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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.

Hannah Pritchett

I trained in styles of dance that I haven’t trained in previously but grew to love especially modern and contemporary dance. I thank Erin O’Connor Fetters, Ellen Warkentien, Sandra Foster-King, Aida Anderson, Cynthia Morales, and Andrea Lemaitre for the training and the skills they have taught me and for their constant support through the years. I also thank artistic director Richard Truijilo for his constant encouragement! Read more>>

Arianna Thomopoulos

With a background in PR & communications, event planning, social media & having an all around passion for life. I found it increasingly more difficult and expensive to live in today’s world without giving up on the quality of certain aspects of it. That is why I wanted to create a space that I couldn’t find anywhere else. Read more>>

Carlos Roman and Peter Yanakiev

Some time ago, 2 San Diegans with a passion for the water decided to bring a top tier Boatshare operation. Carefree Boat Club of San Diego came about because San Diegans for a very long time have needed a way for it’s to enjoy the wonderful waterways without having to worry about all the hassles, costs, and logistics of boat ownership -trust us. Boatsharing is the true LUXURY of boating without the hassles normally associated with boating. Read more>>

Sherri Follstad and Hannia Prado

Our passion for creativity started from a very young age. It came naturally to both of us and as we grew up, it leads us to a career in beauty. I (Hannia) was born and raised in Costa Rica and moved to the Idaho with my family in my teenage years. One of the first ways I made money, even as a kid, was as a seamstress. Read more>>

Anna Castellanos

Within the years, I learned a lot about myself and my business, business isn’t easy, but it has its wonderful perks. I had struggled for six years to be where I am today, but I also had the opportunity to make beautiful cakes for clients that I never thought I could do a while ago. Read more>>

Lesley Paterson

Always having been a creative little thing (I got my BA degree in Drama), I decided to do my Masters degree in Theater. I flourished under my new found career path and began climbing my next impossible ladder to success: Hollywood. I started acting in student films and then independent films (so far I have 17 of them under my belt) until I met my now writing-producing partner Ian Stokell. Read more>>

Luci Lampe

Adding to my roles as wife and mother throughout the years, I explored fashion design for my stage outfits, won awards for my songwriting and singing, performed in front of Simon and Paula and thousands of others, started a business as an in-home personal trainer, became a print model, acted in commercials and short films, competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and became a transformational life and executive coach. Read more>>

Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy

Karen and Melanie met seven years ago when Melanie was in grad school at the University of San Diego and was interning at the museum Karen was Collections Manager for. A single mom of two young sons, Melanie was a full-time student and full-time mother who needed to reinvent her career after the recession closed the doors of her previous business. The two women struck an immediate friendship, and co-curated the museum’s Monsters! Read more>>

Darsha and Joel Aldous

Our business aims to give couples authentic, emotion-filled, bright and joyful images while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and type-A-ness hidden underneath our eccentric and fun-loving personalities and run-on sentences. Joel and I absolutely love getting to work side by side every day. Marriage was the best decision of our lives, and we do not take it lightly when we get the honor of playing a part in someone else’s beautiful wedding day. Read more>>

Dean Nelson

I was already the director of the journalism program at PLNU (the university hired me to start the journalism program in 1984. I had been working as a business writer in Minneapolis), and I wanted to add some kind of event that would celebrate and encourage great writing. I invited local writers — journalists, essayists, poets — Read more>>

Magdalena Mantovani

Treasure hunting is my passion! Hunting for functional vintage while helping our Mother Earth is my focus. I’ve always been resourceful and have thrifted for as long as I can remember. Early on, I would treasure hunt my Grandmother’s pre-WWII enormous attic in Poland. The amazing finds up there! Then moved on to thrift stores and flea markets as soon as I could drive myself. Read more>>

Team MBS

The founder came to know Hip-Hop as Life. There’s nothing that hit harder, demanded respect, created excellence, always aspired to be better every single day and most importantly showed love to its people like Life does. He doesn’t appreciate the reputation that Hip-Hop receives, whenever you see commercial Hip-Hop. That example is what people define Hip-Hop as. Read more>>

Theresa Thompson-Renfro

En Concordia is that perfect intersection of a forever goal (operating a boutique centered around plants and all the good things and fun people that come with them) and just being really, really over putting it off any longer. Like so many other dreamers and slightly ADD creatives, I kept waiting until the perfect opportunity came up–some magic space in time that would scream “NOW. Read more>>

David Butler

By providing people the opportunity to help the externalize their vision to reality, whether it be a digital format, a helium worthy album, a simple print for their desk at work – we want to be the ones to make it happen. As a photography collective, our main focus is photography – however, we want to be able to revolutionize the way that all kinds of artists and clients alike are able to work together in order to facilitate greatness. Read more>>


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