Encina High School Class of 1982 homepage

Event: Five Year Multi-Class Reunion (1978-1982)

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Scotts Seafood on the River
Cost: $100

There is a FB Reunion Group Page (with hyperlinks to purchase tickets for the venue at Scotts Seafood on the River along with discounted rooms at The Westin Sacramento for EHS 78' - 82' October 15, 2016 Five Year Multi Class Reunion held from 6p - 10p. Tickets are $100 and based on availability as venue limited to 250 people.


Contact Lisa directly with questions:
Lisa Lobsitz Ravel: 916-825-1929

30 year reunion

The ENCINA APACHE 30 year reunion committee is extremely excited to inform you of our upcoming Encina Apache 1982 30 year reunion at the Dante Club, June 23, 2012.  

We are looking to hold a LIVELY and entertaining gathering with fun stations to visit, such as a photo booth (with ENCINA garb and appeal), memory lane photo wall, dance area with great music (hopefully a live band), and high quality food served all night -- without the requisite seated formal dining hour.

We hope this will give us all the opportunity to reconnect with long lost friends and provide the unity the Apache Nation needs to survive. Also this event sets the stage for the upcoming 50th reunion, which is coming far too fast, and can’t be missed!

In order to fund the deposit, decorations, reserve the quality food, and get those interested in participating involved… we are asking for those who can afford to buy their tickets early, to do so NOW. And to inspire those to pay early we are offering discounts for early ticket purchasing:  

            $55 each ticket now through April 1, 2012
            $65 each ticket February 2, through May 1, 2012
            $75 each ticket June 1, through night of event.

How to pay: PayPal!          

Or send checks (made out to):
Grant Eppler/ DBA Encina Class of 1982
900 Fulton Avenue, Suite 100-9
Sacramento, CA. 95825

FURTHER, anyone who has hit the big time, who can help underwrite big ticket items such as food, bar, or perhaps a live band, can contact me directly via email (see below). These persons, or companies, will receive “Special” recognition at the event.

 Leila Faddis-Winchell at leilawinchell@yahoo.com 
Grant Eppler at granteppler@aol.com
Shelly Feil-Crawford at shellycrawford1964@gmail.com
Cathy Kelly-Mowatt at dougandcatm@yahoo.com
Tammi White-Peterson at fun2ride95@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


20 year reunion

Date: August 9, 2002
Place: Croatian Hall
Contact: Soames Funakoshi at alexusfr@yahoo.com

20 year reunion
Soames Funakoshi's pictures
Moya Watson's pictures

Reunion contact: Leila Faddis-Winchell (Leilawinchell@yahoo.com )

The 1982 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

Your class does not have a webmaster at the present time.

1982 Encinian yearbook
EncinAsylum newspapers for 1981-82

In the meantime, if you would like to submit your bio or say anything to your classmates the Encina webmaster will publish it for you on this interim homepage. For a sample see the Class of 1973 bios.

Submit bio for class homepage

Submit contact information for class directory

1982 Headlines
Headline News:
British overcome Argentina in Falklands War.
Princess Grace of Monaco, age 52, dies in auto accident.
Space shuttle Columbia makes its first mission, deploying two communication satellites.
Vietnam War Memorial is erected in Washington, DC.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Gandhi"
Grammy Record of the Year - "Rosanna" by Toto
Top song - "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
Top movie - "ET: The Extra-Terrestial"
Top TV show - "Dallas"
Michael Jackson releases "Thriller," which becomes biggest-selling album in history.
John Belushi, age 33, dies of drug overdose.

Sports News:
Super Bowl - SF 49ers d. Cincinnati Bengals (26-21)
World Series - St. Louis Cardinals d. Milwaukee Brewers (4-3)
NBA Championship - LA Lakers d. Philadelphia 76ers (4-2)

Trivia News:
Latest inventions - MRI diagnostic machine, liposuction, & a genetically-engineered plant (tomato)


Brian Matthew Gorski
Born January 15, 1964 and passed unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 25, 2020 in Sacramento, California. Brian was taken too soon and leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 35 years, Kimberly, and his children Kyle (Carrie), Alex (Anna), Desirae, and Aspen. He was a proud papa to Maddy and Ella, uncle to many nieces and nephews, and friend to anyone in need. He is also survived by his mother Linda, brother Steve, and was preceded in death by his father Gil and his sisters Diane and Angie. Brian died working in a job that he loved. He was a sales representative with LeafFilter and looked forward to his daily appointments. Brian loved golfing, bowling, camping, and bbq'ing for his children and family. We will miss his "big brefkast" and appreciate him carrying on his father's traditional spam McMuffins. Brian was a lifetime fan of the Oakland A's, Sacramento King's, and Raiders. He was proud to be an American and the son of a police officer. He has left a hole and void in our hearts and will be sorely missed. We know he is listening to Ozzy with his nephew RJ and watching over us to keep us safe. We love you so high, so high, all the way to the sky. Until we meet again. Services pending Covid restrictions and will be held at AJ Nicoletti. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 2, 2020.
Robert Allen Beland, peacefully passed away in Elk Grove on June 20, 2018.  Rob was born on June 14, 1963 in Napa, California. He was the beloved husband of Katie Raney Beland, loving father to Brooke (Age 14) and Brady (Age 11), son-in-law of Michael Ann Raney, and brother of Brian Beland of Nevada.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald Delor Beland and Jeannette “Ginger” Williams Beland.  Rob will also be dearly missed by a tremendous group of family and friends. Rob graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento in 1982 and also attended California State University, Sacramento.  Rob was an award winning sports videographer for the NBC Olympics, CBS NFL, CBS NCAA Basketball, CBS PGA, and FOX40 News.  Rob received three Emmy Awards for his work at the Sochi Olympics, Rio Olympics and Super Bowl 50.  In addition to his work, he enjoyed traveling, boating, spending time with his wife and children.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday June 29, 2018 at W.F. Gormley & Sons Funeral Chapel, 2015 Capitol Avenue in Sacramento.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Robert Beland.

Cathy Kelley Mowatt
It is with the most immense amount of sadness that I must share with our family and friends that my mother, Cathy Kelley-Mowatt, passed away early this morning after complications related to a diabetic event. We were holding her in our arms as her spirit left us.
My mother was a true warrior who fought for so many years to find comfort and peace from a disease that she was given, but never resented. Her will power to provide me with a fulfilling life, despite her medical obstacles, is beyond commendable. And for every day that I continue to live a bountiful life full of the wonder and perseverance she instilled in me, I will thank her for her sacrifices. She gave me so many years with her beautiful spirit and I believe that she knew I could take it from here. My mother, my companion and my friend. She was my only one, for so many years.
For the first time in so many years, I saw my mother in comfort and peace this morning. And in that moment, I knew that her spirit was lively and free.
Arangements for a celebration of her life will be forthcoming. And in the interim, I ask that you keep our family in your thoughts. My step-father and her husband of 17 years, Doug Mowatt; her father and step-mother, Ed and Cindy Kelley; her mother, Shirley Alexander; her sister, Caitlin Kelley; my father, Eddie Thompson and her best friend of over 45 years, Teresa Lueres. And for my daughter, my sweet Rebel-Ann, please cover her in your most healing thoughts as we help guide her through this journey of loss. Carlie Beck

Catherine Elizabeth Kelley-Mowatt
Cathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She lost her life long battle with diabetes on August 16th, 2017. Cathy entered into eternal life surrounded by family and friends. Catherine Elizabeth Kelley-Mowatt was born in Gustine, CA on July 21, 1964 to Edward and Shirley. Now a resident of Foresthill, Cathy was raised and lived in Sacramento, CA. Married to Doug Mowatt for 18 years and recently moved to Foresthill to be close to her granddaughter. Cathy was a loyal Sacramento River Cats and San Francisco Giants fan and had a great affection for animals, volunteering continuously at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue. Cathy is survived by her husband Doug Mowatt; mother Shirley Kuhns-Alexander; father Edward Kelly; step-mother Cindy Kelley; sister Caitlin Kelley; daughter Carlie Beck (Cameron); granddaughter Rebel Ann; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. All are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Life Sunday, August 27th, 3pm, at 3815 Mineshaft Lane, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy's name to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation www.jdrf.com or Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue www.homewardboundgoldens.org. Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 24, 2017

