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Community Volunteers

Michelle Mullen Helps Empower Young Women to Become Leaders Through Girl Scouts
2 months ago

Michelle Mullen Helps Empower Young Women to Become Leaders Through Girl Scouts

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Leading the Way

For Michelle Mullen, volunteering for the Girl Scouts is a fulfilling and empowering way to serve the local community. “I joined a friend to become co-leader of …
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Michael Blanco Happily Volunteers for Local Botany Conservancies
4 months ago

Michael Blanco Happily Volunteers for Local Botany Conservancies

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Planting Roots

A plant geneticist job brought Michael Blanco to Encinitas in the early 1990s, but an employment opportunity to work with the US Department of Agriculture at Iowa State …
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Mary Jo Preti Takes an Active Role at the Encinitas Library
6 months ago

Mary Jo Preti Takes an Active Role at the Encinitas Library

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An Open Book

Reading is a passion for Mary Jo Preti, and she is happy to share her love for the written word with others. From 12 to 1 p.m. …
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Recreational Basketball Coach  Jon Rodrigue Instills Life Lessons on the Court
8 months ago

Recreational Basketball Coach Jon Rodrigue Instills Life Lessons on the Court

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Passing the Ball

Jon Rodrigue, a real estate attorney, and his wife, Shannon, settled in Olivenhain in 2003. Their four kids are growing up, he reflected, “in an active beach …
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Coastal Roots Farm Volunteer Muffy Peugh Gives Back For a Healthier Encinitas 
10 months ago

Coastal Roots Farm Volunteer Muffy Peugh Gives Back For a Healthier Encinitas 

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Harvesting Community Spirit

Muffy Peugh is grateful to be in what she described as a “little piece of paradise.” A Del Mar native, she attended San Dieguito High School …
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Darren Tkacs is Committed to Maintaining the Natural Beauty of Del Sol
12 months ago

Darren Tkacs is Committed to Maintaining the Natural Beauty of Del Sol

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Supporting Sustainability

When Darren Tkacs was 21 years old, he left the East Coast and moved to Southern California. The natural beauty, his love of surfing, and his passion for …
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Golnar Fozi Helps Promote Responsibility, Healthy Relationships, and Positive Contributions to Society
1 year ago

Golnar Fozi Helps Promote Responsibility, Healthy Relationships, and Positive Contributions to Society

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Offering a Second Chance

A 20-year resident of 92024, Golnar Fozi and her family enjoy the peaceful, quiet, and beautiful surroundings of Olivenhain. She is a founding partner of the …
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Community Volunteer Amanda Gosman is Focused on Worldwide Quality Medical Care
1 year ago

Community Volunteer Amanda Gosman is Focused on Worldwide Quality Medical Care

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Worldwide Healing

Amanda Gosman has an impressive professional resume that includes being the chief of plastic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital and being a UCSD associate professor and director of …
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Encinitas Volunteer Stew Aadnes Loves a Clean San Diego
2 years ago

Encinitas Volunteer Stew Aadnes Loves a Clean San Diego

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Enjoying the Ride

Since 1991, Stew Aadnes has lived in Encinitas Highlands, which he loves because of the easy walk to Swami’s and downtown. He, his wife Jennifer, and his …
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She’s Always Loved Animals, Which is Why Dorell Volunteers with Spay Neuter Action Project
2 years ago

She’s Always Loved Animals, Which is Why Dorell Volunteers with Spay Neuter Action Project

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Passion for Paws

Dorell Phillips Sackett and her husband Mark have lived in Quail Hollow for 18 years. Mark is an avid surfer (think dawn sessions). Their two daughters …
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