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Class Notes Deborah Parker 4/3/2015  
Deb (Lewis) Parker, 1976, Wildlife Management, retired from the federal government in 2014 after a 36-year career. She still works full time as a senior staff assistant with the nonprofit National Conference of State Legislatures, in Denver. Parker started her career as a rodent-control biologist with the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. She then spent 24 years with the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and public affairs specialist working in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Colorado. Parker's next 10 years were with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Colorado, where she was the writer, editor and web manager for national wildlife refuge conservation plans in the service's Mountain-Prairie Region. Parker and her husband, Andy (a retired wildland firefighter), adopted their daughter, Tai, from China in 1994. Tai is currently a junior at HSU with double majors in psychology and CRGS (Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Parker's weekends often involve competing in dog agility trials with her feisty terrier, Jagger.
Class Notes Donald R. Miller 3/13/2020  
Don is a non-degreed Alum. Don (with his brother Dick) grew up in Mckinleyville, In 1959 Don and his brother founded Miller Farms is located at 1828 Central Ave.
Don's wife Marleen passed. He has three sons, Scott, Russ and Troy Miller.Don's brother Dick passed away in December, 2019.
The families lived next door to each other on the ranch. Dick provided a great opportunity for his family to live and learn. In 1963 Don and Dick landscaped the home on Central Avenue that Dick and neighbor Herb Sorensen built for their young family. This led to the community asking for the same type of services. Miller Farms Nursery was started.

He noted to a staff member that he attended HSU, but had a disgreement re economics with Ted Ruprecht, walked out and never returned - though remained friendly with Ted over the years.

Parents Herb and Evelyn Miller
Class Notes Charles T. Acosta 10/2/2019  
About to retire in 2021 with 34 rewarding years serving high school students. Oldest daughter, Krista (HSU Alum 2012), secretly arranged with the Dean to have me walk across the stage at her graduation for I was unable to attend my own...A magical memory. While having breakfast in Eureka the following morning, prior to a 15 hour journey back home, our photo was captured on the front page of the Times Standard...Epic! After HSU, we both served in the Peace Corps (Dominican Republic and Honduras) where we married the love of our lives, Ekow Edzie (Her husband + fellow P.C. Volunteer) and Leyla Turcios (My lovely wife + teacher). Thank you HSU, redwoods, sunsets and APD for the great memories.
Class Notes Leona Allen 1/4/2020  
I retired from the Lake Valley Fire Protection District (Lake Tahoe) in 2015. I am transitioning into retirement from my second job as Coordinator for the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy through Lake Tahoe Community College where I served for 14 years. I continue to work on-call for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (Forest Service)
Class Notes Lucas T. Allen-Custodio 10/22/2019  
I acquired a job as a laboratory technician at a local soil lab within two months of graduating. I am now the lead lab tech, and am using my zoology degree as the agricultural pest management advisor in the company. Through this, I specializing in providing the agricultural industry with environmentally conscious biological control remedies, that reduce the use of pesticides, as well as provide technical information to farmers on how to take care of and love their soil, based on our laboratory results.
Class Notes Ashley B. Birkeland 10/4/2019  
n June 2019 I completed my Ph.D. in Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership at the University of Washington. My research focused on dual-credit course taking in the state of Washington.
Class Notes Stephen B. Bowlus 12/24/2019  
After graduation in 1970, I attended University of Illinois (MS '72, PhD '74, postdoc entomology '75), and went into industrial research. I worked primarily in the agricultural chemistry field, starting as a synthesis chemist, then migrating to computational chemistry, molecular modeling and statistics. I retired from industry in 2003. In 2006, I started teaching as an adjunct instructor at Columbia College (Sonora, CA), from which position I retired this year (2019).
Class Notes Leonard A. Brennan 12/21/2019  
I am in my 19th year as the C.C. Winn Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University - Kingsville. My seventh book Quantitative Analyses in Wildlife Science was published by Johns Hopkins University Press this fall, coedited with another Humboldt Alum, Dr. Bruce Marcot.
Class Notes Thomas Cappiello 11/11/2019  
Retired from Alaska Department of Fish and Game after 21 years of service. Been working in Fisheries in Alaska for over 30 years. Still lives in Alaska. Probably won't leave Alaska. Steering Committee Member of the Matanuska Susitna Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership, President of the MatSu Birders Club, and home baker of Artisan sourdough breads and pizza.
Class Notes William D. Chilson 12/29/2019  
For the past 10-years, I have been working in the renewable energy industry with a focus on development of utility scale power plants. My current position is Director of Siting and Real Estate with Candela Renewables. Candela develops solar power plants throughout the United States
Class Notes Drew Bayley R. Coe 12/20/2019  
Drew Coe worked for forest industry following graduation. After several years he returned to school, graduating with a MS in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. Drew currently works at as the Forest Practice Monitoring Coordinator/Hydrologist in CALFIRE's Watershed Protection Program. He lives with his wife and two children in Redding, CA.
Class Notes Garrett J. Costello 11/17/2019  
During the last two years my wife and I (fellow alumni) got married and started an Environmental Consulting business. As our business has grown we have turned our attention to constructing low-tech beaver dam analogs to help restore critical stream and meadow ecosystems. This year Symbiotic Restoration installed over 100 beaver dams across north-eastern California. As our business expands we hope to be able to employ and incorporate Humboldt students in to these programs in the future. Our current plans include looking for land so that we can move back to Humboldt County and build our home back where our journey began.
Class Notes Claudia M. Cottrell 12/21/2019  
In 1991m 16 years after graduating from Humboldt (never having worked in Fisheries Biology), I graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a doctorate in Chiropractic. After 23 years of running a human chiropractic practice, I went to Options for Animals School of Animal Chiropractic. I now practice exclusively on horses, dogs, cats, and whatever else is presented to me (with a spine, of course). So I feel like I have come full circle, in a way. I live in Duluth MN (my native state) withe my husband, Harry Cottrell, who is a native of Arcata, CA, also a graduate of Humboldt. We have two adult sons, and have always had pets, of course. We still visit Humboldt County.
Class Notes Paul A. De Georges 12/21/2019  
Retired living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia hunting & Fishing. Go to ResearchGate under my name and download for free a 7 volume book on conservation & development in Sub-Saharan Africa, one on the Taliban, many peer reviewed documents, gray literature & PowerPoint presentations on coral reefs, community based natural resource management (CBNRM), dams, wildlife management & hunting issues, development/foreign aid, etc.
Class Notes Shannon M. Dybvig 12/17/2019  
My name is Shannon Dybvig and I'm a Humboldt Journalism and History graduate class of 2002. I co-produced the documentary Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy and just saw on our tour sheet that we're playing the Miniplex in Arcata January 10, 2020. After graduating from Humboldt in 2002 I earned and MFA in Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography in 2008. I've been working in the documentary film industry in Southern California since 2005. Just wanted to send out an update and spread the word since the film is playing so near my old stomping ground.
Class Notes Nicholas N. Entsminger 10/7/2019  
Hello. I am a currently featured alumnus on your site. I wanted to add to my story, if possible. I was accepted into the Doctorate of Medical Science program at the AT Still Universities, Arizona School of Health Sciences and have recently submitted both a journal article and medical textbook on pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram interpretation for potential publishing. Additionally, through familial research, I was able to induct my family into both the Sons of the American Revolution as well as the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. I continue my love of history and view my time pursuing a history degree at Humboldt State as the years that inspired my pursuits.

