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Aquatics Staff of Fall 2019

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    Position:

    Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

    • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
    • Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
    • Water Front Lifeguard
    • Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor
    • Certified Pool Operator

    Hometown:

    Lake Jackson, Texas- City of Enchantment!

    Major/Minor:

    Graduated from Texas State when it was still known as SWT in 2003 with a bachelor's in Recreation Adminsitration. I then obtained my Master's in Recreation Management & Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

    Birthday:

    August 7th

    Favorite Place to Eat in San Marcos:

    Root Cellar

    Favorite Place to Study on Campus

    My office with the door closed

    What is Your Dream Vacation Destination?

    Hawaii

    What is Your Favorite Thing About TXST/San Marcos?

    The river and the students!

  • Position:

    Graduate Assistant of Aquatics and Safety

     

    Certifications:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED


    Hometown:

    Aledo, IL

     

    Major/Minor:

    Master of Science in Recreation and Leisure Services

     

    Dream Job:

    Head director of a campus recreation program

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "Progress over Perfection"

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Thailand 

  •  Position:

    Head Guard of Inservices


    Certifications:American Red Cross certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Oxygen Administration
    • Lifeguard Instructor


    Hometown:

     

    College Station, TX


    Major/Minor:

     

    Business Management

     

     

    Dream Job:

    Underwater Wildlife Cinematographer

     

    Favorite Quote:

    It is what it is 'til it ain't.

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    The Great Pyramid of Giza

     

  • Mauricio Headshot
    Position:

    Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED and Oxygen Administration
    • LGI

    Hometown:

    Pharr, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    Business Administration

     


    Dream Job:

     

    Owning my own business

     

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "Hello there..."

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Tokyo

  • Keaton
    Positions:

    Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor

     

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Oxygen Administration
    • Lifeguard Instructor

    Hometown:

    Round Rock, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    Accounting

     

    Dream Job:

    Retired

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "There's so much room for activities!"

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Germany

     

  • MatthewPosition:

    Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor

     

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED
    • Water Safety Instructor

     

    Hometown:

    Houston, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    BFA in Theatre with an emphasis on acting

     

    Dream Job:

    Professional Comedian/Actor/Muscian

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Paris, France or Spain

  • Position:

    Head Guard of American Red Cross Courses


    Certifications:

    LG, LGI, First Aid, CPR/AED, O2

    Major: 

    Accounting

    Hometown: 

    Pharr, TX

     

    Dream Job:

    Business Owner

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "If you ain't first, you are last"- Ricky Bobby


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Germany

     

  • LeighaPosition:

    Head Guard of Swim Lessons


    Certifications:

     

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, WSI

    Major:  

     

    ESS, Psychology

    Hometown:

    San Antonio, TX

    Dream Job:

     

    World Traveler

    Favorite Quote:

    "The roads to success and failure are almost exactly the same"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Thailand

  • ElizabethPosition:

    Lifeguard 


    Certifications:

     

    LG


    Major:

     

    English, Media Studies

    Hometown:

     

     

    Austin, TX

    Dream Job:

     

    Trophy Wife

    Favorite Quote:

    "The rain is simply itself"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Harry Potter World, but the one in California

  • Position:

    Lifeguard


    Certifications:

     

    LG


    Major:

     

    Computer Science

     

    Hometown:

    Kilgore, TX

     

    Dream Job:

    Astronaut


    Favorite Quote:

    "Where a kid can be a kid"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    The Moon

  • KourtneyPosition:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications: 

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, WSI

    Major:

    Electronic Media

    Hometown:

    Kilgore, TX

    Dream Job:

    Wedding Videographer 


    Favorite Quote:

    "It is what it is"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    France

  • Position:

    Swim Instructor

    Certifications: 

    LG, WSI, First Aid, CPR/AED

    Major:

    Education

    Hometown:

    Allen, TX

    Dream Job:

    Teacher

    Favorite Quote:

    "I'm a scholar. I enjoy scholarly pursuits"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Europe

  • MckennaPosition:

    Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

    Certifications: 

    LG, WSI, First Aid, CPR/AED

    Major:

    Psychology and Criminal Justice

    Hometown:

    Emory, TX

    Dream Job:

    Criminal Justice, Sexology 

    Favorite Quote:

    "Sebastian Stan, man your looking good!"- Anthony Mackie


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Harry Potter Word, but the one in Florida

  • Position:

    Swim Instructor

    Certifications: 

    LG, WSI, First Aid, CPR/AED

    Major:

    Computer Science/ Mathematics 

    Hometown:

    Nagpur, India

    Dream Job:

    Big Shot in the Tech Industry

    Favorite Quote:

    "Believe in the beauty of your dreams, it can take you beautiful places"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Himalayas

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, WSI

    Major:

    Industrial Engineering

    Hometown:

    Laredo, TX

    Dream Job:

    Pro-engineer in a big city

    Favorite Quote:

    "With great responsibility comes great power"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    New Zealand

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, WSI

    Major:

    Exercise and Sports Science

    Hometown:

    Houston, TX

     

    Dream Job:

    Pediatric Physical Therapist


    Favorite Quote:

    "Don't worry be happy"


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Maldives

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Lifeguard Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, WSI

    Major:

    Electric Engineer

    Hometown:

    Round Rock, TX

    Dream Job:

    Master tech at Samsung


    Favorite Quote:

    "The ability to talk doesn't make you intelligent"- Qui Gon Jin

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Japan

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED, 

    Major:

    Biology (Pre-Med)

    Hometown:

    Conroe, TX

    Dream Job:

    Cardiologist\ Astrophysicist 


    Favorite Quote:

    "I never dreamed about success, I worked for it"- Estee Lauder


    Dream Travel Destination:

    The Moon

  • Position:

    Pool Maintenance 

    Certifications:

    N\A

    Major:

    Criminal Justice

    Hometown:

    San Antonio, TX

    Dream Job:

    Forensic Scientist 


    Favorite Quote:

    "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in love, in faith, and in purity"

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Hawaii

  • Position:

    Lifeguard 

    Certifications:

    LG

    Major:

    Exercise and Sports Science

    Hometown:

    Corpus Christi, TX

    Dream Job:

    Sports Physical Therapist


    Favorite Quote:

    "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard"- Kevin Durant


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, WSI

    Major:

    Health Sciences\ Psychology

    Hometown:

    Forney, TX

    Dream Job:

    Health Data Analyst


    Dream Travel Destination:

    South America

  • Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    LG

    Major:

    Social Work

    Hometown:

    Missouri City, TX

    Dream Job:

    Clinical Therapist


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Hawaii

  • Position:

    Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

    Certifications:

    LG, First Aid, CPR/AED

    Major:

    Undecided

    Hometown:

    Mckinney, TX

    Dream Job:

    Jeweler


    Dream Travel Destination:

    Canada