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.
Holly Hayden (Woltz)
Veterinarian Married 1I'll keep it brief because I'm embarassed to write about myself. I transferred from Marietta College (majoring in piano performance) to the University of Georgia (Nancy Auginbaugh said it was a great school!) and graduated as quickly as I could to marry Ed Woltz (class of 1969). I was a teacher of English and Speech Communication for a short year and ended up working at NIH as a pseudo-programmer and more of a technical editor. Hated it and the busyness of Bethesda.
My wonderful husband, Ed (we're now into our 47th year of marriage), encouraged me to go back to school and follow my dream i.e., becoming a Veterinarian. I persevered after 3 applications and was finally accepted to UGa College of Veterinary Medicine (after I received an MS in Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology). With his keen sense of business, we bought a practice in S.C. and have made a success of it....while he owns several businesses, real estate and is on our City Council (he hated school and was always skipping class!).
After 17 years of marriage, our daughter appeared, the love of our life (let's not forget a menagerie of pets along the way!). She's a PT in Boston and in a committed relationship with a very nice guy. Who gets married nowadays?!
I LOVE what I do...the relationships I have had wth generations of families, the challenge of finding the disease and curing the pet, as well as saying a gentle, loving good-bye to the 4-legged member of the family. We do it so much better (in many respects) than human physicians.
Looking forward to seeing my HS buddies. I am grateful for what life has given me and, I sincerely hope, that I have given back.
PS I'll try to figure out how to add a photo later!
Bonnie Henesy (Yatabe)
Retired, Health Care Sales Exec Widowed 3What times we are living in... 50 years have passed, yet looking at our world today in this second half of our lives...like the horizon when we graduated... unrest, injustice, racism and leadership in crisis....I remain hopeful for our children and grandchildren and believe we all can still contribute.
Ok, that's off my chest.
So let's see. After Whitman I went to High Point College for two years then transferred to Davidson College in NC. Returning to DC for 6 months, I then entered the transportation business and worked in Sales for the Southern Railway System for 4 years living in Richmond, VA. Then it was off the University of PA, Wharton School for an MBA. There I met my wonderful husband, Dan Yatabe who was a year ahead of me.
Upon finishing grad school it was off to Southern California where I joined Dan who was a corporate banker. I worked another 4 years in Transportation in marketing/strategy with the Tiger Interational Corp (now owned by Federal Express).. Wanting to try a new industry that was fairly broken and being de-regulated I moved over to spend the rest of my 35 year career in Health Care in various sales/marketing/network development roles with a few fun start-ups, health plans, hospitals, finally ending at UnitedHealth Group/Optum where I retired in June 2019.
Dan and I were blessed with 3 great kids (Paige 36, Bryan 34, Kyle 29) and now one grand child, Cason (3). Paige and her husband live in Boston so Cason and I FaceTime daily. Unfortunatly we lost Dan in August of 2015 after complications of dialysis and heart failure. Miss him every day but cherish the 35 years we had together.
So retirement has been an interesting adjustment. Lots of outdoor activities since we live one mile from the beach; running/walking; pilates; pretending I play golf; picking up pickle ball; reading ALOT; and managing the affairs of several older/ailing friends. Hoping to do more for the Vets here in the greater LA area and rejoining a choir group of some sort.
Plenty of room for visitors as an empty nester now...Just me and my 10 year old chocolate lab Bonchie....a resue from NC! ....Wishing you all health and happiness. Be safe and see you in 2021! Bon
Cell 310-529-6119 Email: email@example.com.