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From 2000 to 2009

    • 06/18/2017

      Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri BA ’00 has been appointed chair of the Department of Economic Development for the United Arab Emirates.

    • 10/13/2017

      Laresa Beck BA ’00 and her husband, Jacob Pegg, recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Annika Jewell. Beck is the school climate coach at Beach Elementary School in Portland, where she supports teachers and students in restorative justice practices.

    • 10/14/2016

      Matt Biondi MAT ’00 appeared on the radio show Sports Byline USA to share where his life has taken him since his time as an Olympic swimmer and motivational speaker. He now teaches middle and high school students at a small private school in Hawai’i.

    • 02/08/2018

      Matthew Boyd BA ’00, chief operating officer for Numerai, a San Francisco hedge fund, was quoted in a story in The Economist. Boyd described the company’s unique machine-learning methods, which help to avoid bias affecting their security-selection models.

  • Curtis D. Bronson MA ’00, November 6, 2015, age 44. Bronson earned a PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. After his residency in Bowling Green, Ohio, he practiced in Bloomington, Indiana. Survivors include spouse Adrian and parents William and Donna.

    • 11/22/2016

      Adrian L. Brown JD ’00 received the John Marshall Award for Participation in Litigation from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her work to remedy employment discrimination experienced by Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brown is the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

    • 09/11/2017

      Jennifer Cyphers BA ’00 is founder and CEO of Pynwheel, a Denver-based company that creates, markets, and supports on-site touchscreen software for multifamily real estate developments. The software allows potential renters and buyers to view pictures, floor plans, and other details in a fun, interactive way. It can also be configured to create personalized sales e-brochures and other “green” products.

    • 10/13/2017

      Craig Elgin BA ’00 is an orthodontist serving the southern Oregon coast. He lives in the Coos Bay area with his wife, Sara, and their three children.

    • 10/13/2017

      Fiona Garlich Horner BA ’00, after moving from Minneapolis to New York City to Calgary, Alberta, is now a practicing emergency physician and medical toxicologist in Los Angeles. Her academic title is assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern California. Garlich Horner recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with her husband, Brian. Together they are attempting to keep two small children alive.

    • 10/14/2016

      Don Grotting, who completed the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s Standard Superintendent Licensure Program in 2000, was named the new superintendent for the Beaverton (Oregon) School District. Grotting was previously superintendent of the David Douglas School District in eastern Portland.

    • 10/23/2017

      Karl Hausafus JD ’00 rejoined the Portland-based investment firm Arnerich Massena as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Hausafus has overall responsibility for the legal and compliance functions of the firm. (He previously served Arnerich Massena in this capacity from 2010 to 2016.) He has also been named a principal of the firm, joining the company’s shareholder group. Hausafus brings more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, having most recently served as chief legal officer for Saturna Capital and as general counsel and chief compliance officer for the Oregon State Treasury. Prior to his original tenure with Arnerich Massena, he served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of Compass Holdings, LLC, and as senior associate attorney with Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP, where he advised both public and private companies on general securities and business issues.

    • 05/27/2015

      Román Hernández JD ’00 joined K&L Gates as partner in Portland. With a focus on employment law, labor law, and business litigation, Hernández represents employers in the defense of discrimination, unfair labor practices, harassment, and wage abuse allegations and on international matters involving multinational contracts. He also acts as lead counsel in class action disputes at the state and federal level, in addition to arguing before the National Labor Relations Board.

    • 01/23/2018

      Andrew Holder BA ’00, coprincipal of the Los Angeles Design Group (and a Pamplin Fellow while at Lewis & Clark), spoke in January 2018 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Holder discussed his work on display in Harvard’s Druker Design Gallery.

    • 10/14/2016

      Nathaniel “Nat” Keefe BA ’00 and his band Hot Buttered Rum (which he started with Erik Yates BA ’00) headlined the Wild Rivers Music Festival in Brookings, Oregon, as well as the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah, in summer 2016. The San Francisco quintet plays rock music, with aspects of jazz, country, and folk. They’ve recently released a series of three EPs under the umbrella title “The Kite and the Key.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Kirsten Kloppel Dukeshier BA ’00 has spent the past 15 years producing full-length musicals and teaching piano and choir to middle school students in Phoenix. She has received two prestigious honors for her classroom work: her district’s Lamp of Learning award in 2014 and Arizona’s Middle Level Educator of the Year award in 2010. Recently, two of her piano students won a statewide original composition contest. Seven years ago, she married the middle school musical audio engineer, Kyle, after her students played matchmaker. Kirsten and Kyle started a band and were local rock stars for a while. Now she enjoys the occasional jam session, teaches piano lessons, works in her organic urban garden, or just takes in the silence.

    • 03/13/2018

      Lisa Lenherr BA ’00, JD ’08 joined the Oakland, California, law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors rights practice group. Lenherr has nearly a decade of experience representing debtors, landlords, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

    • 06/06/2016

      Kate Cottrell Leonard JD ’00 was named the Title IX/ADA coordinator at the University of Washington April 2016 . “I want to recognize the wonderful training I received at Lewis & Clark for helping me get here,” says Leonard.

    • 11/27/2017

      Annie Lovejoy Elasky BA ’00, in addition to hounding ’00 L&C grads for class note updates,  enjoys embarking on adventures with her husband, two daughters, and similarly adventurous friends. During the past two years, Elasky, Twyla Gingrich BA ’99, and Carolyn Cornils Scherer BA ’99 scaled boulders while backpacking in Colorado and bushwhacked through dense brush atop cliffs overlooking the Canadian Quetico while backpacking in northern Minnesota. They look forward to next year’s harrowing journey.

    • 12/30/2017

      Kevin S. Minoli JD ’00 served as the acting general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the presidential transition on January 20, 2017, until January 8, 2018, when a permanent general counsel was appointed. Minoli has since returned to his permanent position as the EPA’s principal deputy general counsel, which is the highest-ranking career attorney position at the agency.

    • 09/01/2014

      Michael Newhouse JD ’00 joined Buchalter Nemer’s litigation practice group in Los Angeles. A significant part of Newhouse’s work focuses on representing developers, landlords, tenants, property managers, and financial institutions in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate litigation and transactions. Among his clients are companies and individuals in the apparel, technology, financial, multimedia and post-production, interior design, and jewelry industries, as well as insurers, licensors, and accredited investors.

    • 05/10/2016

      Rob Roy Smith JD ’00 was included by Law360 in its “Top Attorneys Under 40 for Native American Law” list. Smith was one of only three lawyers selected nationwide for this honor.

    • 09/19/2017

      Ulanda Watkins JD ’96 was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 and sworn into office on August 1, 2017, by Judge Adrienne Nelson of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Watkins is the only judge of color in Clackamas County, as well as the first African American to serve as a judge in an Oregon county other than Multnomah. A former defense lawyer and managing attorney at GEICO, the Portland native is the third African American woman to rise to the Oregon state bench.

    • 02/01/2018

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’00, a single father of two daughters, lives in St. Helena, California, in the heart of wine country. His primary career focus is in the arts as a sculptor and owner of Wiedmann Sculpture Studios. His contemporary abstract forms can be found worldwide. He also works closely with Dana Johnson BS ’81 and her organization NIMBUS Arts, a community arts center that is fostering the next generation of creative minds. Over the past few years, Wiedmann’s love of adventure has led him down the road of photojournalism. He has documented California’s devastating wildfires, and his images have appeared in ABC News reports, the LA Times, the Guardian, and other media. His sculpture work can be found at www.hammerswinger.com, and his powerful images of wildfires can be found on Instagram @napafirephotos.

    • 02/15/2017

      Larry Zurcher MAT ’00, who has taught in the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District since 1990, was featured in a story in the Lake Oswego Review. Zurcher has been placed in charge of preparing the district’s teachers to use new technologies and approaches to educating students in STEM fields.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jules Bailey BA ’01 is the new chief stewardship officer for Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, a key player in the implementation of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Bailey says he “could not be more proud of working to keep Oregon’s roadways and beaches litter free and our state more beautiful.”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jennifer Cerasin MAT ’01 is an art instructor at Inza R. Wood Middle School in Wilsonville, Oregon. She was the winner of the 2016 Oregon Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award.

    • 06/11/2018

      Andrew C. Hanson JD ’01 joined the environment, energy, and resources practice of Perkins Coie in the firm’s Madison office. Most recently, Hanson was a senior attorney with Alliant Energy Corporate Services, providing strategic advice on energy project acquisitions, development, and construction, and preparing regulatory filings that allowed the company to significantly expand its renewable energy resources. He previously held positions at the EPA, where he focused on matters related to the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Air Act. Hanson was a trial attorney with the DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C., from 2008 until late 2015, and was recognized by the DOJ and EPA for his work on high-impact environmental cases. He received his BS from the University of Michigan.

    • 07/28/2016

      Elizabeth E. Howard JD ’01 was named industry group leader for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s natural resources group. Howard brings 15 years of experience practicing natural resources law and helping agriculture, forest product, and energy businesses navigate regulatory processes and succeed in legal proceedings.

    • 10/12/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

    • 05/27/2015

      Bryan Kirkpatrick JD ’01 was named a 2015 winner of the Client Choice Award for Intellectual Property—Patents for Oregon by International Law Office and Lexology.

    • 01/07/2016

      Anne Koch JD ’01 joined the firm Wyse Kadish. Koch’s practice includes business and corporate transactions, as well as intellectual property protection and enforcement.

