Class News - 1990s
Derek Larson B.A. has received tenure and is now associate professor of history and environmental studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. One of just three joint faculty appointments at the university, he has served as chair of the environmental studies department since 2001. He and his wife,
Theresa Anderson B.S. '91, live with daughters Hazel and Piper in St. Cloud, a few blocks west of the Mississippi River.
Wendy Manley J.D. has joined Wendel Rosen's environmental practice. She uses her science background, which includes laboratory and field research, in her legal practice, working with public entities, a major port, property owners, private individuals, and businesses.
Scott Nielson J.D. has relocated his law office in northeast Portland. He represents small-business interests, elder law clients and their supporting relative and friends, Social Security clients, and those involved in related family law issues.
Donna Sandoval-Bennett J.D. has been appointed senior assistant attorney general in the labor and employment section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. She was in private practice in Portland and Prineville before joining the section in 2002. In 2005, Sandoval-Bennett became chair of the Employee Relations Board.
Theresa Anderson B.S. is an academic advisor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She and husband
Derek Larson B.A. '90 live with daughters Hazel and Piper in St. Cloud, a few blocks west of the Mississippi River.
Stephanie Johnson B.A. lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with her husband, Brett, and their 6-year-old daughter, Grace, and 3-year-old son, Charlie. She has earned a paralegal certificate and works as a paralegal in a law office. She says hello to all her old friends from Lewis & Clark.
Stephen Owen J.D. has been named a partner at Fitzwater & Meyer. His practice emphasizes probate and elder law litigation matters.
John Thomas J.D. has joined Perkins Coie as a partner in the Portland office. He is in the business law practice, where he focuses on securities and financing matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Previously, Thomas was a partner at Stoel Rives.
John Kodachi J.D. has joined the Portland office of Bullivant Houser Bailey as of counsel in the employment group. A business, employment, and immigration law attorney, Kodachi has extensive experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation. Currently, he is serving as president of the law school's Alumni Board of Directors.
Laurie Matthews B.A. recently moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Portland to accept a position as a project manager at Moore Iacofano Goltsman, a planning, design, and communications firm. She's thrilled to be back on the Left Coast.
Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion
Oct. 2-5, 2008
Lori Carsillo B.A. is a jazz singer and independent record producer in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, Bryce Lynn, and their 2-year-old son, William. Her recent recording projects include a CD of lullabies and another of jazz standards and originals.
Anthony Ross B.A. has completed his M.L.S. at the University of Maryland and is taking time off to be a stay-at-home father. He and his family moved to Takoma Park, Maryland, thanks to his real estate agent and fellow international affairs major, Dan Metcalf B.A. '01. "And no," he says, "I didn't know he was an LC grad until partway through the process!" While in Chicago to attend the wedding of Jonathan Russell B.A. '92, Ross caught up with Kim Gester B.A. '93, who gave a reading at the wedding.
Brian Smith B.A., instead of writing about travel in Europe for Rick Steves, is now traveling domestically and doing technical consulting for Verizon Wireless. He says he's "moving into the space where music and wireless converge--a huge market generally referred to as Music On Demand. Would love to catch up, drop me a line!"
Erik Thorin B.A. is still loving life in Portland. "Can't believe that this year marks our 15th reunion--where has the time gone?"
Catherine Ciarlo J.D. has joined Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) as executive director. OWLS is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to raising the stature of women and minorities in the legal field.
Nicole Deering J.D. practices family law in her own firm, Deering Law Office, in northeast Portland.
Stephen Kimball B.A. is director of marketing and development for Tompkins County (New York) Area Development. He lives in the Ithaca area with wife Danielle, son Miles, and daughter Teija.
Stacey Nichols B.A. married John Kim in August 2004 in the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Shortly after their wedding, Kim was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. Their boy-girl twins, Riley and Madeleine, were born in June 2006. After two and a half years of grueling treatment and make-the-most-of-it living, Kim died on April 11, 2007. Nichols and their twins live in the Boston area.
Zachary Street B.S. and his family moved to Colorado Springs in August 2006. He works for Comcast Cable as director of marketing for southern Colorado. During free time, the family enjoys skiing, kids' soccer, and swimming at the neighborhood pool.
Jaye Wickham Taylor J.D. has been elected president of Buckley LeChevallier. Taylor, who is director of the family law practice group, also serves on the Oregon State Bar judicial administration committee.
Kevin Wasbauer B.A. works at Stanford University. He and his wife, Erika, live in Half Moon Bay.
Jeff Bachman J.D. has been elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International U.S.A. He is an environmental law specialist in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's office of compliance and enforcement.
Nancy McCullen Cooper J.D. of Garvey Schubert Barer has been appointed a new owner in the Portland office, in the labor and employment group. She provides employers with labor and employment counsel.
Carly Henderson B.A. '95, M.A. '02 has spent the last five years overseas, working as a school counselor in international schools--three years in Tanzania and two in the Czech Republic. She moved to Italy to join her partner and to begin private consulting and counseling work.
Aaron Meyer B.S., concert rock violinist, recently released a new CD, From the Beginning, featuring his favorite classical pieces and two of his own compositions. Meyer maintains an active performing schedule around the Northwest.
