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Class of 1986

  • CAS class correspondent: Kimberly Crofcheck BA ’86

    Happy New Year Class of 1986. Please watch for future requests for information for our class notes. I have many returned e-mail addresses so if you did not get a request for notes please send me your e-mail address and I will get it to the correct person at LC to put into our electronic mailing list. Hope all is well. GO PIOS!

    -February 2020

    • 06/28/2018

      Jack Alley BS ’86 and Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 attended an outdoor presentation in anticipation of the rededication and grand opening of the Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum, located at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon.

    • 10/13/2017

      Jack Alley BS ’86 and Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 got together to cheer on the football team at Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. Alley says, “Go Pios!”

    • 02/22/2019

      Alan Amling BA ’86, most recently vice president of UPS Ventures, retired after 28 years with the investment firm in March 2019. He is now finishing his PhD in management at Kennesaw State University, with the aim of pursuing new adventures.

    • 01/26/2020

      Alan Amling BA ’86 joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in July 2019. He earned a PhD in management from Kennesaw State University in December 2019.

    • 10/13/2017

      Christopher Andreas BA ’86, Tracy Bosworth-Bosche ’86, and Dean Shyshlak BS ’86 recently got together for dinner at Andreas’ brother’s bar (the Boom Boom Room) in San Francisco. Andreas let us know they are all doing well; had a great time; and are in good health and high spirits.

    • 09/01/2013

      Moved her practice, Bier Family Law, to 8705 S.W. Nimbus Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon.

    • 02/01/2018

      Stephen Clark BA ’86 and Carolyn Clark BA ’86 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Stephen says they “owe L&C a big thanks for bringing them together.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Carolyn Clark BA ’86 and Stephen Clark BA ’86 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Stephen says they “owe L&C a big thanks for bringing them together.”

    • Axone

      Jeffrey Comer BS ’86 penned a novel about a young engineer who finds his sense of reality shattered as he moves between alternate versions of his life, each one seemingly as real as the others—and each including the same woman.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 02/10/2016

      Was sworn in as a municipal judge for Woodburn, Oregon, after serving as the city’s judge pro tem for the past few years. Coukoulis is the first new Woodburn municipal judge in 35 years.

    • 05/31/2017

      Bob Hogfoss JD ’86 has joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, as a partner. Previously with Hunton & Williams LLP, Hogfoss represents pipeline owners and operators throughout the United States on a wide range of issues involving pipeline development, operation, safety, and environmental compliance. He provides leading-edge advice and counsel on many of the most challenging pipeline matters unfolding in the country.

    • 09/01/2013

      Opened a new firm, Hill & Lamb, in Portland. Lamb’s practice focuses on litigation and appellate work in state and federal courts with an emphasis on complex litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, construction defect, environmental, business, and defense of professionals.

    • 01/21/2020

      Diana Larsen BA ’86 is the author of two books, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, and Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, each of which offers strategies and insights on managing and optimizing teams in the workplace. (The books were published by Pragmatic Bookshelf in 2006 and 2016, respectively.)

    • 02/22/2019

      Diana Larsen BA ’86 has devoted 29 years to providing management consulting services (the last 19 in the software industry). Now she’s switching things up with a training product business start-up called the Agile Fluency Project. Based on the model she developed with colleague James Shore, the business focuses on improving software development outcomes.

    • 02/22/2019

      Allen O’Bannon BA ’86 lives in Victor, Idaho. He currently works in a number of areas: he’s a field mountaineer for science projects in Antarctica; a ski guide and avalanche educator; a trainer in field risk management and leadership for the National Outdoor Leadership School; a guide for the tour agency Arctic Wild; and the author of Allen and Mike’s Really Cool series of outdoor education books. He is married to Molly Absolon, and their daughter, Avery, will soon be headed to college.

    • 02/15/2017

      Tony Robinson BA ’86 is the chair of the political science department of the University of Colorado at Denver. He enjoys leading the study abroad trip to South Korea.

