City of Laguna Niguel Recreation Brochure Fall 2017 - Page 2

A Message From Parks & Recreation With gorgeous scenery and views, numerous recreation amenities, parks, and a safe environment, Laguna Niguel is the ideal location to live well. Take the trivia questionnaire below and test your knowledge of the beautiful 14.72 square mile planned community in South Orange County. 1. The City tree is the: ___________________ A. Jacaranda B. Eucalyptus C. California Pepper D. Canary Island Pine 2. The City flower is the: ___________________ A. Camellia B. Sunflower C. Bougainvillea D. White Rose 3. When it was incorporated, Laguna Niguel became the ___________ city in Orange County. A. 28th B. 29th C. 30th D. 32nd 4. The first private landowner of the area was Juan ___________________, a resident of San Juan Capistrano, who obtained land through a Mexican land grant in 1842. A. Mendoza B. Garcia C. Niguel D. Avila 5. The City of Laguna Niguel was incorporated on December 1, ________________. A. 1978 B. 1989 C. 1988 D. 1979 Parks & Recreation Showcase Lynn Hewitt Recreation Coordinator Lynn Hewitt began working for the City of Laguna Niguel as a Senior Recreation Leader for Sea Country Senior & Community Center in 2010. She then transitioned into the role of Recreation Coordinator before taking on full-time responsibilities of the position in September 2015. While in this role, she was responsible for managing many contract classes and instructors, adding new and interesting classes to round out the center’s programs and offerings. Her passion shines through in planning and executing senior social events that draw out excitement and joy, making each event a memorable time for all. Her current position involves coordinating senior health and wellness, managing facility reservations for parties and special events, planning informative lectures, and overseeing the fitness center. Prior to working for the city, Lynn gained valuable event experience at Rancho Capistrano as the Assistant Wedding Director planning & coordinating extravagant weddings and events. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a Business Administration degree, Lynn started her career in sales at NCR Corporation, advancing to District Manager responsible for a large sales team and product line revenue. Lynn is a California native and longtime resident of Laguna Niguel. She is married to Paul and has been involved in the community along with her three amazing kids, Brittany, Bryce, and Gina, as well as a rambunctious 90lb. white Labrador; Luna Moon. She loves traveling to new places, spending time with family and friends, enjoying beach activities, and of course, planning events. Danielle Borenstein Recreation Coordinator Danielle Borenstein just celebrated her one year anniversary with the City of Laguna Niguel. She has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has now enjoyed seven years in the field of Recreation. Danielle started with the City in June 2016 as a Senior Recreation Leader, was shortly promoted to part- time Recreation Coordinator, and recently promoted to full-time Recreation Coordinator at the Sea Country Senior & Community Center. Danielle most recently worked for the City of Lake Forest where she planned summer camps and assisted with special events. However, it was her first job working at the front desk at the City of Yorba Linda Senior/Community Center where she found her love for working with the community, and especially seniors. In her present position as Recreation Coordinator, Danielle is responsible for managing and overseeing the senior newsletter, special events, contract classes and instructors, and assisting with other senior programs at the Sea Country Senior and Community Center. Danielle feels lucky to have a job where she enjoys coming to work every day because of her co-workers and the seniors she gets to work with. “I love that I have a job where I can make a positive impact on the community I work for and the people that live there.” During Danielle’s free time she loves to travel, go to the beach, and spend time with her husband Brett and family. See page 5 for answers. Parks & Recreation Mission Statement To provide a wide variety of innovative, diverse and inclusive recreational and cultural opportunities which enhance the quality of life for residents of Laguna Niguel. PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE: (949) 425-5100 | RECREATION HOTLINE: (949) 362-4351 ONLINE REGISTRATION: | REGISTRATION FORM: Page 32