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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.

Ebony Watson

SLAI Fashion Brand & Boutique was started by a little lady with big dreams and zero experience! I had just moved back to the US from Japan & was a new mommy so chasing dreams was the last thing on my mind but I couldn’t shake it I wanted this for myself. I wanted to bring joy and smiles. Read more>>

Conner Ward

I played many different sports growing up as well as two years of collegiate soccer but I always knew school and education would be the main foundations of my future. I knew wasn’t going to be a professional soccer player but I enjoy playing the game and still being apart of it. Read more>>

Torrie Dunlap

I spent my childhood in dance studios and rehearsal halls. My dream was to become a Broadway star. My plans changed in high school when I discovered my interest in teaching children. I spent my college years studying theatre at San Diego. Read more>>

Courtney Shaddow-Saunders

I’m originally from New York but raised in Carlsbad, CA, and I moved back to New York in 1991 to attend college in the upstate. Far from pursuing a fashion degree, I was previously a Pre-Med student; but my desire for fashion would win out over medicine. Read more>>

Jenny Silva

I’m definitely not one to sit around and twiddle my thumbs. I own a Real Estate Transaction Coordinating Company, run a lifestyle and travel blog, have two kids and a husband who is anything but short of energy. Read more>>

Marc Lyman

I grew up in Silicon Valley. My first exposure to real estate was through my mom, who was an agent on and off during my childhood. I also had a close mentor who piqued my interest in home remodeling. Read more>>

Brenna Vega

I’m originally from Point Loma which is nice that I have my business here now. After graduating from PLHS in 2002, I moved to Los Angles and got a job working in the fashion industry as a sales rep for a multi-line showroom including JBrand Jeans. Read more>>

Adriana Michele

I have amazingly supportive friends and family. In college, I had a few friends suggest I start a website and portfolio. I remember having zero clues on how to get a domain name or how to go about picking a website. Read more>>

Megan Jewell

Throughout my schooling years, I always knew I wanted to work with kids and I wanted to do something that would make a positive impact. It wasn’t until partway through my undergraduate college experience. Read more>>

Maureen Blackhall

I love painting. As a child, I was lucky to have an accomplished artist as a father and a mother who could draw anything. I have always painted. For 25 years, would I paint in my classroom as an elementary school teacher. Read more>>

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