Worthington High School Class of 79 Contacts
Below is the results of the Database for Class of 1979 submitted over the past several months
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Next update will be July 1st, 2009.
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|First Name||Last Name||Maiden Name||E-Mail
|Cinidy||Kaskey||CindyKaskey@yahoo.com||Santa Cruz, CA||Hi Everyone, I wanted to add my bio after finding this site to read about our recent classmate who passed away. I haven't been back to Ohio since 1980 but seeing the deaths of so many makes me want to put a piece of myself down before I can't anymore. I love reading about all the different paths people have taken. I went to California a week after gradation and got my BFA from California College of Arts. I worked as a teacher and art teacher before traveling the world for 2 years. I met an Aussie in Africa and we moved to Australia where I worked as an art therapist with young people in jail and suffering from mental illness. My two daughters are 22, and nearly 21 and my son is nearly 14, (summer 2013). We are now living in Santa Cruz, (since Aug 2007), where I do more web work as the pay here for art therapists and teachers is pathetic. I try to include as much play into my life as possible. I kayak, bike, hike, dance, hang out with friends and family and attend lots of concerts! (06/28/13)|
|Kalpana||Murthyemail@example.com||Atlanta, GA||Life is great personally and professionally. I'm a psychotherapist and speaker. My business website is www.genuine-connection.com (02/28/10)|
|Linda||Ellis||Mapes||I married Tim Ellis (also a 79 graduate) in 1986. We have been married 23 years (in 2009). We have 2 beautiful daughters; Jamie (20) and Samantha (16). I have been (and still am) a stay at home mom until Samantha will graduate high school in 2011. Hi to Lynn Kimball Prince and Laura Long Gardner (friends from 79 class). (12/28/09)|
|Warren||Foxfirstname.lastname@example.org||Solana Beach, CA||Hi everybody, I had a great time at the 30 year reunion getting to greet and meet some old and new friends. My wife and I are raising two young daughters, age 5 and 7 (in 2009). This is a real treat for me, being a slightly older dad. I may soon reach middle age now. We live in Solana Beach, just north of San Diego. To me, this small city feels a lot like Worthington, excepting the weather of course. I've had the same employer for 20+ years and it continues to be steady work. I get to work with hardware designers to build small gadgets for government customers, generally DARPA. I write the software for these gadgets. I hope we can get together again as a group (big hint here). (07/27/09)|
|Sara||Haynesemail@example.com||Toledo, OH|| Just found the updates on the
site (the day of the reunion!!) yikes!! what a joy to read everyones
so I thought I would submit my (albeit) late update. After graduating
30 (gulp!) years ago, I attended Miami University (along w/ several other
WHS grads) and graduated in Systems Analysis. My senior year I realized
that a life in computers wasnt anything I was looking forward to
and I wanted to travel and live elsewhere
enter the Peace Corps
I taught math for 2 years in Kenya, East Africa. Returned home, and found
a Peace- Corps like job working for peanuts at a local bank
a good fit
and I quit and went back to school at OSU. Got my MBA (with
an emphasis in Women of Developing Countries
.a sure fire degree to
fame and fourtune!) and then worked for a non-profit for a year before the
lure of the business world pulled me away. I started working at Andersen
Consulting (now Accenture) in 1990 --- and like gum on your shoe, they cant
get rid of me!! I lived in Grandview and German Village until 2003. I got
married late in life at 39 yrs old, in 2000, to a wonderful guy from Toledo
Ohio. We were married for 3 years with me living in German Village and he
in Toledo until we got pregnant and I moved to Toledo. Sydney was born in
June 2003 and just turned 6 yrs old, so I am on the other end of the spectrum
of most you
still worrying about 1st grade!!
I am fortunate and work out of my home in Toledo. I have had several jobs in Accenture, but my most recent job as strategic lead for Accentures executive assistants is by far my favorite. My husband owns is own flooring and tile business and is happy not to come to tonights events!! I look forward to catching up (and even meeting) classmates of 79. (07/25/09)
|Chuck||Immellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Brussels, Belgium||Hello fellow 1979 grads. I look forward to seeing everyone Friday and Saturday, particularly the Wothingway vs. Perry golf competition. A short update on my life... Following graduation from The Ohio State University in 83', I went to work in the medical device industry and moved to Chicago where I met my wife Leslie. We have three boys, Connor (16), Alex (14) and Jeffrey (10). It has been a blast seeing them grow up! My job has led me to different opportunities and we have lived in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Vienna and back to Ohio where we spent the last seven or so years. We recently moved to Brussels to be part of a venture with a European company, but we kept our place in Cleveland where we get to enjoy the great Ohio summers. (07/24/09)|
|Susan||Gregorekemail@example.com||Columbus, OH||Since graduation I have lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I received my Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and my Masters in Labor Relations. After working many years for a Textile Workers labor union in Virginia, I came back home to Columbus and have worked for the past 10 years for Franklin County Job and Family Services and also at the Wexner Center for the Arts where I get paid to enjoy movies, theater and dance! I live in Westerville with my man David and our two furry kids Bella and Frankie. Cheers to everyone in the class of 79, it was great reading all the bios, please feel free to write me. (07/23/09)|
|Traci||Tuthill||McGohanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Portsmouth, VA||Since our last reunion - Wow - Still married to Bart for almost 18 years. Finally finished my M.S.Ed. at Old Dominion University. Now have my dream job as a reading specialist in a crazy middle school. Still live in Virginia but spend my summers between Hatteras, NC and Snowshoe Mountain, WV as a woman of leisure. Oldest son Nick 25, will finally graduate from Texas A&M next spring in marine management. He's soaking me on the 8+ year plan. Oldest daughter Alyssa 23, graduated from George Mason with a degree in anthropology (better than the philosophy major she started out with). Youngest son Bartley 14, starts magnet high school for performing arts and humanities in vocal music. He's the one that wants to be a rock n roll star. My extraordinary daughter Maggie 15, survived stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma after 12 months of chemo/radiation and a life-saving stem cell transplant (OK everyone - say YES to stem cell research!!) and is now a gifted award-winning artist in our state's Governor's School for the Arts. She's been in remission for 3 years and we are extreemly grateful. I have absolutely NO idea where these kids got all this artistic talent - I'm sure you'd agree if you had an art or chorus class with me in school! I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. (07/23/09)|
|Karen||Flemingemail@example.com||Dublin, OH|| I am divorced. I have one son, Christopher
who is sixteen, will be a junior at Dublin Scioto High School and loves
to golf.. I have been teaching for 25 years in South-Western City Schools.
I teach First Grade. I have three dogs: Two shelties who are litter mates
(Zoe and Zeus) and a cairn terrier named Toto.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion! (07/22/09)
|Rick||Neubergerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Columbus, Ohio||I was married in Sept. 1981 and Jewel and I have two children: son, Barry (24, Ohio U. Class of '07, B.B.A.) and daughter, Victoria (21, Univ. North Fla., junior, nursing). I attended The Ohio State University (architecture) and Columbus State C.C. (construction management). I'm a cost estimator for a general contractor in Columbus and have worked in that capacity since late-1989. I've been involved in youth sports in central-Ohio since 1979; served as President and Board Member for the Gahanna Soccer Association from 1993 to 2008; co-founded the Gahanna Arsenal soccer club in 1999; coached high school soccer at Gahanna and Northridge (Johnstown). I've recently been offered a girls' tennis coaching position in north central-Ohio. Jewel and I were divorced in March of '09. (07/22/09)|
|Dan||Deagleemail@example.com||Worthington, OH||I just checked out the cards79 site and everybodies BIOs.....it is nice to see everyone doing well!! I have been married to my wonderful wife Kim for 23 years this Sunday 7/26/09 and we have 2 boys of which Tim just gratuated from Kilbourne and will attend main campus at Ohio State this fall going into electrical engineering and business; his brother Nate will be attending Kilbourne this fall as a freshman so being empty nesters is not far off!!! Kim and I bought the Mitchells house on Clubview South in Worthington Hills in 1994 which we renovated in 2004. I am still in the construction/development business and Kim just went back to work teaching at Colonial Hills in Worthington after a 10 year sabattical to raise the kids. I will be at the Bucket Friday but probably not the reunion on Saturday so I hope I get to see alot of you this Friday!! (07/22/09)|
|Karen||Bakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Powell, OH||Oh, my! It's so great to read so many bios. It still amazes me that so many of us live so close, but I still don't run into you at Kroger! After High School, I moved down the street to OSU where I graduated with an Education degree. Had my first teaching job in Chillicothe, but quickly returned to Worthington and taught at St. Michael for about 10 years. Needed to make a better living, so I moved to Columbus Public Schools where I've been for about 14 years. I teach middle school Social Studies and spent many years writing the curriculum guides for 6th and 7th grade. Got my Master's Degree along the way. I spent one year as the Middle School Social Studies coordinator for the entire district (newly created position), only to have them do away with the position the next year. Oh, well. Good while it lasted. Middle Schools are like the lonely step-children, but I've really enjoyed the kids at this level. Ah, memories of Worthingway! I've been able to travel quite a bit to Europe and different places in the US. Enjoy the outdoors very much (WFSI Fever.) Look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday! (07/21/09)|
|Jeff||Caldwellemail@example.com||Columbus, OH||Since leaving high school I attended OSU and then pursued a career in retail management with long stints at McDonalds and Blockbuster Video. I married my wife, Dawn, in 1985 and have 3 awesome kids; Aaron is a junior at OSU, Alex is senior at Centennial High School, and Megan is entering the world of middle school. Alex was born with spina bifida and has endured 30 surgeries which brought with it many challenges, as well as many blessings. We still live in northwest Columbus and are very active in our church. In the mid 90s, I fell into a job in the pool and spa service business and at age 40, started my own company: Endless Summer Pool and Spa Service, LLC. The business is doing very well and allows us to travel in the winter. I look forward to seeing all of you at the reunion! (07/20/09)|
|Doug||Althauserfirstname.lastname@example.org||Worthington, OH||Since high school, I graduated from OU and made a career as a chemical dependency counselor. I lived in Honolulu and ran the drug treatment program for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. I adopted a son and found a new purpose in life being a single dad. Since the 2004 reunion, I returned to Ohio and to school. In 2008 I graduated from law school, passed the Ohio Bar and managed to get a job working for the state. We live in the Worthington School district, again, but in the area north of Worthington that was nothing but farmland and pastures back in 79. My son will turn 12 this summer, and in the fall he will attend 7th grade at the Phoenix alternative school (on the west side of Perry). I keep myself busy picking up and letting go of various forms of exercise and creativity as well as travel (just returned from a trip to Cambodia- check out my pics on Facebook). (07/19/09)|
|Becky||Amon||Turrittinemail@example.com||Medina, OH|| Great to catch up on all your
bios! 30 years have flown by...
