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Class Notes - 1980s

March 11, 2007


Theresa Kohlhoff J.D. ‘80 and Elizabeth Welch J.D. ‘04 have opened a new law practice, Kohlhoff & Welch: A Mother-Daughter Partnership. Kohlhoff has practiced law for nearly 26 years and Welch has considerable experience in plaintiff personal injury work, an area in which the practice plans to continue.

Robert Neuberger J.D. ‘80 has joined the board of directors at St. Andrew Legal Clinic for a two-year term. He has been practicing law in Oregon since 1980, specializing in professional malpractice, product liability, admiralty and maritime, and personal injury law.

Christopher Simoni J.D. ‘80 is director of the law library at Drexel University College of Law, where he is also a professor. In addition, he has been appointed visiting professor for Drexel’s College of Information Science and Technology. Simoni has consulted at law libraries in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda on the use of information technology for library collection development and research support.


Edward “Ted” Gaines ‘81 was reelected to California’s Placer County Board of Supervisors, fourth assembly district. He owns an independent insurance agency.

Sharon Graugnard ‘81 and Charles “Chuck” Fall ‘82, M.A.T. ‘02 live in Portland. She is a health care business consultant and he is a schoolteacher.

Sylvia Stevens J.D. ‘81 has been appointed general counsel for the Oregon State Bar. Formerly, she was senior assistant general counsel.


Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007

Law School 25th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007

Adrienne Inglis ‘82 recently recorded with Chaski, her Latin American folk music group, on the soundtrack to the IMAX film Ride Around the World. Inglis was recorded playing 12 different flutes: flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, zampoñas, semi-toyas, toyos, quena, quenacho, moseño, baroque flute, and pennywhistle.

Louise Mabel ‘82 lives in New York. After 12 years working on Wall Street in equity research and investment banking, she’s now running a division of a U.S.-based outsourcing firm that supports research and analytics functions for investment banks and consulting firms. Last year she traveled to India seven times. She would love to hear from old friends and Greece trip participants.

Charles “Chuck” Fall ‘82, M.A.T. ‘02 and Sharon Graugnard ‘81 live in Portland. He is a schoolteacher and she is a health care business consultant.


Lieutenant Colonel Grant Frey ‘83 returned with his family to the United States in August 2005 after a two-year assignment with the State Department in Bangkok, where he was responsible for embassy and consulate security in 11 countries in southeast Asia and the Pacific. He is currently stationed in Hawaii as the provost marshal for Marine Corps bases. He and his wife, Lisa, have a 21-year-old daughter who just returned from a six-month deployment with the U.S. Air Force in Security Forces. Their son is 16 years old and a junior in high school. Having completed 20 years of Marine Corps service, Frey plans to retire within two years.

Karen Jones ‘83 says, “Hi classmates!” She recently received her clinical doctoral degree in audiology from a joint program through Central Michigan and Vanderbilt universities. She lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, and more pets than she cares to admit to.

Pamela Knowles (Stebbeds) J.D. ‘83 is chief operating officer of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. She oversees legal services, finance, membership, administration, and communications.

Peter Larsen ‘83 just started as a part-time journalism instructor at California State University at Long Beach. His main gig remains covering TV and entertainment as a features reporter for the Orange County Register. He lives in Westminster, California, with three lovely ladies, ages 40-something, 9, and almost 5.

Major Jonathan Long ‘83 is an assistant product manager for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Fielding Initiative in Kuwait.

Turid Owren J.D. ‘83, an attorney for Tonkon Torp, has been appointed chair of a liaison committee that oversees adjudication and processing of immigration petitions by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The committee of eight lawyers reviews petitions filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Nebraska Service Center. 


Paul Ellis J.D. ‘84 has joined Kivel & Howard in Portland.

Randy Miller ‘84 is principal and managing partner of Advisory Services and Investment in Bend. He recently earned the wealth management certificate from the Investment Management Consultants Association after completing extensive graduate-level coursework and an examination.

Robert Schlichting ‘84 received the 2005 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching, an award set up by Congress in 1983 and administered by the National Science Foundation. He teaches physics at Cleveland High School in southeast Portland.


Jeffrey Eden J.D. ‘85 is a shareholder-in-charge at Bullivant Houser Bailey. In addition to leading the Portland office of Bullivant, he continues his trial law practice and is cochair of the firm’s product liability practice group.

David Ernst J.D. ‘85 is the new firm president for Bullivant Houser Bailey. He oversees the law firm’s operations in its six offices in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.

Teresa Herlinger ‘85 took first place in nonfiction in the Oregon Writers Colony annual writing contest, for an essay called “My Mother, the Feminist.”

