Codi Anne Graybill grew up in Stockton, California until, at the age of 10, moved to Oceanside, CA. She has lived all over northern and southern California since then, but her favorite place is still Oceanside. Growing up, her family spent most of their free time at the beach swimming. As much as she loves the coastline of California, her dream is to one day live in Washington where she can have the beauty of
green, lush nature and the coast all in one. As she says, it would be the “best of both worlds.” Codi is and always has been a huge cinema fan. She would prefer a night at home watching the recent critically acclaimed films and comedies over anything else. Her favorite movie of all time is a tough choice between Bad Times at the El Royale or Step Brothers. She also loves the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe for their action-packed movies. Her favorite movie partner is her boyfriend, Brad. He is just as big of a movie fan as she is!
When they aren’t watching movies, they are digging through antique stores and exploring downtown San Diego. They love to chase adventure by hopping on random public transportation and trying their best to get lost. Being that Brad’s passion is photography, they have extensive documentation of their escapades. One of their favorite memories was taking a road trip from the coast of northern California down to San Diego. Traveling is a passion that won’t be complete until they have hit every state in the US!
A big part of Codi’s life revolves around two of her biggest passions – choir and dance. She was the chamber choir president in high school and the choir director at church. She believes that “there is something about a bunch of voices colliding and harmonizing to create an emotion with sound, whether it makes you cry, laugh, or dance.” Teamwork is something she believes strongly in, and she loves the feeling of working as a group to perfect a complicated piece. She finds this astounding! Her choir team even took first place at the Espirit Décor competition at Disneyland. Dance is also a big part of who she is. She was a member of the Polynesian dance team in her high school where she performed at many events. One event that she particularly enjoyed being a part of was the Polynesian Culture Festival in Oceanside, CA.
Codi firmly believes in self-love and wishes she could tell everyone that “confidence is not cockiness.” She values the importance of loving yourself, and in turn allowing yourself to spill out that love to others, so they can understand how amazing they are too.