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    A Smokehouse Legend

    It’s early morning in Rockaway Beach, and 75-year-old Karla Steinhauser B.S. ’58 fires up the propane burner, preheating her black refrigerator-sized smoker to 140 degrees. She loads fish—filleted, salted, and seasoned the day before—onto eight 20- by 40-inch racks.
  • This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions through November 24, 2010, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through April 30, 2011.

    1952

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    1956

    Barbara Getty B.A. is now a copublisher of her books on better handwriting (see Handwriting Success). 1959 Lue Lilly B.S. is honored in the foreword of the recently published We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX at the University of Nevada. Her contributions to the women’s athletic program as an associate professor receive special notice.

  • 1960s

  • 1962

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    Rosemary Douglas Lombard B.A. retired in 2007 from a varied career teaching music and science. Since returning to the Portland area, she has set up a turtle cognition lab and is writing a book, Diode’s Experiment: A Box Turtle Investigates the Human World. She also codirects Hillsboro’s Last Monday Poetry series.

    1967

    Bob Ness B.A. has completed his term as president and board chair for Leadership Tomorrow, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to developing effective community leaders. He continues work with the Arts Council of Mongolia. 

  • 1970s

  • 1972

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    1973

    Maria Hein B.A. joined a small group of child welfare professionals to create services for teens aging out of foster care in fall 2000. She built a mentoring program that provides one-on-one community-based mentoring for teens as part of their transition to independent living. She is married to Kermit McCarthy B.A. ’71. They have two girls, Erin and Megan.

    1974

    Tom Steenson J.D. received the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award in recognition of more than 30 years of civil rights advocacy. He is a leading police misconduct litigator in Oregon.

    1975

    Larry Amburgey J.D. was named to the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of labor and employment law. He is a shareholder with the firm of Littler Mendelson in Portland.

    Judith Armatta J.D. recently wrote Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic; see also Bookshelf, p. 30. Armatta lived for three years in Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, monitoring the trial for the Coalition for International Justice.

    1976

    Philip Pillsbury J.D. was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2010 Edition. A founder of the firm Pillsbury Levinson in San Francisco, he represents small and large domestic and international companies and individuals. He focuses on insurance bad-faith and coverage matters, ranging from commercial general liability and property/business interruption to errors and omission and maritime insurance.

    1977

    Alan Sill B.A. is senior scientist at Texas Tech’s High Performance Computing Center and an adjunct professor of physics at the university. In July 2010, he was appointed vice president of standards for the Open Grid Forum. Sill has played an active role in advanced scientific computing, distributed computing, cloud computing, and grid development efforts. For 30 years, he has coordinated large-scale software development projects for grid and distributed computing, including database and data access systems for high-energy physics experiments and the creation of large-scale, multiuser computational resources for such experiments. He also pursues particle physics research.

    1978

    Julia Duin B.A. anchors the daily discussion of religion and politics in the Washington Post’s On Faith section blog, “Under God.” She was previously religion editor of the Washington Times, city editor of the Daily Times in Farmington, New Mexico, and a religion writer for the Houston Chronicle. She earned a master’s degree in religion at Trinity School for Ministry, an Episcopal seminary in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Her recent books include Days of Fire and Glory: The Rise and Fall of a Charismatic Community (Crossland Press, 2009) and Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It (Baker Books, 2008).

    Ronald Marks B.S. was appointed senior director of the National Security Group for Oracle Corporation in Washington, D.C.

    Toby Padgett B.S. is grateful she made it through 2010 without surgery. “Nine corrective surgeries in nine years are more than enough for anyone and a terrible way to spend most of the first decade of the new century. All I want to do is stay healthy from now on!” She finds it hard to imagine Lewis & Clark without Steve Hunt, professor emeritus of communication. “Those of us who were his students must find it odd that ‘Uncle Steve’ is no longer on campus. I wish him well in his retirement.”

    1979

    Kate Bell Russell B.A. sends greetings from Ojai, California. Russell participated in a recent humanitarian trip to Honduras “to share healing and the arts through Rotary and Art Trek.” She found “incredibly gracious human beings there, too!”

