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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

Quentin Williams

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, to an Okahoman for a Dad and a Pittsburgh native for a Mother. My brother was two years older than me and I was by far the youngest of all of my cousins, the true baby of the family who got to learn from everyone else’s successes and mistakes. Read more>>

Janessa Goldbeck

I believe we have a responsibility to take care of one another, and that has motivated me to spend my career building a safer and more equitable world for all. I was born and raised in San Diego County. My mom was a public school teacher and my dad drove a tow truck. Read more>>

Jeff Svitak

I started working in architecture in San Diego in 2004 after I graduated from Architecture School at the University of Colorado. I worked for 3 years with a architecture firm in Solana Beach called Dahlin Group. From there I took a position with Sebastian Marcial Studio for about 6 years. Read more>>

Valerie Castillo

I was inspired to start The Bubbly Car in early 2018. I had discovered the concept of mobile bars on social media and noticed that they were mainly based in the UK and other European countries. As a previous event planner, I knew that this would be a great concept for the US as well. Read more>>

Billy Daggers

I’ve been drawing and creating art in all different forms since as far back as I can remember, but my love for stenciling really started my freshman year of high school, back in 2000. Around that time I started cutting stencils to spray paint them onto my skateboards, shirts, hats. Read more>>

Jana Dennison

I would say that my passion for marketing all started in college, but, in hindsight, I would be lying. Creating art and stringing together words have always been my passion, I just never knew how to make that into a career. As a kid, I was continually writing letters. Read more>>

Lauren Kimmons

In 2011, I owned a vintage rentals company and we decided to do Valentine’s Day promotion that was a picnic with our cute vintage furniture. It was incredibly popular and we just kept getting requests so I started the Pop Up Picnic branch of my company. Read more>>

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