This issue: Summer 2020

News, by Graduating Year

Alumni Connections


Cap Hensley (G64) is in the Ukraine as a volunteer educator, primarily teaching English at public schools and a university. After 24 trips since 2007, he now plans to make it his permanent residence. He works independently in ministry and with Servants of Christ International. Holding a PhD from the University of Liverpool, he previously was a college professor in Colorado.

Edgar Amilcar Madrid (G65) in January reached 25 years with Radio Verdad in Chiquimula, Guatemala, now serving as general manager. For 12 years, until 1992, he was a professor of a variety of subjects at the University of San Carlos.

Thomas Norton (G66) authored South Korea: My Adventures and Sermons, published by Fromm Verlag in Germany, in which he writes of his 15 years on the mission field. In June he moved from Switzerland, which had been his home since 1973, to McMinnville, Oregon.

Pete McHugh (G67) is a new member of the Scappoose (Oregon) City Council, appointed in December as one of six members guiding the city of 7,000. A former school administrator in Beavercreek and Scappoose, Oregon, he was named Northwest Oregon Elementary Principal of the Year in 1989 and selected Citizen of the Year by the St. Helens-Scappoose Chamber of Commerce in 2001.

Kent Thornburg (G67), in Australia in November, received the highest honor given by the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): the David Barker Medal. The award is given every two years to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the scientific development and broader leadership in the DOHaD field, which researches how the seeds of chronic disease are sown before birth. Thornburg, at Oregon Health & Science University since 1975, is M. Lowell Edwards Chair of Cardiovascular Research at OHSU’s Knight Cardiovascular Institute, a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine, and director of both the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness and the Center for Developmental Health in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. He was honored as George Fox’s alumnus of the year (Heritage Award) in 1999.

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Stuart Willcuts (G72), as president and CEO of Air Serv International, based in Warrenton, Virginia, is highly involved in the response to the Ebola pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The humanitarian organization is providing air transport to outlying areas for the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders and other organizations.

Michael Lindsey (G73) is in his 44th year with Missions Door, serving as director of Urbacad Printing and Distribution for the last 20 years. Last summer he moved back to Portland from upstate New York, where he was directing a program that provided interactive training tools for local churches to disciple new believers and train promising church leaders.

Randy Winston (G73) is national director of scholar recruitment with SCS Noonan Scholars, a Los Angeles-based program that helps high-achieving, low-income underrepresented students get into and graduate from top colleges. He started in 2018 after previously serving as educational adviser for 15 years with Volunteers of America, guiding a Think College Program that provides assistance to low-income and first-generation students in inner-city Los Angeles.

Dan Hull (n74) is in Arizona, where he started in July as chaplain/bereavement coordinator with Prime Hospice in Phoenix. For 43 years, until 2018, he was in California as a Church of the Nazarene minister, the last 31 at Ventura First (now Powerhouse) Church of the Nazarene.

Paul Fodge (G77), professor of mathematics at George Fox for the last 10 years, was featured in Recumbent & Tandem Rider magazine in the fall. The article details how George Fox’s servant engineering program undertook a project to build a custom wheelchair tandem bicycle to allow him and his granddaughter to go for rides together.

Kathleen (Norton) Carroll (G77) in early 2018 became assistant director/lead teacher at Growing Green Panda, a Portland childcare center. She previously served as a preschool teacher.

Steven Hockett (G77) was selected as the 2019 Employee of the Year by his peers at Integrated Services Inc. He is in his 30th year with the company, 27 of which he’s worked on the sales staff. Based in Portland, ISI has 65 employees and is the nation’s leading fast lube software provider.

Chris Steiger (G78) works as a financial planner for pastors and missionaries and is a retreat speaker following his retirement from pastoral ministry after 40 years, the last 20 of which he spent at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California, where he was associate pastor and later pastor of operations and congregational care.

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Christine (Hockett) Stanfield (n80) and Jeff Stanfield (G89), after 30 years as missionaries in Africa with World Gospel Mission, are working at its headquarters in Marion, Indiana, assisting and equipping missionaries through caring, encouraging and training in their role as area member health leaders for Africa. They began in July 2019 after eight years in Uganda and 22 years in Kenya.

Ken Schumann (G81), after 36 years with Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, has announced his retirement effective June 30. He started in 1984 as an assistant men’s basketball coach and sports information director before being promoted to associate athletic director and head men’s basketball coach in 1992. He served 13 years in that capacity before becoming AD for 16 years.

David Case (G83, PS96) is now the lead pastor of the new Northwest Christian Church, a merging of his 1,200-member Newberg Christian Church with 250-member Adventure Christian Church in McMinnville, Oregon, and the 180-attendee Tigard (Oregon) Christian Church. Case also is teaching pastor, using video technology and in-person contact to serve the three-campus church. He is in his third decade with the church.

Doug Petersen (n83) and Lori (Willcuts) Petersen (G83) have turned a personal tragedy into a means to help others. They instigated a plan to honor and remember their son, Page, who took his own life in January 2015. In a ceremony at Newberg High School in August, a new Newberg-Dundee Police Department car was unveiled, assigned to the high school resource officer. It has a unique paint job, stickers and multicolored flashing lights. The sides include messages of hope and encouragement to reach out for help, including the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The rear deck lid features a short tribute to Page. The project follows an earlier program to honor Page in the form of college scholarships for Newberg High students.

Dixie (Schoonover) Downey (G85) is now assistant to the director and office manager in George Fox’s plant services department, now in her 13th year at the university. Her husband, Scott Downey (MBA00), is in his 24th year as program manager with Mentor Graphics Corp., a software electronic design automation firm in Wilsonville, Oregon. They live in Aurora, Oregon.

Robin (Merchant) Varwig (G85) is completing her third year as director of education at Riley Behavioral & Educational Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she works with children on the autism spectrum. She left a 28-year career at Crestline Elementary School in Hartselle, Alabama, where she was principal for 13 years after 11 years as assistant principal.

John Votaw (G85) is a sales and marketing field account representative with Imprint Group, composed of 10 publishing companies that produce trade books and gifts. He is in his eighth year, living in Fallbrook, California, while servicing California, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada. He previously worked as a West Coast account executive for seven years with Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Dan Hyatt (G87) is now an Emmy award winner. He is the producer for the Portland Trail Blazer basketball organization’s pregame, postgame and halftime shows. Last June in Seattle, his production team won the 2019 award for Best Sports Program – Live Event or Game, given by the Northwest Chapter of the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Now in his seventh season, Hyatt watches TV monitors during the games, showing the views of seven to 17 cameras, and chooses what will air while coordinating a dozen employees.

