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  • 1940s

  • 1946

    Marguerite Nicholson ’46, a lifelong pianist, plays and sings at various places around Portland, including the Monday Musical Club, the First Baptist Church, and the Beaverton Lodge retirement home. She suffered a stroke in 2000 but has regained the use of her hands and voice. As she told Portland Lifestyles Northwest, “I believe my gift in music is from God. Every time I’m challenged in some way, my music comes back.”

  • 1950s

  • 1952

    Jim King ’52, a former teacher and coach, took over his stepfather’s bankrupt roofing business and turned it into Snyder Roofing, the largest roofing business in the Pacific Northwest. In 2001, Oregon State University’s Austin Family Business Program recognized Snyder Roofing as the Outstanding Mid-Sized Family-Owned Business in Oregon. That same year, RSI Magazine selected Snyder Roofing as its Contractor of the Year. King lives part time in West Linn and part time at a new home in Welches. He is in the process of transferring the business to his two sons, Scott and Kyle ’88.


    Floyd Riley ’53 retired as a decorated master sergeant after 42 years in the military and bought a 10-acre blueberry farm. Riley and his wife have 8 children, 19 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.


    Patricia Davey ’55 recently won awards for two of her poems, “Good Samaritans” and “Face.” Six of her poems appear in Alien Songs, an anthology celebrating the 50th anniversary of the purported UFO crash in Davey’s hometown, Roswell, New Mexico.

  • 1960s

  • 1960

    Karen Wisecup Rich ’60 spent more than eight months at sea in 2004 as program director for a major cruise line. She now pursues her cruise industry interests from dry land while she checks out real estate growth in her adopted state of Arizona.


    Arts & Sciences 45th Reunion Oct. 5-8, 2006

    Bob O’Rourke J.D. ’61 is an attorney with Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem in Pendleton. 

    Barbara McKay Simmonds ’61 has spent the past 22 years helping people recover from trauma as a psychotherapist, counselor, and Reiki practitioner/master. Last year, she expanded her private practice in Minneapolis to include personal life coaching. She is also an active Quaker.


    Bob Cantin ’62 is project coordinator for the Solheim Cup, a women’s golf competition that pits the top European-born players from the Ladies European Tour against the top U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Cantin, who served as the event’s communication director for 20 years, recently edited The Solheim Cup: Pro Golf’s Most Prestigious Ladies Team Championship.


    James Kawashima ’64 was commissioner for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts before becoming commissioner for the Hawaii State Judicial Selection Commission. He and his wife, Melvia, have two children.


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

    John Venator ’66 and his wife, Dorianne, look forward to retirement in 2009. In the meantime, they are remodeling their more than 400-year-old hacienda-style home in Valladolid, Mexico. Visit Casa De Los Venados to monitor their progress (but only if your favorite TV show is This Old House).


    Peter George ’67 has managed Oak Tree Restaurant in Woodland, Washington, since 1969. He was recently named Citizen of the Year by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce.


    Susan Crowell ’69, M.A.T. ’70 started a counseling service with a colleague in Tahuya, Washington. Tutoring Systems Northwest offers low-cost services for kids with study skills and behavior problems.

    Steve Fujihara ’69 traded his teaching career for medicine. He has been an anesthesiologist since 1983. His outside interests include Christianity, music, and Impressionist paintings (as well as the works of post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh). He still says “Lambdas rule!”

    Janet Peterson ’69, who started her dentistry career in 1983, was the first female dentist in Benton County. In 2004, she became the first woman president of the Oregon Dental Association.

    Bill Rauch ’69, president of the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation, is working with internationally acclaimed landscape architect Hoichi Kurisu to build an 11,250-square-foot garden at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

    Jo Ann Staebler ’69, who received her master’s degree in 1970 from the University of Michigan, lived in Ann Arbor for 10 years working on a research project about the American Revolution. She married in 1978, moved to Virginia, and had two children. As founder of the Pied Piper Theatre, she produced children’s musicals for five years. In 2003, she received a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. Her daughter, Joanna Staebler-Kimmel ’03, lives in the Seattle area; her son, Joel, attends Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • 1970s

  • 1971

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

    Diane Goeres-Gardner ’71 was a member of the 1968 overseas study program to Mexico. Although she finished her degree at the University of Oregon, she writes that she’s maintained her devotion to Lewis & Clark. For information on her recent book, see Bookshelf. Nicolle Green Wynia-Eide ’96 is her daughter.


    Ken Cuno ’72, a modern Middle East historian, is program director of South Asian and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Illinois.

    Ellen O’Brien ’72 received a master’s degree in library and information science from Rutgers University in 2003. She is now director of the Keansburg (New Jersey) Waterfront Public Library and a substitute reference librarian at the Old Bridge (New Jersey) Public Library. She also volunteers as secretary to the executive board of the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies at Rutgers and is on the professional development committee of the New Jersey Library Association. O’Brien and her husband, Duane Bowker, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Iceland. They have two sons, Sam and Keelan.


    Ron Atwood ’73 has practiced law in Portland since 1978. He represents employers in workers’ compensation cases and under the Longshore and harbor-workers’ Compensation Act in Oregon, Washington, and Montana. He and his wife, Rebecca Youngstrom, just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in Italy. Atwood has two daughters: a senior majoring in theatre at the University of Vermont and a first-year student at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Atwood enjoys wine tasting, hiking, and mountain climbing. In 2001, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to celebrate his 50th birthday.

    Ben Dake ’73 is minister of First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove. For the past 21 years, he has worked in Cottage Grove to improve senior housing and establish community programs like Women’s information network Services. Dake also established the Huff and Puffs mountain-climbing group and rides a Harley-Davidson.

    Randy Garrison ’73, J.D. ’76 was elected Douglas County Circuit Court Judge and lives in Roseburg.

    Maria Hein ’73 helped create Powerhouse mentoring, a program that provides one-on-one, community-based mentoring for older teens to help them transition to independent living. Hein is married to Kermit McCarthy ’71, and they have two girls, Erin, 24, and Megan, 19. Ever since her overseas study program to Denmark in 1972 (led by Roger Nelsen, professor of mathematics), Hein has remained close to her host family. In September 2004, she traveled to Denmark to celebrate her host mother’s 80th birthday.

    Kirk Smith ’73 received his doctorate in church history from Cornell University before embarking on independent research at Oxford University. He is now a bishop at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix.

    Sam Wade Jr. ’73 has spent the last two years living in Japan. He is the only English conversation teacher for elementary, junior high, and high school students at Daito Juku in Konan. He competed in the 2005 USA World Showcase in Las Vegas, where he placed first in the category of singing adult males.


    Michael Bonazzola ’74 is the new chief medical officer of the Oregon Health & Science University Medical Group.

    John Deeder M.A.T. ’74 is the Evergreen (Washington) Public School District’s chief academic officer.

    Catharine Deeming Lindsley ’74 left the Oregon Department of Education and Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development in 2005, after eight years as an education specialist. She is now division cochair of the Center for Learning Advancement at Lane Community College in Eugene, where she and husband John Lindsley ’78, M.A.T. ’84 have lived since 1996. She oversees the teaching of English as a second language, academic learning skills, and credit tutoring. John retired as assistant principal at Sheldon High School (Eugene) in 2004, after more than 25 years in education.

