Encina High School Alumni
20 Year Reunion Plans
The Class of 1989 is holding their 20 Year Reunion the weekend of October 9-11, 2009.
Encina Homecoming Game on Oct 9, 2009 -Encina v Capital Christian-
Please contact Ed Shaffer or Janice Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure you spread the word. Thanks, look forward to seeing you all.
Reunion contact: Janice Barnes at email@example.com, 916-671-9566
|1989 Encinian yearbook|
|10th reunion photos|
Your class does not have a webmaster at the present time.
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.
| Headline News:
US planes shoot down 2 Libyan fighter jets over international waters in
Ruptured tanker Exxon Valdez leaks 11 million gallons of crude oil into
Alaska's Prince William Sound.
Over half a million Chinese students take over Beijing Tiananmen Square in
rally for democracy; thousands killed as Chinese leaders take hard-line
approach to demonstrators.
San Francisco earthquake.
Berlin Wall falls.
US troops invade Panama, seeking capture of General Noriega.
Lucille Ball dies, age 87.
Academy Award, Best Picture - "Driving Miss Daisy"
Grammy Record of the Year - "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Top song - "Look Away" by Chicago
Top movie - "Batman"
Super Bowl - SF Giants d. Cincinnati Bengals (20-16)
World Series - Oakland A's d. SF Giants (4-0)
NBA Championship - Detroit Pistons d. LA Lakers (4-0)
First World Wide Web server & browser developed.
|Vanessa Richey wrote:
Occupation: Instructional Assistant (working with Autistic and special needs kids)
Spouse: William Nichols
Children/grandchildren: Christopher (26) has two
sons Daylin(4) and Tucker (1)
Brittany (22) pregnant with a boy Liam
Robert (step son) (24)
Johnny (step son) (23)
SinceGraduation: I got married our senior year and left mid year, I did graduate that June just in independent studies. We had four children and then we went through a bad divorce. I met my current husband in 94, we got married in 99 and are still happy together. I had uterine cancer but cancer free now. I went back to school to work on my degree for social services but did not get to finish as my husband got sick. I have worked with
the school district since 2002 and love my job. I also do respite and take care of autistic kids at home. All my kids are grown and starting their own families (which I love) and have great jobs or are still in college. I am a proud mom and wife.
BestFriends: Sima Denny and Kim Berg were my besties. I still see and talk to Kim Berg (Ogden). I do talk or chat with others thanks to facebook now.
Hobbies: Just my family and traveling when I can.
Kids: My oldest son went into the Air Force and was stationed in Georgia where he currently lives with a wife and two boys Daylin and Tucker. He bought a house there and is happy My son Jacob got married in 2015 to a girl he has had a crush on since his 8th grade year. They just bought their first house and he works at Folsom Prison and loves his job. Still waiting for them to have babies. My twins are working and still going to school. Brittany is due November 2016 with her first child (a boy, Liam) Megan goes to school full time and works full time and wants to go to San Diego University where her boyfriend is going. All four of my children went into some kind of law or military or is studying to work with law in some way. I am very proud of them all.
MiddleSchool: Started at Howe Ave the end of my 8th grade year
MemorableTeachers: Mac, the drama teacher. Mrs Lord because she taught me alot, Mrs. McGuire because I loved English with her.. Also the bio teacher but can not remember his name
FavoriteMemory: All of them. It was one of the best times in my life, and oh how I loved the parties and social life I had
|FEDJE, II, Hyrum B. In Palm Springs, California on February 7, 2015 at the age of 44. A native of Rock Springs, Wyoming and a resident of Palm Springs, California for 15 years. A former member of the Screen Actors Guild. As a former actor, Hyrum Fedje II, was in several well-known television programs (Seinfeld, Spin City, The Profiler, and The West Wing); he also had supporting roles in several movies (Galaxy Quest, Armageddon, Playing by Heart, etc.). While he was still working on The West Wing, he was injured in an automobile accident, which ended his acting career. At this point, he returned to California State College - Los Angeles, to complete a Ph.D. equivalent in filmmaking, in order to teach at the University level. The graveside dedication will be held on Tuesday, February 17 at 1pm at Camellia Memorial Lawn, 10221 Jackson Rd, Sacramento, CA. Arrangements by W.F. Gormley & Sons.|
|Marny Daehler wrote:
Occupation: Part Time Tutor
MaritalStatus: Married since 1992
Children/grandchildren: Sarah 13
SinceGraduation: Update: I've been working on an MA in history for the last few years. I've finally finished the course work and am working on my thesis full time. I enjoy the treasure hunt of research in the archives.
I've homeschooled my daughter for the last four years, and it has been a great experience.
We got 3 chickens last year. Scott built a coop, and Sarah raised them from chicks. I never thought that I would enjoy watching them and hearing all of their chicken sounds so much.
Trivia: I spent a year working at Red Hawk casino as a black jack dealer. What an experience!
BestFriends: Nicolee Sorenson Smith, Laurie Pryde, Pat Gray, Elissa, An Nguyen, Peggy Crans, Katie Estes, Anne Mikesell. I've seen the girls a couple of times over the years.
Hobbies: I volunteer at the El Dorado County Museum Archives one day a week. I like video games and watching really dumb TV.
My name is Ray Gonzales, I am class of 85, my brother recently was killed in a crash and was class of 89, could you please print something for his class year of 89? You have no idea of how close he was to that class, there was not one person there that didnt know his name, not only that he keeps in touch with at least half, no kidding half of that class year, no matter where they live, responses have come in as far as Maryland. Let everyone know that I made a facebook page for just him under his name Byron Gonzales, he is sitting faced forward on his Harley. thanks so much
CHP investigates weekend motorcycle fatality on Fair Oaks Boulevard
The California Highway Patrol has released details of a fatal collision involving a motorcycle and car on Fair Oaks Boulevard over the weekend.
|Shannon Bice wrote:
Occupation: Federal Contractor
Children/grandchildren: Sammie 15, Paxton 4, Rider 2
SinceGraduation: Joined the California Army National Guard in 1992. I am currently serving with Janice Barnes. I am a Chief Warrant Officer 2.
BestFriends: Janice Barnes is my best friend.
AlumniInContact: Janice Barnes 1989
|Charisse Wimer writes:
MaritalStatus: Serious relationship
Children/grandchildren: Kristy 18, Roquelle 19
SinceGraduation: Raising children, working, marrage...Divorce.....cancer survivor..
BestFriends: Rachelle Hart, Joey Monasterio, Terry Windmiller, Amanda Nailor....lost contact with them all.
Hobbies: My boyfriend and I....Hunt every chance we get..of coarse camping....He hunts with a bow..nd i hunt with a rifle, that way we can hunt every season.
Kids: My daughter Rocky (roquelle) is 19 she is a nanny and not sure what she wants to study in college, she is a highschool graduate. Kristy is
18 and she is a Combat Medic for the US Army! I'm very proud of both of my gals!
MemorableTeachers: Mrs Mguire, eric dahlin....they had faith in my charicter!
FavoriteMemory: I partied tooo much.
Yvonne Altstatt writes:
Been married, divorced, and remarried. Have one grandchild. Been living life.
Bio: Currently I am working at a local wine, beer, and spirits distributor. I have been there almost four years. Before that I was working at Crystal Ice Delivery where my husband is still employed. I am involved in Job's Daughters, Girl Scouts, CCD (religious training) and two homebased businesses. I keep busy!!
Trivia: I am still married to the same guy that I was married to in HS!!
Friends: Carey Villapudua (Romo, Esparza) was (still is! since Kindergarten) my best friend. I still see her. I have lost contact with Tammy (1989) and Marla Luna (1990?) also Stephanie Hodorowski.
Hobbies: Going to fairs and festivals and hanging out with my kids.
Kids: Micheala is in 4th grade this year and Annalisa is in 2nd. They both are Decided Brown Belts in Tae Kwon Do. They have been in Karate for over a year. They're awesome!!
Grade_school: Carey Villapudua - Johnson, Bryan Huerta - Woodlake
Junior_high: Carey Villapudua, Stephanie Hodorowski, Julie Rojo - Rio Tierra
Favorite_teachers: Definitely Mrs. Kojima, Mrs. Woo and Mrs. Esparcia. Does anyone remember Mr. Tracy and Mr. Figenshu?? Who can forget Eric!!!
|Lisa Vogelsang wrote:
Occupation: F/T Mom, P/T Property Manager in Hawaii
Spouse: Steven Alvarez
Children/grandchildren: 6 kids, ages 3-13 as of 6/09
SinceGraduation: After graduation and during college I worked in a Chiropractic Office and did some modeling here and there. I got married in June of 92 in the Oakland Temple to my best friend & love of my life, Steve, whom I met at church. Sophia DeSantis was my maid of honor!
Other alumni that attended my wedding reception:
Tonia Nichols, Tamara Rosenblum, Stephanie Sentman, Julie Hill and Peggy Crans - that's who I can still remember, anyway. I moved to Kauai at the end of 92 as my husband was working construction after Hurricane Iniki. We've been here ever since. It's a great place to raise a family.
Trivia: Did you know... I was on the cover of a Hawaii magazine in 1997 in a purple bikini? The funny thing is, I was 4 months pregnant with my 2nd child and nobody knew!
BestFriends: My bff's were Tonia Nichols and Tamara Rosenblum the first couple years of high school. Sophia DeSantis and Stephanie Sentman became my bff's senior year. Sophia was my maid of honor and is still very dear to my heart til this day. :
Kids: I have 6 kids, ages 3-13 as of 6/09. 4 boys & 2 girls. Beautiful children, all of them.
All born on Kauai in Hawaii. 3 biological, 3 adopted. needless to say I have my hands full with this "Brady Bunch"
GradeSchool: Cottage Elementary
MiddleSchool: Jonas Salk
MemorableTeachers: The first teacher that comes to mind is....gosh, I can't think of his name. Who was the teacher with the big bumpy nose, thick glasses, dressed nerdy and talked with a loud voice? He was always saying corny stuff... what a character!
FavoriteMemory: Why, the crowns of course! It was always fun getting ready for the formal dances.
Being on the royal court was such an honor for me.
I still have my crowns stored at my parent's house in Sacramento. I'd like to show them to my kids one day.
Stories: I remember going out with Hector Villareal in the beginning of our Sophomore year.
He would get so jealous, that guy! I remember him walking me to class, questioning me if anyone else had asked me out between each class. So sweet, and so protective!
AlumniInContact: Sophia DeSantis, Peggy Crans
Comments: What ever happened to Hector Villareal and Tonia Nichols? I saw their pics from the 10 year reunion, but don't see either of their names listed on the site.
| Marcie Kreutzer wrote:
Occupation: Homemaker-Fishing Business Owner
Bio: I worked for many years in the car industry. I met my husband in 1990 and have been together since (with ups and downs of course). I have a beautiful son named Bryce-15 and six awesome dogs. I have moved quite a bit but now live in Washington. I am hoping to get back to Cali in the near future. I help my husband invent Fly Fishing products and we are hoping to start a small animal Hyperbaric Facility in near future.
Friends: I had a lot of good friends-Angelica Romo(KIKI), Nicole Dinuci, Michelle Rinelli,Jeff Ebner (I will cherish your memory),and many more. Over the years I lost contact with them all. Email anytime.
Hobbies: I love taking care of all our animals. I fish quite a bit (can outfish most men). I love the outdoors. I love to ride 4 wheelers.
Kids: I have a wonderful boy named Bryce-15, born in 1993. He loves to fly planes (for real) and play video games. He wants to be a pilot and plans on leaving this country to go to Germany when he graduates. He is nothing like me and everything like me. We share the same personalities, but he is not the experimenter like I once was.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Bell-His library passes to get pizza for th class.
