Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.
Darlene Larson PT ’91 resides in Florida where she practices physical therapy at Smith Skilled Nursing Facility, the in-patient center at a local hospital and patients’ homes. She has not been on campus since graduating, but plans on returning this fall for Reunion.
Major Marji Burniston ’98, O.T. ’01, currently stationed in Las Vegas, returned to service in the U.S. Army as an occupational therapist in January 2006 after graduating from Pacific’s School of Occupational Therapy in 2001. In 2011, she was promoted to Major and received the Iron Major Award, which recognizes the top 10 percent of the Army Medical Specialist Corps for exceptional contributions and displayed leadership. Before moving to Afghanistan next summer, she will attend Reunion this fall.
Rodney Helm ’69, O.D. ’71 lives with his wife, Vickie ’71, in Park Rapids, Minn., where he practices optometry in his clinic with Murray Westberg O.D. ’05 and Jenni Keller O.D. ’11. Helm started biking in Forest Grove while attending Pacific and biked 64 miles on his birthday in the summer of 2011, continuing his annual tradition of biking his new age on every birthday.
Chase Milbrandt welcomed triplets into his family.
Jeffrey Williams served in the Forest Grove Police Department from 1994 until February 2011,
when he accepted a position as police lieutenant with the city of Beaverton. He now is captain of Beaverton’s Administrative Services Bureau.
Patrick “P.K.” Higa was named athletic director of King Kekaulike High School on Maui, Hawai‘i. He has been at the school for 15 years, serving as a teacher, vice principal and, most recently, as the head football coach. He currently resides in Pukalani, Hawai’i, with his wife, Terilyn Antonio-Higa ’95, and children, Josh and Jami.
Jonathan Pahukula is currently vice president of KIAKO Foundation, an organization working to educate people about the Hawaiian culture. They held their first Ho‘omoana in 2012, a three-day summer camp for first through sixth grade children taught by native and non-native Hawaiian experts.
Kayrin Perkins married Jon Westcott on Oct. 13, 2012.
Dana Ziskrout ’94, O.D. ’97 competed with his team, Crushing Fist, at the United States International TaeKwon-Do Federation (ITF) National Qualifier, a black belt-only invitational, in March 2012. He won two gold medals and one silver medal. In August 2012, Ziskrout competed with Team USA in the ITF World Championship in Ottawa, Canada, and secured his position among the sport’s best as he won two silver medals and one gold medal.
Christy Aleckson was nominated and installed to the National Board of Directors for Women in Insurance and Financial Services. She also sits on the board of the local Portland chapter of WIFS, where she is a past-president and current chair of the programs committee. She works at Single Point Financial Advisors.