Erik Houston joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 2006. He is a graduate of MCRD Parris Island, Infantry School aboard Camp Lejune and later the Cannoneers Course aboard Ft Sill, Oklahoma. He served oversees with distinction and was transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve in 2013.
Vera started lifeguarding in Douglas Wyoming in 1983. She then moved to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University. Vera is a graduate of Texas A&M University in Kinesiology with a Biology minor.
The 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented in January to Catherine “Rosie” Rosenthal, who has for many years been the mainstay of St.Charles (MO) Parks & Recreation.
About Hunter Blackstone Goold:
Hunter grew up in Sacramento, CA and was the only son in a family of five children. With four sisters, Hunter knew that being the funny one kept everyone happy. With his blonde hair and great big smile his charm and whit could win anyone over. Hunter’s passion for life in the face of personal trials was an inspiration to anyone who met him.
The first E&A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Vera Vowell during the E&A International Aquatic Safety School of 2009.
Vera is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. Vera is presently the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of College Station in College Station, Texas.