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MTHS Class of 1995

This information was taken from the Senior Yearbook. 
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John Achterberg
Heather Adams
Dave Alig
Jenny Aspelund-Johannson
Tara Atherton
Justin Bailey
Kristen Belcher
HeatheR Berkley
Shanon Bosch
Nathan Bowers
Sarah Brickner
Jeffrey Brooks
Jacob Burke
Dale Caho
Justin Chandler
Buffi Chapman
Jason Chastain
Mia Chatten
Sarah Chovan
Nichole Clark
Matt Clementz
Trisha Coats
Cory Cook
Brian Coots
Maria Copp
Al Corpuz
Fausta Cox
Dan Custer
Jennifer Defendi
Tiffany Denham
Deborah Diebel
Nicholas DiGregorio
Chris Domico
Kristine Dornon
Carrissa Doty
Heather Doty
Brad Dowdell
Ryan Dodwell
Jennifer Dries
Amy Driscoll
Joelle Driscoll
Dustin Durbin
Landon Durst
Michael Dutton
Chad Dykes
Bobbi Eckardt
Ryan Eckhoff
Jacqueline Esposito
Andrew Faklaris
Mark Fandel
Michael Fandel
Jennifer Farley
Janna Fels
Jennifer Freeman
Julia Fritch
Michael Gauwitz
Brent Gerber
Leah Gibbs
Craig Gillum
Rex Ginder
Eric Gleason
Carissa Grebner
Loretta Greenwood
Douglas Gresham
Gary Haedicke
Lisa Hall
John Hallmann
Kristopher Hardin
Kris Harms
Matthew Hart
Kendra Hartley
Sarah Hedtke
Jessia Heiple
Melissa Heller
Kristen Herschberger
Jess Hoerr
Joshua Hoerr
Steven Hrabak
John Irwin
Charles Jackson
Matthew Jenkins
Jennifer Johnson
Jeremiah Johnston
Charles Jolliff
Nicholas Jones
Christina Kamm
Nathaniel Kamp
Scott Kapraun
Kristina Kelch
Jason Kenyon
Rebecca Kibbons
Pat Kiesewetter
Sara Kiesewetter
Josh Klepfer
Jennifer Knox
Annette Kohlrus
Michael Krake

Kayllene Kramer
Laura Kramer
Nicole Lane
Sebastian Laslow
Amy Layhew
Eric Lotz
Keith Richard Maher
Maggie Mahrt
Allison Mailloux
Brett Marshall
Jamane Martinez
Jeff Mattson
Joel Maxedon
Ray Mayfield
Rick McCann
Erin McCraith
Sarah-Jane Miley
Amy Miller
Brandon Miller
Jason Milloy
Daniel Mullen
Jennifer Nauman
Jim Nelson
Beth Nitz
Sean O'Reilly
Melissa Oaks
Sara Oehlwein
Nikki Osko
Helen Pemberton
Deryk Petersen
Eric Pieper
Karen Pierce
Joey Poignant
Haley Pope
Joel Prepejchal
Renee Prunty
Jolie Puntoni
Joy Raubach
Melissa Reeb
Carin Renken
Randall Richardson
Kimberly Rude
Daniel Ryan
Tracy Sarver
Robert Saunders
Corey Schaer
Wesley Schalk
Beth Schierer
Brandon Schmitz
Jennifer Schneider
Jeremy Schneider
Joseph Schneider
Curt Schultz
Alisha Scudder
Michael Shaub
Ryan Shoff
J.P. Smith
Rusty Smith
Tracie Smith
Sarah Stewart
Bethany Sulfridge
Sara Sweat
Joy Telford
Chris Tellor
Jennifer Thatcher
Eric Thornton
Jason Thrush
Jennifer Tsiakals
Rachel Turpen
Nicole Vancil
Paul Voelker
Jeri Wage
Ben Wagner
Amanda Watson
Daniel Wegner
Melinda Wetzel
Mike Wetzel
Nathan White
Shannon Whitehouse
Jaime Whittington
Jaclyn Widmer
Gregory Wilkerson
Derek Wilson
Jamie Winkler
David Winters
Scott Wood
Victoria Zamora
Benjamin Zoss

Class of: 1995
Address: 1310 University Drive, 809 Higgins Hall, Macomb, IL  61455
Phone: 309-295-7329 

Comments: I am currently attended Western Illinois University, where I am a senior.  I'm majoring in Law Enforcement and will minor in computer science be done in the year 2000.  I still spend alot of time with my best friends, Corey Schaer, Dan Ryan, Rusty Smith and Scott Wood.  I'm still a big fan of Metamora football, because it runs in the family.
Name: Jenny Aspelund-Johansson
E-Mail: jenny@aspelund.info
Class of: 1995
City: Lidingö, Sweden

Comments: After my Swedish high school graduation 1997 I attended Ursala University where I studied Engineering physics. I got my Master of science in 2004. I am married to Mattias and we have two boys Jonathan (born 2002) and Ebbe (born 2005). I started up a web development company 49 lights and a financial engineering company Trade 24 which I am currently very busy with. Hope I can take my businesses to the States very soon!


