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Group Ghide Charlie Company (San Diego)
Total Volunteer Hours 1st & 2nd Quarter of 2018: 91.76! Stephanie is currently a Group Guide for 1st Battalion, Charlie Company, San Diego. Prior to her son leaving for bootcamp, he introduced her to Recruit Parents website, and it was a wonderful site that helped keep her stay informed. After her recruit left for bootcamp, she found the support she received from the additional Facebook groups run by Marine Parents had given her the information and support needed during this transitional time. She was so excited for the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the very community that had given so much to her.
Stephanie lives in Arlington, WA, and is married to the love of her life, Jeff. She has 4 children, 2 step-children, a daughter in law, and a son in law, and a new granddaughter born in June. She is a certified Health Coach, and works at home creating non-toxic products to help people live healthier lives. Her recruit is her 3rd child, and number 5 of 6 overall in the family. He talked to all branches of the military, and did mounds of research, and he knew the Marines were where God was calling him to serve. She has a close and loving blended family, and she and her husband are very proud of each of the 6 children. She feels beyond blessed with the wonderful family God has given her. She cannot wait to see her recruit again on graduation day December 8, 2017.
Stephanie decided to volunteer shortly after her recruit left for San Diego. She has a passion for helping others, and knew she wanted to support others as they transition from being a parent of a teen or young adult, especially mothers, to the parent of a Marine. She is excited to help others along this road, and share her continued experiences on her own journey from being the Mother of a Recruit, to the Mother of a Marine.