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Chrys Martin JD was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2010. Martin is a partner with Bullivant Houser Bailey and practices labor and employment law in the firm’s Portland office.


Alan Merkle JD has been named chair of the Stoel Rives firm. Merkle began his legal career in the firm’s Portland office in 1983 and moved to the Seattle office in 1987. His practice focuses on energy infrastructure as well as construction and design matters.

Monica Smith JD has “unretired” by accepting the position of statewide bargaining coordinator for the Oregon Education Association. OEA was a client of Smith’s law firm during her 26 years in private practice.


Max Miller JD has been appointed to serve on the Portland mayor’s economic cabinet, which is charged with developing an economic platform to sustain and improve the city’s prosperity. The cabinet’s initial focus is on Portland’s business and employment climate. Miller, an environmental and natural resources attorney, cochairs Tonkon Torp’s sustainability practice group.


Joanna McCully BA and Timothy McCully BA were married in 1989 while living in Brooklyn. Their daughters are Kate, who is in her first semester at Reed, and Sarah, a 10th grader. Joanna reports, “Tim got his master’s degree (MIA) from Columbia in ’89 and is vice president for international programs at Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore. We live in Silver Spring, Maryland, where I work at home primarily as Mom, and for a PR firm and as a dog walker. We live a few miles from fellow Alderite Kim Perkins Knott BA ’84.” Bryon Monohon BA is the recently elected mayor of Forks, Washington, where the Twilight series is set. He continues his day job as a mental health case manager with West End Outreach Services. He is also principal trombonist in the Port Angeles Symphony orchestra, playing with wife Beatrice, who is principal bassoonist.


Susan Caulkins JD has joined Davies Pearson as an associate after having been in private practice on the Kitsap Peninsula for more than 20 years.

David Ernst JD served as chair of the Business for Culture and the Arts board for 2009. Ernst, who chairs the food and beverage industry group at Bullivant Houser Bailey, recently completed his third term as president of the firm.


Eden Rose Brown JD was one of only two Oregon attorneys included among the top 100 lawyers in America published in Worth magazine. Brown is a nationally recognized teacher, author, and lecturer on innovative family legacy design strategies incorporating estate, tax, and charitable planning. She served as a U.S. Air Force judge advocate during the Persian Gulf War and recently left the service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Brown is coauthor and editor of the book Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone.

Christopher Naze BA competed at the bronze standard level in his first ballroom dance competitions last summer, at the River City Ball in Portland and the Seattle Star Ball.

LeAnne Frank Schrotzberger BA finished her third Ironman triathlon competition in August 2009: Ironman Canada, in Penticton, British Columbia. Her oldest child has started college, her second son is a junior at West Linn High School, and her daughter has started high school there.


Christine Curran BA is an architectural historian with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office in Salem. After earning her M.S. in the University of Oregon’s historic preservation program, she started with the preservation office in 1999 and became associate deputy state historic preservation officer in 2006. In that capacity she supervises several statewide historic preservation programs. She says, “I credit Steve Beckham and Stewart Buettner for instilling in me a love of heritage and culture and for teaching me how to write. Attending Lewis & Clark College was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”


Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA is grateful for every second of life and very excited about helping plan the 2010 reunion. During the last 20 years she has enjoyed traveling, meeting new cultures, and experiencing fabulous cuisines. Cavenago-Salazar settled with husband Carlos in Portland, where she works for an Internet craft retailer as head of the finance and human resource departments.

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