Name: Kristen Belcher
E-Mail: creativeconnections2@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 2200 Lewis Ave., Zion, IL 60099
Web site:

Comments: Wow - high school seems like such a long time ago! I graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in English in 1999, worked at the Bloomington newspaper for awhile and then decided to try my luck in Chicago, where I've been ever since. Currently, I work at a library and operate a freelance writing/editing business on the side.
Maiden Name: Brickner
Class of: 1995
City: Morton, IL

Comments: I married Gary in May 2003. We currently live in Morton and I've been working for Komatsu since August 1995. No children, but I do still have my childhood kitty cat, Sylvester, and he will be 19 yrs. old in August. (Updated 06/09).
Class of: 1995
Address: 323 9th Street, Peru, IL  61354
Phone: 815-252-4839 

Comments: Howdy Folks!  Things going well here in LaSalle-Peru.  I currently teach physical education at LaSalle-Peru High School.  I am the varsity line coach and head boys track coach.  I also run the weight training and conditioning program at the high school.  My wife Latisha (Metamora Alum) works in a very nice salon where she is a nail technician.  Our son, Benjamin August, was born in Jan 2005.  Growing like crazy, I think he is going to be Dad's size.  Things sure change with the new man in the house.  Hope everything is going well with everybody, take care.
Class of: 1995

Comments: Hey gang!  I graduated from St. Francis College of Nursing in 1999 and am currently working in the ER at Pekin Hospital.  I spent a few years in CO with my then fiancé working in the ER at The Children's Hospital in Denver.  I loved every minute of it...all but the fiancé, so I got rid of him!  I moved home, to Peoria, to work on my master's.  I will be studying to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through UIC in the fall of 2005. Glad to read that you all are doing well!! Congratulations to all who have gotten married and had children.  I look forward to seeing everyone next year!!
Name: Katie Doty
Maiden Name: Chatten
Class of: 1995
Address: 1212 West Columbia Terrace, Peoria, IL  61606
Phone: 309-673-0969

Comments: Hi, everyone! Let's see... What have I been doing since high school? I went to nursing school at NIU. After I graduated, I married Chad Doty (Carissa'a older brother). I am a RN at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. I work in labor and delivery, so if any of you are having babies, come see me!!! Speaking of which, I have two great kids. Will is two and half, and Anna is three months. They are hands down, the best and most fun thing we have ever done. Chad and I bought a big, old house on Columbia Terrace right after we got married. He is a carpenter, so we had a good time fixing it all up, Ha Ha Ha! Yet, we are selling it this this spring, to move home,of all things! We would love to raise our children right back where we started! Drop me a line if you read this, and maybe I'll see some of you at the hospital--I seem to meet up with quite of few of my old  school cronies there!!
Class of: 1995

Comments: Hi everyone! I graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, WI in May of 2000 with a degree in Business Management and I came back to work for MTCO Communications. I am the Peoria branch manager and work primarily with our high-speed internet services. So...I didn't wander too far from Metamora, but it's great being close to so many friends and family that are still in the area. Looking forward to seeing you all at a reunion one of these days!
Name: Trisha Collins
Maiden Name: Coates
Class of: 1995
Address: PO Box 433, Tremont, IL 61568
Phone: 309-370-2967


Class of: 1995
Address: 301 John Lane, Mackinaw,  IL  61755
Phone: 309-359-8381

Class of: 1995

Comments: I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am living in the Detroit area, working for American Axle and Manufacturing as an Engineer at the Detroit Gear and Axle.

Name: Daniel Custer
E-Mail: danimator2@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
City: Anaheim, CA

Comments: Hello Classmates!!! It was good to hear how well all of you are doing. After high school, I earned two associate degrees from ICC majoring in graphic design. After that, I moved to Chicago and attended Columbia College for two years while working at Towers Productions producing documentaries for A&E, The History Channel, CNN and The Weather Channel.  In June of 2000, I married my college sweetheart Arianne. I received my Bachelors in Film & Video w/concentration in Computer Animation in 2001. We then packed up all of our things into a Uhaul and headed for California.  What a crazy trip!!! I now reside in Anaheim with my wonderful wife, two birds and a dozen fish.  I am currently the Art Director for a Beauty Supply Company where I design their product catalogs and advertisements for all of Southern California. I also do Video Production work for Almavision, the Latino Christian television network. I look forward to seeing you all next year at our reunion.  By the way, who's taking care of that any way?  It's less than a year away!!! Love to hear from you all.
Name: Jennifer Defendi
E-Mail: jadefendi1@aol.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 317 Gilbert Terrace, Machesney Park, IL 6111

Maiden Name: Denham
Class of: 1995
Address:  714 W. Progress, Metamora, IL  61548 



