07/07/04: I graduated from William and Mary in 1999 with a B.S. in Biology and earned my M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004. I met my wife, Gayle, in undergrad and we married after our first year of medical school (July, 2000). She is also a doctor and is now doing her residency training in pediatrics while I am in family medicine residency. I've been in school ever since we graduated from J.J. Kelly and now we still have three more years of training. We had our daughter, Natalie, in April 2002 and she is the most wonderful part of our lives. Currently we are living in Simpsonville, SC, but we plan to move back to Wise in three years.
Comments: 05/18/04: Well, I felt like it was time to update my information. I graduated from Mountain Empire Community College in December. I am now employed at Holston Valley Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist. My daughter is now seven years old and going into the second grade at Jackson Elementary School here in Kingsport.. She stays with me through the week and she goes with her dad, Shayne, on the weekends. Jeff and I have almost finished our house that we started on a year ago. I can say that I will never build another home...it has truly been a job. Jeff and I have been married for almost three years now and living in Kingsport for almost four years. I love our new home, but I don't think I like the Kingsport area. . .the smell has officially gotten to me. I am going back to school in August for my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education. I love working with children who have special needs and I feel as though this will be a rewarding career for me. I would love to hear from everyone. Talk with you soon.
06/11/01: Emily currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She attends the Medical
College of Virginia's Pharmacy School, and is in the process of doing her clerkships. She will graduate from MCV in 2002!
Tim and I married on September 11, 2001....yes, that horrible day. We eloped the day the towers fell because Tim didn't know if he would be home for us to marry as planned. The Navy had him sign his will and pack his bags that day for possible deployment. Thank God he never had to go anywhere. Our miracle Noah Shane Bolling was born June 26,2002. He has wrapped himself around our hearts and he takes full advantage of that. : )
Tim, Noah and I moved back to Wise from Jacksonville, FL in November 2002. Tim works at the Federal Prison in Lee County. I am a nurse for Southwest Virginia Orthopaedics. I have never been happier with work.
We didn't think life could get any better until our second son was born. We welcomed Ashton James Bolling into our hearts on July 17, 2004. We now have two beautiful and perfect sons. Ashton had a rough start. He had a very serious condition called persistant pulmonary hypertension. He stayed at JCMC for 12 days, 9 of which he was on a ventilator. He is completely healthy and a normal baby now. We want to thank everyone for all their prayers, visits, e-mails and phone calls during Ashton's illness. You will never know how much it has meant to us. We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life as much as we do!
Comments: 12/09/02: Hello to all! It is so exciting to hear about all of the wonderful things going on in each of your lives. I often think of you guys and the memories of our school days. I just can't believe that our 10 year reunion is just around the corner. I can't wait! Anyway, I recently married James Burke (from Coeburn), after 6 years of dating. He is absolutely wonderful, and I feel truly blessed. We live in Roanoke,VA. I am working as an RN in the CCU at Roanoke Memorial. As for the future we are not sure what will happen, but are looking forward to the adventure. I would love to hear from each of you. I miss you all!
Comments: 11/06/03: I am married to Sharona Arwood Burke. She is also a graduate of J.J. Kelly-Class of 1998. We have two beautiful little girls--Laurel Arden, who is in Kindergarten at Wise Primary and Peyton Elise, who is in pre-school at Camp Bethel. Sharona is currently attending Mountain Empire and I am employed by Humphrey's. We live in Wise on Lake Street.
07/19/02: Well... I haven't been able to see any of you kids here lately.... Where have you all been?! I honestly and truly miss each and every one of you. If ya wanna know... I have been keeping the underclassmen in top form shape with "Macbeth", and the "Monty Python"... and other classics I know you all miss... but any who, I better go because I'm working on new information for my 10th graders.....
10/31/99: I am now living in North Carolina with my fiance, Heather Bishop. We will be married in Sept. 2000. We plan on going back to school soon, right now we are enjoying ourselves. We both want to teach one day. I have kept up with the Pole Bridge boys, but have lost touch with a lot of yall. We would like to hear from anybody though.
