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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.

Jacqueline Bulajic

I developed a strong desire to explore a bit of the world. At age 16, I went abroad by myself for the first time. I stayed with a host family and attended a summer school in Bournemouth, England to keep on improving my English. After that experience, I just couldn’t stop traveling! When I finished high school, I moved to France and enrolled in a language school to learn French. Read more>>

Wendy Moore

Our mission at PacMo is to develop excellence in dance and encourage excellence in life. We foster an environment that is supportive of all dancers in reaching their full potential both inside and outside of the studio. We have created a community that is nurturing and where respect, collaboration, and friendships matter. We also have a lot of fun together! Read more>>

Emily Gray

I make earrings out of epoxy resin. I make my own silicone molds and cast mostly flowers and found objects I’ve gathered locally in North County inside them.I do have other artistic outlets that I am excited to start having the time to invest in, but as of now, it is just resin accessories.There are so many jewelry makers out there that are doing amazing things, but very few resin casters locally. Read more>>


I got the idea to model from the persistent prodding of my best friend Lena. When we would go out, people would compliment my outfit and ask if I was a model. I would smile and say “Thank you, but no I’m not.” To which Lena would chime in and say something along the lines of “I told you so girl”, or “you can’t keep walking around looking like that for free.” Read more>>

Alena Kurovskaia

I grew up in a small town in Russia. I walked to school through the snow drifts every day and dreamed about sunny days. I didn’t even know that someday I’m going to move to the most beautiful city – San Diego. Now, the sun is with me every day and I’m really grateful for where I live and what I do. Read more>>

Kamisha Marie Johnson

I’m a part-time college student, who has no idea what I want to major in. I hardly know too often what I’m doing for dinner so I’m not sure how I’m supposed to pick what I want to do for the rest of my life. The last few years, I’ve worked with kids and I absolutely love it. My goal is to continue traveling the world as much as I can while meeting and talking to so many new people and swapping stories. Read more>>

Krystyl TS Brown

KTSB Network is a brand that promotes conscious development. What that means is we are a brand that aims to maximize potential and refine purpose in the lives of women. Our founder & Certified Lifestyle Coach, Krystyl TS Brown, born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in The Bronx to migrated West Indian parents – found a need in this area and with great passion executed her vision. Read more>>

Alana Rippey

I wanted to be successful. I wanted to create a lifestyle for myself where I could have a martini after playing a round of golf, pick my own hours to work, have a family, travel, and help others grow their wealth and reach their own similar goals. I wanted to learn from the ones who’ve made it at that golf club. Read more>>

Michelle Bernat

I was working as an RN in Cosmetic Surgery at the time. I loved my coworkers and the free Botox but hated going to work. My brave husband finally agreed I should not work as a nurse anymore. That was the beginning of taking this a little more seriously. I started selling in more local shops, opened an Etsy account and am now working on my web site. Read more>>

Maryanne Hibner

I am both creative and practical… my experiences all have provided me with a good strong base. Hibner Design is coming on seven years now and I wouldn’t change anything. I have always been a hard worker, it must come from being an immigrant and seeing what America has to offer. I guess you can say I am living the American dream… but not yet finished. Read more>>

Lauren Peter

What I came to learn is that essential oils are just a part of the picture. My eyes were opened to the sad truths that many of the companies I was buying from didn’t always have my back. Young Living makes it so simple to ditch the products that are keeping us sick and swap them for something safer. Read more>>

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