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  • 1950s

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    Carving Out a Legacy

    Perched on a stool in his home-based shop, Don Floren ‘53 grips a surgically sharp carving tool and begins shaping a large block of Oregon alder. Faced with the diminishing availability of Honduras mahogany, his quintessential favorite material, Floren has adopted alder–an abundant local wood that carves and finishes nicely.
  • 1951

    Donn Deal ’51 is now settled (hopefully permanently) in St. George, Utah, where he is enjoying life to its fullest.


    Raleigh McVicker ’53 taught choral music in Astoria and Milwaukie high schools before earning a master’s degree in music in 1960 from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. From 1960 until his retirement in 1987, he was an instructor at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, and director of the Bremerton Symphony Chorale. He directed both symphony and chorale concerts and was elected into the Olympic College Hall of Fame. He still gives organ recitals and recently accompanied his son and trumpet player, Michael McVicker, in the Walton Music Trust and Riverside Community Church advent concert.


    Philip Lang ’54 served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1961 to 1979 and was speaker of the house from 1975 to 1979. He retired as vice president of North Pacific Insurance Company in 1995. Lang was appointed chairman of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in 1998 and reappointed in 2003. He is currently chairman-elect of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.


    Curt Copenhagen ’55 worked for Jantzen swimwear, International Paper Company, and the Longview Chamber of Commerce before he moved to Fibre, Washington, where he is director of public affairs for Longview Fibre Company. In October, he received the Ted Young Award from the Oregon Forest Industries Council. He serves on the board for the Association of Washington Business and the Washington Forest Protection Association. He and his wife, Jane Fish Copenhagen ’56, have a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

  • 1960s

  • 1963

    Ann Haldors Fontaine ’63 is a reverend and the diocesan coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development at the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming. She raises funds and uses local networks to offer relief and rebuilding after disasters. Fontaine also serves as the communications coordinator for the diocesan response to Hurricane Katrina.


    Eldon Wolfe ’64 retired from teaching music in 1996 but keeps his fingers in music by playing for church choirs. He also started his own vocal group with his wife, Joy, in Paradise, California. They tour Northern California two times a year performing sacred music concerts. He would love to hear from classmates from his era who might be in Northern California.


    Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Law School 40th Reunion Sept. 7, 2006

    Jude Russell ’66 started bicycle racing in 2003 at age 59. In 2004, after winning several Oregon gold medals, she competed in the U.S. Federation of Cycling National Time Trials in Park City, Utah, where she won a bronze medal. In 2005, she competed again and won a gold medal in the women’s 60-64 age category. Russell’s husband, David, has also won several Oregon gold medals and leads bicycle tours in Europe. The couple has traveled to France (twice) and Italy with two groups of cyclists.


    George Cannelos ’69 was named federal cochair of the Denali Commission, the statefederal agency responsible for construction projects in the Alaskan bush country. The commission creates new bulkfuel storage facilities and health clinics, and provides job training, infrastructure, and other economic development services for needy communities in rural Alaska.

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    Into Africa

    Niels Marquardt ‘75 has traveled the world as a career officer with the U.S. Foreign Service and currently serves as ambassador to Cameroon and neighboring Equatorial Guinea in western Africa.
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    Jody Stahancyk ’70 is a senior partner in the Portland law firm of Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook, which received the 2005 Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year Award for Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s the first time a law firm has won the award for that district. Ron Johnson ’84, J.D. ’87 is a managing partner in the firm.


    Arts & Sciences 35th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Carolyn Hampton ’71, the first woman ordained as a pastor by the Presbytery of the Cascades in western Oregon, recently celebrated 28 years as a minister and 22 years as a certified Christian educator. She serves as a copastor with her husband, David Hampton ’75, mostly in small, rural churches, and as an educational consultant. She is executive director of Circuit Rider Books, a nonprofit book ministry serving mainline protestant denominations in the Pacific Northwest.

    Paul Nelson ’71 spent the last 31 years as a litigator with the San Francisco law firm of Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft. In January, the firm merged with Philadelphia-based Duane Morris. Nelson, a senior partner, continues to do major business and class action litigation. He lives with his wife of 25 years, Mary, in Piedmont, California. They have three sons, ages 23, 22, and 20. 

    Jim Pippin J.D. ’71 has retired from active practice. Mark Bocci J.D. ’76, his legal partner, continues to represent plaintiffs.

    Lynn Rosencrantz ’71 is the creator of Lynnie An Inner Child, a line of books, affirmation cards, calendars, and interactive dolls. Her products take people down a path of self-discovery to meet their inner child. Rosencrantz has spent the last two years marketing her products to retail stores, online catalogs, mental health facilities, schools, and online consumers. She and her husband, Arne, have two children: Marcus, 29, who recently finished his residency at the University of California at San Diego, and Amy, 26, who just completed her second year of veterinary school at Kansas State University.


    Ellen O’Brien ’72 reports that 2005 was “the best year of my life.” She went to Toronto with her high school roommate; to Louisiana with her husband and sons; to Iceland with her husband; and to India, Cambodia, and Thailand with one of her best friends. O’Brien worked as a librarian in three different libraries until she got one of her own: She opened a library in Keansburg, New Jersey, a town of 11,000 that had never had a freestanding public library before. She’s had quite an adventure going from no shelves and too many unusable books to shelves, computers, books, and patrons–all in just five months!


    Randy Snider ’73 was a featured speaker at the 2005 Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference. He suffers from a traumatic brain injury caused by stepping on a land mine in Vietnam in 1968.


    William Cobb J.D. ’74, a senior partner of Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, has published “Defending the Informed Consent Case” in the Defense Counsel Journal, the law review of the International Association of Defense Counsel. The article addresses issues facing attorneys defending health care providers in malpractice actions. Cobb has served as a mediator and a Nevada Supreme Court settlement judge. He was included in the civil litigation section of the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


    Lori Hankenson ’75 and her husband, Steven Thompson ’75, live in Portland. Hankenson is director of the pediatrics department at St. Vincent Medical Center. Thompson is a pathologist at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Their son, Joey, is studying American Sign Language at Portland Community College. Their other son, Scotty, is a seventh-grader at Cedar Park Middle School and enjoys chess.

