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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 Red Cross

     

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in:

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


    Hometown:

    Alvin, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    Major in History and minor in Political Science

     

    Dream Job:

    A professional coffee taste tester or a history teacher

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself." -Walt Whitman

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Machu Picchu 

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    Position:

    Head Guard of Swim Lessons

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in: 

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

    Hometown:

    Roma, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    History Major with minors in English

    Dream Job:

    Director of a museum

    Favorite Quote:

    "Fortis fortuna adiuvat"

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Rome

  •  Position:

    Head Guard of Inservices


    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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


    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

     

  • 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

     

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    Position:

    Maintenance

    Certifications: 


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  • Position:

    Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor


    Certifications:American Red Cross Certifications:

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

     

    Hometown:

    Mansfield, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    International Business with a French Minor


    Dream Job:

    To work for the United Nations

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" -Fred and George Weasley

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Backpacking through Europe

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    Position:

    Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Katy, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Journalism Major with a Minor in Writing

    Dream Job:

    Author

    Favorite Quote:

    "I am large, I contain multitudes." -Walt Whitman

    Dream Travel Destination

    Italy

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    Postion:

    Senior Guard of Lifeguard Instructor

     

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in:

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

     

    Hometown:

    Breckenridge, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    Exercise and Sports Science

     

    Dream Job:

    Physical Therapist for the Dallas Cowboys

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "Be uncommon among uncommon men"

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Europe

     

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    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

     

  • Positions:

    Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor

     

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications in:

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

     

    Hometown:

    Belton, TX

     

    Major/Minor:

    Social Work

     

    Dream Job:

    Working with veterans as a social worker

     

    Favorite Quote:

    "Ignorance is the greatest weakness we could ever have"

     

    Dream Travel Destination:

    Rome

  • Position:

    Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Oxygen Administration
    • Lifeguard Instruction
    • Water Safety Instruction

    Hometown:

     

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    Favorite Music Album:

     

  • Position:

    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