Class of: 1995

Comments: Every time I check this list there are more people on it and I feel like I should update! My wife Kristy and I still live in the Chicago area. She teaches music, and I'm a road rep for a major music vendor in the area. On 6/16/07 our son Max was born, and he's amazing. We're trying to enjoy every minute of it; I've been told it goes by fast.
Class of: 1995
Address: 3283 W. Coriander Dr., Tucson, AZ   85741

Comments: After graduating from NIU way back in 1999, I moved to Tucson, AZ.  There I earned my Master's degree in Audiology.  I have worked for the same private practice since 2001 and I love it! I bought a home just this last fall so that is keeping me very busy! As you can read from Katie's update, I have a nephew and a niece who are the cutest and smartest children ever born!!
Name: Heather Doty
E-Mail: doty516@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 216 N. Hanover, PO Box 216, Metamora, IL  61548
Phone:  309-369-8009

Comments: I work for a law firm in downtown Peoria.  I just moved back to Metamora for the benefit of the love of my life, Jackson, who will be starting kindergarten in 2006.  I am fortunate to have stayed in touch with my favorite girls for the last 10 years.  Jackson and I see Amy as much as we can.  We are traveling out to Tucson soon for Carissa's wedding (July 9, 2005).  Jackson and Will, Katie's little guy, are the best of friends, too.  We are happy and hope everyone is the same. DJR, you will never be forgotten.
Name: Brad Dowdell
E-Mail: braddowdell@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 1004 East Wilson Ave., Peoria, IL  61603

(Updated: 02/2011)

Name: Amy Driscoll
E-Mail: optioneight@aol.com
Class of: 1995
State: NC

Maiden Name: Driscoll
Class of: 1995  

Name: Dustin Durbin
E-Mail: dustindurbindc@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 10922 N. Highcrest Ln., Dunlap, IL 61525

Comments: Hi everyone, It has been a wild ride since high school.  I just recently graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June, 2005 and I am currently practicing at Werking Wellness Center in Peoria.  I married Melissa Hinton (1996 Metamora grad) and we have two beautiful daughters, Victoria and Natalie.  We now live in Dunlap, but eventually hope to move back to Metamora.  Hope all is well!
Class of 1995
City: Aurora, IL  60504


Name: Bobbi Schubert
Maiden Name: Eckardt
Class of: 1995
Address: 204 East Tenth St., Minonk,   IL 61760
Phone: 309-635-8058

Comments: I got married in 1998 to Chad Schubert.  In 2003, we had a daughter Nikayla. In 2004, I started attending Illinois Valley Community College pursuing a nursing degree. 

Name: Jacqueline Stern
Maiden Name: Esposito
Class of: 1995 

Comments: Since graduating, I joined the Air National Guard in Peoria. I did a 5 1/2 month tour in 2003 and after returning changed careers. I moved into the Structural Maintenance field and got a full time job. While at tech school in Pensacola, FL, I met Jesse who was from Georgia. We kept dating long distance and then got married in November 2005. In September 2006 we welcomed our son Samuel. We both work out at the Guard base and live in Pekin. Hope everyone is doing well and hope to hear from some of you. Wish I could have made the reunion.... maybe the next one!!!
Class of: 1995
Address: 4200 W. 100th St., Oak Lawn, IL  60453
Phone: 847-736-2939

Comments:  I graduated from U of I in 1999 with a BFA in technical theater, lighting.  After that, I worked for a couple years doing the lights for rock n' roll and R&B concerts.  I even toured with Patti LaBelle for several weeks.  Currently, I am working as the Chicago Lighting Director for AVW-Telav Audio Visual.  I mainly do CAD, Supervise crews, and program moving lights for large exhibit booths and general sessions at trade shows.  I now own a house in Oak Lawn (South Suburbs) and I'm engaged to married to my fiancée Anne Marie in 2006.  I hope everything is going well for everyone else.  Sounds like Rob is having a blast. 

Class of: 1995
City: Denver, CO

Class of: 1995
Address: 400 North Western Avenue, Macomb,  IL  61455
Phone: 309-295-3723

Comments: I'm a semester away from graduating from Western Illinois University, with a degree in Geography, with an emphasis of urban planning.  I hope to obtain a job then with a city, county, or local government. In the next few years then, I hope to then go back to get my masters degree.  Have a good day!

