by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography

Deep Roots

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Evan and Megan Filipovitch’s roots in Carlsbad go way back. Both were raised in the area and met in 1999 while attending Carlsbad High School (CHS). “Our first personal encounter was chatting and sharing Swedish Fish candy at a CHS baseball game,” recalled the couple. With a strong connection, the pair enrolled in college together at the University of Arizona. “We had a great experience,” shared Evan. “Megan was active in Pi Beta Phi sorority life, and we both became lifelong Wildcat sports fans – sorry Aztecs!” But after four years spent in the desert, home was calling. “It was back to beautiful Carlsbad for the Flip fam,” said Evan.


MEET THE FILIPOVITCHS

Parents: Evan and Megan Filipovitch
Children: Connor (5), Gracie (2), Graham (9 months)
Community: North Carlsbad
Hometowns: Carlsbad
Occupations: Evan – Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Megan – Stay-at-home mom
Favorite Places in Carlsbad: Gregorio’s, Carlsbad Boardwalk, Aviara Park, That Pizza Place, Blue Ocean, Cessy’s, Legoland, the Forum, Batiquitos Lagoon


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Since that time Evan, a CPA who works alongside his father at Filipovitch & Co., and Megan, a stay-at-home mom, have been happily settled in Carlsbad while raising their three small children: Connor (5), Gracie (2), and Graham (9 months). Connor – who attends kindergarten at Magnolia Elementary School – is a player for Carlsbad Youth Baseball and Carlsbad United Soccer (Evan is the coach!). “Connor has really taken to sports,” said Megan. “He’s a full-energy boy, so it’s a great chance for him to get outside and be active while interacting with other kids in the community.” Gracie, she explained, enjoys gymnastics and dance, while baby Graham is perfectly happy crawling around at each of the activities.

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Together the “Flips,” as they like to be called, are avid viewers of Liverpool Football games. “The 5,000 miles and 8-hour time discrepancy doesn’t always make it a convenient pastime,” joked Evan. “The kids have come to think of soccer as a morning sport because that’s always the case for U.S. viewers. Nevertheless, we are wide-eyed as early as 4 a.m. some weekend mornings adorned in ‘Liverpool red’ and rooting on our favorite club.”

family_filiopovitch6Apart from watching sports, the Flips enjoy walks along the Carlsbad boardwalk, beach days at the lagoon, and attending the TGIF Concerts in the Park put on by Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. Supporting their beloved community is important to the Flip family. “The Flips are known to give friends a hard time for straying from Carlsbad attractions,” shared Evan. “Be it local beaches, restaurants, or parks – we love our hometown and strive to teach others to do the same!”