Jay Cheatham shares that he is bi coastal now. He has a home is Seattle where his daughter Brooks is living, and one in Osprey, Florida. Jay was in Wyoming hunting upland birds in October. He shared that he misses all the Arco people. Gary Youngren retired a decade ago and he and his wife live in Austin, Texas.
Peter Wald was with ARCO from 1993 to 1999 and then with USAA until he retired. He is living in Houston, Texas.
Philip Ulmer and his wife lived in Alaska until late 2018 and then relocated to NC to be near their children and grandchildren (and "grand-dogs"). "At the time we moved I was employed as the Director of Safety and Risk Management at GCI,." said Philip "Company senior management permitted me to continue working virtually in NC until my scheduled retirement effective 1/1/2020. I completed a total of 19+ years with GCI. The safety and risk management experience I gained in my years with ARCO Oil and Gas in Dallas and ARCO Alaska in Anchorage was put to good use when I went into the telecommunication industry. I was blessed during my professional career. ARCO was the best oil and gas company to work for and I believed that GCI was the best telecommunication company to work for. Both company's truly exhibited a corporate conscience and business atmosphere to allow people to excel and work dynamically and safely - and to allow employees to think "out of the box" when necessary to create solutions to sometimes perplexing challenges - and at the same time assuring all risk factors involving people, property and the environment were never compromised."
I was blessed during my professional career. Both (ARCO and GCI) exhibited a corporate conscience and business atmosphere to allow people to excel - Philip Ulmer
Tim Sands was with ARCO from 1980 to 1984. He is involved in international energy transactions ranging from upstream to mid-stream and power generation/LNG.
Galen Treadgold is currently Managing Director of the technology arm of a small oil company pruducing out of West Africa. Galen also runs a small mineral and fossil company that raises money for various charities and non-profits. "My wife Teresa and I have a home in Las Cruces, New Mexico where we'll eventually retire. Our daughter just delivered our first grand baby up in Dallas so we spend a lot of time traveling up to Dallas to see the baby." Read about GeoInteriors, a grassroots effort to sell gems, fossils, and minerals which has raised over $400,000 for charities and shipped rocks to ARCO alums, geologists, Universities and more.
Les Haldane retired a decade ago and is happily retired in Kaui, Hawaii. "It’s hard to believe that we’ve lived here 10 years already," said Les. "Apart from the distance from family and friends, we really enjoy the lifestyle and climate. We recently bought an old house in Kailua that we are busy renovating. Four grandkids and a new kitten keep us young."
GeoInteriors has kept many of us ARCO-ites connected - Galen Treadgold
Tom Eggert is a proud grandfather and was visiting his grandchild and missed the San Antonio reunion. Tom lives in Houston and his daughter is living in Seattle.
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