May 30, 2013

Class Notes - 1970s

Class Notes - 1970


Phillip Scott BA retired from United Airlines after 35 years. He flew international routes as captain of a Boeing 777. He lives in Seattle.


Richard Moore BS (composer and lyricist), Monte Merrick BA (screenwriter), David Milholland BA, David Poulshock BS ’70, Cal Scott BA ’72, Val Moore BA ’70, Jackie Fowler BS ’73, and the late Margie Mitchell Dukore BS ’72 were all involved in the production of Rain! The Musical, which held a staged reading in February at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in North Portland. The reading was dedicated to the late Pete “Pano” Vlahos BS ’57, a former staff member and active alumnus of Lewis & Clark, who passed away December 1, 2012.


Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither 


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013


Dennis Freed JD was named a 2012 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a founding partner of Portland’s Smith Freed & Eberhard.

Allen Reel JD published his first book of poetry, The Art of Undersong: A Potpourri of Poetry (Gorham Printing, 2011). He continues to practice elder law and estate planning in Beaverton, Oregon.


John Bennett J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

Gary Grenley JD was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. A trial attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer, Grenley was elected to the law school’s Board of Visitors.

Charles Markley JD was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

James Mountain JD was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick.


Helen Ford BA makes fun, environmentally aware children’s music. Samples are on her website.

Henry Lorenzen JD joined the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. He is an attorney with Corey Byler Rew Lorenzen & Hojem in Pendleton, Oregon.


Constance Crooker JD wrote an e-book, Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping, which “shows the power of the human spirit to soar above the grim realities that come with a diagnosis of stage IV cancer.” She is a retired attorney and professional writer.

Cindy Cumfer JD was honored in Queer Heroes NW 2012 for her contributions to LGBTQ equality in the courtroom, workplace, and adoption. Cumfer was one of the first Oregon lawyers to handle domestic partner issues, and she acted as attorney for the first same-sex two-parent adoptions in the United States. Queer Heroes NW is a multimedia celebration of LGBTQ pioneers and leaders sponsored by the Q Center and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.

Stuart Jones JD was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

Richard Kraus JD was elected chair of the American Institute of Appellate Practice. He is a shareholder with Foster Swift Lansing & Smith in Lansing, Michigan.

Alan Larsen JD was appointed general counsel to the inspector general for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Larsen was previously a partner at the firms Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Cable Huston in Portland.

Thomas Sand JD was featured in the Portland Business Journal’s article “Attorneys Question Arbitration’s Cost and Efficiency.” Sand is a partner with Miller Nash in Portland.


Peter Glade JD was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and was also listed among the top 50 attorneys in the state. He is a shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.


Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund

Maggie Englund BA is semiretired from full-time classroom teaching. Her many roles include student teacher supervisor, artist in residence, substitute teacher, and math curriculum developer. She is “staying busy … but staying flexible enough to enjoy travel to Kenya on a service trip last August.” She’s looking forward to other trips this year and hopes her classmates are doing well.

Jon Higley BS has worked for the past 15 years with a volunteer team trying to break the world’s land speed record with a jet car called the North American Eagle. Take a look at Landspeed

John Stadter BA opened the fourth location of First Call Resolution, a call center and business outsourcing firm, based in Roseburg, Oregon. The business also hit the 800-employee mark. “The larger we get, the more fun it is,” says Stadter. His son, Sam, is headed to Pacific Lutheran University, where he’ll play tennis. “I have mixed feelings about that,” he jokes, “but there was only so much I could do.”

Jack Swenson BA and wife Rikki lead photo expeditions and safaris around the world with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic. They recently traveled to the Galapagos, Costa Rica, and Panama. Swenson’s first trip to Costa Rica was in 1977 through Lewis & Clark’s Overseas Study Program. “It was fun to see some of the places we visited all those years ago,” he says. A future photo safari will include whale-watching voyages in Baja California, another destination he first learned about while traveling with the biology department at Lewis & Clark. “I owe a lot to the biology professors and fellow students who helped show me so many intriguing beauties of the natural world.” View photos from Swenson’s adventures at his blog.

Mark Tratos JD was named to the board of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. A longtime supporter of the arts, Tratos works in the entertainment and intellectual property sections of Greenberg Traurig. A Lewis & Clark trustee, Tratos has chaired the law school’s Board of Visitors since 2011.

Stephen Van Mouwerik BA completed his 20th year of working in Oregon agriculture, “harvesting and marketing ag residue and hay for domestic and international cattle markets and, more recently, for biofuel projects in the Midwest.”