02/20/03: I had a baby boy on Jan. 30th, 2003. We named him Andrew Gray Conway and he weighed 9lbs. 11oz. We are so proud of him, he is such a good baby! Congratulations to all the new mothers and I am glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Keep in touch, I would love to hear from any of you!
07/09/04: Eric Craft (Kelly 91) and I have been married for three years now. We’ve had a very busy and blessed year. On April 12 2004 we welcomed Mason Riley Craft. Becoming a mother and strengthening my relationship with God has certainly introduced me to a state of enlightenment. We purchased our dream home with a great view of our alma mater. Being so close to Kelly always brings back great memories of everyone. Eric is an Engineer with Thompson & Litton I’m a Corporate Training Specialist with Crutchfield. It’s hard to believe we’ve been with these firms for over six years now…
Life if full of joy with our wonderful Mason and I can’t forget to mention our first baby our BIG baby Mr. Diamonds our very, very, very spoiled Shih Tzu.
I hope you are all living well. I would love to hear from you! I’ll post pics soon.
04/23/03: I married Aaron Dotson, a 1992 Kelly graduate. He is an Army helicopter pilot. We are stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. We are on the island of Oahu in a town just outside of Honolulu. Aaron and I have been married for 5 years and have a 3 year old daughter, Alexandra.
Comments: 08/26/02: Hey everyone! It has been a while since I have visited the Class of 95 website. Boy, has everyone been busy. I was thrilled to see all you girls poppin out, or getting ready to pop out all of those babies. Congratulations to you all!
Our little baby is now a full blown toddler, she will be 20 months old on Sept. 7, and she definitely keeps us on our toes. She is talking up a storm now, the problem is that we have no idea what she is saying half of the time.
Steven and I have been married for four years now, and we are starting on our third year up here in South Dakota. I guess we plan on being up here for a long while, because we just recently bought a house. Hopefully, I can get used to the winters soon, but I do not think that I will ever like them.
I am still in school going for my eled/sped degree. I have no idea when I will be finished, but I hope to know something soon. I want to say how proud I am of this class. I feel we all are doing pretty damn good for ourselves. Take care, keep on living life to the fullest, and feel free to drop me a line sometime. I would love to hear from you guys.
Here are some pictures of our little Gabbie. :-)
Comments: 09/10/02: Hey guys!! I decided it was time to update my info since something wonderful has finally happened to me!! I gave birth to an amazing beautiful baby boy on April 20, 2002. His name is Robert Aidan Fite. His father is Aaron Fite from Appalachia. Aidan weighed 7lbs. 14oz. and was 20 1/2in. long. I named him after my step-dad Robbie who passed away right before we graduated if you all remember. Aidan is 5 and a half months old now and is going to be a big boy like his daddy. Aaron and I are not together anymore but we get along well for the sake of Aidan. I knew that being a mother would be wonderful but I wasn't prepared for how much it would change me and my life. He is such a joy. I am not working right now, well, I am a full-time mommy and that to me is one of the most challenging jobs there is. However, I enjoy every single second that Aidan and I spend together. I am hopefully going to go back to college in the spring of 2003. Since Aidan was born I think I have decided to stay single for the rest of my life, he is all the man I need(he's more of a man than any guy I have ever been with)!! Well, I could spend all day sitting here telling you all about my special little boy but I guess I'll save that for the reunion in a couple of years. I hope all is well with everyone. Congrats to everyone who has gotten married, had kids or gotten new jobs!!
Comments: 07/11/02: Well, so much has changed with me since my last update, I finished college and passed my state board and I work at
Holston Valley Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist. I married the most wonderful man ever October 4th 2001. His name is D.R. Goss and he is a graduate from UVA-Wise. He is employed at Enterprise in Norton. We just bought our first home in October- also here in Wise and we love it. Lauren is now 7 and will be starting second grade. Lauren and D.R. are amazing with each other - things for us are extremly good! I hope everyone is doing well! Until next time....
