Friday, 05 June 2020
Water Polo at The Wave
Casey Lyons shows Wave campers the proper throwing technique during the morning water polo session
Partners of The Wave Program
Playing Pickleball at The Wave
Wave Campers play a friendly game of Pickleball on the PGHS tennis courts. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball
High Jumping at The Wave Program
A Wave camper works on her high jump technique during the track and field portion of the camp at the PGHS Stadium
Ed Reinhardt, Jr., Speaks at The Wave Program
Ed Reinhardt, Jr., tells his story about his miraculous recovery to the wave campers and parents on Monday, July 15 at the PGHS Gym
Cheer Recital Introductions
The Wave Coach, Darryl Smith, talks to the campers prior to the cheer recital put on in the PGHS Gym
Meeting the Cheer Clinic Coach
The Wave Coach Darryl Smith introduces Arthur Smith, the cheer coach at Cal-State Bakersfield to the wave campers signed up for the Cheer Clinic on Thursday, July 11
Campers Love H.I.T.S.
Wave Campers line up to receive a t-shirt, sweat bands and information from The Wave Coach Darryl Smith and Activities Director, Todd Buller. The gear was provided by the United States Tennis Association courtesy of India Hoffman
Crazy for Clif Bars
Various Wave Program campers pose with their favorite snack in the PGHS Gym
Learning Basketball Basics
Pacific Grove Head Boys Basketball Coach Dan Powers talks about the game of basketball to a group of Wave Campers
Culinary Arts Fun
Wave Campers pose for a picture during one of the cooking classes held by PGHS Culinary Arts teacher Jenn Erickson
Kids Decorate their Wave Bags
Campers show off their creative skills on their Under Armour bags
Pizza for the Team Leaders
The Wave Coach Darryl Smith (right) delivers pizza to the team leaders. The pizza was provided by Mountain Mikes of Pacific Grove
The Wave Huddle & Cheer
Campers gather around The Wave Program Activities Director Todd Buller at the end of the day before being released to their parents.
Listening to the Day's Schedule
The Activity Director for The Wave Program tells campers what they will be doing for the day
Making the Rounds
Camp Executive Director Darryl Smith makes the rounds during thewaveprogram in 2019 camp at PGHS

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Donald Mothershead

Donald MothersheadDonald MothersheadDonald Mothershead moved to Pacific Grove at the age of 4, when his father retired as a Major, after serving on three continents with the U.S. Army. Earl and Olga Mothershead operated the Pacific Grove Beach Stand, located at Lovers Point from 1958 – 1981 and was famous for the “best burgers on the peninsula”, were Donald grew-up with the swimming pool, glass bottom boats, and helping out at the family business.

Mothershead attended Pacific Grove Schools (grades K-12), Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), then transferred to California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, obtaining a B.S. in Physical Education in 1976, and his California Teaching Credential in 1977.

While still a student at MPC, Don met the love of his life, Rosemarie in 1972. After a long courtship, the couple married in 1976 and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this spring. They have three wonderful adult children, Heather, Crystal, and John, and three grandchildren.

After college, Donald returned home and taught for four years with the Pacific Grove School District, before accepting a job with the City of Pacific Grove in 1981. In addition to his more than three decades with the Recreation Department, Mothershead has been involved in many segments of the community where he says that he cherishes the many amazing opportunities and special community friends that he has made.


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Roxanne J. Viray

Picture of Roxane to ComePicture of Roxane to ComeBorn and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. A graduate of Pacific Grove High School, Monterey Peninsula College, California State University Fresno and the California Highway Patrol Academy.

Employed with Fresno County Probation Department, Monterey County District Attorney's Office and is presently employed with the Pacific Grove Police Department for the last 17 years.

She is a resident and business co-owner of Miss Trawick's Home and Garden Shop in Pacific Grove.

When she has free time, she enjoys travelling.




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Jim Hemphill - Vice President

Jim HemphillJim HemphillHemphill received his B.A. and M.A from San Jose State in Physical Education. He taught at Homestead High in Cupertino for 13 years and was the Athletic Director and Physical Education Department Chairman for 10 of those years.

Hemphill coached baseball and won the CCS championship twice. After coaching, Jim went into real estate for 28 years and was the owner/broker of the firm in Cupertino.

Hemphill moved to Pebble Beach in 1997 and retired from real estate in 2004.

Currently a scout for the Atlanta Braves baseball team, he has a son who played in the Major Leagues for the California Angels.


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Stephan Adams - Treasurer/CFO

Stephen AdamsStephen Adams Adams has spent the last 27 years as President of AdComm IV Management Consulting Services in Carmel, CA. Some notable clients were Blockbuster (Monterrey, CA) Affinity Group, Inc., of Ventura, CA, radio stations WAQQ/WAQS AM/FM (Charlotte, NC), WLAV AM/FM (Grand Rapids MI), Seattle Magazine (Seattle, WA), American Clubs (Woodland Hills, CA) and ATP, publishing, Palm Springs, CA. He was also the publisher of the North American Gardner.

Adams graduated in 1983 from the University of Puget Sound with a BA degree specializing in Asian Studies & Psychology. He went on to earn an MBA from the Monterrey Institute of International Studies in 1985 and spent a year (1994) at Stanford Professional Publishing Course in Palo Alto, CA.

