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Class of 1985

20 Year Reunion DVD now available!

Our fun and fabulous 20th Reunion was a complete blast and the photos
prove it.  We've taken the time to create a DVD of "Then and Now" photos
and set it to 80's music. Perfect for those who attended and also for
those who didn't!

DVD is $24.99 (plus shipping)

(All proceeds go to our Reunion Fund for the next big get-together.  The
DVD is not a photo dvd and will not include still photographs for
printing, nor can you pull the photos off the disc to print.  All photos
are available seperately for purchase, if interested.)

If interested, please email Mimi J. Kent at:
mimi@mimijkent.com
 

Encina High School, Class of 1985
20 Year Reunion

Join us for an event you don't want to miss! Re-connect with old friends in a warm, accepting and happy environment. Enjoy really good food. Reminisce
over the 'good ol days' when music was a little more simple, but fashion and hair styles weren't. Bring pictures of your kids, your travels or your new house. And if none of that sounds appealing, just show up. It won't be the same without you.

When:
Saturday, June 25th 2005
6 - 7pm Reception (no host bar)
7 - 9pm Dinner (3 course)
9 - 12am DJ (dance or just listen)
(Licensed child care is available in the hotel at an additional cost, space is limited.)

$60 per person, $120 per couple
Summer cocktail attire appreciated.

And (Or)

Sunday, June 26th 2005
9 - 10am Reception
10 - 12noon Brunch (buffet)
(Kids welcome)

$25 per person, kids under 12 eat free
Come-as-you-are for brunch!

We've planned two days and two different events to give you the option of attending both or either.

Where:
Rocklin Park Hotel
5450 China Garden Road, Rocklin, CA 95677
Lobby: (916) 630-9400

For hotel reservations and more information about the site: http://www.rocklinpark.com

To RSVP via email, please respond to mjkent@sbcglobal.net, and then mail your check to:

EHS 20 Year Reunion, Class of '85
P.O. Box 1681, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Please make checks payable to: EHS 20 Year Reunion, Class of '85

For pictures: http://homepage.mac.com/mjkent/EHS_'85_20yr_Reunion

Reunion contact:  Mimi Kent (formerly Michele Carroll) - mjkent at sbcglobal.net

The 1985 Class Directory lists contact information for your classmates. Please submit your contact information.

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

1985 Encinian yearbook

In the meantime, if you would like to submit your bio or say anything to your classmates the Encina webmaster will publish it for you on this interim homepage. For a sample see the Class of 1973 bios.

Submit bio for class homepage

Submit contact information for class directory

1985 Headlines
Headline News:
Two Shi'ite Muslim gunmen capture TWA airliner with 133 aboard, 104 of them Americans.
PLO terrorists hijack Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship, with 80 passengers; 1 American killed.
Hole in ozone layer discovered.
73 years after it sank, The Titanic is located off the coast of Newfoundland.

Entertainment News:
Academy Awards, Best Picture - "Out of Africa"
Grammy Record of the Year - "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
Top song - "Careless Whisper" by Wham! with George Michael
Top movie - "Back to the Future"
Rock Hudson, age 59, dies of AIDS.
Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.

Sports News:
Super Bowl - SF 49ers d. Miami Dophins (38-16)
World Series - Kansas City Royals d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3)
NBA Championship - LA Lakers d. Boston Celtics (4-2)
Cincinnati's Pete Rose scores career hit 4,192, breaking Ty Cobb's long-standing record.

Trivia News:
Coca-Cola introduces "New Coke" ... sales go flat.

 

Newspapers

JOHNSON, Robert
Robert Allen "Guy" Johnson born May 12, 1967 in Sacramento, CA, alumni of Encina High School, passed away July 10, 2012. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 15 years, Linda, daughters, Amanda Ann Cavalieri, Kylie Puryear, Jennifer Rose Puryear and son Jared Wayne Cavalieri. Five grandchildren, Trinity Rae, Taylor Ann, Leah Rose, Lyric Jade and Ashlynn Maeve. Two brothers William and David Johnson; and sister Maureen Wasley. Nieces, Marilyn Rosetta Laban, Michelle Yvonne Johnson, Baylie Madasyn Wasley. Nephews, William David Johnson, Joseph Daniel Johnson, Robert Allen Johnson, Johnathan Howard Johnson, Beau Adam Wasley. Robert was preceded in death by his father Robert 'Bob' Johnson and mother, June Johnson. Greatly missed friend/brother of the 'trouble makers': Ray Gonzales, Bobby Trujillo, Jason Eskeli, Mark Jenkins, Arvid Garey, Jerry Breeden, Chester Holmes. There will be a viewing on July 17 and 18, 2012 from 3pm-7pm at Nicoletti's Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd Sacramento, CA. Burial will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:30am at East Lawn Cemetery, Elk Grove located at 9189 E. Stockton Blvd. Reception to follow at the Dante Club located at 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento. For more info: http://www.facebook.com/#!/guy.johnson.9250
7/29/12
HANSEN, George Paul
George passed away unexpectedly on August 9th, 2011 at age 42.
George was born in Tallahassee, Florida on October 8th, 1968. His childhood was spent in Virginia, Tennessee and Texas before moving to Sacramento where he attended Encina High School, graduating in 1985 as a National Merit Scholar. George attended Pomona College in Southern California on a full academic scholarship, then embarked on a long and successful career in the information Technology industry. He was well known in the local IT community and respected for his intelligence, work ethic, and problem solving abilities. He had a keen interest in computers and spent many years perfecting his IT skills. He qualified as a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in three disciplines and considered this to be one of his greatest career accomplishments. He was employed by Cisco Systems as a Consulting Network Engineer at the time of his death. George was a loving, caring, and generous man. He will remembered for his quick smile and sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was never more excited than when anticipating a reunion. He loved to travel and took many vacations, most recently to Germany, Austria and Hungary In 2010. He enjoyed fishing; some of his happiest memories were of fishing in the pond near his childhood home in Virginia. In recent years, he took fishing excursions in Hawaii, Australia, Belize, Florida and Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. He hooked a huge marlin in Costa Rica, but it got away! George loved cats and was owned by many over the years. Tucker and Lexie miss him today. George bowled regularly for many years and competed in winter league play most Sunday nights. He was an avid reader and recently was concentrating on classic American novels. He was a sports fan, especially basketball, and enjoyed watching the Kings games every season. George was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy Hansen and Duncan Hansen. He is survived by his loving partner Phil Schaaf, siblings Nancy, Chuck, Laura, Gregg, and Julian Hansen and their spouses, many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. He loved them all very much. A celebration of George's life will take place on September 17th, 2011 at 11:00 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 1300 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. All friends of George are welcome to attend. George, you are loved and missed dearly, but we know we will be with you again someday. Published in The Sacramento Bee on September 3, 2011
9/10/11
Kathryn Gill writes:
Children/grandchildren: Mathias was born October 30, 2008
Kids: He's my biggest sunshine & the light of my life!!!
2/27/10
William Warren wrote:
Occupation: Professional chef
MaritalStatus: Divorced
Spouse: Denise Garlets
Children/grandchildren: Jasmine Warren 15
SinceGraduation: I spent the better part of the last 16 years mostly teaching, mentoring, or motivating culinary interns and co-workers. Also, I love to write, mostly non-fiction with some romance and a little poetry here and there.
Trivia: I'm generous to a fault, and can often be seen giving away, completely at random, individually wrapped flowers such as daisies, or long-stemmed roses of any color besides red.
BestFriends: Mark Kline, Chad Gelisse, John Sechrist, Mick Jones, Tonya Scheel, Darren Davis, Dan Grey, Haley Minns, and a couple names I can't remember at the moment. The only friends I've had some contact with are Haley Minns Hopkins, and Tonya Scheel Stroup.
Hobbies: I build themed music/jewelry boxes in a variety of sizes and really, really enjoy playing guitar, whether acoustic or electric.
Kids: Jasmine will be fifteen in November.
Unfortunately, she lives with her mother and half-sister in Rosemont. I rarely see her, but write am always writing her letters, or sending a package.
MiddleSchool: Albert Einstein Middle School
MemorableTeachers: My 8th. grade science teacher, Mr. Wong always made things seem easy.
FavoriteMemory: Being there during the last year it had an open campus for lunch. McDonald's was I'm sure, glad to see us go.
Siblings: Brandi Gaston (Warren) class of 1988
AlumniInContact: Haley Minns Hopkins and Tonya Scheel Stroup.
Comments: Hopefully, I'll remember those names I forgot, then update my bio.
11/24/09

