Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.
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 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 all Special Olympics participants with vision tests, as well as protective sports goggles and prescription eyeglasses as needed. 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. Dr. Berman is a widely recognized sports vision practitioner who has worked with the New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Nets, New York Giants, U.S. Olympic Hand Ball Team and U.S. Olympic Fencing Team, as well as golfers, high school and collegiate athletes and recreational athletes. His Hackensack, N.J., practice Focus Eye Health and Vision Care, has been featured on ESPN. He also is a past New Jersey Optometrist of the Year and AOA SVS Optometrist of the Year and was named the International Optometrist of the Year in 2005 by the World Council of Optometry. American Optometric Association
Jeff Roberts MAT became the assistant principal at Seaside (Ore.) High School in August 2011, and head football coach in January 2012. Prior to moving to the Seaside School District, he taught and coached in the Tualatin, Sherwood and Parkrose school districts. He, wife Nissa and daughter McKenna live in Gearhart, Ore.
Erica Long married Jeff Sawyer on Aug. 18, 2012.
Jennifer (Bulosan) Armstrong and husband Travis welcomed baby Shiloh on Feb. 5, 2012. Jennifer owns and works as a consultant at Kaia Consulting.
Elias Ashton and wife Shirly Hsu-Ashton welcomed their son, Jase Benjamin Ashton, on Nov. 28, 2012. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and almost 22 inches long. Jase joins big sister Isabel.
Heidi (Killian) Hackenjos and husband Joey welcomed August Joseph on Sept. 1, 2011. August was 5 pounds, 1 ounce and 18 inches.
Nancy Pickering ’01, MAT ’06 married Cameron Jack on Aug. 12, 2012.
Molly (Estrin) Richardson and her husband, Erick, welcomed Dahlia Everly Richardson, on Jan. 15, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Dahlia joins big sister Lily.