Stephen began his Marketing career in 1985 in Los Angeles, where he worked primarily on national accounts for Honda and Toyota Motors for three years. He then moved to Tampa, FL working for Blockbuster Video as their Advertising and Marketing Director.

In 1989 Adams returned to the Monterey Peninsula as the General Manager/owner of Radio Stations KMBY/KLAU (1989-94). While at KMBY, Adams formed AdComm IV Inc. As a multimedia ownership and consulting company focusing on Electronic Media: clients include for Affinity Group, Inc. of Ventura, CA, the Sam's Club and Coast-to-Coast Club (1994-98). He also served as Affinity's Vice President International Marketing until 1999 opening AGI's Tokyo office. Since 2000, Adams has worked with his wife Bonnie managing the Monterey County Hospitality Association.

Stephen served for 11 years (1988-99) as the board of director for American Wine Cellars, and three years each (2013-16) as the director of Adams Publishing, Adams Radio Group and Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates.

On a personal note, Stephen has worked with youth of Carmel and Monterey in many ways. He has spent seven years (2008-15) on the Board of Directors Panther Youth Football & Cheer, serving as Electronic Media, President, Treasurer and Coach while coaching Carmel Youth Baseball in that same span.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Monterrey as its Youth Program Director from 1991-94 and spent two years (1992-94) on the Board of Directors Monterey Peninsula United Way. Adams also volunteered for three years (2006-09) at Stevenson Lower School, stressing their core reading and mathematics development program.


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Casey Lucius - Development Director

Casey LuciusCasey LuciusCasey Lucius recently resigned as a Professor of National Security Decision Making at the U.S. Naval War College in order to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to teaching at the War College, she taught at the Naval Postgraduate School where she designed courses on U.S. foreign policy and Asian studies. She also taught courses on culture and U.S.-Vietnam relations at the Hanoi University of International Studies. Prior to her academic work, Lucius worked as the Operations Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. She also spent nearly a decade in service as a Naval Intelligence officer which included a staff tour at Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Hawaii and a tour on the USS JOHN C. STENNIS aircraft carrier. In 2003, Lucius worked as the intelligence liaison between the U.S. Navy and the navies of Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan. She also worked as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Casey Lucius earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii in 2007 and her M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2002. She is also a graduate of the Naval War College and Ashland University. She has conducted research in China and Vietnam and has published a book on Vietnam’s political system. Lucius serves on the Pacific Grove City Council, as well as several regional boards. She is married to Lt. Colonel Robert Lucius, USMC (ret), and they have one six-year old son, Bobby.

Casey has decided to run for Congress in 2016 for two main reasons. First, because she’s a mom and as a mother she cares about the future direction of our community. Like everyone else, she’s concerned about jobs, water, and the environment. Second, as a professor of national security and a veteran, she’s also concerned about the direction of our country. She is particularly worried that America’s power and influence in the world is in decline. It’s time for new ideas and for a new generation of solutions. Casey is stepping up to offer those new solutions and we hope you will join us in supporting her campaign.


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Frank Snowden

Frank SnowdenFrank SnowdenFrank Snowden was born and raised in Redwood City, CA. After graduating Woodside High School 1976, Frank moved to Southern California and worked as a marketing coordinator at Warner Communications then as a hiring and training director for Malibu Grand Prix.

In 1982 Frank entered his first triathlon. After a year of racing at the amateur level, Frank earned his professional status and competed in over 100 triathlon and multi sport events over the next five years throughout the US and Europe. Upon his return from Europe, he began a career in sales and marketing.

In 1988, Frank founded Snowden & Company. Snowden & Company is a full service sales and marketing agency that serves the sporting goods and sports speciality channels. They represent some of the best and most recognized brands in our industry and manage all of the brands sales and marketing efforts in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

Our current list of brands are: Under Armour, Clif Bar, Nathan Sports and CEP compression

Frank has lead the sales and marketing efforts for the Snowden and Company team for the past 28 years.

Frank is married to Gabrielle who is a counselor in the Monterey School District. They will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this summer. Frank and Gabrielle have two sons. Jake, a recent Cal Poly Graduate and Sam, who is currently attending Cal Poly as a freshman.


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Gilles Gamerio - Assistant Treasurer/CFO

Gilles GamerioGilles GamerioGilles was born and grew up in France where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He relocated to Monterey, California, where he has been living for the past 18 years. First, he became a key member of Novell where he pioneering the Internet of things (IOT) by designing the first fully automated expresso maker connected to the internet. The device went viral, was published in USA Today and, earned him the employee of the year nomination.

Gilles is also an entrepreneur and created his own local manufacturing business. He designed and produced high-end Audio consumer products that were very well received in Japan, making it to the top 2 best buy of the year for three years in a row. There he wore the many hats doing everything required of a single owner, and learned all the aspects of business accounting, including filing his own taxes.

Gilles also has a passion for service to the community. Besides contracting as an Engineer, he has learned Reiki and is a Yoga teacher, occasionally offering free classes to help people. But he is especially interested in inspiring the young who are the future of our species. The Wave is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community by enriching the lives of our local children.


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Camp Activities

● Basketball ● Baseball/Softball ● Volleyball ● Football ● Soccer Lacrosse ● Tennis ● Wrestling ● Water Polo 

● Track & Field ● Swim Lessons ● Music  ● Team Handball ● lmprov ● Art ● Dance ● Cheerleading   Culinary Art ● Health, Nutrition & Fitness

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