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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.

DeSean Daniels

I started taking music seriously around 2009. I started a group called the spacers, Just a couple of my middle school friends started this group on our way up to we got out of high school. My brother Louie Reyes would record me at his house in Encanto, that’s when I started growing more as an artist & finding myself musically. Read more>>

Kyle Haukka

Ok Shore started in late 2017. Kyle and Lee got hired at the Chipotle on the SDSU campus and started becoming close friends. After performing at an open mic on campus and getting second place, Kyle and Lee started to think that we could probably turn it into a full band project. Read more>>

Jennifer Nascimento and Sabrina McCool

We wanted to provide a safe space for mamas to get away, get some sleep, and connect with other Mamas who just get it: to learn and grow together in a super supportive community all while diving deeper into themselves, overcoming challenges, increasing well-being and exercising the booty and mind. Read more>>

Myranda Young

School is so important because we face many situations where it is so important to be educated on a topic rather than speak out of ignorance. Balancing work and school is tough but it has given me some of the most important experiences that have shaped me to be the responsible young adult I am today. Read more>>

Travis Cronan and Kaya Hall

We consider our genre to be Roots-Rock/Hip-Hop. We are known for our versatility and unique style. The more people we can appeal to, the more people we can bring together in harmony through the power of music. We cover a wide range of creation. From writing, recording, performing, to booking our own shows. To make a new song is a priceless feeling. Read more>>

Cye Bongalos

After years of dreaming, I finally decided that dreaming can only get you as far as your actions go. I spent the next two years sitting at Starbucks every Thursday to materialize my action plan and build my brand. And with the help of friends and family, I am able to be where I am today—with my own dance and music studio. Read more>>

Togo Lakes

I started posting weekly random entertaining videos every Tuesday on YouTube and selling pretty cool merch, which led to somehow along the way creating the popular movement/brand known as TogoTuesdays. My videos eventually got me signed with Engage Artists Agency, and I’ve been engaging with them ever since. Read more>>

Mike Barker

I have a 14-year career in the entertainment business working with Grammy Award winning artists like Usher, Smokey Robinson, Carbi B, T.I. and actors such as Terrance Howard, Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey. In addition, my career has allowed me to manage the radio press at the Grammy Awards, American Idol Live Telecast and The BET Awards. Read more>>

Sharla Ronée

Art has always been a passion of mine, reaching all the way back to middle school. I was utterly obsessed with painting, charcoal drawings, and particularly fond of portraits. After I graduated from high school, life happened as it always does… and it kept happening. Read more>>

Shayna Gladstone

In 2010, woke up one morning in my Chicago apartment, ready to set out to my 9-5 job in a cubicle in 2010 and I began questioning whether or not I actually valued living in an apartment, the social life I had and the life I had created for myself. The answer came as a strong “no.” Read more>>

Ron Sparks and Lauren Sparks-Livingston

Ice cream truck sometimes breaks down! Haha. In truth, it’s been a very smooth road… while you might expect some bumps when family members enter into a high-stress industry like real estate together, we actually get on famously. There is a ton of mutual respect, and always plenty to do, so there’s not much area for conflict. Read more>>


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