I never thought I'd go from dishwasher to Executive Chef. Ever. But I'll tell you what, there's no other job in the world where you can get such instant gratification. From the Sizzler, to Woodys', to the Red Lion inn, to the Doubletree hotel, to the Brown Palace Hotel, and finally, the Black Hawk Casino by Hyatt.
"Cooking is easy, it's just common sense"
Now, I write, and mentor burgeoning writers who are serious about their craft. I randomly give out fresh flowers along my way, (roses, but never red, but mostly daisies.) If not, then you can catch me playing guitar. Oh, I love sending free CD's to people I meet, usually online. They may live here, in the U.S., or anywhere else in the world. Of course, I would never think about asking for postage, it's always on me. When I give, I get much more out of it than the recipient. By far.
If you want to hear samples of Bruce BecVar, his website is at http:// www.shiningstar.com I'll send you a copy of Time Dreams, all I need is a valid mailing address. Mine is
5344 Marconi Ave. #101
Carmichael, CA 95608
Trust me, I don't send out music for free just because, but because of the phenomenal feedback I get. It's relaxing, yet invigorating. There are no lyrics in Time Dreams, but that's the beauty of it.
Toodles!
11/25/09

SENN, Gary Joseph
aka Raider "G", Gar Bear, and Bo Beary
Sunrise : April 4, 1967 Sunset: June 24, 2009
Born in Sacramento and a resident of Gold River, Gary passed away unexpectedly at age 42. Beloved son of Lee Marie and Ronald Smith, and Alfred and Betty Senn, all who survive him. He is also survived by step brothers Michael and Jason, step sister Michelle, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was an avid Raiders fan and will be missed dearly by all. Graduated from Encina High School, class of '85. He worked for the State of CA for 16 years and made many friends there. Besides being a #1 Raiders fan, he loved vacationing in Hawaii. A Celebration of Gary's life will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, 10:00AM at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento 95841 with burial to follow. A reception will be held immediately after the burial at St. John Vianney Church, inside the Fireside Room, 10497 Coloma Rd., Rancho Cordova 95670. We love you Gary. Go Raiders! Published in the The Sacramento Bee on 6/28/2009
Arizona Republic (Phoenix), Nov. 29, 2008 Kathryn King passed away Monday, November 24, 2008 at her home in Scottsdale. She was born in Boston, Mass., December 20, 1966 to Dan King and Life Soule. She is survived by her former husband John DiFilippo and their son Nicholas, age 6. She is also survived by her parents and stepmother Joy King of Santa Rosa, CA, and her sisters Laurie and Jennifer. She was a loving and caring mother who will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial services were held Friday, November 28th at 7:00 PM at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent in her honor to your favorite charity.
Michael Growney writes:
Occupation: IT Analyst, (County of Sacrament) Police Officer (City of Citrus Heights)
Bio: I've been married and divorced;  Served in the Army and the Air Force and currently in the Army Reserve.
Friends: Jeff Luc, Mark LaCoste, Peter Forbes, Tiffany Coldwell (we miss you)
Hobbies: Running, 4x4, GeoCaching, Hiking, Photography, etc...
Kids: Matthew is graduating from High School this year and is very active in sports. Elizabeth is graduating from 8th grade.
5/30/08
Don Avis writes:
Occupation: Operations Director for a pool company and own my own detailing company...www.speedwaymobiledetailing.com
Bio: Airforce for 8 years and then just living day to day. Moved to southern california in 2006 like it to much to leave
Friends: Rich Francis, Lance Ballance,James Harding
Hobbies: Flying
Kids: Katie 18, Britney 15,Daniel 9, Donavon 8, Samantha 3,  And Thats it...
From what I hear they are just like me....good? or bad?
Grade_school: Some where in Kansas
Junior_high: Cresent City
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Shuler....Best teacher I ever had...Only teacher to call my house for good news
Favorite_memory: Had a bunch...
Story: There was a trip that Rich, Jim and i took when we were seniors we drove to San fransico at 60mph and spen a day and half limping  Jims
truck back at 10mph
Sibling_info: My Cousins Deborah Lile and Kenny Lile
Alumni_in_contact: Jim and now I found Lance still looking for Rich
4/29/08
Teraisa Lemnah writes:
Occupation: Program Assistant, Center for Leadership and Staff Development, Central Piedmont Community College
Bio: Since graduating, I have moved around a bit (trying to find myself?) but have finally settled in one place. I have gone to nursing school; developed and taught online courses; designed databases, forms, and webpages; performed with Carolina Voices, Grey Seal Puppets, and Omimeo.
Friends: Destin, Pam, Chris, Jon H, Jon S, Roger, Katera, Tina, Heather, Lisa, Robert, Colleen, Hank, Mike, Norlain, James, Ev, Katie, Eric, Cara, and many more. Unfortunately, I have lost touch with just about everyone.
Hobbies: Photography, computers, music, theater
Kids: Greyson (18), Ashton (17), Kayden (5), Alexis (5)
Greyson moved to FL for a while, but is moving back to NC in a couple of weeks. He works with his dad as a painter. Ashton is a senior in high school this year; has been performing and touring with the Choir School at St. Peters for 6 years and playing alto sax (for about the same amount of time). Kayden and Alexis (my twins) have decided recently that they, too, want to be performers (choir, ballet, and guitar).
Grade_school: I started at Edison and finished up at Erlewine.
Junior_high: Arden
Memorable_teachers: Bill Derderian - I learned to appreciate history; Bill McElroy - he was just cool; Jack Carey - his passion for music rubbed off on all of his students
Favorite_memory: Leaving campus to go to lunch.
www.teraisa-tucker.com
2/28/08
Haley Minns writes:
Occupation: AUTO COLLISION REPAIR ESTIMATOR
Bio: I left school early, I guess I was too ready to get on with my life. Had a very disapointing relationship I thought would last forever. FUNNY HOW THINGS DON'T WORK OUT THE WAY YOU PLANNED. But, I ended up with a great guy from Ohio. We have been married 15 years in February. I have Three awsome kids, an great job, a wonderful husband, and my backyard is paridise for me.
Friends: Tonya Scheel, Shannon McGovern, Kathryn Kerch, Brad Warren, John Rowe, Chad , Erin Ecovich, Johnny West, Danny Matchett, Roger
Jones, Robert Bredberg, Deana, Jimmy K, Roy White, Omar, I still see TONYA,and JIMMY,OFTEN AND JIMMY AND SHANNON ONCE IN A WHILE. I TALK TO KATHRYN VIA E-MAIL
Hobbies: work, work, work, work, work!
Kids: Jamie is my oldest she is an avid reader and a great cartoonist, and has a beautiful singing voice. Bryan is 8 and is a ham as well as being the greatest 3'5" center the Kings could ever hope for.
Grade_school: Diaper Smelly, Those of you who went there, know what I mean!
Grade_school_friends: Tim Davis, Billy Jennings, Tammy Poor, Debra Schiro, Meri Gaylord
Junior_high: Howe ave.
Junior_high_friends: Kathryn Kerch,Rhonda Butler, Piper copper, ,Freddie Pate, Casey and David Taylor, and many more.
Memorable_teachers: Coach Roccuchi, I met a lot of great people playing b-ball. and he had a great positive attitude.
Favorite_memory: Skipping Photo class and going to Stoner Island
