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  • 1930s

  • 1934

    Virginia Smith Poling ’34 lives with her youngest son, Edward, in Hagerstown, Maryland. She and her late husband, Newton, had four children: James, a professor at Garrett Seminary; Emerson, a physician; Edward, a Church of the Brethren pastor; and Rebecca, a music therapist and publisher of books for seniors. Poling has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • 1950s

  • 1950

    Don Driscoll ’50 and Eva Drum Driscoll ’50 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Since moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 1977, they have attended every nearby alumni-sponsored function. Don worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 36 years.


    Bettie Mitchell ’54 has been married to Gerald “Jerry” Mitchell for 50 years. She was a substitute teacher in the Beaverton schools for 20 years and then founded Good Samaritan Ministries, a nonprofit Christian counseling and training organization, now located in 25 countries. They have three children and nine grandchildren.


    Robert Christopher ’55 has been a member of the Levee Singers since 1961. The group was a headliner for the Jazz Banjo Festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma, which attracted more than 500 banjo players over Memorial Day weekend.

    Ruth Gregerson Tyler ’55 coordinated the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of Delta Phi Gamma Sorority at the College in May.


    Douglas Campbell ’58 and Ellen Krytzer Campbell ’58 are both retired. Doug chairs the Canadian Committee on Ministry for the Unitarian Universalist Association. Ellen is vice president of the International Association for Religious Freedom. Their daughter is married and has two children. Their son will marry in Japan.

  • 1960s

  • 1960

    Arthur Spencer ’60 has worked as a librarian, archivist, and researcher for the Oregon Historical Society and BOORA architects in Portland for over 30 years. He is a member of the steering committee of Loaves & Fishes, a program that serves hot meals to senior citizens and shut-ins. In addition, he writes a monthly column for the newsletter of St. Mark’s Anglican Church and works as a counting board supervisor during Multnomah County elections.


    William W. Barendrick Jr. ’62 has been named senior vice president of the Asset Services Division at Ashforth Pacific. He oversees the company-owned portfolio and works to acquire new third-party parking and property-management accounts. For the last 12 years, he worked for LaSalle Investment management, overseeing real estate investments for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 

    Richard W. Ditewig ’62 lives in San Francisco and has worked for the U.S. Department of Education since 1978. He enjoys playing the organ in church.


    Donald K. Chilcote ’63 retired in August 2001 after 38 years with the Boy Scouts of America. He was human resources director for the organization’s western region, which includes 60 councils in 18 states and Japan. Don and his wife, Ann, are in the process of relocating to the Portland area from Phoenix.

    Larry Zgonc ’63 retired in June after teaching music at Mt. Hood Community College for 31 years. One hundred and fifty of his former students are teaching music in schools in Oregon and Washington.


    Carolyn Meaney ’66 teaches in Washington’s White Salmon Valley School District.


    Louise Evans Hall ’67 lives with her husband on five acres near Hollister, California.


    Leicester “Les” Longden ’68 edited The Ecumenical Theologian: Essays of Albert C. Outler, Volume 7, in the Albert Outler Library (Bristol Books, 2001). Longden is a professor of evangelism and discipleship at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

    Robert Oatfield ’68 is an interventional cardiologist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As part of an informal delegation to the Middle East, he traveled with former U.S. Senator Jim Abourezk. They met with Lebanese President Emile Lahood, Foreign Minister Mahmoud Hammoud, and Prime Minister Farik Harari in Beirut. In Damascus, the group had meetings with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Foreign Minister Farouk Shara.


    Wes Bigham Jr. ’69 recently retired after teaching and coaching football and track in Washington and Oregon for 33 years.

    Susan Ettinger Harless ’69 is a donor-services officer for the Oregon Community Foundation in Bend. Harless has worked with nonprofit groups and donors for the last 23 years.

    Jo Ann Staebler ’69 is working toward a master of divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. She expects to graduate in 2003, one month after her daughter Joanna graduates from Lewis & Clark College.

  • 1970s

  • 1970

    James Jamieson ’70, M.A.T ’74 was elected president of the Oregon Association of Secondary School administrators for the 2003-04 academic year. He is principal of Eugene’s Willamette High School.

    Jamie Jenkins Shropshire ’70 is a prosecuting attorney for the city of McCall, Idaho.


    Paul Barker ’71, M.A.T ’81 works with CARE in Afghanistan.

    James Engles Jr. ’71 is principal of Rhododendron Elementary School in the Siuslaw School District. Previously, he held principal positions in Wasco and Maupin.

    James Tims ’71 is the Pacific Northwest director of operations for McDonald’s Corporation.


    James T. Hubler J.D. ’72 is retiring from active practice. In addition to his many duties as counsel for Freightliner, he is treasurer of the board of directors of Oregon Associated Industries. Hubler also sits on the boards of Lewis & Clark Law School, Mercedes Benz U.S. Inter-national, the American Trucking Association Litigation Center, and Freightliner.

    Deborah Nielson Kirk ’72 and her husband, Steve, have been married 30 years. They have a daughter, Suyahhah, 17, and a son, Tom, 10.

