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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.

Kayla Ward

I wasn’t always a runner. In fact, I only completed my first marathon eight years ago. Growing up, I tried out for every sport that interested me but I was never really coordinated. Read more>>

Heather Cleaves

I am a San Diego native! I was born and raised in Encinitas, CA and I am an only child. I was raised by my mom and dad who showered me with love, support, and encouragement. Read more>>

Kalia White

I began to take up an interest in the art of photography after working with the amazing Emily Soto and Designer Fiori contour on whimsical style shoots. They inspired me to find what I want my esthetic to be and just go for it. Read more>>

Katie Iredale

I was sold on becoming a photographer of “all things love” and I haven’t looked back. I shot my first engagement session in June of 2018, followed by second shooting weddings for a few local photographers and used the photos to build my portfolio. Read more>>

Kimlien Le

As a kid, I always re-drew scenes from movies after watching them, and took pictures with every point and shoot film camera from Costco that trickled down from my parents. Looking back, I see that I wanted to create and remember as many moments as possible. Read more>>

Dr. Christy Wise

I retired from my clinical practice (psychology) after 25 years about five years ago, after a traumatic experience in my life. I took some time to heal and reinvent myself and I decided that there had to be a more effective, productive alternative to working with my clients. Read more>>

Luz Zambrano

I saw it as a possible option and I was raised with parents who had flexible schedules. Since I was raised with that structure, I think it comes easy for me to think that I could start my own business. I know that is a big factor in my way of thinking. Read more>>

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