In-house Counsel Eversource Energy Committed Relationship 2The Dome may be demolished but my memories of Whitman are intact (as best as possible for my age). I am looking forward to sharing the journey our friends have been on since 1970 at our 50th reunion!
My journey has taken me to a career in energy law; a wonderful 23-year marriage; adoption of two beautiful girls from Russia; a sad divorce and loss of parents; many interesting countries; some good restaurants; exploration on and below the water (sailing and scuba); the Dharma; mixed results using on-line dating sites; finding the amazing Jean Parcher on MeetMindful.com (seriously); and all with the guidance and help of numerous teachers and friends along the path.
I'm currently living in North Bethesda near classmates Wendy Frosh (different floors in the same building!) and Steve Kennedy is down the street.
At some point I may answer the call of retirement, but not yet.
Consultant jmzag.com Married 2
Retired park ranger Married 1My father was in the navy, so after our sophomore year at Whitman, we moved to Charleston, SC where I graduated from Ashley Hall. After college, I returned to the DC area in order to work for the National Park Service starting in 1976. I worked on the National Mall and then the C&O Canal (where I lived in the lockhouse at Little Falls). I worked for 34 years in various parks all over the country and finished as superintendent of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve in SE Alaska.
I met my husband, Robert Howard at Grand Teton NP, Wyoming. Together we worked in Tetons, Everglades (twice), Colorado (Bob at Rocky Mtn. NP, me in Ft. Collins), Yosemite, Santa Fe, and Texas (Bob at LBJ, me at San Antonio Missions).
We retired in 2010 and settled in Santa Fe. In retirement, I enjoy downhill skiing on our local hill, annual trips to scuba, biking and Master Gardeners. Bob and I are traveling while we can and spent 5 weeks in South Africa this last fall.
Attorney Divorced 2I grew up in a nice midle-class neighborhood in Washington DC called Foxhall Village. I went to Hardy Elementary near Foxhall Rd and Q Street. I was captain of the patrols. The neighborhood was a wonderful mix of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant families. It was idyllic there.
There was a DC Dept of Recreation facility with a field and playground two blocks from my home. There, I grew up playimng youth league football, baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis...every season. Great experience!
I ten attended Gordon Junior High School near Georgetown. 70% of the students at Gordon were bussed in to fulfill required integration of the public school system.
Post HS Education
American University Law
MBA Certificate at American U
Rodmans Discount food & Drugs
Rodman Law LLC
Department of Justice/Contract Services
Adas Israel Congregation
Camp Buffalo Gap
Bd of Dir JCC/Rockville
President Chabad Bethesda/ChevyChase
Retired High School Principal Married 2When I was at Whitman, I was tiny. I started in 10th grade at 4' 10" and weighed less than 80 lbs. I played on the soccer team and wrestled, which were the highlights of high school for me as I was an average student at best. I had several friends but I find it amazing how many classmates I never got to know or never even met.
After graduation from Whitman, I attended American University and played Soccer there. I was chosen to the All-South Team twice and graduated with a degree in Health & Physical Education. I played two years with the Washington Diplomats in the North American Soccer League while teaching PE and coaching Wrestling and Boy's Soccer at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Va.
In 1978, I moved to Woodbridge Senior High School and coached Football, Wrestling and Girl's Soccer. I married Camille Easterly in 1980 and we have two daughters who are both teachers. I obtained my Masters Degree in Secondary Administration from Va. Tech in 1989 and became an Assistant Principal in 1990. I was named Principal at WSHS in 2004 and retired in 2007. My wife says that retirement is "the best thing ever invented"! and I have learned not to argue with her.
Rock Climbing Guide www.devilstowerlodge.com SingleLife has been Good, to me, for seemingly no good reason. Idyllic Childhood in Bethesda, with all of You. College Sports & Degrees in Tennessee. School Teaching and Great Adventures in Wyoming, for 7 years. Carpentering, Un-Civil Engineering, Rock Climbing, Running, Biking & Paddling in California for 17 years. Now "Home at Last" in Wyoming for the past 2 decades, mis-managing a B&B and Rock Climbing Guide Service!! https://vimeo.com/141843181 Tells the Story!! See Ya at Reunion, or Come for a Visit, Before!!! BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS!!
Cathy Staats (Taubman)
Certified veterinary technician retired Married 2It's never to late to chase your dreams. Today, getting to enjoy our grandchildren, our friends and our crazy dog is when I'm happiest.
Sandra Steverson (Winkler)
Occupational Therapist/Health Scientist DivorcedFrom Sandy: I was only at Whitman for my senior year – maybe my junior year as well – it was a long time ago. I began at Whitman when I moved in with my grandparents. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington with my bachelors in occupational therapy. I’ve lived/worked in beautiful places: the Sierra Nevada mountains (Mammoth Lakes, California), New Mexico (Las Vegas and Albuquerque), San Antonio/Boerne, Texas. I headed back east to complete my doctoral work at the U of Pittsburgh in Rehabilitation Technology then south to the U of Florida. I’ve had a couple of horse farms along the way, in New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. I spent quite a bit of time in Germany. I’m in Tampa now. I have my dream job – working with Veterans with traumatic brain injury at the James A Haley VA Hospital.
I’m divorced, no children but a really cute Aussie I do agility with, also busy with yoga, strength training, and gardening. I love tropicals, orchids, etc. and of course the beach, swimming and kayaking. I’m tentative about going back to Bethesda. It has changed so much and I don’t have any family there anymore, but looking forward to the reunion. I remember counting cows driving down Old Georgetown Road to our elementary school, Woodlawn, across from NIH. I won every day. I feel so bad now, my sister didn’t figure out all the dairies were on one side of the road and I made sure I sat on that side of the car.