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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.

Mike Dicerbo

This is a tough statement to make brief, but I’ll try. I had a focus early on about living life the way I wanted to, and doing the things I wanted to do. I am luckily to have amazing parents who put me through engineering school, though I only worked in the field for about 6 months, it gave me the development I needed and taught good problem solving and creative thinking. Read more>>

Martin Graf

I grew up in Switzerland and came to the US to race bicycles. After retiring from cycling I started a dive school and worked as a Divemaster on a dive boat that was doing trips to Guadalupe Island. While diving and spear fishing there, we discovered the Great White Sharks that seasonally frequent the island. Read more>>

Michael Anderson

I always like to joke that I’m a recovering English major. When I got to college at University Wisconsin-Madison I knew I was interested in business and entrepreneurship but the path to get there wasn’t clear. Growing up my dad owned multiple businesses in the QSR space and I loved the diversity of problems he would talk about at the dinner table. Read more>>

Alexia Rose

I started drawing horses and super hero type people with rippling muscles as a kid. I spent a lot of time in my room by myself and this was the primary activity that gave my heart peace. I remember taking a sculpture class in junior high school- I failed pretty badly constructing a paper Mache “Skunk”. I got into a lot of trouble one day when Mrs. Ulrich, the teacher who didn’t like me much, stepped out of the room for a few minutes and I launched big globs of the wet Mache onto the class ceiling. Read more>>

Aaron Glasson

I was born and raised in New Zealand. Growing up art was the only subject I was really into to after I finished high school I naturally went straight to art school. For almost a decade after art school I basically roamed around the world working all sorts of jobs and just doing art in my spare time. About 5 years ago I decided I was going to be an artist, full time. I quit my job at the time teaching art in Sri Lanka and moved to San Diego and got to work basically. Read more>>

Dr. Tony Alessandra

After earning my PhD in Marketing in 1976 from Georgia State University in Atlanta, I moved to San Diego to teach at the University of San Diego. I left the university as of Dec. 1978, to pursue a full-time professional speaking career. That is when I developed my trademarked concept, The Platinum Rule®. Read more>>


Mark McMahon

I’ve always had a desire to make a difference in some way. When I was younger I wanted to teach as I thought that would be a good way to inspire our youth. After a little exploration into teaching, I decided it wasn’t the right path for me… so this led me on a journey to discover how I was to somehow be an agent for change. Read more>>

Lindsay Maphet

For as long as I can remember, my favorite place to be has been in or on the water. I grew up across the street from the beach and my parents took me out for my maiden voyage on their boat at just a few months old. Read more>>

Kyle Corbett

Seas LYFE, Life You Find Exploring, was born many years ago as just a dream. One can even say that it’s a dream shared by many of those who have given their soul to the ocean and a life on the seas. 7 years ago, I bought my first boat after learning sailing during college. Read more>>

Mercy Baron

I’ve done so many things in my life having nothing to do with the food world up until about 6 years ago. I’m a rock and blues musician (singer/drummer), a professional archaeologist for over 20 years (I tell everyone I went from gigs to digs!) and a successful plus size model to name a few. Read more>>


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