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Linfield Alumni Profiles

Linfield College is very proud of our alumni and the impact they have on their communities. Below are profiles of a few of the over 25,000 people that call themselves alumni of Linfield College. Would you like to be featured as an Alumni Profile? If so, fill out the Alumni Career Path form, and you will be contacted by a member from the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Wine Industry Do-It-All

Amber (Loeffelbein) Fries '00
Director of Communications
Duck Pond Cellars

"My Linfield education encouraged me to think outside the box and to consider how my actions contribute to the greater good."

Hospitable in the Big Apple

Troy Pade '92
General Manager
The Surrey

"(Study abroad) broadened my experiences to other cultures, and exposed me to the thrill of travel and the interactions with interesting and diverse people from all over the world."

Caring for Billings' Animals

Meg Puchlerz '02
Veterinarian
Best Friends Animal Hospital & Urgent Care

"Linfield made dreaming possible for me and the foundation they gave me is one of the reasons I practice medicine today."

Reporting from Honolulu

Ben Gutierrez '83
General assignment reporter and weather anchor
Hawaii News Now (KFVE/KGMB-CBS/KHNL-NBC)

"One of the reasons I chose Linfield was because it afforded more opportunities for freshmen and sophomores to get hands-on experience and more attention from professors when needed."

Training Tables and Balance Boards

Elysia Tsai '99
Owner
Si Boards, Inc

"I believe having the small college experience and feeling like I was part of the bigger picture has guided my career."

Bringing People Together for Lasting Change

Blake Pang '01
Vice President of Resource Development
Spokane County United Way

"I wouldn't be at this point of my career without the tremendous experiences I had at Linfield."

Providing Opportunities for Faculty in Higher Education

Ann Johnson '79
Director of the Center for Faculty Development & Professor of Psychology
University of St. Thomas

"The liberal arts education I received at Linfield motivated me to find work in a similar setting and I'm thrilled to pass on those values in my daily work."

Applying Skills Learned at Linfield in Law and Life

Devon (Warren) Lyon '98
Founding Partner
Ridout Lyon + Ottoson, LLP

"A large part of my law practice is conflict resolution to avoid costly litigation and trials - Linfield has trained me well for this."

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