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First Name: Clinton
Last Name: Abell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Safety Manager

Where are you employed: Michels Corp
What is your title: Safety Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: US Navy

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32204
Email: abellclinton@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Elizabeth
Last Name: Ablon
Maiden Name: Dillon
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Speech Language Pathologist

Where are you employed: Clark County School District
What is your title: Speech Language Patholgist
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My fondest memories are of the theater and choir (Madrigal) groups that I was in.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Las Vegas, NV 89141
Email: Liz.ablon@cox.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lindsay
Last Name: Achenbach
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Von Maur
What is your title: Application Support
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Football games, green gym shorts, a Nemo themed classroom, sanding and polishing rocks, the English wing and giant cookies. One of my favorite things about my senior year was the partnership with Blackhawk college and taking college courses over my lunch hour. I was a full four classes ahead when I arrived at Augustana and this enabled me to take additional elective courses in my field of choice.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My degree is in American History and I always intended to go back to school and receive my Master's degree. I've worked in several different positions and departments at Von Maur's corporate office. In each department I've been in I've been blessed with a manager that is also a mentor and has pushed me to apply for open positions in new areas where I had very little experience. I have been so lucky to be taught about merchandising, accounts payable, receiving, and now Information Systems. Without this support I would not be where I am today.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eldridge, IA 52748
Email: Erroneousmnviv@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Candis
Last Name: Adams
Maiden Name: Seei
Graduation Year: 1989
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Human Resources

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Human Resources
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friendships I made with classmates, teachers, Friday night football games. Participating in basketball and tennis.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, not really. Chose the career due to a relocation of my husband.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Colorado State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: adamscandis@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Adams
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Chicago Public Schools
What is your title: Lead Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Mr. Ringenberg, Mr. Steele, and Mrs. Eberhardt's classes.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Northwestern University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60632
Email: jladams60632@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Stephanie
Last Name: Adams
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other: Botany, Arboriculture, and Phytopath

Where are you employed: Uni of Florida (FL), The Morton Arboretum (IL)
What is your title: FL: research assistant, IL: research fellow
How Long have you been employed here: FL: 2 yrs, IL: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The biology and science courses

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Al Ringenberg and Phil Paulson

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Georgia

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Gainesville, FL 32607
Email: sadams@mortonarb.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelcey
Last Name: Adams
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Doctorate of occupational therapy

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry Hospital
What is your title: Rehab Aide
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the sports and the memories I created with friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Teachers encouraged me to go into the health care field. I decided I wanted to pursue occupational therapy in undergrad.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Benedictine University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kelcey.adams@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Terry
Last Name: Ague
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other: Operations at a grain elevator

Where are you employed: ADM
What is your title: Operations
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Shop classes

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No worked in a couple of other related jobs

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: United States Army

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Burlington, IA 52601
Email: figure8demo@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Ahlstrand
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1993
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Department of Labor

Where are you employed: US Department of Labor
What is your title: Senior Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 16 years

What do you remember most from GHS: A great group of friends through classes and band, good teachers, I remember working through clique-y craziness but that's part of high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Steele did a great job at making it ok to think that government is ok and that it is a good thing to have an opinion.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Notre Dame

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20901
Email: Alahlstrand@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Todd
Last Name: Akers
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Paramedic/EMT/Life Flight Ambulance
Other:

Where are you employed: Bettendorf Fire Department
What is your title: Firefighter/ Paramedic
How Long have you been employed here: 24 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: I just remember the feeling of excitement and nervousness before a Friday night football game or the excitement of running out for warm ups of a basketball game. To this day I think Geneseo has the most support fans that I have seen.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Princeton, IA 52768
Email: takers2369@icloud.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Collin
Last Name: Akers
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Sales Executive

Where are you employed: TechTarget
What is your title: Account Executive, Global Accounts
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The support expressed by all teachers, coaches, parents and community to grow and explore who you are. GHS is the best place grow up as a young student. Not only does it teach you how to win in both life and sports but also how to give back to those around you. As well as, the next generation to come. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to grow up within the community of GHS and Geneseo.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A fellow GHS alumni, Ryan Warner, encouraged and guided me into this field of work. Since GMS and GHS we have been close friends and continue to be so in our professional realm.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Sydney, Australia Email: cakers22@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Akers
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Supply Management

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Manager of International Logistics
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the most about the football games, how exciting they were and how it seemed like the whole town was there to support the football team. I remember the bags full confetti (pieces of cut up newspaper), that would be thrown throughout the game. I was very proud to be from Geneseo.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I evolved into this career, but would highly recommend it to any high school senior thinking of career choices. This is a fast growing major with a lot of job opportunities and different areas for career advancement. I work with people all over the world everyday and it has given me the opportunity to see the world.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: akerskevind@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erik
Last Name: Albrecht
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Travel (Pilot, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent, Interpreter, Linguist, Tour Guide, Translator, TSA)
Other: Pilot

Where are you employed: Airlines and Army National Guard
What is your title: Airline First Officer and Military VIP Transport Pilot
How Long have you been employed here: A little over a year with the airline and 11.5 in the military.

What do you remember most from GHS: I moved to Geneseo the summer prior to freshman year, so football had an enormous impact due to the friendships that were made.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mom and I spoke more about going into the aviation field my senior year. I was not sure exactly what I wanted to do, but I figured flying planes would be a fun work experience.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Indiana State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Pelham, NH 03076
Email: Erik.p.albrecht@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Logan
Last Name: Alexander
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: College Student

Where are you employed: College Student
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: The great experience with teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Everyone who I explained it to

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bloomington, IL 61701
Email: Lalexand@iwu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Zach
Last Name: Alexander
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other: Anthropology

Where are you employed: Green Iowa AmeriCorps
What is your title: Education Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Passionate faculty and staff

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Webster University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61241
Email: zalexander248@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Callie
Last Name: Allen
Maiden Name: West
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Special Education

Where are you employed: Geneseo CUSD 228
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Calliewest6@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Colton
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Urgent Care Manager

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry Hospital
What is your title: Clinic Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. Mrs. Young

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of St. Francis

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Coltanderson83@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Wayne
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: Motorola Solutions
What is your title: Regional Sales Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 30 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good times, Football games, friendships

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, a neighbor

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Email: wayneanderson716@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alan
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1955
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The old building that was where the city park expansion is now. Band camp and choir.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: no

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Troy State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Purdue University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: aca36221@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kim
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo High School
What is your title: Math Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Loras College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kanderson@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Audrey
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Pharmacist/Pharmacologist/Research Scientist/Toxicology
Other: Consumer Packed Goods Industry

Where are you employed: Frick's Quality Meats
What is your title: Product Development Scientist
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Missouri

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Washington, MO 63090
Email: andersonaca@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Phillip
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Food and Hospitality

Where are you employed: Hardees
What is your title: Front Liner
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Gym hanging with my friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: no

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: philaddis632@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Adam
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Insurance

Where are you employed: Allstate
What is your title: Product Transformation - Vehicle Shared Economy - Lead Consultant
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I was really active in sports - I played all four years of football and went to state in Track! I really remember the time spent with all the friends I grew up with both inside and outside of sports.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I really wasn't sure what I wanted to be and my college guidance counselor at ISU recommended the insurance field, since State Farm and Country Insurance has funded an elite and one-of-a-kind curriculum there. I tried it, and I really took to it and finally felt a sense of direction. Almost 20 years later, I'm still in the field and have found some success. Like anywhere, the people you surround yourself are so important. At Allstate, I have several people who encourage me, provide constructive criticism, and who I can go to for advice. This has really helped me on my career journey. Now I am responsible for developing vehicle insurance programs in the shared economy, such as rideshare insurance for Uber and Lyft. It has been very challenging but also a lot of fun.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Wheeling, IL 60090
Email: aanad@allstate.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alan
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1955
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Communications CEO

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title: LtCol/CEO - President - Chairman of the Board
How Long have you been employed here: Air Force - 20 years Geneseo Comm - 33 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Attending in the old High School building by the park. Singing in the choir / Playing in the band. Riding bicycle to & from school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father encouraged me to follow in his footsteps after I got out of the Air Force. The Vietnam war encouraged me to go into the Air Force.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Purdue University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Troy State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: aca36221@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Darla
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name: Hutchinson
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry Hospital
What is your title: Surgical nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years but a nurse over 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Wonderful memories and fabulous friendships. I received an excellent education from a wonderful staff of caring educators. I was involved in cheerleading and Maplettes and girls sports when they first became available. I remember the football streak and the iconic snake dance and pep rally for homecoming. I met my high school sweetheart who has remained the love of my life and soul mate for over 40 years. I feel some of the teachers/administrators that impacted my life were Mr and Mrs Zanton, Mr Palaski, Mrs Hahn, Mr Clary, Mr Follett, Mrs Curtis and Mr McAvoy.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Linda Zanton

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: dmandrsn77@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tom
Last Name: Anderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Operations officer

Where are you employed: U.S. Army
What is your title: Operations Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The great extracurricular programs and the dedicated coaches.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My Mom was supportive, but mostly I knew that I wanted to serve my country from a young age, and I wanted the most physically challenging and adventurous career I could have, which is why I chose the Army. I have lived all over the world and travel to six continents, so I am very proud of the decision I made. I didn't want to be sitting around while other people were defending me either- I wanted to be a part of the defense of our country and our way of life. People also usually don't know that the Army is a great way to get a college degree, too, without being saddled with all of the debt that everyone else has to deal with.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: United States Military Academy

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Old Dominion University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Thomas.n.andeson3.mil@mail.mil

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brent
Last Name: Andrews
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Product Line Manager

Where are you employed: KONE, Inc.
What is your title: Area Offering & Product Line Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 31 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Participating in multiple sports, making great friends and having fun.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: brent.andrews@kone.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joe
Last Name: Angelo
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Galva CUSD 224
What is your title: Director of Bands
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Participating in band, drumline, theater, as well as serving as a staff member for the marching band after graduating.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Scherer, Pete Philhower (private teacher), Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Versluis

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jangelo@galva224.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrew
Last Name: Anselmi
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Moline School District
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Months

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing football and making lifelong friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: anselmiandrew@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brooke
Last Name: Anselmi
Maiden Name: Anderson
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Moline-Coal Valley CUSD #40
What is your title: 2nd grade teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 4 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: brookeanselmi@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chase
Last Name: Anselmi
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Ahern Fire Protection
What is your title: Service Sales Rep / Project Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: canselmi.ca@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Abigail
Last Name: Arndt
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Covenant Medical Center (CMC)
What is your title: Medical Social Worker (LMSW)
How Long have you been employed here: Approximately 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember many things, friendships, activities, classes. One thing that stands out to me is the English classes. Being able to articulate yourself through writing is a huge asset that not many people have! I also remember thinking about the world beyond high school. Growing up in such a small town sometimes made it hard to imagine all the opportunities the world had to offer!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: There wasn't necessarily anyone who directly encouraged me. However I had many conversations with Mrs. Young that helped me realize I wanted to find a career in the helping profession!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Northern Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Waterloo, IA 50702
Email: Abigail.Arndt@mercyhealth.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tim
Last Name: Arnett
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Computers

Where are you employed: UTHS
What is your title: Information Technology Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 24 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Making friends with teammates in Cross Country and Track. Not taking school seriously thinking I knew it all already.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: t.arnett@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Christine
Last Name: Ashcraft
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Financial Assessor

Where are you employed: Northwestern Medicine
What is your title: Financial Assessor
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Poms Marching band Choir theater/speech

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Streamwood, IL 60107
Email: c.ashcraft@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tim
Last Name: Atwell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Kewanee High School
What is your title: Teach & Athletic Director
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I had really good teachers & coaches.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Coach Larry Kanke

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Atkinson, IL 61443
Email: tatwell@kcud229.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Corey
Last Name: Atwell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Vernon Hills High School
What is your title: Drivers education coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Teachers and coaches And the relationships I've built playing sports at the high school

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Coach Kanke was a big influence in my life. He and all of the other coaches always looked like they were having fun at work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Lake Villa, IL 60046
Email: Coreyatwell@att.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erin
Last Name: Aubry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: National Instruments
What is your title: Senior Human Resources Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: - football games - going back and forth from the un-air conditioned sections of the building to the freezing English wing - having fun with friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really - I changed my major in college to business with other intentions and then fell into HR unexpectedly

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Austin, TX 78758
Email: erin.aubry@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Augsburger
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Librarian/Historian/Museum Director/Orator
Other: Library Cataloging

Where are you employed: PrairieCat
What is your title: Training and Outreach Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 5 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: amandaaugsburgercousins@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chaz
Last Name: Augustine
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Military

Where are you employed: US Navy
What is your title: Chief Augustine (STSC)
How Long have you been employed here: 10 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: The ability to be myself and the support I got throughout my time there to accomplish the goals I set for myself. The teachers were willing to go the extra mile, take the extra time, and there number one priority was the success of their students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I joined the Navy for God and Country and I will continue to fight for the 50 stars and 13 bars. I love this country and will do what I need to do to make sure we stay the best country in the world. My brother was a big part of my decision as well.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Honolulu, HI 96818
Email: augustine_cj@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jena
Last Name: Avea
Maiden Name: Reddig
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Sterling Public Schools
What is your title: Spanish Teacher / Softball coach
How Long have you been employed here: 7 months

What do you remember most from GHS: A supportive network of teachers and staff that gave opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. My Spanish teacher, Miss Croner.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: javea@sps5.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: B

First Name: Bailie
Last Name: Bachmann
Maiden Name: Krantz
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Radiology/MRI

Where are you employed: Mayo Clinic
What is your title: MRI Technologist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers , cheerleading , and my friends. I loved the football games and the small town feel at all the school events . I hope to move back someday so my kids can have the same experience I had growing up .

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always knew I wanted to go into healthcare. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in healthcare until I was able to shadow different areas of the hospital. Right away I knew I loved radiology. I loved being able to create images that helped diagnose patients.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Rochester, MN 55901
Email: Bkrantz@siu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kirsten
Last Name: Backes
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: Syngenta
What is your title: Seed Production Agronomist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the sense of community and the abundance of opportunities to challenge myself.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Caldwell, ID 83607
Email: kbackes2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Cortney
Last Name: Backes
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Designer (Home Interior/Exterior, Fashion, Landscape, etc.)
Other: Interior Design

Where are you employed: Perkins+Will
What is your title: Change Management Coordinator/Interior Designer 1
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS: There's always something to be involved in!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Julie Fiers & Logan Hamilton

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60640
Email: cortneybackes@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mark
Last Name: Baird
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired Engineering
What is your title: Director, Business Intelligence/ Project Delivery Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years military/ 17 years working as gov contractor

What do you remember most from GHS: Played football and wrestling for the green machine. My 2 favorite teachers were Miss Wick and Miss Hahn, my math teacher

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Miss Hahn convinced me not to let anyone hold me down and to go after what I wanted.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Maryland

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Abingdon, MD 21009
Email: mbaird@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Stormee
Last Name: Baker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Minister/Priest/Rabbi/Clergy/ Missionary, Lay Minister
Other: Full-time Missionary

Where are you employed: Youth With A Mission
What is your title: Call Center Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Great music! Excellency in teaching, sports, music, and team spirit.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Holy Spirit.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Chico, CA 95973
Email: stormee.baker@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angie
Last Name: Bardsley
Maiden Name: Swiger
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Safety and operations

Where are you employed: Colorado College
What is your title: User Support Specialist - Operations & Safety
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being asked to lead an accounting "team" when I was a junior while most in the class were seniors. Earning 4th place in the state for shorthand, which I no longer remember how to do, and having the honor flag flown for me.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Several people throughout my career have encouraged me and given me increasing responsibilities, recognizing my talents and strengths. I've been in the IT field for just two years; this was a career change at the age of 48. And, I am succeeding, having been promoted twice in that time. I'm proud be a female in a STEM field and am looking to start a support group at Colorado College to encourage and empower young women who are pursuing careers in male-dominated fields.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Email: angie.bardsley@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Barker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Compliance

Where are you employed: Sagicor Life Insurance
What is your title: Compliance Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The feeling of community and belonging.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Email: brandon.barker87@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joshua
Last Name: Barks
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Cook

Where are you employed: Nana Management Services
What is your title: Cook
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year 9 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Being exposed to the world of computers, my time participating in the theater and the school tech crew, and my time in Mrs. Schneden's freshman English class and book club.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Kind of. I started in food services at 16 because my mother pushed me out the door to go get a job at the Cellar. I started in IT because a highway patrolman told me I should go back to school after I flunked out, and my mother suggested it since I like computers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Anchorage, AK 99508
Email: jbar26@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alicia
Last Name: Barnett
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Administrative Assistant

Where are you employed: Geneseo High School
What is your title: Admin Assistant to the Counselors
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The feeling of community. Every single thing my friends and I did, was an activity for all of us! We all supported each other through sports, class involvement, and extracurriculars.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: aabarnett86@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rebecca
Last Name: Barnhart
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Public Relations Specialist/Human Resources/Hospitality Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Millennium Trust Company
What is your title: HR coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: North Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Email: rbarnhart94@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Patrick
Last Name: Barrett
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: US Military - Strategic Operations

Where are you employed: Strategic Operations
What is your title: Instuctor
How Long have you been employed here: 1 Year

What do you remember most from GHS: The involvement of teachers. I've never had the personal attention of each teacher ever in my life. They care and they are a part of the community.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Pennsylvania State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: San Diego, CA 92104
Email: Barrett.pc14@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Bartosch
Maiden Name: Hamerlinck
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other: Real Estate Assistant

Where are you employed: Pastrnak Law Firm, P.C.
What is your title: Commercial Real Estate Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My English, Speech and Art teachers encouraged and believed in me. I'll will forever be grateful to them for this.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I thought I'd be in the art or writing field. I do use my writing in my line of work, but I never thought I wind up in a law firm. Happy I found my calling.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: hamerj29@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joel
Last Name: Basken
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other: Biotech Startup

Where are you employed: Arpeggio Biosciences
What is your title: Principal Scientist
How Long have you been employed here: February 2018-present

What do you remember most from GHS: Mr. Ringenberg's AP Bio class, which led me into my career in science. Playing soccer, going to football games. Campfires.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My older brother Nathan Basken also got a Biochemistry undergraduate degree after graduating from GHS.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Colorado University - Boulder

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Denver, CO 80003
Email: jmbasken@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Baugh
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other: Environmental Scientist

Where are you employed: B & B Environmental Safety, Inc.
What is your title: Environmental Scientist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I was only there for 2 years prior to graduation but it still holds a special place in my memories

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: In a way yes. My art teacher told me that computer generated art, new at the time, should be something I should consider doing. I went to Blackhawk for an associate in art, which eventually lead me to going to Hamilton Tech for Computer Aided Drafting; not quite at but technical drawing. My current career was inspired by my family, who all work in the science and compliance industry.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: American Public University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Lakewood, CO 80215
Email: kabaugh4@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Baughman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: U.S. Department of State
What is your title: Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat)
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being surrounded by caring teachers, coaches, and staff.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Several people influenced my path.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Notre Dame

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Columbia University

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Washington DC, 2001
Email: benjamin.baughman@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Baum
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: Self Employed Farmer and Farm Seed Dealer
What is your title: Owner / General Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The FFA beating the football team in tug of war during an all school Olympic games type field day....it is a very sketchy memory though!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not that I can recall

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: dan@baumfarms.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mitch
Last Name: Baum
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: Summit Agricultural Group
What is your title: Business Development Manager
How Long have you been employed here: Since 2005

What do you remember most from GHS: The opportunity to participate within the vocational technical honors society and FFA. As I was not a strong academic student, these programs encouraged me to push harder and reach for opportunities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Agriculture is a very broad field, yes there were many encouragers and supporters along the way. To name just a couple would be falling short as credit is worthy to so many.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Roland, IA 50236
Email: mitch@baumfarms.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mindi
Last Name: Baumann
Maiden Name: Hill
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Peoria Civic Center
What is your title: Director of Finance
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Metamora, IL 61548
Email: mlbaumann28@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kerri
Last Name: Baumer
Maiden Name: Hudnall
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: RSM
What is your title: Associate Knowledge Project Management
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Davenport , IA 52806
Email: baumerkerri1@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: David
Last Name: Bean
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1974
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: Retired

Where are you employed: retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: What most impacted my time at Geneseo High School was band and theater. I also experienced some excellent teachers along the way, including Thom Steele, Mark Yuskis, Lorin Meade, Victor Bianchetta, Bill Zanton and Barb Bristol among others.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Vic Bianchetta, Lorin Meade and Bill Zanton encouraged me to major in music.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Brimley, MI 49715
Email: bean.david56@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Bear
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Sentry Insurance
What is your title: Re-Inspector
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I was a transfer student who didn't quite fit in, but everyone was still so kind to me. I remember my Spanish class often, mainly because I live in a heavily Hispanic populated area and wish I would have paid more attention. I also remember choir and how wonderful of a class we had!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, it happened kind of on accident. I absolutely love it though. Some days it could be better. I tell my stepson every day do go get skills, working from the bottom up is hard work!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Wyoming Technical Institute

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Sanford, NC 27330
Email: Lisa.k.bear@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Beck
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other:

Where are you employed: Better Homes & Gardens (Meredith Corporation)
What is your title: Assistant Garden Editor, BHG.com
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All of the great teachers I had, and how much fun I had in Scholastic Bowl.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A lot of GHS teachers encouraged my writing (like Ms. Bott, Mr. Hall, Mr. Brucher, and Mrs. Schneden).

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Drake University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: West Des Moines, IA 50266
Email: andreajbeck@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jacob
Last Name: Beeth
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Manufacturing
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Athletics and the friendships made.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Missouri

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Email: Jbeeth3@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Justin
Last Name: Beighle
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Transportation Operator

Where are you employed: USMC
What is your title: Transportation operator
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Dear Geneseo High School, The most I remember from high school would be from shop class. Considering that I was a hands on learner, I knew I had to resort to a broader line of learning instead of college. So I resorted to a technical school at first then I found out about the marine corps. They are hands on and they do schooling for the job that you pick when you join. There's a wide varity of jobs to pick from depending on how you score on the asvab. I use a lot of math and deal with a lot of chemistry. I learned a lot about math in shop class learning the ruler and being able to use the ruler to help with fractions with adding and subtracting. We also use cad the 3D printer software that Mr. Bess taught when I was still there. I hope the school still encourages shop class for people who are not book savvy like I was, because shop class was the most I remember from high school. If more info is needed for job opportunities please contact Staff Sergeant at (515)491-9287. Respectfully Lance Corpal Justin H Beighle

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The people that influenced me the most were friends,family and teachers who supported me through my life choice. My friends were there for me when I had questions. Although some teachers had a negativity attitude for my life choices, some were pushing for me to succeed, but all together it was friends, family, and teachers who helped my life choices I have made today which I will never regret doing.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Midwest Technical Institute

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Email: Beighlej@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Keyaira
Last Name: Belha
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Data Processing Recording

Where are you employed: Environmental Litigation Group
What is your title: Claims services manager
How Long have you been employed here: 8 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The relationships built with teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I started off in Human Resource with a psychology degree and then decided I wanted to try the legal side of it

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Keybelha16@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jenna
Last Name: Bell
Maiden Name: Howard
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Unity Point Health Trinity
What is your title: Physical Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Lewis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Eldridge , IA 52748
Email: jbell6020@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Bemis
Maiden Name: Gramling
Graduation Year: 1976
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Gregory Jewelers
What is your title: Sales
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Gemological Institute of America

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Mountain Home, AR 72653
Email: nsbemis@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anna
Last Name: Bender
Maiden Name: Hebden
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Recreational Management - Aquatics Program Manager

Where are you employed: Scott County Family YMCA- Bettendorf
What is your title: Program Director- Aquatics and Youth Leadership Development
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers, coaches, traditions and community support.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A fellow employee with the YMCA I worked at in college. I have been at a professional level in my field for over 15 years.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: abender@scottcountyfamilyy.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Matthew
Last Name: Benhart
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title: Aircraft Structural Maintenance
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends and extra curricular actuvities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Father

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: wabenhart@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jaci
Last Name: Bergles
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: The dances, dressing up for football games, doing activities in key club and student council, volleyball games/practices.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I started out in Communications, then switched to English intending to go into publishing. I realized it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, and I've always loved helping people and being involved in key club in high school, so my family encouraged me to go into social work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Normal, IL 61761
Email: Jlberg4@ilstu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jay
Last Name: Bergles
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Politician, Political Aid, Political Activist, Lobbyist (Local, State, Federal)
Other:

Where are you employed: Congressman Darin LaHood
What is your title: Springfield District Director
How Long have you been employed here: 1+ year

What do you remember most from GHS: Baseball games

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always enjoyed social studies courses, so I’d say that entire department had an influence on me

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois Springfield

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Springfield , IL 62711
Email: jay_bergles@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joey
Last Name: Bergles
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Sports (Coach, Professional/Semi-professional/Retired athlete, Athletic Trainer
Other: Strength and Conditioning

Where are you employed: Texas Tech University
What is your title: Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
How Long have you been employed here: Just Hired

What do you remember most from GHS: My friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Darren Phelps

