Friday, October 30, 2009

Keith Mastenbrook class 1972

Keith's CV
Keith Richard Mastenbrook 6841 40th Avenue NESeattle, WA 98115-7531206/849-8141
Work History
1990-present: Co-owner of Westland Gardens Inc., a residential garden design, construction and maintenance business operating in the Seattle area. Responsible for conceptual/structural planning and hardscape installation.
1989-92: Garden restoration project at Westland, working for David E Lamb, of the Lamb-Grays Harbor Company, restoring the 7-acre garden of his grandfather, Frank Haines Lamb, in Hoquiam, Washington.
2003: Completed the Permaculture Design Course, at Lost Valley Educational Center, Dexter, Oregon, taught by Toby Hemenway, Jude Hobbs and Richard Valley
2003: Completed the Seattle Tilth Comprehensive Organic Gardener Course, at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, Washington
1990: Landscape Preservation and Restoration Workshop, held at La Napoule Art Foundation, Cannes, France; taught by Lucinda A. Brockway and Robert Z. Melnick. This was a 2-week, intensive workshop in the field of historic preservation.
1989: King County Master Gardener Training Program, conducted by Washington State University Cooperative Extension.
1988: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, from the University of Oregon, Eugene. My Comprehensive Project was done on Seattles’ Kubota Garden, which led to a 10-year involvement in the Kubota Garden Foundation, being a founding board member and where I served as Secretary and Historian.
1975: Environmental sciences studies at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.
Personal Information & Affiliations
Military: U.S. Army, Armor Crewman, 1980-84. At Fort Hood, Texas, 2nd Armored Division, I served as Company Armorer, and in Aschaffenburg, West Germany, in the 3rd Infantry Division I served as Battalion Ammunitions NCO.
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Bicycling & Hiking
Affiliations: Northwest Eco-building Guild, Seattle Tilth, Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Douglas Oles class 1972

Main Phone: 206.623.3427Fax: 206.682.6234
ConstructionBusiness & Real EstateGovernment ProcurementCommercial Litigation Intellectual Property Licensing
For more than 20 years, Douglas Oles has concentrated his practice on helping clients to avoid and resolve disputes on complex contracts relating to construction, supply, real estate development and intellectual property licensing. He has prepared, negotiated and litigated claims resulting in recoveries in excess of $100 million on major projects performed for government agencies and private owners. Most of his work has been in the western United States and Alaska, but assignments have ranged from Europe to South America.
As a principal developer of the firm's international contracts practice, Mr. Oles has joined the faculty at five conferences of the Canadian Bar Association's National Construction Law Section, and he chaired the first construction conference to be planned jointly by the Canadian and American Bar Associations.
"Dispute Review Boards," OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2005)
"Negotiating Changes to ‘Standard' Form Contracts," OMRB Construction and Public Contract Law Seminar (2004)
London Super Conference (2002-2006)
Society of Construction Law Conference in London (October 2008)
"Construction Damages and Remedies," American Bar Association (2004)
"The Construction Lawyer," ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Quarterly Law Journal, Editor (1997‑2000)
"Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law" (1996)
American College of Construction Lawyers, FellowAmerican Bar Association – Chair, Forum on the Construction Industry (2005-2006)American Bar Foundation, FellowAmerican Arbitration Association Panel of ArbitratorsWashington State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionInternational Bar AssociationPresident, The Rainer Club (2007-2008)
Washington State CourtsU.S. District Court, Eastern District, WashingtonU.S. District Court, Western District, WashingtonU.S. Court of Federal ClaimsNinth Circuit Court of AppealsU.S. Supreme Court
J.D., with honors, University of WashingtonB.A., History, with distinction and department honors, Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa)

Dave Barduhn class 1972

Dave teaches at Mt. Hood Community College. As a performer Dave has played piano with Mark Murphy, Diane Shuur, Diane Reeves, Ernie Andrews and several Stan Kenton Alumni Bands. He is better known for his jazz arranging for Stan Kenton, Bud Shank, Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, The Four Freshmen, and especially Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Sound Music Publications, and Jenson Publications. His groups have performed at many IAJE and ACDA national conventions, MENC, and ACDA regional conventions. As director of the pioneering vocal jazz group Genesis, Dave and his students have won many awards from Downbeat magazine, the IAJE Journal, and most of the more prestigious jazz festivals in the West. Dave is now on parole after serving a 20-year sentence with the Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp and is now a founding staff member of the new Soundsation Jazz camp. He is currently serving as department chairman for both the theater and music departments at MHCC. In March of 2006, Dave performed the role of Tevye in the MHCC production of “Fiddler On The Roof.” When he has the time, Dave is also considered a master brewer of wheat ales and French/Alsatian ales, don’cha know.

