by KELLEY GUSICH | photos by Lauren Conroy Photography

Meet the Logans

Ryan and Micah Logan originally come from Missouri. They met in college at the University of Missouri and have many ties there. “Although we have lots of family in Missouri and miss them dearly,” the Logans explained, “we decided to settle down and create our own family in San Diego. We have followed our dreams to the west coast because of the beautiful weather and healthy, active lifestyle there.” They have lived in San Diego for the past 10 years, but in the past one-and-a-half years Solana Beach has proven to be the main place that’s really felt like home.

Ryan works as a sales consultant for a local medical device company called NuVasive. He loves being a part of a company that is involved in improving the quality of people’s lives. Micah is a real estate agent for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, specializing in selling San Diego’s coastal properties. She feels it is the perfect job for her for several reasons: she enjoys meeting new people, seeing beautiful properties, and helping others find homes they love. Plus it allows for a flexible schedule so she can spend quality time with her family.

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Speaking of family, the Logans have two children: Barrett and Emelia, affectionately known as Bear and Mela. Bear recently turned four and loves riding his scooter, swimming, eating chocolate, collecting bugs, and playing with Legos. He is very social and enjoys spending time with his friends and his sister. Mela is 14 months and into everything. She recently started running, “mostly away from mommy and daddy, as she loves to be chased,” they laughed. “She also has an affinity for baby dolls, faux fur vests, anything edible, and making people laugh.”

Making people laugh and enjoying quality time together is an enduring theme for the Logans. They don’t have cable or watch TV. Rather they concentrate on keeping life simple. Sundays mean attending Seaside, a center for spiritual living in Encinitas, maybe followed by walking on Cedros and having breakfast at Claire’s on Cedros, Naked Café, or Lofty Coffee Co. “We sing and dance in the mornings while we make breakfast,” they shared. “Being silly and having fun are important to us.” Whatever the situation, the Logan family is doing it in Solana Beach. “We love the laid-back vibe of living in a small coastal town where people value being active outdoors and connecting with one another.”

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At-A-Glance

Parents: Ryan and Micah Logan
Children: Barrett (4, Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool)
Emelia (14 months)
Community: Solana Beach
Hometowns: Micah – St. Joseph, MO; Ryan – Lee’s Summit, MO
Occupations: Micah – Real estate agent; Ryan – Sales rep at NuVasive
Pet: Dog – Chloe the Maltipoo
Favorite Local Spots: Fletcher Cove, San Dieguito Park, Whole Foods, Pizza Port, Naked Café, Lofty Coffee Co., Claire’s on Cedros, Crazy Bowls & Wraps, Cedros Ave. shops, Solana Beach Library, Cucina Enoteca, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Powerhouse Park