Comments: 07/17/01: Well, I will be coming home on the 18th of July. I will be home for about 3 weeks. I am also going to be getting out of the military in October. I havent decided where or what I am going to do, other than finish my degree. I am looking at taking a job in Europe, but as I said, I am undecided. Well, I am not married and yes, I am single.
Comments: 04/17/03: Hi everyone! I'm very glad to hear how well you are doing. Since graduation, I started college at MECC and met my future husband, Chad Hamilton. I got married in June of 1997 and I had a wonderful little girl named Taylor in October of 1998. I am still living in Wise and I work for Verizon. I am recently divorced and plan on staying that way for a long time.
Despite the divorce, I have been very blessed in my life. Congrats to all the new moms. Good luck to everyone.
Comments: 05/04/04: Ryan and I are the proud parents of Jakeb Ryan Hardin born on November 22, 2003! I absolutely love being a mommy! After spending an entire semester on maternity leave, I have decided not to return to my teaching position in the fall. However, I will be working part-time at ETSU teaching Clep courses for English. I have been living in JC for 9 years and have been married for 4. I'm working on my Masters to become a Reading Specialist. I have truly been blessed and simply love life. I pray that you all seek the very best in life. God Bless Always and COME SEE US!
Comments: 10/04/04: I have been very busy since I
posted. I graduated for Radford University with a degree in nursing.
currently working in the ER at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Christiansburg VA. I am also a Forensic Nurse Examiner- I mostly deal
sexual assault victims. More importantly, I am married to a police
named Todd and we have four beautiful boys. Ben is almost five, Joey
and the Owen and Will are 10 months old. Like I said, I have been very
busy! I miss everyone and would love to here from you.
Comments: 02/09/05: Hello Again Everyone,
Well it is our 10 year class reunion. It is so hard to belive that it has been that long. I will keep it short. I work at Halliburton in Norton and I love it.
You probably have see us on the news alot. I live in Big Stone Gap and I'm still not married (just havent found that special someone). I have a dog named Buttons. I named her that because she chewed the buttons off of one of my shirts! Well, I will save the rest for later - I still type slow (lol).
I hope to here from you all again real soon
Comments: 12/10/04: I am currently working in Atlanta, GA for Soteria
Productions. I have a great loft in midtown and really enjoy all that
Atlanta has to offer. It seems hard to believe that it has been ten years
since we graduated but I am looking forward to hearing about how everyone is
10/27/04: Well I cant believe that it has
almost been 10 years since we graduated. It has really gone by fast.
life has changed so much, especially in the past few years. I live in
Graham, Texas with my family. My husband Steve and I have been
4 years now and have 2 kiddos. Our daughter, Zoe will be 3 in November
our little boy, Ezra will be 1 on Christmas Day. They are both sweet and
smart and beautiful and all of those other great things. I am a stay
home momma and loving it. I'd love to hear from everyone.
01/10/03: Hey everyone! I haven't updated my information in quite some time. I have been very busy this year. I graduated in May from Buffalo State College in New York. I got married June 15 in Niagara Falls, Ontario to Darrell Johnson. We moved to Knoxville in July where Darrell is currently practicing as a chiropractor. I am now teaching Kindergarten in Luttrell, TN, north of Knoxville. So, I am finally back within driving distance to Wise. I would love to hear from any of you. It is so nice to be able to get updates on everyone!
Comments:9/28/01: Hey guys! I just thought I would update you. Everything is going great! I am working as an accountant at UVa-Wise. My husband Scott is teaching the computer classes at Norton Elementary School and coaching JV Football and Baseball. So we spend alot of time at sporting events. I would love to see or hear from you guys! I hope everyone is doing great. Keep in Touch!
Comments:03/31/02: Hey guys! I have been married for almost 2 years to Joseph Kiser. He works for UVA @ Wise as an accountant and is wonderful! He and I live in Wise and I teach first grade in Scott County. I love it! I am also working on my Master's Degree in Education. I would love to see you all, it has been too long! I hope everyone is doing great and feel free to e-mail me anytime! God Bless!