    Terri Vann ’72, M.A.T ’86 is the principal at Westside Elementary School in Hood River.

    Allan Weisbard ’72 is the director of counseling services at Southern Oregon Univer-sity in Ashland. He has two children in college, Emily, 22, and Solomon, 18.


    Thomas Sharples Jr. ’73 moved with his family from the San Francisco Bay area to Vancouver, Washington. He has started Qorvus Systems, a wireless technology consulting company.


    William S. Smethurst ’74, M.A.T ’79 is the principal of Newberg High School.


    Graig Flach ’75 entered the seminary in his mid-40s and now serves as an associate pastor at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He lives in Tigard with his wife, Laura, and their two young daughters.

    Lori Hankenson ’75 and her husband, Steven Thompson ’75, live in Cedar Hills with their two boys, Joey, 16, and Scotty, 9. Hankenson is a partner at Westside pediatrics, where she practices pediatrics and medical genetics. She also volunteers on the craniofacial team at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Thompson is a clinical and anatomical pathologist at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, where he works with Brad Jensen ’75.Thompson and Jensen sometimes receive surgical specimens from Doug Meyers ’74, an otolaryngologist in Vancouver.Charlie Johnson ’75 was their son’s computer teacher at Sunset High School last fall.


    Steven Bailey ’76 published The Fasting Diet (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2001).

    Doug Free ’76 lives in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with his wife, Elaine, and their daughter, Sylvan, 2.

    William Thorndike Jr. ’76 is president of Medford fabrication. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently appointed him to the Port of Portland Commission. In 1990, he was named exporter of the year by the Small Business administration. Thorndike chairs the Oregon Metals Industry Council and the Governor’s Quality Education Commission. He is a past president of the Chamber of Medford/ Jackson County and former board chair of SAIF Corporation.


    Wendy Evans Wurlitzer ’77 went into banking after she received her M.A. in german from Marquette University. She chaired the board of a small bank in Wisconsin and then moved to Richmond, Virginia. She has three daughters, ages 14, 16, and 17.


    Stephanie “Stevie” Blakely M.A.T. ’78 has been named principal of Sacramento elementary School in Gresham’s Parkrose School District.

    Larry Burton ’78 moved to London as the North American regional coordinator for BP.

    Mary Louise McClintock ’78 received an Award of Merit for outstanding service to the legal profession from the Multnomah Bar association. She is the first nonlawyer to receive the honor. McClintock is an independent social services consultant for Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

    Beverly Nix ’78 received the Chairman’s Award of Excellence from JC Penney Company in April. The award recognizes the sales and profit performance at the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, store. Nix has since been promoted to store manager in Alpena, Michigan.

    Paul Shore ’78 gave a series of lectures in Kiev, Ukraine, last year and continued his research on Jesuit schools and missions in Transylvania, Romania.


    Al Aldridge M.Ed. ’79 retired from his position as music teacher and girls’ athletic coach at Prairie High School in Washington’s Battleground School District. He plans to fish, hunt, and spend more time with his wife, Jeannie. 

    John Foote J.D. ’79 returns to his post as Clackamas County district attorney. Foote, who had been the district attorney in Clackamas County until 1996, spent five years in private practice before regaining his current position.

    Marcia Lyons M.Ed. ’79 has been named general manager at Organizational consultants to Management, a Lee Hecht Harrison Global Partner in Idaho.

    Judith Mueller ’79 will be listed in the 2001-02 edition of theInternational Who’s Who of Information Technology.

  • 1980s

  • 1980

    Rev. Michael Maslowsky J.D. ’80 works with Service for All Generations Enterprises, and uses both his legal skills and spiritual calling to benefit the elderly and the youth of southeast Portland.

    William Morse J.D. ’80 has been named Anchorage Superior Court judge by Alaska Governor Tony Knowles. After earning his law degree, Morse worked as a public defender, general counsel for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and assistant attorney general for the state of Alaska.

    Michael Weight J.D. ’80 is the first city attorney in Bothell, Washington, in many years, beating out five other candidates for the position. Weight, who worked in the past as a prosecutor and city attorney for Vancouver, Washington, looks forward to working on land use issues.


    Jose Barquin ’81 and his wife, Lana, moved from New York City four years ago to Florham Park, New Jersey, with their son, Tristant, 4, and their daughter, Gabriella, 2. Lana is a forecasting/ inventory-control manager at Bayer Consumer Products. Jose worked in the nonprofit sector for 20 years before joining Community Counselling Services, a fund-raising consulting firm. He is now running a capital campaign for a wildlife preserve in central New Jersey. 

    Robert F. Blackmore J.D. ’81 has joined Jordan Schrader as a shareholder. He focuses on planning, financing, handling day-to-day operations, and succession planning for emerging businesses.

    Julie Grant ’81 is on her eighth school tour with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She lives in Seattle.

    Doreen Margolin J.D. ’81, a Portland attorney specializing in domestic relations, is serving her second term as a member of the board of directors at Portland Community College.

