Dos Pueblos High School
Class of 1970
I've done so many things since high school, it is hard to know
where to start.
Finished Cosmetology school and was a hair dresser for one year before I went to college (SBCC, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Sonoma State, and finally UCSB) and received a BA in Sociology and my Secondary Teaching Credential.
Taught part-time at Santa Barbara High School working with pregnant teens and teen parents for eight years over a twelve year period. Also taught Family Health in Summer School.
Owned two maternity shops for four years, one in Santa Barbara and one in San Luis Obispo.
Started and was Executive Director of The Adoption Center in Santa Barbara for seven years.
For the last seven years I have been a consultant and trainer, with a primary focus on Communication, Teamwork, Cultural Change, and Public Speaking. I have traveled extensively for work throughout North America and
And... I'm still not sure what I want to be when I grow up. :-)
I am single (yes, again!). I've been married three times and am now sure I am best off with the single life.
I have five children (Jason - 29!, Heath - 25, Tyler - 21, Shylene - 15, and Sherissa - 14) and no grandchildren :-( However, Jason is getting married next year so maybe by the 35th reunion I'll have at least one. Obviously, Shylene and Sherissa are still at home. They are adopted and only six months apart. They are finishing their freshmen year at San Marcos and are on the Marquettes dance team (obviously not my biological children). All of my kids have gone to Santa Barbara or San Marcos. I have been unable to get any of them to attend our Alma Mater!
I also have a black Pomeranian named Prince who brings me a great deal of Joy.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the 30th year reunion, even though my middle-age spread has hit! :-)
Best Regards to All
First I'll thank Steve Schalla for his input and now I'll fill in some of the blanks. That is, I'll fill in as much as is prudent. I'm fairly certain that any actions which in retrospect may seem crazy or indiscreet were, at the time, an awful lot of fun and a harmlessly adventurous signature of my humble place within our generation. Selective memory is a luxury of the aging process, or the techies might call it 'compression software'. Still, to quote the Grateful Dead, "What a long, strange trip it's been!" I went to SBCC for about a year and a half during the early 70s, and BSed (not a kind of degree) my way to better grades than I ever got at DP. Mostly, I flirted around and hiked in the canyons and hung out naked in the sun. I worked enough to know that I didn't really like to work very much. My various jobs included but were not limited to: firefighter (USFS), leather goods artist, rock and roll singer, real estate (I hated the selling but learned about buying it), solar energy educator, bartender (1 night), etc, etc. I hitch-hiked up and down the Pacific Coast several times, before the ratio of psychos increased dangerously. I travelled to Mexico several times and all over the West, with extended stints in Taos, NM and Sitka, AK and Friday Harbor, WA. I received my advanced degree in Hippie Cultural Studies at UHK (University of Hard Knocks), a 'roads' scholar so to speak. To quote former DP teacher Jan Ratliff (my realtor boss), "Tim, some people go to school . . . others go to escrow." So I went to escrow in '76 on a house on the Riviera in SB (I still own it for rental income). My ultimate chosen profession, by process of elimination, was building construction. I liked carpentry and the building process and enjoyed periodically receiving unemployment insurance so I could hang out naked some more. I parlayed that into working for the County, which for a career non-worker is like hitting the lottery. Actually, I did some good there, first in the Housing Rehab Loan Program and later as a Building Inspector during the 80s. I became a General Contractor in 90 and worked on several obscenely ostentatious ego-boxes in Montecito and Hope Ranch, from which I was rewarded favorably. During the late 80s and 90s I also worked on my own spec-building projects, from 93-97 in Paonia,CO and 97-99 back in SB. The latter of which gained enough value to allow me to retire to Costa Rica in Fall 99 where I can now hang out naked in the hammock overlooking the blue Pacific.
If I haven't used up more web-space than Lornie or Farb I'll tell you about my family: My wife Linda is a UCSB Geology grad, the smart one in our gene pool. We married in 87 after living in sin for 4 years (forgive me, Christian brethren). She worked part-time for several years as a geologic cartographer and then for the County Planning Dept., as well as being a mom to our 2 daughters. Zoe is 10 and Eva is 5 so we will have a while to wait for grandchildren. Our girls are the lights of our life and I feel real lucky to be able to spend my time with them. We're all getting pretty good at Spanish and are making friends here in tranquil Nosara. We boogie-board alot and I howl back at the Howler monkeys in the trees and if you come visit I'll put my shorts back on. Peace and Love, Tim Bristol
P.S. If anybody finds Jeff Coursey, let me know
(information provided by Jarred Mills)
Terry went to SBCC, UC Berkeley and San Jose State where he completed a degree in meteorology. He worked as a meteorologist for the Navy in Monterey for several years, and married a State Park Ranger who was working at Big Sur. I've had no news for at least 10 years.
provided by Steve Schalla)
Tom has a couple of PHd's from MIT and Cal Tech. And a MD out of Georgetown in nuclear medicine.
