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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.

Geno Mazza

Got my first job out of college with a company called The Good Guys , I worked there for 10 years starting my way up form Personal Electronics to running my own store. I remember being approached to go into the installation side of the company and jokingly said sure but only if I can get weekends off. Read more>>

Sandy Hanshaw

Eight years ago, i opened The Wine Pub, a wine bar and restaurant. It was my first restaurant. My career was spent in Hotel Sales mostly, but i had been studying wine since graduating from UNLV in 1988. I knew that i wanted to have a business that included my passion for wine, but wasn’t sure what that may look like. Read more>>

Tim Wirick

Why is it that when you start planning a wedding, you magically get to a $30,000 cost? We kept asking ourselves that question and uncovered something magical – the perfect wedding doesn’t have to cost this much! BRICK was founded to give creativity, flexibility and budget control back to the client. Read more>>

Timothy Smith

In June of 2015 I met with Mark Stevens and Ty Hauter (owners of GTD Golf LLC) regarding the open General Manager’s position at The Loma Club. During this meeting we discussed my visions of the club and what potential there was for the 17 acre property. Read more>>

David Sein

Point Loma Playhouse was founded in 2006 as Point Loma Actors Theatre in the beautiful historic building of the Point Loma Assembly. This ‘Beginner Actor Workshop’ was directed by David Sein while founding Education Director, Patty Hume showcased a variety of comedic short scenes and monologues. Read more>>

Scott Stephens

Vocalist of the “World’s Most Traveled Band®” and skater with one of the most prominent roller derby teams of all-time, Scott Stephens is the embodiment of ROCK and ROLL! Since 1996, Scott has been the driving force behind the musical group Liquid Blue. On-stage he was the band’s lead vocalist, front-person and songwriter for more than 15 years. He is currently the C.E.O. of Liquid Blue, Inc. Read more>>

Jeton Prince

My business partner, Todd Capizzo and I have a shared passion for paddleboarding. We had been working together for a few years on some other projects when the opportunity to get involved with the Courtyard Marriott in Liberty Station came about. We started off 5 years ago with about 15 boards and 4 kayaks. Read more>>

Ken Davenport

I started my first company right out of graduate school at UCSD and never stopped. After doing four start-ups and working in a variety of sectors (healthcare and IT) over a 20 year period I woke up one day in 2010 and realized that I wasn’t fulfilled in my work and that I needed to find a greater meaning in the second half of my career. Read more>>

Javier Velasco

Back in 1990, Robin Sherertz-Morgan and I felt that there was a void in the San Diego Dance scene. San Diego has a long history of creating dancers who have gone on to dance with national and international companies. However, at the time, there was no local organization that offered dancers a season’s worth of employment. Read more>>

Sean Johnson

I started the business as a side gig, buying collection of trading cards and selling the singles on eBay. I taught myself how to grade and catalog inventory as well as follow price trends of cards, which are very fluid like stocks. I learned the ins and outs of shipping and how to package orders, and ultimately failed countless times doing trial and error. Read more>>


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