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From 1990 to 1999

  • JA
    • The Secrets of Master Brewers

      Jeff Alworth BA ’90 has published his fourth book, The Secrets of Master Brewers (Storey Publishing, 2017), which focuses on the history, national traditions, and techniques of brewing classic styles of beer. It follows on the heels of The Beer Bible (Workman Publishing, 2015), which was an International Association of Culinary Professionals award-winning book in 2016. Alworth is a columnist for All About Beer and has written for a number of magazines and newspapers. He also blogs about beer on his popular website, www.beervanablog.com.

      Posted 10/30/2017
  • EB
    • 10/16/2017

      Elizabeth Bacher BA ’90 was a participant in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course. She spent the summer of 2017 in the Galapagos, studying the forces of change in the area of the archipelago in order to devise better solutions for sustainability.

  • SB
    • 10/14/2017

      Susie Brown BA ’90, recently public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and now executive director for the Hennepin County Bar Association, was interviewed in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Legal Ledger in a segment called “Breaking the Ice.” In the interview, Brown discusses her hobbies, career highlights, and start in the nonprofit world.

  • CC
    • The Outstanding Youth Coach: A Total System to Help Young Athletes Reach Their Personal Best and Win More Often

      Cody Cain BA ’90 offers a comprehensive guide to training high-performing youth athletes, showing what it takes to achieve success both on and off the field.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • Z
    • 10/14/2016

      Zena BA ’90 spent almost three years in Mongolia as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching teacher education at the university level as well as working with Mongolia’s Ministry of Education and the Mongolian National Theatre. Zena has now moved to Calais, France, where she is volunteering in “the Jungle,” an extremely crowded and underserved refugee camp.

  • KJ
    • 10/14/2016

      Kristen Johnson BA ’90 has been promoted to dean of the health and sciences division at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • DL
    • Keeping Oregon Green: Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960–1980

      Derek Larson BA ’90 provides a new history of the signature accomplishments of Oregon’s environmental era, including the revitalization of the polluted Willamette River, the Beach Bill preserving public access to the state’s coastline, the Bottle Bill that set the national standard for reducing roadside litter, and the nation’s first comprehensive land-use zoning law.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • SP

    Steven M. Pratt BA ’90, July 11, 2017, age 53. Pratt worked as a teacher for 26 years, three of which were spent in China. He also spent four years in Mexico doing mission work. Active in politics, Pratt worked for the Oregon State Senate and on the gubernatorial campaign staff of Barbara Roberts. He loved movies, comedy, and classic rock. Survivors include his two children, Addy and Zeph, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

  • KS
    • 10/30/2017

      Kris Schuberg BA ’90 and Eric Hartmann BA ’90, MAT ’94 traveled to Ireland in 2016 to visit their son Eamonn, who was studying at the University of Limerick. Schuberg hadn’t been to Ireland since 1988, when she participated in a Lewis & Clark overseas study program during her sophomore year. She says “it was indeed quite something to visit my son, studying abroad in the same country where I was an international student 29 years ago. I can’t say that Ireland was just as I remembered it–in some ways it was better! I think if someone had told me 29 years ago that I would be coming back to Ireland to visit my son, who would be turning 20 there just as I had, I would have laughed. I also might have said that this was just the crazy talk of a cleasai (Irish word for trickster).”

  • AF
    • 11/01/2017

      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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    • 02/15/2017

      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.

  • 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
    • 11/01/2017

      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.

  • CS
    • 11/01/2017

      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.

  • MC
    • 10/14/2016

      Mara Carnahan BA ’92 lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband, Patrick, and sons Finn and Adler. They enjoy adventuring in the wilderness that surrounds their city.

  • SC
    • 10/31/2017

      Sarah Carter BS ’92 moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2014 to pursue a postdoc in landscape ecology. Now an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Fort Collins Science Center, she works closely with the Bureau of Land Management to balance conservation and energy development across multiple-use lands in the western United States. She loves waking up next to the foothills and is super happy to be close to her L&C roommate, Michelle McGuire BA ’92.

