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From 1980 to 1989

    • 10/14/2016

      Sheryl Gillilan BA ’80 was elected to join the board of directors for Philippines Humanitarian, a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to provide education to impoverished youth in the Philippines. Gillilan first connected with Filipino culture as a foreign exchange student during high school. She is also executive director of Art Access, a Utah-based nonprofit that offers arts programs for people with disabilities and others with limited arts access.

    • 12/15/2017

      Thomas Hames BS ’80 earned his JD from the University of Denver College of Law in 1983, with licensure in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nevada. Hames is currently senior trial counsel for the Travelers Insurance Company, where he litigates product liability, ski, and injury cases. In addition, he is chair of the board of directors of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, a charity established to honor the American alpine soldier. He also helped establish a charity license plate in Colorado for the 10th Mountain Division. Hame is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Alaska and completed training as an emergency medical technician. He is a member of the board of directors of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum in Vail, Colorado.  

    • 02/15/2017

      Thomas Hames BS ’80 joined the board of directors of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum in Vail, Colorado. He is also the chair of the board of directors of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, which perpetuates the legacy of World War II’s 10th Mountain Division. As of 2016, Hames has spent 14 years as senior trial counsel for Travelers Insurance Company in Denver.

    • 07/10/2019

      Jason Heald BS ’80, director of music at Umpqua Community College, spoke with the Roseburg, Oregon, paper The News Review about his life and career. The turning point, he says, came when he decided he would rather join a band than be a lawyer. He worked for years as a musician before deciding he’d like to teach. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Portland and a PhD in composition from the University of Oregon. Under Heald’s leadership, Umpqua’s music program has grown significantly.

    • 01/27/2020

      Kathleen Holder BA ’80 works in communications for the College of Letters and Science at the University of California at Davis. In addition to editing an annual magazine, she writes about people and research. In her off hours, she stalks backyard birds with her camera, bakes sourdough bread, merrily tumbles down genealogical rabbit holes, and practices aikido. She and Russell Holder BA ’80 have two grown daughters.

    • 01/27/2020

      Russell Holder BA ’80 is an attorney with the California Office of Legislative Counsel, where he provides nonpartisan legal services to the legislature, governor’s office, and others. Previously, he worked as a historical researcher and English teacher; earned a master’s degree in English with a creative writing emphasis; and lived and worked in Japan. He continues to write and practice martial arts, which he began at L&C. Holder recently endowed an Academy of American Poets prize for the English department in memory of his professor Vern Rutsala. He has two daughters with his wife, Kathleen Holder BA ’80, all of whom are his pride and joy.

    • 06/25/2019

      Marianne Lewis BM ’80, organist and choir director at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound, Washington, performed at the opening of their Brown Bag Concert series last June.

    • 09/21/2017

      Marianne Schwanke Lewis BM ’80, organist and choir director for Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound, Washington, performed for the 11th time last summer at the church as part of a brown bag all-Bach concert.

    • 10/14/2016

      Marianne Schwanke Lewis BM ’80, currently organist and choir director at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound, Washington, performed last summer in a fundraising concert for the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship benefiting local music students. A longtime piano and organ teacher, Lewis has played with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Symphonie Concertante, and the Orcas Choral Society (where she also served as interim director).

    • 09/28/2017

      Phil Moran BA ’80 has joined Tonkon Torp law firm in Portland as facilities manager. He also sits on the firm’s sustainability committee.

    • 07/02/2019

      Christopher James BA ’80 is a musician, composer, and producer. His third solo album, Grace from Persistence, was released in April 2019. Recorded over several months in Portland and New York City, it features more than 30 musicians. James’ music reflects a mix of genres, from jazz to classical to pop.

    • 10/13/2016

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was reappointed as chair of the ABA Family Law Section’s International Law Committee, effective August 2016. For 26 years, Root has focused her practice on family law, with an emphasis on international family law and custody disputes. She is a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe.

    • 10/22/2015

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 received the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation on October 15, 2015, during the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Fall Conference, held in Portland, Oregon. The award recognizes Root’s contributions to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District’s Legal Assistance program from 2001 to 2015.

    • 09/01/2014

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was named a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe. Root became of counsel with the firm in 2012. Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) also announced that she will receive the 2014 Katherine H. O’Neil Volunteer Service Award, in honor of steadfast dedication and long-term volunteer service promoting women in the legal profession. Root focuses her family law practice on divorce and post-divorce cases involving complex property and financial issues, interstate and international child custody disputes, Hague child abduction matters, and relocation. She is a leading authority on interstate and international custody in the United States, having handled more than 100 contested interstate custody cases. Root also litigated the first petition filed in the U.S. District Court for Oregon under the Hague Convention in 1997.

    • 09/01/2011

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 became the anchor partner and partner-in-charge of the newly opened Portland office of McKinley Irvin, a Seattle-based family law firm. Root, formerly a shareholder of Johnston, Root & Leibenguth, will continue to handle a broad range of family law cases with specific emphasis on interstate and international family law disputes, including international child abduction cases. She can be reached at 1500 S.W. First Avenue, Suite 920, Portland, Oregon 97201, 503-226-7986, kroot@mckinleyirvin.com.

    • 01/22/2020

      Anita Shelton BA ’80 lives with her family in Seattle. She is in private practice as a perinatal acupuncturist and infant bodyworker, treating people who are pregnant or postpartum using acupuncture for common complications of pregnancy. She also treats newborns for neonatal problems, such as torticollis and feeding difficulties. Shelton is active in the #FridaysforFuture climate justice movement. She stays with Katherine White BS ’79 when taking continuing education courses.

    • 09/21/2017

      Anne Weaver BS ’80, CEO of Elephant’s Delicatessen, the Portland-based eatery and caterer, is opening a new location in the event venue of Montgomery Park.

    • 02/22/2018

      Diane Bailey BA ’81, who has 30 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry, appears in the biographical resource Marquis Who’s Who.

    • 02/15/2017

      Chuck Blanchard BS ’81 left his position as general counsel of the U.S. Air Force and is now a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he focuses on national security and government contracts matters. He is also on the board of trustees of the Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded research and development corporation that focuses on space issues.

    • 02/08/2019

      Elizabeth Brown-Pickren BS ’81 earned a PhD in coastal resources management from East Carolina University in December 2018.

    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Grill Dodson BA ’81 became the first campus dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin—Central Wisconsin (located in Wausau) in 2014. The college emphasizes physician careers in primary care and psychiatry for rural areas.