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Lindenwood University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Lubbock, TX 79416
Email: berglesjoseph@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Caroline
Last Name: Bergren
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2019
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Student employment at my University!
What is your title: President of Resident Hall Council
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: How fantastic the all of my educators are. Without the amazing support I received from everyone at GHS, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I know I’m not a typical applicant for this, but if anybody wanted to talk to a current college student about my field or music careers, I am a current undergrad at PLU studying Music Education and Vocal Performance. I’d be happy to talk to any students about going to school far from home/out of state or about what’s it’s like to be a music student!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes! My music educators at GHS and my parents.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Pacific Lutheran University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Tacoma, WA 98444
Email: carolinebergren3@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tal
Last Name: Bernier
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Boar's Head
What is your title: Asst. Plant Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers like Gary Harlacher

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Long hours at first and hard work, but decent salary.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Richmond, VA 23834
Email: talbernier01@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Bethel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Village of Woodridge
What is your title: Director of Public Works
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: It was a supportive environment from a talented cadre of teachers that cared about the students and were looking to provide a foundation for whatever next steps you were going to take in school or directly into a career.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The intern coordinator for the Masters in Public Administration at NIU provided an insightful overview of the diverse opportunities in local government which also provide a unique chance to help others and improve your community as a public servant.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Winfield, IL 60190
Email: cbethel@vil.woodridge.il.us

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nathan
Last Name: Beuster
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: New York Mets
What is your title: Midwest Crosschecker
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The level of support the staff and community have for the students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Culver Stockton College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Shawnee, KS 66216
Email: nbeuster@nymets.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karah
Last Name: Bishop
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois Tool Works
What is your title: Production Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships formed through sports and after school activities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always enjoyed mathematics, so engineering was an easy choice.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60605
Email: bishop.karah@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kate
Last Name: Blank
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Physician
Other: Medicine

Where are you employed: PA-C
What is your title: Medicine
How Long have you been employed here: 1 Year

What do you remember most from GHS: Wonderful extracurricular activities and community support.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Monona, WI 53716
Email: kate.marie.blank@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rayne
Last Name: Bodeen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Arconic Global Rolled Products
What is your title: Product Metallurgical Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I have lots of great memories with friends throughout my years at GHS, but something I am very greatful for, looking back is, all the opportunity that the school provided not only to learn but to participate it a multitude of extra curricular activities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, several of my math and science teachers encouraged me to go into engineering because they saw how much I enjoyed the subjects and the potential I had in college.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Lancaster, PA 17529
Email: Rayne.b@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brent
Last Name: Bogen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other:

Where are you employed: Katz Nowinski P.C.
What is your title: Attorney - Partner
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The diversity of experiences, including multiple sports teams, musical groups, and challenging AP classes.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not that I recall.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: DePaul University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: bbogen@katzlawfirm.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Susan
Last Name: Bookless
Maiden Name: Simosky
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Galena High School
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Galena, IL 61036
Email: susanbookless@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alain
Last Name: Bouquet
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other:

Where are you employed: Acrevis Bank AG
What is your title: Legal/Compliance
How Long have you been employed here: Since July 2019

What do you remember most from GHS: Friday Nights running into the stadium and hearing the cheers of the amazing Geneseo People

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, an old family friend from Chicago whose name is Chuck and he practices law in the US

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland Email: alain.bouquet@bouquetpartner.ch

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kim
Last Name: Bowles
Maiden Name: Kelley
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Coding Director

Where are you employed: R1RCM
What is your title: Regional Coding Director
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Nashville, TN 37122
Email: Kcbowles13@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Whitney
Last Name: Bowton
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: WQAD
What is your title: Account Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships I made while attending.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: bowton17@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Keegan
Last Name: Boyd
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Davenport Community School District
What is your title: Middle school math and science teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Cheering at high school football games. The inspiration provided by my math teachers. Working at Dairy Queen and learning how to balance work and education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My middle school math teachers, Mr. Lotz and Mrs. Ayers, along with high school Pre Calculus teacher, Ms. Carey. When I struggled, they always provided an alternative method and never gave up, something that I am trying to continue with my students today.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: Boyd.keegan.j@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jon
Last Name: Boyd
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: KONE Inc.
What is your title: Senior Sales Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 35 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: The closeness of our class. The assistance and willingness of all our teachers to help us become who we wanted to be. So glad I graduated from such a great high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really, was offered to me to join Montgomery Elevator right out of high school as I wanted to move out of town right after graduation due to my fathers death.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Naperville, IL 60564
Email: jon.boyd@kone.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Scott
Last Name: Bradley
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: City Mayor

Where are you employed: Blue Cross and a blue Shield
What is your title: Product Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friday night cruising on the strip

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. It is a fantastic field and provides a lot of opportunities

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Murphy, TX 75094
Email: Bradley_personal@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: George
Last Name: Braman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Lockheed Martin
What is your title: Multifunctional Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The band and choir rooms, and Mr. Harvey Green's classroom

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Dad

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Amberton University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Ocala, FL 34420
Email: g.braman@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Carolyn
Last Name: Brasmer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Mail Carrier

Where are you employed: USPS
What is your title: Rural mail carrier
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Port Byron, IL 61275
Email: Hugapug78@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Donna
Last Name: Bredt
Maiden Name: Stottler
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired Accountant
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: Miss Santee the choir director. She was a very talented lady. I went to the old high school so there were lots of stairs and the big study hall. I remember being in class when we were told President Kennedy had been shot.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I took a business machine class. I found out I loved the adding machine and wanted to do bookkeeping.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: tdbredt65@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kristina
Last Name: Breidenstein
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Youth Villages
What is your title: Hi Fidelity Wrap Around Supervisor (Licenced Professional Counselor)
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Asheville, NC 28806
Email: kristinamb@me.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Staci
Last Name: Brewer
Maiden Name: Windisch
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Centura Health - Flight For Life Colorado
What is your title: Flight Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My friends and playing sports. Early morning practice. 7th hour release. Watching the other sports. Long hallways.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I don't remember. I do remember trying to take the anatomy and physiology college credit course my senior year but there wasn't enough people that signed up so I didn't have that opportunity. I don't see my name listed below but I am checking the yes box.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Clarke College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Dillon, CO 80435
Email: staci73@me.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Wyatt
Last Name: Brieser
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry Hospital
What is your title: Doctor of Physical Therapy
How Long have you been employed here: 7 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Great friends and role models. I also attended Washington University in St. Louis and currently enrolled in the MBA program at St. Ambrose.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Lots of positive influences in school and community.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Washington University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: Brieserw@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Beth
Last Name: Briney
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: OSF MedicalGroup Kewanee
What is your title: Clinical counselor
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Bethmbriney@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Bristol
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other:

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal
What is your title: Ammo program specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I like most of the teachers, I felt like they were good. I felt proud to be a GHS graduate. I knew I was getting a good education compared to other areas.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Idaho

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254-8484
Email: Bristol_a@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Brooks
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: River Valley Cooperative
What is your title: Agronomy account manager
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: cbrooks@rivervalleycoop.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Brooks
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: River Valley Cooperative
What is your title: Agronomy Account Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good community and teachers that want you to succeed and hit all your goals

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Cbrooks@rivervalleycoop.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Brossman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) technician
Other:

Where are you employed: Daikin Applied
What is your title: HVAC Service Technician
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years experience in the field

What do you remember most from GHS: I enjoyed shop classes and the Building Trades program. The hands on learning was important to me.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Linda VanDerLeest was my counselor, and she encouraged me to look into the HVAC field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Scott Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: engineer-8@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jeff
Last Name: Brown
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Controller
How Long have you been employed here: 28 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Writing for and editing the school newspaper; The Leaflet - Great teachers and curriculum. Both prepared me well for success in college.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents and a cousin who is also an accountant.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jcbrowner6@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Brown
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Paramedic/EMT/Life Flight Ambulance
Other:

Where are you employed: Carolina Ambulance
What is your title: EMT
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years as an EMT, 1.5 years with the company

What do you remember most from GHS: The lifelong friends I made, teaching staff and of course Mr Green's theater class.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Noard, the school nurse. I wanted to go into journalism but after her encouragement to join health careers club, I started liking the health care field more.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Jacksonville, NC 28546
Email: Outgoing1983@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jeremy
Last Name: Brown
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Software Engineer

Where are you employed: https://www.execrank.com
What is your title: Software Engineer V
How Long have you been employed here: 1 week

What do you remember most from GHS: Mrs. Rehn and computer lab, cross-country, track, and speech team.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Rehn

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Waxahachie, TX 75167
Email: jeremy@thebrownhousehold.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Trisha
Last Name: Brown
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Bradford CUSD #1
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The opportunities in athletics and clubs.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bradford, IL 61421
Email: Panther1_tb@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katrina
Last Name: Browning
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: St. Ambrose University
What is your title: Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Nursing
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Choir and Madrigal

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois at Chicago, American Sentinel University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: LeClaire, IA 52753
Email: tnzmom@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alaine
Last Name: Brucher
Maiden Name: Brucher
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: College Student

Where are you employed: University of Northern Iowa
What is your title: I currently am a Resident Assistant because I have graduated yet. I will graduate in 2020 and plan to continue my career in education.
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the connections I made with fellow students, teachers, and coaches while I was a student at GHS. The teachers genuinely enjoyed teaching and truly cared about their students. The best relationships I had were with my coaches and teammates. Specifically, Coach Komel and Coach Reakes were not only positive influences in my high school career, but I look up to both of them as role models. They are the types of coaches that I aspire to be when I have a team of my own.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The field of education has many challenges, and these were made very clear to me when I was looking to pursue a degree in social sciences education. The teachers at GHS were realistic yet encouraging when they learned that I desired to be a teacher. The greatest influence though were the many social studies teachers that I had during my time at GHS. Mr. Brucher, Mr. Aper, and Mr. Harrington not only pushed me to excel academically, but they also helped me navigate my curiosity and love for the social sciences. Although it was my social studies teachers who lead me to my specific content area, all the teachers, librarians, and coaches who I had at GHS supported my exploration and final decision to become an educator.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Northern Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Email: laineeb@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erik
Last Name: Brudos
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Golf course manager

Where are you employed: Sugar Maple Golf Club
What is your title: Course Manager, Director of Golf
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Memories, friendships to this day, sense of belonging and pride

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Parents. Life experiences

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: erik.brudos@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Bucknell
Maiden Name: Ullrick
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Kids Activities director

Where are you employed: Life Time Fitness, Johns Creek
What is your title: Assistant Kids Activities Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 4 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember a lot of good times with friends during Speech Team, Group Interp, and Contest Play meets. I loved the many roles I was chosen for in plays and musicals. I also enjoyed being in the color guard during marching band, playing my flute in Honors Band and singing in Concert Choir, Flight Show Choir, and the Madrigal Singers. Some of my favorite memories were winning the Troupe Award for Speech Team during my senior year, playing Mrs. Peterson (with braces on my teeth!) in Bye Bye Birdie my sophomore year, playing Russian Christmas Music during the band's annual Christmas concerts, and being a part of the Madrigal Singers each year. I will always remember our senior band/choir trip to Disney World.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Harvey Green, Joe Depauw, Bonnie Wick, Victor Bianchetta, James Rimington, Jenny Young, Alan Ringenberg, Jean Hahn and Jim and Gale Rein were all influential in my decision to be an educator. Their love, dedication to excellence, and passion for their students inspired me to not only be the best student I could be, but to also pursue a career where I could inspire the next generation of students the way my teachers inspired me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Alpharetta, GA 30005
Email: 3BuckinGA@bellsouth.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brittany
Last Name: Bulman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Bethany for Children & Families
What is your title: Child Welfare Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Just the overall support from the teachers and my counselor, Ms VanDerLeest.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: In high school English we were asked to do a project on what profession we wanted to be in when we graduated. I remember making a short presentation on Social Work. It is challenging dealing with parents/children in foster care however it is very rewarding when I can achieve permanency with the children returning to the parents or permanency with their foster parents.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: brittanybulman@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Silver
Last Name: Buonocore
Maiden Name: Foulks
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Military Family Life Center
What is your title: Pastoral Counselor Intern
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: English class, PE, and hanging out with friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Regis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Liberty University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: , NC
Email: silverbuonocore@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chase
Last Name: Burghgrave
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Field Organizer

Where are you employed: Toni for Chicago
What is your title: Field Organizer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Mr. Brucher's History classes.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254-9510
Email: burghgravecw@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lyle
Last Name: Burgoon
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Other Pathology (Forensics, Speech, clinical, anatomical, etc.)
Other: leader, bioformatics and computational toxicology group

Where are you employed: US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
What is your title: Leader, Bioinformatics and Computational Toxicology Group
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the outstanding teachers who helped prepare me for college. For instance, I remember being in college biology courses thinking, "Mr. Ringenberg did a far better job of explaining this in AP Bio." I can also still recite a few of the stanzas of the introduction to the Canterbury Tales, that's a fun dinner party conversation starter.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I can honestly say I didn't even know my field of work existed when I was in high school. And to be honest, for the most part, my field only really started to form while I was in graduate school. FYI -- my graduate training is in pharmacology and toxicology as well as bioinformatics (computer science applied to biological problems) and biostatistics. Today, I lead science teams focused on national security issues, like predicting what chemicals can be weaponized to harm our warfighters, using game theory to identify routes that our warfighters should take (for mission planning purposes) to have the least amount of risk of death or injury (from chemicals, biological warfare agents, and sniper positions). I also lead a large program in predicting the secondary and tertiary effects of a nuclear blast on natural and man-made water infrastructure and agriculture (2 weeks-2 months after thermonuclear detonation, or use of a dirty bomb). Sometimes I even get to brainstorm how adversarial states might enhance human performance through pharmacological, bioengineering and mechanical means. But three teachers, and I feel bad for having forgotten one name, pushed me to pursue math and biology. The one who pushed me for math wasn't even my math teacher -- he had recently become the dean of students in my senior year, and I feel bad that I can't remember his name. I remember my older brother had him for calculus and said he was hard, but fair. Shame, I can't remember his name -- he was very nice and encouraging of me to pursue math. Coach Kiss also was very encouraging of everyone to pursue higher math, and to his credit, I will say he did a fine job teaching calculus -- I do recall some of his lessons about projectile motion (which he is an expert on) popping into my head when taking calculus-based physics in college. Mr. Ringenberg helped nurture my interest in biology, and made biology so easy to understand -- which made college biology really, really easy. It only made sense that in college and graduate school I combine my interests in math and biology along with my interests in computer science and medicine -- and that's how those teachers helped get me where I am today.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Michigan State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Apex, NC 27502
Email: lyle.d.burgoon@erdc.dren.mil

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Christopher
Last Name: Burk
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Facilitator

Where are you employed: Great Oaks Camp
What is your title: Facilitator
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Activities Sports Arts Events

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Friends Parents

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Global University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: redbarn84@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hannah
Last Name: Burmahl
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other: Treasury Solutions Manager

Where are you employed: Metropolitan Capital Bank and Trust
What is your title: Treasury Solutions Manager
How Long have you been employed here: Less than 1 month

What do you remember most from GHS: I was really involved in choir, theater and speech and debate. I found my passions and future degree choice through these activities. The arts program is such an important one at GHS. It shaped me into the person I am today and gave me the skills I needed to succeed in the work force, at college, and in productions.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I discovered my enjoyment for this myself.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Luther College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60613
Email: hburm@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tim
Last Name: Burns
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.) Other
Other: President

Where are you employed: Quest7, Inc.
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 16 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Freed Hardeman University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Roscoe, IL 61073
Email: tim@quest7.us

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laura
Last Name: Burrack
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Gustavus Adolphus College
What is your title: Assistant Professor of Biology
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The class that made the biggest impression on me was AP Biology with Mr. Ringenberg. I remember running gels in homemade gel boxes and working with restriction enzymes. Speech, theater and music were also really important parts of high school for me. I remember friendship, painting scenery, rehearsing in hotel rooms before speech meets in Chicago, memorizing lines, marching band practice in August humidity, and traveling with the band to Florida.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not directly, but Mr. Ringenberg, Mr. Green and Miss Wick were definitely particularly influential in pushing me to succeed in science and in speaking in front of others. Both of those skills are incredibly important in my current career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Macalester College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Harvard College

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Minnetonka, MN 55305
Email: lburrack@gustavus.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Robin
Last Name: Bush
Maiden Name: Schaefer
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other:

Where are you employed: Indigo Ag
What is your title: Crop Production Specalist
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Work ethic balancing academics and athletics.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Summer job post graduation with Karen Lyman

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Le Claire , IA 52753
Email: rbush0627@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Bush
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Actor/Actress/Artist/Illustrator/Photography
Other:

Where are you employed: I am a signed model and actor based out of LA and I currently work in LA, NYC, Chicago, and Hawaii.
What is your title: Model / Actress
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. Which is why I want to talk to other young people who have big goals and dreams like I do.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90049
Email: Andreasusanbush@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Marc
Last Name: Bussan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.) Other
Other: retired- Vice President

Where are you employed: Retired from Whirlpool Corp.
What is your title: Title was Vice President - Global Product Development
How Long have you been employed here: 30 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good friends and football.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Niles, MI 49120
Email: marcbussan@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kylie
Last Name: Buysse
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Unity Point at Home
What is your title: Hospice and Homecare Social Worker
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kebuysse@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Josh
Last Name: Buysse
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Traffic Coordinator

Where are you employed: Hoogwegt US
What is your title: Domestic Traffic Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5063
Email: jjb_1978@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: C

First Name: Todd
Last Name: Cahalan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Drafting

Where are you employed: TMC Drafting Service, Inc.
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 33 years

What do you remember most from GHS: To be honest, I wasn't to interested in learning in high school. What I do take from my time there was the sport teams and individuals I got to know during my time at GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I started drawing houses for Alexander Lumber in high school and was blessed enough to turn that into my career and a few pretty successful companies. I was fortunate enough to have been in a nitch in a field that was progressing from pencil and paper to the computer era.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: T.cahalan@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Gregg
Last Name: Cahalan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: ghsp
What is your title: Senior Designer
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417
Email: cahalang@ghsp.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brenna
Last Name: Callahan
Maiden Name: Betcher
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Paramedic/EMT/Life Flight Ambulance
Other:

Where are you employed: University of South Dakota
What is your title: Nursing Lab Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Mrs. Eberhardt's English class

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: nursemedic08@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brenna
Last Name: Callahan
Maiden Name: Betcher
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other:

Where are you employed: University of South Dakota
What is your title: Security officer/ dispatcher
How Long have you been employed here: 10 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends that were made and how special some of the teachers were

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: nursemedic08@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Glenda
Last Name: Carius
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Encompass Health
What is your title: Chief of Nursing
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Florida

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Bredenton, FL 34211
Email: cariusgk@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Carius
Maiden Name: Lenz
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Healthcare

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry Hospital
What is your title: Infection Control and Safety Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The school spirit that was built around sporting events

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My PI from grad school

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: katiecarius@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lindy
Last Name: Carlisle
Maiden Name: Boelens
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.) Other
Other: New Media design specialist

Where are you employed: University of Illinois - Beckman Institute
What is your title: New Media Design Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 7 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A mentor I had in college and one of my professors at EIU.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Eastern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Savoy, IL 61874
Email: lindycarlisle@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Norman
Last Name: Carlson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1957
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired from DuPont Co.
What is your title: Senior Chemist
How Long have you been employed here: 38 1/2 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Mrs. Harmison, in study hall Mr. James in band ,Miss Santee in chorus Ms. Madden in Latin with Texas drawl ,Mr. Whitaker, "try it" in lab

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically, but Mr. Whitaker got me thinking about chemistry as career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Wisconsin

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Hockessin, DE 19707
Email: jncarlson1@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ashley
Last Name: Carothers
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: River View Dental Specialists
What is your title: Dental Hygienist
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years.

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Carl Sandburg College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Acarothers56@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Cori
Last Name: Carr
Maiden Name: Rothschild
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Sales Management

Where are you employed: Solsys Medical
What is your title: Regional Sales Manager
How Long have you been employed here: Almost 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: West Des Moines, IA 50266
Email: Corine411@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bob
Last Name: Carroll
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Broadcaster, Radio or TV (News, Meteorologist, Sports, Camera Operator, Photographer, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois State University
What is your title: Television Production Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Lifting weights with the principal

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. McAvoy encouraged me to go into electronics. Mr. Snook encouraged me to go into art. I did both and combined them into a television career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Illinois State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bloomington, IL 61704
Email: Rcarro3@ilstu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jason
Last Name: Carton
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.) Other
Other: Manufacturing

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Product Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing Football. But from the academic side, all the opportunities (courses, technology, etc) that was provided as well as the teaching staff that challenged and cared about the students success.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one in particular. I had a lot of influences that guided my career path to where it is today. My father probably had the most influence / encouragement to get into my current field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: cartonjason@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Cashman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Chicago HS for the Arts
What is your title: Spanish Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Oh wow, what a loaded question. Mr. Steele's discussions, Mrs. Orton seeing how long we could speak a paragraph without saying "like", choir, and cross country team

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Sure, Mrs. LoGiudice

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Moody Bible Institute

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60651
Email: chicorico70@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tricia
Last Name: Cathcart
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Other Salesperson
Other: Sales - Field Executive

Where are you employed: Murad Skincare
What is your title: Sales and Education Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved working on the yearbook staff, and playing volleyball.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePaul University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Long Beach, CA 90804
Email: Tnc107@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Cathelyn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Minister/Priest/Rabbi/Clergy/ Missionary, Lay Minister
Other: Campus Ministry

Where are you employed: Alvero College
What is your title: Director of Campus Ministry
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: I recall some really fantastic, encouraging, and supportive teachers -- especially Michelle Schneden, Jenni Wyffels, Dave Aper. They all really honed my study skills and interest in other cultures, languages, etc. that I continue with me today. All the opportunities to develop a wide set of skills in a nurturing environment. I was fortunate to have some top-notch teachers, especially in my AP courses! My teachers cared about me as a person, not only as someone in the classroom.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Hm, not explicitly so. I would say I was more affirmed and encouraged to develop my leadership abilities more strongly while at GHS.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Marquette University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Santa Clara University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Milwaukee , WI 53215
Email: lisa.cathelyn@alverno.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelsey
Last Name: Cathelyn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Park and Recreation Director

Where are you employed: Village of Annawan
What is your title: Park and Recreation Director
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Cheer! It took up a lot of my time between football & basketball season and all the work we had put in over the years between game day prep, homecoming performances, locker signs, etc. Being involved in a sport like this makes you really close to those you cheer with and encourage your team/town!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Nope! I actually switched my major around 5 times - I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I am passionate about fitness and recreation and wanted to do something along those lines so I ended up going the business route and studying Sport Management. I took a few classes on it and new that's what I really enjoyed. I'm happy that I ended up getting my degree in something I like and can do numerous things with.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: Kcathelyn1@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kane
Last Name: Causemaker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc) Other
Other: Animal Science

Where are you employed: JBS
What is your title: Live Animal Procurement Leader
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I have an animal science/ ag background. When I went to Geneseo, we had 3 different ag teachers in 4 years. Geneseo was a tough place to attend school in the mid 90's.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Oklahoma State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: ckane@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ben
Last Name: Chamberlain
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: College Academic Advisor

Where are you employed: Iowa State University
What is your title: Academic Adviser
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: High school was a challenging time but I remember some wonderful teachers and staff from my time in high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I did not plan to enter my current field. I often tell the students I work with that your career plans will likely change - so be open to that!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Kansas State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Huxley, IA 50124
Email: bchamber@iastate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Paula
Last Name: Chapa
Maiden Name: Neumann
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Retired

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: The music department was excellent. The football team was great. We had pride for our school and ourselves. I think that the teachers were there to teach and didnt have to be our friends. We were accountable for our actions. My friendships were long lasting and we were accountable to each other.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: When I went to college I was given a scholarship for music and I give the credit to Mr. Bianchetta and Mr. Remington. It was later in life that I went back to schoool and studied Rehab Services with an emphasis in Behavioral Analasis and Autism.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: chapa1962@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Chase
Maiden Name: Hanson
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Landscape Architecture

Where are you employed: Ocba
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Ball State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Grand rapids, MI 49506
Email: klchase2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angela
Last Name: Chase
Maiden Name: Rimington
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other:

Where are you employed: South Fork Schools
What is your title: Music teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The amazing musical education and performances that I experienced! We were very very lucky!!!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yup, my Dad and teacher James Rimington! Also Pam Edwards!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Luther College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Taylorville, IL 62568
Email: achase1270@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alec
Last Name: Cheek
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other: Agriculture

Where are you employed: Wyffels Hybrids
What is your title: Conditioning Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 8 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: ACheek@wyffels.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Carlee
Last Name: Chehak
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember my awesome teachers and coaches from GHS. They always pushed me and helped me become the person I am today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona , IL 61241
Email: carcar12445@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joann
Last Name: Chenoweth
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Public Relations Specialist/Human Resources/Hospitality Worker
Other: Career Service Coordinator

Where are you employed: The University of Northern Iowa
What is your title: Career Services Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The great times I had with my cross country and track teams. Also, the cookies at lunch!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Ball State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Email: joann.chenoweth@uni.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Colleen
Last Name: Cheraitia
Maiden Name: Mitchell
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Human Resources Management

Where are you employed: Law Firm
What is your title: Human Resource Director
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Brigham Young University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Cedar Falls, IA 60014
Email: colleen_place@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Colleen
Last Name: Cheraitia
Maiden Name: Mitchell
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
What is your title: Human Resources Director
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Working with Harvey Green. Participating in band, theatre and speech team.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, but it's a natural transition from theatre work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Brigham Young University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Email: colleen_place@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelly
Last Name: Cherry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other: Lawyer

Where are you employed: Self
What is your title: Lawyer
How Long have you been employed here: 30 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Band, football games, comraderie

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Denver

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Denver, CO 80204
Email: cherrylawoffice@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Cherry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Supervisor

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Engineering supervisor product verification and validation
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers that really challenged me to do my best and that made school fun. Their passion for their subjects and what they do is something I strive for.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I wasn't sure what I wanted to do out of high school but spent time at community college trying to figure things out. From there it led me to University of Illinois where I received bachelors in mechanical engineering and later masters in business from University of Iowa. No one individual pushed me or suggested it I just gravitated towards it with my love of math and science courses as well as working on cars motorcycles and shop classes.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Cherrybrandonc@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Chom
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: SSAB
What is your title: Lab Technician
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Lifelong relationships built with friends and administration.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Father

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Coastal Alabama Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of South Alabama

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Daphne, AL 36526
Email: Benjamin.chom@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mickey
Last Name: Christensen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.) Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Leapfrog Online
What is your title: Senior Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: My friends and teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not particularly. I learned about the field in college and it seemed like a an interesting and growing field that I would enjoy to work in.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60640
Email: mickeytchristensen@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alex
Last Name: Christensen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Economics

Where are you employed:
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Nebraska

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Lincoln, NE 68503
Email: achristensen0007@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Cunthia
Last Name: Ciuffo
Maiden Name: Parker
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired from Nursing, consulting, medical sales, etc
What is your title: Mrs., retired R.N. but still a nurse inside!!
How Long have you been employed here: 6.5 yr

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers and counselors!! Miss Madden taught Latin and Spanish, she said we'd never forget her name!! Mrs McCormick PE and integral sports Band (I played clarinet like my dad) played for football and basketball home games, contests!, Clubs, Future Nurses, Future Homemakers, GAA (Girls athletic Association, learned to watch the bat hit the ball in softball and was in top 10 archers in 1964)! Loved the 3 story red brick building which I hear is the Junior High now!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, my mother and family and everyone I knew or met! Served as president of 2 Nursing associations in San Diego, CA, The Assoc of Operating Riom Nursrs 1976-77, Charter Pres of California Nurses Assoc Region 2 1984-85 and chaired numerous committees and workshops.Cynthia CouffoIn 1987 I was honored to be Outstanding Alumni of my SON, METHODIST Hospital School of Nursing

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Methodist Hospital S.O. Nursing

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Email: cciuffo1991@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tyler
Last Name: Claeys
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other: Financial Analyst

Where are you employed: Kraft Heinz
What is your title: Senior Financial Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: Two years

What do you remember most from GHS: Our state runner up in football in 2009 that brought the whole city together

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Finance is always a challenging and in-demand field for anyone interested

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60618
Email: Tyler.Claeys@KraftHeinz.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joshua
Last Name: Clark
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Meat cutter

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal Commissary
What is your title: Meat cutter
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: Jclark811@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angelique
Last Name: Clark
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other: Law enforcement- Dispatcher

Where are you employed: Mt Holyoke College
What is your title: Central Dispatcher
How Long have you been employed here: 1 mo.

