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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.

Abdallah Seoud

I’m a Brazilian DJ who makes videos. I consider myself a storyteller. I found on music, photography and videography, the way to share my perspective of life with others. In my opinion, everything is connected. I started to be a DJ and create my songs very early when I was about 11yo and it became my full-time job when I was 17. Here in the US, I have performed in clubs like: Academy LA, Avalon Hollywood, Exchange LA and some other great ones. Read more>>

Laura Pelosi

I’m originally from Brazil, moved to San Diego in 2013 with a few ideas in my mind and a lot of hopes and dreams. When you move out of your country, the expectations are tremendous and reality just show that your dreams may come but only if you work hard to achieve them. I’ve been a personal trainer since 2011 and I knew that my path in USA was to do what I know I can do it best: Teach clients how to find a better – physical and mental – version of theirselves. Read more>>

Kelly French

I have been an artist my whole life but didn’t really take it seriously until I graduated high school in 2014. Since then, I have slowly worked my way from not understanding basic anatomy to being in my first art show, opening up my shop for commissions, and making prints of my artwork. Now I am looking to become a comic book artist in the future as well as working hard as an acrobat. Read more>>

Sabrina and Sammi

I first moved to US from the Philippines back in 2009. It was my first time being away from my family so my mom decided to bring Speedy to the US with me so I wouldn’t be lonely. I started a Facebook and Instagram page for Speedy to post his pictures because my mom and sister missed seeing Speedy. Speedy is a one of a kind dog. He would get excited everytime he would see me take one of his shirts. He would stick his neck out so I can put it on him. Read more>>

Stephen Sorg

My personal journey up to this point is definitely a unique one, full of unexpected twists and turns. I grew up in the Bay Area (San Jose/Los Gatos neighborhoods) my main focus at that time was playing professional soccer so pushed myself to the highest of levels throughout my adolescent years and eventually was playing at the highest level by the time I reached the ages of 17, 18, and 19, but due to injuries and other factors my playing career was cut short and had to determine another direction for my life at that point. Read more>>

Junior Leoso

We made our fresh start during the quarantine time. We have been active in the community for almost a full decade, and we’re looking for ways to do even more. The transition has definitely presented some tough times, but nothing that we couldn’t overcome as a team. A lot of our struggles were due to the shutdown. The ability to get much-needed work done while maintaining your daily life was often a scheduling nightmare. Read more>>

Jenny Vance

I officially started in the hospitality furniture manufacturing business when I was 29. As a project manager, I found the perfect mix of design, construction and customer service everything I was looking for to keep me excited about going to work each and every day. I spent my lunch breaks in the factory with our master frame builder, absorbing every little scrap of information and advice he offered. Read more>>

Dennis Darnell

Have you ever felt like you had finally arrived? I did, once, and while I feel super fortunate, it wasn’t all that I thought it would be. I stopped experiencing life, and it felt like I was simply going through the motions. It’s in the hardship, exhaustion, fear of failure, and the exhilaration of victory after you’ve put yourself out there, where life is fully expressed. 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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