Story: I HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF PEOPLE WHO WERE SO DIFFERNT AND INSPIRING IN THERE OWN WAYS , I COULD NEVER ACCOUNT FOR ALL THE MEMORIES, ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO TOUCHED MY LIFE, ALL OF THE GOOD, OR THE BAD, THAT STILL HELPS IN THE DECISIONS I MAKE TODAY.I STILL PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF TODD, MIKE, AND BRIAN, AND THINK OF MANY FRIENDS I LEFT UNMENTIONED. NOT FOR LACK OF MEMORIES BUT LACK OF TIME. WE ARE ALL GETTING TOO OLD AND TOO RESPONSIBLE!
9/2/05
Dee Terry writes:
Occupation: District manager
Bio: Same occupation for 16 years, travel the united states with my job. owned a sports bar and underground boreing company
Trivia: Have been living in Jacksonville FL. sine 1991. I travel to Georgia,New York,Canada,Colorado, Carolinas,Kansas,Bahamas, and the Keys, constantly with my work.
Friends: Mike Terry, Rick and Lloyd Wallace,Michelle Azevedo,Tiffany Caldwell,Jeff Watson,ect.....
Hobbies: I like to fish around the world.
Kids: My little girl is Savannah Terry she was born on 11-23-98
Favorite_memory: Loved all the excitement before Friday night football games.
Story: Would love to here from anyone from the good old days. I hope everyone has had a wonderfull life. God bless all.
7/10/05
Jeanette Graham writes:
Occupation: Housewife and Mommy to my 4 beautiful kid's.
Bio: I was working for a Roofing company for 5 yrs..86/91..as a receptionist..I got married to my hubby in June of 1990..we had our first baby girl in Feb of 91..So my hubby and I decided that I would stay home with the baby..then the baby ended up to 3 more babies..lol..We had Chrissy-June of 92..then ciara march 2003..and then finally we had a baby boy..YAY!!..July 04..he was born a month early..he is my lil fighter..My hubby is now running his own roofing business..(5 Star Roofing)..the business is booming pretty well....The yrs sure did pass on by..Busy, busy, busy!..Well that's what has been going on..
Friends: Marybel(Mary) Gonzales..Julie Hayes..and i know that there is alot more..LOL!..I would love to see them all again!=)
Hobbies: Camping..skiing..boating..playing pool..dancing...and spening lot's and lot's of time with my kid's..
Kids: Well priscilla is 14 yrs old..(going on 18)..and is in the 8th grade..Chrissy just turned 13 yrs old..and is in the 7 grade..(my tom boy)..Ciara marie is 2 yrs old..and is totally a momma's girl..she love's to help out..LOL>.And my baby boy Andrew..is is 11 months old..and is my lil ham..he too is a momma's boy..loves to be carried everywhere..lol.
7/10/05
Tiffany Caldwell writes:
Occupation: HOMEMAKER, MOTHER, STUDENT
Bio: I MET MY HUSBAND OF 13 YEARS, WHILE HE WAS IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS IN OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA. WE LATER CHANGED OVER TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY BECAUSE WE STARTED HAVING OUR CHILDREN AND WANTED A MILITARY SERVICE THAT CARED ABOUT THE FAMILY OF THE SOLDIERS. AFTER 9 YEARS AS A MILITARY SOLDIER, HE HAS SINCE BEEN EMPLOYED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WE ARE CURRENTLY BIENG TRANSFERRED TO SAN JOSE,CA TO LIVE AND WORK UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. WHICH THEN WE HOPE TO PUT OUR TWO BOYS INTO GREAT COLLEGES, THEY ARE EXCELLENT SPORTS PLAYERS AND WILL SOME DAY BE FAMOUS. MY HUSBAND ALSO COACHED OUR CHILDREN TEAM SPORTS FOR YEARS INCLUDING SOCCER,BASEBALL, WRESTLING, AND BASKETBALL, WHICH THEY EXCELLED AT ALL. I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF THEM.
Trivia: I HAVE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA, WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA, AND WASHINGTON DURING MY MILITARY LIFE. I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO GERMANY AND ITALY, BUT THE WAR BROKE OUT AND MY HUSBAND BECAME ON STANDBY TO GO TO IRAQ AND THAT GRATEFULLY DID NOT COME TO PASS. TRAVELING TO NEW AND FUN PLACES ARE EXCITING AND I LOVE THE MILITARY LIFE. I ALSO HAVE TWO GREAT DOGS NAME SPARKY AND HONEY, WHO I LOVE AS MY KIDS.
Friends: MICHELLE GRAVES, TINA KELLY, KAREN HARDING, MIKE GROWNEY, LAURA MEYER(1982) MY BIG SISTER, CHRIS CARLSON, CHARMAGNE CLARK(1982) DEE TERRY
Hobbies: ASSTISTANT COACHING OUR CHILDREN SPORT TEAMS, SCHOOL, MEETING NEW AND INTERESTING PEOPLE WHEREEVER I GO. I ALSO VOLUNTEER AT MY KIDS SCHOOL.
Kids: NICHOLAS(NICK)BRITTON 9YEARS OLD, ANTHONY(TONY)BRITTON 8 YEARS OLD
NICHOLAS IS 9 YRS OLD AND IN THE 3RD GRADE ON HIS WAY TO THE 4TH IN CALIFORNIA. HE IS A VERY SHY AND CARING CHILD, HE IS VERY SMART AND IS ALMOST AS TALL AS ME AT 5FT 2INCHES, I AM 5FT 3INCHES, HE LOVES TO READ, PLAY X-BOX, AND DUEL WITH YUGI-OH CARDS. aNTHON IS 8 YRS OLD AND IS A HECK OF A ATHLETE. HE RUNS SO FAST, HE AND NICK ARE ALWAYS THE BEST PLAYERS, AND SCORES THE MOST POINTS. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A FAMOUS SPORTS HERO SOON.HE IS IN THE 2ND GRADE, GOING INTO THE THIRD.
Grade_school: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL
5/18/05
James Harding writes:
Occupation: Peace Officer(Yes I carry a gun!)
Bio: Worked in the Trucking Industery for 16 years. Then took the big jump.
Trivia: Have not killed myself and have stayed married.
Friends: Lance Ballance, Richard Francis
Hobbies: Scuba diving, Fly Fishing or fishing in general.
Grade_school: Howe Ave
Grade_school_friends: Robbie Mitchell
Junior_high: Howe Ave
Alumni_in_contact: Richard Francis , Lance Ballance
1/3/05
Leslie Arend writes:
I visited Siskiyou County in 1987 and have been here ever since! I was a seasonal firefighter with a CDF helitack crew for six years and a timber cruiser with the USFS for another six years, spending time in Alaska laying out timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. I currently live in Mt. Shasta, CA, and work for the CCC (California Conservation Corps) as a development coordinator and crew supervisor doing outdoor work like building trails and planting trees with young people. Spend my free time snowboarding and hiking the back country.
8/30/04
Connie Okendo writes:
Occupation: Network Engineering
Bio: I moved to vacacille for a while got out of a bad marrige and moved to New york i could not be happier . Was downtown in manhattan when the world trade center went down .
Trivia: Was in the 2003 blackout in a bar in manhattan
Friends: Lisa lopez, Tracy Lewis
Hobbies: I love to scuba dive , Travel and cook . I'm thinking about going to Cooking School to get a pastry degree
Memorable_teachers: Mr McElroy . He told it like it was
Favorite_memory: I had an english teacher that i babysat for . I can't remember her name but i thought she tought me alot about being myself
8/23/04
John Niklewicz writes:
Occupation: Realtor
Bio: Well..not really knowing what I wanted to do I stumbled into Sac State and actually had a great College experience and met my beautiful wife
Janine. I started a small business and after a short time felt the need (for some stupid reason)to climb a corporate ladder if I was to get married and
start our family. So after several interviews I switched to a Management postion with a large company that had a "training" program. Sounds great
right! well it was a glorified grunt, catch all postion that, although not fun at the time, did teach me alot. After several years I changed Companies but stayed in management and continued to learn alot about myself and people.  I was not expecting the personal growth when I took the positions,
but when I reflect back I know now how valuable those times were.  I was promoted to a General Manager and they moved me to the Bay area. I was in