Karen Bierman class 1972

Karen Bierman is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Ph. D.

Department of Psychology The Pennsylvania State University 251 Moore Bldg.University Park, PA 16802-3106
814 865-3879
814 863-7002

Research Interests
Karen Bierman has interests in child-clinical psychology, social-emotional development, and preventive interventions. Her research focuses on peer relations, disruptive behavior problems, and intervention programs to facilitate social adjustment. Currently, she directs the Head Start-REDI project, a field trial evaluating the impact of research-based emergent literacy and social-emotional skill training on student school readiness, when delivered in the context of Head Start programs. She also directs the Pennsylvania site of the Fast Track Program, a multisite program addressing the early identification and prevention of conduct problems ( She codirects the FOCUS project (Forming Outreach Community University Systems for engagement), which utilizes university-community collaborations to promote school readiness by designing, implementing, and evaluating parent outreach and support programs. She leads the School Readiness research initiative at the Child Study Center ( ) and serves as Associate Director for the Prevention Research Center (
Recent Publications
Bierman, K.L. (2004). Peer rejection: Developmental processes and intervention strategies. New York: Guilford.
Putallaz, M. & Bierman, K.L. (Eds.) (2004). Aggression, antisocial behavior, and violence among girls: A developmental perspective. New York: Guilford.
Lavellee, K.L., Bierman, K.L., Nix, R.L. & the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2005). The impact of first-grade "friendship group" experiences on child social outcomes in the Fast Track Program. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 307-324.
Bierman, K.L., & Erath, S.A. (2006). Promoting social competence in early childhood: Classroom curricula and social skills coaching programs. In K. McCartney & D. Phillips (Eds.) Blackwell handbook on early childhood development (pp. 595-615). Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Thomas, D.E., Bierman, K.L., & the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2006). The impact of classroom aggression on the development of aggressive behavior problems in children. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 471-487.
Bierman, K.L., Nix, R.L., Maples, J.J., Murphy, S.A., and the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (2006). Examining the use of clinical judgment in the context of an adaptive prevention design: The Fast Track Program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 468-481.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Joel Bodansky class 72

