This is Doug Johanson; he graduated from Beaverton in 1986. Doug participated in student leadership, debate, golf, and a variety of recreational sports such as basketball and soccer. In high school, Doug earned his money by managing a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store. His favorite moments were doing the Rhythm Boys with his friends because it was hilarious and being part of a golf team that won state his junior year and came in third my senior year. His favorite quality of Beaverton is a sense of community.
After high school, he majored in Finance at the University of Oregon. That let him to be the CEO of Vista Capital Partners, an investment advisory firm him and his business partner started 18 years ago. The advice he passes to students is, “Think big. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
Doug plans to have fun, work hard, make a difference, give back, get outdoors, try new things and spend as much time with his family and friends as possible.
Impire is a clothing brand that was established by Beaverton Senior Sam Mendoza. Impire is a small clothing brand that sells a variety of clothing items such as jackets, hoodies, and T-shirts along with other accessories. Sam releases his clothes as ‘drops’ every couple of months, and his latest release was three weeks ago. Sam hopes he can grow his brand and eventually expand from what he is currently doing to make Impire a profit-making business. Sam has also involved his friends in his endeavor to create a successful brand by having them model and wear his clothes to market them. Sam is currently a full-time student but he hopes to turn Impire into a successful brand that not only works as a sustainable job but is a well-known brand from Oregon. For more information visits the official Impire Instagram page @impireofficial.
Bryan graduated in the Class of 1980 and loved his time here at Beaverton! After graduating from Beaverton, he attended Oregon State University and majored in Business. He now works for a money management firm and loves his job. He used to play basketball a lot, coached for his kids, and now he is involved in the community through work and through volunteering. What he remembers most about Beaverton are the students. He still talks to many of his former classmates through social media, as they are spread across the country and world. What he still sees at Beaverton is the atmosphere is still very accepting of everyone, and he thinks that is super cool that the atmosphere is very similar to when he attended Beaverton.
Meet Ella Girasa, a 5th grader at Ridgewood Elementary. Ella has 2 sisters, one in 2nd grade and one in 7th grade. She also has 2 cats, Mya and Lulu, but her favorite animals are llamas. Ella loves to read, and her favorite book is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!
Meet Mr. Theriot! Mr. Theriot is a teacher in the Language arts department here at BHS and teaches classes such as American Lit and Lit and Comp 10. He is also the Building Representative for the Beaverton Education Association, which is the teachers’ union. Before coming to BHS, Mr.Theriot taught at Aloha High School from 2001-2003, and before that, he worked for a child care organization called Vermont Hills Family Life Center.
Outside of BHS, Mr. Theriot enjoys going on many different adventures with his wife and his two sons. They love to hike, backpack, camp, and travel. He also really loves biking! When it’s nice out he likes to commute to school on his mountain bike and in the fall he competes in cyclocross. He also really enjoys reading, sports, art, music, and television.
When asked what he loves about the BHS community he said “I love how diverse this community has become over the years. With that brings some challenges, but I think we are the type of community that has the capability and attitude to have courageous conversations and actions. I say “we”, because not only am I a part of the staff here, but I live in the BHS boundary and my boys will soon be Beavers!” Thank you, Mr. Theriot, for being so involved in the BHS community!
Ally is a freshman here at THE Beaverton High School. Ally’s favorite thing about Beaverton is the strong community and diversity within the school. She is involved in cross country, and she is also on the swimming team. Her favorite subject is Lit and Comp, and her favorite food is avocado. Her family includes her older sister Emma who is a junior at Beaverton along with her dad Tom and her mom Amy.
Ally is interested in psychology and plans on taking Intro to Psychology next year. She looks up to her parents because they push her to be her best self and inspire her to follow what she’s passionate about. Ally wants to attend a four-year university and after she graduates, she would like to take a couple years off to travel!
Lulu’s Scrunchies is a small company started in October 2018 by sophomores Olivia Buist-Thuilier and Lucy Ray. Currently, they sell scrunchies of different colors and fabrics. Olivia and Lucy are looking to expand their business into selling upcycled hand-embroidered clothing and other accessories like bracelets and necklaces. Their goal is to create sustainable and eco-friendly clothing that’s affordable for high school students. They currently have 9 long-term scrunchie options to choose from, and they also release limited edition scrunchies; they are also working with the Oregon Zoo Teens to make limited edition animal print scrunchies. In the future, they are looking to continue expanding while maintaining the goal of being eco-friendly. For more information, visit their Instagram page @scrunchies.lulu.
Megan Talalemotu graduated in 1986 from BHS. Since she has graduated, she has become a realtor and has been in this business for almost 22 years. She primarily works in land acquisition and residential new construction. Megan still leaves here in Beaverton, about a mile from where she grew up! Her favorite memory from BHS is being part of the track team and going down to Eugene for the state track meet, which they won! She was involved in track, soccer and cross country! She loved all her teammates and amazing coaches. Her two eldest kids are Beaverton grads, and she currently has a sophomore here at BHS. Her favorite hobbies include Sunday night dinners and traveling with her family to Bend during the summer. She is still very much part of the Beaverton community and enjoys it very much!
JR is a senior this year at BHS! Some of his favorite things include soccer, Chinese food, hot Cheetos, and going on runs with his dog. His biggest dream is to have the opportunity to play soccer with Cristiano Ranaldo.
At Beaverton, JR has primarily been involved with soccer. Since his freshman year, JR has been playing with the Multicultural Soccer Club. Additionally, JR was the goalkeeper on last season’s Varsity Boys’ Soccer team. JR considers Beaver Lodge as his favorite class because he is able to use the time for whatever needs to be done.
Something JR is passionate about is school because he is ready for the future. After high school, JR will be attending PCC in hopes to be an electrical engineer. He believes BHS is an amazing school and will miss everyone.
Luis is currently a 5th grader at William Walker Elementary School. His favorite color is green as it resembles Oregon’s beautiful nature. Luis does not have a favorite subject in school; however, he knows he will discover it as time goes by.
If there’s one thing Luis wants people to know, is that he’s an easy person to talk to. Besides learning, Luis enjoys the social aspect of school when he gets to meet new people from different cultures. What he looks forward to about Beaverton High is playing football just like his brother who is currently a sophomore. Glad to have you in the community!