Class of: 1995
Address: 203 W. 1st. #11, North Platte, NE  69101
Phone: 308-530-4335 

Comments: Hey guys, finally moved from North Dakota and took a job in North Platte, Nebraska.  I am flying Private Jets for families out of Chicago.  I have not found that special someone that will put up with me yet, but I am young, Right?  Anyway, enough for now, write if you think about it, or better yet call me up!   
Class of: 1995
Address: 3031 Civic Center Plaz,  Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Name: Carissa Schmitz
Maiden Name: Grebner
Class of: 1995
Address: 323 S. Menard, Metamora,  IL 61548
Phone: 309-367-2515

Comments: I married Brandon Schmitz in 2001 and have 3 children: Breyden (5), Gabe (2) and Anna (1 month). I am self-employed as a developmental therapist. (Updated: 05/2008)

Maiden Name: Greenwood
Class of: 1995
City: Minot,  ND
(Updated: 11/2010)

Class of: 1995
Address: 845 SE 63rd Dr., Hillsboro,  OR  97123
Phone: 503-642-5708 

Comments: Currently attending Oregon State University  majoring in Environmental Engineering.  I spend all my free time hiking, mt biking and skiing.  Live with my parents in Oregon on the coast.
Maiden Name: Hartley
Class of: 1995
Address: 2521 Sanborn Street, Sterling, IL  61081
Phone: 815-626-0710

Comments: I graduated from Eureka College in 1999 and am currently teaching at Rock Falls High School and coaching varsity Softball.  This is my third year as a teacher and coach. I got married in August of 2000 to Tim Denny, who also graduated from Eureka College. He is currently attending Northern Illinois School of Law and plans to graduate in three years. 

Name: Jessica Wiederholt
Maiden Name: Heiple
Class of: 1995
City: Springfield,  IL  62702
Phone: 217-546-6948

Comments: Hi everyone! Very interesting reading this page.  Are you sure some of you aren't making up stories?? Rob, YOU, I believe!  Anyways, I'm living in Springfield, IL, far enough from Metamora, but close enough so my mom can see her grandchildren.  I married my husband Ben in 2001..We met at Edgewood College, Madison WI.  We just welcomed our 1st child Jan 04'.  Motherhood is agreeing with me!  I am working at St. John's Children's Hospital here in Springfield. Blessings to all!
Name: Kristen Herschberger
E-Mail: kristen.herscheberger@gmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 14116 Grayson Rs, Woodbridge, VA  22191
Phone: 571-991-4097

Comments: After high school I didn't know what I wanted to do. I took a few months off and then I went to ICC to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Then I worked for Rosewood Nursing Home in East Peoria. I worked there for a year and went to home health to work for Kelly Assisted Living in Peoria. After my step-dad passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1998 I decided to do something else. I went to work for Department of Rehabilitation for the state to help my grandma. Then in January of 2000 I met my fiancée online Aaron Welch, and he is from Virginia. I moved to Virginia in 2002. I have 4 beautiful kids. Brianna is 11, Liam is 7, Arielle is 3, and Jillian is 2 months. I was a stay at home mom till 5 1/2 years ago. I now work for a animal hospital as a tech and now I'm going back to school for computer and game programming. Me and Aaron plan to marry in May 2013. (Updated: 10/2012)


Name: Jesse Hoerr
E-Mail: jdhoerr@comcast.net
Class of: 1995
Address: 5311 N. Sherwood Ave., Peoria, IL  61614

Comments: Hello class of 1995. Hope all is well with everyone, I for one am loving life at 33. I graduated from ISU in 1999 with a General Arts degree and worked as a graphic designer for Dynamic Graphics in Peoria for 5 years. I've been the IT and Advertising Manager for P.J. Hoerr Construction in Peoria for the past 5 years. I have 8 wonderful nieces and nephews that I get to spoil but currently have no kids of my own and am single for now. God Bless. (Updated: 05/2010)

Name: Joshua Hoerr
Class of: 1995

Comments: wow it's been 15 years and life is good. i am married to wonderful woman bethany and we have 2 girls, layla is almost 4 and santana is almost 1. we were married in 2005. i work for the city of peoria public works dept and have been there since 2005. from 1997 to 2005 i had a trucking business. hopefully we will have a 15 or 20 year reunion, i can' t wait to see everybody. god bless and see ya around. (Updated 09/2010)
Name: Jake Johnston
E-Mail: jako68@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 315 Timberlan Rd., Metamora, IL  61548
Phone: 309-303-7459 

Comments: I am currently the Assistant Manager at Leo Donovan Golf Course in Peoria. Anna and I have three children Shawn, Tyler, and Jason. I completely enjoy work and family life. Drop me a line any time.


Class of: 1995
Address: 301 S Lafayette, Metamora, IL  61548
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Comments: I am currently teaching Special Ed. here at MTHS. I also am co-sponsor for Operation Snowball and assistant Girls Track coach. I LOVE what I do and the place where I do it! (Updated: 08/2010)

 Name:  Laura Phillips
Maiden Name: Kramer
E-Mail:  kramerlynnlaura@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
City: Elk City, OK
URL: www.okiemom.com 

Comments: Does 1995 feel like it wasn’t that long ago to anyone else?  Well, I got my Masters in education from the University of Colorado and taught in the Denver area for five years I met my hubby, Bryan, and we got married in 2005. Bryan convinced me to move to rural and scenic (and windy and very, very far from the nearest city, and did I mention the WIND???) Elk City, OK to be near his family. We had our son Wesley in August of 2006 and Wyatt in June of 2008. Now I spend my days cutting hot dogs into tiny un-chokable pieces, cleaning marshmallows off the TV remote, and fishing Legos out of the toilet. I wouldn’t change any of it. I feel very blessed and hope you all are, too! (Updated: 09/2008)

