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Class of 1984 : 30 Year Reunion

Location: Rudy's Hideaway Losterhouse
12303 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA95742
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Coctail reception is from 5-6pm
Buffet Dinner will be served at 6pm
Host: EncinaHS1984@gmail.com

Cost: Advance ticket price is $50 until May 18th, $60 after May 18th
We will not be selling tickets at the door. Please do not wait to purchase your tickets.

Purchase includes entry, one drink ticket, dinner buffet and all the 80's music one can stand for a night!!!  There will be a no-host bar for the entire evening and more surprised to come!!!

Mail Checks to:
Diane Emond (Viebrock)
3308 El Camino Ave. Suite 300-188
Sacramento, Ca 95821

LIKE us on Facebook to follow who will attend and see updates:  Facebook page "Encina Class of 84 Reunion"
We need 40 confirmed to hold the event at Rudy's. If we do not have 40 we will move to a smaller venue.

Eve Mathes
Diane (Viebrock) Emond
Mike Bordisso


Class of 1984 20th Class Reunion

Location: DoubleTree Hotel - Sacramento
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2004 6:00pm - midnight
Buffet-style dinner with no host bar
Attire: Casual to semi-dress (whatever you feel comfortable in)
We will have a DJ providing background music, taking digital photos and providing music for dancing from about 9:00pm to midnight.

Cost: $62 per person. (not including the no host bar)
Checks and/or money orders to be made out to Encina Class of 1984 and mailed to
% K. Mozingo, 7901 Duffield Road, Moxee, WA 98936
due no later than July 10, 2004. After that the price will go up to $70 until the FINAL date of July 31, 2004.

If you plan on attending, please let me know as soon as possible and the funds can follow.

Thanks much!!
Kari Reser Mozingo

+++ Afterword +++

I wanted to personally let all of you know how AWESOME it was to see and visit with each and every one of you and those who brought along your spouses and significant others it was just as wonderful to meet them!

I believe we can write this reunion off as A HUGE SUCCESS and it would not have been without ALL OF YOU!! 

Those of you who were unable to attend - you missed a GREAT party!

Anthony Ortali has graciously set up a reunion picture link – please also add your pictures as well.  Everyone that took pictures – we want to see them!



here is a link to the msn group Anthony created to house our photos from the reunion. it is set up as an open public group so anyone can go and add photos or comments. please pass along the link. if you search in msn groups it should be listed in the directory.


The alumni who attended by word of mouth or do not have email - please pass this message onto them as well!

Graciously and Thankfully,

Kari (Reser) Mozingo

Reunion contact:  Kari Reser Mozingo

The 1984 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

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

1984 Encinian yearbook

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.

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1984 Headlines
Headline News:
Bell System broken up.
President Reagan orders US Marines to withdraw from Beirut international peace-keeping force.
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated by 2 Sikh bodyguards; anti-Sikh rioting results in 1000 deaths.
President Reagan re-elected in landslide victory.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Amadeus"
Grammy Record of the Year - "What's Love Got to Do With It?" by Tina Turner
Top song - "When Doves Cry" by Prince & the Revolution
Top movie - "Ghostbusters"
Top TV show - "The Cosby Show"
The first MTV Video Awards are broadcast.

Sports News:
Super Bowl - LA Raiders d. Washington Redskins (38-9)
World Series - Detroit Tigers d. San Diego Padres (4-1)
NBA Championship - Boston Celtics d. LA Lakers (4-3)
Winter Olympics, Sarajevo - Some US gold medalists were Bill Johnson in the downhill skiing, Phil & Steve Mahre in the slalom, & Scott Hamilton in men's figure skating.
Summer Olympics, Los Angeles - USSR & 13 Communist allies boycott, resulting in the US winning a record 83 gold medals. Standouts were Carl Lewis & Valerie Brisco-Hooks in track & Mary Lou Retton in gymnastics.

