The Joy Connection was founded in 2016 by Marnie Young.
Marnie has a Master's Degree and two teaching credentials in Adapted Physical Education. Marnie is a two-time world champion US Diver and a member of the Hall of Fame.
Marnie created The Joy Connection in 2016 to provide a resource to families with special needs. Marnie's passion is to help others of all abilities find their JOY through exercise, play, and community.
Director of Operations
Director of Human Resources
Manager and Head Coach, Dive San Diego
Manager and Play Facilitator, Adapted Child's Play
Play Facilitator, Adapted Child's Play
Kevin Lynch, President
Marnie Young, Executive Director
Carl Measer, Vice President
Ashley Blanc, Executive Vice President
Taylor Clayton, Secretary
Don Cashmore, Secretary
Don Cashmore, Mentorship Programs
Jerry Sanchez, Treasurer
Julie Francisco, Community Liaison