  • LC
    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Cianciulli BA ’92 lives in Rome with her husband and their 11-year-old son, Luca. She teaches English privately, as well as in a junior high school, and she offers translation services to multinational companies. She and her family have spent most of their time in and about Italy, traveling on vacation to Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Campania, and Puglia. A few years back, they visited Strasbourg, France, where Cianciulli had studied abroad as a Lewis & Clark student. She enjoyed showing her family around the beautiful city.

  • SC
    • 02/15/2017

      Gustav BA ’92, who got his start at Lewis & Clark’s KLC radio station, became a well-known Portland radio personality due to the 1990s program Gustav and Daria. Now he is rejoining Reed graduate Daria Eliuk on a new program called Alternative Afternoons With Daria and Gustav. The show airs on 94.7 KNRK from 2 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

  • CD
    • 10/14/2016

      Chuck Dunn BA ’92, a professor and chair of math at Linfield College, was a one-day champion on the game show Jeopardy last November. On a different note, he traveled to Beijing, China, with the Rose City Trombones, representing the United States at the 18th annual Beijing Tourism Festival.

  • RF
    • 10/31/2017

      Ruthe Farmer BA ’92, who previously led tech inclusion initiatives in the Obama White House, is now chief evangelist at CSforALL.org, a nonprofit that serves as a national hub to help all students in grades K-12 achieve computer science literacy as part of their educational experience. She travels extensively for work and fun, and met with fellow Munich program alumna Lori Larsen BA ’92 in Brussels in December.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ruthe Farmer BA ’92 gave a talk titled Computer Science for All at a TEDx conference in winter 2017. Farmer has been working for diversity and inclusion in the tech and engineering world for many years. She is responsible for the creation and subsequent scaling up of multiple national programs such as LEGO Robotics for Girl Scouts, NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, and the AspireIT computing outreach program, among others.

  • EG
    • 10/26/2017

      Edgard Antonio García BA ’92 lives in Lake Oswego and is an active volunteer at LC. He participates in organizing reunions, volunteering in the career center, and welcoming prospective student to campus, and is a loyal fan of all Pioneer sports. He is raising a future Pioneer (Class of 2029), Evan Antonio, who plays soccer and basketball. As the corporate translator at SAIF, García provides clear communication to the Spanish-preferred workforce in Oregon. García travels to Nicaragua, his native country, every two years and enjoys visiting his family.

    • 10/14/2017

      Edgard García BA ’92 is celebrating 31+ years of overseas living—in the United States (he is originally from Nicaragua). As a Spanish translator at SAIF, he teaches and creates strategic communication for employers and workers in Oregon. García is also a member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Latino Leadership Class X. He reports that he enjoys raising a future Pioneer for the class of 2029.

  • PH
    • 10/14/2016

      Paula Hayes BS ’92, founder and CEO of cosmetics manufacturer Hue Noir and a Lewis & Clark trustee, has been appointed to the Oregon Business Development Commission.

  • LL
    • 10/31/2017

      Lori Larsen BA ’92 has been a translator living in Brussels for the past 10 years. She says she’s “been so lucky to see L&C friends, including Ruthe Farmer BA ’92 here and in Portland and Robert Earhart BA ’94 in Paris so often over the years.” She also feels fortunate to have “reconnected with my father after 38 years, who’s name I have taken along with my own and who lived just up the road from L&C the entire time I was there.”

  • SM
    • 10/14/2016

      Scott McPherson BS ’92 is senior vice president of business operations and development at Core-Mark, a supplier of merchandise to the convenience retail industry. McPherson has worked for Core-Mark since soon after graduation, starting his climb up the ladder as a salesman.

