Spotlight: LENÓCE Photo

Looking for a local photographer to capture timeless images you'll cherish forever? Meet Mark Lenoce, photographer at LENÓCE photo.

Originally from Connecticut, Mark was living in Boulder, Colorado when he launched his wedding photography business in 1998. And in 2002, he made the move to San Diego and now specializes in capturing all kinds of moments that matter for couples and families.

Mark's got an eye for creating magical images captured in amazing light with bright colors and crisp imagery. He also excels in family portraits and striking black-and-white photos.

How do you spend your time when you're not working?
I enjoy biking around the beach, swimming in the ocean, hiking Torrey Pines, and shooting the sunset from Crystal Pier or Windansea Beach.

What are a few your favorite local businesses?
I'm a big fan of The Patio on Lamont and happy hour at Tower 23. And West Coast Personal Training on Turquoise Street is for getting a workout in.

If you're in need o…

Spotlight: Where You Want To Be Tours

There's a hidden side to San Diego that even many natives don't even know about. Fortunately, a Pacific Beach couple has made it their mission to uncover our city's secret gems and share them with the world. Meet Darlynne and Marc Menkin, East Coast transplants who moved to PB in 1998 and have operated Where You Want To Be Tours since 2003.

In March 2015, Where You Want To Be Tours merged with Out of the Ordinary. Out of the Ordinary has offered unique and fun team building programs to local companies and visiting corporate groups since 1996.

What does your business specialize in?
We specialize in unique team-building programs and custom tours to hidden spots. Our adventures are unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that can't be duplicated because they're personality driven and come from the heart. Our signature programs include our Urban Challenge Scavenger Hunts, Team Cooking Challenge, Charity Bikes Builds, Coastal Bike Rides, and Food Tours.

What distinguishes Wher…

Business Spotlight: The Golden Dome Group

Are you in the market to purchase a home or refinance your current mortgage? Getting a great deal can be tricky, but not when you've got Mike "The Loan Wizard" Lowary on your side. The Director of Mortgage Lending at the Golden Dome Group in Crown Point, Mike's originally from Los Angeles, and has lived and worked in PB for the past 18 years.

What does your business specialize in?
The Golden Dome Group provides real estate mortgages for people looking to purchase or refinance a home. We offer conventional loans, FHA loans, VA loans, and jumbo loans. We even offer loan programs with bank statements now.

How long have you been in business?
I've been a licensed real estate finance professional since 1991.

How distinguishines the Golden Dome Group from other local lenders?
With 26 years in the real estate finance industry, I've seen it all. And my business is built on family values, so we're always doing what is in the client's best interest. (Don't bel…

Business Spotlight: m studio interior design

If your kitchen or bathroom could use a makeover, but you're not sure where to begin, look no further than Garnet Avenue, where award-winning interior designer Megan Siason is ready to work on remodel of your dreams.

Where are you from and how long have you lived and/or worked in PB?
I'm a San Diego native who grew up in South Bay area and has lived in Pacific Beach for the past 4 years.

What does your business specialize in?
We specialize in many facets of residential interior design, and we ensure functionality and visually pleasing characteristics go into every project. This includes furnishing living spaces, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, and creatively dressing up fireplace walls or entertainment units. At m studio interior design, we are dedicated to fashioning interiors while providing quality service to meet the needs of every client.

When and why did you start your business?
After what felt like decades of design school, examinations, certifications, internships,…

Business Spotlight: Tenáz Athletics

Did you know a national deadlift record holder lives right here in PB? And would you have also guessed that she is 63 years young and the founder of an innovative athletic wear brand? Meet Jacqui Hook, owner of Tenáz Athletics.

Where are you from and how long have you lived and worked in PB?
I'm originally from New Jersey. I moved to L.A. in 1987 and then to PB in 2011.

How long have you been in business?
I started my business in 2016. We design, manufacture, and sell innovative women's athletic apparel. We recently launched our first product, Tenáz Tops, super-stylish athletic tops featuring breathable, stretch-mesh sleeves -- the perfect alternative to sleeveless tanks. They make arms look firm and toned, while keeping skin cool and dry. Our athletic wear is manufactured in the USA and designed for ultra-comfort and optimal functionality.

My online store,, went live on January 2, 2017. The year prior had been spent on business startup, R&D, design, man…

Business Spotlight: West Coast Personal Training Studio

Meet Skyler Woodworth, owner and trainer at North PB's West Coast Personal Training Studio, aka "The Thunderdome."

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Skyler's lived and worked in PB for the past 11 years and promises to never, ever leave.

What does your business specialize in?
Private personal training and small group training

When did your business open?
The business opened in 2012 and has been growing every since. I started off as a mobile/outdoor trainer, but felt I wasn't offering my clients as much as I could. After a relocation and expansion, the business is currently thriving and clients are reaping the benefits!

What distinguishes West Coast Personal Training from other local gyms?
Though there are many fitness forums, at West Coast Personal Training you truly have the gym to yourself. We offer private personal training totally customized to your every need. Our studio is professional, clean, and welcoming, and our clients have the whole place to themselves. Eve…

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