What do you remember most from GHS: Band and Choir

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. Pam Edwards, Rich Stodd, and Steven LaCroix encouraged me to go into music education, which is what my degree from Augustana is in.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Agawam, MA 01001
Email: angelique.clark.08@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chad
Last Name: Clauson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Insurance

Where are you employed: Pekin Insurance
What is your title: Pekin Insurance Property Claims Specialist/Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Time and memories made with friends, teachers always willing to help Feeling a sense of closeness with the community

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I actually somewhat fell into the line of work while finding my way after earning my degree!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Ashford University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: chadclauson@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lindsey
Last Name: Clementz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Chicago Public Schools
What is your title: 2nd grade teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Loyola University Chicago

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60614
Email: LindseyClem2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Steve
Last Name: Coleman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Supply Management
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Supply Management Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: 1800mpv@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Elizabeth
Last Name: Coleman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Self Employed
What is your title: Artist and Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Chocolate milkshakes for lunch; Mr Madden's history lectures; making homecoming floats w/ Scott Hinton and others‚ stuffing chicken wire w/ napkins till our fingers were bloodied! Being intentionally late for cheerleading practice so I'd have to make extra hall banners/posters every week. Road trip to U of IL w Jennifer Francque and Debbie Emert. Ski trips w Jill Rink & families and opening that bottle of Champagne. Working really hard to convince myself that I was straight.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I was expected to go to college and become an English or History teacher. Tried that for 12 years, was miserable, took a clay class for fun and asked myself, what do I need to change to be able to do this everyday?

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55406
Email: elizabethmcoleman@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Steve
Last Name: Coleman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Management

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Supply Management Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I recall a school where everyone was friendly towards each other and there did not seem to be a stranger in your class or in the school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No - my field of work I am in was not talked about when I was a student at Geneseo.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: 1800mpv@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dan
Last Name: Colgan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Design

Where are you employed: Desert Research Institute
What is your title: UX/UI Designer
How Long have you been employed here: Less than one year

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Reno, NV 89506
Email: Danieljcolgan@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kyle
Last Name: Colgan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Travel (Pilot, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent, Interpreter, Linguist, Tour Guide, Translator, TSA)
Other: Airline Captain

Where are you employed: Trans States Airlines
What is your title: Captain
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Teachers willing to help students all of the time! Was a great place to start growing as a young adult.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one specific. First in my family in this line of work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Dubuque

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: St Charles, IL 63301
Email: udaviator@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jade
Last Name: Collins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Pathology (Forensics, Speech, clinical, anatomical, etc.)
Other: Speech Pathologist

Where are you employed: EBS Healthcare
What is your title: Speech-Language Pathologist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Athletics!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Kansas City, MO 64108
Email: 006collins@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Columbia
Maiden Name: Hultman
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: SE3, LLC
What is your title: Staff Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: ehultman52@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Columbia
Maiden Name: Hultman
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Construction Engineer

Where are you employed: SE3, LLC
What is your title: Construction Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 4.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Addison, IL 60101
Email: ehultman52@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Marshal
Last Name: Conley
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Senior Consultant

Where are you employed: American Institutes for Research
What is your title: Senior Consultant
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends, sports, teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really. I was encouraged to experience a diverse set of courses and activities.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: marshalconley@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joni
Last Name: Conrad
Maiden Name: Stees
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other:

Where are you employed: Grace Inspired Communities
What is your title: Marketing and Communications Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I had several excellent teachers who taught me to think and reason for myself and extra curricular leaders / teachers who were brave enough to let us explore our crafts

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I was encouraged to become an English teacher because communications wasn’t a strong field at the time.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Gustavus Adolphus College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Pennsburg, PA 18073
Email: jonilconrad@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chelsey
Last Name: Conroy
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other: Publishing

Where are you employed: BDG Media
What is your title: Lead Commerce Editor
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Going to sporting events

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Istituto Europeo di Design

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Brooklyn, NY 11215
Email: chelsey.conroy@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: William
Last Name: Converse
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Management

Where are you employed: PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PwC)
What is your title: Assurance Associate
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: wkconverse23@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Diane
Last Name: Converse
Maiden Name: DeFazio
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: US Government Logistics

Where are you employed: Retired Was Tank Automotive Command at The Rock Island Arsenal
What is your title: Supervisor, Training Devices and Chemical Decontamination Teams
How Long have you been employed here: I was employed for 31 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved hanging with friends and playing tennis. I remember the teachers that made a difference in my life. The ones that cared!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Parents

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bconvere@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mark
Last Name: Converse
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Railroad Bridge Designer II

Where are you employed: Alfred Benesch & Company
What is your title: Railroad Bridge Designer II
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Sporting Events

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60614
Email: mconverse@benesch.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Troy
Last Name: Copeland
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Rock Island/Milan School District 41
What is your title: History Teacher and Coach
How Long have you been employed here: 23 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember that Geneseo always put education first but the school and the town put extra curricular activities very high as well. :-) GHS feels there is more to a well rounded education than just academics. This is so important to build a successful well rounded student. I enjoyed going to GHS and would not change a thing. The reason I am a teacher today is because of the outstanding teachers I had while attending GHS. Thank you for all you do GHS. Sincerely, Troy Copeland

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes Mrs. Kelsher, Mr. VanKerrebroeck, Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Kanke and that is to name a few. There were so many amazing teachers at GHS, Geneseo Junior High and Southwest Elementary.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Xavier University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Sherrard, IL 61281
Email: troy.copeland@rimsd41.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jane
Last Name: Copeland
Maiden Name: Klavon
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Office Manager

Where are you employed: Executive Maintenence LLC
What is your title: Office Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: It was a great experience. My only regret is not joining the speech team as Mr Green tried to convince me to. I was shy and I think if I would have been more involved it would have helped my self confidence. I had a great group of friends that made school life fun.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs Garlick was my shorthand teacher and then office occupations co op teacher. She was a great teacher and offered encouragement and I've kept in touch with her since graduation. (I attended BHC but I was a semester shy of my associates degree. I checked accounting because administrative assistant was not an option. I'm not an accountant but I do use the QuickBooks accounting app on a daily basis in my job. Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll Processing.)

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: Jcx3@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Linda
Last Name: Corber
Maiden Name: Salas
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Unity Point Heath
What is your title: Certified Medical Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All the fun experience traveling with school functions.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not from school as much, but always wanted to be in this field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Milan, IL 61264
Email: linda.corber@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jason
Last Name: Cowan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Aurora Public Schools-West Dist 129
What is your title: Elementary Physical Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years of 24 years in teaching

What do you remember most from GHS: Sense of community

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes.... Joanne Gernant: middle school PE teacher and Larry Kanke: PE/Drivers Ed, wrestling coach

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Sycamore, IL 60178
Email: jcowan@sd129.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bill
Last Name: Craig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1986
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Account Manager

Where are you employed: Synergy Flavors
What is your title: Sr. Account Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: A lot of great memories from GHS attending Friday night football games, playing in other sports, the various faculty that made each day interesting and challenging, but mainly making lifelong friendships with fellow students that exist yet today even though we are spread out across different parts of the country.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Shortly after graduation from Illinois State, I was fortunate to be hired locally by Erie Foods International as an entry level sales rep. This was my introduction into the food and beverage industry and I have remained in this field now working for various companies for 26 years. The food industry allows for many type of careers such as food science, chemistry, engineering, customer service, finance, production, supply chain, sales and marketing (and it is a lot of fun!).

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bcraig@synergytaste.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tyler
Last Name: Craig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Retirement Sales

Where are you employed: Principal Financial Group
What is your title: Sr. Retirement Sales Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 1-2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Sense of community, life long friends, friendly and helpful teachers. Discipline, teamwork, communication skills, goal setting learned through football program.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was inspired by my father Steve, and Uncles Bill and Jeff who all had careers in sales.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Des Moines, IA 50312
Email: tylercraig55@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Steve
Last Name: Craig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: Marcolin USA
What is your title: Sales Consultant
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The people I went to school with, amazing how the Geneseon never leaves me. Athletics and especially football I still attend. Both of my boys and my nephews played for the Green Machine. Also the grading scale is set higher than most, and when I got to college was pleasantly surprised to find easier than GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Was always encouraged to do something with interacting with people. Over the years just found a field of expertise(medical sales) that worked for me. I would recommend to anyone to challenge yourself anytime possible with something that scares you. Taking that first step or in my case getting my first no, made me adjust/adapt to getting my next yes! There are 1000's of opportunities that you may not even now exists, but your education at GHS has given you the foundation to adapt and adjust, to be successful even in the unknown.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Eastern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: aceon7@excite.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Trevor
Last Name: Craig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Dentistry

Where are you employed:
What is your title: Student
How Long have you been employed here: 1st year Dental Student at Iowa Doctor of Dental Surgery Program

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember a really great group of classmates and a lot of help along the way to get to where I am now from faculty and staff.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one specially pushed me towards dentistry but many teachers helped push me academically to be able to pursue it once I started undergraduate and now am in dental school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Iowa City, IA 52246
Email: trevor-craig@uiowa.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Craig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Software Engineer

Where are you employed: Wunder Capital
What is your title: Senior Software Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The honors program teachers and classmates were tremendous. It was such a good group of curious people who kept things fun and engaging. This is where my love for science and engineering really grew. Football was a great experience for me also. I learned a lot of life lessons during those tough weight lifting sessions and hard practices. Our win over Kankakee McNamara in the playoffs is one of my best memories from High School.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really. During college I had a couple of intro to programming classes that I did really well in. I did some research and found out that Software Engineering pays well and has a lot of opportunities all over the country so I decided to pursue it.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Westminster, CO 80021
Email: brandonemerycraig@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ashley
Last Name: Crider
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Information Technology (Healthcare)
Other: Clinic Supervisor

Where are you employed: UnityPoint Health
What is your title: Application Analyst - Epic Ambulatory And Certified Medical Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers that pushed and motivated me. Michelle Schneden being one of them! Cheering on Friday nights, football. The great friendships I made through gymnastics and cheerleading. Choir trips and the best choir teachers ever! Madrigal and the traditions.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not at GHS, but a professor at Blackhawk really helped me discover what I wanted to do. GHS teachers helped push us along in any path, as long as we knew we were doing something!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Ashley.crider@live.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sally
Last Name: Croegaert
Maiden Name: VanDeWoestyne
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Accounting

Where are you employed: United Vending & Food Service
What is your title: Secretary
How Long have you been employed here: 31 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I took accounting, business, and the Coop program was the best, learning hands on.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: no

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: cookiesku88@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Blake
Last Name: Croegaert
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other: Investment Banking

Where are you employed: Verdant Partners LLC
What is your title: Senior Associate
How Long have you been employed here: 5 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Lifelong friendships made in school, athletics, and extracurricular events.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one in particular, but I was always surrounded by great mentors in the community that had an influence on my decision-making.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Champaign, IL 61821
Email: blakecroegaert@verdantpartners.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Lindsey
Last Name: Croom
Maiden Name: Patton
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Cook County State's Attorney's Office
What is your title: Assistant State's Attorney
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: John Marshall Law School

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Chicago, IL 60661
Email: Lapatton89@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Clark
Last Name: Cruikshank
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other: Producing Director

Where are you employed: Studio 57 Productions
What is your title: Producing Director
How Long have you been employed here: 10+ years

What do you remember most from GHS: Singing and acting.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes! William Zanton, Barb Bristol, and Michael Sheridan.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Hannibal, MO 63401
Email: clark@clarkcruikshank.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Paige
Last Name: Cullen
Maiden Name: Dwyer
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Boone Community School District
What is your title: Kindergarten Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My friends, dressing up for football games, and all the memories from playing on the softball team.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Boone, IA 50036
Email: Pcullen@boone.k12.ia.us

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Curry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Technology Architect

Where are you employed: Genesis Health System
What is your title: Technology Architect
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Hanging out with friends in the hallways.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: ryan.t.curry@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Curry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Travel (Pilot, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent, Interpreter, Linguist, Tour Guide, Translator, TSA)
Other:

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal
What is your title: Senior travel counselor
How Long have you been employed here: Will be 25 years this April

What do you remember most from GHS: Learning typing class and business class. School was good. Had a lot of students that still talk to today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. It was something I had stumbled across myself. I always enjoyed travel. When the Navy didn't work out. I had a couple of jobs, then found about travelling.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: American Institute of Commerce

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: adc012770@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Cutlip
Maiden Name: Wirth
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Principal Underwriter

Where are you employed: Modern Woodmen of America
What is your title: Principal Underwriter
How Long have you been employed here: 29 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Placing 4th at state with the girls golf team

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Truman State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Mmcutlip@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Courtney
Last Name: Cutlip
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Sociologist
Other: School Social Worker

Where are you employed: District 54, Schaumburg
What is your title: School Social Worker
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: What I remember most is the feeling of support and guidance throughout high school. There was always an adult or peer to pick me up when I was feeling down and someone to motivate me to do my absolute best.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Many people pushed me in my path and supported me. The school guidance counselor was who inspired me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Loras College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60641
Email: courtneycutlip9@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: D

First Name: Megan
Last Name: Dale
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ames, IA 50014
Email: Mdale@iastate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jan
Last Name: Dallas
Maiden Name: Neuwohner
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Administration

Where are you employed: First Methodist Church
What is your title: Office Secretary
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers, tough grading scale, great music and sports programs.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61354
Email: jmndallas@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Daly
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: BDO
What is your title: Tax Accountant
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Missouri

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Missouri

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL
Email: daly.jessica07@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: George
Last Name: Daniel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Universal Prosthetics / APPLIED Products
What is your title: Managing Director / Director of IT and Analytics
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The quality of education in all disciplines. I felt well prepared in college thanks to my learning as at GHS. And of course the music program.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Christensen and Mrs. Young influenced me to study biomedical engineering, so yes, in a way! I still work in music, too, so thanks Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Scherer!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Minnesota

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55416
Email: gkdaniel.home@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Seth
Last Name: Daniels
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other:

Where are you employed: Student
What is your title: Student dentist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The people!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Alton, IL 62002
Email: stdaniels2020@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Robert
Last Name: Daniels
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1952
What area best describes your field of work? Physician
Other: Doctor

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title: Doctor
How Long have you been employed here: Worked for 47 years into retirement

What do you remember most from GHS: Fantastic faculty. Dedicated instructors and administrators.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. My now wife Norma and Dr. W. G. Schmelzel.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bndaniels34@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jill
Last Name: Darin
Maiden Name: Henson
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator

Where are you employed: Midland Information Resources
What is your title: Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The choir singing at the 200th anniversary of the constitution. We were the choir selected out of the whole state of Illinois to perform in Philadelphia. We then traveled to D.C. and performed. We tried to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but the park service stopped our impromptu performance. We had to have a permit to perform. Also, during my sophomore year, the choir performed Mozart's Requiem. Favorite classes- Zoology, Botany, Human Anatomy, Choir Favorite teachers - Mr. Aper, Mr. Ringenberg, Miss Wick

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: EH&S coordinator - no. Business owner of PrimeTime FUNctions - yes, my husband. Henry Couny Board Member - yes, other members of the board and the Republican committee.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Blackberrymama70@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Justin
Last Name: Darin
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal
What is your title: Information Systems Security Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Governors University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Governors University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: justin.darin@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Darnall
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: East Moline School District #37
What is your title: Elementary TPI (English as a Second Language) Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I was on the tennis team, and have great memories of girls I would not have otherwise spent much time with. I was also in choir, and was part of the stage crew for the spring musicals. Choir and theater are by far the most impactful memories I carry with me. Lifelong passions and friendships were established backstage at GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad was a principal, and I knew I wanted to teach, but it wasn’t until I had already started career that I found my passion working with English language learners and refugee families.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jdarnall@emsd37.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Eric
Last Name: Darwin
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Aviation

Where are you employed: Air Force - 2yrs Vance AFB, OK/3.5yrs Hickam AFB, HI/3yrs Charleston AFB, SC
What is your title: Captain - C-17A Evaluator Pilot
How Long have you been employed here: 8.5yrs Active Duty

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports, Music, small classes and knowing your entire graduation class. A+ Teachers who also dedicated themselves to extracurriculars and community.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Very self motivated to fly airplanes growing up and figured out real fast that Air Force Academy is the "easiest" way to become pilot...aka over half of graduates become pilots. Not the easiest to get into though. Took two attempts to get accepted.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: United States Air Force

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Summerville, SC 29485
Email: flying_high05@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Casey
Last Name: Dauksas
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Collins Aerospace
What is your title: Industrial Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Met some great friends and good teachers. Overall good experience

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mostly my parents

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Email: Casey.dauksas@rockwellcollins.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karen
Last Name: Davis
Maiden Name: Stone
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Moline High School
What is your title: Bilingual/ELL teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember my English and Spanish teachers who inspired me and changed my life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not while attending high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Kdavis@molineschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jean
Last Name: Davis
Maiden Name: Heeren
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: ED, Community Service

Where are you employed: retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: Had various careers: education, community service, small business owner, Executive Director, etc

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers. Good friends. I received a solid education for which I am grateful. Mr. Rivenburg.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: NO. I am now retired. But I had many "fields of work" in my life. I taught history for 10 years, I was in management for the City of Santa Barbara, I was ED of a local non-profit, I owned a small business. I am now active in may volunteer activities in Santa Barbara and currently own a farm in Phenix Township near Geneseo.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93101-4951
Email: jeanlangedavis@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Monica
Last Name: Davis
Maiden Name: Gerlach
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Marsh & McLennan Companies
What is your title: Accounting Operations Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Drake University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Des Moines, IA 50325
Email: Monicadavis19@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Dayton
Maiden Name: Fisher
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
What is your title: Accountant
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships I made.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Molne, IL 61265
Email: daytonlmt@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Dayton
Maiden Name: Fisher
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
What is your title: Accountant
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: daytonlmt@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mary
Last Name: DeBord
Maiden Name: Meade
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Unity Point Trinity Bettendorf
What is your title: Registered Nurse- Ambulatory Outpatient Surgery Unit
How Long have you been employed here: 14 years

What do you remember most from GHS: An excellent college prep education. A very close knit community school. Opportunities to explore my field in the high school & Health Careers Club.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Health Careers Club with the school nurse advisor, Mrs. Waechter.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Marycrest College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jimar96@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Molly
Last Name: DeBrock
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: City of Iowa City
What is your title: Dispatch
How Long have you been employed here: 3

What do you remember most from GHS: Basketball and all the amazing memories made!!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: N/A

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Texas State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Iowa city , IA 52240
Email: molly.debrock@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jacob
Last Name: Decker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Audit Staff

Where are you employed: RSM
What is your title: Audit Staff
How Long have you been employed here: Start date - Fall 2019

What do you remember most from GHS: Business classes with Mr. Hardison and math classes with Mr. Christensen. Extracurricular activities - golf and baseball.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Several family members had majored in accounting.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Ames, IA 50010
Email: jacobd761@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brett
Last Name: Decker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Central Bank Illinois
What is your title: CFO
How Long have you been employed here: 25 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A professor at Wheaton introduced all of us to accounting professions

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Wheaton College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bdecker1991@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Diana
Last Name: Dee
Maiden Name: Bartholomew
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired teacher
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: Was teacher for 42 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba

What do you remember most from GHS: The friends I made, memorable times, a good education. So happy for the memories and being a part of the last class to graduate for old GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Made the decision myself after my 1st year at NIU.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Manitoba, Canada Email: maggiegirl.smile@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Jamie
Last Name: DeFauw
Maiden Name: DeFauw
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Marketing

Where are you employed: Masco
What is your title: Marketing Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports, friends, and teachers who made an impact on me. The schoolwork is always important; I worked diligently on my grades, which is why I got into the business program at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, but none of that will stick in your mind. Prioritizing relationships with friends and family was always number one to me, and I stand by that today. All the success in the world isn't worth it if you have no one to share it with.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Email: jamkathryn@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kyle
Last Name: DeFauw
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Construction/Carpenter
Other:

Where are you employed: DeFauw Industries, LLC
What is your title: Owner
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, was a personal choice

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Ashford University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Denver, CO 80205
Email: kyle.defauw@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Samantha
Last Name: DeFilippo
Maiden Name: Borkgren
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Sociologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Association for Individual Development
What is your title: Case Manager MHP
How Long have you been employed here: 4 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: sbork13@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ruth
Last Name: DeKezel
Maiden Name: Dekezel
Graduation Year: 1962
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Clerk

Where are you employed: Retired from John Deere
What is your title: Senior accounting clerk (retired)
How Long have you been employed here: Retired after 24 1/2 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Studying in the library with a classmate trying to get on Miss Gilmore's nerves. She would throw pop beads from her necklace across the room, and she would also make noises like a pigeon cooing and Miss Gilmore would pull her glasses down on her nose and say "Who's doing that?" It was very difficult to keep a straight face when sitting at the same table as the troublemaker.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: ruthdekezel@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kerri
Last Name: DeKezel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Agrace Hospice
What is your title: RN case manager
How Long have you been employed here: 15 months

What do you remember most from GHS: A lot of the socialization (dances, football games, band competitions, etc). I also have memories of specific teacher (good and not my favorite) and classes. Loved co-op and "home-ec" (can't remember the name of it specifically now).

