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Point Loma & Shelter Island’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 Point Loma & Shelter Island below.

Jessica Zemple

By all context, I had “made it”. I was a young executive flying around the world working for a company making a positive impact. And I was completely miserable. I found my way to a master’s program in Spiritual Psychology with Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick where I spent two years digging into who I was and what my purpose was in this magnificent world. I looked at my old belief systems, judgments, and fears that were holding me back from living my greatest life. The results were so liberating that I decided I wanted to give that same freedom to others through life coaching. Read more>>

Breanne Acio

In 2017, my wife and I decided to buy a cargo van and renovate it into a beautiful tiny house on wheels. During that project and the adventures we began to take, we fell in love with road travel and the community of people who did it as well. However, we soon noticed several challenges. 1.) Campervan conversions were financially inaccessible to most people — at the time, they started around $60k, plus the vehicle. 2.) Road travel was lonely — constantly being in a new place, away from family and friends and 3). Finding legal places to camp that wasn’t a Walmart parking lot or $50/night was extremely difficult. And so, my entrepreneurial journey began! I began building a technology solution to solve for the challenges of finding safe destinations to camp overnight and loneliness from lack of connection to community. Read more>>

Jen Fisher

I was born in Los Angeles but raised by a single mother in San Diego. I attended undergrad at the University of Arizona with a major in Family Studies + Human Development. I spent some time traveling abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and Segovia, Spain. After graduation, I returned home to San Diego and started a career gaining a background in education and non-profit management with Junior Achievement, an international organization dedicated to serving K-12 students through hands-on experiences that demonstrate financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship. As a program manager, I spent years in developing curriculum, leading training, and stewarding corporate volunteers and donations. Read more>>

Christina Rounds

I started in Property Management in 2009 when my husband told me he wanted a divorce. I had just lost two siblings within one year and then he hit me with the divorce talk. I had three kids and had no idea how I was going to provide for them. So I scoped Craigslist and sure enough, answered an ad for an assistant making $10 an hour working 10-15 hours a week. It allowed me to work, pick up my kids from school and still make sure I was home to make dinner. After a few months of working for my then broker, he asked me if I wanted a property to manage myself. Then another. Then another. After a few years, I was managing 60-80 properties. The job allowed me to grow and grow because I had to really toughen my skin. Read more>>

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