E-Mail: dogdiva77@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 625 W. Mt Hawley Terr., Peoria, IL  61615
Phone: 309-369-7078

(Updated: 04/2010)  


Name: Nicole Rocseth
Maiden Name: Lane
Class of: 1995
Address: 147 Devron Circle, East Peoria, IL  61611

Comments: Ok....where to start. After highschool, i moved to Farmington and did a ton of theatre, with many major leads. i got married, the marriage ended and i went back to theatre. i went to many local theatres and became many amazing leads, bebe from chorus line, sheila from hair, anytime annie from 42nd street. then i met my now husband and we have 2 children. rachel is 4 and cooper is 2. i am hoping to have many more kids.

i currently teach toddlers at A+ Childrens Academy. I teach them sign language and a love of hands on messiness. lol. we do a ton of art work and many amazing things. it is a beautiful academy, unlike your normal daycare/babysitter place.

i am still going to school, apparently i thought that it would be great to take some time off and now i will be 108 by the time i graduate. :) i am no longer the shy girl you all went to school with. i am passionate and have a total love of life. my beliefs are different that most...but to each their own. i am majoring in child psychology with a minor in child development. i am hoping to help children in any way i can and this is the only way i know how. anyone have suggestions, i am totally open!!!!

it sure is nice to read and see you guys again...and thank you Katie for helping me with the delivery of my 2 kids. you are amazing and so good at what you do. i am so glad you were there! i am also so thrilled to read how well everyone is doing. feel free to drop me a line to catch up. i am also on facebook. i would love to reconnect. wow how time flies! (sic) (Updated: 11/2009)

Name: Amy Layhew
E-Mail: alayhew@olivet.edu
Class of: 1995
Address: 160 Tomagene, Bourbonnais,  IL  60914

Name: Eric Lotz
E-Mail: ericgmc@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Web site: http://journeytobalan.blogspot.com

Comments: Hello all, May 20, 2008

A few years after high school I went to the county of Haiti to do mission work. I taught a year of fourth grade in a Christian school on the north coast in a city called Port-de-Paix. I met my wife Jennifer, a fellow missionary. We married the next summer, returned to Haiti for another year, had our first daughter, and moved to Joplin, MO, where I attended Ozark Christian College. I graduated in May 06 (finally) with a Bachelor of Biblical Literature. We now have four kids, Christa, Hannah, Wilson, and Jett. We have another girl yet to be named on the way, we're thinking she's going to be the last one. Five kids will be a lot of work.

At the end of the summer, we will be moving back to Haiti, to work in a remote village with the church and also to help improve the infrastructure there. We've been looking forward to returning ever since we came home.  God has opened all the right doors at exactly the right time.

God Bless, Eric

Class of: 1995 
City: Arlington , TX

Comments: Greetings everyone. Glad to see everyone is doing so well. As for myself...I graduated from Univ. of Illinois in 1999 with my BS in Architecture and from Washington University in St Louis with a Masters in Construction Management in 2000. In 2001, I married Amy LaCroix (1994 Alum). Our daughter, Adison, was born in 2002. We lived in St. Louis for seven years, while I worked on various construction projects including three years on the New Busch Stadium for the Cardinals. In 2006, we relocated to Arlington , Texas as I took a job with Manhattan Construction Co. to work on the New Dallas Cowboys stadium project. (Updated: 10/2007)

Name: Joel Maxedon
E-Mail: joel_maxedon2003@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 2403 34th st apt 2, Moline, IL  61265
Phone: 309-738-5395

Comments: Hi everyone, it's been a long time. After high school I went to carpenter's school and got my civil engineering degree. I have been running a business in Moline , Il for two years now. Hope everyone is doing well!!
Name: Ray Mayfield
E-Mail: webplus@webplusdesign.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 421 E. College Ave., Greenville,  IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-8942
Web site: http://www.webplusdesign.com

Comments: Age: 23 Married: June 12 1999
Occupation: Web Design / Consultant / Database Development / Some other big name. I was attending college full time. However due to God's plan I now have devoted much of my time to my business. That is web design. I am engaged and SOON to be married to the most wonderful lady God could have gave me. I was attending the BIG university of Greenville .  Just kidding, only 900 students. It is a small Christian college.  "GO REDBIRDS"

Class of: 1995
Address: 3040 North 76th St., Milwaukee,  WI  53222
Phone: 414-444-4538

Comments: I graduated from Marquette University with a BA in history.  I currently teach History at Thomas More High School (mainly juniors and seniors).  David Cardin and I are still together, we recently bought a house and have two dogs.  If you are ever in Milwaukee stop by and see us!
Name: Sarah-Jane Gordon
E-Mail: tsjgordon@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 317 Santa Fe Trail, Metamora, IL 61548
Phone- 383-2074

I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1999 and completed a one year dietetic internship at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. I enjoyed working for 5 years as a registered dietitian for the Peoria Health Dept W.I.C. (Women, Infant, Children) nutrition program.