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I had my mind made up since I was about 8 yrs old that I would be a nurse.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Poynette, WI 53955
Email: Kjad_969@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laykyn
Last Name: Dekezel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Victorian Village
What is your title: Senior Director of Admissions and Social Services
How Long have you been employed here: One year

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the small town feel and knowing each person I went to school with.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My job at Liberty Village motivated me to work with the elderly.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Homewood, IL 60430
Email: Laykyn_94@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Eric
Last Name: Dellett
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Plante Moran
What is your title: RAAS Staff Consultant
How Long have you been employed here: 4 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Missouri

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Missouri

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: , United States Email: eric.dellett@plantemoran.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bill
Last Name: Delphey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1962
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: CPA- retired

Where are you employed: retired
What is your title: Sr accountant
How Long have you been employed here: retired

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Atlanta, GA 30341
Email: Williamrdelphey@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dalcon
Last Name: DeMaranville
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Broadcaster, Radio or TV (News, Meteorologist, Sports, Camera Operator, Photographer, etc.)
Other: Video Production

Where are you employed: Self Employed
What is your title: Owner
How Long have you been employed here: 12 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Athletics, fine arts, the chatter in the halls while passing classes. I remember the teachers that made the most impact on me and there are moments that stand out.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. My field of work was not offered at the time.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: dalcon@dalcontodd.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Adam
Last Name: DePauw
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other: Law Enforcement

Where are you employed: Pennsylvania State Police
What is your title: Trooper
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing in the band and performing in the choir.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Email: deepow50@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jill
Last Name: DePauw
Maiden Name: Shaw
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Education

Where are you employed: Geneseo Middle School
What is your title: 6th grade teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 22 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember marching band, Homecoming fun, and Mr. Steeles Current Events class

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, but I should give some credit to Marion Heckel, my fifth grade teacher at Millikin. She was very encouraging and lifted me up when I was completely self-conscious. I have wanted to be a teacher (and played school at home) since I was 5 or 6 years old!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Illinois State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: jill.depauw@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brent
Last Name: DePauw
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Government - Army Contracting

Where are you employed: Army Contracting Command
What is your title: Contracting Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bdepauw16@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alex
Last Name: DePauw
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Unit 11 Schools
What is your title: District Instructional Technology Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing Football, singing in the choirs, my friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents, Joe and Marilyn DePauw. Both were teachers. Dad was an excellent example of what a HS administrator should be.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Aurora University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: El Paso, IL 61738
Email: depauwa@unit11.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laura
Last Name: DePauw
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Progressive Careers and Housing
What is your title: Regional Administrator- Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
How Long have you been employed here: 2yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Eastern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Peoria, IL 61603
Email: Lauradepauw@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Depies
Maiden Name: Dwyer
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other:

Where are you employed: Websites to Impress
What is your title: Digital Marketing Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Some of my favorite GHS memories are from the activities that I would do with my peers including band and scholastic bowl.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I long had a fascination with journalism and history, and all of my teachers were supportive.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: lisadepies@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Drew
Last Name: DeRiemacker
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Agriculture (Farming, Ag Business, Ag Management, Agronomist, Genetics, Ranching, Ag Science, Conservation, etc)
Other: Soil Conservation Technician

Where are you employed: United States Dept of Agriculture
What is your title: Soil Conservation Technician
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Agriculture classes and FFA

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: High School agriculture instructor and FFA advisor, Brian Stahl

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College - East

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
Email: igtpull582@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dawn
Last Name: DeSchepper
Maiden Name: Marcus
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.) Other
Other: Non - Profit Management

Where are you employed: Durand Charm
What is your title: Executive Director
How Long have you been employed here: 3 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Davis, IL 61019
Email: chrisd2066@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brook
Last Name: DeShane
Maiden Name: Carpentier
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Dental Assistant

Where are you employed: Daniels Family Dentistry
What is your title: Dental assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Wonderful teachers, fun activities, and great friends!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: A friend of mine.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Brookeith@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kristynna
Last Name: Desiderio
Maiden Name: Mcginnis
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Listerhill credit union
What is your title: Member advocate
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Haleyville, AL 35565
Email: Kristynnadesiderio@icloud.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kerry
Last Name: DeSmith
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Digital Medical Sonographer

Where are you employed: GE Healthcare
What is your title: Digital Medical Sonographer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Nebraska Methodist College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Omaha , NE 68135
Email: kerry.desmith@ge.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Allison
Last Name: DeSmith
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Peoples National Bank of Kewanee
What is your title: Credit Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 9 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The opportunities we had as students. There was something for everyone to be involved in. I enjoyed all the extra curricular activities that I participated in. I had a great time at GHS

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes if it is something that is an interest.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Parkland College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Alli.desmith@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kerry
Last Name: DeSmith
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: GE Healthcare
What is your title: Clinical Applications Sales Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Nebraska Methodist College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Omaha, NE 68135
Email: Kerry.desmith@ge.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ellyn
Last Name: Despain
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
What is your title: Radiography Instructor/clinical coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 3 at college altogether with the company(UnityPoint) 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers and coaches who cared about my success.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Edespain91@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bonita
Last Name: Despain
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Liberty Village of Princeton
What is your title: Physical Therapy Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Positive learning environment

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Todd Elhert- Atheltic Trainer

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: bdespain15@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Traci
Last Name: DeSplinter
Maiden Name: Brewer
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Supply Management
Other:

Where are you employed: Plant Site Logistics
What is your title: Operations Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 10

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really, but at the time I was undecided on my degree and talked with a professor and received some good advice.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Atkinson , IL 61235
Email: t.desplinter@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bryan
Last Name: Deutsch
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Moody's Analytics
What is your title: Associate Director
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friday night football games, Mr. Ostermeier's English class (he was great!) and good friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Michigan State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Carver, MN 55315
Email: bryan.deutsch@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrew
Last Name: Dewey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Securities

Where are you employed: Modern Woodmen of America
What is your title: Senior Securities Principal
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Niudewey@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Diehl
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Business Development

Where are you employed: Strata Decision Technology
What is your title: Business Development Associate
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Being a part of the cheerleading team

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: N/A

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60613
Email: ediehl13@gmail.con

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kristina
Last Name: Diehl
Maiden Name: Sunstrom
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: IronFox Clothing
What is your title: CEO
How Long have you been employed here: 1

What do you remember most from GHS: Strong friendships that are still intact today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My family.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Sales@ironfoxclothing.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tracy
Last Name: Diehl
Maiden Name: VanWynsberghe
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Management

Where are you employed: Henry County Humane Society and self employed
What is your title: Shelter Manager and own my own photography business
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years and business since 2009'

What do you remember most from GHS: The Theater Department - I spent a lot of time there with Speech Team and plays. It helped me develop skills for public speaking.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: geneseosheltermanager2014@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brad
Last Name: Diericx
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: HDI Global
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers and amazing overall high school experience.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Illinois State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , US Email: brad.diericx@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brad
Last Name: Diericx
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Financial Officer

Where are you employed: HDI Global Insurance Company
What is your title: Chief Financial Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: An awesome high school experience in every way.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Wheaton, IL 60187
Email: brad.diericx@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Darci
Last Name: Dietrich
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Manufacturing EDP
How Long have you been employed here: 8 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The time spent with friends at sporting events and participating in many activities. Having the opportunity to explore a lot of different areas and get to do it with friends. Academically the impact Mr. Christensen, Mr. Aper, Mrs. Schneden, and Ms. Bott's classes had on my college experience and the foundation they helped me build for the next chapter in life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Christensen and Mr. Brucher, along with my parents, helped me to figure out what I was wanting to do in life as well as figure out the apparent best college fit.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: ddietrich03@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ashley
Last Name: Dietsch
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Nurse

Where are you employed: Genesis Medical Center
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Lots of memories with basketball teammates.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mom is a nurse and inspired me to become a nurse also. During my career I have been motivated to further my career and am currently working toward becoming a nurse practitioner.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: adietsch08@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ken
Last Name: Dodd
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
What is your title: Lending Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember friends and the cars everyone drove back then. I wasn't too involved in extra curricular activities through the school. I worked a lot and was very involved in my church youth group.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, my degree is in Industrial Science with concentrations in Drafting/Design and Plastics Technology. I worked in Manufacturing half my career before deciding there isn't enough money in the world to work 14 hours a day in a place I didn't want to be. I quit, sold cars briefly while working with a career consultant, and got into the mortgage business where I have worked in Sales and Underwriting. My career life lesson would be to do what excites you and what you have a knack for over what is expected of you and safe. For 13 years working in manufacturing I was constantly being asked to do cost estimating and accounting, maintenance contract pricing, and evaluations of revenue and expense efficency. Others recognized finances as my strength years before I made it my career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Truman State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Kmmjdodd1990@gmail.com, IA 50322
Email: Kmmjdodd1990@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Patricia
Last Name: Doe
Maiden Name: Kanke
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Hyatt Regency Chicago
What is your title: Marketing Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The lasting friendships with my classmates- the shenanigans we would all get into. The laughs, tears, etc that came from our teenage years.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My brother, Tim!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60622
Email: babykank@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Shane
Last Name: Dolieslager
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Environmental Restoration LLC
What is your title: Labor
How Long have you been employed here: 3 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports and great people.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Ottawa, IL 61350
Email: dolieslagershane@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laurel
Last Name: Donaldson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Supervisor of Audiology

Where are you employed: OSF Healthcare
What is your title: Supervisor of Audiology
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember being involved in the thriving music programs at GHS and making lifelong friends in band and choir. I was also encouraged by so many wonderful teachers to work hard in school to discover my passion.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I didn't discover audiology until college, but all of my teachers instilled in me a solid work ethic, taught me how to study/learn, and set me up to succeed as an audiologist, combining my love for music and communication and science and technology.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Purdue University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Peoria, IL 61615
Email: lkdonaldson09@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Allison
Last Name: Donaldson
Maiden Name: Yerkey
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: Music Education

Where are you employed: School District of Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan
What is your title: Band Director and General Music Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers and curriculum at GHS set me up for success and perserverence in college. I still keep in touch with many of my teachers, and I'm very proud to be an alumnus of GHS!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes: Tony Hernandez, Steve Scherer, Pam Edwards, Steven LaCroix

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Holmen, WI 54636
Email: allison.yerkey@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jarrod
Last Name: Dornfeld
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Physician
Other: Emergency Medicine

Where are you employed: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
What is your title: Senior Resident Physician
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The list is a long one. My most memorable class was probably AP Biology with Mr. Ringenberg. I played football and was also on the Scholastic Bowl team, and there were lots of great memories there as well.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Ringenberg and Ms. VanDerLeest were helpful and encouraging. Ms. Carey was a great sounding board while I was trying to figure out what to major in and such. I already wanted to do medicine so most people were generally supportive and encouraging.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Washington University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: St. Louis, MO 63116
Email: jadornfeld@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Devin
Last Name: Drehman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Construction/Carpenter
Other: Construction

Where are you employed: Valley construction
What is your title: Superintendent
How Long have you been employed here: 5yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Erie, IL 61250
Email: Devindrehman@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Roland
Last Name: Drewelow
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: US Military - Coast Guard - operations specialist

Where are you employed: USCG
What is your title: Operation specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: US Coast Guard

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Fairfield, CA 94533
Email: Rolandjd1@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tari
Last Name: DuBois
Maiden Name: Gradert
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: RN BSN

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title: RN BSN
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years in the field working entering from ER.. LABOR & DELIVERY TO HOSPICE

What do you remember most from GHS: Sense of community... Good friends. Staff Who encouraged and boosted to us as a class to go out there and get it done.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Parents

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Marycrest International University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jtjmj@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Megan
Last Name: DuBois
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Ally Financial
What is your title: Financial Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: July - 2018

What do you remember most from GHS: All the activities they offer, there is something for everyone!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad and brother encouraged me to apply my aptitude for numbers to a degree in finance.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Charlotte, IL 28204
Email: Dubois351@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joshua
Last Name: DuBois
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other: Banking

Where are you employed: MUFG Bank
What is your title: Corporate Banking Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 6 Months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60610
Email: josh.dubois94@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: George
Last Name: Duck
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Systems Engineer

Where are you employed: Juniper Networks
What is your title: Senior Systems Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Maryland

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Dallas, GA 30132
Email: gduck78@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amy
Last Name: Dulin
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Medical Scribe

Where are you employed: UnityPoint Health
What is your title: Medical Scribe
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The school spirit we all shared. A genuine hope for fellow classmates success.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: It's a great way for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare to get hands on experience and hone your medical experience.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: AmyCooper2@unitypoint.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Megan
Last Name: Dwyer
Maiden Name: Hull
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Gold Star FS, Inc.
What is your title: Asst. Controller
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers and playing soccer

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: mlhull8281@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Derek
Last Name: Dyer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Management Consulting

Where are you employed: c5mi
What is your title: Managing Partner and Owner
How Long have you been employed here: 18 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Great pride in our school. Good people. Awesome place to learn...

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: derek.dyer@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Derek
Last Name: Dyer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: C5MI
What is your title: Managing Partner
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers, awesome environment for learning, competitive sports with solid coaching staffs

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: derek.dyer@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sydney
Last Name: Dykema
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Human Resources

Where are you employed: Imerys
What is your title: Human Resources Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1 yeah

What do you remember most from GHS: Being in a smaller school it was great to be close with your graduating class and the teachers and coaches there. Everyone knew each other, so it was easy to build lasting relationships with people over the years.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically in my chosen career but all the teachers and coaches I had encouraged me and helped me get the tools I needed to succeed after high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Minnesota

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Atlanta, GA 30114
Email: Sydney.dykema@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alyx
Last Name: Dykema
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Public Relations Specialist/Human Resources/Hospitality Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Texas
What is your title: Event Program Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being involved in extracurriculars.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was encouraged to seek a different major, and then I just kind of fell into my field of work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Austin, TX 78702
Email: alyx.dykema@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: E

First Name: Danika
Last Name: Eades
Maiden Name: Kemmis
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Data analytics

Where are you employed: State Farm Insurance
What is your title: Data Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Eastern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Normal, IL 61761
Email: Deades6@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lee
Last Name: Eastburn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: XPO Logistics
What is your title: Driver Sales Rep / Trainer
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friendships developed by participating in extra curricular activities. Cross country and Track and field. Socializing at the football and basketball games.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not directly.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Billings, MT 59101
Email: Leeeastburn@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Courtney
Last Name: Eaton
Maiden Name: Cahalan
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Media Direct Creative
What is your title: Marketing and Advertising Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The passion for sporting events, the drive for success in all areas. And friendships I still cherish today!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I pretty much had my mind set I was going in to the arts but after having 4 kids things have led me down a different path. Now I focus on writing with a hope to pursue photography. I had many influences from High School, Mr. Snook and Ms. VanDerLeest both knew I could succeed with an art background and encouraged me to follow my path.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: International Academy of Design

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: Courtney.eaton08@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Samantha
Last Name: Eilers
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Cedar Falls Community School District-Peet JH
What is your title: Vocal Music Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the teachers that cared for me and helped me to follow my dreams and be successful. I also remember and cherish all of memories from the activities I was involved in (band/choir/cheerleading/theater).

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. LaCroix, Mr. Scherer, Ms. Edwards and Mr. Hernandez were all so supportive and encouraging

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Luther College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Email: samantha.eilers@cfschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michael
Last Name: Ellis
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: E-Quantum Consulting
What is your title: Principal
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friday night Football

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes my father.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Mtellis@e-quantum.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Judith
Last Name: Ellis
Maiden Name: Gritman
Graduation Year: 1957
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Gale Institute Minneapolis

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Stonington, CT 06378
Email: ellisfamily1@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nicholas
Last Name: Emmerson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Farmers National Bank
What is your title: Trust Officer/Vice President
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Making friends that last a lifetime

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: nickemmerson1980@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Endress
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
What is your title: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Program
How Long have you been employed here: One semester

What do you remember most from GHS: One thing I remember most from GHS is all the fun I had in the classroom. I loved being around so many of my friends throughout the day.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not my current field of work, but they made me feel like I pursue fields that I never would have considered to be within my capability.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Champaign, IL 61820
Email: endresslauren@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Engeman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Lloyd's Plan Inc
What is your title: Loan Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved my classmates and my teachers. I had the best time at GHS and am proud to have attended Geneseo schools.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one in particular

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: Sengeman4@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karla
Last Name: Engleking
Maiden Name: Harris
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Department of Defense

Where are you employed: Government
What is your title: Inventory Management Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends and sports

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Sherrard, IL 61281
Email: Bkeng7@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kendra
Last Name: Ervin
Maiden Name: Bos
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: North Scott schools
What is your title: Paraeducator
How Long have you been employed here: 1 yr

What do you remember most from GHS: I absolutely loved high school...classes we're fun...sports we're a blast!!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eldridge, IA 52748
Email: mallards24@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Maya
Last Name: Esparza
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2017
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Esthetician

Where are you employed: Physicians Laser Clinic
What is your title: Medical Aesthercian
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Geneseo High School always pushes me to be and do better in my studies.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Capri College Davenport

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: emaya1426@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emma
Last Name: Evans-Peck
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Healing Rhythms Music Therapy
What is your title: Board-Certified Music Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All the amazing opportunities to be involved in fine arts.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. Pam Edwards encouraged this after I had mentioned it.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Wartburg College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Albert Lea, MN 56007
Email: emma@healingrhythmsmt.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bryan
Last Name: Eyrich
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other: Retired

Where are you employed: Retired-IL. Dept. of Corrections
What is your title: Correctional Casework Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 28 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Participating in sports all four years: Football, Wrestling, and Track. How much fun it was playing football and how important it was to the community.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Police Chief Walt Henry was a positive influence in how he conducted himself and he was an asset to the community.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Email: eje2001@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: F

First Name: Allison
Last Name: Farrell
Maiden Name: Farrell
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Supply Management

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Strategic Supply Management Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: FarrellAllisonL@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ron
Last Name: Farrell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Project Manager

Where are you employed: KONE Elevator
What is your title: Project Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 31 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Participating in Athletics

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Don Wilson Sr.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: ron.farrell@kone.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ashley
Last Name: Farrell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Sales and Marketing Manager

Where are you employed: Hon Company
What is your title: Sales and Marketing Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 1 month

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships and connections I made. I still keep in contact with a large number of students from GHS. These are friendships that will continue throughout my lifetime.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My sister encouraged me to go into Sales.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Iowa City, IA 52240
Email: Ashley-farrell@uiowa.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rick
Last Name: Farrell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Schebler Company
What is your title: HVAC Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 3 1/2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: * Teaching Staff * Guidance Counselor Advice * Coaches * Student Events ( pep rally, float building ) * Homecoming and Prom events * Participation in sports ( Golf, Basketball, Track )

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes - Uncle

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: GENESEO, IL 61254-1816
Email: farrell810@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrew
Last Name: Fehlman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Health Care

Where are you employed: EDCO Health Information Solutions, Inc.
What is your title: Senior Vice President
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Saint Louis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Saint Louis, MO 63108
Email: fehlmana@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tricia
Last Name: Fenster
Maiden Name: Erdman
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Academic Advisor

Where are you employed: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
What is your title: Academic Advisor
How Long have you been employed here: 18 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I played varsity softball for 4 years, took excellent college prep courses, and still had time to participate in choir, Yearbook, and the Leaflet school newsletter. I loved my coaches and Mr. Mark's in my drafting class. I made lifelong friends at GHS who I still keep in touch with.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My career found me. I was inspired to work in higher education by many outstanding mentors during my own college experience.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Clarke College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Lincoln, NE 68507
Email: tricia.fenster@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Crystal
Last Name: Ficken
Maiden Name: Converse
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Human resources

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Interview logistics and preemployment specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Crystal.converse@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mitchel
Last Name: Fickling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Fieldstaff

Where are you employed: Illinois FBFM
What is your title: Fieldstaff
How Long have you been employed here: 16 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: OLNEY, IL 62450
Email: mfickling@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennie
Last Name: Fiedler
Maiden Name: Farmer
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other: Social Worker

Where are you employed: Marathon County Social Services
What is your title: Initial Assessment Social Worker
How Long have you been employed here: Sept 2017

What do you remember most from GHS: Closeness of the people who lived there

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Upper Iowa University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Kronenwetter, WI 54455
Email: jennfiedler82@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Timothy
Last Name: Filbert
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Radical environmental politics

Where are you employed: Virginia Tech
What is your title: Instructor and Phd student
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really... just lots of reading and thinking.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Radford, VA 24141
Email: tlfilbert@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amy
Last Name: Finin
Maiden Name: Kelley
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Business Manager

Where are you employed: United healthcare
What is your title: Business Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Having input into my elective classes made it more exciting! Business law class with Mr. Gronski. He made us think about other perspectives and it was during the OJ trial. Outside of academics, obviously my friends and attending football games. Nothing like a Geneseo football game!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Angeldreamsamy@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anna
Last Name: Fisher
Maiden Name: Thomas
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Freight relocation specialist - driver

Where are you employed: Owner operator
What is your title: Driver
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: You really don't want me to answer this.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Nope

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Valparaiso, IN 46383
Email: Thomasfisher88@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Maddi
Last Name: Flaherty
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: I am working through Black Hawk Area Special Education District, and I am contracted out to Colona as a school social worker!
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: I not only made great memories at GHS with my friends, but the teachers and staff made the experience even better. When I was preparing to graduate I was not exactly sure what I wanted to do. This is when I turned to Ms. Van Der Leest. She helped me decide what my passions were and what schools would help me achieve my goals.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, I would say Ms. Van Der Leest again. She saw my passions and helped me recognize them.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Davenport, IA 52804
Email: flahertymadisonl@sau.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Justin
Last Name: Fluck
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Sales/Brand Partnerships

Where are you employed: Genius
What is your title: Brand Partnerships & Sales, Midwest
How Long have you been employed here: 7 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Tight friendships, camaraderie / school spirit and good athletic programs.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: CHICAGO, IL 60618
Email: justinfluck@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karl
Last Name: Flynn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Military - Navy

Where are you employed: US Marine Corps
What is your title: 2nd Lieutenant
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The excellent academic instructors as well as athletic and extracurricular activities. The teachers I had for the AP courses I took were extremely knowledgeable and were always willing to help students after hours. My coaches for track, cross country, and wrestling were the same way. Their level of dedication to the sport and to the students was truly a blessing. ECAs were mostly the same. I participated in scholastic bowl and robotics club, and the time put in by the staff advisers after school was greatly appreciated.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically the Marine Corps infantry, but many of the staff encouraged me to apply to the Naval Academy.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: US Naval Academy

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Email: flynnk117@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amber
Last Name: Fobert
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Health Care

Where are you employed: University of Iowa SF Children's Hospital
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: I cherish all the great memories I made with my friends-especially those made with the teams I was a part of

What do you remember most from GHS: I also appreciate how wonderful my teachers were! (track, cross country, Maplettes). I also appreciate how wonderful my teachers were!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Iowa City, IA 52240
Email: amberfobert@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lori
Last Name: Follett
Maiden Name: Kusy
Graduation Year: 1977
What area best describes your field of work? Construction/Carpenter
Other:

Where are you employed: Hensel Phelps Construction Company
What is your title: Office Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Wonderful classmates!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Gilbert, MT 85296
Email: Lorifollett723@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work?
Other: student

Where are you employed: Former Internships with congresswoman Cheri Bustos and a campaign finance firm in Washington, DC
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember certain teachers that did their part to have mature detailed conversations with me and others. We analyzed my passions and societal issues that I believe were very important for me to have at the time.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Steve Brucher, Garret Albers, and Emily Ericson

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ames, IA 50014
Email: rford20@iastate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jen
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Graphic Design

Where are you employed: Bump Boxes
What is your title: Creative Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The people. The amount of camaraderie I discovered while at GHS has never been able to be replicated. I will forever miss the staff and groups of friends around me while I was in high school-- forever grateful and thankful that GHS was able to build me into the person I am today! I owe many of the staff for that.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Hamilton was very encouraging to follow any and every design field, but the encouragement primarily came from my family.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Peoria, IL 61614
Email: jenny.ford.48@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tyler
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Non-Profit

Where are you employed: tnAchieves
What is your title: Outreach Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 6 Months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: NASHVILLE, TN 37208
Email: ford.tyler733@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chris
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Broker Sales

Where are you employed: Coldwell Banker
What is your title: Broker Sales Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 24 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60616
Email: Chrisford@chicagocondos.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The thing I remember most about Geneseo High School is the friendships. Through classes, sports, and extracurricular activities, I created friendships that have lasted far beyond my time at GHS. I have so many memories with my teammates and classmates that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one in particular encouraged me to go into the nursing field. When considering potential majors in college, I felt that my interest in science and passion for working with others made nursing a good fit. I also loved the flexibility that nursing offers and the many opportunities for professional advancement.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Iowa City, IA 52246
Email: emily-ford@uiowa.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Regional Regulatory Manager

Where are you employed: Fairview Health Systems
What is your title: Regional Regulatory Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Fabulous friends, great teachers, softball and great times

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I got into nursing through my volunteer services class. I was also pushed by my business teachers to excel and go to college...Mr. Kiss, Mr. Pardoe, and Mr. Gronski. I was torn by business and Nursing. I ended up with a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration (business) an assocuates in Nursing and a Healthcare MBA (business).

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Winona State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Concordia University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Lakevilke, MN 55044
Email: Sford3@fairview.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelsi
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Actor/Actress/Artist/Illustrator/Photography
Other: Bootlegger

Where are you employed: Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
What is your title: Bootlegger
How Long have you been employed here: 1 month

What do you remember most from GHS: My extra curricular activities! I was involved with theatre, choir and speech team. I loved performing and making the amazing friends I did in these groups. Madrigal will always be my favorite!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was always encouraged to keep music and theatre in my life!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kford8894@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Ford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Vice President - C.D. Ford and Sons Inc.

