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Edna (Dagsland) Haneberg sold her home and moved into a new retirement home in Sandy, Ore.
Shirley Savage Fadness died in June. She enjoyed gardening and traveling and was a member of the Pioneers of Washington Association, Trinity Lutheran church and Martha Circle. She married John Fadness in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1976. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Jenesi (Mike) Talbert; one granddaughter; and a sister, Marilyn (Savage) Clark ’57.
Howard and Eugenia (Spencer) Kvinsland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 15, 1940, in Longview, Wash., and have made their home in Bremerton, Wash., since their marriage. Eugenia retired from teaching in 1972 and Howard retired as an administrator in 1974, both from the Central Kitsap (Wash.) School District. Their children, Jon Kvinsland ’63 and Nancy Roesch ’66, hosted the celebration. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arthur Herstad died on Nov. 9, 1999. After PLU, Arthur graduated from the University of Washington in 1942 and from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1945. He served his internship and residency at Tacoma General Hospital and went to work in Bremerton, Wash., in 1948. He served in the Army as a captain during the Korean War and, following his service, he worked as a general practitioner until his retirement in 1985. Arthur was chief of staff at Harrison Hospital from 1972 to 1974, president of the Kitsap County (Wash.) Medical Society and chairman of Kitsap Physicians Service. He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, the Lions Club and the American Cancer Society. Arthur is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marguerite; a son, Tom; a daughter, Karen; and five grandchildren.
Melvin Sinex was named Auburn (Wash.) Hometown Hero on April 17. He is a retired dentist and has served his community in many ways including as a member of the Auburn School Board, the Auburn Centennial Commission, and as a 50-year member of the Kiwanis Club.
Astrid (Anderson) Mobroten died on Feb. 25. She was a teacher for over 33 years in the Tacoma, East Stanwood and Edgemont schools. She married Elmer Mobroten in 1945, who preceded her in death in January. They attended Mount Zion Lutheran Church, where they had met. Astrid was a member there for 75 years. Recently they had transferred their membership to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. She is survived by her three daughters, Ingrid Ruble (Edgar Jr.), Iral Toven ‘66, and Nadine Hanson ‘73 (Ross); seven grandchildren, including Michelle Hanson ’01; and two great-grandchildren.
Walter Braafladt is the new music director at Cordova (Calif.) Presbyterian Church. After PLU, Walter received a master’s degree in education from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s degree in music composition from the University of Washington. He is a retired music teacher from the San Juan and Sacramento school districts and is an accomplished musician, playing several instruments. Walter’s wife, Jeannette, is also a former San Juan school district teacher and is currently an organist at the Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church. They have three adult children.
Dale Hansen is a retired high school counselor and civil engineer.
Mary Bradbury died on May 2. She was a retired teacher from the Edgemont and Hilltop schools. Mary lived in Sumner, Wash., and was a member of Sumner Presbyterian Church since 1919. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert; and is survived by two grandchildren.
Donald Reiman, former Q Club president/director died on April 23, 2000. Reiman graduated from the School of Business and was a steadfast supporter of Pacific Lutheran University. As Q Club charter members, Don and his wife, Janet, have been committed to the mission of Q Club and the future of PLU for many years. Don and Janet are parents of three children, Mark ’79, Laura (Rothenberger) ’77 and Matthew.
Barbara (Carstensen) Thorp died on April 18. After PLU, Barbara taught second grade in the Franklin Pierce (Wash.) School District for over 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and gave much time to Trinity’s “Food Pantry,” helping those in need. Barbara and her husband of 47 years, David ’53, enjoyed traveling together. She is survived by her husband; daughter, Deanna Nowadnick ’76 (Kurt); son, David Jr. ’81 (Christy); and four grandchildren.
Beverly Bancroft is the director of curriculum and instruction technology in the South Redford School District in Redford, Mich., and an independent consultant. She continues to implement Effective Schools/School Effects research into schools and districts.
Luella Vig Hefty and Frank Edwards were married on June 24 in Inchelium, Wash.
Don Gaarder retired early after 30 years as a Lutheran pastor and went to work with Woodman Accident and Life. He recently sold his business to Bank West but will continue with them, part-time, as a consultant. Don serves as president of Central South Dakota Life Underwriters. He also spends much time as a volunteer with the developmentally disabled as vice president of Oahe Inc. and secretary-treasurer of the Association for Retarded Chapters. His wife, Alta (Prestbye ’55), is in her second year of retirement from teaching. She serves as president of the Pierre area Retired Teachers Association. Alta enjoys stitchery, quilting and yard work. They both enjoy time-share traveling, their daughters’ families and grandsons.
Elwood Rieke retired from parish ministry in the fall of 1999. He is now living in LaCrescent, Minn. Carol Hintze and Mildred Brammer, along with eight others, traveled to India and Nepal in November. They looked for tigers but instead found many temples and a fire-eater. They also flew in a small plane to view Mt. Everest.
Beverly (Smith) Stump is enjoying her grandchildren during her retirement. She spends six weeks of the year in Hawaii where she also sings in a Hawaiian church choir. Yvonne Deitz retired in June, after 40 years of teaching in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, public school system.
Thomas Reeves will be a guest speaker at a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago in October. The conference, on the Modern Presidency: FDR to Clinton, will be held three weeks prior to the 2000 presidential election. Thomas is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside.
Rosalie Zehm died on June 16. In addition to attending PLU, Rosalie also went to the Lutheran Bible Institute and Eastern Washington University. She taught in the Ephrata (Wash.) School District for 24 years. Rosalie loved to travel and her many trips included the Holy Land, Germany, Alaska, Hawaii, and throughout the continental United States. She is survived by a sister, a brother, five nieces and nephews and two grandnieces and one grand-nephew.
Charles Zuber is in his seventh year of teaching technology at St. Louise Parish School. He previously taught in the Bellevue (Wash.) School District for 32 years.
