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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.

Amber Benjamin, Carson Bennett

Carson and I were working as tour guides for some time. We moved down to the Keys to be closer to my family and work at a kayak shop. We were becoming tired receiving a paycheck and not taking any steps towards financial freedom. Read more>>

Stephanie Sanchez

I’ve always had a love for the arts. As a little girl, I was really into painting and drawing. I also really loved anything that had to do with makeup or beauty. As I got older, I practiced doing makeup on my mom, sister, and friends. I’ve always loved making women feel beautiful. Read more>>

Christopher Corda

Came to the states when I was seventeen years old, worked as a busser and a butcher in upper west side in NY, went on n to work and train in French Michelin restaurants, was part of the opening team for BayLeaf Indian Brasserie, which was the first French Indian restaurant, then tamarind, which completely changed Indian food. Read more>>

Jerri Witt

The Original Popcorn House’s flagship store is located just off of the famous Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. We opened to the public in 2014 in a historic house built in 1903 by early settlers of Delray Beach. Read more>>

Javier Odriozola Zalaf

I was born in São Paulo, Brazil from a Brazilian mother and an Uruguayan father. After spending my childhood in Brazil, I moved to Uruguay with my family where I completed my secondary studies and spent my teenage years until I turned 19. At that age, I boarded a plane to the US to pursue a B.A in International Business at Lynn University. Read more>>

Bashak Ilhan

I’m the founder and co-founder of two communications agencies that specialize in branding,digital marketing, strategy and business development. As the creator and CEO of Road NYC, I lead a team of writers, designers and programmers to craft identities, expand narratives and engage audiences for fearless clients in New York, Miami and Istanbul. Read more>>

Karen Roberts

When I graduated college, I went to work for SavON Drugs, retail, out in Los Angeles. I loved the job, interacting with customers. I quickly excelled and my dream was to be a store manager. Three years in, I was up for a promotion and my district manager told me if I slept with him, I could have the promotion. I laughed in his face and walked away. Read more>>

Justin Yan

I got started in the fitness industry about 10 years ago. Back then I was waiting tables at my fathers sushi restaurant. A customer came in one evening and we started talking about fitness and health, He told me to youtube crossFit and check it out. Read more>>

Ashleigh E. Cromer

Cromer was born and raised in Kentucky, she left Kentucky when she was eighteen to become the next American Idol, clearly that didn’t happen and something much greater occurred. Cromer serves now as Executive Director of National non-profit Be Strong following her successful career in the entertainment industry channeling her energy, passion, positive attitude and fierce determination to utilize communication to change the world. Read more>>

Lauren Goldblatt

A year ago my brother visited me in Florida and saw that I had taught my 3 and a half-year-old son how to read. He went back home and tried to teach his 4-year-old how to read, but didn’t know where to start. Using my background as an early education teacher, I created some reading videos for my nephew – and he LOVED them. I shared them with my friends with young kids all over the country, and they kept asking for more. Read more>>

Chris Nichols

I started in the financial planning industry in 1999 when I graduated from the University of Florida. I didn’t know much about the industry at all but I was always intrigued by the financial markets and incredibly curious about how people accumulated their wealth. Read more>>

Vincent Rebecca

I (Vincent Rebecca) started out my music career as a Drummer/Vocalist performing all over the United States/Puerto Rico and the Bahamas with my show band out of New York City. I applied for and received my Florida Talent Agency License back in 1984 and have been producing Corporate Events, City Events, Festivals, Weddings and Fund Raisers ever since. Read more>>

Jorge Nunes

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I came to the United States by the hand of my uncle, Alvaro Sousa, founder of the first newspaper in Portuguese for Brazilians living in this country, I followed his steps and founded AcheiUSA Newspaper in 2000, a weekly publication with circulation in the tricounty area and Orlando. Read more>>

Lori Rizzo

I got started cooking and entertaining for friends and family – when I became a single mom I wanted to be there for my daughter and catered parties and did some daytime corporate drop offs around her schedule. When she was alittle older I worked for a few catering and event planning companies and learned the ins and outs of the business. Read more>>

Rodrigo Mendes

Rodrigo Mendes started his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the early 1990’s in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He first discovered his calling to teach as a blue belt when he would be asked to help teach the other students in his class. Mastering the art quickly, in 2000 Rodrigo moved to the United States. Read more>>

Michael Miller

I have always been an inventor. But not an inventor I would personally be impressed with, as the solutions I invent are done for my personal needs. However what has been true throughout my life is that the things I invent for myself tend to fit into the needs of lots of other people. Read more>>

Lori Weiss

When I quit my last ever full-time job, I did it because I was super passionate about the web series I was creating. I fully believed in my Los Angeles-based parody of the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Read more>>

Liz Kane

I have been an artist since I was child. I took a journey through the creative arts. I’ve done hair, I’ve been a chef and owned a catering company, I’ve been a DJ, I’m occasionally a stylist on set. I basically tried everything and then discovered Photography. Read more>>

Spiro Edgos

The Bin Doctor was started in Coral Springs, Florida by Spiro Edgos to protect his family from the harmful bacteria that was inside the trash and recycling bins stored inside their garage. Before The Bin Doctor was born, Spiro and his wife Christy had two young ones in diapers and a Yorkie named Sammy. Read more>>

2 Comments

  1. Davine

    December 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Am interested have beautiful line of jewelry

  2. Maria Juliana

    January 17, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Great Stories, Love it!!

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