Alumni Visits and Updates – Krull Family

Despite the Coronavirus, Alumnus Helmut Krull ’88 braved air travel from Colorado to California. Along with stopping in to see former classmate Jennifer Marenstein Johnson ’87, he headed to Ojai to deliver a very special gift to Director of Development and Alumni Relations Kathy Zotnowski – 12 carousels with 50-70 slides each for the rebuilding of the archives lost during the Thomas Fire. They spent some socially distanced time together reminiscing about Helmut’s entire family’s years at Happy Valley. His father, Dr. Edward Krull was the science and German teacher; his mother Margaret was the school chef; and his older brother Klaus was a classmate, graduating in 1986. Currently, Helmut is a surgical nurse living with his wife and 3 sons (ages 7 to 15) in Centennial, CO. Helmut fondly remembers both his Spanish class and the head of the music program (and Ojai music legend), Seabury Gould. Helmut hired Seabury to play at his wedding along with former music faculty member Eddie Guffman. We thank Helmut for his service on the front lines during the pandemic, and both Helmut and Dr. Krull for the gift to the archives.