by LINDA FRABL | photos by Kilalio Photography

Finding Their Momentum

family_knowles3The Knowles clan, a military family, is grateful for the warm hospitality within their neighborhood of San Elijo Hills. The father, Curt, has been deployed seven times in his 20-year Marine Corps career, totaling over eight years spent away from his family. His wife, Cindy, commented, “The support from friends and neighbors will always be remembered and valued as I managed the household while Curt was away. It’s always felt like the residents of San Elijo Hills look out for each other!”

Wanting to show their appreciation by providing a valuable service for their beloved community, the Knowleses helped found the Momentum Training Center, a premier performance training spot in San Marcos. Curt shared, “We opened Momentum as a way to give back to our community. We want people to know that we are sincere in helping them become better both physically and mentally.”


Parent: Curt and Cindy Knowles
Children: Brianna (15), Brock (12), Brody (8)
Community: San Elijo Hills; Sagewood since 2009
Parents’ Hometowns: Curt – Seattle, WA; Cindy – Bloomington, IL
Parents’ Occupations: Curt – CJ4 Instructor Pilot and FAA Training Center Examiner; Cindy – Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Dyson Americas Region
Pets: Agnes and Rowen – Scottish Terrier sisters; Cannon and Cleo – brother and sister cats
Favorite Places to Visit in 92078: We enjoy running and walking the dogs on the trails near our neighborhood. We are typically at Shane’s pizza once a week, Stoked for Sunday brunch and coffee, Epoch for wine and cheers with friends, and of course, Utopia for Brody’s special treat of frozen yogurt. We enjoy those restaurants because of the close proximity and community feel.


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Residents of San Elijo Hills since 2005, Curt and Cindy delight in raising their three active children – daughter Brianna (15), and sons Brock (12) and Brody (8). Brianna plays soccer for the San Marcos High School team and for the San Elijo Matrix Club. Brock, who attends San Elijo Middle School, keeps busy playing flag football with the North County Coast Friday Night Lights (NCCFNL). Brody, who attends San Elijo Elementary School, is into swimming and anything Pokémon-related!

Always ready to help encourage their children’s passions, Curt has coached two age groups with the San Elijo Matrix Soccer Club, and Cindy handles administrative tasks as the club’s manager. In addition, Curt coaches for the NCCFNL. As a family, the whole brood frequently engages in various aquatic activities and goes snow skiing in the winter.

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In addition to their family and training center commitments, Curt is also a CJ4 Instructor Pilot and FAA Training Center Examiner, and Cindy is Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Dyson Americas Region. Cindy laughed, “We often hear, ‘We don’t know how you do it!’ Guess what? We don’t do it all. We make plenty of mistakes, and many things slip through the cracks.” Curt added, “Like any family, we balance and juggle and make choices. We drop balls every day. We operate a bit like ducks on water – calm above water, with frenzied paddling below!”