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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.

Jose Graterol, Steve Levine

I attended college to study architecture, interior design, lighting, garden design and fashion design in Florence, Italy. In 1994, I moved from Caracas, Venezuela, where I was working in the fashion-beauty pageant industry to Miami Beach. Read more>>

Maria Briceno Martin

For as long as I can remember eyes have been my obsession, I can recall being a kid and going to the eye doctor and loving every second of it. I loved the equipment, the idea of helping people see better, and treating patients various eye conditions. Read more>>

Keyla Martinez

As a little girl, I started growing a passion for beauty. I remember being the only girl with lipstick for school pictures in Elementary School. Playing dress up and wearing makeup for fun became my hobby. As I grew older I would still wonder what career I was going to choose. Read more>>

Mayeluz Navarro

After I completed my bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish at Tufts University, I returned to Miami. I knew I wanted a career where I could combine my love for languages and for culture. I also wanted to serve our community. Read more>>

Gabriela Bernal

Riven Distributors was started by my parents, Ricardo & Martha Bernal, in 1980. My father always dreamed of being the president of his own company and my mother has always supported his ideas. They both wanted something of their own, something they could one day leave their children. Read more>>

Tejas Choksi

Natural Vitamins Laboratories is the recognized cGMP leader in providing custom manufacturing and private labeling of vitamins, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, sports nutrition and nutritional supplements. Read more>>

Gustavo E. Gordillo

Twenty years ago I had the idea of opening my own business. It was a decision made without a lot of expectations. For many years it was an engineering-only business, maybe only known in the small market of South Florida. Read more>>

Sonia Ferrera

In 1984, when I was 18 years old, I opened a small consulting company with a partner (called SNR consulting).  We were fairly successful, and a few years later, I got the confidence to branch out on my own and Southeast Computer Solutions was born!  Since then, the business has grown more than I could’ve imagined. Read more >>

Chris Dudot

Prior to engaging in the interior design industry, I had established my creative credibility as a visual artist here in Miami, Fl. Mostly known for my use of various materials and techniques, it was only a matter of time before I started being challenged to do large scale installations. Read more>>

Alexander Ruiz, Jeanette Ruiz

In 2013, through a local running group that we were co-leading called No Meat Athlete Miami, which appeals to people who subscribe to a plant-based, vegetarian diet, or who are just “veg-curious,” we began meeting like-minded individuals in the community who shared our same values and views of the world. Read more>>

Diego Rutenberg

Diego works with patients from a functional medicine perspective. He uses lab testing and a thorough intake process to discover the underlying causes of disease, and a combination of diet, supplements, botanicals, and lifestyle change to address them. Read more>>

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