June 23, 2015

Class Notes—1980s

Class Notes—1980s


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015

Ralph Bonaduce BA is Akorbi’s vice president of international services. His skills support the company’s global and multilingual strategic initiatives.


Class Correspondents: Cindy Thompson and Lisa Grill Dodson notes@lclark.edu

Peter McKittrick BS was appointed as U.S. bankruptcy judge for the District of Oregon in December 2014.


Class Correspondent: Jamie Hackel Hyams notes@lclark.edu

Katherine Armstrong JD joined Hogan Lovells’ Privacy and Information Management practice as counsel. Previously, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where she led investigations, settled law enforcement actions, and worked on rulemakings and other policy matters. Adrienne Inglis B.M., flutist and composer, performed the world premiere of her composition “In Heaven and on Earth” for chorus, flute, and Scottish lever harp, in Austin, Texas, on September 28, 2014. She performed with harpist Shana Norton and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Choir.


Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson notes@lclark.edu

Mark Dorsey BS was among the 2014 winners of the American Society of Association Executives “Power of A” Summit Award. Dorsey works in the Adaptive Outreach Program of the Professional Ski Instructors of America–American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Adaptive instructors teach Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing to people with different developmental and physical abilities.

Denise Minor JD retired from her position as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on December 31, 2014, after more than 28 years of service. As a law school graduate, she was eligible to become an FBI agent under the law program before training at the FBI Academy. Minor and business partner Christina Eanes are owners of MindSpring Metro DC, a company dedicated to executive and employee professional and personal development and coaching in Alexandria, Virginia.


Class Correspondent: Susan Corlett notes@lclark.edu

Kay Abramowitz JD joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s trusts and estates practice. Abramowitz, who focuses on advising family‐owned businesses, is a frequent lecturer and is recognized for her experience in succession and transfer issues found in family‐owned businesses.

Mary Hull Caballero BS is Portland’s new city auditor as of January 2015. She spent more than a decade in journalism, working as a beat reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, then for Texas Lawyer magazine. She also worked as the executive director of the Texas nonprofit Community Scholars before receiving her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. She returned to Oregon and worked as a senior internal auditor for the Oregon Department of Transportation from 2006 to 2009, then as principal management auditor at Metro until November 2014.

Roger Lenneberg JD joined Jordan Ramis as a shareholder. He will cochair the firm’s construction law team with shareholder John Baker. Lenneberg represents construction contractors, design professionals, and owners throughout the life cycle of a project. He provides advice and seminars on contracting, project documentation, and claim management, as well as representing clients in all types of dispute resolution. Brian Lindstrom BS has completed Mothering Inside, a film about the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison, in Wilsonville. Lindstrom was featured in Street Roots newspaper and on Oregon Public Broadcasting program Think Out Loud. He told OPB listeners that he wants to “shine a light on people that we usually put an X through, and show their ability and strength.”

Rebecca Sweetland JD is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer through 2015 in the tiny island nation of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). She works with the Dominica National Council of Women as an institutional developer, assists a local magistrate and the Red Cross of Dominica, and serves as a peer supporter for other volunteers in the country. Most recently, Sweetland conducted an intensive mediation skills course for the Ministry of Education, focusing on workplace and secondary-student peer mediation skills and program development. She encourages everyone to consider the Peace Corps as a retirement vocation…or at least to visit her in Dominica.

Michael Thompson BA was inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame in October 2014. His daughter, Emily Thompson CAS ’16, is an athlete in soccer and track and field. Emily’s mother, Erin Hedenberg BA ’87, MAT. ’93, is also a Hall of Fame member—she was a four-year letter winner, captain, and assistant coach for the Pioneer women’s soccer team.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015

Class Correspondent: Sarah Reynolds Marin notes@lclark.edu

Rebecca Brown BA currently works as an English language development specialist in the North Clackamas School District.

Katie Cook BA is married to Tom Rietmann and lives on an isolated wheat and cattle ranch in eastern Oregon. Cook is a high school English teacher and has three children: Jacob, 21; Benjamin, 19; and Annika, 14.

Renee Rogers Kotz BA is plugging away at her product, Medley Swim Beads, a low-tech swimming lap counter and workout planner (www. medleyswimbeads.com), in between consultancies at FHI 360. She thanks her patent attorney, Paul Jorgensen BA ’85, for the legal help.

Judith Rowlings BA has worked in the hospitality industry since moving back to the United States in 1998. She also founded and ran a nonprofit for performing arts. Judith has two kids in college and one in middle school—plus four cats. Michael Sellers BS has been designing MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games), online social games, and mobile games for more than 20 years. He has also started and operated three successful game studios. Sellers has worked for several notable game development companies, such as 3DO, Electronic Arts, Kabam, and Rumble Entertainment, as a lead designer, executive producer, general manager, and creative director.


Class Correspondents: Sally Dadmon Bixby and David Lawrence notes@lclark.edu

Martin Hoshino BA became the administrative director of the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the California courts, in October 2014. He oversees the Judicial Council staff and serves as secretary to the council. Before his appointment, he was undersecretary for operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Carla Kelley JD was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Repertory Singers, a choral arts nonprofit consisting of six choirs. Kelley, who has sung with the group for the past five years, will serve as secretary.


Class Correspondent: Andrea Ball notes@lclark.edu

Ali Wing Takahashi BA joined Maurices (a retail group) as chief marketing officer and executive vice president of digital commerce. She spent the past 10 years as CEO of Giggle Baby Store, which she founded.