by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by Love, Jayde Photography

After Relocating from Arizona, this Fun-Loving Family is Happy to Call San Marcos “Home”

Robert and Kendall Mahoney were destined to be together. The pair met in fourth grade, where they exchanged valentines. Later, Robert transferred schools and he and Kendall parted ways. “We didn’t meet up again until freshman year of college at a party when we realized we knew each other as children,” recalled Kendall. “This rekindled our spark.” The couple got engaged two years later and has now been married for 21 years.

The Mahoneys – originally from Scottsdale, AZ – relocated to San Marcos eight years ago for a job opportunity. “We were always those ‘zonies’ that came over every year in the summer from Arizona to enjoy the beach and cooler weather,” shared Kendall. “We now feel so lucky to be living ‘California dreamin’!’”

“Robert and I just love raising our children here in San Marcos with so many wonderful families and absolutely amazing teachers and school staff.”

Robert, who is a program manager for Solar Turbines, and Kendall, a stay-at-home mom, have two children together: Robert III, a senior at San Marcos High School (SMHS), and Caroline, a sophomore at SMHS.

Robert III has maintained a 4.1 GPA throughout high school and is the group commander of the San Marcos Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, team captain of the SMHS Rocketry Team, and cadet deputy squadron commander of Civil Air Patrol Squadron 714 in Escondido. “Robert III is a candidate for both the United States Naval and Air Force Academies,” noted Kendall. “In October, he received a $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship to the University of San Diego for his leadership and dedication to serving our country.”

Following in her brother’s footsteps, Caroline maintains a 4.0 GPA while leading the Cavalier Dance Team and is a part of the swim team. “She is program director of SMHS Rocketry Team and on the Science Olympiad Team,” explained Kendall. “She also enjoys being a member of the French Club.” Caroline volunteers for the community through SMHS Key Club and writes letters to soldiers with SMHS’s Students Serving Soldiers Club. She was also Miss San Diego 2013-2014 through the National American Miss Organization.

Kendall and Robert enjoy spending time with their children, taking them to the beach, on vacations, and on walks around Discovery Lake with their black Labrador, Scout. “Robert and I believe that our children are such a gift from God,” gushed Kendall. “Robert and I just love raising our children here in San Marcos with so many wonderful families and absolutely amazing teachers and school staff.”

Parents: Robert Joseph Mahoney, Jr. and Kendall Mahoney
Children: Robert Joseph Mahoney, III (18, senior at San Marcos High School); Caroline Mahoney (15, sophomore at San Marcos High School)
Community: Discovery Hills since 2009
Parents’ Hometowns: Scottsdale, AZ (both parents)
Parents’ Occupations: Robert – Program Manager; Kendall – Stay-at-Home Mom
Pet: Scout – Black Lab
Favorite Places to Visit in 92078: Phil’s BBQ, Rita’s, and Nattiya’s Thai Restaurant