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  • Jeffrey Forbes BA ’78 codirected the dance performance a world, a world with his wife, choreographer Linda Austin BA ’76. The show debuted at Performance Works NorthWest in January 2020. It is the product of a years-long choreographic process by Austin. Forbes also designed the lighting for the piece.

  • Jean Marguerite Davis-Johnson JD ’78 passed away peacefully at home December 8, 2019, from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 69 years old.

    Jean was born July 16, 1950, in Spokane to Walter Z. Davis Sr. and Betty Jean Berg. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, earning a BA from Whitman College and an MA from the University of Washington before attending law school.

    Jean married Stephen Johnson, her high school sweetheart, on September 2, 1972. She left law practice to be a full-time mother to their three sons. Jean also donated her time to support local education, art, and music organizations in various capacities. She was a master gardener, birdwatcher, art and antique enthusiast, nature lover, reader, and lifelong student of American and Pacific Northwest history. She was also a member of Spokane’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

    Jean was predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband; her three sons, Gregory, Timothy, and Eric; her four grandchildren, Noah (9), Silas (6), Merritt (3), and Makenna (1); and her three older brothers, Walter Jr., Eric, and Paul.

  • Ronald Marks BS ’78 was selected as the spring 2020 Sen. Robert J. Dole Fellow at the University of Kansas. In February 2020, he hosted a series of seven weekly seminars about spying in the age of the internet. Held at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, the seminars focused on topics such as the influence of new technologies and players; the shattering of old privacy norms; and career opportunities in this new cyber age of information.

  • Toby Padgett BS ’78 was the subject of a full-page article in the November 2019 issue of The Libretto, the official journal of the American Federation of Musicians, Hamilton Musicians Guild Local 293, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Padgett, who is known professionally as DJ Toby Chicago, has been with the Kingfisher Radio Group UK for many years and is represented by 910 Public Relations. She actively supports the Bob Pedler Memorial Fund, a Hamilton Musicians Guild yearly fundraiser to support local indie musicians who can no longer perform due to illness and/or disability. Via her international radio shows and mass media pages, she helps bring awareness to this cause. Padgett says: “Indie musicians are not signed to major recording labels and usually pay out of pocket to get CDs pressed and released. As a musician myself, I know how important it is to get airplay to get your sound out there. Since my radio shows are international, I try to help indie musicians everywhere. If anyone in the L&C community knows of other causes like this one that I can help promote, please get in touch with me via my webpage contact form at: djtobychicago.weebly.com. I am always happy to help fellow Pios when possible!”

  • Janet Freeman BA ’73, MAT ’78 moved in 2005 to Bend, Oregon, where she taught English language learners in the Redmond School District. She is married to Norman Shearer BS ’68, MAT ’74. The couple enjoys kayaking and hiking in Central Oregon, as well as traveling the world. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary in August 2020.

  • Donna Roisom BS ’78, MAT ’85 was named the 2017-18 Northwest Coach of the Year for Girls Tennis by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association. Roisom heads the girls tennis program at Grant High School in Portland. While at Lewis & Clark, she played tennis, soccer, and basketball. In 1976, she was ranked No. 1 in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association with an undefeated season.

  • Toby Padgett BS ’78 has been professionally represented for over a year by 910 Public Relations in Michigan. As a DJ and Pacific Northwest station manager with Kingfisher Radio (a British radio group), she gained 910’s attention as a long-established radio personality specializing in Beatles music and trivia. “I’m over the moon about being represented by 910, and through introductions from other 910 clients, I’ve become friendly with Beatles family members and friends I’d never dreamed of being in contact with before,” Padgett said. “910 Public Relations is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me!” She broadcasts under her professional name of “Toby Chicago” and credits her communication professors at L&C (especially Steve Hunt and Richard Hoyt) for teaching her “how to communicate with almost everyone on almost every level and to remain calm, direct, and confident when doing so.” P.S. “910” is “The One After 909”!

