state courts. He also is a former state senator.

    Heather Hippsley J.D. ‘84 has received the Federal Trade Commission’s 2004 Louis D. Brandeis Award recognizing exceptional litigators. Only one other woman has received this award since its inception over 40 years ago. Hippsley has supervised and tried a broad array of consumer protection cases in federal district courts around the country.

    Julie Harris Lundquist ‘84 is in her last year of nursing school while also working part time as a production reporting assistant for a paper box company. She is a full-time mom to Hans, 9, Perry, 7, and twins Kirsten and Annika, 6.

    Scott Missall J.D. ‘84 has been named co-managing partner of Short Cressman & Burgess. He is also vice chair of the board of directors for Seattle Goodwill Industries.

    William Rooklidge J.D. ‘84, an intellectual property litigator and partner in the Irvine, California, office of Howrey Simon Arnold & White, has been elected president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

    Edward Williams ‘84 is currently professor of education at California State University at Chico. Even after 22 years, he vividly remembers his Historical Materials class, taught by Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History–especially the dictum, “If you can think of a resource, it probably exists.”


    Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 14-16, 2005

     Kenneth Fox J.D. ‘85 has been named board secretary for the newly established College for Reconciliation and Development, established jointly by Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and American educators and civic leaders. Fox is an associate professor and director of conflict studies at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Lori Hill Tupaj ‘85 is putting her business degree to work by marketing her career in massage therapy. She and her husband, Greg, live in Rhode Island with their dogs, Kobi Kundalini and Bohdi Satva. At last count, Tupaj had moved 52 times since college. She hopes to move at least one more time–to a warmer climate. 


    Jennifer Cahn ‘86 lives in Lubbock, Texas, where her husband, David Fisher, teaches Russian history at Texas Tech University and she tries her hand as stay-at-home mom with their two daughters.

    Debra Amren Griffin ‘86 is now a stay-at-home mom with son Mark, 3, and daughter Abigail, 1. Debra previously worked in human resources for 14 years, 10 of which were with Andersen Consulting, now known as Accenture.

    James “Dana” Haynes ‘86 is a reporter and columnist for the Statesman Journal in Salem. Last November, he vacationed in Washington, D.C., where he watched election returns with the city’s “politicos and apparatchiks.” After George H.W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in 1988, Haynes remembers Don Balmer, now U.G. Dubach Professor Emeritus of Political Science, commenting that America’s peaceful transition of power is noteworthy.

    Steven Hemmat J.D. ‘86 received the Community Volunteer Award from the Seattle Hebrew Academy. He served as the director of the academy’s capital project management team, which led fund-raising, retrofitting, and reconstruction efforts necessitated by severe damage done to the academy during the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake.

    Alain Millar ‘86, M.A. ‘89 has been working with adolescents in group homes, alternative education, special education, and youth programs since graduating from Lewis & Clark and is currently employed with Portland Public Schools in the day and residential treatment schools program. He and his wife, Sheilagh Griffin, have a son, Cameron, 9, and a daughter, Rhiannon, 7.


    Christine Turk Stransky ‘87 taught Texas history at Wharton (Texas) Junior High School for 12 years while also serving as student council sponsor, sign language teacher, and eighth-grade girls athletics coach. She is now a stay-at-home mom for 5-year-old triplets Elizabeth, Nicholas, and Sarah, whom she and her husband, Bill, adopted in 2002. Passionate about education and civil rights, she is beginning a mentoring program through her church to encourage high school students to graduate and attend college.


    Suzanne Dobson ‘88 is taking a break from software consulting to be a full-time mom while her husband, Tom, teaches high school physics.

    Leslie Roby Ervin ‘88 is communications manager for Beech Street Corporation, a national preferred provider organization. She and her husband, Chris, live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and spend much of their free time volunteering for the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association. The Ervins had a Hindu wedding ceremony in 2003 in Bali, where Leslie’s brother, Kilburn”Kib” Roby ‘91, lives.


