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Our Team

Executive Assistant Julia Garmendia

Julia Garmendia

Director of Operations

Julia, the newest member of the Operation Surf team, joined the organization during the summer of 2017. She is the proud daughter of a Retired Air Force Veteran, and has spent her life, like most military kids, traveling the world from one duty station to another. After her family was stationed in Puerto Rico for several years, her father got orders to Vandenberg Air Force Base, and she had the pleasure of growing up on the amazing Central Coast of California. Julia spent several years traveling around for work and then made the decision to come home. After learning about Operation Surf, she felt inspired, and knew she wanted to be a part of the organization. She has enjoyed being able to combine her passion of helping others and honoring our nation’s heroes. She feels blessed to be a part of the Operation Surf family and looks forward to seeing the organization grow and continue to impact the lives of others.