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Inspiring Stories from Keys

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 Keys below.

Karina Sayler

My story begins with being in the right place at the right time. My mom and me were shopping and inside, there were auditions for a local magazine contest. The judges asked me to enter. My mom thought it would be a good experience to help me overcome my shyness and increase my confidence. I had never done any modeling but thought it sounded fun. I placed the top 10 and during the interview process was scouted by Fordrba. Read more>>

Jack Carlson

I was born and raised in Marathon, Florida Keys and I followed the footsteps of my father as a Keys Fishing Guide since 1973. I started Two Conchs Charters in 1997. I came up with the name “Two Conchs” after my best friend Ben Daughtry and myself. If you are born in the Florida Keys, you are called a “Conch”. Ben was born in Key West and I was born in Marathon at Fisherman’s Hospital (I think they even named it after me. Read more>>

Kellie Alpert

I am a third-generation Washingtonian. My entire family is involved in fine art and real estate. I had a glass gallery in Vermont. I was always interested and involved with fine art and real estate. Key West was the perfect place for both of my loves. The Key West Gallery is going into its fourteen-year in the same location at 601 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040. Read more>>

Holger Romanowski

I am a photographer and photography has accompanied me for a long time. It started with the Canon AT1 (a semi-automatic camera) and has developed into a Phase One. I have specialized in fashion and people photography. What I try to bring across is the product/model with all its emotions. Trying to capture this in the picture and get it across is mainly dependent on the model. Naturalness is important to me. Read more>>

Noslen Perez

I was born in Tarrytown, New York. I came to Miami right after Hurricane Andrew, I was around 5-6 years old. I grew up in the cutler ridge area and moved to homestead about six years ago. Father to three boys! When I was young, my dad would sometimes take me to work with him where he would fix garage doors and gates. Read more>>

Sarah Andrus

When I was 26 years old, I found myself exhausted, in chronic pain, depressed and experiencing a total health crash. Diagnosed with Hashimotos disease, MTHFR, migraines, and Fibromyalgia, I was told there was no real cure and that I could learn to manage my symptoms. Read more>>

Romario “Runkus” Bennett

I am the son of the International Reggae and Dance hall Artist Determine and Booking Agent/Manager Paula Francis, so in some way regarding destiny, I was ordained for this path as music was around me 24/7 lol. I always joked and said I didn’t choose music, music chose me. Read more>>

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