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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.

Marites Perea

I’ve always loved flowers and I’ve always had a passion for designing and crafts. I used to work at a bank and would make silk flower arrangements as presents for colleagues whenever there was a celebration or special day. Read more>>

Jennine Estes

As a teen, I found myself reaching out to others and helping my friends navigate through difficult times in their lives. Connecting with people was very natural for me and I enjoyed understanding how people interact and behave. Read more>>

Mike Cuevas

I’ve been a real estate agent since I graduated college (2002), but never relied on buying leads or prospecting like activities (cold calling, door knocking) that the gurus shove down new agents throats. The basis for what we built in our software comes from the lessons I learned back when I started. Read more>>

Beau Trifiro

I actually started Open Source Skateboards without much of a plan. In 2014, I left my job in Allentown, PA to move to San Diego to start a business. I didn’t know what kind of business I wanted to start at first, just that I wanted to start something. Read more>>

Wendy Chermak

My doggy daycare actually started organically without any business plan on my part. I grew up in a house full of dogs. My family and I are very much animal lovers. I was working from home doing freelance photography, graphic design and social media and I have my own dog. Read more>>

Patrick Toth

Growing up I found that life’s greatest entertainment was typically found in my outdoor experiences with the beautiful creation surrounding me. I spent my time exploring new places and creating new memories, everywhere from my backyard to the other side of the world. Read more>>

Sofia Salgado

I grew up in El Centro, CA and my parents were immigrants with no more than a 6th grade education. The youngest of 6 children, I was always encouraged to go to college, but not too far away, so I attended UC San Diego where I graduated with a B.A. in Communications. Read more>>

Carlye Wund

I actually started as a volunteer. I was five months pregnant and one of my best friends whose husband is a Firefighter asked me to volunteer at the 2013 San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event which is the annual fundraiser for FirefighterAid. Read more>>

Nathan Mohle

Wine and Paint Social was founded in 2015 to raise funds for local non-profit and charity organizations in San Diego including women/youth shelters, art education programs, animal rescue, and healthcare programs. Read more>>

Alyssa Root

At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and 2 other autoimmune diseases. As an adult, after 11 years of chemotherapy drugs, infusions, and injections. I gained a fear of food and my life was in a perpetual cycle of pain and discomfort, feeling like there was little to no hope of living a normal life. Read more>>

 

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