Christine (Belnap) Thiessen (G87) is now an annual giving officer with the Providence Child Center Foundation in Portland. She started in November after nearly five years with Multnomah University in Portland, where she served as executive assistant for the vice president of advancement.

Wayne Hurty (G88) is a cardiology specialist with the new Willamette Heart and Family Wellness in Carlton, Oregon. He previously opened a practice in Newport, Oregon, and has been affiliated with Willamette Valley Medical Center and Providence Newberg Medical Center.

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Bradley Clark (G90) is now principal planner for the city of Grants Pass, Oregon, beginning that role in June after serving as a subarea planner with King County, Washington, for which he worked in Snoqualmie for nearly five years after 17 years in planning positions in Idaho.

Nancy (Edmison) Swarat (G90) is president of the Oregon Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In the middle of a two-year term, she endeavors to bring a sense of community to state teachers. She teaches mathematics at Umatilla (Oregon) High School.

Rod Aust (G91, MBA15) in September became chief executive officer, moving up from chief operating officer after nearly two years, of ORM Fertility, a fertility and reproductive medicine center in Portland.

James Carlson (MDiv91) and Colleen Butcher (DMin13) have moved from Vancouver, Washington, back to Spokane, Washington, where he continues as regional director of Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ, a motorcycle-rider outreach ministry, responsible for the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. She is a project manager at Gonzaga University, starting in August after three years at Clark College as an IT senior project manager.

Dan Rude (G92) is director of human resources at The Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg. He started in 2016 after 12 years in HR positions with hotels and inns in Portland and San Francisco, following 10 years with First Consumers National Bank in Portland.

Randall Fultz (ADP93), after retiring from positions with the Oregon Employment Department and in human resources with Rainbow Optics in Eugene, Oregon, is in Springfield, Oregon, where he is completing the recording of an hour-long CD of original Christian music, titled Wake UP!

Glenda (Crabtree) Baker (PS94) and Stan Baker (MDiv94) last summer became new pastors at Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Corvallis, Oregon, where he is senior pastor and she is executive and Christian pastor. Both are ordained elders in the Free Methodist Church and previously served in Newberg, Salem and Falls City, Oregon. He also is president and CEO, for six years, of Baker Seed Technologies in Corvallis, which develops grass seed coated with fertilizers for agricultural, professional and retail applications.

Valarie (Doakes) Pearce (G97) received an MED from Concordia University in Portland in 2019 and in the fall began as a teacher at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland. Previously, she was a community educator and engagement specialist with the Black Parent Initiative in Portland for nearly four years.

Erika (Denny) Lasater (G96) is a communications manager with the Port of Morrow, located on the Columbia River near Boardman, Oregon. She started in 2018 after 17 years as a multimedia specialist with the Intermountain Education Service District in Pendleton, Oregon.

Eric Muhr (G96) is a part-time pastor at the Silverton (Oregon) Friends Church, now a member of the Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends. He preaches two or three times a month and travels to Silverton weekly for meetings and conversation. This is in addition to his part-time role as publisher and CEO of Barclay Press in Newberg, a position he started in 2016.

Christy Bright (MAT97) was featured in a September issue of the Woodburn (Oregon) Independent newspaper as she began her 22nd year at Washington Elementary School, where she teaches fifth grade. Her career has included teaching first grade for nine years, then third and fourth grades.

Angie Edwards (G97), after 13 years as a counselor with the Mountain View School District in Idaho, has left the position to open her own private practice as a licensed clinical social worker in her hometown of Grangeville, Idaho.

Jodi (Brubaker) Gill (ADP97) in the fall became international student affairs administrator at George Fox. The previous three years she was CEO of GIDE USA, a consulting business she founded that focuses on international program development for K-12 schools.

Greg Hodges (ADP97) in September was named managing director of institutional sales by MassMutual in Centerville, Utah, responsible for California, Hawaii and Alaska. He moved from a position as West Coast regional director of sales with Newport Group in Salt Lake City.

Jimmi Sommer (G97) in May 2019 was named supervisory general services officer with the U.S. Department of State, with her assignment at The Hague, Netherlands. She was George Fox’s 2007 Outstanding Recent Alumnus.

James Anderson (ADP98), who holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is in his second year as a systems engineer with Boeing in Seattle, following 11 years as a staff operations engineer with United Technologies Aerospace Systems in Phoenix.

Tim Hoffman (G98) received the Unsung Hero Award for 2019 at Front Range Community College, where he is a pathways (academic) advisor. The award is given for outstanding contributions to the division of student affairs. Living in Fort Collins, Colorado, he has been with the five-location college since 2007.

Adam Kohl (G98) and his work as founder and director of Outgrowing Hunger was featured in a lengthy article in the Gresham (Oregon) Outlook newspaper in September. He started the nonprofit in 2011 with the goal of transforming unused public and private land into productive resources for fighting hunger by growing healthy food. More than 85 percent of the gardeners are refugees or immigrants from Asia, Africa and Central America.

Scott Spurlock (G98) in September was named professor of Scottish and early-modern Christianities at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, moving from a position as senior lecturer in Scottish religious cultures. He has been at the university since 2013 after receiving a PhD in ecclesiastical history from the University of Edinburgh.

Monica (Scharn) Darnall (MAT99) in the fall became the first bilingual principal of Chenowith Elementary School in The Dalles, Oregon, which has 51 percent Latino students. She moved from a five-year position as an ESL specialist with the Washington School District in Saint George, Utah.

Dan Foster (G99, MBA04) is in his second year as vice president/principal coach with Building Champions Inc. in Portland, an executive coaching and leadership development firm where he previously worked as an executive coach for eight years.

Adam Hieb (G99) is president of the Sacramento, California, division of KB Home, named in January 2019 to head operations, which includes land acquisition, construction, sales and marketing in Central California and Nevada, with 10 new-home communities underway. He moved from a position with Shea Homes in San Francisco, where he was vice president for sales and marketing for more than nine years.

Nancy Newton (ADP99) in April was announced as the new city manager for Springfield, Oregon, providing overall management and administrative oversight for the city of 63,000. Until her appointment, she was assistant county executive/chief operating officer for Sacramento County (California), in her fourth year following 16 years with Clackamas County (Oregon), where she was deputy county administrator her last seven years.

Kristy (Burns) Piedra (G99) is a fourth-grade teacher, completing her 14th year at West Hills Christian School, a first- through eighth-grade nondenominational school in Portland.

Joshua Smith (G99), after 10 years with Yahoo! in Hillsboro, Oregon, the last three as payments escalation engineer, started in 2019 at ModSquad in Beaverton, Oregon, as brand representative/streaming tech, involved in live technical support at the on-demand digital customer support firm.

