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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.

Dorian Reyes, Raymond Rodriquez

Hi my name is DORIAN REYES in 2005 myself and Clay Ostwald music director of Miami sound machine completed construction on a studio called Red Rock Studio’s which is located at 14055 SW. 143rd Court unit number 13 Miami, FL 33186. We have both been in the industry for over thirty years. Read more>>

Mesh Monroe

My name is Tameshia Sexton aka Mesh Monroe. I am the founder and CEO of Mesh Dollhouse, LLC (Instagram: @mesh_dollhouse). I am a mother, author, entrepreneur, international model, published cover model, alumni, and very motivated young lady from Miami, FL. Read more>>

Dr. Betsy Guerra

I was supposed to be an engineer. I loved math and analytical thinking, but I loved people the most. I was in my sophomore year of college when I was forced to take a Psychology class as an elective because there was nothing else available. Read more>>

Ismael Petroni

My partner and I started in 2010 to cook the traditional food of our countries at events: Uruguay and Argentina. In these places nothing is more appreciated than the barbecue, we saw that in South Florida it was very accepted but it was only obtained in restaurants. Read more>>

Ixamar Palumbo

My story begins behind a radio booth listening to Spanish love songs while my mom worked her magic as one of Miami’s top female DJ’s. Music was a driving force and major influence in my life as it slowly guided me to where I am now. Read more>>

Martin Errazola

One of my goals in life has been to have a business of my own, create something with my own hands and deliver something different to the public. After an inevitable recession in 2007-2008 at the company where I used to work as a graphic designer, I was placed in a vulnerable position where I had to decide in very little time where to go from there. Read more>>

Jorge Cepeda Sr. and Violeta Cepeda

I spent 30+ years working at multinational agricultural companies like Dow, Dupont, and Union Carbide/Rhone-Poulenc/Aventis (now Bayer). I’m an Agronomist and Entomologist by background, and in my career I’ve had the opportunity to lead these organizations and grow their footprint in Central & South America, as well as the Caribbean. Read more>>

Corey Bousquet

I started in the restaurant business when I was 14 at my next door neighbors family run restaurant. I grew up out east on Long Island and the restaurant was situated on a small 2 acre farm. The mother would often grew her own produce, which became the items highlighted on nightly specials. Read more>>

Jose Noy

In 1995, we started providing two way radio sales, service and repairs to the general industry in the greater Miami area. Sometime during the end of the 90’s, a company by the name of Nextel began offering their two-way radios with cellphone integrated and we knew then that the era of two way radios was close to the end. Read more>>

John Lewis

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, John grew up in St. Louis, MO. At a young age of 13 John found himself at 315 pounds, but through hard work and dedication he lost the weight and excelled in football and basketball. He continued his streak of athletic excellence throughout his high school and college years in Mc Cluer Senior High in the heart of Ferguson, Mo. and Harris-Stowe State College respectively. Read more>>

Jessica Garrett Modkins

I am a Miami native. I was born in the community of Richmond Heights which was established in 1949 for Black WWII Veterans by a white pilot for Pan American Airways. The history of this community implored upon me to co-author a book in 2013, Images of America: Miami’s Richmond Heights. In 2016, I released a documentary on the community, The Richmond Heights 49ers. Read more>>

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