Favorite_memory: All the parties. Graduation :)
Story: Stories would probably not make them happy if I shared.
| Steve Fourtz wrote:
Occupation: Terminal Manager
Friends: JV football team, although we sucked!
Kids: Shelby 10 going on 20
Memorable_teachers: English - Tackiuchi? and the old fart in Art
| JEFFREY WAYNE EBNER
BAKER • A 37-year-old Folsom man died in an off-road vehicle crash near Baker Saturday morning.
Jeffrey Wayne Ebner was riding a 2008 Polaris sand rail eastbound on a steep hill in the Dumont Sand Dunes Recreational Area., when the vehicle overturned for an unknown reason, according to reports from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Division and the California Highway Patrol.
Ebner was partially ejected from the vehicle as it rolled and died at the scene. His body was found at about 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the CHP report. According to the report, he was not using safety equipment.
The CHP is still investigating the crash.
Contact the writer: (760) 256-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
| Jennie Brown wrote:
Occupation: Certified Medical Assistant
Bio: Being a mom and wife enjoying life with great adventures, I just recently graduated from apollo college in boise idaho in medical assisting. And working for a team of cardiologist.
Friends: Janna Stone, Lalenia Beckerdite Holland,David Johnson, Angelica Romo
Hobbies: Outdoors, 4wheeling
Kids: Camrin 11 years old. My son is a gorgeous boy and very much into life.
Grade_school_friends: Julie Hill, Marlo and Carol Rice
Junior_high: jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Jeff Ebner RIP brother passed Oct 2008, David Johnson, Julie Hill, Kim Capizano, Janna Stone
| Teresa Ellingson writes:
Occupation: EDUCATION DIRECTOR/FULL TIME STUDENT CURRENTLY FINISHING MY MASTER, AND WILL START MY PHD BY 2010
Bio: AFTER TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH BACK TO EUROPE, I AM FINALLY IN BACK IN THE STATES FOR A WHILE, I AM CURRENTLY FINISHING MY MASTERS DEGREE THEN ON TO MY PHD IN ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I HAVE RECIEVED MY 3 DEGREE BLACKBELT IN HAPKIDO TAEKWONDO AS WELL AS I ALSO PRACTICE SMALL CIRCLE JUJITSU, IT ALL FUN MY ENTIRE FAMILY ARE BLACKBLETS, ERIC BEING A 4TH DEGREE, MYSELF BEING A 3 DEGREE AND BOTH OF MY BOYS 2 ND DEGREES, WE HAVE SINCE BEEN RUNNING OUR OWN SCHOOL WHICH HAS GROWN CRAZY I KNOW MANAGE OVER 500 STUDENTS WORLD WIDE AS WELL AS HAVE A NUMEROUS AMOUNT OF INSTRUCTOR WHO REPORT TO ME QUITE OFTEN, A LITTLE TOO OFTEN SOMETIMES THE MILITARY LIFE HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR US.
Trivia: RECIEVED MY 3 DEGREE BLACKBELT
STILL MARRIED TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE ERIC, WE MARRIED RIGHT AFTER GRADUATION, 20 YEARS 2009 I HAVE LIVED IN EUROPE FOR 11 YEARS AND LUCKILY ENOUGH GOT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. STILL NOT DONE TRAVELING, THEIR ARE STILL MANY PLACE WHICH I WANT TO SEE. MY NEW FAVORITE CITIES ARE NEW YORK BEEN THERE HUNDRENDS OF TIMES, WASHINGTON DC-- I COULD LIVE THERE AS WELL AS CHICAGO,EVEN THOUGH THE WEATHER HEAR SUCKS, AND MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS SF. MY FAVORITE COUNTRY IS GREAT BRITIAN I WOULD MOVE BACK FOR ANOTHER 7 YEARS. I REALLY MISS OVERSEAS
Hobbies: MARTAIL ARTS, SCHOOL AND BEING A MOM TIME IS TOO PRECIOUS, EXPECIALLY WITH MY CHILDREN GETTING READY TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL THEMSELVES, TRAVELING AND RIDING THRILL RIDES WITH MY FAMILY, WE ARE SOME THRILL RIDE JUNKIES.
Kids: TIMITHY IS 18, MATTHEW IS 16
THE BEST KIDS IN THE WORLD. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED THEY DID NOT TURN OUT LIKE ME, THEY ARE VERY WELL ROUNDED. TIMMITHY IS ON HIS WAY SOON TO THE ART ACADEMY UNIVERSITY IN SF, AND MATTHEW IS GOING INTO THE MILITARY IN 2 YEARS
Grade_school: COTTAGE ELEMENTARY--WHAT SCHOOL UNIFORMS NOW WOW!!
Grade_school_friends: TAMMY, LISA, CRYSTAL, DAVID---- TOO MANY TO REMEMBER--WHAT HAPPEND SCHOOL UNIFORMS WOW
Junior_high: JONAS SALK
Junior_high_friends: CC A. AS WELL AS CC C. LIZ JENNIE ERICA VANZANT , JEANIE SCANTLIN, LISA V AND MY LONG LOST BUDDY ERIC----SO MANY MORE,
Memorable_teachers: MRS KOJIMA, SHE HELP ME FIND OUT WHO I WANTED TO BECOME, AND WITH HER GUIDANCE I AM ABLE TO SUCCEED DAILY
Favorite_memory: WHEN WE WERE CALLED THE A P A C H E S-- CARDINAL AND GOLD UNITE
Story: IT IS GREAT THAT MANY OF YOU STAYED IN SAC AND ARE STILL CLOSE AND KEEP IN TOUCH, THAT IS SO AWESOME, THOSE WERE THE DAY OF THE BIG HAIR AND NOT AS MUCH DRAMA. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE
| Robyn Gentle writes:
Occupation: Associate Trainer
Bio: I moved to Phoenix two years ago to pursue a career in training and developement. I am currently working for ADP, the payroll company, and
have decided to become a middle school teacher. I am going through the process of obtaining my teaching certificate and have decided to leave
ADP in pursuit of this goal.
Friends: Lisa Faseler and various others. I have lost contact with most, except for Lisa. Unfortunatly, there have been a couple of "wierd" experiences involving a few of our better known classmates within the last 5 years or so.
Hobbies: Currently, I am a grad student and have been in school for most of my adult life. I guess school would be one of my hobbies along with
reading, writing, and enjoying the awesome summers in Arizona.
Kids: Chelsea, age 13 and Maci, age 11. I have two beautiful daughters, both in middle school who, unlike their mother, are both gifted academically.
Grade_school_friends: Lisa Faseler
Junior_high: Albert Einstein
Memorable_teachers: Mr Fig as he called me Robyn Genital. He was the best. Ms. Lord as she was facinating and made World History an interesting subject.
Favorite_memory: Crashing through Michelle and Danny Amyott's neighbor's back yard in an old 50's truck that had no brakes. Jerry Huth teaching me how to drive in the wee hours of the morning.
| Damon Cutty writes:
Occupation: Mortgage Consultant
Bio: Since graduating I married, went through a bitter divorce and custody battle. I relocated to san diego and went to work for my father in the mortgage business, selling money. It's got to be the most rewarding job, both from a financial standpoint as well as the gratification you get making the dream of homeownership a reality. After living in S.D. for 5 years I moved to Bossier City, Louisiana to be close to my son(Devin, that's where the ex is from) and went to work for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. I met my beautiful wife through a couple that I had closed a loan for. Her name is Suzanne and she's the greatest, I never in my life thought I'd be this happy. I guess Gods got a plan for us all and sometimes you have to crawl through crap to get to the good stuff. We've been married now for 2 years this past November and are preggy with a boy due in the later part of May. I was so scared to have another child at my age and all, but since finding out I've become very excited.
Friends: I was such good friends with so many people, far too many to list. As far as who I've lost contact with, that would be everybody with the exception of Charlie Baumert, his wife JoAnn, Byron Gonzales, Geoff Shumway, Eric Sorenson, Chris Keister(on occaision) and I used to talk
back and fourth with Bryon Huerta. If any of my buddies(that includes the ladies) are out there that I did not list, call me or shoot an email my way.
Hobbies: I enjoy lifting weights and I stay heavily involved in my sons school functions, sports etc..
Kids: Devin age 11 and 1 on the way(another stinky boy)his name will be Bleu
My son Devin is my heart, he's what has kept me going in the toughest times of my life. He turned 11 in November of 2006 and is in the 5th grade at St. Johns Catholic School. The boy keeps me on my toes, I never imagined I'd be saying the same things to him my parents said to me growing up. I enrolled him at St. Johns his 4th grade year, because the Louisiana public school system is terrible. That year was tough on all of us as he struggled to catch up to the rest of his peers. This year he's on track doing much better, earning A's, B's and a couple C's. I don't tolerate anything less. He plays soccer and baseball, but love's soccer and plays all year long.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Too many to list, they know who they are.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Too many to list." ".
Memorable_teachers: Eric Dahlin- Ceramics He was so cool and seemed to understand young men and women, and the challenges of what highschool offered.
Mrs. McGuire- English I loved to listen to her when she read to the class. She got so involved in the story and her voice and demeanor would
change as the story changed. I don't know she was kind of eccentric.
Favorite_memory: The parties, hanging with my friends. I miss all of you and would not change a thing about my 4 years. Well maybe a couple
Story: Yeah, but I don't know if the language or material is appropriate. I'll keep those for myself.
| Carollyne Smith writes:
Occupation: Account Manager
Bio: I left Encina midway through my Sophomore year due to another move by my Mother. I ended up in Lodi for a while, then back to
Sacramento/Elk Grove for a while then all the way down to Bakersfield. I got married and divorced, I have three fantastic daughters ages 16yrs,
13 yrs and 18 months. I have worked in High School cafeterias,(and now know what they went through dealing with us)as a Casting Director for
Lana Wood, and as an Account Manager but most recently I am a new mother again(somthing is really wrong with me).
Friends: My best friends were Dana Brown and Renee Good, I was known to also hang with Melodi Sickles and Kim Thorstad. I have kept in touch with Dana throughout the years and recently came back in contact with Renee.
Hobbies: I enjoy photography, swimming, horseback riding, music and movies.
Grade_school: Williamson amoungst many others that I could not possible recall. I was also in England for a large portion of my elementary
Grade_school_friends: Melissa Jones - Williamson
Favorite_memory: Drivers Ed - getting chewed out for running over pedestrians in the simulators.
Alumni_in_contact: Dana Brown/Breckbill, Renne Good/Bowen
comments: I would love to hear from anyone who graduated in 1989. And are there any reunions planned?
| Steven Smith writes:
Occupation: Information Systems Analyst - State of CA
Bio: Trying to decide "what to be when I grow up", man that's a tough one, but I finally figured it out. I am going back to school...finally, to get a degree in Architecture. I have always enjoyed designing homes and floor plans, so I figured I might as well get paid (well) to do what I enjoy. Until then, I'll keep up the computer gig with the state (your tax dollars hard at work!) :)
Trivia: I would have never guessed that I would buy a house, completely gut it and then put it all back together again! I did and it will soon get a nice addition...that one will be done by someone else.
Friends: Lots of Great Friends...Glen Fanning, Randy Onstine, Abe Fuentes, Tawatchi Kodsuntie (TK), Dave Francis, Larry Lane, Rachel Martasian (Daddigan), Janice Barnes, Peggy Crans...the list just goes on and on! I see Rachel every now and then, we live pretty close to each other and our parents are still neighbors, I talk to Glen sometimes and I cross pathes with others here and there. I'd like to hear from anyone out there that would like to call or email and say "Hey!"