Gary Glen Gonzales
June 13, 1963 - June 5, 2017. Gary passed away suddenly from a heart aneurysm while on a tow for his company, Sierra Towing. He was preceded in death by his father Frank Gonzales. He leaves his mother Lois Guy; sister Lori (Steve Milanovich); brother Jamie (Steph), and nephew AJ; many uncles, aunts, cousins, and extended family in Sacramento, across the USA and Canada. We will all GREATLY miss him. Gary attended Parkway Elementary and graduated from Encina High. Gary started towing after graduation and opened Sierra Towing in 1986 in Cameron Park (El Dorado Hills) before moving to the Sacramento area. Services: Thursday, 6/15/17, at 11:30am, Creekside Christian Church, 8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624. Reception to follow. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the funeral for the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento. As an organ donor, his eyes will be used for two blind folks. "Gotta Tow Gotta Go"  [Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 13, 2017]

Sam Bess wrote:
Occupation: Independant Security Contractor
MaritalStatus: Widowed
Children/grandchildren: TeoniGlaborg 31, Megan Bess 27, Colton Bess 20, Adam Bess 17, Madi Winters (step) 18, Ciera Winters (step) 21.
SinceGraduation: After graduation I worked for my dad at his Shell Stations and I also worked in Auto Parts. I needed two jobs as I was an Idiot and didn't go to college, I bought a house instead ;) In 1984 I had a love child and wanted a job with benefits. So in 1985 I went to work for the Dept Of Corrections. I worked a lot of assignments in High Violence Facilities at Various Correctional Institutions. I was remarried in 1993. I have two sons (Colton & Adam) from that relationship (whom as all my kids)have brought me a world of happiness and joy. After swearing off marriage for years in 2005 I met a gal(Joi)who changed me and my life forever, we married in April 2006. 6 weeks after we were married we discovered Joi had stage 4 cancer. Joi passed in February 2009. I gained two wonderful
stepdaughters (Ciera & Madison)whom Im still very close to. In 2011 I sold the house in Folsom that Joi and I called home and moved back to the Arden area in Arden Park. April 2015 I retired from state service. I worked at a shooting Range for several months. I now work as a an independent security contractor/investigator for private
individuals or businesses.
Trivia: Im a classic guy, I like classic stuff.
Classic cars, Vuarnet's and Puma's
BestFriends: Joey Lawand, Mike Bell, Soames Funakoshi, Toni Hinkle, Tami Mayslack, Cruz Tovar, Bo Steveson, Steve Cavros. I saw Lori Hanson last year at the hardware store. I have lost contact with grade school friends Nick Marshall and Karl Pryor.
Hobbies: Cars, Shooting, remodeling my house...
GradeSchool: Thomas Edison
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Pete Halfman, Dan Ashe, Eric Dalton
FavoriteMemory: Getting kicked out of Hazel Waters science class with Joey and Jon Hayes for being drunk.
Siblings: David Bess 1978
AlumniInContact: Joey Lawand, Luana Ogawa, Lisa Milner, Bo Steveson, Mike Lewis, Darcy Selk, Karen Christensen, Kevin Aderson, Judy Murphy, Arlene Steck, Ronnie Britt, Randy Petty, Angie Myers, Kathy Welch, Ty Bedegrew, James Curtis, Mark Piland, Julie McReynolds.
Jim Nelson passed away on or about October 13, 2013 in Willows, Ca. Jim, who later assumed his actual birth name of Jim Green, was found by a co-worker, deceased, in his place of residence on October 20th, 2013. There will be no services. 

Shelly Q. Hookano
We lost Shelly on March 16, 2013; due to a long illness following surgery. Shelly was born on August 1, 1964. She is survived by her beloved son: Bailey; mother: Sandra Hookano, father: William Hookano, sisters: Lisa and Marshaun and brother Robert. Shelly will be remembered for her many talents, her deep friendships and for her concern and affinity for all animals. She will also be remembered for her extraordinary athletic abilities. As a young girl she played basketball at the highest levels and was one of the first girls, ever, to make first string pitcher in little league, at a time when it was only for boys. A memorial service will be held at 1951 Windemere Lane Sacramento, Ca 95864 at 2 PM on March 30 , 2013; all are welcome.

Monica Brocker wrote:
Occupation: Notary Public , Limousine Chauffeur
MaritalStatus: widowed
Spouse: Steve Senteney
Children/grandchildren: Karina Senteney 25 yrs old ...yikes
SinceGraduation: Partying!
Some traveling in Canada, Mexico, and Europe (both parents born there -Dad Germany & Mom Switzerland).
Married a professsional baseball player and had a daughter. Moved to Fair Oaks and it's been our homebase for 23 yrs now. Good.
Unfortunately, at the young age of 25 became a widow (Karina almost 3yrs old). Was a full-time Mom(best thing I ever did). Motherhood is priceless.
Traveled a little- stayed for a short time in Lakeland Florida, kissimmee, and Edmonton Canada.
Once my daughter was old enough, I returned back to college. Graduated from CSUS with a bachelor's in Communication Studies.
Today I work as a Notary Public- trying to conduct more business in real estate. I also drive and manage a Limousine company based out of Cameron Park.
Trivia: For several years up to the age of 40, was a Jagerette (promotional model) for the liqueur Jagermiester, as well as introduced Grey Goose Vodka to Sacramento in 1997.
I held the olympic torch at a restauraunt in old sac during a Jager promotion.
BestFriends: TARA SHEEHAN whoo hoo! I've always valued her friendship.
Suzie Benson (Barbra Steisand), Cathy Finley (mom LOL), Bucky Swisher, Joi Deyo, Telly Tasakos, Polly Pickens....Reunited with Kevin Anderson (teacher) at Del Campo High School where my daughter graduated.
Lost Contact with Gladys Perreras, Kenny Sherrill, Jc Quirk..
Thanks to facebook I hope to reconnect with more classmates.
Hobbies: Astrology, listening to Music, Playing Cards, Gaming, Dancing Raquetball, Ping Pong, Tennis, Riding on Harley Davidson (fatboy fav).
Kids: My daughter Karina is smart, kind, funny, energetic (didnt want to miss anything), nuturing, beautiful...
She looks like her father most, but has my mannerisms. She has straight long brown hair, blue eyes, and stands 6 feet tall! (she'll say 5' 11 3/4 LoL).
Her first job was Starbucks. $he's a banker al$o.
She was taking pre-calculous, which I cant even spell, in her freshman year of high school.
She recently graduated with a B.S. from CSUS She's gonna be a great Mom someday
GradeSchool: Riverview in Rancho Cordova & Rowan in state of Pennsylvania
MiddleSchool: Resue, Ca
MemorableTeachers: P.E. teachers
Some of the same teachers my mother knew - she graduated from Encina mid term in 1964.
FavoriteMemory: Good times with friends! Games and Rally's, relaxing on senior lawn LoL Academics too
Stories: Competing for test grade with Telly in social studies class.

Shahriar Kaveh
May 27, 1965 - December 19, 2008 Born Tehran, Iran
San Rafael, California
Shahriar was born in Tehran along with his twin brother Sassan. He was the son of Mansour Kaveh and Parvin Aminy and was brother to Hedayat and Farzin. At the age of 13, he moved to the United States to go to school in San Rafael and continued his education at Sonoma State University. At the age of 20, he married the love of his life Shahrzad Sharei who gave birth to their daughter Tara, now 13, and their son Shayan, now 11. Having an entrepreneurial mind, with the help of his wife Shahrzad Kaveh, he started Sonoma Coffee Company in Santa Rosa. Shahriar and his family later moved back to Marin County and started Dreamfield Systems. Between running his businesses, he also teamed up with his brothers and brother-in-law, making invaluable contributions to their organizations. At every place and at every juncture in his life he made many friends. These friends felt his friendship deeply and sincerely, and are loathe to accept his loss. He was a true friend who did not hold back his friendship. He had a unique way of loving everyone around him. He especially loved his family more than anything else. He will be greatly missed by all. We wish Shahriar a peaceful journey in his next life and wish for those who remain the strength to bear his loss.
Memorial Service: Tuesday 12/23/08
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, (415) 383-1370

