by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Spark Photography

Fitness and Family Time


Mike and Jennifer Fridolfs made the move to Rancho Bernardo in 1999 when their first son was just three months old. Today, with their two boys in high school, the reasons the Fridolfs family moved to 92128 are the same reasons they have stayed – the great school district, amazing neighbors, and a family and community-oriented neighborhood.


Mike, originally from Tarzana, is a manager of programs with Northrop Grumman in Rancho Bernardo. He earned his Masters of Science in Program and Project Management from University of Michigan. Jennifer, a San Diego native, worked as a flight attendant for eight years before transitioning to her position as stay-at-home mom.

Parents: Michael Scott Fridolfs and Jennifer Traci Fridolfs
Children: Ryan Slater Fridolfs (18 on March 12) and Hunter James Fridolfs (15)
Community: Rancho Bernardo, Montelena since 1999
Hometowns: Michael – Tarzana; Jennifer – San Diego
Occupations: Michael – manager of programs at Northrop Grumman;
Jennifer – office admin

Pets: Grace – Bull Mastiff; Lizzy – Shih Tzu
Favorite Places in 92128: Akai Hana for dinner or hiking at Lake Hodges, movies at Angelika Theater

Their two sons are active in sports. Ryan, a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School, plays lacrosse year-round. Hunter, a sophomore, plays lacrosse and football. “Both of them do what typical teenagers do in their spare time, eat and sleep,” Jennifer shared. “When they are not training for their individual sports, they also enjoy spending time with their friends.”


The family is active in both the school and the community. “Through Mike’s work, we raise money and donate our time to the USO, Ronald McDonald House, and March of Dimes,” Jennifer shared. She has also served on the board of the Rancho Bernardo Gridiron Club, the boosters for the high school football team. Both Jennifer and Mike are very active with their sons’ sports teams.

“The whole family is addicted to workout.”

The Fridolfses’ focus on sports is a family activity. “The whole family is addicted to working out,” Jennifer said. But what they admit is a bit surprising is their love for junk food. “We all have crazy sweet tooths.” Mike admitted, “If Jennifer bakes it, it won’t even make it through the night without being eaten.” Whether at the gym or snacking on sweets, the most important factor is the family time. “As a family, we enjoy spending time together,” Jennifer said.