Lance Pierce wrote:
Occupation: Freight Conductor, BNSF Railway, Minot ND
Spouse: Charlotte
Children/grandchildren: Garrett-6, Sean-4, Rylee-3
SinceGraduation: Been doing many different things.
I spent some time in the Army. I came back to town and worked several different jobs at one time to make ends meet. In 1990 began driving tow trucks around Carmichael, then went to work at another towing company mostly working for the Highway Patrol. IN 1997 I left and began my a career in Corrections in Nevada. I rose the rank of Senior Correctional Officer at the Ely Maximum Security Prison. I also spent a good part of my off time as a Volunteer Fire Fighter specializing in Wildland Firefighting. In 2009 I transferred to NNCC in Carson City and after 16 years, I'd had enough. My father-in-law is an Engineer with the Union Pacific RR in Salt Lake City, so I started applying with the other major class 1 railroads and was picked up by BNSF up here in Minot, ND.
Yes, the hiring boom up here got me and although I don't work directly for the oil companies, I can thank them for creating the work that requires so many train crews.
Trivia: Trivia? Typical life. Married, Divorced, now remarried and happier than I've ever been.
BestFriends: Ward Fenley, Scott Crabbe, Dave Pannell, and others. Too many to list
Hobbies: Geocaching, shooting, etc. I mostly enjoy mechanical work and am looking forward to building my kids, especially my little girl, their first vehicles.
Kids: Garrett was born in 2007 and is my first born son. He's changed my life. He's been a real Daddy's boy since he was born. He isn't happy unless he's doing something with daddy.
Sean was born in 2009 and has Down's Syndrome.
But that doesn't stop him at all. It's a little different raising a child with Down's but we're very fortunate in that he is just developmentally delayed. No physical limitations and no other known afflictions that we have to deal with. He isn't so much of a Daddy's boy but when he wants attention, he'll go to either of us that's available, but I'm the preferred one.
Rylee is my little Daddy's girl. Very
independent. Gets that from her mother. Always wants, and gets, Daddy's approval in just about everything she does. Great little helper around the house (or so she thinks) and has become a shadow to Sean. Where Sean is, Rylee isn't far behind.
All in all, I couldn't ask for a better family.
GradeSchool: Sierra Oaks
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Mr. Dutton. He managed to get me to understand Algebra and never gave up on me.
Lisa Wagner wrote:
Occupation: Registered Nurse/ Aerobic instructor
Spouse: Kent Craney
Children/grandchildren: Ryan 17yr (Senior at El Camino), Courteney 14y (Freshman at Rio)
SinceGraduation: I went to CSUS and got a degree in Psychology, got married, moved to Elk Grove, had kids and then went back to CSUS and got my degree in nursing. I am now a pediatric nurse at UCDavis. I have been teaching aerobics the whole time. We moved back to Sacramento in 2007, just down the street from my childhood home.
BestFriends: Laura Pelfanio, Susan Hobson, Tracy Clark, Kari Reiser I am terrible about keeping in touch with old friends!!!
Hobbies: I love to run and workout! I have run two marathons and many half marathons. And, of course, shopping is still one of my favorite hobbies.
Kids: Ryan is senior at El Camino High school. He hopes to be an architect and when he isn't studying to keep his 4.33 GPA he is out on the golf course. Courteney has just started he freshman year at, of all places, Rio Americano High School. She has been playing competitive soccer for the last 5 years and is now also playing volleyball. She is taking after her brother(certainly not me) and studies when not at practice, with high hopes to go to Stanford when she graduates.
GradeSchool: Sierra Oaks
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Mr Fig and Mr Lawrence, what can I say, they were the BEST!
Sue Schott wrote:
Occupation: Teacher
MaritalStatus: Significant other, Mark of 19 years
Spouse: Mark Koehler
Children/grandchildren: Linea, 15
SinceGraduation: Traveling, teaching
BestFriends: Lisa Sullivan, Joyce Valenzuela, Julie Horan, Chris Bailey, Kris Bissell, Deleane Dellinger, Judy Murphy, Tom Barter
Hobbies: Anything and everything associated with island life
Kids: Linea - sophomore, swim team, surfer, scuba diver, rodeo, 4H, soccer, "A" student
GradeSchool: Winterstein
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: Figenshu - disecting cats and took him to a Dead show.
FavoriteMemory: lots - water polo, powerline park lunch parties, drill team
Siblings: Tim - 1982 , Jan - 1980
Christina Botello wrote:
Occupation: Software Security Manager
MaritalStatus: Married as of 6/6/09
Spouse: John Ramos
Children/grandchildren: Charlotte and now I welcome Johnny and Giovanna as well
BestFriends: Michelle Licursi (Munch), Jennifer Steed
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
FavoriteMemory: Drill Team
Gerri Navarro wrote:
Occupation: Monitor tech
MaritalStatus: partnered
Children/grandchildren: Nicholas Pietromonaco 17,Demi Pietromonaco 12
BestFriends: Tawny McCullough, Ann Soule,Paula Wardlaw,Lucy kapatanich,I've lost connact with the last three girls,would very much like to find them.
GradeSchool: Greer
MiddleSchool: Howe
MemorableTeachers: MS. Esparcica
Christine Gallagher wrote:
Occupation: night club owner
Friends: christine bailey, debbie downing
Kids: james spence 21, sam spence 14
james is married and has a 2yr. old son blake (my grandson) yes i'm a grandma and i love it. james lives in iowa and works for the railroad. sam is in texas with me and loves racing dirtbikes.
Lisa Wagner wrote:
Occupation: Purchasing Manager
Bio: College in Australia-Traveling-Working and hanging out in Palm Springs. Learning
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Laurie MacDonald-Andrea Poindexter
Junior_high: Laurie MacDonald-Andrea Poindexter & my sis Hilary
Junior_high_friends: Laurie MacDonald-Andrea Poindexter & my sis Hil
Leif Alexander Weightman
Passed away June 10, 2008, in Orinda, Calif. Born on Oct. 10, 1966, in Sacramento, Calif., Leif attended Sacramento City schools, graduating from Encina High School in 1984. Being gifted in graphic arts, Leif "interned" with local graphic designers before finishing high school, working in several busy shops. In Sacramento he worked for Hal Hammond Graphics, Brian Thomas Design, and the design department of Sacramento Regional Transit. In 1991, Leif relocated to Peterborough, N.H., where he formed The Weightman Group serving as art director. Leif married his soul mate Tracy Poulin in 1997. Together they restored an historic house in Fitzwilliam, N.H. Leif worked for seven years with the great designer Gaylord Bennett at PC Connections, Inc. rising to senior graphic designer. A divorce occurred. Leif went into consulting for IRobot, UPromise and other small businesses and individuals. Moving to Newport RI to be close to his son, Leif became active in Boy Scouts of America and Landmark Education, and was a well-loved member of the community. He tried "to live a life of contribution to others in a way that leaves them inspired to love one another." In December 2007 Leif returned to Sacramento intending to fulfill two life-long dreams: a college degree and a pilot license. His intentions were cut short due to the effects of ADD and a profound depression.
Leif is survived by son Spencer Gradley Weightman, Newport, R.I.; mother Sara Hallin-Lundstrom (John), Eureka, Calif.; father Ivan Weightman (Christine), Boise, Idaho; brother Jon Weightman (Lora), Red Bluff Calif.; sisters Lisa Weightman, San Francisco Calif., Katherine and Margaret Weightman Sonora, Calif.; and Uncle Jack Hallin (Marian), Monterey Park, Calif.; nieces, a nephew and many cousins. Leif is the grandson of recently-deceased Vern and Charlotte Hallin.