Hobbies: We love cycling with our kids, going on short trips, two girls in gymnastics is always a sight. I like golfing (when I can make time), bowling and drafting.
Kids: Meagan - Almost 10, Emily - 6. Two great little girls (one is becoming a young lady in front of my eyes), but I won't admint to that. Smart and full of P&V as my mother-in-law always said. They're great kids and we all have a lot of fun.
Grade_school: K-4 @ Winterstein and 5th-6th @ Cottage. Good times, except for being forced to change schools in 5th grade.
Grade_school_friends: Glen, Rachel, Nancy Reid, others that I'm forgetting, I am sure!
Junior_high: Wow! What a different experience; Jonas Salk and more new friends.
Junior_high_friends: Randy Onstine, Abe Fuentes, Toney Woods (graduated from BV, he always says to tell anyone that he knew "hello".)
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Fig was great, what a weird sense of humor, but funny as hell! Mrs.(Senora) Kojima - she was just a nice person that
wanted everyone in her classes to do well and enjoy the experience and Mr. Estes for keeping it all real.
Favorite_memory: I can't really pull any one memory as a favorite, there were so many good times, it seems like just a short time ago, but it's been almost 20 years.
Story: I just want to say...Damn Shannon, you really go on and on, don't you! ;-P Just kidding! I hope to hear from all of you soon!
| Shannon Bice writes:
Kids: My husband and I had a little boy in September of 2005. Big sister
is thrilled and we are truly blessed!
Occupation: Office Administrator - Contracting Firm
Bio: Since graduation, I have lived the life of a 40 year old woman. I took a couple fo years off to goof off then enrolled in city college. I could not seem to find a niche for myself there, so I explored the option of just working and focusing on life in general. In September of 1992 I married the first time and left him only after 5 months. I tell ya, this man had "LOSER" written all over his forhead, but I just could not read it at the time. A few months later I met a gentleman and married him in September of 1994. This marriage lasted 4 1/2 years. He gave me a beautiful daughter named Sammie and is an exact replica of me. I am now getting married for the FINAL TIME (I know, some of you are saying yikes) - It just takes some of us a little longer to find the right person. I'll be getting married April 29th of this year and my new name will be Shannon Sandman (ha, ha). I will also be a military wife as well. I must say that this is the happiest I have ever been in my life. Anyways, more boring details - I graduated from college in 1999 with a BS degree in Criminal Justice (finally!). My fiance' and I moved to Colfax in October of 2000 and now live in the beautiful motherlode area with great views and a beautiful home to fill with family. I have worked for past few years for my father as an office administrator who is a contractor. He retires in about 5 years and I will be taking over the business. I never would imagine the I would be owning my own business. This is the niche I have been longing to find.
Trivia: I once entered a babe contest at a brewery to become a "representative" for their new beer. I must say, I was the only girl there with an IQ and could put more than 5 words together to form a sentence. Come to find out, all the other girls who entered where all strippers! No, I didn't win, but this was the most embarrassing moment of my life for sure!
Friends: Vanessa Williams (Habkrik), Robin Gentle (Shill, where are you?), Sanceree Pruitt (Thompson?), Aaron Tello (Hutchinson), Jeremy Peters, Gerry Huth, Mike Francis (I finally found you!) and and of course Glenn Fanning, Steve Smith, and many others.
Hobbies: I love to spend time with my daughter Sammie as well as work out at the gym, snow skiing, camping, cooking and traveling as much as possible.
Kids: My daughter Sammie is 6 years old and is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. She has a very old soul. I have no need for a dictionary nor an encyclopedia anymore, because she seems to know it all. I call her Miss "Matter-of-Fact". She goes to elementary school in Auburn where I work and is the happiest kid you have ever seen. She is an exact replica of me when I was little, my mom says GOD is getting me back...
Grade_school: Quincy Elementary School - up in redneck country , not around here.
Grade_school_friends: Did not attend grade school in Sacramento. Quincy Elementary School - up in redneck country , not around here.
Junior_high: Same as above.
Junior_high_friends: Same as above.
Memorable_teachers: My most memorable teacher was Mrs. Tak. She is an incredible woman who sparked my brain when I needed it. She made me think and think and think. I loved her teaching style, she was tough, but she always made sense.
Favorite_memory: The famous football game our senior year at Galt High School, when most of the football team, cheerleaders and songleaders got food poisoning from the dinner meal they served us before the game. I remember Jeremy Peters and I being so sick...Remember? Oh yes, Jeremy having a little too much to drink on Halloween our senior year and having to get him out of the women's bathroom at Carl's Jr. I know you remember that one Jeremy!
Story: When I went to the 10 year reunion, I did not know what to expect, like everyone else. I must say that every single person there looked fantastic and I very impressed with how well everyone is doing. Eddie - no, I am not a at- home-mother, I would drive myself nuts! But I give a lot of credit to those who can do it and maintain sanity. I admire those ladies the most!
Alumni_in_contact: Vanessa Williams (Habkirk), Vanessa Richey (Nichols), Aaron Tello (Hutchinson).
Heard_about_website_from: From the 10th reunion invitation.
| Rachelle Ferreira writes:
Occupation: Risk Analyst
Bio: A whole lot of this, a whole lot of that. Hehe.
Friends: I had a lot of friends at Encina... but let's just protect the guilty. ;)
Hobbies: I love to read & travel (working on a dream trip to Italy). Once a month the family and I go somewhere for the weekend just to get a way and explore new things. I highly recommend this.
Kids: Michael -13, Raymond -4. My kids are great. My oldest is in 8th grade, so smart and sensitive. My youngest is 4, and although he's opposite from his brother in a lot of ways he is also the same in the sense he is smart, sensitive and they are both the loves of my life.
Grade_school: Isadore Cohen, Thomas Jefferson, Pheobe Hearst
Grade_school_friends: Marlo and Carol Rice
Junior_high: Joseph Kerr (one semester at Jonas Salk)
Junior_high_friends: Lloyd Brown, Joanna Hignight, Erin Kruger...
Favorite_memory: On Valentines Day, someone decorated my locker and got me a pound puppy. It was sooo sweet.
| Janice Barnes writes:
Bio: Growing up.
Trivia: I grew up.
Friends: Ann Hovie, Larry Lane, David Otero, Abe, Tawatchai, Aaron Ford, Steve Car, Shannon Bice. So many friends. I am still in contact with
Dave, Larry, Ann and Shannon.
Hobbies: I love to read.
Kids: Aedan is four, his eyes have turned green and they make me smile. He is magical.
Grade_school_friends: Larry Lane
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Lord - because she was so different than anyone I ever knew.
Favorite_memory: My first kiss. All of our victories.
| Geoffrey Shumway writes:
Occupation: Mortgage Broker
Bio: Many things. I went to C.S.U Chico State for 5 years and graduated. Moved to the bay area and worked in sales for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacia Pharmaceuticals. Moved back to Sacramento when I had my son Aedan. Now I am in real estate as a Mortgage Broker loving life.
Trivia: I am still the man. :)
Friends: Ryan Scott Norris.
Hobbies: All sports. I run around McKinnley park every other day. Playing with my son Aedan and working all the time is my main hobby. I like to gamble. I also like to go out and have fun.
Kids: Aedan is the best kid in the world. All parents say this but it is true with mine. My son is always happy. He hardly ever cries. Aedan just started pre-school. Aedan is very smart for his age. He just turned 4 years old. Aedan has blue eyes and blond hair. Aedan reminds me of Bamn Bamn in the Flintstones when it comes to strength. He just had his first soccer practice last week. It is all good with Aedan.
Grade_school_friends: Everyone. I knew everyone. Now my brain is fried so I can't remember exactly.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Ryan Scott Norris
Memorable_teachers: Terry Reed. She is my mother.
Favorite_memory: Being MVP in Soccer and Basketball every year. I like that a lot. Bring it.....
| Marny Daehler writes:
Occupation: Mom and part time web site programmer
Bio: It's time for an update. Let's see...
I graduated from CSUS with a BA and a teaching credential.
I married my best friend Scott.
I taught history for 5 years.
We had our little girl in 2001, and I've been a stay at home mommy since.
We moved to Folsom in 2001.
I took classes at Folsom Lake College and learned how to program websites. I've been doing that part time when I have an occasional client. It helps to be married to a graphic artist.
Just last month (August, 2005) we decided to leave the city and move out into the mountains. So, we're currently building a house near Placerville. It's beautiful and quiet up here. Ground squirrels to shoot at and beautiful sunsets.
Trivia: I started my love affair with cars in auto shop at Encina. While in college, I worked at an auto parts store and restored a 1969 Triumph TR6. I don't enjoy getting dirty so much these days, but I still appreciate a beautiful car.
Friends: Let's see... Nicolee Sorenson, Pat Gray, Laurie Pryde, Peggy Crans, Katie Estes, Elissa Dow, An Nguyen, Anne Mikesell. I see Nicolee, Peggy, Laurie, Anne, and An every couple of years. I heard from Pat about 5 years ago--he's a proud daddy. I lost touch with Katie right after high
school. I haven't seen Elissa in years and years.
Hobbies: Hobbies? Hmm. I like working on the computer, computer games, reading historical fiction, watching action movies, spending time with
my family, seeing friends
Kids: Sarah 4. I have one little Princess named Sarah. She's going to be a ballerina fairy princess when she grows up. She's currently 4 years old.
Grade_school: I went to a different grade school every year. But, I did meet a few of my Encina Classmates when I attended Cottage Elementary
for 5th grade.
Junior_high: St. Michaels...but those folks all went off to Rio and Jesuit. I never fit in with them anyway.
Favorite_memory: Drill Team was great. I still remember the first rally when I was a freshman, and the drill team came out to perform. There was a hush over the entire gym. We all watched in awe. I had never seen anything like it before. I was lucky enough to be on the Drill Team my Jr. and Sr. year. It was pretty special. I also had a blast in student government. It was really cool to have a class with people from all four grades. It felt good to help out. Auto Shop was the greatest class. I wish I could have taken it for two years. My partner was Jared Raskin. I wonder how he's doing.
| Aaron Berry writes:
Occupation: Senior Associate for Franklin Templeton Investments
Bio: Wow! What have I been doing?! I was married once, didn't work. No kids. Moved around and worked different jobs. Almost got married, but
wised up. Had fun, caused trouble. Then I found a job, got married to a good woman and have 3 (one on the way) kids.
Trivia: I played pro-volleyball for a short stint, I am the Vice President of a non-profit organization, I am a Certified Massage Therapist, I am studying to be in Real Estate, and I am working on getting my Series 6 & 63 licensing. Along with being a loving DAD and a Husband!
Friends: I was real close with Joe Banan, Gerry Huth and Mike Francis, but I have lost touch with them. I see Joe and Gerry around, but I guess Mike is out of state now. I have managed to stay best friends with Larry Lane since the 5th grade and he is the Godfather to my boys!
Hobbies: I still like to play volleyball and draw, but my kids are my best friends and I owe my whole life to them!
Kids: Tucker(4) - smart as hell and he knows it Jesse (2) - Has his dad's size and uses it well Noah (-2 months) - quite the kicker
Grade_school: Greer for a bit then Babcock.
Grade_school_friends: Larry Lane, James Malloy, Terry Windmiller, Chris Rainwater
Memorable_teachers: Ms.Lord, because she understood what it was like to be young and she taught me how to be outside of the "norm" and not
follow the path everyone else takes. Also, Mr.Tracy....you will be remembered for all the good you did! OH, and Mrs. MacQuire cause she always took the time to smile with all of us!
Favorite_memory: Party at Huth's, Hanging out Joe's place while dad was gone, Puting holes in Lee's walls, days on quad!!