    Matthew William Bolte ‘89 recently returned to Portland after 12 years in New York. Living in the Northwest is a first-time-out-of-New-York experience for his wife, Gail Hudecek, and their children, Griffin, 8, and Laine, 6, who are enjoying their new environs. He works in Nike’s U.S. Global Apparel Division.

    Michael Nixon J.D. ‘89 has been hired by the commissioners of Pennsylvania’s York County to work on the proposed park overlooking the Susquehanna River in Lower Windsor Township. He will play a key role in the planning process.

    Stephanie Reynolds ‘89 was recognized for her work as the crime prevention specialist for Southwest Portland during the December 2004 Chief’s Forum, a policy advisory group to Portland’s Chief of Police. She was also promoted to crime prevention training coordinator for Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and organized two citywide trainings: one on meth labs and one on protecting children from sexual predators. 

    John Stephenson ‘89, wife Mei Lien, son Samuel, 7, and daughter Halona, 4, moved back to Taipei, Taiwan, from Shanghai, China. Stephenson’s business, Quest Sports, is still located in China, so he travels there every month.

  • 1990s

  • 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.


    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. 


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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

  • 2000s

  • 2000

    Aaron Blackwell ‘00 is living in Eugene with his fiance, Lisa Baum ‘03, and is working on a master’s degree in biological anthropology at the University of Oregon. His degree focus is on evolutionary psychology and human behavioral psychology.

    John Cramer M.A.T ‘00 is living with his wife, Jessica Haines, in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Sarah Griffith ‘00 extends greetings to all in the class of 2000. She is living in Boston and working in publishing while contemplating future endeavors that may include pursuing a Ph.D. or jobs on the West Coast. She especially hopes to hear from Craig Aaker ‘01, Sara Caylor ‘00,and Ursula Miniszewski ‘00.

    Roman Hernandes J.D. ‘00 of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt received the Emerging Leadership award at the Judge Learned Hand Awards Luncheon hosted by the American Jewish Committee, Oregon Chapter. Orlando Medina J.D. ‘00 has joined Landye Bennett Blumstein as a partner. He focuses on federal, state, and international tax planning; mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions for corporations and partnerships; equity compensation; business formations; venture capital financing; and estate planning.

    Justin Rae ‘00 and his wife, Sarah Laufer ‘01, are looking forward to completing their studies this summer at Seattle University. Justin is finishing his M.B.A., and Sarah is finishing her law degree. With degrees in hand, they plan to move to Bend and build a house in the mountains. Their daughter, Chloe, was born in March.

    Nikki Reynolds ‘00 is pursuing a law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. She is working this summer at the ACLU’s reproductive freedom project in New York City.

    Andrew Rice ‘00 invites anyone visiting Philadelphia to let him know. He recently moved there to accept a job running the weather department for the local CBS News affiliate. He lives in the Old City Philadelphia neighborhood.

    Jennifer Rygalski ‘00 teaches at Mott Hall II Middle School in Manhattan, and has been designated a MetLife fellow in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute, an initiative to ensure teachers have a voice in national conversations about reforming education. MetLife fellows meet regularly with educational policy makers and conduct research studies in their classrooms that explore the effect of policies on student achievement. 

    Quinn Slobodian ‘00, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in modern European history at New York University, says he feels well prepared for the rigor the program demands because of his studies at Lewis & Clark.

    Ted Sumner J.D. ‘00 has accepted a position at the Portland law firm Abbott &Prance as an associate.


    Tonya Alexander J.D. ‘01 has opened her own family law firm in Portland.

    Jennifer Bridges J.D. ‘01 has become a shareholder in the Ashland law firm of Davis, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith. She practices in the areas of business law, copyright and trademark, and condominiums and planned communities.

