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Class Notes–1990s

This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions received through July 1, 2014, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through June 10, 2014.


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Class Correspondent: Zena

Zena BA, M.A.T. ’95, a 2011 recipient of the Rex Rabold Outstanding Secondary Theatre Educator Award, was invited to join the Peace Corps for its 25th generation in Mongolia as a teacher trainer. Zena recently resigned from her theatre teaching position at Portland’s Parkrose High School. She spent fall 2013 volunteering at a school in Jamaica, and is now traveling the U.S. observing successful theatre programs in Title I high schools. In May 2014, Zena bid adieu to the U.S. for 27 months.


Class Correspondent: Laura Mundt


Thomas Hagerman BA, M.A.T. ’94 became superintendent of schools for Scarsdale, New York, in March 2014. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. Prior to his appointment as superintendent of Scarsdale Schools, he was the superintendent for the Winnetka, Illinois, public schools.

Paula Hayes BS expects her Hue Noir product line, specially formulated for those with dark skin tones, to be available in select salons and boutiques in Portland and Seattle by the end of 2014. In her new role as a Lewis & Clark trustee, Hayes plans to work with students on issues of diversity and in the new entrepreneurship center.


Class Correspondents: Erik Thorin and Marcye Mokler

Margaret Allee JD is director of programs for Susan G. Komen Oregon and S.W. Washington, the region’s largest breast cancer charity. Allee has an M.S. in nursing and an M.S. in business management. Prior to joining Komen, she held leadership positions in direct patient care, management, and administration at Legacy Health System, Oregon Health & Science University, and Providence Health & Services.

Daniel Blaufus JD joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. From 2000 to 2010, Blaufus served as an attorney for Nike in various capacities, including as emerging markets counsel and Americas regional counsel. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at Borden Dairy Company in Dallas, Texas.

Lori Carsillo BA, a San Francisco Bay–area jazz singer, has released a new CD, Sugar & Smoke, a collection of jazz standards and lesser-known gems. It is available through Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. Carsillo notes that she received her early musical training in Lewis & Clark’s opera program, led by Susan McBerry; the Jazz Big Band; and smaller jazz ensembles.


Halley Buckanoff BS has completed graduate-level coursework in animal population management and animal nutrition. She has worked as a field biologist doing trapping, banding, tracking, and radio-collaring of birds. Currently, Buckanoff is the lead veterinary technician at the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the North Carolina Zoo, where she is in charge of rehabilitation practices, center operations, and volunteers/interns. Buckanoff is also a guest writer for a joint research project between the zoo and Guilford College involving the post-release survival of commonly rehabilitated backyard and nonmigratory songbirds.

Michael “MG” Devereux BA is deputy director of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department after almost 20 years with the agency. He was formerly the project manager for the development of Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

Adam Johnston BS is a professor of physics at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Johnston produced and spoke at a TEDx event about innovations in education and promoting hands-on learning.

Valerie Schmidt BA was named by Pacific Business News as a 2014 finalist for the Business Woman of the Year in the for-profit sector. She is president of Schmidt, Shimokawa & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Honolulu.

Scott Shapiro JD was elected managing partner at Downey Brand. Shapiro is known for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley.


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Carly Henderson BA, M.A. ’02 started her counseling practice in November 2013 in Portland.

The Honorable David Avraham Voluck JD received the Alaska Bar Association Board of Governor’s Judge Nora Guinn Award at the 2014 Bar Convention. The award recognizes extraordinary and sustained efforts to assist Alaska’s rural residents, especially its Native population, in overcoming language and cultural barriers to obtaining justice through the legal system. Voluck is the first tribal judge to receive the award. The Alaska Bar Association cited his 20 years serving the state’s Native people as tribal judge, Indian law professor, author, and special counsel. Voluck presently sits as trial judge for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and is an adjunct professor for Lewis & Clark Law School’s Indian Law Program.


Class Correspondent: Jo Becker

Kathleen Becker JD was elected representative for Colorado House District 13, which extends from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans and includes Jackson, Grand, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties, as well as the western portions of the City of Boulder and Boulder County.


Class Correspondent: Anne Bunn

Anne Bunn BA and Sam Thompson enjoy life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with two spirited children, an 8-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Even with their full lives, they keep in touch with Lewis & Clark friends. See Rachel Pusey B.A ’97 for more details.

Jamie Diamond BS works in public relations; find out more at He is also the founder of

James Moore BA is completing a certification program to teach English/language arts in middle school and high school. He also writes poetry and plays and is the cofounder of Steel Cut Theatre. His debut collection of found poetry, titled I Am the Maker of all sweetened possum, was published by Silver Birch Press in March 2014. He makes his home in Winooski, Vermont.

Naomi Pomeroy BA won the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest. She opened her acclaimed restaurant, Beast, in 2007 and recently opened a cocktail bar, Expatriate, with husband Kyle Linden Webster.

Rachel Pusey BA started a new job with the boutique employment law firm Villarreal Hutner. She is “excited to be with a small, collaborative law firm that supports work-life balance.” She spent Memorial Day weekend in Austin, Texas, with Anne Bunn, Jess Fels, Nina Storm, Megan Williams, and Kaja Glickenhaus Taft BA ’98, M.E. ’02. The group missed regular attendees Rhoda Ashley, Nicole Andrus, and Mia Dentoni, who weren’t able to join them this year. “This will be the 15th year we have spent Memorial Day together!”

Nina Storm BA launched her company, Nina Storm Event Design & Production, in late 2013. She produces events for a range of nonprofit, corporate, and private clients, with an emphasis on the art of hospitality. She is also developing a menu of original cocktails. Storm lives in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Laurel Canyon. She attended the annual “Girls’ Weekend” trip mentioned above.


Sienna Horton-Shields BA, an abstract artist, instigated and directed the first public project by HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican, or Yam, a group of 38 musicians, poets, writers, and visual artists from around the world who are mostly black and mostly queer by their own definition. In March, they performed on an international stage at the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial. Their performance included a digital film about how race haunts black identity, told in operatic form, with sculptural installations.

Molly McAllister BA has been happily working at Banfield Pet Hospital since 2012. She coordinates medical learning and continuing education for the 2,300 veterinarians the company employs. See Marriages and Unions.

Franz Prichard BA is now assistant professor at Princeton University in the East Asian studies department. He previously taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and Harvard University.


Class Correspondents: Nicole Miranda and Mike Skrzynski

Katy Davidson BA, the songwriter behind Key Losers as well as the keyboard/piano player for Gossip, and Marianna Ritchey BA, songwriter for Lloyd & Michael, wrote the song “Go Forth, Feminist Warriors.” It is written in the style of the 1980s benefit song for African famine relief, “We Are the World,” by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, that featured multiple soloists. Davidson and Ritchey’s song was sent out to more than a dozen musicians and singers, including Psalm One, Carrie Brownstein, Tegan and Sara, Kate Nash, Tavi, Suzy X, and more. Each musician emailed his or her part back, after which the various parts were assembled into “Go Forth, Feminist Warriors.” It can be heard on YouTube.

Jill Long JD, a shareholder at Lane Powell, was selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners. The fellows program is a highly structured initiative designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of U.S. law firms and corporate legal departments. Long focuses her practice on land use and real estate, obtaining land use entitlements for retailers, developers, and property owners.

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