    Karen Lindsley ’75 is self-employed as a piano tuner and technician. She spends most of her time restoring old pianos.

    Lex Morgan ’75 and her husband celebrated their 25th anniversary last March. They have three biological children and an 8-year-old-girl from Kazakhstan, whom they adopted in 2004. Morgan says, “Call me!”

    Gayle Murphy ’75 was appointed senior executive for admissions for the State Bar of California. She oversees the bar’s 60-employee office of admissions, which provides staff support to the Committee of Bar Examiners. Murphy began her State Bar career in 1981 and has served in a variety of positions in that organization.

    Nicholas Teeny ’75 is a staff officer for the Department of Homeland Security, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

    John “Pat” Wolke J.D. ’75 was appointed to the Josephine County circuit court by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski in February. Before his appointment, Wolke served as a fulltime circuit court judge pro tem in Josephine County and worked in both the private and public sectors. He was the district attorney in Wheeler and Gilliam counties from 1980 to 1994.


    Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Law School 30th Reunion Aug. 18-19, 2006

    Mark Bocci J.D. ’76 continues to represent plaintiffs following the retirement of his partner, Jim Pippin J.D. ’71. Bocci’s office is in Lake Oswego.

    Susan Jensen ’76 is principal harpsichordist for the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She is one of few continuo specialists in the Northwest and can improvise with many ensembles. Jensen has played with Chamber Music Northwest, the Oregon Repertory Singers, Capella Romana, and the Oregon Symphony. When not performing music, she is a visual arts teacher and chair of the music department at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland.


    David Audet J.D. ’77, a Hillsboro attorney, was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to a four-year term on the Psychiatric Security Review Board. Audet is a partner in Audet & Collings and continues to practice criminal defense in state and federal courts.

    Jeffrey Jones ’77 was appointed by Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to serve as state circuit court judge for Clackamas County. Jones has been an adjunct instructor at the law school since 1994.

    Craig Metcalf J.D. ’77 has joined the Salt Lake City law firm of Snell & Wilmer, where he will establish an intellectual property law group. Metcalf was a founding shareholder in the intellectual property law firm of Madson & Metcalf, where he worked for 15 years.

    Lawrence Miles ’77 has moved again! This time, he’s trying the Deep South as the environmental, health, and safety manager for CRH North America, a global supplier of automotive components. He says he’s had a bit of a culture shock, but the winter weather is great!


    Brian Doherty J.D. ’78 has joined Pacific University’s board of trustees. He is a partner in the Portland law firm Miller Nash, where he represents employers and insurers in matters involving OSHA citations, general labor and employment disputes, premium disputes, and other administrative agency claims. Doherty’s practice also emphasizes state and local government relations, and he represents a number of national and international clients before the state legislature. He is a member of several Oregon state agency advisory committees and task forces.

    Steven Jones J.D. ’78 has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

    Ron Marks ’78 is adjunct professor of intelligence and international security at the National Defense University. He teaches senior international military and U.S. government officials about the history and structure of America’s intelligence program. Read more about Marks in the summer 2005 Chronicle, which is available online here.

    MardiLyn Saathoff ’78, M.A.T. ’83, J.D. ’90 has been presented with the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section’s James B. Castles Leadership Award. She has applied her legal acumen in a variety of settings, including Tektronix and the Oregon Department of Justice. She currently serves as legal counsel to Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. Read more about Saathoff in the summer 2005 Chronicle, which is available online here.


    K. William Gibson J.D. ’79 served as editor of Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer (fourth edition), just published by the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA. He is a regular columnist for the ABA’s Law Practice magazine and is the author of How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice, published by the ABA in 1997 and named best law book for that year by Lawyer’s Weekly. Gibson is currently writing the second edition of that book.

    Phyllis Oster ’79 is special adviser to the president of Pacific Northwest College of Art and is planning the college’s centennial celebration in 2009. Previously, she was director of international relations and cultural affairs for Portland Mayors Vera Katz and Tom Potter. She directed the capital campaign to build Portland’s Classical Chinese Garden and was responsible for Portland’s Sister City program. She is also a member of the board of directors for the Oregon Jewish Museum and the American Jews Committee, Portland Chapter.

    Julia Philbrook J.D. ’79, a judge, is a member of the 2006 Queen’s Bench board in Oregon.

    Pinky Wassenberg J.D. ’79 is interim dean of the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

    Finis Williams III J.D. ’79 has been named legal counsel to the New Hampshire State Democratic Party. He serves on the board of governors for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and is a past president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association.

  • 1980s

  • 1980

    Ann Houle ‘80 is a marriage and family therapist in rural Northern California. She would love to reconnect with folks from 1980 and theatre people from her era.

    Francy Milner J.D. ‘80 teaches business ethics at the Leeds School of Business, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Claire Vossbrink ‘80 taught English in Tokyo for a year before earning her master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Illinois. She currently teaches English at the Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain. Her husband, Luis, a Spaniard, is a teacher and business consultant. They have been living in Spain for the past 20 years with their 14-year-old daughter, Akemi.


    Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion  Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Law School 25th Reunion  Aug. 18-19, 2006

    Sarah Dalton ‘81 runs the communications office of the California State Library. She is also an adjunct professor of English at Sacramento City College. Dalton reports that her 11-year-old daughter, Catherine, does not share her love of hot yoga or Ratdog shows, but she does relish bashing tennis balls and walking in West Marin with her mom.

    Wesley Lawrence ‘81 is president of Key Bank in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

    David Untermeyer ‘81 works for Specialty’s Café and Bakery in San Francisco. He just bought a new house and says he is not moving for a long time! 


    Paul Horwitz J.D. ‘82 is now based in the United Nations Environment Programme’s global headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. For 23 years, he was with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. For the last 15 years, he was chief EPA/U.S. negotiator for issues related to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Most recently, Horwitz was named deputy executive secretary of the U.N. Ozone Secretariat, working on Montreal Protocol issues. He has traveled to over 40 countries and earned a master’s degree in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Horwitz invites Kenya-bound alumni to drop him a line; he says he knows all the good safaris!

    Jayna Locke ‘82 lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She would love to reconnect with old classmates, so don’t hesitate to call or write!

