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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.

Indiana Gonzalez

I’ve always had a huge passion for servicing and helping individual, what better way than being part of the most memorable day of their lives, their wedding day. I started my journey back in 2015 as an assistant/sales rep for a wedding planner. Read more>>

Lucianne Ungerbuehler

Through the years I grew such a passion for the arts and beauty industries I decided to get my diploma in Graphics Design at the Art Institute, later completed and educated Makeup classes at beauty schools, and than received my Cosmetology license from the Aveda Institute. Read more>>

Fabio Onrack

I started my artistic life after a motorcycle accident that left me in a coma with a fractured skull — suspended somewhere between life and death. After the accident, I spent 3 months in intensive care and a full year completely bedridden. Read more>>

Kimberly Portuondo

Just out of college I was doing marketing for an insurance agency and although I loved what I was doing, I wasn’t able to be creative enough with the work since it was a 9-5 job focusing on one specific industry. Through the insurance agency, I was doing speaking engagements for local business owners about the importance of marketing and insuring your business. Read more>>

Danielle Perry, Shawn Flowers

Reggae Beets Smoothies was established in 2017, however, its beet roots were planted multiple years ago as its founders have been cultivating exotic juice blends in their diets for years while implementing a drink clean eat clean lifestyle to promote health and wellness. Read more>>

Brittany Carel

Growing up my parents are both models so for a while I thought modeling was something that every family did. I didn’t pick it back up until my sophomore year in college where my best friend was an intern for a local designer, they were in need of a model for an assignment and I was available. Read more>>

Hannah Marjon

I grew up near the beach my entire life, and from a very young age had an obsession with having a bunch of bikinis. This eventually became an obsession with finding perfectly fitting bikinis. I love so many of the amazing bikini companies out there. Read more>>

Nzingah Oniwosan

Between the ages of 12 and 14 I was diagnosed with some rare conditions, a benign brain tumor (prolactinoma), an autoimmune disorder (scleroderma), and polycystic ovary syndrome. The resulted in me having an army of specialists that I would see on a regular basis; in addition to a long list of medications I would take. Read more>>

Laura Schroeders

Well, if it wasn’t for marrying into the jewelry business, I probably wouldn’t be doing this. I really was never into jewelry, so it was a bit ironic. I feel like I have always been creative in one way or another so after spending time working in the family business I started playing around with beads and the like designing simple pieces, but it was really more of a hobby. Read more>>

Karina Engle, Jeff Engle

My husband and I moved down to South Florida 4 years ago, after living in Arlington Virginia for 7 years. We have always wanted to start/run our own business together and really started getting serious about it after we had our son last year. Read more>>

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