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Brakey, Rob
Percussion/Pit

I got such a kick finding this website and reading up on everyone! I hope you all are healthy and happy, I'd love to hear from you sometime. Let's see, after graduating from Union, I went to the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from their film school in 1992. That November, I moved to Los Angeles and started my career as an editor on feature films, which I'm still doing and enjoying. If you want to see what I've been working on, my resume is at http://home.comcast.net/~rbrakey. If you can believe it, I started dating Alyssa Boots in 2000 and we were married on August 31, 2003. We're expecting our first child in February 2006 and we're both very excited about it! Currently we live in Venice, California, and we ride our bikes on the beach a lot.

Last updated: 11/05



Cole, K. Caleb
Trumpet, french horn, mellophone

I'm studying music now at CSU-Pueblo. I am on scholarship plaing French Horn, I'm also playing Jazz guitar, I'm in the choir, and I'm learning Piano. Music is so much fun, I can't beleive they're actually paying me to have this much fun. I have been married to my lovely wife Anna since March 19, 2006. We are expecting our first child just before Christmas this year. We are very excited to meet Kason Robert Cole. Other than that, I have been playing weekly for the Praise team at Rocky Mountain Family Church (rmfchurch.com) and I was just recently employed as a security officer. Well that's all the news I have right now, so I hope all of you are doing good.  I'll check back in soon.

Last updated: 09/05



Conrad-Baker, Joy
Drum Major

I finally got married to my high school sweetheart, Brad Baker, on May 14, 2004. After 6 1/2 years we finally made it official. I just graduated with my MBA from OSU and got a job in Tulsa as an operations analyst. Its a challenging job but I love it because I am able to use my engineering undergraduate education with general business. For those of you who know Brad, he is about to finish his certified flight instructor rating so he will be able to teach people how to fly soon. After he does that for a few years to build up his hours, he will move on to become a commercial pilot (airlines or corporate). However, his dream is to fly war birds so hopefully he can do that someday in Tulsa. We have gone through a lot in the past two months with graduating, moving, getting married, and starting new jobs but I love it. I have recently talked to a few people who graduated in 1998...Nicole Salamon and Stephanie Hobbs both got married in May as well. Nicole is living in Conneticut and Stephanie is in Tulsa. Well, keep in touch!

July 2006 - Things are going well in the Baker household. We bought our first house in November and couldn't be happier. I am still working as an business analyst and Brad is a flight instructor at Riverside. Nothing much more to report.

Last updated: 07/06


Crompton-Utley, Barbra
Alto Sax
Current Location:
Logan, UT
Email:
crompton.barbra@gmail.com



Hi all,
I finally finished my doctoral degree in December of 2009 from Virginia Tech's Department of Biological Systems Engineering.  I am starting a new post-doc position with Utah State University and University of Minnesota.  My husband and I live in Logan, UT.

Last Updated: 01/2010



Erickson, David
Tuba

I am at OSU studding to be a civil engineer. I am in my fourth of five years at the university. I steal live in the dorms, 13th floor of Willham South, ah lucky 13. I steel hang out with Wesley Kinsler, you know the annoying kid who played the trombone. He and I are rebuilding a old gas engine, along with Ken Parker, and we are also working on a new way of recording sound in a completely analog format(it should be ready to hit stores in about 1 million years at our current pace). I enjoy watching mens basketball and wrestling(college not pro), but after being in the band it was to hard to be a regular fan at the game, so I am proud to announce that I am the founder and president of the OSU Paddle People(OPP), which is an organization that hits the front wall of the stadium during football games. So all you alumni out their look me up next time you are in Stillwater, I might let you take a few swings during a game.

Last updated: 10/01



Hayes, Deborah
Flute

I heard about this site from Weslee Kinsler. I graduated in May of 2004 with a BA in Psychology from Langston University. I am currently living in Wichita, KS and I am going back to school at Wichita State University to pursue my MSW.

Last updated: 07/05



Iverson-Knott , Michelle
Front Ensemble

Well, I changed jobs in June, so I thought I should update. I'm now working at my church, Kirk of the Hills. I am the liaison for our financial assistance program and
I provide support for the business manager, music director, event coordinator and one of the pastors. Keeps me pretty busy, but I love it.

Still living with Lindsay Crochet, which means that nobody has managed to get a ring on my finger yet. I also still hang out with Jacquelyn and Michael Steele. Besides work, I spend my time in a small group Bible study with a few other 20-somethings, leading a 10th grade girls Bible study and I just joined a gym. Of course, I still spend time reading and working on various artsy projects and watching movies, too. God has blessed me abundantly.

I got married August 5, 2006 to Jonathan Knott, a kicker for the footbal team, graduated in 99. We live in BA and
are expecting our first child in March.

I'm still working at my church, but I've changed positions. I'm now the missions assistant.

Last updated: 07/07



Jones-Dew, Desiree'
Front Ensemble

nothing new here... still have a divorce to go through, got to hang out with some of you at the retirement party and afterwards... had a blast!