    Shelley McIntyre J.D. ‘82 has accepted a position with Parametrix, after serving more than 20 years as an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice. Parametrix is an engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm with offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico. McIntyre is part of the environmental planning and policy section in the Portland office, where she focuses on projects related to the National Environmental Policy Act and regulatory compliance.

    Richard Whittemore J.D. ‘82, a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey, has been named president of the 2006 board of directors of the University Club of Portland. He is the former chair of Bullivant Houser Bailey’s general litigation group and currently chairs the firm’s estate planning and wealth management group.


    Aysegul Acar-Dreyer ‘83 lives in Falls Church, Virginia. She’s involved with positive parenting, Adlerian psychology, and Montessori education.

    Jonathan Burton ‘83 is investments editor at Market Watch, an online financial news website. His San Francisco home houses two forty-somethings, three kids, two cats, and a dog.

    F. Paul Dickerson III ‘83 is a judge for Riverside County Superior Court in California. He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and represented indigent people in family law matters until he switched to civil law to handle environmental cases. He then chose criminal law and crossed over into the district attorney’s office. He served as superior court commissioner for over a year before Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him to a judgeship.

    Karen Jones ‘83 says, “Hi classmates!” She’s thrilled to report she received her clinical doctorate in audiology from a joint program through Central Michigan University and Vanderbilt University. She lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and more pets than she cares to admit to.


    Steven Gregg ‘84 is commander of the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Flight Wing. In 2005, he led the successful effort to reverse the Department of Defense’s plans to move jet fighters from Oregon to bases in New Jersey and Louisiana, saving 500 local jobs. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons, Will and Tyler.

    Ron Johnson ‘84, J.D. ‘87 was promoted to managing partner in the Portland law firm of Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook, which received the 2005 Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year Award for Oregon and Southwest Washington. It’s the first time a law firm has won the award for that district. Jody Stahancyk ‘70 is senior partner in the firm.

    Michael Zusman J.D. ‘84 was a recipient of the 2005 Oregon State Bar President’s Membership Service Award. His law firm is Evans & Zusman.


    Charles Bingham ‘85 spent the last 17 years working for newspapers across Alaska. For the past six years, he was sports editor for the Juneau Empire. In 2005, he finished in the top 10 nationally for event coverage (for papers with circulations under 40,000) in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest. It was his third APSE top 10 award, but it didn’t prevent a layoff. Thinking it was time for a career change, Bingham moved to Sitka in November 2005 and joined the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as a corporate communications specialist in public relations.

    Lee Gadinas J.D. ‘85 has relocated to the Oregon coast and is now finance director for the city of Newport.

    Teresa Herlinger ‘85 took first place in nonfiction in the Oregon Writers Colony annual writing contest for her essay titled “My Mother, the Feminist.”

    David Wellman ‘85 lives with his partner, Andy Robinson, in Chicago, where Wellman is assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University. The focus of his research and teaching is religion and diplomacy.


    Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Law School 20th Reunion Aug. 18-19, 2006

    Amy Beltaine ‘86 returned to her religious studies roots and began graduate work at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. She’s on the road to becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister, at last!

    Brigitte Dortmund ‘86 showcased her exhibition titled New Paintings at Portland’s Mark Woolley Gallery in April 2005.

    Tracy Hughes ‘86 taught high school biology and chemistry in San Jose, California, before moving with her family to Wales, her husband’s birthplace. After two years as a stay-at-home mom, she went back to work for three years as a research associate in biochemistry/molecular biology at Cardiff University in Wales. In July 2005, she began work on her doctorate in cell biology/pulmonary toxicology at Cardiff. She has two children, Rhiannon, 11, and Sioned, 8. 

    Jeffrey Nudelman J.D. ‘86 is now general counsel with Parr Lumber Company.

    Eugene Otani ‘86 is dying to hear from those who participated in the 1985 Soviet Union overseas program. “How are you all doing?”

    Brent Soo Hoo ‘86 has been an Oregon High School Lacrosse Association referee for the past five years. After all those years of Pio lacrosse, he felt he should give back to the growing sport. He was invited to play with a club team in Japan in 2003, and played on a masters lacrosse team in the 2005 Eugene Celebration tournament.

    Mark Youngquist ‘86 has been in the brewing industry just shy of 20 years and owns the Dolores River Brewery in Dolores, Colorado. Each year, he organizes a fund-raising event for the Montezuma Land Conservancy, which works to conserve agricultural and open space in Montezuma and Dolores counties. Seven regional brewers donated their handcrafted ales and their time to the 2005 benefit, which featured two live bands and drew around 400 attendees.


    Ronald Clark J.D. ‘87, of the Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey, was named Northwest regional director of the Defense Research Institute. As a member of DRI’s board of directors, he will oversee activities for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Clark also serves as a volunteer lawyer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

    Lea Ann Easton J.D. ‘87 has joined the Law Office of Craig Dorsay. Formerly she served as the director of Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Native American Program, where she specialized in Indian law and juvenile dependency law.

    Sue Fredericks ‘87, Copeland RA circa 1985, intends to stay in touch now that her pal David “Vive” LaFrance is alumni board president. After working for 15-plus years at Disney, she plans to attend law school next year. She misses Oregon so much that she finds going for visits bittersweet. She says the campus looks fantastic, and if she could find a way to work for The Mouse and live in Portland, she’d be back in a heartbeat!


    Leslie Ervin ‘88 and her husband, Chris, live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She is currently taking a couple of months off before deciding what to pursue next–although she says staying at home sure is nice!

    Erin Waterman ‘88 is training to run her first-ever marathon–in this case, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a single parent who works full time, she’s beginning to wonder how crazy she is. Any encouragement from those who have completed marathons is welcome! Over the past few months, she has been asked to speak in front of more than a thousand people to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Check out her progress online here. She has her eye on nursing school but would love to work for a nonprofit agency devoted to childhood cancer research. Anyone hiring?


    Eden Rose Brown J.D. ‘89, a Salem attorney, has been interviewed by National Public Radio’s This American Life, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Fortune Magazine. She was recognized in the August 2005 issue of Investment News for her expertise and creativity in the rapidly growing practice niche of pet trust planning. In addition to planning for companion animals, she provides estate and legacy planning throughout Oregon and Hawaii for people, their businesses, and their favorite charitable organizations. 