    David Stewart-Smith ’74 is director of energy policy development at Pacific Energy Systems, a consulting firm. He previously worked as assistant director of energy resources at the Oregon Department of Energy, where he managed the review of 11 new energy projects that are key to Oregon’s electrical and natural gas infrastructure. He also oversaw low-level radioactive waste cleanup projects for the department.


    Eric Olson ’75 is associate dean of the College of business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He researches marketing strategy, design management, and competitive strategy. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award (1998, 2001); Outstanding Research Award (1997, 2000); Outstanding Service Award (2003); and Outstanding Distance M.B.A. Teaching Award (2004). He teaches undergraduate, distance M.B.A., and executive M.B.A. courses in strategic management.

    Gary Withers ’75, J.D. ’79 joined Concordia University as executive vice president in May 2005. 


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

    George Anderson J.D. ’76 announces that his daughter, Sally Anderson-Hansell, is a shareholder in his Hermiston-based law firm, Anderson Hansell.

    William Fish III ’76 spent 15 years with Citigroup in Los Angeles, New York, and London before joining Dresdner kleinwort Wasserstein, the investment banking division of Dresdner Bank, Germany, in 2001. He is now managing director and head of global loan products. Fish and his wife, Patricia, live in London and have two daughters: The elder is enrolled at the University of Puget Sound, and the younger attends the American Community School, Cobham International, in Surrey, England. William and Patricia spend summers in the northwest and plan to return to Portland in a few years.

    Doug Free ’76 does marketing and public relations work in the corporate communications division of Microsoft in Silicon Valley. He and his wife, Elaine Sang Free, live in the Bay Area with daughter Sylvan, 5.

    Jack Hoffman J.D. ’76 was the 2005 chair of the Metro Policy Advisory Committee. Hoffman, a Lake Oswego city councilor, has been a member or alternate member of MPAC for five years. He is a litigator and land-use attorney at Dunn Carney. 

    Kathi Huber ’76 and her husband, Milo Stanojevich, have just returned to Lima, Peru, where they lived from 1986 to 1992. She spent the last eight years in Atlanta and the five years before that in Costa Rica and Bolivia. Huber is a writer, and her husband is country director for CARE Peru. They have three children: Nicolas, 20, Carlos, 19, and Cristina, 15. For Huber family photos and stories, visit their website.


    Constance Crooker J.D. ’77, a retired attorney, has joined the board of directors of the neighborhood association for Portland’s Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill neighborhood. Since retiring from her criminal defense practice in 2000, she has been writing and teaching.

    Virginia Kelsh J.D. ’77, law librarian and professor at the University of San Francisco, retired in June 2005. During her 22-year career at USF, she led the law library from accession ledgers to automation. She also oversaw construction of the Zief Law Library, which opened in 2000. 

    John McCabe ’77 was a participant in the 2002 Winter Olympic Torch Relay in the Portland area. 

    Beverly “Bevvo” Nelson ’77 received the 2005 John Marshall Pro Bono Award for outstanding volunteer service in the legal community from the Bar association of Boulder County, Colorado. 

    Montie Slusher M.A.T. ’77 retired from public school teaching and administration in 1990. He has spent the past 15 years as a non-stipendiary minister in the Episcopal Church. Now age 70, he has requested his Lewis & Clark transcripts yet again because he plans to pursue another graduate degree. 


    Kate Kelly J.D. ’78 retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after almost 28 years of service. Most recently, she was chief legal adviser to the commander of the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle. Kelly and her husband, David Harris, have relocated to Colorado, where they plan to do more playing than working.

    Kent Snyder J.D. ’78, of Snyder & Associates, has been elected president of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, a nonprofit organization that strives to join and strengthen leaders in Oregon to better serve the public good. He also serves as cochair of the Sustainable Development Commission of Portland/Multnomah County and is a senior adviser to the China-U.S. Center for sustainable Development. Snyder specializes in both business and consumer bankruptcy law.

    Kris Knouse Sparks M.Ed. ’78 retired after 30 years of teaching music in the Lake Oswego public schools. She now offers group piano lessons to adults through her own business, It’s Never Too Late.


    Michele Longo Eder J.D. ’79, a Newport attorney, has been appointed by president George W. Bush to the bipartisan U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The commission makes recommendations to the president and Congress on Arctic policy. Eder has practiced law in Lincoln County for 25 years.

    Laura Martin Lambert ’79 retired from a career in banking after 25 years and is now a real estate broker specializing in financing investment properties. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

    Hadley Robbins ’79 is head of business banking in the Vancouver-Portland metro area for Wells Fargo. He overseas the activities of nearly 70 team members who provide financial services to about 9,000 businesses.

  • 1980s

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  • 1980

    Tony Bubenas ‘80 has worked in the golf industry for 20 years and is the golf supervisor for Pierce County in the Tacoma area. He oversees operations–including pro shops, restaurants, and course maintenance–at all of the county’s golf courses.

    Mardi Davis ‘80 has worked for seven years as a real estate broker with Windermere Cronin & Caplan in Portland. She is the immediate past president of the Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas, an advocacy agency for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. Davis is married to Mike Nicholls, a CPA with Rossman Nicholls. They have three sons: Maddison, 19, Jake, 15, and Alister, 14.

    Jerry Haynes ‘80 has joined the law firm of Jacobson, Thierolf & Dickey in Medford. He has spent most of his legal career as house counsel and patent attorney for technology companies, including Chevron and Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical.


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

    Nancy Harrison Bosse ‘81 lives in El Granada, California, with her husband, Mark Bosse ‘81. Nancy is a stained-glass artist, and Mark is vice president of intellectual property at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, California. Their elder daughter, Stephanie ‘07, is 20 years old and majoring in chemistry at Lewis & Clark. Their younger daughter, Michelle, is a 17-year-old senior at Half Moon Bay (California) High School.

    Kate Fitzgerald ‘81 is editor in chief of Arizona Woman, a Phoenix-based business magazine.

    Sarah Holub Supahan ‘81 received the California Council for the Promotion of History’s Award of Meritorious Performance for creating “highly regarded curriculum on Native American history and culture.” The award was presented by the Klamath Trinity Joint Unified School District Partnership Indian Education Program. She also received a Community Partnership Award from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, for long-term contributions to the education of American Indians.

    Leslie Zane ‘81 has owned her own business as a graphic designer and artist for 10 years. She lives in the Mount Shasta area with her partner, Justin. She looks forward to seeing her Lewis & Clark classmates at their 25th class reunion this fall.


    Gregory Chaimov J.D. ‘82 has joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s Portland office, where his practice will focus on advising business clients in their dealings with government.

    Timothy Lim ‘82 was awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to Korea for 2005-06. The grant enables him to teach courses on U.S. foreign policy and politics at Korea University and conduct research on transnational migration in Asia. In 2004, he received tenure from California State University at Los Angeles, where he teaches international relations and comparative politics. He also serves as the director of the Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies. For information on his recent book, see “Bookshelf”

    Kelley Harness ‘82 is an associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota.