    • 05/27/2015

      David Koempel JD ’01 was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 04/04/2017

      Wade Lockett MAT ’01, previously vice principal and athletic director at Sandy (Oregon) High School, is now vice principal and athletic director at Silverton (Oregon) High School. He was also recognized by the Oregon Athletic Directors Association as the 2016 5A Athletic Director of the Year.

    • 10/23/2017

      Jonathan Lovvorn LLM ’01 was named the first policy director for Harvard Law School’s Animal Law and Policy Program on September 5, 2017. Lovvorn, who taught wildlife law at Harvard during the fall 2015 and fall 2016 terms, continues to serve as a lecturer and is teaching a new course this fall on farmed animal law and policy. He will collaborate with faculty, staff, fellows, and students to expand the program’s existing policy projects into longer-term initiatives, launch new policy initiatives, and help advance policy research and scholarship within the program.

    • 10/14/2016

      Sara McCarney MAT ’01 is the new principal at Stafford Primary School in the West Linn–Wilsonville (Oregon) School District.

    • 08/01/2018

      Randy McClure JD ’01, a principal of RHP Risk Management, an occupational safety and health consulting firm, spoke on February 26, 2018, at the California Wildfire Litigation Conference: Strategic Overview of the North Bay Fires. The conference looked at a variety of legal issues associated with the North Bay and Thomas fires. McClure’s presentation, provided an overview of residential risk assessment strategies and explored the many nuances associated with quantifying risk.

    • 10/14/2016

      Warren Murray BA ’01 has left Willamette University and is now a second-year graduate assistant at Central Washington University. He earned his master’s degree in percussion performance with an emphasis in orchestral conducting.

    • 04/17/2017

      Christine Reynolds JD ’01 was promoted to partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She serves as bond, disclosure, and underwriter’s counsel on financings for state and local governments in the Pacific Northwest, including the State of Oregon. Reynolds serves on the Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission and is a founding committee member of the Pacific Northwest Women in Public Finance Chapter, where she currently serves as vice president for membership. She is also the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the nonprofit Children First for Oregon.

    • 06/28/2018

      Natalia Robalino BA ’01, JD ’06 served for eight years as in-house senior counsel at the World Bank, handling HR, corporate, tax, and litigation matters as well as issues pertaining to the World Bank’s privileges and immunities. She is now moving to the World Bank’s office in Beirut, Lebanon, to work as regional senior counsel responsible for the bank’s operations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Robalino is planning on a three-year assignment during which she will be responsible for preparing and negotiating with government counterparts the legal agreements for the World Bank’s projects in the region and will advise teams on all legal aspects of the bank’s operations, including preparation, supervision, and project implementation. Robalino will be joined in Beirut by her husband, David Robalino, and their two dogs, Harper and Mephistopheles.

    • 02/01/2015

      Paul Trinchero JD ’01 was named an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer. Trinchero’s practice focuses on litigation related to real estate disputes, eminent domain, federal and state securities laws, commercial disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

    • 05/27/2015

      Karen Varney JD ’01 joined Reinisch Wilson Weier as an associate attorney. Varney has practiced workers’ compensation defense for employers and insurance carriers and other business litigation since 2001.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jeremy Wilson BA ’01 is now a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office. His practice concentrates on patent litigation.

    • 02/01/2018

      Ursula Wolfe-Rocca MAT ’01, a high school teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was featured in an article in the Atlantic regarding how we teach our young people about slavery in history courses. She discussed common misconceptions she encounters in her students.

    • 06/27/2017

      Jeff Auxier BA ’02 was named district attorney for Columbia County, Oregon. Auxier was previously a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County.

    • Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes

      Lyla Bashan BA ’02 offers a guide to help the change makers of tomorrow translate their passion for social justice into global careers of conscience. Her book discusses the elements of international relief, development, and diplomacy; the key problems and players; and steps to “kick-start your do-gooder career.”

      Posted 11/07/2017
    • 09/17/2015

      Kristine Bingman JD ’02 joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s employee benefits and employment practice teams. Bingman brings more than 12 years of experience advising employers on health and welfare plans and employment law matters, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, state and federal disability laws, harassment and discrimination, and responding to complaints filed with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

    • 09/01/2014

      Shelly Damore JD ’02 joined Jordan Ramis’ litigation practice group. Damore focuses on employment and discrimination matters, personal injury, commercial general liability, and business disputes. She has tried numerous cases in both Washington and Oregon state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court in Portland and the Western District of Washington federal courts. A six-time winner of the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star award, she was a fellow to the Oregon State Bar Leadership College in 2010. Damore also served as a planning commission member for the City of Camas, Washington, from 2007 to 2011.

    • 05/27/2015

      Lorne Dauenhauer JD ’02 joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office. He focuses a large portion of his practice on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, such as employee stock ownership plans, multiemployer (Taft Hartley) pension plans, and executive and equity-based compensation arrangements.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carly Henderson BA ’95, MA ’02 has worked in the counseling psychology field since 2002, first overseas in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Italy, and then returning to Portland in 2008. She owns MindWise Therapy in Southeast Portland and enjoys working as a child and family therapist. She lives close to her extended family in Northeast Portland, with 6-year-old daughter Lily, husband Ben, and some critters.

    • My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes: An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

      Valisa Higman BA ’02 illustrated a children’s book about a young boy who overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 01/07/2018

      Peter Irvine JD ’02 was awarded the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award on September 28, 2017. The award recognizes Irvine’s ongoing effort to provide access to legal services for artists, elders, tenants, and other underserved individuals. After a career as a professional musician, most notably in the band Cordelia’s Dad, Irvine became an attorney specifically to assist those creative professionals who have difficulty understanding, dealing with, or negotiating their legal needs. He has been providing pro bono or reduced-fee services to individuals and communities in need through the free Hampshire Elder Law Program (H.E.L.P.) and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts. Irvine also volunteers as a housing court lawyer, represents transgender individuals in discrimination cases, and works for reduced fees for nonprofit organizations such as local arts and theatre groups, including the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community.

    • 09/01/2014

      Peter Irvine JD ’02 has a small-town general practice in Northampton, Massachusetts—but with a twist. In addition to handling real estate, criminal defense, small business advising, and other typical matters, Irvine also practices entertainment law, acts as a music manager, and tours with his own band. Playing percussion and singing with Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown has taken him to Singapore and various parts of the United States, including Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre. The group is recording an album for release in 2015.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sunny Jonas MAT ’02 is the new assistant principal of Congress Park School and Ogden Avenue School in Illinois. Jonas has worked in Chicago Public Schools for three years now, and has been well-recognized in her field with awards and fellowships, such as the Socioeconomic Inequality Fellowship with the University of Chicago for 2018-19. She was also a recipient of the Yale RULER social-emotional learning grant and the Northern Illinois University’s Project DREAMS Fellowship.

    • The Ones Who Believed: True Inspirational Stories Honoring Everyday People Who Took a Chance, Shaped a Life, and Made a Difference

      Mary Lou Kayser MAT ’02 coauthors this collection of stories that showcases the significant role others believing in us plays in shaping the direction we take our lives and who we become. Included are discussion questions and templates designed to spark conversations, facilitate positive change, and strengthen communities.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 10/14/2016

      Jennie Knapp MAT ’02, who joined the Beaverton (Oregon) School District in 2002, has moved to the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District to serve as assistant principal for Lakeridge Junior High.

    • 09/01/2014

      Sara Kobak JD ’02 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Kobak specializes in appellate litigation and has significant experience before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has assisted with briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court at both the certiorari and merits stages. Kobak is a volunteer attorney with the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program and has served on the Associates Committee for the Campaign for Equal Justice. Most recently, she has been serving as pro bono counsel in a death-penalty post-conviction proceeding.

    • 10/14/2016

      Morgan Law BA ’02 and Noah Manos BA ’03 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Law and Manos were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

    • 07/30/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02, a partner in the trusts and estates department of Karnopp Petersen LLP, was recently elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). Keys MacDonald is one of 36 new fellows elected to ACTEC from across the United States, England, and Canada. She regularly counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning, and charitable giving.

    • 03/02/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02 was named a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an organization of peer-elected lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure, as well as the administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.

    • 05/15/2015

      Andrew Moratzka JD ’02 was named one of the top 50 energy and environmental trailblazers in the United States by TheNational Law Journal. Moratzka is a partner at Stoel Rives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    • 06/12/2018

      Kimo Nelson BA ’02, a Portland-area artist and organizer, is a recipient of the 2018 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award. Nelson paints landscapes from the American West. His work has been shown nationally, including in New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston. Nelson received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

    • 10/14/2016

      Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen BA ’02 is the new director for the Crook County Library in Prineville, Oregon. In a piece in the Central Oregonian, he discussed his plans for the future of the library, including increasing outreach and offering more community programs.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ken Richardson MEd ’02, most recently deputy superintendent of the David Douglas School District, is now superintendent.

    • 05/13/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was named chair of the environmental and natural resources practice group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; buying and selling contaminated property; regulatory agency enforcement defense; and contaminated site investigation and cleanup (including of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site). She also conducts environmental due diligence on complex corporate transactions and advises clients on issues related to the siting and permitting of renewable energy projects.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was elected partner at Tonkon Torp, where she is a member of the environment and natural resources practice groups. Schuster provides advice and practical solutions on environmental compliance and enforcement matters and on commercial and real estate transactions for clients in diverse industries large and small. She was also named to the board of directors of Women in Environment (WIE), a Pacific Northwest organization focused on furthering professional development and opportunities for environmental professionals in the region. The organization hosts events and education programs, and provides opportunities for networking and mentoring.

    • 04/26/2017

      Xiomora Torres Mattson JD ’02 has been appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court by Oregon Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Previously, Torres Mattson was a senior assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.

