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Inspiring Stories from Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad

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 Del Mar, Enallicinitas & Carlsbad below.

Madalynne Carattini

I started my journey as a health and fitness coach after suffering for over ten years with disordered eating patterns. I was on a roller coaster with my weight and most importantly healthy habits for years before I finally decided enough was enough. The funny thing about it is, I was in school for preventative medicine studying pretty closely on exercise science & nutrition. The thing that stands true is that you can have all the knowledge yet still not know what to do. Read more>>

Eduardo Olvera

My journey began five years ago when I first got into photography it was a on and off thing throughout the years until the year of 2019. I took it seriously. It was just a hobby the more I shared my pictures posting my art, the more it became a career come true. I also started videography the same time. I started of doing free photoshoots and video work then started working up from there. I became a videographer that local businesses can count on. Read more>>

Jeanne Ring

I developed my love for fashion in high school, obsessively collecting fashion magazines and coming up with my own out of the box style. My first favorite designers were Todd Oldham and Betsey Johnson who had an affinity for leopard print. Growing up on Long Island, New York I was a train ride from the fashion epicenter New York. I frequented Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and the small boutiques of the west village to window shop for fashion inspo. Read more>>

Hector Duenas

I believe that The Roadside Coyotes officially started sometime in 2006-2007. We have been in this band for so long, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact date, haha. Ben and I grew up learning to play music together. Ben was proficient at playing guitar, but when we’d get together, he would hop on the drums and I would play guitar. We would play for hours to various Classic Rock Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple. Read more>>

Carolina Arrieta

I was born in the Los Angeles, California and raised in Lima, Peru. I grew up in a creative household, so I always knew that I wanted to do something in the design industry. Since I was a little girl I would draw and paint for fun. My mom was, and still is a baby clothing designer and always pushed me to do something with my creativity. When I graduated high school, I decided that I wanted to return to the states to study fashion design at FIDM in Los Angeles. Read more>>

Maria Glidden

Event planning was always something I had an interest in from pretty early on, but pursuing it as a career really started to take shape right after college. Shortly after graduating, I started working as a studio manager for a very talented photographer. When we weren’t in the studio, I would occasionally assist her on weddings, and that exposure to the creativity, beauty, and detail behind a wedding day really drew me in. Read more>>

Katie Brooks

My dream of becoming a therapist started at a very young age. When I was 16 years old, we had a mental health crisis in my family. At that time, I felt helpless. I couldn’t believe what was happening, I was caught completely off guard, and I knew nothing about mental health. In addition, I was just too young to understand the implications of what I was experiencing. Due to the stigmatization of mental illness, I never would have imagined being affected by it in my own family. Read more>>

Benji Horning

Light Church started as a dream. My wife Jen and I had been youth pastors for over ten years in both San Diego and LA, but a time came a few years ago where we both felt a stirring and a desire to create something new, a community in San Diego where it’s people could come and experience an unquestioned and unqualified welcome. We became passionate about creating a space for people who aren’t accustomed to church, to still feel at home. Read more>>

Tyrone Parsons

My “Grampa” started framing houses from the ground up in 1942. He put a hammer in my mom’s hand when she was a little girl and she hasn’t put one down since. My mother and father both built houses from the ground up, starting at the beginning of their marriage. When they had children of their own, a third generation of builders began as my sister and I grew up helping on these same projects. As I grew older, I developed a love for working with my hands & being outside. Read more>>

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