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Federal Way Public Schools Alumni of Note

If public education were a business, students would be our “product”. Turns out, a fair number of them could show up on “Oprah’s Favorites” or in a “Who’s Who” book. Welcome to our profiles web page, devoted to profiling notable alumni of Federal Way Public Schools.

Ambreen Ali Ambreen Ali
Staff Writer, CQ Roll Call
Federal Way High School
Class of 2001
Jay Barfield Jay Barfield
Engineering Student, US Naval Academy
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 2007
Heather Brooke Kyle Bosshart
Paramedic, US Air Force Reserves and Saint Francis Hospital
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 2004
Heather Brooke Heather Brooke
Author and Freelance Journalist
Federal Way High School
Class of 1988
Lauren Brooks Lauren Brooks
Chemical Engineering Doctorate Student
University of California Riverside
Federal Way High School
Class of 2004
Chris Brown Chris Brown
Corporate Safety Director
Decatur High School
Class of 1975
Heidi Buck Heidi Buck
Artist, Science and Robotics Coach
Federal Way High School
Class of 1979
Chris Carrel Chris Carrel
Communications Professional
Decatur High School
Class of 1982
Bob Celski Bob Celski
Business owner, Federal Way City Council Member
Federal Way High School
Class of 1974
JR Celski David Celski
Captain, U.S. Army
Federal Way High School
Class of 2003
JR Celski J.R. Celski
Olympic Medalist – Short-track Speedskating
Todd Beamer High School, Illahee Middle School, Sherwood Forrest alumni
Class of 2008
Rich Cho Rich Cho
General Manager, Portland Trail Blazers Basketball Team
First Asian American General Manager in the NBA
Decatur High School
Class of 1983
Greg Cox Greg Cox
Science Fiction Writer
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1978
Jack Dovey Jack Dovey
Business Owner;
City Councilman, Former Federal Way Mayor
Decatur High School
Class of 1973
Angela Donohue Angela Donohue (Pak)
Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Federal Way High School
Class of 2001
Rachelle Edwards Rachelle Edwards
Veterinary Medicine Student, Washington State University
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 2006
Nadine (Johnson) Egger Nadine (Johnson) Egger
Orthodontist, Owner of Egger Orthodontics
Named “Top Dentist for 2009″ by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine readers
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1981
Candace Faber Candace Faber
Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State
Federal Way High School
Class of 2001
Maureen Francisco Maureen Francisco
Reporter, Host, Actor, Model, Writer and Producer
Decatur High School
Class of 1995
Amy Griffin Amy (Allmann) Griffin
Associate Head Coach, University of Washington Women’s Soccer,
Women’s Soccer Groundbreaker

Decatur High School
Class of 1984
Gerald Heinlen Gerald Heinlen
CEO Yakima Products, Inc.
Decatur High School
Class of 1978
Rita Helmbrecht Rita Helmbrecht
Political Science and Criminal Justice Student, Gonzaga University
Federal Way High School
Class of 2007
Ben Henderson Ben Henderson
Mixed Martial Artist, World Extreme Cagefighting Interim Lightweight Champion
Decatur High School
Class of 2001
Tim Hickle Tim Hickle
Attorney
Former 30th District State Representative
Federal Way High School
Class of 1978
Natalie Jarvey Natalie Jarvey
Technology Reporter – Los Angeles Business Journal
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 2006
Dan Jenkins Dan Jenkins
Setting and Lighting Designer
Decatur High School
Class of 1996
Brad Johnson Brad Johnson
Senior Leadership, Sears Holdings
Federal Way High School
Class of 2001
Cindy Kang Cindy Kang
Harvard University Sociology & Economics Student
Decatur High School
Class of 2008
Kent Klingman Kent Klingman
Project Manager/Fundraiser
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1981
Dave Larson Dave Larson
Federal Way Municipal Court Judge
Federal Way High School
Class of 1976
Eddie Lo Eddie Lo
Podiatrist
Federal Way High School
Class of 1989
Kenny Mayne Kenny Mayne
Sports Reporter and Anchor, ESPN
Author; Celebrity
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1977
Stephanie McBride Stephanie McBride
Psychology and Advertising Student, Boston University
Thomas Jefferson High School Graduate
Class of 2005
Rob McPherson Rob McPherson
Professional Opera Singer
Federal Way High School
Class of 1986
Jarret Mentink Jarrett Mentink
Children’s Author,
High School Basketball Coach
Decatur High School Graduate
Class of 1987
Kathleen Merriam Kathleen Merriam
Statewide Clubhouse Coordinator at State of Hawaii Adult Mental Health Division
Federal Way High School
Class of 1984
Leslie Mills Leslie Mills
Registered Nurse, BS
Decatur High School
Class of 2002
Chris Mosley Chris Mosley
Nationally Board Certified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician
Federal Way High School
Class of 1993
Zachary Norwood Zachary Norwood
Materials Engineer/Quality Engineer
Decatur High School
Class of 2002
Helen Noh Helen Noh
Owner, Cake Envy
Federal Way High School
Class of 2000
Scott Novotney Scott Novotney
Mathematics Student, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Jefferson High School Graduate

Class of 2003
Apolo Ohno Apolo Ohno
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Speed Skating Winner,
Dancing With the Stars, Season 4
Decatur High School (via Internet Academy)
Class of 2000
Nancy Wanamaker Becky (Wanamaker) Paul
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher
Decatur High School Graduate
Class of 1999
Jen Riley Jen Riley
Registered Nurse, Childrens Hospital in Seattle
Todd Beamer High School Graduate
Class of 2006
Barry Sacks Barry Sacks
Football Coach, University of Nevada Wolf Pack
Federal Way High School Graduate
Class of 1976
Ross Shafer Ross Shafer
Comedian, Author, Motivational Speaker
Federal Way High School Graduate
Class of 1971
Kevin Singh Kevin Singh
Physics and Mathematics Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Federal Way High School
Class of 2009
No Photo Available Richard Smith
Scientist, Federal Way Public Schools Parent
Decatur High School Graduate
Class of 1981
James Sun James Sun
Internet Entrepreneur;
Reality Television Star
Thomas Jefferson High School
Class of 1995
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