In short, I moved to Chicago in 1967, became a hippie/admin secretary, and worked at DePaul University. Took some time off from secretarial work and became a singing waitress on a bet at the downtown Holiday Inn in Chicago. Met, married and followed my only husband into the Marine Corps. After spending 6 years in North Carolina, and 3 years in beautiful Spain, we finally ended up in California - Monterey. He attended the Defense Language Institute and went on to Hawaii. I stayed here as a single Mom. I have a lovely daughter now, age 28 and a graduate of US Santa Barbara in Theatre (no surprise there) and have a beautiful 4 1/2 year old granddaughter. I'm divorced, but have been partnered to the Chair of the Theatre Department at the Monterey Peninsula College for over 5 years - Peter DeBono. Cute story goes with this: we've known each other since 1989. But in 2002 he directed me in the Odd Couple. My daughter was Stage Manager for the show. He started asking my daughter if I was still married or with anyone. By the time the show opened, we had had our first awkward date (how do you have a date with someone who you've known for a long time?) and we have been inseparable ever since. I still perform and am active in community theatre, as you can see from my photo. I work full time at the Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC) a DoD agency located here in Monterey. I've been a government contractor for over 15 years now. I'm happy, and healthy. Hope to hear from some of you.
After graduating College with a BS in Business Administration, I became a Retail Buyer for Famous Barr. I met my husband, Charlie, there and married in 1977. After eight years, I became a Retail Buyer for Venture Stores. I traveled extensively in the US and the Orient. We moved to Florida in 1986 and I became a Retail Buyer for Bealls Florida. After 5 years, I decided to leave Buying and get into Sales becoming a Giftware Sales Rep for Florida's West Coast. After 3 tiring years traveling up and down the coast, I decided to change careers and became a licensed Financial Planner. I wanted to help Retirees, Baby Boomers, our parents and ourselves with investments. I am still working as an Investment Advisor. I volunteer for a Wildlife Rehabilitator and sit on their Board. I am, also, a member of the Humane Society United States Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) for Florida. We do not have any children, therefore no grandchildren but have Dogs who are our "Boys". My husband is a Private Investigator. Some of his cases are quite interesting! He, also, sells for and distributes a publication called "Pet Pages" for the State of Florida. We enjoy the Florida weather and lifestyle, living on a canal with a boat in our backyard!
In a nutshell is not really possible...but will give it a try. Right after I graduated, I ran away to Haight Ashbury, CA for 2 weeks. My then boyfriend got caught stealing food in a grocery store so I was flown home from Juvenile Detention. After that, I married, had a son, divorced and then somewhat settled down to raising my only son, working as a waitress at night and going to school in the day or vise verses, depending on classes and where life took me day to day. My son went to college and got his masters just behind me getting mine and he married almost exactly a year after I did again. I married a wonderful man, Steve, 10 years ago, he built me an art studio/Office above his 2-car garage where I have a private practice, counseling and doing art psychotherapy with single parents, children, teens, families, and who ever the universe sends my way. I walk dogs, in the woods around our house between clients and life is sweet.
Besides marrying too young, the high school incorrectly entered me in the yearbook as "Vaughn" vs my maiden name, "Lorton". I have one daughter from that very short marriage. I remarried and was married for 21 years, then divorced. I started working for McDonnell Douglas in Sept.1967 and the rest is history. McDonnell merged with Boeing 10 years ago, and I have 40 years come this September! I worked my way up from the bottom; and am currently the USN/USMC Contract & Business Support Liaison for all Boeing Programs at Patuxent River, MD. I relocated from STL and live near NAS PAX...naval base. I have worked on the Navy's F/A-18 Program (the HORNET) since conception. I managed the Contracts on Engineering change proposals for retrofit, software and production for this military fighter jet, for the US Navy and several foreign governments. We now sell the Super Hornet. It's been a great job and I'm very proud to be part of a team supporting our military. I also work Air Shows for Boeing, when our Blue Angels perform at PAX (they fly Hornets!). My daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and John have given me 2 beautiful grandchildren. Pierce is 9 and Reagan is almost 5. Being a grandparent is the best job in the world! I have always had dogs; but lost the 2 (to old age) who made this journey with me to Maryland, about 3 years ago. Once I retire, I'll get more, but I travel alot with work and it wouldn't be fair to them at this time of my life. It's always interesting to see what tomorrow will bring! Looking forward to the reunion and seeing old friends.
