Culver High Alumni Bio's

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name-Maiden Name: Gloria Kutchai Schwartz

Year Graduated: 1961

Occupation-Occupations: Former Human Resources Director and Wall Street Recruiting Business Owner

Where are you living now: Prescott, AZ

Marital Status: Married, 32 years

After graduation: Schools, Santa Monica College and U.CL.A..

What were your favorite places in Culver City: As a kid, the Rollerdrome, Farragut Park, Foster Freeze and the little store near the high school

Interests: Husband, (Joel) entertaining, gourmet cooking, writing poetry (published), volunteering and fund raising, reading, Mah Jongg and extensive traveling.

Additional Comments: I have had a wonderful full life filled mostly with exciting times. After I graduated CCHS I worked at all the glamor jobs including William Morris Agency and MGM and then studied oversees in Israel in a work/study program at a Kibbutz below the port town of Haifa and in the mountains of Carmel. Affter the program, I traveled across Europe for the Grand Tour and arrived home in time for the Watts Riots. I started work at an employment agency and then started my Human
Resources career at TRW and climbed the corporate ladder until I became a Human Resources Director in Santa Monica with Vivitar and continued with various L.a. corporations as a H.R. Director. I met my husband, Joel who moved in as my next door neighbor in Marina Del Rey and we married in 1978 remaining in Marina Del Rey until 2007 when we moved to Prescott, Arizona where Joel wanted to experience small town living. We love it here. Sure, we miss some of our L.A. relatives and friends and the ocean. We do not miss the 405 Freeway.


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