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The Towsleys Commit Their Time Towards Benefiting San Marcos

by LINDA FRABL | photos by Alicia Jeanne Photography

Aiming to Please

The Towsleys, who have lived in Discovery Hills for four years, consist of Heather and her 11-year-old son Tryston, a fifth grader at Double Peak School. With a large repertoire of professional accomplishments and volunteering responsibilities, Heather is an excellent role model for her boy, who she described as, “kind, compassionate, and enthusiastic.” Heather could also be describing herself.

family_Towsley3Always giving of her time, Heather is one of seven community services commissioners for San Marcos, overseeing a budget of 3.4 million that maintains the city’s senior services, youth sports, recreational facilities, parks, trails, and the public equestrian facility. Heather also raises money for the city’s annual fireworks presentation, which she deemed, “one of the best shows in North County!” In addition, Heather is the vice president for her HOA Board, she helps out at Double Peak’s Innovation Lab, and she assembles auction items for the Boys & Girls Club of Marcos’ annual fundraiser auction. Plus, the Towsleys are currently hosting a foreign student from Japan, who is part of the CSUSM English Immersion program.

Heather also has a day job working for Good Source Solutions, a company that diverts excess food items from manufacturers to specialty chefs around the country. As an award-winning sales and marketing professional, Heather earned the Public Relations Society of America Bernays Award, the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award, and the Silver Telly Award. An accomplished competitive figure skater, Heather wrote a children’s book, It’s Okay to Fall, about getting up after falling when ice skating. Even with all of these accolades, Heather professed, “I’m most proud of raising a child!”

family_Towsley2Tryston adores field and arena soccer, flag football, video games, and army men. At school, he keeps busy with math club, clarinet classes, and the track team. Tryston also loves making videos for his YouTube channel, and caring for Spike, his pet Chinese water dragon. He volunteers at the senior center, where he has performed on his recorder for guests as they enjoy lunch. Heather maintained, “Tryston does everything fast and he aims to please, and I love watching him play sports!”

When she isn’t cheering on her son, working, or volunteering, Heather enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing tennis. The Towsleys also love hanging out at the community pool, and hiking along the paths to Discovery Lake. Extolling the virtues of her neighborhood, Heather stated, “Discovery Hills is beautiful, safe, and tranquil. I’m so grateful.”

Name: Heather Towsley
Child: Tryston (11)
Community: Discover Hills since 2013
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Occupation: Sales and marketing, food industry
Pets: Spike, a Chinese water dragon, and an ant farm with very busy harvester ants
Favorite Places in 92078: The Palomar Planetarium for the Friday night shows, watching the San Marcos fireworks from Double Peak Park, renting a pontoon boat on Lake San Marcos, California Coffee House for a “scrambler,” and sampling farm-fresh dishes at The Bellows


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