  • 1980s

  • 1980

    Robert Neuberger J.D. was named the Distinguished Trial Lawyer of 2010 by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). A resident of Portland, Neuberger has spent his career representing individuals involved in accidents. His service to OTLA includes board membership, Guardians of Civil Justice, ballot measure campaign strategy and development, and the OTLA PAC. His activities include the Oregon State Bar Practice and Procedure Committee, numerous legislative sessions and public issues, and the St. Andrew Legal Clinic.

    1981

    Ted Gaines B.A. represented California’s 4th Assembly District from 2006 until January 2011, when he became a member of the California State Senate, representing the 1st Senate District. His wife, Beth, was elected to his former seat in the assembly. Gaines is a fifth-generation resident of Roseville, California. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, he pursued his dream of starting a small business; he now owns Point West Insurance of Sacramento. Ted and Beth are blessed with six children.

    Christine Kitchel J.D. received the Multnomah Bar Association’s Mentor of the Year Award. She has been involved in the mentor program for 15 years, providing guidance, advocacy, and support to new attorneys. She is a partner in the firm of Stoel Rives and has been a trial lawyer for nearly 30 years. Kitchel’s practice focuses exclusively on employment issues: counseling, litigation, peer review, and related proceedings. Sarah

    Supahan-Harding B.S. is the half-time superintendent of California’s Burnt Ranch School District and half-time director of the Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods (a public charter school serving Native American students on the Yurok Reservation).

    Catherine Travis J.D. was elected chair of the board of the State of Oregon’s Insurance Fund (SAIF) Corporation. She was appointed to SAIF’s board by Governor Ted Kulongoski in 2005 and was reappointed in 2009. She has also been reelected vice president of education of the board of directors of the ACLU of Oregon and the ACLU Foundation of Oregon.

    1982

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    Christopher Cox B.A. is the medical director of the Joint Replacement Center of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. “My daughter, Kristen, is now 5 years old, and we have entered the crazy process of school applications in San Francisco.”

    Kathryn Villa-Smith J.D. was named a 2010 Oregon Super Lawyer in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine.

    1983

    Amy Alpern J.D. was named to the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of labor and employment law. She is a shareholder with the firm of Littler Mendelson in Portland.

    Ruth Pekelder J.D. was named a 2010 Oregon Super Lawyer in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe in Portland.

    Howard Rubin J.D. was named to the 2011 list of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of labor and employment law. He is a shareholder with the firm of Littler Mendelson in Portland.

    Arthur “Art” Stevens J.D. received the Doug Swanson Workers Compensation Award from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He started his legal career as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Oregon’s Insurance Fund (SAIF). Stevens is a partner in the law firm of Black Chapman Webber & Stevens in Medford.

    1984

    Julia Hagen J.D. was named a 2010 Oregon Super Lawyer in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe in Portland.

    James Kean B.A. started another Web 2.0 health company: WellnessFX. His company enables individuals to “determine their personal system biology through a variety of cutting-edge diagnostics.”

    Donna McDonald B.A. began work with Pacific Crest Securities in November 2010 as a research editor. She edits and archives research documents covering 16 technology sectors and publishes them online and in print.

    1985

    Hong Chou B.A. received her master’s degree in music from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has taught at the College Conservatory, Lewis & Clark College, and Portland Community Music Center. Chou has presented recitals and lecture recitals in the United States and China and has toured with professional orchestras in Europe and Canada. In addition, she has served on the boards of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the American String Teachers Association–Oregon Chapter, the Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association, and the Northwest China Council.

    1986

    Joan McCarter B.A. worked for nearly a decade in politics, completed an M.A. in Russian studies at the University of Washington in 1997, and did writing and editing at UW. In 2007, she became a full-time writer and fellow for Daily Kos. “I’m now senior policy editor for the blog. I would love to hear from fellow IA grads and particularly U.S.S.R. ’85 alumni!”

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    Jeffrey Absalon B.S. is an internist who has practiced in Bend for nearly a decade. He became medical director of the St. Charles Medical Group in February. Absalon received his M.D. from Oregon Health & Science University and completed his internal medicine residency there in 1994. He has lived and practiced in Bend since 2002.