thinking about DP and "has it been 30!!! years" just the other day when I got
the reunion notice. I was not very
special and I doubt anyone would remember me. But I am Nora Buchalter, now Nora Qudus. I am a college English professor at St Philip's College in San Antonio, Texas. Before I came to Texas, I spent 17 years in theatre doing plays in Calif(north-SF, Santa Rosa, and the Merced area. Married late (1987) to a geologist who is a college professor, He is from Pakistan. No children. Lots of rescued cats. So I have a AA in Drama, a BA in English, and a MA in English literature. A Ph.D is lurking but has not caught me yet. I don't know if I can be at the reunion, since I don't know my teaching schedual yet and Fall starts in Aug here. I am not tenured. It has been nice to email, don't ya just love these things, I wish I had one in the olden days:-)
I was very pleased to learn of the whereabouts of several of those listed, and am glad to offer an update about myself. I went straight in to UCSB, majoring in Physics with a math minor, but dropped out, after switching to an EE major, in my Junior year. Seems I just got caught up in working full time at Raytheon in Goleta, and enjoying the scenery of life. I also got very serious with an old high school friend, Rosemary Underwood (DP class of '72), and we set up house in Santa Barbara. I worked my way up the corporate ladder at RESD, holding a dozen different positions over 23 years, including test technician, test engineer, test supervisor, test manager, and finally program manager. The stock options and bonuses were pretty cool, but the ever decling defense budgets kept driving the political challenges toward the forefront. I decided it was time for a career change while I still had some energy left,
so I cashed out in September 1995 and switched to the hearing health care field-- seems out there; but the same people, technical and business skills are required every day, and most importantly, I'm my own boss; and I love it. I
have two offices, the main one in Santa Maria Target Shopping Center on Betteravia Rd. and the second in Nipomo, 10 miles up the road. Rosemary and I will hit our 25th anniversary next Summer. Rosemary works for a Veternarian in town, about 2 blocks from my office and 1 mile from our home in "Foxenwoods". We have two children: Tim is 20 years old and enjoying himself a little too much, in and out of school and sales jobs around town. Sarah is 17, attending Righetti HS, and just got her drivers license and car. She is a good student and very responsible, but she has her mothers' bad High School habit of boys, boys, boys. It aint easy being a Dad. In short, life continues to be good to us. We're not rich, but we're happy!
If you have any knowledge of Greg Sheppards' whereabouts, I'd love to make contact.
Russell (Rusty) Burke
provided by John Burgess)
Finished up the Coast Guard Academy and left after his 5 year hitch was up. He moved to Arcata, Ca and married a Nurse. He went back to school at Humbolt State and picked up a civil engineering degree and was working as a surveyor last I knew. I tried to look him up when passing through Arcata in 1995, but apparently he had just moved out of the area; so I'm out of touch.
provided by Jarred Mills)
Russell is still in Arcata. He worked for Humbolt County as a Planner for awhile, then had his own marine electronics business, and most recently has become a lineman for PacTel. He and his wife Suzanne (who is a surgical nurse at the Mad River Hospital) have two children, Miles (17), and Rebecca (13).
I teach at a college currently as chair of the PSY division, but I'll
put in for time off.
Since DP, I floated around Goleta for two years working at Goleta Valley Hospital and attending SBCC. Then I went to bible college from '72-'76 and got a BS in ministry. In '76 I moved to Phoenix to marry my wife of 24 years and produce a son. Zach, which is now 11 years old I've worked in the minisrty/counseling field after receiving a Masters in Counseling and becoming state certified in Arizona with a CPC (Certified Professional Counselor). I am currently finishing up a Doctor of Education degree in college administration. Now I am the Dean of Students at a college and also teach counseling and Psy retated subjects.
I have yet to attend a reunion for DP. I'll make a stab at this one on Sept 23
(Pati Coe) May
After UCSB, I went for an M.S. in Imaging Science at RIT
(Rochester Inst. of Technolgy). Then, got a job with Polaroid in Boston in new product
development (6 years). Went to Itek Optical Systems in Lexington, Mass. for 3 years doing
image quality studies for classified govt customers. Finally, I went to Kodak in Rochester
in 1988 and was there until 1996 when I went on educational leave to get a 2nd MS (Color
Science), again at RIT. I am still a single guy after all of these years. At this point
don't know if I'll be returning to Kodak.
The saga continues.....
Well, I didn't return to Kodak. In fact, in late 1998, I went to work for a company called Applied Science Fiction - huh? you say. It's a company in Austin, Texas that has a lot of novel imaging technologies such as Digital ICE that's used in film scanners and ASF has Digital Film Processing (see at http://www.asf.com).
I don't use my old CompuServe email much any more. Much better to use my work email which is above. I've also attached a funky Polaroid passport picture of me taken last month (5/2000).
Rich is married, three daughters (17, 15 & 10) Living in Florida...
