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Trailblazers: North Park, South Park & Kensington

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 North Park, South Park & Kensington that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Tina Creswell

I had been working at a naturopathic doctors office doing patient service management for a few years. At first, it was fulfilling because I am passionate about naturopathic medicine and helping others. But after a while, something was missing. I got to a point where I reached a ceiling, I started as an intern and moved into management and at that point. Read more>>

Brittney Sandoval

I never thought I would be an artist. As a child, I had big dreams to be a fashion designer. In my free time, I would draw outfits, and practice sewing with my Grandma. Of course, I was gently nudged into a more obtainable career path. That was the end of that dream. It was not until 2017 that I was told by friends to get back into drawing. Read more>>

Jesalyn Eatchel

Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a helper of some sort. The path of social work unfolded pretty effortlessly for me as I went through school but after graduation, I decided I didn’t want to be your typical social worker. There was another part of the puzzle that seemed so important that wasn’t typically addressed in social work; the physical body, energy body, and spirit. Read more>>

Gallie Fisher

Like most artists, I began communicating with music when I was very young. Piano first, then eventually guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards, bass, really anything I felt like picking up. I was never one for lessons (never even finished one music theory class!), I found them too restrictive and could learn and play anything by ear anyway. This natural ability has been a boon my entire career. Read more>>

Megan C Tinio

I am the owner of Magical Moments by Megan – a Wedding & Event planning company that was founded in San Diego in 2017 but currently operating out of the OC/LA area in Cerritos, CA. I would like to say that my professional story starts with me moving to San Diego in 2005 for college. I decided around 6th grade that I was going to school in San Diego. Read more>>

Tami Wong

I grew up in my grandparents’ restaurant in Brookings, South Dakota, then my father’s in Colorado. We moved to California when I was a teenager. In college at Mira Costa, then SDSU I studied Spanish and Communication and put my hospitality career on the back burner, but started developing my palate while working in cigar lounges. Read more>>

Rachel Krentzman

I was working as a Physical Therapist at UCSD Medical Center in 1998 when I first got into Yoga. At first, I began to notice that I felt better in my body and the aches and pains that came along with my scoliosis diminished. As I continued to practice Yoga and learn more, the therapeutic benefits became obvious to me and I wanted to share them with my patients. Read more>>

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