After working as pharmacists for many years, Rod Stallman (’76 Pharm.) and his wife Kathy founded Mutiny Bay Distillery on Whidbey Island. The Stallmans use wheat from the Palouse region for their whiskeys and practice a manual distilling process.
KGW news anchor Tracy Barry (’77 Comm.) retired from the Portland, Oregon, NBC affiliate station in October. Barry worked for the station for 33 years.
The National Dairy Shrine awarded Randy Kortus (’80 Ani. Sci.) with the 2018 Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award. Kortus has served leadership roles on the All West-Select Sires Board and the Select Sires National Board for over 20 years each. Kortus has visited 27 different countries throughout his career judging national shows and speaking about dairy cattle breeding and management.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. announced they have elected Muriel S. Robinette (’81 MS Eng.), a senior hydrogeologist in their New Hampshire office, to chair the New Hampshire Board of Professional Geologists for a two-year term.
Sandy Jamison (’85 Acc., ’89 MBA) was elected to be Whitman County auditor. Jamison is a certified public accountant and notary and has been an accountant in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years.
Allison Mattocks (’86 MEd) is the new pastor at Longview Methodist church. Mattocks received her master of divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
San Francisco State University President Leslie E. Wong (’86 PhD Ed.) announced he will retire at the end of the 2018–2019 academic year. Wong is the thirteenth president of the university and held the position since 2012. Wong has had a career in higher education for 46 years.
Montana State University professor Joan Broderick (’87 Chem.) was selected by the American Chemical Society for the 2019 Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry. The award honors a scientist for outstanding research accomplishments in biology and organic or inorganic chemistry. Broderick’s research is focused on radical SAM enzymes and biological metal cluster assembly in hydrogenases.
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Marty Dickinson (’91 Gen. St.) to the WSU Board of Regents. Dickinson is a Spokane marketing executive who helped with the creation of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
Sandy Hood (’92 Comm.), a Pullman native, was named one of Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year. Hood is an executive director of Buy Idaho Inc. and was recognized for her professional achievements, leadership, mentorship to other women, community service work, and community leadership.
A gallery of Hannah Ueno’s (’92 MFA) was displayed from August 23 to October 29 at the Gallery on Grant in Ocean Township, New Jersey. Ueno is a visual artist and the gallery displayed her Metafisica series in which the central theme was “a place of solace in one’s mind’s eye.”
Chuck Arnold (’94 Sport Mgmt.) was named the president of the Seattle Seahawks. Arnold has worked with the Seahawks for 25 years. Arnold will manage all team business operations.
Kim Koy (’95 Poli. Sci.) was promoted to chief operating officer with the Denver-based Employers Council. The Employers Council is the nation’s largest employers association.
Do Van Nguyen (’95 Elec. Eng.) was added by Elcon Associates Inc. as a senior electrical engineer. Nguyen has more than 15 years of electrical engineering and design experience.
Jeremy Anderson (’96 Hotel & Rest. Admin.) was promoted to chief operating officer for E3 Co. Restaurant Group. The group is the parent company of several Seattle restaurants including Metropolitan Grill and Elliott’s Oyster House.
Michele Crim (’98 MS Env. Sci.) was promoted to chief sustainability officer for the Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Crim oversees a staff of 40 and is in charge of all the sustainability projects within the bureau, such as green buildings and energy efficiency.
Xiaoqi Liu (’98 PhD Biochem.) was named chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology. Liu’s work is primarily focused on an enzyme known as Polo-like kinase 1. Liu has five active grants from the National Institutes of Health and his lab will be moving to a new $265 million research building.
Ryan Call (’01 Arch.) was promoted to principal by ELS Architecture and Urban Design. Call is an expert in the planning of mixed-use urban communities with a focus on retail districts and public spaces.
Debra Stewart (’01 Human Dev.) has been accepted for a doctorate in creative writing at Swansea University in Wales. Stewart is expected to graduate in 2021.
Brandon NS Perkins (’02 Chem.) received the Environmental Protection Agency National Honor Award Gold Medal for exceptional service, the EPA’s highest award. Perkins has worked for the EPA for 15 years.
Arizona State University professor Rizal Hariadi (’03 Biochem., Physics) was announced as a recipient of the 2018 NIH New Innovator Award. The award is given to researchers who have completed their doctoral degree or postdoctoral training within the past 10 years. Winners receive a $2.3 million grant for a five-year project. Hariadi’s proposal for the NIH addressed the functionality of biomolecular systems when force is applied, specifically in a malaria parasite invasion.
Alex Garza (’04 Spanish, Ed.) was hired as branch manager for the Numerica Credit Union Sylvester branch in Pasco. Garza has over seven years of loan servicing and branch management experience.
Horenstein Law Group PLLC hired attorney Natalya Belonozhko (’07 Psych.) to join the firm’s business and commercial real estate practice. Belonozhko previously worked at the Papa Murphy’s corporate headquarters in Vancouver and has a particular interest in working with emerging women-owned businesses.
Bouten Construction Co. hired Joshua Goudge (’07, ’08 MAR Arch.) as a project manager. Goudge previously worked at GYL Construction in Seattle as a project manager for 10 years.
Kristin Lincoln (’08 Busi.) was named the Washington Idaho Symphony’s new director. Lincoln is also a board member of a Pullman theater and the Washington State Community Theatre Association. ∞ Cody Schueler (’09 Econ.) was selected as “Business Innovator of the Year” by the International Association of Top Professionals. Schueler was chosen for his outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, dedication, and commitment to the sports recreation industry.
Lane Powell, a Pacific Northwest law firm, added Sativa Rasmussen (’12 Crim. Jus.) to their cannabis team. Rasmussen advises cannabis businesses on corporate governance and contract law. The cannabis team monitors developments in the law, prepares for how changes will impact their clients’ businesses, and provides legal services.
Zach Severns (’12 Crop and Soil Sci.) was named the 2018 league turf manager of the year. Severns is the head groundskeeper for the Lansing Lugnuts in Michigan. This is Severn’s second season with the team.
Ashley Tunison (’12 Hum.) was appointed to the role of operations supervisor at the Ketchum, Idaho, branch of D.L. Evans Bank. Tunison has four years of banking experience.
Freiheit Architecture, a commercial architecture and interior design firm, hired Kelsey Jancola (’15 Arch.) as an architectural designer. Jancola is working on commercial projects.
The Western Agriculture Research Center hired Rachel Leisso (’15 PhD Hort.) to work on small fruit research with an emphasis on apples. Leisso is an expert plant pathologist and has experience analyzing post-harvest apple qualities.