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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dale S. MacHaffie JD ’80 has written Whale’s Tails, a novel that features parallel stories told through the activities of four young friends who live in two different centuries. College students Reggie and his best friend Tom have signed on as research assistants with an Oregon State University project based out of Newport, Oregon, that involves tagging humpback whales. Reggie’s ancestor George Page and George’s friend Thomas Payne live a scary and hard existence on a whaling ship in the 1850s. Reggie, who has inherited the journal in which George recorded his adventures, finds himself transported in his dreams back to the 1850s, where he shares George and Thomas’ experiences. Whale’s Tails, which is based on the real life of George Page, is filled with current events, whale facts, scientific observations, environmental crises—and action-packed adventure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brett Buckley JD ’80 is the recipient of the 2019 Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Outstanding Judge Award. Buckley is the presiding district court judge for Thurston County. “I am proud to contribute to and be a member of an organization that has a laser focus on its mission of ‘Serving Justice through Serving People.’ That mission statement served as an impetus for our procedural justice initiative in which we invited out-of-state evaluators to observe how judges and staff relate to all community members, with the aim of uncovering any problematic overt or implicit bias issues,” he says. His court recently created another program, the Court in Schools Initiative, that schedules actual small claims calendars in Thurston County high schools with the goal of showing students how the judicial branch operates. The court is also working to live stream all its proceedings. “The public is better served when the people doing the public’s work do so in the most transparent manner possible,” says Buckley.

  • 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.  

  • Nawal Al- Mishari Alhussain ’80 (Saudi Arabia)

  • Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about Ansel Adams, a restless boy who eventually became an iconic nature photographer.

  • Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about a Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. The book won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal in the multicultural nonfiction picture book category.

  • 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.

  • Was appointed president of the University of Alaska Foundation, which she joined on September 6, 2016. Foley is a partner in the law firm of Foley, Foley & Pearson PC and has practiced law for the past 28 years. She has been active in philanthropic and charitable organizations throughout her professional career. Foley was a long-time member of the board of directors of the Alaska Community Foundation and served as that organization’s interim CEO and president in 2015. She participated as a member of the planned giving goals and visioning committee for United Way of Anchorage, and in 2014 she was the recipient of Alaska’s Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy Award from the Alaska Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • Announced that she will run for a seat on the Lake Oswego City Council in November’s general election. An attorney for nearly 36 years, Kohlhoff is active in the community and in the state, most recently being elected to a four-year term on the Board of Governors of the Oregon State Bar. She attended the law school’s evening division while raising four daughters and commuting from Corvallis and Philomath.

  • Ralph Bonaduce BA is Akorbi’s vice president of international services. His skills support the company’s global and multilingual strategic initiatives.

  • Stephen Spalding BS ’80, August 31, 2015, age 59.

  • Mark Young BS has joined CKS Advisors, an investment banking firm, as managing director.

  • Jamie Baker Roskie BA has joined Coan, Payton & Payne in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her practice focuses on all areas of real estate, land use development planning, zoning, local government, and environmental law. Baker Roskie obtained her BA in international affairs from Lewis & Clark and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. Later, she returned to Georgia Law as managing attorney for its Land Use Clinic, where she supervised students as well as represented local governments, conservation and community organizations, and state and local agencies in land-use matters. While working at Georgia Law, she also served as a policy and legal analyst for the university’s River Basin Center and worked on the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan Development Team, which won a Regional Director’s Conservation Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its innovative work.

  • 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.

  • Retired from her position at Sather, Byerly & Holloway. Sather was chair of the worker’s compensation section, received the Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit, and volunteered for countless CLE programs. She plans to study yoga and learn how to fly-fish in central Oregon.

  • Retired after more than 32 years as an associate regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Denver regional office.

  • Was named in The Best Lawyers in America for the 
fifth year in a row. Elsner, an attorney with Beery Elsner & Hammond, has 30 years of experience as a local government attorney both as in-house counsel and as outside advisor.

  • Was honored by the Multnomah Bar Association with the 2013 MBA Professionalism Award.
 Brown also was elected secretary/treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. He is a partner with Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, where his practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts, insurance coverage opinions and litigation, and professional liability defense.

  • Was named in The Best Lawyers in America for the fifth year in a row. Beery, an attorney with Beery Elsner & Hammond, specializes in land use and telecommunications law.

  • Mary Treiber JD ’80 moved to Barrow, Alaska, where she is the magistrate. She is one of two judicial officers serving the North Slope Borough. She can be contacted at Alaska Court System, P.O. Box 270, Barrow, Alaska 99723, 907-821-0678.

  • Thomas Brown JD ’80 was honored by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce with the Leadership in Law Award. The award recognizes those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on the state. Brown is a partner with Cosgrave Vergeer Kester in Portland.

  • William Hupprich JD ’80 was promoted to vice president and general counsel of the Alaska Railroad Corporation.
 Hupprich can be reached at P.O. Box 17500, Anchorage, Alaska 99510-7500.



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