    Lois Rosen M.Ed. ‘82 has published her poems in many literary magazines and received numerous awards, including first place in the Oregon Teachers as Writers Contest and in the Oregon State Poetry Association Poet’s Choice Contest. She has also codirected the Oregon Writers’ Project Advanced Institute at Willamette University. Rosen has lived for many years in Salem and recently retired from teaching English as a second language at Chemeketa Community College. For information on Rosen’s first collection of poetry, see “Bookshelf”.


    Allan Bakalian J.D. ‘83 joined Hanson Baker Ludlow Brumheller in Bellevue, Washington, where he will continue his established environmental law practice.

    F. Paul Dickerson III ‘83 was appointed in March 2005 by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill a judicial seat in the Riverside Superior Court. Before becoming a judge, Dickerson worked for the Riverside County public defender’s office and the district attorney’s office. He also served as a commissioner.

    Allen Hodges ‘83 and Jennifer Stodd Hodges ‘85 are moving to Billings, Montana, to start a new Vineyard Church, after pastoring the last 12 years in rural Nebraska. They have two children, John, 12, and Mercie, 8.

    Kathy Kelly-Johnson J.D. ‘83 is the new director of the Adams County School District 50 Community Education Foundation in Westminster, Colorado.

    Jonathan Long ‘83 is an Army major currently assigned to the joint contracting command in Iraq as an Army acquisition officer. Stationed near the northern oil fields of Iraq around the city of Kirkuk, he oversees a multimillion-dollar engineering contract to repair strategic oil pipelines, crude oil treatment plants, oil refineries, and power generation plants.

    Brenna Sage (formerly Lori Brenna) ‘83 is happy to say she is a working musician. Since moving to New York in 2002, she has worked on six to eight musical productions a year as music director, orchestra member, actor, composer, and/or sound designer–including a stint as assistant music director for American Girl Place, New York. She is now director of music for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City, New Jersey. She is also a music director/accompanist for Broadway Babies in New York City.


    Jane Barga ‘84 earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in June 2005 from Washington State University. She is a senior staff therapist with WSU’s counseling and testing service. She and her husband, Manuel Acevedo, have two daughters, Jenny and Ana. 

    Kurt Carlson ‘84 lives in Seacoast, New Hampshire, with his wife, Cathy Fitzgerald Carlson, and their two children, Minta, 15, and Peter, 10. Carlson co-owns Red Sheet, a graphic design firm that specializes in video-game packaging.

    Evan Nichols ‘84 recently celebrated his two-year anniversary as a writer for Ask Dr. Eldritch. Also on that site, he launched a Webcomic that chronicles the adventures of an advice columnist for superheroes, arch villains, mythical creatures, and ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.

    Kathryn Root J.D. ‘84 chairs the International Committee for the ABA Family Law Section. Root, a shareholder in Johnston, Root & Leibength, practices family law, with an emphasis on interstate and international child custody cases. She also serves on the law school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.

    Jan Zilka vonBergen M.A.T. ‘84 is now a National Board Certified Teacher. She and her husband, Paul vonBergen J.D. ‘76, were married in 1972. They have three children–Miles, 28, Brynn, 25, and Liz, 23–and a 5-year-old grandchild, Amari. The family joke is that Jan started the M.A.T. program at Lewis & Clark with no children and completed the program with three! She currently teaches art at Southridge High School in Beaverton in the areas of international baccalaureate art and design, ceramics and sculpture, drawing and painting, calligraphy, and computer graphics and animation. Jan continues to pursue her own printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.


    Ginny Gustafson J.D. ‘85 is a senior assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the general counsel division within the Oregon Department of Justice. 

    Jennifer Stodd Hodges ‘85 and Allen Hodges ‘83 are moving to Billings, Montana, to start a new Vineyard Church, after pastoring the last 12 years in rural Nebraska. They have two children, John, 12, and Mercie, 8.

    Jackie Jouret ‘85 has lived in San Francisco since graduation. For the past six years, she has worked as an editor for Ross Periodicals, a publishing company in Marin County, California, that specializes in glossy car magazines.

    Alan Thayer Jr. J.D. ‘85, a Eugene attorney, was elected vice chair of Associated Oregon Industries at the association’s annual meeting. He also represents Oregon on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Roxane White ‘85 is manager of the Denver Department of Human Services and chairs Denver’s commission to End Homelessness. She has a master’s degree in divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a master’s degree in social work from San Francisco State University.


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

    Jennifer Cahn ‘86 traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, in July 2005. She served as an adviser to the Ministry of Culture, an entity that is attempting to found a new national museum of Ukraine. Her 7-month-old daughter, Elena, was her traveling companion. In the fall, Cahn taught undergraduate and graduate courses about modern and contemporary art and museums at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

    Margaret Fine ‘86 is a deputy city solicitor in the law department child welfare unit for the city of Philadelphia. She earned her J.D. from George Washington University in 1991 and her LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University in 2004. For fun, she spends time with friends and reads voraciously.

    Denis Lawrence M.Ed. ‘86 retired last year at age 61. For more than 20 years, he had taught, served as an administrator, and led a program that helped older students at Marylhurst University. He was also a minister for 35 years in the United Methodist Church.

    Katherine Lindberg ‘86 has founded a confection company with a mission to support the protection of endangered animals worldwide. The Wild Bon Bon offers unique gourmet confections, from hand-painted chocolate animals to endangered species lollipops. All products include educational information, many in the form of Endangered Species Trading Cards. In addition, the company donates a portion of all proceeds each year to a variety of organizations working to protect endangered animals around the world. Lindberg lives in Wooster, Ohio.

    J. Kirkland Reynolds ‘86 was promoted to professor of physical education at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is a two-time NCAA III West Region Track and Field Coach of the Year and a seven-time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in cross country and track and field. He is also a correspondent for Track and Field News magazine.

    Skeffington Thomas ‘86 won a $10,000 Individual Artist Fellowship in 2005 from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Thomas is a ceramic artist and chairs the Rowan University Department of Art. He is also director at large for the Creative Glass Center of America.


    Mark Brody ‘87 was a featured artist in Portland Open Studios, an annual tour of artists’ studios in the Portland metro area. He teaches for Young audiences of Oregon and southwest Washington, tackles commissions, and enjoys approaching the ancient art of mosaics in new, fresh ways.

    Betsy Pino ‘87, M.A.T. ‘90 is a math and science teacher at Central Catholic High School in Portland.

    Janet Range ‘87 and her husband, Eric Swehla ‘87, M.A.T. ‘99, recently returned to Portland after spending a year in Gunma, Japan. Range taught English in public high schools through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program. She now plans to pursue teacher certification. Swehla taught English in Japanese elementary and junior high schools. He now teaches third grade at Clarendon Elementary School in North Portland. During their year abroad, the couple’s two teenaged children attended Japanese public schools and loved the experience so much they didn’t want to come home!


    Janmarie Dielschneider J.D. ‘88 is an associate attorney with Gray & Mercer in Newberg. She does primarily court-appointed defense work.

