Mr. Hakel's Timeline

This is the timeline I've been working on for 9 years.



August 21, 1963 5:46am - Present

I was born.


My sister Jen was born

May 29, 1966 - Present

Married to Carol

May 31, 1986 - August 13, 2001

Birth of Matthew Lane

June 26, 1989 - Present

Birth of Grace Ann

July 7, 1995 - Present

StepDad to Tim, Bob, and Mattie

12/26/2003 - Present

Married Heidi Michelsen

December 26, 2003 - Present

College Credit + TV Commercial


Made a TV commercial for BGSU's College Credit Plus program with Lydia Schaffer

Tim marries Sammie

Oct. 14, 2017 - Present


All of these events are related to my education.

Barrington Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio

September 1968 - June 1975

Jones Junior High

9/1975 - 6/1978

High School

August 1978 - June 1981

Oxford Area School, New Zealand

January 1980 - December 1980

Ohio State University-Undergrad

June 1981 - June 1985

Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies


August 1985 - March 1986

Grad. School at Ohio State

Jan 1987 - August 1988

Received Master's in Elementary Education. Graduated on the Friday of my first week of teaching.

Hopewell School, Chillicothe, Ohio

August 1988 - June 1998

Taught Fifth Grade.

Beck Urban Academy, Columbus, Ohio

August 1998 - June 1999

Kenwood, Bowling Green, Ohio

August 1999 - June 2011

Taught Fourth grade for nine years and Sixth for three.

Bowling Green Middle School

June 2011 - May 2013

Began teaching Sixth Grade English at BGMS.

Bowling Green Middle School

May 2013 - Present

Took over Sixth grade Social Studies position and plan to hang on to it for awhile


Oh, the places I've been...

First European Trip

June 1972 - August 1972


June 1976 - August 1976


June 1978 - December 1978

New Zealand

January 1980 - January 1981

Bike Ride Across U.S.

June 6, 1982 - August 3, 1982

Choral Society Tour of Europe

July 5, 2003 - July 15, 2003


06/16/2006 - 07/09/2006

Our trip to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Banff and Mall of America.


July 1, 2010 - July 28, 2010

Grace to Peru

March 10, 2011 - January 26, 2012

Grace spent a year abroad as an AFS Student in Piura, Peru.

Return to New Zealand

July 23, 2013 - August 10, 2013

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.

Angel's Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Approx. July 2015

Hiked the Appalachian Trail (not really)

July 10, 2016 - July 11, 2016

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.


Celebrate Life


Show based on the four gospels...might be the first show I did. Hard to remember 40 years later!

A Man Without a Name

Sept. 1980

The Ghost

September 1980

Given a Choice

July 1981

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.

Bullfrogs and Butterflies

May 1982

Amahl and His Night Visitors

February 1992

Nell of the Ozarks

July 2000


April 2001


January 2002

Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.

Feb. 2002

Directed at Kenwood. Jon Heider, Jessica Foster, Sarah Woelke, Ryan Maltby, Shane Welling, Rachelle Kirk, Rachel Rine, Hannah Rine, Grace Hakel

My One and Only

Feb. 2002

Dearly Departed

March 2002

All Night Strut

June 2002

Momma's Boys

March 2003

That Championship Season

February 2004

The Mousetrap

September 2006

Fat Pig

January 2007

Moon Over Buffalo

September 2007


January 2008

The Complete History of America (abridged)

September 2008

Women on the Edge

October 2008

Edgy Rep Reading at the church in downtown Toledo. Directed by Jeff Albright... Kate Abu-Absi. I played "husband".

The Crucible

October 2008

Shining City

January 2009

Edgy Rep Reading at Owen's Community College. Directed by Scott Regan. Me, Jeff Albright, Cindy Bilby....

Pass the Butler

January 2009

Leading Ladies

January 2010

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.


January 2010

Born Yesterday

March 2010

L'Elisir d'Amore

May 2010

Leading Ladies Revival

Aug. 2010

The Foreigner

09/17/2010 - 10/03/2010

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.

