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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.

Jacqueline Pinto

I guess my story is an evolution. I have always been a creative little person intrigued by beauty and creation. I would have never thought that my voyage would landed me here, and now , I look at my life and realize that this is exactly where I am so suppose to be. Read more>>

Christian Benabe, Steven Quintanilla

Steven: Back in fall 2014 I was studying at MDC Homestead and was talking to a friend about how I would like to work with a vocalist to write songs with. So then Christian (Panda) overheard the conversation, walked up and said that he was a singer and had written some lyrics and was interested in working together. Read more>>

Steven Hale

I first started off in my house in 2000. I guess you could say I fell into tattooing. A friend of mine gave me the money to buy my equipment just so I could tattoo him. I continued on to tattooing my friends and family. Then, in 2007, I went to visit a friend that was tattooing in a shop in Perrine and wound up getting hired in that shop the very next day. Read more>>

Maria Cuadra

I STARTED IN REAL ESTATE OVER 12 YEARS AGO. My journey has not been easy. Real Estate takes persistence and a lot of drive. I have always been a very goal oriented person and I have never taken “no” for an answer. I believe that it is this personality that has kept me growing and most importantly has helped me serve as an exceptional guide to my clients. Read more>>

Daniel Cardenas

Our Humble begings began by making Cuban pizza on the grill at our barbecue gatherings, and soon found out from our family and friends that we had a great tasting pizza that was fresh and way better then what they had experianced elsewhere .So in 2016 we set out on the journey of making great Cuban pizza in an outdoor setting for every one to enjoy. Read more>>

Maribella Ponce

Honestly for a being a first time business owner it wasn’t easy to start with. It was from days after days of paper work. It got to the point where I wanted to quit, but I couldn’t give up on my dreams!! So I had to put a stop to something I really love to which was shopping, the only shopping I did was getting together everything I needed to open mine own consignment boutique. Read more>>

Frantzy Moreau

Grew up very low-income and limited to many things so imagination was a constant resort to escape the reality that was bare. Creativity outflowed heavy especially the first time i saw Dragonball Z on TV one morning right before school circa ’94 – ’95, eversince that day everything changed, Started drawing, then shading and being detailed trying to make whatever was in my head to appear on paper. Read more>>

Yessenia Cossio

Since I was 9yrs old I always expressed an interest for the arts. I wanted to be a singer and sang at local church. And was not able to continue since my mom couldn’t afford it. At the age of 17 in my English class after a scene dialogue about women’s rights my professor and classmates urged me to try acting and I found my new passion. Read more>>

Melissa Hernandez

As a former teacher, and a mother of two beautiful girls. I have experienced that confidence and self esteem lacks in most of our young ladies. Little girls also want to be like mommy, wearing their make up and high heel shoes. I believe that that should not be take away for girls. Read more>>

John Falco

We started with a hatred for the world in which we worked. We loved beer as much as we hated bureaucracy. We picked an area we were comfortable with and built out a brewery and tap room that would welcome anyone who walked in its doors. Read more>>

Marcella Prieto

I studied Fashion Merchandising at Florida State University which helped me land a buying job at Macy’s Corporate in New York. After years of experience as a buyer in travel retail I decided there was a need for a specialty boutique in the heart of Pinecrest. Read more>>

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