A memorial service was held on June 13 at Walnut Creek, Calif., John Muir Hospital Chapel was led by Fa. Andrew Jacobs of St. Susanna Mission in Sonora, Calif., and Fa. Ian MacKinnon of Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Sacramento. The family thanks everyone for their condolences. Because Leif wished to be an organ donor, six recipients now live improved lives.
Donations in Leif's memory may be made to California Transplant Donor Network, 1000 Broadway Ave., Suite 600, Oakland CA 94607.
Published in the Sacramento Bee on 7/18/2008
Lance Pierce writes:
Occupation: Senior Correctional Officer, Ely State Prison
Bio: Been doing many different things.  I spent some time in the Army. I came back to town and worked several different jobs at one time to make ends meet. In 1990 began driving tow trucks around Carmichael, then went to work at another towing company mostly working for the Highway Patrol.  1997 I left and began my current career in Corrections here in Nevada. Currently I am a Senior Correctional Officer working to promote to Sergeant.
Trivia: Trivia? Typical life. Married, Divorced, now remarried and happier than I've ever been.
Friends: Ward Fenley, Scott Crabbe, and a few others.  I've lost contact with most everyone but Ward did contact me recently through other means.
Hobbies: Shooting, Camping, 4-wheeling in my Ram Diesel, quad riding, but most of all I enjoy being with my wife and newborn son.
Kids: Seth is 11 years old and is my stepson.  Garrett James is my 2 month old mini-me!!  He has managed to turn my life upside down and I enjoy it even more!
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: I'll have to see if I can find my yearbooks from here as well.
Memorable_teachers: I will have to dig up my yearbooks and come back to complete this section. I want to get the names right.
Favorite_memory: Too many to list. Never realized how much "fun" it was.
Randy Reid writes:
Occupation: Kleinfelder, Inc. (consulting engineering)
Bio: For the last 17 years, I have been employed by Kleinfelder, Inc., a consulting engineering company.  My area of expertise includes Phase I
ESAs, asbestos consulting, specification writing, and overall project management.  I married Jennifer in 1990.  In 1993, we moved to the Portland, Oregon area so she could attend medical school.  I help with the business management of her private practice.  We attend Calvary Chapel SE (Milwaukie, OR).
Friends: John LaGuardia, Brian Ilfeld, Mike Donley, Jeff Jooste, Scott Jarchow
Hobbies: Hunting; keeping the family entertained; maintaining the ranch
Kids: Three kids:  daughter (9), son (6), and son (1)
Grade_school: Winterstein (Sacramento)
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Joe Lawrence (expanded my exposure to classic literature--but, "Madame Bovary"?  Ick.) Mr. Dutton:  first public speaking I was forced to do:  geometry proofs (my one and only non-portrait picture in the '82 yearbook with me at the chalk board). He had a very methodical teaching style--very easy to learn.  A great math teacher. Other good teachers whose names escape me without time-consuming research.
Sarandar "Serina" Singh writes:
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Bio: Working and raising three kids, Brittany age 13, Erin 09, and James III 2.5 years.
Friends: Patresha King 84 and Terri Kaiser 85.
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, refinishing furniture.
Tony Kurywczak writes:
Occupation: Advertising Agency / Owner
Bio: Air force for 4.5 years stationed in Japan and Arkansas
Came back to Sac and worked as an aircraft mechanic at executive airport.
Started sales at Wolco Business systems then onto Newstalk 1530 KFBK and for
the past 5 years I've beem running Impact Media.
Friends: Joe Bernicky, Dave Rueda and Robert Messner were my best friends.
Although I used to hang out occasionally with Tawny McCullough, Ann Soule
and Paula Wardlaw.
Hobbies: Everything! Scuba Diving, kayaking, running, acting, playing
guitar, bass, piano and drums. Watching lots of movies with my wonderful
wife and daughter. Lately I've been busy working on my new house here in
historic Folsom.
Kids: Jasmine 16 goes to Folsom high. 4.2 gpa. gorgeous, smart, funny and
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Huber because he was not very nice or maybe because
I was a punk back then either way, I remember my last class with him when I
told him to F$#% off and left. Geez times change~
Favorite_memory: Hanging out at McDonalds at lunch.
Sibling_info: Dan Kurywchak 2003
Alumni_in_contact: Joe Bernicky 84
Langford Metzger wrote:
Returned to school after a ten year hiatus, Cuesta College M.E. studies, Cal. Poly. San Luis Obispo Materials Engineering. Lived in Morro Bay for ten years. Moved to the Portland OR area June '04. Tracey and I will have been together twenty one years Jan. '05, and married for half of that time. Tracey was class of '86 at Saint Francis (oh the wild years).
David Cisneros wrote:
Occupation: Baker/sacramento police department cadet
Bio: Travelling extensively. I have been to Nevada, Idaho and Tahoe. I also have a great trip to Lake Michigan planned for the summer of 2008. Other than that I have just been working to pay for the American dream.
Trivia: I once cooked the biggest car shaped cake for the annual hot summer nights car show in Reno(2003). I won a medal!!!
Friends: Michael Boggess, Mike Bordisso, and big Woody(James Larson) and of course David Perez. These guys are the best friends a guy could have and If anyone has seen or talked to these guys...could you have them call me.
Hobbies: Yoga, travelling, baking(at home), organic gardening, anything star trek(of course!), hangin' with my good homies(see above), and fishin' in the Howe park fishing derby.
Kids: Well where do I start on my baby Lulu...She is the best dog a guy could ask for. By the way if anyone has seen Lulu I am offering $100 worth
of baked goods for her return.
Grade_school: Yes I went to Dyer Kelly for elementary(those were good years)
Grade_school_friends: Mitzy Montgomery, Danny Moyer and my girl...Tanya Miller
Junior_high: Howe ave for the really good wrestling years
Junior_high_friends: Michael Boggess, David Perez and my girl...Tanya Miller
Memorable_teachers: The wrestling coach(Paulo) and Fig
Favorite_memory: The time I made sections in wrestling and the time we stuffed Woody into the trash can on the senior lawn.
Story: When we used to pass out and Dave and Mike would draw pictures on me with a laundry marker...man I miss those guys. By the way has anyone seen those guys lately, let me know.
Sibling_info: Anthony Cisneros
Lori Kemp wrote:
Occupation: Caltrans Administrator ~ I currently work in the Traffic Department where we investigate accident reports and determine if road
improvements are necessary for safety purposes.  I love my job and spend half my time out in the field.
Bio: After graduating from Heald College I tested with the State and was offered a job by Caltrans in 1986, and have been there ever since.  Got
married in 1992 after shacking up for 6 years and still happily married.
Trivia: I've become a total computer nerd!
Friends: Too many good friends to list but would love to hear from Steve Uzelac, Jodee Alexander, Matt Kirk, Laura Pelfanio, Erin Henshaw and Scott
Crabbe (hint, hint).
Hobbies: We enjoy traveling, scuba diving, boating and attending Giants games.  Go Giants!
Kids: No kids, but we enjoy being Auntie and Uncle because you can never spoil them enough.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Am I supposed to be able to remember back that far?
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Chris Stubbs (was great catching up with you recently), Steve Uzelac, Erin Henshaw, Laura Pelfanio
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Leafe was a great teacher and the only one who stands out in my mind.
Favorite_memory: Rallys, dances, football games and hanging out at McDonalds.....of course nothing having to do with getting an education.  LOL
