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Inspiring Stories from North Broward

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 North Broward’s rising stars below.

Sianne Chong Sprague

As most entrepreneurs, Simply Sianne was born for something completely different than what it is today. The journey has been a continuous evolution, one that has allowed me to serve my community and clients while doing everything I love. Creating, testing, marketing, and connecting. Read more>>

Rayana Schmitz

It all started when I was in the Fire academy back in 2012. There, I met my business partner, Erika Espino, and we started selling refinished and custom built furniture. Many times I would informally help our clients design their home, which they really appreciated and gave me really good feedback on. Read more>>

Deyline Bedoya

I grew up literally in a beauty salon. My mom used to own beauty salons when I was a child. Growing up under those circumstances taught me a lot about the business and customer service. Even as an adult I chose to make the beauty industry a focus for me because I love it. Read more>>

Cynthia Drucker

My son was born in Miami Beach in the year 1991. As the youngest of three boys he was kept busy as a toddler. He was hitting all the major milestones that was expected, then by age 2 ½ -3 he seamed to regress. He stopped any babbling he was doing, stopped interacting with his brothers, stopped any eye contact with his parents. Read more>>

Celestina Leon

I grew up in a strict Caribbean household in which, as a young lady cooking and cleaning was the first thing you were groomed to master. I remember my first experience with food…..cleaning pounds and pounds of chicken, then marinating it, and finally baking it. Read more>>

Louise Goldberg

I found yoga in 1978, when I was searching for a new way to live my life. After taking classes for about 6 months, I found myself at the Sivananda Yoga Camp in the mountains of Quebec. I pitched my pup tent and lived there for several months, immersed in the ashram life. It changed everything. Read more>>

Christie O’Connor, Laurie Alessi

In 2008 I was browsing ebay & came upon a candle making kit that uses soy wax. I was intrigued ordered the kit. Suddenly I found myself fixated on the process & inundated with so many candles that without finding a way to eliminate some, I wasn’t able to make more- & that was NOT an option! Read more>>

Jonathan M. Fields

My passion for medicine and healing was a by product of a lifetime in martial arts. In 2004, one of my mentors, Dr. George Love, introduced me to Qi Gong, Acupuncture and Natural Medicine. For a while, it was just for my personal injuries. But it was fascinating and more importantly, it worked. I trained with him for years until I had a heath crisis of my own. Read more>>

Brian Darocha

In 2002 my wife and I had our first child and we decided that I should be the stay at home dad. Without an 8-5 job option I was looking for something with atypical hours. I saw an ad for deejays with a local company and knew it was something that I would be great at. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Leanna Rosato

    January 7, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Wonderful, inspiring, everyday heroes! Thank you for sharing

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