Mark Muir was on the Encinitas City Council from 2011 to 2018. During part of his tenure, he held the position of Deputy Mayor. Before being on the City Council, Mark was the Fire Chief for Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar. He served in the fire service for 35 years. Mark, his wife, and their son are very involved in Encinitas organizations. As a native to San Diego, Mark says that he’s been blessed to live, work and play in this area he calls home. His fondest memories as a kid are of those playing in the surf and camping at San Elijo State Beach, far from school and yard work, but just minutes from his home.
While on the Council, he was passionate about preserving and acquiring open space, improving public safety, protecting our environment and being fiscally responsible. He also sat on many regional boards and was the chairman of The San Diego County Water Authority and the Encina Waste Water Authority.
Julie Thunder has lived in Cardiff for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Mt. Carmel High in Poway and has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree (Applied Mathematics) from SDSU. She was a software developer in both the defense industry and private business before completing her teaching credential.
She and her husband moved to Cardiff in 1985. They raised their four daughters here and were involved in all the activities that come with a large family. She was a volunteer at Cardiff and Ada Harris Elementary S
Both Mark and Julie would be the first to say “We’re not journalists!” But with their combined personal and business friends throughout Encinitas, they hope to provide information in The Encinitas Current that will be of value to you as well as an entertaining read.