Class Notes, Spring 2014

Carrie Newman '88

Carrie Newman 1988

Carrie Newman ’88 is executive director of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. Since graduating from Pacific, she has served in the Peace Corps in central Africa, earned a graduate degree in health policy from the University of Chicago and spent more than 15 years in health administration. Read more in the Editor's Blog.

David Cook OD '78

David Cook OD 1978

David Cook OD ’78 has published a new novel, The Anatomy of Blindness. Calling it a spiritual adventure story, Cook says the novel is about a behavioral optometrist who joins a consulting group that is, in fact, a front for an alternative religious group. The novel, he says, offers a new way of seeing the world. Cook owns Cook Vision Therapy Center in Marietta, Ga., and is a member of several national and international optometric organizations. He lectures throughout the United States, most recently at the Northwest Congress of Optometry, which met Feb. 22-23 at Pacific University. Read more in the Editor's Blog.

General Comments

Sid Slom

Sid Slom is a residential youth counselor at St. Mary’s Home for Boys in Beaverton, Ore.


Megan Brittney Ujakovich-Gometz

Megan Brittney Ujakovich-Gometz is the bulk mail driver for Portland (Ore.) Community College. She is married to Ron Gometz ’13, and they have two children, Trenton, 9, and Charlie, 6.


Reeve Woodward

Reeve Woodward MEd is the new softball coach at Gaston (Ore.) High School. He is also the school’s football coach.


Ryan Beck

Ryan Beck

Ryan Beck ’14 and Mellissa Wilson ’15 were married Aug. 4, 2013.