After high school I attended UMSL and receiver a BA in Biology in 1974. I went to work at Washington University as a research technician 1972 and obtained a M.S. in 1980. Also that same year I attended medical school at Mizzou graduating with an M.D. degree in 1983 and a Ph.D. in 1989 (at mizzou in physiology). While working on the doctoral degree I began a surgical internship at University of Texas at Galveston and finished a residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1992. I have been in private practice in Neurosurgery since 1992. Currently I practice in Bismarck, North Dakota. My wife is D'Arcy Honeycutt, a cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. We have two children, Alessandra 17 and Christopher 11. In our spare time we enjoy travel, scuba diving, and watching our children grow. TS
How does one account for their life over the past 40 years? Better yet at age 18 would I have believed a fortune teller had they told me that I would be living and teaching in California for most of those years? Probably not! So I guess it is best to start at the beginning or rather the end of high school. Like most dutiful students I went on to college and earned a degree in Biology at St. Louis University. After teaching for two years in St. Louis, I became bored and restless and as a lark took off to California, thinking that it would just be a short respite from the Mid-west. I learned how to surf and spent most of the summer on the beach. As September neared I couldn’t tear myself apart from the coast. Instead of coming back I joined the Peace Corp and headed to the Fiji Islands. It was not as adventurous as I thought it would be. After a hurricane blew away the school that I was teaching at, I decide to head back to California. I went to San Jose State University and received my California credential. Students in California are so very different – different cultures, languages, and backgrounds. I quickly immersed myself in the milieu. Over the years I have taught not just science, but have taken students camping, taught them how to ski, and have even taken a group to Europe. One summer I worked for NASA. Along the way, again like most of my friends I got married and had children. I have a set of beautiful twin girls, Vanessa and Tess. Vanessa has her masters from USC and is now married. Tess graduated from the New York Film Academy and works as a production assistant. My husband, Tino, is now a retired school superintendent. I plan to teach for two more years despite bomb threats, lockdowns, school shootings, and No Child Left Behind legislation. For those of you in the teaching profession you know what I mean. I truly believe that high school prepared me for my journey. I just didn’t know where I was going.
Michael Tevlin, BA, MS, ARAD Associate Professor of Dance - University of Cincinnati Master Teacher, Choreographer, Artistic Director Michael Tevlin, spent four years on the dance faculty of the prestigious Interlochen Center for The Arts before being named assistant professor of dance at the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Tevlin is recognized as a multi-talented artist who has been a leader in the fields of dance education and regional ballet for over three decades. A native of St. Louis, he began his career as an actor in the St. Louis Children's Theater and appeared as a regular on one of the nation's first children's afternoon television shows on KSLP. He received his early dance training with Stanley Herbertt and was a member of the St. Louis Civic Ballet. He earned his Actors Equity card at age fifteen, and appeared in over 50 musicals at the "Muny Opera" working with many of the greatest stars of the theater including Ethyl Merman, Sid Caesar, Arthur Godfrey, John Raitt, Richard Kiely, Joel Gray, Ann Blythe, Betty Grable and Tommy Tune. Offered a scholarship to attend Butler University, he continued his training under the direction of George Verdak. While there he danced leading roles in both classical and contemporary works with both the Butler Ballet and the small touring company that would evolve into Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. After graduating with honors, he danced with Indianapolis Starlight Theater, toured with Ann Miller in "Hello Dolly" and was choreographer at the Brookside Playhouse. Turning his talents to teaching, he was named to head the dance program at Millikin University while also a faculty member at the National Academy of Dance. Accepting an appointment as assistant instructor of ballet at Indiana University, Mr. Tevlin served as principal dancer with Indiana Ballet Theatre, directed by Sir Anton Dolin and Nicholas Beriosoff, while completing his Masters degree at the world renowned School of Music. In 1975, Michael and Judy Jacob were named Directors of the Memphis Ballet. Over then next seven years they reestablished the company and affiliated school as one of the leading centers of training in the Mid South. Under their direction, Memphis Ballet became an honor company of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, official ballet Company of Opera Memphis and developed into a professional touring ensemble for Tennessee and surrounding states. Mr. Tevlin also was resident choreographer for Theater Memphis and taught on the faculty of Rhodes College and Memphis State University. From 1981 until 1994, Mr. Tevlin lead the Fort Wane Ballet as it grew from a small ballet academy and performing group into a national recognized training center and professional company. While Artistic Director he established scholarship and outreach programs, developed affiliated dance programs with public schools, founded satellite locations across Northeast Indiana and dramatically increased the community's awareness and support of the Ballet. The company was selected for the Indiana Presenter Touring Program, gained Honor company status in the Midstates Regional Ballet Association and was one of only five companies from across the country to be invited to represent regional Dance America at a Gala performance at the 1990 International Ballet Competition. During his tenure as director he was twice honored by the Indiana Arts Commission with the title Master Artist, recipient of Arts United Individual Artists Fellowship Award and named to Who's Who in America. An award winning choreographer, Mr. Tevlin is equally at home in musical theater, opera, video and ballet. His talents have added to productions of the Southern Opera Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, Theatre 7, Circuit Theatre, the Southwestern Players, Miami University Opera Theatre, The Brookside Playhouse, and Arena Theatre. A recipient of numerous choreography grants, including a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, his ballets appear in the repertory of companies around the country including Michigan Classic Ballet, A Company of Dancers-Omaha, Nebraska, The Dance Collective, Cincinnati Metropolitan Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, Millikin Dance Theatre, Interlochen