    Jaiya John ‘89 is the founder of Soul Water Rising, an educational effort devoted to improving human relations and combating prejudice through spiritual growth and healing. In 2005, he published the second edition of his memoir, Black Baby White Hands: A View From the Crib. John will receive the College’s distinguished alumnus award this fall; read more.

    Elizabeth Munns J.D. ‘89 is proud to announce that Abbott & Associates is now Abbott & Munns. The firm is located in West Linn.

    Pamela Stendahl J.D. ‘89 has become of counsel to Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain. She specializes in employment and professional liability claims.

  • 1990s

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    Saving the Farm

    Delusional optimists. That’s the moniker opposing counsel gave Brenna Bell ’97, J.D. ’01 and her band of grassroots organizers from Tryon Life Community Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability education.
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    The Poet-Teacher

    Rita Ott Ramstad M.A.T. ‘98 channeled her emotions into “A Wish for My Children,” the last poem in her autobiographical collection The Play of Light and Dark, for which she won the 2003 Oregon Book Award.
  • 1990

    Sara Bowersox ‘90 and Morgan Beller ‘91 live in Portland with daughter Annastasia and son Xavier. Bowersox does trade compliance work for Dr. Martens AirWair USA and is a licensed U.S. customs broker. 

    Brian DeMarco J.D. ‘90 has been appointed legal counsel with the Oregon Judicial Department’s Office of the State Court Administrator. Previously, he worked at the State of Oregon Real Estate Agency and was in private practice in Portland and McMinnville.

    Amy Lerich-Masterson ‘90 works for Starbucks and lives in Seattle with her husband, Don, and 9-year-old daughter, Madeleine. They would love to see anyone who happens to make it up their way–“Seattle has had more sun this year!”

    Kristin Rogers-Lennarz ‘90 left her job at Colgate-Palmolive in New York after nine great years and made the leap to a more bucolic lifestyle upstate in October. Her husband, Matt, got a new job in Rochester, and the lifestyle of the area (all except the weather, of course) looked appealing–especially now that they have two small children. She works for an advertising firm in New York City but is based out of the couple’s 1882 Folk Victorian in Pittsford village.


    Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Matthew Mintier ‘91 taught in Hungary for four years with his wife, Eszter, whom he met while on his overseas study program. They moved to Portland in 1995. For the last 10 years, he has been working as a supervisor, first for a nonprofit and then for a high-tech semiconductor manufacturer. He recently got his master’s degree in business administration and plans to work for himself as a general appraiser. They have two beautiful daughters, Alma, 3, and ZsoZso, 1. They make every effort to ensure the girls know their Hungarian roots. To that end, they’ve already taken Alma to Hungary three times and have taught her Hungarian and Russian. (They’ll work on her English later.)

    Eli Stutsman J.D. ‘91, coauthor of the physician-assisted suicide law, has been in the legal and political trenches defending the landmark legislation since Oregon voters first approved it in 1994. He has been at the forefront of Oregon’s right-to-die movement, from the passage of the Death With Dignity Act to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the law against a Bush administration challenge.


    Joe Condy ‘92 is executive vice president for VCOM Solutions, which was just ranked the fastest-growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Bay Business Times. 

    Craig Coss ‘92 and his wife, Michelle Moore, recently landed in Sausalito, California, where he teaches middle school at Willow Creek Academy. He has been working as a freelance illustrator, storyteller, curriculum designer, and teacher (sometimes all simultaneously) since 1994. Visit his website at Coss Design

    Ruthe Farmer ‘92 works at the Girl Scouts’ national headquarters in Manhattan, where she manages a national engineering initiative for middle school girls. She lives on the Upper East Side and loves the city. She is a board member for the Learning Innovation & Technology Consortium, the National Girls Collaborative Project Champions, and the Girls FIRST Advisory Council.

    Alan Stuart Graf J.D. ‘92 has rejoined Swanson, Thomas & Coon as of counsel for the Portland firm’s Social Security practice. He will consult on hearing-level cases and handle federal court appeals.

    Coby Holley ‘92 lives in Portland with his wife of 12 years, Kirsti, and their two sons, Callum, 9, and Carson, 7. When not spending time with his family, Holley is vice president of Pacific Northwest real estate for PS Business Parks, a real estate investment trust based in Glendale, California.

    Walter Ledesma J.D. ‘92 has joined the Woodburn law firm of Klein, Hand & Ledesma as a partner. He is a former deputy public defender for the Office of Public Defense Services in Salem, where he practiced appellate law. In private practice he focuses on criminal defense, personal injury, appeals of all kinds, and intellectual property law. 

    Charlotte Nytzen ‘92 is an international opera singer. She earned her master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University and teaches private music lessons to children and young adults in and around Marin County, California.

    Jen Castle Rotar ‘92 relocated with her family to Berthoud, Colorado. She started her own Web design business and works from home so she can care for 2-year-old son Tyler and newborn daughter Sara.

    Barbara Smythe J.D. ‘92 is president of the 2006 Queen’s Bench board in Oregon.


    Margaret Coker ‘93 is the Middle East correspondent for Cox Newspapers, whose flagship is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For the past five years, she has lived in Central Asia and the Middle East, where she covered the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She married fellow foreign correspondent Craig Nelson in May 2005.

    Monya Lemery ‘93 was promoted to regional director, Mexico and Central America, for the IE3 Global Internship Program, part of the Oregon University System. She arranges international internships for students from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Utah. She lives in Corvallis and works on the Oregon State University campus.

    Michelle MacCready ‘93 is the winemaker at Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery in Placerville, California. Her winemaking experience comes from working in the lab and cellar at Cardinale Winery in Oakdale, California, and working in research and development for Neocork, a synthetic cork company. She also studied viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis. 

    Andrea Meyer J.D. ‘93, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, was a panelist for The Future of National Security: Civil Liberties, Immigration, and Racial Profiling, a discussion presented by Pacific University, the Hillsboro Police Department, and Washington County. When the Oregon legislature is in session, Meyer lobbies full time in Salem, tracking hundreds of bills that have civil liberties implications. In the interim, she works on local and statewide initiatives, ballot measures, and coalition efforts, including the successful repeal of Portland’s participation in the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

    Amy Wagner ‘93 is a mother of two and an aspiring artist. She won second place for her painting Muley Grazing at Angel Farm Valley in a juried art show at the Chemeketa Community College art gallery.

