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Kat Trost

City of San Marcos

Kat started her career in the Aquatics field as a lifeguard in 2012. She continued her journey as a Swim Instructor and Head Swim Team coach for a recreational swim league. Afterwards she was offered an internship in Parks and Recreation for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan which began her career in the Parks and Recreation field.


Kat earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism and Travel from Western Michigan University with a minor in Sociology in December 2018. During her experience at WMU, she served on the Alpha Phi Executive Board as Recruitment Manager. She also was a member of the WMU Sailing Club.


Kat has continued to pursue opportunities within the Parks and Recreation field gaining experience in special events, recreation programming, aquatics management, and marketing. Her first full-time role was Aquatics Director for the YMCA of Detroit. From there she went on to become the Recreation and Aquatics Supervisor for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms. After nearly 10 years of experience with the City of GPF, she packed her bags to accept a positon as Recreation Supervisor for the City of Oceanside, where her brief experience prepared her for her role today. 


She most recently started her new role in January 2022 with the City of San Marcos as a Recreation Supervisor II. She is responsible for overseeing the Aquatics Division, special events, social media/marketing, and works closely with the FRIENDS of San Marcos Parks and Recreation.

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