05/03/00: Well I finally got out of the military. Now I'm pimping out women but none of them can pull in as much money as Samone has been bringing in. And yes before anyone else from this class asks me -- YES YES I am going to drive the same truck I drove in high school till it falls apart or I hit a tree at about 100 mph...
01/20/05: It seems so strange to have been out of high school for 10 years. Sometimes I still think of myself as early 20s, but in reality rounding the corner of 30! I have been married since October 2003 to David Lawson (class of '97). Life is going great for us. We are both very busy in our careers, I as a physical therapist and David as a self-employed farmer. David has been farming for several years, selling mums in the fall and growing grapes. This past year we began construction on Wise County's first winery. It has been a lot of hard work, but we are having lots of fun. We plan to be open in June or July of this year. I will try to send some pictures of us, our grapes, and the winery building. Hope everyone is happy and healthy and doing well! Can't wait to see everyone!
Comments: 10/05/01: Hey guys!
I know I am not the class of 1995, but i was chillin' with Anthony LoBiondo and got this off of his site so i thought i would send my regards to all of you. The class of 1994 is too lazy to do anything like this (good deal though guys).
Anyway, I now live in Orlando/Kissimmee Florida with my husband, Jason Longenecker, who is from Jersey. We both graduated from the Univeristy of the Arts in Philly with a BFA in Animation. As of right now my husband is a Producer of Laser Light Shows in Orlando. I on the other hand have started my own businees at home called Rumby Bumby Greetings. I design and sell greeting cards online as well as calendars, stationary, address labels, etc. So if you wanna check it all out you can hit www.rumbybumby.com
Everything else is going well. No children. Just one cat named Tabouli.
So i just wanted to give you guys a big shout out and see how things were going. Feel free to e-mail me.
Peace out Rock-a-billy steelo!
Maryam T. Awan
05/19/00: Thought I would update my info. I recently quit Holiday Inn were I worked for about 4 years and now I work at a website. Its www.discountcigarettes.net if you need some cigs give us a call. :) I'm currently living in Norton with my girlfriend. Visit my website and give me a holler! BTW, you can download mp3's of me playing drums there, too! Peace out!
05/29/03: On June 19, 1999, I finally married Jason Louden. I presently work at what was formerly First Commonwealth Bank. It is now First Bank and Trust. Jason works for Frito Lay. We just recently had a handsome little boy. His name is Hunter Cole Louden. He weighed 7lbs, 15 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. I hope to hear from some of you soon!!
Update: 09/20/03: Hey guys, I hope everything is going good for the class of 1995. Things are going great for me now that I've finally gotten out of college and gotten out into the work world. I have made my way down towards Chattanooga, TN (Rhea County) where I teach Environmental Science for 11th and 12th graders. I also coach boys basketball, freshmen head coach and varsity assitant. The biggest news in my life is that I am getting married on November 22 to Colleen Sheddan who is from Dayton, TN. We are both very excited, something I thought I would never say. We plan on staying in Dayton for now and just wait and see what pops up next because a lot of good things have happened for me after graduating from ETSU. Good luck to everyone and hope to see you all in the future. God Bless, Jason.
Comments: 5/4/04: I live in Wise and have been employed by The University of Virginia's College at Wise for 3 years now. This past spring I started working on my Master's Degree in Higher Education through the University of Virginia. I would love to hear from everyone!
Comments: 4/15/04: Just when I thought everyone had up and left Wise for good, I find the website! I hardly ever see anyone out in town and I thought everyone had left. As for me, I'm working at Logisticare. My son, Marc, is 12 years old now. He is taller than I am now, but he looks
more like his father. I'm interested in finding out where everyone is and where they've been hiding!!
