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Inspiring Stories from Old Town-Mission Valley

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 Old Town-Mission Valley below.

Jeff Mata

I am a San Diego-born and raised motivational speaker, athlete, business professional, and advocate for an equal educational environment for students with disabilities. I graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. Read more>>

Debbie Case

As part of the Affordable Care Act, alliances with healthcare providers were also created to deliver meals to newly discharged patients in an effort to prevent hospital bounce-backs. In July of 2016, Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. became Meals on Wheels San Diego County to better reflect the depth and breadth of the expansive area of service. Read more>>

Elon Davis

I then went on to receive my cosmetology license from Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers. Since receiving my license, I have been traveling all over the country services clients as a mobile Hair Stylist. I decided to call my business The Hair Ministry because I believe that my abilities as a hair stylist are a gift from God. Read more>>

Rodrigo Bars

By life circumstances and thanks to my desire to keep growing up my music career, I decided to move back to San Diego, CA with the strong ideal of working in an independent project, which led me to learn music production and, later on, being able to write and produce my album “Feel”, recorded in “White Noice Recordings”, and released multiple singles afterwards. Read more>>

Wendy Wheatcroft

A thriving community requires constant work, persistence, attention, care, and determination – all qualities I embody along with eternal optimism and a can-do attitude. Through my 15-year long career as an elementary school teacher, community advocacy as a leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Read more>>

Claire Johnson and Rosie Martins

Being that massage is such a personal experience we both make our best effort to develop a connection with our clients so that we can best help them. Many times what people hold on to mentally and emotionally will manifest itself in a physical way. Make no mistake we are not in any way trained or licensed psychologists and do not claim to be. Read more>>

Paige Cole

I am an advocate of growth mindset and grit—I believe that limitations are simply a choice. With the right education and tools, anyone can become an entrepreneur with location freedom and flexibility to sculpt their career around the life they desire and love. Read more>>

Adam Bradley

I had always felt plagued by bad luck until I decided to take luck into my own hands and make changes that positively impacted my life. I had always felt doomed to mediocrity because mediocre people told me so. Now, I feel very lucky to be where I’m at and be around like-minded individuals like myself. Read more>>

Jon Miksis

Two years ago, I started travel blogging as a hobby. I didn’t know what would come of it, but I eventually wanted to align my career with my passion for learning about the world. I created Global Viewpoint as a way to share my travel experiences with the world and inspire others to do the same. Read more>>

Chelsey Evans

Fitness has always been a part of my life. I played sports growing up as well as throughout high school. Again, it wasn’t until college though that, I really got to decide whether or not I would want to continue to keep sports and fitness as a part of my life. I’m sure you guessed it. Of course, I chose to keep fitness as a part of my weekly routine. Read more>>

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