The last Surviving [High school name omitted] Graduate!

My time in high school

Attended high school in the

Overall high school experience
6/10. Career and academic Counseling sucked!!

Grades in high school
B’s and C’s. We…got graded?


Favorite subjects
History / Social Studies, Performing Arts, Soccer team

Struggled with...
That thing they call math…

Favorite extracurricular
Sports / Recreation

Life since high school

Attended college / university at
Hayseed State ( now known as "California State University of the East Bay"..)

Majored in
MCB - Immunology

Post-graduate education or training
Certified Wine Sommelier, Certified Personal, Trainer Dale Carnegie Sales, Public Speaking and other course. viticulture and Enology UCD.

Places lived in US

Current occupations / past occupations
Comfort animal

Industries I've worked in
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
- Manufacturing
- Wholesale Trade
- Retail Trade
- Finance and Insurance
- Educational Services
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
- Nonprofit

Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Having a diverse education prepared me to avoid industry specific bullshit and have a more global and successful viewpoint

Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?

A little introspection...

To me, being successful means...
Not obsessing about "being successful", what a yawner question...

My definition of success has changed over time. 
Sure, why not...

My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
That I don't have to "learn" from anything...sometimes it's just the journey, not the destination...

My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not buying peninsula real estate...especially checkerboard easements in unencorporated areas...

An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
The end of non- returnable soda bottles...didn't see that one coming

Something else I’d like to share
The cultural events- attended the Oban festival, University art street fairs, various protests and theater events, got sprayed by the Medfly choppers, remember the Cold War air raid siren tests and "the Cow" 5 pm horn...and donkeys pulling carts down Cowper..

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My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto

The New Varsity!!