Joe Thouvenel (G99, PS09) in August became an organizational transformation consultant with Providence Health and Services in Portland, working with its leaders and teams to build capacity for change and transformational growth. He left George Fox after two stints at the university, the first as an admissions counselor for four years, ending in 2003, then as a career and academic planning coach in the institution’s IDEA Center, ending in 2019.

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Sara Black (G00) is in Kampala, Uganda, beginning in July teaching math at Acacia International School, which serves missionary and non-governmental organization families so they can remain in country knowing their children are receiving a Christ-centered education. She is serving as a missionary with Africa Inland Mission.

Hayley (McGregory) Cummings (G00) joined Evergreen Home Loans in West Linn, Oregon, as a mortgage loan officer after nearly eight years as a mortgage planner with Paramount Partners Group in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Todd Hammans (G00) is an executive sales representative, in his second year, with Takeda, a global research and development pharmaceutical company in Portland. He moved from executive sales specialist with Shire, a Portland neuroscience business.

Josh McPherson (G00) is lead pastor of Grace City Church in Wenatchee, Washington, which he and others planted in 2008. Now meeting in the Numerica Performing Arts Center downtown, it is developing a $10 million first-phase complex north of the city to be a mixed-use collaborative campus that houses for-profits and nonprofits and features a 900-seat lodge to function as a public auditorium and a venue for worship services.

Brenda (Andersen) Edmunds (G01) is an educator at Yaquina View Elementary in the Lincoln County (Oregon) School District, where she is in the ESL department assisting teachers with small groups and materials while also working as a bilingual tutor.

Matthew Henshaw (G01), who just completed his 12th year with Spokane (Washington) Public Schools in 2019, earned a doctor of education degree from Washington State University. He has been a principal for the last two years after five years as director of elementary curriculum. Previously, he held principal and assistant principal positions.

Andrew Krupp (G01) started in October as a project specialist with La Clinica in Medford, Oregon, a nonprofit that offers medical, dental and mental health care for low-income residents and others at 21 sites in Jackson County. He switched from a position for two years as a master production scheduler with Laminate Technologies in Medford.

S. Renee Mitchell (MBA01), a former columnist for The Oregonian newspaper, had a lengthy “In My Opinion” piece, “What a Black Teacher Brings to the Classroom,” featured in the paper in June. She was a communication and multimedia journalism teacher for three years at Roosevelt High School in Portland, ending in 2018. She now is self-employed with I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Ourselves Resilient Everyday) in Portland, while enrolled in a doctor of education program at the University of Oregon.

Robert Nava (MAT01) is in his first year as dean at Montana State University in Billings. He moved in July from a position as associate dean of the School of Education at Metropolitan State University in Denver.

Kraig Sproles (MAT01) is now one of two assistant superintendents with the Salem-Keizer School District, Oregon’s second largest with 40,000 students. He assumed the role in 2019 after a title change from director of academic achievement. He started in that position in 2018 after serving as principal of three elementary schools, two in Albany, Oregon, for four years prior to moving to Salem.

Cheryl Wierenga (G01), in her eighth year with the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, last year became assistant director of sales after six years as a senior sales manager.

Neil Cantrall (G02) and Kelsey (Baron) Cantrall (G03) are on home leave in Oregon for a year after moving back from seven years in Peru, where he served as a school administrator/director with International Christian School of Lima for six years. He now works part time at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, teaching in the ESOL department while enrolled in George Fox’s Doctor of Education program.

Heather Cramer (G02), after 15 years as a certified athletic trainer with El Dorado Physical Therapy in Folsom, California, completed a doctorate in athletic training in 2017 and now is a certified athletic trainer with the sports medicine and injury prevention division in the United States Marine Corps. She is a civilian contractor assigned to First Marine Expeditionary Forces in Twentynine Palms, California.

Brent Hiebert (G02) is an endodontist, one of two dentists in a partnership at Yamhill Valley Endodontic Specialists, with offices in McMinnville and Newberg, Oregon. He previously was a dental officer in the U.S. Navy for five years.

Rebecca Watkins (ADP03), after nearly 22 years with Wells Fargo Bank in Boise, Idaho, in September started with Key Bank in Boise as a senior vice president and relationship manager.

Angela Weece (G03) in October received a 2019 Lester Crown Distinguished Teacher Award from the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry, given to teachers from high-needs schools who have made a commitment to improving instructional practices in core sciences. She attended five teacher professional development courses at the museum while teaching at Whittier Elementary in Waukegan, Illinois. This year, in her fifth year of teaching, she is a third-grade dual-language Spanish teacher at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee, Illinois.

Collin Cambridge (G04), after serving in positions in Las Vegas, is a program sales coordinator with Sysco in Portland, starting in August. He received a master of science degree in management and leadership in November 2018 from Western Governor’s University.

Andrew Haehlen (G04) is a senior business intelligence analyst with Boeing in Tukwila, Washington. He started in July 2016 after earning a master’s degree in marketing research from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, in 2016, and an MBA from PLU in 2015.

Mark Johnson (G04) is owner and head roaster of Intent Coffee Roasting, which he started in Gresham, Oregon, in 2012 with the purpose of creating relationships between farmers and coffee drinkers. Thirty percent of profits go toward community development projects in coffee-growing regions.

Rodney Larson (ADP04) is an equipment/property technician with the Multnomah County (Oregon) Sheriff’s Office.

Theresa Scott (ADP05, MBA07) has moved to Idaho, where she is a customer service representative with Citi (Citigroup) in Boise. She moved to Kuna, Idaho, from Newberg, where she was owner and principal of Tech-Tale Media for two years.

Brice Tennant (PS04) is a marketing and program manager with the Center for Innovation at Northeastern University in Boston. He is in his sixth year with the entrepreneurial arm of the university, which transforms use-inspired research into commercially viable solutions.

Matthew Tibbs (G04) is now an assistant professor of sound design at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, moving in 2018 from Ball State University (Indiana), where he was an assistant professor of sound design for five years. He also owns Matthew Tibbs Sound Design, started in 2007, and since 2012 has been a sound designer for the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota.

Katy (Dieker) Zia (G04) is a first-grade teacher at R.E. Jewell Elementary School in the Bend-La Pine (Oregon) School District, where she is in the process of starting a dual-language program, using Spanish every day with English Language Learner students and communicating with students and families new to the United States.

David Tussing (G04) is senior director of corporate audit and risk management with Nike, in his second year in the role but 10th with the Beaverton, Oregon, firm. He has had four previous positions, the most recent as director of consumer direct and geographies – audit and enterprise risk.

