OUR JUNIOR GUARD INSTRUCTORS

Eric McCoy

Marine Safety Division Chief

Years in Fire:  15 Years in Suppression, 10 years in Marine Safety

Education: M.S. Organizational Leadership

Hobbies: Surfing, Camping, spending time with Family

Who is your favorite instructor?: Ms. Bayer (Retired)

What are your goals in life?: Continue to serve the men and women of the HBFD and our community

If you were an animal what would you be?: Dolphin

Doug Leach

Battalion Chief

Years as a Lifeguard:  22

Education: BA Liberal Studies, CSULB

Hobbies: Spending time with the family and mountain biking.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Gordon Duff

What are your goals in life?: To make each day count!

If you were an animal what would you be?: Wolf

Sterling Foxcroft

Marine Safety Captain

Years as a Lifeguard:  13

Education: Bachelor Fine Arts

Hobbies: Surfing, Camping, Traveling

Who is your favorite instructor?: Sierra Page, Mr. Shanley

What are your goals in life?: More Barrels

If you were an animal what would you be?: Fox

Mike Eich

Program Coordinator

Years as a instructor: 50

Years as a Lifeguard: 50 

Education: Art Teacher at Fountain Valley High School 

Hobbies: Art and Swimming

Who is your favorite instructor?: J

em McAdams

What are your goals in life?: to get a dog 

If you were an animal what would you be?: Salt Water Wolverine 

Greg Luttrell

Co-Assistant Coordinator

Years as a instructor: 34

Years as a Lifeguard:  28

Education: Bachelors Degree- UCSB; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction- Concordia University- Irvine

Hobbies: Travelling. Spending time with my family. Swimming and SUP (stand-up paddling).

Who is your favorite instructor?: Kathy Utley (retired)

What are your goals in life?: To travel a lot more and experience the world.

If you were an animal what would you be?: Orca

Kyle Morita

Co-Assistant Coordinator

Years as a instructor: 27

Years as a Lifeguard:  33

Education: BA - UCSD, Masters - National University

Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Soccer (watching now), Reading

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Duehring

What are your goals in life?:To take care of my family and give Lakey the best junior guard experience ever and to S T R E T C H.

If you were an animal what would you be?: Tiger Shark

Amy Peterson

Administrative Assistant

Years as building manager: 2

Education: Attending USC

Goals: To survive all the parent questions this summer!

Hobbies: I like to surf, eat burritos, and go to the beach with Miss. Page

If you were an animal what would you be?: Mermaid

Who is your favorite instructor?: Miss. Jaspers and Mrs. Dieterman

Samantha Dieterman

PIO - Captains Instructor

Years as a lifeguard: Since 1988

Years as an instructor: Since 1992

Education: Chapman University B.A. Communications, Public Relations, Cypress College, General Education

Goals: Raise my sons to do what they love and love what they do.

David Wagner

A Group Leader- Safety Aides Instructor

Years as a instructor: Way to Long 

Years as a Lifeguard: A Century  

Education: Life 

Hobbies: Going to Central America and being a dad 

Who is your favorite instructor?: Myself 

What are your goals in life?: 

If you were an animal what would you be?: a Pug

Ada Jaspers

Safety Aide/ A Instructor

Years as a instructor: 13

Years as a Lifeguard:  16

Education: Masters in Education

Hobbies: Cooking, yoga, reading and spending time with my doggo!

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Morita!

What are your goals in life?: To acquire excellent board skills.

If you were an animal what would you be?: Sea Turtle

Sierra Page

Safety Aide/ A Instructor

Years as a instructor: 5

Years as a Lifeguard:  8

Education: CSULB Business Marketing Degree 

Hobbies: Surfing, Running, Hiking, Camping, HGTV, Drawing and going to the beach with Amy. 

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What are your goals in life?: To move to Alaska and become a professional Baby Walrus Cuddler

If you were an animal what would you be?: Golden Retriever

Dylan Gunn

A/C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 4

Years as a Lifeguard:

Education: Pursuing B.S. in Computer Science at UCLA

Hobbies: Riding an electric skateboard I built and working with/building computers.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Eich

What are your goals in life?: Become a tech wizard, work in software, and eventually transition to higher education.

