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The Laguna Beach Parents Club (LBPC) is a registered non-profit organization that is run by community volunteers. Meet the 2019 LBPC Board Members and our Ambassadors.

Jill Epple is originally from New Jersy but has called Laguna Beach home for over 10 years.  In addition to being a mom of two, Jill does non-profit work specializing in marketing and event planning.  Through the Club, Jill has built many lasting friendships with other local families.


Andrea Maruska

Events Coordinator

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Katelynn Mansukhani
Membership Coordinator


Jake Provost 

Dad's Night Out Coordinator


Kristie Hensley
Book Club Coordinator


After more than 15 years in New York City, Kim decided to join her twin sister on the west coast and has never looked back. Almost 7 years in Socal, she lives in South Laguna with her husband, Jon and 2 year old son, Dylan. 

You can find them at the beach or exploring new restaurants. Laguna Beach is definitely their forever home. 




 Allison Wald moved to Laguna Beach from the Bay Area in 2017 and has loved calling this special place her home for the past four years. In addition to being a Mom, Allison works for Starbucks on their Ethics and Compliance team. She joined the club after moving to Laguna and wanted to get more involved with the culture and community and meet other local families. As a working mom, this club has allowed her and her family to meet so many wonderful friends that will last a lifetime.



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Kayla Wiechert lives in Laguna with her husband, two young sons, and dog. They enjoy walking and playing at local parks together. She works with student clubs and organizations at Chapman University so is excited to contribute to, and gain from, one in her own community!

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Sofia Sawitz

Secretary & Social Media

Sofia Sawitz is a busy mama and wife, born and raised in South Pasadena, who moved to Laguna Beach in 2008 when she married her husband, Steve. She is a board certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and entrepreneur and stays busy as a professor at Chapman University PT graduate program while she running her businesses with her husband. Sofia gained so much from the relationships and resources in LBPC and is so honored to take a role as Secretary and give back to her “village” that has given her so much.

Kayla Wiechert


Allie Wald

Kim McMurray Branca

Co-President & Website

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Katie Bond

Family Fitness Coordinator

Kristi Hadix

Web Ambassador