    Janet Range B.A. has a daughter about to graduate from college and a son who is a first-year student. “It’s amazing how what we did at Lewis & Clark has clearly affected our children. Eric Swehla B.A. and I both went on the Costa Rica trip, and Eric also went on the Japan trip. Our daughter, Kaia, speaks Spanish, and both Kaia and our son, Nigel, speak Japanese. We had no idea how lifeshaping those trips would be—even beyond our own generation!”

    1988

    Andrea Anderly J.D. was named a 2010 Oregon Super Lawyer in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe in Portland.

    Todd Beaird B.A. ’88, J.D. ’91 has traveled around the country since graduation. After going to Boston to earn an LL.M. in tax law—followed by a brief sojourn to New York City—he settled in Chicago, where he lived for 16 years. While in the Windy City, he worked in international tax and estate planning. Earlier this year, he relocated to Dallas to take a corporate VP position with New York Life, where he “crunches numbers and creates spreadsheets for multilayered estate planning strategies.” He and his wife, Jenny, married in 2000. Their daughter, Kayla, was born in September 2004.

    Bertrand Pellegrin B.A. received an M.F.A. in fashion marketing and brand strategy from the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is now a senior retail strategist in retail and branding development for Gensler, an international design firm. Previously, Pellegrin served as Asia- Pacific director of marketing for luxury department store group Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Ltd. He has also worked as a consultant for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Lotte Shopping Group in Korea.

    Richard Rizk J.D. was named the 2010 Safety Person of the Year by the Far West Ski Association. Rizk developed a winter safety awareness series addressing winter driving, terrain park safety, ski risks and the law, and ski patrol advice. He contributed significantly to the development of the Northwest Ski Club Council’s Prepared Informed Ecological campaign, which addresses safety issues.

  • 1990s

  • 1991

    Charles Sanderson B.A. represented the United States at the 2011 Touch Rugby World Cup in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June. “This wouldn’t have been possible without Lewis & Clark and the L&C Rockjaws Rugby Club, which introduced me to the game of rugby. I was proud and excited to represent the U.S.A.” Eden Hankins Ware B.A. lives in Denver with her husband, David Ware, and daughters Layne and Tess.

    1992

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    1996

    Sandy Bacharach B.A. is currently on sabbatical, widowed, and living in Portland with her toddler son, Tevi.

    Scott Kerin J.D. was selected as a recipient of the Director’s Award, one of the most prestigious honors offered by the U.S. Department of Justice. In an effort to help uproot gang leadership, he has worked closely with the Metro Gang Task Force to help develop high-impact cases appropriate for federal prosecution. An assistant U.S. attorney for eight years, Kerin previously worked as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County and as an assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice.

    1997

    Edward Tylicki J.D. was elected president of the Oregon Federal Bar Association for 2010–11. He works in global employee relations at Nike.

    1999

    Allison Rhodes J.D. was elected to the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. She is a partner in the Portland firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson, where she focuses her practice on legal ethical matters, attorney disciplinary defense, and lawyer mobility. Rhodes also handles complex conflict- of-interest and representation questions, as well as attorney-client privilege matters and work product doctrine matters.

    Colin Ryono B.A. and Mike Skrzynski B.A. collaborated on creating and publishing a graphic novel, Amy in the Spring of 1990, based on a true story (see Amy in the Spring of 1990).

  • 2000s

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    Helping to Heal Post-Quake Japan

    Although Dr. Makoto Uchiyama B.A. ’04 was born in Bangkok, grew up in Malaysia, and had never lived in Japan, Uchiyama considers Japan his homeland, his native culture. As a resident physician in Portland’s Legacy Health System, he felt compelled to put his medical training to use on the ground after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit on March 11. The subsequent tsunami, fires, and nuclear threat confirmed his resolve.
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    River Warrior for the Columbia Watershed

    Exploring forests, romping in creeks, and swimming in lakes and rivers near the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Brett VandenHeuvel J.D. ’05 fell in love with the great outdoors. He grew up near Muskegon, where the industrial south transitions into the rural north.
  • 2000

    Anna Antonia Giedwoyn B.A. recently released her debut kids’ family album, Goldfish Don’t Eat Pizza, to excellent reviews. The album features 22 of her original songs (see Anna Antonia Music).

    Cristalle Irons B.A. curated and participated in the February art exhibit Neil Younger vs. Oldie Hahn, which was part of Oakland (California’s) Art Murmur initiative. In April, she embarked on a four-month expedition to Europe.