If you were an animal what would you be?: A Dog

Hannah Gergen

A/C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  7

Education: Currently finishing up my bachelors degree in English Education

Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and family.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mrs. Dieterman 

What are your goals in life?: Make it through college and see where I get taken after that!

If you were an animal what would you be?: I always thought ducks were kind of sick.

Josh Terry

A Instructor

Years as a lifeguard: 3

Years as an instructor: 1

Education: El Camino Community College

Goals: Graduate from a four year university and contribute to the betterment of society.

Logan Miller

B Group Leader

Years as a instructor: Can't count that high

Years as a Lifeguard:  1.1 Decades

Education: Trial and Error

Hobbies: Surfing, Bodysurfing, Running, Riding Motorcycles, Golf, Hiking, Chess, Reading, Tanning, Spelunking, Urban Exploration

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Shively

What are your goals in life?: To become the world's first certified Netflix Sommelier

If you were an animal what would you be?: Octopus

Jenn Schulman

B Group Leader 

Years as a instructor: 6 

Years as a Lifeguard:  9

Education: BA in Psychology from UCSB, working toward my JD at UCLA

Hobbies: skiing, cycling, triathlon, and travel!

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Miller!

What are your goals in life?: To feel fulfillment, be able to help people, and continue to travel the world

If you were an animal what would you be?: A Cat

Maddie Camargo

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 4

Years as a Lifeguard:  6

Education:  Studying Marine Science at CSU Monterey Bay with a concentration in underwater research done on scuba

Hobbies: Surfing

Who is your favorite instructor?:  Mr. Wagner 

What are your goals in life?: I would like to find myself on a research boat with a scuba research team.

If you were an animal what would you be?: A shark 

Amelia Garrard

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 1

Years as a Lifeguard:  3

Education: Currently getting my Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Oregon

Hobbies: Exploring, hiking, music listening, vinyl collecting

Who is your favorite instructor?: Miss. Page

What are your goals in life?: To be kind, compassionate, and loving human being!

If you were an animal what would you be?: Sea Turtle

Grant Brehm

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 4

Years as a Lifeguard:  6

Education: Studying Finance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Hobbies: Fishing, Surfing, Rock Climbing

Who is your favorite instructor?:  Mr. Ryder

What are your goals in life?: I hope to one day be as athletic as Mr. Camps

If you were an animal what would you be?: Butterfly

Devin Hughes

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  5

Education: 3rd year at UCI

Hobbies: Radio DJ for my college

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Fullbright 

What are your goals in life?: Peace and friendship!

If you were an animal what would you be?: House Cat

Nicky Lagana

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 2

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Studying Mechanical Engineering at California Baptist University

Hobbies: I like to wander the Earth with friends, watch movies, and work on the SAE team formula one race car.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mrs. Dieterman 

What are your goals in life?:To be the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

If you were an animal what would you be?: Dolphin

Cameron Adlawan

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 5

Years as a Lifeguard:  7

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Surfing, cooking, and traveling

Who is your favorite instructor?: MS. SHULMAN!!!

What are your goals in life?: I want to travel enough to fill my passport

If you were an animal what would you be?: Sea Lion

Riley Crow

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  5

Education: University of California Irvine, Psychological Science

Hobbies: I love swimming, stargazing, and CrossFit!

Who is your favorite instructor?: Miss. Page

What are your goals in life?: I am currently working towards becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and giving my tortoise the life he deserves.

If you were an animal what would you be?: A Harbor Seal

Chapin Page

Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Attending college

Hobbies: Hiking, surfing, and snowboarding

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Martin 

What are your goals in life?: To live a fulfilling life

If you were an animal what would you be?: A Hawk

Samuel Stepanian

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  5

Education: Attending Cal State Long Beach In the fall

Hobbies: Driving swimming lifting etc. etc.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr.Coleman for not letting his height disadvantage keep him down in life metaphorically speaking.