My husband Mike and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in October. Have lived in Clintonville, Powell, Geneva, IL (suburb of Chicago) and currently in Medina for over 8 years. Graduated from The Ohio State University, was an elementary school teacher in Worthington for 9 years, then left teaching to be an at-home mom. We are blessed with three great kids~ Jake 19, Taylor 18, and Emily almost 15. Jake is entering his second year at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD majoring in Aerospace Engineering~ Im a proud Navy mom! Our son Taylor just graduated from High School and will be attending Butler University (great basketball!) in Indianapolis, IN. possibly pursuing business/pre-dentistry. Our daughter Emily will be a freshman in high school and looks forward to being a part of the auxiliary in Medinas awesome competition marching band. Ive been an active volunteer in my childrens schools and this year will be the Medina Band Parent President. I still love singing and am a part of our churchs music ministry in choir and as a soloist. Enjoy gardening, shopping (especially in Chicago), and taking our boat to warm destinations like Smith Mountain Lake, VA or Lake Keowee, SC. Love watersports! Fond memories from Worthington and a wonderful place to grow up!! Hoping to attend the reunion! (07/17/09)
|Rich||Byrnesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ft. Myers, FL||Since graduation from THE Ohio State University, I have worked in various Supply Chain/Logistics roles for Federated Department Stores, The Limited Inc., American Eagle Outfitters and currently Chicos FAS (Chicos, White House Black Market and Soma Brands). I married Barb after graduation and we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in October. We are very proud of our two kids Amanda (21, Senior at Mercyhurst College) and R.J. (19, Sophomore at Slippery Rock University). Barb has easily adapted from being a Stay-at-Home-Mom to her new role as a Stay-Over-at-the-Club wife. We have a re-kindled interest in our golf game since moving to Ft. Myers and we would love to have guests in our empty nest for a Weekend at Bernies. I have a recording studio in the house so any of my old musician buddies that want to head south to jam are welcome too! Peace and I look forward to seeing you all. Go Steelers AND Pens! (07/17/09)|
|Marianne||Bruening||Feikeemail@example.com||Worthington, OH||As I've seen so many of you write in your bio's, I can't believe it's been 30 years! Sure did fly by fast! I got married (young and dumb) in 1982 and was married for 11 years. I then was given the opportunity to live a carefree single life again and found that it's wasn't all that great, but had fun with it anyway. Then I was given a second chance when I married the love of my life in 1997, and we were blessed with the birth of our son Jake in 1999. I just might have the youngest child in our class, but it keeps us young! I had an 18 year career at Bank One (now Chase - nothing stays the same). I then took a few years off to be a stay at home mom with Jake, and am now working for Nationwide. I will be moving back to Worthington just three days before the reunion. Only coming from Hilliard, but it will be nice to be back home in Worthington. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. (07/14/09)|
|Anne||Zanon||Whitefirstname.lastname@example.org||Virginia Beach, VA||I graduated from OSU in 1982, married my best friend, Ray in 1984, worked various jobs, then was a stay at home mom for several years. In 1999, started baking and selling cookies, specialty cakes and wedding cakes from our home in Dublin. I felt blessed to be able to earn an income and use my creative abilities while still being available for my family. Earlier this year, my husband accepted a new position in Virginia Beach and moved there, while I stayed in Dublin so that our daughter could complete her senior year at Dublin Jerome. After about 10 years of doing cakes, I sold my business in June, 2009 and retired from the bakery business. I am currently enjoying getting to know the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, catching up with old friends, scrapbooking, reading books, and trying to figure out what my next career will be. My husband Ray and I have been married for 25 years and we have three kids, David (22), Jarrod (20) and Julie (18). The boys are still living in Dublin and working and our daughter has moved with us to Virginia to attend college. Sadly, I will be unable to attend the 30 year reunion due to our recent move but I know everyone will have a great time. I've enjoyed keeping in touch and reconnecting with others from the Class of '79 via Facebook. (07/12/09)|
|Doug||Careyemail@example.com||Worthington, Ohio||Graduated from OSU in Mechanical Engineering in 84, worked as a sales rep for Liebert for 10 years with stints in South Bend, Boston, and Detroit. Moved back to Worthington in 92, in sales as a manufacturer's rep selling electrical components and electronic controls. Divorced, 4 great kids-Bryan(22)-just graduated from U of M and working for Stryker Medical in Kalamazoo, Sarah(21)-senior at Miami of OH, Kyle(18)-just graduated from Thomas Worthington, heading to Syracuse in the fall on a Lacrosse Scholarship, Liza(13) in 8th grade at Kilbourne. Looking forward to catching up at the reunion! (07/11/09)|
|Gayle||Brocksmith||Pettitfirstname.lastname@example.org||Upper Arlington, OH||See you on the 25th. (07/08/09)|
|Susie||Pauls||Helgesonemail@example.com||Cedar Rapids, IA||Married to Doug, 3 children Laura-16, David 14, Erik 10. Working as a school occupational therapist Ėpart time. Looking forward to seeing every one. (07/06/09)|
|Ken||Jobko||JobkoK@empireco.com||Worthington, OH||My wife Janet and I have been living in Old Worthington (walk to the Pub, Graeters, House Wine ) since 1991. We have 3 kids; Katie 16, Ann 13 and Frank 9. I graduated from Ohio State in 1992 (10 year plan) with a degree in Horticulture and spent several years in horticultural and viticultural sales and distribution. Currently, I oversee a sales team of 8 reps covering 5 states and Ontario, Canada for an architectural millwork firm. I look forward to seeing everyone in July. (07/02/09)|
|Steve||Cammarnfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mainville, OH||"Wow, 30 years! I will see if I can bring some WFSI pictures to the reunion! Since graduation, I spent my Freshman year at Florida Inst of Technology; transferred to OSU and graduated in Chem Engineering; started working for P&G in Cincinnati (Pringles, Jif); in 1993, transferred to Norwich New York for my short (?!?) stint in Pharmaceuticals, and ended up staying there 16 years. Along the way, I got my PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from U of Cincinnati (by distance learning). We are now back in Ohio, after a 16-year stint in rural New York State. I am still working for Procter & Gamble (26 years) as Associate Director for R&D in our Health Care division. We live in Maineville, right next to Kings Island (and I mean right next to it -- the new rollercoaster is just across the creek behind our backyard). My wife Tavane (we met at Farrell's at Graceland) and I have been married 26 years. We have two daughters: Jen is a Senior at Gettysburg College, studying Japanese, and Laura is a Sophomore at Bowling Green State University, studying Music Education. I keep in touch with Dave Lund (he married my cousin), Eric Schwartz, and Shari (gray) Padgett. See you soon! (06/23/09)|
|Kenda||Mellett||Copelandemail@example.com||Galloway, OH||I have been happily married for 16 years and have 2 daughters. Natalie(named after Natalie Schneider) 13 and Olivia 8. I keep very busy between full time work and the girls. I work for a local engineering firm in Clintonville as a drafter. I still help run the art gallery with my sister and mother. Things are going well. I plan on coming to the reunion, but if I cant make it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I get a lot of junk mail so indicate your name in the subject line. (6/23/09)|
|Eric||Burkeyemail@example.com||Tampa, FL||Hello í79 classmates, Well quite a bit has happened since 2004. My kids are both doing quite well. My 19 year old son, Bjorn, came to Worthington in 2006 and lived with my parents for a year. He attended James Kilbourne HS as a senior and graduated in í07. Didnít have any of the teachers I had, but did have a teacher of my youngest brother (Mrs. Graves, Speech!). My daughter is 13 and a 7th grade in Germany. Iím hoping that she will also spend a year in the USA when the time is right. As for me, my wife & I divorced in March of í08 after 21 years of marriage. Hard for everyone, especially the kids. At that time, I resigned my position at The Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg, where I had been pastry chef for 15 years, and relocated to Tampa, Florida. I accepted the position as pastry chef at The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. It proved to be an interesting employer. Unfortunately, due to the present economic crisis, by position was eliminated. Hopefully all will work out in the end. I LOVE Tampa and also have a house, so am somewhat stuck here. Am definitely planning on attending the reunion. I havenít been to a reunion since 1989, so will be exciting. Thanks to Facebook, Iíve found and re-met a lot of people. See you all on July 25th. (06/22/09)|
|Rob||Lawson||RLawson@columbuspolice.org||Columbus, OH||I have been married for 26 years to Jill, I have a 21 year old daughter (Andrea) and an 18 year old son (Robbie). I have worked for the last 19 years for the Columbus Police Department. I am supervisor of the Latent Fingerprint Unit. My hobbies are bowling, golfing and going on vacations. We just took a trip this year (2009) to Hawaii. We have a vacation home up at Catawba Island on Lake Erie. We spend many weekends up there in the summer. I was unable to make the 25th reunion but will be at the 30th. See you then. (06/22/09)|
|Tim||Lawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Westerville, OH||Ive been working for the postal service now for 25 years and hoping to retire soon.Ive been married to my wife Linda now for 20 years and have no children but 2 wonderful dogs-a labrador and a german shorthair pointer. Im looking forward to seeing you all at the 30 year reunion and cant believe its been that long. We have lived in Westerville for the last 19 years.See you all in July (06/19/09)|
|Sally||Caltabiano||Firstemail@example.com||Suwanee, GA|| My husband John and I have
been married for 24 years. We have 2 sons. Scott is a Senior at the University
of Dayton majoring in civil engineering. He is currently in Guatemala on
a mission trip through the UD engineering dept. Eric is a senior in high
school and a nationally ranked tennis player hoping to get a college scholarship
somewhere to play tennis. I have worked at our area high school for the
last 4 Ĺ years and really enjoy the kids-we were once them!! We have lived
in Georgia since 1989 and love the south! If you ever come this way-please
say ďheyĒ! See yaíll soon!
|Jon||Pensylfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hilliard, OH|| WOW, 30 years, and five since our last reunion,
and yes, convincing York Country Club to extend our time and finishing the
night at the Ruckmore was classic Class of 79í Spirit. So great to see so
many friends again. My wife Stephanie and I have been married for 14 years.
We have two young boys, Alex 7 and Sam 1. I am a Systems Engineer with Mitel,
a Canadian based telecommunication company. My wife is stay at home but
also has a small jewelry business. We spend much of our time with the our
oldest sonís sports and activities, but we also like to travel, golf, swim
and I even play a little music with some other want-to-bees in our neighborhood.
