Trackin' the Dawgs: Alumni Class Notes
Nina Bayer (IAS '05) earned an MFA in 2007 from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, Whidbey Writers Workshop, and has subsequently been working as a fiction writer, literary magazine editor, and community college instructor. Her fiction and poetry has been published in and/or recognized by numerous literary publications.
Elaine Beardley (MN '08), Karen Johnston (MN '04), and Karena Wong (MN '07) were all nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award in 2009.
Brittany Beck (Bus. '08) is now Director of Operations at the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce.
Stacie D. Byars (Bus. '00) has been named Director of Marketing and Membership for the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.
Erin Jany (IAS '05) will receive her J.D. from Seattle University Law School in June. In Fall 2009, she presented oral arguments to the Organization of American States (in Washington, D.C.) to protect the rights of indigenous peoples in Peru.
Charity Kuahiwinui (IAS '08) and her partner Maylene (Bus. ’08) have been blogging about their post-graduation travels. Read about them at twitter.com/maylene.
Eric J. Helzer (MBA '06) is launching a new line of business at Apex Wine Cellars using online technology services and touch-screen hardware.
Attorney Thomas Sandstrom (IAS '02) recently joined the Law Offices of Skinner and Saar in Friday Harbor.
Jeffrey Siegel (MBA '08) reports that his three-year old consulting practice is still going strong.
Ketan Shah (MBA '09) was promoted to Senior Marketing Manager - Nuclear Medicine at Philips Healthcare.
Erik Shepherd (IAS '04) anticipates graduating from The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in May 2010.
Seattle Police Captain Neil Low (IAS '04) recently published a new book entitled Sign of the Dragon.
Derek Peterson (Bus. '07) joined Accenture and is now pursuing an MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Claude Weadon (BSN '09) received the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Citizenship Award for saving a life.
Lori Kutrich (Edu. '04), Robin Hart (Edu. '02), Miok Oh (Edu. '04), Jessie Shelley (Edu. '05), Michelle Ward (Edu. ’04), and Darren Radu (Edu. '01) earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certifications in 2009.
Patrick Farrar (Bus. '09) is currently the Director of Community Marketing and New Media Development for Epic Seats.
Inna Lyublin (Bus. '05) works for The Boeing Company in the Contracts Organization.
Philip Noll (Bus. '08) recently moved into the position of Business and Planning Analyst for The Boeing Company.
Jenny Samppala (Bus. '04) is a Business Development Manager for
Whitepages.com. In her spare time she owns a startup focused on developing niche content sites.
Joseph Stotle (Bus. '08) is currently a Senior Consultant with ARRYVE Consulting. He is also a founding partner at Massive Monkees LLC, a dance company and lifestyle brand.