Running the family ranch in Goleta. They have kids, but I don't remember how many.
(information provided by John Burgess)
Graduated near the top of his class at UCSB in Physics and Computer Science and also took a job at Raytheon, Goleta in Software Engineering. He was still there when I left in 1995, as a department lead. He married a Computer Eng/Supervisor and lives in Carpenteria. Len has 2 children, Erik and Julie
After high school, I moved to L.A. in March of 1971 to attend the Fashion Institute of
Design and Merchandising. While living in L.A., I worked at Bullock's and then
Pierce National Life Insurance Co., married in 1973, divorced in 1975 & returned to
Goleta. I worked at Heyer-Schulte (the "boob" factory) for 9 1/2
years. I had a 7 year relationship with Russell Merrick and have a wonderful 20 year
old daughter, Misty Merrick, from that relationship.
In 1985, Misty and I ended up in Ashland, OR where my most of my family had moved to in 1971. It felt wonderful to be back again with my family after 14 years of living 650 miles apart (one brother, Bruce (Class of 72 - San Marcos) still lives in Oakview, near Ojai). Over the 5 years I lived in Ashland, my brother, Keith, my sister, Lorelle, sister, Karen (DP class of 69), and my mother and father all moved away to Eugene, OR, Seattle, WA, Mt. Shasta and now Sacramento, Baker,OR, and Palm Desert, CA respectively. Talk about a complex ( I move up there and they move away)!!! I worked in the Housing & Residential Life Office at Southern Oregon State College for 5 wonderful years. Instrinsically the most rewarding job I've ever had even though the pay left a lot to be desired. I got very involved in the metaphysical community, working on fund raising, becoming a Board member, and singing in the choir for Unity of Ashland. I had my extended family with those folks.
In July of 1990, while camping with my daughter and her best friend's family, I met a friend of their friend and 31 days later he asked me to marry him. Misty and I moved up to Eugene Labor Day weekend of that year and Steve and I were married in July of 1991. My brother Keith, who had moved to Eugene while I lived in Ashland, transferred back down to Southern Oregon State College in Ashland two weeks after I moved to Eugene!!! (My fault for sending him literature on a new major, Environmental Science, that he wanted to work on.)
Oh yeah, in August of 1990, I got a voice message from Lorni (Rebec) Jarmie saying she had moved to Eugene OR in Jan of 1990 and asked me if I was I going to go to the 10 year reunion!! We got together a few times after I moved up to Eugene and eventually, she starting working where I was working at Spectra-Physics which is now called PSC, Inc. Lorni got involved in our conversion to SAP (for you business software savvy people) and eventually left to be an SAP consultant. She and her husband, Bruce, and her stepdaughter, Lauren moved to central Oregon, I believe it's Crooked River, outside of Redmond about 1 1/2 years ago. She is now working for a small company in the Bend/Redmond area.
I have been working here at PSC since October of 1990. I have been working in the Human Resources field for over 17 years. I am the Human Resources Information Systems specialist working with the database with all our employee information among other duties.
Steve and I have a son, Alex, who is 7 years old. (What a challenge to give birth to a child when a lot of my classmates are having grandchildren!) Boy, what a difference from Misty!!! Misty has always loved school and is transferring to Oregon State University next fall, She is majoring in Sociology and has been working at a local credit union since she was 16, and going to school full-time. She is now also volunteering for the local women's shelter.
Alex is a dynamic BOY. School is a challenge for him and he recently started a visual therapy program that has started making quite a difference for him!! He loves cooking, Pokemon, his dog, Cooper, baseball, swimming, not necessarily in that order.
Sorry for being so chatty, but I never was in high school... Don't think I'll make it to the reunion because of school schedules but I'll be checking this website every few days. I love hearing about everybody.
I married Paul Brown (San Marcos graduate 1970) in 1973. We have 3 daughters: Sarah is 23. She married Jason Baker a year and a half ago. Jenny is 20 and just married Zach Hanna last weekend. Melissa is our youngest. She is 17 1/2 and will be a senior in high school. We lived in Goleta for years - on the same street I had lived on when in high school. Paul works for Capitol Hardware. I stayed home with the kids then worked at various jobs over the years. Five years ago, Capitol Hardware bought a store in Paso Robles. Paul came up here to manage it. The girls and I followed 16 months later. We were able to buy a place with 14 acres and it has two houses on it. We bought it together with my parents. They live in one house and we live in the other. It is out in the country with beautiful, peaceful views and we love it. We are very involved in our church here. Paul sings on the Praise Team and teaches a Sunday School class for young adults that I help with. So far, our married children are staying close by and we hope it can stay that way. I am working in a dental office. Though we are only 2 hours away, our lives have been so busy that we rarely come to S.B. We've had our ups and downs and God has been extremely faithful. We will be celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary this coming September. High School seems a million miles away.
