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Inspiring Stories from North Park, South Park, Kensington & Normal Heights

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 North Park, South Park, Kensington & Normal Heights below.Jenna Ryan

Ryan Glidden

My wife Melissa, our friend Ryan, and I started MOSAIC in 2010 in a 400 square foot studio apartment. We had little to no experience teaching yoga or running our own business, but we had a passion for helping people, and we all knew how powerful and meaningful the yoga practice is. Within the first year, we were able to expand into an 800 square foot space. Read more>>

Noel Cepeda

Photography has been ingrained in me through generations of professional photographers as it has been my family’s legacy. My grandfather was responsible for influencing and inspiring a lot of my family to take up photography as a hobby and profession. I moved to San Diego in 1997 to pursue the American dream. Read more>>

Brandon “B-Turn” Turner

The passion I have for music and entertainment has always been part of my life. At a young age, I started writing poetry and listening to different artists and genres, but Hip-Hop always stood out to me the most. In middle school, I joined the drum line and jazz band, took drama classes, and hosted an event for the first time where I was published in a book for one of my poems. Read more>>

Desire & Josue Owo

Our original business model wasn’t exactly Old World Outsiders. We discovered a deeper inner awakening on a trip to Iceland, where we witnessed the universe’s untouched entity.  We followed our gut and started a fashion line inspired by the Victorian Era and Gothic touches our personal everyday fashion. Collaborations led us to vend at local pop-ups which in return gave us the opportunity to host our own events. Read more>>

Jonathan Rodriguez

I have always been influenced by both sides of the border, and I want my art to be able to reflect that. I’ve always been into art, but I never thought I’d be able to do anything of my own. I started off taking pictures on my phone with really putting too much thought into any of it. I really admired the look of film, so I decided it was time to take it to the next level. Read more>>

Ashley Armstrong

I am a huge rescue advocate and believe that more people would be willing to do so if they knew they had trustworthy, reliable help to care for their furry family members. I am incredibly thankful to all of my clients, past present and future, for supporting this endeavor of mine. Read more>>

Tashawna Mack

So la Farfalla means “The butterfly” in Italian which symbolizes rebirth… resurrection, hope, change, faith & endurance in life. I moved to San Diego two years ago from Baltimore, where I completely gave up and lost everything I had, and I mean EVERYTHING. I was getting out of a horrible relationship that almost cost me my life in several ways. Read more>>

Yvonne Gutierrez

have always loved makeup since I can remember. Raised by a very traditional Mexican family, I was never allowed to wear it until after my 15th birthday my Quinceñera. I would wear it all after that. Even tho I loved makeup life took me another way I was a Legal Assistant in a law firm I liked it, but I was not passionate about it nor in love with it. One day, my mom noticed that I was not happy with what I was doing with my career and she said do what you love. Read more>>

Trish Ferrer

Plants and Balance was nothing more than a mere photo journal three years ago. What started randomly on a Tuesday morning at 3 am, it blossomed into a vibrant space for education, entertainment and building a conscious community. P+B was originally centered around creating comfort food classics – vegan style! Read more>>

Matt Greco and Jerry Sherwin

We developed The Fight Voice and began writing interesting stories about local, regional and even international fighters. We loved every grueling moment of it… until I discovered that people quite simply do not read long-form journalism as much as they used too. From there, we started a podcast called Going Down Swinging and had guests like Tito Ortiz, Oscar de la Hoya, George St. Pierre, Joe Schilling and many more from around combat sports. Read more>>


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