Kathryn Webber wrote:
Occupation: dental professional
Bio: hey. i've been on the mailing list forever...figured i should haul off and do the bio. here goes.
went to american river college, then got married and finished with dental hygiene via sac city. worked for about a year or so in sac after having my first child...had another...got divorced...got remarried...had 3 more kids and then divorced again.
so, yeah. kathy webber: mother of 5. life is fun like that. i was even a homeschooler for a few years.
presently living and working in midtown sac at a dental office 6 blocks away from my front door. i dig my job...been there 10 years now...planning on moving to manhattan in about 6 years, where i will be a beat writer for the yankees and live in abject poverty. :)
uh...my oldest is a college graduate...24, and married...my only son is at davis, 21...and i have 3 girls between 11 and 13.
you know, i want to say...i was one selfish, shallow person in high school. i'm really grateful for the many experiences that i've encountered in my life that have caused me to confront and address that mindset. i often am reminded of what amazing examples of courage, personal conviction, and love i was exposed to from my former encina classmates. i just wish i had had more wisdom and maturity, at that time, to soak it all in. you guys are often remembered fondly...with gratitude.
Friends: i am still on a weekly contact status with tova hinderstein (also known today as angelica holiday)...kerry shaw...ah...there are so many people who come to mind...mr. joe lawrence, to this day, is still my hero.
Hobbies: baseball and horseracing.
Kids: rachel, 24. josh, 21. annelise, 13. christianne, 12. aisha, 11.
Grade_school: i went to 10 elementary schools before 6th grade.
Grade_school_friends: john, my graduation partner...we're friends on myspace...i've got angelica (tova holiday) and bobby mayer on speedial...
Memorable_teachers: oh boy. well, mr. lawrence. he has been paramount in forging character in my life. joe called me on my crap. my cop-out behaviour and my shallow value system. he challenged me with other ways of perceiving life. i am forever indebted to him for the time, patience, and wisdom he invested in me. it was worth it, mr. lawrence. thank you.
Favorite_memory: trying to finish a typing test first...hopping up out of my chair to race to the teacher's desk, and stepping on my very own "wrap around skirt," which fell to the floor in front of all who cared to look up. (thank god i chose to wear a slip that day.) i was first, though... :/ then there were the many times of tresspassing that involved the pool...and rooftops...ah...memories...
Leila Faddis writes:
Occupation: Enrollment Analyst, Delta Dental
Bio: Well just trying to raise my kids by myself working to keep roof over our head.  Married 4 times. They say 3rd times the charm, well its not the 4th and final times the charm.. Tim Winchell and I have been friends for many years.  We would have BBQ's at his house for the last 10 years.   Finally he and his girlfiend split.  So we deceided to give it a try.  Well it worked, bought a house got married in our backyard, going on 2 years marriage. I was working at Albertsons as a cake decorator, got hurt and they sent me to be retrained, went to computer school.  Ron Carlson hired my at Delta Dental, been working there for 4 year now, love my job now..
Friends: Teri Boggess, Debi Shrum, Kim Holberg, Shelly Wolfe, shanna spaulding lost contact will all except Kim Holberg, shanna spaulding now
Hobbies: Like Scrap booking, working around my house, dancing, I have many other little hobbies..
Kids: Megan Now 19 is a CNA and still going to school to be a nurse. Amanda almost 17 still in HS and not sure what she wants to be yet. Step daughter Brittney only 11 no plans yet.
Grade_school: Howe Ave
Grade_school_friends: From grade school know a lot, we all then went to junior high, once we all hit high school everybody went there own way.
Junior_high: Howe Ave
Dorthea Hutchinson writes:
Occupation: Home Health Care /Reginal field Rep.
Bio: Divorced,raised my children and gave my life to the lord.In 2001 I married my sole mate and im happier than i have ever been.We just move back
to sac like to from classmates.
Friends: Kim Conners,Karen LuGurdia,brian bleese(Piper)Brent Helm
Hobbies: Horse back riding family outings
Kids: Twins Jessica,jennifer 21 Carrie 11
My twins are 21 all grown up and my 11 year old is my is sweet and funny, and a joy to be around.
Grade_school: Howe ave
Grade_school_friends: Betsy Stewart
Junior_high: Betsy Stewart,Tammi White, Sherrie Clark
Junior_high_friends: Besty Stewart, Patrica Hall.
Memorable_teachers: Eric Stallins He was the best Teacher
Favorite_memory: When my car was carried up under the flag pole by Doug Dori,Dean Doyle and others
Sibling_info: Vickie Hutchinson, Victor Hutchinson, Sally Hutchinson,Ray Hunt.
Alumni_in_contact: Kim Conner,Tammi White,Betsy Stewart.

