Where are you?  What are you doing?  Here's your chance to let us all know what you're up to and, perhaps, to post a photo of yourself.  You can even post a 'then' and 'now' photo if you have them.  We'd all love to hear from you. To get started, just click on the 'add your profile' button right under this message.

All classmates are invited to post here whether or not you are attending the reunion in August!!!


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John Gottberg Anderson

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Marital status: Committed Relationship Children: 1
Occupation: freelance journalist

Thera Bradshaw

Marital status: Married Children: 4
Occupation: Semi Retired & CEO Team 911
Hi All,

Gosh, so many years have slipped by.  Life has been great and now we are on that final chapter. 

My career in public policy has been rewarding. It also has been an honor tp serve on the transition teams for President Clinton and Obama.  Now I am focused on my three start ups so having fun helping them grow into profitable companies.  

I remarried four years ago after saying I would never do that again but I met Jeff Sleight and all that changed.  

Looking forward to seeing you at the 55 year reunion.  

Steve Bridges

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Marital status: Married Children: 5
Occupation: Sales Manager

Steve Bridges is the Sales and Marketing Manager for SAFETYCAL® a Sign & Decal manufacturer. Industrial Safety Signage is their specialty. Although, 80% of their products are custom made. Steve retired from The Register-Guard newspaper on August 11, 2000. He had been employed there for 30 years. He was a District Manager six years, County Manager for one year and Sales Manager for 23 years. In these positions he was responsible for maintaining and increasing the overall circulation for the newspaper.

Steve served as a United Way Loaned Executive for The Register-Guard during the fall campaign of 1984. Steve served on the United Way committee, the Concessions committee and the Safety Committee. Steve carries an open water diver qualification certificate and maintains a current basic first aid and CPR card. Steve was president of the Emerald Track Club for four years.

Steve served in the U.S. Army where he became a Staff Sergeant E-6 in the Adjutant Generals Corp at the age of 20. He served in Vietnam and was presented with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. During his stay in Vietnam he also served as a lifeguard at an Officers swimming pool in Di'an. Steve was honorably discharged on May 17, 1970.

Steve has attended many trainings, conferences and seminars for computer programs, management, human relations, human potential, human effectiveness, time management and sales.

Steve is currently an associate member of the National Safety Council and ASSE-Cascade chapter. Steve has run seven marathons, several half marathons and more 10K's than he can remember. Steve likes to spend time with his family, rides bike, lifts weights, cardio exercise at the gym and putter project on the farm/ranch.

Specialties:Contracts, Personnel, Sales & Promotion Management

Bryce Butler

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Marital status: Married Children: 2
Occupation: director/writer
Mara and I just returned from a two week vacation after a winter of non-stop work together on two productions: a remounting, "Air Heart" in December and a premiere, "Naomi's Flight" in February. Currently directing a new project, "That Which Returns" a collaboration with another aerial duo. Our boxer, Freya, keeps us sane and in stitches with her clown antics. My youngest daughter, Fawn, is still making music in Austin. My eldest daughter, AShanti, has just given birth to a new grandaughter, Adeline. And she and her partner, Sheree, have adopted two lovely children, Kaleo and Olivia, so I'm a triple "Papa" as Olivia calls me. Life is simply amazing.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Cross

Marital status: Married
Occupation: Psychotherapy/Retired
Comment:  Hope I can make it to the reunion!

Stephen Garrett

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Marital status: Married Children: 3
Occupation: Retired
I decided to serve my country just before graduation. Almost as soon as the ink was dry on my diploma I was off to Ft. Lewis for basic training. My specialty was Hawk Missle System Radar Repairman. I spent 1 1/2 years in South Korea on the DMZ repairing and maintaining radar equipment that was critical to detecting North Korean forces.
After returning to Eugene after being discharged, I did a few odd jobs, but then found my calling working in the foreign auto parts industry. Working as a counterman, then store asst. mgr., then store manger for a few years gave me a huge amount of knowledge not only in the industry but also in business in general. I was promoted several times within the company and was transferred to Seattle for a year then back to Eugene for a couple of yrs.then to L.A. for 5 yrs. where I worked in several positions in the administrative end of things. Back to Portland for 18 yrs.and then back to Washington until 2010.