Bob (Robert) Hampton
Hobbies: Build and play on Computers, Motorcycles
Right after HS I moved to Sacramento, could not find a job and joined the Air Force in August 1970. Would you believe it, they put me in computers (as an operator). Like I even knew what a computer was back then. I was stationed at Los Angeles Air Force Base (back then it was Air Force Station) in El Segundo California (located one mile south of LAX). I was there until April '74.
I met my wife in September '73, and we were married in June of '74 and moved back to Sacramento. I reenlisted in the Air Force (July '74) where we stayed for 1 1/2 years. In January '76 we were sent to Germany (Hahn AFB) for 3 years. We then spent 1 1/2 years at Alexandria, Louisiana (England AFB). I got out of the Air Force in August '80 and moved back to El Segundo, where we lived for 5 years. In '85 we moved to Palmdale California for 8 years. Five of those years I was working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. I was laid off from there in '93 and found a job in San Diego. We moved to Murrieta CA on September 11, 2002.
Back in '82, I decided that I had a go nowhere career, so I started attending West Coast University. After 4 years of part-time schooling, I obtained an AS degree in Computer Science. I kept it going for another couple of years and finally got a BS in Computer Science. that was in October of 1988.
My wife, Chris, and I, have five boys, yes, that's 5. Bobby and his wife, Mandy with a son and daughter. Our second oldest, Justin lives in Seattle with a son and daughter. Our third son, , Aaron, (who's 6'6", tied for 8th place in the California High School (CIF) Track and Field State meet for Pole Vaulting at 15' (Spring '98) & his wife, with two daughters and a son. Our 4th son, Dereck is getting married in September and Brett graduated from High School last June on our 33rd wedding anniversary.
Jeff Hurnblad & Debi (Pintur) Hurnblad
We have been married 27 years and lived here the whole time. We
have 4 sons all grown and out of the house. Our youngest boy will be 22 in June. We
love the empty nest thing ( it's only been a short time ). We do a lot of traveling
and working on the house. Jeff plays a lot of golf too. We have had an
automotive repair business in Goleta for 25 years, Airport Motors. He rebuilt a car
in high school, and found he like working on cars. While in the Air Force he worked
on C141s and just fell into the car thing after we were married.
Jeff used to have a BMW 750 motorcycle, I think. After his partner went down on one and he had a small accident, he hasn't had another one. He still talks about getting one, but we bought a 31ft motorhome instead.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.
WHERE I LIVE: I live in Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in my own home in the east bay area. PERSONAL: Not married. No kids. Was married, however. How's that for a short story :-) PROFESSIONAL: I work for Target Corporation in their Informations Systems Division. I work in their Hayward, California office. The main office is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I develop distribution center/warehouse/transportation systems. WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING SINCE H.S. I moved right after high school to Santa Rosa. I greaduated from Santa Rosa Community College and moved to San Jose and graduated from San Jose State College. I went to work for Mervyn's as a trainee. I worked as a store area manager and then moved up to corporate headquarters and worked in merchandising as a planning analyst. Then one day I complained about a new system that was installed and my manger put me on a committee. The next system installed everyone loved...and the rest is history. I got into systems development in merchandising and then moved over to distribution systems. I've been doing systems development for 10 years now. REASON FOR JOINING CLASS-MATES: To see if there are any old class mates that may have moved to bay area or some who may want to get in touch where ever they live.
Married to Maud Huey in 1977 with three children, Dillon a Sophmore at the University of Northern Colorado, Alexis a Freshman at Nordoff High School Ojai, CA and Bruce a sixth Grader at Ojai Valley School in Ojai. They have numerous cats and a dog, the dog gets most of the attention. John would rather not talk about his past as his lawyer recommends, nothing can be proven, but let's let bygones be bygones. John and most of the family live in Ojai, CA would like to hear from anyone who can remember him. Remember Sex drugs and rock and roll? I remember the line but somehow I missed the action. Maybe you had to be like Tim B... what was I doing? I would desperately like to hear from Chris Olsen, Susy (Shannon) Askew, Michael Strickland (Class of 71) and Hap Ponedel and of course Mike Whittemore who lives in South Carolina, and Margret W. Boulder(environs). If any of you are in contact with these fair people tell them to give me a call.
828 foothill lane
Ojai, CA 93023
805 646 7410
(information provided by Robin McCarthy)
Married to Al Katje, lives in Goleta and has 2 children.
