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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.

Tara Graviss

As the daughter of a career military officer I attended over 7 schools from K-12 all across the U.S. Unfortunately, the states do not have aligned standards per grade levels and so this would sometimes mean I was ahead of the classes I joined and sometimes behind. Read more>>

Andy Tran

I was born and raised here in San Diego and have lived here my entire life. I started searching for music on my own when I was in middle school. I naturally gravitated towards hip-hop, and like every fan of the genre, thought that I could give rapping a try. Read more>>

Christopher Wolff

I am an Adventure Hydrologist. And just in case you’re scratching your head wondering what that is, I am happy to explain. I am Hydrologist (aka – water scientist) who studies the ability of water to change the environment and, in turn, our ability as people to change water. Easy enough to understand right? Read more>>

Sarah Morgan

My current business teaching online marketing launched in 2011, but the spark that started everything came way back in 1997. I was 13-years-old, we had just gotten internet in our house, and I was fascinated that I could write something and post it online for other people to read or read things that others had publish online. Read more>>

Denisse Wolf

I like to think that I’ve always been an artist. As a child – I had no interest in dolls or toys – all I wanted was to draw and to have every color in my wooden box that I cherished like it were full of gold. Read more>>

Gilbert Cota

I’ve always been passionate about art and music. Ive drawn since I was young. Over time it became just a matter of progression. I love experimenting with different mediums. Generally every piece has spray paint though. Its the true addiction. Read more>>

Deborah Martin

During the 1950’s and 60’s seniors in San Diego and throughout the country had very few places to turn when they could no longer care for themselves independently. Many had only two options, some had only one. Read more>>

Brittany van Schravendijk

I became a personal trainer after I graduated college, but I definitely didn’t follow the traditional route to working in the fitness industry! I actually studied Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley, but in my third year it became clear to me that I was not passionate about my studies and did not feel excited about pursuing a career in engineering. Read more>>

Joseph Binning

As a seventeen-year-old young man I was forced into the work place verses completing school due to family issues. Basically, I came home one day only to find an empty house. My family had moved, and I was on my own. Read more>>

Sarah Camacho Pineda

As I grew up I always loved playing with kids and taking care of them, I was that niece who would always be carrying babies and offering help. So as one gets older you get asked the million dollar question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I always knew that I wanted to work with children. Read more>>

Kewzah Blair

Well, being creative has pretty much always been in my DNA. I have always had a passion to be different and unique in my own way. And, with a name like Kewzah think it’s safe to say that being different was something I have always been faced with. Read more>>

Cat Coppenrath

It all happened in a heartbeat, it seems. My chaotic adolescence, college and graduate school, and then my nine to five career, all memories now though. What seems like a lifetime is my pursuit of art and creativity and how this has intersected with my profession in social work and art as social practice, that really is the story here. Read more>>


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