Where are you employed: C. D. Ford and Sons Inc.
What is your title: Vice President
How Long have you been employed here: 34 years

What do you remember most from GHS: A couple of teachers who took an interest in my success.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Many people.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: doug@cdford.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Leon
Last Name: Franck
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1954
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Real Estate

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title: It was: Manager, Land & Real Estate
How Long have you been employed here: 34.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Teachers: John McCormick, Dick Haselton, Merle Schlosser, Chick Fuhr, Orval Paxson, John Eckerle, Mrs. Harmison, Edward Reiser, Nick Milosevich & Joyce Carter.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: John Eckerle and Charles Fuhr were probably the most influential in my eventual career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Indiana State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Shorewood, IL 60404
Email: lmfranck@att.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nathan
Last Name: Francque
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Rockwell Collins
What is your title: Electrical Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Email: nfrancque@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: James
Last Name: Francque
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Real Estate/M&A

Where are you employed: Hyatt Hotels
What is your title: Global Head of Transactions
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Loyola University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Park Ridge, IL 60068
Email: James.francque@hyatt.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angela
Last Name: Frank
Maiden Name: Young
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Self Employed

Where are you employed: self
What is your title: Owner Operator
How Long have you been employed here: since college

What do you remember most from GHS: All the opportunities there were for students to get involved with....the sports were always big although not my thing. I always felt welcomed at school and glad I was able to be a part of JD Darnall!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: no

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Prophetstown, IL 61277
Email: sunsetbarnfamilyFarm@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennie
Last Name: Franks
Maiden Name: Franks
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Anthropologist/Archeologist/Botanist/Geographer
Other: Fish Biologist

Where are you employed: National Marine Fisheries Service
What is your title: Fish Biologist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: University professor

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: West Virginia University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Portland, OR 97213
Email: jennie.franks89@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kara
Last Name: Franzmann
Maiden Name: Wiedenhoeft
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Central Peni­nsula Hospital
What is your title: Physical therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Such good memories from GHS. Not one specific memory but I felt like overall I had a great education that helped me prepare for college and had such a great class that got along for the most part. I loved playing high school sports-miss my team and coaches.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not one specific person in general but the H.S. counselors were great and there were a couple local physical therapists that were also very supportive.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Creighton University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Sterling, AK 99672
Email: karasuew@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Helenna
Last Name: Freeman
Maiden Name: Hepner
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: The George Evans Corporation
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 14 years

What do you remember most from GHS: That we called it JD Darnall Sr High School and not GHS! I remember almost everything especially the hot summers and no air conditioning. We loved the new construction when they added it because they had it, but only for English! High School was a difficult time for me and I was a loner so I spent many lunch hours each day just watching the other students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Nope, it just happened. One life lesson I learned from my Mom was learn as much as you can and you will be always the last one out the door. It helped me achieve where I am today without a college education.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Sherrard, IL 61281
Email: h.freeman@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Terri
Last Name: Freeze
Maiden Name: Henson
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Other Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Xray

Where are you employed: GIC on 53rd, Davenport, IA
What is your title: R.T. (R) (MR) (ARRT)
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: School newspaper with Ms. Wick. Ski Club with Mr. Yuskus. Football. The Band members got no credit. Lots of clicks with students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I had a set of Xrays in 8th grade. The tech let me see the films... and I was hooked!! I recall the counselor seemed to struggle to give my parents and myself where to apply. It is a 2 year course for little money. There are 2-3 schools right here in the Quad Cities. Students could stay at home and save lots of money on rent. Graduate Students can go many places in the States and get paid very well if you are willing to travel.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: terri.freeze@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Julie
Last Name: Frels
Maiden Name: Frels
Graduation Year: 1967
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: The atmosphere at school was warm and friendly with both students and faculty. Very helpful teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. My high school physical education instructors.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: , US Email: fit1026@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Julie
Last Name: Frels
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1967
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Teacher

Where are you employed: retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: Great school spirit and teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes. Some of my teachers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: fit1026@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: French
Maiden Name: Garvin
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Pharmacist/Pharmacologist/Research Scientist/Toxicology
Other: Pharmacist

Where are you employed: divvyDOSE
What is your title: Pharmacist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Purdue University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: acfrench531@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angela
Last Name: French
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1993
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Hodge Company
What is your title: Receiving Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: At the time how small and "boring" it was. Of course, looking back, I am grateful for the size and safety of the school/town.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Dubuque, IA 52001
Email: ajfrench29@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kent
Last Name: Fuhr
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: International Sales/Marketing

Where are you employed: Dell Computers
What is your title: Large Order Planning - Collaboration Planner
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All the band, choir and theater activities. Friends LaRoma pizza after home football games.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: History teacher Mike Madden was very influential in my decision to major in International Studies.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Austin, TX 78731
Email: krfuhr@msn.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Fuhr
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Civil Engineering Consulting

Where are you employed: Hanson Professional Services
What is your title: Vice President, Midwest Region Aviation Lead
How Long have you been employed here: 2 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The closeness of the school and the community. There was always great support for our school's teams no matter whether it be at home events or events on the road. This held true for all programs--sports, band, choir, you name it. I also valued the commitment and support of the teachers. There are several teachers that made an impact on me and I still hold much gratitude and appreciation for that. Finally, I formed many life-long friendships growing up in Geneseo. We have a core group of about 8 friends that often gets together no matter where we live. And 2 of my best friends today are fellow GHS graduates that I met in my childhood at Northside Elementary.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes and no. Mr. Ron Clary my Calculus teacher always tried to motivate those of us that liked math to try engineering. He spoke of former GHS graduates that attended the U of I in Champaign and were engineers. His encouragement help convince me to apply to that college and, well, the rest is history! Also, a good friend/classmate of mine at GHS had a father who was a Civil Engineer and worked for a consulting firm in Moline. When I was on the fence whether to pursue civil engineering or architecture, his guidance really helped me decide that a career in civil engineering (specifically transportation) was the right fit for me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Oak Park, IL 60302
Email: kevinf518@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Raymond
Last Name: Fuhr
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1959
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: My parents always encouraged me to get my teachers certification while in college. My father (Charles Fuhr) was a business teacher over 30 yrs). After 3 years I returned to Central to get my certification. My first job was in Cambridge where I taught PE, social studies and was assistant football and head track. After receiving my Masters, I spent 11 years as a principal. I have served as a Principal for all K-12 grades. I went back to the Classroom in 1993 and spent my last 10 years teaching Middle School PE and an assistant football and track coach. I retired 1n 2003 and moved to Sun City Texas.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents encouraged me to go into education since they were both teachers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Georgetown (Sun City), TX 78633
Email: rgmafuhr65@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tami
Last Name: Fuller
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: College Professor

Where are you employed: Children and Family Research Center
What is your title: Associate Professor and Director
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My advisor was my biggest champion and advocate.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Champaign, IL 61822
Email: t-fuller@illinois.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Natalee
Last Name: Fulton
Maiden Name: Nilsson
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title: Registered dental hygienist
How Long have you been employed here: 8.5 years as a hygienist

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Nataleefulton630@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: G

First Name: Todd
Last Name: Galle
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Physician
Other: Doctor

Where are you employed: Northwest Extremity Specialists
What is your title: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers and the domination of the "Green Machine"

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Portland, OR 97205
Email: tgalle65@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Ganson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Storm Water Design

Where are you employed: Advanced Drainage Systems
What is your title: Engineered Product Manager - (MN Regional Engineer)
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: After four years of numerous classes, assignments, extra curricular activities, sports, etc... perhaps what I remember most during these transformative years are the lessons inherently learned. Innovation, creativity, and the consistent drive towards the betterment of myself are all attributes that were encouraged to flourish. Not solely by the content of the lessons, but the atmosphere created by the educators at GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Multiple educators/coaches were influential in my career decisions, but I had the blessing (and sometimes a curse) of having Geneseo educators for parents. I received lessons outside (and during) normal school hours from former Millikin Principal Mr. Ganson and current GHS teacher Mrs. Ganson. The foundation of Math & Science paired with the emphasis on effective communication & writing has proved to be instrumental in my professional career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55436
Email: aaronganson@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rachel
Last Name: Ganson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other:

Where are you employed: Student
What is your title: Law Student
How Long have you been employed here: first-year student

What do you remember most from GHS: The community! It was great having a sense of belonging, both with students and the greater Geneseo community. I found amazing teachers who supported me and who helped me achieve my goals.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Though my career goals changed since high school, several teachers supported my goals of engaging in social justice works. Shoutout to Ms. Ewert, Mrs. Brosman, Mrs. Laingan, Mrs. Schneden, Mrs. Mattie, and Mrs. Zum Mallen! They were all so supportive of me and made sure I had the resources available for me to succeed.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Notre Dame University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Boston University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Boston, MA 02134
Email: rachel.ganson@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Ganson
Maiden Name: Shelly McAvoy
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo High School
What is your title: Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 12

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: mganson@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rick
Last Name: Garbett
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work?
Other: Energy

Where are you employed: Gregory Jewelers
What is your title: Sales
How Long have you been employed here: 3 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Mountain Home, AR 72653
Email: rick0_1997@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jenny
Last Name: Garner
Maiden Name: Eiklor
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Administration

Where are you employed: University of Illinois Extension
What is your title: County Director
How Long have you been employed here: 11 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being in the band and loving it! We marched in three state football championships and were award-winning in our own merit through concert band and marching band competitions. I also enjoyed English class.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not that I recall other than I graduated shortly after Woodward and Bernstein emerged as two of the most famous journalists in the United States because of their investigative reporting on Watergate.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Sherrard, IL 61281
Email: james.garner@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Melissa
Last Name: Gasmann
Maiden Name: Fogarty
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Sr Director NPI Program Management

Where are you employed: Motorola
What is your title: Sr Director NPI Program Management
How Long have you been employed here: 18 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: McHenry, IL 60050
Email: mgasmann@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Gaspar
Maiden Name: Croegaert
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Pharmacist/Pharmacologist/Research Scientist/Toxicology
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
What is your title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Hematology and Oncology; Clinical Associate Professor
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Coralville, IA 52241
Email: katie-croegaert@uiowa.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kim
Last Name: Gehling
Maiden Name: Nelson
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Team WTI
What is your title: President/Owner
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I enjoyed art class, time with friends, and basketball. Memorable teachers include Mrs. Ward, who gave me confidence in math, and Mr. Thurman (back in Jr. High) who made learning fun. I am grateful for the excellent education I received in Geneseo.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Iowa State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kim@teamwti.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jon
Last Name: Gentry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Bowe Knives / Division of Bowe Machine Co
What is your title: General Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Ray Rodgers physics class

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Purdue Global

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jgentry@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kylie
Last Name: Gerhardt
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Sociologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Western Illinois University
What is your title: Teaching and Graduate Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: All the opportunities that have been proved for me, such as the sports and extra curricular activities and the leadership program. These opportunities allowed me to grow some great friendships and memories that I won't forget.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: One my sisters was going into psychology which sparked my interest a little, but I've always wanted to stick with the sport side of things. Therefore, I looked into a program where I could potentially do both interests, which was sport psychology. What really solidified my decision into this field was when I injured myself playing volleyball at Monmouth College.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Macomb, IL 61455
Email: gerhardtkylie@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Gerhardt
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: Lee Enterprises
What is your title: HR Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers/staff. I had some great teachers who left lasting impressions.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Davenport, IA 52803
Email: Lisa.gerhardt87@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Shawn
Last Name: Gerhardt
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Apple
What is your title: Technical Expert
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers and their willingness to work with students if needed. The relationship between students and teachers and their willingness to be there for the students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not necessarily. I've always been very interested in what makes people tick. I got my bachelors from st ambrose in forensic psychology with the thought of working with criminals and inmates. Unfortunately my advisor at the time was not helpful and told me that I would never be able to do what I wanted to in the field as a female. This was incredibly discouraging but I continued to pursue a masters degree at Lewis University in clinical mental health counseling. I met amazing professors and mentors who have led me to a doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision, which I am going through now. This degree allows me to continue to be a mental health counselor/therapist but with the doctorate in counselor edcuation it allows me to be able to teach in a graduate level counseling program and supervise students and professionals. It also allows me to be a researcher, director of a program, etc. it was because of my professors at Lewis and their willingness to sit down with me and ask me about my career goals that led me to a doctorate. My future goals now are to complete this program and work as a counselor (and a professor one day) specializing in substance abuse and trauma as well as veterans and military.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Lewis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Naperville, IL 60565
Email: Shawnngerhardt@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jordyn
Last Name: Gerhardt
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Graphic Design

Where are you employed: Camping World
What is your title: Receptionist
How Long have you been employed here: 5 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The great teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My professor when attending St Ambrose. She told me I was in the wrong major and I should be in the art field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Upper Iowa University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Gerhardtjordynr@sau.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: KristaLyn
Last Name: Gerl
Maiden Name: Zimmerman
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: North Boone School District #200
What is your title: Preschool Teacher/IEP Case Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes! I had an amazing community service teacher. She helped me get two placements within preschool classrooms.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Olivet Nazarene University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Kingston, IL 60145
Email: kristalyn85@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Paul
Last Name: Gerlich
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Software Engineer and Data Science

Where are you employed: Workiva
What is your title: Software Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers that cared about their jobs.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not particularly.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Westminster, CO 80021
Email: paul@gerlich.io

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelsey
Last Name: Gerlich
Maiden Name: Anderson
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Nursing

Where are you employed: Rose Medical Center
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Good community, nice teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Chamberlain University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Denver, CO 80021
Email: Kels1223@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erik
Last Name: Gernant
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Run M&A for an engineering co.

Where are you employed: CONSOR Engineers
What is your title: VP of Business Strategy
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The people. Some excellent teachers that I'll never forget, and peers that will be life-long friends. I was very involved in the music program - lots of cherished memories from that experience.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No - I discovered this path at college and decided it sounded interesting. Originally entered college as pre-med.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Notre Dame

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Email: egernant11@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michael
Last Name: Gesme
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Music

Where are you employed: Central Oregon Community College
What is your title: Professor of Music
How Long have you been employed here: 23 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: The ability to be thoroughly engaged in the musical and theatrical arts.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I received great encouragement and support from Harvey Green, Victor Bianchetta, Richard Stodd, and James Rimington. (theatre, band, band and choir respectively)

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Luther College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Missouri- Columbia

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Bend, OR 97703
Email: mgesme@cocc.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Caleb
Last Name: Geuns
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Account Executive

Where are you employed: Universal Display - LEWISVILLE, TX
What is your title: National Account Executive
How Long have you been employed here: 6 mos

What do you remember most from GHS: Getting an early exposure to balancing education, work, and personal life/leisure.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I have had many mentors over the years. In Geneseo, I would say Joe Witter and Tim Gronski, on the educator side, played the largest roles in my teen years.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: St Peters, MO 63376
Email: calebgeuns@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Becky
Last Name: Geuns
Maiden Name: Roesner
Graduation Year: 1970
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Dispensing Optician

Where are you employed: Eye Surgeons Associates
What is your title: Dispensing Optician
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Walking the halls before classes started each day. Attending football and basketball games. Really loving my Commercial classes and Art classes.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I kind of fell into it. I attended part-time classes while raising our family; and I graduated from college at age 42, to show my four kids that I could do it. (to inspire them). How I got my job as a dispensing optician: I had asked if a local optometrist was short of help when we went to have an eye exam. He asked me to drop by with a resume, he interviewed me, and hired me within two days...with no experience at all in that field. I utilized my computer, retail and artistic background, and attended workshops and classes along the learning experience, before transferring (after 5 years there) to Eye Surgeons. It has been a great career choice for me. (24 years total at doing this).The main reasons he chose me over others was that I had a college degree, at an older age, which showed him that I was a hard worker with the abilities and drive to learn fast and apply myself well, and had the prior retail experience in customer service. Success is sweet.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: bgeuns1@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mary
Last Name: Ghys
Maiden Name: DeClercq
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired Teacher
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: rlmcghys@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mary
Last Name: Ghys
Maiden Name: DeClercq
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: I am retired from teaching.
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: I retired after 28 years of teaching.

What do you remember most from GHS: I received a great education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, several of my teachers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: rlmcghys@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tawni
Last Name: Gibson
Maiden Name: Ricketts
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Marketing and Design

Where are you employed: GrouPR Marketing (self employed)
What is your title: Owner
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Small town feel, challenging academics, good teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Eberhart encouraged me and instilled confidence in my ability to write, which is the foundation of Public Relations and marketing you need to be able to tell a good story. My mom and dad also encouraged me to pursue my writing talent, and my dad encouraged me to start my own business, as he too is a business owner.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Jupiter, FL 33469
Email: tawni@grouprmarketing.con

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Gibson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Genesis Medical Center
What is your title: CV/ ICU RN
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships I made have lasted over a decade now!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Loyola University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: Mgibsn12@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karyn
Last Name: Gillespie
Maiden Name: Fones
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Human Resources

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal - Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
What is your title: HR Specialist - Labor Relations
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: Karyngillespie@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Gillespie
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Finance

Where are you employed: McDermott Will & Emery LLP
What is your title: Manager, Financial Strategy & Analysis
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: North Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60601
Email: kjgillespie89@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Matthew
Last Name: Gillet
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Live Entertainment

Where are you employed: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
What is your title: Domestic Transportation Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 16 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The amazing music and theatre program the school has. Teachers that go above and beyond to help kids excel in life. Hometown pride!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, I credit both Mr. Green and Mr. LaCroix for encouraging me to pursue my passion of technical theatre. I was given the opportunity to run lighting and sound for every event in the theatre as well as concert. It really sparked my interest and I continued that path to where I am now.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Full Sail University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Bradenton, FL 34210
Email: mattgillet@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angela
Last Name: Gillette
Maiden Name: Crider
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other: Law enforcement- Dispatcher

Where are you employed: Village of Milan
What is your title: Police Dispatcher
How Long have you been employed here: 2 1/2 years. 10 years experience

What do you remember most from GHS: The atmosphere was fun. The small town feel of knowing everyone was great too. I loved all my teachers and had a great system to learn in.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one encouraged me to because no one I knew did it and no one in my family was a part of law enforcement.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: angelacrider83@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kyle
Last Name: Gilmore
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
What is your title: Private Equity Investment Professional
How Long have you been employed here: Start date in Summer 2019

What do you remember most from GHS: I appreciated GHS immensely because it allowed me to excel and grow in multiple facets. Primarily, this was in academics, but also in other passions such as music and athletics, which I was heavily involved in throughout my years at GHS. The ability to develop in these many areas was instrumental in my growth into a young leader, and gave me a distinct advantage entering college not only knowing how to balance many different commitments but also be able to succeed in many areas of involvement throughout the rest of my life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was encouraged to major in business by my father due to his experience in the same field professionally. However, having the opportunity to take two AP Economics courses at GHS confirmed my passion for understanding markets and applying my analytical skills in that context. My time at the University of Illinois honed this general passion for business into a more practical career field of Investment Management, and also provided opportunities to intern and eventually work in this field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Champaign, IL 61820
Email: kgilmore48@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chuck
Last Name: Girten
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Northern Pacific Corporation
What is your title: Vice President
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: How the industrial arts classes set me up for my future .

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Napa Valley, CA 94558
Email: Chuck.girten@northern-Pacificos.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kyle
Last Name: Glazier
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other: Technical Recruiter

Where are you employed: Google
What is your title: Technical Recruiter
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Good times with good friends, mostly remember football memories.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, wish I would have majored in computer science initially.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Arvada, CO 80002
Email: kjglazier@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jacob
Last Name: Glazier
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Psychoanalysis

Where are you employed: Life University / New York University
What is your title: Adjunct Faculty
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Ms. VanDerLeest

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of West Georgia

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Atlanta, IL 30324
Email: tfcjake@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Glazier
Maiden Name: Rice
Graduation Year: 1979
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Jazzercise, Geneseo School district
What is your title: Owner, franchisee, coach
How Long have you been employed here: 35 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The incredible support from the staff!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Mglazier1@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Gleason
Maiden Name: Emmerson
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Modern Woodmen of America
What is your title: Project Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2+ years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically. I worked in corporate marketing for 10+ years. Via several performance reviews and coaching with various managers my project management skills were always notable. I capitalized on that feedback and have since pursued my Project Management Professional certification.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Bettendorf , IA 52722
Email: emmerson41@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Matt
Last Name: Gleason
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Treehouse Foods
What is your title: Quality Assurance Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eldridge, IA 52748
Email: Gleason.102301@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kim
Last Name: Gleason
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Rockridge School District
What is your title: Physical Education Instructor
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friday night football games, playing sports, hanging with friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Softball coach at Black Hawk College

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Kimmieg78@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tabatha
Last Name: Glisan
Maiden Name: Cherry
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed:
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: My high school days remain some of my favorite. The best memories were made standing on the football field during athletic training, I made connections that have lasted to this day.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Mount Mercy University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: tcherry828@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chad
Last Name: Goetz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Vocal Music Education

Where are you employed: Lockport Township High School
What is your title: Director of Choral Activities (Choir Director)
How Long have you been employed here: 14 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The fantastic teachers and amazing fine arts programs.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I had great support from my family and an excellent example in Steve LaCroix.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Millikin University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: VanderCook College

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Crest Hill, IL 60403
Email: Cgoetz@lths.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Elizabeth
Last Name: Goff
Maiden Name: Peterson
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Genesis Medical Center - Silvis Campus
What is your title: Registered Nurse - OB Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson , IL 61235
Email: jlgoff7@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mara
Last Name: Goodrich
Maiden Name: Wahlig
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Fidlar Technologies
What is your title: Technical Support Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 6.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Davenport, IA 52807
Email: Goodrichmara@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Zac
Last Name: Gradert
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Cerner
What is your title: Technical Solutions Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Shawnee, KS 66218
Email: zacherygradert@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Corey
Last Name: Gradert
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1989
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Sales Manager

Where are you employed: Red Eagle International
What is your title: Midwest Sales Manager
How Long have you been employed here: One month

What do you remember most from GHS: The faculty and sporting events.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The farm economy encouraged me to seek employment off of the farm.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: Wolfrivervalleyag@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Paige
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2017
What area best describes your field of work? Supply Management
Other:

Where are you employed: TMC Transportation
What is your title: Logistics Intern
How Long have you been employed here: 1 yr

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Putman

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: pgraml@iastate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Keith
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other: Journeyman Machinist

Where are you employed: RA Jones, Davenport Iowa
What is your title: Machinist
How Long have you been employed here: 31 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All the fun we had with our friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad and Mr Bassier in welding and shop class.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: goldwingboy64@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Paige
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2017
What area best describes your field of work? Supply Management
Other:

Where are you employed: Iowa Department of Transportation
What is your title: Technically Training Intern
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports - being able to play with my best friends or going to watch them play their sports.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad encouraged me to major in Supply Chain Management.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ames, IA 50014
Email: pgraml@iastate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Pam
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name: Nippa
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Commercial Relationship Administrator

Where are you employed: IH Mississippi Valley CU
What is your title: Commercial Relationship Administrator
How Long have you been employed here: 6 mo

What do you remember most from GHS: Several really good teachers and one bad one, administrators and teachers who helped me with my goal of getting scholarships to attend college.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My neighbor, Wayne Hulting, hired me for my first job in banking as a college student. My current CEO is a Geneseo grad too.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Pamgram91@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bryce
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: GreenState Credit Union
What is your title: Internal Auditor/Information Security
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Attending and taking part in sporting events. Friends, sports, clubs, teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, my family.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: North Liberty, IA 52317
Email: bcgrams96@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Christopher
Last Name: Gramling
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: KONE Inc.
What is your title: Manager Modernization Engineering
How Long have you been employed here: 27 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Gramling_chris@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Granell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Wells Fargo
What is your title: Large Corporation Sales
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The great support and connections made through sports (football, wrestling, and baseball). I was lucky to have some wonderful teammates and coaches.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not that I can remember. I had no idea what I wanted to do in high school (or college). I wish I would have done more research and networking to better understand career opportunities. It would have saved me a few years at jobs I didn't enjoy.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Mason, OH 45040
Email: aarongranell@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Morgan
Last Name: Gray
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? International Business/Law/Travel
Other:

Where are you employed: Corteva Agriscience
What is your title: Global Sustainability Partnerships Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Mostly choir, but I also remember my language classes with Mrs LoGiudice and Mrs Mattie. They were fun, but really important to where I am now--because of my Spanish and French skills I was able to leave the country and eventually go to get a masters degree in International Affairs in Switzerland.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, I got an internship in communications in Geneva with CARE, the American charity, and my boss there gave me a lot of advice. I also am grateful to a professor at SLU who encouraged me to attend grad school abroad, and I\'d really encourage GHS students to consider a University outside of the US.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Saint Louis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneva, Switzerland Email: Morgangray320@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Green
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other:

Where are you employed: Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education- Department of Orthodontics
What is your title: Orthodontic Resident (Dentist)
How Long have you been employed here: 16 months

What do you remember most from GHS: GHS cultivated a strong sense of community. I felt encouraged and challenged to be the best that I could be, and I always felt supported by the faculty. I gained valuable resources/tools for success in post-high school education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: , United States Email: greenjes000@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Green
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other: Dentist- Specialty in Orthodon

Where are you employed: Saint Louis University
What is your title: Orthodontic Resident
How Long have you been employed here: About 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: School spirit, pride in our school and community, great support from faculty, life-long friendships

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, family friends in the dental field have been incredible mentors to me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Louis University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: St. Louis, MO 63104
Email: jessica.green@health.slu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emilee
Last Name: Green
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
What is your title: Research Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 7 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The school climate was encouraging, supportive, and collaborative. I felt safe everywhere on campus and was comfortable approaching teachers before or after school. I also fondly remember the giant cookies available in the cafeteria!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I didn't exactly know what I wanted to do before college, but I remember that Mr. Aper helped encourage me to not give up when things got difficult.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Illinois State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60622
Email: eagreen55@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Greene
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Cloud computing

Where are you employed: Auris Health
What is your title: Cloud & Data Architect
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Brian@heisenberwoodworking.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jane
Last Name: Griggs
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Dish Installation Inc.
What is your title: Quality Assurance, Risk & Audit Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friendships acquired during the four years that has lasted a lifetime!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Colorado Technical University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Brandon, FL 33511
Email: imgriggsy@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: James
Last Name: Griggs
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1972
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other: Air Traffic Control