Joanne (Chalk) Uppendahl retired in June after serving with the Child Guidance Clinic since 1986. She plans to return to private practice in the fall.
Jon Malmin was elected president of the Peninsula (Wash.) Education Association for 2000-01. He will take a leave from teaching to fulfill this role.
Albert Perry died on May 9. After PLU, Albert served in Vietnam and retired as a major from the 6250 th U.S.A.R. Hospital. He then returned to PLU and worked as the director of financial aid for 20 years before going to Northwest College where he retired as a computer program-mer. Albert is survived by his wife, Laurie; and sons, Todd, Tracy, Leif and Olin.
Sandra (Fredekind) Hansen and George Baker were married on Feb. 12, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Puyallup.
Frank Spera has retired in Stuart, Fla., after 33 years in New Jersey public education.
Andy Aadland has a new position as commanding general of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center and as commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. This includes a promotion to the rank of major general. He was previously brigadier general and director of Officer Personnel Management with the U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Va.
Jill Lange Peterson was a finalist in the 2000 TOP (Teacher Outstand-ing Performance) competition in the Anoka Hennepin (Minn.) School District. There are 2,500 teachers in the district.
Rich Slatta received the 2000 Lonnie and Carol Poole Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University. This is the college’s highest teaching honor. Rich is on leave for the fall 2000 semester to complete two books.
Curt Pearson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel in the Medical Service Corps. He served nearly 30 years as a hospital administrator in many, worldwide locations. His last assignment was as the administrator of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Md. Curt is married to Svea (Swanson ’70) and they have three children, Eli, Erin, and Brita. Their retirement home is in San Antonio, Texas.
Cathy (Corn) Dormaier and her husband, Denny, have recently moved onto three acres with a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier in Enumclaw, Wash. She has been an educator for 29 years, the last seven as a school principal.
Phyllis Lile Krage died on March 3. She retired in 1991 from a teaching career at Edgemont and Ballou Junior High School in Puyallup, Wash. She had remained active in her church, devoted to Christian education and the choir. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Willis; a son, Tom; a daughter, Vicki; and four grandchildren.
For those of you who didn’t make it to the reception because of the cattle car turning over, the marriage has lasted! Ron and Phyllis (Weaver) Jacobson celebrated their 25 th wedding anniversary on May 10. Phyllis has had some relief from Ron’s pranks as the burden has fallen on their daughter, Christine, 17, while their son, Mark, 20, a junior at Washington State University, has escaped for now. Ron does a lot of hiking with anyone who will join him. Phyllis enjoys her bird feeder in the backyard and makes baskets.
Dan and Wendy (Wilcox ‘75) Neptun live in Pembroke Pines, Fla., where Wendy is working on a master’s degree in nursing (family nurse practitioner) through a distance education program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dan received a master’s degree in military history, economics and strategic planning from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., in June 1999. They have three sons; Benjamin, graduated from Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Ky., on May 6; Kenneth, completed his sophomore year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and hopes to attend flight school to become a Navy pilot after he graduates in 2002; and Donald, a junior in high school with plans to attend college where he can major in music and computer science and play lacrosse. The Neptuns are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Weston, Fla. Dan is treasurer of a Boy Scout Troop and Wendy is “band nurse/chaperone” of the Flanagan High School marching band. They hope to hear from their PLU friends.
William Rudolph’s daughter, Kerry, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She is a consultant in Washington D.C. His son, Ehren, is a junior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a research assistant on the diabetes research project in the department of biochemistry.
Linda Beattie Inlow is an author. She writes about her vocation, which is counseling and teaching, and her hobbies, raising llamas and other unique animals and making soap. She has a new book, “Becoming Me: A Journey Towards Self-Discovery for the Child, Adolescent and Adult.” Her fifth book, “The Odd Lot: Raising Unusual Animals,” will be available this winter.
James Fladland recently moved to Williamsport, Penn., where he is the pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church.
John Bennett is the Libertarian candidate running for the sixth congressional seat in Washington state. He is emphasizing a return to government limited by the Constitution. www.bennett4congress.com
Connie (Burau) Brewington and her husband, Craig, moved to Oregon, where Craig has a new position as superintendent of Warrenton Public Schools. Connie is substitute teaching while pursuing a full-time teaching job.
Correcting information in the Spring 2000 Class Notes: Edythe Marsh Marshall was promoted to the position of nurse clinician on the ICU/CCU/CPU surgical step-down telemetry unit at the Mount Diablo campus of the John Muir, Mount Diablo Health Care System in Concord, Calif. She has been with the hospital since 1982 and has focused on cardiovascular patient care for the past five years.
Mark and Ingrid (Johannessen) Albee’s oldest son, Hans, completed his first year at Dartmouth College. Their youngest son, Peter, completed his freshman year of high school. Mark is still managing farm and woodlot for the Chewonki Foundation and Ingrid is the health care coordinator. The Albees live in Wiscasset, Maine.
Nancy Meader died on Oct. 22. After PLU, Nancy earned a master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Manchester, in England, as a Rotary Scholar. She was a manager of training at the U.S. Environmental Training Institute, a member of the Friends of the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and she volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Nancy’s interests included travel, camping, hiking, genealogy, and gourmet cooking. She is survived by her parents, Robert and Delores Meader, and a sister and brother.
David Pierce has a new position as director of development of the La Jolla (Calif.) Chamber Music Society. He has lived in San Diego since 1986 and was previously the development coordinator of Vista Hill Foundation for nine years. He has also worked as an editor at Harcourt Brace publishing.
Judy (Smith) Campbell and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of Anna Luisa, on May 31. She joins Stephanie Emita, 2. Judy owns Campbell Consulting, a public relations and recruiting company with clients including StairMaster and lucy.com.
