by AMY LEHRER | photos by Lauren Nygard Photography

Outdoor Lovers

family_krebs2Fortuitously, Tami and Derek Krebs met at a costume party their entire neighborhood attended a week before Halloween. Tami shared, “We had an instant connection both being from the South.” By 2008 their expanding family outgrew their Pacific Beach condo and they began researching family-friendly Carlsbad communities. Through a friend they found La Costa Greens-Trieste. They find the area beautiful and especially enjoy the community amenities and activities. Tami expressed, “We really like how the neighborhood fosters friendships through activities like family movie nights, game nights, wine mixers, and outdoor concerts, and there is always a craft activity, cooking class, or paint party going on.”

Tami obtained a B.A. in Education and was a teacher before becoming a stay-at-home mom who is highly involved in her children’s educational lives. She served on the PTO as the enrichment coordinator, allowing her to plan school-wide activities like the fourth grade California Gold Rush event she recently finished coordinating. The young scholars learned to square dance, pan for gold, stake claims, and give a close shave.

After earning a B.A. and M.B.A in Finance, Derek became a software consultant and partner for the MSX GROUP, a financial reporting and budgeting software company. Derek’s company recently released Prospero, a software product that helps companies become more efficient and transparent in their financial reporting and budgeting processes.

family_krebs3

Tami expressed, “We really like how the neighborhood fosters friendships through activities like family movie nights, game nights, wine mixers, and outdoor concerts, and there is always a craft activity, cooking class, or paint party going on.”

family_krebs7Their daughter Kyndall recently won a Southwest Airlines poster contest. The object of the contest was to design a float for the Big Bay Balloon Festival, and Kyndall wrote an essay and drew a picture about San Francisco. She won USS Midway tickets for her entire class, family VIP tickets to the Big Bay Balloon Festival, and family tickets to both bowl games. Additionally, she and her family got to ride on the float that she had designed, which her family felt was pure magic.

The Krebs love spending family time together. Outdoor enthusiasts, they enjoy beach days with kayaks and paddleboards or being at the ballpark. Derek likes to surf, Kyndall and Kennedy like to play softball and tennis, and Tami likes to play tennis and walk the family’s two Chihuahuas, Cookie and Cupcake. As a family who values service, they volunteer at their school, church, softball league, HOA board, and Solutions for Change, an innovative Vista program that helps homeless families become self-sufficient within 1,000 days.


Parents: Derek and Tami Krebs
Children: Kyndall (10) and Kennedy (8)
Pets: Two Chihuahuas – Cookie and Cupcake, adopted from the Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Community: Trieste, La Costa Greens
Hometowns: Derek – Columbia, SC; Tami – Shreveport, LA
Occupations: Derek – MSX Group Software Consultant; Tami – Stay-at-home mom/teacher
Favorite Places: Daybreak Church, Carlsbad Lagoon, Ponto Beach, Carlsbad Campgrounds, Alga Norte Park, Cinépolis, Dove Library, Carlsbad Outlets, Ivivva, and Pretty Please