Corey Loehr ‘85 moved to Sydney on a six-month sportsman’s visa to develop baseball in Australia. After 20 years, he’s home now, working with Intel in the banking and finance sector, and married for 14 years with a daughter, age 4. He recently finished his master’s in business administration at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.

Martha Payne J.D. ‘85 has joined Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff as of counsel in the transportation and logistics practice group. She focuses her practice on litigation, regulatory, transactional, and contractual matters in the transportation and logistics industry.

Nargess Shadbeh J.D. ‘85, a longtime legal aid attorney who works with the Oregon Law Center in Portland, has been named a Wasserstein Fellow for 2006–07 by Harvard Law School. The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows program brings outstanding public interest attorneys from across the country to the Harvard campus for one or two days to meet with and advise law students interested in public interest careers.

Lori Tupaj ‘85 settled into a great career in massage therapy (as long as her hands hold out). Her business degree helps a lot in marketing her work. She’s moved 53 times since college–life is short and she’s not done yet! She and her husband, Greg, and two dogs are now in Lake Tahoe, where Greg is a sport-fishing captain. They missed the West so much that they are now back where they belong–but always looking to sail again some day.


Robert Bress ‘86 has begun collecting degrees from unaccredited universities. He also enjoys speaking in tongues through the speakers at drive-in fast-food restaurants. His lovely wife, Carol Hammett, and their wonderful children are incredibly supportive of his unusual hobbies and habits.

Jennifer Cahn ‘86 is moving again–this time to Brownsville, Texas, at the southernmost tip of the United States. She is looking for work in the museum field and getting her two girls (ages 1 and 4) settled while husband David teaches European history at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She hopes her rusty Spanish from the 1983 L&C Costa Rica program will come back quickly. Hasta luego!

Margaret Fine ‘86 has spent her professional life as a lawyer in legal aid and government positions, advocating for the rights of gay men, lesbians, people living with HIV/AIDS, people living with disabilities, and abused and neglected children.

William Fritz ‘86 received a masters in education (with distinction) from National University in 2005, and was inducted into Pi Lambda Theta honor society. He teaches French and leadership at Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California.

Daena Goldsmith ‘86 returned to Lewis & Clark in fall 2006 to join the faculty in communication. She and her husband, Michael Alberty, live in Tualatin with their 6-year-old son. 


Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 19-21, 2007

Law School 20th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007

Dolores Doyle ‘87 recently completed a 5-year, 8,000-hour on-the-job apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48 and is now a licensed electrician.

David Sandell ‘87 is undertaking research in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, addressing migrant deaths in the United States and on the Mexican border. In August 2007, he will assume an assistant professor position in anthropology at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth. He and Gabriela are pleased to see their children, Claudia and Alejandro, fluent in Spanish. In many respects, they all prefer life in Mexico. 

Helen Tompkins J.D. ‘87 has relocated her law office to 111 S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 300, in Portland. She accepts referrals for all types of civil appeals and complex litigation in Oregon and Washington.

Gary Young J.D. ‘87 has opened his own law office at 1217 N.E. Burnside Road, Suite 201, in Gresham, specializing in personal injury and business law.


John Aney ‘88 and Mary Dakin ‘88 live in Sunnyvale, California, with their son, Will, and two aging but energetic retrievers. Dakin is now senior planning associate in the office of the dean of humanities and sciences at Stanford University. In this position, she serves as deputy to the executive dean and the vice dean for academic planning.

Todd Beaird ‘88, J.D. ‘91 is (unfortunately) stuck in the Midwest rather than Portland. However, things have been going quite well otherwise. For the last two years he’s been working in estate planning, expanding his knowledge of tax law and finance. He and wife Jenny were married in 2000; they bought a house in June 2004, and daughter Kayla was born in September of that year.

Debra Kassner ‘88 taught third grade for seven years and is now producing and directing the world premiere of a rock musical, Prime. It had a monthlong run last June at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. 


Jacob Kosman ‘89 and Julie Urvater Kosman ‘88 and their son, Noah Mathias, live in Seattle, where Jacob works in software and Julie works in patent law.

Athena Pappas ‘89 made a career transition from human factors engineering to … winemaking. In the spirit of never accepting and always challenging oneself, she and her husband began their winery in 2003 in Carlton, Oregon. What a great foundation a liberal arts education provides!

Elizabeth Prato ‘89 is a massage therapist and a writer, with fiction published in ZYZZYVA, Subtropics, and the Berkeley Fiction Review. Her piece titled “Long and Thin,” written in memory of Robert Hayutin ‘88, won first place in the Berkeley Fiction Review’ s Sudden Fiction Competition. She’s also a regular nonfiction contributor to the Northwest Women’s Journal. Her husband is a bookseller, musician, and music critic.

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