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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.

Tanisha Simpkins

My passion has always been broadcasting and publication. In college my major was communication, and through the years I have been in radio, mainly talk radio. Being in radio has blessed me to meet many different people, some ordinary and some high profile. I thought with all these resources in arm’s reach why not desire to be a publicist. Read more>>

Jochebed Johnson

Getting to where I am today certainly hasn’t been a walk in the park, but when it comes to dealing with adversity, and believe me I’ve faced quite a few! I have a pretty simple way of looking at it. And that’s to ask myself the question “What’s the lesson?” there’s a lesson to be learned from every difficult situation. So the way I see it, I never lose, I either win or I learn. Read more>>

Kellie Britch, Amy Kate Anderson, and Gemini Tauberge

Having expertise in copywriting, graphic design, and photography respectively, there is no surface untouched between the three when it comes to creating an image for brands they can be proud of. At the root of it, we provide a full-service marketing strategy with all original content to help brands stand out. Read more>>

McKay Ferrell

I’m originally from the Portland, OR and fell in love with craft beer in high school. Craft there was just starting to pick-up and my group of friends parents always had something good hiding in their fridges. I ended up moving to Scottsdale, AZ for a few years and started brewing at Pinnacle Peak Brewery on a 10 BBL system on the day I turned 21. Read more>>

Silvana Gonzalez

To me, photography captures a moment that you will never get back, but you will always be able to look at those photos and remember all those feelings and happiness you felt on that day. I’m so thankful that I’m able to do what I truly love and hopefully it shows in my work. Read more>>

Daniela Court and Valentina Gordon

After being moms, we, Daniela Court and Valentina Gordon, decided to pursue our dreams of creating a children’s clothing line that could bring back dressing your nenés in a classic and elegant way. We, as Mompreneurs, are very proud to be producing these garments locally in Latin America, in our home country Venezuela, for the rest of the world. Read more>>

Nadine Pierre

My real estate career was a part-time Gig at first. I worked two jobs and sold homes in my spare time. I needed more time with my baby and was tired of corporate America, so I took a jump of faith and quit my full-time job making close to 80k a year. My first year as a full-time agent was challenging. I struggled. I had to find other ways to supplement my income. Read more>>

Lucenda Honore

Modeling, dancing, and acting are things I’ve just always done for fun. My mom used to always take photos of me since I was a child and attempt to sign me up for pageants and competitions (they always cost too much though). She even sent me to take acting classes in ninth grade. Read more>>

Shelley Azaria Dyner

For me, styling is about showing that when you look good, you feel good. Over the years, I’ve worked with clients and close friends wanting to revamp their wardrobe, had a special occasion, traveling on vacation or business or simply anyone who needed help figuring out what and how to put things together. Read more>>

Robert Moise

By aligning his passion with his business knowledge, Moise is also the head of his own Sports Agency that provides business & legal services for Professional Athletes. Off the track and out office Moise juggles the finances of 2k Life Entertainment, a six-figure company that started as a hobby for his friends and him to have fun. Read more>>

Tayana Carper

It all started just over four years ago. I was a full time weight loss and nutrition coach working out of a gym. At the time, I had terrible cystic acne. A friend of mine from India, addressed the problem and recommended I try juicing particular superfoods and herbs used in India for my issue. Read more>>

Janessa German

Today, I have the privilege & honor to work for & plan events for some of this generation most influential speakers & leaders, who host conferences in my city & all over Latin America. Hosting from 500 people to up to 5,000 people. As well as being able to accompany many beautiful couples on the greatest day of their lives! Read more>>

Pedro Otaiza

Random Ramblings Productions started off as a fun idea for a YouTube channel that my friends and I came up with back in high school. As time passed and everyone started to learn what they wanted in life, I came to a realization: I’ve always had a talent for performing, whether be it acting, singing, hosting. Read more>>

Rose Alexis

I allow my lack of knowledge and experience in modeling to hold me back from showing the world what I’m made of. It’s been a year now and I’m collaborating with talented local artists and creatives who are on the same frequency and have the same drive as me. Read more>>

Malcolm Hawkins

The creative visionary behind “Hawk Imperial Studios,” is a 21-year-old, Malcolm Hawkins. Hawkins is no stranger to the world of art, starting as a singer/ songwriter at the tender age of 10 years old. Hawkins’ lyrics offered the purest form of deep insight into the mind of a well-connected young man, who, while adamant about his faith. Read more>>

Victoria Saldala

I believe the story I carry in my heart gives me the compassion and empathy to understand what my stakeholders need. My team and I are committed to providing opportunities that increase access and success for all students who speak another language or who want to learn a second language. I am proud to be Hispanic and I instill that pride in my work and my family. Read more>>

Sean-Michael Francis

I got started doing music in high school with my group of friends. We’d write songs about how they raised the prices of lunch, basically rebelling against those changes. As the years went by, I took music as my actual career path. That’s when I and some other friends started a band, which didn’t last too long, but it still helped to prepare me for the music industry. Read more>>

Immanuel Ferrer

I never drew cartoons for a long time and one day I drew a Timmy Turner cover art concept for Designer and a day later in 2016, he posted it on his IG made a decent following but I knew it was just the beginning of leaving my mark in life. I also began to draw cartoons again. I graduated in 2015 with my Associates and in 2018 with my Bachelors. Read more>>

Luctresa Jackson

Aim to IMPACT, not impress is a CONFIDENCE movement. I dealt with rejection for about 11 to 12 years of my life because I wasn’t girly enough, I wasn’t light enough, I wasn’t bold enough, I wasn’t thick enough, I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t smart enough, I just wasn’t enough. Which made me feel I wasn’t worth much. Read more>>

Mary Beth Albritton

As many in the non-profit world, this is a career that I fell into and then fell in love with! In the past 15 years, I have worked for individuals with developmental disabilities, with higher education, and, for the past four years, with United Way of Broward County. Read more>>

Taylor Dante

I came up with the name TAYstyTravels a couple of years back alongside family & friends who encouraged me to start sharing all of my TAYsty experiences. For some time, the name was just an idea in the back of mind before it finally came to life. Read more>>

Oprah “Zip” Bradford

I’m known to most by my pen name “Zip”! I am just a normal ole gal from the small town of Covington, Louisiana. I am the author of ten books, a full-time blogger, the creator of the empowerment platforms and The Come-Up. I also created the hashtag #ZipPost on Facebook which spreads my empowerment messages around the world. Read more>>

Evening Cicada

My best friend weeab0y asked me to get on a track about a year ago. He always thought I would be a dope rapper so I figured what the hell why not. The song is called ”Weeblyfe” I hate my voice on the track, but I was discovering my voice on wax. I then fell in love with the process of getting my emotions off my chest. Read more>>

Amanda Jaron

Her designs have been worn by celebrities from Olivia Newton-John, Sharon Stone, Kathy Ireland, and Amy Brenneman to the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Her creations have sparkled plenty from the pages of Oprah’s magazine to the catalogs of Avon. She’s a fan of diamonds and pearls and gold, big faceted stones and shiny candy-colored bracelets. Read more>>

Comedian See No Evil

It started when I became totally blind, A.K.A. disabled in 2010, and my 9-5 job struggled to keep up with my needs and I was let go which also helped me to start my venture in what is known as my career in comedy and acting. I took a comedy 101 class, and at the end, of course, they put us on stage at the Ft. Lauderdale Improv where I was a hit and gained the motivation to work for myself. Read more>>

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