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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.

Kellianne Jordan, Tyler Jordan

Tyler: We met in 2007,got married in 2008, and from the beginning were we a collaborative and creative couple. We used to just jam out and create music together. Eventually, we stockpiled music and snippets to the point that it was nauseating and we said, “we have to do SOMETHING with all of this!” Read more>>

Tom Savoca

This story is about a Therapy Dog Team. First let me define what a Therapy Dog is; they are pets that are certified or registered with an organization who tests them to assure they are good with people and children and then the team is INVITED into schools, hospitals, Churches and other venues. Read more>>

Farrell Tiller

I always try to remind myself how blessed I am to be able to call myself a native South Floridian. I was born in Miami Shores and grew up in the Northern Palm Beach County area. I love everything South Florida has to offer, from the ocean to the uniqueness of the businesses and people. Read more>>

Milan Jara

My name is Milan Jara. My wife, Damaris, and I are the owners and operators of Decorative Ceiling Tiles,Inc., of Margate, Florida. Our journey with decorative ceiling tiles all started in 2006 when we put up a sign in our front yard that read, “Crown Molding Installation – Honest & Dependable – 754-367-8349”. Read more>>

Frances Centamore

If your like most people you probably don’t know what Kratom is. I didn’t know either until I met my boyfriend Michael. Michael like many many other people got addicted to opiates prescribed by a doctor. Read more>>

Julia Andrews

My career began as an artist, learning the workings of the art community from the outside in. In addition to participating in exhibitions, I began working with non-profit art organizations in a business capacity. I was hired as the Coral Springs Museum of Art’s Education Director in 2013 and have been the Executive Director since 2015. Read more>>

Pat Solarino

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada among a kitchen of first generation Italian family, I grew a passion for cooking by watching, helping, and learning alongside my grandparents. Some skills I’ve acquired are foraging wild mushrooms, making homemade pastas and wines to straining garden fresh tomatoes into tomato sauce. Read more>>

Abby Raymond-Dow

I was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in South America (by a simply amazing single mom). I studied theatre (Go A.S.F.A.!) and then landed the lead in a film- which led to a 10 year contract with a Venezuelan T.V. station (R.C.T.V.). Read more>>

Jacqueline Reed

Oasis of Hope Community Development Corporation (CDC) was founded in 2009 one year after being released from an Executive Director’s position of a nonprofit organization that I loved working for. I was devastated and did not know where to turn. Read more>>

Elin and Andy Trousdale

After obtaining a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management and working in the hospitalityindustry for a few years, I basically walked away from the whole bit. Fast forward many years later I met my dream man on a Caribbean Island and here we are. It can be a bit challenging to have a relationship with a chef who works very long hours. 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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