    Alysia Hayas ‘01, M.A.T. ‘03 was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Mexico last year and is now teaching fourth grade at Menlo Park Elementary School in Portland’s David Douglas School District. I have a class with 10 different native-language speakers, and I learn as much from them as I am able to teach, she writes. It’s a wonderful, extremely demanding job. She anticipates returning to graduate school to earn her ESOL/Bilingual Education Endorsement and Continuing License.

    Edward Hong J.D. ‘01 joined the office of general counsel for the FBI in November 2004. Formerly, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program in Washington, D.C.

    Leigh Johnson ‘01 is a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky University’s Center for Gifted Studies while she pursues her masters degree in English from WKU.

    Sarah Laufer ‘01 is finishing her law degree at Seattle University and her husband, Justin Rae ‘00, is completing his M.B.A. there. Their daughter, Chloe, was born in March. They plan to build a house in the mountains near Bend.

    Benjamin McClelland ‘01 is working as a lead information technology auditor for the office of the Oregon Secretary of State. He and his wife, Melissa Kirksey McClelland, recently purchased their first home, in Sherwood.

    Thomas Miller J.D. ‘01 has been named chief of staff to Portland city commissioner Sam Adams. Miller has also worked in the Peace Corps, at the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, and as Adams’ campaign manager in the general election.

    Julia Swanson-Birchill ‘01 graduated from Oregon Health & Science UniversityÕs School of Medicine in June 2005. She will continue at OHSU for residency in general surgery, intending to pursue cardiac surgery.

    Tonia Givan Tamburini ‘01 earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado in 2003 and is now teaching seventh-grade life science in Littleton, Colorado.

    Alejandro Tosi LL.M. ‘01, J.D. ‘03 has joined the Portland law office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate. Tosi focuses on environmental law. 


    Bill Allen ‘02 is still working at American General Financial Services. He and Katie Burke Allen got married last summer and are enjoying their new house in Portland. They look forward to hearing from Lewis & Clark friends.

    Elizabeth Bellardo ‘02 earned her master’s degree in May 2004 from the Elliot School of International Studies at George Washington University. She is now the program associate for the Humanitarian Policy and Practice Committee at Inter-Action, an alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations in Washington, D.C. Its Humanitarian Policy and Practice Committee coordinates all of the agency’s work in refugee and disaster assistance.

    Joe Bielecki ‘02 joined Teach for America in summer 2003 and currently teaches middle school math and science in San Jose, California. He plans to pursue graduate studies in educational leadership and develop programs that bring experiential and environmental education to low-income communities.

    Sarah Carpenter J.D. ‘02, previously stationed in Guam with the U.S. Air Force, has relocated to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia.

    Nancy Ferguson M.Ed. ‘02, who works at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon’s Tigard-Tualatin School District, was one of two recipients of the Oregon School Counselor Association’s Elementary School Counselors of the Year Award for 2004-05.

    Rebecca Harviston ‘02 recently moved back to Portland and is an AmeriCorps*VISTA member working at the Oregon Food Bank. She will begin work this fall toward a master’s degree in public administration at Portland State University.

    Shari Lane J.D. ‘02 has joined the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries as the operations manager of the Civil Rights Division.


    Lisa Baum ‘03 is engaged to Aaron Blackwell ‘00 and is living in Eugene, where Blackwell is pursuing a master’s degree in biological anthropology at the University of Oregon.

    Audrey DeCoursey ‘03 will enter the master of divinity program at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, this fall, continuing her path toward ordained ministry in the Church of the Brethren- “a cool church,” she says, noting that Jamee Eriksen ‘03 is also a member. DeCoursey and her six cats are looking forward to moving to the Bay Area. Do come and visit!

    Lukas Hein ‘03 married April LaPotre ‘04 in May 2004. They live in northern California, where she works as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for the Youth Service Bureau, and he enjoys working as a jazz musician.

    Royce Lindsay Jr. ‘03 is pursuing his master’s degree in environmental/chemical engineering at San Jose State University and is also working as a safety engineer for Toyota.

    Anna Maj Michelson ‘03 adopted two kittens, Sirenita and Nevino, and enjoys sharing photos through photos/hummanna.

