by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Spark Photography

Counting Blessings

As a Southern California native, Kerry Butler is no stranger to a mild climate and close proximity to the coast. She grew up in Huntington Beach, moved to Carlsbad when she was a freshman in high school, and lived in Point Loma with her husband and young family. When Kerry moved to Scripps Ranch in 1999 in search of a larger home for her family and a great school district, she knew she had found a community to treasure. “I love Scripps Ranch and the people within the area. I have made lifelong friends, and it is a great place to raise a family. I feel so lucky we found Scripps Ranch 16 years ago,” revealed Kerry. She and her husband, Jeff, have three children: Taylor, 22, who is currently living in Michigan training to be an EMT; Brooke, 18, a freshman at Northern Arizona University; and Ethan, 13, who is an eighth grader at Marshall Middle School.

faces_butler_1An entrepreneur at heart, Kerry is the owner of Innovative Recruiting, a technical recruiting company that helps companies find the best talent for their open positions, as well as assisting clients to find new career paths. She also has her real estate license and is currently working on a new venture called Ladies That Lunch. “I like helping people, whether it be finding them a new job, career path, or home. Right now I am really excited about Ladies That Lunch. We will offer gourmet dining events, unique food experiences, cooking classes, and unforgettable private experiences for our clients,” explained Kerry.

Kerry is also an active volunteer within the Scripps Ranch community. When her children were in elementary school, she volunteered for various reading and art programs and taught Faith First at St. Gregory the Great. She has also been involved with the Junior League of San Diego for more than 18 years. “I headed committees in the domestic violence arena for the Junior League. I am also a member of the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club. I am a past president and have held several board positions. Currently, I am involved with the fundraising aspect of the organization,” stated Kerry.

When Kerry is not working on her latest business endeavor or volunteering, she can be found spending time with friends on the tennis court. She currently plays on two tennis leagues at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club.


Name: Kerry Butler
Profession: Technical Recruiter
Community: Scripps Ranch since 1999
Hobbies: Tennis, snowboarding, and spending time with friends
Favorite Local Spots: Filippi’s Pizza Grotto