Shaping hands
By Laura Garnick
Photo By Larry Dalton
The hands of an artist can tell many stories. From the artist’s first mistake to the debris of his or her last piece still embedded underneath the fingernails, the hands are a roadmap to an artist’s life and work. The hands of Sacramento ceramicist Phil Simpson, 41, reflect 18 years of work that has become a passion, not just a hobby. In addition to being an artist, Simpson is a parking attendant by night, and if you leave Downtown Plaza between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., you may even see him working on one of his sculptures in his booth. Some of Simpson’s finished pieces are currently showing at Phoenix Framing and Gallery on L Street. How long have you been sculpting? And what first interested you in this medium? I've been sculpting since I was 13 years old. I started then, and I continued while I was in school for eight years. I took a break for almost 10 years doing commercial work. Then I went back to sculpting in 1996. Do you remember what your first ceramic piece was? Oh, God. This is embarrassing, but I was 13 years old, and it was a replication of C-3PO from Star Wars. Where did you learn to sculpt? At Jonas Salk Middle School; Encina High School; California State University, Sacramento; American River College; Sacramento City College and from different instructors who have given me encouragement, specifically from a high-school teacher named Eric Dahlen. It really has been my passion, my chosen form of media. I have done painting, airbrush and other forms, but sculpting is really where my heart is. I like the physical aspect to it, the 3-D form. And I like working with my hands, as well. How did you get your first show? I was working with another artist here named Galelyn Williams; she gave me a lot of encouragement to do my fine art. Galelyn introduced me to Linda Jolley at the Big Art gallery, and she liked what I was doing, so she gave me my first show in 1996. Then, shortly afterward, Big Art closed, and from there I sold with Diane Tempest for three years at Blooming Art, and now with her again at the Galleria Tempest on Polk Street in San Francisco. How does it feel when you finish a piece, and how does it feel when you have to sell that piece? One thing that happens with some artists is that they are not sure when it is finished. They might say, "Oh, I can just add a stroke here." But I always know exactly when it's done, and hopefully when I'm done with it, I'll feel a sense of satisfaction. It feels wonderful to achieve something that you have in your mind and then put it down. When it comes to selling it, there are certain pieces that you have attachments to or feelings for. But I feel great when something has sold that I felt very strongly for, because now someone else will be able to share it. How do you define art? I believe art is anything that can evoke an emotional response or action through an image. When you see a piece of mine, and it gives you a feeling or reaction, then it does what I want it to do. What’s your secret? How do you keep your glazes from bleeding together? That took awhile. I found a technique that worked well for me, and through experimentation with different types of glazes I found which ones work well. When I work with low-fire glazes, there are specific ones by Duncan and Mayco that I use. I do my pieces through a three-step process. First, it is with a stain that is usually in black. Then I'll add color, and then I'll put a clear over the whole thing. I found that that worked well for me. I like low fire, but I also enjoy high fire. My first show was just high-fire iron oxide. I also enjoy raku, an ancient form of Japanese firing. In the way that I like sculpture for being a physical process, Raku is very much a physical process. When you do a raku process, you first heat the piece to 190 degrees. Then you take the piece out of the kiln with tongs, and it is glowing red, and it looks almost like glass. And then you take it with tongs and put it into containers that have combustible items--such as newspaper, leaves and sawdust--and you seal it. You let it burn for like 12 minutes and then take it out with tongs. Sometimes it is still on fire, and then you immerse it in water. You can also just let it air dry, as well. I did a series of armadillos [with] raku, and it is a really unpredictable process. ... There's no control, and that is the reverse of my low-fire glazes, which involve complete control. This is 100 percent the opposite, because you don't know what you are going to get, and it's really exciting. It is also volatile because when you are taking it out of the containers, the pieces can break and shatter.
Supakij Shaw writes:
Occupation: Business owner/IT field (MCSE)
Bio: Went into the Army and got out in 1993; open a business. Currently operating a Thai restaurant.
Kids: Alan 12 - He is in a singing group called SAVVY. (savvymusic.biz) and attending school. Have their first CD in store.
Alyssa 5 - very active; shoot her first instructional yoga video with other kids. Hopefully will be on the market one day. Soon to be next star.
Favorite_memory: Christi Clark was kind enough to have with me. That was my favorite memory from encina.
Catherine Fenley writes:
Occupation: Wife/Mother
Bio: Boy, that's a lot to ask!!  I graduated from Azusa Pacific in 87, got married, had three girls and then my marriage failed.  Being a single mom in
Colorado was tough!  I waitressed to put food on the table for three years, then met the man of a life time--my hub, David.  We are truly soul-mates
forever.  I have NEVER been happpier and more loved!
Trivia: I love to decorate my home--pretty boring to some, but I really get into it!!
Friends: I was best friends with Dawn Larson, but haven't talked with her enough!  I do write to Tara Sheehan almost every day via the internet. I miss all sorts of people, but hear a few things from Tara.  I'd love to hear from Pam Skube, Monica Brocker, Rena, and so many others!! Write me--I'm online every day!
Hobbies: We live on Lake Powell and we love to fish and go camping with the family. It's all about family life.  My mom lives down the street, and we cook gourmet meals every night at our house.  We sit out on the deck and look at the Lake and wonder if life could get any better.
Kids: Renee Norberg, Brianne Norberg, Lauren Norberg, David J. Smith
My oldest is 15 and your typical teenager.  She does give me trouble on occasion, like I did for my mom.  However, I adore all of my girls like
nothing else, and then there's my boy--what can you say?  Again, family life is everything to me.
Grade_school: Greer
Grade_school_friends: Martha Patoma, Kim, Paula King, Lisa Kroll and a few others.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Tara, Melinda Michaels, Mimi Hansen, Kevin O'Malley, Vince Montoya
Memorable_teachers: Figenshu--he was so fun.  Kojima--great teacher.  Mr. Gonzales--he called me "Morada." Mr Carey put up with so much crud from me--he needs to be blessed a million times!!!
Favorite_memory: Being a cheer leader was fun.  I just wish I could do it all again with the mindset I have now--it would be much different.
Story: All I can say is that I was one wild gal, and I'm glad that I've calmed down and gotten grounded!!!  Those who knew me might have thought I'd end up in jail.  Thank God I didn't!!  :)
Scott Vogel writes:
Occupation: Budget Analyst (State of California)
Bio: Moved out on my own shortly after starting college -- then had to move back home less than a year later (boy did that suck!)
I've been what you might call a serial monogamist (no marriage yet -- although I may have finally found the one -- stay tuned!)
Trivia: Have been to the summits of the three highest mountains in California (Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta, and White Mtn).  But that was a few years ago.  Now I can barely jog around the block!  Just had LASIK surgery a few months ago -- one of the best decisions I ever made (so far). 
Friends: Best friends included Eric Fransham (I still keep in touch with him and Ms. Fransham on a regular basis), Richard Reveles (I hang out with Rich a few times a year).  Lost contact with David Clark (moved to Texas?), Kip Fujimoto (no idea what happened to Kip), Charles Fees (until I ran into him and the Ms at the reunion).
Hobbies: Biking (both road and mountain), hiking, kayaking, and just travel in general. 
Kids: Two cats, both adopted.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Can't remember exactly who went to Sierra Oaks any more.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Eric Fransham, James Alexander, Larry McKibben.
Memorable_teachers: Coach Miles (football and P.E.)  He would get beet red in the face when he got pissed off (which seemed to occur frequently when I was around). 
Favorite_memory: Road trip to Yosemite in a rented Ford Escort with Eric, Rich, and Charles.  We drove down, hiked around, enjoyed a little "greenery", hiked some more, then drove home.  All in one day.
Story: One of my former classmates still owes me 50 bucks from a lost bet.  You know who you are...
Robert Padgett writes:
Occupation: Public Relations Director
Bio: Seems I've tried to move as often as possible.  I attended Sac State for a year, and then transferred and graduated from TCU in Forth Worth, TX, where I received a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science.  I worked for two years as a reporter in Texas and Mississippi, then in politics and public affairs in L.A., public relations in Sacramento (attended the 10-year reunion), then off to New York with a PR firm, Connecticut with a dot.com (which went bust), Boston with a PR firm and finally here at Brookstone in New Hampshire (and, yes, I hate the winters here!)