Thirty years ago I was convinced I wanted to be a marine biologist. I don't have much excuse except that I loved to dive. After two years at SBCC, and another two at San Francisco State University, I had my Bachelors degree in Marine Biology and went back to Santa Barbara. From 1974 to 1977 I worked as a biologist for a small consulting firm on Ortega Street named Oceanographic Services, Inc. I remember making a whopping $2.65 an hour with a bonus of $25.00 a day for diving over four hours, which sounded great to a guy that had eaten his share of peanut butter sandwiches for the preceding four years. Needless to say I wasn't getting rich, but I was living on my sailboat in the harbor and generally enjoyed the work and subsequent travel to Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, and lots of California coastal cities needing environmental monitoring work done. I fell in love with a woman who was as entrenched in the SB SoCal life as much as I was, so we masochistically moved to the Pacific Northwest with no job prospects and pulling a horse trailer (full of ornery Arab mare), just to prove we could do it. We settled on Vashon Island in a thundering rainstorm that lasted 6 months or one NW winter. Vashon Island is just west of Seattle in the Puget Sound. Islanders (of which I am not considered one because I've only been here 23 years now, and my grandparents didn't pioneer the mills or old strawberry fields) are proud to point out that our Island has no bridge, therefore making it a REAL island, an honor that comes with the pain of commuting on the Washington State ferries. My first wife, Laurie, and I had the our one and only child, Charles Baird Lehman (we call him Baird), in 1982. I had found a job at the University of Washington on the Research Vessel Thomas G Thompson after a couple of years working as an engineer for the K2 Corporation (you know, snow skis?) I spent over three of the first seven years at sea working on the UW research ship. The rewards were seeing lots more of Alaska, but also China, Japan, Hawaii, New Guinea, Mexico, Panama, Truk, Pohnipei, etc while staying in the ocean sciences. Though a life at sea didn't provide the perfect situation for staying married to my first wife, I did meet my second (and last) wife, Sheryl, on the ship. Lose some, win some. We built our own home on the island, and as it turns out, that was a great decision. The Seattle area has grown tremendously in the last two decades and we are considering moving to California to get away from all the people. However, life on rural little Vashon stays very slow-paced unless you are trying to get a cheese Danish at Bob's Bakery on Saturday morning at exactly 9:30!
Luz (Silvia Maynez) Engelbrecht
(information provided by Robin McCarthy)
After high school, Laurie went to UC Riverside and UC Davis where she earned her B.S. (in one of the sciences, of course). She then went on to the University of Iowa at Ames to get her Masters. Laurie married Keith Landa in 1973. They have one son, Erik, who is 15. Her last known whereabouts were Indianapolis, IN.
all. Here is an update on my life after high school....After graduating from D.P. I was
married to Don Knapp who I had been engaged to since my junior year. I had planned to go
to SBCC and study nursing and began in Sept. of '70. I hated it and dropped out. My
husband was a commercial fisherman so I hit the high seas with him and we spent a lot of
time together making a living. After a couple of years, I started working at Cathedral
Oaks Elementary School. I loved working with the kids on the playground, ran the
afterschool sports program, and worked in the office. I gave birth to a daughter, Joey
Ann, in May 1973. I kept working and was able to take her with me which was wonderful. In
Nov. 1978, we had a son, Mark Robert. When he was 2 years old, we became foster
parents and were able to care for 16 foster children over the next several years. It was
one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. When Mark went to school, I started
working for Animal Crackers Maternity Shop with Bev Berry. I worked for her until she
closed. I then went to work at Jed's Needlecrafts at 5 Points Shopping Center until
1987.For several years, my marriage was in distress. We tried counceling, separation, and
every avenue until we could no longer go on. In June of 1978, I packed up the kids, our
dog and cat, and everything I owned and moved back to Laurens, Iowa. Any of you that knew
me at all, knew that I came to Iowa every summer and spent my vacation months with my
Grandparents, who lived here. I always loved it here and felt like it was
"home". Since I couldn't make it alone in SB, we needed a change, and I knew it
would be a good place to raise my kids, we made the move. Boy!! what a move it was. As I
look back now, I don't know how I did it. But, it has worked out well. I rented, and then
bought, and older 2 1/2 story house with 4 bedrooms and a full basement for $27,000!!! We
still reside it in today. Joey, being the oldest, and ready for high school, had the
hardest adustment. But, the kids did well and were able to do so many things that they
wouldn't have been able to do in CA. In high school, Joey was a cheerleader, in drill
team, in chorus, and went to All State in her speech class. Mark, was in chorus, and was
on officer in FFA,(Future Farmers of America!) for 3 years, and was awarded the highest
state award in his senior year. He even farmed his own 1/2 acre of land for a junior
project! Fun, fun, fun. We have a volunteer fire dept. here and he was a junior fireman in
his jr. and sr. years of high school. He was appointed to the fulltime fire dept. when he
was a freshman in college. He was the third generation of our family to be on the dept.
So, as you can see, the kids were busy.I got a job at the grocery store in our small town
in 1988.After about a year, I became a checker and loved it. We have 3 registers so the
checking jobs are a little hard to come by!!! I worked there until 1994. I didn't do much
in the "men" department during this time. I was happy being with my kids,
working, and being with friends. I joined the ladies bowling league,with the gals from the
store, made even more friends and even became a decent bowler. But after about 3 years, I
did start to wonder if I would ever find another loving relationship. But, in this town of
about 1700 people, all "the good ones" were taken. Or so I thought. In the fall
of 1990, at the bowling alley, I saw this guy sitting at the bar alone. I knew his name,
but not much more. We started talking and he was just going through a divorce and was
devistated by it. My heart really went out to him, we talked for a few minutes, I
encouraged him by telling him that it would get better, in time, and that was about it.
