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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.

Ashley Koser

I promised myself and my daughter that I would live my life to the full list and not take one breath for granted. Modeling gives me that rush, that excitement. I love encompassing emotion and different personalities through photos. I am so grateful that I get to work such amazing people. Read more>>

Andrew Nashed

Hany Nashed, immigrated from Egypt to New York City in 1981, with $200 in his pocket and the American Dream on his radar. He had no knowledge of the American culture nor any friends or family in the city, so he had to adapt quickly. He had dreams of opening his own restaurant. Read more>>

Greg Kuchan

My passion and interest in Real Estate is rooted in the ability to help people. I’m always striving to improve my surroundings and myself. Sharing the steps that I have taken, the knowledge and experience I have gained, and make a difference in the world around me. Read more>>

Ghaith Ramahi

I began through changing my self and adapting to every environment I situate my self in. It is remarkable how powerful the human brain is and how training it to master certain skills and techniques aids one in achieving the measurable goals they set for themselves. I took part in countless ventures or projects prior to settling to where I am today. Read more>>

Jolee and Candace Pollock

“I first started using acupuncture three years ago for my chronic TMJ pain. I was told by a specialist that I needed to have surgery and I wanted to avoid that at all costs. I clenched at night due to stress and I tried everything I could think of to naturally overcome it. A friend suggested Acupuncture and it has been life changing for me. Read more>>

Gisela Sanchez

“Become the woman God has designed you to be” in your home and business! This is AFG Living’s tag line. We started as a meetup group 3 years ago, meeting once a month for breakfast. Breakfast became a social gathering of Christian Business Women who inspired to grow and help others grow while asking God for direction daily. Read more>>

Celeste Ulberg Hansen

It sparked something inside of me that truly wanted to help others. What was intended to just be an ‘after school job’ that helped me earn some cash for going out on college nights – turned into a real genuine passion. It wasn’t much longer before I pursued my real estate license; which allowed me the opportunity to then become a home loan advisor. Read more>>

Rachel Richards

Being a chiropractor is a wonderful and unique way to be a doctor. Patients are happy to see me and they often have immediate positive changes that they can feel. I love that they leave my office feeling better than when they came in. I work for myself and can structure my practice however I please and I know that what I do is improving peoples’ lives. Read more>>

Carole Thompson

I am a naturally creative, I was born this way. I see color and beauty everywhere. When I was young and trying to figure how being an artist was going to equate to paycheck, I discovered my ability to hair. Then, in my late teens, I made it official and went to cosmetology school. Read more>>

Allison Boccamazzo

I unexpectedly parted ways with the company. It was the greatest blessing in disguise because it enabled me to take a leap of faith and start my own venture. Within one week of leaving the company, I had my first client. Within one month, I had five. Now, I have over 20 clients worldwide, working with teams from Silicon Valley to Paris to Germany to Singapore. I absolutely love what I do! Read more>>

James Wheeler

Originally from South Jersey, my fitness career started while attending East Carolina University and graduating in 2010 with a Bachelors in Science as a Health and Fitness Specialist. During my years at ECU, I was fortunate to visit my brother Chuck who resided in San Diego and finally made the decision that this was where I wanted to plant my flag. Read more>>

Dave Veit

Passionless and full of frustration, I left the commercial banker life in 2007. I didn’t know what was next, only that I didn’t want to continue that path and that my bank account would support some exploration. One day, sitting on the stoop of my fancy banker apartment in La Jolla, while deep in contemplation, a stray dog (whose situation I remedied) reminded me of my love for andinnate ability to connect with animals. Read more>>


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