    • 09/28/2017

      Thu Truong BA ’02, MAT ’03 is the new principal at Ron Russell Middle School in Portland.

    • 02/01/2018

      Emilia Carley-Roe Brasier BA ’03 works part time as the executive director of online outreach for Brasier Law, a family law practice in Portland. She also serves on the Parent Advisory Committee for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Emmanuel Hospital and volunteers with NICU Families NW.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Emilia Carley-Roe Brasier BA ’03 and Tommy Brasier BA ’04, daughter Aurora. She joins siblings Aiden, 11, and Audrey, 8.

    • 09/01/2014

      Kevin Clonts JD ’03 became a shareholder in Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth. Clonts’ practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including construction defect and insurance coverage disputes. He also represents business entities in litigation involving business dissolutions, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, and target defendants in complex products liability and construction defect matters.

    • 04/01/2015

      Zachary J. Cohen JD ’03 was elected president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Cohen, a partner and litigator at Lesavoy Butz & Seitz, focuses primarily on business, real estate, and banking disputes. He also handles tax appeals, zoning matters, emergency injunctions, employment cases, and bankruptcy and estate litigation. Cohen has appeared at all levels of the state’s trial and appellate courts, as well as federal courts, and before various local, state, and federal agencies. He was named in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. In 2011, he was included in the Top 20 Under 40 by Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.

    • 11/21/2017

      David Coulter BA ’03 is studying astrophysics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Last fall, Coulter and his team discovered the “first optical photons from a gravitational wave source.” Their research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Science in October 2017.

    • 07/20/2016

      Maya Crawford JD ’03 was appointed to lead the Campaign for Equal Justice. Crawford has an extensive background in poverty law, having worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon for many years. Previously, she served as the associate director of the Campaign for Equal Justice.

    • 06/03/2015

      Christy Doornink JD ’03 was elected president and managing attorney of the Pacific Northwest law firm Reinisch Wilson Weier. Doornink, who is the second woman to be the firm’s president, focuses her practice on Washington workers’ compensation defense. She volunteers her time with the St. Andrew Legal Clinic Race for Justice, Wilsonville Leadership Academy, Girls on the Run, Ronald McDonald House, and Oregon Food Bank, and mentors first-year law students.

    • 10/14/2016

      Cathy Harris Fall MAT ’03, after working in the Crook County School District since 1992, made the decision to strike out on her own by opening Smaller Scholars, a licensed preschool and daycare, in Prineville, Oregon, where she also lives.

    • 04/26/2017

      Sonya Fischer JD ’03 was appointed to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners and is serving a term that runs through December 2018. She is an attorney in Lake Oswego with Fischer Family Law and has served on several boards and committees advocating on behalf of children, women, and families.

    • 02/01/2015

      Sonya Fischer JD ’03 joined Yates, Matthews & Eaton as of counsel. Fischer works in family law, juvenile law, special education, guardianships, simple wills, and government relations.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Grossman BA ’03 took over the kitchen at Multnomah Whiskey Library last summer, and he’s brought his personal touch to an almost entirely new menu. Eater magazine interviewed him about how he makes food to complement the “amazing selection of spirits” as well how he uses said spirits in the food itself.

    • 12/08/2017

      To Traci Harris Sanders BA ’03 and Kelly Sanders, daughter Lily Ann, July 20, 2017. Lily joins big brother Adam, June 5, 2014.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Gaea Haymaker BA ’03 and Alex Prater, daughter Ada Hughes Haymaker, March 2017. Big brother Eli, 3, looks forward to sharing his love of trucks, trains, planes, and great horned owls. Gaea works part time as an occupational therapist.

    • 10/14/2016

      Sayuri Sasaki Hemann BA ’03 presented an interactive public art project, entitled Mind Traveler’s Aquarium, at the University of Iowa in fall 2016. The project transformed the Fountain Lobby into an “aquarium” of vibrant color, texture, light, and imagined life. Mind Traveler’s Aquarium is the latest in Hemann’s Urban Aquarium project.

    • 06/28/2018

      Myah Moore Irick BA ’03 and Jaime Irick have relocated to Chicago. Myah works as an executive director in wealth management with JP Morgan’s Private Bank, and Jaime is president of Life Fitness. This June, they welcomed baby Quinn to the family, joining Fiona, age 4, and Aiden, age 2.

    • 03/30/2016

      James Bronson JD ’03 was named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Alicia Fuch. Bronson previously worked as chief deputy defender for Oregon’s Office of Public Defense Services, Appellate Division, before starting a private practice focused on criminal appeals.

    • 09/01/2014

      James Bronson JD ’03 wrote one of the briefs relied on by the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases of Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. In the ruling that police usually must obtain search warrants before searching suspects’ cellphones, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. adopted some of the data and analogies James included in his friend-of-the-court brief. James, a Portland criminal defense attorney, wrote the brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Brennan Center for Justice.

    • 08/15/2015

      Jill Karmy JD ’03 after six years as a partner with Parham, Hall & Karmy, opened her own firm, Karmy Law Office PLLC. She will continue to practice workers’ compensation law. Karmy is also on the board of governors for the Washington State Bar Association and was named a Rising Star in the 2015 issue of Washington Super Lawyers magazine.

    • You, Beast

      Nick Lantz BA ’03 uses macabre humor to examine our strange, absurd, and often brutal relationship with other animals in his fourth book of poetry, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 06/28/2018

      Liz Larter BA ’03 moved back home to Seattle in 2010 with her husband, Mike Palmer, and their rescue pup, Rocky Balboa. She works in communications marketing and enjoys running and landscape planning when life cooperates.

    • 12/08/2017

      Sonia Marie Leikam BA ’03 has been appointed a human rights commissioner for the City of Portland by Mayor Ted Wheeler.

    • 10/14/2016

      Noah Manos BA ’03 and Morgan Law BA ’02 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Manos and Law were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

    • 09/01/2014

      Suzanne McVicker JD ’03 joined the estate planning department of Karnopp Petersen. While attending Lewis & Clark, McVicker clerked at the in-house council department of a large Portland real estate investment company and advised low-income taxpayers at the law school’s Legal Clinic. Prior to joining Karnopp Petersen, she spent six years with Shaftel Law Offices in Anchorage, Alaska, advising trustees and personal representatives of medium to large estates. In addition to wills, trust, estates, probate, and estate and gift tax preparation, McVicker’s practice encompasses business and charitable tax planning and implementation.

    • 04/26/2017

      Samantha Murray JD ’03 is the executive director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MAS MBC) program at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, which is part of the University of California at San Diego. The program is a year-long intensive course for those interested in careers in marine conservation. Murray has directed ocean and water programs at the Ocean Conservancy, the Audubon Society, and the Oregon Environmental Council, and founded an ocean consulting business where she worked with clients on issues related to water quality and ocean acidification.

    • 04/01/2014

      Karen Ostrye JD ’03 was appointed by Oregon Governor Kitzhaber to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Paul Crowley. The district encompasses Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties. Ostrye’s community involvement has included serving as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge and on various boards, including those of the Hood River County School District, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and Mid-Columbia County Bar Association. Her volunteer work earned her recognition as Mentor of the Year in 2012 from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia Gorge.

    • 09/06/2016

      Laura Plourde JD ’03 joined Blowditch & Dewey as a senior associate. Plourde, who will work out of the firm’s Boston office, focuses her practice on business and general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of equity securities, limited liability company operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements, commercial contracts, corporate entity selection and formation, general corporate matters, and intellectual property protection. Previously, she was an associate at the Boston firms of Pabian & Russell LLC and Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.

    • 02/01/2015

      Kathleen Profitt JD ’03 celebrated the first anniversary of her law firm, Profitt Law, in Clackamas, Oregon. Profitt continues to focus on providing legal representation to homeowners and condominium associations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. In particular, she assists HOA and condominium associations in general counsel, enforcement, litigation, and assessment collections. Profitt also was reelected to the board of directors for the Oregon Chapter of the Community Associations Institute for a term ending in 2016.

    • 05/04/2016

      Kimberlyn (Trotter) Silverman JD ’03 was named the 2015 DUII Prosecutor of the Year by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force.

    • 10/13/2017

      Christine Walter BA ’03 works at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, a farm and tourist destination in Gervais, Oregon. She spoke last fall to Oregon Public Broadcasting about the popular apple cider produced by Bauman’s and about her own line of hard ciders that is available on tap throughout the Willamette Valley and Portland area.

    • 10/09/2017

      Usman Ally BA ’04, an Obie Award-winning actor, has, in addition to his role on the Netlix miniseries A Series of Unfortunate Events, appeared in the television shows Suits, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Veep.

    • 02/10/2016

      Andrew Bowman LLM ’04 was named president of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,100 member land trusts supported by more than 100,000 volunteers and 5 million members nationwide. Bowman previously served as the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s (DDCF) program director for the environment. During his 10 years at DDCF, he developed and obtained approval for more than $100 million in grants.

    • 02/01/2015

      Amy Carbins JD ’04 was promoted to partner in DLA Piper’s San Francisco office. Carbins assists lenders, borrowers, investors, owners, and developers with structuring, negotiating, and closing complex commercial real estate transactions.

    • 02/15/2017

      Shannon Dery MAT ’04 is following in the footsteps of the late James Erickson, a well-known local drama teacher, by reviving the once-legendary Beaverton (Oregon) High School theatre program.

    • 10/14/2016

      Todd Doram BA ’04 and Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

    • 10/13/2016

      Leah Koss Feldon JD ’04 was confirmed as DEQ deputy director by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission. Feldon has worked at the Oregon DEQ since 2005 in various roles, including as special advisor to the director of Cleaner Air Oregon and manager in the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.

