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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.

Ashlynn Cubbison

I’ve been very blessed in business and life, but it hasn’t always been an easy path. I’ve had huge successes, but at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, I had a couple of failed companies, too. Which I lost money on. I used those experiences to grow and recognized where I went wrong. Read more>>

Hilary Brennan and Dina Powell

Time to think of a name for our fun, little biz. Bloom Style Floral it is! We are at the sweet age where a lot of our friends and family are getting married and having babies, a perfect opportunity for us to grow and expand our business. Read more>>

Emma Nossal

Although I have had jobs ranging from dog walker to substitute teacher, my real passion is musical theatre. Pursuing a career in theatre is a full-time commitment with many ups and downs, and yet as an artist, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else with my life. Read more>>

Ciaara Hoffmann

I didn’t even know what an entrepreneur was. It was before the days of social media so it wasn’t something anyone ever talked about. So, I followed the typical route of going to university and getting my degree. It wasn’t until after I graduated where I realized – Read more>>

Taylor Brune

There is hope in hopelessness, light in the darkness, and faith in suffering. Know this, that we are never alone, that there is a God who loves us and wants to heal us, that it is never too late to transform your life, and that healing is possible, even when it feels impossible. Read more>>

Sunshine Leslie

I became a health coach one year ago! I grew up not understanding how to be healthy or what healthy habits actually looked like. I struggled with my weight from an early age and was always told that I had to be conscious of what I was eating. Read more>>

Alysha Stehly

For Vesper, Chris is our winemaker and I handle the marketing, business and assisting with winemaking and doing all the lab analysis. Nine years ago, my parents started Stehleon as a small project making one wine, now, I am the winemaker for Stehleon making wines from grapes my Dad grows. Read more>>

Cherie Harrington

I wanted to pursue my passion in real estate I jumped in with both feet. With the support of my amazing husband, I am finally living my dream. I now have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives and help them manage their most expensive asset, their home. Read more>>

Cyrena Potenziani

I imagined our first kiss like something out of a romance movie. NOPE, I was sitting in my dorm room and heard a voice call me from downstairs. Butterflies were in my stomach when I saw him. I went down to meet him and noticed a look on his face that made him ugly. Read more>>

Mim Michelove

The concept of feeding my kid an organic diet received a big helping of resistance from the experts. However, I followed my gut on this one and decided to buck the system by using healthy food as a pathway to creating my son’s healthy immune system. Read more>>


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