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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.

Barbara Exposito

My name is Barbara Exposito from Stellar Synergy (HR Consulting Company in Doral) and I recently left Corporate America as an HR Executive with my background of Global Organizations to offer my Coaching & Consulting Services. Stellar Synergy is a boutique HR/Business Consulting Company in Miami. We’ve worked with organizations ranging from 1-10 employees to over 4,000 employees. Read more>>

LaTisha Otto

Starwick was established February 19th, 2021, by LaTisha Otto, a mother, and Registered Nurse. Founded in Miami, Florida during one of the greatest pandemics in the world, Starwick Candle Company was born. As one can imagine, COVID-19 in the hospital/clinic setting became unimaginable. With great concern for my 3-year-old son, a husband who suffers anxiety with panic attacks, and a grave surge in the deaths of family and friends, I found herself battling depression. Turning to my most trusted stress relief by creating a relaxing atmosphere, handcrafting soy candles became my medicine. Read more>>

Lauren Leyva

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved Films! My grandparents grew up with very little Television or Film exposure in Cuba so once they got to the US, they became obsessed, the TV was always on in my house, and from Disney animated films to golden age mobster movies you name it we watched it! Like every little kid, I had big dreams, and I had the drive to dedicate my life to pursuing my passions so I seeked out to know everything about film and try all its facets. I was in drama club and musicals as a kid and thought I would go into acting, then as I grew older and a bit more reserved, I tried out writing and cinematography. Read more>>

Jessica Martinez

Our story started with Tinez Construction, we had been working in the construction and design industry for some time and in 2020 we decided we wanted to add something more down to earth to our line of work. Around that time, we were inspired by a tenet that was renting some land to grow produce, we learned from him how to grow produce organically, and with time the farm became what it is today. Read more>>

Stephanie Ulloa

I have always been that person who friends ask for help whenever the need to plan a party. After feeling the post-wedding blues from planning my own wedding, I decided to tip my toes into planning professionally. While working full-time as a teacher, I took on the bulk of planning my sister-in-law’s quinceanera, and slowly built from there. I eventually went on to work for an event rental firm to get to know the business hands-on. Working there, I met some of Miami’s most well-known planners. I was able to learn their design processes, see how they interact with clients, and how they work on-site. After a few years in the trenches, I decided to go on my own and focus all my efforts into my own company. Read more>>

Kassandra Goldsmith

Ok, quick rundown: I’m an avid creative who wanted to be a vet and ended up in nursing school. I’ve been at nursing for a bit over 9 years, and on spare time, I like to ideate, create, and make my ideas happen. Creating–whether for problem-solving or out of sheer curious inspiration–has always been a thing I’ve done. It’s effortless. As a kid, I adopted a mentality of creating a fix instead of buying one. When I was younger, my mom was sick, and I was running back and forth getting her things she needed. Read more>>

Erynn Millard

I never intended to be a conductor, professor, or music educator. I understood I was supposed to go to college, so off I went, landing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Since I had always been a choir person, I went over to the School of Music and decided I would study music until I figured out what I was going to do. At that time, the two options for majors in that school were music performance and music education. I sensed right away that my voice wasn’t quite right for a career in performance, so I took music education classes.  Read more>>

Iselle Hernandez

I am a Certified General Contractor and Architectural Designer. In 2005, as a senior in high school, I fell in love with architecture during a visit to New York City for a journalism convention. I was going to major in broadcast journalism and switched my degree path to architecture when I returned. I was first introduced to commercial real estate development in 2005 as well and maintained employment in a development firm throughout my studies at University of Miami. In 2009, I graduated with honors from UM with a Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Urban Studies. Read more>>

Anthony Guzman

My story is basically is I was born and raised in Miami Florida in a Cuban household. My mother and father started a business together training and selling police dogs and personal protection dogs. Born in 1993, I grew up around many different types of animals exotic and domesticated my whole life. My passion has always been to work with animals. I always said since I kid, I want to take over the family business in the future and take it to the next level. Though we’ve always specialized in police dogs and dogs for families. I found my niche in providing dogs to high-end clients, such as celebrities… including singers, actors, and athletes. Read more>>

Vanessa and Dennys Viera

We are Vanessa and Dennys Viera and we are the owners of Casa Viera. Casa Viera is a family-owned business established in 2017. The idea of opening our business started when we had our daughter, Alexa. We started the first two years creating personalized apparel, decals, and drinkware. In 2019 right before the peak of the pandemic, we re-branded and aligned our products and services to more handmade wooden and acrylic products for your homes, business, and events. Read more>>

Nicole Rosenfeld

Rosenfeld Nitch P.A. is owned and operated by lawyers, Nicole Rosenfeld and Heather Nitch. Before opening the firm, we had represented insurance companies for over seven years. In 2018, we left the defense side to open our practice to support policyholders in need. We specialize in helping owners and renters of residential and commercial properties throughout the state of Florida with property damage claims against their insurance companies. Read more>>

Krystine Cardona

I am a first-generation Cuban-American, who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Unlike many of my colleagues, I had no idea that I was going to be an attorney when I was little. What I did know, was that I was passionate about women’s rights, which led me to law school. While in law school, my favorite class was Family Law – I could read family law All. Day. Long. It was so interesting. Read more>>

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