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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.

Vicki Carson

Back on 2006 I was teaching surfing lessons in Coronado and buying apparel for Emerald City Surf shop. The owner there, long time ripper Kelly Kraus, brought a “sup” into the shop. I immediately ordered one for myself the next day and was hooked. It was a great way to still catch waves without freezing after being submerged in the ocean all morning teaching lessons. Read more>>

Vanessa Dinning

I’m the Director of Artistic Planning and Marketing for Coronado Playhouse. I moved to San Diego from the UK eleven years ago, coming from a professional theatre and classical music background. At the time, I didn’t have a green card and so was looking for volunteer opportunities while I established myself in San Diego. Read more>>

Katherine Farley, Kristy Pierre

Kristy and I opened our shop together 7 years ago. We’re grew up in Coronado and have been best friends since the 4th grade. (Our personal roots in Coronado play a big part of the meaning of our shop name besides the oh so clever plant and location play on words. Read more>>

Eric Johnson

After traveling around the world, I always saw coffee and tea as two beverages that could connect everyone. Not matter what language you speak, what your culture or religion is, I was always able to sit down over coffee and tea and have conversations with people and work together to solve our problems. Read more>>

Erin Delgado

I developed my love for photography as a sophomore in college while studying abroad in Italy. I didn’t even have a “fancy” camera but I enjoyed trying to be as creative as I knew how. Although I loved photographing all the beautiful sceneries and architecture that Italy has to offer I really enjoyed photographing my friends in those sceneries. Read more>>

Brian Neher

I’ve always been fascinated with art and was encouraged to pursue that passion from a very early age by my grandmother, who was also a commercial artist. Although I enjoyed drawing all throughout my childhood and into high school, I didn’t have any formal art lessons until I attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Read more>>

Analisa Brookshier

Hello, my name is Analisa and I’m the owner of Analisa Joy Photography. This will be my 8th year as a lifestyle and wedding photographer. My love for photography began when I joined my high school yearbook team. I was assigned as the photo editor and it was my job to capture candid moments of what it’s like to be a student at our school. Read more>>

Dan McGeorge

Studied photography in the 60’s, ended up as a PIO photographer with the 101st Airborne Div in Vietnam in 1970, later as photographer in the Navy Reserve in Coronado. Began gallery exhibitions locally in 2003, eventually opening own gallery in Coronado in 2010 specializing in scenic and nature work. Read more>>

Lillis Werder

As a Georgetown university School of Foreign Service graduate, I was drawn to travel and learning about other cultures. After a long career at IBM, I began to focus on photography. Self taught, I now am a professional photographer, a Getty Images photographer and sell my art worldwide to publications, hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, designers, and private residences. Read more>>

Uliana Doro

I’ve always had a creative passion to make things with my hands. I love to work in my dad’s woodshop and get inspiration from his woodwork and all of the wood he has laying around. About a year ago, my father handed me a woodburner that he usually uses to sign his work with. Read more>>

Ashlee Hayden

I started my journey as a professional photographer in 2010. I took a beginner black and white film class at San Diego City Collage as an elective. At the time I was working on my degree in business, but I fell in love with photography and knew that thats where my focus needed to be. Read more>>

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