Terry lives in Los Angeles and is a litigation attorney representing the interest of burn survivors.learn more
Bill Curtis lives in Alabama, and is retired from U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs where he was a teacher and film maker. He currently likes sleeping in, Bible study, creating digital aviation art, and producing historical video documentaries about WWII Veterans and the 8th Air Force.learn more
Jim lives in central Pennsylvania & negotiates contracts for a company that builds railroad and locomotive streetcars.
Photo Credit: David Blair Photography
Denny lives in Springboro Ohio, is a retired teacher of instrumental music and now teaches adult bands, plays jazz gigs and sails on Lake Erie whenever he can.learn more
Jennifer retired from 19 years counseling recovering drug and alcohol abusers in Columbus, OH, and recently relocated to Beverly Hills to represent The Ten Of Us film, and work on further projects.learn more
Joyce lives in Centerville, OH, is busy with family and friends, has two daughters, four grandchildren and works part time.learn more
Janet lives near San Diego is retired and keeps active by playing tennis, gardening, & duplicate bridge.learn more
Ginny lives in New York City. She had a long career performing in national and regional musical theatre roles, solo concerts, soap operas, commercials, and for 33 years has counseled executives to communicate face-to-face with power, passion, and persuasion.learn more
Ken lives outside Chicago, is retired from educational sales & enjoys his grandchildren and singing in the community Chorale.learn more
Patsy, after living over 10 years in Columbia, lives in Tucson and is a K-8 educator and a Brain Gym instructor.learn more
George emigrated to the US from Patras, Greece at 19. He managed high end restaurants in New York. After 18 years managing the Partner's Dining Room for JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon threw him a memorable retirement party, gave him roundtrip tickets to travel the US with Ginny. He adored every moment of fun spent with the Ten of Us. We lost him way too soon.learn more
Fernando was born in Colombia in 1946. At 17, he became a Foreign Exchange Student at Centerville High School for his senior year. There he met Patsy. The rest is history!learn more
Terry Butler is the reason there is a Ten Of Us film. It’s his spirit and love of these ten people that guides the film start to finish.
director & editor
Alyson Quigley developed her directorial and editing talents over the last eight years. As director and editor for the “The Ten of Us” film, her vision and creativity is the reason the documentary is receiving international acclaim. This is her first full length feature film.
Jay Daratany, lawyer and filmmaker, is founder of Deratany & Kosner in Chicago, focusing his practice on human rights issues. He is writer and producer of the feature film” Foster Boy” as well as the play “Haram! Iran!”. Jay was inducted in then LGBTQ Chicago Hall of Fame for his work with LGBTQ Youth and filmmaking.
Curt Smith is currently the driving force behind submissions of “The Ten of Us” feature film to international film festivals. Prior to his work with the group he has had a successful career in social services in his hometown of Chicago, His service has included community outreach and program development within several non-profits.
Terry Butler (Beverly Hills) is a partner in the Butler & Dodge Law Firm which handles cases for people who have been severely burned. In his legal career he has had the honor of serving as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Municipal Court as well as an Adjunct Professor in Law at the University of West Los Angeles. In addition to the law, his other great loves of his life are his daughter, Erika who is a sophomore at Fordham University in New York and the "10 of Us" and their fabulous reunions. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and Southwestern University. Terry loves his Buckeyes and regrets not spending enough time sailing on his sailboat. Terry finds himself unexpectedly delighted to be the Executive Producer of The Ten of Us film, which was meant to be a memento of our times together. He confesses that he's on a steep learning curve but enjoying the ride.
Bill Curtis is currently living in Foley, AL and has been married for 52 years. He and Martha have one son and three grandchildren. Bill earned his BFA and MFA in Theater at Utah State University. He worked for the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs in Lawrence, KS as Director of TV Production, Instructor, and Producer for 21 years. He has produced videos for the USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, including Product Safety, Employee Training videos and documentaries. Bill has produced freelance videos, mostly regarding World War II Native American Veterans and the 8th Air Force. He is very active in church activities including Bible Study, Prayer Groups and Music.
Bill is a "cat person" and has been spending time at craft fairs selling his beautiful, one of a kind photographs.
Jim Dunn negotiates contracts for a Pennsylvania company that builds railroad locomotives and streetcars. He has been an Army officer and legal counsel to several Ohio corporations. Jim dabbles in music: He has played guitar for 60 years, bagpipes for 30 years, and piano for a couple of weeks. He composed several of the songs featured in The Ten of Us movie. Jim is geographically eclectic, having lived in more than 20 different cities, including several years in Worms, Germany. In some respects, his life began when he moved to Centerville.
Jim is an incurable romantic. As a child, he fell in love with Snow White and Cinderella, and he still dreams of "happily ever after." Most important to Jim and the thing that, as Robert Frost says, "has made all the difference," is that he is adopted. Jesus chose Jim to be a child of God. Why would God choose Jim? God only knows. The Ten of Us adopted him, too. He was thrilled to receive a letter from his estranged daughter in response to the documentary.
Photo Credit: David Blair Photography
Denny Dutcher so values his membership with the Ten of Us. After college he returned to his home area. Denny was hired as an instrumental music teacher in the same school district from which he graduated. He says it is helpful to know people. His duties included middle school and high school band classes, jazz ensembles and assistant marching band director for 17 years. Denny worked his whole career there teaching for 31 years. Having met his wife in college, she also became a teacher in the same district. Their family includes one daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Denny's passions include enjoying the family, sailing, and playing jazz locally. In recent years, he also serves as a co-director/instructor of the Centerville Community Band and The University of Dayton New Horizons Bands. And yes, Denny still enjoys playing TOU style guitar.
