Many couples have a long history, but most don’t go as far back as that of Erin and Brandt Fergerson. “It is crazy to think that Erin and I were in Mrs. Treadwell’s kindergarten class at Ocean Knoll Elementary in 1979,” recalled Brandt. “Our families have lived in the same homes since 1975 – literally 400 yards from each other.”

Both sets of Brandt’s grandparents actually moved to the north coast in 1958, and Brandt’s parents opened Furgerson’s Garage in Encinitas in 1981 – two years after Brandt and Erin started at Ocean Knoll. Brandt and Erin then attended Oak Crest Middle School and San Dieguito High School together as well. They were friends throughout the years but didn’t date until they reconnected at a party in 1994.

Now Erin and Brandt have four children, and after brief stints in San Luis Obispo and San Marcos, they returned to Encinitas to live in Seagate Village – just minutes away from both sets of grandparents. “I love that our kids can see all of their grandparents in the same day, anytime they want,” shared Brandt.

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Brandt works as Director of Brand and Business Development for CEP Compression Sportswear and Erin works part-time as a staff developer for the college-preparatory program, AVID. She also volunteers at Flora Vista Elementary where Jack (11), Ted (9), and Ben (6) all attend. Olivia (2) stays home with Mom. “We love that the school is only steps away from our house,” said Erin. “Brandt walks the kids to school every day, and there are so many wonderful families that we have met.”

The Furgerson’s are especially active in sports. The kids participate in teams at school, in local leagues, at the YMCA, and all four competed in the Junior Carlsbad races this spring. Erin ran two half-marathons this year and will continue to run races throughout the rest of the year. While Brandt admits sheepishly that he has never actually surfed, he makes up for it by competing in the occasional triathlon or half-marathon.

The Furgerson family has made many special memories in Encinitas. Now they look forward to watching their children do the same.

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Parents: Brandt and Erin Furgerson
Residence: Seagate Village
Since: 2006
Hometowns: Encinitas
Children: Olivia (2), Ben (6), Ted (9), Jack (11)

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“I love that our kids can see all of their grandparents in the same day, anytime they want.”
~ Brandt Furgerson
Encinitas