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Class of 1982

    • 10/14/2016

      Ginia Dorfman-Caristia BA ’82 has taught English as a second language for the last 30 years at a classics high school in Empoli, Italy. She adopted three Indian children in 2000.

    • 02/15/2017

      Edward Gerdes BS ’82 is cofounder of Beau Delicious! International, which operates 21 Café Yumm! restaurants in Oregon and Washington. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his soul mate of 26 years, Jane. The couple has two beautiful children born to them 20 years ago by way of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jamie Hackel Hyams BA ’82 is a second-year rabbinic student at the Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her spare time, she can be found in her car on Highway 5.

    • 02/15/2017

      Adrienne Inglis BM ’82 composed two choral pieces that were performed in February 2017 in Austin, Texas, by the Inversion Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing innovative choral works and encouraging the creation of new music. On the Mystery of the Incarnation for chorus and strings is inspired by a setting of a Denise Levertov poem of the same name. In Heaven and on Earth for chorus, flute, and clàrsach (Scottish lever harp) is based on Philippians 2:5–11.

    • 10/14/2016

      Robert Jones BA ’82, a poet and English teacher, gave a reading from his new collection of poems, Winter Garden (Silverfish Review Press, 2016), last summer at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Oregon. He also read at the North Bend (Oregon) Public Library. Jones has lived for nearly 30 years in Vienna, Austria, teaching at the American International School. He previously published another book of poems called The Clever Man’s Forest (Traprock Books, 2011).

    • 10/14/2016

      Susanne Brown Kahler BA ’82 left her position at Loudoun County Public Schools and is now program manager of member services and the office of education for SkillsUSA, a “nonprofit partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” Kahler has also been working extensively as a group leader with the Experiment in International Living, which organizes experiential summer abroad programs. She currently resides in Leesburg, Virginia.

    • 02/15/2017

      Susanne Kahler BA ’82 retired from Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Schools and is the new program manager of the membership department at SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization focusing on career and technical education and closing the skills gap.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mary Lemon BA ’82 is a full professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She remarried a year ago.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jayna Pike Locke BS ’82 is living and working in the Minneapolis area with her husband and three teenagers (one in college and two in high school). Career-wise, she’s currently a content strategist, managing an awesome team of writers. She is on LinkedIn, and loves to connect with others from Lewis & Clark.

    • 10/14/2016

      Marcus Nebeling BA ’82, CEO of Fiber Network Engineering, has been living in Half Moon Bay, California, for the past 30 years. He’s been married to his wife, Sara, for 25 years, and they have three teenagers. He reports that “all is good with us,” and he looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion Weekend.

    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Swehla O’Herin BA ’82 has lived in 10 countries on five continents and has been in 52 countries so far (as well as almost all 50 states). Her studies in linguistics and cross-cultural education led to field study and teaching, which she loves. O’Herin, her husband, Brian, and their two sons have earned (in total) several postgrad certificates, two MAs, and three doctorates. But now, her greatest accomplishment and joy is learning to be the best grandma she can be to her two grandchildren. Julie and Brian serve with SIL International and currently live in Southern California, where they also are involved in volunteering in their community.

    • 03/13/2018

      D Liz Quayle BA ’82, after 21 years as director/teacher in a K-12 alternative program in Port Townsend, Washington, has joined the alternative learning department at Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. She lives in a 1917 schoolhouse with Douglas Breithaupt, her partner of five years, and his four high school- and college-aged children. Quayle’s two daughters and one grandson (plus another on the way) live on the East Coast. Quayle is active in Kiwanis and enjoys traveling with Douglas.

    • 02/15/2017

      Nina Bonita Romine BA ’82 is co-owner of The Kobuk, an old-fashioned gift emporium, espresso bar, and bakery in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

    • 02/15/2017

      Yumi Sera BA ’82 is the director of partnerships for the Disability Rights Fund, which funds disabled persons’ organizations in Rwanda. She recently met with former AES students Pascaline Umulisa and Dida Nibagwire, remarkable women who are making a difference in Rwanda after studying as Dallaire Scholars at Lewis & Clark. She mentions they were also lucky enough to run into fashion designer Matthew Rugamba BA ’13 at the same restaurant. Sera says she remains a believer in international exchange and that “L&C does it best!”

    • 02/15/2017

      Stephen Simmonds BA ’82 retired to Bend, Oregon, in 2012. He sings regularly with the Central Oregon Mastersingers and occasionally with the Sunriver Music Festival. He celebrated his 25th ordination anniversary last year.

    • 02/15/2017

      Dr. Christopher Wood BA ’82 has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology. He is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where has has been on staff since 1992. Wood is also a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni.

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