    Teresa Pacelli ‘88 is risk manager for Venture programs, a specialty insurance provider that administers programs for the golfing, hospitality, and technology industries. She continues to enjoy her horses, quilting, and personal travel. 

    Steve Seidel J.D. ‘88 has helped form a new Portland law firm, Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram. The firm focuses on real estate, affordable housing, business, tax, and litigation.

    Ann Sherman J.D. ‘88 is one of two managing partners in the Portland office of Preston Gates & Ellis. She works in the firm’s public and tax credit finance group and serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and letter of credit bank counsel on state and local government financings, housing obligations, health care issues, and tribal offerings.

    Loren Waxman ‘88 and Jim Meakin ‘91 have teamed up to form Waxman and Associates, a development firm that focuses on urban infill projects. Their first commercial project in Portland transformed an old metal-plating facility into the Sellwood Lofts, which include 10 two-story townhouses, 5 lofts, and the Sellwood branch of Multnomah County Library. 

    Kathleen Welland ‘88 teaches kindergarten in Parkdale. She recently finished a solo unsupported bicycle ride along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, from Hartford, Illinois, to Fort Clatsop in Oregon. The 3,337-mile ride took 45 days.


    Harsha Abeyaratne ‘89, an assistant professor of music at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, performs extensively in the United States as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

    Christopher De Santis ‘89, associate professor of English at Illinois State University, published Langston Hughes: A Documentary Volume in Summer 2005. (For more information, see “Bookshelf”.) He earned his M.A. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. De Santis has published widely on issues of race in 19th- and 20th-century American literature. He has also served as a manuscript consultant for Oxford University Press, University of Virginia Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Indiana University Press, The Southern Quarterly, and Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.

    Katy Fink-Johnson ‘89 returned with her sons to Colorado to live closer to family after the death of her husband, Eric Johnson, last year. She began a new job as a preschool music teacher and is also still teaching Kindermusik.

    Jaiya John ‘89 earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and spent four years teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Soul Water Rising, an education effort devoted to improving human relations and combating prejudice through spiritual growth and healing. John, a published author, has appeared on CNN, Fox, Black Entertainment Television, and National Public Radio.

    Penny Kittle M.A.T. ‘89 is a high school writing teacher, a district wide literacy coach, and director of new-teacher mentoring for the Conway, New Hampshire, school district. For information on her recent book, see “Bookshelf”.

  • 1990s

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    Acting Out in New York

    A rising young actor, Chris Stack ‘97 recently auditioned with director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio for a role in The Departed, a movie due in theatres later this year.
  • 1990

    Gina Angelone ‘90 and her husband, Jon Larson, live in Las Vegas. After a 10-year law enforcement career, she left her position as crime analyst for the Henderson (Nevada) Police Department to become a full-time mom. Angelone still plays around with mathematical equations and wants to get back into art in the near future. She wonders, “Does anyone remember how to solve a polynomial equation to the ‘nth degree for x?”

    Scott Hahn ‘90, M.A.T. ‘92 moved to Tunis, Tunisia, after living for two years in Caracas, Venezuela. He teaches middle school mathematics at the American Cooperative School of Tunis. Hahn first traveled to Africa in 1990; with this trip 15 years later, he says he’s there to stay.

    Derek Larson ‘90 and Theresa “Trece” Anderson ‘91 live in St. Cloud, Minnesota. They both work at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, where Larson teaches history and chairs the environmental studies program, and Anderson serves as an academic adviser to multicultural students.


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

    Ted Lew J.D. ‘91 is a partner in the law firm of Welch, Bruun & Green. The firm handles workers’ compensation, social security, personal injury, and employment law claims.

    David Lord ‘91 teaches fifth grade at Metzger Elementary School in Tigard. He commutes 28 miles round-trip by bicycle every day from North Portland. 

    Jim Meakin ‘91 and Loren Waxman ‘88 have teamed up to form Waxman and Associates, a development firm that focuses on urban infill projects. Their first commercial project in Portland transformed an old metal-plating facility into the Sellwood Lofts, which include 10 two-story townhouses, 5 lofts, and the Sellwood branch of Multnomah County Library. 

    Phylis Myles J.D. ‘91 is director of career services at Willamette University College of Law.

    Laura Wackwitz ‘91 completed an M.A. in communication studies at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb and a Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Georgia at Athens. She has held faculty positions at the University of North Dakota; Wayne State University in Detroit; and most recently, Oregon State University. She now lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Larry Miller, two dogs, and a cat. For information on her recent book, see “Bookshelf.”

    Marybeth Wosko J.D. ‘91 is a partner in the law firm of Welch, Bruun & Green. The firm handles workers’ compensation, social security, personal injury, and employment law claims.


    Genet Erickson Adam ‘92 received her master’s degree in teaching from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1995, and moved to Singapore. She now teaches elementary expatriate students at United World College of South East Asia. She is also a primary-years program trainer for International Baccalaureate Organization in the Asia Pacific region.

    Lisa Cianciulli ‘92 lived and worked in Dallas for a few years following graduation before moving permanently to Italy. For 10 years, she worked as an information technology consultant for Electronic Data Systems Italia in Rome. Last year, she decided to start her own business renting out her family vacation home on the Island of Capri. She also organizes cooking and wine-tasting courses. Check out her Web site at The Villa Marta. (She offers special discounts for Lewis & Clark alumni, of course!)

    Jennifer DeWald ‘92, J.D. ‘98 lives in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, just north of Wellington (on the North Island) and works as a tax consultant for Ernst & Young. She plans to draw on her previous experience as an Indian law attorney to provide legal assistance to the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, as well as to other clients.

    Ruthe Farmer ‘92 manages a national engineering initiative for middle school girls out of the Girl Scouts headquarters office in Manhattan. She lives on the Upper East Side and loves New York City.

    Franz Junga ‘92 is chef/partner at Il Fornaio, an Italian restaurant in Portland. After taking odd jobs around the world, Junga returned to Portland, where he graduated with honors from the Western Culinary Institute.

    Roslyn Kitchen J.D. ‘92 is a partner in the law firm of Cohen Silverman Rowan in Boulder, Colorado.

    Jeremy Tejirian ‘92 is an associate planner with the Oakland, California, office of Pacific Municipal Consultants.

    Sarah Woods ‘92 lives in Hong Kong with her son, Oliver, 8. For information on her recent book, see “Bookshelf.”


    Charles Cameron M.P.A. ‘93 retired after 19 years as the Washington County administrator. He and his wife, Michelle, plan to take two years off to build their dream home in central Oregon before taking up volunteering.

    Richard Derrick ‘93 transferred to Salt Lake City in July 2005 to work for the U.S. department of Defense and L-3 Communications, a company that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite information, and data links. He previously spent three years in Ontario, Canada, where he worked on projects involving light armored vehicles for the defense department.

    Joshi Linn ‘93 has been promoted to second vice president, investments, for Smith Barney Citigroup in Savannah, Georgia. He has worked there for 10 years.

    Bernhard Masterson ‘93 and Le Huynh ‘93, M.A.T. ‘97 recently completed their three-year project of building a cob-and-straw bale house outside Estacada.