    Chrys Martin J.D. ’81 was featured in the March newsletter of the Defense Research Institute. Martin works at Bullivant Houser Bailey, where she represents employers in nearly all aspects of employment law. In addition, she is currently among lead counsel in the largest ERISA pension fraud case in U.S. history.

    Jim Martin J.D. ’81 has been appointed director of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. Martin previously worked in the Office of environmental Defense, where he specialized in energy, water quality, air quality, resource allocation, and endangered species issues.

    Thomas Nist ’81 has owned Matterhorn Ice Cream since 1999. After moving to Washington, D.C., Seattle, New York, Cincinnati twice, Atlanta, and Miami, he now likes living in Boise with his wife, Andrea, and their three daughters, Emily, 8, Haley, 6, and Caroline, 3. They enjoy skiing, golf, and swimming, and Thomas ran the Boston Marathon for his birthday.

    Lane Shetterly J.D. ’81 is serving his third term as a state representative for Oregon District 23, which includes Corvallis and the surrounding area.


    Chris Gourley J.D. ’82 led Fort Vancouver High School’s mock trial team to its 11th straight title this March, and hopes to lead the team to its fourth statewide championship. Gourley’s team also has made three appearances at national competitions, placing as high as 19th.

    Cheryl Mills J.D. ’82 hopes to join her husband, Bruce Mills, on the bench as a superior court judge for Contra Costa County, California. If elected, Mills will bring to the bench her 20 years’ experience as a civil litigator, as well as a desire to do something “more community-driven.”


    Susan Barker ’84 works in video production at Sisters High School.

    Richard Howsley J.D. ’84 joined the Vancouver office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky, where he practices in the areas of land use, real estate, and environmental and natural resources. He previously worked for several years as partner and president of his own firm.

    Kathleen Lowe J.D. ’84 won her second bid for state representative for District 40, which includes Gladstone, Johnson City, and Oregon City. Lowe, a Democrat, intends to push for education reform, universal prenatal health care, and freeway improvements throughout Clackamas County.

    Daniel McInerny J.D. ’84 is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, where he practices environmental and natural resource law. After completing his term as chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Environmental Section, he became the section’s secretary.

    Annette Mulee J.D. ’84 has joined the Radisys Corporation as vice president and general counsel, after working for several years at the Portland office of Stoel Rives. Mulee will work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, and technology protection and licensing.

    Hon. Kirsten E. Thompson J.D. ’84 was appointed as a circuit court judge for Washington County, Oregon. Thompson, who has worked as a pro tem judge in that county since 2000, replaces retiring Circuit Court Judge Allan C. Bonebrake.


    Gregory Baer ’85 was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of German at Carthage College in Wisconsin. He has also begun his second term as director of Carthage’s honors program.

    Lee J. Gadinas J.D. ’85 has rejoined the law school as program administrator for the National Crime Victim Law Institute. He is responsible for the organization’s financial and administrative functions. Formerly a certified public accountant with Arthur Young & Company, Gadinas spent a number of years as associate dean for administrative services at the law school before leaving two years ago to practice law.

    Lori Hill ’85 is married, lives in Lake Tahoe, and works as a massage therapist.

    Jen Huntley-Smith ’85 received her Ph.D. in 19th-century cultural and environmental history of the West from the University of Nevada at Reno in the summer of 2000. She teaches there now as a postdoctoral fellow and is writing a book. She is married and has two daughters, Ada, 6, and Sophie, 2.

    Paul Jorgensen ’85 has joined the law firm of Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., and specializes in intellectual property law, contracts, and licensing.

    Robert Oakes ’85 was a newspaper reporter for 15 years, and then worked as California State Senator Tom Torlakson’s press secretary and legislative assistant.

    Edward Rissberger ’85 is senior director of hardware engineering at Corvis Corporation, a fiber-optic networking company based in Columbia, Washington.

    Enedelia Schofield J.D. ’85 was named Oregon’s principal of the Year in 2000, and was one of 150 educators nationwide to earn a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. She earned these accolades for her work at Echo Shaw Elementary School, where more than half of the students speak only limited English. Schofield is currently the principal at W.L. Henry Elementary School in Hillsboro, and is the only Oregonian serving on the President’s Commission on Educational excellence for Hispanic Americans. 

    Nargess Shadbeh J.D. ’85 has been named director of the Oregon Law Center’s farmworker program.

    Diane Woolard J.D. ’85 is halfway through her four-year stint as a superior court judge for Clark County, Washington. Before her appointment to the bench, Woolard practiced criminal defense and civil rights law, served as a temporary Clark County district court judge, and acted as temporary superior court commissioner for Clark County.


    Thomas H. Allen J.D. ’86  announces the formation of Allen & Sala, in Phoenix.

    William “Bill” Clark ’86 recently joined Adecco, an international staffing company, as manager of its Wilsonville office.

    Mary Gilson J.D. ’86 left the Alaska attorney general’s office for private practice. In November 2001, she joined Mendel & Associates, where she currently practices in the fields of Social Security, disability, and family law.

