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East San Diego’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at the SD Voyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the San Diego’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out inspiring stories from East San Diego below.

Amanda Hartwell

My love of photography started at the age of 15. I was living in Overland Park, KS, where I grew up with my parents and two sisters. Understanding how to work a camera and how to develop photographs in a darkroom came easy to me; and I enjoyed weddings since I was kid. Read more>>

Hedras Ramos, Hedras Ramos Sr.

It all started with my dad Hedras Ramos (Sr.), who taught me my first guitar chords, he’s a Producer and Guitarist, he always had guitars and amps at home and was actively playing in bands and producing commercials in his recording studio. Read more>>

Biggie Babylon

When I was 14 I started working daily after school at my fathers liquor store in one of the toughest neighborhoods of South East San Diego. Even though I grew up in the upper middle class Chaldean community of Rancho San Diego, Mike’s Market on 36th and Ocean View is where I spent most of my youth and where I learned a lot about business and life. Read more>>

Julie Black

I came to San Diego from Yucaipa, CA to do my studies in for massage therapy. I graduated in 2008 and thats when my career as a massage therapist took off. I have worked at some high end spas and also did in home treatments. Read more>>

Isaac Allen

The Hausmann Quartet started 15 years ago on the East Coast as four friends at a music conservatory who shared a passion for the string quartet repertoire and a mutual sense of idealism in the act of collaborating as a team, both artistically and professionally. Read more>>

Lexi Lomax

I had a big dream, and knew I was meant to be an entrepenuer. I am a feign for business, and I always loved all things beauty, so it was a natural fit when the opportunity arose that I would open a salon. I became a licensed cosmetologist, became an industry educator and now have begun coaching other stylists in their businesses. Read more>>

Kimberly Gladden-Eversley

We all have a story; that story begins the moment we enter the world. My story begins in Brooklyn New York, the concrete jungle where dreamers and rebels fight for a platform to stand. I wasn’t personally raised by just dreamers but by teachers and doers. Read more>>

Rocio Venegas

I was always on the creative side and studied Graphic Design at San Diego State University. Following the next couple of years, I created an Instagram with my personal doodles and forms of expression. I had a friend that got inspired by my Instagram doodles. Read more>>

Tim Moore

I was planting plants since before I can remember. I remember planting some carrot seeds next to the garage when I was around six. They actually came up and I was fascinated. I spent a lot of my time building things as a kid, especially outdoor things like log cabins, tree houses, bike ramps, miniature cities made of sticks, rocks and a and a lot of concentration. Read more>>

Nora Haidao

When I was pregnant with our daughter two and a half years ago, I was looking for any and all classes for moms. I wanted to take a prenatal yoga class, but did not know which yoga studios offered these classes. I spent a 3-4 hours researching, Yelping, and Googling all yoga studios in San Diego. I called each and every one of them until I found one that offered prenatal yoga. Read more>>

Christian Deleon

My career started as an intern in the San Diego State Athletic Department. I made the decision after my sophomore year at SDSU that I wanted to work in sports – I didn’t know in what, but I knew that was the subject matter I wanted to be around. Read more>>

Camille Hinkle

I have been crafting, creating most of my life from when I was a small child learning to sew from my mother. She tried to teach me to knit and crochet which was an exercise which lead to disaster. She was right handed and I was left handed, not a great combination for that skill. Read more>>

 

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