Story: Larry just had twin girls - they are beautiful!
Sibling_info: Allan Berry
Alumni_in_contact: Larry Lane, James Malloy, that's it.
comments: I have a lot of great memories of High School and they will keep me on top of my kids!! My BEST to everyone that I was friends with, but forgot to mention! email me anytime!
| Debra McNevin writes:
Occupation: Customer Service
Bio: Raising four kids and working. I worked many places but the longest at AT&T until I changed to Kaiser Hospital in 2000. I bought a house and moved in on my 34th B'day, March of last year.
Trivia: I had Brain surgery January 2004. I am the luckiest Brain AVM survivor I have read/heard about, even living thru 2 brain hemmhorages, either one of which could have killed me.
Friends: Pamela McNevin McCarter sister, we live 3 blocks apart; Wade Heiman and Danni Horn I talked to the most. I still talk to them occasionally.
Also Brian Morse and Georgina Sitar. I have lost contact with them.
Hobbies: I read a lot. I go camping near Bowman lake/Faucherie lake every summer. I do research on the internet on anything I can think of and
read/write a lot of e-mail.
Kids: KristiAnna 14, David 12, Julia 7, Michelle 5
KristiAnna (14) starts HS next year (cringe) loves Soccer and cats, David (12) very active loves anything that involves sports or cars, Julia (almost
7) loves Jessie McCartney and is very dramatic, Michelle (almost 5) loves 2 eggs & sausage every AM, and cuddling
Grade_school: Ethel I Baker, Isador Cohen
Junior_high: Will C Wood
Memorable_teachers: Mrs Lord, Mr Tracy, Mr Halfman
| Renee Good writes:
Occupation: Mom, Wife, P.T. Dental Hygienist
Bio: Alot, Keep reading.
Trivia: I moved to NYC and modeled for a while
Friends: Caroline Smith, Kim Thorstad, and Melodi Sickles, Plus had a lot of other friends. I stay in touch with Caroline Smith.
Hobbies: I love reading, writing,board games,hiking, going to church, ...
Kids: Willow - 5yrs. old
Willow is goofy, hyper and very loveable. She is very intelligent and likes to make others laugh. She keeps me on my toes!
Grade_school: 13 different schools
Grade_school_friends: none. I knew Bobby Sheppherd from Kindergarden.
Junior_high: Rio Linda
Memorable_teachers: Math class Mr. Estes. He was a great teacher and very nice.
Favorite_memory: It's all a blur. I skipped school a lot too. My freshman year I was asked to the senior ball with first name Guy I can't remember his
last name. I didn't even know him but I was thrilled. He was very nice and drove a beautiful red mustang.
Story: I remember Mrs. Woo and how Ryan Phillips use to tease her in class and sound like an owl saying Mrs. Woo, Woo, Woo. :) She laughed cause she liked him as most everyone else did.
Alumni_in_contact: Caroline Smith
comments: I had to leave HighSchool the beginning of my Senior year because I was injured and missed too many days of school. I was so dissapointed. My life back then was pretty crazy. I moved to the S.F. Bay Area after that for 2 years then signed a modeling contract in NYC and moved there for 1year. The Persian Gulf War started, the economy crashed, so I returned to CA. and started college. I received my AA degree and went into dental hygiene. I had a daughter at the end of 1999 but did not marry as her dad cheated on me. In 2001 I moved to Lake Tahoe and God called me in which I became a Born Again Christian. My entire life did a 180 after that. Someone had gave me a little book called "More Than a Carpentar" that opened my eyes and changed my life forever. I've been a Christian for 4 years now and moved to Nevada where I became a member of a Reformed Baptist Church. I then married 2/3/04 to my husband who is active duty Airforce. We are currently stationed at Dover, Delaware AFB. No other children yet.
Current country you live in today: UNITED STATES
Kind of pet(s) you have: Dog, Cat, Rat
Describe your political views: Ultra-conservative
Current relationship status: Married
About children: I have 1 child
State you live in today: Delaware
| Gerry Huth writes:
Occupation: Distribution Superintendant
Bio: I got the "wildlife" out of my system first. I then concentrated on my Career and quality of life. I found a woman I love and loves me, for all our strengths and weaknesses. Family, friends, fun and career is what it's all about now.
Trivia: I've become a statistic in many ways. Just like Mr. Tracy (RIP) said we all would be. I just try and enjoy all I have in my life (hard to see sometimes) without worrying about what others think. Pretty much the way I've always been.
Friends: Mike Francis, Joe Banan, Jeremy Peters, Dan and Michele Amyot, TK, the Barry brothers (Aaron and Stan), Glenn, Blackman, and many others I was close too. Joe Banan and his wife are my closest friends nowadays. I still see JP a few times a year and Dan and Michele, but not recently. I've lost contact with most, just got back in contact with Francis after about 11 years
Hobbies: Mainly my family. I enjoy Basketball, Fantasy Football, poker, BBQ, pool parties, weekend trips around NorCal and Nevada with my wife and just hanging out with friends and family. Of course being the die hard Raiders fan I am, I have had season tickets ever since they've been back.
Tailgating, hanging out and watching the game front row in the BlackHole is a passion of mine (been on TV many times).
Kids: Itziana Linda Huth....16 months, Adriana Maria Huth....about to be born
Itziana is the cutest, smartest, most wonderful little girl ever! Of course we all say that about our children. I am soooo thankful for this little
girl and looking forward to our near arrival.
Grade_school: In Portland Oregon....so who cares right?
Junior_high: Jonas Salk for the last part of 7th grade and all of 8th. Sucked being the new kid at school towards the end of the year. Being the
only long haired, rocker with the Oregonian "hippee" way of life didn't help much either.
Junior_high_friends: Dan and Michele Amyot where my best friends by far. Glenn Fanning and Mitch Galbrieth became pretty darn good friends too.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Tracy...had quite a few conversations with him. Sad ending to his life.
Favorite_memory: Waaaaaay too many to list. I'm sure Mike was there for most of them. Many road trips and everything that came with them in
Sherman. Footballl games (yeah we sucked, but a school of 800 against schools of 2000+ was a tough challenge...plus battling on the field, getting
hit, hitting and giving all you had out there was something I am happy to have been able to do), Basketball games, Wrestling matches, SF and
everywhere else and all that came with the trips. Cruising the Caddy was a blast too. Lots of good times and memories, with lost of great people.
Alumni_in_contact: Joe Banan, Mike Francis, Jeremy Peters, and the Amyots.
| Irene Cronan (from classmates.com):
My Life Biography
For all of you who actually remember me, I had my son in May 1987 so I only went to Encina High school with you for ninth grade, 1986. I did get my
G.E.D and I now work for the county. I have one son who is 14 years old. The 1989 Encina class would have been my graduating class and I would love to hear from those of you who knew me. By the way heavy metal now gives me a head ache! :0)
| Rachelle Ferreira wrote:
Occupation: Administrative Specialist in a hospital
Bio: First I partied, then I settled down and had my first baby. I attended some college, went to vocational school and started work. Later on down the road, I got married had another baby, now I am back in school, separated from my husband for two years now and basically I am a single mother who works full-time and attends school part time.
Trivia: Interesting trivia? Hmm.... I hate these kinds of questions.
Friends: I was friends with CJ Dow, Lori Brown, Morgan Rydell, DJ Feese, Jeff Bartell, Jeff Burton, Bryan Clifford, JoAnna Highknight, Erin Kruger,
Marlo and Carol Rice. I am sure I knew more, however, it has been so long. I lost contact with just about everyone on this list. Most of which I
haven't seen since I left Encina.
Hobbies: I like travel, reading, movies. There is not a lot of time for most of the things I like. I still write poetry and love music.
Kids: My kids are great. My oldest is in 6th grade; they grow so fast. My youngest will be starting pre-school August, if I can get him potty trained!
Grade_school: I went to several grade schools, Isador Cohen, Thomas Jefferson, and Pheobe Hearst.
Grade_school_friends: Marlo and Carol Rice who I have lost total contact with and would love to see again. If you are reading this, I miss you guys.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk, one semester, Joseph Kerr in Elk Grove
Junior_high_friends: Marlo and Carol Rice, JoAnna Higknight, Lloyd Brown
Memorable_teachers: Every teacher I have had has impacted my life in some form.
Favorite_memory: Valentine's Day 1987, someone decorated my locker and gave me a pound puppy annonymously. Also, my boyfriend at the time gave me my first diamond ring. James Shupe, I still have the ring. He went to Rio Americano though.
Story: Can't think of anything.
| Carrie Williams writes:
Occupation: I HAVE BEEN WORKING AS A BUSINESS/BILLING MANAGER FOR A GROUP OF PHYSICIANS FOR 10 YEARS.
Bio: PRETTY MUCH WORKING TO BECOME A MILLIONARE. SINCE THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT I TRAVELED FOR A LITTLE WHILE JUST ENJOYING LIFE. MY LIFE GOT EVEN BETTER WHEN, VISITING FRIENDS IN NORFOLK, VA, I MET MY HUSBAND DONNY. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED SINCE JUNE 2000 AND HAVE A HANDSOME LITTLE BABY BOY OF 5 MONTHS.
Trivia: ANYONE REMEMBER THE DRILL TEAM??
Friends: MY BEST FRIENDS WERE ELIZABETH GLAHOLT, AND MICHELLE DUBONETT. I LOST CONTACT WITH MICHELLE AND SEE LIZ FROM TIME TO TIME. I HAVE SEEN SOME OLD CLASSMATES BUT PRETTY MUCH HAVEN'T SEEN ANYONE LATELY.
Hobbies: I LIKE SPORTS (FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL) I ESPECIALLY LIKE TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL. SORRY, NO OLYMPIC MEDALS YET!
Kids: LEWIS, 5 MONTHS OLD
MY SON LEWIS WAS BORN THIS YEAR IN APRIL. HE IS PART SAMOAN AND A VERY HANDSOME BABY. HE IS ONLY 5 MONTHS BUT THE SIZE OF A 9 MONTH OLD. HE ALSO HAS A FULL HEAD OF HAIR. I GUESS ITS HIS SAMOAN BLOOD.
Grade_school: A COUPLE: POLLOCK PINES ELEMENTRY, LICHEN MIDDLE SCHOOL IN CITRUS HEIGHTS.
Memorable_teachers: MRS. LORD, SHE WAS AN INSPIRATION IN LEARNING FOR ME. SHE TAUGHT ME TO LOOK AT LEARNING AS A FUTURE, NOT A BURDEN.
Story: I WONDER IF THE "SENIOR LAWN" STILL BELONGS TO THE SENIOR CLASS. OR WAS IT THE "SENIOR QUAD". SHOOT, I DON'T REMEMBER. ANYWAYS.....
| Marlo Rice writes:
Occupation: I have an interesting and challenging job as an Office Supervisor with the California Highway Patrol.
Bio: I attended college at CSUS and American River College, earning enough credits for a degree, but not enough in one particular subject to qualify for a degree. I married my wonderful husband, Brad, in 1998, the same year that my mother passed away from pneumonia - a bittersweet year. We are working on starting a family, now that we are pretty well settled into our new home.
Friends: I was lucky enough to come into the world with a lifetime best friend, my twin sister, Carol Baker (Rice). Another lifetime best friend I am lucky to have is Vanessa Habkirk (Williams); we shared a crib and have been growing up together ever since. Three friends that I have lost contact with and would love to talk to again are Jenny Curry, Sherry Rogers, and Michelle Robinson. They were my inner circle starting in junior high school and throughout my four years at Encina. I have fond memories of Jared Raskin and Mark Purkeypile, high school romances that I will always cherish.