    • 04/17/2015

      Danelle Cope Forseth JD ’04 welcomed Melissa Luna JD ’04 to Landeck & Forseth, a small law firm located in Moscow, Idaho. Both enjoy practicing as part of a close-knit rural legal community. The firm maintains a general civil practice, including estate planning, family, real property, business, and employment law. Forseth was named partner in January 2014.

    • 10/14/2016

      Anisa Goforth BA ’04 and James Fivecoats, July 2, 2014, in Idleyld Park, Oregon. Jaye Hartman BA ’04, Heather Jasper, David Woessner BA ’04, Amy Woessner BA ’05, and Cassi Lydon BA ’04 attended.

    • 10/03/2017

      Yukari Kaihori BA ’04 presented her artwork in a joint exhibition with Nelleke Beltjens in summer 2017. The show, titled Elemental, appeared at WORK, a fine art gallery in Amherst, Virginia. Kaihori, who lives in New Zealand, uses a technique involving dropping pigment and solvent onto paper painted with oil and capitalizing on the interesting colors and shapes that result. She has also dabbled in mixed media.

    • 12/21/2016

      Jane Levy JD ’04, MA ’11 was appointed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to Division XXV of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County. Levy has advocated for New Mexico families for over 10 years. She has also been a volunteer for organizations that help domestic abuse victims and the homeless.

    • 04/17/2015

      Melissa Luna JD ’04 joined Danelle Cope Forseth JD ’04 at Landeck & Forseth, a small law firm located in Moscow, Idaho. Both enjoy practicing as part of a close-knit rural legal community. The firm maintains a general civil practice, including estate planning, family, real property, business, and employment law. 

    • 12/21/2016

      Ron Opsahl JD ’04 is of counsel at Fennemore Craig PC in Denver, Colorado. Opsahl is a member of the firm’s natural resources, energy, and environmental practice and has experience in public lands issues, wildlife law, resource extraction and use, litigation, real property, and titles matters.

    • 09/01/2014

      Julie Penry JD ’04 was named assistant general counsel at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

    • 10/13/2017

      Julie Penry JD’ 04 and Jay Penry welcomed Charlotte Susannah Penry on May 24, 2017, in Corvallis, Oregon. She joins 5-year-old brother Leon.

    • 09/01/2014

      Abigail St. Lawrence JD ’04 opened St. Lawrence Law Office in downtown Helena, Montana. Specializing in water rights, natural resources, administrative law, and government relations, the firm provides responsive legal solutions for agriculture, development, business, and individuals. St. Lawrence is a frequent lecturer at CLE courses, chairs the Justice Initiatives Committee of the State Bar of Montana, and serves on the PPL Community Foundation board.

    • Glass Harvest

      Amie Whittemore MAT ’04 explored issues of grief, family relationships, marriage, divorce, sexuality, and gender identity—along with how these experiences intersect with landscape—in her new poetry collection.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 07/12/2018

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

    • 02/01/2018

      Peter Acker BA ’05 was recently appointed clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where his work focuses on global health and education. He and his wife recently welcomed their first son, Milo, into the world.

    • 10/14/2016

      Sharl Azar BA ’05, after completing his residency and fellowship training, took a position as assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. Azar’s research and clinical interests include bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and end-of-life care.

    • 10/13/2017

      William Barker BA ’05 has joined Wild Apple Homes in Manchester, Massachusetts, as an assistant project manager.

    • 02/01/2018

      Miya Barnett BA ’05 is an assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Early Career Award to improve access to evidence-based parent training programs for low-income Latinx families. She also directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Clinic at UCSB.

    • 07/07/2016

      Mark Barzda LLM ’05 joined Gevurtz Menashe as of counsel. Barzda has spent 10 years practicing family law in Portland, with an emphasis on alternative dispute resolutions. He is certified as a practitioner in collaborative law, a discipline that focuses on alternatives to litigated family law matters. Barzda will continue handling divorce, custody/parenting time, child support, contempt, and modification legal matters in Oregon.

    • 10/14/2016

      Angela Blum BA ’05 joined the faculty at Hamilton College as an assistant professor of chemistry. Previously, Blum worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her research at Hamilton centers on controlling bacterial behavior and pathogenicity.

    • 02/01/2018

      Hannah Bryant BA ’05 lives in Northeast Portland and works for the City of Portland’s Design and Historic Resource Review team. She also has her own landscape design business, which keeps her design skills fresh. She is married to Cyrus Collins, whom she met at L&C in 2002. They have two children, ages 2 and 5.

    • 02/15/2017

      Allison Cassie MAT ’05 is a senior recruitment manager for Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. She will be heading up the recruitment process across both states, as well as maintaining oversight and support of staff as they educate communities about Girl Scouts.

    • 06/28/2018

      Alex Chapin BA ’05 moved to Salt Lake City in 2007 to attend graduate school at the University of Utah. He graduated in 2014 with a PhD in human genetics and now works for ARUP Laboratories (also in Salt Lake City) as a clinical variant scientist. In his free time, he enjoys everything Utah has to offer: “access to back-country skiing, mountain biking, and weak beer.”

    • 10/12/2015

      Michael Cofield JD ’05 joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

    • 10/13/2017

      Brian Federico BA ’05 recently resettled in the San Francisco Bay Area with his fiancé, Ken, and their dog, Jelly. He’s currently a fundraiser for the Stanford Graduate School of Business covering Oregon, the Bay Area, Texas, and Latin America. Now that he’s completed his second term on the L&C Board of Alumni, he’s joined the board of the Latino Network, a Latino-led organization in Portland that supports Latino youth and families through culturally specific services.

    • 09/28/2017

      Mac Glovinsky BA ’05 and Megan Cahn, July 29, 2017, in Matunuck, Rhode Island.

    • 01/05/2016

      Ethan Hasenstein JD ’05 was appointed corporate counsel to the Western Rivers Conservancy, a Portland-based organization dedicated to the conservation of the West’s outstanding river ecosystems. Hasenstein provides legal support to staff in WRC’s Portland, Denver, and San Francisco offices in property acquisition, nonprofit governance, and development matters.

    • 03/12/2015

      Ethan Hasenstein JD ’05 traded his two-hour daily commute for a ten-minute bike ride when he joined the Corvallis, Oregon, firm of Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger. Previously, Hasenstein worked for over seven years at the Oregon Department of Justice, where he counseled the state in major infrastructure development matters. He now focuses on real estate, land use, and counseling Corvallis’s emerging startups and established businesses. He says he is reveling in college-town life and, most importantly, his 4-month-old daughter.

    • 07/17/2015

      Victoria W. Hollinger JD ’05 joined Fox Rothschild’s Exton, Pennsylvania, office as of counsel in the environmental department. She represents clients in environmental litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. Hollinger also conducts environmental due diligence, counsels clients on transaction-related environmental risks, negotiates the allocation of environmental risks, and coordinates permit transfers in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financing, and real estate transactions.

    • 10/13/2017

      Jeremy Innis BA ’05 is now the interfaith chaplain at Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City, where he teaches religion, music, and meditation to students in grades 6 through 12. He enjoys working with Rowland Hall colleagues Margot Miller BA ’91 in social studies and Rob Wilson BA ’94 in biology. Innis lives in Millcreek, Utah, with Anne Innis and their three children.

    • 04/17/2017

      Ben Leedy JD ’05 became a shareholder in Stolle Berne’s real estate and business law group. His practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, real estate finance, leasing, and real estate development. Leedy was recognized in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star for 2012 through 2016.

    • 06/13/2018

      Michael Lopez JD ’05 joined the board of directors for Advocates for the West. Lopez has served for 10 years as a staff attorney for the Nez Perce Tribe Office of Legal Counsel. He also worked as a senior program manager for the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution in Tucson, Arizona. Lopez holds a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Minnesota.

    • 10/14/2016

      Zach Mann BA ’05 produced a short film titled Birthday Boy, which Andrew Saunderson BA ’07 wrote and directed. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

    • 10/14/2016

      Karen McClelland MAT ’05 opened a housewares and lifestyle products boutique called Mantel, in North Portland. Inspired, in part, by her past decade as a ceramics teacher in the Portland area, McClelland curates a selection of ceramics for sale, alongside handmade soaps, body oils, chocolates, and other local products.

    • 05/30/2018

      Parna Mehrbani JD ’05 joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Previously, she was a shareholder at Lane Powell, where she served in several leadership positions, including as a member of their managing board. Mehrbani is well-recognized for her expertise in trademark registration and enforcement, and advises local, national, and international companies at all stages of growth on protecting their trademark portfolios. Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 as a leading trademark professional since 2013, she helps clients develop and protect new brands and lines of business across many industries, including apparel, footwear, consumer products, food and beverage, cannabis, and education services.

    • 09/17/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was appointed to the Oregon Bench and Bar Commission on Professionalism, which is charged with advancing the professionalism, equality, and efficiency of Oregon’s judicial branch. Selections for the commission are based on reputation, past contributions, and diversity.

    • 03/18/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their Women of Influence awards ceremony on April 16. Mehrbani, a Lane Powell shareholder, was recognized in part for her work with several community organizations, including the Oregon Minority Law Association’s IMAGE program and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls.

    • 02/01/2015

      Parna A. Mehrbani JD ’05 was named one of the top trademark lawyers in Oregon and Washington by The 2015 World Trademark Review 1000. The review stated that she is “a respected member of the IP community” who has “carved a niche in fair use suits relating to the trademarks of famous bands and their former members.” Mehrbani is a shareholder at Lane Powell.