Sibling_info: Leslie Kemp, Class of 1987
Alumni_in_contact: Tanya Donaldson-Terry, Mike Terry, Andrea Watkins, Brian Watkins, David Anderson, Tami Wentzel-Champayne, George Champayne, Tina Boehl-Appleby and Chris Stubbs
Paul Parker wrote on classmates.com:
Aloha Old Friends...
Unfortunatly I fell off the face of the earth post graduation and I have missed many of you since. I remain as enigmatic as ever and I continue a private lifestyle. I choose not to use this site as a sounding board of my achievments because I feel it undermines the personal nature of reaquainting with old and in some cases very dear friends. I am in great health with a beautiful son who is six years old, his name is Story Gryphon Parker. I have had the privelidge of running into some of you over the years and that pleasure is always mine. After spending many years on the road I am glad to be somewhat grounded in Fair Oaks, my current place of residence. I share my life with my fiance', Mariarosa who imigrated here from Italy fourteen years ago along with her son Shaine. The Arts are a way of life at our home and are intertwined with our closest friends and family. I wish the best to all who take the time to read this passage. I hope this finds you happy, healthy and at peace. Remember...that Love, Compassion and Understanding is paramount in our journeys through life. Cheer's!
Gina Graham wrote:
Occupation: Realtor
Bio: Since graduating from high school my main career has been raising my four children.I also worked for Lucky stores for 15 years,Which allowed me to work around my childrens schedules.When my daughter Lily entered school I started my new career as a realtor. I absolutley love what I do.
Trivia: Well since high school I've  been very busy being a mother. All of my Children have been very involved in sports. We have done lots of traveling. After 15 years of marriage my husband and I divorced,We are still good friends which is great for us and our children.
Friends: Kriss Bushing and I were good friends since jr.high although I haven't spoken to her in years. Angie Braio was also a good friend.
Hobbies: I love watching my children play sports,swimming,scrapbooking,cooking and most of all traveling.
Kids: James-19,Justin-15,Jonathan-14 and Lily-9
James is a Freshman in college in Santa Barbara. He played on traveling soccer and baseball teams which took us all over California and to Maui,Michigan, Oaklahoma, Florida and Nevada. He Graduated from Folsom High. Justin is a Sophmore at FHS and has played on the golf team. He now enjoys snowboarding,baseball and riding his dirt bike. Jonathan Is a freshman at FHS loves basketball. He even gets to go to the Kings games with assistant coach Pete Carril and be the pre game ballboy. And last but not least my princess Lily she is in 4th grade and is on the swim team,she's basically a fish.As you can see my children keep me very busy and I LOVE IT!!!!! 
Grade_school: Isador Cohen
Grade_school_friends: Chuck Baxter, Julie Baxter
Junior_high: Einstien
Junior_high_friends: Kriss Bushing,Chuck and Julie Baxter
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Botello and Mr. Lawerence and of course Fig
Favorite_memory: My favorite memory was going to mexico with the spanish  class what alot of great memories ( chicken dance)
Cheryl Enos wrote:
Occupation: custmer sevice rep.
Bio: partied,got married, had kids,went to america river collage,moved to CO.And back,lovein life. My oldest is graduating from high school this june, where he lives with his father in Redding. I can't wait to see my kids grow-up get married so I can be a Gradma!!!
Trivia: I'm happy, life hasn't been the greatest, but the ride has been a big learning tool. So I honestly say my Life's been pretty good so far(and
it only took 3 yrs of theropy and a perscription of Paxil to realize that...ha,ha,ha,)
Friends: Chris Le Veecki, Everyone in chour and Drama.The stoners and the faded 501, t-shirt wearing ,bad 80's rock listening crowd.
Hobbies: Singing, acting,flag football and prep rallies.
Kids: Andrew,19 Seth,14 Jasmine,9. Cute as can be and smarter than me!
Grade_school: Cottage.
Grade_school_friends: Alot, and some went to RIO High.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Alot but some went to RIO.
Memorable_teachers: Mr Carey...AWESOME GUY!!!!!!!
Favorite_memory: dances. the homecoming yr that we made a make shift cage out of wood and our Theme was "Where is the Artisian" All the foot ball games we lost!!
Mitzi Montgomery writes:
Occupation: Just graduated in Graphic design and hoping to start my own business.
Bio: Life in general!! Worked as a Customer Service Rep for years and got really tired of it so I went back to college in 1993 and met Scott on Xmas break. We moved to Louisianna in 1996 where we lived for 3 years and I had Stephani out there in 1998. We flew out here to get married in July of 1998. In 1999 we moved back here to take care of my father and we're still here in Sac.
Friends: I've lost touch with Toneya Miller and would love to see her!!! I've talked to Rosemary Sanders and Heidi Allgaier a few years ago and have ran into some people lately who I never spoke to at school yet they've remembered me...so that's pretty cool and suprising.
Hobbies: Motorcycles (Harleys), camping, reading, computer art, and always at the lake, beach, or Waterworld in the summer.
Kids: My kids are great!! Zak will be 14 in April, he's about 5'10" and about 130 pds and will be attending Bella Vista HS and hoping to be on the
football team. Since 6th grade he's been considering colleges to be an architech. He loves riding motorcycles and mountain bikes, working on old
cars, restoring engines, building, Tai Bo, camping and fishing and anything to do with hands on. Stephani will be 6 in October and loves to draw or
paint. She is the artist of the family and very creative. She is also very tall for her age, the tallest in her kindergarten class yet the youngest. She also loves to ride her bike and play at the park with her friends.
Grade_school: Dyer Kelly
Grade_school_friends: Rosemay Sanders, Toneya Miller and Kenneth Evans
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Same people plus I sort of knew Anne Soule.
Memorable_teachers: The woodshop teacher, Dahlin, because he was so laid back.
Favorite_memory: The band that used to play Rush songs on the quad; finally becoming a senior and getting to sit on the senior lawn; and, of course, the day I graduated and got out of there!!!
Story: Well, as my good friends know, I was adopted. In 1992 I started searching for my biological mother and found her, still living in Roseville!! When I went to meet her, I found out I have a real biological brother, Troy Jorgensen, who also went to Howe Ave. and Encina!! He didn't go to Encina for long and we don't talk a whole lot. But me and my biological mom have stayed in touch.
Ann Soule writes:
Occupation: Propert & Casualty Underwriter
Bio: Graduated from CSUS with BS/MS from School of Health and Human Services. Grew weary of being broke as part-time faculty member at CSUS. Transitioned into insurance industry 1995. Have earned AIM/CPCU designations from the Insurance Institute. Will begin classes this fall on
an additional MS degree in Insurance Management from Boston University, and plan to complete my PhD shortly thereafter. I have been married for
thirteen years to Bret Miller (graduate of Vacaville High 1980) and we have two beautiful children, Bret (11) and Brooke (6). We are actively involved
in youth sports and social activities in our community of Woodcreek in Roseville.
Trivia: Got nothin'
Friends: Gerri Navarro, Tawny McCollough, Paula Wardlaw, Lisa McClernon, Lisa Sullivan Mydland (understand she is married again - Greene, by Suzie's bio), Theresa Lee and so many more, alas, memory is first to go....
Hobbies: I run between youth sporting events, family time and my own professional development. I have completed a couple of marathons and look
