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Chris is an east coast transplant here in San Diego and originally from the Washington D.C. area.  He has lived all over the United States and when Chris was 17 he lived in Germany and played football, American soccer, in the Bezirksliga. After moving back to the States he finished college in Tennessee and eventually moved out to California. California has always been his dream place to live and in 2015 he packed up his car and drove West and landed in San Diego. 

San Diego is home and Chris takes full advantage of the gorgeous coastal town. He enjoys surfing, hiking and jogging with his pup. He and his husband have a rescue dog named Cali and they live in Northern San Diego a few minutes away from the beach. Chris has always had a passion for philanthropy and working to strengthen his communities. Chris also is an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement and has contributed many hours to educating the community on social issues. Chris works in the healthcare industry and has been a part of the fight against COVID-19


Carolyn is a 2nd generation, native Southern Californian.  She moved to Oceanside with her family in 1975, where they lived on a boat in Oceanside Harbor.  Being raised in the 60’s & 70’s created a keen awareness of the social movements and the responsibility to advocate for an equitable society.  


In 1979, her love for horses drew her to the non-traditional career of a through-bred exercise rider, eventually earning her Trainers license at the Santa Anita Racetrack. During this time, Carolyn came face to face with societies inequities when she worked with migrant workers and saw the struggles they faced.  At this point she decided to get involved and advocated for their rights, continuing to do so, until she retired from the track in 1987.  Later as a Regional Human Resource Director, she worked hard for equal pay and to increase leadership opportunities for women and minorities. In 2003, after 12-years of promotions and excelling in this role, she came out at work as gay and subsequently fought and won against her wrongful termination case.


In the summer of 2008, Carolyn joined the North County LGBT Coalition efforts against CA Prop. 8 and worked toward marriage equality.  Within months she was asked to join the Coalition’s board of directors.  When the North County LGBTQ Resource Center (NC Center) was established in 2011, Carolyn took on the responsibilities of board-chair. During this time, she founded and was the Director for the Project Youth Program.  She retired from the Board of Directors Dec 21, 2018.  Her passion for alternative holistic health and preventative medicine inspired her to earn her certifications in Holistic Health, Nutrition and Herbology with honors from the Global College of Natural Medicine.  Carolyn became board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in 2009 and founded her business, 4 Wellness Naturally in Oceanside.  She is excited to be working with the NC Center and their Professional Partners Program to use the culmination of her skills and experience to help others thrive personally and professionally.


We are very grateful for the generous support from these featured professional partners.