    Chris Murray ‘03 teaches elementary school English in Japan and lives in the town of Wadayama, Hyogo Prefecture, about an hour north of Kobe. He is having a great time and will probably stay for a couple of years.

    Vicky Pettersen ‘03 completed her master’s degree in theatre at the University of Wisconsin this spring and starts the Ph.D. program this fall.

    Chris Phan ‘03 is a graduate student and graduate teaching fellow in the math department at the University of Oregon. Last fall, he passed examinations qualifying him for the Ph.D. program.

    Alexa Reynolds ‘03received her master’s degree in psychology from Harvard University this spring. In June, she moved to Melbourne and became a permanent resident of Australia.

    Greg Rodriguez Jr. ‘03 is pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy at the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

    Esther Van Mourik J.D. ‘03 has been hired as a staff attorney on the government team of the Office of Legislative Legal Services in Colorado.


    Aaron Clark ‘04 immersed himself in organizing and fundraising activities for the Democratic party after graduation. Immediately after the 2004 presidential election, exhausted and devastated, he went to his parents home in eastern Iowa to rest and reflect and read The Republic again and Democracy in America for the first time. A week after the election, he moved to Whistler, British Columbia, where he works in a wine shop and snowboards five times a week. He next plans to enroll in intensive Arabic classes at the University of Chicago, with the goal of entering graduate school by the fall of 2006 to study Middle Eastern history or international law. He also contributes to a podcasting page, a new and somewhat exciting extension of blog culture at, a Web site launched by classmate David Anderson ‘04.

    Magdalena Maggie Cohen ‘04 is enrolled in the SCALE program at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Southwestern’s Conceptual Approach to Legal Education (SCALE) is the only two-calendar-year alternative course of instruction offered at an American Bar Association approved law school.

    Michal Michelle Dvir ‘04 is a software developer for Epic Systems Corporation, which creates and maintains software for large-scale medical organizations.

    Maggie Forrestal ‘04 is associate research specialist in the Skop lab of the Department of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She enjoys playing viola and singing in a local band and in the UW String Orchestra, as well as volunteering at Freewheel, a nonprofit, do-it-yourself community bike shop.

    Casia Freitas ‘04 is interning at the Institute of International Education’s Office for Latin America, located in Mexico City. In that position she is writing a book on bilingual schools in Mexico and Central America and administering a global leadership conference for leaders of nongovernmental organizations focusing on economic development. She has administered an international educational advising conference for advisers in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and has assisted Latin American students who are interested in studying in the United States.

    Anisa Goforth ‘04 teaches computers to pre-K through sixth-grade students at Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC) in Phnom Penh. She also teaches an introductory high school elective class at NISC, an international school with an American-based curriculum geared toward English, American, Australian, Korean, and Japanese expatriates as well as local Khmei students. She plans to be there one more year and says, “After the drizzle of Portland, I am now so glad to be in the midst of the tropics!”

    Nik Gorman ‘04 is enrolled in the master’s in public health program at the University of Southern California and has applied to USC’s Ph.D. program in health behavior research. He has also begun a research assistantship with USC’s Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center that involves evaluating tobacco use in China. An eyetracking research paper that he worked on with Erik Nilsen, associate professor of psychology at Lewis & Clark, was recently accepted for publication.

    April LaPotre Hein ‘04 married Lukas Hein ‘03 in May 2004. They moved to northern California, where she works as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for the Youth Service Bureau, an organization serving runaway and homeless youth in Humboldt County, and he enjoys working as a jazz musician. She says, “We are happy here and we just might stay a while!”

    James Hilsenteger J.D. ‘04 has joined Marger Johnson & McCollom as an associate, focusing on intellectual property law. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for 12 years as a mechanical engineer for local freight railcar manufacturer Gunderson, where he most recently served as senior design engineer.

