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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.

Kevin Winger

I grew up in Ojai, Ca and was exposed to a great community of artists. My parents placed me in private painting lessons at a young age. I’ve always had a creative outlet in my life; music, painting, photography and cooking. It all came together after I decided to return to college and pursue an environmental science degree. Read more>>

Brian Tustin

I was born in Maryland and grew up in the same house in downtown Berlin, MD. I spent the majority of my time running around outside in Berlin and Ocean City being as much of a rascal as possible without getting into too much trouble. While spending most of my days with friends, sports definitely consumed the majority of my life once I got to high school and then into college. Read more>>

Kyla Rain Wyllie

Well in 8th grade I first began making the website of Pure Nowhere, an online music & culture publication. I was always really interested in web design, I’d make blog after blog, and then discard them for the next project. Read more>>

Kellie Sullivan

The thought of participating in group fitness used to make me cringe, break out into a cold sweat, full on clammy hands (you get the idea). The mere concept behind working out with 20+ other people, sweating alongside them, having to carry on a conversation before the sun rose did not appeal to me. Read more>>

David Wagner

I took my first steps in the city of Lima, Perú where I was born into a family of restaurant owners. My family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1990, to explore new opportunities at the time when terrorism in Peru was at its height. Read more>>

Joseph Anthony Fargnoli

I have officially launched my company, Run2Play’s Crowdfund via the Umergence platform here. This is for accredited investors only. Also, we are available to support on #kickstarter here, so anyone can support the cause. Read more>>

Kelsey O’Brien, Michelle Moore, Colleen Veltz and Michelle Ballantyne

We are four tenants of Liberty Station who own arts related businesses- one fine art gallery, one photography gallery and one jeweler. We recognized the need for a platform for local artists to express themselves outside of the confines of their studio or garage’s four walls. Read more>>

Blonden Drake

Becoming a successful hairstylist has been an amazing journey. I have loved the process each step of the way. when I was in high school I absolutely loved getting my hair done. Read more>>

Ashley Peterson

Even from a young age, it was my dream to become a lawyer. I was surrounded by the legal world growing up since my father, grandfather, and uncle were all attorneys. Read more>>

David Gereghty

I was born and raised in Northern California where I lived and worked until 2003 when I moved to San Diego. My first inspirational music moment happened when I was maybe 6 years old and I discovered my parent’s 8-track cassette of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This set me on a course to want to learn all I could about music as well as make my own. Read more>>

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