Trivia: Since graduation, I've lived in seven states, 11 cities and 25 different dwellings.  Had my first mid-life crisis at 26, when I went bungee-jumping and skydiving and bought a motorcyle and a boa constrictor all in one week.
Friends: Dave Kriegel (last time I saw him was on a red-eye flight from Sacramento to Chicago.  Just by chance we were seated next to each other.  Great time, great guy, great loss).  Bruce Kerr.  James Alexander.
Hobbies: Writing.  Bicycling.  Moving (see above)
Kids: One son.  William Zachary Padgett (goes by Zach).  Three and-a-half.  Greatest gift in the world.
Grade_school: John Holts Elementary in Fair Oaks.
Junior_high: Sacramento Union Academy
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Figanshu - just so bizarre, unconventional, yet effective.  Mrs. Kogima, who let us watch R-rated "historical" movies in her English class.
Favorite_memory: When I lost my virginity.  Wait!  That was college.  Perhaps collapsing in my first hangover stupor on the top of the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico City on the Spanish Club field trip (aka beer fest).
Story: Yes, if the extortion checks do not arrive...
Douglas McCaleb writes:
Occupation:                     Physical Therapist Sutter General Hospital
spouse:                           Shawnda
Bio: Like my good friend Paul Niklewicz, I too tried to “Make it Big” in the music bizz.  Paul and I played in a group together for about 4 years called the “Veil”, we recorded and album, (remember vinyl?), we did some touring but never hit the big time.  I then went on to play with another group called “Rhythm School” again recorded, toured, no big time.  I floundered around for a few years doing some session work for local studios and went from job to job.  I was a head cook at the ”Good Earth Restaurant”, a limo driver, a legal land abstracter for the bureau of land management (what kind of a job was that?).   I then found and fell madly in love with the women of my dreams!!!  We were married on the beach in Carmel in 1988.  I went back to school, got my license as a Physical Therapist and I currently work at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento.  I have two children Jeremy 19 and Brittanie 17.   I’m still very busy with music.  I play in two praise and worship bands at different local churches. 
Friends: Paul Niklewicz, Dave Stanton, Telly Tasakos, Jim Nelson(Green), Rob Beland, Somes Funikosh, 
Hobbies: Music, Mountain bikeing, hiking, WW2 naval history (especially submarines.)
Kids: Jeremy 19 working this year starting Sac State next year. Brittanie 17 Junior at Del Campo wants to be a Child Psychologist
Grade_school: Creekside
Junior_high: Howe Ave
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Gonsales, I loved EBS,Good day eh!! Coolookookoo. Mrs. Bunner, she gave me a love for history.  Mr. Botello, he gave me a love for photography.
Favorite_memory: Doing the Bob and Doug Macenzie show with pal Rob Beland on EBS. Sleeping on Senior lawn last day of School and playing midnight socer with Kevin Anderson.
Story: I remember durring drivers education with Mr. Rollins, I went down the wrong way on a one way street.  Mr. Rollins just about had a heart attack and said "your going the wrong way Mr. McCaleb" in the most anoying whine you have ever heard.  Some years later I saw him at Home Depot.  He ask me if my driving got any better.  My wife would say no!
Maria Macias writes:
Occupation: Tradeshow Manager
Bio: I met my wonderful husband, Steve  17 years ago (1985) and we have been together since.  I attended CSUS and am have been a tradeshow manager since. 
Friends: Monique Mahone, Dawn Beckman,Dena Crouch, Soames Funakoshi
Hobbies: I like to ski, travel, play pool, and darts!
Kids: We have a 13 year old Daughter, Sarina.  She is a little Maria - - lucky girl!@#$%
Favorite_memory: Death of a bumble bee!  Playing vollyball in PE - - vollyball hit bumble bee and we had a little moment of silence.
Janice Parquer writes:
homepage: parquer.com
Occupation: Retail/ Insructional Assistant
Bio: For the first couple of semesters, I pursued a degree in Child Development.   Soon after, my oldest son, Randy was born.  Because he had a serious medical conditon,  I had to postpone both employment and school. I`ve been at Mervyn`s for the last 14 years.  Several years ago, I started working for SCOE in the SH division.
Trivia: I have come to the conclusion, that I have no personal identity.  I`m known as Randy, Russel, or Katie`s mom.  However,  my local school district insists that when my children graduate; I can make lots of money by writing about raising them.
Friends: I was best friends with Lisa Boyles in kindergarden.  I haven`t seen her in about 10? years, but belated congrats on the birth of her daughter.  I see Carmela and Wendy every now and then.  Although JoAnne and I were good friends, I haven`t talked to her in years.
Hobbies: Unfortunately,  majority rules in our household and I`m not allowed to have fun without an underage chaperone. 
Kids: My kids are most of the time unique and wonderful.  However it can be challenging raising kids that don`t fit in the norm.  After many years, of specialists; it has been decided that all 3 of my kids fit in the High Functioning Spectrum of Autism. 
Grade_school: OLF currently Saint Josephs
Grade_school_friends: Lisa Boyles is the only person that I have known since grade school.
Memorable_teachers: My favorite teacher was undoubtably Mr. Chambers.  I haven`t seen him in several years, but the last time I talked to him; Darren was enrolled in college.
Favorite_memory: I believe I was a sophomore in Mr. Lawrence`s English class; I got the top score for the essay writing assessment.  Unfortunately the class was predominately male and a girl got the honors of having the best essay.
Darcie Rohrbaugh writes:
Occupation: Secretary
Bio: College, Kids
Friends: Wendy Barnette, Amy Boss, Marsha
Kids: They are wild!
Memorable_teachers: Ceramics teacher Eric
Favorite_memory: Hanging out with friends
Heard_about_website_from: Tammy Elmer
Paul Niklewicz writes:
Occupation: Broadcast Support Engineer
Bio: Convinced that I was going to be a rich rock star by the age of 30, I decided that I had all the school I was going to need. >> Fast-forward 12 years.>> After a brief marriage (to a woman)in the mid 80's, followed by a not-so-brief marriage (to a band) 87-94, I found myself facing the stark realization that I may have made a serious vocational error. Then came 31. Having missed my goal of obscene wealth and ungoverned debauchery through music by age 30, I decided I would have to cut all my ties with my beloved 'scene' and play a little educational catch-up. I moved to San Francisco and attended Computer Arts Institute and became a freelance graphic artist. 1998 saw me back in Sacramento, briefly. That is when I was offered a job at my current place of employ, Pinnacle Systems in Mountain View. I'm responsible for the character generators that display graphics and scores that are onscreen during events like the Superbowl, the U.S. Open and the upcoming Winter Olympics. Pretty ironic for a guy who absolutely loathes televised sports.
Trivia: Refusing to abandon adolescence entirely, I played Gene Simmons in a successful KISS tribute band for a couple of years. This resulted in my head literally catching on fire...TWICE! Due to profuse sweating and a flame-retardant wig and armor, I sustained absolutely no permanent damage. *FYI* Eyebrows can take as long as 6 weeks to grow back!
Friends: Telly Tasakos, Kirk McCaleb, Skip Rountree, Eric Moeszinger ('81), jim nelson 82. Ted Rankin 82.
I haven't seen Skip since the 10 year reunion.
Hobbies: I still play music, although in a much more casual capacity. I am fascinated by technology and enjoy building/rebuilding computers. I work with PC's, but I am a Mac enthusiast and I refurbish old throwaways to give to those who would otherwise be unable to own one .
Kids: Do you know something I don't.....?
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Bob Mayer, Mark Turner, Gary Clayton
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Mark, Telly and Jim.
Memorable_teachers: Mr.Derderian because I regularly draw upon information taught by Mr. D more so than any other teacher.
Mr.Chambers & Mr.Greenbaum because they put up with me.
Mr.Stallings because he gave me a break when others would not have.
Born January 10, 1964. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on June 7, 1996. Preceded in death my Mother, Nancy J. Spencer. Survived by Loving Father, Ray W. Spencer, Step-Mother Betty Hopkins Spencer. Brothers Ray W. Spencer III, Tom Spencer. Sisters Kathleen Spencer, Mary Bennett & Susan Loheit. Brother-in-law of Bonnie Spencer, Emily Spencer, Steve Loheit & David Bennett. Uncle of Joshua, Daniel, Taylor, Haley and Spencer. Longtime friend, Ron Henson. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. A Realtor for Prudential Real Estate - Former employee of Del's Barber & Beauty Supply. A native of Sacramento, graduated from Encina High School, Class of '82. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at W.F. Gormley & Sons, 2015 Capitol Avenue, Tuesday at 1:00pm, thence to St. Mary's
Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choosing.
Sacramento Bee, September 9, 2001
By Don Bosley, Bee Staff Writer