    Inara Scott J.D. celebrates the release of her first young adult fantasy novel, Delcroix Academy: The Candidates; see also Bookshelf, p. 30. Scott previously worked as an attorney at Ater Wynne and as in-house counsel at Portland General Electric and Northwest Natural Gas. She has taken the plunge and left her job to become a full-time writer of teen literature.

    2001

    Dylan Cernitz J.D. was named a Rising Star in the November issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. He is an associate with Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe in Portland.

    Christopher Larson B.A. is a captain in the U.S. Army. As a physician assistant, he serves as the main health care provider for the 1-6 Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Larson works at the Salerno Combat Support Hospital near the city of Khost in Afghanistan, “where we treat combat related trauma injuries of U.S., International Security Assistance Force, and Afghan soldiers, and also traumatically injured Afghani citizens.” He is scheduled to serve in Afghanistan until January 2012.

    2002

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    Shana Harris B.A. moved to Boulder to pursue an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Colorado. After graduating, she went to San Francisco to pursue a joint Ph.D. program in medical anthropology, offered by the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco. Harris conducted her dissertation research in Argentina in 2007–08; she is on track to earn her Ph.D. in 2011.

    Bradley Maier J.D. is serving a two-year term as chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is an associate in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, where he focuses on immigration and customs law. Maier is a frequent presenter on immigration law as well as I-9 compliance for employers.

    William “Bill” Penn J.D. is serving a two-year term on the national advisory committee of Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit that promotes public interest law. Penn works as the public interest law coordinator in the Office of Career Services at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    2003

    Maya Crawford J.D. received the 2010 Oregon New Lawyers Division Public Service Award from the Oregon State Bar. She is an attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

    Sonia Marie Leikam B.A. became executive director of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center (OHRC) in January. After receiving her degree in history from Lewis & Clark, she completed a master’s degree in education at Portland State University. As the grandchild of a former partisan in the French resistance, Leikam is passionate about making Holocaust education a transformative experience for students. To extend the reach of the OHRC outside Portland, she collaborates with organizations in both Bend and Eugene to coordinate Holocaust Remembrance Day programming. Leikam is also working with Eastern Oregon University in La Grande to create a workshop on best practices for teaching the Holocaust to teens. She adds that Sylvia Frankel, a former executive director of OHRC and an adjunct instructor in Lewis & Clark’s religious studies department, is a mentor.

    Mikal Sherman B.A. put Ben “The Red Stallion” Eshelman B.A. ’03 in a sleeper hold while wrestling as his first post-graduation act. He traveled in Ukraine, then returned to the States. After three years at the world’s largest biotechnology corporation, a master’s degree, and various trials and tribulations, he currently supports the world of bioprocessing as a specialist in the biotech world.

    2004

    Anisa Goforth B.A. is an assistant professor in school psychology within the Department of Psychology at the University of Montana at Missoula. She wouldn’t be where she is “without the support and opportunities to learn through the Behavioral Health and Social Psychology Lab at L&C with Professors Jerusha and Brian Detweiler- Bedell!”

    Christi Turner B.A., a former Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar, provided photography for Madagascar Travel Companion (Other Places Publishing, 2010), a book by her friend Sara LeHoullier. Turner is now promoting the book and other East Africa images in the States.

    2005

    Dara Polk Abraham B.A. graduated in 2009 from the University of Portland with a nursing degree. She works as a registered nurse in Washington, D.C. See also Marriages and Unions.

    Mariah Brink B.A. and her husband, Greg, moved from Salem to San Diego in May 2010. “We both work for a value engineering firm (VMS, Inc.) in North County and are loving Southern California. Oregon will always be home, but we are enjoying everything about our new state—especially the sun!”

    Christopher Grady J.D. was named a Super Lawyer Oregon Rising Star 2010. He is part of the Aldrich Law Office, which specializes in construction litigation.

    2006

    Elisa Dozono J.D. received an Emerging Leadership Award from the Oregon Area Jewish Committee. She is an attorney with Miller Nash and specializes in business litigation and government relations. Dozono is also board president of Emerge Oregon, an organization she helped launch, which recruits and trains women to run for elected office.