the middle of the Dot.com Boom and found myself commuting and working alot and not spending the time I wanted to with my new young family.
So I decided to get my Real Estate License and work for myself, I now have a five minute commute, coach my girls teams and live in the best kept secret in the Bay Area- Livermore. Life is Good!
Friends: Jeff Watson, Mark Hernandez, Andy Budlong, Jeff Briggs, Rob Schaffer, Matt Deanda, John Saca, Bobby Trujillo, ...I still see Jeff, Mark, and Andy at least once a year for our birthday trips and I talk with Andy regularly. I just went to the KISS concert with Bobby Mayer and my brother Paul.
Kids: Halle 7, Mia 5. They are the best! I am truly blessed!
Grade_school: Cottage
Grade_school_friends: Jeff Watson, Ann Duane, Sally Howard, Richie Francis, Bobby Mayer,Richard O'Brian, Vickie Clift...Our entire 5th and 6th grade Mr. Hagwood- Mean machine members!
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Jeff Watson, Mark Hernandez, Ann Kruger, Emily Marchant, Jeff Briggs, Rob Schaffer, Mike Terry, Bobby Trujillo, Richie Dickson, Guy Johnson
Favorite_memory: Those stupid air band contests were a BLAST!
Story: Jeff, Mark, and I thought it would be soooo great to burn "85" on the senior lawn our junior year.  We got pool bleach, jumped the fence in the
middle of the night..dressed in dark cloths so not to be seen...poured all the bleach onto the lawn in the form of 85...nervous but excited to see how
those seniors would react when they saw 85 in their lawn!!! well...needless to say..it hardly burned the lawn...and in our excitment our five looked
almost like a six ...I remember in the middle of this adventure thinking that it would be something I would remember fondly in 20 years...well...things dont always work out they way you think!!!
8/10/04
Jenee' Sousa writes:
Occupation: Claims Consultant
Bio: Marrying....divorcing....marrying...divorcing. Worked in the insurance industry for 16-years and then started my own business in 2001 doing independent insurance adjusting with insurance companies and consulting work with attorneys on property insurance cases involving bad faith.
Trivia: I still write poetry and have done some acting for fun. I just became a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Orange County to work with children in foster and group homes.
Hobbies: Traveling, snow-skiing, hiking, working out, writing.
Kids: Don't have any. I do have 2-Miniature Pinschers -- Capri and Sienna.
Memorable_teachers: Ray Botello - My Yearbook teacher and mentor.
Steve Fischer - Shared his poetry with me and encouraged me to continue writing.
7/13/04
David Anderson writes:
Occupation: medical field
Bio: having fun with my boys,and e-mail me and i will tell u more
Hobbies: snowskiing,motorcycles,camping,fishing,and now try to volunteer as much as possible.
Kids: Brandon Anderson 17,Joseph Bailey-Anderson 9. 2 great boys ,brandon graduated, and joey, moved onto 4th grade this year.
Grade_school: thomas edison
Grade_school_friends: ray gonzales,lori kemp,and alot more
6/18/04
Teraisa Lemnah writes:
Occupation: Sr. Administrative Secretary, Health & Community Services, Central Piedmont Community College
Bio: After graduating, I met my ex-husband and moved to North Carolina. We lived there for about 3 years then moved on to Seattle, Wa, and then back to Sacramento. I did a variety of jobs while we raised the boys (Greyson & Ashton). Then we moved back to NC. Things didn't work out between us and we divorced. That's when I decided it was time to have a career, not a job. I entered nursing school. I was doing work-study to help pay for classes and the position I was in opened up as a full-time opportunity. Being a single mom at the time, I dropped nursing school and took the job. I never wanted to be a secretary, but life has a sense of humor. I've been working in that position since. In the meantime, I met and married my current husband, Jerry. He's a "country boy" and makes me laugh. I wouldn't trade him for the world. We've been married 5 years now and have twin girls of our own.
Friends: Destin Ferdun was my bestest friend. We kept in touch for several years, but I lost track of him a couple years ago. I would love to find out
how he's doing now. I tended to hang out with the drama crowd and the Madrigal singers. I still think about them quite a bit and wonder how they've been.
Hobbies: Who has time for hobbies? I played softball for a while, but had to quit when my schedule and the boys' schedules started conflicting too often. I still read and sing every chance I get. I've also taken up skiing!
Kids: Greyson is 15 and gets his learner's permit next month (God help us all!) and has started a chess club at school. He's quite good. Ashton is 14. He's in a touring boys choir, plays the sax, and can't keep his nose out of a book, either. Kayden & Alexis, my twins, are 20 months. They love to sing and read, too.
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Junior_high: Arden
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. McKenzie. She was a tough one, but she fair.
Favorite_memory: We were building the set for one of the musical productions and someone had left a wrench on top of the ladder. Destin and I were folding the ladder and the wrench fell on my head. Besides seeing quite a few stars, I was fine until someone offstage yelled, "Blood!" I'll never
forget the look on Destin's face and how he tried to drag me across the gymnasium to the nurse's office with yelling, "I can walk" the whole way.
Kind of an odd memory, but it still makes me laugh.
Story: No stories to share, but boy were those cast parties fun!
3/21/04
Lance Ballance writes:
Occupation: Assistant Program Director, Music Director, & Afternoon Air
Personality, KSFI-FM 100.3, Salt Lake City
Bio: I have been in radio since my Sophomore Year at Encina, but I started
getting paid for it just after graduation. While in school, I puttered
around the old KPOP, and ran the Dr. Ruth Westheimer show on Sunday Nights
(That's the only radio job I've ever been fired from...)After that, I worked
nights on K-100 (Top 40)in Marysville until July of 1986. After that I went
to Golden Oldies KWG-AM in Stockton as the overnight DJ. In January of 1988,
I moved to KWG's Adult Contemporary sister station, KYBB-FM (B101)as the
Midday Host, Music Director, and Program Director. In July of 1989, I got my
big break! I landed a job at Soft Rock KOST-FM in Los Angeles(Coast 103.5).
At the time, it was the #1 radio station in L.A. I started working weekends
there and in 1991, I became the Full-time Overnight host. During that time,
I filled in for all of the daytime hosts,and became the main fill-in person
for KOST's Morning Show. In February of 1998, I moved to KOST's main
competition, KBIG 104.3 FM as the Midday Host. I was regularly in the Top 5
among the 25-54 age bracket in LA from 10am-3pm. I also created and hosted
the #1 rated "Noontime Disco Workout" on KBIG. In February of 2002, I
moved back into management as the Assistant Program Director, Music
Director, & Afternoon Air Personality at KSFI-FM 100,  in Salt Lake City,
Utah. We are the Number 1 radio station in the market.  I also schedule the
music
for an AM Oldies station here,  1660 KXOL (which you can hear at night in
Sacramento, sometimes...)
Trivia: My wife, Brenda, and I were Pen Pals for 3 years before we began