    • 09/20/2017

      Adam Merino BA ’05, managing director at Morgan Stanley, nabbed the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 Top Next-Generation Wealth Managers list.

    • 02/22/2015

      Rachel Philips JD ’05 left Metropolitan Public Defender in August of 2014, where she was a trial attorney for 8 1/2 years, to start Philips Consulting Group, a firm specializing in investigation, mitigation, trial preparation, and consulting. Philips’ background defending hundreds of criminal cases—including those involving Ballot Measure 11, Jessica’s Law, and many serious felonies—allows PCG to provide services to lawyers and corporations needing detailed investigations, as well as support to lawyers unfamiliar with defending criminal cases.

    • 09/01/2014

      Peter Ricoy JD ’05 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Ricoy focuses his legal practice in health care law, data security and privacy, insurance regulation, and general corporate and business transactions. He works with health plans, physicians, group practices, hospitals, insurers, and employers. Ricoy advises clients on a variety of matters, including issues related to health care reform under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Stark and Anti-Kickback Statutes, Medicare, Medicaid, reimbursement, HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA health plan matters. He previously served as associate general counsel for Cambia Health Solutions, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

    • 10/08/2015

      Kimberlee A. Stafford JD ’05 received the 2015 Oregon State Bar President’s Sustainability Award. A partner at Tonkon Torp, Stafford has helped move the firm steadily toward adopting comprehensive sustainable office practices and has promoted sustainability education and sustainable law office practices to Portland’s professional and business organizations. She is a member of the Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation, has chaired the Office Practices Committee of Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future, and is a former executive committee member of the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section.

    • 09/01/2014

      Kimberlee A. Stafford JD ’05 was appointed to a two-year term on the Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation. A member of Tonkon Torp’s real estate and land use, energy, and natural resources practice groups, Stafford is also the coeditor of a new reference book on environmental law regulation.

    • 03/02/2018

      Fay Stetz-Waters JD ’05 was appointed the new Linn County Circuit Court judge by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 on October 19, 2017. The appointment filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carol R. Bispham Hashagen until the general election in May, which confirmed Stetz-Waters in the position.

    • 01/07/2016

      Brett VandenHeuvel JD ’05 received the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section Leadership and Service Award on December 10, 2015. VandenHeuvel is the executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper, where he leads the organization’s legal and policy work to protect clean water. Previously, he started a public interest law practice, researched climate change during expeditions to Antarctica and New Zealand, and taught science to kids at OMSI field stations throughout Oregon.

    • 09/26/2014

      Olivia Willis JD ’05 and husband Benjamin Griffin welcomed daughter Nola Ayame Griffin-Willis on September 26, 2014.

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    • 06/28/2018

      Alyssa Babin BA ’06 earned her JD, with specializations in environment and public interest law, from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is currently the executive director at Wild and Scenic Rivers and lives in Brookings, Oregon, with her dog, Osa. Babin is building a tiny house on wheels. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys being a foster mom and playing the ukulele.

    • 10/13/2017

      Amelia Blakeman BA ’06 founded an eponymous clothing line in 2011 and opened a storefront on Portland’s Northeast Alberta Street in 2013. In addition to her own line of clothing and jewelry, the shop features clothing by independent designers from across the country. Last June, Blakeman was listed among the “top 10 Portland fashion designers to watch” by Culture Trip.

    • 02/01/2015

      Elizabeth Bonucci JD ’06 was named a Rising Star in the employment and labor law category. Bonucci represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace harassment, and wage and hour claims. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, she was an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice, where she defended sexual harassment, discrimination, civil rights violation, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. Bonucci has experience litigating a broad range of matters in both state and federal courts.

    • 10/13/2017

      Shannon Brady BA ’06 completed a PhD in developmental and psychological studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Education last June. Her dissertation is titled “A Scarlet Letter? Institutional Messages about Academics Can, But Need Not, Elicit Shame and Stigma.” She is continuing postdoctoral research at Stanford and living in nearby Menlo Park, California, with husband James Atkin BA ’06.

    • Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

      Anna Brones BA ’06 offered an illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, and maintenance, as well as suggestions on how to better enjoy your wheels.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 09/01/2014

      Gillian Bunker JD ’06 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Bunker’s practice focuses on the preparation, prosecution, and commercialization of U.S. and foreign utility and design patents. Assisting start-ups, established companies, universities, and other research institutions, she provides advice ranging from patent procurement and protection to due diligence analyses, technology transfer, licensing, and strategic planning and counseling. She handles a variety of technologies, including mechanical devices, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry.

    • 07/12/2016

      Chad Colton JD ’06 was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Colton is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 06/28/2018

      Aimee Craig BA ’06, a communications strategist in Portland, serves a variety of public and nonprofit clients, particularly in education. She created and hosts “Who Died?” a podcast exploring real people’s lives and deaths through the voices of loved ones. Aimee and BJ Abe BA ’06, a middle school math teacher, are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in 2018 with their two sons, Ben and Milo.

    • 10/14/2016

      Anne Daniels BA ’06 has joined the faculty at Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, as assistant professor of history.

    • 09/01/2014

      Elisa Dozono JD ’06 was chosen to be one of 10 Japanese Americans in the 2014 Japanese American Leadership Delegation, which traveled to Japan to engage with leaders in the business, government, academic, nonprofit, and cultural sectors. Dozono focuses her practice on business litigation and government relations.

    • 10/13/2017

      Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 and Nick Swann BA ’07, September 3, 2017, at Crag Rut Hut above the orchards of Hood River, Oregon. Beka Feathers BA ’06 was maid of honor and David Harrelson BA ’07 was best man. Amanda Delzer Hill BA ’07 and Elana Pirtle-Guiney BA ’06 served as bridesmaids, and Xan Harwood-Karlik BA ’07 and Gabe Nagler BA ’07, MAT ’14 were groomsmen. Nearly two dozen Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 10/14/2016

      Evan Farr BA ’06 is working at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, as a visiting assistant professor of humanities and global issues.

    • 10/13/2017

      Beka Feathers BA ’06 and Chelsea Spangler, October 7, 2017, beneath the sequoias at Calaveras Big Trees State Park near Arnold, California. The ceremony was officiated by Megan Essman BA ’07. Ryan Essman BA ’06 and Whitney Edmunds BA ’06 were among Beka’s attendants; Shannon Brady BA ’06 read from E.E. Cummings; and Laura Content BA ’06 made the cake. More than a dozen other Lewis & Clark alumni were present for the ceremony.

    • 10/14/2016

      Emily Ferguson MAT ’06, a teacher of seventh- and eighth-grade language arts at Winterhaven School in Portland, was named OnPoint Community Credit Union’s K–8 Educator of the Year. As part of the award, Winterhaven School will receive $2,500 for supplies and other resources.

    • 10/14/2016

      Helen Sage Howard Simpson BA ’06 debuted last fall as Portia in District Merchants, a play inspired by The Merchant of Venice, at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. Howard Simpson, who earned her MFA in acting from the University of California at Irvine, lives in Los Angeles, where she is a founding member of the theatre company Fugitive Kind. Her recent roles include Olivia in Shine Darkly, Illyria; Courtney in The Pliant Girls (which earned her an Ovation Award nomination); Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jessica Johnson BA ’06 and Tim Thomas, December 16, 2017, at the historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. Sarah Seeborg BA ’06, MEd ’11, Kate McGillem Edwards BA ’07, and Matthew Lange BA ’06 were members of the wedding party. The ceremony was performed by Marianna Hane Wiles BA ’06. Shannon Brady BA ’06 gave a reading. James Atkin BA ’06, Craig Beebe BA ’06, Laura Content BA ’06, Matt Ehrman BA ’06, Ryan Essman BA ’06, Karen Hughes BA ’06, Nathan Hughes BA ’06, Joe Sixta MAT ’13, Jeannine Stickle BA ’06, and Jenny Tyrell BA ’06, MAT ’07 were all on hand for the celebration. Johnson is a health educator at the Southern Nevada Health District.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 is a producer for Travel With Rick Steves, which is heard on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. He’s also a producer and occasional on-air personality for 90.3 KEXP-FM, an alternative rock station in Seattle. In addition, Kaplan-Woolner is a board member for Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a nonprofit that empowers young artists and transforms underutilized buildings into gathering spaces. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive pinball and theatrical kickball.

    • 02/01/2018

      Isaac Kaplan-Woolner BA ’06 and Tina Hafzalla, February 24, 2018, in Seattle.

    • 10/14/2016

      Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 was promoted from assistant coach to head swimming coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, she was assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

    • 10/13/2017

      Matthew Lange BA ’06 is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from DePaul University in Chicago. After serving as a community health extension agent with the Peace Corps in a rural Paraguayan village from 2011 to 2013, he was a country desk officer at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., through 2016. He is proud to have a Paraguayan godson.

    • 01/08/2016

      Donna L. Lee JD ’06 was named a partner in the Portland office of the firm Hart Wagner. Lee defends physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, and other health-care providers in malpractice lawsuits in Oregon and Washington’s state and federal courts. She also regularly represents medical professionals in state licensing and professional credentialing board matters. Prior to establishing a career in law, Lee, who holds a doctorate in musicology, was a professor of 20th-century music history and theory.

    • 09/01/2014

      Ken Mitchell-Phillips JD ’06 announced the opening of the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, a Pacific Northwest law firm with Oregon offices in Portland, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, and Gresham, and a Washington office in Vancouver. The firm focuses on business transactional, real estate, corporate finance, civil litigation, and estate planning needs.