Kriste (Krahmer) Eros and her husband, Terry, announce the birth of twins, Katherine Elizabeth and Nicholas Jayson, on June 5. Kriste is a human resource manager at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, Ore.
Susan (Vaughan) Moshofsky and her husband, Brett, announce the birth of Reed William, on Dec. 14. He joins Rachel, 11 and Ryan, 5. They reside in Portland, Ore.
Jean Johnson and Rick DeWitt were married on Oct. 9. Jean is a substitute teacher and the organist, pianist and choir director at Shepherd of the Valley church in Maple Valley, Wash. They reside in Kirkland.
Lynn Bandy-Gross graduated from the physician’s assistant program at the University of Washington Medical School in August 1999. She now practices family medicine in Maple Valley, Wash.
Jane Kinkel announces the birth of Hannah, on March 21. Jane is the college relations specialist at Amazon.com in Seattle.
Julie Ertel is a kindergarten teacher in a North Gresham (Ore.) Grade School. She has three sons; Chris, 15; Jacob, 13; and Nick, 12. They attend Easthill Foursquare Church where Julie is active in the worship ministry.
Scott Ellerby was elected managing partner of the Seattle law firm, Mills Meyers Swartling, where his practice emphasizes real estate law and commercial transactions and litigation.
Guy Ellison is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative with the Great Northwest Agency in Seattle. He recently earned membership in the fraternal benefit society’s President’s Club. Only 11 percent of representatives nationwide qualify for membership in this club.
Janet (Smith) Cooper and her husband, Anthony Leo, announce the birth of Madeline Eloise, on April 20. She joins Jane Rachel, 2. They reside in Longview, Wash.
Maria (Meyer) Mord was featured in the Contra Costa Times, a San Francisco Bay Area newspaper, on May 6. The article told of the challenges she has faced and how she overcame them with grace and courage. Maria was widowed in 1991 when her husband, Carl Johnson, was killed in a work-related helicopter accident, leaving her with a daughter, Karin, who was a toddler at the time. In 1997, Maria married Rodney Mord. She continues working as a nurse and was recently promoted to the position of nurse case manager of cardiac rehabilitation services at Mt. Diablo Hospital in Concord, Calif. They live in Lafayette.
Tanna (Bahadursingh) Forbes and her husband, Raymond, announce the birth of Raymond deVere, on Feb. 14. Tanna is a registered nurse with Mercy Healthcare in Sacramento, Calif.
Carl Bjornstal completed his third season as the assistant girl’s fastpitch coach at Prescott High School. He was previously an assistant at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, for six seasons.
John Lesko has been chosen as the next principal of his alma mater, DeSales Catholic School in Walla Walla, Wash. He currently teaches social studies, math and religion, heads the school’s religion department, is the athletic director and coaches golf. He was previously an assistant principal, middle school coordinator and held various coaching positions. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin quotes him as saying, “The kids are going through a journey, society throws a lot of stuff at kids quickly. We have to educate them the best we can, and also give them the faith formation to make the best decisions they can.” John and his wife, Rosalie, have one child, Molli.
Dave Coltom is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative with the Great Northwest Agency in Seattle. He recently earned membership in the fraternal benefit society’s Executive Club. Only 14 percent of representatives nationwide qualify for membership in this club.
Jeff Eastby received a master of public administration degree from the University of Washington on June 9. He also received an accompanying certificate of study in global trade, transportation, and logistics. On June 1, he was promoted to the position of transportation officer at the Defense Contract Management agency office in Bellevue, Wash.
Mike McNamara left the Air Force after five years as chief of orthopaedics at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. He is now in private practice in Everett, Wash., as a hand and upper extremity surgeon. He and his wife, Joanne, live in Snohomish.
Richard Carter is the new superintendent in the Walla Walla (Wash.) School District. He was previously the superintendent in the White Salmon (Wash.) School District. His career has taken him from teaching in Australia after earning a bachelor’s degree in education at California State University, Chico, to a one-room schoolhouse on a mountaintop near Tucson, Ariz., before moving to the Olympic Peninsula, where he was a part-time teacher and playground supervisor. Richard came to PLU where he earned a master’s degree in administration and then went to Seattle University where he completed a doctorate degree before taking his first superintendent’s job in the 200-student Carbonado (Wash.) School District. Richard and his wife, Nancy, have two children. Karstin Weik and Matt Kliewer were married on June 17 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Wash. Karstin is a fifth-grade teacher in the Auburn School District and Matt works at Boeing Co.
Tracy Gayle and her band, Wildflower, recently produced a Christian music CD. Included are a few alternative-rock style songs written by Tracy. The group showcases their material at clubs and coffeehouses around Los Angeles.
Don Gaines was recently invited to join the board of the Independent Colleges of Washington. He is the treasurer of Puget Sound Energy.
Mark Christofferson and his wife, Nanette, announce the birth of Thea Fern, on May 30. She joins Matthew, 3.
Ann Thielke has a new position as associate attorney of health law at Strasburger and Price in Houston, Texas. She received her law degree from Ohio State University in 1998. The firm of Strasburger and Price has law offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas, and Mexico City.
Melanie (Steen) Billingsley and her husband, Terence, announce the birth of their daughter, Makenna Finley, on March 31.
Carol Politte has a new position as an information technology recruiter at Macrosearch in Bellevue, Wash. She was previously at Puget Sound Energy for 13 years where she gained experience in information systems and communications project management.
Bonnie Koenig received a master of arts degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the state of Washington to practice traditional Chinese medicine and has opened a practice in her home in Vancouver, Wash.
Thomas Trinneer and his wife, Andrea, announce the birth of Sarah Frances, on Dec. 9. She joins Jack, 4. Thomas has a new position as vice president of data product development at AT&T Wireless Services in Redmond, Wash.