    • 02/15/2017

      Peter Dodson BS ’81, MAT ’99 retired from the Lake Oswego High School math department and is now restoring turn-of-the-century houses in the Wausau area. He has also taken up the sport of curling to keep busy during the long Wisconsin winters.

    • 10/09/2017

      Jamie Forman BA ’81 is now a member of the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Alumni/ae Council. He graduated from the school in 1977.

    • 01/23/2017

      See “New to the Board” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ted Gaines BS ’81, state senator for California District 1, successfully defended his seat from challenger Rob Rowen in the 2016 election. Gaines is the owner of Gaines Insurance in Roseville, California.

    • 01/03/2020

      Craig C. Gibson BM ’81, January 3, 2020, age 60.

    • 07/31/2019

      Tani Girton BA ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Bank of Marin in Novato, California, was the recipient of North Bay Business Journal’s 2019 CFO Recognition Award.

    • 10/14/2016

      Tani Roberts Girton BA ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Bank of Marin in Novato, California, was chosen as one of the recipients of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business award.

    • 02/15/2017

      Victoria McOmie BS ’81 exhibited her acrylic paintings in a show titled Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing, and Art Making at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon. Her paintings are generally inspired by her experiences on and around the Oregon Coast (particularly Cascade Head) and on the Salmon River.

    • 07/01/2019

      Roger Ralston BS ’81, an artist and teacher in Spokane, Washington, creates public art installations, sculpture, and illustration. An exhibition of his recent work, Field Research, was shown at the Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art in spring 2019.

    • 10/09/2019

      Forrest Reid BS ’81 was selected by the Albany (Oregon) City Council as the new judge of the Albany Municipal Court.

    • 02/15/2017

      Laura Green Rossetter BA ’81, a teacher, writer, and athlete, lives with her husband, Steve, in Breckenridge, Colorado. She is active in the Summit Fat Tire Society, a group that works to maintain trails in the area. Rossetter enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, including mountain biking.

    • 11/26/2019

      Sheila Shusterich BM ’81 retired in June 2019 after 37 years as a music educator. Her last position was as grade 6-8 choir director at Ordean East Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota. She is currently a substitute teacher for the district and enjoys spending time volunteering. Shusterich serves as a board member of the Lake Superior Youth Chorus and as resource and repertoire chair of Middle School Choir for the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

    • 02/06/2020

      Sarah Supahan BS ’81 was elected superintendent of schools for a four-year term in June 2018. She works at the Trinity County Office of Education in Weaverville, California.

    • 02/22/2019

      Sarah Supahan-Harding BS ’81 was elected superintendent of Trinity County (California) Schools in June 2018 and was sworn into office in January.

    • 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).

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 12/04/2018

      Susanne Kahler BA ’82 and James Harrison Moore, September 22, 2018, in Purcellville, Virginia. The couple currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia. Susanne is a peer review administrator for the American Journal of Roentgenology. James, a graduate of the Virginia Military Academy, is currently employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after retiring as a colonel in the Army Reserve with 30 years’ service and multiple deployments to the Middle East.

    • 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.

    • 07/14/2019

      Leslie Atiyeh BA ’83 still plays soccer on various women’s teams. Her over-50 tournament team competes annually in Las Vegas and Lacey, Washington. Atiyeh’s highlights from the past year include riding in Cycle Oregon, where she spent seven days straight riding in eastern Oregon. She also traveled to France to cheer on the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team to another World Cup Championship. While there, she visited with fellow alum Rev. Scott Herr BA ’83 in Paris. In addition to managing her carpet import/wholesale business, she occasionally drives guests around Yamhill County wine country as a Lyft driver. Leslie is helping her husband, Tom, restore a 1931 Model A delivery van. “See you in a parade next year!” she writes.

    • 02/15/2017

      Meredith Nelson Black BA ’83 was promoted to first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In her new position, she will oversee the Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso branches of the bank. Black has been with the Dallas Fed since 1983.

    • 01/08/2020

      Diana Bonyhadi BA ’83 enjoys spending her spare time on sailboats in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with Kate Ashbey BA ’85, a former Lewis & Clark sailing teammate. Their next adventure is in Croatia.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jill Phillips Brueningsen BA ’83 writes: “Lewis & Clark College prepared me for a digital future, although I did not know that in 1979, my freshman year. By 2000, publishing had moved to the internet, and I wanted to learn more. My comprehensive L&C education made it easy for me to return to university study and earn a master’s in computer information systems. I now work as a systems analyst for an insurance company. The best part about Lewis & Clark is that I made some lifetime friends. When we get together, we pick up where we left off. See you at the 2018 reunion!”

    • 07/14/2019

      Jonathan Burton BA ’83 is finishing his final term as a member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. He’s found alumni board service a meaningful way to give back to the college. Burton is a commentary editor and columnist at financial news website MarketWatch, coming full circle from his days as opinion editor of the Pioneer Log. This past year, he and his family welcomed a high school exchange student from Germany and a cocker spaniel puppy, both of which carried enough wattage to warm and brighten his San Francisco home.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jonathan Burton BA ’83 says he didn’t expect in May 1983 that Lewis & Clark would provide him with lifelong friends; a satisfying career as a journalist; and appreciation for learning, teaching, and listening. The journalism profession has taken him around the world and is never boring. Now, he’s a commentary editor for MarketWatch.com and has come full circle from writing opinion articles for the Pioneer Log at Lewis & Clark. Burton has served as a member of the Board of Alumni, an informal resource for the Pioneer Log. He was also a runner for L&C’s Pio-neering Hood to Coast Relay team in 2016.

    • 02/01/2018

      Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83 and his wife, Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83, reside in Vienna, Austria, where Hoskuldsson is employed by an international organization working on sustainable energy for all. Magnusdottir, who works as a travel guide in Iceland, commutes extensively between Vienna and Reykjavik. Since graduating in 1983, the couple have moved around the world, working for the Icelandic government and raising their three children, Einar, Olof, and Magnus (who live in in Berlin, Reykjavik, and London, respectively). They also have two wonderful 2-year-old grandkids, Kristofer and Freyja, with whom they try to spend every free minute in Reykjavik and London.

    • 07/14/2019

      Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 said she felt especially grateful for the connections she made at L&C when hosting Ginger Irwin Moshofsky BA ’83 and Erika Davis Frank ’83 for a fun-filled visit to the San Francisco Bay Area last spring and again while visiting Istanbul, Turkey, with Ayse Acar BA ’83, Catherine Laflin BA ’84, and Mae Fadaak BA ’83. She thanks Acar and her parents for their hospitality and kindness. “Whether it’s in one’s own community or beyond, reconnecting with L&C college friends makes the journey–and 2019–that much more special.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 tells us that she and her husband moped just a bit once they found themselves with an empty nest this past fall. However, she figured out that she now has even more energy for her work with seventh graders through WriterCoach Connection and for things like Lewis & Clark’s upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. She hopes to see many of her old classmates and friends at Alumni Weekend in June.

