Famous people from Mission Viejo, CA

Being a historic city and one of the most prominent suburban cities in California and the U.S. at large, Mission Viejo,CA has a deep-rooted history that dates back to before the 20th century. The city is home to a long list of popular people who have made a name for themselves in fields like politics, acting, and sports. Below is a list of some famous people who have at one point or another lived in this suburban city:

Lee Judah Ames

Ames was a renowned American artist who was born in Manhattan. Ames who died at the age of 90 is known for his works in the famous “Draw 50…” learn-to-draw books. As a professional artist, he worked with major brands including Walt Disney Studios and Doubleday. He also served as a second lieutenant of the United States military during the Second World War. Prior to his death, Ames resided in his Mission Viejo based home with his wife Jocelyn.

Kelly George

George was the finalist in the Miss Arkansas USA and also a contender in the Miss USA beauty pageant in the same year. She was born and raised in the scenic city of Mission Viejo in the early 1980s and went on to sever as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. She became the very first military member on active duty to have ever competed in the beauty pageant since its inception. Currently communications and public relations professional, George has also worked as a news anchor. She currently lives in Houston where she works as a spokesperson for Boeing.

Brian Goodell

Goodell is a retired competitive swimmer who won gold medals in two separate events during two separate Olympic championships. He was born in Stockton, CA and raised in Mission Viejo where he currently serves as a member of the City Council.

Cameron Joseph Tringale

Tringale is an active professional golfer from Mission Viejo who started playing golf at a tender age and received his PGA Tour cards in 2009. He finished second in the breathtaking 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and is considered one of the best golfers from Mission Viejo. Tringale currently resides in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Kaitlin Shea Sandeno

Next on the list is Sandeno, a retired professional swimmer who “hung his boots” having won an Olympic gold medal in the sport. She was also a world champion and a world record-holder during her time. Sandeno currently lives with her husband in Newport Beach, Ca.