Where are you employed: FAA
What is your title: Air Traffic Control Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 40 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I went into the Air Force to learn law enforcement because I wanted to be a State Policeman when my enlistment was complete. My aptitude scores were too high for that career field and I would better serve the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. It is the best career with great pay and benefits.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Sun City Center, FL 33573
Email: atcjimg@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anne
Last Name: Grimm
Maiden Name: Bell
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Chicago Public Schools
What is your title: PreK-8 Art Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: So much! The sports, the teachers, the hometown pride! I'm still great friends with Many of the girls I graduated with.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I originally went to Iowa State for a graphic design or interior design career. After I finished a general BFA I decided to apply for their art education program. I was able to get my Masters in two years. I think all of the teachers I had along the way helped lead me to becoming a teacher. I had great teachers!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Concordia University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60622
Email: anne.d.bell@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kenton
Last Name: Grypp
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Travel (Pilot, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent, Interpreter, Linguist, Tour Guide, Translator, TSA)
Other:

Where are you employed: American Airlines
What is your title: Flight Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 15 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: State champion football team

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Marks

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Columbia

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Gilbert, AZ 85297
Email: kdgripper@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laurel
Last Name: Gugliuzza
Maiden Name: Colbert
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Purchasing

Where are you employed: Retired from Chicago Transit Authority
What is your title: Formerly Senior Business Systems Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 14 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My time in the theater group, band group, and choir group. But also how welcoming the students from my class were to me as a new student.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not from school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Harwood Heights, IL 60706
Email: Lgugli2@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Gustafson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: Violinist

Where are you employed: Zurich opera house
What is your title: Violinist
How Long have you been employed here: 34 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing french horn in band and Mr. Steele's government class

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one knew much about orchestral playing, however Mr. Zanton did create a coop program for string teaching. Thank you, Mr Zanton!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Waltalingen, Switzerland Email: lisa.gustafson@bluewin.ch

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lori
Last Name: Gustafson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Moline School District 40
What is your title: Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: GHS was small enough to know everyone in your class.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I remember talking to my guidance counselor a few times.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: Lgustafs@molineschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jackie
Last Name: Gutschenritter
Maiden Name: Lawrence
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Retail

Where are you employed: Meijer
What is your title: Grocery inventory controller
How Long have you been employed here: 1 month

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers. I enjoyed learning and the support I got from the teachers that I didn't get at home.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Teachers encouraged me to go to college. I also have a master's degree, but I didn't really fit into the intended career after getting my degree. I was encouraged to be myself, and that self doesn't fit well in a box. My husband and I also own a woodworking business. It is more creative and we set the structure and schedule.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: West Bend, WI 53095
Email: Jlgutsch@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: H

First Name: Brian
Last Name: Haars
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other:

Where are you employed: Henry Country Sheriff Department
What is your title: Patrol Sergeant
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The feeling of knowing who all of my classmates were. The great atmosphere the teachers and coaches helped create for us.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: All of my teachers and coaches were supportive and used my goal to encourage me within the school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Haars_42@Hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Haars
Maiden Name: Ward
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: St.Malachy School
What is your title: 2nd Grade Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the amazing friendships I made, and the supportive teachers I had. I loved being involved in different clubs; as well as playing softball and being a Maplette.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was inspired by many teachers in my life and it made me want to be an awesome teacher as well. I was very blessed to have many role models at GHS.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jessi187@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brittany
Last Name: Haertjens
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Insurance

Where are you employed: Cigna Group Insurance
What is your title: Group Claims Senior Associate
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My most vivid memories align with my extracurriculars, which included volleyball and musical theater, as a technician. Additionally, there were a few elective classes that helped prepare me for life and a few teachers who did the same.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Straight out of high school I didn't start in the field I am in now. My current field of work was a work in progress and by trial and error I got here.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Email: brit.haert@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Hagen
Maiden Name: Taube
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Broadcaster, Radio or TV (News, Meteorologist, Sports, Camera Operator, Photographer, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: FOX Kansas
What is your title: News Anchor
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Performing with the marching band at half-time Friday nights!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: katiehagen1015@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Hahn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1993
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: President BLP Technologies

Where are you employed: BLP Technologies, Inc (dba SENSORWORX)
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends, Football and Basketball game nights, nice teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My experiences and personal relationships I developed during the 15 years of my career led me to start our current company with a couple of former co-workers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Middletown, CT 06457
Email: benhahn@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ben
Last Name: Hahn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1993
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: SENSORWORX
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good friends, good teachers, good education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Middletown, United States Email: benhahn@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Carly
Last Name: Hamer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Designer (Home Interior/Exterior, Fashion, Landscape, etc.)
Other: Fashion Design

Where are you employed: Randa Accessories
What is your title: Director or Design & Merchandising
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: GHS offering the sewing and home course (forget class name) was a good thing to offer to get my interest in fashion going. Although I went straight from GHS to ISU for math education I changed majors to where I am now. I was very athletic in high school and loved playing sports but my education was also important and GHS offered both very well.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, absolutely! Mrs. Fiers was a great supporter and driver in my love of fashion. I feel like she knew I'd end up there before I knew.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Columbia College - Chicago

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60607
Email: Carly.r.hamer@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kathryn
Last Name: Hanford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Statistics Professor

Where are you employed: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
What is your title: Professor
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The wonderful drama and music programs! The great English, Math and Science teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Indirectly, Mr. Pulaski in Calculus and all of my science teachers. All of them challenged me to do my best and to think.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Nebraska

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Denton, NE 68339
Email: KHANFORD2@UNL.EDU

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kaitlin
Last Name: Hankins
Maiden Name: DeGrave
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: CT Tech/ Radiolographer

Where are you employed: Genesis Medical Center
What is your title: CT Technologist
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports and friendships made

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: kdegrave2010@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Seth
Last Name: Hankins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Rock Island-Milan School District #41
What is your title: AVID Tutor & Substitute Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Memorable teachers, hands on activities, class projects, theatre and fine arts performances, sporting events, Link Crew, Speech.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, after changing my career path a few times, I\'ve decided to pursue a teaching career. Those that encouraged me were my some of the teachers that I had at Geneseo, some encouraged me from my work at Rock Island-Milan School District #41, some at Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, IA and instructors from SAU.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: hankinssethm@sau.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Stefanie
Last Name: Hanshaw
Maiden Name: Weber
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Other Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Stay at home mom, former elementary teacher
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember all the opportunities that our high school had despite it being a small town.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes many many teachers influenced my decision to become a teacher.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: North Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eagle River, AK 99577
Email: Stef-weber@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Insurance Broker / Consultant

Where are you employed: The Daniel and Henry Company
What is your title: Vice President / Manager Employee Benefits Department
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: There were many great teachers who really cared about providing a quality education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, its not a field that is very attractive to young people!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: St. Louis, MO 63110
Email: mikedhanson1977@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Audrey
Last Name: Happel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Ecology and Environment
What is your title: Geologist
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My most beloved memories revolve around being involved with band. I played trumpet in the concert and marching band, in addition to musicals and pep band, and most of my friends were involved with band. I have found that a lot of the skills I learned in band (team work, discipline, etc.) have benefited me most in my adult life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not the exact field I am in now. However, my AP Chemistry teacher Mr. Obrecht, encouraged me to go into science for college, which is what lead me to the career I am in now.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Buffalo, NY 14223
Email: aahappe@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Holly
Last Name: Hartel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Millard Public Schools
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The wonderful experiences I had in band, drama, and newspaper.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Steele was (and will always be) an inspiration to me as an educator.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Nebraska

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Omaha, NE 68154
Email: holly.hartel@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: James
Last Name: Hartsock
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Recruiting, Human Resources

Where are you employed: World Class Industries
What is your title: Recruitment and Engagement Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 3 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Constantly being pushed to achieve more and do the best that I possibly could. It has helped me maintain higher standards in my personal and professional life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: It was recommended that I go into a line of work dealing with people.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Email: jhartsock@worldclassind.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Haley
Last Name: Haverback
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.) Other
Other: Watershed Outreach Associate

Where are you employed: University of Illinois Extension
What is your title: Watershed Outreach Associate
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Wearing the Blue earning the Gold in FFA.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Stahl

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Annawan, IL 61234
Email: Hmh2@illinois.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Max
Last Name: Haverland
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Moline-Coal Valley School District
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: haverlandmax@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lyndsy
Last Name: Haviland
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Gaming

Where are you employed: Gimmie Games
What is your title: Project Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Atlanta, GA 30307
Email: ljhavi@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Marta
Last Name: Hawkins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Director of Operations

Where are you employed: DJO Global
What is your title: Director of Operations
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Exceptional community supporting sports and the arts. Great teachers that prepared me for what life would throw my way.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, it sort of happened. I started my career locally at John Deere, and after 9 years moved to San Diego, CA to work for Callaway Golf and ultimately ended up in medical device manufacturing and operations. There were several teachers at GHS that encouraged me to be whatever I wanted to be, including Mrs. Fiers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Vista, CA 92081
Email: Martakhawkins@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Martha
Last Name: Hawkins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Manufacturing Operations

Where are you employed: DJO Global
What is your title: Senior Director
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Although high school can be hard as you work to figure out who you are and what you want to do in life, GHS is a great school in an amazing community. The town truly supports school programs, regardless if sports related or the arts. Geneseo had top tier teachers and their reputation for excellence helped attract more talented educators as well. I am grateful for the teachers I had and the foundation that was built through sports and academics both in the Geneseo schools.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not exactly. I had a couple of teachers I truly connected with that inspired me to want to go to college. I sort of fell into my profession and truly love it.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Vista, CA 92081
Email: Martakhawkins@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Hays
Maiden Name: Woodworth
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
What is your title: HR Director
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Friendship, supportive teachers, advanced education opportunities, diverse extracurricular activities, strong academic success & strong music program

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, mom

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Jacksonville, IL 62650
Email: Lauren.hays2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Hays
Maiden Name: Woodworth
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: Prairie Cardiovascular
What is your title: HR Director
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Jacksonville, IL 62650
Email: lauren.hays2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Hekter
Maiden Name: Faudel
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: US Department of Transportation

Where are you employed: Federal Highway Administration - USDOT
What is your title: Planning and Program Delivery Team Leader
How Long have you been employed here: 15 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: The spirit of the community

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I discovered planning in college and ended up switching majors from architecture to community and regional planning my sophomore year.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Columbia, SC 29212
Email: Jessica.hekter@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sandra
Last Name: Heller
Maiden Name: Millikin
Graduation Year: 1952
What area best describes your field of work? Librarian/Historian/Museum Director/Orator
Other: Librarian

Where are you employed: Retired Head Librarian - Annawan School District
What is your title: Head librarian
How Long have you been employed here: Am retired,but worked there for 26 years t

What do you remember most from GHS: Going to football and basketball games, Booster Club, friends, being wth my future husband, Mrs. Harmie the study hall supervisor and a ton of other things.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, just my love of reading.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePauw University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Sandyheller80@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kathy
Last Name: Heller
Maiden Name: Anderson
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired from Geneseo School District
What is your title: Elementary teacher
How Long have you been employed here: I was employed for 33 years.

What do you remember most from GHS: My memories from GHS include... *time spent with friends in the fine arts department as we prepared for and performed in many concerts and plays. *performing as a Maplette for football and basketball games. *3 consecutive football state titles. *the support of numerous educators who really cared about students. *being a part of a small town that takes such pride in its educational system.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always enjoyed school and can remember wanting to be a teacher as young as second grade. I would have to say that positive experiences throughout my school career is what most encouraged me to pursue the field of education.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kheller@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sandra
Last Name: Heller-Blackert
Maiden Name: Millikin
Graduation Year: 1952
What area best describes your field of work? Librarian/Historian/Museum Director/Orator
Other:

Where are you employed: Annawan-Alba Township library
What is your title: Director
How Long have you been employed here: Retired library director of the Annawan-Alba township library in Annawan, Illinois. I lived on a farm north of Atkinson from 1954 until Dec. 2002. I married Stanley Heller in August 1954. He passed away in1990, I married Gordon Blackert in December 2000. He died in November 2, 2012.

What do you remember most from GHS: Our Jr-Sr prom our junior year, friends. Mr. Holley, Mr.Rivenburg, and Mr, James were the teachers I remember the best. Of course we all loved Mrs, Harmie, the study hall supervisor. I remember the old gym being filled with students and adults for all basketball games-everyone attended.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePauw University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: sandyheller80@gmail.Comr

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hayley
Last Name: Henderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Social Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Heartland Area Education Agency
What is your title: Early Childhood School Social Worker
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The extracurriculars I was able to participate in as well as the support from teachers and administrators.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Those who supported me and encouraged me through the difficult times, including teachers and school social workers.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Grimes, IA 50111
Email: hayleyanne.henderson@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Eric
Last Name: Henderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Insurance

Where are you employed: COUNTRY Financial
What is your title: Financial Representative
How Long have you been employed here: 23 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Lifelong friendships formed by teamwork in the classroom and in activities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: eric.henderson@countryfinancial.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Madeline
Last Name: Henderson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Woodstock North High School
What is your title: Social Studies Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 7 Months

What do you remember most from GHS: I love the school spirit and camaraderie at GHS. You may not realize it while you are there, but it is unparalleled to have that much support surrounding you at all times. I remember feeling welcomed in just about anything I did at GHS.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: McHenry, IL 60050
Email: missmadelinehenderson@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brad
Last Name: Heriford
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Construction/Carpenter Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Midwest Elevator Company
What is your title: Service Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 10 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Football Championship 1982; great classmates

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: O'Fallon, MO 63366
Email: Brad@midwestelevator.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dan
Last Name: Herr
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other: Mechanic

Where are you employed: Rock Island Arsenal
What is your title: Mechanical Branch Chief
How Long have you been employed here: 15yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, I had several apprentice's over the yrs. proud to say they are doing very well in the field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: US Navy

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: dan.herr62@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Justin
Last Name: Hight
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Police Officer, Corrections Office, Parole Officer, National Security Area
Other: Security

Where are you employed: Allied Universal
What is your title: Security supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The teachers there were top notch. They would always guide you and help you make it through the toughest times

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I went into the military to get discipline and get a purpose and direction in life

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Davenport, IA 52803
Email: hight.justin@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Hilgendorf
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Watseka Schools
What is your title: Kindergarten teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The fun I had and forever friendships I made through cross country and track. I loved going to school at GHS!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Watseka, IL 60970
Email: Jen.hilgendorf@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jeremy
Last Name: Hillman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Oswego East High School
What is your title: Kinetic Wellness Teacher / Assistant Athletic Director
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Football and having to run the mile under 5:30. Fourteen tries and I got it at 5.23. The coaches may have just felt bad for me because it also happened to be the last day they were doing it. Everybody made it that day.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr Frances

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Oswego, IL 60543
Email: jhillman0523@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Doug
Last Name: Himmelman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Financial Officer

Where are you employed: Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors
What is your title: CFO
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Time spent with friends growing up. Learning to work hard and being committed. Playing sports, especially football on Friday nights under the lights. Many of the special teachers that really cared in making a difference in the lives of their students.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, Mr. Linn who taught my Accounting classes in high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: doughimmelman@ruhlhomes.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Scott
Last Name: Himmelman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1986
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Superintendent of Facilities

Where are you employed: Geneseo Park District
What is your title: Superintendent of Facilities
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Made life long friends & memories. Excellent, friendly staff & learning environment.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: shimmelman@geneseoparkdistrict.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Julia (Jill)
Last Name: Hinrichs
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Learning & Development

Where are you employed: Merieux Nutrisciences
What is your title: Talent development manager
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Cross country with Coach Fredericks, Track w Mr. Aper, Math with Ms. Hahn, English with Ms Griffith, and History with Mr. Steele.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mom and her friends and colleagues

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Lake Forest College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Argosy University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60630
Email: jill.hinrichs@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Susan
Last Name: Hinrichsen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1971
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois High School Association (IHSA) retired
What is your title: Assistant Executive Director
How Long have you been employed here: 18 year

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Galena, IL 61036
Email: hinrichsen.susan@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mike
Last Name: Hinrichsen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1973
What area best describes your field of work? International Business/Law/Travel
Other:

Where are you employed: Prior to Retirement worked at Caterpillar in multiple roles related to marketing, sales and product development. Worked and lived around the world in various roles.
What is your title: Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 37 years before retiring

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: hinrichsenmd@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mike
Last Name: Hinrichsen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1973
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired - formerly Caterpillar
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: 37 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great people and great city. Still many friends from Geneseo.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: SIU Carbondale

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Germantown, IL 61548
Email: Hinrichsenmd@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Susan
Last Name: Hinrichsen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1971
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Assistance Executive Director

Where are you employed: Illinois High School Association-retired
What is your title: Assistance Executive Director
How Long have you been employed here: 18 years at IHSA. Prior to tha various high school and jr high

What do you remember most from GHS: I'd have to think about that. Lots of great memories with friends, classes, GAA, (yes kids, look it up) and music. So happy with the progress and the new changes to the school and support of the theatre and music programs. The message is that Geneseo, small town with good values and work ethic, is relevant.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Haha. Girls were encourage to be secretaries.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University - Macomb

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Galena, IL 61036
Email: Hinri@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Greg
Last Name: Hinrichsen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1969
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Gerontology

Where are you employed: Mount Sinai Medical School & Columbia University
What is your title: Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra curricular activities from which I have greatly benefitted.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: In college

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Harvard University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: New York, NY 10011
Email: Drgreghinrichsen@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tyann
Last Name: Hintgen
Maiden Name: Copeland
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Stay at home mom right now
What is your title: Mom/housewife
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years. Resigned from teaching in 2013 to raise my family.

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: tyannc21@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nathan
Last Name: Hintz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Abbvie
What is your title: Principal Clinical Project Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I think my overall interest in science and math started with several of my experiences with good teachers in high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Maybe not field of work, but Mr. Ringenberg and Mr. Kiss stand out as people that drove my interest in math and science.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Waukegan, IL 60085
Email: nathan.hintz@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Heather
Last Name: Hipkins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Pharmacy

Where are you employed: Walmart Pharmacy
What is your title: CphT
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Scott Community College

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Heatherann.westfall@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Hirschfelder
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other:

Where are you employed: Washington State University
What is your title: Graduate Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 7 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The amazing teachers! This is where I discovered my passion for special education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes! Michele Ganson

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Arizona

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Washington University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Pullman, WA 99163
Email: K.hirschfelder@wsu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kyle
Last Name: Hirschfelder
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: SAP
What is your title: Software Developer
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The breadth of friends I had. Ranging from the geeks to the jocks, I met so many amazing people who shaped me, and helped me get to where I am today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60642
Email: hirschf2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alicia
Last Name: Hock
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Computers

Where are you employed: Matrix Computing Consulting
What is your title: Office Administrator
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22191
Email: itldbg1@gamil.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Adam R
Last Name: Hock
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: R.I. Arsenal
What is your title: Machinist
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports and Friday night football under the lights.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No Its a great career that has good pay/benefits

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Scott Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: Bighooky85@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kirk
Last Name: Hodgson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other: Auto Body Technician

Where are you employed: Pinks Paint and Body
What is your title: Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the industrial arts program and how I was finally the smart kid in class

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Ted McAvoy industrial arts teacher my freshman year in high school

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Denver Diesel and Automotive College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: klhodgson87@gmail.comklhodgson

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Hoelscher
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other:

Where are you employed: MidAmerica Center for Dental Wellness & Aesthetics, P.C.
What is your title: Dentist
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing sports and the fun experiences with friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mother was a dental assistant while I was growing up for Dr. Hirschfelder in town and they both encouraged me to become a dentist.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Greenville, IL 62246
Email: ahoels2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Hofer
Maiden Name: Heller
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Hanford Insurance
What is your title: Insurance Agent
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: When I think back on my time at GHS, I think about the extracurricular activities. Those opportunities helped make new friends, allow me to express myself and also followed me through college and into adult life. I was able to find joy in athletics and music, while also supporting the arts as a spectator. So many fun memories on top of what I feel was a great education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Cornell College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: sarahhofer29@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tim
Last Name: Holevoet
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Supervisor

Where are you employed: Ace Hardware
What is your title: Warehouse Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Purdue University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Erie, IL 61250
Email: Tim.holevoet@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jessica
Last Name: Holm
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Business Development

Where are you employed: Reynolds Ford
What is your title: Business development coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The welcoming and friendliness from all the staff when I moved here in 8th grade!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I have not had the chance yet

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: Jholm1@mymail.bhc.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelly
Last Name: Holt
Maiden Name: Reese
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Advocate Health Care
What is your title: RN
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Saint Louis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Chicago, IL 60618
Email: kellycrholt@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Matthew
Last Name: Holtz
Maiden Name: Holtz
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Broadcaster, Radio or TV (News, Meteorologist, Sports, Camera Operator, Photographer, etc.)
Other: Lead Master Operator for ESPN

Where are you employed: ESPN
What is your title: Lead Master Control Operator
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Knowing if I can survive four years of high school, then anything else would be easy.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father inspired me to get into broadcasting.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bristol, CT 06010
Email: taylor72@mac.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Abby
Last Name: Honerkamp
Maiden Name: Warren
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Financial services industry

Where are you employed: Charles Schwab
What is your title: Managing Director
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friendships I made with my teammates playing volleyball, basketball and softball.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically, but I did have teachers that strived to push me to my fullest potential, which helped build the mentality that I should pursue higher goals in my career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Saint Louis University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Email: abbydhonerkamp@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bethany
Last Name: Hons
Maiden Name: Dwyer
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Catering

Where are you employed: Own my own business
What is your title: Owner and Caterer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: High school is only temporary so don't take other people's opinions of you that seriously. Don't be pressured to do what everyone, even your friends, are doing. In life you'll have to do your own thing and sometimes that requires to go against everyone else. High school is a good starting place to figure out your interests but nothing is set in stone.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Kirkwood Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: dwyer2_08@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jennifer
Last Name: Hoogerwerf
Maiden Name: Hoover
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Secretary
Other: Administrative Assistant

Where are you employed: West Central High School
What is your title: Administrative Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year but 25 years at another school

What do you remember most from GHS: The school spirit and how the whole community would come out to support us at our athletic events.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always loved office work, and when I had Mrs. Garlick as a teacher my Junior and Senior year. She made typing and other classes so enjoyable.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Keithsburg, IL 61442
Email: hoogyswife@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Landon
Last Name: Hoon
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other: Loan Officer

Where are you employed: A and N Mortgage
What is your title: Loan Officer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60610
Email: LandonH@anmtg.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Larry
Last Name: Hopkey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1970
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Stylist

Where are you employed: Hairazors 1725 State Street Bettendorf,Iowa
What is your title: Stylist
How Long have you been employed here: 15yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Stewarts School of Hairstyling

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: llhopkey@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Elaine
Last Name: Hoste
Maiden Name: Spurck
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Genesis- Silvis
What is your title: Registered Nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 34 years

What do you remember most from GHS: We were challenged to excel. Geneseo had a reputation for being hard with a grading scale much different from the schools around us. If you got an A you knew you earned it! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the education that I received. It helped shape me into the person that I am today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really. I knew in 6th grade that I wanted to be a nurse. I guess you could say it was a calling.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Francis School of Nursing - Peoria

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: ehoste@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Howell
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Caterpillar and Self Employeed
What is your title: Prod Manager-Cat & Presdident-McHowell LLC
How Long have you been employed here: 18 years & 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: People, my class and life time relationships I made there. The staff was excellent and pushed us to excel.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My family and actually had my advisor suggest to me that maybe I would not make it in to Bradley or make it into engineering..:this really motivated me

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Tabernash (Winter Park), IL 80478
Email: Howell_ryan_j@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Zak
Last Name: Hulstrom
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Management. U of IL studies Linguistics and Music, University of Leiden 2007-08

Where are you employed: City of London Sinfonia
What is your title: Development Manager
How Long have you been employed here: Since 2012

What do you remember most from GHS: My fondest memory of GHS is the music. From marching band, madrigal, stage performances, regional and state ensembles, band camp... I made some strong friendships and it taught me incredible work ethic. I also remember Calculus. That was hard.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Steve Scherer started at GHS the same year I did. He was always encouraging me to be a better musician, and only in retrospect do I appreciate his style of leadership and the way he combined humour with authority.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Cambridge University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: London, United Kingdom Email: zak.hulstrom@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Makayla
Last Name: Humphrey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2015
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: RSM
What is your title: Accountant - Auditor
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL
Email: Jane14140@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dennis
Last Name: Hursman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1973
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired Auto Parts Sales
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here: 33 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Sports, Ted McAvoy

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Auburndale, FL 33823
Email: hirshy43@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Kurt
Last Name: Hutchinson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
What is your title: Regional Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great academic environment. Success on the basketball court with my teammates. Great talent and wonderful people in the chorus department from Junior High. Miss Edwards and Mr. Remington , Mr. Steele and his teaching us about the world.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I wanted to do this from the beginning. I had great teachers but this was always in my mind.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Schaumburg, IL 60193
Email: Khutchinson@ibji.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: J

First Name: EmJ
Last Name: Jackle-Hugh
Maiden Name: Hugh
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: also Psychology

Where are you employed: self
What is your title: Musician
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: marching band, theater, playing Russian Christmas every year

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one in particular but I think the quality of the fine arts in Geneseo made a huge impact.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Minnesota State University Moorhead

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Millersville University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Pana, IL 62557
Email: em23jjh@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Korby
Last Name: Jackson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1986
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Retail Industry and Mfg.