    • 02/22/2019

      Tawny Schlieski BA ’86 is opening the first coworking space in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition to providing space for the westside’s creative entrepreneurs, “Four Forty Six” will be home base for Shovels and Whiskey, her virtual reality studio.

    • 11/10/2017

      LeAnne Schrotzberger BA ’86 lives in West Linn, Oregon, with her husband and quite a few dogs and cats. As a newly adjusting empty-nester, she’s busy converting a former bedroom into a workout room as she realizes those kids aren’t just going to come back whenever she wants. She works in global corporate communications at Plantronics, where she is happily using her Lewis & Clark degree that is 30+ years old. In her spare time, Schrotzberger knits; experiments in the kitchen; and trains for and competes in distance triathlons.

    • 10/14/2016

      Leanne Schrotzberger BA ’86 told her memorable story of overcoming setbacks to FOX 12’s MORE Sports last fall. After setting her sights on the Ironman competition in 2006, Schrotzberger was severely injured in a car accident, fracturing her hip. Doctors were unsure if she would be able to fully recover, let alone compete. But a decade later, she has completed her fifth Ironman and continues to race in memory of her parents and father-in-law, whom she says encouraged her to compete in the first place.

    • 06/28/2018

      Ben Scully BA ’86 completed the North Pole Marathon in seven hours and 25 minutes on April 16, 2018. The air temperature was -33 Celsius, or -27 Fahrenheit. He was part of a 12-member team sponsored by FWD, a Hong Kong-based life insurer. The team raised more than $10,000 for a charity called Humanity and Inclusion. Scully is now thinking about the Antarctica Marathon.

    • Piece By Piece

      Stephanie Shaw MA ’86 draws on lessons from classic fairy tales in this imaginative children’s tale about a weaver woman with magical powers who needs to feed her family. Illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017. 32 pages.

      Posted 07/01/2019
    • 02/24/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Skillern is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 02/01/2018

      Anne-Seymour St. John BA ’86 writes to say that she and her classmates from the 1984 overseas study program in Greece are still in monthly contact. Thirty-four years later, St. John met with her roommate from that program, Jane Loesner, and friend Amy Brooks BS ’84 in Oaxaca, Mexico, for a week of intensive language classes, photography, and roommate life.

    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Warner BA ’86 is cofounder and head brewmaster for Karbach Brewing in Houston. Warner spoke extensively to Texas Monthly about Karbach’s recent acquisition by Anheuser-Busch. “Judge us on the quality of the beer,” said Warner.

    • 09/01/2013

      Traded his galoshes and umbrella for cowboy boots and sunglasses by moving to central Washington after accepting a position as the city attorney of Ellensburg.

    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice law—defendants, medical malpractice law—defendants, and professional malpractice law—defendants.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in professional liability defense. Welborn is with Hart Wagner.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in the Portland metro area for ethics and professional responsibility law. Welborn was also mentioned in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers for his work in personal liability defense.

    • 01/23/2020

      James Wilder Hancock ’86 finally crossed off an important milestone on the bucket list he’s had since 1983: He spent six and a half months walking the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada.

    • 06/28/2018

      Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 opened his fourth Mathnasium Math Learning Center in Northeast Portland in summer 2017. He has three others located in Lake Oswego, Raleigh Hills, and West Linn. Withycombe has also been busy playing baritone saxophone on two records: one with the afrobeat band Jujuba ( on Lefse Records, and the other with Ural Thomas & The Pain ( on the Tender Loving Empire label. Both will be released in fall 2018.

    • 05/16/2018

      Grace L. Pan JD ’92 joined the New York City office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as a partner on the firm’s internationally recognized patent litigation team. Pan is a patent litigator and counselor representing clients from the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and China. She is experienced in enforcing and defending patents, trademarks, and trade dress before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, International Trade Commission, various U.S. district courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in manufacturing, medical equipment, biotechnology, organic chemistry, electronic, semiconductor, mechanical, and related technical fields.