Update from Steve Meyer
Steve was disappointed that he couldn’t make it to the reunion this year, and sends this report:
It was so nice of Betsy, Rick, and Scott to keep me in the loop and allow me to experience the reunion vicariously. I have now reconnected with Scott Seidner, a very close friend from our Parker days. In fact, this Sunday we are getting together in person to continue catching up and bring our spouses (Gile and Craig) into the mix. Jill Ratner and Jane have also connected via Facebook. I do really wish I had been there in person, but these renewed relationships are so special. Thanks again to everyone who worked so hard to make it all happen.
I have been married to the love of my life, Gile for 32 years and we have two wonderful children, a son Judd (27) who with his wife Janelle are currently living and working in Beijing and a daughter Jamie (25) who is working on an organic farm in Northern Ca. BTW Jamie attended Parker for her last 2 years of high school.
I have been working in the Interactive Game and Toy Industries for the past 30 years. I spent 17 years running a toy invention company in Chicago: Meyer/Glass Design. Products you might recognize would be the games Catch Phrase, Pretty Pretty Princess, Loopz, and Silly Six Pins. We also licensed many dolls, activity toys and more. I closed the business in 2006 after some difficult years and then moved out to Maryland to work with some people who I had worked with before the toy biz. Right now I am at Firaxis Games, a division of 2K Games/Take Two Interactive. We are best known for our Game Civilization. We delivered Civilization V last fall and now have a FaceBook version, Civilization World, in open beta.
We have been involved in the sport of Schutzhund for about 8 years. We have two German Shepherds: one is now retired, and the other is 4 years old. I imported him from Germany about 2 1/2 years ago and have been working to get him ready for his titles and competition since. It has been a long haul, he came with some issues which have been difficult to work through, but in the last couple of months I think we finally have reached a point where we can compete at a reasonable level (we are working with a terrific trainer, Chico Stanford). We will go for his Schutzhund I title the 1st week in December and then his II and III shortly after that. I hope to be able to compete at a national level with him next year. We’ll see!