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December 13, 2004


Simon ffitch J.D. ’80, head of the Washington Attorney General’s Public Counsel section, received the northwest Energy Coalition’s Conservation Eagle Award in April 2003. The award, given for commitment and leadership in securing clean and affordable energy throughout the Northwest, was given to ffitch for his work on behalf of low-income ratepayers in the Puget Sound Energy rate case.


Samuel Fields ’80 works for Sodexho in K-12 food service. He previously was in food service management at Saga and Marriott. He and his wife have two boys, ages 14 and 18.


Clare Lyons ’80 was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the history department at the University of Maryland. Her article “Mapping an Atlantic Sexual Culture: Homoeroticism in 18th-Century Philadelphia” appeared in the January 2003 edition of the William & Mary Quarterly.


Michele Powers M.A.T. ’80 is listed in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2003-04 edition.



Anne Hudson Bodman ’81 lives on the island of Guernsey, United Kingdom, and teaches at a school founded in the 16th century. She previously spent three years in Honduras and five in Papua, New Guinea. She and her husband have two children, Erica, 15, and Alex, 14.


Thomas Haller Jr. ’81 retired from private equity fund management in 2001 and currently consults on and manages personal investments and real estate development projects.


Chrys Martin J.D. ’81 has been elected to the board of directors at Bullivant Houser Bailey, where she succeeds fellow alumna Dianne Dailey J.D. ’82. She continues to represent employers, insurers, and third-party administrators on human resource issues.


Marissa Catibayan Schriefer ’81 moved from California to Plainsboro, New Jersey, in 2000. She works in human resources at MTV Networks. She and her husband of 19 years, Steve, have two children, Ashley, 17, and Adrien, 14.


J. Elizabeth “Beth” Steele ’81 retired from the hotel industry, where she worked in human resources and sales and marketing. She now enjoys staying home with her two children and volunteering at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, her church, and her children’s school.


Terance Supahan ’81 helps community-based organizations plan, facilitate, and financially package products for development in housing and other areas. He also teaches the Karuk language one day each week in northern California’s Klamath-Trinity School District.


Catherine Travis J.D. ’81, an experienced bankruptcy attorney and former adjunct professor at the law school, has joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky as a partner.



James Beidler ’82 finished his master of science degree at Central Michigan university. He is married with two children, coaches soccer for fun, and does a lot of camping and traveling.


Jeffrey “Jeff” Blood ’82 is a partner in a Web-based consulting company that helps large organizations regulate costs associated with internal documents. He is a single parent of a teenage daughter and lives near great fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, and snow and water skiing.


Roy Garvin ’82 now lives in Wilsonville after working for 14 years at the University of London in England. He left the university to start a medical products company called Microstein, where he is director of research and development.


Timothy Lim ’82 teaches political science at California State University at Los Angeles, where he has been promoted to associate professor.


Laura Marie Lonac M.A.T. ’82 is a clerk at the Multnomah County Library.


Carl Murphy ’82, a commander in the U.S. Navy, recently became director of the Military Manpower Policy Division for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.



Robert Becker J.D. ’83 is now senior associate general counsel for Blue Cross of Idaho, the largest health insurer in that state. He is in his 15th year of advising the company on matters of insurance, intellectual property, and employment law.


Lori Brenna ’83 (see Brenna Sage ’83).


Peter Cook ’83 is senior minister at Plymouth Church in Framingham, Massachusetts. In his five years at the church, he has initiated community programs including the advocacy group Housing for All. He also launched the first church reorganization in 30 years.


Mark Dorsey ’83 earned his M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a certified association executive through the American Society of Association Executives. Dorsey is marketing director for the National Ski Patrol, Professional Ski Instructors of America, and American Association of Snowboard Instructors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Medical Education Collaborative.


Grant Frey ’83 is commander of the Marine security guards at 15 American embassies in Asia and the Pacific. He commands more than 110 Marines and is headquartered at the american Embassy in Bangkok. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children, daughter Lauren and son Grant Jr.


Wendy Weidkamp Hawthorne ’83 is a part-time nurse practitioner.


Lori Lake Loughney ’83 recently ended a 20-year career in government human services to pursue writing full time. In the last four years, she has published four novels. She and her partner have lived in Minnesota for 20 years. Loughney is busy writing, editing, reviewing writing books and gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgendered fiction, and teaching at the Loft Writing Center in Minneapolis.


Brenna Sage ’83 (formerly Lori Brenna) is assistant music director for the New York location of American Girl Place Theatre. She moved from Portland to New York City in 2002. She previously directed music in musical theatre, and is an accompanist for rehearsals and auditions, a pit musician, Web designer, sound designer, and composer and arranger. Her Web site is


Daniel Wilkins ’83 is in his 15th year at Western Growers Insurance Services, where he markets employee benefit programs to agricultural employers. He directs his church choir and sings in a Southern Gospel quartet. He and his wife, Lauren, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in 2003. They live near Watsonville, California, with their two children, Erika, 12, and Jack, 9.



David Barrow J.D. ’84 left the firm of Byrne & Barrow to open an office in Lake Oswego. His new practice focuses on civil litigation and real estate.