Mary Eileen (Moser) Blair and her husband, Christopher, live in Fall City, Wash., with their three children, Caitlin, 12, Tristan, 5, and Cameron, 2. Mary Eileen is a special education teacher in the Issaquah School District. She is also working on her administrative credentials. Christopher is a pilot with Kenmore Air Harbor.
David and Kendra (Ruud ‘87) Mills have two children, Dallas, 6, and Haley, 2. David is a lead tech writer at Microsoft Corp. and Kendra is a child herder/wrangler. They reside in Issaquah, Wash.
Angela (Ries) Steiner and her husband, Peter, announce the birth of Joshua Joseph, on May 3. He joins Laura Elizabeth, 4.
Stephen Smith has joined Columbia Bank as senior vice president and operations manager. He was previously with Cascade Bank in Everett, Wash.
David and Ruth Foster-Koth have two children, Noah, 3 and Leah, 1. Ruth is an oncology social worker at the University of Washington Medical Center and David is a real estate attorney, working towards his CFP.
Lisa Pollman received a master of arts degree in Asia-Pacific studies from the University of San Francisco. While in San Francisco, she held four separate Pacific Rim focused internships, and was awarded the Union Bank Research Fellowship for 1999-2000. Lisa returned to the Seattle area in late July to pursue a career in East-West relations and international trade. lpollman@earthlink
Beth (Pearson) Shepard and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of Nicholas, on June 29. He joins Heidi, 2 and Jessica, 12. Beth is the education coordinator at Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Richard Lovely was promoted to the position of general manager of the Grays Harbor (Wash.) Public Utilities District in December.
Susan Callahan and her husband, Dan, announce the birth of Grace Callahan Sewell, on March 30. Susan is a teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools in Washington, D.C., and Dan is a medical doctor.
Karin (Lund) LaPierre and her husband, Deon, announce the birth of Christian Alexander, on Feb. 13. He joins Nikolas Emmanuel, 2. Karin is taking time off from her job as a physical therapist to stay at home with her children. Deon is an electrical engineer at NEPCO in Redmond, Wash. They live in the Lake Stevens area.
Nancy (Andrew) Clark and her husband, Bret, announce the birth of their first child, Ian Romaine, on May 8 in Anchorage, Alaska. email@example.com
Mary Ailes and Pradeep Barrio were married on March 18 in Spokane, Wash. Mary is an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Pradeep is also an assistant professor of history.
Adam and Maria (Wienhold) Raynes announce the birth of Jared Nathaniel, on Feb. 9. He joins his brother, Kaelan, 2. Adam is a survey assistant with the state of Alaska.
Keith Sippola is a district representative of Aid Association for Lutherans. He received the Million-Dollar Roundtable award, which places him in the top 5 percent of insurance representatives. He and his wife, Marjorie (Britton ’90), live in Napa, Calif., with their four children, Gunnar, 6, Hanna, 4, Kaarl, 3, and Evaliisa, 1.
Janice (Paulson) Worman and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of Cade, on April 24. He joins Conner, 3. Janice received a master of reading and language arts degree from Seattle Pacific University in June.
Jay and Krista (Aronson ’90) Bates announce the birth of Emma Joy, on June 5. She joins Connor, 3.
Mike and Kathrine (Bowles ‘87) Tuiasosopo recently moved to Reno, Nev. Mike coaches football at the University of Nevada and Kathy teaches high school art. They have two children, Lanea, 3, and Maya, 2.
Tina (Olson) Brekke moved from Oslo, Norway, to the Washington, D.C., area in April 1999. She is back at work in the international shipping and transportation industry after staying at home with her two children, Madeleine and Lukas.
Heidi Desteunder received a master’s degree in education from Central Washington University.
Mali Ponnikas and Jeffrey Mayor were married on Dec. 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Mali has worked for Gannett Co. for eight years and is currently the market development director of the Californian newspaper in Salinas, Calif. Jeffrey is an editor.
Todd and Lisa Dean-Erlander and their son, Peter, moved to Boise, Idaho, in June to be closer to family, skiing and sunshine. Todd is a ninth-grade math teacher at North Junior High in the Boise School District and Lisa continues to stay home with Peter.
Gratia (Stolee) Barton and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Lucas Zachariah, on April 20. Gratia has been working for Arthur Andersen Co. since graduation and will return to work part-time in August. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed and Kami (Beeler) Stilwell announce the birth of Clara, on May 26. She joins Corina, 2.
David and Julie (Schlumberger) Carlile announce the birth of Chad Allan, on July 6. Julie is an engineering manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and David is an engineer at Lockheed-Martin Corp.
Jon Funfar, the production manager at ProVideo in Seattle, earned the title of Certified Legal Video Specialist from the National Court Reporters Association. The classes were held in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas.
Heidi Hester is in her second year at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She will be participating in Sojourn 2000, a youth ministry focusing on combining artistically gifted youth and service projects.
Hannah (Stupak) Stere completed a doctorate in clinical psychology and received the distinguished dissertation award in December. She is now a psychologist resident in the Sherwood School District and at Agape Youth and Family Ministries. Hannah and her husband, Robert, recently moved to 20 acres in Hillsboro, Ore., where they hope to plant a vineyard.
Michelle Calhoun and Craig Holford were married on July 10, 1999, in Bloomington, Minn., and went to Jamaica for the honeymoon. Gretchen Stueckle ’92 was in the wedding party. Michelle has a new position as the business/education partnership coordinator with School District 191. email@example.com
Kelly (Crosslin) Frere and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their daughter, Bailee, on May 15.
Chuck and Jessica (Andrews) Leber live in Seattle. Jessica received a teaching certificate from the University of Washington, Bothell. She plans to teach fifth grade. Chuck is a sales and leasing consultant at University Volkswagen.
Youlander Hilton was nominated for the Rotary Foundation Ambassa-dorial Scholarship in Newport News, Va. She is enrolled in the leadership and policies educational administration doctoral program at Virginia Tech University.