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: SAP Business Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not at GHS, but future father-in-law had a big impact on looking at and eventually going into accounting, in which I didn't go into as a profession, but did help in understanding about business.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: DAVENPORT, IA 52806
Email: jacksonkorbyr@johndeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jan
Last Name: Jacobs-Unruh
Maiden Name: Jacobs
Graduation Year: 1980
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Coaching

Where are you employed: Erie School District #1
What is your title: Middle School Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember being in athletics the most. It's what helped me want to go to college. College was not encouraged in my family, so sports was so important in getting me there.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Linda Zanton encouraged me the most to go into education. She was one of the few teachers who had any faith in me. She was the home economics teacher at the high school at the time. She believed in me when no one else did.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Dubuque

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Erie, IL 61250
Email: junruh@ecusd.info

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Catherine
Last Name: James
Maiden Name: McCormick
Graduation Year: 1960
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired
What is your title:
How Long have you been employed here:

What do you remember most from GHS: The Old brick high school Football games at the Athletic Field The close friendships of all the members of our class Mr.Rivenburg's English class The many choral groups, the band and musical productions The gymnasium in the winter with the high windows sweating with condensation The creepy lower level where the dressing rooms and shop were - dark and creepy The sound of the wooden floors through out the rest of the building

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Both Mom and Dad were teachers (at GHS). It kind of ran in the family.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Tulsa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Tulsa, OK 74105
Email: 2423e37@att.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Janoski
Maiden Name: White
Graduation Year: 1979
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Retired from Moline (IL) School District
What is your title: Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: Was employed as a teacher for 35 years, and I retired in 2018.

What do you remember most from GHS: Most of all, I remember having great friends and wonderful teachers! I also enjoyed being in Maplettes. I had fun attending sporting events, plays and concerts. I also remember many study halls, after school hours and late nights working on the yearbook. I am grateful not only for the excellent education I received, but also for opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Though I did not have a conversation with anyone while in high school about becoming a teacher that I remember, there were so many excellent teachers with great knowledge, patience, kindness and fun who left an impression on me. I had education on my mind when I first enrolled in college classes, but I did not actually make the decision about becoming a teacher until the end of my freshman year in college. Through volunteering, observations and clinical hours in classrooms for education classes early in the program, I made my decision to be a special education teacher.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: nancyjanoski4@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brad
Last Name: Jeffress
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.) Other
Other: Life Coach was insurance sales

Where are you employed: IMA Financial Group
What is your title: Dream Coach
How Long have you been employed here: 30 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Loved that it was a small school where you knew everyone, loved that teachers knew who I was, loved that it was in a community that really supported the school and all the athletic and extra curricular activities, loved the people I went to school with, loved the work ethic and integrity and grit that I learned from growing up in the midwest,

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No one really encouraged me to start in insurance, I kinda just fell into that. In fact I was told I would not be successful in sales and it motivated me in many ways. I started in the insurance area in claims but later went into sales. From that I met wonderful people and was able to do well enough financially to follow a real passion of helping people. I did get encouragement from other coaching professionals and other people in my life that thought I would be good at helping people move towards what they wanted in life.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Denver, CO 80112
Email: jeffress.brad@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Stacey
Last Name: Jenkins
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Distance Education Coordinator

Where are you employed: AgriSafe Network
What is your title: Distance Education Coordinator
How Long have you been employed here: 10 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I have a group of friends from high school who still meet up a couple times a year. Those friendships are so valuable - esp now as our kids are growing up and our parents are aging or have already passed. I also fell in love with science in Mr Ringenburg's AP biology class. I have a biology degree with a chemistry minor. Those classes started me down my path into public heath.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not specifically this field, but I definitely had support from Mrs Harlacher, Mr Ringenberg and Mr. McAvoy to go to college and to pursue a heath related career.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePauw University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eagan, MN 55123
Email: smmjenkins@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Curt
Last Name: Jensen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Sports (Coach, Professional/Semi-professional/Retired athlete, Athletic Trainer
Other: Professional Athlete

Where are you employed: USA Track and Field
What is your title: Athlete
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Having a successful high school career both academically and athletically, which allowed me to be in the position I am today.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My family encouraged me to pursue this dream as did Shane Oleson, my former wrestling coach in high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bloomer, WI 54724
Email: Cakense2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Todd
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Illinois McKinley Health Center
What is your title: Nurse Practitioner
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers who cared. Great friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I originally worked in radio and television encouraged by Harvey Green. After 9 years in broadcasting I worked in pharmaceutical sales for 14 years. I went back to school at age 45 to start my career in nursing and ultimately became a nurse practitioner 5 years ago.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Mahomet, IL 61853
Email: toddgy@mchsi.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: William
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Professor of Ag at Purdue Univ

Where are you employed: Purdue University
What is your title: Professor of Agronomy
How Long have you been employed here: 16 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Ag and shop classes, the opportunity to get work experience.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: yes, people I worked for as an undergraduate college student

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Arkansas

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Lafayette , IN 47905
Email: WGJ@purdue.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Melissa
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Hammond Henry
What is your title: Radiolgy Technologist
How Long have you been employed here: 6 mo

What do you remember most from GHS: We had an awesome principle and football team.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Blackhawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: opalbiker@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Forward Space, LLC.
What is your title: Director
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember most the supportive environment the set me up for success. For example, I played football for GHS, the words, "Obey the law and be a gentleman" are still words I try to live by today. I think it gave me a leg up on my peers in college and the professional world.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60614
Email: brijohnson@forwardspace.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Todd
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Parks and Recreation

Where are you employed: Fairfax County Park Authority
What is your title: Manager-Golf Enterprises
How Long have you been employed here: 30 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember all the great teachers and coaches. The GHS sports teams and athletics programs formed a stronger, healthier, happier and safer community. The school and all of it's programs bonded the community and made it a great place to grow up!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: All of the teachers and coaches were great role models for serving their community and made me to aspire to do the same and helped guide me to public service in the Parks and Recreation field.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Fairfax, VA 22035
Email: todd.johnson@fairfaxcounty.gov

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1965
What area best describes your field of work? Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Sociologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Self
What is your title: Psychologist
How Long have you been employed here: 20 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Wrestling, coach McCormick and girlfriend Francie Zimmerman

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: George Washington University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Email: briandj-cfps@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Luke
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Engineering

Where are you employed: Caterpillar Inc
What is your title: Engineering Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing soccer, making friends (Moved to Geneseo right before Freshman year), great teachers, graduation ceremony

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Guidance counselor mentioned it. Can't remember her name but she married the shop teacher.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Washington, IL 61571
Email: Chisox.fan@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hannah
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo Public Schools
What is your title: General Music Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Months

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember being challenged in a majority of my classes, which helped me to be prepared to college. Additionally, I remember have a large number of extra curricular activities to be involved in.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Pam Edwards and Steve Lacroix encouraged me to pursue a degree in music education.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL
Email: hjohnson@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Development Manager

Where are you employed: The HON Company
What is your title: Territory Development Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the people the most. Coaches like Coach Johnsen Jr. and Steve Brucher teach more about life and prepare you in ways that I feel should be applauded. Teachers like Mike Harrington make learning fun but also act as mentors in life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents did.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Baltimore, MD 21230
Email: Bjohnson9016@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hannah
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: ROWVA Central Elementary
What is your title: 3rd grade teacher
How Long have you been employed here: First year teacher

What do you remember most from GHS: The memories I made through maplettes, choir, band, and color guard.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Barb Nelson 2nd grade teacher

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Hannahjo58@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nathan
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Minister/Priest/Rabbi/Clergy/ Missionary, Lay Minister
Other:

Where are you employed: Journey Church
What is your title: Director of worship and student ministry
How Long have you been employed here: 18 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Being in Fine Arts; like choir, band, and theater

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The Fine Arts Department gave me a lot of knowledge to do what I'm doing in music.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Clinton, IA 52732
Email: nate984@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: Hilton Garden Inn - Bettendorf
What is your title: Director of Sales
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I had a lot of fun memories from cheerleading ,but also loved my classes and classmates. I feel really fortunate to have been raised in such a great school district.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Nope

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: lauren.johnson@hilton.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Johnson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Sr. StarFire DevOps Engineer
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great friendships and teachers who were very involved. Participating in yearbook and in volunteer activities like the can drives through Student Council. And all the fun times in band - camps, marching and competition trips.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not one in particular, but all the math and science teachers for encouraging a female to go for a STEM career

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Institute of Technology

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Email: sarahjohnson7g@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: David
Last Name: Jones
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1975
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Global Information Development

Where are you employed: Deere & Co. - retired 10/2015
What is your title: Manager, Global Information Development & Delivery
How Long have you been employed here: 36 3/4 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers like Mr Steele, Mr Zanton, Mr Clary, Mrs. Durian. Great memories of football season, homecoming float building, student council. Great friends.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My vo-tech experience at working on a farm and my enjoyment in machinery repair steered me towards the University of Illinois for one year. Then I came back to Blackhawk East and was in the first graduating class of Ag Power & Technology. From there I went to John Deere Harvester Works and started in the Experimental Department as a wage employee. While there, I got my BS in Computer Science from Marycrest College in Davenport. After 9 yrs there, I switched over to a salary position in the Dallas Branch as an Area Service Manager. I had 16 positions at JD before my retirement when I was managing a global group of 550 people in 33 locations in 7 countries around the world.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Marycrest College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: djjd5779@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Jones
Maiden Name: Pierce
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Academic Advisor

Where are you employed: University of Alaska Anchorage
What is your title: Academic Advisor
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My fondest memories are of marching band and choir. Marching band trips were always so fun. I continued to march in college and still play my flute in a community band.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, my current career field was not even on my radar during high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Alaska Southeast

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Anchorage, AK 99518
Email: Andrea.j.jones10@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jaimie
Last Name: Jorgensen
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1989
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: DJ

Where are you employed: MOST WANTED Productions Karaoke & DJ Service
What is your title: Owner/Operator/DJ/KJ/Emcee
How Long have you been employed here: 25 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great staff. Seriously, although I took most of it for granted then, in hind sight, the teachers were excellent all around!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Green and Mr. DePauw and Mr. Remington were all influences, I gained great experience from them all.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: American Institute of Commerce

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: mwanteddj@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Troy
Last Name: Joseph
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Teacher

Where are you employed: Rock Island High School
What is your title: Driver Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 16 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships and working toward the common goal of my teammates in the sports we played.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was encouraged to get into education by the teachers and coaches that impacted my life during high school.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Nova Southeastern University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: troyjoseph@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hilary
Last Name: Junis
Maiden Name: Snodgrass
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Business Management

Where are you employed: Sherwin-Williams
What is your title: Branch Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends and Mrs. Young!!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My parents encouraged me to business management but not exactly Sherwin-Williams.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Taylor Ridge, IL 61284
Email: hilbil_99@yahoo.co

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: K

First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Kass
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2017
What area best describes your field of work? Military (Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Active, Retired, Reserves) Peace Corp Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: United States Coast Guard
What is your title: Seaman
How Long have you been employed here: 4 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendly and great learning atmosphere at the school. As well as the excellent athletic programs offered to me.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My family was very supportive in helping me make my decision to enlist.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Goose Creek, SC 29445
Email: kassr529@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Kastorff
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: ELL Teacher

Where are you employed: Des Moines Public Schools
What is your title: ELL Teacher for students with Significant and Complex Disabilities
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: As I reflect on my time at GHS, I'm continually grateful for the well rounded and rigorous education. While I didn't recognize the importance of that as well as the support of the community. Being in an large urban district now, I'm saddened that my students and their families are missing out on so much. GHS provided a solid foundation for a bright future.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I don't know if people directly encouraged me to go into education but it was always expected and supported. I didn't even know my job existed when I graduated high school, but the support experienced in Geneseo set me up for success.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Des Moines, IA 50311
Email: Kastorff.andrea@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brittney
Last Name: Keesey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Healthcare software implementation

Where are you employed: Wolters Kluwer
What is your title: Sr Manager of Implementations
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great town, great teachers. Loved being on the golf team and the Maplettes and cheerleading!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, lucked out with my first job out of college getting into this field and have never left!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Madison, WI 53711
Email: Brittney.keesey@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Amanda
Last Name: Kemme
Maiden Name: Oldfield
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Lawyer/Public Defender, Paralegal
Other:

Where are you employed: Taylor Law Offices, P.C.
What is your title: Legal Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember most the friendships I made through my involvement with the FFA Organization. Mr. Stahl was extremely influential on my FFA journey and prepared me for my college degree and real life experiences.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes - Terry Patton (my COOP Boss at the Henry County States Attorney Office). I'm also involved with Agriculture on a fairly often basis. Brian Stahl influenced me in that aspect.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College - East

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Teutopolis, IL 62467
Email: amandachristine.ag@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Carly
Last Name: Kemmis
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Winston-Salem State University
What is your title: Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Marching Band and football games

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Valparaiso University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Notre Dame University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Kernersville, NC 27284
Email: Kemmisc@wssu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: John
Last Name: Kemnitz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: KPMG LLP
What is your title: Partner / Business Unit Professional Practicce Partner
How Long have you been employed here: 27 years

What do you remember most from GHS: A good education that game me the foundation to be successful in college and in a career. Many good friends that I have stayed in touch with for nearly three decades since.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Linn taught the High School Accountancy class and sparked by first entrance in the profession.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jkemnitz@kpmg.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Morgan
Last Name: Ketner
Maiden Name: Peal
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Mental Health

Where are you employed: Business Owner - Healing Through Play
What is your title: Business Owner and Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Cheerleading! Go Leafs!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: morganketner@healplaygrow.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jeff
Last Name: Kibler
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Vantage Architects
What is your title: Senior Designer - Partner
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: It was a great place to grow and learn with my friends and classmates. The teachers we always friendly and helpful.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Columbia College - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: jkibler@vp-arch.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jeff
Last Name: Kibler
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Vantage Architects
What is your title: Senior Designer - Partner
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great people, great education, great times.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My father

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Columbia College - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jkibler@vp-arch.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Kiefer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Public Relations Specialist/Human Resources/Hospitality Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
What is your title: Director of Communications
How Long have you been employed here: 8-plus years

What do you remember most from GHS: Dedicated faculty that challenged its students, ensuring we were more than prepared for college and beyond.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, PR was an emerging field at the time but had plenty of support for my interest in journalism, which led my to PR.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Illinois State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Roselle, IL 60172
Email: bekief4@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Kikos
Maiden Name: Wachtel
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: St. Laurence High School
What is your title: Dean of Math and Science, Assistant Athletic Director
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Midlothian, IL 60445
Email: katie.kikos@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Peter
Last Name: Kincaid
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Construction/Carpenter
Other:

Where are you employed: Traditional Floors
What is your title: Flooring installer
How Long have you been employed here: 1+ Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Scott Kuffel always greeting me with a warm smile and open ears.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Davenport , IA 52803
Email: peterkincaid90@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Stacie
Last Name: Kintigh
Maiden Name: Brandle
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: North Scott High School
What is your title: Special Education Teacher/ Project SEARCH Instructor
How Long have you been employed here: 18 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Theatre, Speech Team, Student Council Mary Orton Joe DePauw Harvey Green Al Ringenberg The Palaskis Ron Clary Ray Rogers Bonnie Wick

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Joe DePauw

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Eldridge, IA 52748
Email: Stacie.Kintigh@northscott.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Fred
Last Name: Kiser
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Music

Where are you employed: Kirkwood Community College
What is your title: Assistant Professor; Director of Vocal Music
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The wide variety of activities that were available to us - and the high level of excellence in those programs. The commitment to both athletics and the arts which I don't always see in a community.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Bill Zanton and Jim Rimington were both key figures in my desire to pursue music, but so many other teachers made me who I am: Harvey Green, Vic Bianchetta, Rich Stodd, Joe DePauw, and many others. They gave me guidance and confidence. (Received Masters from University of Missouri)

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Bradley University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Ely, IA 52227
Email: kiserf@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brittany
Last Name: Kiser
Maiden Name: Piepenbrink
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Human Resource Officer/Public Relations Specialist
Other:

Where are you employed: COUNTRY Financial
What is your title: Senior Agency Sales Recruiter
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Portland, OR 98665
Email: brittany.kiser@countryfinancial.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Alan
Last Name: Kiser
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Music (Vocal/ Performing Arts), Composer, Director, Dance/Choreography, Musician, Singer,
Other: Education

Where are you employed: Cornell College
What is your title: Percussion Instructor
How Long have you been employed here: 10+ years

What do you remember most from GHS: Performing in various Band & Choir groups.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Drake University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Email: alankiser@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: John
Last Name: Kiss
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other: Sales Director

Where are you employed: Milestone Equipment Holdings
What is your title: Director, Regional Sales
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Port Washington, WI 53074
Email: John.Kiss@milecorp.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Shawn
Last Name: Kittelson
Maiden Name: Kittelson
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Computer Technology

Where are you employed: Area's USA
What is your title: Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: 1 month

What do you remember most from GHS: The thing I remember most was Friday Night Football games.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No they did not. I am currently in school here in Minnesota for Software Development (Computer Programming), and this is my work until I finish up my degree and start an Internship.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55407
Email: shawn.kittelson@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Angie
Last Name: Klaassen
Maiden Name: Holevoet
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: St. Joseph School District
What is your title: Alternative Middle School Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Drake University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: St. Joseph, MO 64507
Email: ahhklaassen@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ron
Last Name: Klavohn
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1965
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Department of Veterans Affairs
What is your title: Director Enterprise Messaging & Authentication Engineering
How Long have you been employed here: 35 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: The old High School building

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Email: rklavohn@sbcglobal.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: William
Last Name: Klavon
Maiden Name: Klavon
Graduation Year: 1986
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Director of Operations

Where are you employed: Accenture
What is your title: Group Operations Director
How Long have you been employed here: 2.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers, a strong fine arts department

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Indirectly, yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Dominican University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: PURCELLVILLE, VA 20132
Email: wklavon01@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Klemmer
Maiden Name: Bergeson
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Product Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 9 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The culture that a small town brings and how they rally around their athletic programs. Some of my greatest memories are from competing in softball, volleyball, and basketball. Also, getting dressed up for football games on Friday nights!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Indiana University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: , USA Email: iuberg2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Klemmer
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Product Manager

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Product Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The great community of teachers and staff that always supported my journey. I definitely think that GHS lives up to their mission of committment to excellence.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Academic advisors, coaches, parents

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Indiana State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Le Claire, IA 52753
Email: iuberg2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Valerie
Last Name: Kline
Maiden Name: Cassens
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Rockridge High School
What is your title: English teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: A small circle of good friends and lots of opportunities to be involved.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Hall

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Valkline83@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erin
Last Name: Knackstedt
Maiden Name: Tubbs
Graduation Year: 1999
What area best describes your field of work?
Other:

Where are you employed: Henry County
What is your title: County Administrator
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: So many things!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: DePaul

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo , IL 61254
Email: erinjtubbs@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Knapp
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Performing Arts

Where are you employed: South Windsor Public Schools / Newington Children's Theatre
What is your title: English and Theatre teacher / music director
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being able to be involved in many different activities, high expectations, support from parents and teachers, an incredible music program

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes! Pam Edwards, Harvey Green, Joe DePauw, and my dad.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Luther College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: New York University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Plainville, CT 06062
Email: Ktstodd@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emily
Last Name: Knezz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2011
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Music Therapy

Where are you employed: Toneworks Music Therapy Services LLC
What is your title: Music Therapist, Board-Certified
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: I moved to Geneseo my freshman year of high school from a Chicago suburb. I will never forget the family that I acquired when I participated in the spring musical in 2008. The loving community I found within the music and theater department, from students and staff alike, is something I will never forget.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Minnesota

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55414
Email: eknezz@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ryan
Last Name: Kotecki
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Computers
Other:

Where are you employed: Caterpillar Inc
What is your title: Engineering Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Playing soccer, making friends (Moved to Geneseo right before Freshman year), great teachers, graduation ceremony

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Guidance counselor mentioned it. Can?Ž“t remember her name but she married the shop teacher.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University,

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Washington, IL 61571
Email:

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Kotecki
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other:

Where are you employed: University of Oklahoma
What is your title: Oral Surgeon
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Wartburg College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa, University of Oklahoma

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Oklahoma City , OK 73013
Email: kotecki37@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jamie
Last Name: Kotovsky
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Streator High School
What is your title: Band and Choir Director
How Long have you been employed here: 3

What do you remember most from GHS: The staff - they truly cared about their students and worked to make them successful. I was so inspired by our music staff that I chose to follow in their footsteps and become a music teacher.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Steve Scherer and Steve LaCroix

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ottawa, IL 61350
Email: jmkenn2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anna
Last Name: Kreiser
Maiden Name: Wells
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Dietitian

Where are you employed: Eating Recovery Center
What is your title: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I have a lot of positive memories from High school. I am still good friend with some people from high school. Most of my favorite memories are from band and theater.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not really. I always wanted to go into the health sciences and I just sort of fell into nutrition and found it to be a good fit for me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Email: akreiser14@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Rebecca
Last Name: Krell
Maiden Name: Keeslar
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: I am a musician and an author. I am paid as a music teacher, but I have written and published a book. I'm happy to talk to people about both areas of interest.

Where are you employed: Butterfield Elementary in the Marana Unified School District
What is your title: I am a K-6 elementary general music teacher
How Long have you been employed here: I have been at this location for 5 years, but I have been teaching for 20 years.

What do you remember most from GHS: As a musician, I remember Madrigals, jazz choir, regular choir, performances, contests, All-State, etc. As a regular high school student, I remember all the fun I had with all the teachers. I don't think I had a bad teacher. I loved lunch, as I loved chatting with friends and making weekend plans. Of course, if there was a football game, I was there. Geneseo makes sure that it provides its students with a sense of community and belonging. It is a magical place.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Pam Edwards - Junior High Choir Director - She was instrumental in me being who I am today.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Eastern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Tuscon, AZ 85741
Email: krell.rebecca@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kris
Last Name: Kroener
Maiden Name: Holke
Graduation Year: 1970
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo Junior High and Geneseo High School
What is your title: Retired English and Spanish teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 30+ years

What do you remember most from GHS: I have fond memories from my own days as a student - great friends, teachers, and classes! Being a Maplette and going to football games were my favorite activities outside of class.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My Spanish and Latin teacher, Miss Helen Madden, inspired and encouraged me. She was also the sponsor of the Future Teachers of America, a group I was involved in.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Augustana College

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Kris.kroener@mac.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelsea
Last Name: Kruger
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other: Home Heath Care

Where are you employed: Addus Home Healthcare
What is your title: Home Health Aide
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Moline, IL 61265
Email: kelseakruger12@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mackenzie
Last Name: Krzak
Maiden Name: Hoon
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other:

Where are you employed: A and N Mortgage, Inc
What is your title: Social Media Coordinator & Business Development
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends, Friday night sports, Cheering

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: mackenziek@anmtg.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Adam
Last Name: Kuban
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other: Journalism / Communication

Where are you employed: Ball State University (Indiana)
What is your title: Associate Professor (Journalism / Honors College)
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great teachers who challenged me; outstanding band & choir programs (did both for 4 years!); football games; competitive athletics (did Cross Country + Tennis for 4 years!); rough mornings for Early Bird; my locker was the same one all 4 years

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Sally Eberhardt, Mary Orton, Jenny Young, Tom Steele, Darren Hall, Don Fredericks, Kevin Reed

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Iowa State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Utah

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Yorktown, IN 47396
Email: ajkuban@bsu.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hunter
Last Name: Kuffel
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Writer

Where are you employed: SmartAsset
What is your title: Data Analyst
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Good friends, football games, and lots of fun singing in the choir.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My college magazine faculty supervisor

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Notre Dame

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: New York, NY 10027
Email: hkuffel1217@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Doug
Last Name: Kuriger
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: Website Design

Where are you employed: Websites to Impress
What is your title: Content Writer
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: emsdad70@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karen
Last Name: Kuriger
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1991
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Pleasant Valley Communtiy School District
What is your title: Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 19 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships I made with the activities I was involved in. I was involved in band and theater.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: MacMurray College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Kkuriger17@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Renee
Last Name: Kurtenbach
Maiden Name: Wirth
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: LHC GROUP
What is your title: Business Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 2 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The closeness of many students with all grades, my time in band and the terrific band directors Mr. Bianchetta and Robert Kuhns. Especially enjoyed Mrs. Sue Garlick for typing and short hand. Being a part of the flag squad and Maplette squad taught me teamwork. Enjoying the football games. It was a terrific school to prepare you for an adult life.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not that I recall

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Scott Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Plano, TX 75023
Email: Reneek2014@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: DeeAnn
Last Name: Kuster
Maiden Name: Olson
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Veterinarian
Other: Veterinary Medicine

Where are you employed:
What is your title: Associate Veterinarian
How Long have you been employed here: 20 yrs

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Dakuster@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brandon
Last Name: Kutmas
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2002
What area best describes your field of work? Psychiatrist/Psychologist/Sociologist
Other: Behavioral Health Clinic

Where are you employed: Quad City Behavioral Health Associates
What is your title: CEO, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: I fondly remember the four years I spent in marching band, pep band, and hanging out with my friends next to the cafeteria before school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: People laughed (myself included) when Psychologist popped up as a possoble career path for me in a career assessment we completed in the auditorium.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Coal Valley, IL 61240
Email: brandon.kutmas@qcbha.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katherine
Last Name: Kutsunis
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1987
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Manufacturing

Where are you employed: GWK Enterprises
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 26 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved my 2 accounting classes with Mr.Linn. It defined my whole career path!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr Linn- Accounting Teacher

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Katie@gwkenterprises.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Joyce
Last Name: Kyle
Maiden Name: Taube
Graduation Year: 1965
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Classroom teacher

Where are you employed: I WAS employed at McHenry District #15
What is your title: Classroom teacher
How Long have you been employed here: I WAS employed from 1970-2002

What do you remember most from GHS: I have very fond memories of my World Literature class with Mr. Charles Rivenburg. He loved to travel and had visited most of the countries we studied during our senior year. He took colored slides during his travels which he shared with us in class. Mr. Rivenburg gave me the desire to travel and in my lifetime I have visited Austria, Canada, the Caribbean, the Chech Republic, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungry, Ireland, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Sweden, Turkey, and a couple of others that I've failed to include.. While I enjoyed growing up in a small town, Geneseo gave me a very limited picture of the world at large... If you're planning a career in business, higher education, etc. then you need to expand your horizons in order to succeed. You need to TRAVEL!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No... However in the mid-60's career options were very limited for a woman. Those choices were basically limited to secretarial jobs, nursing, or teaching.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Northern Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: McHenry, IL 60050
Email: ejkyle@att.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: L

First Name: Tara
Last Name: Laingen
Maiden Name: VanDeWoestyne
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo CUSD #228
What is your title: Special Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 25 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Football games, student activities, Student Council leadership workshops and conventions, multi-media presentations in auditorium. School dances

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, I loved most teachers, I always knew I wanted to teach. I was leaning toward Elementary Education or PE. But my cousin (two-years older than I) was a special education major and she talked to me a lot about the field. I volunteered while attending Blackhawk at a Special Education room in Moline and decided this was my path.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: tlaingen@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Sarah
Last Name: Lams
Maiden Name: Lawson
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Morrison CUSD#6
What is your title: Teacher (7th/8th English and Literature)
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being a part of the music programs(band and choir) really helped me get through high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My grandfather was my biggest influence for my line of work.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: North Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: selawson4211@outlook.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Heather
Last Name: Lang
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Respiratory Therapist

Where are you employed: OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
What is your title: Registered Respiratory Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 9.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mom!

