Wendy Yoder, Vice President

I moved to San Clemente in 1964 at age 7. My father was a career Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. Thank goodness there was a shortage of base housing back then and we got to live in San Clemente. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun times on base, in the pools, at the beach and the parks. I attended, Las Palmas, Marco Forster and San Clemente High School and Saddleback. I met my future husband Bob Yoder at SCHS in 1974 and married him in 78. I took a photography class my senior year from the infamous Jay Mcilwee. He is a great teacher and I have been a photo bug since. I especially enjoy taking photos of our beautiful area, the beaches, flora and fauna. I even had my own little show at Jay's place, The Zebra House Cafe here in town. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for 35 years, but a stay home mom for 25 of those. This enabled me to become very involved in the schools my children attended. One of my most memorable being a field trip from Concordia with my daughters class to the Butterfly Garden and trails of San Clemente State Park. I learned as much as the students. I have served on the PTA, organizing many fundraisers. i.e. Jog-a-thon, School Carnival. I have put together school yearbooks and run talent shows. I was the Booster Club President for both the boys and girls volleyball programs at SCHS, where I got to meet and work with the talented Barry Berg. For the past two years I have served on committee to promote and fundraise for the UCI Mens Volleyball Program. I am lucky enough to live a five minute walk from the State park entrance and a ten minute bike ride to San Mateo and Sano. I love to walk the trails and the beach in search of my coveted sea glass. The Cottage took on new meaning for me when my son Curtis married Shari Coble, daughter of Russ and Lori last summer. There was a gorgeous ceremony in the bowl over looking the ocean with an wonderful reception at the Cottage. Love watching this little building and grounds transform. My husband Bob and I have been married for 35 years. We have three children who went through SCHS and played volleyball there. They are all surfers and volleyball players and continue to enjoy the water and surf at Sano and Doheny. State Parks Passes have been birthday presents for many years.

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