by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography

An Active Family

family_noonan2Originally from the East Coast, it took a Pacific Beach Fourth of July party here in sunny San Diego to bring Kevin and Heather together in 2003. The Noonan family, Kevin, Heather, Kate, and James, have loved living in Aviara for the past 12 years. To them, Carlsbad is family-oriented, close to beaches and restaurants, and on a very important note, has many great places for running and fitness.

In relation to those activities, the healthy couple pursues many fitness-related hobbies. Kevin and Heather play mixed doubles tennis and run a full marathon together once per year. To keep this fitness regimen, they typically also run at least three half marathons. Heather expressed her enjoyment of the challenge of a marathon. “On top of being a great way to stay fit,” she shared, “marathons have taught me how to never give up, continue to push through mental and physical fatigue, and the importance of goals in life. Lastly,” she concluded, “training for marathons has allowed me to meet many wonderful friends. There’s nothing like a four-hour run to learn about people.”

The Noonan children, Kate and James, attend Saint John School where they participate in Girl Scouts, chess, basketball, and golf. They also play in the Carlsbad United Competitive Soccer Program, and other sports include lacrosse and tennis. “Kate has played soccer for four years, lacrosse for two years, and tennis for three,” Heather explained. “James has played soccer for three years, and lacrosse and tennis for two.”

To them, Carlsbad is family-oriented, close to beaches and restaurants, and on a very important note, has many great places for running and fitness.

family_noonan4family_noonan5family_noonan6To support the kids’ busy sports schedules, Kevin is a volunteer coach for two youth teams: the Adrenaline Lacrosse Pythons boys first and second grade team, and the Huki Lacrosse Girls third and fourth grade team. He enjoys coaching both teams. “It is a lot of fun,” Heather said, “and provides him an opportunity to give back to the local community and to a sport that was a big part of his development.” Kevin also interviews high school kids for his alumni school of Georgetown, and Heather is actively involved in the La Costa tennis program for youth and adults.

After the recent adoption of their second rescue dog, a shepherd/retriever mix named Beaufort, a busy life continues to flourish for the Noonans. Now in training for the Minneapolis Marathon, which will be Heather’s 19th full marathon and Kevin’s 12th, Heather, Kevin, Kate, and James Noonan are an active and lively 92011 family!


Parents: Heather and Kevin Noonan
Children: Kate and James Noonan
Community: Aviara
Hometowns: Kevin – Kings Park, NY; Heather – Voorhees, NJ
Occupations: Kevin – President of Forward Slope, Inc.; Heather – Executive sales rep for Skin Health/Galderma
Favorite Places in Carlsbad: La Costa, Ponto Beach, Park Hyatt, Aviara Park

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