    Charles Gast B.A. has researched fungal pathogens since graduating with a biochemistry degree. His work recently focused on a newly emerging pathogen in the Pacific Northwest, Cryptococcus gattii. This pathogen is normally found in tropical regions and is highly resistant to antifungal drugs. Gast recently discovered—and partially reversed—the mechanisms behind the pathogen’s drug resistance. His research will be published in upcoming months. This fall, Gast transitions to medical school, where he hopes to combine his passion for research and science with helping people directly.

    Cynthia Talley B.A., who completed a master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of California at Berkeley in 2010, now works as a landscape designer with Sasaki Associates in San Francisco. Through an urban design fellowship from San Francisco Beautiful, she developed a toolkit of ideas for revitalizing the city’s Mid-Market area.

    2007

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21−24, 2012

    2008

    Raife Neuman J.D. received the 2010 Oregon New Lawyers Division Public Service Award from the Oregon State Bar.

    2009

    Alexandra Hackbarth B.A. is a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. In fall 2010, she was selected as a congressional scholar with the Truman National Security Project. Later that year, she was selected as a civilian enrollee with the Air Force’s Command and Staff College. After graduation—and two more years of work experience— she plans to pursue an M.A. in international relations and possibly a J.D.

    Katelyn Hale B.A. worked on the Real Food Challenge in the Midwest earlier this year. The initiative is designed to unite college and university students for a more sustainable and just food economy.

    Dylan Kruse B.A. is a personal assistant to screenwriter and director Wes Anderson. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Portland and looks forward to working on the director’s next film, starring Bill Murray.

    2010

    Parasa Chanramy B.A. works with kindergarteners, the majority of whom are Somali- Americans, in the Teach for America program in a north Minneapolis charter school. In summer 2010, she studied education policy at Princeton University.

  • Births & Adoptions

  • To Thomas Schaffer B.A. ’98 and wife Juliana, a second child, son Thomas Howard Schaffer, September 22, 2010.

    To James Drennan B.A. ’97 and wife Jennifer, daughter Caitlyn Dona Drennan, August 25, 2010. She was born with a diagnosis of stage 4 neuroblastoma and is now cancer-free.

    To Deana Schneider Wall B.A. ’97 and husband Jason Wall, son Connor Jack, May 27, 2010.

    To Lynn Vannier B.A. ’05 and Denis Vannier J.D. ’04, a second daughter, Beatrice Madeleine, on New Year’s Day 2011.

  • Marriages & Unions

  • Steven Ferguson B.A. ’91 and Jennifer Glaisek, December 4, 2010, at Ana y José Beach Club in Tulum, Mexico.

    Leah Jaramillo B.A. ’03 and Jesse Schaefer, October 2, 2010, near Zion National Park in Utah. Those attending included Lauryn Mangat B.A. ’02, Lindsey McGowen B.A. ’03, Lindsay Marshall B.A. ’02, Brenna Gillman B.A. ’03, Pete Chernitsky B.A. ’04, Trevor Looney B.A. ’03, and Gretchen Fruhwirth-Tardif B.A. ’03.

    Brenda Sanchez Michels B.A. ’03 and Keith Michels, August 21, 2010, in Walla Walla, Washington. Sean Gehrke B.A. ’02 and Elizabeth Larter B.A. ’03 attended.

    Christopher Phan B.A. ’03 and Sarah Phan-Budd B.A. ’03, December 28, 2010. Guests included Jessica Reynolds Wood B.A. ’04; Leslie Sabin B.A. ’04; Margot Osborn Black B.A. ’03; Harvey Schmidt Jr., professor emeritus of mathematics; Holly Schmidt; and Sue Benowicz, former director of the Math Skills Center.

    Aaron Clark B.A. ’04 and Jacqueline Zubak, November 27, 2010, in Oak Park, Illinois. David Anderson B.A. ’04, Micah Gordon B.A. ’04, Jeff Lesh B.A. ’04, and Lena Schroeder B.A. ’04 attended.

    Dara Polk Abraham B.A. ’05 and Kyle Abraham, a member of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, October 1, 2010, in Maui, Hawaii.

    Susanna Garcia B.A. ’06 and Richard Garcia, September 4, 2010. Many Lewis & Clark alumni from the class of 2006 attended the Portland wedding.

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