|In 1976 I was working as an EMT
in an ambulance. After getting my paramedic license
and working in the field for 4 years, enough was
enough and I said goodbye.
I started a flying
career in 1981 getting a fist full of ratings,
and spending most of our early years income
on more ratings. I flew the Lear Jets everywhere
with many different celebrities such as (Billy
Joel, Hulk Hogan, Steffie Graff, Rod Steuard)
to name a few.
I currently fly with a company I helped to
start, called AirTran as a F/O on a Boeing 737.
I've also been learning/teaching Karate for
25 years and have the rank of 7th degree Black
Belt. Our dojo's are like being in Japan with
the tradition and the language too.
I went back to school to finish my B.S. in
Professional Aeronautics last year at Embry-Riddle,
an Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.
This past May my whole family attended the graduation
We (Linda Bello Saver and I ) have been living
in Ft. Lauderdale and currently reside in Davie.
Over the past few years we both lost our Mothers
due to cancer. I guess this is the age we all
go through this, but thank God we had them as
long as we did. Everything looks the same, but
there is a great void and it's only felt in
|Nova High School Class of 1974.
Participated in all of the Contemporary Music
shows from 1971-1974.
[bio from the program at End of the Rainbow on Broadway]
Jeffrey Saver (Music Direction) composed Dodsworth and Time After Time with Stephen Cole and scored Ann Reinking's documentary film In My Hands. Broadway shows include Sister Act, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George, The Secret Garden, A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway /regional shows include The Fantasticks, Lucky Stiff, Dancin' (U.S. and Japan). Recordings: Time After Time/Dodsworth – New Songs From New Musicals, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Lucky Stiff. Graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and was subsequently a faculty member both there and Point Park University.
|After four years of Nova High School
- and three years of the most fun I've had since
leaving the womb (e.g. The Hill-Hall-Williams
Contemporary Music course) - I tottered off to
Tampa and the University of South Florida and
haven't been on a stage since, at least, not one
with wooden planks.
Why USF? Because it seemed like half of the
1973 class was heading to Gainesville and I
wanted to try a different path. Gee, imagine
that, me being hard-headed?
Except that when I arrived in Tampa I discovered
that someone else had gotten there ahead of
me - Ron Cossman, known for his silky baritone
in the Nova choral group but even more famous
for his chem lab experiments with Duncan. But
that's his tale, not mine and besides, the statute
of limitations hasn't expired.
Where was I? Oh, right, USF. So Ron and I started
a life-long friendship that we really didn't
have in high school. Chums, yes, but not on
any regular basis other than hanging out in
the quad near the music department during study
time (don't ask what we studied because I sure
as hell don't remember.)
Back to USF - I find out that Ron and I a)
are in the same dorm b) share a friend named
Andy Goddard from Fort Lauderdale High also
attending USF c) both have interests in mass
communications, political science, and various
extra-curricular activities we don't need to
go into here - I'm assuming this is a family
web site and I'm trying to keep this PG-13 at
worst. We became roomies, got an apartment,
and then went off to our professional and married
lives. Ron was best man at my wedding, Andy
was best man at Ron's, and I was best man at
Andy's. We still get together about once a year.
I digress again.
(I hope this web site doesn't charge by the
megabyte or I could be in trouble.) Let's cut
out the rambling. Here's 25 years in one paragraph
- went to college, didn't get arrested, got
a BA in Political Science, joined TEP fraternity
(thanks to Zach Teich), tried streaking (60
pounds ago), wrote and edited news for the USF
newspaper, did same for Tampa Tribune, got tired
of starving journalist gig, got into publishing
technology at Harris Corp, ditto for Atex Publishing
Systems, now at IBM and trust me, the details
of what I do for a living are so boooring I
wont waste the space. Call or write if you want
the in-depth. Got married to Debi Crosson in
1980 in Tampa, no kids, still married 1999,
raise Lhasa Apsos during odd-numbered decades,
play golf, scuba dive, make beer (what, you've
never heard of Schlaughen-HOPS Bohemian Pilsner?)
and try my hand at cooking once in a while (I
do a nice Chicken Picatta - send an e-mail for
for my fresh salsa recipe.) I drive a 10-year
old Toyota Camry, live in Lawrenceville (near
Atlanta) and still have 95 percent of my hair
(50 percent gray) and all of my teeth. For those
who recall I still enjoy astronomy and read
science fiction. Yes, I'm still a klutz but
it moderated with age. I haven't had RK on my
eyes and as far as I know nothing on my body
has been pierced or tatooed, but what the heck,
I'm only 44 and who knows what the undertaker
will throw into the deal.
My crazy-quilt of a career has taken me to
a lot of different places on this planet - I've
seen more of the world than I ever imagined
- London (lived there a while), Tokyo, Frankfurt,
Rome, Beijing, Boston, Amsterdam, Paris, Los
Angeles, Las Vegas, Florence (Alabama and Italy),
Geneva, Buenos Aries, Nice, Seattle, New York,
Chicago, and a hundred places I've long-ago
forgotten. Sometimes I could swear I'm keeping
Delta Airlines and Mariott Hotels in business
all by myself.
