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c l a s s n o t e s Rori Davis-Hartzell ’95 of with his parents in 1999. He and his McMinnville completed her doctor wife have two daughters. Hiking the Pacific Crest of nursing practice and family Catherine Conover ’97 of nurse practitioner degree from Anchorage, Alaska, is the librarian the University of Portland. She is at Goose Bay Elementary School. a primary care provider. She and Heidi (Rose) Gallegos ’97 of her husband of 17 years have three Hayward, Calif., and her husband, children and recently adopted two Phillip, had a daughter, Margaret siblings from Haiti. She hopes to Josie, July 21. eventually teach at the university K.C. Huffman ’97 of Springfield level and work in international was recently named a Lane County medicine, particularly Haiti. Top 20 under 40 Rising Business Gregory Sparks ’95 of Portland Star award recipient. He was also is general manager of The River recently recognized by his peers as Place Athletics Club. a Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star. Natalie Boero ’96 of Oakland, Alicia (Nolan) Carlson ’98 of Calif., received tenure and was Lincoln, Neb., and her husband, promoted to associate professor Brian, adopted a daughter, Keziah of sociology at San Jose State Maranata, from Ethiopia, who joins University. Her first book, Killer three siblings. Fat: Media, Medicine and Morals in Stacy (Voigt) Banack ’99 of the Amerian “Obesity Epidemic,” was Maple Ridge, British Columbia, published last summer. Canada, and her husband, Scott, Alex Dunn ’96 of Salem had a daughter, Adele Lorraine. celebrated the four-year Linn (Conklin) Breeding ’99 of anniversary of Dunn and Roy, a law Spokane, Wash., and her husband, firm in Salem, Portland, Gresham Patrick, had a son, Aidan Michael, Joe Robinson ’09 stands at the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest and Beaverton. Dec. 3, their fifth. Trail after completing the 2,655-mile journey in 169 days. Erik and Jennifer (Cutts) Tiffany (Lanman) Gore ’99 McLaughlin ’96 and ’95 of Walla and her husband, Bryan, had a son, Walking the equivalent of 100 marathons is no Walla, Wash., had a daughter, Iris Benjamin, June 24. easy task, but for Joe Robinson ’09 it was a labor of love. Jolie, July 7. Ryan Lenz ’99 of Stanwood, Robinson quit his job, sold his car, stored his Stacy (Michael) Miller ’96 of Wash., works at Shenk Packing. belongings and began the 2,655 mile journey on the Colorado Springs, Colo., and her Stephanie Routh ’99 of Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He lost his husband, Eric, had a son, Camden Portland is co-host of KBOO’s mother in 2006 to multiple sclerosis and was motivated Michael, March 27, their second. Bike Show. to give up everything and raise money to fund research Rian Petrick ’96 of Hillsboro Melinda Welton-Mitchell ’99 into the disease for the National Multiple Sclerosis is principal at Evergreen Middle of Durant, Wash., is the pastor Society. He began his walk in April and reached his School. of Burien Community Church in Virginia (Zander) Anderson Burien, Wash. destination, Manning Park Lodge in Canada, 169 days ’97 of Beaverton is a division Lisa Wishard ’99 of Longview, later on Oct. 13, hoping to raise $25,000. administrator of the American Wash., is a senior recruiter at “The athletic aspect honestly took me by surprise,” Translation Society and was PeaceHealth Medical Group. said Robinson, who charted his course on Facebook and approved by the French Twitter. “To walk 25 miles and climb 5,000 feet a day is 2000-09 government as a translator. hard, but to keep that up every day, six days a week, for Katherine (Powell) Banz ’97 of almost six months is tremendously hard.” Salem earned the MAI designation While the trail has presented challenges for from the Appraisal Institute, Eric and Samantha (Schmehl) Robinson, it has also brought him great fulfillment. long recognized as the industry Hines ’00 and ’99 of Missoula, “Few other experiences can offer such a holistic benchmark of excellence in the Mont., had a son, Edwin, March 22. experience as the high mountain passes,” he said. field of real estate valuation and Emily (Massey) Leach ’00 of “Having half a year to evaluate my life and where it’s analysis. She is managing partner Portland and her husband, Sam, and certified general appraiser with had a son, Wakefield Alexander, going in my mid-20s is both rare and underrated. I’ve Powell Valuation Inc. May 14. had a chance to check and make sure I’m still the man Nate Biehl ’97 of Kennewick, Connie Nguyen-Truong ’00 I set out to be when I was 10.” Wash., is the 2012 president of the of Portland received the New Find more information at 100marathons.org. Tri-City Realtor Association. He is Researcher Award from the – Crystal Galarza ’13 the designated broker of RE/MAX Western Institute of Nursing. First Advantage, which he founded Meredith (Miller) Paeper ’00 of Fall 2012 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 7


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