    Per Olson J.D. ‘93 is a shareholder in the law firm of Hoevet Boise & Olson. The firm specializes in criminal defense in state and federal court.


    Amy Beacom ‘94 is finishing her Ph.D. in organizational psychology at Columbia University. She and her husband, Mike DiMezza, live in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. They are busy restoring two beautiful brownstones. They have no kids, but they do have one grumpy cat.

    Emily Donald Brown ‘94 earned her Ph.D. in archaeology from Columbia University in 2005. She then left the National Park Service to start Aspen CRM Solutions, her own cultural resource management company, and High Desert Images, her own online photographic print company.

    Michael Colbach J.D. ‘94 has relocated his law practice to S.W. Madison in Portland. He specializes in plaintiff’s personal injury law.

    Eileen Eakins J.D. ‘94 is a shareholder in the law firm of Jordan Schrader. Her practice focuses on local government and municipal law, employment law, and general business law.

    Denise Lukins J.D. ‘94, along with Juliet Laycoe Hagley J.D. ‘98 and Steven Bogdon, established the law firm Laycoe, Lukins & Bogdon in Vancouver, Washington. Lukins practices animal law, bankruptcy, business law, and real estate litigation.

    Donna Perkins McDonald ‘94 was promoted to senior production coordinator for Russell Investment Group in Tacoma, Washington. She is responsible for editing and publishing marketing collateral that targets U.S. institutional investors and members of Russell’s U.S. distribution network. She is taking classes at the University of Washington to obtain her certificate in editing.

    Mitchell Milby J.D. ‘94 has started his own law firm, Schweizer Milby, in Dallas, Texas. He practices commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and intellectual property litigation. Milby has been a special agent with the San Francisco division of the FBI and a criminal prosecutor for the city of Dallas. He has also served as in-house counsel for the Dallas Police Department.

    Patrick O’Neal ‘94 started his own advertising consulting business and does a lot of work for TBWA\Chiat\Day in both their Los Angeles and New York offices. He works on brands like Apple, Skittles, Starburst, Nextel, and Pedigree.

    Steve Shropshire J.D. ‘94, a water law attorney for Jordan Schrader, was named one of Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” for 2005. He is a member of the law school’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. 

    Dion Michaels West ‘94 graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2003. She now clerks for Judge Joseph E. Meyer III in Denver. 

    Anne Whatley J.D. ‘94 moved from Oregon to California in 1997, and her small law firm has grown steadily over the years. She is now based in downtown Martinez, California, just a few steps from the courthouse. The firm handles primarily family law with some criminal defense.


    Melissa Arne ‘95, a criminalist who excels in fingerprint identification, was named civilian employee of the year for the second year in a row by the Gresham Police Department. 

    Patrick Balducci ‘95 is a principal research scientist in the Portland office of Battelle Memorial Institute. Following graduation, Balducci was with the Oregon Department of transportation before moving to Washington, D.C., where he worked for Cambridge Systematics. He is now finishing a master’s degree in applied environmental economics from the University of London and is conducting research in transportation economics for Battelle. He has two children, Hannah, 8, and Anthony, 6.

    Bill Burgess M.P.A. ‘95 was elected clerk of Marion County in 2005. He was a pharmacist for 27 years at Oregon State Hospital and a Salem city councilor from 1990 to 1998.

    Carly Henderson ‘95, M.A. ‘02 is the middle school counselor at the International School of Prague, Czech Republic. Before moving to Prague, she was the elementary school counselor at the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for three years.

    Bal Joshi ‘95 is the founder of Thamel, a Web site that enables Nepali expatriates to send money and gifts to their loved ones in Nepal. The business is doing so well that Joshi started Thamel International, which will develop similar e-commerce sites for expatriates from Africa, India, and Mexico.

    Haly Warren Lewis ‘95 and her husband, Bryan, own an engineering software company and market their products internationally. They have two sons, Mitchell, 6, and Mason, 4. The family lives in Vancouver, Washington, where they have a house on three acres with a large garden and a flock of chickens. Lewis says, “Yep, I’ve become a chicken farmer. Imagine that!”

    Laurie Miller ‘95 recently joined Premera Blue Cross as a curriculum designer for technical training. In June 2005, she graduated from Seattle University with a master’s degree in adult education and training. She and her husband, Kunga Lama, a Tibetan she met when traveling and teaching in India in 1998, live in Everett, Washington.

    Kathyrn Nickoloff M.A.T. ‘95 is the principal of Margaret Scott Elementary School in Portland.

    Kristin Smith Rueber ‘95 and her husband, Scott, have relocated to the Washington, D.C., area. After living in Connecticut for two years and hating it thoroughly, they welcomed the change.

    Eric Swenson M.P.A. ‘95 is the principal of French Prairie Middle School in Woodburn.

    Katherine Vogt ‘95 lives in Chicago and writes for American Medical News.

    Garen Cornoyer Weitman ‘95 married Jay Weitman ‘95 at Agnes Flanagan Chapel in 1992. Jay pursued a career in law enforcement. Over the years, he has worked in the Office of Campus Safety at Lewis & Clark and for the police department in West Linn. He now works as a patrol sergeant in the Lake Oswego Police Department. Garen recently received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove. She is completing her postdoctoral residency at Lifeworks Northwest, a community-based mental health service in Washington County. By fall 2006, she hopes to have her own practice as a licensed clinician. The Weitmans live in Lake Oswego and enjoy gardening, boating, fishing, hiking, and snow skiing.

    Jon West ‘95 is working on his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Colorado Health Services Center. He’s on track to graduate in May 2007.


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    Henry Alvarez III M.P.A. ‘96 is president and CEO of the San Antonio (Texas) Housing Authority.

    Jonathan Auld ‘96, M.A.T. ‘99 is pursuing a second master’s degree in nursing at the University of Portland.

    Ever Carradine ‘96 lives in Los Angeles and plays press secretary Kelly Ludlow on the ABC television series Commander in Chief.

    Chris Lee ‘96 completed medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003. He expects to finish his residency in anesthesiology in 2007.

    Sonia Montalbano J.D. ‘96 has a costarring role in the independent documentary Reality Check. She also served as an associate producer on the film, as well as its story editor.

    Tom Patton J.D. ‘96 is an associate with the law firm of Lehner & Rodrigues. He brings to the firm significant trial experience as a former deputy district attorney, corporate counsel for May Trucking Company, and an insurance defense litigator.

    Matt Simms ‘96 teaches art in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Mike Toschi ‘96 and his trio, At the Spine, performed a nine-week U.S. tour, which included Portland and other West Coast cities. The “Take It to the Red States Tour” also played with and served as the backup band for Colin Spring.


    Tracy Rodda Chatters ‘97 taught for five years at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento, California, before opening It’s a Grind Coffee House with her husband, Jake Chatters ‘97. 

    Jim Drennan ‘97 worked on a commercial fishing boat after graduating from Lewis & Clark. He then completed the fire protection program at Portland Community College, moved to Lake Tahoe, and eventually became a firefighter for the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department in 2002. He is engaged to Jennifer Ellis, an emergency room nurse; they plan to marry this summer. For those who remember, Drennan can always be found in the summer at Echo Lake.

