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Fort Lauderdale’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 South Florida’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 inspiring stories from Fort Lauderdale below.

Aurora Natrix

I’m originally from London, England and moved to the States when I was young. Back in 2003 I was going to college and go-go dancing at an alternative goth-industrial night club. I was familiar with what burlesque was, but it was never anything I considered doing. Read more>>

Cameron Dietz

Cameron Dietz is a singer, songwriter, and producer that is based out of South Florida. Often, but not limited to writing about heart break or relationships in general, Cam normally is no holds barred about letting out his emotions through lyrics and smooth, soul vocals on all of his own productions. Read more>>

Lisa Botto-Lee

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, I am the fifth generation from a family of artists which traces back to mural painters in Northern Italy. I have always known I wanted to be an artist. That was never a question. As a little girl, I was drawn to my father’s studio and was captivated by watching him paint and draw. Read more>>

Alex Valencia

Prior to joining WDWC, I lead the southeast region in wholesale mortgage lending for Citibank for three years, and managed the national correspondent lending for two years. I worked in the mortgage industry until the real estate bubble bust in 2009. Read more>>

Sayuri Chacon

It all began with two questions. My business professor asked me, “What painful experience have you gone through? And, are there other people experiencing that pain? I was frustrated because ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be an entrepreneur, yet I didn’t have a concept or idea for a business. Read more>>

Cril Lahrssen

Riding Life. Yes, that’s the name of our project. I say our, because I speak on behalf of my partner, Oriana Polito, and I. We are currently two college students (best friends) who, as many women our age, have a strong passion towards photography and social media. Read more>>

Laura Knecht

It all started when I became a mom to a beautiful baby boy over 3 years ago. My son, Logan, was not a good sleeper, actually his nickname was Senor Fussypants, because he fussed and whined day and night. Read more>>

Evan Golden

Evan Golden, a humanitarian at heart is the recipient of “Young Leaders in Philanthropy” and he continues to give back and be a leader in the community. You may have seen Evan in national TV ads for Ovaltine, reciting that famous line, “More Ovaltine, please!”, or on various MTV series or more recently for his lead role on the reality show Ivana Young Man, hosted by Ivana Trump. Read more>>

Christian Feneck

I have always loved making things. I studied architecture (Master of Architecture, University of Florida) and worked in the profession for about ten years. I also taught architectural design and theory at FAU for a few years. I enjoyed doing both, but I loved the design aspects of the jobs most. Read more>>

Rhonda Sheffield

My Story started with my passion to give back to the community by empowering and mentoring girls. I started off with a vision and a desire to succeed, I had no idea of what or where to start. So first, God gave me the name of my Mentoring organization; I continued to research, network and things started coming together. Read more>>

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