forward to an improved personal record this year's CIM.
Kids: My children truly inspire me. Bret is very bright (GATE program participant), athletic (football, baseball and soccer), and just an all around good looking, very social and well adjusted kid. Brooke is my beauty with a will of iron. She, like her brother, is very smart and athletic, but she can be extremely competitive, headstrong and just a plain poor sport if she looses or doesn't do as well as she hoped(hmmmmm, where did she get that from?). Is it any wonder I have to have my color touched up every six weeks?
Grade_school: Asa Adams Elementary School, Orono, ME; Seminole Elementary School, Miami, FL; Naples Elementary School, Naples, FL
Junior_high: Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Junior_high_friends: Gerri Navarro, Paula Wardlaw, Pano Stathos
Memorable_teachers: Stephanie Woo, Carol Young and Robert Kirrene. They provided me with typing, computer, accounting skills and a great deal of encouragement to put myself through college and beyond. Mr. Lawrence for teaching me how to communicate more effectively (who knew this stuff would be so important in the ninth grade?). Mr. Derderian for his commen sense approach to consumer economics and government which I still use today. Lastly but most importantly, Ms. Darlene Meiselman in the attendance office for keeping me in-line and letting me work in the office to make up all the time I owed back for cutting class freshman year. Without her help, I wouldn't have graduated on time. Favorite_memory: I was so anxious to get out and on with my life, it's all a blurr. I remember making some really poor decisions, which I now regret. Ultimately, it has flavored who I am, but it has been a struggle.
Story: I'll wait till the reunion - thanks.
Ward Fenley writes:
Occupation: Public High School Choir Director and Guitar Instructor
Bio: Music, Recording, Writing, Composing, Teaching, Attending school.
Trivia: I wrote and published a controversial book dealing with the subject of eschatology (a facet of theology).
Friends: My best friends were, Shawn Lindsey, Rob Motz, Jon Walker, Art Casey, Pat Whalen, and, of course, the 'movie' gang. ;o)
Hobbies: Theology, Recording, Composing, Snowboarding, Hiking, and making yearly treks to Canyonlands and Glen Canyon national park in Southern Utah.
Kids: My wife and I have two boys, Austin 1 1/2 and Trumann 6mos. Kids have changed my life. Understanding that my example in front of my kids is directly related to how they behave has had a profound impact on me. My kids love to smile and they love it when others smile at them.
Grade_school: Greer
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Shawn Lindsey, Steve Pudelski (deceased), Brian Sherril,
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Kojima--firm yet loving.
Favorite_memory: Laughing hysterically with Jon Walker "squint a pebble." I think only he and I would get that.
Story: After clawing my way through 36 years of life, I have finally come to the conclusion that, after properly acknowledging the Creator, the purpose of man can be identified by asking and answering the following question: if I was incapacitated and yet had all my mental faculties, what would I need most? Love and companionship from others. Therefore, if that is true, then we have concluded that others' purpose would be to love and accompany us during our greatest need. It follows that our purpose in life should be the same. I.e., once we are able to conceive of ourselves as having only our mental faculties and awareness, we then perceive our greatest emotional need.
Sibling_info: My sister is Catherine Smith. She has three beautiful daughters and one boy.
Kelli O'Hara writes:
Occupation: Accountant
Bio: I moved to NC in 1985, I've never regretted leaving CA.  The story is very long but in a nutshell, I've changed alot since those days.    Now I'm married, have great kids and love my life!
Trivia: Hmmm...... I got nothin'!
Friends: Danette Chapman (83) and Deanna Decker (84).  I never had contact with Danette after she graduated.  Deanna & I stayed in touch for a really long time but we have since lost touch.
Hobbies: Gardening and cooking.  And I love going to the beach!
Kids: My stepchildren are awesome.  Kat is 18 and currently a freshman in college.  She is way cool.  I can honestly say that we are good friends!  Travis is 19 and will be going in the Air Force soon.  He's a really smart guy, just like his dad.  We are so proud of both of them!!!
Junior_high: Einstein
Memorable_teachers: Mr. B (the BEST!!!) and Fig.  They had the ability to make their students feel special.  That meant alot to me in a difficult period in my life.
Alexia Wilson writes:
Occupation: Own my own business
Bio: Working, getting married and having lots of kids lol
Friends: Joni Clifford , I miss her terribly and want to reconnect with her
to apologize and renew my friendship with her.
Hobbies: I am a moonlighting florist
Kids: Jeffrey age 15, Erin    age 13, Shelby  age 11
Favorite_memory: Everyone gathering for lunch down at the Mcdonalds that
used to be there on the corner before class in the morning.
Laura Pelfanio writes:
Occupation: Special Investigations Unit, Nationwide Insurance
children: Had another child, Austin Cole, 2/01. Already have Cassidy, born 10/98
Bio: I joined the Navy in 1987 after working at The Gap, and it took me to Florida and I've been here ever since.  I graduated with a BA in Sociology at JU, and got married to Will in 1993. He is a Sargeant in the Criminal Investigations Unit at the Gainesville Police Dept.  We have a beautiful daughter Cassidy, bborn 10/30/98, who has changed our lives forever.  We want many more children.  After graduating, I went to work for a major insurance company as a licensed adjuster.  I have been there 4 years.
Friends: Lisa Wagner, Susan Hobson, Tracy Clark, Kari Mozingo, and many others that I cannot possibly list.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Lori Kemp, Erin Henshaw
Heard_about_website_from: Kari Mozingo
Heather Blaauw wrote on classmates.com:
My Life Biography
My life has taken many interesting turns. I moved around a bit after leaving Quincy and Portola--a long story that probably doesn't matter in the big scheme of things.
My dream of being a singer never panned out--but I have no one to blame but myself. I had many fascinating opportunities that I watched pass me by.
I have two beautiful children--both girls. Although I'm not sure how it happened, I work for a health insurance company as a field rep, which means that I value my "down time" so that I can spend more time with the girls.
My greatest accomplishment (excepting my children) is that I am a published author. My first book has garnered some film interest. There are several more novels in the works, but I find that I have little time to put the necessary attention on them. Thus, they are warming themselves on the back burner until something changes in my schedule.
Lastly, I have recently had the opportunity to work on a documentary set in Plumas County. I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time in Quincy again, and I realize now how much I miss it.
I would love to get back in touch with folks that remember their grade school years. I have missed everyone so much and would like to get back in touch. It is my sincere hope that you have all found your dreams, or that you've at least discovered the path that will take you where you want to be.
Scott Jones writes:
Occupation: Plumber, Martial Arts Instructor
