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Class of 1991

    • 02/22/2019

      Emily Austin BA ’91, who was ordained as a deacon in October 2018, has been assigned to serve at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. The process included earning 400 clinical pastoral education hours at a nursing home and hospice center as well as completing three years of theological studies. Her full-time employer was accommodating with flexible hours in order to accomplish this goal. She is actively involved in hunger and homelessness projects in western Washington.

    • 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 (www.staystrongtogether.com). Eric leads a photography and video production team and conducts shoots around the world. They live in Boise, Idaho.

    • 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.

    • 02/01/2018

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

    • 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.

    • 01/28/2019

      Laura K. Frey BA ’91, December 2, 2018, age 50. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Frey earned three master’s degrees: one in political science and two in methodology and American politics. Of her several writings as a graduate student, one received an award at the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research conference in 2003. Survivors include her parents, Theodore and Barbara; sisters Jennifer and Leslie; niece Monique; nephew Mathew; and many other family members and friends.

    • 02/22/2019

      Erin-Todd Hansen BA ’91 is product owner for TSheets Salesforce system, which is a division of Intuit. He serves on the board of Silver Sage Girl Scouts and chairs the Technology Alliance for the Idaho Technology Council. In both of these volunteer positions, he strives to promote STEM education, especially for girls, recognizing the impact will benefit everyone.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 07/11/2019

      Robert Jordshaugen BS ’91 works in the area of hospital system mergers, where he focuses on technology and operations improvements. He earned an MBA from Duke University and currently lives in Atlanta. His daughter, Susannah, graduated in December from Georgia Tech and enrolled directly into its graduate school in operations research. His son, Hoxie, has recently begun his undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech as well, majoring in industrial engineering with a minor in computer science. Their mother is Jacqueline Miller BA ’90.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 07/11/2019

      Tarrell Kullaway BA ’91 and her husband recently moved back to Marin County, California, after three decades in the Pacific Northwest. She is thrilled to be serving as executive director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.

    • 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.”

    • 06/28/2018

      James Monsebroten BA ’91 has been married for 22 years. He and his wife have three children and live in Coos County, Oregon, where Monsebroten is an attorney. In spring 2018, he made a strong run for the fifth position Circuit Court Judge in Oregon’s 15th district.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 01/06/2020

      Wendy Levy Rush BA ’91, who is on track to earn her master’s degree in education in June 2020, recently became licensed to teach middle school science. Rush lives in Boston with her husband, Eliot, and two teenagers, Colby and Isabella. Colby will graduate from high school in May, and Isabella will start high school in September.

    • 07/11/2019

      Wendy Levy Rush BA ’91 is pursuing a master’s degree in education to become a middle school science teacher in Massachusetts. She has been working in a middle school for five years now and loves interacting with kids of this age. In the summer, Rush is a group head counselor in charge of incoming second-graders. Wendy has been happily married to Eliot Rush for 19 years and has two beautiful children, who are 17 (a rising senior) and 13 1/2 (a rising eighth-grader).

    • 01/06/2020

      Charles Sanderson BA ’91 was awarded the 2020 Teacher of the Year title for the Willamette Region, an award sponsored by the Oregon Department of Education in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. He is a language arts teacher at the Wellness, Business, and Sports School in Woodburn, Oregon.

    • 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.

    • 07/03/2019

      Jennifer Seavey BS ’91 received the Women in American History Award, presented by the Margery Sullivan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, at the organization’s annual awards luncheon in March 2019.

    • 02/22/2019

      Scott Spendlove BA ’91, who was an international affairs major, has recently become owner and president of InterMountain Corporate Affairs, a Denver-based government and public affairs firm. InterMountain offers lobbying and government consulting services to private sector and public entities. It also provides nonprofit fundraising and event planning as well as business consulting services. He and his wife, Jenna, have a 15-year-old son, Logan, and a Newfoundland named Rigel.

    • 08/21/2019

      David Stone BS ’91 is the new principal at St. James Catholic School in Seguin, Texas.

    • 08/16/2019

      Joshua Sutin BA ’91, an attorney with Chamberlain Hrdlicka, was named an Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year for the San Antonio, Texas, area in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. He is one of only nine other attorneys to be recognized in his geographic area. Sutin was previously listed as a Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and has been included in the Best Lawyers list since 2006.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 06/28/2018

      Michael Winans BA ’91 volunteers with the Witness Stones Project, an organization that installs markers that honor an individual enslaved person at a site of significance in their lives. Winans serves on the programming subcommittee, which has organized a communitywide book discussion group and a Juneteenth Day Celebration. He is also a member of the Shoreline Arts Alliance, where he serves on the committee for the annual photo contest and exposition. He says he is “finally putting that old history degree to some use.”

    • 01/30/2020

      Dal Yockey BA ’91 is the owner of Canterbury Stained Glass Company in Ashland, Oregon. He joined the company, which was founded by his father in the 1970s, after graduating from Lewis & Clark. In addition to creating custom art, the company specializes in repairs, restorations, and the preservation of large stained glass windows, particularly from churches.

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