Access Trax has been featured in many local tv stations, publications and podcasts. Learn more about our activities in the featured press below!



Latest News: May 4th, 2020

Access Trax is elated and honored to be selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest! Thank you for all of your support and votes to help make this possible. Read more in our recent blog post here.

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Media: Television

CBS 8 San Diego News reporter Shawn Styles shares the story of Access Trax winning the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

May 7, 2020

Watch CEO Kelly Twichel featured with adaptive athlete Albert in the Live Segment “Made in San Diego” on Fox 5 San Diego

November 4, 2019

Watch the ABC San Diego Channel 10 News episode of ‘Making it in San Diego’ featuring our CEO Kelly

August 21, 2019

San Diego State University’s Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad Interviewed Kelly about Access Trax as Assistive Technology for the Aging Population

August  2019

Kelly was interviewed by San Diego KUSI morning news for a live interview at the Switchfoot Bro-Am event

June 29, 2019

Media: Published Articles

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“9 Woman-owned Businesses Making San Diego Life-Changing”



Image shows two women at the beach smiling for a photo while standing on a grey beach pathway. Kelly is wearing a blue shirt and cargo pants and Veneranda is wearing a short sleave camo jumpsuit with a hat. Veneranda uses forearm crutches for mobility. The Golden Gate Bridge is in the bay in the background.

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“Beyond ADA Accessibility in National Parks: Q & A with Access Trax”


Image shows the Access Trax modular square mats on the sand at the beach with people on them. The ocean is in the background.

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“Winning Grant Funding Propelled Access Trax Forward”



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Our CEO Kelly Twichel was featured in ‘OT in the News’ as part of the Occupational Therapy (OT) Practice Magazine.

December 2019 Issue


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“Access Trax Wins Connect All Pitch Competition”


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“Millenial Entrepreneur Wins Grant for Making Beaches More Accessible”


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“Company Puts Beach in Most People’s Reach”

December 2019 Issue


Blonde woman smiling with long hair wearing a Beach Trax logo hat and blue t-shirt.

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“OT Alumnus is Changing Accessibility Norms Around the World”

May 2019


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“Conversations with the Inspiring Kelly Twichel”



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“10 Innovative Mobility Products”

January 2020


A woman with magenta hair faces the ocean at the beach seated in her wheelchair. Text below says "What makes for an accessible beach? We asked wheelchair users how they plan a day by the water."

“What Makes for an Accessible Beach?”

Access Trax CEO Kelly contributed to the article

September 2018


A man wearing a sports helmet sits in his wheelchair looking out at the ocean before going surfing. He is using a wheelchair accessible beach pathway.

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“Access Trax and Their Vision to Make the Outdoors More Accessible”



Media: Podcasts


Hear Kelly’s interview including tips for therapy students on the Home Health Occupational Therapy Explorer podcast hosted by Monika


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Listen to Kelly’s interview about her entrepreneurial journey with Access Trax hosted by Patricia Kathleen


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Kelly shares her entrepreneurial journey as a social impact startup founder and advice for others looking to find their passion


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Watch the interview with Living Adaptive host Scott Davidson as he asks Kelly questions related to her work with the adaptive community


 Awards and Achievements

Logo: 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Grand Prize Winner

Access Trax wins grand prize in the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest out of over 4,000 applicants.



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Kelly spoke as a “She is Going Places” panelist at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace 6th Annual Women’s Symposium on September 11, 2020.


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Kelly is nominated for the NAWBO (National Association for Women Business Owners) Brava Awards, 2020. These awards celebrate the accomplishments of female entrepreneurs in San Diego.


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 Access Trax has been selected as a 2020 SOCAP Scholarship Entrepreneur Winner, an award enabling social impact entrepreneurs special access to the annual conference.



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Access Trax was a Top 100 Finalist in the 2019 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.



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Access Trax was selected as a top 20 finalist for the Small Business, Big Impact Award in 2019.




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 Kelly was selected to be a WomensNet Amber Grant Award recipient in December 2018, a grant specifically for women entrepreneurs.



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CEO Kelly Twichel was selected for a competitive business pitch at the 2019 Women’s Fast Pitch Conference in San Diego.


Connect All and the Jacobs Center Logo which has a cartoon depiction of a tree with blue, orange, and pink dots as leaves.Access Trax Joins First Cohort of New San Diego-Based Business Accelerator Program in 2019.



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Access Trax wins Connect All at the Jacobs Center business pitch competition sponsored by Union Bank on 10/9/2019.


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Access Trax received an award of excellence for Accessible Travel Product by Accessible Travel Online (ATO) July 2019.



Access Trax Co-Founders Kelly and Eric were finalists in the James McGuire Global Business Plan Competition in 2017.


Certificate of Completion for High Performance Supplier Workshop Series

CEO Kelly Twichel completed the High Performance Supplier workshop series as presented by the Council for Supplier Diversity in 2019.