by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Soul of Photography

Well-Rounded Family

family_beros2The Beros family’s story began years ago, back at the University of California, Berkeley where parents Andrew and Brooke first met. “Our roommates were high school sweethearts, and eventually we met at a birthday party for our mutual friend,” recalled the couple.

Well over a decade later, the family’s story continues, and today the Beroses are happily settled in their Del Mar community with their three children, Callista, Nikolas, and Alexandra. Andrew and Brooke knew that they wanted to make Del Mar their home. “When we were looking to buy our first home, we knew we wanted to be here,” explained Brooke. “We love that the community is small and tight-knit. People are passionate about their community, and there is a refreshing realism among the people here,” they said. “Plus, it’s absolutely charming with breathtaking beaches and outdoor spaces!”

Andrew works at Scripps clinic as a board-certified otolaryngologist. “He treats a wide variety of disorders of the head and neck region, but is especially well-versed in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, nasal surgery, and surgery for surfer’s ear,” noted Brooke. A diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, Andrew has been selected as a “Top Doc” in San Diego Magazine for the last three years. He has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for his professional accomplishments and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in America. “He has published articles and chapters and given presentations on numerous medical subjects and was a co-founder of the UCSD student-run free clinic while in medical school,” added Brooke.

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Prior to her life being a stay-at-home mom, Brooke worked as an intellectual property litigation attorney. Today, she stays very active in her community, having served on the PTA board for Del Mar Hills Academy for six years, including one year as president. “With the help of other PTA members, I brought many new events and traditions to the Hills, including the now-annual Halloween Hoedown and the school carnival,” she said.

Brooke has also served as leader and treasurer for both her daughters’ Girl Scout troops and is currently completing her second term as the vice president of membership and standards for the Seaside Chapter of National Charity League (NCL), a philanthropic organization of which the eldest Beros daughter is a member. “Callista and I have enjoyed spending time together while helping others in the community,” shared Brooke.

In addition to her volunteer work with NCL, Callista, a student at Torrey Pines High School, competes for both her school’s dance team and for her dance studio, GC Dance in Solana Beach. This year, Callista started performing in theater productions put on by her school. “She is really excited because she has been accepted to Broadway Artists Alliance summer intensive in New York City this summer,” said Brooke. “The program is an elite, audition-based program that provides professional training for young musical theater performers.”

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Parents: Brooke and Andrew Beros
Children: Callista (14), Nikolas (11), Alexandra (8)
Community: Del Mar
Parents’ Hometowns: Andrew – Oakland; Brooke – Newport Beach
Parent’s Occupations: Andrew – surgeon; Brooke – stay-at-home mom
Pet: Peaches the cat


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Nikolas is an avid reader. When he doesn’t have his nose in a book, he plays a variety of musical instruments (piano, guitar, and drums) and sports, including baseball, soccer, and karate. “He has been practicing karate for seven years and has received his brown belt, third degree,” noted Brooke. Nikolas will also begin volunteering with Teen Volunteers in Action next year.

Alexandra, the youngest of the Beros children, also enjoys reading – especially comic books. Aside from reading, Alexandra likes writing stories, dancing, playing soccer, doing gymnastics, and playing pranks on her siblings.

In their downtime, the Beros family can be found hiking through Crest Canyon or Torrey Pines State Park, spending a day at the beach, sailing, traveling, cooking, or, on Sundays, watching the original series of The Six Million Dollar Man or Bionic Woman.

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