Christopher Dahle ’84 is teaching fourth grade in a rural Colorado school district while on sabbatical from his law practice. He earned his J.D. from the University of Denver and worked as a legal aid attorney before entering private civil practice. He and his wife, Christi Parker, have one son.


Sara Worsham Harmon ’84 is currently a stay-at-home mother of three children.


Steven Hedberg J.D. ’84, national chair of the commercial transactions practice group at Perkins Coie, has been named managing partner of the firm’s Portland office.


Julie Harris Lundquist ’84 has been a stay-at-home mother of four, and is starting nursing school.


Daniel P. McInerny J.D. ’84, vice president of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Environmental Section, delivered a speech on hot topics in environmental law at the state bar’s spring 2003 meeting.


W. Bruce Shepley J.D. ’84 has moved his practice to 615 Main Street, Suite 202, in Oregon City.


Rebecca Brown Thompson ’84 is public diplomacy director in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the U.S. State Department. In February 2003, she spoke at a town meeting in St. George, Utah, on connections between international crime and terrorism.


Edward Williams ’84 received his doctorate in education from the university of San Francisco in 2002. He is a professor of education in the department of education at California State University at Chico. Williams is married with three children.



Hoe Yeong Kim M.M. ’85 began teaching music composition at the Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea, in 1987. Kim is secretary general of the Korean Creative Choral Festival Organizing Committee.


Alicia Lowe J.D. ’85, general counsel for the Port of Vancouver and pro-tem court commissioner for the Clark County Superior Court, has been named a shareholder in the firm of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.


Barbara Masterson ’85 has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles since 1994 and specializes in criminal prosecution. She married Keith Saunders in 1997 and had a baby boy in 2000.


Douglas Morrison J.D. ’85 has started a new practice, Environmental Law Northwest, which provides legal services focused on regulatory compliance, permitting, and the defense of enforcement action.


Kelley Murphy-Shaw ’85 has taught third grade in the Vernonia school district for three years. She and her husband have four children, Jessica, 15; Lindsay, 13; Daniel, 9; and Jarod, 4, who joined the family through adoption in July 2003.


Michael Sellers ’85 lives in Austin, Texas, and is a computer game developer in his third start-up company. Sellers previously worked as a senior game designer for Electronic Arts for several years. He and his wife have six children ranging from ages 10 to 22.


Nancy Walker Sorlie ’85 is a part-time school pediatric physical therapist. She says her job, three kids, and recreational activities keep her very busy.



Debra “Debbie” “Deb” Amren Griffin ’86 worked in human resources for 14 years, spending 10 of them with Andersen Consulting. She married in 2000 and had a son one year later. Griffin is now a stay-at-home mom.


Diane Gruber J.D. ’86 recently delivered an estate-planning seminar to the Hong Kong Club of Oregon—entirely in Mandarin Chinese.


Alain Millar ’86, M.A.T. ’89 has worked with adolescents in group homes, alternative education, special education, and youth programs since graduating from the College. He is married with two children.


Elliott “Lee” Morse ’86 is the boys’ varsity head lacrosse coach at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont. He is also president of the Vermont Lacrosse Coaches Association and in 2002 received Vermont’s Man of the Year Award for Lacrosse.


Christopher Naze ’86 earned a master’s degree in elementary education at Portland State University in June 2003 and became a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society the month before. He now teaches fourth grade at Portland’s Maplewood Elementary School.


Jeff Nudelman J.D. ’86, a partner at Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, has been nominated to member at large of the national council of the American Jewish Committee.


Brent Soo Hoo ’86 videotaped the Lewis & Clark Hawaii Club luau in 2002. Last year, he videotaped the celebration and was a hula dancer.


Anne-Seymour St. John ’86 has been a watch officer in the sea program of Maine’s Outward Bound School since 1988. She is also Middle East program director of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment.


Brigitte Dortmund Ting ’86 is board president for the Portland Center for the Advancement of Culture. Her art appeared in a Portland drawing show last summer.



Karen Swehla Black ’87 and her husband, Jesse, moved from Houston to Portland in 2003. After graduating from the College, Black joined the Peace Corps and taught math in the Solomon Islands. She then earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and taught math in Houston. Most recently, she’s been an administrative assistant in the oil and gas industry.


Charles Chamberlain ’87 became historian of the Louisiana State Museum in 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Tulane University in 1999 and teaches there part time. He and his wife, Carolyn Thompson, have a son, Joshua, 3.


Peggy Leisham Chaplin ’87 returned to Scotland in June 2003—17 years after studying at Edinburgh College of Art while at Lewis & Clark. Her daughter, Penny, made the journey with her.


William Fritz ’87 teaches French and coaches tennis. His team has made it to the playoffs for the past two years. He and his wife, Layla, are busy with three dogs, two cats, one bird, and a 180-gallon marine reef tank.


Mark Fuchs ’87 became general counsel at Louisiana-Pacific in January 2003. He joined the company in 2001 as senior counsel after practicing law at Bullivant Houser Bailey.