    Patrick Widmer J.D. ‘93 and Steve Mensing J.D. ‘93 have formed Widmer Mensing Law Group in Bend. Widmer, formerly of Edwards Widmer in Bend, practices business law focusing on entity formation and transactions, as well as commercial and contract law, employment law, real estate, creditor-side bankruptcy, and estate planning. Mensing, formerly of Doyle-Mensing in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializes in business and general civil litigation, construction litigation, civil rights, product liability and insurance law, and real estate law.


    Michael Falchini ‘94 has managed the family winery with his brother in San Gimignano, Italy, for more than 10 years. Recent successes include a gold medal from the 2004 London International Wine Challenge and a three-year run as Wine Spectator’s Best Buy white wine producer. In 1999, he married Eleonora Tsoumas from Portland and moved to Florence, Italy. They have two children who fill their days (and nights!): Gabriele, 4, and Elektra, 2.

    Susan Felstiner J.D. ‘94 is president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.

    Brian Humphreys ‘94 has been an officer in the Marines for three years. He recently returned from Afghanistan, where he served as an adviser to the Afghan National Army. He spent six months working with the Afghans to build up an infantry company. They were deployed on the Afghan-Pakistani frontier, and had many adventures together, both good and bad.

    Jacqueline Strong Moss J.D. ‘94 heads the new city department of multicultural affairs in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she will develop and implement programs and activities to serve the needs of diverse social, cultural, and economic groups. Previously, she was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Criminal Justice, the site manager for the Chattanooga Area Urban League, and a staff attorney for Legal Aid of East Tennessee.


    Nancy Cooper J.D. ‘95 has been named a new shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey’s Portland office. She counsels employers on best practices to avoid litigation in employment law. Cooper regularly conducts in-house training on issues such as discrimination, wage and hour issues, and harassment.

    Joy Ellis J.D. ‘95, of Garvey Schubert Barer’s Portland office, has been promoted to owner of the firm. She joined the firm as an associate in 2003 and practices in the areas of labor and employment law, litigation, and sustainable business.

    Susan Miller J.D. ‘95 has been appointed assistant attorney general in the Civil Recovery Section of the Oregon Department of Justice’s Civil Enforcement Division.


    Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Law School 10th Reunion  Aug. 18-19, 2006

    Shareefah Abdullah J.D. ‘96, president and owner of Hot Ovations Communications Coaching & Training Company, has been honored with the Clark County Chamber of Commerce Best in County Award for Innovation in Networking in recognition of her work creating the organization Black Entrepreneurs of Clark County. Abdullah also earned a spot among the Vancouver Business Journal’s “Accomplished and Under 40” of 2005, which honors entrepreneurs and other professionals for business and community achievements.

    Mary Casey ‘96 and Thomas “Kevin” Casey ‘96 moved to North Carolina, where Mary earned a master’s degree in recreation administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2005, the couple moved to Colorado and opened the Boulder Quest Center, their own martial arts school.

    Robin Kundis Craig J.D. ‘96 is the Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law. She is excited about her new job, which will give her a chance to concentrate on “all things water” and make it much easier to pursue her interests in ocean and coastal law. Craig teaches environmental law, water law, an environmental law seminar, and civil procedure.

    Tanya Durkee J.D. ‘96 has returned to Portland to rejoin the law firm of Lane Powell as a shareholder in the litigation department. She focuses on commercial litigation and consumer defense. Durkee joined Lane Powell in May 2000 and left in August 2004 to accept the position of deputy commissioner of securities for the Vermont State Securities Division, a part of the state’s Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Health Care Administration.

    Sonia Montalbano J.D. ‘96 has merged her law practice with Elliott, Ostrander & Preston. She specializes in the areas of employment and business law, with an emphasis on litigation in these and other areas. Before joining the firm, Montalbano was a partner in Cobb, Bosse & Montalbano and was also a solo practitioner.

    Doug Morris J.D. ‘96 has been named a partner at Ater Wynne. A member of the firm’s business department, he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate representation of technology and high-growth companies.

    Andrea Williams ‘96 is a natural resource specialist for the San Francisco Area Network of National Parks Inventory and Monitoring Program. She monitors vegetation issues in Golden Gate, Point Reyes, and other parks in the area. She has a place in Marin, so if folks are in the area they should feel free to contact her. 


    Greg Baxter ‘97 lived until 2002 in San Francisco, where he worked on visual effects for films such as Star Wars Episode 1, The Mummy, The Perfect Storm, and 13 Ghosts. He then moved to Los Angeles to shoot the movie The Rundown. Baxter now lives in Venice Beach, California, and is a visual effects producer. He recently completed\ work on the films Blade Trinity, Zathura, and Final Destination 3.

    Victoria Blachly J.D. ‘97 has been elected shareholder at Lane Powell’s Portland office. She is a civil trial attorney who works on a wide range of litigation issues, including employment, insurance, personal injury premises liability, professional liability, trust and fiduciary litigation, and will contests.

    Paul Conable J.D. ‘97 has been elected a partner at Tonkon Torp. He focuses primarily on commercial litigation for companies, directors, and officers in the technology and energy industries.

    Jerry Holoway ‘97 is nearing the end of his film school experience at Columbia University. His thesis film is a 27-minute character study about a promising young composer entangling himself in a love triangle during a weekend visit with some friends in their country cottage. He’s drawn more from his Lewis & Clark adventures than from his five years at Columbia–particularly in terms of classical music (thank you, Nora and Gil!), Bill Shakespeare (thank you, Lyell!), and those big juicy novels from Mother Russia (thank you, Tatiana!). He and his priceless girlfriend, Hope, have been living on lentils and air for the past few months, because the amount they’d allotted for the movie was overly optimistic. The finished movie showed at Columbia University’s Film Festival, and he would love to give a DVD copy of the film to anyone interested.

    Sara Lewis ‘97 is a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama.

    Jason Ludeman ‘97 is pursuing a master’s in business administration at the University of Montana.