But, the next week, on league night he was there again, and the next week, and my girl
friend said, "Jan, I think Darrell is really interested in you." I laughed and
went on without another thought. But, that is how it began and we were married in June
1992 at my parent's farm, 8 miles from Laurens.He has two sons, John who is 20, and Brian
who is 16. John lives with us now, is going to college, and is joining the Army and leaves
the 2nd of August. Brian is a junior in high school and lives with his Mom. My daughter,
Joey, has a son, Christian, who is 6 and is the joy of my life. They have lived in Laurens
until 2 weeks ago, and have moved to Minnesota. She is teaching preschool there. Mark, now
21 has a new baby boy, Jared Robert, and has one more semester in college until he
receives his bachelor's degree. He has one degree in criminal justice and will have his
bachelor's in sociology. He wants to be a highway patrolman after graduation.He lives
about 4 hours from us so we don't get to see them nearly enough. Thank goodness for the
phone and email!!! In 1994, I wasn't feeling real well so I went in for a check up. One
week from that check up I was in renal failure and on a dialysis machine. To say the
least, it was life changing. I had to drive 70 miles, round trip, on Mon., Wed., and Fri.
to a hospital and be on a dialysis machine for 4 hours and then drive home. I had to quit
my job and life was a challenge. I did feel pretty well though and my wonderful husband
never left my side. I finally got on a transplant list in Jan.96 and had a transplant in
June 96. I had to have another surgery 2 weeks after my transplant and the next winter, I
fell down icy steps and shattered my ankle and had to have surgery again. In 98, I
developed a huge hernia from my transplant and had to have another surgery and it took
over 3 months to heal. I can say, I never dreamed I would have the strength or courage to
go through all this. If not for the love of God, my wonderful husband who never left my
bedside for weeks at a time,my wonderful parents, and my children, I wouldn't have made
it. But, I did!!! And, I am thankful and still kickin'.At this time, I am now working for
a small trucking company, Ahlers Enterprises, Inc. Occassionally, one of our trucks goes
through Santa Barbara, so if you see them, be sure to wave and think of me.I won't be able
to make it to the reunion but I will be there in spirit. I would love to hear from any and
everyone. I send my best wishes to all. Most fondly,
Jan Peaslee Ahlers
303 South First St.
single and live in Huntington Beach. I lived in Santa Barbara, through
1979. While there, went to SBCC and worked at Santa Barbara County General
Hospital in their Fiscal Services Department, in Accounting, Purchasing and Human
Resources. In 1979, I moved to Orange County and took a position with Main Line
Embossing, a printing company in El Monte. I worked in several Administrative
positions, Human Resources, Accounting and Customer Service. The company was sold in
1987, so in 1988 I took an Administrative Manager position and opened an office in Irvine
International. Radian International, is a Environmental Engineering Consulting firm. I attended UCI and took several courses in Facilities, Human Resources and Purchasing. Radian was recently purchased by URS and I am still with the organization. I have retained the Administrative Manager position and currently coordinating an office move to their offices in Santa Ana.
Dames & Moore/Radian International(Div of URS)
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From DP, went into the Army, stationed at Ft Lewis, WA with Gary Smith. Went to UW, got teaching degree in Industrial Arts. Taught in Seattle and Carnation, WA for 5 years, then moved to Barstow. My brother Lorren and I have been in business together for twenty years, "Conversions Firestone", complete auto repair, smog, towing, road service,, the works plus (Firestone, Bridgestone, Michelin, BF Gooodrich tire dealer, Ryder truck rentals). We did some desert racing, (5-1600 bug), still ride motorcycles, (Goldwing), pilots license and a plane. Four years ago went back to teaching, Wood and Auto at Big Bear High School. Just a putt up the mountain from Barstow, still work the shop and teach auto for Barstow college. Never been married, see John, Tim, Ken, and Gary once in awhile. Have been doing Search & Rescue for Sheriff for 10 years, tracking, rock and mine rescue. Two dogs, two cats, 8 geese, one bird. Live in a dome house. Going to Vegas on the 15? Stop and say hi, you have to go through Barstow and chances are you will stop to get gas, eat or pee. Life is good.
Kirk Shults & Gayle (Pence) Shults
We officially met Senior Week at DPHS, five days later we had our first date, and five years later, on June 21, 1975, we married. We began married like in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Kirk graduated with a BS in Pharmacy, and unofficially minored in skiing. We returned back to Santa Barbara in 1976, bought our first home, and had three children. Taryn (18), is a senior at San Marcos, Kyle (13) eigth grade at La Colina, and Wyatt (8) third grage at Foothill School.
