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  • Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 accepted the position of assistant swimming coach at the University of Chicago in June 2019.

  • Adrianne Grimm BA ’06 lives in the Columbia River Gorge with husband Sam and sons Maxwell and Tobin, born in 2017 and 2019, respectively. As a hydrologist for the Yakama Nation, Grimm helps restore habitat for wild steelhead in Columbia tributaries like the Klickitat, White Salmon, Rock Creek, and Wind River. She continues to enjoy gardening, traveling and floating rivers. She is also digging into real estate investing to attain financial and time freedom for her family and community. Grimm runs a successful Airbnb for Gorge visitors. Get in touch if you want to reconnect or visit!

  • Laura Herberg BA ’06 began a public radio career in 2010 after working in coffee shops in Scotland and Ireland; a circus tent in Seattle; and as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in West Virginia. Now a staff reporter at WDET in Detroit, Michigan, she covers topics ranging from transportation and housing to regional curiosities. She is working toward a master’s degree in urban planning at Wayne State University and is a proud homeowner in Highland Park, Michigan.

  • Katie Cooley BA ’06, a naturopathic physician in private practice, has a passion for educating and empowering patients through information and knowledge. Her practice focuses on preventing and treating postpartum mood disorders for expecting and new mothers. She earned her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. Cooley lives in Southwest Portland with husband Alex and daughter Juniper, who was born in 2018.

  • Justin J. Cabrera JD ’06 has been elected a shareholder of Lane Powell. Cabrera represents clients in commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leases and subleases, construction and engineering, and portfolio analysis for a national retailer with over 1,600 locations. He also works closely with company leadership to implement process and strategy for their existing fleet and new developments. As former counsel for companies including KinderCare, StudentsFirst, Portland Energy Conservation, and Nike, Cabrera has vast experience handling corporate transactions, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contract review. He serves as vice chair for the MITCH Charter School board of directors.

  • Meghan Sinnott and her partner married in Portland on Leap Day, February 29, 2020, their first official anniversary, four years after their first date.

  • Terrence Smyth, who completed the grad school’s Continuing Administrator license program in 2006, is the interim principal for Gresham (Oregon) High School. He previously served as principal of Springwater Trail High School.

  • To Craig Beebe BA ’06 and Laura Content BA ’06, daughter Wren Jane, June 2019, in Clackamas, Oregon. Her first name was suggested by brother, Ellis, age 5. Her middle name honors her great-grandmother. The family lives in Portland.

  • To Laura Content BA ’06 and Craig Beebe BA ’06, daughter Wren Jane, June 2019, in Clackamas, Oregon. Her first name was suggested by brother, Ellis, age 5. Her middle name honors her great-grandmother. The family lives in Portland.

  • To Shannon Brady BA ’06 and James Atkin BA ’06, daughter Hannah, June 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The baby’s name was inspired by her ancestry–each of her parents had a great-grandmother named Hannah.

  • To James Atkin BA ’06 and Shannon Brady BA ’06, daughter Hannah, June 2019, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The baby’s name was inspired by her ancestry–each of her parents had a great-grandmother named Hannah.

  • Anne van Gessel BA ’06 finished a 12-month coaches training program in July 2018. She then left Accenture, where she had worked for more than four years, and founded her own coaching practice, Authentic Coaching. She hopes to support people in being their most authentic selves, finding their intrinsic motivation, and improving corporate culture. Learn more about van Gessel’s coaching here:

  • Marcus H. Chong Tim JD ’06 was recognized by the Bonneville Power Administration with one of its highest honors at the Administrator’s Excellence Awards presentation on April 17, 2019. An assistant general counsel with BPA, Chong Tim received the Exceptional Service Award for his work with BPA’s utility customers, with whom he has developed long-standing relationships built on mutual respect and collaboration. He recently led negotiations that resulted in BPA’s ability to adopt a new transmission tariff and helped put BPA on a path to achieving its long-term goals.

    Elliot Mainzer of the Bonneville Power Administration congratulates Marcus Chong Tim JD ’06, wi...Elliot Mainzer of the Bonneville Power Administration congratulates Marcus Chong Tim JD ’06, winner of a BPA Exceptional Service Award.

  • To Maggee Bond BA ’06 and John Hadidian-Baugher BA ’06, son Leo Zareh Baugher-Bond, January 20, 2019. The family of three lives in Chicago.

  • Jeffrey Woodcox BA ’00, JD ’06 is chair of the mergers and acquisitions practice group at Tonkon Torp. Woodcox also focuses on corporate finance, securities regulation, and corporate governance. He is experienced in advising clients on the acquisition and disposition of businesses and assets, securities compliance, and raising capital through private placements of equity and debt.

