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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.

Stephanie Quinto

Catching Dreams truly started five years ago when I was a first time mom- an exhausted first time mom and at my wits end. At 8 months old, my daughter was up all night, rarely sleeping more than 2 hours at a time while I constantly replaced the paci, nursed or rocked her back to sleep. Plus daytime sleep was no better. I drove around Palm Beach county multiple times a day to get her to nap even if it was just for 30 minutes! Looking back it was crazy! Read more>>

Mia Carrion

I’m the baby sister in my family. My oldest sister was good at make up, my middle sister good at hair, and me? I sucked at both, so when teen acne hit I had to make sure my skin was on point because most likely I was rocking a bun. Over time this grew to me randomly buying skincare products and luckily getting it right every time. Though I loved skincare I never even thought about doing this as a career. Read more>>

Nisey Charles

A couple years ago, I found out that my boyfriend at the time was expecting a baby with another woman. I was heartbroken, so I started traveling in order to get over the break-up. While traveling I came up with the business idea to create a business that focuses on helping women heal by traveling. I strongly believe that travel is a great teacher and healer. Oh No!! I had many hardships on this wonderful journey. I had to figure a lot of things out on my own. I am not from a family of Entrepreneurs; therefore, I had to create my own blueprint.  Read more>>

Victoria Vesce

I am a graduate from NC state university and Obtained my Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law. I danced for the NBA team Charlotte Hornets from 2014-2017. In 2017, I was diagnosed with a rare Glomus jugulare tumor and paraganglioma. From there, I went through 30 rounds of radiation. I’m an advocate for the National Brain Tumor Society now. I continued my legal education and graduated. During that time, my mom passed away, and I am still going through the grief journey. I am open about my trauma and journey on social media to in turn help others through their struggles. Read more>>

Cory Cowley

Growing up as a kid, I was a bit of an eccentric. I started out with my pursuit of horror when my mom showed me Hellraiser for the first time. I was three years old, and when I saw the effects, the monsters and makeup–I knew right from that moment that I wanted to pursue horror full-time. Since I was a teen, I’ve been writing short stories and poetry. Since I was the outcast of sorts, I enjoyed writing and illustrating my own novellas. I would write a few pages during class and illustrate them to the best of my abilities–which at seven–was not very well. Haha. Most of the themes I would write about were primarily dark horror. Horror was the outlet for me to create creatures and monsters that I actively pretended I was.  Read more>>

Joyce B

My fascination with design began around the age of 11 when I would spend endless hours watching Project Runway, Fashion Police, and other shows that dove into the world of fashion. It was then I fell in love. Seeing the designers transform their ideas from the paper to the runway birthed my desire to design. Prior to receiving my first sewing machine, I would put my creative skills to use by sketching designs and brand ideas in a binder. After my grandfather gifted me my first sewing machine, I was finally able to begin my wonderful sewing journey.  Read more>>

Jason Brown

I was born in 1957 and raised in Pittsburgh, PA in a traditional Jewish household. We were a family of entrepreneurs, long before the concept of entrepreneurship existed. My parents owned restaurants, a bar, a laundry mat, and a package store in their lifetime. When I was 14 years old, we moved to Miami Beach and I graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School. After graduation, I moved to Boulder, CO, and started out at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I traveled to Mexico and discovered an incredible Mexican shirt—a jerga. I bought them for $2.50 a piece and brought them back to college. I sold them for $12.50, and they sold out in 5 days. That was the beginning of my first company, Cotton Comfort. I never went back to college and never looked back. Read more>>

Denis Leon

When it comes to the gallery– it all really started because of who I am as a photographer. My main business (Denis Leon and Co. Photographers) has been a company I built from the ground up over twenty years ago. When I first began my business, it was years of fifteen-hour work days, not having the money to hire staff for help, traveling all over the place just to get established, etc. I had to wear all of the hats just to get it off the ground. This has given me a good work ethic and basis for other endeavors in my life, including Denis Leon Art Gallery. The gallery was created as a way to showcase not only my own photography and mixed media, but to give recognition to other artists that put their heart and soul into their creative process as well. I value the people who create with purpose and my hope is that people can see that through the art and artists we feature. Read more>>

Genevieve Castro

I’ve always loved photography my lifetime but my photography journey truly started when my son Levi was born in 2018. During his newborn Photoshoot, I watched in awe as the photographer wrapped and posed my little bean. I couldn’t believe that this was an entire niche of photography! During my son’s first year of life, I photographed EVERYTHING! It wasn’t until the pandemic hit that I decided to purchase my first DSLR and start taking clients. With the extra time on my hands, I started doing all kinds of Photoshoots for free. I eventually found my niche in newborn, maternity, and family photography. During my first year in business, I made it a goal to learn everything I could about photographing and editing. YouTube was my best friend when it came to online education but I also learned a lot through trial and error. As I began to slowly start charging for my services I also came to realize that I really liked studio photography! 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

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