Covina High School Class of 1968


Janet Scott Tyler

All the Good Stuff! Info Form (December 2007)

So, whatcha been up to???

Family


Currently Married? Yes How long? 20 years Spouse's Name: Steven Tyler
Children's Names & Ages: Kimberly, 19
If married/permanently coupled, how did the two of you connect? Met at work.
Other family stuff you want to share? My sister, Marcie, Class of 1967, and my brother, Jack, Class of 1971, have been to all of their Class Reunions. This is my first.

Education

Colleges, majors, degrees, graduation dates:
    Cal Poly Pomona BSBA
Other educational pursuits: Certified HR Professional SPHR
What did you like the most about college?
     Freedom
What did you like the least?
     Parking

Career/Work/Bringin' in the Moola

What's your job? Human Resources
Employer name: GES Exposition Services
Other fields you've worked in? Only HR
How did you end up in your current field? Fell into it--Had a great opportunity and took it.

Hobbies/Passions/Obsessions/Etc., Etc., Etc.

Tell us a bit about the things you love to do!
     My husband loves cars and three of our ten cares are Mini Coopers. We spend lots of time with our Car club, the Mini Maniacs.

Original Report—March 2006

Life has had more ups than downs and I consider myself very fortunate. I'm one of 7 kids; 4 of them went to Covina High, the others went to Bishop Amat. Except for one younger sister we all still live in Southern California. One sister is in West Covina, another in Alta Loma. I have a brother in Hacienda Heights and three of us are in Orange County, including my mother who is still active and dancing at 80 years old.

A couple of downs, my dad died of cancer at 46 and my fiance died as he was about to graduate from USC law school 4 years later. He was 25 and he died of cancer, too. It took me a while to get over those major life events. I figured I'd get married and have someone take care of me the rest of my life. Thankfully, I went to school, something to fall back on, don't you know. I dated a much older guy, almost as old as my dad, for about 4 years. Then I met mister right at age 31. Mr. Steven Tyler. No, not him, not Mr. Aerosmith but he took his sweet time in marrying me so I probably have the youngest child of anyone in the class of 1968. Her name is Kimberly, she's 17 and will graduate from high school this year. She's beautiful and brilliant and unlike her mom, she can do math. There are a couple of interesting things about having a child at 37 years old. Number 1, change of life and puberty hit the same week. Number 2, paying for college when you want to start the process of retiring doesn't work that well.

I have a serious career—that's what I was doing when I was looking for Mr. Right. I have worked at SHURflo, a pump manufacturing company in Cypress, since 1987 and I'm the VP of Human Resources.

Update December 2007

Here's a picture of the triplets: The one in the middle is a 2004 Indy Blue MINI Cooper S which we've driven across country for an event called "MINI Takes the States".

It started at Laguna Seca Race Track in Monterey, CA and it ended at Lime Rock Race Track in Connecticut 2 1/2 weeks later with stops in Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Dallas, St. Louis, Indianapolis (including getting to drive at the brickyard), Charlottesville, VA, and New Jersey (where MINI USA is located). The two on either end are 2006 MINI Cooper GP's, numbered limited version of a lighter, faster MINI Cooper S. The numbers of the GP's are received in a pretty random manner but we ended up with Nos. 828 and 282. It was the trip of a lifetime and we had a terrific time with the other hundreds of MINI owners.

Among the other vehicles are a 1982 DeLorean, a 1987 Toyota 4Runner, a Mighty Might (a vehicle used as a Jeep-type vehicle in Viet Nam that preceded the arrival of the Humvee), a 2007 Kia Sportage (my daughter's car) and a 2001 BMW 3301 (my car), two RV's, multiple motorcycles, ATV's and a partridge in a pear tree.

I've already book a suite the night of the reunion and I'm trying to get my husband (who is very quiet and shy) ready to attend. There is another major MINI event scheduled for next summer but the dates aren't set as yet. But we'll be at the reunion, come hell or high water.