    • 02/15/2017

      Norma Kop BA ’83 currently serves as program specialist in the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and is owner of a management consulting firm. She writes: “In my four years at Lewis & Clark, I gained a lifetime of real friends, the kind of relationships that my husband and three children (ages 14, 22, and 26) also enjoy. L&C also deepened my sensitivity to the perspectives of others. My career in business, education, and health care requires soft and technical know-how, teamwork, accuracy, enthusiasm, and more. L&C taught me to how to learn and how to use my skills to serve others. This is the greater purpose—to help people. I arrived. I observed. I applied. And I am grateful. My experience at L&C, some 30 years ago, is a tapestry of soft, rough, and essential lessons, ones that will help me keep moving forward. Always forward.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83 and her husband, Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83, reside in Vienna, Austria, where Hoskuldsson is employed by an international organization working on sustainable energy for all. Magnusdottir, who works as a travel guide in Iceland, commutes extensively between Vienna and Reykjavik. Since graduating in 1983, the couple has moved around the world, working for the Icelandic government and raising their three children, Einar, Olof, and Magnus (who live in in Berlin, Reykjavik, and London, respectively). They also have two wonderful 2-year-old grandkids, Kristofer and Freyja, with whom they try to spend every free minute in Reykjavik and London.

    • 07/11/2019

      Scott McLaughlin BA ’83, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, has assumed command of the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

    • 02/01/2018

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 reminds himself every morning how blessed he is to enjoy early retirement, which means lots of time for family, friends, travel to Germany, and volunteering in Seattle. He is very excited about this year’s Alumni Weekend and hopes to see many classmates in June. Peterson is determined to set foot in China, Israel, Kenya, and Japan before January 1, 2020.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 completed a master’s degree in Soviet history at the University of Washington in 1986. That same year, he returned to Moscow, where he met his future wife, Iris, a citizen of East Germany. Their son, Lukas, was born in 1995. From 1989 to 2016, he worked for the U.S. Customs Service. Since 2016, he has been volunteering as chair of Mwanzo Proud Farmers, a nonprofit serving western Kenya.

    • 07/14/2019

      Hadi Razavi BS ’83 says time flies–he feels like it was only yesterday when he attended Lewis & Clark. He and his wife live in New York and have a college-bound daughter. Razavi, who works in banking, says he looks forward to receiving the Chronicle to see what his classmates are doing. He considers his time at L&C “the best days and years of my life.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Wendy Robinson BA ’83 moved to Bend, Oregon, after graduation, where she worked as a lab tech and volunteered with the High Desert Museum. Inspired by a favorite Lewis & Clark class, Robinson earned a PhD in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, then moved to Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband, Joseph. She volunteered at a medical genetics lab at the University of Zurich to keep busy. Eventually, she was offered a postdoc position, which lasted five years. The couple later returned to North America, and Robinson found a faculty position in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She’s been there more than 20 years. Robinson says that what she’s learned from all this is: “The path doesn’t have to be clear or direct. Just follow your passions and enjoy yourself along the way.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Bradley Volk BA ’83, who retired in July 2017 from the U.S. Air Force reserves, served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp for a combined 28 years of active and reserve duty. While on active duty, he had assignments in California, Korea, Germany, and Florida. He especially enjoyed his military experience in Korea–so much so, in fact, that he later returned to work as a teacher for about one and one-half years. Volk also served many years as a reservist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington. As it turned out, one of his classmates worked as the wing commander at Volk’s reserve base. Volk gives credit to Lewis & Clark for helping him develop “a lifelong interest in foreign countries.” While a student, he participated in the Munich overseas study program. His wife is from Russia, so he’s traveled there several times and enjoys Russian culture. The couple are members of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad. Volk works as a civilian lawyer.

    • 07/08/2019

      Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb BS ’84 is senior vice president of operations at PF Atlantic Holdings, which owns and operates Planet Fitness health clubs. Previously, he served as U.S. regional vice president with Starbucks.

    • 12/07/2018

      Jody Christensen BA ’84 has joined the Oregon governor’s office as the Mid-Valley regional solutions coordinator. Previously, Christensen was the executive director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership.

    • 12/19/2017

      Jody Christensen BA ’84, executive director of the McMinnville (Oregon) Economic Development Partnership, was awarded the Oregon Economic Development Association’s Economic Development Leader of the Year award in 2017. She has been with MEDP for 11 years and has contributed to many local projects.

    • 06/28/2018

      Chris Edison BA ’84 and Anna Edison BA ’85 have been married for more than 30 years and have three children: Molly (Pitzer ’18), a recent college graduate; Jamie (Whitman ’14), a software engineer in San Diego; and Alex (Bowdoin ’13), who is finishing his doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of California at Los Angeles. In recent years, Anna and Chris have met significant health challenges head on and appreciate each day as a gift. Chris was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s 13 years ago, is retired, and works hard to keep strong in the face of his disease. Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago but is now cancer free. She has joined a dragon boat team made up mostly of cancer survivors, who celebrate their resilience by racing throughout the Northwest.

    • 02/22/2019

      Glenn Fout BA ’84 looks forward to attending the 35th reunion of the class of 1984 in June. He reports that life is good in Ojai, California, where he’s soon to be an empty nester.

    • 03/15/2019

      Tracii Hickman BA ’84, who was a member of the class of 1984 reunion committee,  enjoyed reconnecting with her classmates from 35 years ago during Alumni Weekend. For the past 10 years, she’s been in Walla Walla, Washington, where she’s winding down her career with the U.S. Forest Service.

    • 02/15/2017

      Brian Lindstrom BS ’84, a documentary filmmaker known for Finding Normal, Alien Boy, and Mothering Inside, was presented with the ACLU of Oregon’s Civil Liberties Award at the 2017 Liberty Dinner in February.

    • 10/14/2016

      Brian Lindstrom BS ’84, a Portland-based filmmaker, won Best Documentary at the 2016 Oregon Independent Film Festival for his latest film, Mothering Inside. The film follows the mothers and children of the Family Preservation Project and explores the challenges of motherhood in incarceration. Last fall, Lindstrom received a 2016 Fellowship Award for artistic excellence and achievement in the media arts from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Ross BA ’84 now lives in Oregon City. He has visited 79 countries during a career in international business. He works as general manager for North America for Mobby’s, a Japanese watersports company. He has a 13-year-old son.