Hobbies: With a new home, we did not have the luxury of an established backyard, so I have grown to love landscaping. I enjoy outdoor activities like bicycling and walking, but don't get around to it very often.
Kids: My husband and I recently made the big decision to start a family, but have not been successful yet. I am trying to be patient, but I find myself in the local baby stores regularly and have already established a maternity library with all of the standard pregnancy books and childcare manuals.
Grade_school: I attended several grade schools including Marian Anderson, Phoebe Hirst, and Greer Elementary School.
Junior_high: I attended Jonas Salk Junior High School.
Memorable_teachers: Each of my teachers at Encina were special. They gave me the benefit of their knowledge and time, and provided the tools that I needed to be successful in life.
Sibling_info: Sister - Carol Baker (Rice) - Class of 1989
| Sophia DeSantis writes:
Occupation: full time mom and part-time corporate massage therapist giving mini chair massages at corporate locations. (own business)
Bio: No, I have worked full time in various fields and have gone to college as well. (Massage Therapy, Telecommunications, banking, etc.) I have also had the wonderful opportunity to stay home full time with my two beautiful boys and have enjoyed every moment.
Trivia: I am not a blonde...I am actually a brunette!
Friends: I was best friends with Lori Brown, Lisa Vogelsang, Heather Burhman, and Stephanie (?), Chris Rainwater, Chris DeStephano, Hector Villareel(sorry about the mispelling), Twatchi, Damon Cutty, and the rest of the clan. I am still in contact with Lisa Vogelsang, Lori Brown, and Heather. See others from time to time.
Hobbies: Working out, tennis, hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with my dog Casey and of course my boys! (our home away from home is beautiful Lake Tahoe) I lived there for many years and still visit quite often as my in-laws live there
Kids: Tyler is 6 and loves sports and being with his friends. He is quite outgoing and loves attention. He has a big heart and he is a wonderful big brother. Cameron is 3 and requires less attention. He has a quiet confidence about him and acts shy but is quite a charmer. They are the love of my life!
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: none b/c everyone else went to Rio
Junior_high: Jonas Salk..........I would like to erase those memories. I was friends with everyone.
Junior_high_friends: Lisa Vogelsang
Memorable_teachers: the art teacher at Encina....He was just a nice guy.. Forgot his name
Favorite_memory: Just hanging out with the gang and the parties. Junior Prom was awesome with Hector and the others.
Story: I cherich my friends who have left their footprints in my heart!
| Charisse Wimer writes:
Occupation: I've been self employed as a housekeeper, but recently I put that on hold, because we aquired 6 foster childern. Takeing care of 8 kids is a 24 hour job. now I just have my 2 kids and im working pt because I deserve it!!
Bio: Ive been w/my husband 10 years now, we've been growing our girls (rocky, and kristy). I recently became a homeowner. I was a girl scout leader for a while. I'm an active perticipant in educating my daughters, and a very active volenteer for there extra curicular activities. hopefuly they won't be as wild as I was. Oh, Yah I still can't spell worth a damn!
Trivia: Supprise, I turned out OK!! HURRAY!!
Friends: Amanda Naylor, Terri Windmiller, Rachelle Hart, Chantell Ables
I've lost contact w/all except Rachelle Hart.
Hobbies: horse rideing, sewing, rideing w/my husband on his Harley,
Ice scating, horticulture
Kids: there blond bombshells! Roquelle--Rocky is alot like i was she likes to day dream. she loves to be in style (she didnt get that from me). She wants to be a chef when she grows up. Kristy is my puzzle/problem solver, her wheeles are always turning. She is 10 going on 25! kristy is also very brave, she used to live w/me 1/2 of the time and w/her dad the other 1/2. Her daddy passed away on Easter of this year, unexpectedly. So both of my girls (rocky was very close to her dad too) had a tough year. Kristy wants to be a pediatrition when she grows up. both of my girls are kind and gentle!!
Grade_school: davis, ca
Junior_high: davis, ca
Memorable_teachers: Eric Dahlen, he believed in me. I know that eric was a very strong influence in the person I am now. I believe I am a good person, so THANK YOU ERIC!!!
| Randy Onstine writes:
Since graduating from High School I have been working as a mechanic for various companies like pacific bell and Federal Express. I have lived in Arizona and am currently in Sacramento. I met my wife Amber at church and we were married in Feb of 2000. We recently had our wonderful little girl Mackenzie in September of 2001. Daddy will NEVER be the same since Mac has him wrapped around her tiny little finger. I am still in contact Abe Fuentes and Jon Saxton. Abe says hello everyone!
guess what??? I have taken up olympic style weight lifting and I even took 1st place in my first competition last year in my weight class. My wife got me into it. oh, here is some interesting trivia about me for those of you who knew me in high school. I am a full fledged card carrying member of the mormon church. really!! who knew. I even teach a sunday school class :-)
I was best friends with Jon Saxton, Rian Phillips, Abe Fuentes, Steve Smith, Danny Clark (Barrus), and whoever was in PE at the time. The only person I have lost contact with is Danny. All of the others were groomsmen at my wedding.
Olympic style weight lifting, Volleyball, Baseketball, Wakeboarding, and dream about one day owning a custom built Harley Davidson motorcycle. (I already have the tatoos to go with the bike)
Mackenzie is a blast! she's 6 months old and I cannot get enough of her. she is rolling over and loves to chew on anything she can get her little hands on. she looks just like me (at least that's what everyone says) and I love to make her giggle. Sometimes late at night when I come home from work I wake her up just so I can see her smile. I am ready for another one, but my wife says HECK no, not yet...
Grade_school_friends: Jon Saxton, Abe Fuentes
Junior_high_friends: Jon Saxton, Abe Fuentes
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Adan because he looks like he should have driven a Harley. remember the zz-top beard?? oh, and all PE teachers.
Favorite_memory: Making it out alive.
Abe has been dating my cousin Kris for the past 10 years or so. They have been living together in Arizona for most of that time. dude! get a freakin ring...
| Dana Milner writes:
Occupation: Strategic Buyer
Bio: Decided to continue working as an electrician for a few years until 1992 when I found myslef deep into drugs. It scared the %^*&%&*$ out of me when, so I got help. Started working at Black Angus as a cook, didnt really like it to much but did meet my furture wife their (Michelle) 1996 I quit BA and went to work for Xerox as a book maker,cutter then worked my way up slowly. I was in Procurement working for Xerox at Hewlett Packard until I quit in 99 to work direclty with Hewlett Packard. I am now a Strategic Buyer at Hewlett Packard in Roseville (LOVE IT) HP is the best company to work for!
1999 was a bad year, I lost my dad and my best friend wife all in one week. Friend and Family memebers are going left and right, its sad....Got married in 96 to my wife Michelle, at that point we were together already 4 years. Had a son (Jacob)in 96 and a daughter (Jordan) in 98. I'm now a family man, own a house in Citrus Heights and love life.
Friends: Nathen Taylor,Frank Bueno, Kyle Harding, Damon Cutty
Hobbies: Hobbies include model airplanes with my son and taking my wife out to dinner to a nice romantic restaurant. Relaxing- Relaxing enjoying life!!!!
Kids: Theres to much to say, I just try to spend as much time with them as I can...
Grade_school_friends: Frank Bueno, Nathen Taylor, Kyle Harding and Damon Cutty
Memorable_teachers: Figenshu (biology)- I was one of the only Freshmen in this class, the class was mostly Juniors and Seniors. Mr Figenshu was super cool!
Favorite_memory: When I wrecked my car in the parking lot, dumb!!!!!
| Michael Duarte writes:
Occupation: Proffessional Fitness Trainer/ Massage Therapist/ Amateur bodybuilder
Bio: I left sac town when I was 23 and came to the bay area where I found myself in alot of trouble, was'nt easy when you come from a school like Encina, you know what I mean.I was always looking for the next high. Went through re-hab and have been sober sinc, 7 years.
After I had been in the bay area a few years I found myself back in the gym, it was about the only thing I did when I went to school.
After a few years I started to compete in a few natural bodybuilding shows. I did really well I competed in 12 shows and placed no lower than third. I qaulified for the natural olympia and won my class at the usa naturals 2 years in a row. Not bad for a former dope head.
During that time I got certified as a personal trainer and massage therapist.I now work independently for myself. Some weakends I also work at one of the premier nite clubs in the city The Velvet Lounge.
I now live in marin,one the richest counties in the nation, it's tough living here, but it is very nice.
Trivia: I wish that I could go back and do it all over again,
I did not go to the proms or graduation, or reunions,play football,play with the girls, to busy getting high.
The only thing I remember is about which park we were going to party at each weakend.
Friends: I had alot of friends who I ran with , glen fanning,damon cutty,jimmy parks,chris de stephano all those other guys, never any real best friends I did not find them until I grew up.
There were alot of people that I wish I had known better but when you are that young you do'nt know jack.
I wish I had kept contact with some of the people but you know how life is. If anybody reads this please e-mail. Miss you guys!
Hobbies: My life is surrounded by health and fitness. I train I compete and I help people get in shape. I also love to dance at the clubs in the city, some of the best dance clubs are in the city.There is so much to do in the bay area mountain bike, hike mt tam, surf, ocean kayak,
you name we have it. I still have to drive to get to the snow.
Kids: No kids just nephews, the kids are awsome. I love being an uncle.
Junior_high: I went to Jonas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Mr Adan was the cooliest teacher. Why I do'nt know he just stands out in my memory.
Favorite_memory: Making it across the senior lawn 2 years in a row.
Story: No real interesting stories except that I wish my high school years would have been more memorable.
| The Reporter.com
Sunday July 9, 2000
Quiet Student Is Now Teacher's Pet
Introducing: Amber Witt and Randy Onstine. Amber is the daughter of Mickey and Sue Witt of Roseville and Cal and Luana Wheeler of Vacaville. A graduate of Placer High School in Auburn who attends California State University, Sacramento, she is a certified nursing assistant at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Randy is the son of Gene and Kay Onstine of Sacramento. A graduate of Encina High School in Sacramento, he is a mechanic for Federal Express. How they met: When Amber taught an adult Sunday school class at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sacramento, Randy was one of her students. Amber's friend, who knew Randy, suggested they all get together so Amber could get to know her student better. Amber and Randy became good friends quickly and remained so for about a year. However, Amber says a romantic relationship was the furthest thing from her mind. "I was too busy for a relationship" Amber says.
First date: The friendship took a romantic turn when Amber and Randy went to see a movie and out for ice cream. Amber describes Randy's actions throughout their date as "ultra-nice."
"That's when you say there's something wrong with this picture," she says, chuckling. Nevertheless, Amber says their first date was when she really saw all Randy's terrific qualities. While he was always attentive in her class, he hardly participated in discussions. But when they were alone together, she saw the type of person he really was. Amber says she admired the fact that he was intelligent, but did not feel he had to show it. In addition, she loved his animation when he told jokes. She says she never realized what an incredible sense of humor he had.
"Who has the guts to tell stupid jokes and risk other people's reactions?" she asks. By the end of the evening, Amber knew Randy was her type of guy. But she says she did not believe he would call again. He did, and three months later they were planning a wedding.
On bended knee: Amber says that her proposal from Randy was kind of backwards. "We had planned half the wedding before the rings arrived," she says. When Amber called Randy at work to let him know their wedding invitations had been delivered, Randy's boss answered the phone and told her that Randy had left to pick up her engagement ring.
"I was so disappointed because that was the one thing I wanted to be surprised about," she says.