    • 04/26/2017

      Christopher Mixson JD ’06 has been named a partner in the Reno and Las Vegas law offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLC. He works in the firm’s entertainment and intellectual property resources law and litigation practices.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Pondie Nicholson Taylor BA ’06 and husband Mark Taylor, daughter Vivien Pond Taylor, April 7, 2017. She joins brother Miles Taylor. “Her older brother cannot stop touching her head,” says Pondie. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sara Porterfield BA ’06 recently completed her PhD in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research examines the global connections between the American West’s Colorado River Basin and rivers around the world. She is currently at work turning her dissertation into a book.

    • 03/03/2015

      David Roghair JD ’06 was appointed Magistrate Judge and Standing Master for the trial courts of Barrow, Alaska—which is also his hometown. Roghair replaces Mary Treiber ’80, who retired in November 2014. Previously, he was the Magistrate Judge in Tok, Alaska.

    • 09/01/2014

      Josh Smith JD ’06 joined the Sierra Club’s San Francisco office as a staff attorney. Smith will continue to devote his practice to environmental and natural resources litigation, with a focus on clean energy, electricity regulation, and water and air pollution. He most recently worked for several years as an environmental litigator with Earthjustice in Florida.

    • 10/14/2016

      Kate Sommers BA ’06 dropped us a line to say: “L&C gave me the opportunity to hone my critical thinking skills. Invaluable and still in use today!”

    • 06/28/2018

      To Allison Spector BA ’06 and Max Spector BA ’06, son Everett Gideon Spector, December 16, 2017. He and big brother Felix, who recently turned 3, are mutually smitten. After three years as a counselor at St. Mary’s Academy, Allison is now a therapist with Connections First. Max is senior product manager at Act-On Software. Their original baby, black lab Luna, has been unbelievably patient throughout all the changes.

    • 06/28/2018

      To Rhett Tatum BA ’06 and Jennifer Ralph Tatum, daughter Olivia Anne Tatum, May 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

    • 06/28/2018

      Molly Young BA ’06 is now a student in the certified nurse midwife program at the University of Colorado. She and her 5-year-old daughter, Miette, left snowy Idaho to be closer to family and school in Denver. They’re both looking forward to exploring the Rocky Mountains together.

    • 10/13/2017

      Joey Alsberge BA ’07 is currently a fellow in vitreoretinal surgery at West Coast Retina/California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He says he still enjoys playing the guitar.

    • 10/14/2016

      Erika Arnold BA ’07, a software engineer at New Relic in Portland, was featured in an Oregonian story about women in technology. After earning a PhD in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Arnold decided to shift gears and complete an intensive coding course in San Francisco. Soon after, she returned to Portland to work at New Relic.

    • 06/08/2016

      Sara Bagheri JD ’07 was elected to the city council of Denton, Texas. Bagheri has worked in community affairs since she returned to Denton in 2009 to practice law. She helped launch the popular Denton Community Market in 2010 as a founding board member and an attorney for the nonprofit group. Bagheri also served on the city’s Human Services Advisory Council from 2011 to 2013, was a member of the ad hoc committee that made recommendations in 2012 for the city’s smoking ban, and served as a commissioner on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2015 until her election to the city council.

    • 05/07/2018

      Andrew Barnes BA ’07 completed his MBA in logistics and supply chain management from the Miller College of Business at Ball State University in December 2017.

    • 01/05/2016

      Jennifer Bragar JD ’07 was promoted to owner in the Portland office of Garvey Schubert Barer. Bragar’s practice focuses on land use, real estate, municipal, and environmental law. She has been involved in several significant cases throughout Oregon, including hazardous waste cleanup actions and land use advocacy on behalf of private landowners. She regularly assists as special counsel and general counsel to multiple cities across the state.

    • 06/28/2018

      Andrew Conner BA ’07 and Erin Conner BA ’07 have been living in Menlo Park, California, for the past five years. Andrew received his doctorate in physical therapy last spring from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and is currently working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Erin is finishing her dual medical residency in pediatrics and anesthesiology at Stanford and will be starting a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in September 2018. The couple welcomed their son, Elliot, in March 2017. They look forward to moving back to Portland.

    • 06/28/2018

      Erin Conner BA ’07 and Andrew Conner BA ’07 have been living in Menlo Park, California, for the past five years. Erin is finishing her dual medical residency in pediatrics and anesthesiology at Stanford and will be starting a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in September 2018. Andrew received his doctorate in physical therapy last spring from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland and is currently working at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The couple welcomed their son, Elliot, in March 2017. They look forward to moving back to Portland.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Elkind BA ’07 and Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

    • 07/12/2016

      Joe Franco JD ’07 was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Franco is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 10/26/2017

      To Craig Gilden BA ’07 and Alyssa Gilden, daughter Shayna, October 2017. Their son, Joey, has been quite sweet welcoming his baby sister home, and they are all adjusting to their lives in Austin, Texas, as a new family of four.

    • 03/02/2018

      Susan W. Graf JD ’07 was named a partner by Klarquist Sparkman. Graf, who holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke University, specializes in biotechnical and medical patent applications, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. She has extensive research experience in the fields of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, including clinical diagnostics. Graf also prepares legal opinions, including patentability, invalidity, infringement/noninfringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and prepares and prosecutes trademark applications.

    • 05/18/2016

      John Grant JD ’07 joined Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, as program manager of Fisher Focus, a practice innovation initiative emphasizing legal project management, process improvement, and technology adoption. In his new role, Grant works with the firm’s lawyers and managers to drive efficiency through a focus on customer value, data-driven decision-making, and a cycle of continuous improvement. Grant is a former intellectual property litigator and a fourth-generation attorney who spent eight years in the software industry before earning his JD.

    • 10/13/2017

      Luke Henderson BA ’07 has worked in the wine industry for almost 10 years and currently manages the production operations at Siduri Wines in Santa Rosa, California. His winery was spared from the horrible wildfires that ravaged Northern California, but just barely. Many of the iconic images in the news were from areas only a couple of blocks away. He says “it’s going to take a long time to rebuild our area, but our community is stronger than ever and committed to reclaiming what was lost.” Henderson encourages alumni and legal-age students to hit him up (luke@siduri.com) for a tour of their production facility and a wine tasting.

    • 09/01/2014

      Peter Janci JD ’07 became a partner at O’Donnell, Clark & Crew. Janci has been with the firm since 2007. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in child sexual abuse, malpractice, wrongful death, and business tort cases.

    • 10/13/2017

      Robyn Knowlan BA ’07 started Wonder, a 100-percent organic, cold-pressed juice and nut milk shop in 2013; moved it to downtown Boulder, Colorado, in 2015; became CEO in 2017; and is opening two additional locations in 2018. Last summer, she somehow still found time to get engaged.

    • 12/18/2015

      Blerina Kotori JD ’07 was elected to partnership with Tonkon Torp. Kotori is a member of the firm’s labor and employment and information privacy and security practice groups. She was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment and labor category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine.

    • 10/13/2017

      Emily Kroman BA ’07 lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband, Justin, and sons, Theo (age 3) and Max (born in August 2017). She supervises behavioral therapy programs for children with autism as a board-certified behavior analyst, a career she initially pursued thanks to the mentorship of Brooke Ingersoll, visiting assistant professor of psychology at Lewis & Clark from 2005 to 2007.

       

    • 10/13/2017

      Danielle Krushnic BA ’07 has lived in New York City for the last five years. After earning her master’s degree in public health from Hunter College, she is now a program manager of youth initiatives at the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, which provides HIV prevention and sexual health education programming and training to NYC residents.

    • 08/03/2017

      Jay LaVoie BA ’07 and Serena Santinello, September 10, 2016, in Portland.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ryan Lockard BA ’07 runs Specialty Athletic Training, which serves clients with special needs. Four years after its founding, his business serves clients of all ages in Portland and Vancouver. Lockard also teaches a special needs physical education course in Northeast Portland.

    • 06/28/2018

      Matt Masciocchi BA ’07 is pursuing a master’s degree in sports product management from the University of Oregon at Portland. Last summer, he headed to Vietnam to intern at a Nike footwear factory to help improve their sustainability practices.

    • 09/06/2016

      Eric Meltzer JD ’07 joined Lane Powell as director of strategy and pricing. Meltzer will develop client service initiatives as well as handle project management and process improvement. Previously, he was director of legal services for RGP, a publicly traded global management consulting firm. Meltzer also has experience as a commercial and intellectual property attorney representing startups, nonprofits, and corporations in regard to a wide range of transactional and litigation matters.

    • 06/15/2018

      Cailin O’Brien-Feeney BA ’07 has been named director of the State of Oregon’s newly created Office of Outdoor Recreation, a branch of Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department. In his new position, O’Brien-Feeney leads a small team to promote legislation that improves public access to outdoor recreation. In addition to collaborating with tourism groups and organizations already working in the outdoor recreation industry, his team provides resources to land managers about how best to balance development and preservation of Oregon’s unique natural resources.

    • 04/17/2017

      Yoona Park JD ’07 became a shareholder in the litigation group at Stolle Berne, having joined the firm in 2007. She concentrates on complex business litigation, securities law, employment class actions, and employment litigation. Park was named in the 2017 issue of Best Lawyers in America. She was also recognized in Benchmark Litigation as an Oregon Future Star in 2015 and in Oregon Super Lawyers as a Rising Star 2009–2013 in the Business Litigation and Employment Litigation categories. Outside of the office, she writes a blog (Yoonanimous), practices yoga, and enjoys Korean barbecue with husband Tom and sons Finn and Tate.

