by LYDIA COBB | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography

Strolling with the Stangls

Ryan and Tiffany Stangl moved to Sea Vista Colony, across from Lake San Marcos and San Marcos High School, seven years ago. Their three-year old son Rhys attends Stars Montessori in Vista. “We noticed a lot of growth in Rhys just being around other children his age,” said Ryan. “While it seems that Rhys is interested in everything, and we just can’t keep up, his latest adventure is that he is learning to swim.” Ryan’s 21-year-old stepdaughter, Cheyenne, just moved to Philadelphia, where she’ll pursue her passion in poetry and spoken word.

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Ryan works with Realty ONE Group in Carlsbad. He elaborated, “Being in real estate takes a lot of hustle and hard work and I wanted to focus that hard work in my local area.” Tiffany oversees the dispensation of hearing aids with Hear USA, where she runs her own office from Oceanside, in the Top 20 of nationwide offices. They met in Orange County. Tiffany was then living in Encinitas, and Ryan was visiting his family when he lived then in Seattle. “I spent a lot of time visiting Tiffany, so when an opportunity came to move down I jumped on it,” said Ryan.

“Solutions for Change has a great program called Homes for Homes, where real estate agents can help out by donating their commissions.”

Together, their philanthropy embraces solutions for abandoned animals and homeless citizens. Volunteering was a way for them to be active in their new community. Ryan first walked dogs for the County of San Diego Animal Services shelter on Palomar Airport Road. “There I met some amazing people who to this day are still there and still fighting for animals rights,” he added. He leaped over to aid The Dog Squad Rescue, a local organization that helped all breeds get fostered and adopted. “The groups you see out outside of Petco or Unleashed – that was us,” he said. He and Tiffany support Solutions for Change, a nonprofit solving family homelessness. “They have a great program called Homes for Homes,” he added, “where real estate agents can help out by donating their commissions. It has always been my goal to champion this cause.” Ryan is a distinguished Toastmaster, volunteering for five years in a local Toastmaster’s club.

The Stangls are keeping up with Rhys on their strolls to Simmons Family Park. They’re finding balance working and playing in this place they love and call home.


Parents: Ryan and Tiffany Stangl
Children: Rhys Stangl (3); Cheyenne Bartram (21)
Community: Sea Vista Colony since 2009
Parents’ Occupations: Ryan – real estate agent; Tiffany – hearing aid dispenser
Parents’ Hometowns:Ryan – Spokane, WA; Tiffany – Durban, South Africa
Pet: BeeGee – rescue dog
Favorite Places in 92078: Simmons Family Park and Philly Frank’s Steaks

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