Jennifer Griffiths Johnson is celebrating 21 years of sobriety which has given her the opportunity to work in the field of Substance Abuse for 19 years. She is a proud mother of a daughter, Kara, and granddaughter, Amelia. As they embark on new phases in their lives, she too is fulfilling a dream. More of that to come in upcoming posts. Just showing "it is never too late!"
Joyce Marburger Kirby grew up in a loving home with a mother who played piano and taught her to sing before she could talk. Through elementary, high school and college, she was in theatrical productions. She was a cheerleader for our Centerville Elks and Ohio University Bobcats. Later in life, she produced and appeared in TV commercials, composed radio jingles and was a vocalist for a Christian TV station. Her instruments are guitar and ukulele. She works part time for an insurance company and is busy with family, friends, two daughters, sons-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren. She treats her thoughts with a grateful heart in preparation for each new day we are given. Music is a thread which calms the soul, so she's going to keep on singing!!!!!
Janet Scott Miller is a retired marketing executive and has lived in LA Jolla, CA for the past 20 years. She and her husband are a blended family with four children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. They love to travel, especially to see family and friends. Janet plays tennis and duplicate bridge several times a week, and she gardens and paints whimsical furniture as hobbies. She claims, "The Ten of Us has been such a blessing to all of us, sharing some of the best years of our lives together!"
Ginny Pulos (New York City) holds a BFA In Musical Theatre, summa cum laude, from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1970, and she was a Corbett Foundation International Opera Fellow (in Hamburg, Germany) 1969 to1974. She performed as guest soloist at Avery Fisher Hall, with the Brooklyn Kingsboro Symphony In The Parks, and had lead roles in national tours and regional theatre, as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music for Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady for Houston's "Theatre Under The Stars", among many others. In 1989, she founded Ginny Pulos Communications, Inc, a speech and media consultancy which helps corporations, agencies and nonprofit executives communicate face-to-face through impactful storytelling, presentation and media skills training and coaching to communicate leadership and authority with power, persuasion and influence. Little did she know that her husband's (George's) cameo in the Ten of Us film would be his first and last. He'd have loved knowing that he made the film.
Ken Reed has lived in Frankfort, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago, since the early 70s. He and his wife Marianna have been married for 54 years and have two daughters and five grandchildren. Ken graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1969 and has spent most of his 40-year career in sales. He initially worked with industrial customers, but eventually migrated to technology products and sold both hardware and software, from training systems to project-based programs for K-12 educational facilities. Ken and Marianna both retired in 2009 and are now enjoying spending time with their immediate and extended families, attending TOU Reunions, and singing in their parish choir as well as in their Community Chorale.
Patricia Rendón (Patsy Bair) was born in Dayton, OH in September of 1947. She is currently a retired K-8 teacher and Professional School Counselor who has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education and French from Miami University (Ohio) and her M.A. in Language, Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Patricia completed her School Counseling certification requirements at the University of Phoenix. She is also a licensed Brain Gym Consultant/Instructor and has worked with the students and teachers in schools in the Tucson area using the Brain Gym movements to enhance their academic performance and behavioral attitudes. She continues to use this modality for the benefit of people of all ages, most recently, people over the age of 65. Patricia has traveled extensively and lived in Colombia, South America for over 10 years where she acquired her knowledge of the Spanish language and Latin American culture. She married her husband, Fernando, in 1975 in Medellin, Colombia where both of their daughters were born. As life in Colombia became more difficult, she and her family moved to Tucson in 1984.
Georgios Georgiou (George) emigrated to the US from Patras, Greece, at age 19. He ran high end restaurants in New York City. He loved traveling the world with his Agape (Ginny Pulos) and spending time with family. After 18 years managing the Partner's Dining Room for JPMorgan Chase, while constantly motivating staff with "George's Five Rules" and his humor, Jamie Dimon threw him a memorable retirement party. George was gifted with round trip tickets to travel the US and he and his Agape immediately after took off. He adored every moment of fun he spent with the Ten of Us. We lost him way too soon.
Fernando Rendon was born in Colombia, South America in June of 1946. He is the youngest of 4 siblings and was raised in Medellín. When he was 17 years old, he became a Foreign Exchange Student through the American Field Service and was sent to Centerville, Ohio to do his senior year of high school.
After graduating from CHS, he returned to Medellin to finish high school there. He went on to further his education and has an associate degree in Mechanics and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration after which he worked in various jobs both in Medellin and Bogotá. When Patricia, whom he met in high school in Centerville, arrived in Medellin by invitation, they dated and eventually married in 1975. Both of their daughters were born in Medellin and when they were 5 and 7 years old, the family moved to Tucson, AZ.
After arriving in AZ, Fernando worked different jobs, studied to get his MBA at the University of Phoenix, before he finally decided to work as a bilingual math teacher at Tucson High School. Before retiring from his teaching job in 2008, he began studying to become a silversmith which he now practices as a hobby.
He and Patricia have traveled extensively to different places around the U.S. and abroad and continue to learn about new places and cultures.