Scott Faulkner began his position as artistic manager of the Reno Chamber Orchestra (RCO) in July. He also plays the double bass in the RCO, is the principal bassist of the Reno Philharmonic, and teaches bass and music appreciation at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Tonya (Hoiness) Kalfell and her husband, Reece, announce the birth of Grayson W. Scott Kalfell.
Scott and Kris (Barry) Moor announce the birth of Robert Andrew, on June 23. He joins Meghan, 2.
Eric Cultum and his wife, Sandy, announce the birth of Andrew Jacob North, on April 6, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Russell Rice recently returned from a month-long tour of Europe with 50 high school students. He is in his third year of teaching English at Bothell (Wash.) High School, where he is also the yearbook advisor and a track coach.
Steve Sporre plays in the band, I AM. They recently had two songs included on the compact disk, “ChristianMP3.” He resides in Portland, Ore.
Scott and Jacquelyn (Adams) Soderling and their son, Ben, moved to Portland, Ore., in Oct. 1999. Scott and Jackie are conducting research at the Vollum Institute of the Oregon Health Sciences University.
Jon Piliaris and Catina Brady were married on Feb. 19 in Ashland, Ore. Jon is employed by E.E.S. Consulting Inc., and Catina is employed by Escrow Network, both in Bellevue, Wash.
Marcus Heard is in his second year in the MBA program at the University of Washington. “It is both challenging and demanding,” he says, but he still finds time for his “brick house” buddies from PLU, Mike Hogan ’92, Ken Rogers ’93 and Tim Mason ’91.
Lesley (Smith) Niemi recently received a master of arts degree in education, curriculum and instruction, with specialization in creative arts in learning from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. In May, Lesley received the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Education Award, presented by Washington state Governor Gary Locke and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Terry Bergeson, in Olympia. She shares the honor with 16 other South Sound area educators. She plans to spend the award stipend in New York. Lesley teaches elementary music in the South Kitsap School District.
Bob and Kris (Pommerenke ’90) Saathoff are happy to be back in the Northwest after living in Fort Collins, Colo. Bob has a new position as an engineer and Kris has a new position as a procurement specialist, both at Hewlett-Packard Corp. They are excited about their new opportunities and new home. Their daughter, Jessica, 17 months, is enjoying her new day school.
Scott Miller is a captain in the U.S. Army. He took command of A Co/44 th Signal Battalion in Grannheim, Germany, on April 21. Scott and his wife, Birgit ’94, and their daughters, Helena and Rebecca, are living in Birgit’s hometown.
Elizabeth (Loomis) Glabe and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of Noah Scott, on Nov. 22.
Michelle Jackson spent 1999 conducting research in Seville, Spain. When she returned, she completed her master’s degree in education at the University of Washington. Michelle continues as a Spanish teacher and track coach in the Mukilteo (Wash.) School District where she has been for seven years.
Erica Henkel is a market analyst in the telecom industry. She recently bought her first home in the California gold country. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerri (Derning) Radford and her husband, Neil, announce the birth of Jessica Lynn, on April 27. Kerri is an early childhood special education teacher for Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools. She is taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom. Neil is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He is teaching naval engineering at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Naval ROTC program.
Kyle Kupp and his wife, Kendra, announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna, on March 7. Kyle is a school counselor and Kendra is a second-grade teacher, both in the East Valley School District in Yakima, Wash.
Mary Walker has a new position as principal of Sedro-Woolley (Wash.) High School. She was previously the assistant principal at Sumner (Wash.) High School. She has been an educator for 27 years, teaching in elementary, middle and secondary schools, working as a school librarian and serving as assistant principal at Yelm (Wash.) and Sumner high schools.
Lisa (Aune) Ofenloch and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Abigail Jane, on June 22. Lisa is the customer service center director with the U.S. General Services Administration in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jason Mangold and his wife, Karen, announce the birth of Katie, on Sept. 23, 1999. Jason is a software/hardware test engineer at Microsoft Corp. and Karen is an architect.
John Larkin is an assistant professor of physics at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He recently completed his first year of teaching.
Jennifer Trimble and Grant Morgan were married in a civil ceremony on Nov. 20 in Leverett, Mass. On Sept. 2, they renewed their vows before friends and family in San Diego. Kari (Olson) Hall ’93 and Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young ’93 were in attendance. Jennifer defended her dissertation in November and received a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in February. She recently began her postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Diego, studying developmental biology, using the fruit fly wing as a model system. Grant is a research scientist at Allergan Inc., in Irvine, Calif.
Jonene (Zinne) Bernhardt and her husband, Todd, announce the birth of Alicia Marie, on Sept. 10, 1999. She weighed only 2 lbs., 1 oz. when she was born, but is now a healthy 15 lbs., 8 oz.
Jay and Robin (Buck) Evans announce the birth of Kaylee Ann on June 2. She joins Tyler, 2.
Leah (Haney) Herlihy and her husband, David, recently moved back to the States from Italy where she worked at a commercial container port in Gioia Tauro. Leah is again working for American Express where she implements purchasing card and epurchasing solutions for large-market clients.
Scott and Naomi (Witham ’95) Welborn announce the birth of Anya Elise, on May 1. She joins Connor Jackson, 2.
Catherine (Johnson) Mulhall was accepted, with advanced standing, to the master of social work program at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., She begins this fall. Her husband, Brian, is pursuing a fellowship in gastroenterology at Walter Reed Medical Center. The two hope to return to the Northwest after completing their programs.
Cynthia (Jardine) Kratochvil is a registered nurse at St. Joseph medical center in Tacoma. She works throughout the hospital in medical and surgical nursing. Lisa was recently admitted to the legal nurse consulting program at Kaplan College. Legal nurse consultants are in demand by law firms, insurance companies and health care organizations. She hopes to eventually open a crisis center for youth. Lisa has two sons, Shaine, 12, and Shawn, 5.
