Active Mom, Ginger Couvrette, Supports Her Children and Community[heading]by Amy Lehrer | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography[/heading]
A Stoneridge resident for 17 years, Ginger Couvrette devotes herself to others. After graduating from UCSD, she became a science teacher at San Marcos High School where she coached four sports but chose to retire after having children. Then, because she enjoyed active parenting, she gravitated toward youth-oriented volunteer opportunities – Poway Youth Soccer League administrator, soccer and basketball coach, room parent, supporter of Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family and City Councilmember Jim Cunningham’s appointee to the City of Poway’s Parks and Recreation Committee.
Despite now working full-time as a broker associate with Coldwell Banker, Ginger continues to support her community. She organized the first Summer Camp and Youth League Expo and is spearheading Hike, Bike and Ride Poway (HBRP) with Jim Cunningham. To help parents find fun summer activities for their children, she gathered 28 youth organizations together to present their programs. Ginger explained, “It takes a lot of time and work to find activities; so, having them all under one roof is a huge benefit to Poway families.” The HBRP program will highlight various trails and sponsor events. Refer to Ginger’s new website, www.livepoway.com, for trail events, family activities and league registration dates. “The more people I see enjoying Poway, the happier I am!” exclaimed Ginger.
An only child, Ginger loves seeing her kids playing together and supporting each other. Married for 19 blissful years, Ginger admires her husband, John, for supporting her and for coaching sports. A Poway High School junior, her son, Tyler, is a wonderful student, runner and volunteer who coaches basketball and soccer. A Poway High School freshman, her son, Justin, is a good student who plays football and lacrosse. Daughter Kelly, a Chaparral Elementary School fifth grader, is a great student who manages to play softball, basketball, soccer and piano, ride horses and participate in Girl Scouts.
Due to her busy schedule, Ginger values personal time. She’s an advocate of getting up early and working evenings so she can spend lunchtime outdoors. Expect to see her running Mt. Woodson and Iron Mountain this summer to train for a significant elevation changing 50-mile trial run in October. Her favorite Poway trail run begins at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, encompasses Lake Poway and winds back through the Reserve. Runner’s World described this run as the ultimate “Rave Run” due to its oak canopy, sparkling water and majestic mountains. And surprisingly, next year she aspires to run a 100-mile trail race under 24 hours.[box title=”At A Glance” color=”#333333″]
Name: Ginger Couvrette
Community: Stoneridge for 17 years
Occupation: Broker associate with Coldwell Banker in Rancho Bernardo
Family: Husband – John, Children – Tyler (16), Justin (14), Kelly (10)