Dance Ensemble as well as Fort Wayne Ballet and Memphis Ballet. A respected teacher, students he has trained have danced with American Ballet Theatre, NYCB, Joffrey Ballet and Joffrey II, Netherlands Dance Theater, Lines, Cleveland Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Ballet Met, Dallas Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Repertory Ballet Company, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet, etc. Others have danced on Broadway, cruise lines, video and films, and won numerous competitions and scholarships. Mr. Tevlin is an associate (ARAD) of the Royal Academy of Dancing, London, England, and winner of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Award, the only American so honored. In addition to his current position as associate professor of dance at the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Tevlin served as associate director of the summer dance program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, from 1998 - 2004. Most recently he has been named artistic advisor and contributing choreographer to a new pre professional ballet company – Ballet Esprit. In demand as a master teacher, he has taught at summer programs of the Miami City Ballet, Memphis Classical Ballet, Evansville Dance Theatre, Charleston Ballet Theater, Michigan Classic Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet, to name but a few. Mr. Tevlin has served as President of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, the Tennessee Association of Dance, and the Midstates Regional Ballet Association, sat on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regional Ballet, OhioDance, Regional Dance America, chaired the Dance Panel of the Indiana Arts Committee and served as Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Ballet. Mr. Tevlin is married to Amy Sowders-Tevlin, a Cincinnati native, who received her early ballet training from the Metropolitan Classical Ballet Company and guest performed with numerous other regional ballet companies. She received her BA in both dance and history at Butler University in Indianapolis. While there, she performed numerous roles in the Butler Ballet and was selected to take part in an intensive study abroad program at Hangzhou University in the Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China. There she studied Chinese language, culture, and traditional dance. She was also invited to teach ballet at the Zhejiang Sports Center. Ms. Tevlin has been in demand as a ballet and pointe teacher, as well as a guest artist and choreographer. She has taught for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Ashland Youth Ballet, Memphis Classical Ballet, Pat Brown summer dance program, Jackson, Tennessee, and the University of Cincinnati Preparatory and collegiate Dance Departments. She completed her JD degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2004. In addition to practicing, she served as founding artistic director of Ballet Esprit. Amy recently completed a guest residency as a member of the dance faculty at the St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.
After high school graduation, I went to college for a year and quit. At the age of forty, I decided to return to college and graduated cum laude with two degrees after ten years of taking night and weekend classes while maintaining a busy work and travel schedule. In 1969 I married a wonderful young lady from Webster Groves and we had two children who also attended Pattonville. Last year, my wife of thirty-seven years past away having fought a very long (seventeen years) and hard battle with breast cancer. I currently have one three-year old grandson who keeps me very busy when he visits and needless to say I enjoy every minute with him. For the past 34 years I have been employed by Hunter Engineering Company, the leading manufacturer of automotive service equipment including wheel alignment, wheel balancing, brake lathes, tire changers and safety inspection systems. I work in the Hunter Engineering Company Research & Training Center and my duties include training automotive service technicians from all over the world in the proper use of Hunter equipment to service automobiles, trucks, trailers and busses. Over the years, I have served on many nationally known automotive service associations and committees including serving as a panelist, moderator, guest speaker and “expert witness”. I have even been interviewed, quoted and had articles published by many of the automotive service trade journals. I am also the Director of National Trade Shows and responsible for all of the major trade shows Hunter attends throughout the year. I have been very fortunate because my duties at Hunter have allowed me to travel extensively throughout the United States and most of the World. During my years here at Hunter, I have had the opportunity to meet many CEOs, celebrities and politicians including Presidents, Vice-presidents, Kings, Queens, Princes and Ambassadors. During a recent Presidential visit, my office served as the temporary “White House” office for the President. I am active in the City of Bridgeton and currently serve on the Parks and Recreation Board. For twenty-five years I served as an active volunteer firefighter (Captain) for the West Overland Fire Protection District (Northwest Plaza area). I have since “semi-retired” as a firefighter but I am still actively involved as an Internationally and State of Missouri certified Fire Investigator. During my leisure time, I enjoy traveling and attending various forms of automobile racing.
Where to begin, after high shcol I went to St. Ann Beauty School and my mom said till her death that it was the best $200.00 she ever spent...free haifcuts! Move to Kansas City early 70's for a few years and worked in sales for Clairol and then Revlon. Revlon took me to Chicago and that took me to Chesebrough-Ponds...vaseline...cutex and I lived in Chicago for 8 years and for the last 6 traeled 48 weeks a year!!!! A new position took me to LA and lived and traveled over 60% around the country. Another position sent me to Miami...did not like it so I moved back to St. Louis since I was traveling so much and after awhile became tired of traveling and some life issues. Met Keith and we married a year later and here we are almost 21 years later! My work is a motivationl speaker and trainer. In the past 18 years I have been very busy and other years not! During that time I have had weekly segments of noon shows and have had the chance to be a regular on KMOX radio. Those days are done for now and I am walking marathons! My new passion along with Keith and Kaycee Marie, our 51/2 lb Maltese....great love of my life. We were not blessed with 2 legged children so we have had 4 legged! Also we are very close to my sister's, both Sue and Lauren, children. LIfe has been wonderful, horrible, great, average you all get the picture...the journey we are all on and I cannot wait to see you all again August 11. Kay White Wortman
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