    • 01/06/2020

      Kevin Spencer BS ’84 is the new vice president of marketing and branding for mattress producer Kingsdown.

    • 01/04/2018

      Rebecca Brown Thompson BA ’84 now serves as counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Before leaving her previous post in Mexico City, she had the pleasure of attending the Lewis & Clark graduation of her nephew, Colin Brown BA ’17. Thompson and her husband, retired foreign service officer Philip Thompson, have two cats.

    • 02/22/2019

      Audrey Underdahl ’84, September 20, 2018, age 85. She married Kenneth in 1952 and they shared 57 years together. She worked as a teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and she loved to ski, bike, hike, and play tennis. Survivors include her children, Sally, Dana, Louise, Gretchen, Randi, and Rees; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Sheila Walty BA ’84, who currently lives full time in Portland, is excited to reconnect with Lewis & Clark alumni at upcoming reunions and other events. She loves the ideas being generated by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership and hopes to see some of her classmates as she increases her involvement. Walty invites her classmates to join her at the 35th reunion this summer.

    • 02/22/2019

      Michael Wenzel BA ’84 is back in Oregon (and the United States) after 30 years in Japan. He is psyched to reconnect with friends during the 35th reunion of the class of 1984. It should be a great time with food and fun events.

    • 01/23/2017

      See “Ending Malaria” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

      Peter Ames Carlin BA ’85, best-selling rock biographer, wrote a revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon Paul Simon.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 01/08/2020

      Kate Ashbey BA ’85 is a tenured faculty member in early childhood education at Shasta College in Redding, California. As president of the California Cascades Association for the Education of Young Children, she is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She hopes to be on sabbatical in fall 2020, visiting undergraduate research programs around the country in an effort to establish opportunities for students to pursue their own research topics in education. In her spare time, she skippers sailboats in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with Diana Bonyhadi BA ’83, whom she met on the Lewis & Clark sailing team almost 40 years ago. Their next big adventure is in Croatia.

    • 10/13/2017

      Bill Bessolo BA ’85 continues to live in his native Los Angeles, where he has spent his entire career in real estate management. He currently works for The Wonderful Company, which produces Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful juices, Fiji Water, Justin Wine, Halos, and many other healthy brands. Bessolo manages the company headquarters property, along with numerous other properties in Southern California and on the East Coast. An avid hockey fan, he has had season tickets to the LA Kings for more than 30 years. Bessolo enjoys staying in contact with friends and fraternity brothers from Lewis & Clark.

    • 06/27/2018

      Charles Bingham BS ’85 was recently selected as the first Alaskan to participate in the Walking College Fellowship program, a six-month walking advocacy education program coordinated by America Walks. As part of the fellowship, he will attend the Walk/Bike/Places conference in New Orleans this fall and complete a Walking Action Plan for Sitka. Bingham is active in many community initiatives, including the Walk Sitka program, the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition, and the Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition (Get Out, Sitka!). He is also helping start a statewide walking and bicycling advocacy group called Walk/Bike Alaska. In addition, Bingham is president of the Sitka Local Foods Network board of directors and serves on the governing board for the Alaska Food Policy Council. A former newspaper journalist and media/PR specialist, Bingham now runs a freelance editorial and marketing services company.

    • 01/20/2020

      Jennifer Busch BA ’85 lives in Golden, Colorado. She just ended an eight-year quest to become, first, a physical therapist then, second, a physical therapist assistant, as she realized she does not want to be either of those things. Busch has returned to her passion, teaching Pilates, and works throughout the Denver area. Her son lives and works in Durango, Colorado. Her daughter, a junior at Lewis & Clark, is studying abroad in the Munich program.

    • 06/28/2018

      Chris Chopyak BA ’85 reports that her company, Arlosoul: Visualize Innovation, is one of only a handful of U.S. firms that visually cocreates business strategies with its clients. Chopyak lives in Denver with her husband, John Herge, a leader in KPMG’s advisory practice. The couple enjoys travel, are self-confessed “foodies,” and support causes such as GRID Alternatives and female entrepreneurship.

    • Picture Your Business Strategy: transform decisions with the power of visuals

      Christine Chopyak BA ’85, CEO and visual strategist for her company Arlosoul, focuses on the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” in her book Picture Your Business Strategy: Transform Decisions with the Power of Visuals. Chopyak shows how and why pictures are essential to clarifying and simplifying business complexities. This book and its contents are regularly used by business leaders from Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups. McGrawHill Education, 2013. 240 pages.

      Posted 05/08/2018
    • 06/21/2018

      Katie Cook BA ’85 grew up in Berkeley, California; however, after meeting her husband, Tom Rietmann, she made a major life change. For the past 28 years, Tom and Katie have built their lives on his family’s remote cattle and wheat ranch located above the John Day River between Wasco and Condon, Oregon. After earning an MAT from Eastern Oregon University, Cook taught English at Condon High School for eight years. Now that the youngest of the couple’s three children has graduated from high school, Cook has decided to take a break from teaching to do more traveling and writing. Tom and Katie are looking forward to traveling to India in fall 2018 with Cook’s brother, Peter Cook BA ’83. While at L&C, Katie participated in the Costa Rica program and the art/theatre program in New York City. “I will always be grateful for these experiences. Being part of Oregon’s agricultural world requires an international perspective, and these two programs helped to expand my understanding of the wonders of the world.”

    • 01/08/2020

      Thomas Crowder BA ’85 will celebrate 21 years in Holy Orders in the Anglican Catholic Church in July 2020. He has been nominated twice to serve as a bishop of the church. Crowder currently serves a parish in the Virginia Tidewater region, where he has been rector for seven years. His family consists of Pepper, a Chihuahua, who allows Crowder to tend to his every whim. There are no two-legged children as of yet. 

    • 04/08/2018

      Ken Dickey BA ’85 has joined 3650 REIT, a commercial real estate lending, investment, and services firm. He leads the firm’s fixed rate originations platform. Previously, Dickey was managing director at the Bank of New York Mellon.

    • 06/28/2018

      Anna Edison BA ’85 is an instructional coach/mentor in Oregon’s Salem-Keizer school district. She and Chris Edison BA ’84 have been married for over 30 years, and have three children: Molly, a 2018 graduate of Pitzer College; Jamie (Whitman ’14), a software engineer in San Diego; and Alex (Bowdoin ’13), who is finishing his doctorate in theoretical physics at University of California at Los Angeles. Anna and Chris have met significant health challenges head-on, and appreciate each day as a gift. Chris was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s 13 years ago, is retired and works hard to keep strong in the face of his disease. Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, but is now cancer-free. She has joined a dragon boat team of mostly cancer survivors, which will celebrate survivorship by racing throughout the Northwest this year.

