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REC STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

David Ibarra, REC Programs SupervisorDavid Ibarra, REC Supervisor

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Watching the children learn and grow everyday
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Responsible, friendly, and a leader
  • Proudest Moment: Becoming a father and becoming a City of Manhattan Beach employee in 1998
  • Favorite Song: Cruise by Florida Georgia Line

Amy, REC LeaderAmy, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Being able to interact and bond with the kids
  • 3 Words to Describe Me: Adventurous, out-going, and hardworking
  • Proudest Moment: Transferring to California State University, Long Beach
  • Favorite Song: Anything Country

Emily, REC LeaderEmily, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Playing with my little buddies
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Sparkles, glitter, and sunshine 
  • Proudest Moment: Getting hired as a REC Leader while still in high school
  • Favorite Song: Dream of Flying by Brian Crain

Jeremy, REC LeaderJeremy, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Participating in the game of the day
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Creative, funny, and brown
  • Proudest Moment: Graduating college with honors
  • Favorite Song: I love all genres of music

Melanie, REC LeaderMelanie, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Giving back to the community and implementing positive vibes in the children we work with!
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Joyful, active, and loving 
  • Proudest Moment: Graduating from college
  • Favorite Song: You Make Me Feel so Young by Frank Sinatra

Christina, REC LeaderChristina, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Bonding with the kids 
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Artistic, caring, and hungry
  • Proudest Moment: The day I had my son and held him in my arms for the first time
  • Favorite Song: November Rain or Don't Cry by Guns N Roses

Victor, REC LeaderVictor, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: The outdoor activities
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Cool, funny, and real
  • Proudest Moment: Attending college
  • Favorite Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel

Michelle, REC LeaderMichelle, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Getting to know the kids and seeing how special they are!
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Hardworking, thrifty, and a "Go-Getter"
  • Proudest Moment: Graduating from college
  • Favorite Song: Superwoman by Alicia Keys

Suzanna, REC LeaderSuzanna, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Interacting with the Manhattan Beach community
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Loyal, responsible, and fun
  • Proudest Moment: Anytime I am performing
  • Favorite Song: Any song by Kanye

Manny, REC LeaderManny, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Knowing how appreciated I am by the kids
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Peaceful, kind, and odd
  • Proudest Moment: Making it to the CIF Finals in volleyball during my Senior year of high school
  • Favorite Song: Waters Rising by Alter Bridge

Kacie, REC LeaderKacie, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Working outside
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Organized, honest, and athletic
  • Proudest Moment: Graduating from college
  • Favorite Song: Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

Royal, REC LeaderRoyal, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Getting to know the kids. I love to watch their personalities unfold as I get to know them better
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Honest, persistent, and trustworthy
  • Proudest Moment: The day I bought my first car
  • Favorite Song: My Way by Frank Sinatra

Julia, REC LeaderJulia, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Getting to know the kids and interacting with them
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Out-going, friendly, and unique
  • Proudest Moment: When I rescued my dog
  • Favorite Song: Disney songs

Kailey, REC LeaderKailey, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Being a great mentor to the children and having tons of fun
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Hard-working, creative, and silly
  • Proudest Moment: When I got this job [as a REC Leader] 3 years ago
  • Favorite Song: I like all genres of music

Jesus, REC LeaderJesus, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Being able to teach the kids new sports
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Calm, athletic, and talkative
  • Proudest Moment: Getting this job
  • Favorite Song: I like all genres of music

Hope, REC LeaderHope, REC Leader

  • Favorite Part of the Job: Seeing kids build and encounter new skills
  • 3 Words to Describe Myself: Empathetic, Adventurous, and Genuine
  • Proudest Moment: Starting my own clothing line and business
  • Favorite Song: All of Me by John Legend