  • RO
    • 02/15/2017

      Rene Ormae-Jarmer BA ’92 is the founder and instructor of the Rex Putnam High School Kingsmen Thunder Drumline in Milwaukie, Oregon. Drumline is a competitive sport involving coordinated acting, drumming, storytelling, and marching. To help finance the competitive season, Ormae-Jarmer has launched a GoFundMe online giving campaign.

  • JS
    • 06/29/2017

      Jason Stanford BA ’92, who works as communications director in the office of the mayor of Austin, Texas, got his first byline in Texas Monthly magazine. The article, “Bad Girls Get Old,” is about the life and career of Texan writer and singer Jo Carol Pierce.

  • SS

    Selena A. Steinmetz BA ’92, June 23, 2017, age 46. Steinmetz was always interested in travel and foreign culture. After graduation, she joined the Peace Corps, serving as a health care worker in the Dominican Republic. Later, Steinmetz studied American sign language and earned a master’s degree in special education from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing children as a teacher and counselor. Survivors include her mother, Janet; her stepfather, Jim; and many other loving family members and friends.

  • PS
    • 10/30/2017

      Pamela Strong BA ’92 is currently living in Islamabad, where she works with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help further the development of Pakistan. Her husband and 12-year old son live and work in Zagreb, Croatia, where she joins them periodically. The family will be in Oregon in summer 2018 before taking off together for their next post.

  • LT
    • 10/31/2017

      Laura VanZee Taylor BA ’92 has created a documentary film, picked up by RoCo Films, which will be distributed domestically and internationally in early 2018. I Am Maris is the story of 17-year-old Maris Degener, a yoga teacher, writer, and mental illness survivor. VanZee Taylor began making films five years ago when her youngest child started school. She is a director, cinematographer, and editor. Her short films have been screened at festivals around the country. This is her first feature film.

  • JW
    • 10/14/2016

      Jerry Walker BA ’92, a U.S. Army vet who holds an MBA and a CPhT, is married to Erica Walker BS ’95. They live in Portland and have three children.

  • ET
    • 10/14/2016

      Erik Thorin BA ’93 continues to enjoy his work in international education with Pacific International Academy at Marylhurst University.

  • SF
  • LM
    • 02/15/2017

      Lasse Melgaard BA ’94 married Jenny Nugent Melgaard BA ’95. Together, they have two gorgeous, spirited boys. Recently, the family of four lived in Sydney, Australia; however, in April, they moved to Suva, Fiji, where Lasse works with the World Bank.

  • CA
    • The Sky Between You and Me

      Catherine Alene BA ’95 writes a contemporary young adult novel in verse that chronicles the story of Raesha, a barrel racer determined to do whatever it takes to win. Determined to become leaner, lighter, and faster, Raesha decides she needs to lose weight, never guessing that her decision will open the door to a life-threatening eating disorder.

      Posted 10/30/2017
  • JC
    • 02/15/2017

      Jin Chen Cooper BA ’95 is an associate in research at the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and a rapporteur for the Harvard Asia Center. She has completed three books in a series entitled Notes from Harvard on Economics. All three of her books have been translated from Chinese into Korean and published in Seoul. She expects her fourth book, an updated version of some of her column series, to come out in late 2017. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.

  • RD
    • 02/15/2017

      Rob Dirksen BS ’95 is still practicing optometry. Recently, Dirksen, his husband, and their two kids (ages 2 and 5) moved from Los Angeles to Arroyo Grande, California, on the central coast. They love the new location. Dirksen enjoys gardening on their three acres, and he has a small apiary, which he calls a “sweet hobby.”

  • LE
    • 10/27/2017

      Linda Estergard BS ’95, after graduating from Lewis & Clark, went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Walden University. In 2003, she cofounded the Lake Oswego Counseling Center, where she now serves as clinical director. Estergard is married, is the mother of three children, and resides a few blocks from the Lewis & Clark campus.

