David Gregory Smith

Profile Updated: April 21, 2010
David Gregory Smith
Residing In: Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Karla
Children / Grandchildren Anaree (8 years old)
Keatten (7 years old)
Military Service: Marines  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Class of 1960 or 1961?

1960

Background regarding time from HF days to today:

1960-61: attended Bloom Junior College; finally made a basketball team
1961: Great Lakes Iron Ore boat (International Harvester); worked in galley
1961: Enlisted in USMC; MCRD San Diego; Camp Pedleton; Okinawa; Japan Mt. Fujiyama (there during Cuban Missle Crisis); 29 Palms, CA
1963-65: College of the Desert; Palm Desert, CA
1965-69: San Diego State University
1970-73: KGB-FM radio (sold time)
1973: worked as a cook on a San Diego based tuna boat
1973-76: David G. Smith Public Relations (clients included Paramount Pictures; Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus; KFMB Television; San Diego Bar Association)
1977: worked for ad agency that had the McDonald's account in Southern CA.
1978-84: Business Properties Brokerage Company; commercial real estate salesman
1985-99: help found Business Real Estate Brokerage Company and worked as a commercial real estate salesman; it became the second largest commercial real estate company in the San Diego area.
1993: cycled across the US; went on walking safari in Kenya
1999: Married Karla Rene Kupiec in Costa Rica
2001-present: Huntington Hotel Company to locate hotel sites (Marriott and Hilton hotels including the Courtyard, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn) primarily in San Diego and Washington DC areas.
2001: Anaree Willela Smith born
2002: Keatten Roe Smith born
Present: E2 Electric Vehicle Systems; Cap'n Neem Hair and Body Products for Kids (hair lice preventative products); "Good Hands" Indoor Sports Ball Systems for Kids
Biggest Project (after children): extensive rebuilding of our home (Karla is an architect)
which has been a ten year project still underway (like the Hearst Castle).
Biggest Adventures: five week family trip through Europe; three weeks in Argentina; two week road trip from Boston to NYC
Continuing challenge: a degree of competence in golf
Joys (after marriage and children): growing vegetables; cooking; raising ducks; traveling with children; hitting a green from 180 yards

What has been your occupation?

salesman

Comments for your classmates:

The last fifty years went faster than the first seventeen.

Favorite HF (Bloom or Thornton) Story:

We took school buses to school. Most everyone stayed out of trouble. Alcohol was experimented with later. The prom was organized by a group of parents. Most everyone acted respectfully. I appreciated graduating. I remember laughing a lot.It represented very different times from today where everything is more advanced and more complicated with a lot more confused people of all ages.

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You were beautiful in 1960 and still are.

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