Joel’s practice focuses on business and commercial transactions, with an emphasis in business formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state securities compliance. Joel provides advice and legal representation to clients, both large and small, in connection with the structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing of a wide variety of business combinations and reorganizations (including mergers, stock sales, share exchanges, and asset sales), financings, and other commercial agreements.
Representative Matters
Worked with Fortune 500 manufacturing company to structure, negotiate and document a multimillion dollar integrated software solution for operation of its manufacturing facilities. Key documents included master commercial agreement, software licenses, support and development agreement, statements of work, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement, and software escrow agreement.
Represented Horizon Airlines in connection with its initial public offering, a subsequent preferred stock offering, and additional securities transactions. Represented the principal shareholder of Horizon Airlines in connection with the acquisition of Horizon by Alaska Airlines.
Acted as securities and general corporate counsel to privately-held start-up telecommunications company in connection with the successful raising of over $10 million in equity and debt investment capital through a series of private placement offerings.
Represented the developers of a 20-megawatt hydroelectric facility in western Washington in connection with the construction and term financing for the project and in connection with the subsequent restructuring of the ownership of the project and $45 million refinancing.
Represented National Development Council and related nonprofit corporations with respect to the structuring, development and financing of various housing and economic development projects, including student housing, medical laboratory facilities, government offices, and a multilevel parking garage which was sold to the City of Seattle as part of the Pacific Place Project in downtown Seattle.
Professional and Civic Involvement
Washington State Bar Association; Business Law Section, Chair, 1999-2000; Executive Committee, 1994- 2001, 2003-present; Ad Hoc Committee on Third-Party Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions, 1991-2001.
Intiman Theatre, Seattle, Washington: Board of Trustees, 1993-2005;Co-chair of Artistic Director Search Committee, 1999; Vice Chair of Managing Director Search Committee, 2008.
Honors / Awards / Unique Recognition
Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics
Law Clerk to The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981-1983
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, cum laude, 1981
Order of the Coif
Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
A.B., Harvard College, magna cum laude, 1976
Bar/Court Admissions
Washington State Courts
Parenting, English history, hiking, theatre, and travel.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This article was added because I remember Paul Nordstrand, he is a member of the class of 73. This is a history of a family and a school, Roosevelt High School (Seattle): A Reminiscence by Dorothea Nordstrand Essay 7131
This is a reminiscence and reflection on Seattle's Roosevelt High School by 1934 graduate Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO's (Association of King County Historical Organizations) Willard Jue Memorial Award for a Volunteer, for contributing these vivid reminiscences to various venues in our community, including's People's History library.
Roosevelt High School
Watching Roosevelt High School being returned to its former impressive self is of great satisfaction to me. I remember when it was the newest school in the city and the pride we all took in having it in our neighborhood. Our family, the Pfisters, lived in Green Lake district and the new school would be ours for our high school years. It was just about a mile’s walk from home, which was nothing at that time in our lives.
We had moved from a homestead in the far northeast corner of Washington State in 1919. One of the main reasons for the move was to ensure that the children in the family could get high school education.
Our parents, Joseph and Mary Pfister, both had limited formal education and were determined that their children, John (always known to the family as Jack), Florence, and I (Dorothea), about three years old at the time we came to Seattle, would have the advantage of a high school education.
The Pfisters at Roosevelt High
Jack entered Lincoln High School almost as soon as we arrived, since that high school served all the north central part of the city. He rode the street car as close as he could and walked the rest of the way. After three years of that, we were all very glad to know there would be a new school much closer to home.
When the beautiful, new school opened, Jack was among the first students and was graduated in 1925. Florence followed him, getting her diploma in 1927. Seven years younger than my sister, I graduated in 1934.
At the time we attended, high school provided two very distinct courses of study; one for college-bound students, and one specifically suited to those of us who would hoped to go directly from high school into the workforce. All three of us took the “commercial course,” knowing there wasn’t a hope of our continuing into higher education. Our family’s financial situation didn’t allow for that.
Mama had entered each of us into the school system using a simpler spelling of our last name, so we all received diplomas and certificates of proficiency with the surname of “Fister,” instead of “Pfister,” but it never made any difference, as nobody ever asked to see those precious documents.
Music, Writing, Poetry
I want to mention my favorite teachers while in school there. Mr. Worth, whose dedicated teaching made it possible for a lot of us to enjoy music in a way we might never have had without his guidance. He has my undying gratitude.
Sam Glass, who seemed hardly older than the students he was teaching, aided and abetted my already budding love affair with reading, writing, storytelling, and poetry. The special effort he made to help me cope with an inborn shyness made a great difference in my life.
Another teacher I will never forget was a Miss Adeline Lee Rowe, who taught bookkeeping. Unfortunately for me, she had been Jack’s bookkeeping teacher. Jack was an arithmetic (as we then called mathematics) whiz, with a fascination for numbers. Teaching him to keep a set of books must have been like teaching a duck to swim.
Not John Pfister
Nine years later, when I became one of her students, it was a whole different thing. I only took the class because I had to get my credit for graduation as a commercial course student.
Debits and credits made absolutely no sense to me. My set of books soon looked a complete mess, due to the many erasures. Miss Rowe was mystified. How could a sibling of "John's," as she called Jack, be such a dud? (She didn’t say that, but I’m sure she thought it.) She had us so tied together in her mind that she often called me “John” in class, which did nothing to bolster my self confidence.
As the term wound down, it was obvious I would not be able to complete my set of books. I stayed after class one day and, shaking in my boots, asked her what I could do: that I just did not understand what she was trying to teach me; and if she would please quit calling me “John.” I can still see the stricken look on her face as she said, “Why, you poor child. Let’s see what we can do to help you.”
For the next three weeks, I came to her room a half-hour before her first class. She issued me a fresh set of books and gave me some one-on-one assistance. Suddenly, it all ironed itself out. Debits became “take aways” and credits became “add ons” and I was able to finish with the rest of the class. And, she quit calling me “John.”
A Great Honor
In my Senior year, I learned commercial law from James Chamberlin and found, much to my surprise, that I had a talent for the logic entailed. At the end of the year the two top students in that class were offered scholarships by Judge Black, a prominent figure in our judicial system. Raymond Royal was the first one selected. He went on to become a lawyer and, eventually, a judge.
I was the second one so honored, but there was never any question of my accepting the scholarship. College was not to be thought of. I was anxious to get out into the world to become a wage-earner and take some of the financial burden of our needy family from the shoulders of my Mom, my sorely crippled Dad, and my sister, Florence.
The Next Generation
Thirty years after my graduation, our eldest son, David donned the green and gold cap and gown from the same school and two years later, in 1966, his brother John followed. Both of them went on to get degrees from the University of Washington.
Daughter Hildy went from Roosevelt in 1970 on to North Seattle Community College to get her Certificate as Medical Assistant. Youngest son, Paul, 1973 graduate, went on to Shoreline Community College. While at Roosevelt, John and Paul each played on the Varsity football team and John earned Seattle All-City Team status while playing catcher for the Varsity baseball team.
I guess you could say Roosevelt High School has been a big factor in my family’s life. We look forward to its restoration.
By Dorothea Nordstrand, November 18, 2004

