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Inspiring Stories from Miami Beach

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 Miami Beach below.

Kristin Marquet

Shortly after I graduated from college, I worked as a PR and marketing manager for a law firm for a year because I was considering applying to law school. Yet after a year, of working in the trenches, I realized that I didn’t enjoy it, so I started in management consulting for four years. I was lucky enough to work on a number of interesting projects. I had also pursued studies in finance. And then during the financial crisis, my office in the Northeast shut down and I was laid off from my position. Read more>>

Elzbieta Pruszynska

ABOUT The Polish Principessa Elżbieta (Ela) Pruszyńska is an entrepreneur, media personality and philanthropist. She founded Kaftans by Ela in 2018, a women’s resort line inspired by world travels, sophisticated color and elegance. Her newest venture, The Powder Room Beauty Group, specializes in the art of “prettification.” The Powder Room opens its first doors in Miami in 2022. Ela stars on Żony Wives of Miami, a reality TV show produced by TVN, the leading media broadcaster and content producer in Poland. Read more>>

danielle bigby

Becoming a Psilocybin Advocate, Founder of SOOPERMOOD, Speaker, Life & Business Coach, and host of the Podcast Rebellious Reinvention is what I like to call the snowball effect, all of my careers rolled into one. As I have learned to become the observer of my life I have also learned to pivot in my career dramatically, which has been a unique skillset and one of my missions to share with others, to break the stigma around career and life transformation. Read more>>

Pete Grimes

I feel fortunate to say I can consider San Francisco, Madrid, and Miami Beach as my home. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I moved to Spain straight out of college with nothing but a suitcase and some cash in my pocket. I loved it so much that I lived there for 15 years, working as an international marketing expert before moving to Miami Beach, my home for the last 16 years. Being from California, I like the expression ‘work hard, play hard’, and consistently mix international business with extensive travel and fun. Read more>>

Nakita Robin

I found Blushing Dolls Concierge with a mission to exceed guest expectations. Having 13 years working as a healthcare provider, I developed a passion for empowering clients by offering them safety, comfort, dignity, and luxury after a surgical procedure. Having worked in hospitals, long term care facilities and nursing homes, I have seen patients in various stages of recovery. After experiencing my own recovery after a surgical procedure, it was not a great recovery experience. Read more>>

Gold Blake

My story begins as a child from the south of cozy Memphis,TN – as a vibrant yet in their own world kid, I had an obsession with any & everything that was different. From being a young boy that adored and collected Bratz when it was completely unlikely for a boy to play with those dolls to collecting Yu-Gi-Oh cards admiring the strange monsters on the cards, I loved anything that open my eyes.  Read more>>

Tyler Dabestani

I studied hospitality in Switzerland in its top format, and received my bachelors in hospitality management over 11 years ago. Since a young age I have always been passionate about travel, meeting folks from across the world, taking care of people through hospitality. I spent a year working in Dubai & Miami figuring out my home base. I relocated to Miami after I had graduated and joined the Light Group to manage food and beverage operations at the Delano for 4+years. I then joined the iconic Fontainebleau and worked alongside Hakkasan Group for almost 3 years. Read more>>

Angie Lilian Pardo-Gutierrez

My first real job was singing.. It was something I thought I’d make as a career for me. I had been preparing and singing since I was 14 yrs old and I was able to do this professionally for 5 years. After these amazing 5 years life happened and I was left with no job. This crisis brought me to thinking a bit outside the box, my dad has been working in the TV industry since I was born. He mentioned he might be able to connect me with someone that needed video at the moment. Read more>>

EG Peterson

The thought of being a videographer has always been in my subconscious. Most of my friends are musically inclined and we were always rapping and producing beats together. I initially wanted to be the person in front of the camera because of my personality and energy. It was not until my friend, Bryce Trent, and I did a song called, “Wandering” together when I realized my vision and abilities could be better suited behind the camera.  Read more>>

Will Freeark

I guess my filmmaking journey really started when I was a kid, it was my friends and I just trying to make movies out of any short stories we could think of. Eventually around the age of 17 I began pursuing Youtube and social media as a career. At that time I was making adventure content in the form of vlogs and looking for any angle to make myself stand out through cinematography and storytelling. Throughout my years in college I started paying more attention to my deep love for music, which led me to where I am now, creating music videos all over the country. Read more>>

Janelle Russell

My name is Janelle Russell and I am the owner and designer of Brasini Swimwear. I am an entrepreneur by nature and fashion has been a lifelong passion of mine. So I believe that creating Brasini Swimwear was my destiny. After earning a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics from Virginia Tech, I built and developed a 26 year career in the fashion industry in NYC. I worked for large corporations as well as smaller independent companies. Read more>>

Stephanie Block

I started the violin at age four when one day my mother got me in the car and said I was going to take a violin lesson. It was the first time I was excited about something that I tried as a kid – I had done ice skating, horseback riding, ballet, soccer (for one day,) but this was one thing that really spoke to me. When I was eleven years old, I had an epiphany that many probably thought was just the fleeting idea of a child – that I wanted to be a musician for the rest of my life. Read more>>

Angela Maria Ramos

Angela is an actor/songwriter, writer, and producer of Italian descent who was raised in the Colombian Caribbean, and who’s now based in Bogota, D.C., Colombia, and New York City. She has performed and debuted her creative writing and music Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway for the Vineyard Theatre, Dixon Place, TADA Youth Theatre, and the Five Angels Theatre. In 2019, she received a scholarship for the 1st Songwriting Intensive Program at the Wharton Center of Michigan State University under Morgan James and Doug Wamble’s mentorship. Read more>>

Jessica Libor

I’ve known I wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the countryside, and was bewitched as a young girl by the woods and forest and the enchantment that lives beyond. I started by drawing little stories of woodland animals and as I grew up I began to create works that reflected my experience of the natural world around me and also of my own personal experience as a woman. Today, I create artwork that reflects my state of mind and has a goal of elevating peoples’ consciousness to a new level as they take in the magic of nature all around them and within themselves. I create original artworks using oil and gold and silver leaf. Read more>>

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