    Sarah Holzer ‘04 is working as a nanny and living in Portland with her boyfriend, Noah Hummel, who graduated from South Dakota State University in 2003. She’s attending the Oregon School of Massage to become a licensed massage therapist, and hopes to work in a hospital providing massage therapy to cancer patients.

    Andelina “Nina” Jozanovic ‘04 is a first-year medical student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York and says, “I am very happy that I am able to study medicine here.” Noting that she felt educationally disadvantaged when she came to Portland in 1999 as a Bosnian refugee after living for three years in a refugee camp in Germany, she says that Lewis Clark prepared her well for medical school and the “real world,” and also made her aware of and sensitive to issues of diversity.

    Joe La Fountaine, who earned his Basic Administrator License from the graduate school in 2004, is now principal at Waldo Middle School in Salem, after spending more than 20 years at Winston Middle School in southern Oregon. For information on La Fountaine’s recent book, see “Bookshelf” on page 34.

    Alan Lave J.D. ‘04 recently opened his own practice in Portland.

    Casandra “Cassi” Lydon ‘04 anticipates completing the paramedic education program conducted by Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon Institute of Technology in August 2005. She’s not sure where she’ll end up after that but says she would love to keep in touch with people.

    Shannon McGonagle ‘04 is a research technician in a biology lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She plans to work there until the summer of 2006, and then pursue a Ph.D. in cell/molecular or developmental biology at MIT or Harvard, although she is also considering schools outside her native New England.

    Andy Meade ‘04 is teaching eighth-grade social studies at M.S. 118, a middle school in the Bronx, New York, as part of Teach for America. Thu Ngo ‘04 expects to receive her master’s degree in English from the University of California at Irvine in the spring of 2006. She is currently applying to teacher credential programs.

    Betsy Rice ‘04 teaches English to middle school students at several schools in Okayama City, Japan.

    Ninon Lewis ‘04 works as a project coordinator and marketing representative for Academic Network, a health communications and consulting company in downtown Portland; tutors high school students in English and history; and assists college students with research project planning. She stays in touch with all her professors in the communication department at Lewis & Clark, saying, “They are always there to offer great advice in my career as well as in life.”

    Kim Sackman ‘04 is attending law school at Northern Illinois University, helping out in the law school admissions office, and teaching dance at a local studio. “Basically,” she says, “I do a lot of studying.”

    Rob Sholars Jr. ‘04 is a project assistant for APCO Worldwide, an independently owned global communications consultancy.

    Karen Smith ‘04 is doing social work for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare “and enjoying not being in school for what feels like the first time in a very long time.” That may soon change as she is working on taking prerequisites for a graduate program in occupational therapy.

    Abigail St. Lawrence J.D. ‘04 has joined the Helena, Montana, office of Doney, Crowley, Bloomquist & Uda as an associate.

    Rintaro Takahashi ‘04 is part of the engine components group of the sales and marketing department for Aisin Seiki Company, the second-largest supplier of automotive parts and systems in Japan.

    Melissa Topacio Long ‘04 returned to Seattle in May to work as deputy campaign manager for Ron Sims, Democratic incumbent running for reelection as King County executive. Previously, she was a high school teaching assistant at Lycee du Genie Civil Leonard de Vinci in Antibes, France.

    Susan Whitmore ‘04 works as a research associate with Battelle Memorial Institute and is continuing the research she started with her senior year economics thesis. The research, begun with the help of grant funding and Professor of Economics Eban Goodstein, involves estimating the nonmarket costs of climate change on the Oregon coast. She and her husband, Najam Haq, live in Portland and celebrated their seventh anniversary this year.

    Lisa Williams ‘04 is in the Ph.D. program at the department of psychology at Northeastern University. She is conducting research to establish a reliable way to manipulate the emotion of pride as a means of describing its social, behavioral, and motivational outcomes.

    Bear Wilner-Nugent J.D. ‘04 is a staff attorney in the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender.

    David Woessner ‘04 works at the Oregon Hearing Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, studying hair cell development in the inner ear.

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