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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.

Sara Husby

I am a total city girl at heart, as I was born and raised in Chicago. I’m the oldest of four, so I consider myself the Guinea pig. Being the first born, my parents tried out all their original parenting ideas on me and made corrections as the others came along. Though in my opinion, I turned out the best, but I could be biased. Read more>>

W. Scott Koenig

In 2013, I’d burned out on working 70+ hour weeks as a freelance creative director and designer. I wanted to travel and write, and had been in love with Mexico since my first visit to San Miguel de Allende in 2003. I’d written about and photo documented our family vacations, and began my blog, based on those trip reports. Read more>>

Jarrett Hart, Ashley Hart

Jarrett & Ashley Hart, a husband wife business marketing and development team, founded Hart Marketing & Business Development in 2017. After college, then working in big business, Jarrett & Ashley decided their Hart’s would be better fulfilled utilizing their accumulated skills helping their friends, family, neighbors and other local business owners here in San Diego to achieve greater success and the growth they need to expand, creating jobs for their fellow San Diegans. Read more>>

Coral Strong

I grew up in Costa Rica where my mother cooked everything from scratch. As I got older, and dined out more with my husband, I realized there weren’t any restaurants that were bringing extremely fresh produce and from scratch dishes that tasted real. Combined with our love of organic vegetables and strong support of farm CSA’s and local purveyors, I decided I wanted to bring that to the restaurant scene in San Diego. Read more>>

Courtney Montbrand

When my first son was born at just 2lbs 9oz I realized the road ahead and how drastically mine and my husbands life was going to change. We made the decision for me to quit my day job so I could take care of our first born, and that’s when Craft Sass was born. I’ve always been creative and I absolutely love what I do. Read more>>

Brittany Reynolds

At the age of 5, I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I told my mom I was going to buy an old candy shop and turn it into a salon with my best friend. While I didn’t follow my childhood dream as far as to buy the candy shop, 16 years later I went to California Hair design and became a hairstylist. Read more>>

Maurice “Mickey” Morris

I started the company about a year and a half ago. It started out as only an idea for a clothing line. With no way to fund the clothing line, i realized i can make stuff for other people. I understand that all clothing lines arent for everybody. This way now im more involved with the general public. Read more>>

Shirin Soroushian, Michka Hoffos, Drew Hoffos

Shirin spend almost 20 years in Italy and gave birth to both her daughters there.
She always had a love of baking and scratch cooking. After moving to the US with her family, she began working as an accountant for a large corporation. Read more>>

Kiran Gupta

After working as an attorney for 15 years, I decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur as a result of my passion for fitness, health, and most of all, indoor cycling. I decided to join Rush Cycle as I truly believe in the Rush Cycle workout. Read more>>

Jessica Harned

Throughout the years, I continued to hear stories about bullying, self-esteem issues, suicide rate inclines, and a general lack of situational awareness in young girls. Each story hit home and I could relate to my childhood and family experiences. Read more>>

Sandy Nissou

I’ve been in the event industry since 1998, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! After planning my first wedding at age 18, I decided shortly thereafter to build a business from my passion! I love working with clients that appreciate exquisite taste, trendsetting design, and detail driven organization. Read more>>

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