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!