dating in 1989. I have been in the Hollywood Christmas Parade (twice). I was
a guest on "Geraldo" in 1994 with my wife, explaining how we met. I also was
a contestant on the game show, "Debt" in 1997.  I also used to host Disco
parties in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with the World Famous
Boogie Knights (during one of which, Tori Spelling danced with me
inadvertently.
She was drunk..and then apologised to me, like I cared.)
Friends: Rich Francis, James Harding, Erich Yelvington, Don Avis,& Sandy
Cameron. However, I have had only intermittent contact with Erich since
1989.  I also have fond memories of Merril Recod.
Hobbies: I really enjoy golf, watching football, VEGAS, BABY!, and gadgets.
I hand built my own comput(DATA ENTRY FAILURE! WARNING! CORRUPTED DATA!)
Kids: My daughter, Daryn, was born in 1996. She is a little blond haired
cutie.... I'm gonna need to buy a shotgun when she's 16..I just know it...We
also have a 1 1/2 year old daughter named Allyn, who is a 19-month old
version of "The Terminator".
Grade_school: I went to so many, that it's ridiculous. Mainly Thomas Edison.
I also lived in Florida and North Carolina.
Grade_school_friends: Cindy Onstine, and...uhhh...give me a minute, it was
the 70's...very fuzzy.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Everett & James Wilson, Mark LaCoste, Peter
Forbes...and there are others that I can't recall...
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Gonzales..my mentor. Mr. Stallings, and Mrs. McGuire
Favorite_memory: It had to be on Fridays during the last quarter of our
Senior Year when...wait, Oh yeah, there wasn't a SINGLE Friday during the
last quarter that I was there past First Period. It's in the attendance
reports...you can look it up.  Lots of time at Folsom Lake on those days...
Story: Nothing my friends would want me to repeat. Their wives read this
site too...
2/4/03
Kathryn Gill writes:
Occupation: Flight Attendant with United Airlines
Bio: Alot!!!  I've basically been living in Europe since July 1993.  I spent a year between Chicago & Washington, D.C. from March 1997-March 1998, before returning to Germany.  I was an Au pair for a German & Austrian family outside of Munich on the Standberg Lake over-looking the Alps for a year ('93-'94).  I worked various jobs in Germany & before I was hired by United Airlines, I worked 3 yrs in Avaiation Security doing Passenger Profiling at Frankfurt Int'l. Airport.  I went to school & studied International Relations & German. I was accepted to the University of Maryland & The Montery School of International Studies but have yet to finish because I went off to Europe for what was to only be a year & then later I took a job with United.  I'm currently the Union Representative in Frankfurt for Legislative Affairs.  We lobby Capitol Hill for changes for Flight Attendant & our Passengers in matters of safety & health.  Of course my life has taken many many different paths & has had many many ups & downs to writ
Friends: Rhonda Keeth (El Camino '85),Kim Walker, Michelle Graves, Brandie Lugar, Meg & Theresa Walsh, Tiffany Caldwell, Jeff Luc, Joni & Brian Clifford, Sandy Cameron, Jamie Tasakos, Niki Wilson, Karen Harding, Amey & everyone I played Volleyball, Basketball or did Track & Field with at Encina. I'd also say I had other really good friends & people I liked...I know you know who you all are...  I've lost contact with everyone except Michelle, Tifanny, Amey & Jeff. 
Hobbies: Sports!!!  Running, Mt. Biking, Weight Training, Snorkeling, Reading, Traveling, Tae Kwon Do, Camping, Sky-Diving, Scuba-Diving, going to the movies, plus alot more...
Kids: N/A!!!
Grade_school: Greer
Grade_school_friends: Rhonda Keeth (El Camino'85), Michelle Graves, Pam Sparks, Kathy Wilson, plus i'm sure some I've forgotten roght now...sorry!!!
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Rhonda Keeth, Michelle Graves, Niki Wilson, Jamie Tasakos plus some I can't think of right now.
Memorable_teachers: I had ALOT of great teachers at Encina & a few bad ones but for the most part they were all memorable in some way or another.
Favorite_memory: Too many, but I'd have to say just hanging out with my true friends & just having fun.  The Rally's, the games, Graduation, etc.
Story: The time Rob Schaffer a bunch of others & I went off to buy beer during one of those traditional get togethers in Cottage Park the night before a football game.  After we got back to the Park Rob said he would never drive with me again because I drove like "Speed Racer & Dukes of Hazzard" roled into one!!!  I've found a true driving home in Germany on the Autobahn!!!  Going off the road & jumping a ditch with Kim Walker in her bug after leaving the Graduate in Davis. We flattened I think all four tires. Hmm, too many beers maybe? 
Sibling_info: Roanld W. Gill  Class of 1992
Alumni_in_contact: Michelle Maciel (Graves), Jeff Luc & Tifanny Caldwell.
comments: I meet some really great people at Encina & made some really good friends.  I have to say that I went to school with some pretty nasty stuck-up rich kids from Jonas Salk to Encina who where not always nice to others for no reason at all.  I hope those people have changed for the better.  Not everyone can be rich, pretty, handsome or popular but that does not mean your less of a person.  Now days those people that are always made fun of or feel left out are killing those same type of classmates in school.  Thank God we grew up in a somewhat more innocent world.  I just wish success & happiness to those that we know...  
11/7/02
Mark Noya writes:
Occupation: CTO - Maverick Media
Bio: Spent some time in Sacramento and then moved to the bay area prior to the Internet boom and worked for a Wireless company (not cell phone stuff). I got married and moved to San Luis Obispo area. I have been here ever since.
Hobbies: Currently my hobby is raising my son. My passion centers around computers, electronics and such diversions.
Kids: Alexander is just like me, which is both a blessing and a curse. He is cute, funny and at three already has mastered certain levels of sarcasm.
Grade_school: Cottage
Memorable_teachers: Mr Fig - He always tried to relate on our level. He did a great job.
Favorite_memory: There are a few. My actual favorite was being done with high school.
11/7/02
Kimberly Graber writes:
Occupation: Cash Auditor/ Human Resource Asst.
Bio: Working
Friends: Dawn Clayton, Joanie Brown
Kids: I have a 2 year old son and he is beautiful, very smart,and personable, he is the light of my life,
Grade_school: Noralto
Grade_school_friends: Joanie Brown
Favorite_memory: Senior Trip to Hawaii
Story: I would desperately like to find Dawn Clayton, I have wondered about her and how she has been doing for to many years now, Its time we reunited.
Sibling_info: Kim Kizziar, Karla Kizziar, Tricia Graber, Joseph Adams
11/6/02
Colleen Stanturf writes:
Occupation: student
Bio: living in various places - El Cerrito, Davis, Concord, New Orleans, Sacramento and on my way back to the East Bay.  I got a BA in Philosophy at UCD and went out and did corporate america.  Not a pretty site.  I am getting back into school - getting a teaching degree from CSU-Hayward for English in middle or high school.  I guess that got me thinking about high school ... oh, those were the times.
Trivia: I have some artwork online at www.wwoz.com, a community radio station in New Orleans that is the bomb.  It was a show called "No Broken Arrows" about being disabled and still having a life.