    Amy Brose Mendenhall ‘97 graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental medicine in 2004. She and her husband went on a two-month sailing adventure and returned to Oregon to start a life outside of academia. Mendenhall says she is finally writing the syllabi for her life. Her husband, a family doctor, works in Newberg, and she is a licensed acupuncturist with her own clinic in Sherwood.

    Mary “Amelia” Norfleet ‘97 is moving back to her home state of Colorado after nine years in Los Angeles. She and her husband, David Dorn, an architect and fellow Colorado native, just bought their first home.

    Jorge Sega ‘97 received a master’s degree in telematics from the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chac’n in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 2004. Since April 1999, he has worked as an information technology project coordinator for Grupo Panorama–Organization Rescue Humboldt in Venezuela.

    Selim Star ‘97 lives with his wife, Hallie, and 4-year-old daughter, Hennessy, near Philadelphia. He graduated from Rutgers School of Law in May 2005.


    Melissa Boge J.D. ‘98 is an associate with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. She specializes in business and intellectual property.

    Thomas Garza J.D. ‘98 was appointed to the board of directors of the Oregon Mediation Association. He is also a mediator with the Portland Independent Police Review. Garza lives in Corvallis with his wife, Andrea, and son, Mateo.

    Juliet Laycoe Hagley J.D. ‘98, along with Denise Lukins J.D. ‘94 and Steven Bogdon, established the law firm Laycoe, Lukins & Bogdon in Vancouver, Washington.

    Rita Ramstad M.A.T. ‘98 won the 2003 Oregon Book Award for her collection The Play of Dark and Light, her first full-length collection of poetry. Her poem “Night Beach” was selected by Poetry in Motion for display on Portland TriMet buses and MAX trains. 

    Terry Tassin Jr. J.D. ‘98 is a shareholder in the law firm Scarborough, McNeese, O’Brien & Kilkenny. Tassin specializes in all aspects of estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorships, and federal estate and Oregon inheritance taxation.

    Matthew Whitman J.D. ‘98 is an associate in the law firm Cartwright & Associates.

    Nadine Wolff ‘98 teaches math at the University of Hawaii.


    Evan Elken ‘99 quit his tech job five years ago to become a road-bike racer. In 2004, he won the Memorial Day weekend Ecology Center Classic in Missoula, Montana, finished third at the national championships, and finished eighth at the Olympic trials. “It’s been way better than sitting in a cube for the past four years,” he told VeloNews magazine. 

    Dielle Iannantuano M.A.T. ‘99 is a chemistry teacher who recently received National Board certification. She is the only teacher at Tualatin High School with that distinction.

    Andy LeTourneau ‘99 is pursuing a new career in Montessori education and is an avid cyclist.

    Chris Schulze ‘99 teaches seventh-grade science at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton.

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  • 2000

    Matt Biondi M.A.T. ‘00 teaches math at Parker School, a private middle and high school in Waimea, Hawaii. Biondi, one of America’s most decorated swimmers with 11 Olympic medals, is also the school’s swim coach.

    Sandra Brown M.A.T. ‘00 splits her time as principal between Cannon Beach elementary School and Gearhart Elementary School.

    Kate Campbell ‘00 interned with the Public Defender service in Washington, D.C., and the Juvenile Rights Project in Portland in 2005. She’s on track to earn a law degree from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine in November 2006. 

    Emily Payne Davis ‘00, M.A.T. ‘02 and her husband, Jason Davis, moved back to Virginia from Hawaii in 2004 and are now teaching middle school in Orange, Virginia. Emily teaches sixth-grade language arts and has also begun work on a doctorate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia. On the weekends, she and her husband enjoy motorcycling trips.

    Annie Lovejoy Elasky ‘00 spent her final semester of law school studying in Barcelona, Spain. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2004, passed the Minnesota bar, and was sworn into the Minnesota Supreme Court. She currently works for a judge in Minneapolis.

    Kelly Fisher ‘00 lives with her fiancé, Tim Miller, in Concord, New Hampshire. Fisher spent her last year of law school as a visiting student at Vermont Law School, because Miller had started his master’s degree program in mechanical engineering at Dartmouth. Fisher passed the Oregon bar in July 2005 and started a two-year clerkship with the New Hampshire Superior Court the following month.

    Jared Hager ‘00 graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, summa cum laude, in 2004. He then clerked for Judge Ronald M. Gould of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. Hager is now an associate for Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles.

    Sue Larsen M.A. ‘00 has an art studio in her home and teaches art at Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center, an alternative school for troubled teens in Dallas, Oregon.

    Orlando Medina J.D. ‘00 is a partner in the law firm Landye Bennett Blumstein. He specializes in federal, state, and international tax planning; mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions for corporations and partnerships; equity compensation; business formations; venture capital financing; and estate planning.

    Carrie Morgan ‘00, M.A.T. ‘03 teaches English in Prague, Czech Republic.

    Duane Petrowsky J.D. ‘00 is a shareholder in the law firm McKeown & Brindle. He specializes in family law, insurance law, and personal injury in Oregon.

    Yumiko Shimabukuro ‘00 received her master’s degree from Columbia University in 2003 and began work as a financial-economic analyst for Nomura in New York. In fall 2005, she began a doctoral program in political economy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

    Sarah Joy Staude ‘00 worked for AFS intercultural Programs in Portland for four and a half years. In March 2005, she moved to Costa Rica and launched Boyero Tours with her partner, Julio Barrantes. Staude invites alumni to visit her and learn about the nature, history, and culture of Costa Rica.

    Brooke Stanley Tou ‘00 met her husband, Issa Tou, while working in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. They now live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brooke works as a case manager for a subsidized housing program for homeless adults. Issa is a mechanic who is studying for his U.S. certification. 

    Trung Tu J.D. ‘00, a litigation associate at McEwen Gisvold, was elected to a three-year term as chair of the board of directors of the Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame, and to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Tu was previously a senior staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Tu serves on the Oregon State Bar’s Affirmative Action Committee.

    Stephany Watson J.D. ‘00, a partner in the law office of Krogh & Leonard, has expanded her energy and environmental practice to include counseling clients in corporate compliance and ethics. 


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    Tonya Atwell Alexander J.D. ‘01 has opened the Law Offices of Tonya Alexander in Portland. She focuses on family law.

    Sarah Bowen Antonelli ‘01, a Ph.D. candidate in materials and inorganic chemistry at the University of Oregon, is on track to graduate this summer. Her husband, Andy, works at Intel. They now have four cats: Oscar, Isabel, Julius, and Max.

    Kate Bayley ‘01 lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog, Lowx, and her boyfriend, Tadd. A graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company, Bayley has been busy acting on stage and in film. She played Luke in Down the Shore at the HERE Arts Center in Soho; she acted in We Go Way Back, which was filmed in her hometown of Seattle; and she can be spotted in Transamerica, a film with Felicity Huffman (of Desperate Housewives). She was Huffman’s assistant for the film and got plugged in for a quick scene.