Kari Anderson is the director of marketing at TAPCO Credit Union in Tacoma. She also is the new program director of the PLU ski team.
Kim (Nirk) Waterstraat and her husband, John, announce the birth of Nicholas Mitsuoka, on April 2. Kim received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with technology emphasis from Lesley College in May. She is taking a leave of absence from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom.
Kristi Coats and Brad Hartman were married on Sept. 3 in Port Townsend, Wash. Kristi is a paralegal at Zurich Insurance Co., in Bellevue, Wash., and Brad is an assistant production manager at Sunhawk.com. Kristi would love to hear from old PLU friends, 206-283-8381.
Michael Morgan joined the firm of MacDermid Liebert and Morgan, P.S., attorney and counselors at law, in Silverdale, Wash. He received a juris doctor degree from Seattle University in May 1999 and passed the bar exam in July 1999.
John Haines is a missionary English teacher at the Kyushu Gakkuin Lutheran School, ELCA, in Kumamoto, Japan. He previously taught English in Mifune, as part of the JET program.
Jerilyn Dunlap and Marc Hander were married on Jan. 15 at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. Shannon (Reed) Boldt ’95 was the matron of honor. Jerilyn is the youth director at All Saints Lutheran Church and Marc is a senior at Luther Seminary where he is working on a master of divinity degree.
Jennifer (Dyer) Dietrich received a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin on May 20. She and her husband, Craig, will move to Houston where Jennifer will begin her obstetrics/ gynecology residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
John Oakley received a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Washington in January. He has also completed his third year of medical school. He and his wife, Kathleen Lachata-Oakley ’92, and their son, Christian, live in Seattle.
Per and Lisa (Johnson ’91) Bakken announce the birth of their son, Luke Alexander, on Nov. 13.
Jim Shapiro has a new position as executive director of development at CRISTA Ministries in Seattle. He is also a head coach at King’s High School. Jim has two children, Gracia, 4, and Atley, 1.
Bente Stangeland and Geirulv Lode ’90 announce the birth of Tor Magnus on Dec. 12. Geirulv is a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Putnam Investments and Bente is finishing her master’s degree in science administration, with concentration in financial economics, at Boston University.
Kelly Burk has a new position as director of administration at Security Aviation Inc., in Anchorage, Alaska. She is responsible for accounting, human resources, information systems and client relations. She has more than 16 years of professional experience in financial management, administration and consulting.
David and Jen (Seim) Gamon announce the birth of Aislin Claire, on June 6. David is a teacher at Northwood Middle School in Mead, Wash.
Amy Brizee has been a community justice officer for Deschutes County Juvenile in Bend, Ore., for two years.
Jenny Gilbert and Jerome Staats were married in January. Jenny is the recreation coordinator at Fair Oaks (Calif.) Recreation and Park District. Jerome is an installer at Butler Heating and Air.
Rachael Gunn received a master’s degree in social work in 1999 and began working as a freelance social worker. She is currently an adoptions/foster care educator with Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest in Phoenix, a part-time clinical director of a nonprofit agency working with women and children, and recently accepted a position as a research consultant on national child dependency and permanency planning in the juvenile court system with the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
David and Jennifer (Evans) Wallin still live in Maryland. Recently they moved to Bowie when Jennifer accepted a position with BBL Sciences in Annapolis. David continues to work for IBM Corp. in the export regulation office, in downtown Washington, D.C. Lisa Green received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from San Diego University in May. She was married in July.
Mike and Kristen (Buckley ‘96) Lee announce the birth of their son, Grant, on April 25. Kristen is a teacher in a bilingual Spanish class in Kennewick, Wash. Mike covers environmental issues for the Tri-City Herald.
Theresa (Lyso) Zimmer received a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington in June. She and her husband, Tom, have moved into their new home in Vancouver, Wash. Theresa is a middle school French teacher and Tom is a middle school technology coordinator, both in the Vancouver School District. email@example.com
Rod Nash and Mindy DeJong were married on May 8, 1999, in Woodinville, Wash. Rod is a Young Life area director and Mindy is an assistant administrator at a plumbing company. They reside in Tacoma.
Rebecca Lachenmaier graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June and moved to Spokane, Wash., to begin her internal medicine residency.
Shelby Hanna and Aaron Slagle were married on Feb. 5 at Union Station in Tacoma. Lisa (Johnson) Trombley ’96, Kristen (Kvamme) Moody ’97, Wendi Garrison ’97, Michael Chunn ’96, and Jeremy Crowe ’96 were in the wedding party. Aaron is a graphic designer at ICOM America in Bellevue, Wash., and Shelby works in marketing at Horizon Mental Health at Valley General Hospital.
Chrystie Hill is a graduate assistant at the University of Washington School of Library and Information Science. She received a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1999.
Christian Marien received a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary on May 21 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. As part of his degree requirements, Christian served as an intern at St. John Lutheran Church and Pohai Nani Retirement Center in Kailua, Hawaii, under the guidance of the Rev. Warren Schultz. He has been assigned to the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Kelly Crithfield received a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary on May 21 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. As part of his degree requirements, Kelly served as an intern at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho, under the guidance of the Rev. Lon Bechtel. He will go through regional assignment in September.
Sokhorn Yim completed the 3-2 program with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at Oregon State University in 1998. He is a process development engineer at Chiron, a biotech company. He is helping to develop a method to purify drugs for diseases including HIV and MS. Sokhorn lives in the Northern Bay Area of California with Rob Rainwater. Rob is a process engineer at Chevron Technologies.
Christal Nicolai is a special education instructor at Olympic College in Shelton, Wash. She and her husband, Eric, have two daughters, Madison, 3, and Maya, 1.