After the Painted Cave Fire in 1990, we were able to recognize the dream of building our own home in a rural environment. Along with three kids, the house holds 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 3 geckos. Kirk is the Pharmacy Manager at Rite Aid (Ellwood Beach), has his Private Pilots license, an Electrician's License, and a Calif. Alarm Company License.
I have worked for the family owned business (Shults & Associates) for the past 24 years as the Comptroller. Lately, I've been trying to strike a better balance between the "Working Mom" and "just Mom". This past June we celebrated our Silver Anniversary with a family trip to Disney World and a cruise aboard the Disney Magic.
Upon leaving DP I went to the University of the Pacific. Either just before going or just after, the numbers for the draft were drawn for our year and mine was 64. Things weren't going exactly as I had hoped at school, so I went home to wait for the big letter from Uncle Sam. I worked at Pressley Shell on Hollister for a little over a year and then for the Goleta Union School District at Cathedral Oaks Elementary. During the wait I attempted to get into the Navy Nuclear program and was turned down because of my color blindness. They didn't like the idea of me pushing wrong buttons I guess. I was finally drafted into the Army in July, 1972 and after basic went to Tacoma, WA. I married a girl from the church my folks were attending in October 1974. She and I moved into an apartment near Ft. Lewis where I worked in personnel. I was shipped out to Germany in 1975. J.C. (James Charles) was born in 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany. I was reassigned to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX in 1978. Stayed there for 11 months and after attending programming school at Ft Harrison in Indianapolis, IN, I was assigned to Ft. Lee in Petersburg, VA where I worked as an application programmer and customer assistance officer. Mitch was born there in 1982. I was on orders to go back to Germany while attending a school back at Ft Harrison in 1983 when they asked (hahahaha) me to stay and teach Computer Science. So, we did. Another case of things not going the way I wanted developed and I was divorced early in 1986. JC is 23, Mitch 18. Mitch still lives in California. JC is here in Arkansas with his wife and son. Yes, Granddad. Mary and I married in late 1986 just before I went to England to run a Data Processing Center on the East Coast. Amie was born there in 1990. I swore if I ever had a girl I would send her back. That idea fell apart the first time I held her (a softie I am). We decided it was time for a change so we came back to the States in 1992 to retire from the military. That was in Huntsville, Alabama. I went to work for a government contractor and was a victim of a Reduction In Force in 1994. Mary and I both got jobs with Acxiom in December 1994 and after a few plane rides and one quick decision, we moved to Conway, AR in January 1995. Both sets of parents retired from their jobs and followed us here within two years. Mary now works for Alltel Corporation in Little Rock (Conway is 28 miles north of Little Rock). Amie does Jazz, Tap, and Ballet on Mondays. Tuesdays are for Girl Scouts. Wednesdays we recover. Mary and I are playing golf in the club's mixed event on Thursday evenings this year. We started to last year and then I got involved teaching some Dale Carnegie Training. Oh well..... I am looking forward to seeing everyone next month as this is the first function I have been able to attend.
Gary L. Smith
Steve A. Smith
(information provided by Jarred Mills)
went to UC Santa Cruz after leaving DP. He left there to finish his degree at SUNY, Rochester, where he was part of a special program to train Peace Corp voluteers destined for Zaire (now the Republic of the Congo). After three years as a volunteer, and a couple more as an "in country" trainer, Steve returned to the US to study flying and aircraft mechanics. He then returned to Africa to work as a bush pilot for a company called Servaire for a couple of years. After indulging the "flyiing bug" for a few years, Steve became a freelance logistics specialist for a number of relief agencies working in Africa including the UN, Oxfam, Save the Children, and USAID. He's been in a number of the "hot spots" including Angola, Ruwanda, and Ethiopia. He is currently in Indonesia working on the democratic elections in East Timor and elsewhere. He's currently working on a masters degree in International Crisis Resolution.
Steve met his wife Tse Hay in Ethiopia. They have two boys, Daniel (3) and Tomas(1).
(information provided by Jarred Mills)
Teresa went to Indiana to study music. There, she met and married her husband, Jonathan who is a farmer and contract mail carrier.
provided by Steve Schalla)
currently living in Denver, CO and re-married about two years ago after being a single Dad with a daughter (Jessica) for about 10 years. Brian has been working at the local Air Force Base there within the accounting section as a civilian. He visited us about 9 years ago and I get a x-mas card each year.
My current married name is Debbie Hansen.
My life has had many phases. With each new turn, I've learned so much. I've been happily married to a wonderful man for the last 7 years and we have a ranch in the high desert area of Nevada. I have no children (except for my baby-dog "Ooooo-Boooo"). We have 12 dogs and horses -- bird dogs and American Field competition are the center of our life. The last 2 years have been quite challenging; designing and building our home, taking care of our previous ranch and traveling to train and compete in American Field. A full-time traveler kind of lifestyle. I'm also an aerobics junkie!
