to create a more politically active and unified Filipino-American
community, Wendy is an active member and officer of both the Filipino
American Cultural Organization of North San Diego County and the
Filipino National Association of San Diego. She also volunteers
for the San Diego North County Lions Club. Her outstanding community
work has earned her the crown of Mrs. Filipino National of San
Diego as well as a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
for her outstanding community work from then-Congressman Bob Filner
of San Diegos 51st District.
Armed with only a high school education from Tarlac High School,
Wendy first started work dressing up Barbie dolls at Mattel Toys
Philippines, earning her marketing degree at night. She then became
a conventions coordinator and marketing professional for private
clubs and resorts both Manila and Baguio. After settling in California,
she joined the guest services team of La Costa Resort and Spa.
She later worked as a Global Supply Chain Buyer of a large chemical
manufacturing company. Today, she is a California Notary Public
and State Licensed Administrator for the Elderly.
Wendy is happily married to the love of her life, Frank Thrower.
She is the mother of two young men. Earl (28) is a graduate of
University of California Berkeley with a BS degree in Economics
working for private accounting management firm in San Jose California
and Jerich (26) is a graduate of University of California Santa
Cruz with a BA in Language Studies, currently teaching English
in Jeju Island, South Korea.