    • 02/17/2015

      Eric Shaffner JD ’07 stepped down from his position as assistant editor of the Real Estate and Land Use Digest, the flagship publication of the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section.

    • 10/13/2017

      Stefan Shearer BA ’07 got married in May 2017. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Southeast Portland. For the past two years, he’s been a health care analyst at CareOregon, working on clinical quality improvement and health system transformation projects. On a side note, Ho’onani Andermann Pestana BA ’07 recently joined his CareOregon team.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jeanne Sinnott JD ’07 was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section for 2014-2015. Sinnott is a partner at Miller Nash and practices in the areas of debtor-creditor law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy.

    • 06/28/2018

      Claire Smallwood BA ’07 is executive director and cofounder of SheJumps, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities. She’s been running the organization while also working as a private chef for the past 10 years but transitioned to full time at the nonprofit’s helm in summer 2018. Smallwood was named one of the “10 Women to Watch” by the Outdoor Industry Association in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing and travels annually to South America for endless winters. She currently lives in Salt Lake City but is in the process of moving to Fernie, B.C., with her partner, Spencer.

    • 10/13/2017

      Durban Swartz BA ’07 has been working at Education First for the last four years as a global education consultant. She works with high school and middle school teachers to set up international travel programs for their students. She is happily married and has a baby boy named Wakely James. In summer 2017, her dear friend Dain Kurita BA ’07 returned stateside from Thailand for a visit and came to Colorado with Phoebe Adams BA ’07 and John Doherty BA ’07 and their adorable baby boy, Jude, to visit Rebecca Engel BA ’07, Corinne Doctor BA ’07, and Garrison Doctor BA ’06, and her hubby.

    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07 and Ben Elkind BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

    • 07/12/2016

      Harry Wilson JD ’07 was named a 2016 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Wilson is a trial lawyer with Markowitz Herbold, a boutique business litigation firm headquartered in Portland.

    • 09/17/2015

      Was included by the Portland Business Journal in its 2015 “Forty Under 40.” Wilson, who is with Markowitz Herbold, represents clients in complex litigation involving contracts, business torts, securities, and employment in multiple forums.

    • 02/01/2018

      Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently stepped down as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, after more than six years of service. He is continuing his doctor of ministry studies at Seattle University. His book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face—And How We’re Ready, is slated for release in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church.

    • 10/09/2017

      Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently signed a contract for his first book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face–And How We’re Ready. It is tentatively slated for distribution in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church. He continues in his work as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, and as a doctor of ministry candidate at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.

    • 10/14/2016

      Amy Baugher BA ’08 and Zachary Binney, September 3, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Devon Goss MS ’12 and Jessica Jobanek BA ’07 attended.

    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Case BA ’08 joined Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society as a fellow last fall. She is researching “the transition from the industrial society to the information society and its effect on creativity, connectivity, isolation, and depression.”

    • 09/29/2015

      Jesse Cowell JD ’08 was named shareholder of Davison Van Cleve. Cowell handles a variety of matters before state utility commissions, including rate adjustments, rulemakings, and accounting issues, and litigates in state courts on behalf of both individuals and industrial corporations.

    • 02/01/2018

      To Rafael Cuevas BA ’08 and Diana Freeburg BA ’08, son Milo, in December 2017. Cuevas and Freeburg were married in 2014 and live in San Francisco.

    • 01/23/2018

      Max Filter BA ’08 is co-owner and head brewer at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    • 12/08/2017

      Hunter Franks BA ’08 launched the nonprofit League of Creative Interventionists as an evolution of his public art practice, which he started in 2014.

    • 08/09/2017

      Joseph A. Furia JD ’08 joined the law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP as a partner. Furia, who is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington, will focus on environmental and natural resources law. Previously, he served as general counsel and policy director for conservation nonprofit the Freshwater Trust, where he led a four-person legal team and outside counsel on all legal matters including contracts, corporations, fundraising, litigation defense, intellectual property, and employment. He also directed policy efforts on natural resources, water quality, and water quantity issues in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, and nationally. Prior to legal practice, Furia worked in business development and government affairs for a hybrid vehicle company and a Silicon Valley-based technology company.

    • 10/13/2017

      Lizzie Fussell BA ’07 lives in Portland with her lively 8-year-old, Nila. She works as a program manager for the Healthy Families program at the Multnomah County Health Department and is still involved with many of the same immigrant rights organizations that she first encountered as a student at L&C.

    • 04/17/2015

      Damien Hall JD ’08 was appointed to the board of governors for CareOregon, a nonprofit providing health plan services to four coordinated care organizations that serve about 250,000 Oregonians. Hall, who is with Ball Janik, practices in the areas of land use and real estate.

    • 06/14/2018

      Stephanie Holmberg JD ’08 is the new coleader of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s real estate and construction industry group. As a former in-house counsel to a national electric utility contractor, Holmberg has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and the unique issues project owners and contractors face.

    • 12/08/2017

      Hongda Jiang BA ’08 has been working in the field of IT security automation for industrial IoT (internet of things) devices. During his free time, he travels to Central America.

    • 12/28/2017

      Anthony Kuchulis JD ’08 was named a partner at Barran Liebman LLP. Kuchulis has a decade of experience representing employers and businesses in advice and litigation, and has been named a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for the past five consecutive years.

    • 04/11/2017

      Anthony Kuchulis JD ’08 has been named the 2017–18 cochair of the American Heart Association’s Men Go Red Portland chapter, which supports the Go Red for Women campaign and seeks to raise funds and awareness to combat women’s heart disease issues. He is an attorney with Barran Liebman LLP.

    • 02/01/2015

      Anthony Kuchulis JD ’08 was named a 2014 Rising Star. Kuchulis is an associate at Barran Liebman.

    • 05/18/2016

      Jessica McConnell JD ’08 was named a partner with Greene & Markley, a commercial law firm in Portland. McConnell joined the firm as a paralegal in 2004. She was promoted to associate in 2008, after earning her JD and a federal tax law certificate. For seven years, McConnell has volunteered at the Oregon State Bar’s pro bono bankruptcy clinic. She also serves on multiple bar committees and regularly presents at continuing legal education seminars. At the OSB Family Law Section 2015 Annual Conference, McConnell and fellow Greene & Markley partner Don Grim presented “Addressing Taxes Throughout a Dissolution Case.”

    • 09/19/2017

      Rosalie Moffett BA ’08, a poet, read from and signed copies of her new book, June in Eden last summer at BookPeople of Moscow in Moscow, Idaho.

    • 03/16/2018

      Matthew Nelson BA ’08 works for the State Department as an English language fellow in Pokhara, Nepal. He credits Tatiana Osipovich, professor emerita of Russian, for nurturing his interest in language and culture. It was on her advice that Nelson traveled to Russia to serve as a Fulbright teaching assistant after graduation.

    • 09/01/2014

      Will Patterson JD ’08 joined Folawn Alterman & Richardson as an associate. Patterson’s practice includes complex civil litigation, business law, and estate planning, as well as general transactional work, such as contract drafting and review.

    • 02/15/2017

      Nick Rinne BA ’08 has opened The Vine Market and Bistro, a café/bar/market/bakery in Montrose, Colorado.

    • 10/14/2016

      Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 and Todd Doram BA ’04 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

    • 03/14/2018

      Kelly Rogala BA ’08 has found his calling bringing play to the world: He designs and runs high-tech scavenger hunts around the country for corporate teams. Rogala recently cofacilitated a weekend retreat with Digital Detox, which focused on healthy relationships with digital technology and the importance of play for adults.

    • 10/14/2016

      Andrew Saunderson BA ’08 wrote and directed a short film titled Birthday Boy, which was produced by Zach Mann BA ’05. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

    • 01/22/2016

      Sara Sayles JD ’08 joined Intelekia Law Group as of counsel. Sayle’s practice focuses on general civil litigation and transactional matters, and she has expertise in real estate, land use, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and employment law. Previously an attorney at Houser & Allison, she offers legal services in Oregon, Washington, and California.

    • 05/08/2017

      Colleen Scott JD ’08 was made a partner at Hart Wagner LLP. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm’s medical malpractice defense team in Portland. Scott focuses on medical malpractice defense, specializing in birth injury claims, and on representing medical professionals before their licensing boards.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section. Steinhilb is an associate with Gordon & Polscer and practices in the areas of insurance, products liability, construction defect, and environmental law.

    • 04/17/2018

      To Whitney Tawney BA ’08 and Dan Fenn BA ’08, son Henry Philip Fenn, April 3, 2018. Making his entrance at 7 lbs., 20”, he is healthy and thriving. The family lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the Center for American Progress as deputy director for public lands. Thakar previously worked at Perkins Coie representing power marketers, independent power producers, electric and gas utilities, hydroelectric licensees, and onshore and offshore oil and gas companies. She has experience in the permitting of renewable energy projects and has advised clients on the National Environmental Policy Act, wildlife protection laws, and hydraulic fracturing and greenhouse gas reporting rules.

    • 02/15/2017

      Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, which she plans to use to fund her second book of poetry and to continue her pursuit of a doctoral degree in literature. Van Landingham’s work can be found in such publications as The Best American Poetry 2014, Boston Review, and the New Yorker. Her first book, Antidote (Ohio State University Press, 2013), was the winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry.

    • 10/23/2017

      Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Christopher Kempf, July 8, 2017, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    • 07/14/2016

      Was appointed president of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Volm is an associate at Barran Liebman LLP, where his practice focuses on employment litigation and advice. He works with business owners and in-house counsel to ensure compliance with changes in the law, and defends employers in litigation.