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Central College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: East Peoria, IL 61611
Email: Heather.patton87@me.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Katie
Last Name: Larson
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Massage therapist

Where are you employed: ITMW- Davenport
What is your title: Massage therapist and Receptionist
How Long have you been employed here: 4 an a half years

What do you remember most from GHS: I enjoyed English classes am being in the choir all four years!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Anton and Mr. LaCroix

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: ITMW - Davenport

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Eldridge, IA 52748
Email: katielarson90@icloud.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: LuAnn
Last Name: Lavine
Maiden Name: Gradert
Graduation Year: 1973
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Managing Broker

Where are you employed: RE/MAX ELITE HOMES
What is your title: Managing Broker
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years , 26 yrs. in real estate

What do you remember most from GHS: Good teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254-1633
Email: luann.lavine@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Lazar
Maiden Name: Lavine
Graduation Year: 2001
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other: Occupational Therapist

Where are you employed: InnovAge - PACE
What is your title: Occupational Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Friends, sports, parties, my bright yellow locker in the English wing.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I stumbled upon occupational therapy while working at the U of IA hospitals in college. I originally thought I wanted to be a pharmacist and took all the necessary coursework in college. Then I spent a summer working in a pharmacy. I was bored out of my mind and encouraged by a professor to search for a career that held more meaning for me.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Colorado State University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Denver, CO 80246
Email: Andrea.lavine@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ted
Last Name: Leaman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Risk Management - Safety

Where are you employed: Waste Management
What is your title: Risk Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: great community support, great sports programs. overall a great community to grow up in.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Germantown, IA 53022
Email: tleamen@wm.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Karen
Last Name: Lee
Maiden Name: Rehn
Graduation Year: 1994
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.) Other
Other: Energy Consultant

Where are you employed: Energy company
What is your title: Senior Counsel
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Mr. Green and the drama department

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Los Angeles, CA 9001
Email: Karenilee2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Allison
Last Name: Lee
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Pathology (Forensics, Speech, clinical, anatomical, etc.)
Other: Speech language pathologist

Where are you employed: Unity Point Health- Trinity
What is your title: Speech language pathologist
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Colona, IL 61241
Email: Allison.diane614@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nichole
Last Name: Lee
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: EMSD37
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 12 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The sense of community and the support of the entire town to education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My teachers from the last.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: Nstone@emsd37.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Luke
Last Name: Lembke
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Cushman & Wakefield
What is your title: Senior Accountant
How Long have you been employed here: 4 Years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: St. Louis, MO 63101
Email: Luke.lembke@cushwake.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Molly
Last Name: Lensing
Maiden Name: Lillis
Graduation Year: 2007
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island
What is your title: RN
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My time in band/theater/choir

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My mother

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Franciscan University of Steubenville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: mollylensing@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Andrea
Last Name: Lenz
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Cedar Ridge Elementary
What is your title: Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Small town with a big heart. A great sense of community.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bloomington, IL 61701
Email: Andrealenz15@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lori
Last Name: LeSage
Maiden Name: Utterback
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Insurance Carrier - Claims

Where are you employed: State Auto Insurance
What is your title: Claims Professional
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: All of the great times in band, choir. How close our class was and best football team ever,we were the last to win state Fall of 1982. Specifically, being a part of the very 1st Madrigal Group is my absolute favorite memory. I was a sophomore that year and we had no idea what we were doing! We were pioneering and paving the way. All of the memories come flooding in when I hear a Madrigal song at Christmas and then I cry. I was fortunate to be the Queen my Senior year. Being a member of the Allstate Honors Choir my Junior and Senior year is also a fave memory. An awesome experience that I will always carry with me. Marching band , another awesome one. I marched as a Flag, with my clarinet frosh year only. It took a ton of practice to put a polished piece on the field, we performed a new show every week! I loved High School at JD Darnell and feel very Blessed.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I majored in Vocal Performance. Had no "plan" to work in Insurance Claims for 23 years so far.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Greenwood, IN 46142
Email: lorialesage@google.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Dean
Last Name: Lewis
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Lathrop schools
What is your title: Teacher / head basketball coach
How Long have you been employed here: 4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Lived for game night no matter what season it was. Loved being part of such a great bunch of people that were so interested in being as good as they could be. Winning track meets and ball games was such a thrill.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mike Kiss was a great mentor for me getting into the coaching world.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Truman State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Lathrop, MO 64465
Email: dean.lewis@lathropschools.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Monica
Last Name: Lieving
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2016
What area best describes your field of work? Other
Other: Global Supply Chain Intern

Where are you employed: Lockheed Martin
What is your title: Global Supply Chain Intern
How Long have you been employed here: This will be my second summer as an intern.

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the small town community and how supportive everyone was. I enjoyed the small and personal class sizes as well as being able to participate in varsity golf all four years.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My sister, Kelsey, encouraged me to pursue supply chain management. She is an Industrial Engineer for Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin. I considered pursuing engineering but decided my personality aligned better with business.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Arkansas State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Jonesboro, AR 72467
Email: monica.lieving@smail.astate.edu

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kelsey
Last Name: Lieving
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2009
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Quality Engineer

Where are you employed: Kohler Company
What is your title: Quality Engineering Manager - Global Faucets
How Long have you been employed here: 5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Competing on the golf team

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Sheboygan, WI 53081
Email: Kelsey.lieving@kohler.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jody
Last Name: Lindstrom
Maiden Name: Merrill
Graduation Year: 1992
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Nursing

Where are you employed: Black Hawk College & Genesis Medical Center
What is your title: Associate Professor of Nursing & staff nurse
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years & 22 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being with friends

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I always wanted to be either a nurse or a teacher. Now I have the best of both

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jodyl2016@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brandi
Last Name: Littig
Maiden Name: Littig
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Child Care

Where are you employed: Geneseo Development & Growth, Inc.
What is your title: Assistant Director & Lead Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 25 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: The memories that were made and the wonderful teachers that I had that helped me be where I am today. Started at my Employer in High School and still here 25 years later.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mrs. Kemmis and Mrs. Fiers

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: blittig@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Emilee
Last Name: Livesay
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Elementary

Where are you employed: Geneseo School District
What is your title: elementary teacher
How Long have you been employed here: First year

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember how prepared I am for college and my lifelong friends. I remember feeling supported and encouraged.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Dee Humphries

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Viola, IL 61486
Email: emileelivesay2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Charles
Last Name: LoGiudice
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1964
What area best describes your field of work? Dentist/Orthodontist
Other: Doctor of Dental Surgery

Where are you employed: self employed
What is your title: Dentist
How Long have you been employed here: 44 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I only attended GHS my senior year. I do not think I had enough contact time to make an appropriate comment, other than it was very different from the parochial high school from which I transferred.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: logiudicecharles1@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Mary
Last Name: LoGiudice
Maiden Name: Oberle
Graduation Year: 1966
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: retired from teaching Spanish
What is your title: I was a high school Spanish instructor
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved Mr. Rivenburg's English classes, especially English 5 when we did world literature. We had a menu researched by the students related to the country we were studying. The students prepared what they could and our moms finished preparing the food for our lunch. We had the dinners at the basement of one of the local churches. He enriched our classes with art and music produced by the various nationals through the centuries. He had traveled extensively and shared slides of some of the countries. We memorized the famous artists, composers, and writers of each century. I also remember latin class where we wrote the declensions and conjugations on the board.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: logiudicemary1@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Shaina
Last Name: Lohman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Chemist / Geologist /Environmentalist/ Physicist / Zoologist
Other:

Where are you employed: Illinois State Geological Survey
What is your title: Geospatial Data Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 9 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the teachers being supportive, encouraging, and friendly. They were always there if you needed help in class, or just someone to chat with. I also remember being part of the music program (band and choir) and also the sports program (volleyball) and how great it was to be part of a team of others who shared the same interests.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Minnesota

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Champaign, IL 61820
Email: slohman95@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Scott
Last Name: Lohman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Lohman Companies
What is your title: Co- President
How Long have you been employed here: 34 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: American College of Financial Services

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: , United States Email: scott@lohman-companies.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brett
Last Name: Lohman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1978
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: President of Lohman Brothers

Where are you employed: Lohman Companies
What is your title: President
How Long have you been employed here: 40 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I had great dedicated career teachers

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My Father

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Silvis, IL 61282
Email: brett@lohman-companies.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Hannah
Last Name: Lohman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Engineer (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Architect, Sound, etc.)
Other: Civil and Environmental

Where are you employed: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What is your title: Graduate Research Assistant
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: GHS provided a good foundation for my engineering degree with the opportunity to take many AP level math and science courses. I also remember the teachers were very good and always willing to go out of their way to make sure you understood topics. My classmates were very inclusive and fun to be around over the years.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I chose to pursue an engineering degree with the encouragement of a couple science teachers at GHS. An engineering degree is a good choice for individuals that want to develop a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem solving, valuable for many jobs even outside of engineering. I selected Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering because I wanted to play a role in engineering infrastructure and clean water systems.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Champaign, IL 61820
Email: hlohman94@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Whitney
Last Name: Longeville
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2004
What area best describes your field of work? Technician, Technologist (Medical, Dental Hygienist, Surgical, Automotive, etc.)
Other: Pharmacy Technician

Where are you employed: DivvyDOSE
What is your title: Pharmacy technician
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: Mr. Aper, Mr. Steele. The overwhelming feeling I didn't fit in. The football players receiving preferential treatment.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No. I worked at the Moline Dispatch, that was my dream job. My department was eliminated and I had to find work. I never thought I would end up here.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Atkinson, IL 61235
Email: Whitney.longeville@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erin
Last Name: Loniello
Maiden Name: Deener
Graduation Year: 1996
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: CNO Financial Group
What is your title: Director, Consumer Brand Management
How Long have you been employed here: 15 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Wonderful friends and classmates, a supportive community and great teachers!

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: St. Ambrose University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Villa Park, IL 60181
Email: erinloniello@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Tyler
Last Name: Loucks
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Computers (System Design, Analysis, Programmer, Website Developer, Computer graphics, etc.)
Other: IT

Where are you employed: Dupaco Community Credit Union
What is your title: It Support Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 3.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Soccer games and team dinners

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My friend who referred me to work at Dupaco

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Dubuque, IA 52001
Email: Tmloucks5@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: J. ADAM
Last Name: Lounsberry
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1989
What area best describes your field of work? Banking (Loan Officer, Teller, Trust Department, Manager, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: The Family Credit Union
What is your title: Mortgage Specialist
How Long have you been employed here: 3 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Many students who were active with extra curricular activities. Strong academic coursework and outstanding music program that I still benefit from everyday. Most of my feel good memories revolve around choir, band, and drama activities. Trips for contests, honors groups, IHSA competitions, We The People Bicentennial of the US Constitution choir trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC representing the State of IL.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Not at GHS specifically. But certainly knew and had discussed with various teachers that I would look to go into "business" somehow/somewhere.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Augustana College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Rock Island, IL 61201
Email: Lounsja@msn.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jared
Last Name: Lowe
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1997
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Customer Support

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Territory Customer Support Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 18.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Algebra class with Mr. Denton

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I already knew what I wanted to do.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Iowa

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Concord, NH 03301
Email: jared.j.lowe@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Ludwig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Other Paramedic/EMT/Life Flight Ambulance
Other: Fire Fighter

Where are you employed: Geneseo Fire Department
What is your title: Probationary
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The caring staff that would do anything to help their students succeed. I never felt like I wasn't welcome to go to a teacher for help.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was inspired by my father who is also in the fire service who introduced me to the cadet program.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: lauren.ludwig.23@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Lauren
Last Name: Ludwig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2018
What area best describes your field of work? Paramedic/EMT/Life Flight Ambulance
Other:

Where are you employed: Unity Point Trinity - Moline, Rock Island, Bettendorf
What is your title: PCT- Patient Care Technician
How Long have you been employed here: 2 months

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Certificate

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: 33ludwig23@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Ludwig
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Park Foreman

Where are you employed: City of Geneseo. Geneseo fire department
What is your title: Park Foreman
How Long have you been employed here: 32 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended:

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: ludwig8889@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Luedtke
Maiden Name: Happel
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Salesperson
Other:

Where are you employed: Gilead Sciences
What is your title: Sales Representative
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Lutheran School of Nursing

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Email: Gbpack123@aol.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


LAST NAME STARTING FROM: M

First Name: Travis
Last Name: Mackey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1983
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: Geneseo School District
What is your title: Principal at the High School
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember having a great experience whether that was in the classroom or on the playing field. I still have very close friends from GHS

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Mr. Clary was the person that inspired me to first go into mathematics. His enthusiasm for math helped me decide to become a math teacher.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Truman State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Western Illinois University

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: tmackey@geneseoschools.org

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Zach
Last Name: Mackey
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Other Sports (Coach, Professional/Semi-professional/Retired athlete, Athletic Trainer
Other: Sports Broadcaster

Where are you employed: Learfield IMG Sports Properties
What is your title: Play-by-Play Broadcaster - Montana State for Football and Boys Basketball, Play-by-Play Broadcaster Iowa Hawkeye Baseball
How Long have you been employed here: 3 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember many of the teachers taking an interest in me as a person not just as a student. I also remember all the opportunities that there were throughout my time in high school that helped set me apart as I went to college. If I wanted to do something or had a idea everyone at GHS was there to try and make that a reality. I also remember everyone being supportive in helping myself and other students find out what they wanted to do and encouraging them to do that.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I would say my dad Travis was the biggest encourager in my life to do what I wanted to do. Also, Keith Kennett let me get involved with the Radio and Television at the High School. The high school as a whole did a great job of encouraging me with a student ran radio station and an internet stream of athletics.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Iowa

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Bozeman, MT 59715
Email: zachmackey67@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anna
Last Name: Madigan
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2013
What area best describes your field of work? Career Public Relations Specialist/Human Resources/Hospitality Worker
Other: Hospitality

Where are you employed: Hello Alfred.
What is your title: Client Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 6 months

What do you remember most from GHS: Good atmosphere and quality education.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Ms. Amanda Rodriguez and Mrs. Fiers helped guide me towards hospitality.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Parkland College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Denver, CO 8026
Email: Annamadigan4@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Betsy
Last Name: Maher
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1985
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: West Northfield School District 31
What is your title: Physical Education Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My most memorable moments at GHS are probably participating in interscholastics sports. These memories include some pretty close friendships

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Park Ridge, IL 60068
Email: bmaher@district31.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Chad
Last Name: Mallum
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1995
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Manufacturing Representative

Where are you employed: Bowman & Associates, Inc.
What is your title: Manufacturer's Representative
How Long have you been employed here: 17 years

What do you remember most from GHS: GHS was a great school to go to, the friendships we made have lasted to this very day. We had a lot of pride to be a part of that school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: There were many influences that led me to where I am today. Too many to name.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: chad@bowmanandassociates.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Natalia
Last Name: Mangieri
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: Walden Chicago
What is your title: Event Planner
How Long have you been employed here: 1 year

What do you remember most from GHS: The friendships I built, and the memories built throughout sports.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePaul University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: DePaul University

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60625
Email: nataliacm2014@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Natalia
Last Name: Mangieri
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2014
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Event Supervisor

Where are you employed: Will Work For Food
What is your title: Event Supervisor
How Long have you been employed here: Over 2 months

What do you remember most from GHS: The sense of community and pride we had as students, particularly when it comes to sports. That's what I miss the most, the team aspect we had, especially in softball and cross country. Our coaches and players were like family, and I'll always value and treasure those memories.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: DePaul University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Chicago, IL 60647
Email: Nataliacm2014@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Bill
Last Name: Marchese
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1993
What area best describes your field of work? Welder/Pipefitter
Other: Plumber

Where are you employed: Exelon Nuclear
What is your title: Sr. Mechanical maintenance technician
How Long have you been employed here: 7 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The valuable skills I began to cultivate in metal shop.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My dad and grandpa were both union plumbers. I followed in their footsteps but spent more time as a pipefitter. As a pipefitter I spent years working around the county in nuclear power plants, eventually I chose to apply and work at the nuclear plant in Cordova Il.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local Union

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Other

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: William.marchese@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Brian
Last Name: Marchese
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1988
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Support Manager

Where are you employed: Retail data systems
What is your title: Support manager
How Long have you been employed here: 21 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Being friends with nice people

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: The late Dave Walker, he did the pos systems at all 3 grocery stores I worked at before I came to work for them.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Davenport, IA 52803
Email: bmarkz@hotmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: No


First Name: Cynthia
Last Name: Marciniak
Maiden Name: Kane
Graduation Year: 2000
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: CCSD 181
What is your title: Instructional Aide
How Long have you been employed here: 14 3/4 years

What do you remember most from GHS: I loved band.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: no

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Darien, IL 60561
Email: cyndee53@comcast.net

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jade
Last Name: Mariman
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Sports (Coach, Professional/Semi-professional/Retired athlete, Athletic Trainer
Other: Trainer

Where are you employed: Sweat Fitness Studios Geneseo
What is your title: Trainer
How Long have you been employed here: 5 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember always wanting to go to class because I love to learn. One of my favorite memories from high school was making it past regionals in soccer every year.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: My fiance', Jacob Rahn, inspired me to follow my dreams.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Monmouth College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: Jade23021@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jana
Last Name: Marogil
Maiden Name: Reed
Graduation Year: 1984
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other: Physical Therapy

Where are you employed: Fox College
What is your title: Director of Clinical Education
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The Football games, marching band, and music department (musicals, choir)

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Yes, my mother

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: University of Illinois - Chicago

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: La Grange, IL 60525
Email: Jmarogil@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Nichole
Last Name: Marranca
Maiden Name: Gentry
Graduation Year: 2003
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: International Workplace consultant

Where are you employed: HNI International
What is your title: International Workplace consultant
How Long have you been employed here: 8 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The theatre and music programs were my favorite part of high school.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life after HS. I thought I wanted to be a teacher and then lept at the 11th hour to design. I now have a successful career working around the world acrossed cultures and have experienced places I never thought I'd be able to see.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Scott Community College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Bettendorf, IA 52722
Email: Nic.marranca@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kristin
Last Name: Martin
Maiden Name: Schneider
Graduation Year: 1998
What area best describes your field of work? Teacher/Professor
Other:

Where are you employed: DODEA Pac East
What is your title: First Grade Teacher
How Long have you been employed here: 2 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Geneseo was a great place to grow up for many reasons. First, I remember a very close knit school and community. Second, I remember the good times with friends. It's a small town, but there is a lot to do. Third, I remember the high expectations set by my teachers.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I always wanted to be a teacher. In elementary school, I had fantastic teachers and I always wanted to be like them. However, in high school I had the opportunity to work my senior year at Millikin with Sherri Mapes. I learned a lot from watching her and teaching along side her.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Shepherd University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Zushi, Japan Email: akmartin1102@yahoo.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Anna
Last Name: Mason
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2012
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other:

Where are you employed: All Points North Lodge
What is your title: Content Writer and Brand Editor
How Long have you been employed here: 5 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I was hyper-involved in high school - most memorable moments were playing Rose in Bye Bye Birdie, serving as Madrigal Queen, playing tennis all four years, and giving my valedictorian speech.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I went back and forth a zillion times on what to do for my career, but Mr. Hall and Mrs. Brossman (Ms. Bott) always encouraged me in my writing.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Kentucky

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Ventura, CA 93003
Email: anna@annamasonrdn.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kristin
Last Name: Mathews
Maiden Name: Drehman
Graduation Year: 1986
What area best describes your field of work? Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Care Worker
Other:

Where are you employed: Crow Valley Surgery Center
What is your title: RN, Nurse Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 13 years

What do you remember most from GHS: The fun! The extra curricular activities. The comradeship of all the students. We had wonderful teachers who encouraged us, who related to us, and who helped us learn. Our class is very close, we are all friends and still enjoy our reunions every 5 years.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: I was interested in nursing while in high school, so no.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Black Hawk College

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Associates

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: kkmathews1968@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Stephanie
Last Name: Mattan
Maiden Name: Martin
Graduation Year: 2010
What area best describes your field of work? Author/Writer/Journalist/Reporter/Editor/Journalist/Advertising Manager
Other:

Where are you employed: WQAD
What is your title: Photojournalist
How Long have you been employed here: 6 years

What do you remember most from GHS: My favorite part about high school was being involved in the fine arts programs. I enjoyed every minute of band, choir and the theater department. Being involved in these activities sparked my artistic passion that I still use today in my career.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: East Moline, IL 61244
Email: martiste000@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Laura
Last Name: Matyasse
Maiden Name: Peterson
Graduation Year: 2008
What area best describes your field of work? Therapist (Physical, Radiation, art, play, PTSD, Hospice, dance, music, etc.)
Other:

Where are you employed: WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists
What is your title: Physical Therapist
How Long have you been employed here: 1.5 years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great education and exceptional extracurriculars. Really wonderful science and music program.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: No, I was just interestes in the health field because of my interest in the sciences.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended: Chapman University

Degree/Certification Earned: Doctorate

Location: Carlsbad, CA 92008
Email: laura.matyasse@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Timothy
Last Name: May
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1981
What area best describes your field of work? Mechanical (Auto, Machinery, Tool and Die, etc.)
Other: Skilled Trades

Where are you employed: Kerry Ingredients
What is your title: Engineering and Maintenance Manager
How Long have you been employed here: 16 months

What do you remember most from GHS: I remember the co-op class I was in with Bill Marks. He taught me a lot about interviewing for jobs and how to work responsibly. Played some sports and learned how to work as a team and to be a good ambassador for my community. Loved the diversity of acedemics, arts, sports, agriculture, technology and extracurricular activities.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work: Bill Marks and Ted McAvoy. They taught classes I was able to take in electrical and electronics. Also Bill Marks was a veteran which had some influence on my joining the US Navy after graduation.

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Manitowoc, WI 54220
Email: Tim.may966@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Maynard
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 2006
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Executive Director

Where are you employed: Quad City Arts
What is your title: Executive Director
How Long have you been employed here: I started December 2018

What do you remember most from GHS:

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Western Illinois University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Galesburg, IL 61401
Email: kevinlmaynard2@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Jon
Last Name: McAvoy
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1990
What area best describes your field of work? Management (Advertising, Business, Emergency, Event, City, Office, Performance, Project, etc.)
Other: Engineering, Farming

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Manager Business Development
How Long have you been employed here: 22 years

What do you remember most from GHS: With my dad teaching there for 35 years, I grew up in that school. I had 24/7 history lessons on the efforts and dedication of those that had come before me and when it was my turn, I needed to uphold the tradition.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: Illinois State University

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Masters

Location: Geneseo, IL 61254
Email: jmm6305@gmail.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Ed
Last Name: McCann
Maiden Name:
Graduation Year: 1982
What area best describes your field of work? Business (Entrepreneur, Economist, Insurance Agent, Accountant, Actuary, Sales, etc.)
Other: Controller

Where are you employed: John Deere
What is your title: Controller - Large Tractor Product Line
How Long have you been employed here: 21 Years

What do you remember most from GHS: Great academics and support system, strong athletics and extracurricular programs, and life-long relationships built with classmates.

Did anyone encourage you to go into your current field of work:

Undergraduate or Community College/University attended: University of Illinois

Graduate or Additional College(s)/University attended:

Degree/Certification Earned: Bachelors

Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Email: McCannEdwardP@JohnDeere.com

Would you be willing to Skype or Email with a student who might be interested in learning more about your life experiences?: Yes


First Name: Erica
Last Name: McCarville
Maiden Name: Brenny
Graduation Year: 2005
What area best describes your field of work? Other