Working for the state of oklahoma, applied for graduate school and have even bought a new car! Things are finally looking up! Always out to have a good time. If you all are in/around OKC, look me up I'll be glad to meet up and party!

Be Good, Be Safe

Last updated: 05/05



Monn, Rachel
Clarinet

In the summer of 2004 I graduated from OSU with a MA in English (with a specialization in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Since then I have been teaching at Shantou University in SE China. Shantou is in Guangdong province, near the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Teaching abroad has been a rewarding experience for many reasons. One of the smaller perks has been having time to explore China and SE Asia. This winter holiday I am going to spend some time traveling in both China (Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong) and Thailand. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life.

I returned home from China in summer of 2006. Living abroad was a wonderful experience and I do have plans to return in the future. For now, I am living and working in Pasadena, California. I teach English/ ESL at two area colleges and look forward to beginning school again (for a second MA) in the near future.

Last updated: 09/07


Nelson, Kimberly
Flute

Basically chillin' and workin'. Still teaching 4th grade (this is my 3rd year) in Houston, Tx. I'm loving it! Got a new boyfriend now, the last one was trash!!!!! My parents decided to join the bandwagon and leave Tulsa, and come to Houston. I'm sure my ugly little sister will follow when she graduates from OSU. That'a about it. Holla at me!!!

Last updated: 11/05



Riera-Gilley, Veronica
Flute/Piccolo
Current location: Crowley, TX

 

We moved to the Fort Worth Area in December of 2007. We have a 22 month old son. My husband, Cory, is teaching history and coaching middle school athletics for his hometown of Springtown. I am making a career change into mind-body medicine and I teach yoga for Texas Health Resources.

Last updated: 09/12



Salamon-Black, Nicole
Drum Major

Hi everyone... it seems it has been ages since I have even thought about high school. I didn't know this web-site existed until I was just poking around on the computer today. I live in New Haven, CT, which is where I moved after graduating from OU. I work at Yale doing clinical research for Alzheimer's Disease and I was married on May 15, 2004 to a wonderful man I met here named Ben. We'll be moving soon to wherever he gets into medical school and I plan on working during that time. I'd like to go back to school, part-time, in a few years to become a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. I feel so nostalgic writing here and I hope there is a chance I will be able to see some of you when I am home for the holidays. If you have the time, feel free to e-mail me, I would love to hear from you! :)

Last updated: 10/04



Stauffer, Kyle
Drumline, Drumset, TurnTables

Hmmm... let's see... when we last left off I was just moving into a new house, yada yada. I now have a 7 month old lil baby girl named Ellee, and she's the cutest baby on earth. Ever. No, seriously. Ever.

Career wise: I'm a producer/designer/art director, doing motion and broadcast design for national networks (mtv, hbo, espn, abc, time warner, etc), film titles, etc. I also still do audio production and interactive/web work as well. Hope everyone is doing well...

Last updated: 11/05



Swain, Jessica
Colorguard

Hello all! I didn't even know this was here until Kristin Lindstrom told me about it! Shows you how much I keep up! Not much going on with me. I graduated from OU in 2002 with my Bachelor's in Business Administration and Advertising. I was supposed to take a job with an advertising firm in San Diego, but family illness sent me back to Tulsa. I spent the first year and a half back here bartending and just taking it easy. I now work for an oil and gas company in their marketing department (for those of you that know me, I know I always said I would never get into this industry! Just goes to show, never say never!). I am planning on going back to school part-time to obtain my cosmetology license and then it's off to flight school. Sounds weird, but I just want to learn everything! I am currently not seeing anyone, as the last person I was seeing ended in tragedy. I do have two little people who have become my life, my neice and nephew. Thanks to my younger brother I have children to spoil! Mallory is 3 and Andrew is 20 months! The best thing about them is that I can spoil them to death and then send them home with Mom! :)

I would love to hear from everyone! Seems like highschool was a hundred years ago and I very rarely run into anyone anymore. Maybe all of the rest of you got out of Tulsa! :) Take care and best wishes.

Last updated: 05/04 



Wimmer, Sara
Trumpet

Itâs been about year since I did an update, so I thought it might be about time. Not much has changed in the last year. I am still living with my brother in Bixby and loving it. We got each otherâs backs so that makes it nice!

I am attending NSU in Broken Arrow, majoring in Elementary Education, and am on track to do my full internship in Spring 2006 and then graduate in May 2006. I am so excited!!! I can finally see the end of school! :) Then I will get to still go to school, but Iâll be the teacher instead of the student!

I am still working as a server at Chili's and loving it! It is a good job that I enjoy where I make some good money!!! What more could you ask for?!

Still no significant other, but that is ok with me. When I find ãthe oneä I will know it, until then the single life is ok with me! I stay pretty busy with school and work anyways.

I miss going to OSU, but I still cheer for them like crazy! Lucas, Bobik, T.C., Stevie, Joey, Ivan, and Jameson... those are my boys!!! GO POKES!!! Big 12 Champs!!! :)

Well, I guess that is all I got for this update... hope everyone is doing good in their lives! Take care! GO POKES!!! ~Sara~

Last updated: 03/05

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