Bio: As I never graduated High School, I will have to go all the way back to 1981. Over that summer break, I was approached by a neighbor who neede a helper for a couple of days. He was a self-employed plumber, and those couple of days lasted for almost 2 years. After he closed his shop, it was too late to continue school and graduate with my class, so I joined the Navy. While that was an interesting and educational experience, the military life was not for me. When my enlistment was over, I returned home to Sacramento,returned to my prior occupation as a plumber, and married in 1987 (hindsight reveals that at 21, I was still not mature enough to understand all the factors involved in this choice). My first daughter was born in January of 1988, and my second daughter in October of 1989.Shortly after the birth of our second child, we relocated to Reno, Nevada. I enjoyed our stay there, but I soon had the rug pulled out from under me. Not long after our move, My wife left us, and as we had not had time to establish uter p
Trivia: I don't know what might interest you, however I have had many trivial events throughout my life
Friends: I had many friends, however I was somewhat of an undesirable in school, and I do not wish to humiliate anyone by linking them to me. I am not in contact with anyone from my youth, and most would be shocked by how much my attitude and outlook has changed since school.
Hobbies: I now teach Martial Arts, specializing in ADHD and other types of behaviorially challenged children. (yes, those of you who remember me, the biggest problem in school now makes a hobby of working with problem children. I guess it's my way of repenting, and paying for all the grief I caused my parents, teachers and classmates.) I also spend quite a bit of time volunteering at my daughters schools, I am an active member of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society, active in the church I attend, and have just assisted in forming a student based Astronomy club at the local college. (yes, space still fascinates me)
Kids: I could go on forever here. I have 2 beautifull daughters, one in middle school, one in High School.. (man, I'm getting old) They are both active in the youth organization at church, my oldest is also an instructor at the Karate studio I work at, (her sister is just learning to teach), among various activities at school. Ashton is well on her way to mastering the violin, Tristan , the piano..(ya, the burned out metal head finally grew up, and has now learned to appreciate the fine arts, and insists on classical training for his kids) They are both cheerleaders, and active in student government.(another thing that still amazes me.... I raised a couple of "preppy's")
Junior_high: howe avenue
Kimberley Kizziar writes:
Occupation: Special Investigations Claim Assistant
Bio: Working hard, enjoying my kids and living life to the fullest. 
Trivia: I was so bad in schoool and I truly regret that type of behavior now that I've grown up.
Friends: Paris and Venus Scott, although they attended Encina they were only there a year or two. And I also miss Heidi Schueler (not sure of the spelling). She had a sister named Heather and Heidi was from the Class of 83 - Heather 85.
Hobbies: Watching my 12 year old daughter play soccer - she's pretty tough!
Kids: Nicole is so Beautiful but is truly a tomboy just like me. My little one, Tasha, is very girly.... and that's hard to deal with at times. I love her so much and she's just too damn cute! They are both my life-line.
Grade_school_friends: Raphael Enriquez - we did not attend grade school together but we have remained very close over the last 20 years plus. We are still family!!!
Memorable_teachers: I loved Mr. Tracey and I'm sorry he's passed. Mr. Dahlin because he was the most laxed and coolest teacher we had.
Favorite_memory: Not so much my favorite memory at Encina, but just knowing I still have very close relationships with people I met at Encina.
Sibling_info: Karla Kizziar, Class of 85 but I think she went an extra year, which would have made her Class of 86.  John Kizziar and I'm not sure what year he graduated, 88 or 89.
Heidi Allgaier writes:
Occupation: Office Technician with the Department of Transportation for the last 13 years.
Bio: Since Graduation I have finished some college at Sac City.  Work in retail for about 5 years.  I then went to work for the State in San Francisco and then transfered back to Sacramento a year later.
Trivia: I got married in 1992 to my first husband.  We divorced 9 years later.  I just got remarried to a wonderful man who has changed my life.  I am now looking forward to having a family.
Friends: Toneya Miller (84), Arlene Steck (82), Stan Carlson (83), Ronica Provost (84), Jeff Cordova (84)
Hobbies: I love to travel, go to the beach, spend time with my family and friends, do Crafts and read.
Kids: I have no children yet but we are planning on having 2 or 3.
Grade_school: John Morse
Grade_school_friends: None.  Went to grade school in South Sacramento.
Junior_high: John Still and then to Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Toneya Miller, Mitzi Mongomery, Robin Mackfessel, Dawn Mackfessel, Jeff Cordova and I know there are alot more so if I have forgotten anyone sorry.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Figenshu.  Because until I was in his class I was so shy I couldn't even talk if called on.  But he brouht me out of my shell plus he was a great teacher.
Favorite_memory: To many over the 4 years to name just one.
Diane Viebrock writes:
Occupation: Radiologic Technologist
Bio: Since graduation, I spent some time at American River College trying to decide what I was going to do with my life.  That lasted about a year, and then it was off to the Air Force!  I studied Radiologic Technolgy (X-ray sciences) and became a Technologist.  Through Becky Fransham, I met a German Naval officer who was stationed at Mather AFB.  He swept me off my feet and away to Germany I went, 4 YEARS!  It was a fantastic opportunity! I worked for the Dept. of Defense for the Army in Marketing and after a few years of studying german, I taught a course; "American English for Tourist."  We ended our marriage after five years and I flew home to the states to pick up the pieces of my life all together again.  I went to work for Mercy San Juan Hospital and currently am with Kaiser Permanente.  I later married once again, this time for good!!!  Phil is a wonderfull man, whome I care for and respect more than words can describe!  Through him, I can happily say that I have fiv!
e step children!  Yes!!! 5!  Ryan is 14, Nate is 16, Joel is 21, Sarah is 23 and Rebecca is 26.  They are great kids and I love them very much!!!! 
Friends: My good friends in school were Lisa Parks/Hypes, Kris Bacigalupi, Cara Schmidt, Becky Fransham, Chris Baily, Kelly Lemond.  I only stay in contact with Becky Fransham Mercer.
Hobbies: Golf, soccer, scuba diving, running, we love watching Kings games!
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Figenshu's A&P class was the best!!  Disecting the cat was just incredible, but when I saw Tom Barter make a "coonskin" type hat out of his cat's hide for extra credit, I couldn't believe it!  All Kris Bacigalupi and I made was a coin purse.
Favorite_memory: Kerry Schenkin stalling her mom's blue MG on Senior lawn then having the sprinklers come on.....OK, what about the video tape of a few alumni messing around in their underwear?
Sibling_info: Patti Viebrock Dowden 1969
Elise Viebrock 1972
Robert Viebrock 1974
Alumni_in_contact: I still see Becky Fransham-Mercer on occasion.
Marci Wagner writes:
Occupation: Full time student- Nursing major
Bio: Where to start?? Left Sacramento in 1985, Joined the Navy, toured the world, ended up in Hollywood of all places! There I joined a band and sang/wrote folk-rock for 4 years. I married, moved to San Francisco, Roseville, Nevada City (where I had my beautiful son Bodie who is now 6) and now am living in Gardnerville, Nevada just being a mom/wife/student. We just had a daughter Emily in August 2000. I love being a mom, it's what I am the best at. I wasn't able to attend my Senior year at Encina, I graduated from an Adult Ed. course in 1984.  I recently quit my job as a Paralegal for Harley-Davidson Financial to get my degree in Nursing.