Theodore Leybold ’87 is an urban transportation planner at Metro, the Portland area’s regional government.


Gwen Lyttle Mason ’87 and James “Jim” Mason ’87 have been married for 10 years and live in Las Vegas with their two daughters, Rachel, 9, and Shelby, 8. Gwen has retired from the school district and is a stay-at-home mom. Jim runs a family-owned construction company with his brother.


Janet Range ’87 coaches a soccer team of 11-year-old boys. She also plays the trombone in the One More Time Around Again marching Band, the adult marching band that annually performs in Portland’s Rose Festival.


Eric Swehla ’87, M.A.T. ’99 is pursuing certification in English for speakers of other languages. In the classroom, he teaches in Spanish and English as much as possible.



Andrea Anderly J.D. ’88, an associate at Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe since 1999, has been named manager of the firm’s East Portland office.


Kate Lorch Cocchiarella ’88 enjoys her growing family and helping her husband run their painting business. She maintains her teaching certificate and loves living in the Colorado mountains.


Heidi Foster ’88 is a labor and delivery nurse at Portland’s St. Vincent Hospital. She and her husband, Mark O’Neal, have two children, Marsha, 14, and Javen, 12.


Georgeanne Freeman ’88 graduated from the University of Washington Family Practice residency program in Seattle in June 2003.


James Gordon ’88 teaches at Littleton High School in Colorado and is completing his principal’s license. He will apply for leadership positions in Colorado, Montana, and Alaska. Gordon enjoys great skiing and climbing with his wife and their two dogs.


Danica Rapaich Goshert ’88 lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she works for Securian Financial Services, a division of Minnesota Mutual. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2001.


Debra “Debbie” Kassner ’88 has taught third grade at Calahan Elementary School in Northridge, California, for six years, and has produced and directed musicals in her classes for the past four. She garnered a $40,000 Arts Prototype School grant in 2003 and now chairs a program to bring art, theatre, and dance back into the curriculum.


Leroy Latta J.D.’88, who reports that he was “burned out” after 12 years in environmental enforcement, has taken a job doing child support enforcement for Alaska’s Attorney General’s Office. According to Latta, his new middle name is “civil procedure.”


Erin Mahanay ’88 teaches fifth grade at Phoenix Elementary School. She married Guy Tauer in 1999, and they have a daughter, Vivian, 2, and a foster son, James, 12, as well as two cats and four dogs.


Hideo Nagura ’88 is senior vice president of Digital Coast Partners.


Joni Podolsky ’88 is a consultant who helps nonprofits implement information technology and build relationships with private entities.


Steve Schneider J.D. ’88 is deputy chief of staff to Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. He assists the chief of staff on all policy matters and advises the governor on such topics as Homeland Security, hunger issues, and executive appointments.


Ann Sherman J.D. ’88 has joined Preston Gates & Ellis as a partner. She continues to focus her practice on public finance issues as joint leader of the firm’s bond lawyers.


Kathryn “Kathy” Kurtz Smith ’88 is an environmental education consultant for projects in Washington state and an adjunct faculty member at Alaska Pacific University. She is completing a master’s degree in assessment and environmental education.


Bernard Zaleha J.D.’88 was elected to the national board of the Sierra Club. His campaign focused on ending commercial logging in national forests.



Harsha Abeyaratne ’89 became assistant professor of music at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, in August 2003.


Christina Bialas ’89 has been married for eight years and has two children, ages 5 and 12. She helps run her husband’s remodeling business and works on numerous other business ventures.


Anita M. Goldberg J.D. ’89 received the Oregon mediation Association’s Mediator of the Year Award in November 2002. She has a full-time practice in Portland and specializes in family mediation.


Kevin Henry ’89 is a partner in a litigation consult-ing firm in Los Angeles. He returned to Los Angeles in 2001 after seven years in Sydney, Australia.


Timothy Jackson ’89 lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Emily, and their two children. He and Emily run, an animation and Web design company that provides accredited online professional development for grade school science teachers. Snaphook has done work for Johns Hopkins University, as well as for the JASON science education programs.


Jaiya “JP” John ’89 is founder of Soul Water Rising, which is devoted to improving human relations through spiritual growth and healing, with creative self-expression as a primary tool.


Nicolas “Nico” Kamp ’89 runs a consultancy for Latin American markets from his home in Barcelona, Spain. He previously worked as a financial and economic analyst at Morgan Stanley, Johns Hopkins University, and the European Union Institute for European–Latin American Relations. In 2000, he married wife Isabel in Venezuela.


Madeline McNeely ’89 is a professional and personal coach who helps social leaders prepare for decades of meaningful work.


David Montgomery ’89 serves on the board of directors of the Medical association of Atlanta and on the house of governors of the Medical Association of Georgia. Earlier this year, he was honorary Doctor of the Day at the Georgia Statehouse.


Amy Bolger Persad ’89 and her Lewis & Clark volleyball team were inducted into the College’s Hall of Fame in October.


Sari Prevost ’89, M.A. ’93 is an open-adoption counselor. She married three years ago.


Stacey Caldwell Roberts ’89 is a claims supervisor at Sedgwick in Portland.

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