    Jason Mokrovich ‘97 lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with his partner, John Dawson, and two Dalmatians, Tessa and Emma. He emigrated in 1997 and works for the local government as a senior social researcher. He was recently recommended by a committee of examiners for a doctoral degree in sociology at the University of Glasgow. His doctoral thesis is titled “On a Discursive Conversation between Queer Theory and Sociology.” 

    Erika Soublet J.D. ‘97, formerly a deputy district attorney for Multnomah and Yamhill counties, has accepted a position as deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County, Washington.

    Selim Star ‘97 works for Legal Services of New Jersey as a family law attorney. His wife works for the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia. They live seven miles from Center City, Philadelphia. “If in town, give us a shout.”


    Kevin Finkle ‘98 and Kathy Carlson ‘00 got married and bought their first home in Portland. Both still perform locally with White Rhino Marimba, and Finkle also plays with Fools in Paradise.

    Jeff Flowers ‘98 traveled to Malaysia last fall with Brooks Meek ‘98, Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bob Gaillard, and Women’s Basketball Head Coach Juli Fulks. They were promoting sports diplomacy and cultural exchange as part of the Understand the Game program.

    Eric Johnson ‘98 is in the fourth year of his doctoral program in comparative education at Columbia University. While waiting for his comparative political economy class to start, he ran into the newest member of the Columbia political science faculty and his old friend, Justin Phillips ‘98. Both speak well of their Lewis & Clark educations, particularly their economics classes with Eban Goodstein.

    Dawny “D.J.” Lancaster ‘98 is currently on sabbatical from her passions of advertising and wedding photography to pursue the role of stay-at-home mom in Honolulu. Her 1-year-old son, Noa Andrew Frasco, is so busy she has a hard time keeping up with him. But by the end of the day, she sighs a happy sigh because it’s all worth it. “Aloha friends!”

    Tiffany Palafox ‘98 does freelance public relations work in Portland, where she lives with her husband of four years, Bryan Garvin; son Tage Thomas, 2; 11-year-old lab Teton; and cat Aruba.

    Samuel Panarella J.D. ‘98 has been named a partner with Stoel Rives. He practices in the areas of land use, natural resources, real estate development, and environmental law. He has particular expertise in legal issues related to utility and energy facilities.


    Alicia Gibert ‘99 lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, “the man of my dreams.” She is director of residence life at Peace College and teaches communication courses there. She loves the Southeast.

    Jill Long J.D. ‘99 has joined Lane Powell’s real estate and land use practice group. She came to Lane Powell from C&J Partners. Previously, Long was an associate with Foster Pepper Tooze for six years. Her practice emphasizes land use, real estate, and business law, including a focus on obtaining entitlements for developers and property owners.

    Chad “Dan” Meliza ‘99 earned his doctorate in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley and began his postdoctorate work at the University of Chicago in spring 2006.

    Jessica Pisano ‘99 opened Belushi Pisano Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery on Martha’s Vineyard. The gallery is a subsidiary of the Second Chance Foundation, and net profits of all art sales are funneled back into the Vineyard community. The gallery exhibits paintings, sculptures, mixed media, glass, handcrafted furniture, and jewelry. Adam Wiedmann ‘01 is a represented artist at the gallery. Because Lewis & Clark is located at the epicenter of coffee culture, Pisano was inspired to include an espresso bar within the art gallery. For more information, click here.

    Jessica Robins ‘99 teaches in the David Douglas School District in Portland. She reports that she’s never lost a game of dominoes.

    Kymberli “Zeenie” Scholz ‘99 is the new full-time director of development and operations at the Cougar Fund, where she works with a motivated, dynamic, and diverse board of directors to promote science, education, and the cougar. If you’re ever in Jackson Hole, Wymoming, don’t hesitate to look her up!

    Matthew Singer J.D. ‘99 has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick’s Eugene office as an associate in the firm’s government practice group. Before joining the firm, he represented diverse clients, including businesses, municipalities, school districts, and individuals, in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

    Jenni Sutherland ‘99 earned a master’s degree in psychology, with a concentration in counseling, and works as a marriage and family therapist.

  • 2000s

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    Saving the Farm

    Delusional optimists. That’s the moniker opposing counsel gave Brenna Bell ’97, J.D. ’01 and her band of grassroots organizers from Tryon Life Community Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability education.
  • 2000

    Erik Benton ‘00 works as a software engineer at Elite Care Technology. Wife Carrie Uffindell ‘00 still loves her job at Powell’s Books. The couple bought a charming 100-yearold house in Portland.

    Kathy Carlson ‘00 and Kevin Finkle ‘98 got married and bought their first home in Portland. Both still perform locally with White Rhino Marimba, and Finkle also plays with Fools in Paradise. 

    Kristen David J.D. ‘00 has become a shareholder in the professional corporation of Donald B. Bowerman.

    Román Hernández J.D. ‘00 is vice president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.

    Sierra Hutchinson ‘00 joined the Peace Corps in 2000 and volunteered for three years in Benin, Africa. She stayed in Africa and worked as a volunteer teacher and administrator for a program called Teachers for Africa. She is currently in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, where she is working to improve adult literacy and establish a new resource center within a teacher training college.

    Christopher Lewis J.D. ‘00 has been promoted to shareholder at the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. His practice focuses on two areas: patent prosecution, with expertise in mechanical-, electromechanical-, and chemical-based patents; and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Prior to joining Schwabe, Lewis worked in Intel Corporation’s corporate licensing group. Currently, he is the secretary for the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section. He was a law clerk in Sandpoint, Idaho, for Bonner County District Court Judge James R. Michaud, and later for the Oregon Department of Justice.

    Amy McCaffrey J.D. ‘00 has joined Case & Dusterhoff as an associate, returning her general practice to Washington County after three years on Portland’s east side. McCaffrey specializes in personal injury, domestic relations, and general litigation.

    Carrie Uffindell ‘00 still loves her job at Powell’s Books. Husband Erik Benton ‘00 works as a software engineer at Elite Care Technology. The couple bought a charming 100-year-old house in Portland.


    Arts & Sciences 5th Reunion  Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Sarah Antonelli ‘01 will graduate with a Ph.D. in materials chemistry from the University of Oregon and has accepted a job offer with Intel in Chandler, Arizona. Her husband, Andy, will be transferring from Portland Technology Development (an Oregon Intel site) to an equipment development group in Chandler. 

