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  • Stephanie Holmberg JD ’08 is the new coleader of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s real estate and construction industry group. As a former in-house counsel to a national electric utility contractor, Holmberg has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and the unique issues project owners and contractors face.

  • Jennifer Woodhouse JD ’08 was promoted to shareholder. Woodhouse serves as a senior counsel at Schwabe, focusing on estate and tax matters. She assists clients with tax controversies; estate, charitable, and business transition planning; probate; and trust administration.

  • Matthew Nelson BA ’08 works for the State Department as an English language fellow in Pokhara, Nepal. He credits Tatiana Osipovich, professor emerita of Russian, for nurturing his interest in language and culture. It was on her advice that Nelson traveled to Russia to serve as a Fulbright teaching assistant after graduation.

  • Kelly Rogala BA ’08 has found his calling bringing play to the world: He designs and runs high-tech scavenger hunts around the country for corporate teams. Rogala recently cofacilitated a weekend retreat with Digital Detox, which focused on healthy relationships with digital technology and the importance of play for adults.

  • Lisa Lenherr BA ’00, JD ’08 joined the Oakland, California, law firm Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP as an associate in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors rights practice group. Lenherr has nearly a decade of experience representing debtors, landlords, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

  • To Rafael Cuevas BA ’08 and Diana Freeburg BA ’08, son Milo, in December 2017. Cuevas and Freeburg were married in 2014 and live in San Francisco.

  • Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently stepped down as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, after more than six years of service. He is continuing his doctor of ministry studies at Seattle University. His book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face—And How We’re Ready, is slated for release in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church.

  • Max Filter BA ’08 is co-owner and head brewer at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Anthony Kuchulis JD ’08 was named a partner at Barran Liebman LLP. Kuchulis has a decade of experience representing employers and businesses in advice and litigation, and has been named a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for the past five consecutive years.

  • Hunter Franks BA ’08 launched the nonprofit League of Creative Interventionists as an evolution of his public art practice, which he started in 2014.

  • Victor Wu BA ’08 moved to Virginia after graduation to begin a career in consulting in the Washington, D.C., metro area. He enjoys physical activities and food.

  • Hongda Jiang BA ’08 has been working in the field of IT security automation for industrial IoT (internet of things) devices. During his free time, he travels to Central America.

  • Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Christopher Kempf, July 8, 2017, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Eric Atcheson BA ’08 recently signed a contract for his first book, Oregon Trail Theology: The Frontier Millennial Christians Face–And How We’re Ready. It is tentatively slated for distribution in fall 2018 by the publishing arm of the Episcopalian Church. He continues in his work as pastor of First Christian Church in Longview, Washington, and as a doctor of ministry candidate at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.

  • Colleen Scott JD ’08 was made a partner at Hart Wagner LLP. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm’s medical malpractice defense team in Portland. Scott focuses on medical malpractice defense, specializing in birth injury claims, and on representing medical professionals before their licensing boards.

  • Anthony Kuchulis JD ’08 has been named the 2017–18 cochair of the American Heart Association’s Men Go Red Portland chapter, which supports the Go Red for Women campaign and seeks to raise funds and awareness to combat women’s heart disease issues. He is an attorney with Barran Liebman LLP.

  • Amy Baugher BA ’08 and Zachary Binney, September 3, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Devon Goss MS ’12 and Jessica Jobanek BA ’07 attended.

  • Was appointed president of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Volm is an associate at Barran Liebman LLP, where his practice focuses on employment litigation and advice. He works with business owners and in-house counsel to ensure compliance with changes in the law, and defends employers in litigation.

  • Jessica McConnell JD ’08 was named a partner with Greene & Markley, a commercial law firm in Portland. McConnell joined the firm as a paralegal in 2004. She was promoted to associate in 2008, after earning her JD and a federal tax law certificate. For seven years, McConnell has volunteered at the Oregon State Bar’s pro bono bankruptcy clinic. She also serves on multiple bar committees and regularly presents at continuing legal education seminars. At the OSB Family Law Section 2015 Annual Conference, McConnell and fellow Greene & Markley partner Don Grim presented “Addressing Taxes Throughout a Dissolution Case.”

  • Jonathan Charnas B.A. is working at the University of Geneva’s astronomical observatory on the data analysis software for the Gaia mission. Gaia, a project of the European Space Agency or ESA (the European Union’s NASA equivalent) is an ambitious mission to chart a 3-D map of our galaxy.

  • Micah Steinhilb J.D. was elected treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section. He is an associate with Gordon & Polscer and practices in the areas of insurance, products liability, construction defect, and environmental law.

  • Hunter Franks BA organized an unusual art project/ community dinner for residents of Akron, Ohio. To commemorate the loss of community that occurred when one neighborhood was split by a new freeway, Franks arranged to shut down traffic, set up an enormous table in the middle of the road, and served dinner to 500 locals.

  • Rev. David Norse BA gave a TEDx talk in June 2015 on the integration of LGBTQ and Christian identity. Norse is the first openly gay ordained Presbyterian minister in Philadelphia.

  • Sara Sayles JD ’08 joined Intelekia Law Group as of counsel. Sayle’s practice focuses on general civil litigation and transactional matters, and she has expertise in real estate, land use, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and employment law. Previously an attorney at Houser & Allison, she offers legal services in Oregon, Washington, and California.

  • Amy Baugher B.A. started a new job as a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

  • Amber Case BA, a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees, has joined a Tennessee-based health care company called Healthways. Her work will focus on improving high-tech design through a concept called “Calm Technology.” As she explained to the Oregonian, “It’s all about designing technology that gets out of your way and lets you live your life.”

  • Jesse Cowell JD ’08 was named shareholder of Davison Van Cleve. Cowell handles a variety of matters before state utility commissions, including rate adjustments, rulemakings, and accounting issues, and litigates in state courts on behalf of both individuals and industrial corporations.

  • Was named to the ambassador board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest (BBBSCN), allowing him to contribute to fundraising and community outreach efforts for the organization. Volm, with Barran Liebman, has volunteered with BBBSCN for five years as a big brother and continues his mentoring work.

  • Damien Hall JD ’08 was appointed to the board of governors for CareOregon, a nonprofit providing health plan services to four coordinated care organizations that serve about 250,000 Oregonians. Hall, who is with Ball Janik, practices in the areas of land use and real estate.

  • Was elected secretary of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section. Volm practices in the areas of employment litigation, labor law, and compliance at Barran Liebman.

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