They met at her home after work. He was wearing a jacket she had given him and "I could see the bulge of the box in his pocket," she says, laughing. They settled on the couch and Randy asked her if she thought the invitations were the only things that came that day. Amber says she played dumb. "It sucked because I totally knew," she says. "I asked, 'what do you mean?"' He took the ring out of his pocket and started to cry. "He's very sensitive," Amber says.
The big day: On Feb. 26, 2000, Amber and Randy were married at the Oakland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in front of 250 friends and family members. A reception followed at Roseville's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Time to kick back and relax: Amber and Randy spent a week at Point Arena for their honeymoon. Amber says they spent quiet time together sightseeing and taking walks. They also ate at nearly every restaurant around. "We just vegged," she says.
Home Sweet Home: Amber and Randy live in Sacramento.
| Marny Daehler writes:
Bio: I finished school, married my handsome prince, taught 7th grade history for 5 years, and I'm now a proud mommy.
Friends: My best friends were Nicolee Sorenson, An Nguyen, Anne Mikesell, Laurie Pryde, Elissa Dow, Katie Estes, and Peggy Crans. I know I'm forgetting someone.
Hobbies: Who has time for hobbies? But, sometimes I sneak in time in the wee hours of the morning to play computer games or read.
Kids: Beautiful Sarah Brynn is 6 mos old. She fills my heart with the deepest love.
Grade_school: Liembach, John Reith, Cottage, Winterstien, St. Michaels
Favorite_memory: My favorite memory is just a general memory of feeling happy, involved in things, surrounded by friends, and feeling secure about the possibilities in my future. I knew that I had my whole life ahead of me.
| Shawn Tomlin writes:
Occupation: Tech Support Eng. At Apple Computer Inc.
Bio: Working, Raising My Son (Trevor)
Friends: Gerald Law, Erin and Eric Hoff. I Lost Contack with Eric And Erin
Kids: I Have 1 Son 8 Now
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Carol, and Miss Woo they impacted my life the most
| Denisha Booth writes:
Occupation: Technical Recruiter
Bio: I met a total loser, had two kids and wasted 9 years trying to make it work. I went to Heald College and got the most expensive A.S. in Business Admin. you could imagine. Then I discovered my niche' career wise, essentially I'm a glorified pimp. Now I'm self-employed, met a wonderful man who treats me like the "Queen B" that I am, send the kids to the bum for the summer and spend ALL my free time on the back of his bad-ass Harley (700lbs of American made chrome and steel, that blows me all the way down the highway and is better known as my 92-inch vibrator!)
Trivia: I have a devil moon and an angel moon tatooed around my belly button. Slightly below is the word FREAK. I've also gotten my belly button pierced. It all makes for one hell of a conversation piece...
Friends: I'd have to say I've lost contact with EVERYBODY! As for best friends... They always changed daily, but those that I still have a warm spot for are David J., Damon C., and Jimmy Parks.
Hobbies: I'm a Harley enthusiast, better known as a Biker Bit$h. I hit all the runs all summer long. We just got back from the Redwood Run, which was absolutely WILD! The next major run is Hollister and we'll be there. I'm trying to pay a few things down or off so that I can get my own vibrator, I mean Bike.
Kids: My boy Christopher is 9, just graduated from 3rd grade and loves his Mommy. My four year old "princess", Antonette is totally a "Harley Girl". She's loud and opinionated, I'm not sure where she gets that from??? I have a feeling she's going to give me a run for my money!
Memorable_teachers: Mr. "Eric" Dahl!
| Melissa Jones writes:
Occupation: CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
Bio: I NEVER MARRIED DONT WANT THE HEADACHES. I WENT TO SAC CITY COLLEGE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE BUT CHANGED MY CAREER GOALS. I LIVE IN SOUTH SAC NOW, ACTUALLY ELK GROVE AND I AM GETTING READY TO BUY A HOUSE.
Friends: MY FRIENDS WERE KIM THORSTAD (REST IN PEACE), CHRISTINA MARTIN, ALANNA JACKSON. I LOST CONTACT WITH ALANNA BUT I THINK I FOUND HER!
Hobbies: IT WOULD HAVE TO BE MY CAR.
Kids: I HAVE AN 11 YEAR OLD SON AND A 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. I LOVE EM, AND NOW I KNOW WHAT MY MOM WENT THROUGH! SORRY MOM!
Grade_school: GREER, COTTAGE, HOWE AVE, WILLIAMSON( IN RANCHO CORDOVA)
Grade_school_friends: BOBBY SHEPLER AND LISA VOGELSANG WERE THE ONLY ONES I REMEMBER FROM GRADE SCHOOL AT ENCINA I THINK!!
Junior_high: MITCHELL (RANCHO CORDOVA)
Junior_high_friends: ALANNA JACKSON AND I WERE FRIENDS IN JUNIOR HIGH ALTHOUGH WE ATTENDED DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.
Memorable_teachers: THE ONLY PERSON I WOULD SAY WAS MOST MEMROABLE WAS RITA THE ATTENDANCE MANAGER BECAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A NICE PERSON. OH YEAH AND THE P.E. TEACHER WHO SAID I WAS THERE EVERYDAY AND GAVE ME A C IN HER CLASS ALTHOUGH I NEVER ATTENDED HER CLASS ONCE!
| Mike Francis writes:
Occupation: Operations Manager for a Public Radio Station
Bio: Got a walk-on scholarship to play football for Georgetown College, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Played OL for them for four years, was part of a NAIA National Championship team in 1991.
Graduated as a double major in English and Communication Arts, then moved out to San Francisco and worked for an internet start-up magazine for a couple of years.
Got tired of the city thang moved back to KY and started working for a public radio station(WRVG), I have a show on most weeknights from 6-8pm est which you can check out at wrvg-fm.org.
Trivia: I've edited nationally distributed literary journals and zines, as well as having my own poetry and novels published.
Friends: Gerry H., Jeremy Peters, Joey Banan, Abe Fuentes, T.K., Stan Berry, Billy Yeager
Hobbies: DJ in a band called the "Chitlins." I do the color commentary for Georgetown football--on the web too.
Write novels and work on producing and recording local bands.
Favorite_memory: Eating chocolate in NB Triplitt's office with Gerry and watching "The Secret of My Success" in Mr. La Forge's English class for four years it sure came in handy. It is why I write so well today.
| Amy Rhoads writes:
Occupation: 401(k) Pension Administrator
Bio: I went to college working on a degree in Business/Accounting, however family life took over. I have be bouncing back and forth between work and school since. I got married and have 2 kids. Moved to Reno this year, and love it here. I've been working in Pension for about 3 years, I supervised for 2 years in sacramento.
Friends: Friends: Amey Frank(89), Tracy Pyorre(90), Steve Marcotrigano(89), Heather Smith(91), Jimmy Adams(89), Amanda Naylor(89), Shannon Anderson (89). I'm sure there are more I just can't remember.
Lost contact with Steve Marco.
Hobbies: My kids are my hobbies. They keep me busy, we do alot of camping, fishing and softball. I also travel to Sacramento alot now, since thats where all my family and friends are.
Kids: I have two daughters, Sara 9-she's now in 4th grade and is very independent. Meghan 3-stubborn like ger dad.
Sibling_info: Abbey Rhoads
Alumni_in_contact: Tracy Pyorre, Heather Smith, Jimmy Adams
Heard_about_website_from: Tracy Pyorre
| Aaron Paulus writes:
Occupation: Security Account Manager
Bio: From graduation to present time, I have done a full tour of duty in the United States Marine Corp. The Corp. was fun
and very demanding, but with hard work, I made it. In 1992 I meet, then married my wife Laura, and then in 1993 my wife
and I had a happy, healthy, baby boy who's name is Eric. I had worked for 3.5 years with Pinkerton Security Services as a Field Supervisor. There was plenty of action with Pinkerton, dealing with domestics, arrests, fights, weapons, but the pay
"sucked". So I moved on to my present job and am now working for Guardsmark Security Services as a Security Account
Manager. The pay is way better, about three (3) times better than it was with Pinkerton, and the nice thing about it, is that
I do not have to deal with as much action, as I do with paperwork. I am trying to get on with several local law enforcment
agincies, right now I am in "stand by mode".
Friends: Some of my good friends were Mr. Brian Knoff, Mr. Doug Zamboni, Mr. Chris Van Duker.
I have been recently re-connected with both Brian & Chris, but not Doug, "I am looking for you Zamboni"!
Hobbies: I like to work on my home computer, play Sony Play Station, bike ride, working out at the gym, taking long drives in the car.
Kids: My son Eric is 7 years old, he is approx 44 in - 45in tall, weighing in a 65 LBS. Brown eyes, Brown hair, everyone who see's him say that he look like his Daddy. He is very active, both with body and imagination. He is creative and very cunning.
My wife Laura is currenlty home schooling our son, as the fact that Sacramento's public schools are not making the grade,
"in my book". He is doing very well in his leasons, and he will "talk your ear off", if you let him.
Grade_school: Saint Helena Elementry School
Junior_high: Robert Louis Stevenson Jr. High School
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Sam Burger, my choir teacher, everyday Mr. Burger went the extra mile with us! He had a very good grasp of his art, and had the ability to teach it well. He would inspire the group or myself to belive that we can do anything that we set our hearts on. There of course were the bad days, when the choir would not be singing from the same sheet of music, but there were good days, when everyting would click, on those days "stay out of our way, for the volume alone will knock you down." I miss Mr. Burger, "wonder what became of him"?
Favorite_memory: Being on the golf team, learning a sport back then, that I would master today! I remember one of my team mates, Mr. Doug Zamboni and his monster golf swings, that guy could place the ball on the course, where ever he wanted it! This "pissed me off", at the time, for I was struggling to do good, and here was a guy, that without effort, played like a Pro. "I'm ready for you now Doug"!
Heard_about_website_from: Old high school friend!
| Brian Knoff writes:
Occupation: Army RADAR Analyst at National Security Agency
Bio: I bummed around Sacramento until I got really poor and signed my life away to the governement. From there it was off to South Carolina and Massachusetts, Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Washington State, back to Mass., finally settling in between Baltimore and D.C. I got married to a crazy woman (beware red hair...EVIL!) in '93 and have a beautiful baby girl who is 4 years old. Yes, she is very tall. I divorced in '99 and got remarried in 2000. My new wife is almost an RN and is having our first child (sonograms unclear..best guess) in January. Now I'm clowing around looking for a real job with real pay and a house. I'd love to come back to Sacto, but no job replies yet. Hint Hint.
Trivia: I lived on the North Shore of Hawaii. I once briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff for an 8 day period.
Friends: Andrew Martin (got him to enlist...hahahaha!) who is in Texas now...no funny hats yet. Doug Zamboni whom I saw in '94 and has disappeared...married I hear. Charlie "Charcoal" Dodds who I've seen several times while in Sacto. He manages a record store in North Sac. David Francis who I visited in Berkeley. Want to visit Eric Cinnamon.
Hobbies: I build computers, design websites, beta test software and websites. Vice President of The North American Fat Bastard Society (website soon). When I have the chance, I try to not to beat too badly my opponents in Cribbage and Spades.
Kids: My daughter is named Alexandra Katelin, and you can see her in my wedding at http://photos.yahoo.com/shadwhwk. I have one new baby, due in January so its a lot smaller than it will be. Kinda wet also. :)
Grade_school: James R. Cowan Elementary
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. Lord for her way to make even films without sound fun. Mr Tracy because he was the best ol' coot in the school. Mrs. Gregori for her undying psychotic devotion to the Beatles (yuck!)
Favorite_memory: Working on the MISANTHROPE with everyone.