    • 01/08/2020

      Karla Fischer BS ’85 has worked for more than 25 years as a consultant with public defender offices around the country, focusing on murder cases in which battered women kill their abusive partners. After earning a PhD in psychology and becoming a licensed attorney, she taught courses in domestic violence and related fields until 2018. Fischer’s son is a first-year student at a Midwestern liberal arts college, freeing her to take a snorkeling trip to the Galapagos Islands with her mother, which has always been on her bucket list. 

    • 02/15/2017

      Glenn Fox BA ’85 is the associate director of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Fox has led or participated in numerous chemistry and materials projects at Livermore and was fortunate to lead the lab’s Forensic Science Center for a number of years. He received a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed a postdoc appointment at Northwestern University before joining Livermore in 1992. When not in the lab, Fox enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and taking his horse out for a ride in the Mount Diablo foothills.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jennifer Hildebran Pollard BA ’85 and Bill Pollard BA ’85 live in the Bellevue, Washington, area. They enjoy being empty nesters, especially while traveling and building a new home. Their older son lives and works in Palo Alto, California, and their daughter is a junior at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

    • 02/15/2017

      Paul Jorgensen BA ’85 currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where his wife, Setareh Sanjar, is serving for three years at the world’s third-largest U.S. embassy. He has maintained his intellectual property and contract law practice and telecommutes back to Washington, D.C., from a time zone 12 hours ahead. A history and culture buff, Jorgensen frequently leads neighborhood tours for embassy staff and families. According to Jorgensen, “Bangkok never sleeps and has some truly smarmy streets aimed at tourists. But the real Bangkok is more subtle: ancient active markets, glorious wats (temples), great clumps of 7-11s, useful khlongs (canals), monitor lizards, stunning malls, spirit houses, and naturally wonderful and fun-loving Thais.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Narayan Kaimal BS ’85 still draws on his communication degree every day. Following stints in TV and radio in Los Angeles and Boston, he now works as regional sales manager with Sapphire Marketing, serving as manufacturer’s representative for Crestron. He and his wife, Elissa, are empty nesters: their daughter works at J Street, promoting peace and a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, and their son studies geology at the University of Puget Sound. In his free time, Narayan says, “I’m back to playing drums in a band with friends, just like in college—but with more gray hair!”

    • 02/15/2017

      Jon Kinney BA ’85 has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 18 years. With a background in academic training and IT education, he currently serves as a training manager for an electronic health records project at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran. He believes his last-minute decision to apply to Lewis & Clark’s Costa Rica overseas study program was life-changing. The one-trimester trip turned into two, which led to a Spanish major; a master’s degree in linguistics; and periods of teaching in Japan and Hungary. “Along the way I learned to cultivate an open mind, stay flexible, study multiple languages, and not only tolerate ambiguity, but celebrate it in all its myriad forms and manifestations.” Jon and his Hungarian wife, Judit, have five children, three of whom are now in the United States pursuing their educations. Jon and Judit have traveled extensively, not only in the Gulf region but in Europe, North America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

    • 02/01/2018

      Chris Newell BA ’85 and Astrid (Furniss) Newell BA ’85 live in Bellingham, Washington, Chris’ hometown. He is an anesthesiologist with Bellingham Anesthesia Associates. Astrid, a family physician by training, manages the Community Health Division of the Whatcom County Health Department and serves as a state and local advocate for young children and their families. Their two young-adult sons, Ryan and Jason, are pursuing career and education opportunities in ocean sciences and geography, respectively. After purchasing a vacation cottage on Lopez Island, Chris and Astrid are excited to be fixing it up and spending time kayaking, hiking, and biking in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

    • 02/01/2018

      Astrid Furniss Newell BA ’85 and Chris Newell BA ’85 live in Bellingham, Washington, Chris’ hometown. Astrid, a family physician by training, manages the Community Health Division of the Whatcom County Health Department and serves as a state and local advocate for young children and their families. Chris is an anesthesiologist with Bellingham Anesthesia Associates. Their two young-adult sons, Ryan and Jason, are pursuing careers and education opportunities in ocean sciences and geography, respectively. After purchasing a vacation cottage on Lopez Island in the San Juans, Chris and Astrid are excited to be fixing it up and spending time kayaking, hiking, and biking.

    • 01/27/2020

      Robert Oakes BA ’85 moved back to Salem, Oregon, after 30 years in California.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Scannell Palghat BA ’85 has lived for more than 15 years in Sydney, Australia, where husband Kumar’s global fixed-income investment management company has been a family focus. “We fell in love with Sydney’s harbor and beach orientation, its cafe culture, its work-life balance, and most importantly, its people,” says Palghat. Her family of dual citizens includes daughter Kelsey, 25, who is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience and philosophy, and daughter Kendall, 22, who works in marketing for an online retail company.

       

    • 02/01/2018

      Bill Pollard BA ’85 and Jennifer Hildebran Pollard BA ’85 live in the Bellevue, Washington, area. They enjoy being empty nesters, especially while traveling and building a new home. Their older son lives and works in Palo Alto, California, and their daughter is a junior at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

    • 02/22/2019

      Mike Sellers BS ’85 is director of the game design program at Indiana University. He authored the textbook Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach (Addison-Wesley, 2017). Mike enjoys life with wife Jo Anna, their six adult children, and six grandchildren.

    • 10/09/2017

      Mike Sellers BS ’85, after working in the games industry for more than 20 years, joined Indiana University in 2014 as a professor of practice teaching game design. In 2017, he took on the additional role of program director. Sellers says, “The education I received at L&C doing a self-designed major in cognitive science has served me well in my career and continues to yield benefits in my current work.”

    • 06/28/2018

      Jack Alley BS ’86 and Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 attended an outdoor presentation in anticipation of the rededication and grand opening of the Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum, located at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon.

    • 10/13/2017

      Jack Alley BS ’86 and Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 got together to cheer on the football team at Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. Alley says, “Go Pios!”

    • 02/22/2019

      Alan Amling BA ’86, most recently vice president of UPS Ventures, retired after 28 years with the investment firm in March 2019. He is now finishing his PhD in management at Kennesaw State University, with the aim of pursuing new adventures.

    • 01/26/2020

      Alan Amling BA ’86 joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in July 2019. He earned a PhD in management from Kennesaw State University in December 2019.

