Shortly after arriving, Ms. Muinos started working at the Defense Division of Cubic Corporation, where she eventually worked for 27 years. During that career, she worked her way through the ranks in several Logistics positions, including the Product Support Manager responsible for the spare parts department and several repair depots. The spares administration group managed a multitude of programs for a wide variety of US, foreign military and commercial customers. It was a “cradle to grave” operation, providing numerous logistics services, and overseeing the testing and sell-off to Cubic’s and the customer’s Quality Control representatives, preparing items and documents for shipping and initiating contract close-out.
Joyce retired in 1995 and started on a career of volunteering. She has been with the Tierrasanta Junior Women’s Club for 20 years, serving as president five terms and has served on the Board in some capacity for all but four years. She volunteered with the San Diego Humane Society as a mobile adoptions counselor for about five years and the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, now Promises 2 Kids, working mostly fund-raising events during the same period of time.
Ms. Muinos is very involved with the Fostering Opportunities organization and volunteers as a mentor for a young lady who grew up in the foster care system. Her current mentee will be graduating from California State, San Marcos next year!
Joyce is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Tierrasanta Foundation as Foundation President, organizing and assisting with their various fund-raising events. Joyce is also an active member of the Tierrasanta Ascension Parish.
Since Fran’s retirement she has had the time to appreciate this wonderful “Island on the Hill” and to be able to finally give back to the community she loves. She and Greg became interested in TVSD and their mission since their first involvement in December, 2005, and have been volunteering ever since. In fact, the first TVSD office was in their home.
She served on the interim-board as Secretary for the first year, and then took over the day-to-day administration of the village for the first three plus years and has been assisting every since. She also has co-chaired the TVSD Team for the annual American Cancer Society Tierrasanta Relay for Life for the 6 years. Fran considers herself truly blessed with four children and seven wonderful grandchildren who never cease to amaze her. Life is good living on the hill!
Carol Lee is Secretrary
Ann Lasdon is Treasurer
I was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Illinois when I was in 4 th grade. I loved grade school and high school and was very involved in my church there. I graduated from college with a teaching degree and a double major: Spanish and Music. I met John Lee when we were both teaching in Northbrook, Illinois, and we married in 1964. While we were having and raising our sons (in 1965, 1967, and 1971) I taught piano and voice at home and conducted the church choir. John continued to work in Northbrook and eventually became Assistant to the Superintendent, although he always tried to keep his hand in by teaching a few classes, as well. When our boys were in school full-time, I went back to teaching and spent most of the next 20+ years teaching language arts in middle school, which I loved. I retired from the classroom in 2003 and began teaching an Online Writing Workshop for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development. I continue to teach for CTD to this day.
Through the years, John and I enjoyed music, plays, and activities with our children and grandchildren. Thirteen days short of our 50 th wedding anniversary, he died. I decided to move to San Diego to be near my youngest grandchildren while I could still enjoy sharing in their activities. It’s been great seeing some of my other, older grandchildren marrying already! Having time with grandkids just wasn’t enough, though—I needed some adult friends here in Tierrasanta! Then, discovered TVSD. I’ve been a member for just a few months, but I’ve participated in lots of activities, as well as writing a member bio for the Vibes each month. I am very happy that I could help out by volunteering to be secretary of the board, and I treasure the friendships that The Village is bringing me.
Ann was born and raised in Greensburg, PA. a small- town southeast of Pittsburgh. She had an older brother who died in 1991. After graduation from high school she moved to Tucson where she attended the University of Arizona. During those years she held summer jobs in a bank.
She moved to San Diego in 1967 and pursued a 26 year-banking career. Positions included Executive Assistant to the President of Torrey Pines Bank, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors and finished her career as an Assistant Vice President.
After the Bank was sold to Wells Fargo Bank her working career continued as Office Manager/Personal Assistant to the former Chairman of the Board of the Bank and a former owner of Frazee Industries.
She joined TVSD in 2014 and looks forward to serving on the Board as your Treasurer.
Marilyn Bente is Member-At-Large
As a young child in Columbus, Ohio, Marilyn never dreamed that she would become a Californian, much less that she would be able to travel world-wide, visiting countries on six continents! Marilyn is the oldest of five children and was raised by parents who put a high value on education and work ethics. She graduated from the Ohio State University in 1969 with a degree in education, majoring in French and English. That year was a turning point in her life! She not only earned a teaching credential, but also married her college sweetheart, Tom. They moved across country, teaching contracts in hand, to start their careers with the San Diego Unified School District, which would continue for nearly forty years. In 1971, they bought their first house in Tierrasanta, and were soon blessed with a son, Christopher.
Throughout the years, Marilyn worked towards earning a Master's degree from San Diego State University, became a mentor teacher, a resource teacher, and a staff developer for the AVID program and for the California Language Project. She and her family spent two years in France with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program where she taught English as a foreign language in French high schools. This offered them the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and to Africa. Since retiring, Marilyn shared her husband's passion for travel and they were able to visit over 50 different countries and travel throughout the United States.
In 2015, her husband, Tom, passed away, and now she fills her life with visiting her son and two grandsons in Sacramento; working on assessment projects for the U.S. Department of Education; participating in book, card, and film clubs; traveling with friends and family; and volunteering with TVSD. She has gained much personal satisfaction in leadership roles with the Village, facilitating the Lunch Bunch, serving as an original member of the Membership Committee, helping to organize the TVSD team for the Relay for Life, and leading a Village group to Paris. She is proud to be a member of the TVSD Board of Directors as the Secretary and Board Liaison for the Volunteer Core Group.