Ryan Scott J.D. has opened his own firm in downtown Portland. He focuses exclusively on criminal defense in both state and federal court.
Jennifer LeBoutillier B.A., husband Stephen LeBoutillier B.A. '00, and their son, Harry, recently cashed in their condo chips in the Pearl for a 1909 farmhouse in St. John's. No chickens or bees yet, but if you're passing through, please stop by and help them unpack.
Christopher Lee B.S. has decided to stay in academic medicine. He is an acting assistant professor in the University of Washington's anesthesiology department.
Alan Mitchell J.D. has opened his own law practice in southeast Portland.
Marc Saxowsky B.S. and Tina Saxowsky B.S. live in Atlanta, where Tina does biochemistry research at Emory University and Marc is a network engineer with SITA, which provides communication services and IT solutions to the air transport industry.
Emily Thomas CAS--"Thanks to my Portland microbrewery exposure during college"--has started an organic microbrewery in Santa Cruz, California. She has also been working for 10 years as an engineer for Qualcomm while raising two sons. "If in Santa Cruz, stop by the brewery!"
Monica Vilhauer B.A. completed her Ph.D. in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in May 2006. She is a visiting assistant professor at Roanoke College.
Tim Calderbank J.D., an attorney with Bullivant Houser Bailey, has been elected president of Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger.
Melisse Cunningham J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the tax and finance section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice.
James Drennan B.A. worked on a commercial fishing boat to pay back some hefty loans, then went to Portland Community College for training in firefighting. He moved back to Tahoe, worked seasonally, and then got hired with the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department in 2002. "If you are in Tahoe please track me down. For those who remember . . . I can always be found at Echo Lake in the summertime."
Elicia Foster Ligon B.S. and Day Ligon B.A. live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he has been working on his Ph.D. in zoology at Oklahoma State University. Elicia has taken time off from teaching middle school to stay home with daughter Elseya, while maintaining contact with adults by assisting in animal biology labs at the university.
Kathryn Legace M.A.T. is in her first year as principal of Mountain View High School in Bend. She was formerly principal at Pilot Butte Middle School in Bend.
Jenny Johnson B.A., Koeby Johnson B.A., and their children enjoyed last summer gardening, swimming, and spending time together. During the school year Jenny teaches at her in-home Waldorf preschool, and Koeby teaches seventh grade. They live in Ashland.
Sara Robertson B.A., after two years in the Peace Corps, is happy to be back in the Northwest. She is working toward a master's degree in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon.
Erika Soublet J.D. has been appointed senior deputy prosecuting attorney with the Yakima County prosecuting attorney's office in Washington. Formerly, she was deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County.
Eric Wasserman B.A. is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Akron in Ohio. Contact him at www.ericwasserman.com.
Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion
Oct. 2-5, 2008
Nathan Dexter B.A., tribal account executive with the Bonneville Power Administration, has been applying his critical thinking skills to understand the complex political, legal, historical, and factual background of the federal Columbia River Power System, all while building contacts and relationships with tribal leaders and policy makers throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana.
Christopher Kayser J.D., who has represented clients in a wide variety of civil and white-collar criminal litigation in state and federal courts, has joined the Larkins Vacura firm in Portland. Kayser began his practice of law in the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice and later practiced at Baker Botts' Washington, D.C., office.
Timothy Resch J.D. has been named a partner at Samuels Yoelin Kantor Seymour & Spinrad. He became an associate in 1998, after serving as a special judicial clerk to Multnomah County Circuit Judge William Keys. Resch also served as a special prosecutor with the Multnomah County district attorney. He spent four years as a legal officer with the Office of the Prosecutor at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, as well. There, he conducted direct examinations in international war crimes trials. His work entailed traveling throughout Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia investigating violations of international humanitarian law.
Tamara Taylor J.D. is a deputy prosecuting attorney at the Yakima County prosecuting attorney's office in Washington.
Jayme Tyler-Puccioni B.A. and husband Marc Puccioni B.A. have a 3-year-old son, Michael. She is working toward her Ph.D. in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy at Michigan State University. Her areas of interest are adolescent literacy, critical literacy, and multicultural education.
Rachel Winer J.D. has been named executive director of Idaho Smart Growth. She began her career working at United Vision for Idaho, then worked as outreach coordinator for the Idaho Conservation League, before her current appointment.
Kirsten Burt B.A., as a project manager for translations.com, works on technical translation projects with translators around the world. She volunteers as fund-raising coordinator for the Chrysalis School in Madagascar, founded to educate a new generation of open-minded young people who love reading.
Heather Dittmore B.A., after working for four years in Lewis & Clark's residence life and career advising departments, is attending Portland State University. After earning her M.A. in teaching English to speakers of other languages, she hopes to teach English and German either in Portland or abroad.
Heather Guthrie J.D. has become a partner at Dunn Carney. She focuses her practice on estate planning and business transactions.
Erich Paetsch J.D. has become a shareholder in the Salem firm of Saalfeld Griggs. His practice focuses on commercial and environmental litigation. Paetsch is also involved in the Salem community as board president of the Salem Art Association.
Jessica Roberts B.A. works in the Portland office of Alta Planning + Design, which consults on bicycle, pedestrian, and trail facilities and plans throughout the nation. Previously, she spent more than five years as a bicycle advocate for the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
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