NEW: Classmates' Stories

Classmates’ Stories” was created so that classmates could share their story: what they have been up to the last 40+ years and/or what they will be doing moving forward. Their story will also be featured in the Announcements at the bottom of the home page. Use Contact Us to send us your story. We will add it to this page and feature it in the Announcements.

Alive and very well. Married 32 years to my childhood sweetheart, two awesome and grown children. Worked my entire career, 42 years and counting, for the U.S. Postal Service. After starting out working nights on the docks at the Oak Park post office, rose up to be in charge of delivery operations in five states. Now am the highest financial executive in the Midwest, with 61,000 employees and a $12 billion revenue budget. We LOVE Chicago and Oak Park, and show it off all the time to visiting colleagues from the world-over, but days here are now numbered. We own cabins near the Canadian border and the next chapter of life’s journey is calling!

Mark Rosenwinkel

This January marks our 40th anniversary of McAdam Landscaping. I continue to serve as its president and its landscape architect. Besides the company I have been involved in many organizations. I have been president, twice, of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, president of the National Landscape Association, president of the Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest, the District Governor of Rotary District 6450, and served on the board of the DesPlaines Valley Boy Scouts of America for 18 years among other things. I received the Tradition of Excellence Award from Oak Park River Forest High School in 2006. IN 2016, I received the Award of Merit from the College of ACES of the University of Illinois and was recognized by the Illinois Green Industry Association for contributions to the industry. I was also awarded the Man of the Year by the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. I am married with two adult children and live in Lemont.

Scott McAdam

Lives in St. Charles; married since 1982 to Deanna; 2 grown kids (Jon and Leah); one golden retriever who never grows up; wastes time working as an attorney; spends quality, productive time at the lake in northern Wisconsin.

David Bressler

I am finally retiring after 31 plus years working for Illinois DCFS. I have worked worked in children's advocacy and treatment since high school. That is when my family became a foster home!

My last position was Administrator at the Office of Interstate. My retirement will allow me to spend more time with my wife, the rest of my family and the Auburn Cross Country and Track teams.

Kip Smith