Thank God the lady who has been my light and
compass since 1980 is an independent and tolerant
soul, with little complaint of her marriage
to a road warrior. The only down side of all
this travel is that in order to have kids you
have to be home to start the process, let alone
raise them. So our "kids" have been
four-footed and furry and besides, we're blessed
to be surrounded with great kids in our little
community here in Jaw-ja. As for acting, well,
I haven't been involved with any plays since
the wonderful days on the Nova stage in Davie
and at Parker Playhouse. Anyway, my contribution
was a bit of dance, a bit of singing, and lots
of hammering, sawing, painting and staying up
late to finish the sets with Rick Gould, Jay
Marmo and Ben Schneider among others. It was
a great time. The stress of working through
the technical side of the productions was good
preparation for the real world. And besides,
most of the real acting in the world takes place
in conference rooms.
But there has been one lasting impression,
an unbroken thread links this middle aged man
to the boy of 1972. Because of Joyce Hall's
terrific class on William Shakespeare, I took
away a lifetime appreciation of the Bard. For
the last 10 years my wife and I have been proud
supporters of the the Georgia Shakespeare Festival
who do a terrific job with Equity and student
talent. Watching them perform is a soothing
reminder that the prose and power of the play
can outlast us all.
Look me up if you come to Atlanta. "All
the world's a stage, and all the men and women
merely players; They have their entrances and
exits; And one man in his time has many parts."
- As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7
|Robin was with the Atlantic Foundation
for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale from
1978-1981. She also worked with Alan and Joyce
in the musical theatre group.
AFPA I went to work as the Ballet Mistress for
the Santa Barbara Ballet. Then I taught ballet
to dancers in Las Vegas, then back to Santa
Barbara to work with Valerie Huston Dance Theater.
I finally got tired of being poor and realized
I wasn't going in the right direction to become
the artistic director of ABT, so I took a job
in Maryland as an assistant manager trainee
for a shopping mall. I guess I was ready to
become greedy and my brains were certainly equal
to many business people, so I worked and worked
and now, fifteen years later I am a retail developer
for a street retail and mixed use public company.
I have a great job because I get to be creative
in planning and designing and merchandising
projects. I also have a wonderful husband and
two great kids. It seems like life is terrific
and I only regret that I don't have a clone
who could still be involved in the theater and
|After High School I went to Florida
State University. My greatest accomplishment there
was redoing all of my sorority, Delta Gamma's
rush skits, music, choreography, costumes, the
works. I loved it.
After 2 years, I escaped
to New York. Diane Reiners became my roommate
in various locations around New York. Allen,
Michael Scott, Michael McDyer, Dara, Gary M.,
Juan Llano, Buffi and so many others were living
there over the 8 years that I spent there. The
memories are more than I can put into words.
In 1984 I accidentally walked in to the business
of music and never turned back. My first job
was working for Amuse America, an artist management
company whose main office was in Tokyo. We managed
New Age artist Kitaro among others. While with
Amuse I produced a musical review and toured
the entire country of Japan with the show. Michael
Scott Gregory and John Wittenborn were both
in the cast.
I left Amuse to work for KISS, yes the guys
with the make up. It was an awesome undertaking
handling those guys and a most fantastic experience
handling a world tour of that magnitude.
I left KISS to manage a band in the 80's called
Winger. It was a once in a lifetime experience
taking an unknown band to platinum status. A
very wild ride.
I married Marty Maier in 1989 and moved my
company back to Florida, a very strange and
hot experience. My son Zackary was born in 1991
and in 1993 the three of us moved west simply
because I wanted to live here. My husband works
in professional baseball and leaves me alone
alot. I thought it would be a good idea to be
left in a place that I loved.
So here I am. My son Jacob Scott was born in
1996 and I retired when he was born. I convinced
my parents to move out west, they are my best
The reunion was a perfect project for me with
it's over the top demands and wonderful players.
I will gladly do it again. I left out the part
where I sailed around the world working on cruise
ships, but that was just a minor detail.I guess
you are supposed to narrow your life down for
one of these things, I left out so many things,
like the Japanese night clubs and, oh well,
I guess I'll leave it at that.
|I graduated from Emory University
with a degree in Math/Computer Science and spent
the next ten years mostly as a computer programmer,
then programming manager.
Early on, I worked
for Peter Yianilos at a company he founded,
Proximity Technology. In 1991, I received an
MBA from San Jose State University.
For the last 10 years, I've held senior management
positions with computer software companies Symantec,
Frame, and Adobe Systems. My current position
is Executive Vice President of Product Development
for Tetra plc, a UK-based company. which went
'public' last year.
My family and I have been living in London
for the past two years. We are now headed back
to states (San Jose) where I'll take the post
of President of Tetra Inc. (the U.S. subsidiary)
in addition to a product development role.