I married Tom Gordon in 2002. God has blessed us with 2 children (Noah David born in 2005 and Rebecca Janel born in 2007). My highest priorities are serving my family and growing in my Christian faith. I love being a mother and wife. Raising children is so challenging but it is so rewarding as they bring us so many joys and blessings.

I am very interested in Bible prophecy. I am inspired by how many current events today (ex. economic crises, natural disasters, changes in government/ laws) are rapidly fulfilling what the Bible promised would occur. As our world continues to turn away from God, I am filled with hope knowing that God is in control and has a plan. I desire that all who read this will find truth and purpose in this life while experiencing the joy, peace, and love that only a personal relationship with Christ can provide. I wish the best for all of you! (Updated: 11/2009)
Class of: 1995
Address: 1917 W. Armitage, Chicago,  IL   60622

Comments:  I graduated from University of Illinois in Champaign in 1999 and received my Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.  After 3 years of working at the Chicago Housing Authority, I moved on to become the the Executive Director of a non-profit organization which provides free health care to kids with asthma in inner-city schools in Chicago. www.mobilecarefoundation.org)  I have been married since March 2003. 
Name: Brandon Miller
Class of: 1995
City: Metamora, IL

Comments: Its amazing how when you are a kid, the puzzles are usually about 20 pieces and as you grow up, the puzzles get more and more complicated. Such is life huh? Well, thats the way I feel about it. I'm currently working on 3 Associates from ICC; fine arts, crime scene technology, and forensics and may possibly strive for a Bachelor's from Bradley in Crime Scene Investigation. The field I'd really like to get into is facial reconstruction and restoration. Not sure where that road will take me though, but that is the one I'm currently on. I have 2 wonderful 12 year old twin daughters. Job-wise I am working in a restaurant.Basically I am the head chef and trainer, privately teach self-defense for now, until I get done with school and have more time to teach publicy, and I sort of have my own art business when I have time for it. I am mostly doing commissions, but enjoy doing my own freelance pieces. Anyway, email me and I'll see how much I remember about you. (Updated: 02/2009)
Name: Jason Milloy
E-Mail: jake_mill76@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 201 Murphy Ln., Metamora,  IL  61548
Phone: 309-712-3553

Comments: Hello Everybody, Not much going on done just about everything under the sun for a job. Tired of no education taking classes at New Horizons in Peoria. Working at Walmart in Washington Part time and Mediacom in Clilllicothe full time for internet support. I have been dating my girlfriend Lourdes for 2 and a half years. Glad to hear everyone is doing fine.


Class of: 1995

Comments: A lot has changed since my last posting. I joined the Navy in Apr. of '96.  I spent a year in electronics school in Great Lakes , IL.  I spent 9 months in school for radar theory in Virgina Beach , VA.   I was stationed on board the destroyer USS Chandler in Everett , WA , from Jan. '98 until she was decommissioned in Sept. '99.  During that time I was on a 6 month drug ops off the coast of Central America and the Caribbean and I have visited Alaska , Panama , Columbia , Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and Curacao .  I then went back to school for 8 months in Dahlgren , VA., for computer theories, programming, and repair (1960's technology).  I was stationed in Hawaii aboard the cruiser USS Lake Erie from 2000-'03 during which time I was part of the Navy's Theater Ballistic Missile Defense testing program.  I have also visited Sydney , Australia , the Marshall Islands , many cities along the east and west coasts and more in between.  I have been divorced and remarried.  I am now stationed at the NASA testing facility in Wallops Island , Va.   Soon (Sep./Oct. 05) I will be leaving naval service to finish my 20-30 years of service in the US Army.  I hope to be at the reunion and would enjoy hearing from all.  "...Drink to the foam, Until we meet again, here's wishing you a happy voyage home!"     -Navy Fight Song

Class of: 1995
City: Denver, CO

Comments: It's great to see our class has been doing so many amazing things since graduation! It's funny, even though it's been so long since graduation, I picture everyone still looking exactly like they did in high school. As for me, I graduated from U of I with a finance degree in 1999 and moved to Denver about a week after graduation. I've worked in the finance industry ever since, and am currently a financial analyst for a small financial planning company in Denver . I was married in 2007 to a Denver native, Anne, and we don't have any kids... yet. I'd love to hear from anyone, so feel free to send me an email. P.S. Rob Saunders is in neither the coffee or exotic dancing business (VP of Capital Markets at a real estate investment firm in Chicago). (Updated: 10/07)
Name: Melissa Oakes Bullock
Maiden Name: Oakes
E-Mail: maobullock@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
City: Chicago,  IL  

Comments:  I am currently living in Chicago (Lakeview) with my husband and daughter.  Jason and I got married in September 2001.  Our beautiful daughter Ella arrived in May 2004. 
Name: Nikki Osko
E-Mail: mewctc@mtco.com
Class of: 1995
Phone: 309-303-0156

Comments: During and after college, I traveled a little around the midwest playing competitive pool and doing trick shot exhibitions. It is still my hobby of choice and I do a little instruction as well. I am still living in the Metamora area after obtaining an associates degree in Law Enforcement, and some studies in Fire Science.

