Spencer Meinburg was born in California and has lived in Idaho, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Australia and Thailand. In 2013 he founded Travel for God Ministries and spent time in 27 countries over 7 months.
Educationally he earned his Master’s in Business Administration with a Finance Specialization from Louisiana State University Shreveport and earned his bachelor’s degree with four majors and three minors from the University of Idaho. While at the University of Idaho, Spencer ran track for five years capturing two team titles and served as the Scholar’s President. He was the valedictorian speaker and selected for the prestigious Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award at the conclusion of high school which earned him a spot at Walt Disney World on their wall of fame and was featured on the cover of USA Today and in the Sports Illustrated magazine.
Spencer’s professional background includes a start in the Aquatics industry in 2004 and managing teams to excellence since 2007. He was hired during the construction phase of the Plunge being rebuilt in 2019 and created the business model for restoring the Historical Landmark back to its glory. In addition to aquatics, he has experience with amusement park management, waterpark management, hospitality management, food and beverage management, fitness management, business start-ups, pre-construction, construction projects, community boards and other humanitarian efforts. In 2018 as the Waterpark Director at Laguna Splash, his team won the highest honor in Aquatics achieving the Platinum Safety Award from Ellis and Associates. He created the Swim Monkey Swim Lesson Curriculum and has taught thousands of students worldwide. Spencer has also worked in Australia in the mining and civil engineering industries. Some of his certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor with Title 22, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, CARMP (Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program) Instructor License, ILTP (International Lifeguard Training Program) Instructor, NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO), NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator Certification with Category 24, Central District Health Certified Pool Operator, NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, CPR and First Aid Instructor, Construction White Card, Electrical Safety Awareness, and USA Track and Field Certified Official. He has also served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner and is always seeking out opportunities to give back to the community and to partner with other businesses.
Spencer met his beautiful wife Hanelle in 2014 in Thailand and they were married at Laguna Beach in 2017. They have two gorgeous daughters and look forward to making many more family memories in San Diego!
Director of Internal and External Relations
Darion Garrison was born and raised in Southern California. He moved to Bloomington, Indiana at 21 where he started working for Walmart. Darion spent the next 25 years with Walmart which led him up and down the state, finally settling in San Diego where he has been for the last 20 years. He has a passion for training, developing and mentoring young people and maintains a mentorship role with many of those people to this day.
Darion has 6 amazing children, which all still live in San Diego. They range from 30 years old to 16 years old. He has a 7 year old grandson that keeps him busy. Darion and his beautiful wife Rebekah live in the East County and enjoy their backyard oasis, weekend getaways to Temecula wine country, the outdoor life San Diego has to offer and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Director of Operations and Sales
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