    • 04/17/2015

      Was named to the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (BBBSCN), allowing him to contribute to fundraising and community outreach efforts for the organization. Volm, with Barran Liebman, has volunteered with BBBSCN for five years as a big brother and continues his mentoring work.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected secretary of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section. Volm practices in the areas of employment litigation, labor law, and compliance at Barran Liebman.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Barran Liebman as an associate. Volm represents employers and management in employment law litigation and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. He is a director on the board of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, a volunteer attorney with the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, and a member of the law school’s Recent Graduate Council.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Ball Janik’s litigation and construction practice groups. Washington’s practice focuses on construction defect.

    • 04/12/2018

      Jennifer Woodhouse JD ’08 was promoted to shareholder. Woodhouse serves as a senior counsel at Schwabe, focusing on estate and tax matters. She assists clients with tax controversies; estate, charitable, and business transition planning; probate; and trust administration.

    • 12/08/2017

      Victor Wu BA ’08 moved to Virginia after graduation to begin a career in consulting in the Washington, D.C., metro area. He enjoys physical activities and food.

    • 12/12/2017

      Stacy Abrams BA ’09 has joined Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin as the senior academic program coordinator. She writes, “I’m trying to wrap my head around my new job duties as fast as I can! There is a lot to learn. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that brought me here.”

    • 11/04/2015

      Was appointed to a three-year term on the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission, the mission of which is to provide a leadership role in eliminating gender discrimination and bias in the state’s legal system. Amburgey-Richardson, who is celebrating her fourth year with the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, works on justice issues and the confidentiality and privacy rights of sexual assault survivors. As program coordinator, she primarily focuses on the issue, of sexual violence in detention settings.

    • 02/15/2017

      Paul Andrews EdD ’09 was promoted to superintendent of the High Desert Education Service District in Redmond, Oregon.

    • 03/05/2018

      Timur Baiguzhinov ’09 has moved from Astana, Kazakhstan, to Moscow. He works as a regional security manager, providing advice and travel security solutions for a joint venture between International SOS, a French health care provider, and Control Risks, a British intelligence firm.

    • 09/01/2014

      Started Bishop Bankruptcy Law in Clackamas, Oregon. Bishop brings over five years of chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy experience to his practice. Having spent the past three years working with a family and bankruptcy practice in Gresham, he is aware of the issues facing east county residents.

    • 02/02/2016

      Relocated from Portland to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was admitted to the State Bar of New Mexico in December 2015. Black remains an attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy, now representing the Southwestern Power Administration based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In January 2016, she was also elected to the board of directors for Drum Corps International, a youth arts and education nonprofit based in Indianapolis.

    • 10/14/2016

      Joe Braman BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In the feature, Braman answers questions about his academic and professional career so far, his reasons for pursuing business school, and his favorite classes and hobbies.

    • 02/15/2017

      Valerie Bundy MA ’09 was appointed executive director of the Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center. Bundy previously served on the board for the Washington County Housing and Supportive Services Network, as well as on the executive committee for the Tri-County Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Intervention Council.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kiersi Burkhart BA ’09, a freelance writer and speaker, has released four books called the Quartz Creek Ranch series, which she coauthored with Amber Keyser. The books, aimed at middle-grade readers, are “all about horses, friendship, and finding yourself.”

    • 09/01/2014

      Mina Chang JD ’09 welcomed daughter Arya Euna Sen on April 6, 2014. Arya weighed 6 lbs., 8.6 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She is Chang’s first child.

      Arya Euna SenArya Euna Sen

    • 10/14/2016

      Nic Costa BA ’09 wrote and produced the award-winning film Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, a sci-fi comedy shot entirely in Oregon and parts of Washington over the course of 10 years. The film, which was an official selection of the Portland Film Festival, guest stars David Ogden Stiers (M.A.S.H., Stargate: Atlantis, Beauty and the Beast) and Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon Five). Costa says, “The film really began to come together during Professor Stuart Kaplan’s documentary form class at Lewis & Clark.”

    • Rally to the Stars!

      Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

      Posted 05/12/2018
    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2014 Rising Star. Edenhofer is an associate at Hart Wagner. 

    • 12/29/2015

      Was appointed to serve on the ambassador board of the Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Foundation. Elliott is with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was included by the Portland Business Journal in its 2014 “Forty Under 40.” The recognition honors young influential business leaders who have excelled in their fields and are dedicated to their community. Fagan, an associate at Ater Wynne, works on business dispute resolution ranging from intellectual property infringement to employment defense.

    • 10/04/2017

      Lila Finch BA ’09 has worked as a high school teacher and is now pursuing a doctoral degree at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently works for the institute’s Laboratory for Playful Computation. In summer 2017, with the help of a grant from Oracle, Finch designed the Luminous Science workshop, a project to help educators connect art and science in their teaching, thus strengthening interest in both disciplines and reducing the boundaries between them.

    • 02/01/2015

      Became chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Health Law Section. She has been involved with the Health Law Section since 2012. Franks is an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

    • 09/01/2014

      Earned designation as a U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional. Gebbie is member of the information privacy and security practice group at Opus Events Agency.

    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Gervurtz Menashe as a family law associate. Goss, who has spent five years practicing family law in Portland, will continue handling divorce, custody/parenting time, child support, contempt, and modification legal matters in Oregon.

    • 08/16/2017

      Greg Harvey JD ’09 and Aila Wallace JD ’10 were married July 2017.

    • 02/16/2018

      Michael G. Jacobs JD ’09 became a partner in Hart Wagner’s Portland office. Jacobs maintains a versatile practice focusing on general liability, products liability, and medical malpractice defense.

    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed to the governing board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). Together with the board’s other four members, she will set policies and oversee general operations which guide Oregonians in understanding the risks of natural hazards and the state’s exceptional geology. An attorney with Jordan Ramis PC, Jeremiah focuses her legal practice on construction and mining law.

    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

    • 10/14/2016

      Dylan Kruse BA ’09, policy director for Sustainable Northwest, a conservation group in Portland, was interviewed by Evergreen magazine. He discussed Sustainable Northwest’s goals and methods for revitalizing rural communities and restoring natural land by economic means. When Kruse is not navigating these political waters, he cochairs the Oregon Forest Biomass Working Group, serves on the board of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and sits on the steering committee of the National Rural Assembly.

    • 03/12/2018

      Ian Kyle JD ’09 was named Northwest regional underwriting counsel for North American Title Insurance Company, with responsibility for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Most recently, Kyle had a thriving solo practice focused on real estate and civil litigation. Previously, he was a transactional real estate counsel and worked for nearly three years as an underwriting counsel at a commercial branch of a national title insurance company. In that capacity, he worked on high-value commercial real estate transactions, primarily in Oregon. Kyle received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

  • Deirdre L. Mackey MA ’09, December 25, 2017, age 48. Mackey worked as a project manager for the American Federation of Teachers in Oregon, and she volunteered with the grassroots organization Respond to Racism. Survivors include her siblings, Elizabeth and Jasper.

    • 10/14/2016

      Elise Maxwell BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In her interview, Maxwell discusses achievements from her academic and professional careers, her reasons for choosing business school, and even her favorite movie (it’s V for Vendetta).

    • 10/27/2016

      Jennifer McGrew JD ’09 and Harley McGrew, welcomed son Iain Blake McGrew on June 3, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

    • 02/12/2018

      Lisa Neher BA ’09, recitalist, choral soloist, and composer, returned to Lewis & Clark in March 2018 for a performance titled Her Songs: A Recital Celebrating Music Written by Women.

    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Neher BA ’09 completed her doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa in December 2016. Neher is on faculty at Coe College and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her recent performance credits include alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Iowa City Chamber Singers and mezzo soloist in Duruflé’s Requiem with the Grinnell Oratorio Singers. She has also performed in the premieres of several new works with the Iowa Composers Forum.

    • 02/17/2015

      Joined Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis as an associate. Ponzini’s practice focuses on family law, including divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, and support modifications, as well as assisting with civil litigation. Ponzini was also elected vice president of the Deschutes County Bar Association for 2014-2015.

    • 10/13/2016

      Joined the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center in Detroit, Michigan, as a senior attorney. Previously, Salim served as senior attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services and as a staff attorney at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Environmental Law Clinic. For the past five years, Salim has shared his expertise as an adjunct professor by teaching Lewis & Clark’s two-week summer seminar on oil and gas law, and energy law and regulation at the University of Pittsburgh.

    • 08/03/2015

      Was named a 2015 Rising Star in the employment litigation: defense category by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Sherman is an associate at Hart Wagner.

    • 02/24/2015

      Was named a 2014 Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Sherman is an associate at Hart Wagner.

    • 09/01/2014

      Erin Snyder JD ’09 and Constantin Severe welcomed daughter Helena Rose Severe on April 12, 2014. Helena weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 19.5 inches long.

      Helena Rose SevereHelena Rose Severe

    • 02/01/2015

      After four years in private practice, accepted a direct commission (first lieutenant) into the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Sutherland has relocated to Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.

    • 01/03/2018

      Claire Tonry JD ’09 has been made a partner at Smith & Lowney PLLC. Tonry had been an associate with the Seattle-based firm since 2011. Her practice focuses on environmental and consumer protection litigation and progressive political advocacy. Tonry can be reached at claire@smithandlowney.com.

    • Pacific

      Peter Vidito BA ’09 pens a fiery first novel about jazz, mystery, birds, loss, the Torah, physics, self-abuse, and the Pacific Northwest.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 09/17/2015

      Philip Wuest JD ’09 joined Black Helterline as an associate. Wuest focuses his practice on real estate transaction, land use and environmental permitting, real estate litigation, and construction contracting.