  • Robert M. Tobiassen JD ’78 is the new president of the National Association of Beverage Importers. Previously, Tobiassen was with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

  • Joseph Arellano JD ’78 has been named office managing director in Portland by Garvey Schubert Barer. Arellano joined the firm in 2017 and has over 35 years of experience representing clients in securities, commercial, and tort litigation, as well as in professional liability defense. He also advises clients in investigations by the SEC, DOJ, IRS, and their state counterparts.

  • April Nelson BA ’78, JD ’81 retired from legal practice in 2004 after working with several legal education organizations before transferring to private practice and becoming a partner at a firm in Delaware, Ohio. Nelson then went on to develop several special projects, including the Delaware Municipal Court’s mental health docket. Currently, she serves as a staff mediator for the Delaware County Juvenile and Probate Courts and works with families to develop plans to improve school attendance for students. Nelson is the recipient of numerous community awards, including the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, United Way Nancy Frankenberg Award for Community Volunteerism, and the United Way of Delaware County Lifetime Achievement Award, which was renamed in her honor.

  • Philip Berkowitz JD ’78, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office, has been recognized in the 2018 Who’s Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits Guide

  • Mark Pinder BS ’78 has retired from his position as principal of Milwaukie (Oregon) High School. He will be remembered for, among other things, overseeing the school as it achieved record-high graduation rates. Pinder began his career as a teacher at Jefferson High School in Portland in 1979.

  • Ann Lehman JD ’78 returned to Portland to live in the first senior cohousing in the southeast part of the city. Lehman is active on the board of the Cohousing Association of the United States and will be cochairing the National CoHousing Conference, to be held in Portland May 30 through June 2, 2019. She also teaches trauma-informed yoga to homeless and other young people.

  • Richard D. Acott JD ’78 passed away on February 18, 2018, at the age of 81.

    Richard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, April 23, 1936. He earned a BA in political science from Chapman College before he was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer. He received his naval aviator wings in 1957. While stationed in Florida, Richard met the love of his life, Constance, and they were married within a month of their first date.

    During 1966–67, Richard flew 115 combat missions from Chu Lai, Vietnam, in the A4 Skyhawk. His awards and citations included the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    After his Marine Corps experience, Richard worked in the insurance business and was owner/broker of a real estate company. Following law school, he was in private law practice, worked as a deputy district attorney, and was appointed to the county court bench as a magistrate.

    Throughout his life, Richard had an enduring love of art. In 1988 he began studying sculpture at the Loveland Colorado Art Academy. In 1995 he opened a studio in Loveland, changing his career one last time.

    Richard was preceded in death by his son Stephen and grandson Jesse. He is survived by his wife, Constance; his daughter, Lorri; sons Garret and Phillip; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

  • Scot Sellers BA ’78 was appointed lead independent director of Milhaus, a development and property management company based in Indianapolis. Previously, Sellers was chair and CEO of Archstone.

  • Paul Monheimer BA ’78, BA ’79, MAT ’86 continues to teach at Catlin Gabel, a Portland-area independent school. He splits his time between Portland and Bend, Oregon, where the skiing, hiking, and kayaking tug at his heart. Monheimer and his wife, Pam, will travel to Philadelphia this spring for daughter Noa’s graduation from Penn. Monheimer encourages members of the class of ’79 to contact him if they are passing through Portland: “Any excuse to try a new microbrew,” he says. In May 2017, Monheimer and his daughter enjoyed a 37-year reunion with Munich friends Heini, Axel, Klaus, Josephine, and Heini’s son.

  • Bruce Glover BS ’78 recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he had served as a chaplain for more than 31 years. Glover, an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., served congregations in both Montana and Missouri before going on active duty in the USAF. After living in 10 states, South Korea, and the U.K., he and his wife of 34 years, Carol, are enjoying retirement in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio.

  • Larry Burton BA ’78 is the new chief of staff for Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan.

