Tracey Stoll's  Bio
Greetings from sunny southern California!  I will try below to describe the Tracey - post Ames High  below:
Let's see,after a summer of fun and mischief in 1974, my  family took me to Laramie, Wyoming, where I spent the next four years and  graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1978 with a BA in Journalism/Public  Relations.  (Just between us kids, I think that even though Mom cried when  they dropped me off at the women's dorm in August of 1974, they were actually  relieved to have me making trouble elsewhere!)  Aside from academic work and sorority  activities, I made my name at UW as a sports feature writer and sports  photographer.
For 13 years, I worked in public relations, advertising and  publications; then another 10 years in higher education, working in alumni  relations and fund development.  Since 1997, I have been vice president of Marketing & Community  Relations at Mt. San Antonio Gardens; a beautiful, 30-acre senior community  which provides Life Care and Continuing Care for more than 400 residents.  I am so fortunate  I get to use all of  the skills and knowledge I acquired in my previous positions, and I am blessed  with a great boss who has pushed me to grow in this role, and I have a very  talented staff.  Our residents are  healthy, vibrant and very active when they are initially admitted to the  Gardens; my life is enriched each day in conversation with one of these amazing  (older grown-ups) who live here.
My main community involvement is with the Claremont Sunrise  Rotary Club; I am on the board and I have a variety of fun jobs that I do for  the Club.  For many years I was  involved in leadership roles with the Presbyterian Church,  first at Pasadena  Presbyterian Church (California), and more recently at Claremont Presbyterian  Church.  There has been a lot of  turmoil and transition at the Claremont church, so for the last year I have been  worshipping at the United Church of Christ, Congregational, at the early Sunday  morning service.
I enjoy participating in local political campaigns and  usually get involved in one every other year or so. (This year, my only political goal is to oust George Dubya.)
My main hobby is working on my extensive yard and  gardens.  It is a lot of work, and  when I move some day in the distant future I hope to have a tiny lawn so my  water bill and lawn guys' charges don't exceed $200 per month (total) in the  summer!  (I still had my Ames "big  lot"  mentality when I purchased my first home; this is not the way to view  property values in southern Cal.!)   I also enjoy reading books, walking on the trails near my house, travel  & visiting friends and family, buying & wrapping gifts, making beaded  jewelry and watching movies, documentaries and "Law & Order" -  preferably  Special Victims Unit.
I am still single, although I've had a few significant  relationships with nice men.  Either  I'm too picky or impossible to get along with  or both!?  I love children and since I don't have  any of my own, I am "Auntie Tracey"  to my two nieces and several of my friends'  children.  The only kids at my house  are my three cats. ( Yikes! I hate how that sounds!)  I am not one of those weird little old  cat ladies!  (I ended up with the two  additional kitties because a friend begged me to take them so the local pound  wouldn't trap them and destroy them.)
I am a blond now - this is an effective way of camouflaging  the gray.  And yes, I AM having more  fun!
I plan to be in Ames for the reunion July 30 and 31, and look  forward to seeing you all!
Adios & hasta luego,
Tracey Stoll
Claremont, Calilfornia
tstoll (at)