    Shannon Benfield-Blankenship ‘01 spent two years teaching sixth grade in Harlem, New York; took a trip around the world; and now teaches in an Oakland, California, school that is part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program network of charter schools. 

    Solomon Enos ‘01 worked in the undergraduate admissions office at Lewis & Clark for four years following graduation. He moved to Philadelphia to pursue a master’s degree in higher education management at the University of Pennsylvania. He continues to do a lot of running, only now he runs beside the Schuylkill River instead of the Willamette.

    Brian Forrest J.D. ‘01 is an associate with the law firm of Marger, Johnson & McCollom. He focuses on patent preparation, prosecution, and licensing.

    Shawna Gamache ‘01 received a master’s degree in journalism in June 2005 from Northwestern university’s Medill School of Journalism in Chicago. She then worked as a reporter for Religion News Service for six months in Washington, D.C. She and her husband now live in the Northwest.

    Leigh Johnson ‘01 teaches women’s studies and English classes at Western Kentucky University and Bowling Green Community College. She also works part time at the Center for Gifted Studies at WKU and coaches the academic team at Franklin-Simpson High School with Patrick Cronin ‘02.

    Jules Kopel-Bailey ‘01 is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

    Betsy Leighty M.Ed. ‘01 teaches special education at Sisters Elementary School.

    Amanda Mayhew J.D. ‘01 is deputy general counsel of EthicsPoint, a hotline provider for corporate governance and ethics compliance. She also serves on the Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Committee.

    Shawna Randall M.A. ‘01, a nationally certified counselor, opened her own practice in Portland for children ages 2 to 17 and their families.

    Oliver Smith ‘01 has been working as a research associate for Trexler Climate & Energy Services for the past two and a half years but is now headed back to school at Portland State University for a master’s degree in urban studies. He is married to Emilia Allen Smith ‘03.

    Morgan Specht ‘01 works with disaffected inner-city youth as an outreach and development worker for Fairbridge West in Bristol, United Kingdom. He lives with his English girlfriend, whom he met on his overseas study program to Italy in 2000. An avid rower, he prequalified to row in the Henley Royal Regatta. He says, “If you come to England, please drop by for some tea.”

    James Tucker ‘01 is enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Utah and expects to finish in 2012. He is studying biomedical engineering with an emphasis in neurophysiology. He enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, and skiing.

    Karen Varney J.D. ‘01 is an associate with the law firm of Sather, Byerly & Holloway. She represents Oregon and Washington employers on workers’ compensation matters.

    John Villavicencio ‘01 lives in the Bay Area and teaches math at Berkeley High School. Even though he spent last summer traveling in Holland and France, Villavicencio still finds time to work out and train harder than when he was at Lewis & Clark. (Sorry, Coach Fanger.) He is now training for a triathlon with Team in Training and a bodybuilding competition with Velocity Sports. He also makes documentaries and fictional movies about life in the Bay Area.


    Elizabeth Cain ‘02 and her husband, Charles Hess, live in Eugene, where they plan to stay for a while.

    Iris Oren Cox J.D. ‘02 moved to Ra’anana, Israel, a suburb of Tel Aviv, with her family in September 2004. She is an associate patent attorney in the biotechnology practice group at the patent firm of Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Tel Aviv.

    Andrea “Ondi” Crino ‘02 began a Ph.D. program in zoology in August 2005 at the University of Florida, where she received an alumni fellowship. She started competing in triathlons last year and has recently taken up kung fu. She also spends a lot of time rock climbing and is training for her first marathon. 

    John Fathman ‘02 recently left Harvard and is now continuing his research at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

    Jilian Saurage Felton ‘02 works as a private mortgage banker at Wells Fargo. She lives in Lake Oswego.

    Amanda Goodman Hughes ‘02 settled in Sonora, California, in 2003 and began working as a grant writer at the Mountain Women’s Resource Center. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from California State University Stanislaus in Stockton.

    Marisa James J.D. ‘02 has joined the DuBoff Law Group as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property department.

    Sean Lee ‘02 works at Ponderosa Medical and has started his own medical billing business, Medical Billing Z.

    Michael Mayer J.D. ‘02 has relocated to Colorado and is working for the National Park Service Environmental Quality Division in Lakewood, Colorado.

    Joe Parsons M.Ed. ‘02 is an art teacher and football coach at Crook County High School in Prineville.

    Andrew Zahler ‘02 is now in his final year of graduate study at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. He recently completed a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing internship at the news desk of The Record in Stockton, California, and is currently participating in another internship at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington.


    Jesse Beason ‘03 is a staff representative for Portland Commissioner Sam Adams.

    Anna Bellersen ‘03 recently completed a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Bregenz, Austria. During her two years in Austria, she taught upper-level college preparatory classes and adult education classes for those pursuing Austria’s equivalent of the GED. Bellersen returned to the United States in June 2005 and taught German and English over the summer at Concordia Language Villages in Moorhead, Minnesota. She now lives in Seattle.

    Andrew Bowman J.D. ‘03 is a program officer for the environment at the Doris Duke charitable Foundation in New York City

    Sarah Budd ‘03, a Ph.D. candidate in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, works as a graduate research assistant and does data analysis and collider detector maintenance at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Her research focuses on single-top quark production.

    Indigo Jamee Eriksen ‘03 left the highlands of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, for the mountains of southern Mexico. She lives in Chiapas, Mexico, where people call her Indigo. She works for the environmental/human rights NGO, Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, and also with a U.S.-funded NGO, the Chiapas Peace House Project.

    Tim France, who earned his certificate in educational administration in 2003, is principal of Willamina High School.

    Aaron Jackson ‘03 is an Oregon state trooper. He patrols the Mount Hood corridor from Gresham to Warm Springs– nearly 90 miles of highway known for snowstorms and car accidents.

    Lindsay Kohn ‘03 is sales coordinator for Jeff Sanders Promotions, a golf management company based in Beaverton. She travels around the country coordinating charity golf tournaments, sponsorships for a televised golf series, and PGA Tour events. She also helps produce the Albertsons Team championship, a televised golf series. Kohn traveled to Brazil in 2004 and Israel in 2005. 

    Jennifer Krumm J.D. ‘03 is assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division within the Oregon Department of Justice.

    Tim Lauer, who earned his certificate in educational administration in 2003, is principal of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Portland. Also an education-technology professional, Lauer posts a blog at eSchool News.

    Sonia Marie Castanier Leikam ‘03 is completing a master’s degree in education at Portland State University. She and her husband, Theo ‘03, reside in their classic Portland bungalow with their cats, Max and Ofer.

    Theo Leikam ‘03 does accounting work for the executive offices of the Heathman Hotel. He is working toward becoming a certified public accountant.

    Jonas Lerman ‘03 works as a graphic designer and occasional food writer at the Register-Guard, Oregon’s second-largest newspaper. He lives in Eugene with his girlfriend, architecture student Kristin Mjolsnes, whom he met in Italy during his overseas study program. In 2004, the couple traveled through Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

    Christopher Lombard J.D. ‘03 has opened his own law practice in Portland. He focuses primarily on small business representation and employment litigation, but he also does work in domestic relations law and criminal defense.