We hope to make the reunion in July, however, its right before we leave
to Sonoma CA for a little get-away. I still stay in touch with a many from
our class, my wife became friends with Charlotte (Jones) Vandeveer, Mike
Lockett, you better make the trip, Paul Kocher, JG is proud and I think
Allen DiCenzo should go for it. We too can be found on FaceBook. God Bless.
|Georgianne||Koch||Hitchensemail@example.com||Cincinnati, OH||I've been married for 23 years to Tom, who I met at Ohio State right before we graduated. I moved to LA for a year but then came back here to Cincinnati where Tom was more gainfully employed than I was. Got married, got an MBA from Univ. of Cinti, worked at Great American Insurance in accounting until the second child came along and have been a SAHM ever since. Abby is going to high school at Lakota West (West Chester, OH) next year. Acckk - kind of a scary thought. Trent will be in 7th grade at the junior high. Tom works for Luxottica Retail (better known by their LensCrafters brand) in IT. I'm involved with our church, golf as much as I can, take care of all things domestic and mostly am the chauffeur. Last summer I had a part in a Community Theater production of "Anything Goes". First time on stage since the WHS production of "Carousel" in 1978. It was so much fun I'm doing it again this summer in "Bye, Bye, Birdie", along with both kids. If Tom weren't tone deaf it could be a total family affair. Thank goodness both kids inherited my musical genes! Looking forward to making my every 10th year appearance at the reunion. (05/26/09)|
|Linda||Rudy||Beck||Lbrudy@earthlink.net||Dublin, OH||Here's my cryptic bio (if I use full sentences I'll run on forever...) OSU, Switzerland, Scotland, back to Worthington, Ashland Inc. since '85, Dublin OH, windsurfing, rock climbing, Xenos Christian Fellowship, windsurfing, Celtic & bluegrass music (learning fiddle), Paris, Provence, Afghanistan, Blackwing, married 2006 (Paris & Provence again), 1830's home in historic Dublin :-). Lately have run into Ann (White) Zanon, Chris (Shumway) Mortine, Wendy (Semans) Miehls, worked with Lee Bell a while; would love to reconnect with Doug Althauser, Brian Clark & Laurie (Clodefelter) Ladik! - Linda (Beck) Rudy (05/23/09)|
|Pat||Lairdfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lewis Center, OH||
I am looking forward to the 30th reunion this summer, but am also disapointed that this will be the last one that the Class of 79 has to itself. I like looking at the bios and see that they seem to pour in more rapidly as the reunions approach. I have been married to Micky Gundling (Class of 80) for almost 22 years now. We have four kids. Mark is a freshman at Ohio University. Danny is a junior at Bishop Watterson. Molly is a sophomore at Bishop Watterson and Sam is a fourth grader at St. Michael in Worthington. They are great kids. I have been with Glaxo SmithKline for almost 10 years, and was with Abbott Labs for 9 years before that. Micky just started teaching full time this past year at Worthingway and Worthington High School (I know you will understand if I don't immediately call it "Thomas") The irony of it all. Every now and then I have to drop off or pick someone or something up at Worthingway from Micky. It has not changed a bit! It looks like it did in 1973! I half expect Ron Balconi to come around the corner. I haven't been to see her at Worthington High yet, so don't know about the changes there. I hope to have an ice cold pop with classmates in July. Any Friday night Pre-reunion party plans? (05/23/09)
I've enjoyed reading everyone's bios and figured it was probably time to add mine. After college (Miami) I got the chance to see a lot of the country, living in Southern Cal., Texas, North Carolina and Ft. Lauderdale. I actually missed Ohio and moved back. 19 years ago I married Phillis DeVictor (Upper Arlington) and 14 years ago moved from Powell to Mason, not far from Kings Island. We have three daughters, Haley (18), Katie (16) and Carly (10). They are a joy (usually) and I couldn't wish for better kids. After many years selling medical equipment I have somehow ended up working in management at a hospital system in Cincinnati. I am also President of the Cincinnati Marlins, one of the nation's top competitive swimming teams. We were recently ranked 8th in the country and have had 24 athletes represent the US in the Olympic games. All three of my daughters swim, and the oldest, Haley, will be attending and swimming for the University of Maryland next fall.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the reunion. My entire family is still in Columbus and I do make it back a few times a year. Like other people have said, I still consider my high school friends to be my best friends. (05/21/09)
|Randy||Emmelhainzemail@example.com||Alaskan Highway, AK||Married 27 years to Jill (Fischer, '79 Upper Arlington) ... 7 children. Major life events since last reunion me surviving cancer 2 years go (so far) and us losing our son James suddenly a year ago (who would be 17 now.) Son Rob (21) a senior at BGSU and daughter Nettie (19) a junior at Arizona St. Celia (25) in post-grad/doctoral prep at Texas A&M and Roger (23) supposedly finishing his Masters thesis at U. of Chicago. Maybe someday one of them will actually have full-time employment? I can still dream. Currently writing this from the Alaskan Highway and living in a 5th wheel RV with my wife Jill, younger children Jakob (12) and Anna (7). Doubtful I'll make it back to the lower-48 by reunion time. Probably closing out my current business as active contracts have dried up. May stay in Alaska if theres anything interesting to do long-term. Mostly learning the lesson to not put off plans for the future that you could pursue today. That and full-time employment isnt that great of an idea anyway. (05/10/09)|
|Liz||Hall||O'Connellfirstname.lastname@example.org||San Diego, CA||My husband and I moved from Milwaukee to San Diego in January and we are loving sunny southern California! We are both in the Shoe business. He is the CEO of a shoe company and I am the V.P. of Sales for Emu Australia, a sheepskin boot company. After moving around the country for my career in my 20ís and 30ís (Cincinnati, Seattle & New York), I met my husband. We just celebrated our 9th anniversary and I have 3 great step-daughters. Lyndsey graduated from Miami last year and is now in the shoe business in Cincinnati (shoes..itís in the blood), Lauren is a junior at North Texas and Jordan is just finishing her freshman year at Baylor. Rusty and I both travel quite a bit on business but we are getting into the laid back California lifestyle when we are home. I have had fun, recently, catching up with old Worthington friends on facebook! Hoping to make the reunion this summer. (05/09/09)|
|Scott||Cammarnemail@example.com||Charlotte, NC||Update from last posting -- My wife (Heather) continues to work for Chemical Abstracts (in Columbus) as an editor, working via the internet. My kids (Cindy, 16, and Kevin, 14) are both in high school here in Charlotte; Cindy is now starting her college search. I spend my free time hiking and camping in the Carolina mountains. (05/03/09)|
|Linwood||Carnealfirstname.lastname@example.org||Richmond, VA||I moved back to Richmond in 1983 after attending OSU for 1-1/2 years and then graduating from Columbus State (CTI). Iíve been with my current company since December í83. Started as a design engineer and now am President and Principal Owner. We design and build custom automation and packaging machinery geared to the consumer products industry. My biggest and proudest accomplishment to date is on March 31, 2009 I became a new dad. Marsha and I have been together for 18 years and decided we had played long enough and it was time to get busy. We are proud parents to a little boy, Chase. We spend our weekends at our cottage on the Chesapeake Bay where we boat, fish, play in the sand and have many great friends. (Any spare time we spend trying to catch up on our sleep). Hope to see everyone at the 30th reunionÖ.Iíll be the one napping in the corner! (04/30/09)|
|Donora||Craighead||Carrollemail@example.com||Pittsburgh, PA||What have I been doing for the last 30 years? Twenty five-to-life for the attempted murder of my husband and a few of my children but I should be out on parole just in time for the reunion! Seriously, I only attended Worthington for a couple of years so Iím curious if anyone really remembers me. If you doÖ.drop me a line, Iíd love to hear from you! ďSo what have I really been doing,Ē you ask? Iíve been living in Steeler Country for the last twenty-something years. I am married, have five wonderful children, and two of the most adorable grandchildren youíve ever laid eyes on! And when Iím not doting on them, I keep myself busy with school board stuff, VFW stuff, and teaching Sunday school. Plus I work (at Carnegie Mellon University) with 4 of the most amazing people in the world who are raising funds to get me out of jail! Life is good! (04/29/09)|
|Barry||Dopfirstname.lastname@example.org||Apple Valley, MN||My wife Cheryl and I live in Apple Valley, MN which is a suburb of Minneapolis. We have lived here for the past 10 years. We have two children, Jamie and Bryan, who are 20 and 18 respectively. I manage an outbound sales team selling IT software solutions for a company called KrollOntrack. Cheryl is a preschool teacher. I still am friends with Tony Politz and Brett Alkan. I keep in touch with Mark Jackson and Grant Douglass via phone and email with occasional visits. I am looking forward to the 30th reunion and look forward to connecting with old friends. (04/14/09)|
|Kay||Roof||Danielemail@example.com||Myrtle Beach, SC||Jeff and I are still married, 28 years this June. After 20 years in west Michigan we moved to sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. Jeff works at International Paper and I am still a respiratory therapist in home care. Our oldest daughter, Katherine, lives with her husband and our two wonderful grandaughters in Charlotte, NC. Our younger two daughters moved to the beach with us, yea! Hannah our middle daughter has finally brought a boy into the family. Our grandson is 9 months old now and turns out to be just as great as all the girls! Our youngest, Claire spends most of her time with her beau from MI. We love to spend time at the beach and are looking forward to introducing our grandchildren to camping, 70's music, and "how to get away with stuff." We are sorry we can't come to the 30th reunion, but please drop us a line via email or facebook. (4/03/09)|
|Trish (Tish)||Brotherton||Wolfefirstname.lastname@example.org||Columbus, OH|| I live in southern Kentucky
with my husband Hallie. He retired two years ago and we built a home close
to Lake Cumberland. I work part-time as a nurse assistant for our local
hospital. In addition, I am a free-lance writer for several companies. I
have two websites, one to market my writing and one based around my love
for animals. My daughter, Heather, is 23 and living in Ohio. She's the joy
of my life. I'm going to try to make it to the reunion and look forward
seeing everyone again.