Sibling_info: Linda Knoff, Class of '87 can be reached at email@example.com
Alumni_in_contact: David Francis, Andrew Martin, Charlie Dodds
| Sacramento Bee, 9-26-00
Kimberly Ann Thorstad
On September 22, 2000. Born July 16, 1971 in Sacramento. Survived by her parents Vicki and Darryl Thorstad. A brother David Thorstad, sister in laws Betsy and Vickie Thorstad, grandparents Ralph Thorstad and Lorna and Bud DesVoignes, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Kimberly was a beautiful young lady whose life was challenged with
adversity. When all odds were against her, due to unfortunate tragedies which resulted in severe health problems, Kim bravely faced each day with a tenacious, positive, cheerful attitude. Her strong faith in God, her love of life, her dignity and her courage during her brief life will sustain her family forever. Kim will be laid to rest alongside her older brother, Brian,
who preceded her in death. Family and friends are welcome to attend a viewing on Tuesday, September 26, 2000, 4-8 PM and a funeral service on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 12:00 noon. Both at Sierra View Funeral Chapel, 6201 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. Interment will be at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento.
| Debra McNevin writes:
Occupation: Local Service Associate
Bio: I've taken some College classes in between as well as while working. I got married in 1990, but am now divorced after 10 years. I have 3 girls and 1 boy. Mostly I have been raising my children and taking each day as it comes.
Friends: Back then it was Pamela McNevin, Wade Heiman, Danni Horn, Julie Hill, Georgina Sitar. I lost contact with Georgina.
Hobbies: I love to read. I read a lot of everything whenever I get the chance (which isn't often anymore) I like camping and going for drives in the mountains. Mostly I like watching and playing with my kids, they are a good source of comedic entertainment!
Kids: KristiAnna(1990) is helpfull. She likes soccer and reading. David(1992) is energetic. He likes baseball and basketball. Julia(1998) is charismatic. She likes swimming and dancing. Michelle(2000) is serene. She likes being sung to and eating.
Grade_school: Ethel I Baker, Herman Leimbach, Isador Cohen, and Parkway
Grade_school_friends: Just my sister since I went to so many
Junior_high: Will C. Wood
Memorable_teachers: Pete Halfman, Good math teacher. Sherry Lord, told great stories and made the class fun. Also Mr Tracy, he had a wonderful sense of humor, also he was very understanding helpful during a real rough time thru-out my junior year.
Favorite_memory: Making fools of ourselves protesting Carl's Jr's for not allowing students there during lunch. (It was a closed campus after all!)
| Carrie Rohde writes:
Occupation: Teller for Fibre Federal Credit Union
Bio: Moved to Washington state a year after I graduated. Worked at Ernst Home Center for 5 years as a sales manager until they went out of business. Worked for Hollywood Video as senior store manager for 1 year. Went to school to learn how to do artificial nail enhancements. Did acrylic nails for 2 years, then decided it wasn't very healthy. Now, I work as a teller at Fibre Federal Credit Union. Been there for a little over a year, and love it.
Trivia: Got married to my wonderful husband Lee. We have been married for 3 fabulous years. He is a work-a-holic. He's longshoreman, and is very dedicated to his work.
Friends: My friends in school were a year ahead of me Erin Yeast, Karen Woodhouse, and Christy Sexton. As far as freinds in my class I wasn't in school a whole lot. I had ROP. Tom Nevins was a very good friend. Julie Rojo,Terri Windmiller.
Hobbies: Love to shop, travel, spend time with friends and family, and just live life to the fullest.
Kids: None. My husband is all the kid I need.
Memorable_teachers: Mr.Tracy-Just loved how he would take polaroid pictures when students fell asleep during class.
Mrs.Chambers-Wouldn't have made it through 2 tears of french w/o her.
Favorite_memory: The Desperados-And you will know who you are if you ever read this. Miss you gals.
Heard_about_website_from: Encina main office
| Kristy Bassett writes:
Occupation: Analyst, Department of Consumer Affairs
Bio: Since graduation? I tried a bit at school, then went to work. I got married in May 1996, and had a baby girl (Hannah) on January 11, 1998.
Trivia: I actually got married.
Friends: Robyn and Lisa, the short haired browns. I lost contact with the both (I take full responsibility), but have recently found them (and they found me), and hopefully we'll be together again soon.
Hobbies: My life is a little two year old. I spend most of my time trying to be a good mommy.
Kids: Hannah is of course adorable.
Grade_school: Harmon Johnson (the other side of town)
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Laurie Pryde (what ecer happened to Laurie) Gloria Mestas, Kim Thorstad, (the freshman cheerleaders)
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Adan for those of you who remember freshman year, Mr Tracy, and the fabulous Ms. Gregori.
Heard_about_website_from: Robyn Gentle-Shill
| Dana Milner writes:
Occupation: Procurement Specialist
Bio: Well- Things have been up and down for me. I decided not to go to college (DUMB) and continue to work as an Electrician. Unfortunately I got into drugs which controlled my life for about a year or so. Thankfully I recovered and sought help and gopt my life back on track. I worked at Black Angus for about 3years where I meant my future Wife "Michelle". I then was hired on at Xerox (HP) as a buyer. I quit Xerox to work full time at Hewlett-Packard as a Procurement Specialist. I love my job, HP is a great place to work! I have been married for 4 years and have two wonderful children, Jacob 3.5 and Jordan (girl) 2. We own a house in Citrus heights and love to do the family thing.. My wife will be attending UOP next year to pursue a career in Pharmacy.
Trivia: Nothing that I would like to share!!
Friends: Nathan Taylor, Frankie Bueno. I call these two fools about every 6 months, they never call back!
Hobbies: Fishing, playing with my boy and girl, traveling...
Kids: If all you remember how and what I looked like, My son is all that. He has major curly hair and is full of excitement. My daughter is my little princess, She is her own person. Very mature for a 2 year old. I love them SO much!
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Frankie Bueno, Damon Cutty, Derrik Tannahera<?, David Johnson, Kyle Harding
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Frankie Bueno, Damon Cutty, Derrik Tannahera>?, david Johnson, Kyle Harding and Nathan Taylor
Favorite_teachers: Ms Leafe, Mr Figinshu (Biology), Ms Mcguire
Sibling_info: Lisa Sewell 1980
| Aaron Brigman writes:
Occupation: SELF EMPLOYED
Bio: I FINISHED SCHOOL AT FOLSOM HIGH SCHOOL SINCE I WAS A PROBLEM THERE AT ENCINA. BOY WHAT A SCREW UP I WAS THEN; ONLY IF I CAN TURN THE CLOCK BACK AND DO OVER AGAIN. I AM PRETTY SUCESSFULL HERE IN ARKANSAS, I MOVED OUT HERE IN 91 AND STARTED A BUSINESS HERE AND NOW MAKING CLOSE TO SIX FIGURES RUNNING A BUILDING MAINTANCE COMPANY AND PRESSURE WASHING COMPANY. THANK GOD FOR BILL CLINTON AND THIS OUTSTANDING ECONOMY. WELL ANYWAYS I AM STILL CONTINUING MY EDUCATION AT UARL IN LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS. BUT I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER GET OUT OF WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW. I DON'T THINK I COULD BE A COORPERATE PUPPET. I LIKE BEING MY OWN BOSS.
Trivia: WELL I NEVER FINISHED SCHOOL AT ENCINA BUT WENT THERE OFF AND ON FOR 3 YEARS BUT I DO CONSIDER MYSELF SUCEEDING IN LIFE IN GENERAL. NO ONE WOULD OF THOUGHT THAT I WOULD OF MOVED TO LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS.
Friends: MICHELLE ROBINSON AND NO I HAVENT SEEN HER SINCE I LEFT CALIFORNIA
Hobbies: GARDENING, COMPUTERS, AND WORKING
Favorite_teachers: MRS KOJIMA SPANISH AND MRS WOO MADE ME A GREAT TYPIST
Heard_about_website_from: LOOKED IT UP
| Jennie Brown writes:
Occupation: wonderful fulltime mommy
Bio: Since graduation. I did a few years of school at AR and Sierra college. I then received a great job oppurtunity in Reno.Nv as a Operation Manager for a Trucking co. There is were I met my wonderful husband Steve. We have a gorgeous 2 year old son named Camrin. and boy is he ever all boy . I have not kept in touch with any one except for David Johnson which who i see on occasion when i am in Sac. I will not be able to attend this reunion but hope to attend future ones. May God Bless You all.
Friends: Janna Stone, Angelica Romo, Robin Martin, Lalenia Beckerdite
Hobbies: Diehard Skier, love the outdoors. Its hard not to when you could see it all from your Backyard
Kids: Camrin is my best Buddy. He has an awesome loving personality and loves nature like his mom. I must say I never thought that life could be this good. I stay home and appreciate every moment.
Grade_school: Greer Elem
Grade_school_friends: Julie Hill, Carol and Marlo Rice
Junior_high: Jonas salk
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. Tracy, Ms Lord
| Ann Hovie writes:
Occupation: Production Assistant, Mayfield Publishing Company
Bio: Hmmm. Summing up 10 years in such a small space is challenging. I have traveled quite a bit and lived in Dublin, Ireland, for a while. I completed my degree in English with an Emphasis in Language Studies at San Francisco State University. I still live in SF and love it here. I work at a college textbook publishing company.
Friends: Best friends were Janice Barnes, Rachel Martasian, Steve Marcotrigiano, and many more. I have lost touch with almost everybody. I look forward to the reunion.
Hobbies: I have just started learning letter press (an old-school bookmaking process) that is a lot of fun. I also love hiking, camping, backpacking. I recently tried snowshoeing and loved it. I regularly go samba and salsa dancing and am learning capoeria. I am learning about wines too.
Kids: No kids, just a wonderful, spunky little cat named Malki.
Grade_school: Howe Avenue
Grade_school_friends: Toby Contreras, Janice Barnes, and many others.
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Junior_high_friends: Toby, again!
Favorite_teachers: Eric Dahlin, Mr. Dederian
Sibling_info: Tom Hovie (Class of 86)
Heard_about_website_from: Janice Barnes
| Magnus Forsberg writes:
Occupation: Financial Controller-Sandvik
Bio: After graduation Magnus did a one year mandatory military (air-defense) service. After that he went to the university to study business-economics for four years. At the university he met his wife Ulrika, who was studying to be an elementary school teacher. They graduated in 1995/96. After graduation Magnus took a project-assignment with Sandvik ( a multinational industrial company in Sweden, with 38,000 employees and a total revenue of, approximately, 5 billion US$. Magnus went to Stuttgart, Germany for two months and when he returned married Ulrika. After the project was complete he was employeed with Sandvik as a financial-controller for one of the production-units and now live in Sandviken, which is two hours north of Stockholm. And now they have 15 month old Oscar. Magnus will not be able to attend the 10 year class reunion but we hope to see him at the next one.
Friends: Andrew Fedje
Kids: Boy, Oscar, 15 months
| Toby Contreras writes:
Occupation: Instructor at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
Bio: After attending AR for a couple of years, I transferred to UC Santa Cruz and graduated with a BA in Biology in 1994. After spending a summer studying orcas in Canada, I took a job at the Santa Cruz SPCA where I worked for three years and made the transition from "student" to "local". In 1997 I moved up to the Portland, OR area and began working at Guide Dogs. I find the work challenging and satisfying - a perfect mix of teaching (which was my goal during college) and working with animals (my goal after college) - and I love this area, although you definitely need unumbrella.
Friends: Best friends include Tawatchai Kodsuntie (who's probably mad I haven't called in couple years!), Ed Shaffer, Bryan Larson, Derrick Tanihara, Gary Kirrene, Anne Mikesell and An Nguyen. I still talk with Ed and Anne every once in a while.