  • TH
    • 10/27/2017

      Tamar Hare BA ’95 and her husband, Eric Hare BS ’95, celebrated 21 years of marriage last year. A nurse herself, Tamar manages a team of advice nurses for Kaiser Permanente. Eric is an accountant for New Seasons Market. They live in Portland with their 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

  • CH
    • 02/15/2017

      Carly Henderson BA ’95, MA ’02 has worked in the counseling psychology field since 2002, first overseas in Tanzania, the Czech Republic, and Italy, and then returning to Portland in 2008. She owns MindWise Therapy in Southeast Portland and enjoys working as a child and family therapist. She lives close to her extended family in Northeast Portland, with 6-year-old daughter Lily, husband Ben, and some critters.

  • SH
    • 02/15/2017

      Sol Hill BA ’95 works as a contemporary mixed media and photographic artist in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Cleo, and his son, Luca. He splits his time between operating the FNK ZN ART SPC, a venue for local contemporary art exhibitions; creating lyrical and mysterious mixed-media “metagraphs” from digital artifacts, Japanese paper, and acrylic; and creating large-scale art installation projects that deal with social justice issues. His website is www.solhill.com.

  • ZI
    • 10/27/2017

      Zachary Isenberg BS ’95 does editing and producing for TV. He’s worked on the reality  shows Making the Band and Expedition Unknown, as well as the docuseries Leah Rimini: Scientology and the Aftermath. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are busy raising their two sons, Oscar and Hugo. In March, 2018, before his 45th birthday, Isenberg plans to run the LA Marathon. He is currently working with fellow alum Jason Lesner BS ’95 on a new VH1 reality show.

  • MK
    • 10/04/2017

      Moss Kaplan BA ’95 is currently cochair of the creative writing department at Denver School of the Arts. Kaplan wrote, with Greg Ungar, a play entitled The Mess of Us, which debuted in summer 2017 at Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado as part of the Headwaters New Play Festival.

  • JM
    • 02/15/2017

      Jenny Nugent Melgaard BA ’95 married Lasse Melgaard BA ’94. Together, they have two gorgeous, spirited boys. Jenny earned her MPH and has worked in community health and development in Thailand, Vietnam, Washington, D.C., Malawi, Namibia, and Uganda. Recently, the family of four lived in Sydney, Australia; however, in April, they moved to Suva, Fiji, where Lasse works with the World Bank. Jenny is home shepherding the rowdy boys.

  • AM
    • 10/14/2016

      Alex Moggridge BA ’95 had his play Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet produced off Broadway in fall 2016. His other plays have also received attention: The Squirrel was included in New York’s Summer Play Festival, and Manatee was part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

  • JU
    • 02/15/2017

      Josh Uithof BA ’95 is part owner of a kayak guide service, called Kayak Tillamook, on the Oregon Coast. He also guides Rites of Passage trips with several local organizations, substitute teaches at Jesuit High School, serves on the Manzanita Farmers Market Board of Directors, and lives in a yurt off the grid in the Nehalem Valley. His hobbies include firewood-related activities and ontological studies.

  • JV
    • 02/15/2017

      Juanita Vero BA ’95 returned to working full time on her family’s Montana guest ranch in 1997. The ranch is located on the Blackfoot River in Greenough. Visitors are encouraged. Vero married ecologist Matthew Rinella of Miles City, Montana, in 2014. She says they enjoy no children and living eight hours apart.

  • EW
    • 10/14/2016

      Erica Walker BS ’95 is married to Jerry Walker BA ’92. They live in Portland and have three children.

  • VW
    • 10/27/2017

      Vaunne Weathers BA ’95 and Cody Weathers BS ’95 live in Portland with their two daughters (ages 11 and 13) and a Kelpie mutt named Winston. Vaunne earned an MA in industrial psychology from Portland State University in 2005 and is an office manager for a local dental practice. Cody is active in the local music scene and has an unassuming day job as a business data analyst.

