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  • Peter Ohman JD ’95 was appointed Gallatin County (Montana) District Judge on October 9, 2020.

  • Scott Allan JD ’95 authors this guide for health care employers navigating labor negotiations. Allan shares lessons learned through firsthand experience and utilizes examples specifically tailored to the health care industry to help readers respond to strikes and disagreements.

  • Zena BA ’90, MAT ’95 is currently working on her third degree from L&C: a doctorate in educational leadership from the graduate school. She is focusing on the deconstruction of racism and whiteness in theatre education while working as a theatre teacher at Madison High School in Portland.

  • Tanja Kaneshiro BS ’95 moved back to Portland in 2012 after an adventure living in the Bay Area. She is executive assistant to the president at American College of Healthcare Sciences, an accredited online holistic health school. You’ll often find her in the garden; the craft room; or enjoying tasty local food and drinks. She is obsessed with cats and loves to explore Forest Park.

  • Mark J. Hartwig JD ’95 has written a provocative critique of the U.S. through the lens of traditional classical liberalism, arguing that American democracy is imperiled as a result of institutionalized ignorance on the part of her constituents, and suggesting that an honest national debate is the first step toward resolving political, economic, and sociocultural problems.

    Yucca Ash Press, 2020. 320 pages.

  • Barb Blakeslee MEd ’95, a special education teacher for more than 20 years, shares her expertise in this guide for young adults with disabilities and their supporters. From tools for finding work to basic mental health exercises, the book provides comprehensive steps to independent life for those transitioning out of more structured special education environments. Book Publishers Network, 2015. 262 pages.

  • Alice Cuprill-Comas JD ’95 was appointed president of the Port of Portland Commission by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Cuprill-Comas is senior vice president and general counsel for Oregon Health & Science University. Before joining OHSU in November 2012, she was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP. Cuprill-Comas has also served as general counsel to Prometheus Energy Company, and as an associate at both Vinson & Elkins LLP and Tonkon Torp LLP.

  • Arika Stephan Menzies BA ’95, co-CEO of Pembroke Tax and Business Advisors, is an energetic supporter of entrepreneurs, with a focus on arts and the environment. She recently opened an office in the Las Vegas area but also maintains her organic farm in Oregon. In addition to following her passion of angel investing, she continues to play music. Please feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn. She loves meeting with Lewis & Clark alums to discuss business ideas or to just catch up and make new connections.

  • Jason Lesner BS ’95 created and led Homeward LA, a 10-day citywide event in April, which consisted of multiple theatrical performances based on stories from people who have experienced homelessness. The monologue-based performances occurred all over Los Angeles, increasing awareness of the homeless crisis and raising funds for the Midnight Mission, an amazing nonprofit organization on Skid Row.

  • Catherine Allday-Davis BS ’95 lives in Northern California with her husband, three kids (ages 14, 11, and 5), and two dogs. After completing her medical residency in California almost 8 years ago, she is now a pediatrician at a large group practice. Allday-Davis and her family love to travel as much as they can. They also try to take advantage of living close to wine country, the Bay Area, Tahoe, and the coast by taking day and weekend trips.

  • Diana Gil-Osorio Haven BA ’95 is founder of the integrated communications agency Ellipses Public Relations, which celebrated its 10th year of representing hospitality, food, beverage, and special event clients in December 2017. She has also embarked on a career as a professional voice actor. In 2012, she married Eric Haven, a TV producer and graphic novelist. They live in Oakland, California, with two cats.

  • Shoshana Gordon BA ’95 ran in the Jerusalem Half Marathon in support of Shalva, an organization that supports special needs individuals in Israel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chuck D. Barlow LLM ’95, vice president of environmental strategy and policy of Entergy Corporation, was named Lawyer of the Year by Mississippi College School of Law.

