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Hialeah’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 Hialeah’s rising stars below.

Hyacinth Henderson

I started my career in financial services 16 years ago. Well, actually it started about 28 years ago when I was running my father’s snow-cone business at the tender age of nine years old. My dad, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ needed cheap labor for his side gig so he “hired” me, my brother and my cousin to make ice, syrup and work 16 hour days at festivals such as Lollapalooza. Read more>>

Obdulio Piloto

I was raised in a loving, low-income, traditional Cuban family in Hialeah, Florida. Early on, school was a challenging struggle to me, probably due to my mild dyslexia and introversion. However, soon I discovered a love for the sciences, and doubled down on my school efforts. Read more>>

Felipe Echeverri

I grew up in Medellin, Colombia and played tennis for most of my teenage years. I had a dream of being a professional tennis player and came to the USA and played NCAA Division I tennis. I started in University of Miami as a walk-on athlete and fell in love with Miami. Read more>>

Mohsen “Moh” Saade

I spent around 10 years in the hospitality industry where I started off bussing, serving, and bartending, and eventually moved on to managing craft beer and cocktail bars. During that time I had started home brewing at FIU with Doctor Barry Gump, and it was there that I met Matthew Weintraub, who I continued to brew with for years afterward. Read more>>

Denise Diaz and Xuan Guerrero

The one of a kind location conceptualized by Xuan Guerrero and Denise Diaz boasts over 5,000 square feet of space and a wide array of amenities including: Showers, Valet, Complimentary Parking, Wellness Bar, Cell phone and Wallet Locker as well as turf from PLAE. Read more>>

Frankie Zerquera

I started as dish washer at sakura japanese restaurant and sushi bar in 1999. Soon was promoted to line cook, later sushi station and ended up a lead in the hot kitchen and a waiter at the 2nd location. Read more>>

Cary Diaz

My love for photography began many years ago, while I shadowed my father, a professional photographer during the film era. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, that love grew. When my first child, Matthew, was born in 2010, I purchased my first DSLR camera and could not put it down. Read more>>

Carmen Briceno Crespi

My passion for orthodontics began as a child as both of my parents were dentists in Venezuela. I always loved smiles and science so orthodontics came very naturally to me. I started to work in orthodontics during my undergraduate studies as a lab technician at my mentor’s office in South Miami and continued to learn every position in the orthodontic office while I continued my studies and was accepted into dental school at The University of Florida. Read more>>

Gabriela Trujillo

My name is Gaby, I was born in Cuba but my family raised me in Hialeah FL. I grew up around a lot of beauty, my mom has always worked in beauty salons and now has her own. I was always obsessed with hair and makeup as a kid, probably from growing up inside of a salon. I was the go to glam girl for all my friends and family even when I was in middle school. Read more>>

Elba Dipp

I don’t remember exactly how I started haha! It’s just always been within me, I have always loved photography. I yearn to freeze memories and later reminisce by laughing or crying. Since I can remember I’ve taken photos of anything and everything! Coming from a parent that is an entrepreneur I always felt out of place working in a 9-5 job, so after 5 years of being an administrative assistant I took the leap and became a full time photographer. Read more>>

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