I have been a 911 dispatcher for 12 years, starting at Woodford County Sheriff's Department and am currently working at East Peoria Police and Fire as a dispatcher and as Lieutenant of the Auxiliary Police. I served on Germantown Hills Volunteer Fire department for over 3 years and Roanoke Ambulance Department for 2 years. (Updated: 10/2009)

Name: Helen Cartwright
Maiden Name: Pemberton
Class of: 1995
City: Chandler, AZ

Comments: Guess I should update since it's been about 5 years. I am living in AZ, we've been here for 12 years. I'm married to a wonderful man, Trevor and we have 3 kids; Cassie 12, Emmy 9, and Elise 6 months. I work for an ENT as their audiology coordinator. I finally found a job that I absolutely love and I am also going back to school at NAU to get a degree in Early Childhood Education and then on to Deaf Education. We still volunteer with Advanced Bionics cochlear implant company. (Updated: 08/2009)
E-Mail: gunder13@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995

(Updated: 04/2011)
Name: Karen Martin
Maiden Name: Pierce
Class of: 1995
Address: 910 Stonebrook Manors Ct., Saint Louis, MO   63122

Comments: I am still living in St louis and still working at IT at Edward Jones.  My life changed in October 2008 when Joe and I welcomed our new baby girl, Eleanor Kate. We are having a great time being new parents, and she keeps us entertained every day. (Updated: 01/2009)

Name: Joy Whisker
Maiden Name: Raubach
Class of: 1995
Address: 211 W. Burton Ave., Eureka, IL 61530

Comments: I graduated from Eureka College in 1999 and currently teach fourth grade at Germantown Hills Intermediate School . My husband, Curt, teaches Industrial Technology at Eureka High School . We have a daughter, Macey, that was born in March 2002, and a son, Maddux, that was born in June 2005.

Maiden Name: Renken
Class of: 1995
Address: 2944 East 400 South, Warren,  IN  46792

Comments: My husband and I still live in Indiana .  In the spring of 2002 our daughter Dalaney was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis...on 9/19/03 we welcomed our son Owen.  I still work at a nursing home with ~400 residents and we still have 50 head of angus cattle. 

Name: Rob Saunders
E-Mail: rob.saunders@excite.com
Class of: 1995
Phone: 309-367-2519

Comments: Where to begin?  This site is a trip. I can't get enough.  For those of you who are interested, I went to the University of Illinois , got a couple of degrees, (finance and german; thanks, Bach) and moved to the west coast, where I currently work as an assistant manager at a starbucks and moonlight as an exotic dancer.  If you are ever going to be in Portland , Oregon , and would like a caffeinated beverage or a lap dance, send me an email.
Name: Beth Sukel
Maiden Name: Schierer
Class of: 1995
City: Hoffman Estates , IL

Comments: I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1999 with an accounting degree and moved up to the Chicago land area I have been working in public accounting ever since.  I married my husband, Matt, in 2002 – he is a high school chemistry teacher in Crystal Lake . We have a daughter, Sydney, born in March 2006 (Updated: 11/2007)
Name: Brandon Schmitz
E-Mail: bschmitz@ci.easterseals.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 323 S. Menard, Metamora, IL   61548
Phone: 309-367-2515

Comments: I married Carissa Grebner in September of 2001.  We had our first child, Breyden, in March of 2003.  We are expecting our second child in October of 2005.  I currently work for OSF St. Francis Medical Center at Easter Seals as the supervisor of the Warm Water Pool Program.
Name: Mike Shaub
E-Mail: beinfair@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995
Address: PO Box 1352, Tehachapi,  CA   93561
Phone: 661-400-7378

Comments: Well alot has changed.  Been married got divorce (the American dream finally achieved)  Got a beautiful daughter who is 4 1/2 at this point and  she is my world.  Still living in California but no longer in the military.  However got myself one of those great government jobs now though.  Things are good and life is hard but worth every minute so maybe I'll talk to some of you later.  take care.

Name: Sarah Stewart
E-Mail: sarahstewart1976@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995

Name: Sara Sweat
E-Mail: Chicago_7@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 1819 Augusta Drive #211, Houston, TX 770057

Comments: Wow - was high school really a decade ago?! We are so old. Well, since then, I graduated from college with a degree in Vocal Performance(big surprise) & then proceeded to start a career in something other than Music. (I know...another shock) I've traveled all over, worked as a photographer, & am currently a Senior Account Manager for WebMD based in Houston, TX. If you want to know more, just give me a shout.

