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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.

Christian Skillen

I grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey where I was like most kids who grew up in the 90’s. I played outside with my friends, all day, every day. I was always active and enjoyed sports like baseball, biking and snowboarding. It was safe to say that by having such an active lifestyle as a kid, that definitely paved the way for where I am today. Read more>>

Juan Cava, Castilia Cava

Mr. Cava began the dream of owning his pest control company in 2013. Since then he worked for three of the largest family owned pest control companies in the country. During this time he gained experienced and learned different styles of running a pest control company. Read more>>

Gary Seidman

I was working for a large national food brokerage when they came to me and told me to resign some of the smaller brands I was managing. This didn’t sit well with me as I was in the business of selling “Specialty Foods:” not traditional groceries. These specialty food companies were small but growing fast. Read more>>

Dr. Hillel Z. Harris

Being active was an integral part of growing up for me. I played all types of sports as a kid- it was my social outlet. I ended up playing several sports competitively, both in high school and in college. But before I was ready for medical school, I had to see how far I could go in athletics. Read more>>

Karen Lustgarten

Three psychics predicted I’d be writing books and at least one would be a best seller. That came to pass, one landed on the NY Times Best Seller List. A school guidance counselor deemed from aptitude tests that I’d be a communicator or performer. That came to pass, I was nominated for a Northern Calif. Emmy Award. Read more>>

Evan Nierman

The path to entrepreneurship in South Florida was unexpected for me. But today I believe leading a dynamic PR firm is precisely what I am supposed to be doing at this point in my life. Red Banyan combines both my passion for and experience in strategic communications. Read more>>

Richard Kaufman, Karl Kaufman

Karl: I’ve always been inspired by my father. He was born into a struggling family in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood, and his father died when my dad was only 7 years old. He was determined to be the first member of his family to go to college, and after graduating, went on to a successful career as a scientist and engineer. Read more>>

Hillel Presser

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. If you asked me when I was 15, it was probably because I was very close with my uncle. I went to law school and met a mentor who did Asset Protection for my family. It was the first time I had ever heard of it, and I instantly fell in love. The marriage of business and law appealed to me. Read more>>

Rhyan Dildine

Tj’s parents, Thom and Carol Dildine, opened the pharmacy in 1975, only a mile and a half away from where we are located now. Four years later, in 1979, TJ would be born, and he would spend his childhood watching his Father develop what is now a 40+ year legacy. Read more>>

Elias Janetis

After founding and building the very successful healthcare technology company, Mobile Help, I’m now helping consumers squeeze the most out of their paychecks by launching a new company aptly named SQUEEZE. Squeeze came to me in a vision. Read more>>

Brian Garr

I’ve been in the artificial intelligence industry since 1995, as CTO of a startup machine translation company. We sold that and I then spent 10 years honing my marketing and sales skills at IBM’s Speech Technologies group, here in South Florida. I built many business cases for many new products at IBM, and became a key evangelist for the team. Read more>>

Rashanna Henderson

My name is Rashanna Henderson, I am from South Georgia currently residing in South Florida. I am a former tech consultant having spent most of my career working at Fortune 500 financial services firms turned tech entrepreneur. I am launching a new web app called i-Launched. Read more>>

Razvan Dutu

A family injury sparked and therefore created “Life Energy,” our flagship product and patented concept. When my sister, Sarah, broke her forearm bones (ulna and radius), the doctors mentioned the recovery time would be an average of six months. We turned to Mother Nature for help. Read more>>


  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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