    Brent L. Soo Hoo ’86 presented and published “ACA/ CVA in Japan: An exploration of the data in a cultural framework,” at the 2001 Sawtooth Software conference on Quantitative Methods in Marketing Research. The research paper looked at cultural differences between the way the Japanese and westerners answer survey questions.


    Jeannie Bryant J.D. ’87 was recently honored as a Woman of Achievement for her work as a prosecutor in the domestic violence unit of Clark County, Washington. Bryant’s efforts include pioneering a Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Task Force, serving on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Action Group for the state of Washington, and acting as a special prosecutor of child abuse cases at the Child Abuse Intervention Center.

    Donna Jordan-Taylor ’87 recently relocated to Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband, Jeffrey, and son, Jordan. Jeffrey works in corporate human resources for State Farm Insurance, and Donna teaches Spanish at Illinois State University. Both enjoy parenthood, and Jordan, at age 1, is already a seasoned traveler.

    Carla Kelley J.D. ’87 was named general counsel for the Port of Portland, leaving NW Natural after more than a decade as its deputy gen-eral counsel. Kelley has also worked at Miller Nash Wiener Hager & Carlsen and the Bonneville Power administration.

    John P. Lunsford ’87 manages the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, a job he says he’s been preparing for his whole life. He’s looking forward to doing fieldwork in the community where he grew up.

    Thomas D. Lyden Jr. ’87 is an investigative reporter at KMSP-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. He lives with his partner, Fred, a psychologist, and their two cats, Jimi (Hendrix) and Joni (Mitchell).

    Cindee Matyas J.D. ’87 took over as Cannon Beach municipal judge after acting as a pro tem judge for the city since 1996. She previously worked as a solo practitioner specializing in family law and as the chief deputy district attorney for Clatsop County.


    Ronald D. Allen ’88 completed a joint Army/Air Force medical residency in ophthalmology at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is a U.S. Army officer and recently completed a humanitarian tour in Choluteca, Honduras. Before his residency, he was a general medical officer near South Korea’s demilitarized zone.

    Andrea Bushnell J.D. ’88 left her position as corporate director of legal affairs for the Rentrak Corporation to become executive vice president and general counsel for the Oregon Association of Realtors.

    Marie Eckert J.D. ’88 has joined the litigation department at the Portland office of Miller Nash. Eckert joined the firm as the litigation manager and senior corporate counsel in charge of litigation for the western region of U.S. Bancorp. In addition, she chairs the Business litigation Section of the Oregon State Bar, serves on the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense counsel, and is a long-standing member of the planning committee for the Oregon State Bar’s annual institute and retreat.

    Timothy M.B. Farrell J.D. ’88 works in Saipan, Mauritius, for O’Connor Berman Dotts & Banes. He specializes in international business transactions and maritime law.

    Kyle R. King ’88 recently became president of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association. He works at Snyder Roofing alongside his father, Jim King ’52. Snyder Roofing has offices in Portland and Seattle. Kyle and his wife are busy raising four children, ages 6 to 13. He enjoys piloting, hockey, fishing, and skiing. 

    Rochelle Lessner J.D. ’88, a former economist and lawyer for the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative, has joined the Portland office of Ater Wynne.

    Lynn B. Morgan J.D. ’88 is an attorney in private practice, while her new husband is an attorney for the Portland Metropolitan Public Defender.

    Richard Rizk J.D. ’88 announces the opening of his Washington County private practice. Rizk is a veteran of the Nationwide Insurance Enterprise, where he worked as a trial attorney in Beaverton and environmental claim counsel in Chicago during the 1990s. Since graduation, Rizk has represented plaintiffs as well as defendants. He continues as an advocate of businesses, individuals, and insurers in insurance coverage and related contests. 

    Kurtis Schaeffer ’88 is an assistant professor of Asian religious studies at the University of Alabama and a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. He recently received a fellowship to research the relationship among religion, medicine, and textual scholarship in premodern Tibet.

    Anna M. Schatz ’88 teaches humanities at the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland.

    Jill Tanner J.D. ’88 was recently appointed presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court’s magistrate division. She has been a magistrate since 1997. Tanner, a lawyer and certified public account, previously worked for several companies in Oregon in federal and state tax areas.


    L. Grant Foster J.D. ’89 has joined Holland & Hart as a partner and will establish an intellectual property section in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. For the last 13 years, Foster’s practice has focused on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. He currently serves on the Intellectual Property advisory Board of the Law School.

    Daniel Harvey M.A.T ’89 published a novella, Adventures of Prescott: Celibate Nympho (Hobo Bob Books, 2000). Harvey currently teaches humanities and social studies at Camas High School in Washington.

    Kathryn Ivers Thomason ’89 recently joined the Portland office of Miller Nash. She works primarily on litigation and arbitration, securities litigation, international law, and corporate governance.

    Kathryn Copple Walker ’89 is the lead singer of a soul and blues band she formed with sax player and fellow Lewis & Clark alum Bruce Withycombe ’86. The Kathy Walker Band has performed in Portland at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Jimmy Mack’s, and the Portland Art Museum. The band has released a self-titled CD.

