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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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!”

  • 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.

  • Bob Hogfoss JD ’86 has joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, as a partner. Previously with Hunton & Williams LLP, Hogfoss represents pipeline owners and operators throughout the United States on a wide range of issues involving pipeline development, operation, safety, and environmental compliance. He provides leading-edge advice and counsel on many of the most challenging pipeline matters unfolding in the country.

  • 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.

  • Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice law—defendants, medical malpractice law—defendants, and professional malpractice law—defendants.

  • Martin Hoshino BA became the administrative director of the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of the California courts, in October 2014. He oversees the Judicial Council staff and serves as secretary to the council. Before his appointment, he was undersecretary for operations at the Califor- nia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

  • George “Woody” Beardsley BA joined the board of the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. A real estate broker with Mirr Ranch Group, he is cofounder and president of Hybrid Energy Group in Denver.

  • Was sworn in as a municipal judge for Woodburn, Oregon, after serving as the city’s judge pro tem for the past few years. Coukoulis is the first new Woodburn municipal judge in 35 years.

  • Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in professional liability defense. Welborn is with Hart Wagner.

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  • Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Skillern is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Was named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in the Portland metro area for ethics and professional responsibility law. Welborn was also mentioned in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers for his work in personal liability defense.

  • Traded his galoshes and umbrella for cowboy boots and sunglasses by moving to central Washington after accepting a position as the city attorney of Ellensburg.

  • Opened a new firm, Hill & Lamb, in Portland. Lamb’s practice focuses on litigation and appellate work in state and federal courts with an emphasis on complex litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, construction defect, environmental, business, and defense of professionals.

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  • February 1
    2007
    David LaFrance has served on the Board of Alumni since 2000. As president of the board from 2005 to 2007, he refined the direction and purpose of the body and increased board membership among young alumni. LaFrance and his wife, Justine Miani ’86, have also been alumni coordinators for enrollment for the Office of Admissions, hosting numerous events and attending college fairs for prospective students.
  • February 1
    2006
    Kim Hansink served as president of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni from 2003 to 2005. A senior consultant in the San Francisco office of the Gallup Organization, where she helps client companies enhance financial performance by assessing and improving employee and customer engagement, Hansink is also an executive coach and talent advisor. Hansink graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor’s degree in English.
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