Dwayne Korthuis-Smith and his wife, Wendy, announce the birth of Claire Elise, on May 2. She joins Grace Katherine, 2. Wendy completed her Ed.D. at Seattle University in June and Dwayne was promoted to a pilot slot with the Washington State Patrol.
Deana Wilson is the new president of PLUS Business, PLU’s alumni business association. She is the manager of audits and financial trends in the corporate credit office at the Boeing Co. Deanna was the president of Beta Alpha Psi when she was at PLU.
Dallas Hargrave received a master of public administration degree from the University of Alaska in May. He is now attending law school at the University of Denver, Colo., while working as an aviation safety technician with the Federal Aviation Administration in Denver.
Cindi Brown recently moved back to Vancouver, Wash., after living in Albuquerque, N.M. for four years. She is a registered nurse in perioperative services at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore.
Holly Troxell and Andy Collingwood were married on July 2 in Estes Park, Colo. They make their home there.
Phyllis Sophia Grande McManus died on Feb. 29.
Shirley Savage Fadness died in June.
Marion Roach died on May 17.
Arthur Herstad died on Nov. 9, 1999.
Astrid (Anderson) Mobroten died on Feb. 25.
Mary Bradbury died on May 2.
Barbara (Carstensen) Thorp died on April 18.
Donald Reiman died on April 23.
Claire Pointer died on March 9.
Rosalie Zehm died on June 16.
Cathy Egan died on April 27.
Emily (Hallan) Parker died on May 6.
Albert Perry died on May 9.
Jeanne Wilson died on Sept. 11, 1999.
Phyllis Lile Krage died on March 3.
Mark Buckingham died on May 9.
Nancy Meader died on Oct. 22.
Faculty and Friends
Edith Benson died on June 4. She was a member of Harrison Hospital Auxiliary, PEO, the Republican Women’s Club, and was a precinct committeewoman. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton, and her daughter, Sandra (Benson) Bergman ’70. She is survived by her sons, Roger ’68 and Philip ’71; five grandchildren, including Marnie Gibbs ’94 and Monte Gibbs ’86; and three great-grandchildren.
Professor Emeritus Emmet Eklund died on Aug. 7, at the age of 83. He came to PLU in 1964 as chair of the Religion Department and remained at the university for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Marion; two children, Kent and Joan; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John Eyres died on Feb. 3. John was the yearbook advisor at PLU in the late ’60s and early ’70s. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna; three daughters, three sons and four grandchildren.
Paul Liebelt died on July 28. He graduated in 1955 with a B.A. in physics and mathematics from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. In 1957 he received an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska and accepted a position at Boeing Co. in the same year. Paul and his wife, Norita ’56, were married in 1958. In 1970 Paul left Boeing to teach mathematics and computer science at PLU, returned to Boeing in 1982 and retired in 1991. Paul is survived by his wife; son, Stephen (Helen); daughter, Cynthia (Atsuyuki); and three grandchildren.
Professor Emeritus Gunnar Malmin died on July 23, at the age of 97. He came to Pacific Lutheran College in 1937 as choir director and taught both Latin and Norwegian during his 32-year tenure. Professor Malmin was known for his commitment to maintaining a connection between music and the church, his high level of involvement in the Lutheran church and his interest in Norwegian history. He is survived by his sister, Marie Meyer, his four children, Olaf ’62, Jon ’63, Ann, and David; and six grandchildren.
Brenda McIntosh died on Jan. 28. Brenda worked for over 20 years as a student service representative at PLU.
Josephine (Rulison) Olsen died on June 13. She married Robert C. Olsen in 1935. They moved to Parkland in 1947, where Robert taught chemistry at PLU. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in many church activities. She also was the Trinity church librarian for many years and active in the Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries. She was noted for greeting newcomers at church and at PLU and for welcoming people into the family home. Josephine is survived by five sons, Richard ’59 (Clintena ’60), Robert ’63 (Kaye ’64), James ’63 (Barbara), and Paul ’67 (Karen ’72) and Timothy (Debra); daughter, Ruth (Olson) Peterson ’73 (Jonathon); and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Stacey Broderson works for the Seattle Seahawks and lives in Kirkland, Wash.
Amie (Bendixen) Rang is a social worker at Franke Tobey Jones and working on her master’s degree at the University of Washington. Her husband, Gary, is a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Postal Service.
Kimberly Jacobs has a new position as assistant district representative at Lutheran Brother-hood in Tacoma.
Kristin (Hollingbery) Rue was recently awarded the Mary McMillian Scholarship. This is awarded to only nine students nationwide who show great promise in the field of physical therapy. Kristin attended graduate school at the College of St. Catherine. She and her husband, Steve ‘97, who is attending graduate school at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, live in St. Paul.
Christie (Falk) Tarman is enjoying being a stay-at-home mom with Caleb, 3, and Abigail, 1. Her husband, Jason (Willamette University ’98), is the coordinator and director of a group home for mentally ill adults.
Linina Job and Alex Ragan were married on Jan. 29 at First Baptist Church in Portland, Ore. Jennifer (Gray) Kleven ’97, Ingrid Ford ’97 and Anna Gutzler ’97 were bridesmaids. Linina is a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and Alex is a financial analyst at Intel Corp. They plan to move to Phoenix where Linina will attend school.
Kevin Bartholomae and Marci Voeller were married on May 27. Marci is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Tacoma General Hospital and Kevin is an analyst with Weyerhaeuser Corp.
Travis Hale and Lisa Baldwin ’97 were married on June 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Amy Ekrem ’98, Shelly Stone ’98, Danielle Price ’98, Andy Barber ’97, Karl Lerum ’98, Josh Wyrick ’97, Kelley Minty ’98, and Karin Anderson ’99 were in the wedding party.
