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June 12, 2000

Michael Bender ’80 recently relocated to California for his third time since 1982. He is Cisco Systems’ information technology controller. Michael and his wife, Jenny, spend their free time with their son, Travis-Keoni (1).

Harry Carson ’80 is an investigator in Hillsboro’s Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender. He returned to the Lewis & Clark College campus last fall to begin his first semester as a law student at Northwestern School of Law.

Micah Stolowitz ’81 recently joined Stoel Rives LLP as a partner in the intellectual property practice group. He continues to practice in patent prosecution, litigation and licensing, as well as e-commerce.

John Rowles ’82 will start a new heart program at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash.

Rike Wootten ’82 is branch manager of ING Baring Securities in Japan. He was appointed as governor of the Osaka Securities Exchange in June 1999.

Joanne Beck ’83 and Stuart Beck ’83 moved to Southern California in 1997. Joanne is a group leader in process development for Amgen, and Stuart is a staff psychiatrist for Kaiser Permanente. They have two sons, Ryan (11) and John (8).

Grant Frey ’83 is a major in the U.S. Marine Corps and is assigned as the provost marshal of the First Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was recently selected to attend the Marine Corps Command and Staff College to earn a master’s degree in military science. His wife, Lisa, is a victim advocate. She works with victims of domestic violence. Grant and Lisa have two children, Lauren (15) and Grant Frey, Jr. (10).

R. Scott Herr ’83 is associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, Colo.

Lance Potter ’83 and his wife, Debbie, welcomed their first child, Elizabeth Jan, who was born on June 6. They reside in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and both teach at Chiang Mai International School.

Indra A. Finch ’84 is a criminal forensic psychologist who conducts various evaluations for Washington State Hospital. She determines a defendant’s competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the alleged crime and dangerousness.

Tom Fitch ’84 and Christine Pettingill Fitch ’87 welcomed daughter Eliza Belle Sept. 17, 1999. Eliza joins sister Sierra (5). Tom is a computer consultant and Christine is a full-time mother and free-lance marketing consultant.

Erika Frank ’84 and husband Mark welcomed their son, Manus, July 9, 1999. They work for TSR Wireless in the company’s engineering and MIS office.

Katherine Searchy ’84 and husband Eric welcomed their daughter, Laura Elizabeth, March 28.

Amy Letha King Gibbon ’85 and husband Dale are proud parents of twin girls, Dana Nicolette Barbara and Carly Dominique Jacqueline, who were born April 30. Dale owns physical therapy clinics in Tacoma, Wash., and Amy is a professional mother. They reside in Milton, Wash.

Jennifer Ruth Busch Hanning ’85 is a group fitness instructor in Greensboro, N.C. Her second child, Jacquelyn Jane, was born March 23, 1999, in Portland.

Guy LaSalle ’85 has been working for Nike in China for the last six years. He currently manages environmental programs at Nike’s 14 contract factories in China. Guy and his wife, Michelle, live in Portland.

Gregory (Greg) Martin ’85 and Debbie Martin are parents of a son, Grant Lee, who was born May 28, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. Grant joins brother Neil (4).

Sarah Peterson ’85 married Mike McCann Nov. 27, 1999. She is a clinical social worker at a day treatment center and has a private practice. Mike is an environmental engineer who works for the state of Oregon. 

Jennifer Cahn ’86 was selected as the new curator of exhibitions for Exhibits USA, a touring exhibition service based in Kansas City, Mo. She will be responsible for researching, cultivating and facilitating new exhibitions.

Ji-Hong Kim ’86 is an overseas marketing manager for energy and chemical plant business for Samsung Corp. He resides in Korea with his wife and their four-year-old daughter.

Christopher Shotola-Hardt ’86 and Susanne are the proud parents of son Andrew, who was born Aug. 9, 1999.

Anne-Seymour St. John ’86 was recently featured in Volvo Magazine for the birth of her daughter, Caroline. The baby was safely delivered on the front passenger seat of a 1996 850 Volvo wagon as Ann’s husband drove to the hospital. The family resides in Massachusetts.

Marco Abbruzzese ’87 relocated to Switzerland to start a global macro hedge fund, the Ulysses Global Opportunities Fund, with a partner. His wife, Molly Lucas Abbruzzese ’87 , is a consultant for the World Health Organization and the World Bank. 

Jeanne Knott Chaffey ’87 and husband Peter welcomed their first child, daughter Kayla Drew Chaffey, Sept. 11, 1999. Jeanne is a free-lance decorative artist and displays her fine art at Gallery Oscar in Ketchum, Idaho.

Karen Ciocia ’87 is the public involvement manager for JD White Co. Inc.

Matt Davidson ’87 and his wife, Julianne, live in Seattle with their son, Benjamin (2).

Anne Grider ’87 and husband Andy own a surfboard company. Andy races off-road motorcycles. Anne and Andy have a daughter, Marley (2).

Lorna Lockwood ’87 earned her master of arts in teaching from Willamette University in 1994. She directs a federal bilingual/multicultural program at Roosevelt High School in Portland. Lorna has a son, Cody.

Jay Rosenbloom ’87 received his M.D. (1996) and Ph.D. (1995) from Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Arizona. Jay now lives in Portland with wife Michelle and their two daughters, Rachel (4) and Hannah (1). He practices pediatrics in Lake Oswego with the Pediatric Associates of the Northwest.

John Aney ’88 and Mary Dakin ’88 relocated to Mountain View, Calif., last fall. Mary is the assistant director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at Stanford University. John is an executive assistant at Nokia.

Kelly Brady ’88 and Jason Steen were married Nov. 20, 1999, in Portland. Kelly works as a product manager at Automatic Data Processing. Jason is a lawyer at Bertoni & Todd.

Jennifer Brion ’88 and husband Clay welcomed daughter Olivia Marie-Louise Sept. 22, 1999.

Christine Estby Dorrance ’88 and her husband, John, live in Denver with their sons, Bryce (7) and Reid (5). Christine is the chief financial officer for FNF Capital, an equipment leasing company.

Sonia Highet ’88 is the new media director for ABC radio stations KGO-AM and KSFO-AM in San Francisco.

Neil Ritenhouse ’88 is the editor and graphic designer for the National Hot Rod Association’s Publications and Broadcasting Division. He lives in Redlands, Calif.

Dana Anderson Thompson ’88 and husband Joe welcomed their son, William (Will) Ely, Feb. 9.

Lauren Turner ’88 recently moved to Boston and “temporarily” put her management consulting career and Ph.D. dissertation on hold for the birth of twins Benjamin and Noah. She also has a daughter, Isabelle.

Matt Casciani ’89 and wife Kristin are parents of Mia Claire, who was born March 29, 1999. They live in the Tulsa, Okla., area.

Karen Singer Henderson ’89 and husband Terry are the parents of McKenzie Lynee, who was born Jan. 10. They live in Portland.

Sacha Hewitt ’89 recently completed the Chicago Marathon in 3 hours, 31 minutes, 33 seconds to qualify her for the Boston Marathon. She lives in Vail, Colo.


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