  • 1990s

  • 1990

    Brad Avakian J.D. ’90 geared up for his second bid to become an Oregon House representative for District 34, which includes most of Beaverton and Aloha.

    Michael Belcher ’90 is a partner at Larry Harvey Public Relations, a Tualatin-based public affairs and marketing firm. Previously, Belcher worked in marketing with the Walt Disney Company and McDonald’s Corporation.

    Laura Kaelke ’90 recently married Ralf Schroeder and lives in Munich, Germany. She works at PeopleSoft as a human-capital-management-product-strategy manager for central Europe.

    Judi Lowrey J.D. ’90 has been assigned to the Jackson County branch of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, the goal of which is to prosecute drug traffickers in federal court. Lowrey also continues as deputy district attorney for Jackson County.

    Mark Richardson ’90 and Janet Goldsmith ’90 live in Beaverton. They have two children, Rebecca, 4, and David, 2, and recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. Mark earned a master’s degree in library science and now cares full time for their children.

    Susan Segerstrom ’90 recently received the 2002 Templeton Positive psychology Prize for her study of optimism on psychological and physical health. She is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky.


    Kathleen Copeland M.A.T. ’91 has been named principal of East Orient elementary School in Gresham.

    Laura Reeves Ford ’91 and Jess Ford ’91 moved near St. Louis. Their first son was born last summer. 

    Jennifer Frey ’91 earned master teacher certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching standards. She spent 500 hours compiling a portfolio documenting her teaching skills and passed a six-hour nationwide examination. Since 1999, Frey has taught in Alameda, California. 

    Tammy Gibson ’91 graduated from Seattle University School of Law in May. She lives with her husband in Seattle and is looking for employment. 

    Vernon McCray J.D. ’91, a partner in the Camas, Washington, firm of Boyd, Gaffney, Sowards, McCray & Treosti, was recently elected to the Washougal School Board.

    Laura Mundt ’91 recently completed training as a lactation educator. She teaches breastfeeding, childbirth preparation, newborn care, and sibling preparation classes at Providence Portland Medical Center. Mundt’s husband, Anthony “Tony” Paolucci ’91, works as a systems engineer at Network Appliance. They have one daughter, Tomin, 3.

    Wendy Levy Rush ’91 and her husband, Eliot, live outside Boston with their two children.

    Maya Sen ’91 is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the gender studies minor at Northern Michigan University.

    Deborah Shannon ’91 is a marketing associate at Cushman & Wakefield. She develops proposals and presentations for new and existing clients and acts as liaison to the firm’s national marketing group. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Shannon worked with McGregor Millette & Associates, a multifamily brokerage firm in Portland.


    Elizabeth Conachy ’92 works as a child therapist on the Navajo reservation in Tuba City, Arizona. She lives in Flagstaff.

    Laurie Craghead J.D. ’92 is assistant county counsel for Deschutes County. She tackles issues related to community development, land use, tax, special districts, and mental health commitments.

    Charles Dunn ’92 is an assistant professor of mathematics at Linfield College.

    Heidi Gordon ’92 attends the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Iphigenia “Jenny” Johnson ’92, M.A.T. ’95 took last year off from teaching elementary school in Portland to travel and rock climb in Asia, Mexico, and the United States. She now teaches at the Taipei American School in Taiwan.

    John Kodachi J.D. ’92 has joined Kell, Alterman & Runstein in Portland, where he focuses on corporate and immigration law. Previously, Kodachi spent seven years with Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda in Honolulu.

    Donna Miller Peterson ’92 is director of outbound marketing for Tektronix’s instruments Business Unit, where she develops worldwide outbound strategies and activities for core product lines.

    Mark Peterson ’92 received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000. His dissertation was titled “Brewing Technology and the Beer Trade in Medieval Germany.”

    Kristin Richman ’92 works as a neighborhood coordinator in Vancouver, Washington’s community services department.

    Marybeth Cruikshank Stewart-Scots ’92 lives in Bend and is planning a trip to India.

    Julie Venables ’92 lives in Denver, where she works as a traffic coordinator at Infinity Broadcasting.


    Sung-Yong “Steve” Ahn ’93 earned a J.D. from Hofstra University and lives in Bayside, New York.

    Gustavo J. Cruz Jr. ’93 was named a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland. He focuses on securities law and corporate finance.

    Jane Fox ’93 returns to law after pursuing a career as a standup comedian and script-writer. Fox has taken a job at the Metro Public Defender, where she feels she can lend a voice to the disenfranchised.

    Mark Froehlich ’93 earned a master’s degree in business administration at Northeastern University in Boston.

    Gary R. Johnson J.D. ’93 is now in the Redmond office of Hoffman, Hart & Wagner. Johnson, who has a certificate in environmental law, works primarily in insurance defense, construction litigation, and real estate .

    Virginia Lindemann ’93 was one of 10 U.S. teachers awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Turkey. The six-week summer program focused on Turkish history, economics, culture, and current political issues. She studied at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and traveled throughout the country. She currently teaches social studies at Conifer High School near Denver.

