This is the timeline I've been working on for 9 years.
I was born.
Made a TV commercial for BGSU's College Credit Plus program with Lydia Schaffer
All of these events are related to my education.
Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies
Received Master's in Elementary Education. Graduated on the Friday of my first week of teaching.
Taught Fifth Grade.
Taught Fourth grade for nine years and Sixth for three.
Began teaching Sixth Grade English at BGMS.
Took over Sixth grade Social Studies position and plan to hang on to it for awhile
Oh, the places I've been...
Our trip to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Banff and Mall of America.
Grace spent a year abroad as an AFS Student in Piura, Peru.
my 50th, Heidi and my parents made it possible for me to return to New Zealand for the first time. It was flat out amazing. Saw family and friends and beautiful sights.
Guy and I crossed an item off of our bucket lists. We had planned to walk for five days, but we decided after a day and a half that that bucket had a hole in it.
Show based on the four gospels...might be the first show I did. Hard to remember 40 years later!
This was a show written and produced by Holy Trinity Lutheran based on the songs of Jazz musician Eddie Bonnemere. I wrote a fair amount of the dialogue and was listed as director, but I got a lot of help from Rev. Glenn Zorb who was the grand poohbah. I didn't really know what the heck I was doing. We performed the show a few times in Columbus and then took it on the road to D.C. and Florida during Spring Break. I'm not sure I've got the year right. I believe I still have a copy of the script.
Directed at Kenwood. Jon Heider, Jessica Foster, Sarah Woelke, Ryan Maltby, Shane Welling, Rachelle Kirk, Rachel Rine, Hannah Rine, Grace Hakel
Edgy Rep Reading at the church in downtown Toledo. Directed by Jeff Albright... Kate Abu-Absi. I played "husband".
Edgy Rep Reading at Owen's Community College. Directed by Scott Regan. Me, Jeff Albright, Cindy Bilby....
So far, this play, has been my best role. I really had serious doubts that the play was very funny in rehearsal, but from the dress rehearsal on the audience reaction was a lot of fun. "Leading Ladies" will be revived with the original cast in August 2010. Quite a complement.
At least until this date, this was in my opinion my best role in theater. For me it was amazing and marked the point where I felt satisfied with the "climb" up the ladder from supportine role to title role. We had a great cast with Heath Huber, Janna Gerke, Deb Monagan, Matthew O'Brien, Rob Gentry and John...oops.
Played Tito Merrelli with a really great cast. Set BSP Box Office Records.
Findlay Light Opera
First show with Village Players. Played lead "Bill" with Joe Capucini and Sara Speelman. Sara found out she was pregnant during tech week and I had my most embarrassing moment on stage to date when I left thinking the scene was over. Fortunately it was the dress rehearsal and the rest of the production went pretty darn well, selling out the last show.
This third time around I was cast in the opposite role and played Leo/Maxine opposite Kent McClary.
Edgy Rep Reading and Anita Crane's directorial debut. Great cast with Kate Abu-Absi, Cindy Bilby, Kate Argow, and John Duvall.
Perrysburg Musical Theatre and realization of lifelong dream to play Max in this show. Probably the first show I ever really wanted to be in.
First Shakespeare. Played the ghost of Hamlet's father at the Toledo Rep.
This Edgy Rep reading was with Janet Zimmerman. I played the president of the United States. In conjunction with 2012 reelection of Barack Obama.
Played Henry Bingham opposite Kate Abu-Absi at the Toledo Rep in my fourth Ken Ludwig play.
I played Underling the butler. I sang, I danced, I got spat upon. First Toledo Rep musical
professional gig. Valentine Theatre Studio A.
An edgy rep reading unlike any other I've done. Kate Abu-Absi, Cindy Bilby, and John Duvall at the Valentine.
Lifetime dream. Played John Adams.
Great experience with The Village Playhouse. this show went to regionals and earned every member of the cast "Outstanding" in acting and additional Outstandings for directing and ensemble. We went to state competition and received merit in ensemble.
