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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.

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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