Profiles

  • Entrepreneur's passion for horses leads to development of two world-class training facilities

    Entrepreneur's passion for horses leads to development of two world-class training facilities

    Entrepreneur Alan Smith has made a leap of Olympic proportions into the local equestrian world. The longtime Wells Fargo financial adviser left his job a couple of years ago to purchase and transform two local farms into world-class training facilities. The locations have features that support...

  • Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Surgeon heals with both scalpel and guitar

    Dr. Rob Adamson has performed hundreds of lifesaving heart operations during his 30-plus-year medical career, including heart transplant surgeries at Sharp Memorial Hospital, one of two heart transplant centers in San Diego County. Music is one thing that helps him deal with the stress of his demanding...

  • RSF man's photographic images seen around the world

    RSF man's photographic images seen around the world

    On an upcoming cruise to New Zealand and Australia, Rancho Santa Fe resident Reed Kaestner will bring together three of his passions: travel, photography and teaching. "Sharing what I've learned is one of the best parts of what I do," said Kaestner, who has logged 30 years as a commercial photographer,...

  • Breeding a Breeders’ Cup champion

    Breeding a Breeders’ Cup champion

    It was a hometown victory for Del Mar during the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Nov. 3, when Battle of Midway triumphed in the Dirt Mile. Local residents Pavla and Erik Nygaard of Thor-Bred Stables bred the 3-year-old colt, who scored the biggest victory of his career that afternoon....

  • New chapter in Rancho Santa Fe businessman’s career focuses on the silver screen

    New chapter in Rancho Santa Fe businessman’s career focuses on the silver screen

    After working on the East Coast for two decades in global capital markets, John Cappetta and his family moved to Rancho Santa Fe, where he invested in small companies and real estate, and in 2013 formed his own investment company, Andesite Capital, of which he is founder and CEO. The latest chapter...

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