    Caroline Coppock J.D. ‘01 has become an associate with Hoffman, Hart & Wagner. She is a former associate at Keating Jones Bildstein & Hughes.

    Adam Cornell J.D. ‘01 has been appointed special assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington. A Snohomish County deputy prosecuting attorney, he has been assigned to the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force to prosecute drug crimes in his role as a federal prosecutor. Cornell has also been elected chair of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.

    Jason Creasman J.D. ‘01 has been named partner in the Portland firm of Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle. He is a registered patent attorney, whose practice focuses on patent prosecution, licensing, and enforcement.

    Dan Dombey ‘01 graduates with a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University in 2006. He’s moving to Minneapolis with fiancé Yooran Oh ‘01, who recently graduated from Baylor University School of Law.

    Rebecca Haynes ‘01 has been accepted at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. She is pursing a master’s degree in environmental studies with a specialization in education.

    Elizabeth Howard J.D. ‘01 has joined Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue as an associate. She will focus on natural resources, environmental, agricultural, and real estate law. Before joining Dunn Carney, Howard worked for Churchill Leonard Lodine & Hendrie in Salem. In spring 2005, she taught a course on the evolution of U.S. environmental and natural resources law at Oregon State University.

    Kent Hymel ‘01 is a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of California at Irvine. When he is not studying, he is sailing 30-foot keelboats in Newport Harbor or working on his tan at Laguna Beach. 

    Cheryl Kringle J.D. ‘01 is an assistant attorney general with the Washington state Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. She leads the senior and vulnerable consumer protection unit within the division and enforces the Consumer Protection Act through civil litigation.

    Christopher Larson ‘01 is first lieutenant and platoon leader in the U.S. Army, serving in Baghdad, Iraq.

    John “Adam” Shearer ‘01 is lead singer for the Portland band John Weinland. He also recorded an album titled Your Big Best.

    Cameron Sutton ‘01 is a K-12 environmental educator for the Auburn School Department in Maine. She was named the 2004 Environmental Educator of the Year by the local Soil and Water Conservation District.

    Jessica Vucelick ‘01 is a fish biologist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

    Adam Wiedmann ‘01 is a represented artist at the Belushi Pisano Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard. The gallery is operated by Jessica Pisano ‘99.


    Bill Allen ‘02 has been a branch manager at American General Financial Services for the last six months in Oregon City and is now going back to the firm’s Gresham location to manage his old office. He and his wife, Katie, don’t have kids yet, but they do have a dog, Kona.

    John Daters ‘02 is the first and only full-time travel writer for, the state’s official tourism website.

    Angela Engstrom J.D. ‘02 has opened her own law firm in Portland focusing on plaintiffs’ personal injury, civil litigation, misdemeanor and traffic ticket defense, and wills.

    Dusty Hoesly ‘02 graduated from Yale in 2004 with a master of arts degree in religion. He started the master of arts in teaching program at Lewis & Clark in 2005 and did his student teaching in Wilsonville.

    Erin MacDonald J.D. ‘02 has established her own law office in Portland. She provides professional legal services on a contract basis to lawyers and law firms, including legal research and writing, drafting pleadings, document review, pretrial preparation, and trial support. Most recently, MacDonald worked as an associate in the Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Wihtol, in Portland, where she represented plaintiffs in medical negligence and product liability cases.

    Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen ‘02 now checks “married” on his tax forms, wears a ring on his finger, and wakes up every day next to the love of his life. He is blissfully happy. He and his wife, Jamie, and their ever-so-lovable cat, Miep, are comfortably settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “If anyone cares to visit us crazy pinko bleedingheart Ann Arbor commies, we have a lovely apartment with a futon for guests.” 

    Yumi O’Neil J.D. ‘02 has joined Hoffman, Hart & Wagner as an associate in the firm’s Portland office. She formerly clerked for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Litzenberger J.D. ‘88. 

    Jitesh Panchal J.D. ‘02 has joined AIG Insurance in San Ramon, California, as in-house counsel in the construction litigation department. 

    Derek Simmons J.D. ‘02 has become a shareholder in the Eugene law firm of Watkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess. He practices in the areas of health law, business organizations and transactions, limited liability companies, and emerging business.

    Lakin Soldate ‘02 “took a tour in hell as a mortgage loan processor” before joining Polyserve as a software sales representative for the West Coast. “Free from the shackles of student loans since 2004 (praise Jesus!),” he carefully ponders the pros and cons of attending grad school for a master’s degree in business administration.

    Sarah Stohr ‘02 received her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Kentucky. She challenges anyone to a Dewey Decimal duel.

    Melissa Waer ‘02 is finishing up a master’s degree in business administration at Norwich University and is gainfully unemployed at the moment. She sends a salute to Christopher Larson ‘01 for serving in the U.S. Army: “Godspeed to you, sir.” 

    Neil Weare ‘02 recently moved on from his job in the U.S. House of Representatives and is now in his first year at Yale Law School. “There aren’t many Pioneers in New England, but I’ve found a few!”

    Brad Wiley J.D. ‘02 is a foreign affairs specialist for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Silver Spring, Maryland. He serves as the NMFS headquarters coordinator for the United States’ participation in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission and the International Dolphin Conservation Program.


    Amy Collinge ‘03 is currently Teaching for America in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. She teaches first-grade Spanish immersion at a dual-language charter school. She reports that she loves her students and loves what she’s learning.

    Kathleen Doll J.D. ‘03, a Stoel Rives environmental attorney based in Portland, spent a week in Mississippi providing free legal advice to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The volunteer team was organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar and worked out of FEMA disaster relief centers (often makeshift tent facilities) in the state’s hardest-hit areas. 

    Indigo Erickson ‘03 was unwilling to get a normal job, so she set off for Latin America and spent eight months in Guatemala. In December 2004, she moved to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, where she now, more or less, feels at home. She works, or volunteers (depending on your frame of reference), for a small human rights and environmental nongovernmental organization called Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste. “Life is challenging and beautiful and filled with greens and blues, and the sky is full of stars.” 

