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 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.
Kasey (Stroud) Webber PT and her husband Jeff welcomed their son, Grady Ray Webber, on June 27, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
Nick Byrd and his wife, Kayla, welcomed their son, Luke, in April 2013.
Sarah Conkey ’09, MAT ’11 married Sean O’Brien at the Home Palce Farm in Molalla, Ore., on June 29, 2013. The couple also welcomed son Owen Michael to their family on Jan. 13, 2013.
Ryan Eoff ’09 and Heather (Jones) Eoff ’07, OT ’10 welcomed their son, Asher Jones Eoff, on May 27, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19.5 inches long.
Justin Fischer PT was recently hired at Kaiser Permanente as a senior physical therapist in the San Francisco Bay area.
Kate Gollehon married Anthony Hickok on June 22, 2013.
Josh Masagatani married Jenna-Lei Weall, on June 29, 2013, at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu. Pacific alumni David Maile ’10, Chris Thomas ’09, Reggie Torres ’09, Mark Truax ’09 and Travis Morita ’09 were in the wedding party.