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a l u m n i n o t e s 2000-2009 Cara Pepper Day ’00 of Wilsonville was promoted to account director at Green Vines. Benjamin Dorrington ’00 of Kalispell, Mont., and his wife had a child April 29. Dan Roth ’00 of Washington, D.C., is the communications director for The Beer Institute. He was previously head of communications for Rep. Karen Bass of California. Aimie (Trumbly) Runyan ’00 of Frederick, Colo., published a debut novel, Promised to the Crown, by Kensington Books in May. The continuing story, Duty to the Crown, will be released in November. Laura Gibson ’01 of New York, N.Y., has recorded a new album, Empire Builder, and was featured in a story in the April 13 issue of the Portland Mercury. Cheryl Hill ’01 of Milwaukie published her second book, Fire Lookouts of Oregon. Emily (Laing) Merrell ’01 of Corvallis and her husband, Gabriel, had a son, Ellis, in February, their second. Joshua Dill ’02 of Portland was named head football coach at David Douglas High School. He has coached football and taught physical education at DDHS for 13 years. Erik Krom ’02 of Denver, Colo., and his wife had a child, Chase, in November, their third. Jim Wigington ’02 of Salem married Christianne, Feb. 28. Robin Hochstetler ’03 of Beaverton was promoted to information technology analyst for the project management office at Standard Insurance Co. Graham Petersen ’03 of Portland earned a Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, recognizing accomplished professionals in the region under 40 years of age. He is a CPA and shareholder with Geffen Mesher, a Portland CPA firm. James and Dianna Sliker ’03 and ’00 of Oregon City were featured on the television show Flip this House. Joe O’Neill ’04 of Sisters is the finance officer for the City of Sisters. Carol (Morneault) Alcock ’05 of Arlington, Va., is a goddess manager at Tu-Anh Boutique. Andrew Kehoe ’05 of Portland bought the company Power Advisor, LLC. Julia (Groff) Traylor ’05 of Portland and her husband, Phil, had a daughter, Emma June, Feb. 9. Jon Wilson ’05 of Portland earned a Portland Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, recognizing accomplished professionals in the region under 40 years of age. He is the chief financial officer of Radisys Corporation, a Hillsboro-based provider of software and hardware infrastructure products. Nicole (Hata) Bergquist ’06 of Eagle, Idaho, and her husband, Jeremy, had twin daughters, Mabdux and Braxtyn, May 21, 2015. Kathryn (Lang) Kernan ’06 of Eugene opened Kernan Family Practice in January. William Ratto and Christine Atkinson, both ’07, of Aurora had a son, Jack, Jan. 12. Scott and Leah (Caine) Bannon ’97 and ’07 live in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Leah works for the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center as an advanced medical support assistant. Anthonette (Hardaway) Guy ’07 of Portland was promoted to clinical research registered nurse at Providence Hospital. Megan Watts ’07 of Denver, Colo., completed her master’s degree in counseling at the University of Colorado. She and her husband, Jon Kearsley, had a son, Owen, Dec. 8. Katie Dolph ’08 of Brooklyn, N.Y., married Anthony Shrout on April 17. Meghan (Flink) Dalton ’09 of Corvallis, and her husband, Ian, had a son, Henry, Dec. 21, their second. Kristen Mason ’09 of Beaverton married Christian Buehring March 12. Andrew Nelson ’09 of Portland works with 360 Mentors that connects graduating students with their career interests. Joshua Parfitt ’09 graduated from dental school at A.T. Still University in Arizona. 2010-15 Jeremy and Tasha (Tolzmann) Lovell ’10 of Hillsboro had a daughter, Aliya Gwendolyn, Feb. 5. Andrew Platon ’10 of Sparks, Nev., is controller at SheerID, an eligibility verification services company for exclusive, protected offers. Endowing annual gifts Ray and Roberta Simonsen ’60 and ’70 dedicated their careers to educating young people in Yamhill County schools. Because they believe that Linfi eld had a life-changing impact on who they became and the opportunities they’ve had, they have faithfully supported the college through scholarship and athletic donations. They recently decided to ensure their fi nancial support would continue beyond their lifetimes by creating a new endowed fund to support Linfi eld Athletics. The endowment will provide annual gifts in perpetuity that equal what they’ve been giving the past several years. If you’d like to have a confidential conversation about how you might do something similar, please contact Craig Haisch ’95, director of development, at 503-883-2675 or chaisch@linfield.edu. Summer 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 5


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