Vicky McGee Knoll

Profile Updated: June 28, 2011
Address: Kirkland, WA
Occupation: Owner, CFO, Durable Plastic Design
Children (and grandkids?): I have a son and daughter. Last June, 2008, my daughter was married. She currently works for my company, More…Durable Plastic Design. We manufacture and sell products fabricated with recycled plastic lumber, Orcaboard.
E-mail address:

vknoll51@yahoo.com

Current interests, hobbies, passions:

I work too much; but I love to jog, ski, hike, travel, visit Val and my children.

If you have grandkids, what name do they call you?

No grand children.

Whatcha been doin' since '69:

I have one BA degree, an M.B.A. and a M. Science Education from the University of Washington. I was married for 30 years and my husband passed away 7 years ago. We raised two children who have both graduated from college. My son is a manager for R.E.I. and my daughter works for my company. I started a company 6 years ago and currently have a national market which includes all 50 states. We sell our products on Amazon.com as well as on our own web site. We also have a government contract which allows us to market to military bases all over the world, as well as national, state and city parks.

Funniest Mead memory:

I remember a funny "strange" event during a state debate/speech tournament when one of the students jumped out of the motel window, meaning to hit the swimming pool and instead, broke his jaw!! It was actually very frightening and as I said "funny" strange, so it sticks in my head.

Fellow classmate you were fondest of (and why):

This is a story about one of our fellow classmates and although it didn't happen during our school days, it is still a remarkable story. Back in the mid 90's, I was on a business trip to Switzerland and after one attempt at getting there had failed due to an ice storm, I had finally reached the last stage of my trip. I had been up all night, and I was sitting in the Charles De Gaulle Airport waiting for my connection to Geneva. Pam Pruitt startled me out of my travel stuper by asking: "Are you Vicky or Val?" I looked up and there was a face from the past. I had not seen her since June 1969 when we graduated. She was also on a business trip and waiting for her connection to Geneva. At that time, she was working for the Weyerhauser Paper Company and living in (I think Federal Way, Washington). This experience taught me just how small our world can be - 6 degrees of separation

Teacher who made the greatest impact on you.

The debate coach, Mrs. Hyatt taught me to think before I speak. She helped me grow as a contributing, responsible adult.

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Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
At Lael's (my daughter) June, 2008 wedding.
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Lael and Chris, my son, at Lael's June, 2008 wedding.
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
At Lael's wedding - Big, BIG event for me; can you tell? June, 2008. This is the daughter that I had just given birth to at our ten year reunion. I believe she was only 2 months old then.
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
So. . .here we are, Vicky and Val with my daughter's new mother-in-law, at the rehearsal dinner. The wedding was on Lake Tahoe, at the Wild Goose. June, 2008.
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Chris, my son, and his fiance, last month in Southern California. He is 32 years old now!!!
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
My late husband, Craig Knoll and I at Mt. Tremblanc, Quebec for the 2000 New Years Celebration.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
In Volcano National Park on the big Island, July 20, 2009.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
First Grand child on the way!! It's a girl and she is due March 7th. This picture is my daughter and me at her baby shower last month. I am holding a up the latest sweater for her; my newly discovered skill, 'knitting'. Time marches on.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Val's cake for the baby shower last month.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
I am holding my first grandchild, Isla Jean Porter, with my son and daughter. This is at Chris' wedding, June 18th, 2011 on Orcas Island, WA.