Most important, I married my wife Suzanne (who
is a graphic designer) in 1989. Both of us love
music, art, food, and travel - particularly
experiencing other cultures (especially the
food!). We have two perfect children - Joshua
4 ½ and Rachel 2. They both love music
(even my singing) and reading. Of course, they're
also intelligent and adorable (I may be slightly
biased). To put it in theatrical terms, their
love and laughter is better than a standing
|1976- Graduated Nova by the skin
of my teeth.
Even more of a miracle I was accepted to FSU
in Tallahassee. It was there at the Luv Building
that I met my friend, lover, and partner for
life, Gregory Arnone (thanks Debbie Dickinson
for the introduction).
1981- Had an awesome wedding in which many of
my dear friends participated. Michael M. and
Buffi came down from wherever they were and
sang solos and duets. Georgia V, Tommy Y, and
Debbie D were in the wedding party. And Bob
Claffey played the piano. And yes, Debbie actually
did bring Julio as her date!!!!
1982- Gave birth to my awesome
son, Austin. He is now 16 and a cool surf rat
like his dad. I went back to college for Interior
1983- Gave birth to my wild and woolly Lowie
(Lauren). The apple doesn't fall from the tree.
Pray for me!!!
1984- Greg had a vasectomy. Enough of this
1985- Bought the boobs but didn't decorate
them till 10 years later.
1986- Graduated design school and opened an
interior design studio. Been in business doing
high end residential ever since.
1998- I now have two teenagers and have a whole
lot more respect for what Allen and Mrs. Hall
and the other teachers went through. I wouldn't
want me in my classroom for any amount of money!!
LIFE IS GRAND!!! I AM RECONNECTING WITH MY
OLD BUDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND I AM EXTREMELY
|Fairly recently I purchased the
CD of Applause (with Lauren Bacall) and I've been
reminiscing about PA ever since!
I've been searching the web looking for references
to you two and the program for days, and finally
found you! How wonderful it is to remember those
days! I've gotten reminders over the years,
seeing Scott Plank and Michael Gregory in A
Chorus Line, and Scott in a variety of TV shows,
commercials and movies. Of course, a big reminder
was Paige as Belle. I've gone through your people
pages for the last hour. Twenty-plus years just
melted away and I was back at Dillard for the
most magical time of my life. I hope you're
both well. I have the fondest memories of being
in your care for the two years I went to Dillard.
Thank you! Joyce, I don't know if you remember
talking to me when Kim Coleman ran away from
home. You were so extraordinarily caring and
I was touched by your concern. Of course, I
also remember you ending the conversation with
"I just want to keep you on the straight
and narrow...well, narrow, anyway."
I laugh every time I think about it! Kim is
doing really well, by the way. We've remained
friends all these years. Allen, I have to tell
you that you always fascinated me. I used to
love watching you play piano, a thing I tried
and tried but just couldn't do! You always used
to look back at me like I was an alien. I laugh
about that, too. I also remember one of my peers
making the funniest, if rude, remark about my
skinniness (and I was skinny!) I don't remember
who it was, but we were changing in the boys'
locker room and he said, "Smith, if you
every got a hard-on, you'd look like a toothpick
with a splinter!" Such was life! :-)
Thanks for producing this website. I think
I needed it to complete the walk down memory
lane that listening to the CD of Applause started.
|Jeff Stitely has been performing
in Chicago since 1984 after receiving his BM in
percussion performance at the U. of Illinois in
He has performed with such notable jazz musicians
as: Eddie Harris, "Groove" Holmes,
Chick Corea, Randy Brecker, Slide Hampton, Wynton
Marsalis, Lew Tabakin, Sheila Jordon, Zoot Sims,
Billy Harper, Larry Coryell, Wallace Roney and
Jeff Stitely Quartet has released three CD's
and toured Europe as well as being one of four
finalists in the 1995 Hennessy Jazz competition.
Jeff also has played and toured around the world
with the Patricia Barber Trio.
He has received two N.E.A. study grants and
has worked extensively on West African drumming
with Abubakari Luna and Gideon Foli Alorwoyie.
Jeff has been on faculty at Northern IL University
and Northeastern IL University. He was an Urban
Gateways artist for four years working with
K-12 teaching music fundamentals, African drumming
and dance, and performing with his jazz trio.
Jeff Stitely Productions Inc. is a ten year
old company that provides live entertainment
for weddings, parties, and corporate events
in the Chicagoland area.
Jeff lives in Chicago with his wife Liz and
son Evan. In addition to musical activities,
Jeff also leads weekend trainings for men wanting
to live more from principles and vision.
|September 1977 - June 1981; Attended
Florida State University - B.S. in Marketing and
Economics. Magna Cum Laude.
October 1981 -
July 1983: Computer Salesman for NCR Corp.
October 1983 - present: Fighter pilot in the
U.S. Air Force with assignments in Texas, Louisiana,
California, Georgia, Korea, and Germany.
I married my wife Pamela in December, 1995.
No kids yet, but working on it!
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