[heading]by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Soul of Photography[/heading]

The Giuliano Family
Loves the Beach Life

Life in New Encinitas is anything but new to the Giuliano family. Natives of Encinitas, Paul and Kelowna met years ago at Leucadia Pizzeria. But it would take six years before the couple was finally set up by mutual friends. Patience paid off. Today, Paul and Kelowna, along with their two children, Eli, 7, and Harper, 4, are an intricate part of their hometown community.

Just this year, the family made the move from the Moonlight Beach area, and the house Kelowna grew up in, to New Encinitas. The move has offered new opportunities in 92024. “We miss the [Moonlight Beach] neighborhood, but feel blessed by the warm sunshine, lots of space, great neighbors, proximity to schools, community pools, parks, and everything else this part of Encinitas offers,” Paul said.

Paul and Kelowna, both alumni of San Dieguito High School, have established careers contributing to their community. Paul teaches U.S. History and Ocean Surf Lifesaving at La Costa Canyon High School. After the class bell rings, Paul stays engaged in his school community, playing in a band named The Credentialed. “Everyone in the band is an educator in the San Dieguito Union High School District, and they raise money for student scholarships and to support the arts,” Paul explained. Kelowna is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Integrative Healer, and Reiki Master Teacher at Tranquility Retreats in Encinitas. She also volunteered in the garden and library at Eli’s former school, Paul Ecke Central, and looks forward to helping in his new school at Flora Vista Elementary.

Giuliano family life is defined by the beach. “Above all else, we love surfing and being at the beach,” Paul acknowledged. In the summer season, he is a lifeguard for the City of Encinitas and instrumental with the Beach Kids program at Moonlight Beach. Kelowna enjoys surfing, and is even up for a little friendly competition, participating in the local surf contest at Stone Steps every summer. Last year, Kelowna took first place, while scoring a second this year. The kids, too, are taking an interest in the water. Eli’s interest in body boarding is growing, and Harper is learning to swim. “Swamis is our family spot,” Paul confirmed.

Home is deeply rooted in Encinitas for the Giuliano family. Living in 92024 offers Paul and Kelowna the opportunity to stay grounded in their community, while cultivating the Encinitas lifestyle for Eli and Harper.


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Parents: Paul Giuliano (41), Kelowna Giuliano (37)

Community: New Encinitas since 2013

Parents’ Hometowns: Encinitas (both)

Professions Paul – Teacher/Lifeguard, Kelowna – Holistic Health Practitioner

Children: Eli Giuliano (7, Flora Vista Elementary, 1st Grade), Harper Giuliano (4, Kids By The Sea Preschool, Pre-K)

Pet: Sparky the Flashy, a fish