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Fall 2018 Lifeguard Staff in a pool after Inservice

 

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  • picture of Julie Saldiva

    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!

  • Paige Hutson headshot

    Position:

    Graduate Assistant

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Major/Minor:

    Recreation and Leisure Services/Therapeutic Recreation

    Spirit Animal:

    Dolphin

    Dream Job:

    Working as a CTRS for people rescued from human trafficking and/or working to change policies for accessibility and human trafficking.

    Favorite Music Album:

    Currently it's YSIV by Logic, but favorite of all time is American Beauty by Grateful Dead.

     

     

  • picture of Veronica

    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 an English Minor

    Spirit Animal:

    There are so many, I can't decide.

    Dream Job:

    Professor

    Favorite Music Album:

    That's the Spirit by Bring Me the Horizon

  • Averi Perry headshot

    Position:

    Head Guard of Social Media & Marketing

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    San Antonio, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Photography Major with a Minor in Mass Communication

    Spirit Animal:

    Bear

    Dream Job:

    Working for the National Parks Service, or opening my own art studio.

    Favorite Music Album:

    Pacific Daydream by Weezer

  • ANnmarie Kessler headshot

    Position: 

    Head Lifeguard of American Red Cross Course Instruction

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    McKinney, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Athletic Training

    Spirit Animal:

    Wolf

    Dream Job:

    Working in an Orthopedic Clinic

    Favorite Music Album:

    Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots

  • Keaton Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard
    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Round Rock, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Accounting

    Spirit Animal:

    Rat

    Dream Job:

    CPA

    Favorite Music Album:

    The Incredible True Story by Logic

  • Savannah Moriah headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor 

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    McAllen, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    International Relations 

    Spirit Animal:

    Hamster

    Dream Job:

    President

    Favorite Music Album:

    Only By the Night by Kings of Leon
  • John

    Position:

    Lifeguard, WSI

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Temple, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Major in Physics and a Minor in Applied Mathematics

    Spirit Animal:

    Shark

    Dream Job:

    Professional Triathlete 

    Favorite Music Album:

    Honestly...anything by Breaking Benjamin 

  • Kendall Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard, WSI

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Granbury, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Social Work

    Spirit Animal:

    Hedgehog

    Dream Job:

    Family Lawyer

    Favorite Music Album:

    A Star Is Born Soundtrack

     

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    Vaughn Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    College Station, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Business Management

    Birthday:

    June 3rd

  • Chandler Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Weatherford, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Anthropology with a minor in Physics

    Birthday:

    September 17th

  • Maui Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Pharr, TX

    Major/Minor:

    Business Administration

    Spirit Animal:

    Squirrel

    Dream Job:

    Owning my own business

    Favorite Music Album:

    Acid Rap by Chance The Rapper

     

     

  • Logan Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

    • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED 

    Hometown:

    Brady, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Advertising Major, Art Minor

    Sprit Animal:

    Black Cat

    Dream Job:

    Working Artist

    Favorite Music Album:

    Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae

  • Alexis Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Spirit Animal:

    Dream Job:

    Favorite Music Album:

     

     

     

  • Jill Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard, WSI

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Danville, Indiana

    Major/Minor:

    Double Major in French and History with a minor in Criminal Justice

    Spirit Animal:

    Sloth

    Dream Job:

    Special Agent for OSI or CIA (something with Homeland Security)

    Favorite Music Album:

    Super Trouper by ABBA

  • Ryan R Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Gunter, Texas

    Major/Minor: 

    Business Management Major with a Minor in Political Science

    Spirit Animal:

    Lion

    Dream Job:

    Starting my own real estate company

    Favorite Music Album:

    Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper

  • Suzanne Staff headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard, WSI

    Red Cross Certifications:

    • Blood borne Pathogens, Asthma/Respiratory Distress, Anaphylaxis/EpiPen
    • Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid
    • Water Safety Instructor

    Hometown:

    Alvin, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    History Major with a Political Science Minor

    Spirit Animal:

    Prairie Dog

    Dream Job:

    To be discovered...

    Favorite Music Album:

    The Complete Greatest Hits by The Eagles

  • Caitlin Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard, LGI, WSI

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications:

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

    Hometown:

    St. Louis, Missouri

    Major/Minor:

    Recreation Administration Major

    Spirit Animal:

    Cat

    Dream Job:

    City of Austin Parks and Recreation Director

    Favorite Music Album:

    Evil Friends by Portugal. The Man

  • Maddy Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross certifications in:

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

    Hometown:

    Spring, TX

    Major/Minor:

    ESS Major with a Minor in Biology

    Spirit Animal:

     

    Dream Job:

     

    Favorite Music Album:

     

  • ‚ÄčEmily Staff headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications: 

    American Red Cross Certifications In:
    • Lifeguarding
    • CPR/AED/First Aid

    Hometown:

    Dripping Springs, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Interpersonal Communication major with a minor in Health Communication

    Spirit Animal:

    Sloth

    Dream Job:

    Interior Designer

    Favorite Music Album:

    Reputation by Taylor Swift

  • Sarah Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications In:
    • Lifeguarding
    • CPR/AED/First Aid

     

    Hometown:

    Houston, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Dance Education Major

    Spirit Animal:

    Cat

    Dream Job:

    High School Drill Team Director

    Favorite Music Album:

    Ripcord by Keith Urban

  • Fernando Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications In:
    • Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid

    Hometown:

    Laredo, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Political Science Major with a Business Minor

    Spirit Animal:

    Lion

    Dream Job:

    Navy Seal

    Favorite Music Album:

    Take Care by Drake

  • Aerin Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Lifeguard

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications In:
    • Lifeguarding
    • CPR/AED/First Aid

    Hometown:

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Major/Minor:

    Pre-Nursing Major

    Spirit Animal:

    Panda

    Dream Job:

    Doctor

    Favorite Music Album:

    Elephant by the White Stripes

  • Taylor Staff Headshot

    Position:

    Intern of Aquatics & Safety

    Certifications:

    American Red Cross Certifications In:
    • Water Safety Instructor

    Hometown:

    Richmond, Tx

    Major/Minor:

    Recreation Administration Major

    Spirit Animal:

    Mustang

    Dream Job:

    Open and run my own Therapeutic Riding Center with rescued mustangs for kids with disabilities.

    Favorite Music Album:

    Ain't Nothin' to It by Cody Johnson