Thursday, February 25, 2010

Send your "bio" and any questions you have to

A - C (Alphabetical by first name)

Alicia Salisbury Grunig

I attended Snow College for a year where I met my husband David. We got married in 2001. I graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2003 and We moved to Virginia in January 2004 so I could work as a Massage Therapist at The Homestead Resort. We then moved back in December 2005 to be closer to family. We had our first son in May 2007 named David Jr "DJ" and our second son Everett this past May 2010. I have been selling Mary Kay for a couple of years but prefer to be with my sons.

Ashli Anderson Parry
I met my husband Gary at the singles ward, We dated for about 4 months before we got engaged. I thought my mom was going to fall off her chair when he asked my dad. Lol! We married in Oct of 2007. He is a wonderful stepdad to Alexis. She adores him, We had Kyra Grace Parry in Dec of 2008. She is a little curly redheaded fireball. Alexis is 9 and is growing up so fast, I can't keep up with her schedule. We both adore our little girls. I currently work for Q Analysts as a Client Services Coordinator/Office Manager. Gary works for Pilot Travel Centers while he is continuing his schooling/Career in the Navy for Special Intelligence and Warefare Spec. We can't make it to the reunion but will be thinkin about all the good times that was spent at good ole Taylorsville High.

Brandi Banks Hess
Ok I am officially feeling old! Yep that's me and my cute hubby of 8
1/2 freaking years!! and my three cute bambinos! After High school I
went to SUU for a year and then the follwoing winter the hubster and I
got hitched. I finished up my bachelors in Human Development and
Family studies at the U and I have been playing mommy for the past 5
years. We live in Kaysville right now and I really can't complain too
much. I LOVE my life however I am feeling a little mother henish with
these three kids. It's so werid to think that high school was so long
ago yet the memories seem like they were just last week. I am excited
to catch up with all of you warriors and see your cute faces!

Hello T-Ville! The past ten years:

1. Earned a Bachelors degree in Secondary Art Education at the University of Utah
2. Broke my back and met "the one" all in the same trip
3. Working at a Junior High in Ogden as an Artist Teacher and coached basketball a bit
4. Married "the one!"
5. Got a truck, a house with a basketball court and a dog, the queen of the house
6. Earned a Masters degree in Education at Weber State University
7. Traveled to Greece, Africa, Gibraltar, Spain, Paris, Mexico, Caribbean
8. Living the dream!

Wish all of you well! Briana Benson Udink

Brooke Taylor Firth

I have been married for ten years to the same amazing man I’ve been desperately in love with since I was fifteen years old. We have two beautiful kids: a little boy who is almost 8 and a 3 year old little girl. I am an Escrow Officer for Premium Title and Escrow, and also own my own Interior Design company. I’m not happy about the fact that we are celebrating our ten year high school reunion, because deep down I’m still only eighteen.

D - G

Danielle Dennis Oldroyd

I have been married to Ryan Oldroyd (class of '98) for 9 1/2 years. My husband is a Pediatric Nurse at Primary's and I stay home with the kids. We have a 4 year old daughter Brooklynn, 21 month old boy Cameron and expecting a baby girl in the Fall.

Dave Sunderl

"Sup y'all. After H.S. I headed out for Army basic training. After spending some time stationed in Colorado and California with the Army, I decided to move to Portland, OR in 2005. Shortly after that I met Kimmi, my wife and my best friend. We have been married for 3 years. Then this is the part where I gloat about my awesome job, and how I've done so much cooler stuff than everyone else since high school... Right? Isn't that how it works? No? Okay, then. Well, this just got really awkward...."

H - J

Heather Buhler Meyers
What I've been up to since High School:
I married Jared Meyers in February 2003 and then graduated from SLCC in the Fall of 2003 with an Associates degree in Music. I started attending the University of Utah in the Fall of 2003. In February 2006 we had our first child, a son, Christian. In the Spring of 2009, I graduated from University of Utah with a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Education. Last summer we moved to Phoenix Arizona as Jared started his final internship for his Doctor of Audiology degree there. In December of 2009, we had our second child, a daughter, Vivian. Right now, I am enjoying my time home with my two children and teaching music privately on the side.

Jake and Marissa (McCullough) Maxfield

Jake and I started dating around Thanksgiving of our Senior year, and I never imagined that first date would lead to a fabulous marriage with two gorgeous kids and a life we love! I went to Utah State University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Music Education and then taught choir for two years at South
Jordan Middle School. Jake is finishing a degree in Business Logistics Management and works as Director of Transportation for Broken Arrow Construction. We have a daughter, Sydney, who is 4, and just had a son, Beckett, who is 2 months. (We don't have a picture of the 4 of us yet!) We love to travel and have lived all over Utah and spent our summers working at Lake Squam in New Hampshire, but we are currently settled in South Jordan. We can't seem to stay put long, so we drag our little ones on trips and hiking adventures as often as possible! Can't wait to see everybody!

Jessica Balderas
Met my husband, Bryce, at SLCC and was married in July 2002.
In 2004, we bought a duplex downtown and vacationed to St. Maarten.
Our first son, Parker, was born in December 2004.
In 2005, we went on a Carribean cruise and in 2006 we went to Coronado.
In 2007, we got a dog and vacationed to the Dominican Republic.
Our second son, Evan, was born in October 2008.
In 2009 we went camping at Bryce Canyon.
In 2010 we moved to Manhattan for 5 months and vacationed to Costa Rica.

We did all that while I was a stay-at-home mom, with an in-home daycare, and attending the
University of Utah studying Health Education and Nutrition.

