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Inspiring Stories from Coronado

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 the rising stars from Coronado below.

Robert Szentes

Most of my life I was a happy go lucky kind of guy. I lived a normal life, I had many friends, I went to school, I partied and traveled also. From the age of 18, I held responsible jobs, store salesman, then as an electrical technician. Read more>>

Madison Marchetti

My dad, who helped launch several medical companies, was instrumental in my career development. He taught me to step out of my comfort zone and immerse myself in different opportunities to learn what I was good at and enjoyed. Read more>>

Nicole Ward

My Mom’s side of the family is about half Sicilian. I grew up hanging around the kitchen and at an early age fell in love with Italian food. At the age of 16, I took a job as a busgirl in my favorite Italian restaurant. Read more>>

Amy Gray

In 1981, my mother-in-law Marion Gray began babysitting in San Diego hotels to earn tuition money for her four high school and college-age kids she was putting through school as a single mom. She turned out to be a wonderful caregiver. Read more>>

Alicia and Alejandra Torres Candé

My sister was currently working in the financial industry here in San Diego, and I was looking for a job at the time. In the meantime, I started experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen for which I used a lot of nut butter. With most brands I tried, I had to constantly be mixing the butters together because there was a lot of oil separation and I really wanted one that was smoother and easier to work with. Read more>>

Lindsey Wagner

To be honest, building an online community and blogging isn’t something I ever thought I would end up doing. I got my undergraduate degree in marketing, thinking that was the direction I would go post-college. However, I later learned that wasn’t exactly the route I wanted to go. That’s what propelled me into pursuing teaching. I have always loved being with kids and thought this would be a great path for me. Read more>>

Channing Moreland

I gave birth to my 3rd child and only daughter on May 14, 2018. From the day I found out I was having a girl, I was on the hunt for books made especially for Black Girls. My daughter Nandi changed the game for me, I would now be teaching someone how to be a woman, a Black Woman. Read more>>

Mike Wallz

I was born and raised in the DMV. Not to be confused with the Department of Motor Vehicles; I’m talking about the greatest metropolitan area in the world, the DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, area. Silver Spring, Maryland to be exact. I was exposed to rich music and sports culture early. My mom being an artist who loved sports, and my dad, a tri-sport athlete and (Go-Go) Music enthusiasts – I inherited the best of both worlds. Like most 90’s babies, I was incredibly active. Read more>>

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