Cliff Johnsen

Profile Updated: July 9, 2017
Residing In: chico, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Alisa
Occupation: take care of my rentals and do home loans
Children: Two: Britt and Carl. Both out of college now. I love those kids!!!
When Carl tells his kids about More…his senior year in college, he can say: "That was the best 3 years of my life".
All worth it though. Two degrees and a fantastic career. His company is building the new terminal at SFO.
Britt is a supervisor in high tech.
Class Year: 1967
Where did you go to 8th grade?

Kentfield/Greenbrae- A E Kent Middle School

What have you been up to since you graduated from Redwood?

After Redwood, I took some summer classes at Cal, went to COM for 5 semesters, did another 5 semesters at Cal State Chico for a BA, then another year for MA. Physical sciences and bus admn. A good number of my friends today are from my college days. :)

Next was a career in construction for 40 years. Mostly houses, and real estate development. Built a couple ski lakes and still live on one.

The highlight of my life, ... my kids and family. They are sooooo much fun.

I have two amazing kids, Britt and Carl. They are on the top rung of the ladder in sports, academics, and being good human beings. The two pics are then and now. They have always been my best friends and still are, along with my wife Alisa.

My Work now a days is mostly doing home loans with an emphasis on the Reverse Mortgage. I'm kind of retired, but still have to work for about 10 years past when I am dead. I'm a millionaire!!!,... but just don't have the money part.

I get most of my exercise looking for my car in the parking lot!!! (ADD still in full force) Still love to ski, back pack, and go on sailing adventures with my family or friends.

A current passion, or concern is all the problems facing the earth due to the infestation of humans. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!!!

Diamond lane stickers should be for those who DON'T cause the problems.

School Story:

Once upon a time there was a kid with severe ADD. Back then we didn't have a name for it, or any of the multitude of other currently identified learning disabilities. They all lumped into a couple simple words: Stupid, slow learner, and maybe one more.

Eventually he found something interesting enough to keep his attention and made it through college, raised a family and loves life.

That's the story.

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Aug 08, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Herman was a best friend.  I still think of him often.  We has soooo many good times, laughing so much.

 


 

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World's laziest fisherman!. Britt with her cot in the water.
The plane is a Helio Courier. It could land on a fence post if it had claws.
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Our boat Freya, off of Puerto Vallarta. We had it about 5 years and cruised from the Sea of Cortez south to Acapulco when ever school vacations were available.
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Jun 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM
college nationals
Carl got 5th over all and Britt's jump moved the team to 5th place.
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Jun 10, 2017 at 8:23 AM
Britt and Carl. Always best friends
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Posted on: Jun 09, 2017 at 2:20 PM

rene,
I hope you come to the reunion

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Jun 09, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Thanks to who ever did the 50 years video. After watching, I had to just sit for a while. So many good memories!

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Pietenpol Aircamper- designed in 1929.
It stays in the hanger next to our house.
pic is in the backyard.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:37 AM
World's laziest fisherman!. Britt with her cot in the water.
The plane is a Helio Courier. It could land on a fence post if it had claws.
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:26 AM
Our boat Freya, off of Puerto Vallarta. We had it about 5 years and cruised from the Sea of Cortez south to Acapulco when ever school vacations were available.
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:25 AM
college nationals
Carl got 5th over all and Britt's jump moved the team to 5th place.
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:38 AM
Britt and Carl. Always best friends
Posted: Jun 10, 2017 at 9:13 AM
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 at 8:33 AM
Pietenpol Aircamper- designed in 1929.
It stays in the hanger next to our house.
pic is in the backyard.