There is a philosophy in the Tubert family that all of its members live by: "This is your journey, and what do you want to do with it?"
Following that credo, father Marcelo has become a successful actor and voice-over artist and mother Lori is a successful writer, videographer and singer. Even eldest daughter, Emily, has embraced the philosophy, as the Burroughs High graduate is a championship golfer, winning league and CIF Southern Section titles, a national amateur title and is now parlaying her skills into a fine freshman season playing for the University of Arkansas women's team.
"As parents, we wanted to help launch our children out into whereever they wanted to go in life," Lori said. "We wanted to let them accomplish the things they wanted to do."
None of the Tuberts has embodied the philosophy more than youngest daughter, Sarah, a senior at Burbank High.
The journey hasn't been an easy one for Sarah, however. When she was just 3, she endured what Lori called a botched surgery, which took most of her hearing and left the toddler with a severed facial muscle and permanent paralysis.