What are your goals in life?: local domination to regional domination and finally global domination.

If you were an animal what would you be?: A chimpanzee as we are very genetically similar

Dylan Walter

B Instructor

Years as a instructor: Many

Years as a Lifeguard:  To Many 

Education: Bachelor of Science

Hobbies: Making fire

Who is your favorite instructor?: Jem McAdams

What are your goals in life?: Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge.

If you were an animal what would you be?: “I am man, I make fire.” - Tom Hanks (Castaway) But also a pigeon.

Ryan Camps

C Group Leader

Years as a instructor: 10

Years as a Lifeguard:  14

Education: BA History

Hobbies: Running, skiing, watching sports

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Bush

What are your goals in life?:Continue to teach and coach students, while traveling and being an athlete.

If you were an animal what would you be?: Blue Whale

Laura Zellmer

C Group Leader

Years as a instructor: 16

Years as a Lifeguard:  18

Education: I enjoy running, cycling, and being with my family.

Hobbies: I enjoy running, cycling, and being with my family.

Who is your favorite instructor?:  Mr. Eich

What are your goals in life?: Being a great mom and teacher! (Maybe do another Ironman along the way)

If you were an animal what would you be?: Lion

Caden Martin

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 2

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Attending Orange Coast College

Hobbies: Camping, waterpolo, pottery, dirt biking, surfing with my friends.

Who is your favorite instructor?: 100% has to be Mr. Page

What are your goals in life?: Graduate with a Bachelors and become an officer in the Airforce

If you were an animal what would you be?: Giant pacific octopus

Kristin Adams

C Instructor

Years as a lifeguard: 3

Years as an instructor: 1

Education: Attending the University of Colorado, Boulder

Goals: To work as a news producer and travel to as many places as possible.

Taylor Bartlett

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Milligan University

Hobbies: going to concerts, swimming, hiking, spending time with friends 

Who is your favorite instructor?: Ms. Adams

What are your goals in life?: To become a travel nurse and own multiple houses

If you were an animal what would you be?: Sea Turtle

Keegan Coleman

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 3

Years as a Lifeguard:

Education: Graduating with a philosophy, politics, economics BA from Pitzer College this fall

Hobbies: Having boardgame game nights with the other instructors.

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Camps, for inspiring me to become an even more elite athlete than he is.

What are your goals in life?: To get a late growth-spurt and become taller than Mr. Stepanian.

If you were an animal what would you be?: A sea otter

Tony Morelli

C Instructor

Years as a lifeguard: 9

Years as an instructor: 6

Education: BA Communication Studies

Goals: Be a teacher, own my own company

Sean Richards

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 6

Years as a Lifeguard:  14

Education: Post Graduate

Hobbies:  Soccer, Surfing, Snowboarding, and Golf. I need some less expensive hobbies.

 Who is your favorite instructor?: Ms. Jaspers... TRUST FALL!

What are your goals in life?: Keep Learning, continue to practice self care, and promote mindfulness

If you were an animal what would you be?: Dolphin, Have you seen them body surf? Not to mention echo location!

Finn Ryder

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 2

Years as a Lifeguard:  3

Education: Currently majoring in Finance at Point Loma Nazarene University

Hobbies: Surfing, guitar, hiking, going to the beach

Who is your favorite instructor?:  Mr. Brehm 

What are your goals in life?: To grow a better mustache than Mr. West

If you were an animal what would you be?: Sea Turtle

Ben Seaberry

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 2

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Attending Cal Poly Slo

Hobbies: Hanging out with Mr. West

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. West 

What are your goals in life?: To be able to Hangout with Mr. West

If you were an animal what would you be?: A Poodle

Jeff West

C Instructor

Years as a instructor: 6

Years as a Lifeguard:  4

Education: Attending Cuesta college

Hobbies: Surfing, skateboarding, playing music

Who is your favorite instructor?: Mr. Brehm

What are your goals in life?: Do as many cool things as possible

If you were an animal what would you be?: Air Bud