Class Notes, Spring 2013

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey 1994

Chad Toomey ’94 has accepted a firefighter position with the Forest Grove Fire Department. Toomey has worked at the Pacific University Outback since 1997 and also served as a volunteer firefighter. “It is such a privilege to be accepted into this fine staff of professionals,” he said. “At the same time, I will be saying farewell to a wonderfully supportive organization — Pacific University. These are exciting times!”

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman 1975

Paul Berman O.D. ’75 was honored at the White House on Oct. 2, 2012, for his work as founder and global clinical adviser of the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program, in which volunteers provide vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed, to all Special Olympics participants. Dr. Berman developed the program in 1991, during his term as president of the AOA Sports Vision Section, and the Lions Clubs International Foundation assumed sponsorship in 2001. A widely recognized sports vision practitioner, Berman has a practice in Hackensack, N.J., and has received many professional recognitions for his work.

General Comments

Ana (Dupuis) Soulia PT

Ana (Dupuis) Soulia PT has joined Alpine Physical Therapy in Missoula, Mont. Her clinical interests include general orthopedics, Pilates-based rehabilitation, movement impairment evaluation and treatment, hip and pelvic girdle dysfunction, and working with ballet and modern dancers.

Clara Grace Albers

Emily (Smith) Albers '05

Emily (Smith) Albers and husband Calvin welcomed daughter Clara Grace on July 30, 2014. 

Rob DeCou '05

Rob DeCou and Kristin Brown were married on June 7, 2014. They enjoyed honeymooning in Mexico and later visited South Africa. They also recently moved to Los Angeles, where Rob has transitioned from teaching to starting a business, Lux Virtual. He also enjoys cycling and recently completed the 400-mile Oregon Cycling Challenge. 

Katri Laukkanen '05

Katri Laukkanen and husband Nate Jones welcomed son Leif Gustaf Jones on Sept. 4, 2014. He weighed 9 pounds, 4.5 ounces and measured 21 inches. He is the first grandchild of Hannu Laukkanen ’83, OD ’84, MEd '94 and a great-grandchild of the late Carl F. Erickson ’39.

Adam Schwend '05

Adam Schwend directed Handel’s Messiah in December 2014 in Tillamook and Lincoln City, Ore. A vocal performance major at Pacific, Schwend received a master’s of theology in sacramental theology and has directed Handel’s Messiah 10 times with various choirs and choruses. He also is a broker and partner at Coast Real Estate Professionals.

Eva Diane Lloyd

Robert Lloyd and Erin (Kemper) Lloyd PT ’09

Robert Lloyd and Erin (Kemper) Lloyd PT ’09 welcomed Eva Diane Lloyd on Sept. 2, 2014. She weighed 7.4 pounds and measured 20 inches. 

Clint Rodreick ’06, MAT ’08

Clint Rodreick ’06, MAT ’08 was named Oregon History Teacher of the Year. He is a high school history teacher in Phoenix, Ore. He and his wife, Katie, have a young son, Drew.