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June 18, 2019

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Welcome to the Icon's "twin series"

Re-introducing Natasha and Theresa Meyer

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Bluffton has its fair share of twins. In the '90s, there were three sets of twins in Bluffton schools. One of these sets were two of my best friends, Theresa and Natasha Meyer. Starting with them, I set out to track down some Bluffton twins.

We all graduated from Bluffton HS in 2000. I managed to catch up with them recently for a quick chat.

15 with BHS 2003 grad Steve Dye

"My son and I made up a game combining Payday, Life, and Monopoly"

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Steve graduated from Bluffton High School in 2003. He married Elizabeth Knick (from Bath) and has a son and two daughters.

Did you go to college, and, if so, what was your degree?
I went to University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing, and started my master's in 2012 for Arts and Organizational Behavior. (That's a fancy way of saying how to create corporate culture.)

15 minutes with Onalee Shepler

BHS grad, 863 series bowler, medical assistant, mother of two

Interviewed by Elizabeth Gordon- Hancock

Onalee Lehman Shepler graduated from Bluffton in 2002. She married fellow Bluffton alum Nick Shepler (who graduated in 2005). They have 2 children, Levi age 7 and Ivy 4. She received her Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University in 2004.

15 with 2005 BHS grad Autumn Steiner

She's development manager for Humane Society of Sarasota County, Florida

15 minutes with Autumn Steiner
Year you graduated from Bluffton HS: 2005

What is your current job and how did you obtain it?
Development Manager for the Humane Society of Sarasota County in Sarasota, Florida.

After graduating from Ohio Northern in 2009 and relocating to Florida in 2011, I worked in the for-profit sector, most recently for the American subsidiary of a French ventilation manufacturer.

15 minutes with Laura Bellman

2003 BHS grad is an RN at Blanchard Valley Dialysis in Findlay

15 minutes with Laura Bellman

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Laura (Green) Bellman graduated from Bluffton in 2003. She received her nursing degree from Rhodes State College in Lima. She is married to Bernard (Bernie) Bellman, who graduated from Bath in 2002, and they have two children, Henry, age 4, and Marie 2.

I've seen you around town in scrubs. What do you do and where do you work?
I am a registered nurse and I work at Blanchard Valley Dialysis in Findlay.

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt

Check out her handmade crafts on Facebook

15 minutes with Jessica (Foltz) Pratt
Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock

Jessica married Jeremy Pratt from Findlay. She is a stay-at-home mom with three children: Noah, age 8; Ruby 4; and Ellis, 10 months.

Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Bluffton until I was in my fifth grade of school. I then moved to Arlington, and that is where I graduated high school. I then attended the University of Findlay. 

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