Comments: 01/07/05: Greetings 1995 alumni. I just finished reading everyone's updates. It's great to hear that you are all doing well and happy. I can't believe so many of you guys have families. I viewed the photos on-line and your children and pets are precious. Shame on me for not updating this sooner and just reading everyone else's updates. So here it goes:
After graduating from Univ. of Tennessee in 1999 I was employed by Saks Inc. as a buyer. I truly adored my colleagues,but I didn't want to pursue that profession for another 30 yrs. I then moved to Nashville, TN. I absolutely love it here! Moving here led me to discover my career passion-interior design (which required more school and another degree), my wonderful husband and the cutest dog ever. We're the proud parents of a mini-dachshund named Abigail (Abby). She's the cat's pajamas. Aunt Whitney and cousin Phoebe Minor attended her b'day celebration in Nashville this past fall. (Yes, we are the "crazy dog" people.) My husband and I were married this past Sept. 18 at a beachside ceremony at Amelia Island Plantation. We spent a couple of nights at Cumberland Island following the ceremony and then took our honeymoon to St.Lucia in Dec. It was an emotional fall w/ the wedding in Sept., my mom's father passed away in Oct. and then my dad had heart surgery in Nov. I'm praying 2005 will be a healthier yr. for my family. So far the new year has been good. We just finished the membership classes to join the church we attend and I just joined the Nashville Junior League. Both are a reflection of my new year's resolution to focus on the most important things in life and become more involved in my community. I hope you are all blessed w/ a wonderful 2005 and hope to see you this fall. Are we really old enough for a reunion!?!
It would be great to hear from you guys.
Comments: 01/27/03: Hello all! I just wanted to update a little about what's been happening in my life. Amanda and I were blessed with our son, Jordan Luke Mullins, on January 15, 2003. He weighed 5 pounds and 6 ounces, and is absolutely beautiful. Please take a look at our family photos!! I am still teaching and coaching at Twin Springs and slowly but surely working on my masters. I hope everyone is happy and doing well out there in the world. God Bless!!
Comments: 12/08/06: Eric and I live in Wise with our six year old daughter, Ashlyn and our new baby boy, Greyson. Eric works for JOY Mining Machinery in Duffield and I am a stay at home mommy! Ashlyn's really loving Kindergarten and her new brother!! Greyson was born on July 2, 2006, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
Comments: 09/27/02: I still live in Steilacoom, Washington--three years now, with my husband, Jeremy and our two children-Zoey, who is 4 and Holden, who is 2. At some point in the next year, we will probably be stationed on the east coast again, nothing in stone. We really love it up here. It does rain as much as they say, but it's worth it, and one adjusts. It's nice to see what everyone is up to. Take Care!
Comments: 11/13/04: Hey everyone. I still live in Wise. I have been married for almost 6 years now to Denny Roberts who is also from JJK - Class of '94. We have a little three year old girl. Her name is Kendra Faith Roberts. She is the joy in our lives. I am a stay at home mom and I love it!! I am truly blessed.
01/06/05: It's been a couple of years, so I figured I should update my info! In August of 2002, I moved to Savannah, GA, and married a terrific fella named Eric Rylander. He is a Marine Diesel Technician (marine as in big boats, not the military), and I am a Data Analyst for the public school system here in Savannah. Our daughter, Chloe, was born just this past New Year's Day!! I hope everyone out there is doing well, and I'd love to hear from you!
Comments: 03/31/02: Hey guys,
I graduated from CVC in 1999 with a business administration degree and am currently working as a deputy sheriff for Wise County. I am not married yet and have no kids, but have been with the same girl for about three years. It was nice to catch up on what was going on in your lives.
Comments: 02/17/05: Mike and I have been together now for almost 10 years. Our daughter Kaitlin is now 8, in the third grade. Nathan is 6 and is in kindergarten. We gave up the farm life a few years ago and moved back to Caledonia. Since I have both tykes in school, I now work at a family practice office at Bucyrus Community Hospital
Absolutely nothing is the same as my last update, so I thought it was time to send in new info. Starting with the pet, I now have a kitten named Chloe. For the house, I decided I didn't like it and sold it about two months ago. And for the job, I have changed law firms and now work with Banks & Jones in Knoxville. I love my new job since I am able to practice in a bunch of different areas. Overall, things are great!
