by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photo by Soul of Photography

Between Work and Busy Schedules, the Meades Always Manage to Fit in Quality Family Time

The Meade family has never been one to be routine. On the contrary, the family’s ever-changing work schedules have become a way of life. “Based on our professions, and my schedule requiring me to work mornings, evenings, nights, and weekends we are constantly moving our schedule around,” explained Dr. William A. Meade Jr. He and his wife Rebecca – who are parents to Zoe (age 3) – both work in the medical field. Today, with a successful business to run, demanding work schedules, and a new addition to their family arriving soon (they are currently expecting their second child!) the Meades make quality family time their main priority.

After obtaining a medical and business degree from Duke University, Dr. Meade interned at Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he met Rebecca. To this day, Rebecca continues to work at Scripps Mercy as an RN Case Manager/Patient Care Navigator while Dr. Meade is now a physician entrepreneur; he is the founder of a health and wellness company called Activ8 Athleticism, located in Carlsbad. Dr. Meade also works as an emergency physician at Tri City Medical Center and serves on the Board of Directors for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

Before moving to Olivenhain a year and a half ago, the Meades lived a bit closer to the coast. “We used to live in Solana Beach near the beach,” said Dr. Meade. “We chose to move here in part to have a few more sunny days. Our neighbors are extremely friendly and we were attracted to the unique culture of Olivenhain. We also like the country feeling . . . while at the same time being minutes from the beach.”

Although the Meade’s work schedules vary often, the family can always count on quality family time. “Our one focal point of the week is usually Sundays where we go to church together, then go to the farmers market and cook dinner together,” shared Dr. Meade. “As a family we really enjoy spending time together outside. Our daughter is young, so the majority of our family time in spent going on hikes with Zoe in my backpack, walks on the beach or spending time at the park.” He added, “We lead pretty busy lives and have to interact with a lot of people. The thing we enjoy most is being at home sitting in our backyard and spending time with family and close friends.”

Meet the Meade Family

Parents: William and Rebecca Meade
Children: Zoe Cadence Meade (3), baby #2 coming soon…
Community: Olivenhain since 2012
Hometown: William – New York City, NY; Rebecca – Los Angeles, CA
Occupations: William – CEO, Activ8 Athleticism; Rebecca – RN Case Manager/Patient Care Navigator
Favorite Places to visit in Encinitas: Encinitas Preserve