  • Joined Lathrop & Gage’s energy practice team in Denver as of counsel. Experienced in oil and gas title examination and litigation, Clark previously was with Fox Rothschild. Prior to that, she was an oil and gas title examination and transactional attorney and litigator at a full-service law firm. Clark has also reviewed and drafted various transactional documents ranging from oil and gas leases, ratifications, and extensions to seismic agreements and mineral deeds.

  • Ken Hirata BA and his wife, Yumiko, moved to Hawaii from Japan three years ago to start the Hawaiian Shochu Company. Shochu is a Japanese distilled hard liquor. The company is the only shochu distillery in Hawaii and one of a handful in the United States.

  • Akane Suzuki BA, after a rigorous peer review process, has been elected a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. ACTEC works to improve trusts and estates representation and pursues reform of the rules of probate, trusts, tax, and professional responsibility that pertain to this area of practice. Suzuki, who works for Garvey Schubert Barer, is chair of the firm’s estate planning, probate, and estate litigation group. She is a founding board member of the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle and a board member of the Japan Business Association of Seattle.

  • Catching the Snowboard Wave

    “Now the owner of Unity Snowboards in Silverthorne, Colorado, Wurster has carved out a niche in the competitive world of snowboard manufacturing. A hands-on entrepreneur, he designs and helps build every snowboard produced by Unity—about 1,000 annually and rising” — Chronicle, Winter 2016

  • Was appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks has 11 years with the Nevada Division of Insurance, and this is her second term as acting commissioner. She has served as chief insurance counsel and hearing officer for the division since 2009, and insurance counsel and hearing officer since 2004.

  • Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. Somervell is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Received the Alaska Bar Association Board of Governor’s Judge Nora Guinn Award at the 2014 Bar Convention. The award recognizes extraordinary and sustained efforts to assist Alaska’s rural residents, especially its Native population, in overcoming language and cultural barriers to obtaining justice through the legal system. Voluck is the first tribal judge to receive the award. The Alaska Bar Association cited his 20 years serving the state’s Native people as tribal judge, Indian law professor, author, and special counsel. Voluck presently sits as trial judge for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and is an adjunct professor for the law school’s Indian Law Program.

  • Released Alaska Natives and American Laws, Third Edition, a treatise coauthored with David Case. Voluck sits as chief judge to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, magistrate/judge to the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and judge pro tem for the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government. He is also an adjunct professor with Lewis & Clark’s summer Indian Law Program.

  • Performed at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City, Oregon, with the Pacific Trombone Quartet. Scholl plays principal trombone in the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Newport Symphony Orchestras. He also plays in the Portland Brass Quintet and with the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. Scholl is the director of Metro Public Defender in Hillsboro, Oregon.

  • Was named the 2013 Distinguished Business Law Graduate by Lewis & Clark. Chen is a patent attorney and cofounder of Chen Yoshimura, L.L.P., in Los Angeles, California.

  • Opened the Law Office of Peter J. Ayers in Austin, Texas. He is frequently called on as an independent legal expert in intellectual property matters, especially patent infringement suits in the electrical and computer areas.


  • February 1
    Aaron W. Meyer, who made his stage debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11, combines classical, world, and popular music in a blend often called classical crossover. He has performed at two World Peace Conferences, for the Dalai Lama, in Thailand to raise money for tsunami relief, and with orchestras and ballet companies as well as artists such as Smokey Robinson and the group Everclear.
  • February 1
    Bal Krishna Joshi is the founder of, a Web site and business that enables expatriate Nepali to purchase gifts and arrange for their delivery within Nepal. The employee-owned company, which currently employs 40 people, helps sustain the ties of far-flung friends and family and has contributed greatly to the economy of Joshi’s native country.
  • February 1
    Koehn was a founding member of the Pamplin Society of Fellows and a Barbara Hirshi Neely Scholar. Additionally, she was named one of Glamour magazine’s Top-Ten College Women. At Lewis & Clark, she served as a hospice volunteer and, while participating in the Kenya overseas study program, she studied traditional healers. Since graduating, Koehn has volunteered with the Office of Admissions and the Holiday Gala alumni choir
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