About Me

About Tagert

Tagert's 20th year here at Eich, a  National Blue Ribbon School, a California 
Distinguished School and now, .  an International Baccalaureate school! I love to 
teach.  Teaching is more of a hobby for me than work.... something only a few  individuals can 
say about their jobs.

I grew up in Vacaville where my mother still resides (my father past away recently).  We're very 
close and visit often.  After graduating from Vaca High in '85 (you do the math), I started my 
college tour at CSU Chico.  I then moved to CSU SanDiego and then a brief stay overseas at 
University of London.  I finally wrapped up my degree graduating from Sac State in '94.  

If it wasn't for my mother, I would not be here.  She egged me on to get my degree and kept 
pushing me even if I thought I wanted to do something different.  My suggestion is to listen to 
your mother,  A college degree means security and success!

I have been with my wife, Kristy Ruhkala, for the past 28 years,, married 23 of them.  She's a 
graduate from Chico who now is a successful mortgage broker with Big Valley Mortgage ... click 
on MY FAVORITES  to get more information regarding her and how she can help you on 
mortgage assistance.  We have a lot in common with the exception of Football.... her a 49er fan 
and me, a Dallas Fan.  It makes for an interesting season.  

We have three very active boys.  Our oldest, Chase, is 19 going to Sierra College and playing 
football for them.  Kody, whose 16,  attending Oakmont - Junior and playing varsity football for 
them.  He loves  And my youngest,  Riley, who is 12. he plays football for the Wood Creek Junior 
program as well as Baseball.  Going to Cooperstown end of July!.  

3 boys, 3 different schools!  Makes my time very limited!

My interest are just about all outdoor activities ranging from camping, traveling and lounging by 
the pool with the family.  We've done almost everything from rafting class 5 white water rapids 
(unrunable by the way) to bungee jumping off bridges in middle of a snow storm.  Don't get me 
wrong, I also enjoy  indoor activities such as sleeping and watching Football!