Personal Information

Vicky and Roger have  three daughters, two sons, six granddaughters, 
four grandsons, two daughters-in law and One son-in- law. 


Vicky is retired from her position as PR director for the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  She is past director of the Society of Professional Journalists regions 1 and 5. She is now a member of the Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club.  Vicky and Roger are both on the board of the Sangamon County Historical Society with Roger currently being president of the organization and Vicky writing the society's award winning Historico newsletter and serving on several of the society's committees.

Vicky is the Entertainment Chairperson for the Memorial Hospital Foundation's Festival of Trees
Roger assists with running the sound system provided by Whitaker Sound.


Roger is a graduate Electrical Engineer (B.S.E.E. University of Missouri at Rolla 1970). 

From 1985 until 2011 Roger was Chief Engineer for Long Elevator and Machine Company, manufacturers, installers and maintainers of passenger & freight elevators. Long Elevator serves an area from Chicago (including Northwestern Indiana) to St. Louis, Mo. In 2011, Long Elevator was purchased by KONE Elevator company. Roger continues with them, supporting the Long equipment hardware and software.
Picture of a typical elevator machine room with a controller Roger designed.

Prior jobs have been with Lincoln Land Community College teaching electronics, Dickey-john Corp.,  Texas Instruments, Sangamo Electric Company and Project Hope.

There is a well known singer named Roger Whittaker.
If I could sing, I would do it like he does, but I'm not him.

The singer, Roger Whittaker's, official page.

A picture of the two Roger's. Which is which?

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