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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.

Ryan Krieger

When I was younger, I was always interested in art and being a leader. As I grew older, I liked the idea of wearing a suit to work and being a businessman. I took part in a special program offered at my high school, Fred C, Beyer High, called The Business Entrepreneurship Program, where I started in senior courses. I had general and advanced courses like any other student, but my elective courses were designated to the program. Read more>>

Lance Lynn

I am a professional skater. I enjoy riding almost anything with wheels. I began my skating at age eight on caster boards (ripstiks and waveboards) and skateboards I really found I enjoyed the feeling of riding. As time went on, I continued to ride every day more than not 8 hour days. It became a habit to get home, get my homework done and get out to practice. Read more>>

Deepa Berar

Hi, I’m Deepa! I’m a cosmetic tattoo artist in San Diego. I first got my start as a makeup artist and hairstylist 15 years ago. I’m originally from Burlington, Ontario, Canada, which is a suburb close to Toronto. All I dreamt of in life was becoming a makeup artist and working at MAC Cosmetics. After finishing makeup school, I got to realize that dream! While working at MAC, I also started working as a makeup artist for a local news station. Read more>>

Miguel Hurtado

A few years ago, I sparked an entrepreneur-like mindset out of the blue, and I started having a lot of energy that I wanted to put towards building a small online shop. I started following small businesses on Instagram and Etsy that I really liked, and by doing so, I manifested starting my own online shop. In the beginning, I had no idea what I wanted to sell. I’ve always wanted to have an online tee shirt shop and make designs based on music artists I loved. But for whatever reason. Read more>>

Ryan Johnson

I’ve been picking up cameras for as long as I can remember. My dad was always a photography enthusiast and documented almost everything we did together from a young age. Ha, I can remember picking up the family video camera and interviewing my mom and dad at the age of four. It wasn’t until the age of about 12 that photography/videography became a serious hobby for me. Every school project became a video and I began winning awards at educational film festivals. Read more>>

Bret Favre

Stumbled upon the Beauty of San Diego about five years ago. The first apartment was in Mission Beach, where the magic started to happen. What started off as a hobby upcycling old t-shirts & helping neighbors bring the occasional stained white T back to life, soon started to really take a hold. I’m addicted to the outcome, different everytime always creating new pieces/colorways to explore. Read more>>

Jacquelynn Houston

I grew up on a lake in the land of 10,000 lakes… sweet ‘ol Minnesota. I am very fortunate to have a family that filled my childhood with so much adventure. Every summer we would go on a road trip to different National Parks, and when we were home, it was endless lake days, including all things water sports. Growing up, I always knew I craved more adventure than Minnesota was willing to offer me, which is why I had my heart set on leaving for California for college. When I was sixteen years old, I traveled to Spain all alone. Read more>>

Steve Mara

I’m a surfer, and about six years ago, I noticed a new trend from the pro surfers… they were holding their GoPro cameras in their mouth, for a POV angle, instead of mounting the cameras to the nose of their surfboard. But there was really no good way to hold the GoPro in their mouth. Some would wrap tape around a plastic mount piece to make it slightly softer, or glue a foam floaty onto the GoPro to bite onto. Read more>>

Jouvenel Guerrier

A firm believer in the healthy body/mind connection, I am living proof that small incremental lifestyle changes can equal life-changing results. My name is Jouvenel Guerrier and I am a certified personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder and Navy Veteran. I have turned my life around through fitness and welcome every opportunity to help others do the same. Read more>>


Skyler Giovinozzo

My dog, Gia, came into my life when she was just a five-week-old puppy. I knew she was special, but I could never have anticipated how she would change my life. In 2013, when Gia was one year old, she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that affected every function of her body. There was very little medically that could be done, so being an effortlessly committed dog mom. Read more>>

Letizia Rossi/Gaxiola

Rose Creek Cottage 1900 is a historical piece of the English cottage built in 1906 by the Scripps family and brought to Pacific Beach by Jim Moore the former town Council President with the help of members of the city and the Navy offering a piece of land to set it on. This piece of heaven holds over a hundred years of a happy couple’s forever memories, and Rossi Events and Weddings is the proud new operator company. Read more>>

Jenny Pocket

I’ve always loved music. As a kid, I used to spend hours listening to music, recording songs from the radio onto cassettes and writing down lyrics to sing or rap my favorite songs. When digital music became a thing, I used to burn CDs to play in the car and at parties. Friends enjoyed my song selections and encouraged me to be a DJ. 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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