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Rising Stars of Downtown & Little Italy

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 Downtown & Little Italy below.

Mia Wyatt

Children are my calling. I enjoy being an integral part of a child’s development and sharing the best countless experiences. Can you believe this dawned on me while a child myself? I was that eight year old who was eager to do bottle feedings, create stimulating games for babies, get on the floor to play and read to them. I’m an Atlanta native. Eldest of three. I grew up in the YMCA, it was a second home, especially since my mother was very busy. Read more>>

Anais Lund

I started singing at a very young age. I always loved music and was lucky to grow up in a home where music was loved and cherished. We listened to all kinds of genres, from Bossa nova to disco and a plethora of musicals. When I was five, I began riding the bus to school. All my bus drivers seemed to have a love for the local radio station Z 90.3, that was my first taste of popular music. Those bus rides helped fuel my love for HipHop and RnB. Read more>>

Ashley Teague

Various friends and family members told me throughout my life, “when you grow up, you should be a lawyer…” I was never quite sure whether to take that as a compliment or a criticism, but either way, I resisted – I didn’t like being told what I should or should not do, and I didn’t entirely understand what lawyers even did on a day-to-day basis. As time went on, and I realized my childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut were not exactly realistic. Read more>>

None Illa

For me being an artist stemmed from my love of self-expression. I sang and acted when I was younger, but never thought much of it. After I moved to San Diego in High School, poetry became an outlet. Which eventually shifted to freestyling and battling, and then transformed into falling in love with music all over again. Read more>>

Brittany Gilchrist

My name is Brittany Gilchrist and I’m married to my High School sweetheart! We have two daughters, two dogs, a chicken, a horse, and our lives are full! Our journey has been full of loops and ups & downs but drastically changed nine years ago on June 22, 2011. Prior to that, we were finally settled into the life that we had worked so hard and planned for. Read more>>

Luis Del Pozo Arroyo

I’ve been in the industry for ten years, bartending for five years. It’s taken me two and a half years to get where I’m at as a Bar Manager. I started my quest in craft cocktails at the AC Hotel Irvine. There I honed my skills and pallet and created this persona/brand, Bowtie Lui. Through the constant urge of showcasing what I can offer at a hotel lobby lounge. Read more>>

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