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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.

Tiffany Marshall

After college, I went through a stage of reinventing myself simply because what I understood to be the truth (as a child) was actually false. I expected to get a “good” job and have a fantastic life. Instead, I was a college graduate, working full-time, living below my means, and still hungry before my next paycheck. Read more>>

Rolando Chang Barrero

I move to South Beach around 1980 and did the bartender/retail shuffle while doing some rock graphics and a bit of modeling for a few different companies. I eventually worked for designer Ted Lapidus in Bal Harbor Shops and later relocated to Beverly Hills, eventually working for Torie Steele who had just opened her boutique on Rodeo Drive. Read more>>

Dinasty Brown

My entrepreneurship journey started in college when I needed money but with my workload did not have time for a regular job. Instagram along with Virgin Hair had just started getting popular and many people begin to use it as a platform for an online business, I saw the opportunity and joined. Read more>>

Ricardo Mogo

When I was 4 years old my family and I left our home in Venezuela for a life of better opportunity here in the States. Having no person of contact, it was on us to figure out how to properly assimilate to the new environment. Foreign to the laws, language and customs of one’s surroundings can be a crippling experience but we quickly understood that we weren’t the only ones facing these types of hardships in Miami and thus solidarity was formed. Read more>>

Tenecia Sproull

The Pink Queen Foundation was launched after my expercience with breast cancer. I was diagnosed at the age of 37 February 2011, with Inductal Carcinoma Stage II breast cancer. My treatment consisted of 6 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, 36 rounds of radiation, and a total 10 surgeries as a result of this disease. Read more>>

Stephan Jean-Pierre

The relationship with photography was not planned for. Back when I was in high school, I finished a pre-requisite class early within the school year. To fill in the completed course my guidance counselor gave me two choices- to pursue in theater or photography. Read more>>

Shayla

I started doing freelance makeup in my home bathroom in 2010, over the years’ time has helped me grow and learn more about this industry and its techniques. It also has helped me become more responsible in the business and make it MY BUSINESS by becoming more professionally relevant with a website and other marketing outlets. Read more>>

Krista Watterworth Alterman

In 2003, I built my company with my boyfriend and a camera phone! I gave a tour of my New York City apartment, and that video got me my first HGTV show. And that boyfriend became my husband. We now have two beautiful children and my husband is my partner in work and in life.  Read more>>

Gary Kroman

I began working independently as a freelance illustrator in 1972 and was drawing extensively for ad agencies and magazines. It was in 1973 that I met up with Les Kippel, owner of a new publication called Relix, a Grateful Dead fan based magazine. Immediately Les and I clicked and I started illustrating for the magazine. Read more>>

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