by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Soul of Photography

Active and Adventurous

Living in San Diego was an easy decision for the Fitzpatrick family. Parents Lisa and Kevin, both Midwest natives, do not miss the wintery weather. “We love the outdoors, the beach, the weather – how can you beat Southern California?” they asked.

Kevin and Lisa both left the Midwest years ago to live in California, but returned to Michigan in 2012 to be close to family. Last year, they moved back to Southern California and are thrilled to call Del Mar home. “We moved back because we struggled with the 200 inches of snow,” the couple admitted. Since returning, the family has had the opportunity to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. Kevin is a dentist in Old Towne Del Mar and Lisa is the founder and chief operating officer of Wellness Links.

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Lisa and Kevin’s story began when they met at a Chargers game and went for a run the next day at Torrey Pines State Beach. “The rest is history,” they said. Today, Lisa and Kevin have three children: son Kearan, 5, and twin girls, Nora and Keva, 2. The children love the outdoors and activity. Kearan, a kindergartner, is partial to digging in the dirt and recently began surfing. Nora loves to dance, and Keva’s favorite activity is reading. The whole family can often be spotted out and about at the beach, the local parks, or on the bike paths. “You can’t miss us – we are a pack of five – usually four of us are singing and laughing and one of us is crying.”

“We love the outdoors, the beach, the weather – how can you beat Southern California?”

Staying active is an important part of the Fitzpatrick’s lives. Kevin has run over 15 marathons and an ultra-marathon, and Lisa has raced triathlons and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. While the adventures have become much more tame since having children, they still appreciate an active family lifestyle. “We have to stay in perpetual motion so the kids take a nap or at least fall asleep at a reasonable hour,” they acknowledged. Kevin and Lisa also use their love of sports to get involved in the community. This past year, the couple sponsored and coached a Rancho Santa Fe Attack soccer team for the U7 league.
Returning to Southern California has been a great move for the Fitzpatrick family. “We love the community, people, and how welcoming everyone has been since we moved back,” the couple shared.


Parents: Lisa and Kevin Fitzpatrick
Children: Kearan (5), Nova (2), and Keva (2)
Community: Del Mar
Hometowns: Kevin – Saginaw, MI; Lisa – Bremen, IN
Occupations: Kevin – dentist; Lisa – founder and COO of Wellness Links
Favorite Spots in Del Sol: 15th Street Beach/Park, Del Mar Plaza, Yoga Six, Station Sushi, Pizza Port, Del Mar Racetrack, Fletcher Cove, Torrey Pines

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