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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.

Amanda Russell

Creative Affairs Inc. is one of the leading event planning companies in all of San Diego. Consistently voted one of Southern California’s “best of” wedding companies by both The Knot Magazine and Wedding Wire, Creative Affairs has established a reputation for coordinating unforgettable events. Read more>>

Alejandro Martinez

Born in Uruguay from a Mexican family we lived in Peru, Chile, USA and finally Mexico. Through all our travels my mother’s cooking always made us feel at home no matter in which country we were. I studied engineering like my father but while doing my thesis it was obvious that this was not something that I would want to do for the rest of my life. Read more>>

Christian Rice

Christian founded his firm in 2004, following several years of working in the nation’s most respected design studios, including Will Bruder Architects in Phoenix, Michael Rotondi/Roto Architects in Los Angeles, and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta. Read more>>

David Spatafore

The collective’s first concept, MooTime Creamery, launched in 1998 as a family effort with native San Diego resident David Spatafore taking the lead. Beginning with approachable, family-friendly restaurants in Coronado (Village Pizzeria, Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q), Blue Bridge Hospitality began to expand with the launch of Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge. Read more>>

Will Holder

San Diego born photographer who is addicted to the feels that the ocean brings us. Whether it’s the waves, people, rolling tides or landscapes, I love the way the ocean makes me feel. It’s the most humbling experience to be in the sea and I can’t get away from it. Read more>>

Kelley Dykes

I started getting into photography to document our crazy military life where we get to see a lot of different places, and where pictures are so important when loved ones go away for long periods of time. Friends started asking me to do their pictures more and more, so I decided I wanted to take the leap and go to school for professional photography. Read more>>

Doug Wylie, Ashlee Wylie

Doug and Ashlee Wylie have been teaming together in their photography business for over nine years. Doug studied photography in school and Ashlee a hobbiest turned professional, they compliment each other well. Read more>>

Michael Moreira

I grew up in Brazil, where sports are life. When I was a kid, I always saw my father being active, staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle. He played soccer, went mountain biking, and practiced martial arts. Read more>>

Jamie Monroe

I got into event management- primarily in endurance sports because of my background as an Athlete and former Navy SEAL. After the Navy, my dream was to be a professional athlete. I was a good distance runner and endurance athlete in the sport of adventure racing and participated in 3 Eco-Challenge Races in Borneo, New Zealand, and Fiji (5-10 day ultra endurance competitions). Read more>>

Gary Hall Sr.

Because Life is Worth Swimming, their mission is to promote swimming through sport, lifelong enjoyment, and good health benefits. Their objective is for each member of and each participant in The Race Club to improve his or her swimming performances, health, and self-esteem through their educational programs, services and creativity. Read more>>

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