|Jan||Morgan||Shermanemail@example.com||Northport, MI||Wow-30 yrs!! and WOW-we're all going to be hitting the 50 yr. mark too - YIKES. Just a little up to date info. I have been married 27 yrs. this Oct. to Mark and we have 2 great boys. Evan is 16 and a Junior. A total riot to be around, he is always smiling and very outgoing. Loves every sport and is in every club, etc. Bryan is 22 and is a Junior at Mich. State Univ. He is in the Hospitality business program. He will be doing an internship this summer in Lenox, Mass. and work at the Wheatleigh Inn. Then hopefully this Fall, he will be in Oslo, Norway to study abroad for his degree. That is way cool. Mark runs his own mechanical contracting business here in Northport, Mich., where we have lived for 9 yrs. I worked in the lab at our local hospital here until it ended up closing 5 yrs. ago. I have a Medical Asst. Degree and graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City in 1982. I have had different jobs working w/drs. throughout the yrs. In the last 6 yrs. I have run and operated my own farmers market ( yes, I said farmers market) here at our farm where we live in Northport. Its Marks family owned farm and we keep very busy during the summer mos. We have acres of cherry trees that we shake off the trees with large machines and then they go into huge tanks for the semis to come & pick up then deliver to the processing plants. When you eat that cherry yogurt or juice, they may be from our farm!! I also sell fresh produce from our huge garden and also we have many other fruit trees, raspberries & blackberries. I really do enjoy this and people are now so into fresh/organic foods, that I have hired extra people to help me. Mark & I really donít get to enjoy the beautiful summers, but when we do have time we love to be on the water with our boat or with friends and also take a relaxing camping trip to some of the wonderful camping sites around this area. I rarely get back to Worthington as my parents also live here in Northport. But do miss all my old friends from high school. Hope I can get to the reunion and catch up with everyone. I have enjoyed reading the bios and I hope this finds everyone healthy & happy!!(3/14/09)|
|Susan||Collier||Ruhlfirstname.lastname@example.org||Powell, OH||I have lived in Powell for 15 years. Married to Chip Collier since 1993. I have twins who will be eleven years old in June, Matthew and Lydia. They are in the 5th grade at Village Academy in Powell. They are very active in school. Matthew has played football for three years. Last summer they swam competitively for Wedgewood Country Club. We love to travel to the beach and enjoy skiing together as a family. As you can see, I am kept pretty busy with the lives of my kids! Believe it or not I am even my daughters Girl Scout Leader...who would have thought that back in 1979...certainly not me! Looking forward to the reunion in July. Hope to see you all there. (3/11/09)|
|Linda||Zorich||Tholeemail@example.com||Hilliard, OH||It isnít possible that we graduated from high school 30 years ago! Unbelievable! Iíve enjoyed reading everyoneís bios. Buzzy and I will have been married 22 years this July and are living in Hilliard, Ohio. We have 2 daughters. Jenni is a freshman at University of Dayton studying Spanish education. I guess she wants to follow in my footsteps with the education route. Carissa is a sophomore at Hilliard Davidson HS where she is a member of the marching band. Her wind symphony will be performing at our old alma mater next weekend, but Iím bummed that I wonít be able to attend. Iíll be in Cincinnati caring for my ill mother. This year Carissaís trying lacrosse for the first time. Thatís been a new learning experience for us. It will be fun to go to the Galipault Tournament in Worthington this spring. Iíve been teaching since graduating from Otterbein in í83. The past 18 years Iíve taught 2nd grade in Hilliard. Buzzy just took a new job with a company thatís based in England so Iím hoping to tag along on a business trip across the pond this summer. Not sure if Iíll be able to make it to the reunion this summer, but Iíd love to hear from you. (02/28/09)|
|Steven||Spungfirstname.lastname@example.org||Alpharetta, GA||After high school I went to Ohio State University. After graduating with a business degree I began working for Cooker Restaurant Corp. Moved to Atlanta in 1993 with the company and to be closer to my family. I left Cooker in 1997 and went into business for myself. I have been in business for myself here in Atlanta ever since. I am married with 2 children, Carson is a junior in high school this year and Taylor is a sophomore. Can't wait to see everyone again at the 30th year reunion. I don't get back to Ohio much. When I do, it is great to see all of the old hang outs. I still consider my high school buddies as the closest friends I have. My kids cant believe that I still talk to the old crowd after all these years. (02/27/09)|
|Kathryn||Smithson||Keethleremail@example.com||Worthington, OH||I am currently employed at Ohio State University in the Spine center. I have two sons, 26 and 23. They both graduated from from Thomas Worthington 2000 and 2004. Married Jim Smithson in 1984 and we lived in Lincoln ave for ten years, then my mom gave us property next door to her in 1996 and we built a house there next door to the one I grew up in and are still here. Our oldest son Chris is getting married in June this year (2009) to a girl who also graduated from Thomas, 2002. This upcoming reunion will be unique in that my parents graduated from Worthington (1948) and will be there also! I am also an artist and if you want you can see my work at www.kathrynsart.50megs.com or Gallery 202 in Westerville. (2/22/09)|
|Marla||Petersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Corrales, NM||Even though I graduated in early in 78 my kinship lies with the class of 79. I teach Digital Film making and Media Arts to high school and college students in New Mexico. I have 5 kids, 2 horses, a dog, and a cat. Would love to hear from anyone who even remembers me. (02/14/09)|
|Grant||Williamsemail@example.com||New Albany, OH|| I graduated from Ohio State University in
the Collage of Agriculture in 1985. I majored in Agriculture Mechanization
and Systems, Agronomy Turf and Ag Economics. Believe it or not, after college,
I was selling farm equipment in three states as equipment representative.
In 1986, I Married my love Dianne, who had been dating the last three years.
I decided that job was not right and started a Turf Lawn sprinkler company
called Forever Green Irrigation. That lasted 3 summers until the city put
a watering ban on during the summer of 1988 and put me out of business.
I then was hired to start an irrigation division of a local pump distributor
called Central Pump. During those six years I became a certified Irrigation
Designer and Auditor through the Irrigation Association. My wife and I had
a baby girl, Catherine Elizabeth Rachel Williams, in 1990. She has since
graduated from New Albany High School in 2008, and has a 2nd degree Black
belt in Taekwondo. She is a four time state champ in sparing and has been
in the top ten in the world twice and came in third place in 2007. She is
the head instructor at J&B Black Belt Academy in Gahanna. So I never
had to worry about boys messing with her!
I switched jobs in 1995 to another irrigation distributor, Irrigation
Supply, as a Irrigation specifier and sales. During that time I finally
had a second child, Daniel Benjamin James Williams. I know two middle
names. If you want to know why, then ask me at the 30th year reunion.
Danny is just a typical 8 year old boy. In 2006, I change careers, as
a Regional Manager for Lindsay Corp. I cover the NE of the country plus
the eastern part of Canada, so I am not home much. Yes this job is agriculture
related and Lindsay manufactures Zimmatic Center Pivots (irrigation for
farmers). One of my secrets from my high school classmates, is that I
always wanted to be a farmer. The next best thing is working with them
and I love it!!!
|Anthony||Cairofirstname.lastname@example.org||Port Murray, NJ|| Living in New jersey since Graduation. Married,
(Jean), Three kids, Anthony (17), Patrick (16), Melissa (13).
|Myra||Pumphrey||Chakroffemail@example.com||Glen Allen, VA|| Hello Everyone! It is great
to read all the bios to see what you have been doing! I have been a Physical
Therapist for 26 years and have been married to Jerry, also a P.T., for
22 years. We have worked together for most of our careers and are now business
partners in a private practice. I also teach P.T.ís at a local University.
We have 2 kids, David and Sarah. They keep us constantly entertainedÖ.it
is now particularly fun to re-live those High School memories through David.
We love to travel whenever we can and the kids love their sports, including
whitewater kayaking (Jerry and I attempted the sport and nearly drowned,
so we now watch them Ďsurfí from the shore!). Lately, everyone around here
seems to be studying, so I am back at school too, working on my Clinical
Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Both of my parents (Mama Chak and Big Chak)
continue to live in Worthington and I love to go back and visit. I especially
like to go Ďdowntowní. I did go into the old High School recently which
Not a week goes by that I donít think about the great times I had in those High School years. I hope to come to the 30th reunion and catch up with many of you! Myra (02/10/09)
|Doug||Keownfirstname.lastname@example.org||Clermont, FL||WOW, has five years already gone by since our 25th? Time flies. It seems like yesterday I was sitting and talking to old friends. I am not sure if I will make it to the 30th this year. I am back in school and that is the time I will be going to school. It has been a busy year. Returned from the middle east after being recalled to active duty by the Navy, lost my job at home and was unemployed for four months, was able to find work for the Navy in Orlando which is about 20 minutes from the house, am teaching school at the University of South Florida as an Adjunct, am half way done with my PhD....one more year of classes and the dssertation to go and that doesn't even include the family!! In the last five years I have seen three of the kids graduate from high school, one more graduating this year, and (I hate to say it) became a grandpa. If I miss you all at the 30th, please write and say hi and if you are in the central FL area, stop by. (02/05/09)|
|Brad||Smithemail@example.com||Delaware, OH||Im now currently living in Delaware, OH and still do lift all the time and plan to compete once I take care of a nagging elbow injury that happened to me in Montana while on vacation. I was getting ready for my last contest for the year and hurt it really bad, so I tried for a little bit to keep going at it to make the show but it didnt work. Although the show before I placed 3rd in the Super Heavy weight Class, for those that know nothing about bodybuilding it weight between 225 and up. Anyways Im still working at my Dads business which my younger brother now controls and he and I are majority owners in. I am currently divorced for the 3rd time do to lack of effort on her part. Thats all Ill say about it to. Mean while I have been divorced since 2007 and currently live with my current girlfriend and new fiancé. We have a nice home in Northwest Delaware and our kids are of the 4 legged varieties, a Chocolate Lab, and a Doberman/Sheppard Mix that looks like a large Beagle. Do to the injuries I have I have been studying to become a Personal Trainer. Hope to see everyone at the reunion in July. (OH BY THE WAY THE STEELERS RULE AGAIN!) (02/02/09)|
|Laurie||Ladik||Clodfelterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Bowling Green, OH||Five years went by quickly...I'm still living in Bowling Green, OH. My twoboys are now 18 and 15. My oldest graduated high school and moved toPowell in September to go to computer tech school and to work. He liveswith my nephew and says he will NEVER move back to Bowling Green. Myyoungest is a freshman in high school and is loving being the "onlychild". He enjoys volunteering at various places, but enjoys the assistedliving community where his grandfather is living the most. He also keptme busy with wrestling this year. I'm still an insurance agent working out of my house. I market mostlysenior products which is why I also decided to add reverse mortgages. Ialso am a caretaker for my 93 year old father-in-law. He's a great guyand I actually enjoy what I do for him. I've also spent a lot of time onthe golf course the last few years. I'm to the point where I'm actuallyrespectable. I play in two leagues. (If anyone wants to play the week endof the reunion...let me know! I'm always up for a round.) At this point in time, I am seperated from my husband of 22 years. We aretrying to work things out, but I'm sure, as many of you know, it isn'talways easy. I'm looking forward to the reunion and seeing old friends... (01/31/09)|
|Just decided to look up our old school since we have been gone for 30 years and found your contact info. I am currently living in Tulsa OK, working in the IT business and LOVE the warmer weather here. I was married in 81, divorced after 2 kids and lots of bad times. Our kids are 26 and 24 with 1 grandson from the oldest who is the current love of my life. I attended the "zoo" as many referred to the Alternative School. Hope to be able to attend the reunion, will keep you posted. Amazing to review the names of classmates who have kept in contact with your web page, even more amazing to see the names of who have passed. Let me know if I can be of assistance, take care. Any word from Duncan Reynolds? or others that attended the AP?? (01/29/09)|
I am owner of Circa Music in Dublin, and have been writing music for television, film and radio for 20 years. If you own a television you've heard hundreds of my compositions. Before that I was either in bands (Orion 1976-1982) or working in music retail. My studio, built in 1999, is on Bradenton Ave in Dublin and can be seen at www.circamusic.com.