    Jeffrey Renshaw J.D. ’93 has opened his own firm in Portland. His practice will continue to focus on domestic relations.

    John Riutta III ’93 lives in Scappoose and writes “From Under My Hat,” a column in Washington’s South County Spotlight newspaper. Riutta, a communications and information specialist in Portland, has been married for nine years and has one daughter. He and his family are active in their church.

    Erica Schafer ’93 is the human resources manager at Montalvo, an arts center in the San Francisco Bay area. She is pursuing her master’s degree in counseling psychology at the Institute of trans-personal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She lives in Santa Cruz.


    Robert Earhart ’94 moved to the Netherlands to attend Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. He is enrolled in a master’s degree program in business administration with a specialization in international economic development.

    Scott Shapiro J.D. ’94 has been promoted to partner in the Sacramento-based firm of Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer. He specializes in natural resources law, with an emphasis on water issues.

    Stephen Shropshire J.D. ’94 recently received the multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section’s Award of Merit for outstanding service.


    Walt Blomberg ’95 has been named superintendent of the St. Helens School District. Blomberg was previously executive director of personnel and administrative services at Woodburn School District. Blomberg studied for his Standard Administrative License in Lewis & Clark’s Department of Educational Administration.

    Andrew Bobzien J.D. ’95 is this year’s Michael E. Haglund Young Lawyer Award winner for his volunteer work at the Domestic Violence Project. This honor is bestowed on young lawyers with an outstanding record of pro bono service.

    Alice Cuprill-Comas J.D. ’95 has joined the business department of Ater Wynne, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as on corporate finance and security.

    Jason Fellows ’95 works in sales for his family’s sewing company. He and his wife live in Bend.

    Michael Henderson ’95 teaches civics and global studies in Centennial School District in Gresham.

    Susan Kirtley ’95 earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in May. She is an assistant professor of English at Western Oregon University.

    Joseph S. Makuch J.D. ’95 earned his position as principal in the firm of Marger Johnson & McCollum with his expertise in computer-related patent prosecution.

    Arika Stephan ’95 and her husband, Michael Menzies, opened Oregon’s Braeside Farms, which specializes in community-supported agriculture. They manage 21 acres of sustainable organic farm products. They are also active members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Portland.


    Ever Carradine ’96 is an actress living in Los Angeles. She made guest appearances in the TV series Diagnosis Murder,then won recurring TV roles in Conrad Bloom (Nina, Bloom’s sister), Veronica’s Closet (Pepper, airhead assistant), Once and Again (Tiffany, Jake’s girlfriend), and Party of Five(Rosalie, Julia Salinger’s romantic rival). Carradine also appeared in the 1999 David Spade comedy Lost & Found.She’ll be seen in the upcoming independent film releases Lucky 13 and Rope-walk, and in the Sarah Jessica Parker–Harry Connick Jr. comedy, Life Without Dick.

    Justin Delaney J.D. ’96 has been promoted to assistant general counsel for Standard Insurance Company. In addition to continuing his oversight of legislative and regulatory affairs, Delaney will provide legal support to the company’s office of general counsel.

    Brooke Donald ’96 lives in Washington, D.C., where she works as a reporter for the Associated Press. On weekends, when she’s not biking or hiking in Virginia, she tries to get up to New York to visit Maiya Shaw ’96, Mara McClelland ’95,and Joannie Bottkol, who was briefly at Lewis & Clark in the mid-1990s. Shaw and McClelland both work in interior design/architveecture. Bottkol works as a financial adviser and continues to make pottery. They keep in touch with Beth Leger ’96. She is completing her Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis, where she studies the California poppy. Also in the Golden State is Don Lareau ’96.

    Lesley Apple Haskell J.D. ’96 has become the first nonfamily shareholder in the newly renamed firm of Wyers & Haskell in Hood River. Haskell has expertise in employment law and will assist Teunis Wyers Jr. in his position as county general counsel.

    Harlan Levy J.D. ’96 is a staff attorney for government affairs at the Oregon Association of Realtors, where he monitors legislative and regulatory activity relating to land use.

    Andrea Nichols J.D. ’96 assisted with an article titled “The Yucca Mountain Fight Is Far From Over,” published in the February 2002 issue of Nevada Lawyer. 

    Jana H. Sibson J.D. ’96 recently resigned from Robinson Russell, where she had practiced plaintiffs’ civil rights law for over five years.


    Victoria D. Heinrich Blachly J.D. ’97 joined the Portland office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky as an associate in the litigation department. She previously clerked for both Federal District Court Judge Helen J. Frye and Multnomah County Circuit Judge Harl H. Haas.

    Anne Bunn ’97 and Sam Thompson ’97 live in Boston. Thompson is enrolled in Babson College’s M.B.A. program, and Bunn works in publishing.

    Dayna Messenger Christian J.D. ’97 has joined the David Slader Law Firm in Portland. She previously served for more than five years as a prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney, where she specialized in prosecuting crimes of domestic violence.

