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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.

Malik McDuffie

Ski Mask The Slump God contacted me for a beat I put on YouTube & the final song had XXXTentacion on it. That moment really began my career, it made people actually take me seriously. A few years later, it’s been nothing but networking, I picked up songwriting also so I can give hook ideas over my beats. Read more>>

Lourdes Zarro

As I sat on my balcony looking at the beautiful grey-blue snow-capped mountain I remember meditating and asking. “How can I do more for these families based on my passions and gifts?” I had an aha moment where I thought. I will combine my two passions, my love for the ocean and my love for working with families with disabilities. Read more>>

Ashley Williams

Where I’m at today still needs work but my business Shadess To Krave has flourished more in the year of 2018 than the whole 5 years I have been doing this. I love selling sunglasses for women. We are based in coral springs fl. We do fast shipping, local pick up and deliveries in West Palm, Broward County & Miami Dade only on orders $35 & up orders must be paid for first before delivery. Read more>>

April R. Martindale

I fell in love with the law as a junior when I attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of the Arts in New York City as a vocal music major. I attended Syracuse University for the summer of my junior year and took two introductory classes: Intro to Argumentation and Intro to Law. I did great and told myself that if I did not make it as a singer, I would become an attorney. Read more>>

Kevin Gleason

I started coaching boxing in 2014. In the beginning, it was something I was doing more for fun, as well as helping out a couple of friends I would train for there upcoming fights. It was more a hobby, I was helping out with on and off. Two years back now, I officially started Stay Ready Athletics. I was becoming a little more popular in south Florida as a boxing coach. Read more>>

Daniel McPhaul

I started out with a “white out pen” and some random kids book bag. My mom and dad are both artists in their own way and through their genes, makeup, I believe that’s where my talent comes from. I’ve always draw on my worn clothes back then and my mom would hate it and one day, I decided to wear the jeans to school the next day and kids were really feeling that custom look. Read more>>

Stephen Hinkel

Human Resources and Medicare Billing in Home Health Care. Medical and Home Health Care have always been a passion since I grew up with a father with lupus who loved watching college and professional baseball and football before I was born (the early 20’s) who frequented the doctor and hospital until he died. Read more>>

Annmarie Andaluz

I always knew I wanted to own a business or to be an entrepreneur and be a part of something that I was truly passionate about. However, my story on how PHreshBox came about was with no intent on making it a business. I am a mother of three and during my pregnancy and after my 3rd child was born. Read more>>

Rhonda Taassa

I have been on a long long journey of looking for fulfillment. To make it as short as possible. I always felt this void in my inner body kind of near my heart. I started at 29 to start to fulfill that part of me by finding g-d the light, whatever you would like to call it. Through the process, I found many tools. Sharing, tithing, volunteering, looking constantly introspectively on where I needed work. Read more>>

Andre Pessoa

I was always inspired by the photos I would see on Tumblr. This pushed me to take a photography class my senior of high school. I never thought I would take photography seriously, but I continued to practice working on my craft. Once I felt like my skills were sharp enough, I started to reach out to different muses (as I like to call them) via Instagram. Read more>>

Jochen Esser

Having a strong hospitality background, I have had a passion for great food for as long as I can remember! Working for an internet marketing company, I started seeing food trucks surface in social media and other online venues in the South Florida area in late 2010. After driving to Miami to experience some of the amazing Food Trucks and their creative takes on Street Food, I immediately fell in love with food trucks. Read more>>

Tamika Fussell

The following year, I started my master’s program and was put on probation after the first semester of failing a class but God. I had to write an appeal, pray and fast. I never told anyone this story other than my boyfriend at the time, but I feel led to share to let someone know it’s never too late and you can defeat any obstacle that comes your way. Read more>>

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