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: Joan Peterson Thiel

Year Graduated: 1968

Occupation-Occupations: Showroom manager (sales to interior decorators), Legal secretary, homemaker

Where are you living now: Norman, Oklahoma

Marital Status: Married since Nov. 1971

Children: 2

After graduation: Assoc. Degree in Zoology from Santa Monica Community College

What were your favorite places in Culver City: In CC: Tito's Tacos;  In So. CA: any beaches including tidepools of Palos Verdes, Descanso Gardens, Huntington Library, L.A. Arboretum, South Coast Botanical Garden,  L.A. Zoo, Talapia Park, mtns above Malibu, bicycling and roller skating along the beach, riding Tina's horse in the Baldwin Hills

Interests: gardening, reading, pottery, oil painting, Caribbean beaches, west coast beaches, east coast beaches, aquariums, snorkeling, zoos, botanical gardens, frogs, insects, critters, our 3 dogs, our 5 cats, my kids & (soon-to-be grandchild!!)

Additional Comments: Happily married for almost 39 years to Dan Thiel, which is why I'm living in Oklahoma, far from any ocean.

Email: froggyjoan@gmail.com