George CHRIS (Hutton)
Sales & Marketing (retired) SingleWent from Bethesda, Got drafted in 1971, Vietnam--Germany
Came back went to Indiana State University for Soc-Psych (73-77)
Moved to Dallas Texas (77) lived in the Dallas area for 38 years
Parents passed away and left me a house in Melbourne/Viera FLA
In Florida Now for 9 years
Beach, Sun, and No Crowds or traffic
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!!
Retired Married 3
Occupation: USDI-NPS, 1976-2008
Residing in Frederick, Maryland
Married to Anne Spinnler since 1973
I earned a degree in Outdoor Recreation from the University of Maryland in 1975. I met Anne there in 1971 and we got married in 1973 at Gambrill State Park. I worked for the National Park Service for 32 years as a Park Ranger (12 years) and Park Planner (20 years). After retiring in 2008, I’ve worked part-time jobs such as Ballpark Tour Guide for the Baltimore Orioles, and Host at the Frederick Visitor Center.
As of 2020 I have been married to Anne for 47 years and we have three sons: Jake (age 42), Dan (age 39), and Dave (age 34). Jake and his wife Sara have two daughters (Charlotte, age 9, and Claire, age 6); they live in Alexandria, VA, but will soon move to Switzerland for Sara’s job with the State Department. Dan lives near us in Frederick, and Dave lives in Charleston, SC, where he’s a cook at the Wild Dunes Resort.
I still enjoy playing basketball and jogging. I’ve completed 21 JFK 50-Mile ultra-marathons, and have also run 25 marathons. I had a heart attack in 2016 (Anne helped save my life) so I’ve “down-shifted” to Half-marathons. Anne and I were baptized (immersed) in 1975 and have been Christians for 45 years; we now worship at the Frederick Church of Christ. God willing, I hope to see you at our 50-Year Class Reunion.
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.
Diane Nicholson (Wells)
Geologist (retired) Married 1I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1974, with a double major in geology and geography. Immediately thereafter, I attended Purdue University's geology summer field camp in Colorado. In 1976, I earned an M.S. in engineering geology at Purdue. After volunteering at the Smithsonian's gem and minerals collection during the bicentennial summer, Iwent to work as a geologist for Booz Allen Applied Research in Bethesda.
If we get a chance to talk at the reunion, I'll be happy to describe how I parlayed my education and experience as a geologist into founding and directing a personal shopping/wardrobe consulting service for Woodward and Lothrop. After that brief career detour, I worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA, and Denver, CO, for 25 years, retiring in 2004.
I married in 1980 and gave birth to my wonderful daughter in 1988. My first marriage ended in divorce after 16 years.
I was fortunate to later marry my wonderful husband Rob Wells and become stepmom to two sons and a daughter, all of whom have greatly enriched my daughter's life and mine. We are fortunate that three of our four children and three of our four grandchildren live near us in the Denver, CO, area, and we spend time with them frequently.
I enjoy playing tennis most days year round--socially, in leagues, and occasionally in tournaments.
I haven't been to Bethesda for almost 20 years, having no family in the area, but I've bought my tickets and made my reservations to attend our 50th reunion. Thank you to Alan and all of the committe members and other classmates who are working so hard to plan what promises to be a wonderful reunion weekend.