Brett Yeager (G04) and Mark Gayman (G05), four-year basketball teammates at George Fox, continue as teammates, now together as firemen for Clackamas County (Oregon) Fire District 1. Gayman started his career as a volunteer with the Newberg Fire Department in 2007, was hired full time in 2010, then moved to Clackamas County in 2015. In 2019, he was promoted from firefighter to lieutenant. Yeager also started in Newberg before joining the Eugene/Springfield (Oregon) department and moving to Clackamas in 2017. Last year, he was promoted from firefighter to apparatus operator.

Jonathan Apuan (ADP05), after nearly 25 years with the Salvation Army, last serving as a chaplain, is in his second year as development systems coordinator with Discovery Institute in Seattle, a politically conservative nonprofit think tank that advocates for the concept of intelligent design.

Charity Edwards (G05) lives in Oceanside, California, where she opened her own business, Agape Editing, two years ago, helping authors with professional editing services and self-publishing so they can spread the gospel. She also is an administrative assistant/internship coordinator with OPEN USA, a consulting agency that connects interns from the U.S. and Canada with businesses overseas.

Nicholas Forrest (G05) is now pastor of Northside Community Church in Newberg, starting in December with the Free Methodist church after serving earlier with Foursquare Mission International and Youth With a Mission.

Stacy (Keogh) George (G05), in her fifth year at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where she is an associate professor of sociology, in August had her book, Ring by Spring: Dating and Relationship Cultures at Christian Colleges, published by Wipf and Stock, Cascade Books. It is described as part guidebook and part sociological critique of the observation of students’ desire to find a partner and become engaged before they graduate college.

Sean McGeeney (G02, MAT05, EdD18) was one of 25 educators in the nation selected for the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders, chosen by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs and policy locally and nationally. McGeeney started in 2018 as executive director of P-12 programs with the Yakima (Washington) School District after three years as a principal with Tacoma (Washington) Public Schools.

Evangeline Pattison (PS05, DBA14) is now an associate consultant, starting in July 2019, with the FOCUS Group, a fundraising consulting firm, leaving a position as associate director of on-campus engagement at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.

Avery Smith (MA05, DBA14), with 27 years’ experience in technology management, in August became clinical assistant professor at Washington State University-Vancouver, where he started as an adjunct professor in 2006. He started as a business intelligence program manager at HP in Vancouver, Washington, in 2017 after holding a similar position at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dane Coppini (G06), in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years and now a U-28A Evaluator Pilot, Air Force Special Operations Command, in November was promoted to major. Now in Clovis, New Mexico, he served for four years as an enlisted security forces member and nine as an officer in special operations command as a pilot.

Cory Ann (Crooks) Imhof (G06) is a chiropractic physician with Heresco Chiropractic & Associates, now in her eighth year with the Corvallis, Oregon, firm after receiving a doctor of chiropractic medicine and human biology degree from the University of Western States in Portland in 2009.

Kevin Kopple (G06), after 13 years as an assistant, moved up to head George Fox baseball coach last summer. He led the Bruins to an 11-4 record before the spring season was canceled. The former Bruin catcher joined his coach Pat Bailey as an assistant the year after he graduated, then stayed with the program through the 12-year tenure of coach Marty Hunter.

Brandon Rupp (G06) is back on campus as director of game management and as a full-time baseball assistant coach after two years as an assistant coach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, while also running his own business, Yard Baseball Academy, which he started in 2008.

Anders Sorestad (G06) is an accounting controller with Curtis Homes in Hood River, Oregon.

Michelle Livingston-Dickson (G07, MAT08) started in January as an art teacher at North Salem (Oregon) High School. She moved from Sydney, Australia, where she was a high school visual arts teacher since 2016.

Brittany (Spencer) Jilek (G07) in October was named a 2019 Support Star, recognized for excellence in her role as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper with the Power Zone program of Falcon School District 49 in Peyton, Colorado. She has served in the position for nearly three years.

Melissa Schafer (ADP07) has been promoted to human resources manager at Hawley Troxell, a Boise, Idaho, business law firm with 67 attorneys. She joined the 88-employee firm in 2002 as a support clerk and has risen through five positions, the last as support services supervisor for nearly three years.

Jordan Stacy (G07) is completing his first year as a technical account manager with Amazon Web Services in Portland, where he provides recommendations and best practices for cloud-architected solutions. Previously, he was in several IT management positions in Portland.

Solomon Wang (G07) is an adjunct professor at two Southern California universities: Loma Linda, where he started in January as an online instructor in a doctoral marriage and family program, and Hope International University in Fullerton, where he is an adjunct assistant professor, in his fourth year teaching psychology courses. For nearly 10 years he was a research and teaching assistant at Boone Center for the Family in Malibu, California, while earning master’s degrees from Pepperdine University and Fullerton Theological Seminary and a PhD from Loma Linda in 2017.

Evan Burt (G08) in October was promoted from patrol officer to major crimes detective with the McMinnville (Oregon) Police Department. He is assigned to the special investigations unit, working on major person crimes, especially crimes against children.

Tyler Hale (G08) is now the associate director for community standards at the University of Portland, starting last fall after previously working as an associate director of residence life for two years and as a residence hall director for four years.

Chris Hammond (G08) was named the George Fox College of Engineering’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2019. He is vice president of engineering at TZ Medical in Portland, where he guided the design and launch of the company’s first line of mobile cardiac telemetry devices, which now have helped diagnose arrhythmias in hundreds of thousands of patients.

Stephanie (Francis) Pietz (G08) started in December as a localization engineer with Welocalize in Portland, which prepares digital files for transformation and translation for clients to reach customers. This follows nearly 10 years in a similar position at CTS LanguageLink in Vancouver, Washington.

Samuel Provoast (G08) in July started as a marketing and system designer with Lewis Audio Video in Newberg. He is a front-end developer, sales engineer and pre-sales specialist working with business owners and executives. Previously, he owned his own businesses: ProvoastMedia for 10 years and Red Hills Rerun for nearly four years.

Lauren (Schuetze) Reese (G08) is in McKinney, Texas, working as vice president of products with Adroit Health Group, an insurance marketing agency where she has been for three years.

Ashley (Stallman) Sonoff (G08) and Kevin Sonoff (G08) are both in government positions in the Portland area. In November, she started as the sponsorship and partnership coordinator with the Lake Oswego (Oregon) Parks and Recreation Department, leaving a three-year position as an administrative analyst with the city of Gresham, Oregon. He works in Portland as a public affairs officer with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Oregon, in the position since 2015.

