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Trailblazers: Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad

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 Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Brianna Faith

I started my own photography business when I was in high school. I loved photography for the sole reason that it gave me the power to forever freeze time. No matter what circumstances changed our lives, these photographs would forever hold the emotion of that moment. Read more>>

Tessa Bowman

Knowledge is power and I love to share what I know. I hope by sharing this that I inspire women to feel empowered to make healthful changes in their life. It’s pretty amazing once we learn how much control we really do have over our health and wellness! Read more>>

Fany Carter

I come from a typical Mexican family — very big, but beautiful and united. I am fortunate to have traveled and experienced many places around the world, but my love for Mexico is so big and strong, I never imagined living anywhere else. Read more>>

Krista Clive-Smith

I started with speaking and consulting and in February of 2018 I launched CLUTCH Personal Branding, a company I had written the vision for 15 years before. I’m now proudly the CEO of a group of companies including CLUTCH, Merack Publishing, and Little Authors Academy. Read more>>

Sabastiani Leon

In 2006, as I was about to enter my first year of high school, my parents sat me down and asked me one of the most important questions in my life. Did I want to take tennis seriously and compete at the collegiate level? At the time, little did I know “yes” would pave the path to where I am today. Read more>>

Olga Villarreal

I began my career in Eyelash Extensions back in 2006 when I learned permanent makeup. After my divorce, I moved to San Diego, California. I decided to go back to school and get my esthetician license in 2007 while working full time and single mom of two boys 4&6. Read more>>

Cynthia Argumedo

I got started in the beauty industry fresh out of high school. During the school years, I would always do my friends hair and makeup. I was the go-to girl for all things beauty. After graduating high school, I attended Paul Mitchell The School Temecula. Best choice I’ve ever made. Read more>>

Leah Helin

For years I wanted to be an Orthodontist. The “SMILE” was symbolic to me that someone was happy and feeling good. Following graduating with my Bachelors or Biological Sciences, I was packed and prepared to head to Dental School. Read more>>

Darcy Cantrell

Magic was absolutely real to me, and my internal landscape was saturated with unicorns, mermaids, and fairies. Because my reality was unique, I was distinctly different than the other kids; I felt ostracized and isolated. Read more>>

Laura Munkholm

I began networking with businesses that used MINDBODY software because it’s what I knew best, and I was able to leverage it for revenue growth at each business. Studio owners were over the moon grateful to just have someone that understood their world and had answers for them. Read more>>


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