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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.

Pete Ceglinski

It started out with a very lateral thought of “If we have trash cans on land, why don’t we have them in the water?” Generally in most cities there is enough trash in the water to warrant putting trash cans in the water. So, I quit my job as a boat builder and started a crowdfunding campaign to raise seed capital. We spent two years developing the prototype and in the last 15 months have been selling Seabins around the world in an effort. Read more>>

Kimberly White

As a wedding planner, I like to think that one of my most important responsibilities is simply celebrating others, and doing so with exuberance and intention. Hosting people and celebrating them is something I’ve always loved, probably going all the way back to tea parties I’d set up in my bedroom as a kid for my friends. So celebrating, honoring, and hosting others is sort of a part of my DNA, something I’ve always been drawn to and have found a lot of purpose in. Read more>>

Courtney Giannone

Cyr wheel has been a huge asset to my career and what I can offer in performance and instruction. It is a huge apparatus which means I often perform as a soloist vs. with a group. When I first started, it was fairly rare to see a female on a Cyr wheel, and this really helped me build my reputation and get me to where I am now. Read more>>

Rebekah Brown

Someone once told me recently that there are no disasters in life; a disaster is just a learning experience. It’s such a different mentality and I’m clinging to that. Being able to finally take a step back and see the amazing things that I’ve accomplished and know that I am surrounded by people who support and love me, friends and family alike, who will always be there for me no matter what—now that’s living. Read more>>

Kira Karmazin

My road to becoming n entrepreneur started with an MBA from the University of Michigan, and 20+ year career in women’s fashion apparel with major brands. As a senior executive, I was responsible for many successful product lines at lucy activewear, Victoria’s Secret, and Gap. Read more>>

Olivia Lee

I have been a Licensed Cosmetologist for about seven years now. I started my career in San Francisco and after a couple of years, I moved back home to San Diego where I have been trying to find the perfect salon home, currently, my home is Ulta located in Point Loma. 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>>

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>>

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