Debut with 3B at the Maumee Indoor. Played the historian, a french taunter, and Herbert's father
Dennis East directed this play about this cobbler in Wildrose, Alberta who strikes a deal with the devil to win a curling match. The play was selected for OCTA and Dennis died three days before the competition. For whatever reason we were loose and happy before the competition and did probably our best performance of it ever. We won and proceeded to state. I received an outstanding in acting for Wullie. At state we did not do as well. We received a merit for new performance.
! Played the title character with Black Swamp. Featured live curling on stage in the second act!
A one act for Black Swamp to be performed as a fundraiser for the theater at the Clazel and a couple of park buildings. Cast was Emily Remaklus, Brad King, Joyce and Gus Coutinho
Edgy Rep reading, Paul Soska directed. Emotional piece
Tom Leherer musical at the Village. Musical revue style show that I'm surprised and proud to have appeared in.
Produced this play for Black Swamp
Special event at the Toledo Rep honoring the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I played FDNY Firefighter Don Casey, Ladder Company 9. It was an honor and a role in which I really felt I did well. (And it didn't hurt that many others said that too)
Played Vonya to sold out houses at the Clazel in BG. First sell outs in BSP in very long time. Making the house smaller very helpful.
Played the role of the doctor in this musical with BSP. Cute show. Nicole Navarre and Chris Stack rocked the lead roles as well as Ward, Mara, Zon, and Courtney.
Played the lead role in a musical at the top community theater in the area. Amy directed and it was a blast. Really proud to have been cast and made a good show with my cast.
This layer will list some highlights for me in the sports world.
My Grandpa Hakel, Milton D. Hakel Sr. took me to a Twins/Giants game when I was pretty little. I remember it was a box seat, but that's about all I remember. I'm totally guessing at the date and year.
While in New Zealand, I was the only student in my school who was old enough to compete in the Senior division of the Area School track and field competition in the Commonwealth Stadium in Christchurch. Knowing that this was my only shot at this I signed up for every event. It was a hoot. After the first round of the javelin throw, the judge stopped us, showed us how, then continued the event. None of us had ever thrown one before.
Date is approximate. This would have been the first of several trips to HPV races. The first was on the Idianapolis Motor Speedway. I probably hold the record for all time slowest lap on the speedway. It took me around 45 minutes. When I returned I was exhausted. I actually had to rest a couple times on the back straightaway. Turned out the front wheels were misaligned. By the time I returned, I'd scrubbed all the rubber off of the tires.
Other races took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Eureka, California; Ottawa, Ontario; Jackson, Michigan; and Washington D.C.
It was always a lot of fun and that is probably the best way to measure our success too.
I put this on because it's the only time I've been on a championship team. I was gifted enough to play catcher on the Wachtmans brothers teams for a few years and I believe we were undefeated one of those years.
Matthew and I attend Olympic baseball game between Cuba and The Netherlands. Jose Estrada gives Matthew a baseball at the beginning of the game.
Ohio State clinches Rose Bowl in Indiana. Mike Johnson and I rush the field along with the rest of the Ohio State fans. Then we take a "self-guided" tour of the Ohio State locker room while some of the players were still in there. I give Andy Katzenmoyer back his wallet, which had fallen on the floor. A number of players left there dinners behind so Mike and I picked up one each and ate them on the drive home. Cool.
I attended the 97 Rose Bowl game as a gift from my parents. I met several Chillicothe people out there and we had a great time. The game ended in an Ohio State win when we drove the length of the field with 1:12 to go.
Ohio State beat Miami in double overtime to win National Championship! (and I was there!)
These are major world events that happened in my lifetime.
School was closed for two weeks during the winter in part because of the energy crisis. It was costing too much to heat the buildings. We went to school once a week for a couple hours to get assignments.
These attacks occurred on a Tuesday morning just as students were arriving at school. I first heard about it as I drove home from school while my students were at art. I had forgotten something I needed. I had NPR on the radio and heard one of their first reports. At that time it was not known that it was not an accident and that the plane had been a passenger jet.
Grace, Granny, Gramps, and I attend Obama's Inauguration in Washington D.C,
Massive tsunami kills thousands and damages nuclear reactor.
Hillary Clinton nominated to be president from the Democratic Party.
Went paraglidding in Queenstown, New Zealand
Heidi and I drove to Bowling Green, Kentucky to watch the eclipse from the path of totality. It was awesome. !