I probably have the 2 oldest children in the graduating class, Aaron now 28 and Marc 26. They are both much smarter and better looking than me. Duh! I just married in January of 2009 to Jennifer Agnew. We live in Old Beechwold now. We love to travel the world, drink Italian wine, and will probably start a family. Wow, I can't believe I just wrote that.
I can be found at Facebook, you know, place where people write tiny quirky messages to each other all day long. (01/29/09)
|Suzi Kay Novak, Worthington, Ohio. I still live in Worthington, never moved away. After high school I went to OSU and went into the medical field. Married 1982 WHS graduate, Dan Susi, we have one son, Michael. After the death of my husband went into the family firm, Novak Funeral Home in Clintonville and am still here today. Michael is now a freshman at Bishop Watterson High School. I am really looking forward to reunion summer 2009. Take Care for now. Lets remember to Charlie Favret who passed away October 2006. (01/26/09)|
|Just wanted to update: As of October 2008, Iím the new Executive Artistic Director for the Boston Childrenís Theatre. Really enjoying building the program from the ground up and love working in downtown Boston every day. Having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2007, I am now coming up on a full year of being cancer-free. Now involved in an online support group for men in recovery. My partner and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. LIFE IS GOOD! (01/14/09)|
|Kristen||O'Keefe||Cellaremail@example.com||Columbus, OH||This is just an update since the last posting - another 5 years has flown by. It doesn't seem as much as changed with in my life, but the advances the boys makes keeps reminding me that time has past. I'm still married and living in Worthington. Our oldest, Ryan, is our discipled and very focused son. He is a freshman at OSU and interested in Mechanical Engineering. Ian, our soccer stud, is a junior at Worthington Kilbourne. He'll be playing with the Columbus Crew Academy this spring. I'm still employed with GFS Chemicals in our corporate division as a sales/customer service executive. I've also been working part-time at Kohls to help support OSU. I've seen many classmates and continue to support this site and request everyone to register so we know how to reach you for our 30th reunion this July. Hope to see you then. (01/13/09)|
|Dion||Courtright||Wright||DCOURTRIGHT@columbus.rr.com||Columbus, OH||I'm living a quiet life here in Arlington with my husband and two cats. I still can't believe it's been almost 30 years since we graduated ! seems like yesterday. (01/12/09)|
|Mark||Cameronfirstname.lastname@example.org||Worthington, OH||I have two kids, Trisha, 21 and Joshua, 18 (both also graduated Thomas Worthington) and have been busy in career and family. After 8 years at McGraw-Hill as a Webmaster I took up a couple of contract Internet jobs including developing some of the Ohio.gov Web sites and now I am currently developing Intranet platforms in dot net format for American Electric Power. On top of this I still find time to volunteer for WOSU-TV when they are in live production and still tinker with audio and video equipment a couple nights a week at HHGregg at Easton (see me if you need a discount on the HDTV sets!). I also am into boating and ATVing (and have developed boatingamerica.com sponsored by West Marine, the former who is hosting this site). I graduated from Ohio University in 1985. I also keep close contact with other 79ers, Fred Riccioli, Jim McDonald (Rubberbandman - hey CBs used to be "in" before chat rooms), Ed Johnson, Tina Wakefield, Brian Belskie, also ran into Cliff Fallon on a couple of occasions, common guys we are waiting for your posts! Though most of my family has moved to Arizona, Texas and Washington, the kids and I still reside in our great hometown of Worthington. (01/06/09)|
|Larry||Thomas||LThomas@tesengineering.com||Lakewood, OH||Hello everyone. Wow, 30 years. I've been in Cleveland since college. Married to Jackie with no kids, but three dogs. We live just to the West of Cleveland in Lakewood near the lake. I started my own consulting engineering firm 17 years ago and have grown it to 30 people. It keeps me busy. Jackie was a Firefighter and is not retired. Life is fantastic. Still love to ski, hike, mountain bike and stay active. This coming spring I plan on helping out the local Westlake Varsity Lacrosse Team. Really looking forward to that. See you all this coming summer. (11/19/08)|
|Michelle||Vickersemail@example.com||Summerville, SC||I live in Sunny Summerville SC with my 3 daughters age 19, 13, and 14 and my spouse Tad Yoke. My oldest daughter Jacqueline is attending college, I own my own company, and my husband owns a computer engineering company. I have a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts/ Business from Xavier University and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I also teach continuing education classes to Massage Therapists. My website is www.emeraldoceans.com (09/01/08)|
|Dan||Featherfirstname.lastname@example.org||Santa Clarita, CA||This Dan Feather and I live in Santa Clarita ,Ca. with my three kids and wife of seventeen years. Her name is Veronica.After high school I joined the Marine Corps and ended in So. Cal. I liked it so much that I stayed and do not plan on leaving any time soon. The weather is great. Not sure what else to put here so this will have to do for now. Thanks and nice web page. (08/15/08)|
|Roger||Cellaremail@example.com||Worthington, OH||I live in Worthington with my
wife of 15 years, Denisa. Oddly enough right across from The High School.
[Yes ~ they still play ultimate Frisbee on the front lawn.]
We have three great kids: Maggie, 14 will be starting at Linworth Alternative in the fall, (Thanks Mr Harvey!).
John and Claire, 12, will be at Kilbourne middle school. (Not the same with-out the courtyard, but still smells the same...What is that?!)
I joined the Coast Guard after graduation and then attended Col. tech. Had the opportunity to live on both Coast, the Great lakes and the Gulf but there's no place like Worthington.
I spend time watching my kids participate in Soccer & Lacrosse, ( I think it's a law in Worthington), Cross Country & Track & Field, and every once in a while I'll run into one of YOU...pretty cool.
The seventies are somewhat blurry, so If anyone can verify that I was actually in your class.......... (06/06/08)
|Jackie||Allgood||Stevensfirstname.lastname@example.org||Indianapolis, IN||Since graduation I have been
married twice. I produced two children from the first marriage, Tamara and
Robert. The marriage was abusive. The second marriage was the love of my
life. After 14 years together, 10 of which we were married, he found someone
else and left me last year, leaving me on my own for the first time in my
2007 was a period of hardship and much growth. Having been diagnosed in 2006 with late onset Friedreich's Ataxia, a slowly progressive neuromuscular disease, I am now one of Jerry's Kids. After my husband left, I applied for and was approved for SSI, to the grand total of $424 a month, though I continued to look for work. During that time my son had a terrible car accident that nearly killed him and my daughter had her first baby, Akane.
My son miraculously recovered and my granddaughter is beautiful. And on April 21, 2008 I started working full time (for the first time ever!) for AT&T as a High Speed Internet Customer Self Install agent.
|Lee||Bellemail@example.com||Tampa, FL||Living in beautiful Tampa, FL and loving the warm weather and water. (12/12/06)|
|Meg||Galipaultfirstname.lastname@example.org||Mount Vernon, OH||Wow. Amazing to read these bios! And yes, Paul Kocher, my dad would be proud of you. After a bunch of different jobs since college (OU, '83), I'm now managing editor of the Kenyon Review, an international literary journal (www.kenyonreview.org). I married Jon Stickley, a musician (www.thepatsys.com), two years ago. We have three cats, a dog, and a lovely little house. I spend my spare time working in the garden, writing, and working on political campaigns. Up until a couple of years ago, I fenced competitively, coached a club, and was the editor of American Fencing magazine. (09/25/06)|
|Rebecca||Pavelka||Thamanemail@example.com||St. Louis, MO||I can't believe it's been 20+ years! I have 4 children: Audrey is 18 and a senior in high school, Jackson is 15 and a freshman in high school, Rachel is 12 in 6th grade and Jacob is 9 and in 4th grade. I have just returned to work and since working in the computer field would require my going back to college I have decided to work as a bookkeeper from my home. My husband, Bob, has an industrial coatings business. Like most families, we are very busy with activities, work and cheering on the Cardinals. (08/26/06)|
|Dave||Luce||Davluce@aol.com||St. Louis, MO|| Undergrad at OSU (83) and law
school at Univ. of Kansas (86). In private practice (general civil litigation)
in St. Louis. I'm married to a great woman, Deb, from Oklahoma. We have
no kids but two dogs and a cat who run the house. I don't get back to Worthington
much but was just there last week and was reminded how nice it is and how
lucky I was to grow up there. From the notes left on this great web cite,
it looks the class of 79 has done well. Take
|Ginny||Miller||Paullfirstname.lastname@example.org||Rosewell, GA||Married to Jeff (Reynoldsburg '81) since 1990 and the stay-at-home mom to Sam, 9, and Ben, 6. We will be moving from Knoxville around the time of the reunion, so I can't attend - I would love to see everyone again! . (updated 6/04/05)|
|Kerin||Magill||Dunkesemail@example.com||Ocean View, DE||
Just an update...especially for those of you who were at the reunion. Our adoption process has been proceeding well, and we are ANXIOUSLY awaiting the arrival home of Nathaniel, who was born Sept. 29, 2004 in South Korea. We expect him to be home sometime in late March or early April. We are very excited -- our daughter Kelsey turns 10 tomorrow and every year she's wished for a baby brother or sister when she's blown out her candles! Next year Nathaniel will be here to help her blow them out! (2/15/05)
After college (OU), interned at McGraw-Hill World News
in London; then worked at Columbus Business Journal. From there, moved
to Dover, DE to work at a daily paper. There I met my future husband,
Eric, a sportswriter. We married in '87, then moved to West Chester, Pa.
where we worked at a daily paper and then bought a little weekly in Oxford,
Pa. Sold that in '95 and moved to Delaware. I worked at a Bethany Beach
weekly for six years and for the past two have worked at home on our news
and information website about Sussex County, DE. We have a 9-year-old
daughter, Kelsey, and a 120-lb. Golden Retriever named Mack. We live about
1.5 miles from the ocean and love hanging out at the beach and kayaking
on the bays. Haven't been back for a reunion since the 10-year -- looking
forward to seeking lots of folks!
|Darren||Winklerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Worthington, OH|| I now work in the airline industry.