Name: Chris Tellor
E-Mail: c.tellor@mchsi.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 1127 N. Nancy St., East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-427-2233

Name: Jenny Tsiakals
Class of: 1995

Name: Rachel Turpen
E-Mail: racey@mtco.com
Class of: 1995
City: Metamora, IL
Phone: 367-9469

Comments: It's been a few years since I've checked this website and I realized my information was pretty outdated! My husband, Eric, and I bought a house in Metamora about 2 years ago so our son could attend MGS. He has just begun kindergarten and is loving it. I will be graduating this December (2003) from Bradley University with a BS in Business Computer Systems. It has been great reading about how everyone has been! Feel free to email me anytime!

Name: Paul Voelker
E-Mail: healingwaters7@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
City: Metamora, IL  61548

Comments: I attended Illinois Central College for two years and then transferred to the University of Illinois where I earned my degree in computer engineering. Currently I am a senior engineer at Caterpillar in an off-board information products group where I maintain and write PC software. I’ve kept busy with church activities including mission trips, music ministry, youth ministry and leadership. I also keep busy working on my house that I bought a few years ago.

Name: Dan Wegner
E-Mail: dan_wegner@sbcglobal.net
Class of: 1995
Address: 912 Holland Rd., Metamora, IL 61548
Phone: 309-202-0090

Comments: Husband to Emily (Sliger) Wegner, class of 1996. Father to 3 girls: Lily, Naomi, Grace. Quality Manager, Excel Foundry and Machine. Please look me up, I'd love to hear from you. (7/08)Comments: My wife Emily and I are happy and living in Peoria with our three children. Lily is 16 months, and we have newborn identical twin girls Naomi and Grace. I am an engineer working in Pekin , and Emily is a stay-at-home mom. God bless you.




Name: Mindy Neiman
Maiden Name: Wetzel
Class of: 1995

Name: Nathan White
E-Mail: nathanw@mtco.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 1161 County Rd 1300 N, Metamora, IL 61548
Phone: 309-367-9587
Web site:

Comments: Hi all! What a blast seeing the many directions our class has gone in life! I graduated from Knox College with a degree in Economics and concentration in Spanish (after studying abroad in Espana) I have been a Financial Consultant for John Graham & Associates in East Peoria for a little over 4 years. I help individuals with their financial planning decisions through different investments and help businesses set up/maintain retirement plans for their employees. I actually became part owner in the brokerage firm around the middle of '03. For some reason they decided to make me Vice President, I think it is because I am the only one who knows how to fix the copiers. I just finished my term as the "president" of the Knights of Columbus council in Metamora. I met my wife, Nicole, in 2000 and we have been married since '02, have a son Connor and another child on the way (due in September). We bought my grandfathers farm in Metamora, moved out there in October '! 04, and plan on raising some horses. I cannot begin to explain how thrilling it is to have children! Even more thrilling is to raise my children around so many great friends, family, and memories here in Bird country. I wish you all much continued success and hope to hear from you.
Name: Jacki Bachman
Maiden Name: Widmer
Class of: 1995
Address: 4044 E. Jojoba Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-706-6495

Name: Greg Wilkerson
E-Mail: gregwilkerson99@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 3061 Signature Blvd. Apt. F, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Comments: Well, I just finished my MBA at the University of Illinois in May 2003 and took a job with Johnson Controls in Ann Arbor , MI . I currently live with my girlfriend, Pisinee, who also just completed her MBA at U of I. So far, things here in Ann Arbor are pretty great. Hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Derek Ryan Wilson
E-Mail: gopinpower@msn.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 7949 Tennis Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80951
Phone: 719-322-4110

Comments: I graduated May of 1999,Magna Cum Laude with my BS in Political Science. I finished my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership on December 15, 2000 . I was married to the best woman any man could hope and pray for, Jessica, on June 3, 2000. We moved in May 2007 to Colorado Springs, CO. I'm a recruiter for a private university based out of Colorado. After the real estate market went bust, I decided not to continue to pursue a real estate career. After many years, my wife and I had our first child (Sean Austin.) He is now 2 1/2. We are now expecting our second child July 2008. Kids are a great source of frustration and joy. I recommend everyone have some. (Updated: 02/2008)


Name: Victoria Zamora
E-Mail: maxwinemiller@hotmaill.com
Class of: 1995
Address: 313 East Eller Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-648-8511


Name: Ben Zoss
E-Mail: bfzoss@yahoo.com
Class of: 1995

Comments: After graduating from Northern Iowa , I taught Spanish for two years at Peoria Woodruff. I am beginning my fifth year at East Peoria High School . I coach football and scholastic bowl. My wife, Shantel, and I live in Morton. We have a daughter named Madeline who was born in July of 2005.

Name:  Rusty Smith
Class of :  1995

Name: Nick Jones
E-Mail: slimjonsy@hotmail.com
Class of: 1995

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