Friends: My best friends were Katera Forbes and Lisa Nunziato.  They still are near and dear to my heart.  And the rest of the drama freaks. And Hank & George, of course. 
I need to find Dan Bui and Vijay and more of Hank's friends for a party.
Kids: I never really had time for the kid thing.  I love kids, though.  Really.
Grade_school: who remembers that far back
Grade_school_friends: I transferred from Mercy my sophmore year.  Before that I was in a tiny farm school in the middle of the rice fields.  You don't want to know.
Memorable_teachers: Mrs. McKenzie inspired me to be a high school English teacher.  She was the BEST and let me read as many books as I wanted.  Mr. Figenshu was great too and really was always there for anyone who needed someone to talk to.  I saw him in Muir Woods once.  Mr. Rollins was a riot, until you passed a certain line - then watch out! Mr. Marelich and his hair.  And of course, Mac!
Favorite_memory: Sitting on the Senior Lawn when I wasn't a senior.
Story: This might not be the best forum for my INTERESTING stories. 
Sibling_info: Jeremy
Alumni_in_contact: Hank, George, Katera, Lisa, Pam & Chris, Tina.
8/12/02
Cindy Onstine writes:
Occupation: Tourism Assessment Program Analyst.
Bio: I goofed and partied for a while after graduation.  Became employed with an Orthopedist and stayed in the medical field for 10 years. Got married in 1991 and divorced in 1994 but I have two beautiful children from it - Tyler and Brittany.  I am currently planning my second AND last wedding in August to Kevin Perez (Sac High Grad).  He is the love of my life and he brings with him two more beautiful children - Tyler and Ciara.  Yes, we not only have a lot of kids BUT we have two Tyler's in our house also.  I have always enjoyed excitement!  I have worked for the State of Ca. for two years now and I love it.  I currently work in the Tourism Dept which allows me travel througout the State.  Kevin and I just purchased our first home in Elk Grove so life is really great!
Trivia: In Sept. 1988, I traveled to the Cayman Islands on a business trip and got caught in the worst hurricane in history -Hurricane Gilbert.  For 24+ hours my family thought I was dead.  Obviously I survived but it was a very scary experience.
Friends: Well, there are a lot of friends I had in high school but my closest friends to this day are Dan Horner and Jackie Anderson '87.  I have a lot of memories though with Rob Shaffer, Bob Carlson, Susan Spencer, Lance Ballance,  Kelly Weninger, Mark Shumway, Chris Hunt, Lance Ballance, Jim Farmer, Sandy Cameron....who else because I know there are more?  I have only stayed in contact with Dan and Jackie...although I would love to hear from others!  Where are the Yarrow's????
Hobbies: Besides spending all my time with my kids I enjoy backpacking, fishing, camping, snowboarding and virtually anything else that requires me to be outside.  Watching my children play sports the best!
Kids: I have four children:  Brittany, 11; Tyler Mark (Kev's son) 10;  Tyler William (my son) 9; and Ciara, 8.  They are all so very wonderful and we are only two short of the Brady Bunch....but 4 is definitely enough!
Grade_school: Thomas Edison
Grade_school_friends: Although a lot of my elementary school friends went to Encina, I only stayed in touch with Lance Ballance.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: A whole bunch but I haven't stayed in touch.
Memorable_teachers: Loved Dahlin, do I need to explain??  Also there was this one, Mr Plumbtree I think, he was drop dead gorgeous!  Oh, I suppose you want educational reasons....don't have any.
Sibling_info: Wendy Onstine MaGill 1987, Randy Onstine 1989, Victor Onstine 1993
Alumni_in_contact: Dan Horner '85; Jackie Anderson '87
Heard_about_website_from: I think my sister Wendy.
3/19/02
Kelly O'Callaghan writes:
Occupation: manager
Bio: Since graduation I have been doing a lot. I moved to San Diego with some friends from school right after I graduated. Dave Perez, mike Boggous & Bobby  Perez & o-ya John Jenson was there as well. Shortly after that I became a manager for Del Taco:). Now I am a manager for Brinker int. aka. Chilis. there is a lot more to tell but i dont think i should get into it :)
Trivia: I am into high-risk hobbies such as sky diving rock climbing and for the past 3 years I have been into jiu jitsu and cage fighting at the next generation fighting academy.
Friends: Becky Franchum, Dave & Tony Cicneros,  David & Bobby Perez, Katrena Pace Mike Boggous, John Jenson & Susan Henley
Hobbies: jiu jitsu
Kids: Kelsey O'Callaghan 9 years old living in new york
Junior_high: Joanas Salk
Memorable_teachers: Eric Dolen art teacher. he alaways took the time to listen
Favorite_memory: My freshmen year I played football, the varsity team moved my car onto the senior lawn.
2/25/02
Melinda Cope writes:
Occupation: Strategic Planner for Hewlett Packard Company
Bio: My focus primarily has been in the Architectural field where I worked as a   project manager for about 11 years on a variety of historical preservation, school and corporate projects.  I left that to join corporate America, and Hewlett Packard back in 1997 full time.  My job now is interesting, challenging and ever changing.   On the personal front, my greatest acheivement is my curly headed daughter Madeline who is now 7 years old and missing a few teeth.  I have a delightful new husband of 20 months named Ray and we moved to Auburn 12 months ago and enjoy remodeling our home.   Life is good!
Trivia: I moved across the street from Page Eagan in Auburn a year ago.  Small world isn't it!
Friends: High school buddies, The Barbarian Brothers, Emily Marchant, Ann Kruger, Tiff Stark, Paula Shannon and Sally Howard.  Also Bob Pasley and Andy Budlong.  From those I am unfortunately only in contact with Emily, Sally and Paula and Ann.  Where did everyone go?
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, art, traveling, gardening and playing Frogger with Maddy.
Kids: Madeline Elise was born in 1993 and has been amusing me ever since.  She is a very bright first grader who enjoys, lizzards, art, Pokemon and practical jokes.
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Emily Marchant, Ann Kruger, Jeff Uzelac, Sally Sparling, Tiffany Stark
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Ann Duane, Laura Albright, Tiffany Stark, Emily Marchant
Memorable_teachers: Mr Dutton for math, what a character.  Senora Kojima for Espanol, a great teacher and I still use what she taught me.  That crazy haired Chemistry teacher for making me realize I would never be a chemist.
Favorite_memory: Cutting PE Class and getting Sausage McMuffins and Diet Cokes with the Barbarian Brothers!
Sibling_info: Carla Cope 1983
Alumni_in_contact: Emily Marchant, Ann Kruger Grant, Paula Shannon Harris, Jeff Uzelac a little, Sally Howard Ash, Page Eagan
Heard_about_website_from: Emily
4/29/00
Update: Just wanted to update my new edition of Griffin Wetzel to the family on 2/6/02.   Griffin weighed 8lbs 5 oz and is doing great!
2/24/02
Robert Motz writes:
homepage: www.statichero.com
Occupation: Program Manager - IP Engineering
Bio: Graduated from Sac State in 1990 with my BS Degree.  Have been aggressively pursuing my career in Information Technologies and Telecommunications.  Married Linda Dunbar (from Toledo, Ohio) on May 27th, 2001 in Sedona, Arizona.  Have also been very involved in music.