K - M

Kip Howell

Laura Lopshire (Zolman)
After Highschool I attended Ricks College/BYU-Idaho for 2 years, then moved to Provo and did a year at BYU before serving an LDS Mission in Osorno, Chile. After my mission I finished up at BYU and got a degree in History. The month after graduating I married Ben Lopshire (October 2006). Within a month I was expecting and Asher William was born in July 2007. While being pregnant I taught Spanish (no, not History) to 9th grade students at a Charter school in West Jordan. I decided to stay home with Asher and teach private Spanish lessons until we decided to have another baby. Keara Lynn was born in Aug 2009 and I love being at home with my kiddos. My husband is a Web Developer and is so good to me. He is a great dad too :) Currently we live in Midvale, UT.
Laura Lopshire (Zolman)

Lynzi Layton

I was not sure if I was going to be able to make it to the reunion this year.. However, Briana quickly reminded me of our fascination with Romi and Michele’s High School Reunion and I just had to find a way to do it.. With that said, I will have to break it to you that I did not invent the post-it... But I did do a few other things in the last ten years (wow, I swear it was just yesterday).
After graduation I went to the University of Utah where I dabbled in many different scholastic venues. I eventually found my calling in education and child development. There is NOTHING more encouraging and beautiful than the laughter and love of children. I currently teach 1st grade at an AMAZING school and seriously LOVE every minute of it... Minus the paycheck. (sigh)... Although, the saying runs true, it doesn’t matter what you make as long as you love what you do...
I spent a summer in Lima, Peru volunteering in one of the largest orphanages and learning from their perseverance and unconditional love.
My love life consisted of many, many, many toads! Nonetheless, I finally found my prince charming, Jordan. It is great to finally be in a mature, loving, fulfilling relationship. We have a two beautiful ‘children’ (amongst the 30 I have daily): Dog Ruby and Cat Lily.
Life has given me many blessing and I am so happy to hear about all of yours this August! See you soon!

Mary Mikell Sudweeks (Gardner)

Phillip and I have been married for 8 years and have two of the best children in the world! Phillip works hard everyday for us and I get to stay home with our kids. Jack is 6 yrs old and Maggie will be 4 next month. We are currently living in Lehi, Ut and enjoy every day we have together. Some of our favorite things to do together are: traveling, swimming, hiking, biking, playing sports and going to the dinosaur museum. This probably could get more boring but I'll just stop now and save you all the pain.

N - P

Nick Barton

Hey Everybody!

I have been married to Morgan (my dream girl) for 3 years and have a son named Jake who is now 3 months old. Morgan was a 3rd grade teacher and now a full-time mom. I worked a few years in project management for a software firm and decided to do law school down here at Arizona State University so I could sue the crap out of people (j/k). I have a little over a year left and I'm working for a firm in Mesa. Looking forward to reading about everyone else!

Patrick Barrett

I am currently living in Roy with my wife April and son Boston who will be 20 months old on the 20th of June. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Weber State University in the fall of of 2004, and graduated with a Masters degree (MACC) in the spring of 2007 from Weber State University.

I work in Salt Lake City as a financial analyst/accountant for a company by the name of Dyno Nobel.

Attached are a few updated pictures of me and my family.

Q - S

Rachel Knutti Shumway
Hello everyone! I've had a great 10 years hope you have too! Some highlights in my life since high school are graduating from BYU in Public Health, getting married to my wonderful husband, Ethan Shumway, and welcoming two beautiful boys to the world, Tyson(4) and Shawn(2). I currently live in Provo and am at home with the kids.

In Memory Of Ronnie Lynn Thompson
Ronnie is in your Class of 2000 yearbook in the Army J.R.O.T.C. Section. Ronnie lost his life on August 22, 1998. Just before the start of his jr. year at Taylorsville. I know he would have wanted to attend the Class of 2000 Ten-Year Reunion and see old friends. I'm sure he will be there in spirit. As his Mom, I have started a cause in his memory and to make others aware of the danger on our highways. My cause is called NODD~ No Drowsy Driving ~ You can find it on facebook. I attend the Zero Fatalities Safety Summit's every year and try to learn all I can. I was able to get Drowsy Driving information in the Utah drivers handbook. I have a youtube channel. (drowsydriving001) with a video in Ronnie's Memory and I recorded a PSA 2 years ago that was on all the Utah radio stations,for the Utah Dept of Public Safety, which I talked about
Ronnie's death & Drowsy Driving. (You can hear it at the beginning of the youtube video.)
Ronnie was in his jr. yearbook and also in the Class of 2000 yearbook as well.
All of the Student body officers for Taylorsville High attended his funeral, and the Army J.R.O.T.C. gave Ronnie a full Military funeral, his Army J.R.O.T.C. Cadets were his pall bearers and they gave him a 21 gun salute and one of them played Taps.

Sara (Coombs) Peterson
After graduation I attended a few different colleges including USU, SLCC and finally graduating from the University of Utah in Elementary Education. I have been happily married to my husband Matthew Peterson (class of 98) for almost 8 years. We are enjoying life in Salt Lake City where I am lucky to be able to stay at home most of the time with Lucas our energetic 4-year-old son. I sneak away twice a week to teach reading in a title 1 school in the Murray School District. We are also terrified and excited to be pregnant with twins who are due to arrive early January!

Shanna (Wilde) Jensen

Can't believe it's been 10 years!! Are we really THAT OLD?! I met my husband, Tyler, just after graduating and we dated for 2 years while attending SLCC majoring in Graphic Design. We've been married 7 1/2 years now and are very happy! I'm a spoiled stay at home mom. We have 3 kids: my girl Briene (4), my boy Isaac (3), and we have a baby girl in heaven, Anna Belle, who passed away Dec 2009 due to fetal hydrops. I miss her everyday, but it's slowly getting easier. We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats (yeah, I'm a sucker for anything furry), so it's a full house! Conveniently, I also love to vacuum! Haha! We're currently living in West Jordan and love it!! Life's good!