Ellen Abell (G09) graduated from residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2018 and now is specializing in family medicine at Family Health Center in Lakin, Kansas, with another office in Wichita, Kansas, affiliated with Via Christi Hospital.

Jessica (Johnson) Chaney (G09) is a triage registered nurse with Childhood Health Associates in Salem, Oregon.

Kristen (Shielee) Cromie (G09), after nine years of teaching in Washington and Oregon schools, this last year became a mathematics teacher at Worthington Middle School in Worthington, Minnesota. She also has a small business sewing doll clothes.

Joshua Graves (MBA09), with Catholic Community Services in Salem, Oregon, for 20 years, is now its chief executive officer, assuming the role in January. For the last seven years he has been a chief strategy officer, a chief operations officer and the deputy executive director for the 80-year-old social services agency.

Chelsea (Walker) Haines (G09), ordained through Church of God Ministries since 2015, is now associate pastor for children and families at Parkgate Community Church in Pasadena, Texas.

Violet Read (G09), after three years as director of family outreach at the Methodist Children’s Home in Killeen-Temple, Texas, started in October as center director at Urban Strategies Refugio in Waco, Texas, which serves unaccompanied refugee children.

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Johnathan Casey (G10) is a senior aquarium biologist and aquatic disease and quarantine specialist with Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, completing his fourth year after nearly four years as reef life supervisor at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii. He was featured in an article, “My Job: Aquarium Biologist,” in the September issue of Hawaii Business magazine.

Jonathan Ciraulo (G10) is in his second year as an assistant professor of systematic theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Rockport, Indiana, following receipt of a PhD from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Erin Lee (G10) is back in her hometown as an English Language Learner teacher at Maplewood Parent Cooperative School in Edmonds, Washington. She started in August after working five years as a para-educator in the school district.

Kate Spencer (G10) in August started as a heart failure/heart transplant pediatric nurse practitioner at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is in her 10th year at the hospital, most recently as a family nurse practitioner.

Carl-Eric Tangen (G10) is in his third year as a publicist for Americana, folk and roots artists with Hearth Music in Seattle. He left a four-year position as creative arts minister at Maple Park Church in Lynnwood, Washington.

Joanna (Cox) Woods (G10) is on the staff of International Students Incorporated, living in Newberg and co-leading student leadership retreats, coordinating yearly spring break trips for international students, and presenting the organization locally. She has been with ISI since 2012.

Heidi (Goetz) Butler (G11) started in November as project manager with Fisher Investments in Camas, Washington, after three years as project manager with Epiq, a legal system solutions firm in Portland.

Nathan Hickok (G11) gained national attention last June when USA Today sports headlined an article, “No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Adley Rutschman’s High School Coach Says He’ll Live Up to the Hype.” Hickock, a former Bruin baseball player, now is head baseball coach at Sherwood (Oregon) High School, where he coached Rutschman, named last year’s National Player of the Year by Baseball America after a standout career at Oregon State, then signed by the Baltimore Orioles.

Matt Hilgers (MAT11) is the new athletic director at Taft High School on the Oregon Coast, part of the Lincoln County School District where he’s taught since 2014, mainly at the middle school. He has coached the high school’s football, basketball and baseball programs.

Michael Kinkade (ADP11) concurrently serves as fire chief for two Oregon cities, Forest Grove and Cornelius, and as chief for their surrounding rural fire districts, as well as the Gaston Rural Fire Protection District. He started with Forest Grove in 2008 and added Cornelius in 2011. Previously, he was a division chief in Lebanon and Corvallis, Oregon, for 12 years.

Amber (Cate) Magnuson (G11) and Andrew Magnuson (G11) live in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she is a receptionist with Cornell Road Veterinary Clinic and he is a music teacher at Minter Bridge Elementary in the Hillsboro School District, finishing his seventh year.

Brady Mordhorst (G11) is an event creator and organizer for his own company, E37, founded in Newberg in 2016 to provide leadership for creative and memorable fundraising events for clients. His creations have included the Newberg Turkey Fumble, the Wilsonville (Oregon) Fun in the Park for 10,000 attendees, and private VIP six-digit fundraisers.

Jessie Pick (G11) is an on-call registered nurse in the emergency department at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Ridgefield, Washington, in that role since 2018 after nearly three years as a registered nurse in the emergency department with Steward Health Care in Boston.

Vicente Pintor (G11, MAT13) has worked as a Spanish/humanities/ELD teacher at Chehalem Valley Middle School in Newberg for two years. The last three summers he has traveled to Kenya to help plant churches.

Josh Shambaugh (G11) and Kendyl (Tarbell) Shambaugh (G11) live in Portland, where she was recently promoted to learning and development manager in Employee and Career Development at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. She has been with the firm for eight years, most recently as talent development and culture manager. He is completing three years as partner and studio director with Slabtown Creative, a design studio specializing in content creation, creative strategy and brand experience.

Lydia Shepard-Kiser (G11, PS15) is associate pastor of Evergreen Christian Center, a Foursquare Gospel church in Hillsboro, Oregon, in her third year after two years as an assistant pastor and young adults pastor.

Jennifer (Barram) Zaganiacz (G11), after eight years at George Fox as operations manager for housing and residence life, left the position last summer to become a senior content specialist with fast lube software provider Integrated Services in Portland, working in marketing from her home in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Josh Couch (G12) and Emily (Fakkema) Couch (G13) live in King City, Oregon, while both have new positions in the Portland area. He started last June as assistant project manager at Vestas, a wind turbine manufacturer, taking that position after three years as a senior mechanical engineer with JHI Engineering in Portland. In January, she started as the response to intervention coordinator at Forest Hills Elementary School, part of the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District, leaving Dayton (Oregon) Grade School after nearly five years as a first-grade teacher.

Joshua Garcia (G12, MBA13) and Keri (Moore) Garcia (G12, MBA13) live in Hillsboro, Oregon, but work in different cities. In December, he became a senior search engine marketer with Vacasa, a Portland-based vacation rental management company. In May, she started as an executive assistant/event coordinator with Mission ConneXion in Beaverton, a nonprofit that connects local churches and individuals to missions efforts. She previously was with the city of Hillsboro for eight years, the last five as a police training program specialist.

Heather (Orr) Lee (MAT12), a teacher in her sixth year with the Kitsap (Washington) School District, was given a 2019 Outstanding Educator Award, presented by the Alpha Sigma Kitsap chapter. Recipients are nominated by administrators, fellow teachers, parents and students and are selected on the basis of exemplary teaching, student success in the classroom and leadership in education.