Prior to my move to Nevada, I resided in the Sacramento area where I relocated from Dallas-TX to assist with the formation of the World League of American Football's Sacramento Surge franchise. Although I was the administrative assistant to the GM, my true love was my role as Director of the California Girls Cheerleaders. I became involved with the World League in Dallas-TX and New York in its infancy following my departure from the Dallas Cowboys Football Club where I worked for 11 years. I first worked as secretary to Pres. & GM Tex Schramm and assistant director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Eventually, the Cheerleader position became a full-time job and for a short time I became the Director, prior to the team being sold. It was the experience of a lifetime. During that time I was married to a photographer. Before my move to Dallas, I lived in San Diego where I was married to Mark Livingston, worked as a legal secretary and discovered my niche was dance.
Life is good. Hope everyone is happy-happy & healthy.
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I am currently living in Clovis, California just outside of Fresno. Dave Onisko and I were married 9 years ago this December after a phone call regarding another DP class reunion. We are happily married still and are currently empty nesters. I recently put Dave through school for two years he is now a radiologic technologist. He was a welder/layout fitter for 20+ years and always wanted to shoot x-rays so I put him through school. I am an office manager for large structural steel fabricator in Fresno County but am working on my RN degree. We have three children (I have one son, Jake in the Marine Corps in Oahu; Dave has two daughters Renee (32 ) and Taci (20) both in Grass Valley and Chico. We have two grandchildren 7 and 3 years old (Sara and Mike). We will not be attending the reunion this year because we are going to spend some long lost time with the grandkids now that Dave is out of school. We are both Christians and love the Lord! If anyone hears anything from Debbie or Sue Adornetto could you send me some news I've been trying to find or see them for a long time...have missed them at the previous reunions I have attended.
My current address
in Clovis is 2236 Purvis, Clovis, California 93611.
E-mail address: MM350@juno.com <mailto:MM350@juno.com>
City, State: Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation: Machinist/Engineer, 27 years
Married: Dec 30, 1972 (Frances Martin, Santa Barbara)
Children: Jennifer (26), Joe (23)
Grandchildren: Austin (2), Cole (5 mos.), Corina (5), Samantha (1)
Hobbies: NASCAR fan, camping
Hi, I'm not class of 1970, but did attend DP in ('68 & '69) and graduated from San Marcos in 1971. I married John Unick who is in the class of '70. He went in the Army in May 1969, and received his GED in '69 and was told by Mr. Schweigert that if he came back alive he would give him his diploma.(ha, ha, John never went back to receive it) He went to Viet Nam from April 1970 - 1971. Got out, met me at SBCC, married in '72, moved to Colorado in 1980 where we presently live.
I'm still in love with my DPHS bride Pamela (Kaufman), our four young adult siblings and my Lord Jesus. Two of our daughters were married in 1999, one in Santa Barbara, one in Sweden. Our son has owned a home for nearly 2 years. Our 20 year old baby girl, is a college Junior living at home. No grandchildren yet. We live in the Littleton suburb of Denver, where we moved 6 years ago from Lompoc. Yes, we live in the Columbine area. Our two younger daughters graduated there and were in college at the time of the shootings.
I'm active in several sports and have had more positive athletic experiences in the last decades, than the earlier ones. I still ride a skateboard and play the guitar. I have been an Abraham Lincoln presenter and historian about four years. I've done dozens of presentations in several states besides Colorado. More than a hobby and business, its a passion. I negotiate and administer subcontracts for an aerospace firm. Pam & I enjoy C&W dancing. Looking forward to seeing you at the Timbers.
Right after DPHS I went to UCSB and in 1974 graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I started work immediately for Ralph Parsons Company in Pasadena, CA. Parsons is a large architects and engineers firm doing projects all over the world. After two years I had enough of working for a huge company and went to work for a small engineering company in Sacramento. Two years later I decided to move back to Southern California, get married, and go back to school. I moved to Dana Point, CA and have lived here for the last 22 years. In 1981 I graduated from Pepperdine University with a MBA. I went to work for ITT Industries in Costa Mesa, CA as a marketing manager and stayed there 18 years. With my first wife I had two children, Breann and James. Breann is now 21 and married. James is 17, and a senior in high school. In 1987 my first wife and I divorced. Two years later I married my current wife, Terri. We have two children, Elizabeth who is 9 and Victoria who is 5. I am very involved in my children's lives at their schools and in their sports. I have coached their baseball, softball, soccer, and volleyball teams. A year ago I changed jobs and became a regional sales manager for a manufacturing company headquartered in Massachusetts. I work from my home office and travel the thirteen western states. Life does not get much better than this. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the 30th reunion.
Lissa is living in Los Gatos CA. Most recently she was a partner in Advice Marketing, which represents computer book publishers. She is currently considering her next career. Lissa is married to Isaac Wingfield and has 2 children, Valerie (15) and Fletcher (10).
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