    Mercedes Binh Ly ’97 is a reporter for the Ashland Daily Tidings.

    Debbie McInturff ’97 completed a medical technology program at Oregon Health & Science University in 1999 and works for Portland’s Providence Hospital System.

    Matt Wojcik J.D. ’97 is an associate in the Seattle office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, where his practice centers on intellectual property, products liability, and commercial litigation. 


    Andrew Beckham ’98, M.A.T. ’01 teaches art at Beaverton High School and continues to restore Volkswagens.

    Melissa Boge J.D. ’98 joined the Portland office of Preston Gates & Ellis. She represents clients in the areas of technological development and licensing, e-commerce, and related intellectual property issues.

    Laura Elly ’98 lives in Sitka, Alaska, where she is an admissions counselor at Sheldon Jackson College. After graduation, she lived in Bangladesh for six months as a Peace Corps volunteer; returned to the States to study massage therapy in Los Angeles; and lived in Guatemala for a year as a young-adult volunteer with the Presbyterian Church.

    Kristen Fletcher J.D. ’98 is director of the National Sea Grant Law Center/Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program. In June, she gave the keynote address at the National Fisheries Law and Policy Symposium at Roger Williams University School of Law in Briston, Rhode Island.

    Megan Hylton ’98 lives in Munich, Germany, where she is assistant director of Lewis & Clark’s Year of Study in Munich program. She’s an avid motorcyclist and scuba dives whenever possible. Recently, she lived in Spain for six weeks, took an intensive language course, and then traveled to Portugal.

    Noel Johnson ’98 finished her second year of teaching kindergarten at a private school in West Covina, California.

    Juliet C. Laycoe J.D. ’98 received the George C. Marshall Leadership Award, given to the Clark County, Washington, resident under the age of 35 who best represents leadership, community service, vision, and honor. Laycoe earned this honor for her work at Blair, Schaefer, Hutchison & Wolfe, the Rotary Youth Leadership League, and the Southwest Washington Forward Thrust Board. 

    Jeffrey Nerdin ’98, J.D. ’01 is an associate attorney for the Portland office of Ater Wynne.

    Heyke Nickerson J.D. ’98 was recently promoted to vice president and community banking district manager for Wells Fargo Bank.

    Erin Prince M.Ed. ’98 has been named principal at Bryant Elementary School in Lake Oswego.


    Steve Bruno ’99 is a program manager at Butherman World Relief, an international development and relief agency. Recently, his work has taken him to Kenya, Tanzania, and Thailand, including refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. In addition, Bruno is pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit management at the University of Maryland. 

    Kittee Custer J.D. ’99 has opened her own firm, Custer Law Office, in Pendleton after almost two years in the city’s public defender’s office. Her practice will focus on criminal defense and domestic relations.

    Dave Dorman ’99 has been named principal of the new Fern Hill Elementary School in the Forest Grove School District. He studied for his Basic Administrator License in Lewis & Clark’s Department of Educational Administration.

    Justin Duling ’99 recently returned to the States from Australia, where he was head baseball coach at the University of Western Australia and ran a development program for kids. His baseball team won two back-to-back championships. He now imports Australian baseball and softball gloves.

    Alicia Gilbert ’99 was a director for Madelaine, Lorraine, and Bergstrom halls at St. Norbert College, where she swam the Fox River Relay for Life and participated in the Kiss a Cow program to benefit the American Cancer Society. She’s now enrolled in a master’s degree program in student-affairs administration at Ball State University, where she works as a hall director.

    Jennifer Keehn ’99, M.A.T. ’00 finished her third year as director of bands at Henley High School in Klamath Falls. She directs six bands: two fifth-grade bands, two sixth-grade bands, a high school concert and marching band, and a high school jazz band. She bought a house that she loves.

    George Kline ’99 works at Solomon Smith Barney in San Francisco as an asset manager specializing in tax-deferred retirement rollovers, corporate 401(k) accounts, and IRAs.

    Dana Roach Krawczuk J.D. ’99 has joined the Ball Janik Law Firm in Portland. Her practice emphasizes land use, environmental, and natural resources law.

    Melissa Mecca ’99 received her commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, in Pensacola, Florida. During the 13-week program, Mecca received extensive instruction in navigation, ship handling, engineering, naval warfare, and management.

    Lili Panarella J.D. ’99, an associate in the Portland office of Stoel Rives, is proving that a lawyer can have a life. As a mother of two, Panarella is blazing new trails for the family-oriented lawyer by staying on the partnership track at one of the Northwest’s most prestigious law firms while working only 60 percent of the hours worked by full-time associates.

  • 2000s

  • 2000

    Brett Brownscombe J.D. ’00 was named the first-ever conservation director of the Hells Canyon Preservation Council. In his new position, Brownscombe handles the organization’s public lands monitoring programs and engages in other local political work.

    Clifton Cannon J.D. ’00 has left the Portland firm of Black Helterline to join Ziba Design as manager of business development.

