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  • Andrea Fiorillo BA ’96 earned a master’s degree in library and information science at Simmons College in Boston. She is now head of research and reader services for the Reading Public Library in Reading, Massachusetts.

  • Patricia Graham Burfield ’45, November 12, 2019, age 96. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, James; her children, James, William, and Curtis; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Emily Thomas ’96, an owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, joined the Santa Cruz (California) County Board in fall 2019. Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing is a popular destination that Thomas founded in 2005. It offers tasty beers and classes on brewing. Thomas also hosts the Twisted Tasting in Santa Cruz, which features a variety of food, beer, and entertainment. Her writing can be found in Edible Monterey Bay magazine.

  • KC Becker JD ’96 was designated by the Colorado House Democratic Caucus to be the next speaker of the house. Becker, who represents House District 13 (Boulder), officially stepped into the position on January 4, 2019.

  • Scott M. Kerin JD ’96, an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland, received the Major Campaign and Strategic Planning Award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for prosecuting members of an international criminal organization that was distributing fentanyl throughout the United States. Earlier in 2018, Kerin received the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator’s Award, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Achievement Award, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award.

  • Diane Wiscarson JD ’96 worked alongside client Audra Marsh to prevail in a due process complaint filed with the Oregon Department of Education in January 2017. The State of Oregon’s Office of Administrative Hearings issued its final order on April 5, 2018, declaring that the Dallas School District violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and denied Marsh’s daughter a free appropriate public education. Wiscarson Law has shepherded thousands of Oregon and Washington families through the region’s public school districts and educational service districts on behalf of their special-needs children. To contact the firm, phone 503-727-0202 or go to

  • Mark Timby BS ’96 and his wife, Leighton Franson, have converted their garage into an “accessory dwelling unit,” a small separate building on their property that can be rented to short-term tenants. So far, Timby and Franson have used it to host a workshop and house their neighbors’ visiting family members.

  • Ulanda Watkins JD ’96 was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 and sworn into office on August 1, 2017, by Judge Adrienne Nelson of the Multnomah County Circuit Court. Watkins is the only judge of color in Clackamas County, as well as the first African American to serve as a judge in an Oregon county other than Multnomah. A former defense lawyer and managing attorney at GEICO, the Portland native is the third African American woman to rise to the Oregon state bench.

  • Is executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In his new role, Randall leads the development and execution of the department’s initiatives for balanced management of the state’s natural resources. He previously served the department as deputy director, as assistant director for energy and minerals, and, prior to that, as federal lands coordinator.

  • Relocated the headquarters of Wiscarson Law, the only firm in Oregon to dedicate its practice primarily to special education law for families, to 3330 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97210. In addition to special education law, Wiscarson Law provides legal counsel for other disability-related issues, such as guardianship and higher education, and provides assistance with navigating agency services. Wiscarson and her staff have shepherded thousands of Oregon and Washington families through the region’s public school districts and educational service districts on behalf of their special needs children. She can be reached at 503-727-0202 and

  • Joined Polsinelli PC’s environmental and natural resources practice as a shareholder. Stotts has experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, Superfund, and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemaking. Stotts, who spent the last 18 years as an environmental law attorney and partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been included in the environmental law section of Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for environmental law since 2009.

  • Was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. Randall had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016, and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.

  • Maureen Milton MAT was a presenter at the third International Board on Books for Young People regional congress in Kigali, Rwanda. Her paper was titled “Borrowing From Your Auntie: Using Folklore and Indigenous Stories to Promote Literacy and Preserve Culture.”

  • Brian Orazetti JD ’96 lost his valiant fight with brain cancer on October 11, 2015. He was 48 years old.

    Brian was born August 1967 in Portland. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1985 and the University of Oregon with a BA in biology and psychology in 1988. He was admitted to the California bar in 1998.

    Brian worked for several firms before creating his own practice in Morro Bay, California, in 2006. Specializing in medical malpractice and employment discrimination, he loved to fight for the underdog and defend those who could not otherwise protect themselves in court.

    Brian spent his last days at home in the loving embrace of his family and friends. He leaves behind his parents, Penny Harrington and Richard Orazetti; brother Ricardo Orazetti; aunt Roberta Webber; uncle Michael Ledyard; the mother of his child, Siobhan O’Toole, who is herself walking with cancer; and the light of his life, his beloved daughter Aine Eileen O’Toole, who is 12 years old.

  • Was named chief of operations for Arizona by Governor Doug Ducey. Darwin has served Arizona for 18 years, most recently as the director of the state’s department of environmental quality.

  • Named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Aman is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and maintains a business litigation and intellectual property practice.

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

  • Was appointed to the board of directors for Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah County chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers.

  • Was elected representative for Colorado House District 13, which extends from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans and includes Jackson, Grand, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties, as well as the western portions of the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

  • Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Lenhart is a shareholder with Lane Powell in Portland.

  • Was named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager in Portland Monthly. Flynn is a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services and president of the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board of Directors.

  • Henry Darwin JD ’96 was named director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality by Governor Jan Brewer. Darwin, a longtime ADEQ staff member, had been serving as acting director of the agency since the departure of Benjamin Grumbles in December. Darwin said he was inspired to go into government work by his father’s example of public service as a physician. A licensed attorney in Arizona, Darwin was the primary author of ADEQ’s Compliance and Enforcement Handbook and also developed the Arizona Environmental Performance Track program. In earlier positions with ADEQ, Darwin served as deputy director and chief of staff for the agency, overseeing its day-to-day operations. He also has served as acting director of the Water Quality Division and as administrative counsel of the agency. In 2001, Darwin received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Bronze Medal, the highest award given to non-EPA staff. A year later, he was honored with the ADEQ Supernova Star Award, the highest award given to an ADEQ employee. In 2006, Darwin received the ADEQ Bronze Star Award for his promotion of innovative and efficient operations within the agency.



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