Moved back to Worthington after a long ride in L. A. Still Alive and kicking...
|Cindy||Morrison||Klineemail@example.com||Worthington, OH|| Married to Dellos ('79 grad)
for 20 years. We have 2 sons, Korey, soph at Thomas, and Lance, 7th grade
at Kilbourne MS (old 9th grade bldg) and a chinchilla. Both boys keep us
busy with lacrosse and golf. Dellos is an architect. I work at TWHS. We
all enjoy golfing and skiing/snowboarding and I crazily follow all the local
sports. We always run into many classmates that are still in the area.
|Paul||Kocherfirstname.lastname@example.org||Worthington, OH|| HELLO TO ALL. IT WAS GREAT
TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE REUNION. WHAT A BLAST! THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER.
KUDOS TO TAMMY. KRISTEN, AND ED. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT. ALSO KUDOS TO MARK
FOR THIS GREAT WEB-SITE. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU ALL? PROBABLY BE LIKE
THE CLASS OF 78. HA. THANKS GUYS, YOUR AWESOME. HEY PENSYL, THANKS FOR TEAMING
WITH ME FOR GOLF. I ENJOYED IT. IT WAS NICE TO CATCH UP. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED
TO A GREAT LADY FROM UPPER ARLINGTON SINCE 1990. WE WERE MARRIED BY MY BROTHER
JOHN. IMAGINE THAT. HE MARRIED US AT WONDER LAKE, 90 MILES DEEP IN DENALI
PARK, ALASKA. IT SNOWED ON OUR WEDDING DAY IN AUGUST, GO FIGURE. WE SETTLED
IN HILLIARD IN 1992. AFTER THAT, OUR SON WAS BORN NEW YEARS EVE 1993. HIS
CLAIM TO FAME IS THE LAST BABY OF THE YEAR AT RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL. HE HAS
BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A GIFTED STUDENT IN THE HILLIARD SCHOOLS. MY DAD ALWAYS
SAID THAT THE SMARTS ALWAYS SKIPS A GENERATION. I THINK HE WAS RIGHT. I
HAVE BEEN DOING ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING SINCE 1987. I TOOK SOME ARCHITECTURAL
RELATED CLASSES AT CTI IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES, AND SOME CADD SOFTWARE CLASSES
AT COLUMBUS STATE RECENTLY. I AM INTO MOUNTAIN BIKING BIG TIME. I HAVE BIKED
IN OHIO, KENTUCKY, WEST VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA,
AND ALASKA. I DO THIS JUST SO I CAN CONTINUE TO EAT FAST FOOD AND PIZZA.
YUM! I HAVE COACHED MY SONS LACROSSE TEAM THREE YEARS NOW. WE WON THE TOURNAMENT
THIS YEAR, CLEAN SWEEP. WOULDN'T JOHN GALIPAULT BE PROUD. WITH ALL THAT
SAID, IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT, DROP ME A LINE. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY
OF YOU. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW LOCKETT? IT'S YOUR TURN TURNER.
|Diane||Lyons||Szulewskiemail@example.com||Sarasota, FL|| Hi guys! Wow, what a great
time at the reunion ~ it was so nice to see the people that I grew up with
again. My hubby, Tom, my son, Garrett and I have been living in SRQ for
18 years now. Garrett will soon be 11 and, after getting braces in a week
or so, will be going into 5th grade (wasn't he just in toddler clothes?!)
Tom owns a gourmet pretzel franchise in Southgate Mall and I help develop
highrise condo's and large home neighborhoods. I know many of you holiday
in Sarasota - call me and I can help guide you around the area. See you
|Sandy||Szabofirstname.lastname@example.org||Worthington, OH|| It was great seeing those of
you that were able to make the reunion. I missed those that were unable
to attend. I am a single parent with a wonderful, bright and handsome son.
He will be a junior at Thomas this fall. He loves anything to do with music
and enjoys both street and ice hockey. I am working at J Alexanders restaurant.
I have been employed there for nine years as a daytime bartender. I work
the Monday thru Friday shifts. Please stop in and visit. I left my e-mail
address so please use it and we can catch up!! Are you happy Lockett?
|John||Hongemail@example.com||Westfield, IN|| Hello! After graduation, I
attended the State University of NY. I earned a B.S. and MBA from there,
but more importantly met my wife Jeannine. We have been married for 19+
years now. We never had any children, but do have an 8-year old terrier
that we treat like a child. I worked for the Pillsbury Company for several
years before moving to the Indianapolis area to join the Dow Chemical Company
in 1989. Today, I am the Import/Export Manager for their Agricultural Chemicals
Division. We enjoy playing hockey and golf in our spare time and I also
like working on home improvement projects. I hope to attend the next reunion
and would enjoy hearing from anybody. Take Care!
|Steve||Wilcox||WILCOX4WILLRIDE@aol.com||West Palm Beach, FL|| Hello,hope all is well with
everyone. After twenty-four years on the high seas I still seem to find
my way back to Palm Beach. There I reside with my beautiful wife,Lisa, and
our two children,Steven(fifteen)and Alysha(twelve). We enjoy a very full
life and consider ourselves very blessed. I look forward to seeing you all
at the Thirtieth Reunion.
|Michael||Lockettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dublin, OH|| After WHS I attended Franklin
University and received a bachelors degee in business and finance. In 84
I Married Kris, my wife of 20 wonderful years. 86 I joined Citizen Watch
co. as a maufactures rep.(wrist watches). In 2000 we adopted a great litte
boy, Zach. Just before he turned 2 he was diagnosed PDD(NOS) within the
autism spectrum. Having a child with special needs has been one of the most
rewarding events in my life. Zachs is now 4-1/2 and doing well. We spend
a lot of time as a family, we have 3 dogs and 4 horses, this keeps us busy.
Life is to short, keep in touch. LOVE AND PEACE.
|Joesph||Monskaemail@example.com||Dublin, OH|| Living in Dublin with my wife
Michelle (Cujo)and 2 great kids, Mitchell (10) and Bianca Nicole (9). We
have 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 ferrets. I am still working in the family business
for 24 years. Michelle is a Veterinarian and the Medical Director of VCA
Animal Hospital in Westerville. In the future we plan to expand the business
and build a full emergency service and doggy day care clinic in Dublin.
We spend most of our time either at Mitchell's or Bianca's baseball, football,
soccer, or gymnastics games as did both of my parents with me.Hope to see
everyone and more at the 30th
|Dave||Cannonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lewis Center, OH|| I've been married to my wife
Theresa for almost 18 years. We have two boys, Jeff, 15 and Matt, 11. They
take up most of our time with their sports and activities. After serving
in the Air Force, I've worked in government finance. I am now the County
Administrator in Delaware County.
|Brian||Belskieemail@example.com||Westerville, OH|| Since the last reunion in 1999,
I became married to Gayle, and we purchase a very nice house on the 11th
green in the Little Turtle community in Westerville. Our house is regularly
pelted by golf balls, but they become mine permanently as my adopted white
German shepherd, "Tess" tends to remind folks that our yard is definitely
out-of bounds. The large quantities of acquired balls come in handy as I
usually return them to other destinations in my golf outings to never be
seen again. In February of 2000 we were blessed with our son Matthew Abram.
Shortly thereafter, I went back to Franklin University full-time to resume
my studies with majors in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership.
I finally earned my degree in August 2002 and graduated with honors. I was
determined to have it completed before my daughter Kiera Joy was born, but
she beat me to it a few weeks ahead of schedule with her birth date being
August 1st 2002 I work as a Regional Account Executive for a UPS Supply
Chain Solutions business unit, UPS Mail Innovations. I like what I do very
much, however, my children are my greatest responsibility and pleasure in
life. When not involved with the family, I like to work on projects around
the the house and yard, ride my Suzuki Katana, take mini vacations, and
my summer favorite...a peaceful nap during a NASCAR broadcast on Sunday
afternoons. I try to watch the whole race because I am in a NASCAR Internet
racing league, but I usually end up sleeping most of the time! I still have
the intention of training for and completing a full 26.2 mile marathon.
Hopefully I can say that I found the time the dedication to have done that
by our 30th reunion.
|Dave||Saliarisfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lewis Center, OH|| I'm living in Central Ohio
near the Polaris Amphitheater. I have one son Blake who is into every sport
a kid could play. I have coached most of his teams figuring I needed to
payback to all the people that helped me along in sports as a youth. The
25th reunion was a great time. I enjoyed talking to all that attended. Thanks
to all involved in the planning. The Ruckmore never saw us coming. The bar
tenders are still in shock.
|Debbie||Hume||Shayemail@example.com||Strongsville, OH|| I am currently living in a
suburb of Cleveland and have been here for 5 years. I am divorced and have
two wonderful children, Tracee, 14, who is definetly a teenager and Tyler,
12, who wants to compete and play every sport invented. I am currently running
a small company, EASE@Work, that provides employee assistance services to
companies throughout Ohio. Prior to living in Ohio, we lived in Ft. Lauderdale
for 13 years. (Yes, I am still trying to understand why I left such beautiful
weather.) We have taken up skiing and snow boarding in order to embrace
the winters. Both my children like Ohio but desire to move to warmer climate
for college. I will only be able to attend Friday night's activities. I
can't wait to see everyone.
|Michele||Davis||LaValle||MichLDavis@aol.com||Peachtree City, GA|| I left Worthington in 1983
to marry my husband Kim and move to California. From there we went on to
move to Chicago, Indianapolis, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Michigan and are
currently living outside of Atlanta. In between all of this moving, I gave
birth to quintuplets in 1988. They were very small and none were expected
to live through the night. Here I am 16 years later with 4 surviving miracle
babies (and one angel in heaven), that are the best things in my life! My
husband and I will be married 21 years this October and I am re-living my
teenage years through my four teens, Jessica, Emily, Phillip and Natalie.
It is currently a real challenge trying to teach them all how to drive!
Hope to see you all at the reunion. I haven't missed one yet!
|Susan||Tehan||Vilardofirstname.lastname@example.org||Waukesha, WI|| It's Tuesday night...No!Wednesday
morning before the reunion. I should be in bed getting my beauty rest, but
I so enjoyed reading everyone's bio. tonight & thought I should check-in.
Life's been good since grad. day '79. John & I just celebrated our 18th
wedding anniversary in the Lake of the Ozarks with our kids and Jenifer
(Hausser) Blair's wonderful family. Since we've been married, we've lived
in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida and now Wisconsin, where we hope to stay
(especially since Julie & Rob Grim and their children live so closeby)!We've
been running from the law. Kidding- It's great being back in the midwest,
and we've been here since '95. We have 3 children: Lauren (15), Sean (13)and
Nick (11). I'm tutoring this summer, but mostly vacationing & traveling
with our youngest's baseball team. I help teach 1st & 2nd graders math and
reading throughout the school year, and have a couple of hours left in the
afternoon each day before the kids get home, to exer! cise and have lunch
with my friends or hubby, when he's not traveling. I try hard to find that
balance in the midst of our busy world. John and I are looking forward to
getting reacquainted with everyone in a few days. Can't wait!
|Char||Vandeveer||Jonesemail@example.com||Dublin, OH|| Having fun with my family.