Nick Luchterhand (G12, MAT13) and his Canby (Oregon) High School marching band were the center of attention at the 2019 Portland Rose Festival when the band encountered a problem that gave them media coverage – and an even bigger opportunity to perform. Prepared to march in the Starlight Parade the week before the main Grand Floral Parade, the band’s bus did not arrive to take them to the first parade, leaving the group dressed and stranded in the school’s parking lot. The situation drew major regional attention and had a happy ending when Rose Festival officials heard of the plight and invited Luchterhand and his band to march in the big event the next week. He has been with the Canby School District since 2014 as a middle school music teacher and director of the band at his hometown high school.

Alena (Van Dyke) Bard (PS13) is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she has two businesses. She is founder, mystic director and podcast host for Miniphanies, for which she seeks to redefine Christianity as a spiritual life practice, and is founder/operator of Alena Swanson, an event and wedding planning business.

Brian Frasier (MBA13) is now in Medina, Ohio, where he is in his second year as director of global compliance, guiding RPM International Inc., a manufacturer of coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals. He moved from San Antonio, Texas, where he was regional director of ethics and compliance with Rush Enterprises Inc. for four years.

Carissa (Hoffman) Gobble (G13) works from home in Damascus, Oregon, writing, marketing and event coordinating. She is a video and event coordinator through her business Gobble Productions and Consulting, now in its sixth year, and is a part-time program director with Classical Conversations. She is the author of I’m from ... Earth?: How Understanding Third Culture Kids Can Connect a Divided World, a 135-page paperback, released in February, that draws from her background of growing up in four countries and four states before the age of 12.

Steve Kenyon (G13) was ordained as a priest in the Archdiocese of Portland Catholic Church in June 2019 following a year as a diaconate, when he served as a deacon at St. Anne Parish in Grants Pass, Oregon, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Aloha, Oregon.

Angela Lasley (DMin13) is the care pastor at Hillvue Heights Church, a Southern Baptist church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with 8,000 involved each month.

Noemi Legaspi (MA13) has been elected to the Woodburn (Oregon) School Board, completing the final two years of the term to which she was appointed to fill a vacancy in 2018. She is in her seventh year as a marriage and family therapist in her own practice in Woodburn since 2013. She also is a community networker and academic advisor in Woodburn for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Rachel (Milligan) Loven (G13) is now a producer with IV Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, in her second year after five years with Rudy Title & Escrow. The studio animators and illustrators partner with businesses to produce animation that shares aspirational product stories to convert customers.

Brandon Luthy (G13) is an assistant purchasing manager with Aviatrix Inc., a manufacturer of aircraft parts and equipment in Sherwood, Oregon. He assumed the role in early 2019 after working as a senior buyer for the company for nearly three years.

A.J. Mendoza (G13) in November became a communication specialist with Portland Jobs With Justice after more than two years with the organization as a campaign organizer. In October, he was elected president of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, after serving as the 650-member organization’s legislative chair.

Heather (Smith-Clifton) Pelzer (G13) is a franchise owner of Wine & Design in Tigard, Oregon, which offers private and public paint and sip parties with artists who teach painting skills.

Heather (McGuire) Sprague (MBA13) in July became manager at Aldrich Group in Lake Oswego, Oregon. A CPA, she was promoted from audit senior, a position held for three years at the three-state headquarters of the accounting, employee benefits and investment management firm.

Josh TenHaken-Riedel (G13), after receiving a master’s degree in higher education and student development from Taylor University in 2015, joined the staff of Belmont University as an assistant director of spiritual formation. The Christian college in Nashville, Tennessee, has 8,000 students.

Brittany Bechtel (n14) is an assistant team leader and event coordinator with Aveda Corporate Experience Centers, a cosmetics and cosmetology training firm in Portland.

Mark Condo (PS14) is the new pastor of the Reedwood Friends Church in Portland. A recorded Friends minister, he has served Friends meetings in Virginia and Ohio, including West Park Friends in Cleveland/Akron.

Abigail Cordova (G14) in 2019 joined Joules in New York City as an electronic data exchange and onboarding specialist with the British clothing and lifestyles company.

Reid Davidson (G14) has become the first chiropractor/medical professional to open an office in St. Paul, Oregon, his hometown of 450. He is one of four chiropractic doctors with the Performance and Spine Chiropractic Center in Tualatin, Oregon, after receiving a second bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in chiropractic medicine from the University of Western States in Portland.

Scott Delbridge (MA14) has been deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar – twice – and has been a church pastor – twice – but says his current position is the most meaningful. He is in the National Guard, as Oregon state chaplain, and also is a counselor for the department of Veterans Affairs at the Salem Vet Center. Nearing his 40th year in the National Guard, he plans to retire in 2021. With an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary, he pastored first in Springfield, Oregon, for seven years, then in Molalla,Oregon, where he currently lives, for six years until leaving in 2007 to become state support chaplain with the National Guard. He joined the Veterans Affairs department in 2014 as a readjustment counselor and now is director.

Heather (DeRosa) Hernandez (G14) is starting her third year as a senior communications specialist with the Washington State Department of Transportation in Seattle, following two years with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, as a marketing communications coordinator.

Kristina (Trindle) King (G14) started in August as a community resource navigator with Wenatchee Valley College in Washington.

James McGee (MA14) is the new principal at Grant High School in Portland, named in April. He moves from a position as principal of Lincoln High School in Portland, where he started as a counselor in 2014 and then became vice principal in 2018. Before moving into education he was with two youth-supporting organizations in Portland: New Portland House of Umoja and Friends of the Children.

Jeffery Mowery (ADP14) in October was named general manager and site head of the Copenhagen, Denmark, facility of AGC Biologics, a global manufacturing firm that develops and manufactures biopharmaceuticals from pre-clinical to commercial. He previously was with Juno Therapeutics in Seattle.

Timothy Porter (EdD14) is now superintendent of the 2,500-student Scappoose (Oregon) School District, stepping up last summer from superintendent for three years in the 1,500-student South Umpqua (Oregon) School District.

Justin Weatherford (G14) and Alexandra (Kennedy) Weatherford (G15) are in Dayton, Oregon, while he is a design engineer, completing his second year, with Harris Thermal Transfer Products, for which he designs heat exchangers and pressure vessels. Previously, he was a nuclear engineer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, for three years. She is founder and a designer for AlexandraKDesign, started in 2014, and until last fall was a field education administrative assistant for the George Fox School of Social Work for two years.

Levi Bowers (G15), now in his fourth year with the firm, has been promoted to human resources manager with Merchant Maverick, a comparison site that reviews and rates credit card processors, software companies, shopping carts and mobile payment services. He lives in Veneta, Oregon.