Roosevelt Chess History was made in 1971

The Roosevelt Chess Team added to school history as had never been done before. The Roosevelt Chess Team won first place in the City of Seattle, first place in Metro, first place in State, and first place in the Pacific Northwest Championships. Four members of the Roosevelt Chess Team traveled to New York to compete in the National High School Chess Championships. 570 top high school players came from around the country. Many students playing in the tournament came from around the world, and have reached International Grandmaster status. Because of limited funds, Roosevelt was only represented by four players. Each teams scores where calculated by the individual scores of the top 4 players from each school. In New York our team was able to place 10th out of over 100 teams.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dr. Douglas Nitta class of 72

Family Practitioner and Board certified with 25 years of experience. Located at 301 W Bastanchury Rd Ste 155 Fullerton, CA 92835
On a more personal note, Doug is an accomplished Jazz organist and drummer. During lunch at Roosevelt we enjoyed our chess and wrist wrestling completions. Doug is Married (wife Cindy) with 4 year old son (Doug Jr).

1980 Doctor of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1980-83 Residency in Family Medicine
University of California, Irvine
1983 Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
1988 Vice Chairman, Department of Family Medicine
St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, CA
1989 Chairman, Department of Family Medicine
St. Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, CA
1989 Recertified, Diplomate American Board of Family Practice
1995 Recertified, Diplomate American Board of Family Practice
1997 St. Jude Heritage Health Foundation Advisory Board
1998 Board of Directors, St. Jude Medical Group, Inc.
Vice-President, St. Jude Medical Group, Inc.

Barbara Cahill class of 72

Barbara is a native of Seattle, grew up in the Laurelhurst neighborhood and attended Roosevelt High School, Mills College (B.S. in 1976) and the University of Washington School of Public Health. Barbara began her real estate career in 1982 with Wm. Todd Cahill & Associates, a small “boutique” firm in Laurelhurst. Cahill & Associates was purchased by Ewing & Clark in 1984, where she worked until she joined Windermere in 1987. Barbara now has over 28 years of experience in residential real estate sales. She has an extensive knowledge of Seattle’s neighborhoods specializing in high-end properties.
Barbara’s reputation in the Seattle real estate community is based on integrity, professionalism and cooperation. She belongs to several networking organizations consisting of top agents in the field. She is a Director of Windermere’s Premier Homes Program and an active member of the Forum 22 club, an organization for Seattle’s top residential real estate agents. Barbara is consistently ranked among the top five producing agents at Windermere Real Estate Northwest. Inc. She will work enthusiastically to help you obtain the highest and best value for your property.

Kay (Rothweiler) Jaz class of 72

My mentors are those who help me to be authentic and show me how to get me out of my own way to the good stuff that's right there bubbling under the surface. They remind me we all have cracks. There's no place to get to before I begin. I start from here, now.
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." - Pablo Picasso
"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." - Stevie Wonder
"Acting doesn't have anything to do with listening to the words. We never really listen, in general conversation, to what the other person is saying. We listen to what they mean. And what they mean is often quite apart from the words. When you see a scene between two actors that goes really well you can be sure they're not listening to each other -- they're feeling what the other person is trying to get at. Know what I mean?" - Jack Lemmon
"Kay understands what it is to truly live authentically in the work and knows how to bring her students to that experience." Steven Anderson - LA Actor, Coach, Director

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Doris Lederer class of 1972

Link to her website
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Doris Lederer has performed with the Marlboro Music Festival and toured with Music From Marlboro. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, among others. Ms. Lederer has been a jury member of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and represented the United States as a jury member at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2004. Ms. Lederer is currently on the faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She has also served on the faculties of The International Festival at Round Top, Texas and The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, as well as the annual Audubon Quartet's Intensive String Quartet Seminars.As a member of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed extensively throughout the world and given master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories, the Yale School of Music, The Chautauqua Institute, as well as the Audubon Quartet's annual String Quartet Seminar. Born in Istanbul to European parents, Ms. Lederer grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she began her study of the viola at age nine with Vilem Sokol. She studied with Georges Janzer at Indiana University and subsequently attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, Felix Galimir and Mischa Schneider.Ms. Lederer's four solo CD albums, entitled An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp, Music of Arnold Bax and York Bowen, The Passion of Bliss, Bowen and Bridge and Music by York Bowen, which features the Bowen Viola Concerto have been released by Centaur Records. She can also be heard on disc as a member of the Audubon Quartet on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur, Orion and Opus One labels.