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Boca Raton’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA 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 Miami’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 Boca Raton rising stars below.

Leslie Glickman

I started this journey back in the early ’90s when there wasn’t much of a yoga scene in South Florida. I fell in love with the practice and found myself traveling constantly to be in the presence of teachers that I could learn from. I brought everything back with me and began to share all that I had learned. My hunger for knowledge continued to grow and I passionately threw myself into the study of all thing’s yoga. Read more>>

Mitch Bergsma

Well, the first thing people should know about me is I am deaf. Been that way since birth. But that has not let that define me or what I can do. I grew up in a hearing world… meaning I was always around hearing people. Everyone, including my family, that was around me for most of my life has been hearing. So, communication with people who cannot sign is pretty easy for me. Read more>>

Keri Kampsen

Two Goals Farm was the name of my family’s farm. One goal is show jumping, the other is polo (my brother is an accomplished professional polo player). I have been riding since I can remember and had an extremely successful junior career. It culminated with 1996 AHSA Grand Junior Champion, and 1997 ASPCA Maclay Finals Champion at Madison Square Garden. Read more>>

Kathy Katz-Linden

A University graduate, I was trained in various areas of art, primarily the human form. My intent was to be a medical illustrator. Time moved on as did the advent of new mediums and substrates. I became very intrigued and began to explore a looser style and incorporate colors… all colors. Read more>>

Melissa Therese Then

I was adopted from the Philippines and came to the U.S. when I was still an infant. Growing up, I’ve always loved music. My mother put me in piano lessons at the age of five. From there on, I started competing in competitions until about my senior year in high school. I was also a serious ballet dancer growing up and joined the high school dance team, choir, and did some musical theater. Read more>>

Jessia Hester

I’ve always loved photography. The love for it runs in my family- from my grandpa, down to my mom. Growing up, they either always had a film camera or a disposable camera in their hand and would constantly take snaps of me and my brothers. We have huge bins with a ton of printed photos that I always love to go through from time to time. Read more>>

Christian Sanon

Mind you at the time I was eating six eggs for breakfast, 2 lbs of chicken, and anything with cheese. I had no cares in the world for vegan food or lifestyle, but after my first week of the bet, I felt like a new man. I couldn’t revert back to the same lifestyle (although, I backslid a few times within the first year). Each time I did, I felt terrible and decided it was time to commit (so, I did). Read more>>

Maria Davis-Pierre

The only career I’ve had has been as a therapist. Prior to our first child being born, I was an adolescent therapist working with “at risk” girls in the foster care system. I was also preparing to open my private practice which would focus on postpartum depression and anxiety with black women. Fast forward to December of 2012, six months after the birth of our oldest child Maliyah. Read more>>

Danny The Jew Fineman

I began my comedy career at the age of 44. I had been doing radio and podcasting for some time and always wanted to try to stand up comedy. I started writing jokes and bits several years before I ever got on stage. Writing is the key to my comedy. I am constantly looking at the world around me through the lens of humor. My comedy is mostly focused on my life as a middle-aged husband and father. Read more>>

Dorothy Senat

My love for art started in Elementary school when I realized that art plays a huge role in my life it allows me to escape the stresses of life. Eda Art’s aim is to provide a stress-free environment for kids, co-workers, and friends in the comfort of their homes without worry about purchasing supplies. By host paint parties across around south Florida and provide all materials people can start the process of healing. Read more>>

Eric Dunn

I went to college at FAU and had no clue what I wanted to major in or what career I wanted to get in to. My sophomore year, I discovered the Vine app and began making six-second looping video clips with my roommate Chip Hoch. When I went home that summer of 2013, my life changed after making one piece of content that went viral on iFunny, YouTube and Reddit. Read more>>


  1. Davine

    December 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

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  2. Maria Juliana

    January 17, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Great Stories, Love it!!

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