Bailie Bowey (G15) is in Spain as a student ministries coordinator with the Semester in Spain language immersion study abroad program hosted by Trinity Christian College (Illinois) in Seville. An alumna of the program, she now is facilitating the spiritual and cultural growth of current students.

Jacob Flaherty (G15) is using his music degree as director of music ministry at Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene in Vancouver, Washington, a position started in September after working in direct sales for three years with Lange Estate Winery in Dundee, Oregon.

Mark Fountain (MBA15) is the new president of Food Northwest, one of the nation’s largest food processing trade associations. He was named last spring after nearly 20 years in the food industry, most recently as vice president of operations at Oregon Fruit Products in Salem, Oregon.

Ariel Hortert (G15) in October was promoted to senior account manager with ScribeAmerica in Austin, Texas. She has been with the firm, which provides trained personnel to help physicians document their activity, since 2015 and was promoted from associate regional manager.

Ryan Ladner (DBA15) in July was named dean of Soderquist College of Business at John Brown University in Arkansas, where he had been associate professor of marketing and director of graduate business programs for two years. He joined the university in 2015 as an associate professor after teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic in Florida and Bryan College in Tennessee.

Katelyn Lowen (G15) is now a music therapist with Earthtones Northwest in Portland, which offers music, horticultural and art therapy. Previously, she taught kindergarten through fifth-grade music in the Salem-Keizer (Oregon) School District for four years.

Erin (Kays) Marantette (G15) is an art director with Soma Games in Newberg. With the firm since 2014, and moving to her current position in 2017, she manages a team of 10 artists, whose most recent release was “The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act 1.”

Leif Nordstrom (G15) is in his second year as an engineering specialist at STV in Lake Oswego, Oregon, an employee-owned corporation that provides engineering, architecture, planning and construction management services.

Elizabeth (Detter) Trautwein (MA15) is a licensed professional counselor offering therapy for couples and those impacted by narcissistic abuse. She has her own practice, Cultivate and Flourish, in Tigard, Oregon, and also is an adjunct professor with Lewis & Clark College’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling in Portland.

Caleb Turner (G15) is in Kandern, Germany, where in August he became athletic director at Black Forest Academy, moving from a two-year position as a guidance counselor and earlier as a resident assistant for a year.

Derek Brown (EdD16) was the subject of a feature article in October in the Wallowa County Chieftain newspaper, highlighting an upcoming concert in his hometown of Enterprise, Oregon. His full-time career, since 2017, is with the Newberg School District, now as director of teaching and learning. He is a trained classical and flamenco guitarist who has studied in Europe and has won numerous awards for his playing.

Lauren (Haga) Burke (G16) and Zandin Burke (G16) are living and working in Portland, where she is a civil designer with KPFF Engineers, starting shortly after graduation, and he is a structural engineer with VLMK Engineering + Design, with the firm since 2018 after a position as a structural designer with Structural Solutions in Medford, Oregon.

Andrew Comfort (G16) is back in Newberg, where in September he began as short-term teams coordinator with One Collective, a faith-based missions effort helping with food and other assistance to those in need globally. He is continuing to fundraise for a two-year term in Quito, Ecuador.

Casey Dudek (G16), after living in Los Gatos, California, while preparing for the monastery, has moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he started in November as a technical writer with Accretech SBS, a precision measuring equipment firm in Portland.

Aliyah Jackson (G16) started in 2017 as director of bands at Aloha High School in the Beaverton (Oregon) School District.

Andrew Lehti (MBA16) started in August as a stretch therapist and chiropractic assistant with Indigo Wellness Center in Salem, Oregon. In December, he also established his own business, The War Room PNW, a gym in Salem offering group classes, personal training and stretch therapy. He plans to give youth 18 and under with a 3.0 GPA or higher a free membership to train.

Cassie Pauley (G16), after being a freelance social media manager and copywriter since graduation, in early 2019 joined Adidas in Portland as an assistant manager in digital publishing.

Gizelle Polanco (G16) is now a program administrator with SMART Reading in Portland, a nonprofit that matches children with adult volunteers who read with them once a week. She started in July after four years facilitating health education workshops in Portland for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.

Marguerite (Meyer) Redelfs (MAT16) is a middle school teacher with Horizon Christian School in Tualatin, Oregon, a school of 550 founded by Horizon Community Church.

Andan Rempel (ADP16) is in his second year as an assistant project manager (moving from project assistant, starting in 2016) at the Hillsboro, Oregon, site of Rosendin Electric Inc., a national electrical contractor firm.

Malia (Rosenlund) Schlecht (G16) is an emergency department nurse/sexual assault nurse examiner with St. Luke’s Boise (Idaho) Medical Center, completing her third year.

Jamie Watson (G16, MA19) is with SeaMar/Community Services Northwest in Vancouver, Washington, as a mental health therapist, counseling uninsured and underinsured clients and homeless residents of Open House Ministries. This follows earlier counseling and clinic positions and the operation of a childcare center for 12 years.

Bryan Fosmire (G17) and Stephanie (Owens) Fosmire (G17) are in Newberg while he is a drafting engineer at Solid Form Fabrication in McMinnville, Oregon, in his fourth year. She started in September as a health and science teacher at French Prairie Middle School in Woodburn, Oregon. She has been assisting at the Volunteer Community Connections program of Providence Newberg Medical Center for three years while earning an MAT from Pacific University in 2019.

Ruth Gaitan (G17) started in October as the extended program coordinator with Floyd Light Middle School in Portland, while also enrolled in the online cosmetic science certificate graduate program at the University of Cincinnati.

Ryan Hance (G17) started in June at Boeing in Everett, Washington, as an electrical systems design engineer (avionics engineer – thrust management/performance) shortly after receiving a master’s degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Matthew Hansen (MDiv17) in August had his book An Undoing: A Pastor’s Story of Resilience published by Wipf and Stock, telling the story of his walk away from everything he knew to rebuild himself anew through resilience and faith. A church planter for the Free Methodist Church who started two churches in Austin, Texas, he moved in 2017 to Galesburg, Illinois, where he and his wife started Knox County Brewing Company, with a goal of it being a platform for charity and community, helping the local economy.

Rebecca (Landis) Kastelic (G17, G19) in August became a certified pediatric nurse after two years at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. She started in 2007 as a registered nurse at Northwest Pediatric Gastroenterology, which merged with Randall in January of 2019.