    Anna Maj Michelson ‘03, founder of Anna Michelson Photography, makes rock stars look like Rock Stars with her photography and digital imagery. She also “throws around cameras and reconstructs stories digitally” with Wrong Way Pictures, a Portland documentary group. Michelson made a documentary called Gimme Doughnut about the Portland-based business Voodoo doughnut. She is also working on a documentary about the Portland Challenge, a swim across the Willamette River that benefits an orphanage in Tanzania.

    Myah Moore ‘03 moved to New York City in 2003 and loves it. She works at Columbia University Teachers College as the assistant director of alumni relations. She is also working on a master’s degree in higher education administration at Columbia, to be completed in May 2006.

    Justin Oswald ‘03 owns Gallery 500 in Portland.

    Doug Pease, who earned his certificate in educational administration in 2003, is vice principal of Broadway Middle School in Seaside.

    Emilia Allen Smith ‘03 is an education and community engagement manager for the Oregon Symphony in Portland. Her husband, Oliver Smith ‘01, has been working as a research associate for Trexler Climate & Energy Services for the past two and a half years but is now headed back to school at Portland State University for a master’s degree in urban studies.

    Matt Stanley ‘03 plays for the Chico Force professional basketball league.

    Scott Thompson J.D. ‘03, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, returned from a five-month deployment in the western Pacific with the Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group. The strike group led the U.S. military’s tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia. Thompson’s next assignment will be as environmental counsel for Commander, Naval Forces Europe in Naples, Italy.

    Kristin Wilkins ‘03 was accepted into Pacific University’s College of Education.

    Courtney Caughran Winkfield ‘03 and her husband, David, live in New York City with their dog, Garp. Winkfield teaches seventh-grade English in the Bronx and is pursuing a master’s degree in English education at Fordham University. She is also working to open a combination high school/community college in New York City. Eventually, she hopes to return to Portland to pursue a degree in urban studies.


    Donald Altman M.A. ‘04 and John Benassu M.A. ‘04 opened West Linn counseling, a practice that focuses on helping adults through stressful periods and transitions.

    Julia Arnold ‘04 spent an additional semester abroad after graduation at the School of International Training in the Balkans, where she studied gender and microcredit. She now lives in Washington, D.C., where she works for PBS. She says her job “comes down to watching The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer every day.” She adds, “Eat your heart out, Cyrus (Partovi)!”

    Amy Barrows J.D. ‘04 has joined the San Francisco law firm of Dechert as an associate in the finance and real estate group.

    John Benassu M.A. ‘04 and Donald Altman M.A. ‘04 opened West Linn counseling, a practice that focuses on helping adults through stressful periods and transitions.

    Satya Byock ‘04 and Casia Freitas ‘04 have launched Education for Development, a nonprofit designed to empower individuals in their own communities to create an equitable, global learning community.

    Jaymie Cox ‘04 lives in Longview, Washington, and has four part-time jobs: She works as a youth ministries director at a church; she coaches junior varsity volleyball and softball at Kelso High School; she serves as an assistant basketball coach at Lower Columbia community College; and she records volleyball and basketball stats for the Northwest Athletic Association for Community Colleges. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports management to become an athletic director at the college level.

    Daniel Del Coro ‘04 was interviewed for the “Film Freak” section of the Oregonian on October 22, 2004. He has seen The Big Lebowski more than any other film.

    Maggie Forrestal ‘04 and David Merin ‘04 live in an A-frame house in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Boulder, Colorado. Both are research specialists at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where they study neurodegenerative diseases. Merin is a serious rock climber, and Forrestal enjoys mountain biking and yoga. They both enjoy music: Merin plays guitar and banjo, and Forrestal plays viola. They play music on their front porch and hope someday to join a band. 

    Casia Freitas ‘04 and Satya Byock ‘04 have launched Education for Development, a nonprofit designed to empower individuals in their own communities to create an equitable, global learning community.

    Yi-Kang Hu J.D. ‘04 has joined the Portland law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis. He will be handling mostly FDA regulation and intellectual property cases.

    Ursula Kienbaum J.D. ‘04 is an associate with the law firm of Amburgey & Rubin. The firm focuses on counseling and representing employers in labor and employment law matters and litigation and business immigration.

    Anthony Larson ‘04 is a Portland police officer.

    David Merin ‘04 and Maggie Forrestal ‘04 live in an A-frame house in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Boulder, Colorado. Both are research specialists at the Institute for Behavioral genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where they study neurodegenerative diseases. Merin is a serious rock climber, and Forrestal enjoys mountain biking and yoga. They both enjoy music: Merin plays guitar and banjo, and Forrestal plays viola. They play music on their front porch and hope someday to join a band. 

    Miles Mulcare ‘04 spent the summer after graduation working with Lee Weinstein ‘81 and Jill Peterson Zanger ‘95 in Nike’s corporate responsibility department in Beaverton. After completing his contract, he spent the fall traveling throughout Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Upon his return, he accepted a sales/marketing officer position in the institutional services and asset management department of Union Bank of California. Outside work, he continues to enjoy all types of biking, including his new favorite, cyclo-cross.

    Jessica Reynolds ‘04 is pursuing a Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. 

    Mary Jane “MJ” Rice ‘04, a former campus safety student assistant and a Lewis & Clark women’s basketball player, became a Gresham police officer in May 2005.

    Steven Ross LL.M. ‘04 accepted a position as an environmental/ natural resources attorney with the natural resources section of the Alaska Department of Law.

    Stacy Skiftenes ‘04 is a Peace Corps volunteer in Chiguinda, Ecuador, a village of about 400 people. She teaches public health in the elementary school and sex education in the high school. She hopes to establish a legal counseling center for abused women and a nutrition campaign to combat malnutrition. When not enjoying the excitement of market day, she spends her time reading, gardening, and running. 

    Alison Strachan ‘04 teaches English in Iwaoka, Japan, as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching program.

    Bonnie Thompson ‘04 is pursuing a Ph.D. at Arizona State University, where she studies American Indian and women’s history. She plans to teach at the university level.

    Alejandro Tosi J.D. ‘04 is an associate in environmental law with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Before attending Lewis & Clark Law School, he practiced law in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Rebecca Watkins J.D. ‘04 is an associate with the law office of Sather, Byerly & Holloway. She focuses on employment litigation and workers’ compensation defense.

    Heath Williams ‘04 was interviewed for the “Film Freak” section of the Oregonian on October 15, 2005. Spellbound is one of her favorite documentaries.


    Angela Chu ‘05 lives in the Bay Area and works as a research analyst for Oakland-based united Healthcare Workers West, a union representing hospital, nursing home, and home-care workers throughout California.

    Pete Hickok ‘05 was selected to be in the 2005 graduate exhibition at Blackfish Gallery in downtown Portland.

    Scooter Johnson ‘05 won the 2005 American Institute of Physics’ Outstanding Student for Undergraduate Research Award. He traveled to Portugal in August 2005 to represent the Society of Physics Students of the United States at the International Conference of Physics Students.

    Jacob Rawson ‘05 was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to South Korea, where he plans to teach English for a year.

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