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  • Equality
    American Foundation for Equal Rights ​ The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American. As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger, AFER is leading the fight for marriage equality and equality under the law for every American. AFER has assembled a legal team led by Theodore Olson and David Boies to demonstrate that Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution by denying millions of people equal protection under the law. 6565 Sunset Blvd, Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Email: --- California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) ​ Each year, we provide more than 40,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. Half of our resources are committed to multi-client cases that grapple with the root causes of poverty. The impact of CRLA’s litigation has touched the lives of literally millions of low-income individuals, improving conditions for farm workers, new immigrants, single parents, school children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and entire communities. It has also been necessary to bring our advocacy to a national audience in order to maintain our ability to address the more political and controversial issues we find in rural communities. We have a specific program, Proyecto Poderoso, that seeks to educate workers and their families about LGBTQ issues, including the right to be free of harassment and discrimination. ​​ 215 South Coast Highway, Suite 201 Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: 760-966-0511 Fax: 760-966-0291
  • Faith & Religion
    All Saints American Catholic Church 1057 Sycamore Avenue Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 760-271-1812 ​ All Saints’ Episcopal Church 651 Eucalyptus Avenue Vista, CA 92084 Phone: 760-726-4280 ​ Bethlehem Lutheran Church 925 Balour Dr Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: 760-753-1026 Chalice UU Congregation 2324 Miller Avenue Escondido, CA 92128 Phone: 760-737-0393 ​ Christ Chapel World Ministries – North County 1057 Sycamore Avenue Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 619-542-1113 ​ Emerson Institute Center – Vista, CA 1057 Sycamore Avenue Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 760-809-6257 ​ First Congregational Church of Escondido 1800 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026 website: Email: Phone: 760-745-3320 Pastor Holgie Choi, Sr. Pastor Holy Cross Episcopal Church 2510 Gateway Rd (NW corner of Gateway Rd and Alicante Rd) Carlsbad, CA 92009 Phone: 760-930-1270 Holy Cross Carlsbad – Facebook ​ Jewish Family Service – North Coastal Office 285 N. El Camino Real, Suite #215 Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: 760-402-1481 ​ King of Kings Lutheran Church 2993 MacDonald Street Oceanside, CA 92054 Phone: 760-757-2525 Misión Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles 1919 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027 Phone: 760-239-9197​ Palomar UU Fellowship 1600 Buena Vista Drive Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 760-941-4319 Fax: 760-941-4523 ​Pilgrim Church, UCC2020 Chestnut Avenue Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: 760-729-6311 Fax: 760-729-5617​ Revelation Christian Church 13867 Bruyere Ct San Diego, CA 92129 Phone: 858-484-3466​ Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 16275 Pomerado Rd. Poway, CA 92064 Phone: 858-487-2159 Cell: 619-995-9600​ Saint John’s Episcopal Church 434 North Iowa Street Fallbrook, CA 92028 Phone: 760-728-2908​ Saint Patrick Catholic Community 3821 Adams Street Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone: 760-729-2866​ Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Drive Encinitas, CA 92024 Phone: 760-623-9349 UMC of Vista 490 S. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA 92081 Phone: 760-726-0442
  • Financial Services
    Housing & Mortgages for the LGBT Community ​ Financial Planning for the LGBT Community How Financial Planning Has Changed for Same-Sex Couples – John Lister, CPA, CFP® & Nadine Feild, PhD, CPA (Click HERE see the PDF file of this report)
  • Health Services
    CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health ​ Drugwatch ​ Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Health Centers of San Diego is a community health center founded in 1970. Our mission is to ensure all persons in San Diego have access to affordable and high quality healthcare. ​ Everyone is welcome to seek care at Family Health Centers of San Diego. We provide affordable services to all income levels, with a special commitment to low income, uninsured individuals. ​ 823 Gateway Center Way San Diego, CA 92102 Phone: 619-515-2300 Fax: 619-237-1856 ​ GLMA: Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients ​ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health ​ The Joint Commission: Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community ​ The National LGBT Health Education Center ​ North County Health Services North County Health Services (NCHS) is a private non-profit health care organization serving San Diego’s North County Region for more than 35 years. ​ 150 Valpreda Road San Marcos, CA 92069 Phone: 760-736-6767 Fax: 760-736-6782 ​ Riverside Recovery Services Riverside Recovery Resources is a continuum of care alcohol and other substance abuse treatment center that is focused on building stronger families and communities by providing alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention, education, and rehabilitation services. ​ We offer programs to treat alcohol and substance abuse tailored to individual needs such as: a) Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy b) Alcohol Education Classes c) Intensive Outpatient Programs d) Partial Hospitalization e) Residential Treatment. ​ Phone: 951-290-1203 ​ Stop Opiate Addition Program Medically Assisted Treatment (SOAP MAT) The mission of SOAP MAT, LLC is to provide a high quality outpatient opiate treatment program (OTP) that promotes health and well-being to an underserved opiate dependent population. The objective of the program will be to provide affordable, medically assisted treatment (MAT) utilizing the harm reduction model, focusing on each patient as an individual. The goal of treatment will therefore be to enable the community to function at a higher level, yielding a decrease in crime rates, high risk behaviors and deaths. To that end, SOAP MAT, LLC will promote sobriety, as evidenced by an absence of abusing illicit opiates. ​ 3230 Waring Court, Suite A Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone: 760-305-7528 Fax: 760-509-4410
  • Military
    DOD Federal Globe ​ Give an Hour ​ Military Acceptance Project ​ Military One Source ​ Servicemembers Legal Defense Network PO Box 65301 Washington, DC 20035-5301 Phone: 800-538-7418 Phone: 202-328-3244 Fax: 202-797-1635 ​ Servicemembers United ​ VA Health Care – Oceanside Mental Health Clinic 1300 Rancho Del Oro Road Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone: 760-643-2077 Phone: 760-643-2080 Fax: 760-643-2096
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