  • KW
    • 10/27/2017

      Kit Wilding BA ’95, MAT ’97 and her family just returned to Oregon after living and teaching in China and Dubai for the last seven years. Her older son is a senior at Wilson High School and her younger son is a freshman there. Wilding teaches in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

  • MA
    • 02/15/2017

      Matthew Artz BA ’97 is now a senior HR director at Microsoft. He lives in Richmond, Washington, with his wife, Julie, and kids Gabriel, 12, and Lilian, 10. He’s been in Washington for two years. Previously, he lived in Finland for four years, working for Nokia.

  • GB
    • 02/15/2017

      Greg Baxter BA ’97 lives in Los Angeles, where he is a feature film producer. He recently finished the movie Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. He and his wife, Natalie, have two daughters, ages 4 and 1.

  • AB
    • 02/15/2017

      Anne Bunn BA ’97 and Sam Thompson BA ’97 live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with their two kids, Clare, 10, and Hayes, 7. Anne worked in book publishing for nearly 20 years before recently deciding to stay home with the kids. Sam runs a small investment bank and is very happy. They enjoy time together with family and friends, especially swimming in the ocean and sharing meals.

  • DD
    • 10/25/2017

      Darren Drabek BA ’97 has, after 20 years at Skidmore College, moved to Illinois to serve as director of international admissions for Lake Forest College near Chicago. In the fall, he visited 10 countries in Asia, meeting prospective students. Drabek looks forward to exploring Chicagoland and participating in a larger L&C community there. His first weekend of work included a dinner invitation from the father of Anne Bunn BA ’97!

  • JD
    • 02/15/2017

      Jim Drennan BA ’97 is still living in South Lake Tahoe, California, with his wife, Jennifer, and two kids, 4-year-old Cameron and 6-year-old Caitlyn. He works for South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and was promoted to battalion chief in summer 2016. He still keeps in touch with some of his classmates.

  • JH
    • 02/15/2017

      Juniper Hunter BA ’97 has two sons in college: Shale attends Tufts University, and Taran goes to the University of California at Santa Cruz. His daughter is in boarding school north of Santa Barbara, California. Hunter and his wife, Jodi, live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but lately he’s been spending a lot of time planning a condo remodel in Mammoth Lakes, California.

  • TJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Tamara Jazbec BA ’97 just moved to Denver after living in Brooklyn, New York, since 1998. Jazbec has been a fierce advocate in the youth leadership development and international education sector for the past 20 years. For the last 11 years, Jazbec has devoted herself to the Kennedy-Lugar YES Program. The YES Program started after 9-11 as a youth public diplomacy initiative of the Department of State to increase understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations. Jazbec is passionate about food sourcing; she has been a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op since 1998 and is volunteering for a new co-op in Denver opening in 2018. Jazbec spends her free time with family and friends cooking, gardening, yoga-ing, hiking, skiing, reading, protesting, and volunteering. She also enjoys lounging at home with her furry beast, Syd.

  • KJ
    • 10/25/2017

      Koeby Johnson BA ’97 still teaches seventh-grade social studies and has been leading summer education tours to Italy and Greece the past few years. His wife, Jenny Johnson BA ’97, teaches preschool in their home, with their youngest in attendance. They also have two kids in grade school, one in middle school, one in high school, and one who just joined the Marines. Life is very full. Koeby plays in Rutendo, a marimba band, and Jenny dances hula. The couple travels when they can and celebrated their 21st anniversary in Mexico last summer. Over the summer, they enjoyed a visit from Laura Tharsen BA ’97 and Jeff Tharsen BA ’96 and their kids, and Jenny visited Shanna Christie BA ’97 and her new baby in Seattle.

    • 02/15/2017

      Koeby Johnson BA ’97 and Jenny Simpson Johnson BA ’97 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last summer. They live in Ashland, Oregon, where Jenny teaches preschool. Koeby teaches seventh-grade social studies in nearby Medford. They are raising five sons and a daughter; the oldest graduates from high school this year, and the youngest is 3 years old. Jenny and Koeby have a busy, musical life together and love exploring the world, a passion that was fueled by their overseas study program to India while students at Lewis & Clark.

  • JJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Jenny Simpson Johnson BA ’97 and Koeby Johnson BA ’97 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last summer. They live in Ashland, Oregon, where Jenny teaches preschool. Koeby teaches seventh-grade social studies in nearby Medford. They are raising five sons and a daughter; the oldest graduates from high school this year, and the youngest is 3 years old. Jenny and Koeby have a busy, musical life together and love exploring the world, a passion that was fueled by their overseas study program to India while students at Lewis & Clark.

  • HK
    • 02/15/2017

      Hanako Kato BA ’97 has been working in Tokyo, specializing in project management and business process management. The overseas experiences she had as a student at L&C have helped her to manage global projects and excel in international business. She’s a mother of a 10-year-old boy who loves to play football, and she enjoys baking on weekends.

  • AK
    • 02/15/2017

      Alisha Beamer Killian BA ’97 lives in Beaverton, Oregon, with her husband, Kevin, and their two children, ages 14 and 12. A veteran of the footwear industry, she took on a new challenge as director of global apparel supply planning for Nike last year. She also volunteers for several local charities and serves on the board of directors for the Tualatin Hills Water Polo Club.

  • EK
    • 02/15/2017

      Emily Kline BA ’97 works as a health and wellness coach and yoga teacher in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a single parent who adopted a little girl at birth (who will be 3 in June).

  • CK
    • 10/25/2017

      Chris Kroblin BA ’97 and his family split their time between Oklahoma and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, so he spent most of early fall 2017 watching hurricanes on TV.

  • JL
    • 02/15/2017

      Jake Lebowitz BA ’97 lives in Washington D.C., spending most of his time playing with his two daughters, ages 4 and 2. During the day, he escapes to his law firm, Posey Lebowitz, located near Georgetown University.

  • DM
    • 02/15/2017

      Dan Mains BS ’97 lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with wife Alise Osis and kids Iris and Gus. Dan teaches courses on cultural anthropology and African studies in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. His first book is Hope Is Cut: Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia (Temple University Press, 2012). He is currently finishing up his second book, Technologies of Development: Infrastructure and Governance in Urban Ethiopia. Mains received a Humboldt Research Fellowship to support a residency at ZMO in Berlin during the 2017–18 academic year, and he hopes to cross paths with other Lewis & Clark alumni while there.

  • SM
    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Marx BA ’97 lives in Southeast Portland with his two daughters, Stella, 9, and Ava, 6. He does marine conservation work for Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • RM
    • 02/15/2017

      Rachel McCarthey BA ’97 is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah. After completing a residency in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics, she now practices outpatient child psychiatry. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, public defender Brock Van de Kamp, and their two children, Thomas, 9, and Catherine, 6. She loves hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family.

  • TO
    • 02/15/2017

      Tim Orr BA ’97 earned his PhD in history at the University of California at Davis in 2010. He now teaches U.S. and environmental history at California State University at Sacramento. Orr lives in bucolic Davis, California, with his wife, Lori Krueger, who’s a biology professor, and their energetic 1 1/2-year-old son. Although not riding the rails much anymore in this country, Tim has ridden rickety trains and speeding buses in India, Nepal, Indonesia, South America, and Mexico within the last few years. Recently, he and his wife hiked the 220-mile John Muir Trail along California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • NP
    • Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking

      Naomi Pomeroy BA ’97, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, penned her first cookbook, which features nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook’s understanding of professional techniques to produce showstopping meals.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • MP
    • 02/15/2017

      Molly Pugh BA ’97 lives in Tacoma, Washington, and works for the University of Puget Sound’s School of Education as an instructor and field supervisor for graduate students in teaching. She taught high school English for the 10 years prior to moving to the university. She has been with her wife for almost 15 years and married for eight. She loves her life, her wife, and her two pets, Grady Otis (a 12-year-old lab) and Indigo Martin (a 6-year-old cat). She sends good wishes and love to the class of 1997!