Phillip Johannessen has completed his first year in the master of physical therapy program at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Suzanne Fitch has a new position as administrative assistant at SolutionsIQ in Bellevue, Wash. She was previously a finance assistant at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Seattle.
Julie Frye and Brice Johnson ‘99 were married on June 23 at South Hill Christian Church in Puyallup, Wash. Angela Kellogg ’98, Sarah Abbey ’98, Carrie Rice ’98, Gavin Brem ’99, Chris Angell ’98, and Aaron Barker ’00 were attendants. Gretchen Hjelt ’00, Heidi Ramseth ’98, Tyler Kechley ’99, and Landon Brokaw ’99 also participated in the wedding. Julie is a teacher in the Puyallup School District and Brice is a Young Life intern in the Tacoma area.
Greg King accepted a position as a staff geologist at Golder Associates in Redmond, Wash.
Justin Foslien received a master’s degree in geology from Kansas State University.
Heidi Splittgerber received a master’s degree in English from Colorado State University. She began teaching English at the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic in September.
Alicia (Manley) Lawver has a new position as a copy editor at the Olympian newspaper in Olympia, Wash. She was previously the news editor at the Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash., where she received the SPJ Regional Award for feature page design. Her husband, Nathe ‘99, is a retail manager.
Heidi Stout has a new position as the Kent (Wash.) community reporter with the South County Journal. Previously, she was the county bureau chief of the Kitsap (Wash.) Newspaper Group. Heidi has moved back to Tacoma.
Daniel Bennett is working in the Washington state Attorney General’s office in Olympia, Wash.
Amber Davidson and Cesar Padilla were married on Feb. 19 in Salem, Ore. Erika Thompson ’98 and Meagyn Keys ’98 were in the wedding party.
Dan Alexander and Holly DeMerchant were married on July 8 in Seattle. Dan is a ninth-grade teacher at Mountain View Junior High in Sumner, Wash.
Ross Stewart has been teaching English and social studies at Curtis High School in University Place, Wash., for two years. In April he was named one of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1999 in the state of Washington. He recently began a new position as area director of University Place for Young Life. He will begin a master’s of divinity degree at Fuller Seminary in Seattle next summer.
Tyler Boob was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in July. He is a platoon leader in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Polk, La.
Joel Larson and Raissa Peters were married on July 29. Joel is a system administrator at Kreischer, Miller, and Raissa is finishing her bachelor’s degree at Temple University.
Jeffrey Quatrini and Jennifer Riego were married on Sept. 3, 1999, in Tacoma. Jennifer is an Army Nurse Corps officer and Jeffrey is an Army Signal Corps officer. They are stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Judy (Robinson) Flugga and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of Kaitlyn, on April 21.
Victoria (David) Sousa and her husband, Roberto, announce the birth of Erik, on April 28. Victoria and Roberto were married on May 15, 1999, in Toronto, Ontario. Roberto is a restaurant owner.
Scott Strapac recently passed the certified public accountant exam. He is the deputy controller at Pointshare, a provider of online services for the medical community in the Pacific Northwest.
Charlie Wilson is teaching seventh grade social studies at Vista Compana Middle School in Apple Valley, Calif. He and his wife, Leigh, are glad to be back in the Golden State.
Lindsay Fowler has a new position as publications and Website writer at the Engineered Wood Association in Tacoma. She will be developing the content for their Website and coordinating publication and audio-visual projects in the publications department. She was previously the community relations coordinator at Border Books and Music.
Brad McKnight and his wife, Tami, announce the birth of Alexis Ray, on March 3. Brad is a web developer at Labor Ready in Tacoma and Tami owns a day care service.
Gabriel Charbonneau entered the University of Utah School of Medicine in August.
Gavin Brem and Patricia Milton were married on May 26. Patty is working for Young Life and Gavin is a substitute teacher in the Franklin Pierce (Wash.) School District. They live in Parkland.
Tracie Weber graduated from the PLU ROTC program and is now a lieutenant, stationed in Germany.
Bradd Busick and Pat Gannon were married on June 10 at Bethel Church in Kennewick, Wash. Lance Kenmore ’99, Cefe Quesada ’98, Jon Phelps ’99, Dave Raney ’99, Ryan Pelphrey ’00, Chuck Borquist ’99, Kate Nelson ’00, Lisa Rehberger ’00, and Tori Vantramp ’00 were in the wedding party. Landon Brokaw ’99 provided the music. Bradd and Pat are both working for the Frank Russell Company. They bought a home in North Tacoma, near the University of Puget Sound.
Janell Wagenblast and Kaj Martin were married on March 18 in Tacoma. Kaj and Janell spent the summer in Alaska working in Christian ministry.
Amber Hahn and Rob Landis were married on May 20 at Central Lutheran Church in Yakima, Wash.
Jessica Coleman ’00 and Suzy Hooper ’99 were in the wedding. Amber is a staff accountant at Alegria Accounting and Rob is a project manager at Yakima Valley Publishing. They went to Maui, Hawaii, after the wedding.
Aaron and Ronda (Forehand) Barker bought a house in Parkland, Wash. It has been a “fun adventure putting it together.”
Jamie Unger and Anthony Balducci were married on July 1 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles, Wash. Pastor Charles Mays ’62 and Bishop David Wold ’56, presided over the ceremony.
Dave Urban and Rachel Radek were married on June 24 at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor, Wash. Jill Radek ’99, Angie Lucas ’99, Tommy Stanley ’00, Allison Paterson ’99, Robby Larson ’00, Pete Mahoney ’00, Dave Pyle ’98, Tyler Kechely ’99, and John Maureen ’00 were attendants in the wedding. Mark Hjelmervik ’00 and Gretchen Hjelt ’00 provided music.
Allison Fitzwater accepted a sales/marketing job with D.E. Hokanson Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. The company manufactures devices used in the diagnosis of vascular disease. Allison lives in Redmond, Wash.