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, backpacking and camping, especially around Mt. Hood. I practiced traditional archery (NO HUNTING!) for several years in Santa Cruz, and I learned how to snowboard earlier this year (instantly appealing!). Lately I've also been dabbling in photography.
Kids: My kids are, predictably, of the four-footed, furry variety. Tess (Black Lab) and Patches (Austrailian Cattle Dog) were both former "guests" at the SPCA. They come with me everywhere and enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.
Grade_school: Howe Ave.
Grade_school_friends: Ann Hovie!! There are others but she was the closest over the years.
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Too many to list accurately.
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. Kojima, Mr. Ball and, after the fact, Mrs. Takeuchi.
Sibling_info: Michelle Contreras, Class of '92
Heard_about_website_from: Anne Mikesell
| Wade Heiman writes:
Occupation: Data Entry Clerk
Bio: Working and I have 2 beautiful kids. A girl 8 and a boy 6
Hobbies: Computers, playing darts, shooting pool
Kids: They are my babies
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. McGuire
| Lisa Faseler writes:
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Bio: After receiving my BA in Graphic Design, I moved to Bend, Oregon where I have been for about five years now. I pretty much work and play like everyone else. Have done quite a bit of moving around and traveling.
Trivia: My hair is no longer short!
Friends: Robyn and Kristy. Not sure where Kristy is. And of course my college roommate Nancy.
Kids: Sorry, none to brag about. But I can vouch for Robyns' and Nancys' kids - they are adorable!
Heard_about_website_from: Nancy (Reid) Decker
| Robyn Gentle writes:
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Bio: After graduating I spent some time in Florida. When I came back to Sac I went to AR for a year. That is where I met my husband. After a few years of working in the restaurant bus I went to work for Progressive insurance. I was in the motorcycle/rv dept there for 4 years and quit last February to stay home full time with my daughters.
Friends: Lisa Faseler, Kristy Bassett. I still talk to lisa now and then she is in Bend, OR. I haven't seen Kristy in years
Hobbies: I love yoga and working out
Kids: I have two beautiful daughters, my oldest will be starting Kindergarden in Aug
Heard_about_website_from: Karen Lee
| Nicolee Sorenson writes:
Occupation: A Mom.
Bio: I worked and went to school for a while after graduation, and then married my husband, Glenn, in 1991. We moved to Nebraska in 1994 and like it here very much. We have two sweet children and I am enjoying staying at home to care for them. They are the light of my life!!!
Friends: My best friends in school were Marny Daehler, Rachel Martasian,Jennifer Turner, and others too many to name here. I have kept in contact with Marny, and have lost contact with Rachel and Jennifer.
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, for pleasure and to my children, sewing, crafts, and gardening.
Kids: Amber is 6 and Brandon is 5 months. Amber just graduated from Kindergarten and is really excited for 1st grade where she will be able to eat lunch at school. She is healthy and active and keeps me on my toes! There is never a dull moment with her around! Brandon is a chubby little butterball! He is a very mellow baby with a good disposition. He has mastered rolling over and is now working on sitting up!!! Yeah!!
Grade_school: James R Cowan Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Brian Knoff is the only one I know of that went there too.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk Junior High
Junior_high_friends: Dawn-Marie Grange, Jennifer Turner, Rachel Martasian. I still keep in contact with Dawn-Marie.
Favorite_teachers: Mrs. Takeuchi
| Nancy Reid writes:
Occupation: Registered nurse
Bio: I attended CSU, Chico and graduated from their nursing school in 1994. I was commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy and worked as a medical/oncology nurse at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego for 2 years. I am now an LT and have been working at Naval Hospital Lemoore for the last three years. I am getting out of the Navy in June of 99 and moving to Newcastle with my husband and two children.
Hobbies: I used to be able to say volleyball was my rec, but after destroying my shoulder I can no longer play. Snowskiing is still an interest. I look forward to skiing with my kids when they get older.
Kids: Regan will be three in July of 99. Riley was born just before Christmas 98. Both are little angels.
Grade_school: Winterstein/Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Rachel Martasian. My memory is getting bad, can't think of the others and I know there are many.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Tracy, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Figenshu
Heard_about_website_from: My brother, Danny Reid
| Julie Hill writes:
Occupation: R.D.A.-OFFICE MANAGER
Bio: I got married to my sweetheart from Rio Alex Hoang in June of 1994. We live here in Sacramento. I have been working for a dentist for about 8 years now.
Friends: I haven't talked to very many people since high school except Nancy Reid.(Decker).
Kids: I have a little son A.J. He is 3 and sooo cute.
| Anais Nguyen writes:
Bio: After graduation I went to UC Santa Barbara studying Communications, but I changed my major to Environmental Health & Safety and transferred to San Diego State University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree. After college I worked as a field chemist in chemical waste management for two years where I played with radioactives and explosives. That was a lot of fun but I had to leave while I still got my health. I took a leave of absence and traveled abroad... I have been all over Europe and Asia. Currently I reside in the Silicon Valley and work at IBM Almaden Research Center as a Chemical Operations Engineer.
Trivia: During a dive trip in Key West, Florida, I lost my face mask to a manatee, but got free margaritas from Jimmy Buffet. (I guess you had to be there!)
Friends: Anne Mikesell, Laurie Pryde, Peggy Crans, and Marny Daehler. They're all grown women, some are married with children. However, I will always think of them as they were... "girls" in their teens.
Hobbies: Traveling. Scuba diving. Good wine and fine chocolate.
Kids: My nephew Derek is seven years old. And my niece, Megan, is a month old. Thanks Heaven for the children... especially when they are not yours.
Favorite_teachers: There were many wonderful teachers at Encina, but Mr. Ball was my favorite. He made chemistry fun!
| Steven Smith writes:
Occupation: I am working for the State of California - Dept. of Transportation as an Office Technician, working my way up the ladder.
Bio: Shortly after graduating, as some know, I was married (going on 9 years), I have pretty much covered the spectrum as far as jobs are concerned, nothing cheesy, just a wide variety of "experiences". I have attempted, a couple of times, to go back to school, but after having the freedom that life gives us, I find it harder to commit to each time. I finally started my family 3 yrs ago and continue to add...
Friends: I consider myself very fortunate to have a long list of people that I would call my "best friends" from high school, so I won't try to name them all. I have lost contact with T. Kodsuntie(T.K.), D. Francis, Abe Fuentes, E. Cinnamon, and until recently, Janice Barnes and Randy Onstine. I see Glen Fanning and Rachel Martasian often and Larry Lane here and there.
Hobbies: I enjoy golf, bowling, bicycling, tinkering with computers, and just hangin' out in the yard at home. It's funny what we call "recreation" as we get older?!
Kids: I have a beautiful 3 yr old daughter and my wife and I are expecting our second child in October of this year.(We don't know what this one will be...yet) I know that everyone with kids think that they have the smartest, cutest children and I guess I am right there with them...sometimes my daughter scares me with the comments and perceptions that she has and retains! Kids are GREAT!!
Grade_school: Go Wildcats! For those of you who can remember back that far, H.E. Winterstein was my first and I finished up at Cottage. A lot of good memories at both and a lot of fun! Those were the days!
Grade_school_friends: I had many "grade school friends" that I actually didn't go to grade school with. Abe Fuentes, Glen Fanning, Kurt Wilhite, Keith Davis, Rachel Martasian, Bryan Larson, Frank Bueno, Mark Ballance, Bill and Libby(Elizabeth) Glaholt, I know there are more, but without digging out the OLD pictures...I could sit here for a long time beating myself over the head!
Junior_high: Jonas Salk. Lots of new friends and new experiences...
Junior_high_friends: Many of the above and more, Randy Onstine, Janice Barnes, Toney Woods.
Favorite_teachers: I had a lot of teachers that I enjoyed being in their classrooms, but I'd have to say that Mrs. Kojima, Fig, and Mr. Estes were probably my three favorites.
Heard_about_website_from: Bill Glaholt
| Edward Shaffer writes:
Occupation: Technical Sales Manager/Sports Official
Bio: I went to UCSB for a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Physical Education, then decided I did not want to become a lawyer after all. I moved back to Sacramento, and have worked here ever since. While I was in college, I started officiating baseball, football, basketball, water polo, etc., and that has become my passion. I now referee college basketball, and football, and travel throughout the Western US.
Trivia: I actually worked on a fishing boat up around the Aleutian Islands during one summer in college and rode my Harley Davidson from Canada to Mexico.
Friends: I don't think I could name everyone, but I do wonder what happened to a few people...like where are they now?
Hobbies: Traveling, Dancing (still), and Golfing.
Kids: There are no little Edsters running around...yet!
Grade_school: Ben Ali, Northwood, D.W. Babcock
Grade_school_friends: Toby Contreras, Larry Lane, Janice Barnes, Chris Rainwater, James Molloy, Laurie Pride
Junior_high: Howe Avenue (Yes we were better that Jonas Salk, and Arden)
Junior_high_friends: Everyone that had Mr. Lambros, Ms. Riddell, Mr. Blankenship, yadda yadda.
Favorite_teachers: Chris Kojima, she was the best! (Now she is at Del Campo). Ms. Gregori, her favorite quote was...Not to decide is to decide!
| Danni Horn writes:
Occupation: Editing Legislative Bills
Bio: I had a child in Aug of 91, graduated college in Dec of 96, started working at my present job Jan of 97. Married in March of 97.
Friends: My best freinds then and now, Debra (Heiman) McNevin and Pamela McNevin. Lost contact with Goergina Sitar, Julie Cook, Julie Precnell, Alexis Jacqualynn (AJ) Smith.
Hobbies: Writing, Roller Blading, and playing on the net.
Kids: My son was accepted into the GATE program this year. He has gotten skills awards two years in a row. I am so proud of him. I hope he stays with it and does better in school than I did. High School will be the real challenge.
Grade_school: Harman Johnson Elementary
Junior_high: Johan Salk Junior High
Junior_high_friends: Ericka Lane
Favorite_teachers: Ms. Lord, Mr. Tracey and Eric (from ceramics), Ms. McGuire
| Wade Heiman writes:
Occupation: Data Entry clerk
Bio: working, raising two kids, getting divorced
Friends: Danni Horn, Debra Heiman (ex-wife)
Hobbies: Computer, baseball, basketball,
Kids: I love my kids
Heard_about_website_from: Debra McNevin Heiman
| Elizabeth Glaholt writes:
work: Quality Analyst for AT&T Wireless Services
Bio: Well jeez surprise to all my friends I got married at 21 and had my daughter at 22. Of course, after that got separated at 25 and LOVE being a single mom. WE travel a lot to Hawaii and hopefully plan on moving there. I attempted school and decided it is a little difficult being a single mom with career and school so have been working full time at AT&T Wireless Services as first customer care and now as a Quality Analyst (no, sorry I DON'T give freebies to classmates :-)...).
Trivia: I REALLY DID graduate in 1989 from Encina! I just got out early! Honest!
Friends: I still keep in touch with Michelle Dubonnet (now Ware) and Carrie Williams (here and there), and have run into quite a few classmates while out and about.
Hobbies: Pretty much, Hawaii is my hobby. I get the heck out of Sacramento as often as possible. My daughter LOVES hawaii, she is the true beach bum!
Kids: BRAGGING RIGHTS.. My daughter Ashley is 5 years old and has been through modeling school. She is the top in her class in Pre Kindergarten and extremely adorable! Anyone who has seen her would say the same thing! She will be going to kindergarten this summer, hopefully at a private school (unless we move to Hawaii before then!)
Junior_high: Let's try to forget about good old Jonas Salk!!!
Favorite_teachers: Mr Ball.. Just ask Teresa.. She would remember!
Last updated: 3/19/17
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