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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.

Elvis Jahuey

My father was the one who inspired the belief that you can build yourself a company and make your own money, be your own boss.  Towards the end of high school, my ideal profession of being a software engineer started to fade drastically. With no plans of heading to college right away after graduation. Read more>>

Ahmed Fallat Gonzalez

I’m a Realtor with Keller Williams Compass Realty in Key West, Florida. I also work as a server at the famous Cuban Restaurant “El Meson de Pepe”. I’m passionate about Art, music, dance and culture. But most important I’m feeling blessed for do what I love and for having the opportunity. Read more>>

Dayana Martinez

At the end of last year, I decided to open Grace & Thread. Grace comes from my daughter’s name a constant reminder of my “why”. As a parent, you want to give everything to your kids, not so much the material things but the memories you create with them. My goal is to be able to have more time with my daughter. Read more>>

Kevin Marsibilio

My start in the world of food was completely by accident. At the age of 29, I found myself divorced with a young son. I was looking for a new direction and I had a friend who suggested we buy a restaurant together. He had the experience and I would invest and help with the business side of the operations. Read more>>

Jennifer Suter

14 years ago when our youngest was a baby, we starting switching to clean body care products. That’s when we quit using antiperspirants. We were using what we could find at our local health food store for deodorants, which didn’t work very well. When we moved to the Keys in 2010. Read more>>

Brian (B-Man) Fields and Michelle (mi-Shell) Tafoya

It all started at a parrot head party with margaritas, good friends and some guitars and now the rest is history! Brian Fields & Michelle Tafoya, who go by the band name B-Man & mi-Shell, live the island life in Key West, Florida. Read more>>

O’Shane Ellis

O’Shane has been exposed to the world of hospitality and tourism management for a decade. He has immersed himself significantly in the tourism sector and has been instrumental in transforming operations at world-renowned hotels and other tourist destinations. O’Shane has operated in several positions such as Recreations and Entertainment Manager. Read more>>

Marcela Giraldo

After five years of being a stay at home mom, I decided it was time to re-join the work force and do something I’m passionate about. That’s how my affinity for party-decor came to life and became a family owned business. Party Gifts Solutions is a Project that encompasses my love for vintage furniture. Read more>>

Lynne Bentley-Kemp

I fell in love with photography when I was an art student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I married a photographer and stayed in Rochester NY for 29 years. It was like living in a bubble we had the George Eastman house as a resource. Read more>>

Rodrigo (Rolo) López Argüello

I’ve been in love with art since I can remember. I believe that it all started when I won a mural design competition when I was in 5th grade. This is also when my signature and nickname were born. When I finished the mural. Read more>>


The year was 2015, I was listening to some of my favorite podcasts realizing I had such an enjoyment laughing to the various segments that were conducted and I thought to myself. Read more>>

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