Trivia: Have been playing the Sacramento music scene since the late 1990's in a band called statichero.  John Rodgers (also an Encina 1985 grad) is the drummer in the band.
Friends: My best friends have been/and still are:  John Rodgers, Rick Vogelsang, and Paul Vogelsang.  I've lost contact w/Jim March, Dusty Garver, Kelly Faria, Chris Vogelsang, and John Melberg.
Hobbies: Guitar player in a local band called statichero. Our web page is www.statichero.com.  Also a huge NFL, College Football, NBA, College Hoops, and Major League Baseball fan.  Also, love motorcycles..  Have a Suzuki DRZ400 dirtbike and a 2002 Fatboy Harley Davidson.   My other favorite hobby is hanging with my new wife at our new home in West Roseville and playing pool.
Kids: None that I know of as of yet.  :D
Grade_school: Harry Dewey
Grade_school_friends: None..  I transferred from Del Campo my junior year and still have those friends as well.
Junior_high: Will Rogers
Junior_high_friends: Same as above regarding Grade school..
Memorable_teachers: Eric Dahlin (spelling??) at Encina for ceramics.  He was quite a character and a tremendous person.
Favorite_memory: Can't think of just one, but really appreciate great friends..
Story: I'll pass.. ;)
Heard_about_website_from: John Rodgers
1/3/02
Richard Francis writes:
homepage: http://members.tripod.com/~skippyhead/index.html
Occupation: Retail Sales Management
Bio: Attended ARC for about....3 weeks, taking art and english classes. Ended up taking a job in retail at PayLess Drug in North Sacramento (Del Paso Blvd. & El Camino Ave.! aka "The War Zone.") Stayed there from May of '87 until October of '92 when I was offered a opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new graphic design company. Unfortunately, that crashed and burned and I returned to Pay Less. In June of 1996 I, (after much foot dragging), went into management as a supervisor. In July of that same year my wife (who I had met at the store in 1990,) and I moved our family out of Sacramento and put down new roots in Newport, Oregon which is a little town right on the coast. I secured a transfer to the Pay Less store in Newport as a supervisor and was much alarmed when the company was bought straight out by Rite Aid paharmacy in December of 1996. We stuck to it and I accepted promotion to Assistant Manager in June of 1998. My greatest "doings" since graduation was meeting and marrying my lovely wife Marcella. When we met she had recently divorced and was raising her two young daughters. Together, we created two more girls and now I have a housefull! 
Trivia: Lance Ballance and I created "The Skippyheads" sophomore year in Mr. Botello's photo class. It was a sloppy comic strip starring a bunch of the guys we hung around with at school. 15+ years later ( on and wayyy off!) I'm still at it. We flunked photo, by the way. The strips, for the most part, are sloppy and unpublishable. I did, however, sit down late last year and started a brand new one that I've been actually taking some time at doing. I'm up to about 170 newspaper type "dailies." When I get about a years' worth I may submit them. Who knows?  
Friends: Lance Ballance, James Kevin Harding, Jay Davis, Andy Greene, Mike Ward, Donald Earl Avis. I have managed to stay in very close contact with Lance & Jim, (we were in each others' weddings,) and have had contact with Jay, Andy and Mike. Mr. Avis went into the Air Force and was never seen again (!)
Hobbies: If the weather's nice we're down at the beach (which is around the corner and down the street...no kidding!) I do try do draw a little each day (sometime's at work ;) ) but most of the time my wife and I are running around taking care of our 4 daughters.
Kids: My step-daughters are Loretta Jean  (12 years old,)and Amanda Christine (10 years old.) They were joined by Samantha Tyler in 1994 who is 6 now, and, our baby, Karina Robin, who was born in 1996, a month before we moved to Oregon.
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: Stacey Wallace, Andy Greene and Mary Mackintosh from kindergarten on. 6th grade was the best though. Mr. Hagwood's. Stacey, Andy, Jeff Watson, John Nikelwicz, Mike Turner, Rich O'Brien, John Golden, Mike Turner, Derek Cabaniss, Vicki Clift, Laura Albright, Ann Duane, Sally Howard, Susan Spencer and Roger "Rodgie Dodgie" Allen. I was "Moose" on our "Mean Machine" football team. Great memories.
Junior_high: Howe Avenue.
Junior_high_friends: Andy Greene, Jay Davis, James Kevin Harding, Mike Ward, Andy Budlong.
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Chambers, art class. Started off each class by telling everyone to "take a tranquilizer and get yer coffee and doughnuts and settle down." Mr. Dahlin in ceramics who warned everyone not to make "anything, and he meant anything that even closley resembled a pipe or bong." Mr. Rollins, who looked up "geek" in the dictionary because he kept hearing it in class. Upon finding it he read aloud the definition, and loudly agreed that he had several "geeks" in his class. Senior year: Mr. Adan, the new art teacher. Gave me the most profound and guiding words, "Don't be a Zit."
Favorite_memory: Lots...Andy Greene, in the aforementioned ceramics class, asking the substitute teacher for a pass because he was ill. She refused because she thought he was bluffing and he promptly threw up all over the table. Jeff Watson and crew doing "The Love Machine" at one of the Air band competitions. Lance Ballance mooning our P.E. coach and getting caught doing it. And many, many more.
Story: Umm...I just did. I do have a regret that I was mostly a non-contribitor. I even skipped our 10 year reunion on the basis that the people I hung around with in school (Lance, Jim etc.) were the same ones I had stayed in very close contact with. Oh, well.
Heard_about_website_from: Lance "Hot Rod" Ballance
8/22/00
Viki Clift writes:
Occupation: Fraud/Review Analyst for Health Insurance Company
Bio: A year after graduation I met the man I would eventually marry, Jim Beck.  We spent many years working and living care-free {some might say irresponsibly} but we had a great time and have few regrets.  WE married in 1992, bought our home in 1994 and had our baby-girl in 1996.  I've spent almost 11 years with he same Health Insurance company and I thoroughly enjoy my work in Fraud Investigations.
Trivia: My closest high-school friends will remember that I started living on my own in the middle of my high school years and basically cut myself off from most of my family.    As the years have gone by I have gotten right back where I belong with my family and couldn't even imagine not seeing them all the time.  On a more 'interesting' note: The first date I had with my
husband ended in a motorcycle accident and we have been together ever since {both of us recovered without incident}.  Odd start to a life long relationship, huh?
Friends: Paige Richter, Jill Roberts, Jamie Simmons and Fawn Langhorst. Paige and I lost contact on and off for years after high school but 'got back together' about 5 years ago.   She is now one of my closest friends and I'll be sure not to lose her again!    I speak to Jamie once in a blue moon on the phone but we rarely get to see each other.  Jill and I also speak to
and see each other infrequently but she and her family will always have a special place in my heart also.  None of us have spoken to Fawn since high school and we are sad about that.
Hobbies: I enjoy rollerblading and biking although I do neither often enough.  I enjoy reading biographies of old movie stars and doing Creative memories.
