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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.

Christopher Stone

I have always been an incredibly passionate and opinionated person. I have zero issues telling people why I think I am right. Ask my parents, I’m sure they will say the same. I started Stone Creative as a way to monetize my opinion. I think that I have a keen eye for when a marketing campaign will work. Read more>>

Joe An

Joe An is the CEO of Bibigo Kitchen, a new craft-casual restaurant concept with a menu of chef-driven, Korean-inspired dishes. With over 16 years of hospitality industry experience, An is ready to bring a new type of cuisine to Southern California. Read more>>

Creigh Ryan McIntyre

My name is Creigh (pronounced “Cray”), but I go by my middle name, Ryan. I chose the name Creigh Photography because, in addition to being my first name, it is also the name of my grandfather, father, and son. I was born in Los Angeles County, then moved to Murrieta, then to San Diego with a brief period in Oak Harbor, Washington. Read more>>

Megan Welsh

I have always known that I wanted to help and empower women as a nurse, I grew up loving women’s health and was surrounded by babies as a babysitter, so it only made sense that I fell in love with Labor & Delivery. After I completed my Labor & Delivery clinical rotation and witnessed a few births. Read more>>

Shawn Jough

I am one of the lucky ones. I grew up in beautiful San Diego and completed my undergraduate degree in International Business at SDSU. First in my family to graduate from college! It wasn’t easy, but still one of my proudest achievements. Shortly after college, I discovered my passion for human resources. Read more>>

Harry and Bethany La Mota

We are a small family owned business from Ecuador. Our main products are handmade toquilla straw hats and Palo Santo. My father grew up in this traditional Ecuadorian business. His grandfather Carlos Barberan was one of the pioneers in the manufacturing and distribution of the famous “Panama”. Read more>>

Angel Bui

Growing up in such a diverse city as San Diego, I was exposed to a melting pot of different ethnic foods from a very young age. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my Nana, mom aunts and uncles. We baked all types of sweets and I was always the designated helper in the kitchen. Read more>>

Patrick Fore

I made the decision early on in my life that no matter what, I didn’t want to be in a job that I hated. I have pursued my passions endlessly and assumed that income will find me. For the most part, this has been true. My career has been a mix of somewhat clumsy steps and strategic choices. Read more>>

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