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Trailblazers: Coronado Island

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Coronado Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Sierra Rainge-Jones

Today, my brand is a full-service empowerment brand that equips ambitious women with tools to expand their reach, share their struggle and success stories while creating product bundles that allow them to generate revenue from what they’ve lived through and learned from. Read more>>

Kristina Quesada

My daughter was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and I am highly involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am the Outreach Chair for the annual Chef Throwdown at the Hotel Del Coronado that benefits the foundation. Read more>>

Brynne Gluch

I had felt so alone in my pain. I realized through sharing openly about my struggles that many other women around me were yearning for a sense of belonging, assurance of personal identity, and inspiration toward a purpose higher than themselves. Read more>>

Taylor Merritt

The amount of information out there can be super overwhelming in regards to parenthood, nutrition, and fitness. I want “Sweaty as a Mother” to be a place where people can come to read about my experiences, try my workouts, and enjoy my delicious healthy recipes. Read more>>

Lori Sauer

It was a little over a year later that I felt it was time to move onto a more challenging role and push the boundaries with my culinary skills. So, I stepped into the role as Executive Pastry Chef at George’s at the Cove in 2011 working for Chef Trey Foshee for six years. Read more>>

Dolores Forsythe

I finally realized I was going to have to expand my product line if I was really going to be able to make a living at this. So, I went to the international jewelry show in Bangkok, Thailand and that totally open my eyes to the depth and breadth of the kind of jewelry that women across this world were made in order to support their families. Read more>>

Ekaterina Danilova

Whether you are selling your home or buying I will work hard to help you get the best value. I am always available, responsive, active! My clients get her enthusiasm and hard work. I will do her best to help you to find your happy place or to sell your house. Read more>>

Chynna Cline

I think nowadays is very social media driven, so I have taken that and turned it into something I can use to show off my work, free advertising! I love posting pictures I’ve taken and even more so when people post pictures I’ve taken of them. This year, I plan on expanding my knowledge of photography and hopefully create something beautiful. Read more>>

Lucia Mouet

LUMO was born from my own love of fine jewelry. When I first became interested in fine jewelry, I found it really difficult to find dainty, minimal pieces that I could wear every day. My inevitable solution was to learn to make them myself. So, I studied at a number of independent studios in Southern California, learning different styles and techniques along the way. It was at that point that it really grew from an interest, into my life’s passion. Read more>>

Shivani Honwad

I grew up as a first-generation American, meaning I was born and raised in the US after my parents immigrated from India. Growing up with a foot in two vastly different cultures made me very curious and interested in learning more about other people and cultures. Read more>>

Victoria Martinez

I started the beauty industry with a desire to help women feel beautiful inside and out. The idea of “playing” with glitter and nail polish all day sounded ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Entering my spa nail program, I was very fortunate to have an instructor that was very talented and cared about each and every one of her students. She was the director of the program as well as a CND master. She helped lay a strong foundation to a very promising career. Read more>>

Ashley Gill

I didn’t know I wanted to do hair or that I would love doing it. My mother’s dear friend and very first mentor (I’m fortunate to have had many) felt it would be something I would be good at and enjoy. I began my apprenticeship with her 20 years ago at 19. She owned an amazing salon in Little Italy and she was a cutting educator. I learned so many lessons from her on how to run a salon, value clients, and make education a priority. These traits she said will set you apart from all the other talented artists behind the chair. What we do is so much more than just “doing hair.” Read more>>


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