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Stephanie Wilson

City of San Marcos

Stephanie grew up on 100 acres in rural Missouri, on the Ozark Scenic Riverway; the love of water and nature became a personality trait at a young age. She has been lucky enough to go into a career over the years by eventually leading her to the Parks & Recreation Department with the City of San Marcos. Always a free spirit, Stephanie graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Finance and booked a one-way ticket to Oahu, Hawaii where she resided for two years before moving to North County San Diego, a place that has felt like home over the last 8 years.


Stephanie gained management experience in various restaurants until the unprecedented year of 2020 when she branched into Aquatics by supervising the 17 neighborhood pools on Camp Pendleton. That contract was so successful that she was promoted to run the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center until the opportunity with the San Marcos Parks Department opened. She was referred by the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor who had also crossed over from their experience working together at the swim school in Orange County. 


Stephanie started her new role in January 2023 as a Recreation Supervisor II with an emphasis in Aquatics Management. She has continued to grow and diversify her skills within Parks & Recreation by hosting various special events, increasing recreation programming, developing aquatics infrastructure, and influencing marketing. One of the best new opportunities provided is to be the liaison for the Friends of San Marcos Parks and Recreation; she is still learning all the ways the non-profit supports and benefits the beautiful City of San Marcos and loving being able to contribute to the cause.

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