  • RP
    • 02/15/2017

      Rachel Pusey BA ’97 is nearing her 18th year of living in San Francisco. She arrived in 1999 to attend law school at the University of San Francisco. Her first-year roommate from Lewis & Clark, Anne Bunn BA ’97, helped her find her studio apartment. Pusey has been an attorney for 13 years and focuses on employment law. She is currently a partner at the woman-owned firm of Villarreal Hutner. Pusey is married to Aaron Dornstreich and has a spirited 4-year-old son who cannot wait to get down with the children of Pusey’s classmates at the reunion.

  • JS
    • 10/25/2017

      Jorge Sega BA ’97 sends greetings from Venezuela. For the last few years, he has been running a software business there. He says his math and computer science training at Lewis & Clark has served as a solid foundation for his current work with artificial intelligence. He fondly remembers the good times on campus–living, studying, playing pool, having Oreo milkshakes in the dorms, and eating pepperoni pizzas on Saturday nights.

  • CS
    • 10/25/2017

      Chris Stack BA ’97 and his wife, Erin, are living in Brooklyn, New York. He spent August 2017 in Scotland doing a play in the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. Afterward, he cruised around the Highlands, which he says reminded him a lot of Oregon. If people find themselves in Brooklyn near MacDonough/Throop with a frisbee, ring his doorbell!

  • PS
    • 02/15/2017

      Peter Szenasy BA ’97 has been enjoying living in Prague the last 17 years. He remembers Portland as the setting of his playing and learning period, but life in Prague is full of exciting personal and professional milestones. Frequent international travel makes the world a smaller place. His Czech-based energy and utilities consulting company is focused largely on Europe and the Middle East. With his wife, Laure, he has two kids, 7-year-old Artur and 4-year-old Ester.

  • ST
    • 02/15/2017

      Sam Thompson BA ’97 and Anne Bunn BA ’97 live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with their two kids, Clare, 10, and Hayes, 7. Anne worked in book publishing for nearly 20 years before recently deciding to stay home with the kids. Sam runs a small investment bank and is very happy. They enjoy time together with family and friends, especially swimming in the ocean and sharing meals.

  • EW
    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Wasserman BA ’97’s short story, “Reunion,” was published in January 2017 by Aldus Boek Compagnie in The Netherlands as a limited-edition bilingual Dutch/English chapbook. A Dutch translation of his complete collection of short fiction, The Temporary Life (University of Akron Press, 2010), will be published in late 2017, and a Dutch translation of his novel, Celluloid Strangers (Second Wind Publishing, 2011), is forthcoming in 2018. Wasserman is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron, where he teaches creative writing, literature, and film studies. He lives in Akron, with his wife, Thea.

  • LW
    • 02/15/2017

      Leah Berman Williams BA ’97 lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her husband and two daughters, ages 8 and 11. She works as a professor of mathematics at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, where she just finished her first semester as department chair. Last year, she was on sabbatical doing mathematics research (discrete geometry and graph theory) in Slovenia and Mexico.

  • JD
    • 10/14/2016

      Julie Dickover BA ’98, director of the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, was featured in Folio magazine as part of its fall arts preview. In the piece, Dickover talks about her education, her entry into the art world, and her reaction to the museum’s fall show.

  • MM
    • 09/29/2017

      To Molly McAllister BA ’98 and husband Brandon Archibald, daughter Harper Mai, May 19, 2017. Harper joins brother Anders Thomas, 2.

  • CG

    Chance M. Gilford BA ’99, July 7, 2016, age 39. Survivors include his daughter, Mia; his sister, Judy; his brother, Steven; and many friends and family.

  • JT
    • 10/14/2016

      Justin Taylor BA ’99 is the founder and “kernel” of the Mid-South Corn Maze in Memphis, Tennessee. Taylor has been designing and organizing the maze for 16 years.

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