David and I have been married almost 18 years, and have 3 kids: Emily (13),
Caitlin (10), Kyle (8). I work part-time as a Dental Hygenist.
|Kristen||Gerhard||Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Poway, CA|| I've been in San Diego working
for SAIC as a computer programmer (hey Warren!) for the last 8 years. I
am on leave this year with a baby girl. I also have a 9 year old boy. Degrees
are in music (OSU) and computer science (U of Maryland). I married, divorced
and re-married. Extra time and disposable income have gone to bicycle racing.
I talk to Sandy Nelson frequently and miss Ron Alexander. My folks still
live on Haymore.
|Tammy||Hampton||Jarrettemail@example.com||Westerville, OH|| I continue to teach Art in
the Columbus Public Schools. Currently at Indianola Middle School around
OSU Campus area. I received my Masters in Education with Certificates to
be a principal in middle or high school. Imagine that!!!! I'll pursue that
later when my children are older. My children are ages 14 (Holly) who is
the opposite of me with the exception of being artistic. She needs to go
back to the "60's with the hippies. Peace and Love man. OH Boy! Sorry how
low can hip-huggers go? And "NO" she does not have her belly-button pieced,
but she thinks that would be "So Cool". I told if she wants to do that,
she has to wait until she's out of the house and I don't have to look at
it! What a challenge and it's just the begining. God help me! My son Cody-good
looking boy, athletic, artistic and a good student, yeah! He is 11 years
old and he is a great Baseball player (1st base). Here's good news, I remarried
my husband Rick after 41/2 years of divor! ce. God works very mysteriously
in our lives, but he has a plan for all of us. Most of the time we don't
know what that plan is, but we must have faith, patience and perserverance.
Everybody is healthy for the most part. I still teach aerobics, five classes
a week at the YMCA in Powell, Ohio. I just have to keep on moving. I'm afraid
if I stop, I won't be able to move again. Oohh and this age thing. I hate
it!!! Don't get me started. Ha Ha! I hope everyone enjoys the reunion. Please
e-mail me with your response of likes and dislikes. This would be helpful!
God Bless, Tammy
|Brian||Lynch||BriLynch@Lucent.com||Upper Arlington, OH||(06/29/04)|
|Katherine||Fischer||Diolfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dublin, OH||I'm Married to Rob Fischer. We are a blended family of six. Our teens are: Lindley 16, Nikolaus 14, Katie 14 & Cameron 12. Rob is Plant Supervisor at Invensys, in Plain City and likes to golf. I teach Special Education in Westerville and enjoy doing artwork. (06/28/04)|
|Matthew||Brennan||MJBBrennan@aol.com||Loveland, OH||I thought I would drop a note to my fellow classmates since I will miss my first re-union. I am still in Cincinnati, married to Susan and have 4 children ages 21 (stepchildren ) to 4. On September 11, 2001 (yes-that is the date) my wife and I found out that our youngest-Blake was diagnosed with autism. Upset with the lack of services available for treatments, we founded the Cincinnati Center for Autism (CCFA) in October, 2003. The Center provides treatment to children with ASD and assist families in navigating the complex field of children with disabilities. Upon learning of this, I decided to embark on a lifelong goal of climbing the worlds highest mountains. After stints in Russia, Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and all points in between, I am heading to the big one-Mt. Everest in spring 2005. Under the guidance of veteran mountaineer Andy Politz (WHS 78'), my goal is to raise $1,000,000 to give to the developmental disability division of Childrens Hospital in Cincy along with my own non-profit the CCFA. You can follow us at www.everestforautism.com. We are well on our way. I am still gainfully employed-I own my own business(es) building houses, developing land and digging ditches. I have an office in Columbus as well and 85 people to make payroll for. It has been a wild ride-I am not sure I would do it again. I have great memories of WHS-Evening Street Elementary, Worthingway and all points in between. I count my high school buddies as my closest friends-I think that means something. I hope this posting finds the reader doing well. It has been a short 25 years and I will miss being at the re-union. (06/28/04)|
|LaDonna||Hattonemail@example.com||Milton, MA||After attending college in Ohio, I came to Boston for law school, and have been here for 21 years. I have worked mostly in the public sector, and have held a number of positions, including chief legal counsel to the Boston Police Department and to the state Attorney General's Office. I currently work at the state Supreme Court (where I have been for just over 3Ĺ years, breaking my previous record of longest time in one job). I have four kidsĖin the fall, one will start high school, one will start middle school, and two (twins) will be in second grade. (06/22/04)|
|Steve||Huberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Marietta, GA||This summer my wife Sue and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage, and 20 years of living in Atlanta, GA after graduating from Bowling Green. I have been a partner in a commercial real estate appraisal firm for nine years, and Sue teaches elementary school. Our daughter Jennifer will be a Sophomore in high school, and runs on the cross country and track teams. Our son Colin is heading into fourth grade and plays every sport time will allow. (06/22/04)|
|Jenifer||Blair||Hausseremail@example.com||Frisco, TX||Since graduating from OSU, I worked for Lazarus Department Stores. I left there to become an account executive for Christian Dior Perfumes where I met my husband David. I headed for St. Louis to marry him and took a job with Elizabeth Arden. We have been richly blessed with two wonderful sons, Zachary-10 and Matthew-8. I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years and have followed David's career from St. Louis to Texas to Chicago to Pittsburgh and now back to Texas. Yikes....we hope we are done for a while. Regrets that we won't be able to be at the reunion! I'm sure it will be a lot of fun! (06/15/04)|
|Donna||Malcomfirstname.lastname@example.org||Suwanee, GA||I attended OSU until 1981 and then transferred to Georgia State University and completed my Master's Degree. I went back to school three years ago and earned my Specialists Degree in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction. I have been teaching elementary school for 20 years and love it!!! I have two beautiful boys - Jake, a 5 year old terrier mix and Wesley, a 4 year old Westie. I will not be able to attend the reunion due to a cruise that my family already had planned, but I would love to hear from everyone.. (06/15/04)|
|Mike||Lord||Mikelord@bellsouth.net||Wilmington, NC|| Lets see... after Worthington, 15 years
in the restaurant biz in St. Thomas, USVI., and getting married to my lovely
wife Betsy and having 3 three little ones,(Megan-10, Rebecca-7 & Sam-3).
We decided to settle here in our little Wilmington beach town. We have been
here going on 7 years. Selling Real Estate and loving life. It's been a
very long time. Would be great to hear from anyone. Best Regards
|Keri||Curfman||Morganemail@example.com||Westerville, OH|| After graduating from The Ohio State University,
I started a career with IBM as a Systems Engineer. After 7 years, I took
a year off and had a baby boy (Ryan, who is now 14). I returned to IBM,
in Sales, where I have been for the past 13 years. I am located in Worthington,
although I have had the opportunity to travel extensively. My husband, David,
is a contractor who re-habs and manages rental properties we own. Ryan will
be attending Thomas WHS next year, as a ninth-grader (unbelievable to me!).
He plays the guitar, and writes music (loves it!). We enjoy boating on Lake
Erie (Catawba Island), where we spend our weekends. We have a condo and
boat on the Lake, so if anyone is up that way, please use the website to
email me if you'd like to hook up!
|Esther||Jewettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Columbus, OH|| I think thelast renuion I attended was our
10 year so I am looking forward to coming to the 25 year. After graduation,
I attended Otterbein with all intentions of going into Elementary Education,
but you know how plans go sometimes. I took a part time position as a teller
at Huntington Banks and have been here ever since, this is my 23rd year.
I worked my way up from teller through Personal Banker and then I was a
Banking Office Manager for 10 years. I am currently a Vice President in
Business banking. My title is Business Development Leader. I oversee 11
banking offices in the Northeast quadrant of Central Ohio. I am responsible
for the growth in business loans and deposits, training and developing the
managers and their teams, and pretty much anything else they can throw at
me. I keep busy outside of work garderning, playing golf, am very active
in Church and my passion of photography. I love traveling and try to take
at least one big trip a year. I have been to Europe, Alaska, Isreal and
many cruises. My 3 "children" are my 2 cats and dog.
|Mary||Vogt||Reidemail@example.com||Worthington, OH|| Married for 17 years to Al Vogt. We have
2 children, Amanda age 14, an eighth grader at Kilbourne Middle School (our
old ninth grade school). Son, George age 11, he is in fifth grade at Evening
Street Elementary. I have worked as a self-employeed hairstylist at Rick
Yound Hair Studio in Linworth for 21 years..
|Melinda (Mindy)||King||Edwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Guysville, OH|| I am currently a mother of two (Anna age
9 and Ben age 3) and I'm still married to Larry, a high school science teacher.
I make jewelry inspired by insects in what little free time I have left.
Check out mirthworkscreations.com to see my work.
|Sarah||Knoxemail@example.com||Whitefish Bay, WI|| Did my undergraduate work at the University
of Virginia, then taught high school English in Howard County, Maryland
for 11 years, getting a Master's at Johns Hopkins along the way. Eventually
decided to go back to grad school (again!), and earned my doctorate in counseling
psychology in 1999 at the University of Maryland. Have been a faculty member
at Marquette University since then, teaching, doing research, and supervising
practica. Still quite active in sports and music, and the proud mother of
a furry feline.
|Dave||Galefirstname.lastname@example.org||Lansing, West Virginia|| Whitewater Rafting and Skateboarding! (I
only get paid for the rafting part) Married a Native West Virginia girl
in '85 and we have 3 lovely daughter 1)13 year old and a set of twins that
are 9 years of age.
|Eric||Burkeyemail@example.com||Meckenheim, Germany|| I wasn't able to attend the 15 or 20 year
reunion, and unfortunately will miss the 25th as well. (Had it been scheduled
3 weeks later, then I would have been able to attend as we will be in the
states for vacation). After graduating from WHS, I worked as an apprentice
cook and pastry cook while attending CTI. I then moved on to Hyde Park,
NY where I attended and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America
in 1983. Almost directly after that, I moved to Hamburg, Germany where I
worked for 3 years before returning to the states. I met Kirsten in Hamburg
and we both worked in Chicago for 7+ years. We married in 1986 and our son,
BjŲrn, was born in Oct. of '89. In 1993, we moved back to Germany and I
accepted the position as executive pastry chef at The Gšstehaus Petersberg,
the official guesthouse of the German gov't. Our hotel became well known
on the international circuits after the Afghan war as the Afghan Peace Talks
were held at our hotel. In 1996,! I completed my exams and am now a master
pastry chef in accordance with the German Handkraft Guild of Cologne. Our
daughter, Sarah, was born in Nov. 1995. Both kids are fantastic and keep
Kirsten & me young!!! I am still active in music, singing in a chamber choir,
concert choir and working as substitute organist in our parish here in Germany.