    Kristopher “K.C.” Fike ‘03 works for the Systems and Process Assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Scott Jerger J.D. ‘03 is a partner with Field & Jerger. His nationwide environmental practice and Oregon construction practice complement the firm’s emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Jerger practiced environmental and regulatory law for five years for the state of Texas and the city of El Paso.

    Emily Kropf J.D. ‘03 is a program manager with the Classroom Law Project, a nonprofit organization of educators, lawyers, and civic leaders devoted to building strong communities by teaching students to participate as informed, active citizens.

    Justin Leonard J.D. ‘03 has joined the Portland office of Ball Janik as an associate. He specializes in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights law, and commercial litigation. Leonard was formerly an associate at Parsons Farnell & Grein.

    Porsche McGovern ‘03 is a professional theatre lighting designer. She says, “Drop me a line if you remember me!”

    Anna Maj Michelson ‘03 headed toward Barcelona via London and Prague. She posts her travels online on Flickr and her website.

    Joshua Ross J.D. ‘03 has joined Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter as an associate. He focuses on complex business and securities. Ross joined the firm after clerking for Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Rick Haselton.

    Brenda Sanchez ‘03 is a Peace Corps volunteer in Villarrica, Paraguay. As an urban youth development volunteer, she spends most of her days at the high school in her barrio. She enjoys helping teachers find ways to use the school’s small library and spends many days giving lessons to students on reproductive health and planning for life after high school. With just six months left, she’s come to realize what a great learning experience this has been. 

    Sara Snyder J.D. ‘03 has become the new deputy district attorney for Columbia County after working for a year for the Jackson County district attorney’s office in Medford. She is experienced in misdemeanor case law, which was her primary focus in Jackson County, and has served as the lead prosecuting attorney in 20 trial proceedings.

    Courtney Winkfield ‘03 is finishing the last year of her M.Ed. She plans to help open a new school in the Bronx next fall, which will be a combination high school and college. The students will also focus on service learning through internships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations, and Amnesty International. Her husband, David, is preparing to direct his first major film. They have both fallen in love with New York and look forward to raising children there.


    Karina Bull J.D. ‘04 has accepted a position as the civil rights investigator for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights.

    Michal Dvir ‘04 lives in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a software developer for Epic Systems Corporation, a company that produces medical software.

    Deva Gatica ‘04 is preparing to begin her master’s in business administration at Berkeley, marry her high school crush (the beautiful and talented artist Richard Sheeler), and attend her first Burning Man celebration. “La dolce vita.” 

    April Lapotre Hein ‘04 and Lukas Hein ‘04 are still in Northern California. April is a family worker for Head Start, and Lukas gives saxophone lessons and plays in town regularly. They are both happy and well.

    Jennifer Lin J.D. ‘04 has joined MotoCzysz, a small Portland company, as corporate counsel, focusing primarily on patent work.

    Melissa Luna J.D. ‘04 is a staff attorney at the Center for Student Legal Services, a program affiliated with Ohio University at Athens. Her work involves criminal, landlord-tenant, and consumer matters, as well as legal education programs for the OU community.

    Justin McCloskey ‘04 moved to New York City after an amazing year in London working with Cantor Fitzgerald. He accepted a position with Lehman Brothers and is looking forward to exploring the city. Give him a shout if you are ever in the city.

    Keith West ‘04 and Paul Bingham ‘05 were chosen by the International Debate Association to be the U.S. representatives on the 2006 British Debate Tour. They toured Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, debating British teams from Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of London. Bingham and West were formerly champion debaters at Lewis & Clark. Read more about them in the summer 2005 Chronicle, which is available online here.


    Jennifer Ash J.D. ‘05 has joined the products liability group in the St. Louis office of Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass. She specializes in general litigation defense and personal injury defense. 

    Paul Bingham ‘05 and Keith West ‘04 were chosen by the International Debate Association to be the U.S. representatives on the 2006 British Debate Tour. They toured Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, debating British teams from Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of London. West and Bingham were formerly champion debaters at Lewis & Clark. Read more about them in the summer 2005 Chronicle, which is available online here

    Ben Buhayar J.D. ‘05 has joined the Portland office of Landye Bennett Blumstein as an associate. He focuses on real estate transactions, taxation, and corporate law.

    Jesse Davis J.D. ‘05 has been appointed honors attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice.

    Jennifer Durham J.D. ‘05 has joined Bodyfelt Mount Stroup & Chamberlain as an associate.

    Michael Gibson J.D. ‘05 is spending a year as a judicial clerk for Multnomah County Circuit Judge Linda Bergman.

    Marcia Harris ‘05 interned at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Francisco before being accepted into a special education credential program at San Francisco State University beginning this fall. She was also named an Oakland (California) Teaching Fellow and has been offered a teaching position in an Oakland public school, where she will work full time as an intern teacher during the day while attending college at night.

    Josh Hodes J.D. ‘05 has joined the Anchorage office of Landye Bennett Blumstein as an associate. He specializes in corporate, business and commercial transactions, real estate, debtor-creditor, and Alaska native law.

    Amie Jamieson J.D. ‘05 has joined Ater Wynne as an associate in the regulated industries and business departments. She works with utilities in Oregon and Alaska on regulatory compliance and with tribal enterprises on utility-related matters. Jamieson also advises businesses on entity formation and financing.

    Nathan Klein J.D. ‘05 is serving as a judicial clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn L. Huff of the Southern District of California.

    Sara Kobak J.D. ‘05 has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate. She previously served for three years as a judicial law clerk to Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr.

    Karl Lukhaup ‘05 rode his bicycle from Oregon to Maine to satisfy a lust for life.

    Erin Nomiyama ‘05 is working on a master’s degree in interaction design and information architecture at the University of Baltimore.

    Tristan Nunez ‘05 has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Peru. Nunez, who has been working as a research assistant at the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, says he is excited to be “diving into the debate surrounding strategies of infrastructure development in my country of birth.”

    Christopher Parnell J.D. ‘05 has joined the Portland firm Farleigh Witt as an associate. Before joining the firm, he worked for a corporate in-house counsel and a sole practitioner. His practice emphasizes employment law and litigation.

    Kimberlee Stafford J.D. ‘05 has joined Tonkon Torp as an associate in the real estate and land-use practice areas. She formerly worked as a research associate at a small biotechnology firm, where she performed drug discovery research for neurological diseases.

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