Kids: Our daughter was born March 19, 1996, the day before her daddy's birthday.  Her name is Sydnee and she is the light of our lives.  She is a beautiful, head-strong, live personality and she keeps us on our toes.  As of today {yeah for me!} I am only working part-time so that I can be a mom to her more that evenings and weekends and I think we are going to love it!
Grade_school: Cottage Elementary
Grade_school_friends: I only see them about once a year but I would include here: Laura Albright, Ann Duane, Kathryn Stanton, and Susan Spencer.
Junior_high: Jonas Salk School
Junior_high_friends: All of the above, Robin Hagy, Tiffany Stark, Emily Marchant, Sally Howard, and I am sure there are more that I just can't remember!
Memorable_teachers: Mr. Figenshu; I had alot of stuff going on in my life during my year with him and he was such a great listener, advisor, teacher. I often think of him fondly and think how lucky I was to have had him pass through my life.
Favorite_memory: The rallies.  I loved them!  I'm still a sucker for spirit.
Story: About Mr. Carroll---I had him for a 2nd semester class which I rarely ever attended.  The day before graduation after he agreed to pass me {probably just to get me out of there!} he said to me, "I hope you don't screw up in life the way you screwed up in my class".  I want him to know that I never forgot those words and that I DIDN'T.  Thank you.
Alumni_in_contact: Kelly Faria 1985; Paige Richter-Cogovan 1985
Heard_about_website_from: Jamie Simmons-Aldred
8/22/00
Paige Richter writes:
Occupation: CLAIMS ASSISTANT FOR PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE
Bio: I WORKED FOR THE GOLDEN 1 CREDIT UNION FROM JUNE 1987 TO JUNE 1998. MARRIED TIM COGOVAN IN JUNE 1994, HAD ONE CHILD - THE REASON I WAS BORN - NICHOLAS IN MAY OF 1998 AND DIVORCED IN AUGUST 1999. QUIT GOLDEN ONE IN JUNE OF 1998 TO STAY HOME WITH NICHOLAS FOR EIGHTEEN MONTHS. WENT BACK TO WORK IN OCT 1999 FOR PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE HANDLING COLLATERAL PROTECTION INSURANCE CLAIMS.
Trivia: AFTER HIGHSCHOOL I WAS ROOMMATES WITH KYM SEXTON AND THEN LATER ROOMATES WITH KATHRYN STANTON
Friends: BEST FRIENDS - ANDREA WATKINS/HUNTER, VIKI CLIFT/BECK AND KATHRYN STANTON/THOMAS
WHO I AM HAPPY TO SAY ARE STILL MY BEST FRIENDS AND KYM SEXTON WHO I AM SAD TO SAY I HAVE A HARD TIME KEEPING IN CONTACT WITH
Hobbies: READING, CAMPING, BOATING, CHASING A BUSY TWO YEAR OLD
Kids: THE SAME DOCTOR WHO DELIVERED MY SON IN MAY OF 1998 ALSO DELIVERED ME IN MARCH 1967 AT SUTTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL!!!
NICHOLAS IS TWO AND IS MY LIFE. HE IS ALREADY FOUR INCHES ABOVE AVERAGE HEIGHT FOR HIS AGE SO HE ISN'T GOING TO BE AS VERTICALLY CHALLENGED AS HIS MOM!
Grade_school: TOO MANY!
Junior_high: HOWE AVE
Favorite_memory: DRILL TEAM - TRYOUTS, PRACTICE, 2ND PERIOD PE FOR 3 YEARS, RALLIES, GAMES, BLACKLIGHTS, BACKWARDS AND WHO CAN FORGET HOMECOMING RALLIES FOR JESUIT!
Alumni_in_contact: VIKI CLIFT-BECK 1985, KATHRYN STANTON-THOMAS 1985, SUSAN SPENCER-LOHEIT 1985, KELLY FARIA 1985, DAN HORNER 1985, KIM THOMPSON-WITT 1983, RICH BENOIT 1986
Heard_about_website_from: VIKI CLIFT-BECK
6/7/00
Emily Marchant writes:
Occupation: high school counselor
Bio: Gaduated from CSUS in 93 with a BA in psych. (who'd have guessed) and then received a Masters in counseling in 98. 
Trivia: I still play soccer (indoor and out). Yes, I'm still a hack.
Friends: Ann Kruger (Grant), Sally Howard (Ash), Andrea Howard (Bickham), Melinda Cope (Wetzel), Paula Shannon (Harris), Bob Pasley, John Jensen, Grant Eppler, Heather Dole, Jill Hood,(Tucker) Peter Hood
Hobbies: Running, soccer and being a mom.
Kids: Max is alomost 15mo and weighs over 30#!!! He is the most wonderful thing I ever created! (of course I had a little help)
Grade_school: Sierra Oaks
Grade_school_friends: Same as above (people I am in contact with)
Junior_high: Jonas Salk
Junior_high_friends: Same as above
Memorable_teachers: Ms Kojima, because she was such an incredible instructor.  Mrs. McGuire, because she really cared about our class.
Favorite_memory: Geez, there are so many to choose from it's difficult to say. One would be the time Paula Shannon wore a rubber mask to perform a cheer for another school and the whole squad was falling down laughing while trying to do the cheer (had to be there I guess).  All of the dances especially juior prom and senior ball.  The rallys and the football and basketball games.
Story: Well, I have lots of interesting stories about my friends from Encina (at least I think so) but they are much to long to go into here in a bio.
Sibling_info: Grant Eppler 82
Alumni_with_email: Conact me with your info and I will gladly forward it to any of the aforementioned-I'm a terrble speller still.
Alumni_in_contact: Ann Kruger, Sally and Andrea Howard, Paula Shannon, Melinda Cope, Bob Pasley,Jill and Peter Hood,Heather Dole
Heard_about_website_from: Bob Pasley
4/27/00
Dennis Mathisen writes:
Occupation: Fire Marshal
Bio: Started working for the fire department a week after graduation and have been there ever since.  Worked for  a fire district in the Arden/Arcade/Carmichael area for twelve years and accepted the Fire Marshal job in Roseville in 97.  Attended many colleges over the years and will be graduating from Saint Mary's College in Feb. 2000.   Getting your degree by going to school at night takes forever.  Married my beautiful wife in 95.  She is a local Orthodontist who graduated from El Camino in 82.  We had out daughter in April of this year.  Life has been good to me.   I hope everyone in the Class of 85 was so lucky.
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, woodworking & and most importantly, spending time with my family.
Kids: Of course, I have the most beautiful daughter in the world.  Her name is Megan.
Grade_school: Too many to remember.  Finished at Greer.
Junior_high: Howe Avenue
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Trathen, Mr. Ash, Mr. Schuler, Mrs. McGuire, Mr. Stearns and, of course, Mr. Coke
11/3/99
Dawna Spivey writes:
Occupation: Teacher
Bio: went to ARC, Sonoma State, And CSUS. B.A. Liberal Studies & teaching credential. Everything until I got a District teaching job. I have been a Day Camp Director, P.E. teacher, preschool teacher. I now teach in a K-1 (Montessori) Classroom in the Merced City School District. I leave in Mariposa with 2 rabbits and my husband of 3 years.
Trivia: no children yet... I have a class of 20 wild little ones... That's enough for now!
Friends: Becca Dillon, Jackie Terra,Martha Soule....
Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, reading, ceramics...
Kids: I haven't room enough to brag about all 20 (students) of mine! They keep me busy!!!!
Grade_school: Blackwell Elem. Marietta, GA.
Junior_high: Howe Ave.
Junior_high_friends: Martha Soule, Wendy Beamer(sp?)
Favorite_teachers: Mr. Figenshu, Ms. McGuire, Mr. Dillon....
Alumni_in_contact: Michele Campo Brown, Martha Soule Heeb, ALL the soule sisters and brothers...
10/4/99
Katera Forbes writes:
Bio: Laughing - Loving - working - dancing - painting landscapes - hiking in Mendecino - playing with nieces and nephews - playing with friends - planning other peoples vacations - working - selling various and assorted things - biking - hiking - walking - painting trees - working - loving - camping - workin' on Capital Hill - Laughing

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