I adore working with children. Some may say that I'm a "big kid" myself.  I have been a camp counselor, surf instructor, after school program director, teacher, and my most important job...a mom of two boys! Through my experiences, I have come to realize that children are so open and honest, and have this raw energy that I love being around.  The ocean has a similar energy.  Much like children, the ocean is constantly changing, but holds a constant vibe that I find so rewarding.  Put children and the ocean together and you get a magical time of fun and living in the moment!  Becoming a part of Sandy Feet Initiative has shown me how amazing children can truly be.  Even with such tough obstacles these children remind us adults that it's all about the right attitude!  So if life makes you wipe out, just take a deep breath and paddle back out with a smile on your face!!!

Natalie Velez

Director of Training

27525 Puerta Real, #285

Mission Viejo, CA  92691

(714) 206-3810


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