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Inspiring Stories from Kendall

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 inspiring stories from Kendall below.

Cybele Chamas

I opened CORPO Yoga in 2010. Prior to opening my own business, I worked in large multinational companies for about eighteen years in the area of finance, marketing, business development and sales. The business experience I acquired during my years of corporate America, helped me create a professional well-thought-out small enterprise. I chose to open a yoga studio because I am very passionate about yoga. Read more>>

Luis Gerardo Castillo

Came to US as an immigrant running from a revolution in my country, my first jobs without permit to work clean a parking lot and cleaning tables, my first official job working at a flower company then Real Estate and Mortgages, now international loans, now I do loans in hundreds and millions of dollars to companies in US and out of US, this is with a program of the federal government of USA. I love it because by doing it, I help to create jobs in the US. Read more>>

John Delgado

The bathroom at my mom’s house. That’s where my barber career began. I learned to cut my own hair sitting on the vanity using the medicine cabinet’s mirror to see the back of my haircut. Shortly after I was running a business out of that bathroom cutting friends and family. Read more>>

Dr. Leonard Pinchuk

I have built my 30-year career as a serial inventor and entrepreneur with 125 issued U.S. patents and co-founding or incubating 10 companies. I am an alumnus of the University of Miami, MSBE 1979, Ph.D. 1984. My major accomplishments were conceived and developed in Miami and include the invention or co-invention of some of the most important medical devices used in the body, saving the lives of over one hundred million people, providing over one hundred billion dollars in revenue and employing thousands of workers. Read more>>

Natalia and Juan Baixeras

If you had asked me 20 years ago what I thought I’d be doing in the future, I never would have imagined it would have anything to do with real estate. My dream was to be a pilot in the air force; Unfortunately, my 20-30 vision kept me from living that dream. Next closest thing? Read more>>

Justin Newman

I had attention difficulties when I was a kid, and was never medicated for them. Rather, changes in my diet along with some exposure to yoga and meditation helped me to resolve this issue as well as other health concerns that came up throughout my life. Read more>>

Mario R. Espiñeira Jr.

Deco Truss Company Inc., was started by Mario R. Espineira Sr., my father in 1983. As a young child, I (Mario Jr) spent summers working at the company. During High High School, I would work after School at the Company and During The Summer as well. During college, I worked full Time at Deco Truss, while attending college at the same time. Read more>>

Sasha Dimitrjevitch

I knew I wanted to become a psychotherapist when I took my first AP Psychology class as a junior in high school. I remember being so excited to have finally found my future dream career! I couldn’t wait to start helping others find hope and meaning in their lives. Read more>>

Gerardo Chavez

We established our website in 1999. Almost 2o years ago, I asked my son to help me sell a few rare vintage Cuban collectible memorabilia and antiques from 1800’s to 1950’s (before the Cuban revolution) that I had accumulated over the years. Read more>>

Brian Van Bower and Andrew Kaner

Brian Van Bower has over 45 years of professional experience in the swimming pool, spa and water feature industry. Starting out as a “beach boy” at the Suez Motel on Miami Beach then working in the pool maintenance industry for several years until he decided to start his own business, Van Bower Pool, Patio and Spas. Read more>>

Elizabeth Valle

Ever since I was old enough to figure out how to work a pencil, I drew. Its all I would do, almost to an obsessive point. I would also nonstop watch cartoons and sit with my brother as he played his video games, which only served to grow my love for drawing and imagining new characters. Read more>>

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