  • Julia Duin BA ’78 offers an intimate and engrossing look at the latest generation of Pentecostal believers who “take up” venomous snakes as a test of their religious faith. Focusing on several preachers and their families in six Appalachian states, she explores the impact that such 21st-century phenomena as social media and reality television have had on rituals long practiced in obscurity.

    As Duin reveals, the mortal snakebite suffered by pastor Mack Wofford in 2012 marked the passing of the torch to younger preachers Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, who were featured in the 2013 series Snake Salvation on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing their participation in the show as a way of publicizing their faith and thus winning converts, Coots and Hamblin attempted to reinvent the snake-handling tradition for a modern audience. The use of the internet, particularly Facebook, became another key part of their strategy to spread their particular brand of Christianity. However, Coots’s own death in 2014 was widely reported after the TV series was canceled, while Hamblin, who emerges as the central figure in the book, was arrested and tried after a shooting incident involving his estranged wife. His hopes of becoming a serpent-handling superstar seemingly dashed, Hamblin spent several months in prison, emerging more determined than ever to keep to the faith. By the end of the narrative, he has begun a new church where he can pass on the tradition to yet another generation.

    Duin’s thorough, sympathetic reporting and lively style bring the ecstatic church services she witnessed vividly to life, and through interviews and quotations from the principals’ Facebook postings, she has allowed them to express their beliefs and reveal their everyday lives in their own words. She also gives the reader an up-close view of how a reporter pursues a story and the various difficulties encountered along the way. These engrossing elements add up to a unique story of the ways in which the practitioners of a century-old custom-one that strikes most outsiders as bizarre-are adjusting to the challenges of the new millennium.

    University of Tennessee Press, 2017. 227 pages.

  • Was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013, and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

  • Was named a cochair of Littler’s financial services industry group. Berkowitz, a shareholder, is based in the firm’s New York City office.

  • Julia Duin BA has been named the Snedden Chair (an endowed chair given to distinguished journalists) in the journalism department of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for the 2014–15 academic year. Duin earned an M.A. (her second) in journalism this past December at the University of Memphis.

  • Philip Berkowitz JD was appointed 2014–15 vice-chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, is also the U.S. practice cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group.

  • Philip McKinney BS ’78, May 26, 2015, age 63.

  • Ronald Marks BA was selected as a member of the board of directors of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

  • Jose Torroella BA lives in Orlando, Florida. He’s been a self-employed attorney for the past 25 years and specializes in criminal defense. He has two children, Eileen and George, both of whom are in high school. He would love to see any Lewis & Clark alumni visiting in his area.

  • Was named vice chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association through December 31, 2017. Berkowitz, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office and U.S. cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group, will support and recommend initiatives to promote awareness of discrimination and equal opportunity issues in this role. He also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s international employment law committee and previously chaired the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Practice Section.

  • Robert M. Tobiassen JD ’78 was a guest lecturer for a law class at the University of California at Davis. Tobiassen gave an overview of the federal regulatory system for alcohol, drawing on his knowledge as the former chief counsel for the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

  • Randall G. Baidas JD ’78, after a 30-year engagement, married William K. Reeves on June 21, 2014, at the North Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Their wedding was officiated by Prosser McKeever Watts Jr. The grooms were accompanied their sisters, Betty L. Conrad and Claudia R. Schwartz. A wedding reception for family and friends was held at the North Pond restaurant. Among those in attendance were Ann Lehman JD ’78, Jim Heisinger JD ’79, Tom Erwin JD ’80, and Robert Trotman JD ’78. The couple reside in Holland, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado.

  • Was honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on May 2014 for 20 years of advocating for women and girls. “Your dedication and service were instrumental in our city gaining international and nationwide recognition through the years and your service has bolstered San Francisco’s reputation as a leader in equality and justice for all,” said Lee. “You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our city thanks you for your many significant contributions.” Lehman is principal at Zimmerman Lehman, a consulting firm to nonprofits, located in El Cerrito, California.

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