08/17/02: It's been a while since I last updated my info, so here it goes. I am now married to Toby Stidham of Norton. We are raising three beautiful girls. Whitney, my daughter from a previous marriage, is now eight years old and in the third grade. Madison is now three years old and getting ready to enter the Headstart program. Last, but not least, Mackenzie Helen was born February 20, 2002. She weighed 8lbs. 6oz. I am still an LPN getting ready to re-enter the working world since the newest addition. I just finished a summer semester at MECC. I am beginning the RN program this fall semester. I hope to be embarking in the RN field in about four semsters. I hope to hear from you all soon. I have posted my new e-mail address, so drop a few lines when you get a chance.
Comments: 05/16/03: I am happily married and live in Kingsport with my wife, my 6 year old daughter, my 6 year old stepson, and my 8 year old stepdaughter. I work full time in marketing and I am getting ready to return to school.
Tate, Crystal Barker firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: 10/11/04: Hope everyone is doing well. I have been married for almost 5 years now to James Tate. We are living
in Norton. So much has happened in the last year! The biggest thing being the birth of my daugher,
McKenzie Page Tate. She is such a little blessing. She was born on July 21, 2004. We are crazy about her.
So far she looks nothing like me with big blue eyes and blonde hair. she is so cute. I am still
with Wal-Mart. I have been working there since 1995 in the photo lab. I am not sure if I will get back to college
or not. I want to in a way, but I dread getting back into it. Maybe I will one of these days. I can't
believe that it is almost time for our reunion. Time sure does fly by. Congrats to everyone on their new
additions to their families. Come by and see me if you are ever in Wally World
Taylor, Laura email@example.com
Comments: 07/13/01: I'm currently living in Kingsport, TN and I am a Fraud Investigator for CitiGroup/CitiCommerce.
05/04/04: My husband, Edward, and I live in Coeburn with our son Landon, who is 2, and our two Yorkies, Beau and AJA. I am a Certified Respiratory Therapist and have worked at Whitesburg ARH and Holston Valley Hospital, but now am a stay at home mom and cherishing every minute of it until I head back to work.
Comments: 03/05/01: Well, I figured it's about time for me to update this sorry shit. So, for the rest, if you dickheads who really care about what's been going on in my life - it sucks! Business ain't what it used to be. I been divorced for about a year now, pay child support to a bitch that lives on the other side of the country. Which ain't bad, because I don't have to worry about running into her when I'm out with some other slut for the evening. But life goes on, and by the way words of advice: Don't never ask a woman if she has the clap.
Comments: 03/16/00: I am currently a senior at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I am managing a large restaurant and trying to graduate. I don't make it home very often, but I think about you guys a lot. No, I'm not even CLOSE to getting married, but I am enjoying South Carolina very much. I live 3 minutes from the beach, and the weather is great. Thanks for all of the great memories and keep in touch.
Williams, Anna Beverly
Comments: 11/02/04: Since my last update all things have gone to Hell and back. I have been seperated from my husband for over a year, am now divorced and getting ready to remarry very soon--within the next 2 months. So, as you can tell I have been busy. My fiances' name is Christopher Harris. He is from next door--Saltville, VA. We have a new addition, his son, Caleb Raine, just turned 2 on October 30. Alex is now 2 1/2! She is so beautiful with blonde hair curled down her back. That is all that saves her sometimes! My son is now 4 and will be 5 in February. Where does time go? Please click HERE to see Alex and Richie!! We are all back in Burlington NC. We like it here but want to get closer to home. Miss everybody and hope to see you soon at the reunion.
Comments: 02/09/05: The past ten years have been good...I am living in Knoxville, TN and have
married a northern cutie, Carrisa...no kids yet, but we have two cats and we
just bought our first home! Carrisa works for a direct mail house in town
and I am still in the television industry.
I am the Director of Post Production for a production company called RIVR
Media in Knoxville. We provide series (shows) to various cable networks such
as CMT, DIY-The Do-It-Yourself Network, The Food Network, MTV, The Travel
Channel, ESPN, and Fine Living. If you will be in the Knoxville area, give
me a call...I would love to catch up with some of you. (865)330-6228 Office