Friends: My best friend was/is Laurie Smethurst, we still are best friends, she is my rock, Laurie has grown up to be absolutely beautiful and just recently got married in Half Moon Bay.  Nena Sanchez, I saw her at my baby shower, she looks the same as High School (gorgeous), hasn't aged. So many faces pop in my mind, (I also hung out at "the wall" at McDonalds) I would have to go through my yearbook. I wish that I could find Erica Tescher, I lost contact with her about 5 years ago. Or Stephanie Metz, anyone heard from her?
Hobbies: My hobby was music, now being a mom keeps me busy. I have recently discovered the joy of baking (of all things). Recreation, I force myself to go to the gym to keep in shape.
Kids: My son is so cool. His name is Bodie, named after the ghost town of Bodie, he is a blond haired blue eyed handsome kid. He is always the comedian/entertainer. He wants to be a surfer when he grows up.  He loves batman and pokeyman.
Grade_school: Howe Avenue
Grade_school_friends: I can't remember last year let alone grade school :-)
Favorite_teachers: Who was the Large/Small animal science teacher? He was so patient with me. And ceramics? I loved that class. Heard_about_website_from: Stumbled across it at work.
Gary Light writes:
Occupation: self employed
Bio: military, sales, scams, religion, reality. and then more reality with a dose of religion.
Trivia: I was the smartest guy to fail high school!
Friends:  trusted Dusty Garver, Jim March, and John Mellberg.
Hobbies: Surf, Live above JAWS
Kids: They surf.  Makena is seven, Vicki and ex.  Julian is six,  Happiness and me.  Hanalei is one and a half,Vicki and and I.
Grade_school_friends: Jim Hicks,  Kristi Seydel, Bret Hopper,
Junior_high: Dan Parrish
Favorite_memory: Did brodies on the senior lawn and was kept from attending my first two weeks of senior year at school. 
Yea that was a good way to punish me.
Story: Randy Wall had stinky feet. 
Parto Vossoughzadeh writes:
Occupation: Program Manager
Bio: I went to UC.Irvine, graduated in Computer Science. Lived in Orange County for 12 years. Moved to Palo Alto and worked at Cisco Systems since 1994.
I was married last year to a French guy, Nicolas, whom I met here in the Valley and we now live in San Ramon.
Trivia: I was the crazy French girl who didn't speak English well!
Friends: Chris Baker, Jennifer Steed, Eric Johnson,
Hobbies: Swimming, Skiing, Traveling, Writing Poetry
Kids: No Kids yet.
Junior_high_friends: Julie Horan, Kasten Jordan, Chris Baker, Kelly Lemmond, Stephanie Optiz, Jennifer Steed, Cara Schmitt, Kris Bacigalupi, Diane Viebrock, Val Smith,Lisa Wasgner,
Memorable_teachers: Pete Halfman was so cute! Cheryl Chambers really liked me because I was from France and I wondered why she never asked me why I was taking a French class. Gail Pierce was so hard on me and helped me really grasp English!
Virginia Smith was so helpfull!
Favorite_memory: I really want to get in touch with all of you and show you how my English has improved! Any reunion coming up?
Sacramento Bee, April 17, 2000
   In Stockton, accidently, April 12, 2000. Loving husband of Mary Margaret Adams of Stockton. Beloved father of Jasmine Marie, Eva Liana, Amelia Antoinette, John Kent, and Abigail Melissa Adams, all of Stockton. Beloved son of Clifton and Ruth Adams. Brother of Carley Saxton, Ralph Adams, Karen Macera, Steven Adams, Yvonne Baker, Lavonne Zehm, and Robin Velesquez. A resident of Stockton for 8 years.
   John graduated from CSUS in 1991, majoring in Business Administration and Accounting. He was store manager for Walgreen's for 5 years. He attained the level of Eagle Scout in 1982 and loved to play the saxophone and clarinet. He served a mission for his church in Sydney, Australia, from 1985 til 1986 and is described by his older daughters as enthusiastic, bubbly, bouncy, and determined. A native of Sacramento, aged 34 years. Interment Thursday in Fair Oaks District Cemetery.
Sue Schott writes:
Occupation: Elementary teacher
Bio: Graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1989.  Went to art school in Denmark in 1988 and got my MA from Gonzaga University in Spokane WA in 1999.   Teaching grades 4-6 on Kaua'i (HI) since 1989.  Have 1 child, Linea age 6 and been living with my significant other since 1991. 
Trivia: new nickname- scooby
Friends: Levon Kazarian - talk to regularly
Tom Barter - see annually
Joyce Valenzuela - where are you?
Julie White (aka Horan)  see annually
Hilary Wagner - lives on Mau'i (talk monthly
Lisa Sullivan (Greene) lives on Kaua'i
Chris Bailey - talk to annually
Deleane Dellinger - where are you?
Judy Murphy - where are you?
Kris Bissell - Where are you?
Hobbies: Boogieboarding, Martial arts, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, camping
Kids: Linea age 6 is a total toe head and stands out in a crowd in this local community of Hawaiians, Japanese, Portugese and Filipino kids.  She is in the 2nd grade and surfs on her little 4'5" board like no tomorrow. 
Grade_school: Winterstein
Grade_school_friends: Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Joyce Valenzuela, Tom Barter
Junior_high: Joyce Valenzuela, Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Chris Bailey, Kris Bissell, Tom Barter,
Junior_high_friends: Joyce Valenzuela, Lisa Sullivan, Julie Horan, Chris Bailey, Kris Bissell, tom Barter, Judy Murphy
Memorable_teachers: John Figenshu - because he was the most fair minded, hip individual and went to Dead shows with us!
Favorite_memory: Dissecting a Cat with John Figenshu.
Partying at Powerline park at lunch with John Smith and the class of `82
Playing water polo for Gary Greenbaum.
Sibling_info: Jan Schott (Taylor), Tim Schott
Alumni_with_email: Julie White (Horan)
Alumni_in_contact: Julie Horan, Hillary Wagner, Tom Barter, Levon Kazarian, Jill Hood
Serina Singh writes:
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Bio: Moved to the Silicon Valley, got married, have two children and a dog. 
Friends: Terri Kaiser and Jeanette Panteleo
Favorite_memory: Graduation
Susan Hobson writes:
Occupation: Attorney
Bio: I graduated from UCLA with a BA in English Lit and then got my JD from McGeorge in 1991.  I've practiced on the defense side of litigation for nine years and joined Zurich staff legal last October.  I have a wonderful husband and nine year old step daughter and the two best golden retrievers in the world.
Trivia: I spent a short nine months as a FBI special agent.  Unfortunately, it was nothing like Silence of the Lambs or the X-Files.
Friends: Laura Pelfanio, Lisa Wagner (Craney), Kari Reser, Tracy Clark.  I had lost contact with all of them until this wonderful website!
Hobbies: Photography, writing poetry, working out at the gym, skiing and scuba diving.
Kids: My step-daughter, Melissa, is wonderful.  She's already over five feet tall and we're hoping for a basketball star.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks.
Grade_school_friends: Kari Reser, Vivan Monier, Amy Albright, Carrie Schenken, Lisa Wagner, Sondra Jarvis.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: I first met Suzie Benson while at Jonas--she used to come back for the dances even though she had already graduated.  Other than that, same as above.
Memorable_teachers: Senor Gonzales--I never had more fun than convincing Senor that the test wasn't until the following week.  Lawrence--he made me laugh.   Samuelson--the drool factor.
Favorite_memory: Performing in Fiddler on the Roof with my sister as my mother and going to Mexico with the Spanish class.
Sibling_info: Chuck Hobson 1980, Linda Hobson 1981
Alumni_in_contact: Because of this website: Laura Pelfanio, Kari Reser, Lisa Wagner, Angie Braio, Tracy Clark, Chris Stubbs.
Heard_about_website_from: My sister and brother
Joe Kramer writes:
Occupation: Business Owner/ Cable Plant Administrator- Los Rios Community College District
Bio: Since 1984 I have been in the computer network cabling industry. In 1990 I founded The "Sacramento Heat".