Class Notes Carla F. Fisher 10/8/2019  
I retired from 29 years at the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014 and became a part-time technical writer/editor for Akana, an environmental consulting firm in Bellevue, WA.
Class Notes Michelle L. Gienger 1/13/2020  
A few years ago I transitioned from a Federal Investigator at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to a Management and Program Analyst with the US Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. In this position, I am on a team that conducts reviews of DOJ programs for the DOJ, Congress, and the pubpic.
Class Notes Cristine Gilliland 12/20/2019  
From Humboldt, I mined to New York City, quite a change, where I first worked as the Adult Development & Training Administrator for the Girl Scout Council of Greater NY. I left to become a Senior Administrator for a private independent camp in the Adirondacks. During that time, I worked on my Master of Arts in Teaching & a Biology 7-12 credential. I spent my last 20 years in NY teaching Science, Ecology, in middle schools . I have now retired to Western Washington, where I have been working with the local college in their fish lab. Mostly, though, have been enjoying retirement and exploring my new environment with my adventure cat and kayak.
Class Notes Arthur I. Grusensky 11/22/2019  
Headed immediately after graduation to the Univ. of Bologna where he earned his DVM and studied at Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini in flute.He subsequently became licensed in OH, MA, UT, CO & CA. A dedicated athlete he started and ran a small animal hospital in Moab for 9 years - mountain biking hiking skiing & kayaking during his time there. Ultimately returning to Hermosa Beach he specialized in high speed spay & neuter, studied Filipino martial arts(escrima) and became a world traveller going to exotic locations to trek such as Nepal, the Tibetan plateau(zanskar and Ladakh), bike tour the Karakoram hwy in northeast Pakistan and cross the Himalayas at 13,400 ft outside Manali.
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