    • 10/13/2017

      Christopher Andreas BA ’86, Tracy Bosworth-Bosche ’86, and Dean Shyshlak BS ’86 recently got together for dinner at Andreas’ brother’s bar (the Boom Boom Room) in San Francisco. Andreas let us know they are all doing well; had a great time; and are in good health and high spirits.

    • 02/01/2018

      Stephen Clark BA ’86 and Carolyn Clark BA ’86 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Stephen says they “owe L&C a big thanks for bringing them together.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Carolyn Clark BA ’86 and Stephen Clark BA ’86 recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Stephen says they “owe L&C a big thanks for bringing them together.”

    • Axone

      Jeffrey Comer BS ’86 penned a novel about a young engineer who finds his sense of reality shattered as he moves between alternate versions of his life, each one seemingly as real as the others—and each including the same woman.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 01/21/2020

      Diana Larsen BA ’86 is the author of two books, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, and Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, each of which offers strategies and insights on managing and optimizing teams in the workplace. (The books were published by Pragmatic Bookshelf in 2006 and 2016, respectively.)

    • 02/22/2019

      Diana Larsen BA ’86 has devoted 29 years to providing management consulting services (the last 19 in the software industry). Now she’s switching things up with a training product business start-up called the Agile Fluency Project. Based on the model she developed with colleague James Shore, the business focuses on improving software development outcomes.

    • 02/22/2019

      Allen O’Bannon BA ’86 lives in Victor, Idaho. He currently works in a number of areas: he’s a field mountaineer for science projects in Antarctica; a ski guide and avalanche educator; a trainer in field risk management and leadership for the National Outdoor Leadership School; a guide for the tour agency Arctic Wild; and the author of Allen and Mike’s Really Cool series of outdoor education books. He is married to Molly Absolon, and their daughter, Avery, will soon be headed to college.

    • 02/15/2017

      Tony Robinson BA ’86 is the chair of the political science department of the University of Colorado at Denver. He enjoys leading the study abroad trip to South Korea.

    • 02/22/2019

      Tawny Schlieski BA ’86 is opening the first coworking space in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition to providing space for the westside’s creative entrepreneurs, “Four Forty Six” will be home base for Shovels and Whiskey, her virtual reality studio.

    • 11/10/2017

      LeAnne Schrotzberger BA ’86 lives in West Linn, Oregon, with her husband and quite a few dogs and cats. As a newly adjusting empty-nester, she’s busy converting a former bedroom into a workout room as she realizes those kids aren’t just going to come back whenever she wants. She works in global corporate communications at Plantronics, where she is happily using her Lewis & Clark degree that is 30+ years old. In her spare time, Schrotzberger knits; experiments in the kitchen; and trains for and competes in distance triathlons.

    • 10/14/2016

      Leanne Schrotzberger BA ’86 told her memorable story of overcoming setbacks to FOX 12’s MORE Sports last fall. After setting her sights on the Ironman competition in 2006, Schrotzberger was severely injured in a car accident, fracturing her hip. Doctors were unsure if she would be able to fully recover, let alone compete. But a decade later, she has completed her fifth Ironman and continues to race in memory of her parents and father-in-law, whom she says encouraged her to compete in the first place.

    • 06/28/2018

      Ben Scully BA ’86 completed the North Pole Marathon in seven hours and 25 minutes on April 16, 2018. The air temperature was -33 Celsius, or -27 Fahrenheit. He was part of a 12-member team sponsored by FWD, a Hong Kong-based life insurer. The team raised more than $10,000 for a charity called Humanity and Inclusion. Scully is now thinking about the Antarctica Marathon.

    • Piece By Piece

      Stephanie Shaw MA ’86 draws on lessons from classic fairy tales in this imaginative children’s tale about a weaver woman with magical powers who needs to feed her family. Illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017. 32 pages.

      Posted 07/01/2019
    • 02/01/2018

      Anne-Seymour St. John BA ’86 writes to say that she and her classmates from the 1984 overseas study program in Greece are still in monthly contact. Thirty-four years later, St. John met with her roommate from that program, Jane Loesner, and friend Amy Brooks BS ’84 in Oaxaca, Mexico, for a week of intensive language classes, photography, and roommate life.

    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Warner BA ’86 is cofounder and head brewmaster for Karbach Brewing in Houston. Warner spoke extensively to Texas Monthly about Karbach’s recent acquisition by Anheuser-Busch. “Judge us on the quality of the beer,” said Warner.

    • 01/23/2020

      James Wilder Hancock ’86 finally crossed off an important milestone on the bucket list he’s had since 1983: He spent six and a half months walking the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada.

    • 06/28/2018

      Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 opened his fourth Mathnasium Math Learning Center in Northeast Portland in summer 2017. He has three others located in Lake Oswego, Raleigh Hills, and West Linn. Withycombe has also been busy playing baritone saxophone on two records: one with the afrobeat band Jujuba (jujuba.org) on Lefse Records, and the other with Ural Thomas & The Pain (uralthomasandthepain.com) on the Tender Loving Empire label. Both will be released in fall 2018.

    • 10/14/2016

      Karen Swehla Black BA ’87 recently completed her 11th year working at OMSI. She has enjoyed trips to Uzbekistan, Peru, and Chile over the last few years.

    • 01/24/2019

      Mark Brody BA ’87, a Portland-based mosaic artist, has his work on display all over the Portland area–in schools, homes, offices, and parks. Recently, he helped guide students in creating a freestanding mural for Bryant Elementary School in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Brody BA ’87, who is a mosaic artist as well as a big fan of the Portland Timbers, was featured on the team’s website. He discussed his love of soccer, the Timbers, and his work with Portland-area schools.

    • 10/14/2016

      Quantz Bruns-Kyler BA ’87, after living in every region of the U.S., has returned to Colorado, and is thrilled to be there.

    • 10/11/2017

      Sarah Jo Chaplen BA ’87, MPA ’93 has joined Oak Lodge (Oregon) Water Services as general manager. Previously, she was city manager for Hillsboro, Oregon.

    • 10/14/2016

      Chrissy Curran BA ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

    • 12/01/2018

      Mike Daus BS ’87 is the owner, founder, and COO of Jackson Hole POP, an artisan popcorn company. One of their creative flavors, “I’m Your Huckleberry,” was featured in United Airline’s Hemispheres as a recommended gift idea for readers. POP has also appeared in Food Network Magazine.

    • 04/29/2018

      Beth Halvorsen BA ’87 and her husband, Patrick, recently hosted L&C President Wim Wiewel at their home in Clyde Hill, Washington, along with more than 70 alumni, parents, and future Pioneers. It was a great way to meet the new president and hear remarks on his plans for Lewis & Clark. Halvorsen, managing director for CBRE, has worked in commercial real estate for over 30 years. She is currently responsible for CBRE’s asset services division for the Seattle and Portland markets. Beth and Patrick have three children.

