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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.

Carolina Bernal

I have always loved art and wanted to do something with it. When I started my career as a teacher I realized my passion for art grew even more. However, it was when one day I was sitting at my church that there was a confirmation of a dream. To open up my business. Read more>>

Saffira Issa

I was Born and raised in Suriname, South America. I was raised by two entrepreneurial parents, so it was always my dream to follow their footsteps one day and become an entrepreneur myself. I would always look up to my parents and hope that if I can grow up to become even a little of what they are, I would consider myself to have achieved a lot. Read more>>


I co-founded Suspens Recording with MiiMii in our basement apartment in the Germantown section of Philly. I was an MC/producer who also managed & produced 2 Hip Hop groups & 2 solo artists at the time. It quickly evolved into a full recording studio and record label after I bought a physical location to turn the vision into a reality. Read more>>

Mali Hayes

I truly have a gypsy soul. A free spirit who felt there was something bigger and more meaningful for my life outside of working 9-5. I grew up in a very creative, entrepreneurial & artistic family during the 70s and 80s when I became aware of my love for fashion. Read more>>

Argel Mancilla, Mercy Mancilla

Our company was founded in 2017 with the sole mission of helping every day men and women reach financial freedom. There are 2 things we are passionate about — God and people. We understand that without God nothing is possible, and helping people reach financial freedom allows them to live to their fullest potential! Read more>>

Lynnette Joselly

As a Dominican fashionista who likes to wear my hair both curly and straight, I was only able to add clip-in hair extensions for length and volume when my hair was blow dried straight. However, there was a point I wasn’t a big fan of styling my hair curly because I was still in the process of growing it out. Read more>>

Johanna Altamirano

My name is Johanna Altamirano and I was born and raised in Miami. I was raised in a religious household and because of that growing up I was forbidden certain things such as who I could hang out with and talk to. Read more>>

Giancarlo Caro

This company was actually started under another name, Indespromet Inc., over 30 years ago. The company was founded as a family business by my father, the owner, and my uncle, in the capital city of Venezuela. The company leveraged off of my grandpa’s trophy business, meaning they started selling trophies, and later moved on to selling more sports related gear such as soccer balls, shirts, and shoes at a wholesale price. Read more>>

Henry VandenBosche, David Lauro

We both met working together at Apple. We are thankful for that experience building a strong foundation in technical learning and customer service. We met a lot of great people during that journey. David had been approached throughout his time by IT consulting firms and eventually the timing seemed right to pursue it. Read more>>

Eric Serrano

I have been in sales for close to 20 years. A bulk of my career has been in advertising sales. I truly love sales. I love the idea of the “pitch”, meeting amazing people and working with them. I was looking for a change and decided to put advertising sales behind me and try something different. Read more>>

Claudia Santa Cruz

I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, with emphasis in Public Relations in 1991 from Cal State University Northridge, in Los Angeles, California. My first entry into the Public Relations career was at Univision’s local station, KMEX, where I joined as Public Relations Coordinator. Read more>>

2 Sporty Shorty

Retired City of Miami Police Officer. From cop to professional clown! Also cast member of Just The Funny comedy Improv troupe in Coral Way, Miami. I am also a character comedian currently developing a character 2 sporty shorty, “Comedy Rap King”. Read more>>

Armando Guzman

I started having vivid dreams at the age of five years old. Deceased family members, spirits and angels would visit me in my dreams and would tell me and show me things that would be happening in the future. I told my mother who of course, did not believe me. Read more>>

Tristan Hall

I started singing when I was little and my mom posted YouTube videos with me singing. I started acting when I went with my brother to an audition. It was his audition, but I got the role. I got an award for best male actor and the film also won best film, so I started acting a lot more. I also did some modeling. Read more>>

Suzette Gonzalez

Ever since I could remember I had a love for baking. I used to help my grandmother and mother bake since I was able to reach up to the kitchen counter. My love for cake decorating began when I was 13 years old. As an after school treat, I asked my mother to sign me up for the Wilton Cake Decorating classes. Read more>>

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