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December - January Class Notes 2023


1981 | Steven Miller | Retired 

Retired from Federal civilian service after 30+ years with the US Department of the Treasury in 2018.  Living in Concord, North Carolina but may be making a change in the near future.  Have spent the last 17 years (12 married) with my wife Angie and our 3 cats.  Had no idea that Evergreen existed until a high school classmate told me and invited me to join her tour.  When I set foot on the "Square", I knew I was home.  Since graduation, I have enjoyed explaining to people what a "geoduck" is.  I will always remember my seminar leader, Craig Carlson, telling my mother "He's interested in everything.  If he ever finds his niche, look out."  I eventually found it thanks to Evergreen.  Looking forward to my next read, family visit, overseas trip or outing with friends.  To those I went to school with, I hope your lives have been as wonderful as mine.  And to those who followed in our footsteps, let it all hang out!


1982 | Eric Einspruch | Principal 

I am the Principal of ELE Consulting, LLC (, an independent research and evaluation firm based in Oregon. My most recent book, An Introductory Guide to R: Easing the Learning Curve, is published by Guilford Press (2022).


1985 | Milton Riess | Academic Chair and Professor of Film

Currently I am Chair of the Film and Digital Arts Department at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  After spending a few decades in Los Angeles working in Television for NBC and other studios, I moved to Santa Fe. I began teaching film production at the local college.  Eventually becoming dependent Chair. Evergreen let me gain the skills in filmmaking which I put to use nearly every day.  


2016 | Jessica Honiker | Oyster Farmer 

I use my Evergreen education every day to help grow oysters and clams in the Puget Sound! I really appreciate all that seminar looking back.


2022 | Jason Biehner | Marketing 

Changing the world one mollusk at a time! 



November - December Class Notes 2022


1974 | Mary Hoffman Schroeder | Retired Educator

I am an enthusiastic promoter of Evergreen. As a School Counselor I tried to find the right students to recommend the adventure in learning and self realization. I’ve returned to campus to visit, send my voice out over the radio station, and witness the changes over the past 48 years!


1978 | Jeff Jacoby | Professor & Practitioner of Media Arts

I've been actively creating sonic art and working on other, collaborative art projects along with performing my busy role as Professor of Media Arts at San Francisco State University. Among many duties, I advise and teach at KSFS Radio, our student radio station, and I'm also the Faculty Director of our new M.F.A. in Media Art. I invite you to have a look! Hello to all my old Greener friends! I loved my time at KAOS, midnight on Red Square, the actual top of Mt. St. Helens, walks on the nature trail with Kimmy the Radio Dog, and all the wonderful folks, many of whom I am still in touch with. Cheers!


1982 | Gilmore Crosby | Social Science/Organization Development

My next book, Diversity Without Dogma: A Collaborative Approach to Leading DEI Education and Action, comes out on December 20th! I quote my 1978-79 professors Stephanie Coontz and Peta Henderson in it, and apply the theories and methods of Kurt Lewin to understanding and resisting racism and other forms of prejudice.


1986 | Dee Koester | Executive Management

Founder and Executive Director of WA State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault-WomenSpirit Coalition since 2002, a Tribal Coalition. Dee is An Elwha Klallam citizen.


1993 | Anthony Kesler | Government Services

I am enjoying my time working as an Adjudicator for the Washington State Employment Security Department.


1994 | Cameron Combs | IT Professional

Cameron Combs, using pen name CK Combs, has short stories included in the Creative Colloquy Volume 8 (2022) and Mud Flat Shorts published by Mud Flat Press. Combs is working on his first full length novel, a YA mystery.


2014 | Katelyn Peters | Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate, Sarah Lawrence College

Katelyn Peters, New York, NY, began her second year as an MFA candidate in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Katelyn has lived in New York City for five years, after moving for an Editor role at DotDash/Meredith in 2017. She has also worked as an editor for the photography magazines Photo District News (PDN), Rangefinder, and PDNedu, in addition to working as a freelance book editor.


2015 | Dedrick McCord | Data Strategist

Dedrick McCord, Atlanta, is a Harvard University Strategic Data Project Fellow. His research focuses on improving equity data strategy in Atlanta Public Schools.


2021 | Kelly Ramirez | Volunteer Director 

Studied media and film at Evergreen, now I'm lucky to invite the change I want to see in media by welcoming those less represented to join as volunteers at Olympia's one and only independent art house theater, Capitol Theater home of the Olympia Film Society.


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