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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.

Valerie Rosenthal Hebert

Val’s Art Studio is the name of my handcrafted art business which started as an experiment in 2006. At the time, my oldest son was ten years old and needed a school advocate, so I quit my day job to provide the support he needed. Not one to keep idle, I found I needed a creative outlet. Read more>>

Cami Warner

I’ve always been a lover of photography. I remember asking for a camera for Christmas when I was around the age of 12. My grandparents gave me a Polaroid. Since then, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a camera in my hand. Read more>>

Ashley Mathews

To explain where this love and passion for helping others flourish in their health come from, I would need to take you back 10 years ago when I was facing my battle with my health. I was walking through a season of burning the candle at both ends and I wasn’t prioritizing my health. Read more>>

Sierra Brown

I began my journey as a wildland firefighter in 2003 with the Forest Service on an engine near Ventura CA after I graduated from college. I never intended to make it my career. It was just something I thought I would enjoy during the summers because I had grown up in the outdoors, in the mountains, camping and backpacking. Read more>>

Collar John David Ricker

I grew up in Coronado and existed what I refer to as the fringes. Coronado’s a very weird place to grow as a person. I gravitated towards very few amount of people and my family was not very plugged into the community in terms of people. Read more>>

Mel Greenberg

I’m a mom, wife, writer, and survivor. I’m not a storied professional, with a lengthy list of credentials or titles. But I do have stories to tell. And what I found while writing my first novel, Running With Our Eyes Closed, is that I’m not alone. Read more>>

Sandra Contreras

I started the company about two years ago. I studied Advertising at the Art Institute of San Diego and took a couple of Photography courses. I’ve always loved photography and started to do some photoshoots with friends for fun. Read more>>

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>>

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>>

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