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Inspiring Stories from North Miami

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 North Miami below.

Francesca Walker

I am a thirty-something mum of a four-year old girl and a two-year old boy, a grateful wife, daughter and sister, a full time worker…but most importantly…I am my household CEO, the non-TV activity Coordinator and an Archaeologist specializing in inside the closet digs. Switch around the order depending on the day. Read more>>

Gregg Weinberg

In 2012, I was terminated from my position as an account executive with a major coffee company. Having worked for them for 9 years and actively calling on major hotels and resorts, I identified an opportunity to eliminate the need for those five-gallon plastic water bottles that were prevalent in so many offices, and ultimately add significant value by reducing costs, waste and the health issues associated with plastic bottles. Read more>>

Santura Pegram

A former native of both Ohio and New York, since I was a young kid I have always been humbly aware of the countless blessings which have enabled me to be placed among unique situations to meet/befriend amazing people. It just so happens that many of those same people – or friends/colleagues of theirs – have been or are very influential figures in sectors ranging from business to politics to sports and more. Read more>>

Robin Warnberg

I grew up on a working cattle ranch in very rural New Mexico. I always knew that I had an unusual twentieth century upbringing due to that. Somewhere in the back of my mind I wanted to share some of the sweetness and innocence of growing up that way with others and thought of writing a children’s book. Read more>>

Carlos Gazitua

Carlos Gazitua is President and CEO of Sergio’s Restaurants and creator of Sergio’s Cuban in South Florida. He grew up in the family business. Sergio’s was his home away from home. After school as a kid, he would help with inventory, wash dishes, etc. and now he’s taken over the business. Read more>>

Beth Rhodes

It all started in physics class. Of course the teacher was super interesting and I payed attention to everything he said, but while I was doing so, I was also drawing silly pictures with word bubbles in the margins of my very detailed notes. These doodles turned into notecards and were debuted at a local arts festival, with a fantastic reception by the public. Read more>>

Tawana Daniel

About a year ago my husband and I decided to break off from the travel team that we had built for another company and start our own. Our vision and mission was different from the company that we were with. Our only problem was that we used all of our contacts to build that teams program. So we started out with 8 kids and a dream. Read more>>

Kamilah Jolly

When I was younger, I wanted to be an attorney. As I grew older, I strayed away from the desire to be an attorney and worked towards being a pharmacist. In middle and high school I wasn’t allowed to work. According to my parents being a student was my job. Read more>>

Lee Green

I first started this company about 7 months ago while staying in Lisbon Portugal. Portugal is the number one producer of Cork in the world, so naturally they have learned how to utilize the cork tree for various purposes. Many people inluding myself only thought about cork in relation with the cork screw that is used in wine. Read more>>

Joanna Vaiou started as an affiliate marketing website project that I started for a client who manufactures a high speed boat for global homeland and national security overall authorities. I then decided to create a local set of specific Search Engine Optimized pages for boat sellers throughout all Florida cities and smaller areas. Read more>>

Andrea Subotovsky, Deborah Naierman

We both have been in the kitchen business for over 18 years. We meet at our daughters school one day, we introduced ourselves and found out we were working for the completion. We became best friends then, never spoke about work but we knew then and there that eventually we would go into business together. Read more>>

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