Festival Sign Co-Coordinator


Candace Gunsel

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Candace has been volunteering with San Diego Pride since 2017. In 2018, she took on the role of Co-Coordinator for the Festival signs crew. Candace and her crew are responsible for all the signs and banners at the Pride Festival.

Candace grew up and lived in what is referred to as the North / South Carolina “Bible Belt” until she joined the U.S. Navy at age 19. She deployed on an aircraft carrier for 8 months, where she met Richard, her soul mate and husband.

She currently lives in Imperial Beach, the southernmost U.S. city of the west coast with her husband and their three children and fur baby Rex. Candace lives by the motto “in a world full of roses, be a sunflower.”