Dalton Moe (G17) and Erica (Ward) Moe (G18, G19) live in Gladstone, Oregon. He is an electrician apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, starting in 2018, and she is a registered nurse, starting in April 2019 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Samantha (Biever) Reynolds (G17) is a campaign development specialist with Autodesk Inc., in Portland, which makes software for architects, engineers and construction workers. She started in December after more than two years with Viewpoint in Portland, ending as an associate marketing manager.

Emily (Mavrakis) Schwichtenberg (G17) and Geoffrey Schwichtenberg (G17) work and live in Beaverton, Oregon, where she is in her fourth year as an executive assistant at Compassion First, a Christian organization providing long-term solutions for survivors of sex trafficking. He is in his fourth year as a software design engineer with Tektronix.

Emily (Wilson) VanBergen (G17) and Erich VanBergen (G17) are both teaching in the Woodburn (Oregon) School District, where she has completed three years as a third-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, teaching bilingually in Spanish and English. He started last fall as a mathematics teacher at Woodburn Success High School (an alternative high school) after earning an MAT in May from Pacific University’s program in Woodburn.

Corrine Van Ostrand (G17, MSW19) in June became the new resident services coordinator at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg, helping with resident-run committees, coordinating trips and planning social events. Previously, she was an intern at Friendsview and studied in Lithuania.

David Ween (G17) is a graduate teaching assistant in philosophy at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where in August he started a master’s degree program in philosophy.

Hunter Bomar (G18) is completing his first year as a religious affairs specialist for the Oregon State Support Chaplain organization in Salem, Oregon. Previously a reporter with the Salem Keizertimes, he continues as a specialist, in his sixth year, in the Oregon Army National Guard.

Charan Cline (EdD18) starts in July as the new superintendent of the Redmond (Oregon) School District, which includes 7,500 students in 13 schools. With 19 years as a school administrator, he moves on after eight years as superintendent of the 1,200-student Yamhill-Carlton (Oregon) School District.

Darian Forbes (G18) and Sarah (Baker) Forbes (G18, MA19) both are employed in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he is a CMP technician with Intel Corporation, starting a year ago in April. He also is an avionics technician with the Oregon Air National Guard, in that role for six years. She started in August as a client care coordinator with Home Instead Senior Care.

Alanis (Arnold) Gomes (G18, G19) and Thomas Gomes (G18) live in Clackamas, Oregon. She is a registered nurse on the surgical floor at Providence Medical Center in Portland, starting in February after more than a year as an RN with Aveanna Healthcare. He is a manager at Fastenal, a sales company in Clackamas, in his second year.

Rodney Hadley (G18) and Acarey Rosa-Hadley (G19) are at Doulos Discovery School in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, where he is a teacher and athletic director and she is a school nurse for the 250-student Christian school. They started in August.

Alaina (Danae) Hill (G18) in January 2019 started as an advancement coordinator at Central Catholic High School in Portland.

Lauren Hill (G18) joined the George Fox University undergraduate admissions office in 2019 as an admissions counselor after a stint with the Opus Agency in Seattle, working in event management.

Jessica Holder (G18), who runs her own business, Jessica Holder Photography in Portland, was featured in the Oregon Artswatch newsletter in September when she had a fall showing of her work at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg. Titled “A Glimpse at Humanity,” it featured large black-and-white digital portraits of young men and women.

Tiffany Howard (ADP18) is a volunteer support specialist with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She is in her eighth year in the position and 12th year with the Portland-based organization.

Janeeta (Beck) Nelson (G18) is a client reporting analyst, in her third year with M Financial Group, a Portland-based life insurance and financial services firm advising affluent individuals, their families and companies.

Keenan O’Hern (G18) started in September as an undergraduate admissions counselor at George Fox after working as a marketing coordinator for Core Health & Fitness in Vancouver, Washington.

Marci (Kuintzle) Rutz (G18) started last June as a parish administrator at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

Emily (Olson) Warila (G18) is a registered nurse with the Deer Park (Washington) School District, supervising three licensed practical nurses serving 2,600 students. She started in August after working as a nurse with the Salem-Keizer (Oregon) School District.

Mary Wenrich (G18) was featured in a March 9 article in the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal, as she launched her new gluten-free and allergen-friendly bakery, Flour & Fern. She is now located in the new Mac Market in McMinnville, Oregon, after starting as a vendor last year at the Salem Saturday Market and farmers markets in McMinnville and Newberg.

Brittney Baird (G19), working with Nike since graduation, in October became a global marketplace management analyst after starting as an HR data management specialist with the Beaverton (Oregon)-based firm.

Carter Bedsole (G19) is now a software architect for the new George Fox University Catalyst College. He started in the fall after working as a software design engineer for Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon.

Corey Brooks (G19) started last July as a business development manager with Digital Current, a Portland firm specializing in digital marketing return on investment. He moved from a position as account executive with Hibu, another digital marketing company in Portland.

Hannah Busch (G19) started in June as a rehabilitation technician with ATI Physical Therapy in Salem, Oregon, while enrolled online to earn a master’s degree in kinesiology through A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

Missy Downs (G19), after four years as a marketing intern and graphic designer in George Fox’s marketing communications office, has accepted a full-time role in the department as a marketing campaign and event manager.

Clarissa Evans (ADP19) in March was named operations manager at U.S. Bank in Portland, moving up from her position as equipment finance specialist, a position held for nearly two years. She started with the bank in 2015.

Sarah Fankhauser (G19) is a medical/surgery registered nurse with Adventist Health Hospital in Tillamook, Oregon.

Taryn Girard (G19) is a civil designer with 󶀳J Consulting, a Portland firm specializing in civil engineering, community planning, water resources management and aerial photography.

Joseph Harrison (G19) is the housing and residence life operations manager in the Office of Student Life at George Fox after working three years as an operations assistant in the department as a student.

Mackenna Jones (G19) is a registered nurse on Medical B at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, starting last July.

Emily Loyd (G19) started in August as a registered nurse with Salem (Oregon) Health’s Medical Telemetry unit.

Kahrie Loren Cagdan Mattos (G19) started in September as a charge nurse at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg.

Rachel Nguyen (G19) is using her biochemistry degree as a high school science teacher at Seattle Christian School in SeaTac, Washington.

Cayla Smith (G19) started with Salem (Oregon) Health as a registered nurse in the float pool.

Chloe Tomlinson (G19) is a software coordinator with Willamette Christian Church at its West Linn, Oregon, location, one of its three church sites.

Kacie Warden (G19) has stayed on campus as an account specialist in the university’s student financial services office, where as a student she worked for two years.

McKenzie Young (G19), after three years running her own freelance illustration business for children’s books, now is a user experience designer in George Fox’s marketing communications office.

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