  Grant Eppler is no writer. Just ask him. Just ask friends and acquaintances, many of whom spent years reminding the guy that
he was no writer. Grant Eppler is just an everyman, so far as he can tell. How the Sacramento native came to have a book and an infant publishing company and a public voice about fatherhood is a curiosity that should baffle everymen everywhere.
   Nineteen months ago, Eppler self-published "Every Guy's Guide as to What to Expect When She's Expecting" (Furlip Publishing, $11.95). The book is a lighthearted look at Eppler's own mystified voyage through his wife's first pregnancy.
   The whole project grew out of nothing. Nothing, which is what Eppler found when he went searching for up-to-date,
easy-to-digest information for prenatal fathers, back in 1995.
   "A week after we found out my wife was pregnant, she received seven books in the mail from her girlfriends all over the country," Eppler says. "Me? I got this - a slight head jerk - when I told my best friend. That was it."
   Eppler is no writer, but when he saw the void of material for expectant dads, he began to think that he could scribble out a few notes about the funny ups and downs in his own experiences.
   Now the book has headed into its second printing. The product of that pregnancy, William Berkeley Eppler, is 5 years old. A second child, John Clark Eppler, is 1. A second book - "Every Guy's Guide 2 Babies and Kids" - is due out soon. And suddenly the blossoming everyman is kicking around Every Guy ideas for just about everything familial - like, say, family vacations.
   "Of course, there's 'Every Guy's Guide to Divorce,' which I hope never to write," Eppler says. "But my wife teases me about it sometimes: 'Hope you're working on your book, Slick!' "
   On the one hand, Eppler concedes, this is the last place he expected to find himself. A graduate of Encina High School,
American River College and Sacramento State, he has spent most of his adult life in the business world. His "day job" is still a
manager/salesman's position with Portion Pac Inc.
   On the other hand, that business background has ultimately been vital to his fledgling career as an author. It gave him the skills to pitch the manuscript, to discern that the first modest offers weren't good enough and to hatch a one-man publishing label - which, by the way, maintains all rights over the "Every Guy" theme.
   "There must have been 50,000 people who told me, 'This will never happen, this will never work, you're wasting your time, go do something else,' " Eppler says. "And then there were eight or 10 or 20 or 30 people that I bumped into along the way that said, 'This is good. Don't ever let this go.'"
   One of those people was Melinda Eppler, Grant's wife of eight years and the unavoidable central character in "Every Guy's Guide." Melinda gave her husband permission to share her mood swings, morning sickness and obstetrician appointments with everymen everywhere. Grant says he was determined not to demean or degrade his wife's own experiences; in the end, she didn't ask him to take out a single anecdote.   But Melinda, a communications officer with Sierra Health Foundation, has some knowledge of language and presentation. When Grant handed her a red pen with a copy of the manuscript, she wasn't shy about using it.
   "She's brilliant," says Eppler, who goes by his middle name but uses his first name, William, in his writing. "So to have me, who's kind of a clod, pecking away at the keyboards and handing stuff to her ... well, let's just say that the first copies were so red that you couldn't see the typed words."
   The ultimate result is a book that's designed to be quick-hitting and digestible for the everyman. When Eppler shipped it out to be printed, he even paid extra to have it printed in a smaller format - to seem all the more inviting, and not overwhelming, to the Average Joe.
   "I wanted the normal guy to get it as a gift because he's never going to buy it for himself," Eppler says. "It's not meant to be the Messiah book of fatherhood. If you can pick it up and laugh for five minutes, that's a victory."
   Eppler's book hits all the pertinent pregnancy moments that are likely to throw a first-time dad for a loop. Those include Lamaze class, which Eppler originally cheered because he thought his wife had said LeManz class, presumably a high-speed driving school; the painful selling of the Alfa Spider convertible and along with it a final bastion of fleeting youth; and the nasal whine of the sonogram technician as she tries to explain what the heck you're looking at.
   The underlying theme of the whole book, Eppler hopes, is something positive for dads - and about dads.
   "All we hear from the media is about deadbeat dads," Eppler says. "That term, by itself, is probably the most destructive thing that's ever happened to dads. There are deadbeat dads - no one disputes that - and they're the scourge of the earth. But what's the opposite of the deadbeat dad? What's the positive term?"
   Maybe it's just this: the Every Guy.
Paula King writes:
Occupation: Personnel Analyst
Bio: I went off to college then returned home and married my high school sweetheart, Larry McKibben (also class of 1982).  When my children were little, I returned to school and completed my Associate Degree.  The marriage ultimately ended, but we had two beautiful children together and raise them jointly.  I've spent the last 10 years trying to balance work and home but wouldn't change things.
Though I never imagined myself being a single mom life has been filled with adventures, challenges and more rewards than I ever dreamed.
Friends: Unfortunately, real life has taken up most of my time and I've lost touch with nearly everyone.  Some of you may remember Steve Uzelac from the class of 1984.
Hobbies: I enjoy bicycling, working out, books, movies, and definitely being a mom.
Kids: My son Cody is 17 and thinks he is a grown up but he's lots of fun.  He LOVES to drive and likes everything about girls.  Since he attends Rio Americano it kind of takes me back...  I remember all the rivalry between the schools.
My daughter Jaime just turned 13 and enjoys school and friends.
Memorable_teachers: Absolutely loved having english with Mr. Lawrence (who now teaches at Rio).  I also have fond memories of Mr. Tracey.
Lisa Milner writes:
Occupation: Administrative Assistant - Target Stores
Bio: Well, since I actually graduated early by taking the High School Proficiency exam, which by the way was the stupidist thing one could do, I've been working in the administrative field. I'm currently the Administrative Assistant to the District Manager of Target Stores. I met my husband prior to graduating in 1979 in 1981 we married and in 1985 we had a beautiful baby girl....who by the way is now 16 1/2 yrs old!   Unfortunately, marrying at such an early age was probably not the best thing to do either!  We divorced in 1987.  Soon after I met a man that I was with for 14 years but this too did not work out.  So, for the time being, I'm single and loving every minute of life!
Trivia: Can't think of anything I'd want to share!
Friends: Kim Watson (Cote'), Merle Hopkins, Becky Rose (from Salk & then Rio), Cappie Steinblock, Lori Hanson, Kim La Monte.  Still keep in touch w/ Becky and touch base with Kim every couple years!
Hobbies: Hobbies - well, being a home owner, that would have to be "doing it yourself" projects around the house.  I've become quite the handy women!   Recreation - camping, movies, wine tasting.  That's about it!
Kids: Jessica is a wonderful 16 1/2 year old teenager that is currently learning to drive.   She is the most precious being I know/have!  God has truely blessed me with such a wonderful daughter.  She is an avid golfer and is currently on the Mira Loma HS girl's golf team.  She has high hopes of furthering her golfing abilities with Sac State upon graduation.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison - wow, that was a long time ago!
Grade_school_friends: Although I haven't kept in touch with her, I've known Lori Hanson from way back in Elementary.  As well as Becky Rose and Sandy Packard who I do keep in contact with.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk - ahhh, back in the day!
Junior_high_friends: Lori Hanson, Merle Hopkins
Memorable_teachers: If my memory is correct, I think her name was Mrs. Carlson.  She was my English teacher my Sophmore year.  She treated me w/ respect and always elaborated on my work.
Favorite_memory: Hmmmm....the two that stand out are the bands that would play during lunch, and the actual Class of 82 graduating.  Yes, I was actually sitting in the audience watching all my classmates graduate.  I realized at that moment that taking the Equivalency test and getting out of school early deprived me of many high school memories.
Story: No, but I'd really like to know who it was that stole all my Ceramic tools out of my cupboard in my ceramics class!
Sibling_info: Dana Milner 89  He's already listed in the directory
Heard_about_website_from: My brother, Dana Milner
Emery (Ross) Frank writes:
Occupation: Bookstore management/author events coordinator
Bio: After leaving Encina, I went to New York where I auditioned for and recieved a role in the musical "La Cage Aux Folles". I remained in the company and joined a touring production which ended in Los Angeles. I then joined the company of "Dreamgirls" and worked on that show for seven months. I returned to Sacramento briefly and remained active in theatre doing regional and summer stock (remember Music Circus?!!!) Was actively involved with the Stanford Home production of "Best of Bradway" for 4 years, and escaped again in the national tour of "Les Miserables". I joined the show in San Francisco, and started my tour in Sacramento! How's that for irony!
When my contract ended (two years later) I needed a break, so I went to work for Barnes and Noble Booksellers, where I became the Events coordinator at the Arden Fair mall store. They eventually gave me the oportunity to transfer to a new store in San Francisco (1993) and I have lived here ever since. I currently work as an assistant manager and events coordinator for an alternate independant bookstore in the Castro district.
As for the artsy - fartsy side of my life...I still perform locally, mostly for local AIDS, Breast Cancer and youth charities, am co-founder of a local non-profit theatre group called ARROW (ARtists Reaching OutWard), and am halfway through my first screenplay which is already being considered for option locally.
Trivia: Once made a complete fool of myself at a party in front of Liza Minelli. I hear she still remembers the incident!
Friends: Laura Henretty, Tracy Ford, Brian Porter, Larry McKibbon...many others!
Hobbies: Love reading, cooking, wine. Am an avid hiker and rollerblader! Also enjoy going down to the wharf and watching tourists!
Kids: None yet, am such a big kid myself I don't think it would be fair.
Grade_school: Babcock and Valle Vista. (both Sacramento)
Grade_school_friends: Oh...I can't think THAT far back, after all our 20 year is coming up!
Memorable_teachers: Joe Lawrence, Barbara Graichen( always encouraging even out of their class) Leslie Saladen and Jack Carey ( Definately the two most influencial teachers I ever had. Taught me a lot about the arts and the value of being an individual. I also learned tolerance and self-respect at a time when it was the toughest - right after I was "outed" as a gay man by my counselor to the staff.
Favorite_memory: Playing "Truth or Dare" with my fellow Madrigals in the back of a moving bus while on tour. (Remember that one Cathe Finley?!!!) My favorite times were always while I was a member of the Madrigal Choir. We kicked some butt! I really miss my choir mates, and would love to hear from them! (hint hint)
David Clark writes:
homepage: texanflower.com
