Volunteer Spotlight


Mary Compton is our amazing Leaps and Bounds volunteer program lead. She has been with GiGi’s since opening, and has made such an impact on the success of our first year in San Diego.

Mary is a pediatric physical therapist at Therapy Specialists in Liberty Station. She has had the opportunity to work in several states and in a variety of pediatric settings as she has moved frequently due to her husband’s service in the US Navy. She has lived in San Diego for 3 years,  where she spends most of her free time exploring the city with her husband, Travis, and dog, Sydney. 

Learn more about Mary: 

Where are you from? Los Angeles, CA

Pick three words to describe your personality: Pragmatic, Committed, and Sarcastic.

Do you have any pets? Yes, a 3-year-old Australian Shepard named Sydney

Microsoft or Apple? I guess both, I have an android phone, Microsoft computer, and an Ipad.

Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? While not really sports, I enjoying hiking and yoga. I love watching my home teams, the USC Trojans & the LA Dodgers.

List your 2 favorite musicians/bands:I honestly listen to such a variety of music, it all depends on what I am doing. I just looked at my recent Spotify history and it included podcasts, Disney songs, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, and Marian Hill. So a little all over the place!

Hobbies? Being outdoors, snorkeling, hiking, photography, and traveling.

What is your favorite movie? It is too hard to pick just one, but I have a soft spot for Disney movies. My most recent favorite is Coco as I love the music and the message of the story.


Can you share some words about GiGi’s? 

Being involved with Gigi’s has been such a fun and rewarding adventure. I love seeing the children’s faces light up during the program as they try new things and love watching the parents watch their own children learn, interact with their peers, and grow in their skills. I think community resources such as Gigi’s are vital and am so happy to be a tiny part of the Gigi’s San Diego team.

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