I met my wife Bev by selling her car parts that she needed to repair her car. As of this coming December, we will have been married for 40 yrs. We have 3 great kids. Jayson, who is also a salesman in the electrical field in Portland, is married and they have no children. Our daughter Katie is also married ..she is a high school math teacher, her husband is a band teacher in Salem and they have one (7). Our youngest daughter Erin is married and is a very dedicated stay at home mom to 3 kids, but in the last couple of years has taken up event planning and because of her skills, that company has been voted the best wedding planners in Boise. Her husband is a Sales Mgr. for Ferguson.

I reluctantlly retired in 2010 after my third open heart surgery (due to a condition much too involved to explain here). I can say that exposure to Agent Orange in Korea is the culprit. Getting VA to admit it is another story. 
My final position before retirement was phone sales for an import car parts distributor in Kirkland Wa. 

We now live in a great house within 5 blocks of my childhood home in South Eugene. 
I have developed cooking and gardening skills in my old age, which not only surprised my wife, but me as well. I love my greenhouse and am really enjoying trying new crops each season. Life has been full of interesting experiences and meeting some wonderful people along the way. So glad to be back in town. 


Jennifer Green (Pendergrass)

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Marital status: Committed Relationship Children: 2
Occupation: Managing Principal Consultant
Ok, so in just a few words - life is a joy when play is work and work is play. I have a wonderful partner, Ivan, and 3 grandchildren, one - Lilly, who is a precocious 5 and a half and lives with me fulltime - a true joy.  I also love my work - Organizational Development Consulting - which offers fulfillment and yes, income,  that continues to engage.  In fact, I may never retire!  Who could ask for more?  My other interests have been showing in working cowhorse AQHA and NRCHA shows in California, Arizona and Nevada (did I ever tell you I really only wanted to be a cowgirl when I grew up?), and living in an equestiran community where I get to ride out on the trails, enjoy friendships in the local horse club, not to mention sample the local wine and cuisine of the gold country of California.  Having lived all over the state - from Santa Barbara, West LA, Ventura County, to the Bay Area, and now the Sierra Foothills - I can think of only one other state that compares - Oregon!  I look forward to your update and those of other Axemen at the 50th - did I say 50th - high school reunion! Let's give 'em the Axe, where? Right in the neck, the neck, the neck, there! Live long and prosper!

Cheryl Gust (Pekkala)

Marital status: Married Children: 1
Occupation: retired

sally hileman (jacobsen)

Marital status: Married
Occupation: retired

Carolyn Mary Hobbs (Johnson)

Marital status: Married
Occupation: Author/Teacher/Therapist
My website is I received my B.S. in Journalism in 1971 from the U. Oregon, married Jerome Hobbs in 1970 for 5 years, & moved to SF-Bay Area in 1972 to become Asst. Editor on a Sunday magazine. My M.A. in 1982 Humanistic Psychology from Sonoma State U.allowed me to study Bioenergetics, Feldenkrais work, Dance Therapy & Buddhism with leading edge Psycho-Spiritual teachers in my twenties. Certified as a Body-Centered Therapist by international trainers Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, my 30-plus years in private therapy practice in Berkeley, CA & Durango, CO culminates in my new book, FREE YOURSELF: 10 Life-Changing Powers of your Wise Heart (Wisdom), published in English, Spanish & Audio. My First book, JOY, No Matter What (Conari, 2005) is published in 5 languages & audio. As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1986, my therapy with couples & clients blends Buddhist wisdom with Expressive Breathwork. I have taught Daylong Retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center near S.F. since 2004 and train psychologists & therapists fhrough U.S. Journal in Santa Fe, NM & Seattle, WA. A former graduate professor at Naropa Institute in Boulder, my books have been featued in Shambhala Sun, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Essence magazine, Imagine & the AHP (Assn. for Humanicstic Psychologists) Journal. In 1986 I met the love of my life & spouse Jo Alexander and this December we will celebrate 30 years of co-creating life together. We have lived in Durango, CO since 1994.