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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.

Brett Baker

I started working in the restaurant business when I was 15 as a busboy. By the time I was 18, I started serving and bar backing. After a few more years I started bartending at a California Pizza Kitchen in the Sawgrass Mills mall for three years. One of my old co-workers told me about a job in Miami looking for bartenders. Read more>>

Michelle McCormack

Michelle is the founder and CEO at Casting Coin, a technology platform that is utterly disrupting the fashion and entertainment industries. In one short year, the company has helped create content for some of the biggest brands in the world including Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Maybelline, Masterclass, Sephora. Read more>>

Shelley Novak

I have to move the fuck out of here.” But it was the perfect Currier-and-Ives-type childhood. How long have you lived in South Florida? Since 1992. Why did you move here? After my first long-term relationship broke up, I had to reinvent myself. All of my friends from home had moved to South Beach. Read more>>

Katerine Torregrosa

After studying law for three years I decided to quit and follow my passion so I enrolled in Fashion School while still living in Colombia but after one year I got news that I was granted an immigrant visa and had to relocate to Florida in 2011. Here I went to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and in 2013. Read more>>

Jacqui Somen

When I first had my baby, I felt really lost in terms of healing. One minute, I was visiting a doctor every week and the next, I was sent home with a tiny life and left to my own devices to figure out how to care for her and also myself. Read more>>

Tuan Hodges

I have always been a visionary. My goal was to enhance beauty and wellness by creating a finish that displayed spa quality. Taking my craft serious, I educated my self and took the proper steps in recognizing trends all while keeping the chemistry and integrity of great service. Read more>>

Michelle Pacheco-Gallo

Miami Mompreneur was an idea born from my experience as a business owner (Sardinia Ristorante) and mother of twins. As an entrepreneur and hands-on mom, I felt the need for a support community that I could relate, plus I had always the calling of helping others. Read more>>

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