    Regina Cutler J.D. ’00 has left her position as a clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals to practice environmental and natural resource law at the Seattle firm of Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & McGraw.

    Nicholas L. Dazer J.D. ’00 joined the Portland office of Landye Bennet Blumstein as an associate. His practice includes business and personal injury litigation, toxic tort litigation, products liability, and environmental law.

    Michael J. Fleming J.D. ’00 has relocated to New York, where he works in the Healthcare Law and Hospital Program at Mendes & Mount.

    Brian Forrest J.D. ’00 has joined Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman in Lake Oswego. His practice involves intellectual property issues, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

    Sarah Griffith ’00 earned a master’s degree in Chinese history at Portland State University last summer. In January, Griffith will teach in China. She intends to pursue her Ph.D. when she returns.

    Karl Hausafus J.D. ’00 joined the Portland office of Preston Gates & Ellis as an associate. Hausafus is developing a real estate practice, with an emphasis in debtor/creditor law.

    Megan Lockett ’00 moved to New Orleans after graduation and taught sixth grade through the Teach for America program.

    Mark Neffendorf ’00 has been named principal of Southridge High School in Beaverton. Prior to his appointment, Neffendorf was vice principal for Southridge. He studied for his Basic Administrator License in Lewis & Clark’s Department of Educational Administration.

    Tim Revett ’00 worked in the health-and-safety outreach program at Oregon Health & Science University after graduation. He is pursuing a master’s degree in teaching at George Fox University.


    Jonathan Barrett ’01 teaches U.S. and modern European history at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. He is codirector of the school’s Outing Club, whose members climbed to 17,500 feet on Mount McKinley last summer.

    Shannon Benfield-Blankenship ’01 teaches sixth grade in Harlem, New York, with Teach for America. He is pursuing a master’s degree in education at Pace University.

    Dale Booth ’01 is an intern at Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab, studying sea-grass ecology. Her work also takes her to the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay, and the Florida Keys.

    Colette Brandenburg ’01 attends dance school at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. She recently choreographed and danced in the fall and spring performances.

    Frank Cieszynski ’01 moved back to Berlin three weeks after graduation. He works as a junior financial consultant for MLP Corporation.

    Caroline Coppock J.D. ’01 has accepted a position at Keating Jones in Portland.

    Bethany Dengler ’01 moved to Hawaii and lives with Shaen Germain ’00. Dengler tutors K-12 students in science, math, and English. In addition, she works as a biology research assistant, studying marine snails.

    Shea Gumusoglu J.D. ’01 has joined Tarlow Naito & Summers in Portland. Her practice emphasizes land use, environmental, real estate, and zoning law.

    Brian Hemphill J.D. ’01 is an associate with Motschenbacher & Blattner in Portland.

    Keith Hirokawa LL.M. ’01 joined the law office of John S. Karpinski after earning his master of laws degree in environmental and natural resources law.

    Christos Jensen ’01, a Fulbright scholar in Dortmund, Germany, instructs students in grades 5 through 13 in English and American studies. He and his students organized “an Adam Sandler holiday special presentation.” Jensen is studying media with an emphasis on film and film production at a nearby university. While abroad, he has traveled to 10 countries and 30 cities.

    Hilarie Jones ’01 works as a mental health counselor at Lourdes Counseling Center in Richland, Washington. She also coaches the junior varsity girls’ basketball team in Kennewick, Washington.

    Sarah Kern J.D. ’01 was sworn into the California State Bar on December 3, 2001. Kern currently practices environmental law at WaterKeepers in San Francisco.

    John McCormick ’01 coordinates the Churchill Community Coalition in Fallon, Nevada. He administers policy, acts as the financial agent for grants totaling over $350,000, works to reduce youth problem behaviors, and unites community agencies. McCormick has over 199 contact hours of training in substance abuse prevention, grant writing, administration, and community mobilization.

    Todd E. Miller J.D. ’01 took first place in the 2000-01 Indian Law writing competition sponsored by the University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Law Review, the nation’s only specialty Indian law journal.

    Taylor Ramsey ’01 teaches third grade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Teach for America.

    Aimee Sands ’01 worked as a marketing and public relations intern for Dr. Martens AirWair USA, where she helped plan the grand opening of the retailer’s first U.S. store, located on Broadway Avenue in Portland. In September, she moved to Minneapolis to work in Target Corporation’s media relations department.

    Brian Street ’01 is studying law and public administration at Florida State University.

    Erin Warnick ’01 is enrolled in Yale University’s Ph.D. program in epidemiology and public heath.

    Elizabeth Young ’01 lives in Venice, California, where she attends culinary school, specializing in pastry arts.


    Robert Canwell ’02 operates a sidewalk stand that sells Indian cuisine in Portland. He is saving money to return to India to study the Dalit Buddhist movement.

    Cody Hoesly ’02 attends law school at the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall.

    Dusty Hoesly ’02 attends Yale University Divinity School.

    Danielle O’Connel ’02 is enrolled in George Washington University’s master’s degree program in international affairs.Elizabeth Bellardo ’02 is her new roommate.

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