    • 10/14/2016

      Mike Holtzclaw BA ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. He is looking forward to seeing you all there!

    • 10/14/2016

      Katy Kwong BS ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

    • 06/28/2018

      Charles McNulty BS ’87 is superintendent for the Pulaski County (Arkansas) Special School District. Previously, he was associate superintendent for educational services in the Waterloo (Iowa) Community School District.

    • 10/14/2016

      Elizabeth Rouffy BS ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

    • 11/09/2018

      Leslie Thatcher BA ’87 was appointed director of college success at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 2018. She leads an innovative nine-month residential program for blind and visually impaired high school graduates to help prepare them for the challenges of college. In addition, Thatcher manages a small national educational consulting business, Thatcher Education, which focuses on college advising and executive function coaching.

    • 02/15/2018

      Mary Dakin BA ’88 visited campus in December 2017 for the college’s holiday reception and is on the planning team for the class of 1988 reunion. She is looking forward to seeing her classmates at Alumni Weekend in June.

    • 12/08/2017

      Sydney Freitas Dickerson BA ’88, MEd ’89 has lived in Honolulu since graduation. At Kapi’olani Community College, she works on a federally funded grant project that supports native Hawai‘ian students in career and technical fields.

    • 12/08/2017

      Jay Hernandez BA ’88, MAT ’04 lives in Houston. He just started his own business buying and selling cars as an international broker. He helps individual shoppers as well.

    • 06/28/2018

      Kristin Jouppe Shipman BA ’88 lives on a little farm outside of Hillsboro, Oregon. After the birth of her second child, she stopped working outside of the home to raise and home-school her five children. She is now reaping the rewards of her hard work by enjoying the accomplishments of her children, including her two grandchildren.

    • 11/12/2019

      Deborah Kassner BA ’88 is musical director for the Laramie (Wyoming) Children’s Musical Theater Workshop and The Studio 253 Singers, whose new soundtrack album, A Pocketful of Dirt, was released in November 2019. 

    • 12/08/2017

      Teresa Pacelli-Dill BS ’88 transitioned into a national practice at insurance brokerage USI in 2017. She works toward helping clients create a safe and healthy environment for their workers.

    • 02/12/2018

      Teresa Pacelli-Dill BS ’88 and Robert Dill BS ’78, June 2016.

    • 06/28/2018

      Erin Waterman BA ’88 is a freelance transcriber for TV and media productions. Her love of lifelong learning has compelled her to explore ways to use her transcriptions skills to assist students with sensory processing disabilities participate in university classrooms. Waterman’s College Outdoors experiences planted the “seed” to write Naturography: Exercises to Waken Our Senses and Reconnect Us to Nature (CreateSpace, 2014).

    • 10/25/2019

      Christina Alfandary BA ’89 is managing director of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and sustainable investments at Gabelli Asset Management Company.

    • 02/15/2017

      Michelle Anderson BA ’89 created the “culture change agency” WeekdayRx with Stephanie Krimmel. The agency’s motto is “Better Human, Better Leader.” (Covert Leadership is their sub-brand.) Anderson recently wrapped up a pilot culture-change program for a large Fortune 500 company that focused on empathy, active listening, curiosity, and promoting humanity in the workplace. She has also published a short book, A Brief Guide to Being Human in a Messy World (CreateSpace, 2017), which serves as a guide to kickstarting positive change. Anderson uses humor and a lot of superhero analogies. She is interested in creating a movement to motivate people to be kind and pay it forward. She and Krimmel believe, “First be human. Then be Batman.” They are also creating a podcast called Being Human.

    • 10/13/2017

      Corena Bahr BA ’89 left Los Angeles in 2005. After graduation, Bahr put her German degree to good use developing video tutorials for GoToMeeting. In 2016, she became a LinkedIn Learning author. She is celebrating the seventh year of her business, Your Webinar Guru, where she offers coaching and virtual training on interactive webinars. Bahr lives in Santa Barbara, California, and likes sharing photos of food, travel, and nature on Instagram.

    • 07/14/2019

      Andrea Ball BA ’89 writes: “Happy 30th reunion! Several of our classmates attended Alumni Weekend this past June. Here’s what they had to say: ‘I felt renewed and recharged by Alumni Weekend. It was super fun to stay on campus. Pre-party in the dorms before our class dinner! I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much! We held a memorial gathering that included candles floating in the reflection pond. Our education … afforded us the ability to never stop questioning, never stop learning, and never stop empathizing. My classmates’ curiosity, courage, kindness, and sense of humor … never cease to amaze me.’” Contributors to this message include Corena Bahr BA ’89, Scott Pillar BS ’89, Carla Cavenago BA ’89, Serena Cruz BA ’89, Michelle Anderson BA ’89, and other members of the class of 1989.

    • 06/28/2018

      Andrea Ball BA ’89, after earning two master’s degrees, nabbing a fellowship, and holding several jobs across the globe, says she is “still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.” Currently, Ball is the clinical librarian at the University of Washington at Seattle, where she contributes to patient care by supporting doctors and nurses. “It’s a challenging and feel-good job.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Andrea Ball BA ’89 is care management and population health librarian at the University of Washington. She works mainly with doctors and nurses, helping them find the best evidence to support patient care. She’s very interested in quality improvement projects and is taking an online graduate certificate program from Villanova University in business process management. There may be another career change in her future. Ball, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, has no children, but she does have a “very handsome” 15-year-old basset hound named Louie.

    • 02/15/2017

      Christina Bialas BA ’89 was promoted to director of behavioral health at Bridgeway Recovery Services in Salem, Oregon, after working there for four years. She is also clinical supervisor for the corrections treatment team.

    • 02/01/2018

      Patti Brooke BA ’89 has lived in Seattle since 1993. For the past three years, she’s served as vice president of marketing and business development for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Proton Therapy Center. Last year, she reconnected with a number of Seattle-area alumni through her venture opening a cannabis store called Vela. Her sons, Biko and Tony, are now 16 and 15. She finds it hard to believe that the college application process is now under way for her oldest. In August, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, an experience she highly recommends.

    • 02/22/2019

      Stacey Caldwell BA ’89 lives in Ridgefield, Washington, with her spouse, Robert Roberts, and kids Nathan, 18, Jillian, 16, and Kell, 12. She is the corporate claims manager at Barrett Business Services in Vancouver, Washington. Caldwell has served on the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni since 2016. When not driving her kids around, Caldwell enjoys wine, reading, music, and friends.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89 recently joined Portland-based Pink Martini as the band’s CFO.

