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Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beach’s Rising Stars

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 inspiring stories from Pacific, Mission & Ocean Beach below.

Kathryn Namrow

I have worked in the fashion industry for ten plus years in retail and store merchandising. I had worked as a personal stylist, manager, merchandiser, and many creative roles and from all of that, gathered so much experience and different traits I loved. Since the hours of retail really wear on you. Read more>>

Brise Birdsong

It began when I took to painting regularly in college in 2011. I started receiving requests for commissions from classmates that saw my work from assignments. This was a great practice for me, taking on clients and varying types of projects. From college onward countless utility boxes in San Diego, murals and portraits. Read more>>

Christina Koral

I moved to San Diego for school in 2011 to attend San Diego State University. San Diego had always felt like home since my family frequently came for vacations from Northern California, I was happy to finally make it official. Once I graduated in 2015, I moved to Pacific Beach and realized how much of San Diego I had yet to explore. Read more>>

Mark Amparo

I have always been in love with health and wellness. I started working out at 12 as I loved how working out made me feel. As I started getting older and growing my career in sales and marketing I realized how hard it was to not only workout but recover. I started doing cryotherapy in 2017. Read more>>

Lola Victor

I am an artist and writer. I have always made art. When I was younger, before I could read myself, my father would read my favorite books to me every night. My mother gifted me one of my most loved, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” at about the same time she also gave me my first set of colored pencils. Read more>>

April Larson

Five years ago I was asked to do a booth at a tree lighting ceremony in North Park. It was the first time I had ever done an event like that with the products I had been making. That day I sold a few hundred dollars of merchandise and had a great time. The opportunity came up in January of 2015. Read more>>

Luis Briones

I was born and raised in Mexico City and most of my summer vacations where spend in Puebla at my grandma’s ranch where she would teach me how to milk the cows make cheese and cremma and have breakfast with a bowl of black beans. Read more>>

Scott Bowen

I believe fitness changes lives. I believe it is easier to reach your fitness goals when you surround yourself with other people that have your best interest and YOUR goals in mind. I believe anyone on planet earth can have the fitness success they want if they have a community behind them to hold them accountable. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Ramona

    January 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you so much for including me and The Hair Cooperative with this amazing group of people! Very cool! 💗

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