Lend Me a Tenor

March 25, 2011

Played Tito Merrelli with a really great cast. Set BSP Box Office Records.



Findlay Light Opera

The Love List

September 2011

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.

"Leading Ladies" Black Swamp

April 20, 2012 - April 28, 2012

This third time around I was cast in the opposite role and played Leo/Maxine opposite Kent McClary.

Becky Shaw

May 2012

Edgy Rep Reading and Anita Crane's directorial debut. Great cast with Kate Abu-Absi, Cindy Bilby, Kate Argow, and John Duvall.

The Sound of Music

June 2012

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.


September 2012

First Shakespeare. Played the ghost of Hamlet's father at the Toledo Rep.


October 2012

This Edgy Rep reading was with Janet Zimmerman. I played the president of the United States. In conjunction with 2012 reelection of Barack Obama.

Fox on the Fairway

January 2013

Played Henry Bingham opposite Kate Abu-Absi at the Toledo Rep in my fourth Ken Ludwig play.

The Drowsy Chaperone

June 4, 2013 - June 30, 2013

I played Underling the butler. I sang, I danced, I got spat upon. First Toledo Rep musical

The Mousetrap

October 2013

professional gig. Valentine Theatre Studio A.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec. 2013

Noises Off

Jan. 2014

Fox on the Fairway (BSP)

March 2014

Dearly Departed--Director

Sept. 2014


October 2014

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.


April 2015

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.


May 2015

Debut with 3B at the Maumee Indoor. Played the historian, a french taunter, and Herbert's father

The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

September 2015

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!

Check, Please (Director)

September 2015

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

The Mourner's Bench

October 16, 2015

Edgy Rep reading, Paul Soska directed. Emotional piece


May 6, 2016

Tom Leherer musical at the Village. Musical revue style show that I'm surprised and proud to have appeared in.


September 2016

Produced this play for Black Swamp

110 Stories

Sept. 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016

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)

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike

November 2016

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.

Baby: The Musical

Feb. 2017

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.

College Credit Plus TV Commercial

June 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

June 2, 2017

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.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Sept. 20, 2017


The Secret Garden

February 2018


This layer will list some highlights for me in the sports world.

First baseball game

June 1969

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.

Track and Field Career

May 1980

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.

IHPVA Championships

June 1985

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.

Softball League Champs

August 1994

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.


August 1996

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 at Indiana

November 1996

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.

Rose Bowl Parade and Game

January 1, 1997

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 beats Miami

January 3, 2003

Ohio State beat Miami in double overtime to win National Championship! (and I was there!)

Paragliding in New Zealand

July 28, 2013

Ohio State Undisputed National Champs!

January 2015

Rio Olympics

August 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016


These are major world events that happened in my lifetime.

President Kennedy Assasinated

November 22, 1963

Martin Luther King Jr. Assasinated

April 5, 1968

Vietnam war ends

April 30, 1974

President Nixon resigned

August 9, 1974

Energy Crisis

Approx. September 1, 1978

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.

End of Iranian Hostage Crisis

January 20, 1981

Terrorist Attacks on U.S.


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.

Indonesian Tsunami

December 26, 2004

Hurricane Katrina wipes out gulf coast and floods New Orleans

August 29, 2005

Inauguration of Barack Obama

Jan. 20, 2009

Grace, Granny, Gramps, and I attend Obama's Inauguration in Washington D.C,

Tsunami hits Japan

March 11, 2011

Massive tsunami kills thousands and damages nuclear reactor.

Hurricane Sandy

Oct. 22, 2012

Government shutdown

Jan. 2014

Malaysian Airlines flight disappears

March 8, 2014

Himalayan Avalanche

april 25, 2015

First woman nominated to be president of a major party

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton nominated to be president from the Democratic Party.

Cool Experiences

Paraglidding in New Zealand

August 1, 2013

Went paraglidding in Queenstown, New Zealand

Total Solar Eclipse on my birthday!

August 21, 2017

Heidi and I drove to Bowling Green, Kentucky to watch the eclipse from the path of totality. It was awesome. !