INSTRUCTORS

Our staff is made up of certified State Park lifeguards, all of which have successfully passed a rigid and extensive 80 hour lifeguard academy. All instructors are fingerprinted and enrolled in the Californa Department of Justice Live Scan program. Instructors are chosen for these positions based on an extensive knowledge of the ocean, excellent lifeguarding skills and their great ability to interact with youths. The instructor to student ratio is about 20:1.

 

Instructor photos & info. will be added as it becomes available.

 

Amanda Read
Education: Concordia University - Irvine
Studying: Exercise/Sport Science & Global Cultural Studies
Years as a Lifeguard: 6
Years as a JG Instructor: 4
Career Goals: State Parks Peace Officer
Dylan McDaniel
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2014
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2014
Future Goals: Become a teacher, farmer, and superhero
Hobbies: Bodysurfing, making sunscreen, and listening to Jon Ward tell jokes
Ryne Spejcher
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2012
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2013
Education: Whittier College, B.A. History 2014
Future Goals: A permanent position within State Parks
Hobbies: Surfing, ice hockey, and outdoor activities
Matt Bridges
Education: UC Irvine
Years as a Lifeguard: 2
Years as a JG Instructor: 2
Career Goal: State Parks Peace Officer
Hobbies: Surfing, fishing and camping
Taylor Campisi
Education: Chico State University, Pre-Nursing Student
Years as a Lifeguard: 3
Years as a JG Instructor: 2
Career Goals: Pediatric Nurse
Sierra Cox
Education: Orange Coast College
Teams: OCC Swim
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2015
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2015
Future Goals: To be decided
Hobbies: Swim
Dylan Goode
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2015
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2015
Major: Education
Future Goals: Become a high school history teacher
Hobbies: Backpacking and swimming
Julie Hernandez
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2015
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2015
Education: Orange Coast College
Major: Business
Hobbies: Surfing, skating, snowboarding, traveling, camping, #dacovebaby
Kevin Kenney
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2015
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2016
Education: Texas A&M
Future Goals: Finish up college and attend med school
Hobbies: Playing water polo at Texas A&M and traveling
Brandon LaGrotta
Bryce Lagsdin
Education: Santiago Canyon College
Years as a Lifeguard: 2
Years as a JG Instructor: 2
Career Goals: Firefighter or Peace Officer
Frank Musso
Education: Loyola Marymount University
Studying: Civil Engineering
Years as a Lifeguard: 3
Years as a JG Instructor: 2
Spencer Reeves
John Ward
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2014
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2015
Education: Saddleback College
Future Goals: Transfer to a 4-year University in 2018, play the drums, and learn new things.
Hobbies: Bowling, bodysurfing, hiking, mountain biking, watching movie, surfing, building sand castles, camping, and having a good time.
Schuyler Zimmerman
Education: Cal Poly SLO
Studying: Business Administration, financial management
Years as a Lifeguard: 4
Years as a JG Instructor: 1
Career Goals: Professional surfer
Austin Grodt
Education: UC San Diego
Major: Environmental Chemistry
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2014
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2015
Future Goals: United States Sailor
Hobbies: Endurance challenges
Gabe Sandoval
Shelby Maldonado
1st Year as a Lifeguard: 2016
1st Year as a JG Instructor: 2016
Education: CSU San Marcos
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Become a physical therapist
Hobbies: Scuba diving, lifting, surfing, and traveling
Ali Huxman
Nick Snyder
Jay Morris
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