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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.

Liz Graham

The world of art and creativity is something that I have been exposed to from a very young age. For as long as I can remember I have been involved in photography, painting, theater, ceramics, music, you name it. In college, I turned my focus to photography where I studied black and white film with an interest in landscapes and portraits. Read more>>

Peter Amirato

After working many years in corporate circles, leading the marketing teams and efforts of industry leading brands, Peter wanted to jump back into the industry that ignited his love for effective design and high impact branding. In Spring 2018 Peter found a void in the once thriving San Diego music scene. Read more>>

Kris Primacio

When I started surfing at the age of 41, that act directly led me to where I am today, but if I dig a little deeper, how I got to where I am today began at a young age, elementary school, or thirty-years before I discovered surfing. I grew up in a small town in Washington State. Read more>>

Gabby Forlano

I can remember as a child always having sports anxiety and being nervous to try out for teams just by overthinking. When I finally began playing with teams, my confidence came out and I felt like I had a place where I could be myself. Throughout grade school I played sports my teams became my family. Read more>>

Lily Chavez

It all started when I was young looking at my mom applying makeup. I thought it was the artsiest thing a woman can do for herself. My mom’s sister which is my aunt was in the beauty industry, she owned her salon in Mexico. When I was younger we would go and visit family twice a year for summer and winter break. Read more>>

Calvin Robinson

Started DJing because of the movie black panther that was released in February 2018 this movie has given me the motivation and confidence to pursue being the best DJ in the world. I spent the majority of my time if I was not working I was practicing and learning everything I could about DJing. Read more>>

Ellis Anthony

After finishing my first degree I started working at Groupon Inc. where I grew my sales skills over a year and a half through work as a business development rep. I then took this business background and formed Ellis Anthony Agency, which has been my major source of income since I was 24. Read more>>


Ashley Marand Iwanicki

I grew up on the east coast, where my natural tendencies for perfectionism and control were only exasperated by the societal norms in that area of the country. While I adore so many things about the east coast, I quickly fell victim to the busy badge of honor, losing myself to the perpetual need to do, be and achieve more. Read more>>

Pedro Arthur Reis|

Back in 2012, while working as a commercial diver spending about 6 hours per day in the water, also being a full-time student, soul surfer, and yoga enthusiast. I learned about Kombucha and found it to be a natural boost that keeps my energy levels high while complimenting my active lifestyle and diet. Read more>>

Lior Vaknin

The way I became a Life Coach was somewhat accidental. Though I always had an interest in other people’s views and outlook on life, and a strong desire to share my understandings and thoughts of the situation, it wasn’t until I reached Hawaii (state 47/50 in my 22 months 50 States Journey). 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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