A semi-professional football team.. I played as well as owned the team.. As a member of the American Football Association
The Sacramento Heat won the California state championship and then went on to become the Western Regional champions.
I also coach high school football with my twin brother Mike at Hiram Johnson .After my brief 2 years as a team owner and player I folded the team and married another 1984 Encina graduate Cara Schmitt.. After being together for 5 years we were married. Our marriage ended after 2 years. I have been single ever since. In 1997 I took a job with the Los Rios community College District as their Cable Plant Administrator. In 1999 I received my Electrical Contractors License and my brother Mike and I started our own business "Com Tech". I now drive a new convertible Corvette and life is good.
Michael Kramer writes:
Occupation: Owner of Com Tech Communications
Bio: I was Executive Chef for 7 years in the Bay Area after finishing my studies at the California Culinary Academy. I also have been coaching Varsity football for 11 years, starting with Oakland High School then Encina where we were the first division 4 team to beat division 1 El Camino since the 60's. It was especially sweet to beat my former high school coach at Encina Mike Gardner who is now the Head Coach at El Camino. I have been at Hiram Johnson for the last three years. I have also owned a chain of Tanning Salons in Sacramento called Summer Breeze Tanning. I am in the process of selling them however to pursue my new business Com Tech Communications. We are a Computer Network Cabling company.We dida half a million in sales our first year and we hope to double that this year with new contracts with bebe womans fassion stores. bebe has become one of our major accounts and we install there computer networks world wide. CNA Insurance, North American Title, Wilsons Leather,HSI Productions are just a few of our other accounts. Joe and I both own the company and all of my brothers work for us as well as other family members.
Trivia: At 21 I was the youngest Executive Chef in the entire Bay Area.
Hobbies: All types of sports, coaching football, raising my two girls.
Kids: I have two daughters, Lauren 3years old and Danielle 1 years old.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Favorite_memory: Beating Del Oro who was undefeated in football before we spoiled there perfect season or getting the winning touchdown to beat RIO AMERICANO our arch rival on Homecoming my Sophomore year.
Dimitra "Jamie" Tasakos writes:
Occupation: Compensation Analyst
Bio: Graduated Sac State
Got Married in 1993
Had a baby girl in 1997
Trivia: After highschool graduation I spent 3 months in Greece learning about my heritage and visiting relatives
Friends: Amy Dogias, Julie Shannon, Sonya Smith, Casey Bliss
Kids: My daughter is beautiful and full of life.  She is the apple of my eye.   Her name is Adrianna.
Grade_school: Winterstein
Grade_school_friends: Becky Fransham, Lisa Sullivan, Michelle Kirkman
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Sonya Smith, Julie Shannon, Michelle Kirkman
Favorite_memory: Junior Prom and Senior Ball.
Heather James writes:
Occupation: Public Safety Dispatcher-San Jose Police Department
Bio: A little bit of everything.  School, marriage, family, and work.  I have been working for the San Jose Police Dept for the last 5 1/2 years with the exception of a recent 5 month stint with the Fire dept as a dispatcher.  Decided to come back to the PD.  I have been married 10 1/2 years to my husband I met at Sunrise Mall when I was working there.  My husband, Tim,works at San Jose State University Police Department as a Sergeant. We have a beautiful little girl, Amanda. 
Friends: Kristin Wirtz, Anthony Ortali, Michael Smith (Class of 1983, Steve Uzelac, Sonya Smith, Debbie Tavelero. 
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my daughter, Amanda.  When I get a chance I like to read.  I am an avid Stephen King fan.  I also like to bowl and try to participate in a couple of tournaments a year.  For the last two years I've gone to Las Vegas to participate in the Nevada Police Olympics and won 2 gold medals last year and a silver medal the year before.
Kids: I have a beautiful 6 year old little girl named Amanda.  She is a wonderful addition to my life.  Children have a wonderful way of changing your perspective on life and grounding you.  She likes to read, dance, swim and absolutley loves music.
Grade_school: Out of the area-El Crystal in San Bruno
Grade_school_friends: An interesting tidbit.  A friend that I had met in San Bruno in the 5th grade ended up moving in the 9th or 10th grade up to the Sacramento area.   She went to a school in North Highlands for awhile and then Encina for part of our freshman year.  Her name was Paula Paine. 
Junior_high: Out of the area-Parkside in San Bruno
Memorable_teachers: My favorite teacher was Mr. Lawrence, because he was very funny.   He made class very interesting.  I also liked him because he seemed to genuinely care about his students and treated us with respect.
Heard_about_website_from: Class member from class of 1983
Kari Reser writes:
Occupation: Legal Stenographer for the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Child Support Division
Bio: Playing hard, enjoying life, working too hard, parenting and loving being married! (and not necessarily in that order)
Trivia: I have been married almost 12 years, I have twin daughters, I've worked for the Prosecutor's office for almost nine years and survived putting my husband through nursing school!  WHO KNEW?!?
Friends: Sondra Jarvis, Kristin (Kirk) Anderson, Jodee (Alexander) Mellerio, Lisa (Puthuff) Hearl, Casey Bliss, Lisa (Wagner) Craney, Laura (Pelfanio) Halvosa, Susan Hobson, Matthew Kirk (83), Robin (Durham) OHara (83), Matt Moon, Erik Hutton (83), Tricia (Moulton) Selk, Tanya Donaldson (85), Chuck Baxter, Jennifer Mills (my memory is struggling, I hope no one's feelings get hurt)
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and daughters!
We used to waterski and boat a lot, but now the girlies keep us too busy running from activity to activity.
Kids: I have basketball HOT SHOTS!  ~Brynn Leigh and Brysa Marie~  They are AWESOME, WONDERFUL, and INCREDIBLE!  They are almost nine years old and take dance too; tap & jazz and love drama!  We have them enrolled in a private school across the street from my office and they are currently in the third grade.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Sondra, Kristin, Susan Hobson, Vivian Monier, Amy Albright, Michele Licursi
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Sondra, Kristin, Matt Moon, Robin Durham, Marty Johnson, Paul Pelletier, Steve Loheit, Debbie Bixby, Jennifer Mills
Favorite_teachers: John Figenshu (Biology), Jack Dutton (Math), Joe Laurence (English) and ladies, who could forget, Eugene Samuelson (sophomore English)
Sibling_info: Jason Reser 1987
Alumni_with_email: they are already listed in the appropriate directories
Alumni_in_contact: Sondra Jarvis, Kristin (Kirk) Anderson, Jodee (Alexander) Mellerio, Lisa (Wagner) Craney, Matthew Kirk, Robin (Durham) OHara, and now Lisa (Puthuff) Hearl, Susan Hobson and Laura (Pelfanio) Halvosa.
Heard_about_website_from: Sondra Jarvis
Carolyn Rodriquez writes:
Occupation: Sales
Bio: Plenty, but the majority is working hard in the wireless industry and recently changed occupation to the IT industry in a sales capacity.
Trivia: I am trying to get my singing career going.
Friends: Denise Stephenson was one of my good friends, I had plenty of friends and can't list them all on this small space. Michelle Graves was another friend I lost contact with.
Hobbies: Singing. Thats about it.
Kids: Two kids, one is twelve and one is 1 Yr old. Yes, a big space in between.
Favorite_teachers: Ms. Takeuchi, English
Heard_about_website_from: Yahoo.com

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