    • 10/14/2016

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89 and her husband, Carlos, have completed their dream beach house, located in the sunny northern beaches of Peru, their native country. They plan to rent it out and will be offering special rates to the Lewis & Clark family. For more information, see casaanandaperu.com.

    • Journey to Divine Feminine: A Memoir

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89, a member of the undergraduate college’s Board of Alumni, narrates her journey from personal struggle to spiritual awakening and the unfolding of the creative force within.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 02/22/2019

      Serena Cruz BA ’89 is finding purpose in these chaotic times as a nonprofit executive director–raising funds, doing public relations, and leading advocacy for a federally qualified health center serving Washington and Yamhill Counties. She is in awe of her 11-year-old daughter and enjoys being a team mom for her club softball team and skiing behind her speedy, graceful self. “See you at the reunion!”

    • 06/28/2018

      Timothy Daley BS ’89 writes, “after five fantastic years at L&C studying life, I felt the need to live life for a bit. I ended up getting a job with FedEx Express. I found the most wonderful wife, and we ended up having three amazing kids and two grandchildren. Twenty-five years later, we’re still living in Southern Oregon, loving life!”

    • 02/01/2018

      Katy Fink-Johnson BA ’89 is currently living in the Denver area. She and her two boys, ages 17 and 20, live with her mother. Fink-Johnson sings in two choirs, serves on a few committees, and has recently been visiting a lot of college campuses. She enjoys trying all the craft beers popping up and keeps up with family and friends via Facebook. This past summer, she met her 86-year-old aunt and uncle and some college-aged cousins for the first time. “So many people to spend time with, places to see, so little time,” she says.

    • 03/05/2018

      Lisa Harper BA ’89 fulfilled a lifelong dream when she and her Spanish Water Dog, Kai, won Best of Breed at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. An American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, Harper was instrumental in the breed’s 16-year progression to full recognition by the American Kennel Club.

    • 02/15/2017

      Cristina Lindquist Heffernan BS ’89 has two sons, Charlie, 13, and Tom, 16. She is very glad to have found meaningful work in education. She and her husband, Neil, have created ASSISTments, an online tutoring program that gives immediate feedback to teachers, students, school administrators, and parents. In fall 2016, an independent research organization reported ASSISTments increased math performance and helped close persistent achievement gaps. Due to this validation, Heffernan and her husband were invited to present about the study results at the White House in December 2016.

    • 05/25/2018

      Richard LeFaivre BA ’89 is now an ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Portland. He is currently pursuing a sacred theology license in spiritual theology at the Angelicum in Rome, where he also serves at the University of Mary.

    • 10/12/2017

      Richard LeFaivre BA ’89 graduated from Pontificia Universita S. Tommaso D’Aquino in Rome in June 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology, which is roughly equivalent to a master’s degree in divinity back in the United States. In September 2017, he was ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland. The ceremony took place at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

    • 07/13/2017

      Suzanne R. Lepeintre BA ’89, July 12, 2017, age 50. Lepeintre discovered a love for travel after studying abroad during her time at Lewis & Clark. While in France, she met and fell in love with François, and they were married in 1992. She worked at Bellevue College and became a tenured faculty member in 2008. She is survived by her husband; her children, Delphine and Paul; and her sister, Kaylea.

    • 02/15/2017

      Richard Lewis BA ’89 was appointed in September 2016 to the planning commission for the City of Long Beach, California. Lewis is the principal of Urbana Development, a commercial real estate development company. He lives with his husband and two children in Long Beach.

    • 02/22/2019

      Scott Pillar BS ’89 works as finance director for the Cascade School District and splits his time between Turner, Oregon, and his happy place at Gleneden Beach. He had a great time at his last L&C reunion and encourages people to attend this year’s.

    • 10/14/2016

      Liz Prato BA ’89, a Portland-based author, editor, and teacher, presented a workshop and reading from her short story collection Baby’s on Fire (Press 53, 2015) at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon, last fall. Prato is the editor at large for Forest Avenue Press.

    • Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai‘i

      Liz Prato BA ’89 combines lyricism, research, and humor to explore her role as a white tourist in a seemingly paradisiacal land that has been largely formed and destroyed by white outsiders. Hawai‘ian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are masterfully woven into her personal narrative of loss and survival in linked essays, offering unique insight into how the touristic ideal of Hawai‘i came to be and what it is at its core. International best-selling author Cheryl Strayed (married to Brian Lindstrom BS ’84, L&C’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus), calls it “Searching, wise, intimate, and illuminating.” She adds, “Liz Prato’s Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege is a complicated love letter to a place and powerful reckoning of a life. I was moved by this beautiful book and enlightened, riveted, and astonished.” Overcup Press, 2019. 224 pages.

      Posted 01/25/2019
    • 02/22/2019

      Jackson Shea BS ’89, who has worked at IBM almost 10 years, still appreciates his liberal arts education from L&C, which has given him a different perspective on tech and society. It also gives him cool advice to share with his son as he prepares to graduate from the University of Oregon this summer.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jackson Shea BS ’89 and his wife, Toni, have two kids: a 20-year-old son attending the University of Oregon and a 21-year-old daughter living in Seaside, Oregon. Shea works in enterprise storage for IBM and recently went to Mexico City for a month to perform pro bono work through IBM’s Corporate Service Corps. Shea credits his philosophy and communications work at Lewis & Clark for helping with his career, since, he says, “I took no computer science classes and failed calculus when I took it at Lewis & Clark (aced it after L&C but never bothered getting a computer science degree).” Locally, he has helped out at the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for the developmentally disabled.

    • 02/15/2017

      John Stephenson BA ’89 is still enjoying more than 20 years of marriage to Hu Mei Lien. Their son, Samuel, received a full-ride scholarship to attend Wabash College in Indiana. Their adopted daughter, Halona, is a freshman at Morrison Academy in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where the family lives on a four-acre farm running youth camps, Bible studies, and small organic farms. They moved from Shanghai in 2011.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carl Thong BA ’89 recently graduated with an MA in theological studies from the University of Northwestern at St. Paul in December 2016. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in strategic leadership at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, as well as serving on several nonprofit boards, including Church World Service and Family First Global. On the weekends, he practices tae kwon do with his wife, Jessie, and two kids, Natalie and Ethan.

    • 02/15/2017

      Jen Welsh BA ’89 was named the community libraries director at Stark County (Ohio) District Library. She is in charge of public services at the main library, nine additional branches, and the mobile services department.

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