Convos

Cara Seargeant of Kyoto State

“It’s my dad and I. My dad is the master engineer behind everything because he has the history behind construction, engineering, and design. And I actually started the idea in school. When I was in LA, I took a class and our main project – we had to make something that was functional and artistic….

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Daniel Whitaker

“Everything seemed to be on track but life has a way of throwing challenges your way. And when you have those moments alone that’s when you realize you’re not in full control of what you think and we need that quiet time both physically and mentally to be open to change. I’ve had a pretty…

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Ku’uipo Cavaco

“It wasn’t until last year that I decided to take the two week trip to Haiti. At first I was very hesitant because it was so different and far from what I was used to. I remember landing and thinking to myself ‘what am I doing?’ Then it was taking the bus to the spot…

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Jamie Laird

“I’m taking a solo trip to Ireland and it’s one of those things that I’ve thought of doing and wanted to do on my own! I like to travel a lot and one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t put a price on memories. It’s so crazy looking into the history of things and…

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Charlene Villena

“I started out wanting to major in graphic design but switched over to fine art. I wanted to focus more on illustration and painting. It was really hard to find a job in San Diego because I had so many interests – from photography, art, and videography. But I decided that I wanted to start…

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Manny Medina

“The ability to make connections over a simple cup of coffee is amazing! After working for Starbucks for 6 months, I was over it. Then I tried my first latte drink that had latte art in it from Cafe Moto. It was then that I wanted to learn how to do latte art myself. I…

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Gerardo Ledesma

“I never expected to get into coffee long term. Coffee is romantic. I fell in love with how crafty and precise it was as it was equally complex. Coffee could be that one thing to a person that either complete or begins their day. It’s an experience within the coffee shop. No matter the situation,…

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Caitlin Brehm

“Deep down I feel like everyone just wants to share their story… I love talking to people and getting excited about whatever it is they are excited about. And I want to spark that same feeling and help people live their life in the most fulfilling way!” – @caitlinbrehm After connecting with Caitlin through #createlounge,…

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Aaron Wolf

“And what I realized throughout all of this and what I hope to leave people with is that sometimes it takes a little bit longer than what we set out and that we plan on it taking. But who we become along the way and really just remaining focused and steadfast on our end goal…

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Steve and Gan of Pop Pie Co. SD

“Our journey with Pop Pie Co. started soon after Gan completed his MBA program and wanted to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant where he could share his passion for baking and cooking. It seemed like everywhere but here had a pie shop dedicated to the art of pie making. There’s a lack of…

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