Occupation: Engineering Manager
Bio: Well, I had a series of hits and misses since I graduated.  I went to American River College and then on to Sac State to major in Computer Science and get both my B.S. and M.S. in that.  In between my B.S. and M.S. I went to work full time for about 6 months for a process control company called Heristics.  I hated that, the long hours and low pay.  Then after getting my Masters Degree I went to work for TRT and I also talk Computer Science for a while for Chapman University.  Then I went on to work for a company in Dallas, Texas called WTS first as a Senior Software Engineer and then as Engineering Manager.  In the spring of 1999 I came out to Dallas Texas on a 4 month trip that was supposed to be 3 weeks.  Well, in that time I meet and feel in love with my fiance.  We are going to be Married July 7, 2002.  I really like it out here in Texas, the job opportunities are much better than anything in Sacramento.  In Sacramento it would take me with 3 degrees 6 months to find a job, here I have looked for 4 weeks and had 3 offers. 
Trivia: Liked hand ball in school to a fault, as well as computers and computer programming. 
Friends: Scott Vogel 82 (went to sac state for a finiance degree and got it circa 1988 lost after that), Steve Wharton 82 lost, Rick Cortes 84 (he laid carpet for a while).  
Hobbies: My fiance is into photography and I enjoy that with her as well as web design and going to movies, and playing on the computer, and going out to dinner.  I also like cooking believe it or not.  Made a killer buritto the other night.
Kids: Don't have any yet...thank goodness, I was married twice before once at 27 and once at 31.  The first was bad, the second was a distaster.  This time I have taken a much saner approach to the whole thing and have known my fiance for almost two years now and I still love her as much as the second week I went to see her.  She is from Texas so it made relocation easy for me.  I like to think back on my life as it took about a decade coming out of school to get the career in place and about another decade to get my love life right, now for the kids I want two one of each maybe 3 if the first two don't come out as one of each. 
Grade_school: Holy Rosary Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Greg McMurray, a small short kid with guts who fought hard with people and at sports. 
Junior_high: Howe Avenue Junior High
Junior_high_friends: No one really came over as a friend of mine from there because I had transfered in from Woodland and was only there for 9 nine weeks before it was over.
Memorable_teachers: Derderian for history.  He made it very interesting, and taught us about many things that didn't involve history.  He was there for us when Garduchi died on Watt Avenue in the car wreck and the whole school griefed for him.  Sanders for making sense of complex math subjects. 
Favorite_memory: I used to play hand ball about 6 hours a day my sophmore year, I played in the morning, if I got up there in time, I played, and lunch and after school until sunset.  I loved the game and the small 50 cent wagers on the games.  The trick was the double or nothing bets. 
My senior year I wasn't out running around.  I was in Mr. Stallings Math class, at lunch and after school.  Me and about 5 other students where playing Galaxian on the TRS-80 model III's in there.  We had went to Radio Shack and bought a speaker so we could have sound.  We actaully got in trouble once by leaving after 7pm or so, because the silent alarm was turned on after the janitor came around. 
Story: I was in Sanders Algebra II class and there was two academic hot shots in there Arron Winchester and Micheal Kramer, among maybe one or two others.  Well, the bragged and carried on through out the semester.  So I challeged them on the next test to see who got the highest grade....
Result: we all got 100% and Mr. Sanders got the big belly laugh but loved the competion because it pushed everyone to do better.
Heard_about_website_from: web search
Sacramento Bee, Oct. 8, 1998
Fox 40 Sales Manager Worked Hard, But Loved to Have Fun
   David Kriegel, the hard-driving local sales manager for Sacramento television station KTXL, Fox 40, was remembered Wednesday as "a helluva salesman" who worked hard but also knew how to have a good time. The 33-year-old Sacramento man died Saturday several hours after his 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser overturned on Blue Ravine Road in Folsom.
   Earlier Friday he had played in the Ad Club Golf Tournament at Rancho Murieta, said his boss, Mike Fisher, vice president and general manager of KTXL. "A tremendous positive, generous person," was the way he described Mr. Kriegel. "He was one of those guys who would never, never, never give up. He was a helluva salesman, a helluva sales manager and a helluva motivator of people. He also liked to have a good time, and he had a good time."
   An only child, David Henry Kriegel was born in Sweden, where his mother, Barbro Myraeus, was a journalist, and his father, Doug P. Kriegel, was a student at the University of Stockholm. Several years later, his family moved to Sacramento, where his father became a reporter for television station KXTV Channel 10. A versatile athlete, David earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball at Encina High School, where he graduated in 1982. Four years later, he earned a bachelor's degree in
economics at the University of California, Davis, where he played varsity baseball.
   Mr. Kriegel worked in television sales in Palm Springs and Los Angeles before moving to Channel 40 in Sacramento. "He was a fun-loving guy and, unlike me, he was good at business," recalled Doug Kriegel, who now cover general news for television station KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles. "When I would suggest that he get into television news, he would say, 'I want to get a real job. You call that work? That's not work.' He was much more serious than me."
   "Half the time, he did not listen to me, naturally," his father said, "but he was the most fabulous son a guy could have. He called me a dinosaur, but he would always take me with him to the World Series and the Super Bowl. He would get these tickets and say 'It's for a client, but what the heck.' Boy was he fun, just everything you would want in a son."
   His mother died three years ago of ovarian cancer. His father resides in Encino.
   A baseball scholarship is being set up in his memory at UC Davis.  In addition to his father, he is survived by his grandmother, Ingegard Myraeus of Stockholm.
   Services will be held at 2 PM today in the East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard.
Robin Fischer writes:
Occupation: Certified Massage Theripist
Bio: After graduating I worked some different jobs while I attended Sac. City. In 1985 I had my first child and shortly after I moved to Lake Tahoe. I got married and had my second child while I lived in Tahoe. I am now back in Sacramento and divorced. I work as a Certified Massage Therapist full time and love it.
Trivia: My children and I live in the house I grew up in, and my children attend the same elementary school I did.
Friends: My best friend at Encina was Denise Richins. I have lost contact with her some time ago. I do still see from time to time Debbie Totar.
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my children watching them play sports, helping them with their sports.
Kids: I have a son who is 15yrs.named Rocky. He goes to Laguna Creek High and is an aspiring basketball player. My daughter is 12yrs. her name is Gabrielle. She goes to St. Philomene and loves to play volleyball and twirle baton.
Grade_school: St. Philomene
Grade_school_friends: I didn't have any grade school friends who I was close to in high school.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Debbie Totaro was my best friend in junior high, we remained friends through high school and I still see her from time to time.
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima,because her class was always fun.She made spanish fun to learn.
Favorite_memory: To many to list.
Heard_about_website_from: Terri Shaw-Hackman
Kevin Anderson writes:
Occupation: Teacher- Del Campo HS
Bio: Since graduation I spent time at American River and Cosumnes River Colleges and Graduated from CSU,Sacramento.  I have taught at San Juan, Mira Loma, Rio Americano (terrible experience) and now at Del Campo.  Married in August, 96, to a wonderful woman (who tolerates me) that I met teaching at San Juan H.S. She was a teacher, not a student!  Still playing soccer and coaching the boy's team at DCHS. 
Friends: Still in touch with:Johnny Reitter(81), Steve and Dan Powell(81&82), Teddy and Terry Levea(82&80), Keith Paulsen(Deluca)(81), George Champagne(80), Rusty Carter (79), Telly Tasakos(82).  Laura Allen (Meyer-82)I haven't seen since 91.
Hobbies: Soccer, home improvements, being a dad
Kids: I have a 19 month old daughter born on Sept 9, 98, named Madeleine Lea.  Our second child is a boy, Kellen Patrick, arriving Aug. 25, 00.  Love her death but I now know what my parents and teachers had to deal with when I was young.  It's true that "what comes around goes around."  Maddie is definitely getting me back (and rightfully so).
Grade_school: Karen Eissinger, Tony Schwartz, Dan Powell, Ted Levea, Darcy Selk, Susie Benson, Tim Schott, Paul Barter, Dennis Crowley, Brian Cowley
Memorable_teachers: Dan Ash, Joe Lawrence(currently at Rio), Laverne Gonzales (at Rio), Andy Braio, Barbara Bunner
Favorite_memory: Camping on senior lawn our last night, Sweetheart Swing 1982, sneaking into the gym on saturday nights to play slaughterball at midnight, Johnny Reitter's slaughterball headshot on Chris Tribble, PE with Susan Darkenwald, EBS. 
Story: I have the great pleasure of teaching side by side with Christine Kojima at Del Campo.  I only wish I had taken her class at Encina.  She really does an excellent job and every kid loves her death.  Gail Pierce(english/yearbook)is our principal and she is an outstanding boss and administrator
Alumni_in_contact: Johnny Reitter, Steve Powell, Dan Powell, Ted Levea, Terry Levea, George Champagne, Keith Paulsen(Deluca), Rusty Carter, Telly Tasakos
Heard_about_website_from: Chritine Kojima
Atul Patel writes:
Occupation: hotel owner and developer of hotels in the southeast
Bio: since I graduated from Encinca: I moved to Tennessee and attended Middle Tennessee State University where I graduated with a BBA. I then joined the family business of developing hotels in the Nashville area.
Friends: My best friends were Mike Howser, Bruce Kerr, David Boggato, and others but I dont remember the names because I dont have my year book with me. I have lost contact with everyone that I went to school with because I moved to Tennessee as soon as I graduated from Encina.
Hobbies:  I like to travel, play golf and do a lot of family outings.
Kids: I have three children a daughter who is now 9 years old her name is Sherina, another daughter who is 7 years old her name is Priyana, and a son who is 4 years old and his name is Shivan. Also, a wonderful wife and her name is Anita.
Grade_school: Dyer kelly
Grade_school_friends: Mike Howser
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Alumni_in_contact: nobody, but would like too
Heard_about_website_from: contacted by Harlan Lau
Darcy Selk writes:
Bio: I went to CSU Sacramento and obtained a degree in Marketing with a minor in Communications in 1987.  Perfect for a sales job right?  Not!  I worked at Vision Service Plan for nearly 14 years and changed jobs 6 times and finally  the last two years of my employment used my degree in Marketing as a Competition Analyst.   I married a wonderful man named Michael in 1991 and we recently (1998) had a daughter, Taylor.  I currently am a stay-at-home mom and love it!.  I also work part-time for my husband as his legal assistant.  I really feel I have the best life - I get to see my daughter grow before my eyes each day and I get to see my husband's business flourish and be a part of it! 
