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Class of 1991

  • WB
    • 06/28/2018

      Wendy Barth BS ’91 and Eric Barth BA ’92, who celebrated 20 years of marriage last October, marked the occasion with travel through Germany and the Czech Republic. The couple has two daughters, Elia and Annalise. Wendy has a successful relationship counseling practice ( Eric leads a photography and video production team and conducts shoots around the world. They live in Boise, Idaho.

  • EB
    • 04/25/2018

      Eric Benson BA ’91, who earned a JD from Boston University School of Law in 1998, is Amazon Web Services’ general manager for business development. He resides in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and two children, ages 12 and 9.

  • BC
    • 02/01/2018

      To Bridget Canty BS ’91 and husband Sergey Frolov, daughter Juniper Claire, September 26, 2014.

  • AF
    • 10/13/2017

      Ann Flannigan BA ’91 has two sons in high school and lives in Olympia, Washington. In 2017, she appeared in theatrical productions of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County and Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. Professionally, she serves as vice president of public relations for Washington State Employees Credit Union. Flannigan also recently joined the board of directors for the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. She appreciated the opportunity to get together with other theatre department alumni at a memorial service for longtime theatre professor Edgar Reynolds in July 2017.

  • EH
    • 02/01/2018

      Erin-Todd Hansen BA ’91 lives in Boise, Idaho, and is a member of Leadership Boise, a civic involvement group. He is also a member of the Idaho Technology Council’s Software Steering Committee. Hansen works with the University of Idaho to help autistic teens transition from high school to college, and he serves as a board member of Xceptional Minds, a start-up nonprofit focused on coaching autistic teams who want to enter the workplace.

  • JH
    • 10/14/2016

      Jacob Hasslacher BA ’91 is the founder of LH Project, a ceramic artists’ residency based in Joseph, Oregon. The program (which gets its name from the family’s LH cattle brand), was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder. Hasslacher lives on the property with his wife, sculptor Chris Antemann.

  • SJ
    • 02/01/2018

      Stephanie Johnson BA ’91 is a senior paralegal at 3M Company in Maplewood, Minnesota. She supports the Industrial Business Group, including the aerospace, automotive aftermarket, advanced materials, and automotive electrification platforms. Johnson lives in Apple Valley with her two children: Grace, 17, and Charlie, 14.

  • RJ
    • 01/19/2018

      Robert Jordshaugen BS ’91 left Portland after graduation, then went to New York, then lived in Moscow for three years, then went back to New York, and finally got tired of the cold. He now lives in Atlanta with his spouse and kids (one is a third-year student at Georgia Tech and the other is a high school junior lacrosse player). Years after finishing at L&C, Jordshaugen decided to do homework again, so he earned an MBA from Duke University. He works in healthcare as a consultant, trying to make healthcare better.

  • BK
    • 02/15/2017

      Blythe Anderson Knott BS ’91 was named director of Lewis & Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs in January 2017, after serving as acting director for the previous six months. She began her career in the office as associate director in 2013.

  • YK
    • 02/01/2018

      Yuko Kodama BA ’91 is the news director at 91.3 KBCS-FM, serving the Seattle area. Last fall, she placed third in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism’s 2017 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability competition. Her two-piece segment (titled “Dorian Wants Transit Policy Toward Disabled Persons to Change”) chronicled the experiences of a wheelchair user trying to navigate public transportation in Seattle. Kodama’s work has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Making Contact, and National Native News. She particularly enjoys making radio more accessible to the community.

    • 02/15/2017

      Yuko Kodama BA ’91 is the news director at KBCS, a listener-supported radio station in Bellevue, Washington. She has been at the station since 2008, first as producer of a syndicated regional radio program, Listen Up Northwest, then as operations director.

  • CM
    • 06/28/2018

      Chris Mann BS ’91 says that Lewis & Clark was one of the best experiences of his life and that he maintains relationships with many of the folks he met at the college. A resident of Fairfax, California, he has been married for 14 years and has a 10-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son. Mann has become “a serial start-up guy,” selling companies to IBM and to LinkedIn. For fun, he plays bass in a rock band and “gets to act like a goofball.”

  • LM
    • 02/15/2017

      Laura Mundt BA ’91 works at Lewis & Clark, coordinating the student Counseling Service and the Student Health Insurance Program, as well as supporting the other wellness services on campus. She has been in this role for about a year and a half. Previously, she worked as the L&C community friends coordinator, matching international students with local hosts. (If you live near Portland and would like to be a local friend to an international student, please let her know!) She finds it a pleasure to be back on campus on a daily basis and must admit she sometimes find herself in a time warp when her eyes play tricks on her, and she imagines seeing students from her era on campus. Her husband, Anthony Paolucci BA ’91, is in his 18th year at NetApp, a data storage company based in the Bay Area. Their daughter, Tomlin, is in her senior year of high school and has submitted her college applications.

  • BO
    • 10/13/2017

      Beth O’Neal BS ’91 has been organizing and implementing a reduction in the use of plastic cups in Port Townsend, Washington. She has been volunteering at events, such as the Wooden Boat Festival and Concerts on the Dock, encouraging event organizers to implement washing stations and use reusable cups and utensils. Her ongoing goal is to educate people on how they can stop using plastic and why it is important to do so, such as to protect marine life. Be on the lookout for her upcoming website about her plastic reduction crusade.

  • AP
    • 02/01/2018

      Tony Paolucci BA ’91 just celebrated his 18th year at NetApp, where he is a principal architect for large global customers. Paolucci recently traveled to Las Vegas and Berlin to present at NetApp Insight, the yearly user technical conference. He especially enjoyed returning to Berlin, where he studied on the 1990 L&C East-West Germany program.

  • CS
    • 10/13/2017

      Charles Sanderson BA ’91 was named to the initial USA Touch Rugby squad to compete in the Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. He has represented the United States in international touch rugby competition on three different occasions: South Africa in 2007, Scotland in 2011, and Australia in 2015. No U.S. player has scored more touchdowns in international competition than Sanderson.

  • ET
    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Taussig BA ’91 and his wife, Vithamon, have three children: Ben, age 8, and twins Sophie and Maddie, age 3. The family recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Lake Oswego, Oregon. Taussig has relocated his company, Prialto, to downtown Portland. Prialto supports business executives with virtual assistants. As an aside, Taussig reports that he had the pleasure of running into Carolyn Savage, wife of the late David Savage, professor emeritus of history, while helping his parents move into the Terwilliger Plaza retirement community. David and Carolyn led his overseas study program to India while he was a student at Lewis & Clark.

  • JV
    • 02/15/2017

      Jennifer Van Houten BA ’91 is a senior vice president with U.S. Bank and recently was promoted to the role of risk manager within its Wholesale Banking division. She married Greg Willmarth in August 2016 at the Mazama Lodge in Government Camp, Oregon. They met while climbing Mount Rainer in 2010 and have cotaught the Mazamas Basic Mountaineering Education Class for the last several years. They have a passion for traveling, the outdoors, and wine tasting. They recently moved into a new home by Lewis & Clark.

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