  • Beverley Dancy BA ’06 is assistant research professor of integrative physiology and neurosciences at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

  • Laurel Nakanishi BA ’06 was selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of Tupelo Press’ Berkshire prize in 2018. Her book of poetry, Ashore, will be published in 2021. Nakanishi, who usually teaches poetry to children on O’ahu with the Hawai’i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, will join the Fir Acres Writing Workshop faculty this summer at Lewis & Clark College.

  • To Laurel Glasmire BA ’06 and her husband, Jake, son Ansel Robert Glasmire-Taylor, October 11, 2018.

  • To Ryan Essman BA ’06 and Megan Siefert Essman BA ’07, son Finnegan Lee Essman, in January 2019, in Washington, D.C.

  • Abigail Conley MA ’06 coauthors this comprehensive text, which details the wellness approach to counseling at every stage of practice, from client assessment to case intervention. American Counseling Association, 2019. 340 pages.

  • Julianna Nelson Vermeys BA ’97, MA ’06 writes: “My family is happily and healthily growing up in Northeast Portland. My husband, Mark, and I–along with our two girls (ages 11 and 8)–hit the road for nature vacations as often as possible. In addition to my private counseling practice, clinical supervision, and teaching as adjunct faculty, I’ve just started a new position as counseling psychology placement coordinator at L&C’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, I manage the internship and externship placements for counseling students. I’m so excited to be a part of Lewis & Clark College!”

  • Cara Patton Liu JD ’06 welcomed Alexander Patton Liu on May 22, 2018. She reports he’s a highly active and curious infant who keeps his attorney parents on their toes—and that there’s a good chance he will attend law school someday.

  • David Roghair JD ’06, a magistrate judge in Alaska, has applied to fill a position on the Utqiaġvik Superior Court.

  • Natalia Robalino BA ’01, JD ’06 served for eight years as in-house senior counsel at the World Bank, handling HR, corporate, tax, and litigation matters as well as issues pertaining to the World Bank’s privileges and immunities. She is now moving to the World Bank’s office in Beirut, Lebanon, to work as regional senior counsel responsible for the bank’s operations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Robalino is planning on a three-year assignment during which she will be responsible for preparing and negotiating with government counterparts the legal agreements for the World Bank’s projects in the region and will advise teams on all legal aspects of the bank’s operations, including preparation, supervision, and project implementation. Robalino will be joined in Beirut by her husband, David Robalino, and their two dogs, Harper and Mephistopheles.

  • Sara Porterfield BA ’06 recently completed her PhD in history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research examines the global connections between the American West’s Colorado River Basin and rivers around the world. She is currently at work turning her dissertation into a book.

  • Molly Young BA ’06 is now a student in the certified nurse midwife program at the University of Colorado. She and her 5-year-old daughter, Miette, left snowy Idaho to be closer to family and school in Denver. They’re both looking forward to exploring the Rocky Mountains together.

  • Aimee Craig BA ’06, a communications strategist in Portland, serves a variety of public and nonprofit clients, particularly in education. She created and hosts “Who Died?” a podcast exploring real people’s lives and deaths through the voices of loved ones. Aimee and BJ Abe BA ’06, a middle school math teacher, are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary in 2018 with their two sons, Ben and Milo.

  • Alyssa Babin BA ’06 earned her JD, with specializations in environment and public interest law, from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is currently the executive director at Wild and Scenic Rivers and lives in Brookings, Oregon, with her dog, Osa. Babin is building a tiny house on wheels. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys being a foster mom and playing the ukulele.

  • To Pondie Nicholson Taylor BA ’06 and husband Mark Taylor, daughter Vivien Pond Taylor, April 7, 2017. She joins brother Miles Taylor. “Her older brother cannot stop touching her head,” says Pondie. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Jessica Johnson BA ’06 and Tim Thomas, December 16, 2017, at the historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. Sarah Seeborg BA ’06, MEd ’11, Kate McGillem Edwards BA ’07, and Matthew Lange BA ’06 were members of the wedding party. The ceremony was performed by Marianna Hane Wiles BA ’06. Shannon Brady BA ’06 gave a reading. James Atkin BA ’06, Craig Beebe BA ’06, Laura Content BA ’06, Matt Ehrman BA ’06, Ryan Essman BA ’06, Karen Hughes BA ’06, Nathan Hughes BA ’06, Joe Sixta MAT ’13, Jeannine Stickle BA ’06, and Jenny Tyrell BA ’06, MAT ’07 were all on hand for the celebration. Johnson is a health educator at the Southern Nevada Health District.



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