That's about all. Would love tohear from anyone who cares to write or call.
|Lorraine||Holland||DeMelio||Lorraine.Holland@comcast.net||Issaquah, WA|| I have been living in the Seattle, Washington
area since June of 1990. I am a stay at home mom. I have a daughter, Brooke
who is 8 years old and a son Grant who is 6 years old. My husband and I
will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary this June. I help at the
school, love to cook and and enjoy time with my family and friends.
|Fred||Ricciolifirstname.lastname@example.org||Worcester, MA||Got married on Aug 2,1997. Bought a new home on Jan 2004. Area Mgr for PPG Industries for Mass. (04/23/04)|
|Rick||Vierowemail@example.com||Westervillle, OH||Have been married to Linda for 7 years. We spend much time sailing on Lake Erie. Linda ia a nurse at Riverside and I work as Corporate Sales Trainer for a national company and travel a lot with work. (04/21/04)|
|Barbara||Williams||Columbus, OH||TV Guide 90 second bio...Let's start in 9/79 - 3 yrs. at Bliss Business College w/degree. Married in 1981...Divorced in 1983...no kids,whew! Worked in collections for a couple years and decided to do what I really loved...cook. Managed a family-owned deli, then; two family owned catering businesses. Helped open one of the first Jersey Mikes sub shops around Columbus and finally decided to quit the 'Food & Beverage' business. That brings us to 1996. Started w/Safelite Glass Corp. in 1996 and worked my way up to supervisor of the Network Research dept. It's a lot like minding a kindergarten class, but, I like what I do and I do it well, so...see everyone in July. BKW (04/15/04)|
|Pam||Allen||Burdfirstname.lastname@example.org||Hobart, IN||Its been a LONG time!!! I am still in Northwest Indiana, single mom to 2 kids. My son Taylor 16 who loves driving around in his 67' Fury HA and daughter Paige 13 who has taught her horse to SHAKE! Never a dull moment around here! Can't wait to see everyone. (4/14/04)|
|Zach||Zettleremail@example.com||Worthington, OH||Hello, Everyone! Elizabeth and I (met at Miami U in 80, married in 83) have been back in Worthington since 91. I serve as Exec VP and COO of Optimum Technology, a software company here in town. We develop and sell collaborative investigation software for law and regulatory enforcement agencies across the country. Our oldest, Nick, is a junior at Thomas Worthington. Dean is a 7th grader at Kilbourne MS and Jill is a 2nd grader at Evening St. It is a strange feeling to walk down the halls again 25 years later. Even stranger to see many of the same teachers! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the festivities this summer! (3/13/04)|
|Lancaster, OH||Worked in Architecture for a number of years, then as a CADD consultant, then a dotcom consultant, now as a programmer for Huntington Bank. Living south of Lancaster in a log cabin with Dawn (wife of 20 years) and kids Ian & Kelsey.(3/10/04)|
|Barbara||Brown||Rappfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wilkesboro, NC||I completed an undergraduate and Masters degree at Miami University and have spent the last 25 years working in the accounting profession. I am currently an audit project manager in the Audit Techonology Group of a Fortune 60 company headquartered in Mooresville, NC. I have traveled extensively with friends and family. I have really enjoyed seeing the world. I have been married less than a year to a man I met as the result of an audit I performed two years ago. I can't wait to see everyone again. I'm really looking forward to the reunion. (2/18/04)|
|Susan||Baird||ElBaird99@aol.com||San Diego, CA||Hi all, Since I saw many of you at the 10 year reunion I've moved to Washington D.C., San Diego, St. Louis and back to San Diego (bought a house this time--I'm staying!), got married and single again and have continued my career in Biotech. I'm a Business Development Manager in Southern California and Arizona for a globalcompany called Amersham (recently purchased by GE). For those who knew my brother, he is in Florida with his wife and daughter. Mom is doing well, in spite of the fact that we lost my Dad last summer. She is in Ashland Ohio and travels quite a lot. Can't wait to read your postings and see you in july (2/17/04)|
|Doug||McClanahanemail@example.com||Upper Arlington, OH||I married Trish 18 years ago and we have 2 children; Kelly (16) and Kevin (4 -best surprise of my life!). Have worked for Canon USA for 15 years and can get you an awesome deal on digital cameras if you call or email me! We recently filmed an episode of Trading Spaces that's due to air in or aroung the May '04 time-frame. Life is good!! (1/20/04)|
|Mark||Berryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Woodinville, WA||I married my wife, Chris, in 1986 after I graduated from law school at Michigan. We have two daughters, Kate (14) and Madeline (10). Since 1986, we have lived in Seattle, and I have been an attorney at a large law firm, Davis Wright Tremaine. (1/16/04)|
|Pat||Laird||LairdGund@aol.com||Lewis Center, OH||I have been in Pharmaceutical
Industry for 14 years now. Micky (Gundling, Class of 1980) and I have four
kids and moved back to Columbus last year.
|Todd||Trollemail@example.com||Grimes, IA||I'm a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation with The Iowa Clinic in Des Moines, IA. Have lived in IA since 1991. I have been married to my wife Mary since 1987. We have 5 wonderful children: Nathan-14, Stephen-12, Aaron-10, Ian-8 and Sydney-5. (12/2/03)|
|Missy||Gilbert||Keslerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Newark, OH||I am a higher education consultant living in Granville, Ohio. After pursuing degrees in Baltimore (M.A sociology), and Boston (Ph.D sociology and women's studies), I taught at a university in Portland, Oregon for five years. I also directed a non-profit organization in Portland which I founded in 1997, CityGirls -- serving teen girls in the Portland metro area. My husband, Bryant (of 18 years) and I have two children: a girl (7) and a boy (2). We are hikers and love searching for old growth forests. For the past several years, I have been writing a book about the relationship between higher education and community service. (11/24/03)|
|Steven||Phillips||Des Moines, IA||Working in the automotive industry for the past several years. currenty a finance manager for the largest chrysler dealership in iowa. I have been wanting to attend but something has always come up. I look forward to attending the reunion as my thoughts of my years in worthington were very special. Thanks for the web site. (11/03/03)|
|Lisa||Walker||Price||LWALKER2@insight.rr.com||Westerville, OH||Currently, I work at Bank One as a Lead Business Analyst and Manager. I've been married for 21 years and have a son, Tristan, who will graduate from Thomas Worthington in June, 2004. (11/02/03)|
|Thomas||Leeemail@example.com||Columbus, OH||College in Mass. at Amherst College. Medical School in NYC at Columbia. Stayed for Residency in Orthopedic Surgery. Now in practice in Columbus. Happily married with 3 kids living in Worthington. (10/16/03)|
|Cathy||Fischer||Moyefirstname.lastname@example.org||Copley, OH||How do you put 25 years into one paragraph? I have been working in Marketing--Procter & Gamble, Goodyear, and a paint company called ICI, I have four children ages 10 and under, I am married to a physicist who works at NASA. I have lived in Cincinnati, Baltimore, and now the Akron/Cleveland area. I am looking forward to the reunion and meeting up with friends I haven't seen in a long time! (10/16/03)|
|Eric||Schwartzemail@example.com||Wakefield, MA||Director of Medicinal Chemistry for the US-based drug discovery group of the Belgian pharmaceutical company, UCB. (10/15/03)|
|Karan||Taylor||de Hilsterfirstname.lastname@example.org||San Antonio, TX||I moved to San Antonio, going on 5 yrs. now, with my husband, 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. I recently graduated from Nursing School and I work in a rehab. facility.|
|We moved here to Colombia as missionaries over three years ago. We are the founders and directors of a new Youth With A Mission base here in this strategic area where Colombia, Peru, and Brazil share borders. Our ministry focus is to provide training for the hundreds of native and indigenous pastors who live and work in the small villages up and down the Amazon river and its tributaries. My main responsabilities are home schooling our two children, Wesley-14 and Emily-11, supervising the kitchen and cooking for the 12 staff that work with us, covering all the bilingual secretarial needs and translating for teams that come from the States. I really would like to make it to Wothington for the reunion next year, but if I can't I would love to hear from some of you. (7/17/03)|
|Sarah||Knoxemail@example.com||Whitefish Bay, WI||Hmmm, let's see . . . it's been a while. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Virginia, and then taught high school English in Howard County, Maryland for 11 years. During that time, I married . . . and divorced. Eventually I decided that a career change was in order, so pursued a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland. I graduated from Maryland with my Ph.D. in 1999, after completing a one-year internship at OSU's Counseling and Consultation Services in 1998-99. I've been a faculty member here at Marquette University in Milwaukee since 1999, and enjoy very much what I do. We have an excellent program, great faculty and students, and I am fortunate to be able to teach, do research, and pursue some clinical work as well. I still whack the fuzz off of tennis balls as often as I can, and now also sing regularly in an Episcopal choir. No kids, but a furry feline friend who is great buddy. (6/24/03)|
|Michael Jay||Willsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Midland, TX||After graduation in '79, enrolled
at Ohio State. Member 1983 Big Ten Champions Men's Gymnastics Team. Graduated
OSU in '84 with B.Sc. in Education. Enrolled Officer Training School in
USAF in '85. Served on active duty as Captain, USAF '85-'92 (Instructor
Navigator). Enrolled Notre Dame Law School, '92. Graduated with J.D. in
'95. Taught at Texas Tech Law School, Lubbock '95-'96. Associate, Arter
& Hadden LLP, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, '96-'2000. Associate and Shareholder,
Cotton Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, Midland, Texas, 2000 to present.
|Chris||Hanschmidtemail@example.com||Asheville, NC||I am a Realtor in Asheville
NC and I have an internet-based business helping others make money in network
marketing. My wife, Mary Beth, and I have been married since 1994, however
we met in 1986 on a blind date. We have 2 boys, Camren and Connor. I'd love
to hear from you!
|Julie||Kremer||Harrisfirstname.lastname@example.org||Columbus, OH||My husband and I have been married
for 20 years. We have a son, 18, and a daughter, 15. I have been working
for a local bank for 13 years. My son is a member of the Ohio Army National
Guard, and my daughter is a freshman Honor Student. We love to go camping,
and have spent most of our summers enjoying the outdoors with our camper.