Trivia: Michael and I have traveled and golfed a lot.  We went to Australia on our honeymoon for three weeks playing golf and seeing the sights.  We have also been to Scotland, England, France, Belgium and Germany.  We have golfed at so many beautiful courses - St. Andrews being the most historic and Pebble Beach being my personal favorite.
Friends: Joey Lawand, Greg Selk, Laura Meyer, Ed Ellis, Soames Funikoshi, Karen Eissinger, Robin Durham.  I've lost contact with most of my friends except Laura Allen and obviously my brother, Greg.
Hobbies: I love to play golf when I have the chance.  I actually love most sports, and my husband now has me interested in NBA basketball.  (He has been a diehard fan of the Kings since they came to Sacramento.)
Kids: One daughter - Taylor is 15 months.  She is the light of our lives - need I say more!
Grade_school: H.E. Winterstein
Grade_school_friends: Karen Eissinger, Tim Schott, Kevin Anderson, Suzie Benson
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Karen Eissinger
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Dutton, Mr. Kirrene, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Pierce, Mr. Lawrence
Joey Lawand writes:
Occupation: Liquid Hydrogen Production Supervisor
Bio: I joined the Navy and spent five years on the USS Carl Vinson as a shipboard firefighter. I was married in 1987 to a wonderful woman. We are still married with children and life is wonderful. We have moved from Fremont to Stockton to Elk Grove. We have been living in Elk Grove for about five years now and it sure is nice to be home again.
Trivia: I joined the Navy in 1983. Some/All of you may remember I was a little fat "Troll" in H.S. so you can imagine how I hated bootcamp. I wasn't one of those guys who was a late bloomer and grew 4-8 inches in the service. Now 35 I've pretty much given up on growing taller. So you can imagine how the last 15 years has taken it's toll on my hopes. Since I was so consumed with being short I didn't realize my hair disappeared. After watching infomercials on hair loss ie... Rogain Propecia and GLH 9 (Ron Popeil is a genius!)) I finally gave up and accepted the fact that I'm Short and Gorgeous. I can't type while I'm laughing.
Friends: I had a few best friends... Darcy Selk, Ed Ellis,Soames Funakoshi and Sam Bess. I still Talk with Soames, Ed and Sam.
Hobbies: I've been playing league Roller Hockey for two years now. Hockey is such an awesome game. I still play golf when I can. We do a lot of camping! I also enjoy tasting and drinking wine. Beer is still a major food group in my diet but a nice Cabernet will make a nice dinner even better.
Kids: I've always wondered how a guy like me can have such beautiful daughters. The answer is quite simple.... My WIFE! With that I still wonder how I was involved in the process.Hmmmmmmmm! Of course people brag about their kids. Who is going to say, "My children are so ugly I only let them out at night" and "My kids are dumb as stumps". Anyway, I have two daughters, Amanda 9 and Hannah 7. They are so beautiful and spoiled rotten. Amanda has these big green eyes with brown hair and Hannah has brown eyes with long BLONDE hair. That's right blonde! The closest my wife ever came to being blonde was a grey hair once. So as I said earlier, I may not have had anything to do with these kids. Seriously,I just love those girls and it is great to see history repeat itself as they grow older. It's pretty bad/sad when you know all the words to every Backstreet boys song. I Love having Daughters!
Grade_school: St. Philomenes
Grade_school_friends: Carmela Martinez,Tom Dodaro,Craig Giblin and Julie Trulock
Junior_high: Same
Junior_high_friends: Same
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. Kojima and Mr. Marelich
Sibling_info: David Lawand 87
I had four cousins who went to Encina. Mary Johnson 79, Dan Johnson 80, Bill and Karen Johnson 83
Heard_about_website_from: Surfing the Net.
Cathy Kelley writes:
Occupation: CMT (Certified Massage Therapist)
Bio: After graduation I attended Sacrament City Jr. College for a short time.  I married and had a BEAUTIFUL daughter named Carlie.  That marriage did not work out but on 9/9/99 I remarried my best friend, Doug, who has brought more joy to my life than I ever though imaginable.  Doug is in the US Air Force and the three of us are moving to Great Falls, Montana in March 2000.  It will be a big change from CA but we are very excited.
Trivia: My life has taken more twists and turns that you could imagine in your wildest dreams...
Friends: I have pretty much lost contact with everyone except Melanie Simmons and Teresa Lueras....and Joey who I recently found again.
Hobbies: We love spending time together as a family camping, fishing, biking and hiking.  
Kids: Carlie is beautiful inside and out.  She maintains dedication to her studies while participating in competitive cheerleading.  It sure isn't what is was when we were in school.  She is the love of my life !!!!!!
Grade_school: Dyer Kelly
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Fig...... Ms. Kojima
Alumni_in_contact: Melanie Simmons, Teresa Lueras
Heard_about_website_from: Teresa Lueras
Cynthia Webber writes:
Occupation: San Juan Unified School DIstrict
Friends: Shelley Francis & Alma Martinez
Hobbies: CRAFTS
Kids: Cyndi Lynn 16 Thomas 11
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Shelley Francis
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Shelley Francis & Alma Martinez
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Stearns
Heard_about_website_from: homecoming game 1999
Chris Brunton writes:
Occupation: Teacher
Bio: Married, gave birth to a girl, divorced, graduate school in Education, Teacher credential in 1990, teaching high school for 5 years, recently moved to elementary school teaching. Single and looking! Christian man only!
Trivia: I love Jesus...do you?
Friends: Julie Mcpherson, Tricia Hall
Hobbies: Sports, Spanish, music
Kids: My kid is the best! She is in GATE, plays guitar, piano and drums, and is bilingual, and can sing like any country star or Selena...pretty and petite. Some say she will sing professionally some day. Maybe make us rich!
Grade_school: Howe Avenue Junior High
Grade_school_friends: Marcia something
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Julie McPherson, Tricia Hall
Favorite_teachers: BeBe MacKenzie
Karen Eissinger writes:
Bio: I've moved throughout California many times, including Monterey, Fremont, San Jose,and finally settled again in Folsom with my new husband and two beautiful step children. None of my own, as of yet. I am currently the International Director of Training for a sister company of Planet Hollywood called Cool Planet. Keep your eyes peeled and maybe you'll run into me at one of our remote locations.
Friends: Moya Watson, Darcy Selk, Annie Vanderwegen
Hobbies: Travel, mostly with my work, but I make time for play in foreign cities too.
Kids: I have a handsome 9 year old stepson named Adam and a beautiful stepdaughter named Nina, age 7. They call me Mom. We have a wonderful relationship.
Grade_school: Winterstein Sacramento, CA
Grade_school_friends: Kevin Anderson, Darcy Selk, Paul Barter, Tim Schott, Dennis Crowley, Susie Benson
Junior_high: Jonas Salk Sacramento, CA
Junior_high_friends: Same as above
Favorite_teachers: Susan Esparcia, Mr. Figgenshu, Mrs. Kojima, Mrs. Bebe McKenzie
Kami Peterson writes:
Bio: In 1984, I started working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where I still work.
Trivia: Since my employment with the FBI, I have been blessed to live and travel to many various countries! I lived in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, (1990-1992). I then moved to Dallas, Texas, for 6 months before moving to Hong Kong (1993-1994). I then moved back to Dallas, Texas, where I currently live. I have also had the opportunity to travel with the FBI to Barbados, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, China and Pakistan. I was also involved with the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.
Friends: I still keep in contact with Christy Clark, Lee Ann (Smith) Snyder, Julie Baxter and Soames Funakoshi. I lost contact with everyone else I used to hang around with in high school.
Hobbies: I love to travel!!!
Kids: I wish I had kids to brag about! I love children, but my travels have made it hard to settle down!
Grade_school: Mariemont (K-2 and 4th); 3rd grade in Albuquerque, NM; Del Paso Manor (5th); Creekside (6th)
Grade_school_friends: Most of my friends went to Rio Americano, where I went to school the first half of my Freshman year, until I transferred to Encina.
Junior_high: Howe Ave Jr High (7th); Arden Jr High (8th)
Junior_high_friends: Soames Funakoshi, Kenny Barbeiro, Debbie Benvenuti and Toni Hinkle (all of whom I have unfortunately lost contact with since graduation (except Soames)
Favorite_teachers: My favorite teachers were Mr. Figenshu and Mrs. Kojima! I have never forgotten them and how they really cared about their students!
Cruz Tovar writes:
Bio: After graduating from Encina, I attended American River JC for two years and then transfered to Sac State. In 1986, I graduated fron Sac State with a BA in Political Science, I was also commisioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Armyand got married to an Elk Grove graduate.(sorry)
I was first transfered to Ft. Benning, Ga for Infantry Officer training and Ranger school. I was then transfered to Ft. Bragg, NC where I was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division for 4 1/2 years. During that time, I was deployed to the Persian Gulf for " Desert Shield." My first son Cruz JR. was walking by the time I got home.
In 1991, I was hired as a Special Agent of The FBI. My first assignment was Columbus, Ohio (my wife's mother lives in Indiana ). After 4 1/2 years in Columbus, I tried out and was accepted for assignment to the FBI Hostage Rescue Team(HRT). The HRT is the Federal Goverment's counter-terrorist team and is located at Quantico, Virginia. My second son Dillion was born in 1996 in Fredricksburg, Va, where we currently live.
Friends: I am the worst person in the world for staying in touch with people. Lee Bennett, the best man at my wedding, an I still stay stay in contact. As well as, Lori Hansen who I have know since I was a baby. Two of my other great freinds who I have not stayed in touch with are, Karl Prior and Nick Marshall.
Hobbies: I travel for work quite a bit, so I try to spend as much time with my boys as possible. My job is like a great big hobby.
Kids: My oldest son plays roller hockey and baseball. He is Eight and very bright. My two year old Dillion wants to do everything that his brother does and is truly a joy. He wants to play hockey like his brother.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Karl Prior, Nick Marshall, Sam Bess, Bo Stepheson, Lori Hansen
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Same
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Figenshu
Soames Funakoshi writes:
Bio: I have been working for the fire dept. of Sacramento for the last 9 years. I have two boys ages 5 and 1 and taking care of them as been my life so far.
Friends: Joe Lawand has been my best friend for the last 15 years and we still stay in contact to this day. I have lost touch with a few friends but I still keep in contact with a few, like Ed Ellis, Kami Peterson, Bill Johnson and a few others.
Hobbies: i like to workout, golf, fish and darts among other things
Kids: My oldest Jared from what people say is very handsome and they say he looks just like his dad. me. lol And my youngest Michael is as ornery as me to

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