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Inspiring Stories from Palm 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 Palm Beach below.

Daphne Valcin

I’ve always been a dreamer. When I was in elementary school, I definitely tried to make wings so that I could fly, and as a child, I would also spend hours doing carpentry, building paper mache structures, and typing up stories and poetry. Back then, I treasured the process of bringing my dreams to life and had no idea that I would someday be bringing the dreams of others to live as well. Read more>>

Lyndon Smith II

The founder/owner/CEO of Luxury Quality Tyme Inc, Lyndon Smith II, is also one of its most involved practitioners. Being introduced to massage therapy as a child by his father and mother, Lyndon’s massage career began at the tender age of four years old. Beginning by massaging things like his mother’s aching feet, or his father’s aching neck; Lyndon quickly developed his innate talent for massage therapy. Read more>>

Christopher and Erin Hayes-Tejeda

I’ve always had a passion for culinary arts but during the economic crash of 2008, I chose a “recession proof” career as a firefighter. I’ve always wanted a food truck but didn’t have the capital to purchase one. One day, in 2014, my wife, Erin, pitched an idea to open a food truck called TMI, using tongue and cheek innuendos in our marketing. Read more>>

Ryan Allen

I have been doing photography seriously for about two years. You could say I found my passion a bit late in life. Better late than never right. I just started my company Nico Wyatt Photography a few months ago. I had a great push from my friends saying that I am really good and I need to see where this will take me. So, I figured why not? It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Read more>>

Andrew Padilla

Ecclesia is a collective of faith-based artists from West Palm Beach Florida. Our vision is to create media that stimulates people both artistically and spiritually. We believe that our responsibility as artists is to bring people into an encounter with a loving God. Read more>>

Ariana Thompson

I started my Slime business about a year ago. I started making it and selling it at small events and garage sales as a hobby. I never knew I would be where I am today, going to bigger events. It’s a lot of work, but in the end, it’s definitely worth it. I have upgraded a few things since then, such as logo stickers, a banner, better containers, my business name, etc. Read more>>

Drew Thompson

Baseball is my background. I was born into the game, raised around the game, and knew nothing more – than the game. My father, Robby, had a ten year Major League career with the San Francisco Giants. His rookie season, 1986, was the same year I was born. For as long as I can remember, I wanted nothing more than to follow my father’s footsteps and create an MLB career of my own. Read more>>

Megan and Kent Berame

Kent’s middle name is Ashley, and Megan’s is Gabriela. We chose to name the company after derivatives of those names. In the past couple of years, we’ve worked with dozens of clients across a diverse set of industries. We’ve worked with one of the nation’s leading data solutions companies, a skincare brand working to end forced child marriages. A line of men’s watches styled after WW2 pilot watches, and a B Corporation bank providing financial literacy in the Bronx. Read more>>

Debby Montgomery Johnson

Many of us have something, something we’re hiding, something we’re ashamed of, something that through no fault of our own or through our own making, something that we keep hidden and that, in turn, keeps us hidden, from each other and the world. I am committed to providing resources and tools to show women how to STAND UP in their power so that they no longer have to experience the terrible feeling of being a victim of fraud or betrayal. Read more>>

Sarah Elkins

We gained non-profit status in 2018, and have been developing our own curriculum for training our company not only in dance technique, but in how to be a healthy and whole individual overall – body, soul, and spirit. It has been a whirlwind of successes and failures and lots of lessons learned, but we have seen so much impact and change in our dancers – who are our main focus at this time. Read more>>

Ruth Conter

Following my time in Barcelona, I moved to Boca Raton, Florida. For the very first time, I decided to take abstract painting classes to free myself of the extremely detailed painting approach. I joined The Boca Raton Museum Art School and The Armory Art Center of Palm Beach where I was fortunate enough to meet a lot of talented artists that fed my inspiration. Read more>>

Cherise Pendleton

My interest in health began when I was a child, watching my mother battle diabetes with its associated disorders and complications, and eventually taking her life.  Having survived cancer twice myself, I’m also no stranger to operating rooms, hospitals, and doctors, and know the value of wellness. Read more>>

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